George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on the original "Star Trek" TV series, calls for an end to the "Star Wars" vs. "Star Trek" feuding between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher.
In a new video, he calls for "Star Peace."
"There is an ominous and mutual threat to all science fiction," he says. "It's called 'Twilight,' and it is really, really bad."
Tragedy tag team
Miranda Lambert is paying tribute to husband Blake Shelton's late brother with her new single, "Over You."
Richie Shelton died in a car accident in 1990. The newlyweds wrote the song together about a year ago, and Lambert recorded it for her latest album, "Four the Record." It is the second single released from the album.
The song idea started on a tour bus as they were flipping through TV channels. Shelton's "Backstory" happened to be re-airing on GAC, and it was at the part where his dad was talking about his brother's fatal crash. His father said: "You don't ever get over something like that. You just get used to it."
"We both actually cried while writing the song," said Lambert, 28. "That's the only time I've ever gotten that emotional writing a song, and him, too. So, I think the initial emotion came out right that day, and I think you hear it in the lyrics."
--Hollywood Reporter says "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" made $1 billion in 16 days. It took the film "Avatar" 17 days to hit that mark.
--The Playlist reports that Stephen Daldry ("The Hours" and the upcoming "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close") wants to make Michael Chabon's excellent novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" into an eight-hour series for HBO. We approve.
--Get ready for "Austin Powers: The Musical." The New York Post says Mike Myers is developing it for Broadway (but won't star).
--There is absolutely no clarity on the best film of the year. The African-American Film Critics and the San Francisco Critics Awards say it's "The Tree of Life, but the New York Film Critics Online say it's "The Artist." The Los Angeles critics say it's "The Descendants." And the American Film Institute included "Bridesmaids" on its list of top films of the year.
How she did it
She's a big TV star now, but when "NCIS" actress Pauley Perrette moved to New York, she did a little bit of everything to make ends meet.
"Not only was I bartending in the club-kids scene, with a bra and combat boots and a white Mohawk," she said, "but I wore a sandwich board on roller skates passing out fliers for Taco Bell in the Diamond District, and I worked on one of these boats that go around Manhattan -- way down in the galley, knee-deep in fish water, cooking food for the rich people upstairs."
She got her start in showbiz from an unlikely source:
"A kid in coat check told me, 'I know this director who would really like you,'" she said. "I started booking commercials like craaazy."
The rest is history.
She has plans
Selena Gomez will be ringing in the new year in New York City's Times Square.
(Could Justin Bieber be far behind?)
MTV said Monday that she'll perform, as will singer Jason Derulo and rappers J Cole and Mac Miller. The night's festivities will be hosted by Tyler Posey of MTV's "Teen Wolf" and Demi Lovato.
Regrets, she's had a few
After exhaustive research, we've discovered there's an interview accompanying Lindsay Lohan's Playboy pictorial, and apparently she has some regrets
"Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more," she says. "My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. During the past five years, I've learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable."
She also thinks she deserves more privacy.
"I have no idea why there is this fascination with everything I do," Lohan says. "I suppose it is all part of this trend of people wanting to know every single detail of a celebrity's life. I mean, once we get to the point where magazines are doing pictorials on my wardrobe to court, that's just so unimportant."
David Frese compiled Stargazing from wire and Web reports while wearing a sandwich board on roller skates.
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