And we’re back. It’s time to check in with the new stars of Star Trek. This last week almost all of the new crew were spotted, with Zoe Saldana winning an award, Chris Pine kissing for charity, Zachary Quinto getting more Gershwin buzz, Anton Yelchin performing with his band, John Cho talking Star Trek muppets, and Simon Pegg wrapping production his latest movie. Get all the details below
Zoe Wins Casandra Award + in April Vogue
On Wednesday Zoe Saldana (Star Trek’s new Uhura) was in the Dominican Republic (where she spent her teen years) attending the International Casandra Awards. The actress won the award for Most Outstanding Artist Abroad. Here is video (via ConCanada) and photo (via redcarpet-fashionawards.com).
Zoe at the Casandra Awards
As reported previously, Zoe Saldana is gracing the April covers of both Essence Magazine and Glamour Magazine, but she isn’t done yet, she also has a feature in April’s Vogue Magazine. One thing is for sure, Zoe Saldana is in fashion.
Zoe in April Vogue
Pine attends Night At Sardis – Gets Kissed By Seth Rogen
On Thursday Star Trek’s new Kirk, Chris Pine attended the 18th Annual Night at Sardi’s fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. Here he is on the red carpet.
Chris Pine on the red carpet at Night at Sardis event
The host for the evening was Star Trek fan and actor Seth Rogen. And Celebrity-Mania.com reports that he and Pine got a bit close at the event:
Seth Rogen has served as the host of the 18th Annual A Night at Sardi’s on Thursday night, March 18 when he drew laughter from the audience when recalling his experience kissing Chris Pine. "I just kissed Chris Pine,” he announced after introducing the “Star Trek” actor. He added, “It was awesome.”
The comedian who will be seen starring in “The Green Hornet” further boasted, “I kissed him hard and I kissed him strong.” He then revealed what he got from Pine afterward, admitting “He punched me pretty hard.” Though so, the 27-year-old confessed he has no regret for his action. “Do I regret it? Not one bit,” so he claimed.
Rogen and Pine arriving at Night at Sardis event – before the big ‘kiss’
More Gershwin Buzz for Zachary Quinto
In January Deadline Hollywood started a rumor that Zachary Quinto could be starring in a biopic about musician George Gershwin, to be directed Steven Spielberg. This rumor has now been partially confirmed by Michael Feinstein, the co-producer on the project who told Playbill the project is an "absolute go" and that "they have been talking to Zachary Quinto about playing George". However the report does note that "no casting, director or release date has been announced."
No word yet from Quinto himself on the Gershwin project. The actor (along with some other celebrities) was spotted in New York on Tuesday at a Rufus Wainwright show. In January Quinto had said that he would be in New York this Spring to shoot Margin Call a film he is producing and appearing in.
Quinto spotted in New York this week
Cho’s FlashForward returns – jokes about muppet replacement for Star Trek sequel
Star Trek’s new Sulu John Cho is a regular on the ABC genre show FlashForward which returned from a long hiatus this last Thursday. Earlier in the month John Cho along with other cast and crew members attended a FlashForward panel discussion at the Paley Festival in Los Angeles. TV Guide talked to the actor on the red carpet and asked him about the Star Trek sequel, and Cho joked it will be "an all Muppet movie" and his services were not needed as he was replaced by a "baby Muppet". Catch the video (where Star Trek vet Brannon Braga can also be spotted during the panel).
Pegg wraps Burke & Hare + Reacts to Spaced delay rumor _ Spaced flashmob
This week Simon Pegg (Star Trek’s new Scotty) has given a couple of Twitter updates on his upcoming projects. On Friday he tweeted that he had wrapped production on Burke & Hare, saying "What fun it has been running around in period costume, murdering people for financial gain. Don’t you do it though." And earlier in the week he addressed rumors that his sci-fi film Paul was being delayed:
Simon Pegg: Noticed a few articles stating that Paul has been delayed. It hasn’t .The schedule is the same as it always has been. It’s just a long ‘un.
Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis in "Burke & Hare"
On Saturday there was a re-enactment of the famous gunfight scene in Spaced. The ‘flashmob’ event was held at Trafalgar Square in London at 1PM. Pegg promoted the event via his Twitter, but apologized for not being able to attend. Video from Saturday is below (the original Spaced scene is on YouTube).
Anton Yelchin’s Band Plays Viper Room
On March 18th Anton Yelchin (Star Trek’s new Chekov) performed with his band the Hammerheads at the Viper Room in Hollywood, CA. A recap and photos from the show are available at the band’s MySpace page.
Yelchin (right) performing at Viper Room March 18th
Nothing new to report on Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy. Earlier this year the actor wrapped shooting on the vampire movie Priest, based on the comic-book of the same name, and he was last reported working in Toronto on Red, another film based on a comic book.