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Last 2 Times Steve Martin Did Stand-Up: Yesterday, 1981

Surprise set came before Jerry Seinfeld's show

(Newser) - Jerry Seinfeld did the second show of his residency at New York's Beacon Theatre Thursday night, and his opener was none other than Steve Martin—who hasn't performed stand-up in 35 years. Writing for Vulture , Jesse David Fox says the moment was one of the biggest thrills of... More »

5 Actors Who Wrote Books That Are Actually Good

And not all of them are memoirs

(Newser) - When you think of books written by celebrities, "fine literature" might not be the first two words that come to mind —but College Candy rounds up 10 books by celebs you might actually want to read:
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey: Funny, inspiring, and has some important things to
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5 Celebs You Never Expected to Become Dads

The latest: Simon Cowell

(Newser) - Admit it: When Simon Cowell posted gushing Twitter updates about his new baby , you were kind of shocked. He had, after all, said for years that he didn't want kids. But the 54-year-old is far from the only celebrity father whose kids surprised the world; The Stir rounds up... More »

Timberlake Rocks Star-Studded SNL

JT becomes one of the Five Timers' Club

(Newser) - It was Justin Timberlake's fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live last night, and the singer brought his Suit & Tie to knock it out of a star-studded park, notes the Hollywood Reporter , which calls the episode "the biggest of 2013." In his opening monologue, he was joined... More »

The 10 Oldest New Dads in Hollywood

Steve Martin joins their ranks

(Newser) - Startled when Steve Martin became a first-time father at 67 ? Well, check out these nine other Hollywood dads who are also a bit older than you might expect, rounded up by Celebuzz :
  • Gary Busey: Had his second son at age 65.
  • Warren Beatty: He and wife Annette Bening had
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Shocking Celeb Hookups

'Really? They dated?'

(Newser) - Chances are you were not shocked when Rihanna and Chris Brown got back together . But you may be surprised to hear that Marlee Matlin dated John Stamos back in the '80s. Such is the nature of the 161 (yes, really) surprising celebrity hookups rounded up by ET Online :
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10 Famous Guy Cheerleaders

Yes, Samuel L. Jackson is among them

(Newser) - Cheerleading may be predominantly made up of females now, but it started as a male sport, and the Huffington Post found 10 male college cheerleaders who went on to quite a bit of prominence in Hollywood and DC:
  • Jimmy Stewart: He cheered at Princeton University as a junior and senior.
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Steve Martin Duped by Art Forgery

Fake discovered after actor sells painting at auction

(Newser) - Steve Martin is renowned for his taste in art, but even he got duped by some world-class swindlers, reports Der Spiegel . Martin bought a painting called Landscape With Horses, said to be from modernist Heinrich Campendonk, in 2004 for $850,000. He sold it two years later at Christie's... More »

Old-Fashioned Oscars Draw Lukewarm Reviews

Baldwin and Martin wow, but show somehow lacked fun

(Newser) - Were the 82nd Academy Awards any good? The critics are split, but, hey, that’s the point. “We all think we know how to do a better Oscar night,” writes Hank Steuver of the Washington Post . “When really all we know are recipes for queso dip.”... More »

Why You'll Actually Enjoy the Oscars

This year promises to be a doozy for the Academy

(Newser) - Planning to skip the Oscars again? Don’t! This year’s ceremony will be better than ever, New York magazine argues, and here’s why:
  • The expanded Best Picture category: This way, we’re sure to get a blockbuster or two up for the award, along with some well-built indies.
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It's Complicated Really a Simple Rom-Com

It may not be complicated, but Alec Baldwin's performance shines

(Newser) - Some critics see Nancy Meyers' latest as somewhat more reasoned and subtle than her usual fare. But It's Complicated is still a formulaic flick—with a scene-stealing turn by Alec Baldwin. A few takes:
  • The flick " isn't nearly complicated enough, but at least Meyers has dropped something a bit
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Martin, Baldwin to Host Oscars

March 7 broadcast will be third for Martin, first for Baldwin

(Newser) - Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will host next year’s Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. Martin’s hosted the show twice, and though Baldwin never has, he has plenty of similar experience, hosting Saturday Night Live 14 times. That’s one less than... More »

Letterman Apologizes to Wife on Air

Late Night pauses for another round of confession

(Newser) - David Letterman will use his opening monologue tonight to publicly apologize to his wife and his current and former colleagues, according to numerous audience members. "Wow, that weekend went fast," he joked before turning serious during this afternoon's taping, his first public appearance at the Ed Sullivan Theater... More »

Seth Rogen: Playboy Cover Model

Comedy star joins exclusive list of males to grace cover of men's mag

(Newser) - Seth Rogen is about to join a very selective club: Playboy is putting him on the cover of its April issue, the Daily News reports. That's an honor shared by fewer than 10 men, including Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin. Readers who don’t buy Playboy for the articles will... More »

It's a Bomb, Cato!

Inspector Clouseau can't win over critics

(Newser) - There is slapstick aplenty in Steve Martin’s second Pink Panther movie, but “none of it is particularly funny,” complains Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Critics are almost unanimous in panning Pink Panther 2. It’s “willfully stupid,” says Bill Goodykoontz of the Arizona Republic,... More »

Marcia: 'I Traded Sex for Drugs'

Brady Bunch darling reveals struggle with addiction, depression

(Newser) - The actress who played the nation's perky darling Marcia in the wholesome Brady Bunch TV family once traded sex for drugs during years in the abyss of depression and drug addiction, reports E! Online. Maureen McCormick, now 52, reveals her very un-Brady life in her new memoir, Here's the Story:... More »

Kennedy Center Honors 5

American artists recognized for achievement in performing arts

(Newser) - A "California Dreamin'" Beach Boy, the director of a bunch of "Goodfellas," a "wild and crazy" SNL alum, a Motown diva who beseeched us to "Stop! In the Name of Love," and a one-handed pianist all took a bow last night as the 30th... More »

Diana Ross Wins Supreme Honor

Brian Wilson, Martin Scorsese also among 5 picked for Kennedy Center artists

(Newser) - There'll be good vibrations at the Kennedy Center: the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Motown legend Diana Ross have been chosen as this year's  honorees. Comic actor and writer Steve Martin, film director Martin Scorsese  and pianist Leon Fleisher will also be honored, reports the Washington Post. More »

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