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George Takei's Olympic Torchbearer News Was an April Fool's Prank!

George Takei made headlines earlier today with the news that he was set to be the final torch bearer for the upcoming 2021 Olympic Games.

Turns out though that it was all an April Fool’s prank!

“This will be such a unique moment, before the eyes of a billion people, lighting the torch as a symbol of hope for the future in 2021 in Tokyo,” George wrote on Facebook earlier today. “As a life-long runner, I’m especially grateful to have been chosen, and hope to do everyone in the US of A proud!”

George later revealed that it was all a joke on his Instagram page.

“Yes, friends, I’m afraid this was an April Fools prank, a bit of levity in an otherwise dark time,” he shared, adding, “And while I’ll not be lighting that fire myself, my eyes will look upon it as a symbol of our triumph over this invisible foe and a reuniting of the global community.”

The 2020 Olympic Games, which were set for later this summer, have been rescheduled for 2021. See the new dates here!

Donald Trump Unveils Logo For US Space Force & It Looks An Awful Lot Like The 'Star Trek' Starfleet Command Insignia

President Donald Trump just revealed the official logo for the newest branch of the military, the U.S. Space Force.

“After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!” he announced on Twitter, along with the image.

But the logo looks very familiar to fans, and even more familiar to Star Trek star George Takei.

“Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…,” George pointed out as soon as the logo was introduced, picking up on the similiaries to the Starfleet Command logo that was used on Star Trek.

One fan poked fun at the logo, writing, “To boldly go where someone has gone before.”

“Starfleet called. They want their insignia back,” another user commented.

Click inside to see more of the best reactions of the new Space Force Logo…More Here! »

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, & Matt Bomer Attend 'The Inheritance' Opening Night

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick couple up for the opening night of The Inheritance on Sunday (November 17) at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City.

The 54-year-old actress looked pretty in a black and blue outfit as she attended the event alongside close pal Andy Cohen and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

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Other stars in attendance included Matt Bomer, Glenn Close, Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘s John Cameron Mitchell, Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski, Uma Thurman, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Mad Men actor John Slattery and wife Talia Balsam, Tina Fey and husband Jeff Richmond, Jimmy Fallon, screenwriter Lena Waithe, Pose actress Sandra Bernhard, Scandal‘s Tony Goldwyn, Ugly Betty actress Judith Light, Titanic actor Victor Garber, and Star Trek actor George Takei and husband Brad.

The Inheritance is a new two-part play that is now open on Broadway after an acclaimed run on London’s West End. Sarah Jessica’s longtime friend John Benjamin Hickey is part of the cast!

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the opening night event…More Here! »

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Jake Gyllenhaal & Tom Hiddleston Join a Starry Crowd at 'Slave Play' Opening Night on Broadway

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Hiddleston walk the red carpet at the opening night of the new show Slave Play on Sunday night (October 6) at the Golden Theatre in New York City.

Jake walked the carpet with his producing partner Riva Marker and Tom was seen meeting up with fellow Marvel star Clark Gregg, who attended the show with his father-in-law Joel Grey.

More stars in attendance for the starry opening night included Emily Ratajkowski, Rachel Brosnahan and husband Jason Ralph, Joker‘s Zazie Beetz, Lee Pace, music producer Mark Ronson, George Takei, 13 Reasons Why‘s Tommy Dorfman, and Tom‘s Betrayal co-star Zawe Ashton.

Lots of Broadway stars were also there, including Jagged Little Pill‘s Kathryn Gallagher and Elizabeth Stnaley, Tina‘s Adrienne Warren, Hadestown‘s Amber Gray and Andre De Shields, Beetlejuice‘s Sophia Anne Caruso, Come From Away‘s Jenn Colella, and Tony winner Tonya Pinkins.

Slave Play is running on Broadway now through January 5.

FYI: Jake is wearing Dunhill. Rachel is wearing a The Vampire’s Wife dress. Emily is wearing a Babukhadia suit. Zawe is wearing a Simone Rocha dress.

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Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, & Ruth Wilson Promote Their Shows at AMC Network Summit

Sandra Oh strikes a pose as she arrives at the AMC Network Summit on Monday afternoon (April 8) in New York City.

The 47-year-old Golden Globe winner looked pretty in a pink jumpsuit as she attended the event to promote her hit show Killing Eve alongside co-stars Jodie Comer and Fiona Shaw.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sandra Oh

Other stars promoting their shows included Ruth Wilson, The Terror: Infamy‘s George Takei, Brockmire‘s Richard Kind, and Fear the Walking Dead‘s Colman Domingo.

The summit was moderated by Odd Mom Out‘s Jill Kargman.

FYI: Sandra is wearing an Emilia Wickstead and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Jodie is wearing a Temperley jumpsuit and Prada shoes.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the summit…More Here! »

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George Takei Joins 'The Terror' Season Two as Series Regular & Consultant!

George Takei is joining The Terror!

The 81-year-old Star Trek actor has signed on to join the second series of the AMC anthology series that takes place during World War II, and is set in a Japanese-American internment camp.

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George will also be serving as a consultant on the show where he will work closely with The Terror executive producers to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling. When he was a child, George was also imprisoned in two such internment camps.

On the show, George will be playing Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.

Production for season two of The Terror is set to begin in January in Vancouver. The show will then premiere later in 2019 with ten episodes on AMC.

Ricky Martin & Adam Rippon Couple Up at Virgin Holidays' Attitude Awards 2018!

Ricky Martin hits the red carpet alongside husband Jwan Yosef while attending The Virgin Holidays’ 2018 Attitude Awards held at The Roundhouse on Thursday (October 11) in London, England.

The 46-year-old Latin singer was joined at the event by Adam Rippon and his boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala, Idris Elba, Little Mix‘s Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jess Glynne, Tituss Burgess, Andy Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg and George Takei.

Also in attendance was Pixie Lott and fiance Oliver Cheshire, Courtney Act, Gigi Gorgeous, Mollie King, Boy George, Michelle Visage, Jodie Harsh and David Furnish.

Ricky was honored with the Legend Award, while Adam took home the Sport Award, George with the Icon Award, Boy George and Culture Club with the Music Icon Award, Courtney with the Hero Award, Tituss with the Culture Award and Jess with the Music Award.

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