From Trekkies to Bill Clinton

At the "Star Trek" premiere on Thursday night, Hollywood beauties — including Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum, Nicolette Sheridan, Sophia Bush and Leighton Meester — proudly unleashed their inner nerd with “Live Long and Prosper” hand salutes. Fellow Trekkies flocked to the ginormous metal Starfleet logo outside Grauman’s Chinese to watch stars appear on the black […]

Last Updated: May 4, 2009 @ 3:24 PM

At the "Star Trek" premiere on Thursday night, Hollywood beauties — including Hayden Panettiere, Heidi Klum, Nicolette Sheridan, Sophia Bush and Leighton Meester — proudly unleashed their inner nerd with “Live Long and Prosper” hand salutes. Fellow Trekkies flocked to the ginormous metal Starfleet logo outside Grauman’s Chinese to watch stars appear on the black carpet. The turnout did not disappoint, with original cast members Leonard Nimoy (pictured below; photo by Getty Images), George Takei and Walter Koenig throwing up Vulcan signs alongside their contemporary counterparts Zachary Quinto, John Cho and Anton Yelchin. There was one noticeable absence on the packed black carpet: William Shatner, who reportedly felt snubbed because he did not have a role in the film …

Just down the street at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, bomb-sniffing dogs and the LAPD secured the area for Bill Clinton, who reached out to the 45-and-under set at a networking event for his eponymous foundation. will.i.am, who performed the Obama-inspired “It’s a New Day” and “Where is the Love?,” lent the former Prez some street cred with a shout out and a nickname. “Make some noise for bill.i.am!” Meanwhile, Clinton — who was introduced by Jessica Alba and Adrien Grenier — joked, “This is the real William you came to see!” General admission guests snapped cell phone photos while celebs, including Kerry Washington, Zach Braff and Sarah Silverman listened to his 20-minute speech about the importance of getting involved from the VIP balcony …

Friday night, Fox’s moneymakers were out to support the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation’s “Taste for a Cure," including Kiefer Sutherland (pictured below with the center’s director, Dr. Judy Gasson; photo by Vince Bucci) and Seth MacFarlane. The network’s chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden received the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. Other guests, including Peter Chernin and Tom Rothman, helped raise $542,000 at the event, which featured a food and vino tasting reception with a “Great Wines of Oakville” theme …

On Saturday, Will Ferrell brought his game face — not to mention an oversized racket and swine flu-proof mask — to the K-Swiss Global Tennis Showdown benefiting the Swedish School of Los Angeles. Ferrell attempted to distract his opponent, Swedish tennis world champion Mats Wilander, with an arsenal of antics like yelling “IKEA” while serving and playing with a student on his back. But alas, Wilander — who evened the playing field by holding a child’s hand as he swung — still prevailed with a 15-14 score. The funnyman eventually walked away a winner when he joined forces with Wilander for a fierce doubles match against Rainn Wilson and tennis star/UCLA alumni Justin Gimelstob. Andy Richter umpired the match, which raised more than $50,000 for the school, where Ferrell’s bilingual children attend. Afterwards, the Dan Band rocked out and guests bid on auction items during a BBQ …

The fun and games continued at Lollipop Theater Network’s fundraiser on Sunday. Tim Allen, Anna Faris and Blair Underwood navigated life-sized versions of Candy Land and Jenga at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios to raise awareness for the cool cause — bedside film screenings for hospitalized children. And Monday morning, playtime was not over for Allen just yet. He rose early for tee time at George Lopez’s Second Annual National Kidney Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic.