Birthdays — the final frontier. William Shatner turns 90 today, Monday March 22. Time to drag out this horribly awkward shot I ducked into with the actor on the set of Private Eyes in Toronto three seasons ago. He looks like he wants to swat me with the script he is clutching in his hand.
Wednesday night is Jason Priestley night on Global with the actor fronting two shows likely to wind up in the Canadian Top 10 for the week. First up at 8 p.m. ET/PT is the season finale of Private Eyes, the top-rated scripted series in Canada this summer — American or Canadian. At 9 p.m., Priestley
This weekend in Los Angeles, the stars you grew up with on television are ready to sign your autograph book. William Shatner, Richard Dean Anderson, Angie Dickinson, Barbara Eden, Brent Spiner, Dawn Wells, Erik Estrada, Genie Francis, Hal Linden, Lou Ferringo, Parker Stevenson, Peter Marshall and Sally Kellerman will all be on hand, some of
Set phasers to stun! William Shatner has released not one but two new albums of his unique, spoken word song stylings this year, including his brand new Christmas collection, Shatner Claus. Follow this link to my Canadian Press feature about the enterprising actor and his latest musical efforts. The Star Trek legend never seems to
Went to a party this week at Russell Peters’ house. Came home with his mother. The comedian threw his Toronto digs open to press and network TV partiers Monday to celebrate and promote his new series The Indian Detective. The hour-long drama with laughs premieres Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and will
Feeling like waving the flag this Canada Day? Over the past weeks and even months,m I’ve been banking quotes from several TV personalities, getting their response to one question: What does Canada’s 150th birthday mean to you? Among those I quizzed: Don Cherry, Ron MacLean, Rick Mercer (above), Brent Butt, Marilyn Denis, Cobie Smulders, Jared
You can boldly go in just about any direction on a phone call with William Shatner. At 86, he has little time for small talk but he can attach himself to almost any subject. He listens and if doesn’t like what he hears it’s next question and if he does he might run off to
“This carefully-written series caters to intellectuals and science-fiction buffs.” That’s how Star Trek was dismissed when it first came out. TV’s most successful franchise was never a hit in its original run, peaking at No. 52 during it’s first season. Cancelled after two, fans demanded a third and final season. Sept. 8 marked the 50th