George Takei

George Takei: In Orbit at SXSW

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Social Media Strategy/Trainer | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyGeorge Takei understands the evolution of his popularity. As Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek TV series, he made fans of his own generation and they “raised their kids right” to form the next generation of Trekkies. Now, having made himself something of a social media rock star, Takei reaches all demographics. Speaking to a capacity crowd at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on March 11, Takei admitted that he took up social media to raise …

Movies for Grownups Gala: A Very Starry Night

Posted on 02/11/2014 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIt was a night for classic Hollywood star power to blend with the youthful glow of filmmaking’s future as the 13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Gala unfolded in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Monday. Nine Oscar hopefuls and a parade of entertainment legends took the stage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to celebrate Susan Sarandon, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and other winners of this year’s awards, announced in the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine. Along with celebrating movies made …

Will George Takei Last Long and Prosper on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’?

Posted on 02/19/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Entertainment“The Celebrity Apprentice” returns tonight (2/19), and, as the Wall Street Journal pointed out, “Star Trek” and gay rights icon George Takei is the season’s biggest get.   I called him up to find out how things went during filming.  Brad Altman, George’s husband since 2008 – and man in life for 21 years before that – passed the phone over to him. “It was fun, stressful, bracing, engaging, exhausting, enriching and exhilarating,” George said.  “It brought a smile, a frown, …