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Alec Baldwin: Oscar-Hosting Pressure on Steve Martin | Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin

Alec Baldwin: Oscar-Hosting Pressure on Steve Martin

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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Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin to Host the Oscars | Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin

Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin to Host the Oscars

Originally posted 11/03/2009 07:00PM

The search is over – and the Oscars are counting on two wild and crazy guys to host the 82nd Academy Awards.

Let the banter begin: "I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin," says Steve Martin, who will share the stage with the 30 Rock actor.

"I don't play the banjo but I'm thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it's the opportunity of a lifetime," says Baldwin.

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Stars, Collaborators Remember John Hughes

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Stars, Collaborators Remember John Hughes

Originally posted 08/07/2009 11:00AM

While John Hughes's The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Home Alone proved to be both box-office powerhouses as well as culturally significant landmarks, his sudden death from a heart attack Thursday is proving equally noteworthy, for the shockwaves it is sending throughout the acting community that he helped to launch.

Known as the "Brat Pack" – a term coined in a 1985 New York magazine feature on the then-rising Hughes and the cast of his coming-of-age comedies – the writer-director-producer's stable of fresh-faced performers included such now-household names as Sean Penn, Steve Carell, Macaulay Culkin, Matthew Broderick, Jon Cryer, Charlie Sheen, Molly Ringwald, John Cusack, Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy, among others.

While Pretty in Pink star Ringwald recalled Hughes, 59, as "an important part of my life," and Ferris Bueller himself, Broderick, considered him "my friend," others remember the filmmaker as follows:

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Steve Martin: Country Star! | Steve Martin

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Steve Martin: Country Star!

Originally posted 05/20/2009 09:50AM

The latest musician to grace the stage at the Grand Ole Opry? None other than country music star ... Steve Martin?

The Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian and writer will perform songs from his first music album The Crow – New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, which was released Tuesday. And he won't go it alone: Martin will be joined onstage by an all-star band including Vince Gill and Amy Grant.

But Martin's banjo picking is no fad – his good friend John McEuen (who produced the album) says of Martin and the upcoming gig, "The audience will find out he's a musician disguised as an actor."
– Rennie Dyball

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Martin Short Opens Up About PEOPLE.com and Relationship with Steve Martin

Originally posted 02/15/2008 10:40AM


Video courtesy Late Show

In case you missed it, Martin Short appeared on David Letterman's Late Show this week, and the TV host presented Short with a recent PEOPLE.com photo of the comic and Steve Martin, both in their bathing suits, splashing about in the waters of the Caribbean. (Their "bromance" followed that of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.)

"What are you inferring?" asked Short. "I don't want to embarrass you," Letterman replied, and Short clarified: "We're good friends. We vacation together. We've been known to bathe together."
Stephen M. Silverman

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Steve Martin & Martin Short: The New Woody & Owen? | Martin Short, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, Woody Harrelson

Steve Martin & Martin Short: The New Woody & Owen?

Originally posted 01/09/2008 01:00PM

Another "Bromance" blooms, with longtime pals Steve Martin and Martin Short (right) enjoying their Baywatch moment together on St. Bart's in the Caribbean, splashing around just like buddies Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson (left) were also doing this month in Hawaii. Back in 1983, Martin and Short starred together (with Chevy Chase) in Three Amigos. So, where's the third?

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30th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Sparkle | Steve Martin

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30th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Sparkle

Originally posted 12/03/2007 04:30PM

This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, which were handed out in a glittering ceremony last night in the nation's capitol, is quite the list of luminaries. Making up the talented quintet are: Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Academy award-winning director Martin Scorsese, singer supreme Diana Ross, actor-comedian Steve Martin and pianist-conductor Leon Fleisher, whose story of losing the use of his right hand was told in the 2007 Academy Award-nominated short subject documentary, "Two Hands."

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Steve Martin Gets Married at L.A. Home | Steve Martin

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Steve Martin Gets Married at L.A. Home

Originally posted 07/29/2007 07:00AM

Sporting his Inspector Clouseau mustache, Steve Martin married girlfriend Anne Stringfield at his Los Angeles home on Saturday, says a rep for the funny man.

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Filed Under: Steve Martin, Weddings
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Steve Martin Honored at Kennedy Center | Steve Martin

Steve Martin Honored at Kennedy Center

Originally posted 10/24/2005 01:30PM

In a career milestone, Steve Martin was honored Sunday with one of the nation's top comedy awards – the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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Filed Under: Steve Martin
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Eva Longoria 'Shocked' at Her Hot Rating | Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria 'Shocked' at Her Hot Rating

Originally posted 05/11/2005 08:00AM

RANKED: Though it's often claimed that Teri Hatcher gets all the attention, Eva Longoria is the only star of Desperate Housewives to make Maxim magazine's new Hot 100 list – in fact, Longoria is No. 1. "It's kind of exciting and shocking all at the same time, because I was No. 91 last year," Longoria, 30, tells USA Today. "Considering all the women in the world, No. 91 isn't all that bad. But I didn't go to the party (last year), because I don't think anyone wants the 90s at the party." Modest about her status this year as well, Longoria tells that paper that she'd rank Angelina Jolie (whom the men's magazine ranked as No. 7) at the top of the list. "Angelina is the definition of sexy," Longoria says. "Everything about her is sexy – her empowerment, confidence, strength, beauty, character, her morals and what she stands for."

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