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Why Does William Shatner Want To Stop a "Star Trek" Cruise?

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August 4, 2017
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William Shatner Wants to Block a "Star Trek" Cruise from Letting People Swim with Dolphins 

Norwegian Cruise Line is launching another "Star Trek"-themed cruise this winter, and they're hyping some sort of "experience" that lets people swim with dolphins.

WILLIAM SHATNER, AKA, Captain Kirk, found out about it, and he's asking them to reconsider.  He said, quote, "Aboard the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Kirk's duty 'to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations' in order to advance and diversify our own.

"The exploitation of any species for profit and entertainment would've violated the Prime Directive.  Surely, 'Star Trek' fans would appreciate the decision to allow dolphins to remain in the wild, and prosper."

There's no comment from Norwegian. 

 

Justin Bieber Won't Be Charged For Running Over Paparazzo

Justin Bieber will not be charged for accidentally hitting a celebrity photographer with his pickup truck last month.

Yesterday, the Beverly Hills police department had determined there were no violations by either Bieber or the photographer -- and no citations will be issued.

Police said Bieber was cooperative after the incident, and waited for paramedics to take the photographer to the hospital before leaving the scene.

 

Mariah Carey Hated “American Idol”

LIONEL RICHIE is on the short list to judge the revamped version of “American Idol” but his tour mate, MARIAH CAREY thinks he should stay far, far away from that golden ticket to Hollywood.

Mariah sassed to "Entertainment Tonight" that she'd tell him, quote, “Don't do it!"  Mariah didn't enjoy her job on the reality competition back in 2012 and has described it as boring, fake and (wait for it...) "The worst experience" of her life!”