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Steve Martin Apologizes for 'Unfortunate' Tweet | Steve Martin

Steve Martin Apologizes for 'Unfortunate' Tweet

Originally posted 12/25/2013 12:40PM

Social media has led to a social gaffe for the usually classy comedian Steve Martin.

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Angelina Jolie to Receive Honorary Academy Award | Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie to Receive Honorary Academy Award

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.

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VIDEO: Watch Justin Timberlake's Star-Studded SNL Monologue

Justin Timberlake's Hosts Saturday Night Live for the Fifth Time

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.

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It's Official: Steve MartinIs a Dad!

It's Official: Steve Martin
Is a Dad!

Originally posted 02/13/2013 01:00PM

The comedian and wife Anne Stringfield recently welcomed a baby, his rep confirms to PEOPLE

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Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake Remember Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron Remembered by Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks

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.

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Oscars 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow & Steve Martin Have a Love-Hate Moment at the Oscars

Originally posted 02/29/2012 04:40PM

Gwyneth Paltrow on WhoSay

A picture-perfect moment, right?

Well, looks like the joke is on Gwyneth, who posted a photo of her meeting comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short at the Vanity Fair party following last Sunday's Academy Awards.

"Dude. Seriously. I love my life," the actress, sporting her glamorous Tom Ford dress, wrote along with the photo, which she published on her WhoSay account that night.

Martin, too, shared similar pictorial evidence of his meeting with Paltrow, posting a slightly different version of the shot on his official Twitter page (see photo below) the same night.

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Finger-Pickin' Good: Steve Martin's Band Named Entertainers of the Year | Steve Martin

Steve Martin's Band Named Entertainers of the Year

Originally posted 09/30/2011 01:45PM

Steve Martin's Band Named Entertainers of the Year| Music News, Steve Martin
He's hosted the Oscars (and Saturday Night Live 15 times!). He's won four Grammy Awards and an Emmy. But it's Steve Martin's love for the banjo that earned his band, Steep Canyon Rangers, the honor of being named entertainers of the year at the 22nd annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in Nashville.

"I want to congratulate the other nominees, and thank them for losing," Martin joked in his acceptance speech Thursday night. "We have loved playing this music across the country. We've tried to bring humor and really entertain the audiences. All the Steep Canyon Rangers are hard-working musicians and hard-working entertainers."

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LOL! Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin's Best Oscar Zingers | Oscars 2010, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martini

Oscars 2010

LOL! Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin's Best Oscar Zingers

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)

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Christoph Waltz, Up Early Oscar Winners | Christoph Waltz

Oscars 2010

Christoph Waltz, Up Early Oscar Winners

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."

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Gabourey Sidibe Psyched 'The Jerk' Will Co-Host the Oscars

Oscars 2010

Gabourey Sidibe Psyched 'The Jerk' Will Co-Host the Oscars

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.

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