We all just enjoyed a nice long weekend, the four-day work week is already 25% over and we got to see Jeremy Renner fight a machine gun-wielding witch in the Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters trailer: of course we had to hear some depressing news before the day was out! It’s just a matter of statistics! To wit, TMZ is reporting that William Shatner and his wife allegedly “harassed and berated” former employees Oscar and Delmy Alfaro until the handyman and housekeeper were forced to quit their jobs, despite their 20 employment history with the Shatners. Yup, that’s….that’s pretty terrible.
According to the Alfaros, who filed a lawsuit with the Los Angeles County Superior Court today, the Star Trek star and spouse allegedly persecuted them after Oscar got injured on the job and refused to sign a waiver. The couple is suing the Shatners for damages, claiming that they suffered “humiliation, embarrassment, and mental anguish in addition to the loss of earnings.” Oh lord, we hope this whole thing turns out not to be true. Is there no ironic television icon we can look to anymore? David Hasselhoff, you might be our last, best hope. Please do not betray us until at least next Wednesday, we beg of you!
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The A&E upfronts for the network’s upcoming 2010-2011 season were chock full of people we thought would be blissfully living in obscurity by now. Alas, there are more than enough actor/singer/comedians out there willing to do a reality show to cling to what fame they have left and they are all on A&E this year. Lest you think we’d be rid of Tony Danza, Bob Saget, William Shatner and David Hasselhoff by now, you are sorely mistaken.
Saget will be appearing in a travel show called Strange Days With Bob Saget, where the comedian will travel in search of “subcultures on which to riff,” which sounds to us like he’s going to look for like, tanorexic vegans who live in treehouses and then make fun of them. David Hasselhoff’s unnamed new show will feature his daughters’ and their attempts at music careers (paging Brooke and Hulk Hogan). And Danza will star in Teach: Tony Danza which chronicles Danza’s aspirations to teach high school. As much as we’re lamenting the death of scripted television, we’d still rather watch any of these than have to sit through an episode of Full House.
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Two years after George Takei and William Shatner laughed it up at the latter’s Comedy Central Roast, the Star Trek vets are having an interplanetary squabble over whether Takei invited Shatner to his recent wedding, which will be declared invalid if California’s Proposition 8 is passed. Shatner kicked off the beef by releasing a surprise interview with his daughter Tuesday, where he chalked Takei’s invite snub up to Mr. Sulu’s “psychosis.”
You think their might have been an epiphany where George would say, ‘Poor Bill Shatner…I wish him well’ but instead makes this big deal about not inviting me to his wedding! What kind of sickness is going on in the man? There must be something inside him that’s festering.
When asked about the hubbub by Entertainment Tonight, Takei denied not inviting Shatner, and claimed that Shatner has avoided every big Star Trek get together, including the funeral of show creator Gene Roddenberry. “His ranting and raving is just silliness. What’s really important to us now is Proposition 8.”
Both video interviews after the jump.