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Nichelle Nichols Dead at 89: Star Trek Actors Pay Tribute



“My favorite photo of Dad and Nichelle Nichols on set,” he wrote. “The importance of Nichelle’s legacy cannot be over-emphasized. She was much loved and will be missed.”

Koenig and William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk, are the only surviving members of the original Star Trek. Neither has commented on Nichelle’s death.

Nichelle was one of the first Black actors to play a major role on television. She and William also broke a cultural barrier when they engaged in American TV’s first interracial kiss, on a 1968 episode of Star Trek.

In addition to George, Celia Rose Gooding, who plays Uhura on the new Paramount+ series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, also paid tribute to Nichelle following news of her death.

“She made room for so many of us,” she tweeted. “She was the reminder that not only can we reach the stars, but our influence is essential to their survival. Forget shaking the table, she built it! #RIPNichelleNichols”

See more tributes to Nichelle below:

Melissa C. Navia, who plays Erica Ortegas on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: “Nichelle Nichols…Her light will keep shining. Brighter & stronger than ever. All the rest to her now and peace to her family. Cannot wait for the celebration of her life that is to come and all the stories that those who knew her best will share.”

Wilson Cruz, who plays Hugh Culber on Star Trek: Discovery: “Before we understood how much #RepresentationMatters #NichelleNichols modeled it for us. With her very presence & her grace she shone a light on who we as people of color are & inspired us to reach for our potential. Rest well glittering diamond in the sky.”

Tawny Newsome, who voices Beckett Mariner on Star Trek: Lower Decks: “Thank you for giving so many of us a place in the universe. #NichelleNichols.”

Kate Mulgrew, who played Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek‘s first female captain, on Star Trek: Voyager: “Nichelle Nichols was The First. She was a trailblazer who navigated a very challenging trail with grit, grace, and a gorgeous fire we are not likely to see again. May she Rest In Peace. #NichelleNichols”

Lynda Carter, star of the 1970s TV show Wonder Woman: “Many actors become stars, but few stars can move a nation. Nichelle Nichols showed us the extraordinary power of Black women and paved the way for a better future for all women in media. Thank you, Nichelle. We will miss you.”

Nana Visitor, who played Kira Nerys on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: “Rest In Peace Nichelle.”

Marina Sirtis, who played Counselor Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation and its movies: “RIP @NichelleIsUhura. You led the way and opened the door for the rest of us who followed in your wake. We will be forever grateful. My heart is broken.”


One RHOC Star Hints at Quitting in Season 17 Reunion Trailer



Dr. Terry Dubrow Jokes “Ozempic” Caused RHOC Fights!

It looks like this Real Housewives of Orange County reunion is going to be a beach.

E! News can exclusively reveal the first look at the Bravo series’ dramatic season 17 reunion filled with tears, plenty of fighting and the coolest stage setup in Real Housewives history.

As host Andy Cohen announces at the start of the preview from a dimly lit sound stage, “What do you say we hit the beach?” Then, the lights turn on as a 26 foot-tall Amazon Studios LED screen behind the cast illuminates with an animated, life-like backdrop of the Southern California beach, prompting a whole lot of excitement from the Housewives, with Gina Kirschenheiter exclaiming, “This is where we live!” 

But the happy vibes don’t last long as the Bravolebrities begin to hash out their ongoing beef. In fact, friend-of Taylor Armstrong references all the tension with the room, joking, “Listen girls, this better be a dirty reunion.”

After coming for Heather Dubrow all season long, Emily Simpson is still on bad terms with the Let’s Talk podcast host. When Heather sarcastically quips, “I’m so manipulative,” Emily mocks her castmate saying, “Poor Heather, poor Heather, poor Heather!”

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Mark Consuelos Makes Cheeky Confession About Kelly Ripa’s Naked Body



Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are sharing the bare truth. 

While discussing Naked Attraction—the U.K. dating show that recently began streaming on Max—on the Sept. 26 episode of Live, the cohosts revealed the physical attributes that lured them to each other when they first met. 

As Kelly explained the concept, which she said centers on a suitor who “critiques and eliminates six potential dates standing on stage by scrutinizing their fully nude bodies,” Mark exclaimed how not being able to see the dates’ faces until the end blew his mind. 

“I start here,” he continued while pointing at his wife’s face. “That’s where I fell in love with you. Right here—those eyes. And then you start glancing at things. Nice shoes.”

Kelly then wondered if they would have been drawn to each other had they met in a Naked Attraction way 28 years ago as opposed to on All My Children. As she scanned her body—noting “feet, ankles, knees revealed, thighs revealed, private parts revealed”—Mark said he was “still in.” The Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast host then continued on. 

“All right, we get up here,” she said, later pointing at her chest. “Now, what happens?”

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Travis Kelce Reacts to Paparazzi At His House Amid Taylor Swift Rumors



Travis Kelce is learning how to shake off the paparazzi in a whole new way. 

Days after Taylor Swift and the Kansas City Chiefs tight end fueled romance rumors after she attended his Sept. 24 home game against the Chicago Bears, Travis is reflecting on the ways in which his life has already changed since the enchanted game day.

“I’ve noticed a few things,” he said to brother Jason Kelce during the Sept. 27 episode of their podcast New Heights. “Like paparazzi outside my house. They all have British accents, too.”

And when Jason wondered how the 33-year-old knew they were paparazzi, Travis replied, “They have a camera in their hands and they’re screaming my name.” 

The Philadelphia Eagles player quickly quipped in response, “Oh, that’s a dead giveaway.”

Of course, in addition to watching Travis’ team beat the Bears—with the athlete scoring a touchdown—Taylor also hung out with him after the game. The two were seen leaving the stadium together in footage shared by NFL social media accounts, as well as in photos circulating on social media that captured the two in Travis’ convertible. In fact, referring to her song, he even recalled the moment on the podcast, “And then we just slid off in the getaway car in the end.”

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