It is time to catch up on some Star Trek celebrity news. We have rumors (and rumor control) on Captain Kirk’s daddy (Chris Hemsworth) dating Luke Skywalker’s mommy (Natalie Potrman). We also have all the latest with Chris Pine, including his dating rumor. Plus George Takei is the Emperor of China, JJ Abrams is hanging with Spielberg, Avery Brooks is back on stage, and more.
Hemsworth/Portman dating rumor – A match made in sci-fi heaven?
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth received high marks for role as George Kirk, the heroic father of James T. Kirk in this year’s Star Trek movie (such as being named on of the top 10 actors to watch in 2010). Hemsworth leveraged that buzz into getting the lead in the upcoming Thor movie where he has been matched with Natalie Portman as his leading lady. But now the rumor is that Hemsworth and the former Star Wars actress are more than just an on screen couple. According to The Star (via New!) Captain Kirk’s daddy is hooking up with Luke Skywalker’s mom. However today both Portman and Hemsworth have denied the rumor. It’s too bad, their union could have brought balance and peace to never-ending debate war of Star Wars v Star Trek.
Portman and Hemsworth their kids would’ve kicked space butt
Right now the original Sulu George Takei is in the UK playing the part of the Emperor of China in the holiday season pantomime "Aladin". Tickets are on sale now for the Central Theater in Chatham, England. He will be appearing until January 3rd. George also has a Christmas and New Years greeting up on his official site.
You look fabulous George
Celeb photo of the month: JJ and Steven
Earlier in the month Star Trek director JJ Abrams attended a Anti-Defamation League Dinner in Los Angeles honoring fellow director Steven Spielberg. Here is a photo of the pair, somewhat reminiscent of the famous Abrams/George Lucas photo from a couple years back.
Spielberg and Abrams: Debating if Indiana Jones or Captain Kirk would win in a fight?
Pine: a breakout star of 2009 + more updates
Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk has been named one of the breakout stars of 2009 by Entertainment Weekly Magazine in their Best and Worst of 2009 issue (on newsstands now).
Here is all the latest from our new Captain Kirk
The Pine-helmed horror movie Carriers has an early DVD release on December 29th. You can pre-order at Amazon.
More details have been revealed on Chris’ role in the next Jack Ryan movie
G4’s Olivia Munn has denied the rumors she is dating Pine
Pine attended the launch of lottery winner (and The Apprentice contestant) Cynthia Stafford’s new production company (see photo below)
Stafford is proving that money actually can buy you happiness, or at least a chance to hang out with Chris Pine
Quick news from your Star Trek celebs
The Sisko, Avery Brooks, will be appearing in Kwame Kwei-Armah’s Let There Be Love at the Centerstage theater in Baltimore, which runs February 10-March 7. Go to www.centerstage.org for tickets and more info.
Bruce Greenwood (ST09: Pike) answers 12 questions at popmatters
Patrick Stewart (TNG: Picard) talks more about his childhood dealing with domestic violence in an interview with the UK Independent
Michael Dorn (TNG/DS9: Worf) will be part of the voice cast for Mass Effect 2
Brian Bonsall (TNG Worf’s son Alexander) is in trouble with the law again, arrested in Colorado for hitting his friend with a barstool. And his mugshot (below) goes right into the celebrity hall of shame
Alexander is a mean drunk