George Takei’s heavenly body
AP reports that an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter has been renamed 7307 Takei in honor of George Takei. "I am now a heavenly body," Takei, 70, said Tuesday, laughing. "I found out about it yesterday. … I was blown away. It came out of the clear, blue sky — just like an asteroid."
George is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series and movies, and most recently in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "World Enough And Time". There’s also his recurring role in Heroes and appearances on the Howard Stern show. And, of course, he’s known for his heavenly body. (Hat tip: Lisa Sullivan.)