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“Reading Rainbow” Host LeVar Burton Reads Go The Fuck To Sleep For Charity

"Reading Rainbow" Host LeVar Burton Reads "Go The Fuck To Sleep"
"No You Can't Go To The Bathroom...Go The Fuck To Sleep"

As if we didn’t love LeVar Burton enough already.

The “Reading Rainbow” host, who’s quite possibly the greatest storyteller of our generation, read Adam Mansbach’s children’s book, Go The Fuck To Sleep, for a crowd of adults during Rooster Teeth‘s 24 Hour Extra Life stream. During the stream, more than $240,000 was raised for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, in which LeVar’s performance helped to contribute. Keep reading »

LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Donations

LeVar Burton Weeps With Gratitude Over "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter Donations
"Take a look, it's in a book, it's a reading rainbowwwww!

It’s been only one day since LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdsource funds to reboot iconic children’s show “Reading Rainbow” and he’s already hit over $2 million, twice his original goal. In the video above, watch LeVar — aka Geordi LaForge from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” — tearfully react to hitting $1 million:

“I am overwhelmed. Thank you so much. This is going to enable us to really, really do a lot of good. I am so proud that this community has come together to support this effort and it’s a people’s thing. It’s the $5, it’s the $10, it’s the $25, it’s the $1 pledges and it’s unbelievable. Or actually, it’s very believable. Thank you do much. We are literally changing the world, one children’s book at a time.”

So so so awesome. I am not embarrassed to say that if “Reading Rainbow” does indeed hit our television screens again, I’ll be watching from time to time too. [YouTube]

Take A Look, It’s In A Book: A Reading Rainbow Remix

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Sing it, LeVar!

If you loved the Mister Rogers remix, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest offering from those clever auto-tuners at PBS Digital Studios: Reading Rainbow Remixed. LeVar Burton’s soothing voice is ready to coax you back into the magical world of reading, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Just push play to listen for yourself! [YouTube]

Levar Burton Discusses His “Star Trek” Sexuality

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“Yeah, one [romance] was with an entity that was actually a monster. And the other was with a holographic representation of the woman who designed the Enterprise engines. Neither of which I would necessarily call a healthy relationship. I just wish [the writers] had allowed that part of Geordi to evolve… Because there were a couple of one-line gags that were present in the character — the first one being, “The blind guy flies the ship.” And we solved that by giving Geordi a specific area of expertise from which to contribute, when we moved him to engineering.

The other stereotype was that of the nerdy guy, the engineer who is inept around women. And we just never had the opportunity — we ran out of time, I guess — we never had the opportunity to evolve beyond that. And I believe with the core of my being that ‘Star Trek’ is better than that. ‘Star Trek’ is better than stereotypes.”

– LeVar Burton talks about his character Geordi La Forge’s lack of romantic interests on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” which is coming out on Blu-Ray on July 24th (yay!). Amelia and I have always wondered about Geordi’s complete lack of game, especially because, in my view, Geordi was suuuuper hot. But what can I say? I’m a sucker for a guy in a Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement (VISOR). [io9]

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