Sunday, April 21, 2024

William Shatner Had a Great Time at Palm Beach Ball, Promoted Priceline


Well, it looks like William Shatner had a great time in Palm Beach last night at the International Red Cross Ball. He mixed and mingled with co-hosts Shirley MacLaine and Wayne Newton, chatted with the press about Leonard Nimoy, and promoted Priceline.

Shatner told Channel 10 that Nimoy “had a good, long life. He did a lot of things. He inspired a lot of people. He was loved by a lot of people and he loved a lot of people.”

He also said that he’d used Priceline to get flights to West Palm Beach. (If you believe this, you also think it’s 82 degrees today in New York.)  He said: “I hold Priceline as a banner whenever I travel because you get some great seats, great cars (and) great hotels from Priceline.”

Shatner will not be attending the funeral of his co-star Leonard Nimoy, with whom he has been associated in fame and fortune since 1967. He said earlier “I feel really awful” about it. Nimoy, who went into the hospital last week, died on Friday.

Everyone mourns in their own way. Actor Eric Roberts attended the Oscars three days after his mother died last week. And when Michael Jackson died, his father attended the BET Awards a couple of day later with a Jackson impersonator.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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