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George Takei Sets Date for World’s First Same-Sex ‘Star Trek’ Wedding

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The Redshirt Usher Will Be Crushed by an Ice Sculpture: Sometime country singer George Takei and his longtime partner, Brad Altman, have a marriage license and will set their phasers to legally wedded bliss on September 14. Minutes after procuring the necessary paperwork, Takei declared, “May equality live long and prosper.” [AP]

Games We Would Definitely Buy: Website the Minus World has a list of the five Lego video games that will probably never happen. It may be true that we’re unlikely to ever see LEGO No Country for Old Men, but we wouldn’t bet against LEGO Rocky III. [Minus World]

Bruno Gets a Release Date: Sacha Baron Cohen will bring his ball-cradling charms back to theaters as Bruno the flamboyant celebrity journalist on May 15, 2009, and it looks like he’ll be opening opposite the sequel to The Da Vinci Code. Conveniently, this will allow the Pope to skip both movies at the same time. [Variety]

SAG Strike Probably Imminent: Just as things were getting back to normal, the studios are making plans for a possible SAG strike that could once again bring TV and movie production to a halt. If you’re holding onto an idea for a televised contest where there are no writers and the prop budget only has to cover a few tennis balls and a vacuum cleaner, now is the time to make your move. [Variety]

Sedaris No Longer a Liar: Not only has Barnes & Noble moved David Sedaris’s When You Are Engulfed in Flames back to its “nonfiction” section after seemingly tweaking him by listing him under “fiction,” they now claim that that was their intention all along — it was allegedly a classification error by Bookscan. [NYO] —Linda Holmes

George Takei Sets Date for World’s First Same-Sex ‘Star Trek’ Wedding