In papers filed last month by author Tom Clancy's widow, she argues that his estate owns his two most famous characters — the spy Jack Ryan and former Navy SEAL John T. Clark — as well as more of Clancy’s novels, including some published while the author was married to his first wife.
At 87, Shatner says he’s working on two TV series, has a pair of records he hopes to make available soon and a book about aging slated for release in the fall. That’s in addition to a nine-city tour, stopping at the Modell Lyric Wednesday to host screenings of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
The 50-year-old Simon is only one of a few people ever to receive one of the prestigious fellowships for their work on television. The MacArthur carries a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant parceled out over five years.