09:35 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 09/05/2013 05:45PM
Angelina Jolie will be bringing home a second Oscar, but not for a performance on the silver screen.
The actress will be receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her volunteer work, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday.
Jolie, who won in 2000 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Girl, Interrupted, will receive one of four honorary awards, with the others going to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi.
Originally posted 03/10/2013 10:00AM
When it comes to hosting Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake feels right at home.
The singer – who had hosted the show four times before Saturday – called on some of his famous friends to make his fifth stint extra special.
During his opening monologue, Timberlake boasted that he now had membership to the "Five Timers Club," an exclusive New York organization reserved for repeat hosts. Upon arriving, Timberlake, 32, was greeted by Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Candice Bergen.
Originally posted 02/13/2013 01:00PM
The comedian and wife Anne Stringfield recently welcomed a baby, his rep confirms to PEOPLE
Originally posted 06/27/2012 09:55AM
A true trailblazer, Nora Ephron leaves behind a legacy of always knowing the right (and wittiest) thing to say. She was "an expert in all the departments of living well," according to Meryl Streep – one of many paying tribute to the late author-journalist-screenwriter-director, who died Tuesday at 71.
"You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly," Streep – who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009) – wrote in an email to The New York Times. "Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, ‘Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?'"
Streep wasn't the only celebrity to remember Ephron fondly.
Originally posted 02/29/2012 04:40PM
Originally posted 09/30/2011 01:45PM
Originally posted 03/07/2010 11:45PM
After Neil Patrick Harris brought down the house with a musical number heralding the arrival of this year's Academy Awards co-hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, the guys wasted no time cracking up the audience – and picking on the night's biggest names.
Nobody was safe – not Meryl Streep, Zac Efron nor Matt Damon – from Baldwin and Martin's repartee. Here are some of the duo's best lines:
"[Best Actress nominee] Gabourey [Sidibe] and I have something in common: In our first movies we were both born a poor black child." – Steve Martin, joking about his beloved comedy The Jerk
"She was so pleased to be nominated with him, she sent him a beautiful gift basket with a timer." – Steve Martin, on Best Director winner Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), who was nominated against her ex-husband, James Cameron (Avatar)
Originally posted 03/07/2010 09:00PM
Music and laugher kicked off the 2010 Academy Awards from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. In a non-traditional first, the show actually opened with the 10 Best Actor and Actress nominees introduced alphabetically before escorts rose from the audience and guided them to their seats.
Then the fun began.
Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the Tonys and Emmys last year, delivered the show's opening musical number, "No One Wants to Do It Alone," essentially setting the stage for hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin – who spent their opening dialogue poking fun at the top nominees who had just been seated.
"There's that damn Helen Mirren," said Martin – prompting Baldwin to say, "Steve, that's Dame Helen Mirren."
Originally posted 02/16/2010 03:00PM
For Gabourey Sidibe, it's not Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin co-hosting the Oscars. It's Navin R. Johnson and Jack Donaghy.
Being new to the movie business, Sidibe, 26, a Best Actress nominee for Precious, knows most actors through their movie and TV characters – and is especially excited to see Martin, having been a big fan of the 1979 vehicle that launched his movie career, The Jerk.
"My mom has a crush on Steve Martin, and we used to watch The Jerk pretty much every day. And so I'm really excited that this show will be hosted by Jack Donaghy [Baldwin's 30 Rock character] and the Jerk," Sidibe said Monday at the annual luncheon for Oscar nominees, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A.
Originally posted 11/16/2009 03:45PM
Hosting the Oscars for the first time? You won't see Alec Baldwin sweat – yet.
"I am doing it until they change their mind," Baldwin, 51, said at the film Academy's Governors Awards over the weekend. "I do have some preparations, but it is a secret."
Besides, he says, he won't be up there alone. The Emmy-winning star of 30 Rock is co-hosting with Steve Martin, 64, who's done it twice.
"It is all on Steve," joked Baldwin. "Steve Martin has done this before, while for me it is the first time. All the pressure is on Steve Martin."
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