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Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice: This is Our Best Cast Ever

Donald Trump

Donald Trump — who apparently is not running for president — says he initially struggled to persuade household names to sign up for Celebrity Apprentice when the series premiered in 2008. Not anymore (or so says the Donald).
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Exclusive: Get a First Look at Nickelodeon's New Series Supah Ninjas

Owen (Carlos Knight) Amanda (Gracie Dzienny), Mike (Ryan Potter) and Grandfather (George Takei) in Supah Ninjas on Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is entering the kung-fu world of crime-fighting with Supah Ninjas.

Exclusive: Star Trek's George Takei joins new Nickelodeon series

In this exclusive photo, meet Owen (Carlos Knight), Amanda (Gracie Dzienny), and Mike (Ryan Potter), three high school students who lead double lives as ninjas tasked with keeping the city free of villains. Helping them along the way is Mike's late grandfather, played by Star Trek alum George Takei, whose spirit appears as a hologram and offers guidance, wisdom and training to the trio.

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Star Trek Producer: I Regret Not Having Gay Characters

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek producer Brannon Braga says he regrets not featuring openly gay characters in the franchise.

Takei takes Trek down the aisle with longtime boyfriend

"It was a shame," Braga told After Elton. "I'm talking about the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and there was a constant back and forth about well how do we portray the spectrum of sexuality. There were people who felt very strongly that we should be showing ... read more

Exclusive: Star Trek's George Takei Joins New Nickelodeon Series

George Takei

Star Trek alum George Takei has joined the cast of Nickelodeon's new live-action series Supah Ninjas, has learned exclusively.

The half-hour comedy follows three kids who are drafted into a secret world of crime fighting after Mike Fukanaga (Ryan Potter), an average high school student, discovers he is descended from a long line of ninjas. Takei plays Mike's recently deceased grandfather; he appears as an interactive hologram to guide and train the team of "Supah Ninjas" along the way.

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Exclusive: Marvel's Super Hero Squad Enlists A-List Guest Stars

The Super Hero Squad Show

The Super Hero Squad Show, Cartoon Network's adorable kid-friendly series starring Marvel Comics icons, boldly goes on a casting spree for its upcoming second season, which will be previewed next week Comic-Con.

"We explore what happens in the Marvel Universe outside of Earth — different dimensions, outer space and all these crazy places," says Cort Lane, Marvel's VP for animation... read more

Top Jeff

Jeff Garlin

We can't curb our enthusiasm for Jeff Garlin, who plays Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm and recently headlined his own standup special, Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome.

TV Guide Magazine: Your special debuted the same week as Curb's new season. Were you worried about overexposure?
Garlin: God, no! First off, ... read more

Newlywed Game to Feature First Gay Couple: Star Trek's George Takei and Husband

Brad Altman and George Takei

Star Trek alum George Takei and his husband, Brad Altman, will make television history as the first gay couple to compete on The Newlywed Game, GSN announced.

"What we want is to display the normality and the joy of having a happy union," Takei said, who married Altman last September. "To be included ...
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George Takei on Gay-Marriage Ruling: "They Decided to Be Indecisive"

George Takei and Brad Altman

The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold the state's gay-marriage ban won't affect George Takei's marriage, but the actor is still unhappy with the ruling.

Although the court upheld Proposition 8, a ballot initiative passed by voters in November that banned gay marriage, the ruling held that the nearly 18,000 marriages that took place before the vote — including Takei's Sept. 14 wedding to longtime partner Brad Altman — are still valid. Takei said the ruling is bittersweet.

"They decided to be indecisive," Takei tells "It was a ruling ... read more

Gay-Marriage Ban: Takei Astounded by California Vote, DeGeneres "Saddened Beyond Belief"

George Takei, Ellen DeGeneres

The vote to ban gay marriage in California disappointed Star Trek alum George Takei and many other who seized the chance to tie the knot earlier this year when the state's highest court ruled such nuptials were legal.

Takei — who made Brad Altman his husband in September —was quick to weigh in on unofficial results that showed voters on Tuesday approved the constitutional ban known as Proposition 8.

"It was astounding to think that the hard-won equality that made my recent marriage to Brad Altman [possible] would no longer be possible for others," Takei told

Ellen DeGeneres, who in August exchanged vows with actress Portia de Rossi, at first declined to comment on the outcome ... read more

Shatner Lashes Out at Takei over Wedding Snub

William Shatner

Star Trek's Captain Kirk and Sulu have had their differences, but the real-life pair are now facing the kind of earthly problems that miscommunication between old friends can create.

William Shatner lashed out at George Takei in a video Wednesday, apparently out of the belief that his former costar didn't invite him to his wedding this fall.

"The whole thing makes me feel badly," Shatner said in the video. "Poor man. There is such a sickness there..." More, after the jump. read more

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