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Published: Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 3:51 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 10:33 AM
— Former “Star Trek” actor George Takei has been accused of sexual assault stemming from a 1981 encounter, a former model and actor told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview.
Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 when the alleged incident occurred, claims that Takei took advantage of him sexually after the model felt disoriented and dizzy after a few drinks.
“This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it,” Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter. “It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up. I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it.”
Takei, 80, played Hikaru Sulu in the original “Star Trek” television series. He tweeted Saturday that the events Brunton described "simply did not occur." He also said he did not remember Brunton.
"I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them," Takei tweeted. "The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do.
Friends,— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017
I'm writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton. I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them. /1
But I do take these claims very seriously, and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment. /3— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017
Takei is also an author and activist and has been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights.
Brunton said he was having drinks with Takei when he began to feel ill “and must have passed out.”
When he awoke, Brunton claimed Takei “had my pants down around my ankles” and was groping him, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication reported that it spoke with four of Brunton’s friends -- Norah Roadman, Rob Donovan, Stephen Blackshear and Jan Steward -- who said that the actor had confided in them about the Takei encounter years ago.
Brunton said he suppressed the story for years because he assumed nobody would take him seriously.
“Who's going to believe me? It's my word against his,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Brunton's said he changed his mind after Takei spoke out about allegations leveled against actor Kevin Spacey.
“When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong," Takei said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 30. “Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight -- that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it.”
Brunton said he was angered by Takei's response.
“I don't want anything from him but an apology," he said. “I am sure he'll disown all this, I don't know, maybe not.”
Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 9:54 AM
— It seems like they have a love-hate relationship, but in all reality, it’s what two friends would do to each other, whether they’re the average Joe or two of the biggest stars.
Hugh Jackman posted a happy anniversary message to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness on his Twitter page. The “Wolverine” actor and his actress wife celebrated 22 years of marriage on Wednesday, Huffington Post reported.
I believe in life we need to see and truly be seen by the most important people in our lives. Deb, from day one, we had that. 22 years later ... it only gets deeper. You and the kids are the greatest gift I will ever receive. I love you a gazillion times around the world. pic.twitter.com/VsoDq4HxDw— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) April 11, 2018
But “Deadpool” actor, Ryan Reynolds didn’t let the day go unnoticed either. The “merc with the mouth” lived up to his character’s moniker by trolling Jackman.
I gave this 3 months. Tops. I was wrong. https://t.co/gxXSdACQ1X— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 11, 2018
The two superhero actors have been having a fake feud on the screen and on social media, Huffington Post reported. Both men have been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive, and Reynolds made reference to Jackman’s honor in 2016’s “Deadpool.”
Jackman trolled Reynolds before Reynolds got a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, claiming that he was staring in “Crocodile Dundee 7,” Entertainment Weekly reported.
The “Deadpool 2” trailer hit the big screen in front of Jackman’s final outing as the clawed superhero in “Logan.”
Reynolds and Jackman starred together in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 12:31 PM
— He’s fought some of the toughest criminals, but can Mr. Incredible tackle the hardest job of all -- a stay-at-home parent?
The second trailer released for the upcoming “The Incredibles 2” dives more into what happens when Elastigirl leaves the home, taking the lead as the family’s superhero on the job, while dad stays home to take care of a family that has superpowers of their own.
Watch the trailer below:
Much of the original cast has returned: Mr. Incredible/Bob Parr is voiced by Craig T. Nelson, Elastigirl/Helen is voiced by Holly Hunter, Frozone/Lucius Best is once again voiced by Samuel L. Jackson and Violet is voiced by Sarah Vowell. Dash is voiced this time by Huck Milner, according to the Hollywood Reporter .
Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 @ 5:49 PM
— Will Packer’s latest comedy, “Night School,” pairs Kevin Hart with Tiffany Haddish, who stole every scene she was in during 2017’s “Girls Trip.”
Hart plays Teddy, a successful business guy whose run of good luck comes to a dramatic halt when a gas leak causes his barbecue grill store to explode. A buddy in finance realizes how smart Teddy is, but he dropped out of high school. Teddy needs a GED to pursue his new dream.
Enter a no-nonsense teacher played by Haddish, who is taking exactly zero guff off Teddy and his fellow students. The trailer is out and it looks like these two comic geniuses are paired to perfection.
Watch the profanity-laced trailer for “Night School,” from Universal Pictures, at YouTube.com.
Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 2:20 PM
— Dr. Suess’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is coming back to theaters -- and this time, it will be in the form of a 3D computer animation.
Universal Pictures released the first trailer for the latest iteration of the story Thursday. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the holiday grump in this version.
The last version of this film that received a theatrical release was a live-action version starring Jim Carey as The Grinch. It was released in 2000 and was box office success,
The trailer shows The Grinch wake up in his cave to Pharrell’s “Happy” on Dec. 20, five days before Christmas. His dog, Max, makes his morning coffee with a grumpy face as latte art, and the two head out for the day.
“Today, we will do mean things, and we will do them in style,” The Grinch tells Max while walking through the snow.
The Grinch is also seen doing mean things to shoppers at a Whoville grocery store.
Watch the trailer for “The Grinch” below.