Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, continues to move up the celebrity ranks, as MTV has just announced that he will be one of the announcers at this weekends MTV Movie Awards. We have more details on that, plus all the latest on the new Star Trek celebrities.
They may not yet be household names, but with the success of the new Star Trek movie, the new crew of the Enterprise are getting more and more buzz. Here is the latest on each of them.
Pine to present with Sutherland
MTV has made their final presenter announcements for the MTV Movie Awards and according to People, Chris Pine is on the list, to be joined by 24’s Kiefer Sutherland on stage. Other previously announced presenters include Will Ferrell, Cameron Diaz, Vanessa Hudgens, Ryan Reynolds, Denzel Washington, Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill and Lil Wayne. The MTV Movie Awards airs Sunday May 31st at 9PM. More info at MTV.com.
Quinto wants to host SNL
Earlier in the month we reported when Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy made a cameo on Saturday Night Live. Quinto later blogged about that on his website, noting:
such a mindblowing convergence of childhood dreams and creative freedom. i mean – come on. gilda radner?! kevin nealon! jan hooks & phil hartman!!! the history of genius and hilarity and instinct. the possibility of it all. the cast and writers could not have been more generous or welcoming. justin timberlake slaughtered it. and all i can say is: SNL knows how to throw an after party. and after after party. suffice it to say i boarded my 8:30 sunday morning flight to tokyo with literally no sleep. not being hyperbolic. but it all evened out. in the end – and i welcome all of your support in this matter – the simple fact remains: i must host saturday night live imminently. we’re working on it.
Photo from Quinto’s site in blog about SNL
And even though Pine has been getting most of the paparazzi attention, Zach’s higher profile has got them on his radar, even catching him playing hula hoop.
Zoe goes to Cannes
Last week was the Cannes film festival and Zoe Saldana was spotted at one of the big parties, the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit. And of course, she looked beautiful. However the Splendicity celebrity blog isn’t too sure about Zoe’s dress, asking hot or not?
Zoe in Cannes (WireImage)
Speaking of Saldana, Star Trek is actually not her only big scifi movie of 2009. Saldana stars in James Cameron’s Avatar coming out Christmas time and some cool new concept art was just released today at MarketSaw.
Pegg gets Rogen for ‘Paul’
Star Trek’s new Scotty, Simon Pegg, also made news this week by casting Seth Rogen for Pegg’s geek comedy Paul, co-written by Pegg and Nick Frost. Paul is a road movie about two sci-fi fans who meet an escaped alien (Paul) on their way to Comic Con. Rogen (who is a Trek fan and played the leader of the Trekkies in Fanboys) will voice the alien Paul
Yelchin gets Terminator buzz
Anton Yelchin, Star Trek’s new Chekov made his second May sci-fi movie debut with Terminator Salvation, playing Kyle Reese (originally played by Michael Biehn in the 1984 The Terminator). The reviews have mostly not been kind to the film, but Yelchin is getting good marks, A good example of this is AICN’s Harry Knowles who in his review said that he ‘hated’ and ‘loathed’ Terminator Salvation, but still he had praise for young Anton:
Anton Yelchin’s the real deal folks. His CHARLIE BARTLETT was great. His Chekov was spot on in JJ’s STAR TREK, but his Kyle Reese. Man, I just wanted to spend time with him. He’s perfect. He’s playing Kyle as a young man trying to find a way to become a member of the resistance, but he can’t get his radio to even work.
Yelchin a high point of Terminator Salvation