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Zachary Quinto and George Takei React to Leonard Nimoy's Passing

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The Star Trek family is reacting to Leonard Nimoy's death on social media.

Zachary Quinto, who shared the role of Spock with Nimoy in the 2009 reboot film, wrote on Instagram:

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"my heart is broken. i love you profoundly my dear friend. and i will miss you everyday. may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series, reacted to the news via Facebook: 

 

George Takei’s World War II Internment Camp Musical ‘Allegiance’ Is Headed To Broadway: VIDEO

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Actor George Takei is finally bringing his musical, Allegiance, to Broadway reports ABC News. The musical is a multigenerational tale about a Japanese-American war veteran who reflects on his family’s time spent in a Wyoming Internment camp. Takei’s starring role in the musical means this will be the first Asian-led cast in a Broadway musical in more than a decade since Flower Drum Song and David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish. 

Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 11.30.42 AMAllegiance features music and lyrics from Jay Kuo, blending Big Band sounds with traditional Japanese folk melodies and brassy Broadway numbers - and a book by Lorenzo Thione, Marc Acito and Kuo. Stafford Arima, who directed Carrie and Altar Boyz off-Broadway, is directing the musical. The show originally premiered in 2012 at the Old Globe in San Diego starring Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung - only Takei signed on for the Broadway run.

The show is heavily based on Takei’s and Arima’s internment experiences when Takei and his family were removed from their Los Angeles home in 1942 and forced to live in an internment camp for several years, and Arima’s father was imprisoned in an internment camp in Canada. Takei says the project is an ode to his parents and to shed light on a dark time in America’s history.

Said Takei:

"I'm always shocked by the number of people I consider to be well informed who, when I tell them about my childhood and growing up behind barbed-wire fences, they are aghast and shocked. They'd never heard of it.

"I owe so much to my parents, and, in many ways, this production is my tribute to them. It's a kind of lifetime of gratitude coming to fruition…At the heart of "Allegiance" is the importance of family."

The show’s previews begin on Oct. 6 and the show opens Nov. 8 on Broadway at a yet-to-be-announced Shubert theater. You can watch a highlight video of moments from Allegiance’s run at the Old Globe featuring Takei, AFTER THE JUMP

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George Takei Trolls TLC With the New Reality Show, 'My Husband's Not Straight': VIDEO

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By now you've seen or at least read about the controversy behind TLC's Mormon-centric reality show My Husband's Not Gay, which follows four men in Utah and promotes the idiotic idea that gay people can can and should choose to be straight in order to conform to their communities of faith.

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What if straight men tried the same in a gay world?

Says Takei: "These couples try against the odds to remain in their same-sex marriages. The hetero men are ready to deny their natural urges and desires. My Husband's Not Straight. Because not everyone can play gay and stay gay."

Watch the promo, AFTER THE JUMP...

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George Takei Fires Off Witty Answers to Dumb Questions About Gay People: VIDEO

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Stopping by The Meredith Vieira Show this week, George Takei did a dramatic reenactment of his recent collaboration with Buzzfeed where he provided witty answers to dumb questions about gay people. 

Later, Meredith introduced a new charity campaign called "Hugs for Honey" - with the show donating $25 to GLAAD for every hug George could rack up. In a separate video, George revealed his craziest encounter with a "Trekkie," his celebrity crush, and whether he's more of a Walking Dead or American Horror Story kind of guy. 

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Check out George Takei's Witty Answers to Dumb Questions About Gay People

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No one at this point should be questioning the comedic genius that is George Takei, but anyone in doubt (and everyone else, for that matter) should take a look at his most recent collaboration with BuzzFeed, wherein he answers burning questions from the straights about gays. Fielding such inquiries as, "Why do gay guys always hit on me please stop" [sic] and "Why can't gay guys have babies :'( they would make such beautiful babies" [sic], George replies with wit and aplomb...and occasionally a mimosa.

Check it out HERE.


George Takei Shares Love Story of How He and Husband Brad Altman Met: VIDEO

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In a new video for Oprah: Where Are They Now?, George Takei shares the story of how, while in a gay running group in 1987, he met and fell in love with the best runner in the club - a man named Brad Altman.

Altman and Takei tied the knot in September 2008.

Watch the heartwarming video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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