Japanese American Actor George Takei called African American Judge Clarence Thomas a clown in blackface in an op-ed piece entitled “George Takei to Clarence Thomas: Denying our rights denies our dignity,” published on MSNBC.com. It seems Takei wrote the piece less in response to Thomas’ ruling against the historic ruling of making same-sex marriage legal … Read more
The two stars, who reportedly share a topless makeout scene that Pine says will go down in Trekkie history, look beyond delicious in the latest issue.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek prequel is out May 8.
The stars of the highly anticipated sci-fi prequel Star Trek stepped out for a group photo call in Paris, France Tuesday–but no one shined more than New York-bred beauty Zoe Saldana.
One of our fave Ga Ga Girls (who’s playing Lt. Uhura) hit the red carpet with director and producer J.J. Abrams and hunky costars Eric Bana, Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine.
Of her Trekkie following, she recently told Esquire, “I’ve already had a [fan] come up to the door of my house. And I had a driver for another movie who brought all of his Star Trek memorabilia with him. He opened the trunk and there was this shrine. He had stacks of pictures he wanted me to sign. He ended up being the nicest guy, but it definitely freaked me out at first.”
Star Trek beauty Zoe Saldana posed for a high-flying circus spread in the April issue of In Style (coincidentally their “color issue” ha!), where she discussed how growing up in New York and the Dominican Republic influenced her style.
“I learned to embrace color, drama and flair,” the actress, who plays Lieutenant Uhura in J. J. Abrams’s much-anticipated prequel, said. “It’s my nostalgia for a very important time in my life.”
Saldana also revealed her dancing roots (she got her start as a broke Off-Broadway dancer; and remember Center Stage?): “I got so much out of being a dancer. The stillness of it. The discipline. The dedication.”
Star Trek beauty Zoe Saldana may be the lone female on J.J. Abram’s Enterprise, but she admits to not having watched the original series. Sorry Trekkies!
“I never saw that,” Saldana, who plays Uhura, said in a recent interview with BlackFilm.com. “I was not a fan until now and I have so much admiration for what they did, and how much the series continues to grow after 45 years and I had the honor of meeting Nichelle Nichols.”
Of her meeting with Nichols, Saldana reveals that Nichols told her she named Uhura herself.
“I was able to sit down with her and she told me the whole story of how Uhura came to be and where they were going with her character,” Saldana said. “But it all fell into place the moment she walked into the door and auditioned for the part.”
As for the Uhura’s famous costume, Saldana said, “The moment everything came together from the hair, the costume, being on the set, and then you start to feel, ‘Okay, this is real. This is amazing and fun’.”
Mattel, makers of the Barbie doll, is producing a set of Barbies featuring Zoe Saldana as Uhura in Star Trek!
The action figures, which also include Ken replicas of Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, will be sure-fire collect collectors items!
Of Saldana’s performance, which includes a highly-anticipated topless scene, director J.J Abrams recently said, “She’s awesome in the movie. She’s fantastic. She’s always a genius.”
Here is the second installment of Blindie’s on-going quest to uncover the racial identity of some of Hollywood’s multi-racial celebrities.
Wentworth Miller: The Prison Break star played a young Anthony Hopkins trying to hide his African American heritage in 2003’s The Human Stain and in real life, Miller’s racial make-up reads like a laundry list of races and includes African American, Jamaican, German, Jewish, Lebanese, and Syrian, just to name a few.
Rosario Dawson: the Seven Pounds star has a mother of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban background and a father of Irish and Native American heritage.
Taylor Lautner: the teen star plays Quileute tribe member Jacob Black in the vampire flick Twilight and lays claim to French, Dutch and German as well as Native American ancestry in real life.
Zoe Saldana: the Star Trek beauty was born in New Jersey and has a Puerto Rican mother and a Dominican father.
Corbin Bleu: the High School Musical triple threat has a mother of Italian heritage and a father of Jamaican ancestry.
Cash Warren: the Yale University grad is married to Jessica Alba and is the son of the African American actor of the 1980s hit series Hill Street Blues Michael Warren.