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‘Shatner’s World’ to land on Broadway

William Shatner is boldly going back to where he once appeared – Broadway.

The actor, singer and writer best known as James T. Kirk on “Star Trek” will star in a one-man show called “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It.” Previews begin Feb. 14 and it runs at the Music Box Theatre until March 4.

Producers said Tuesday “The two-hour show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur.”

Shatner was last on Broadway in “A Shot in the Dark” in 1961. The former “T.J. Hooker” star won an Emmy for his work on “Boston Legal.”

His other Broadway credits include “Tamburlaine the Great” in 1956 and “The World of Suzie Wong” two years later.

Judge rules against Dunst stalker

Kirsten Dunst can breathe easier now that a Superior Court judge has barred a French man from contacting her until January 2015.

Dunst, who has been flirting with the award-season circuit thanks to her starring performance in Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia,” was not present in court when Judge Carol Boas Goodson issued the order against 51-year-old Jean Christophe Prudhon of Dijon, France.

According to the Associated Press, Prudhon sent Dunst more than 50 unanswered love letters and even traveled to the U.S. and confronted Dunst’s mother outside her Toluca Lake home. Did we mention he said in court documents that he sold his house in France so he could visit? Yeah, he did.

Now Prudhon must stay at least 100 yards away from Dunst and her mother.

Domingo wins Israel’s Wolf Prize

Acclaimed tenor Placido Domingo has been named a winner of Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize, along with seven other American, British and Israeli recipients.

The Wolf Foundation said Tuesday that Domingo is the first vocal artist to ever win its prize. From 1962 to 1965, at the beginning of his career, he sang with the Israeli opera company.

Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields. About three dozen winners have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.

Celebrity birthdays

Country singer Naomi Judd is 66. Singer Robert Earl Keen is 56. Musician Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) is 54. Actress Kim Coles is 50. Singer Mary J. Blige is 41. Musician Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers) is 41. Actress Amanda Peet is 40.


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