Tuesday, November 14, 2006

William Shatner Looks Up To Howie Mandel

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – William Shatner may have legions of fans but Captain Kirk has his own idol – Howie Mandel.

Shatner says he never really liked game shows until he started watching Deal Or No Deal, and says Mandel really knows “how to build drama.”

In fact, Shatner admires Mandel so much that he researched him before filming his own game show Show Me The Money, which debuts tonight (Nov. 14) on ABC.

Says Shatner: “I’m a more exuberant version [of Mandel].”

Although Shatner’s show focuses less on the “greed aspect” than Mandel’s show, he does admit both feature attractive women – something that has worked in Deal’s favor.

However, there are some differences between the two shows – Shatner says Money is “more of a variety show” and allows him to break out into song and dance which he enjoys because, as he puts it, “I’m not a dancer but I love to dance.”

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