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Jack Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin Balance Their Time With Leno (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 7th 2011 2:45AM
Jack Black, Owen Wilson & Steve Martin, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Owen Wilson, Steve Martin and Jack Black were all guests on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) at the same time to promote their upcoming comedy, 'The Big Year.' But when you have three big stars sharing face-time on the same late nigh talk show, how do you determine who sits next to Jay Leno?

According to the guys, they hashed this out with their lawyers for two weeks prior to this appearance. While Owen Wilson was telling a story about working with Martin, an alarm went off and the three men got up and shifted seats. Leno had no idea what was happening, but it was their way to ensure equal time in the chair. Isn't fairness great?!

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Steve Martin Crashes Alec Baldwin's Record-Setting 'SNL' Hosting Stint (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 26th 2011 3:00AM
Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin, 'Saturday Night Live'When it was realized that Alec Baldwin hosting this season premiere of 'Saturday Night Live' (Sat., 11:30PM ET on NBC) would give him the all-time hosting record over Steve Martin, we all assumed that Martin would make an appearance. The question was how and when.

Well, he showed up right away, during Baldwin's monologue touting his 16th time hosting. Martin was surprisingly gracious, and only wanted to make sure Baldwin wasn't using any performance enhancing drugs.

So they staged a fake drug test, with Martin analyzing Baldwin's urine by swishing it in his mouth -- he only detected Cialis. It was a fun bit, but much tamer than perhaps we would have expected. No jealousy or bitterness from Martin? We did, however, love when he asked surprise guest Seth Rogen if his being there counted as hosting. It doesn't.

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Steve Martin Gives Stephen Colbert Some Tips on Playing the Banjo (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 22nd 2011 7:10AM
Steve Martin on 'The Colbert Report'Steve Martin was on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET Comedy Central), were he performed a song from his new bluegrass album, 'Rare Bird Alert.'

But before doing so, he told Colbert about different types of banjo playing techniques, including one known as "clawhammer."

"Clawhammer?" Colbert repeated. "It sounds like a disability ... "

"Or I think of it as a 'Kama Sutra' position," Martin shot back.

Well, you can certainly learn a lot about a man from what he thinks "clawhammer" sounds like.

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Steve Martin Talks Collaboration With Paul McCartney on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 17th 2011 2:45PM
Steve Martin Talks Collaboration With Paul McCartney on 'The View'Working with a music legend like Paul McCartney could be the highlight of anyone's career, but not as far as Steve Martin is concerned. On 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Martin joked that the honor of recently collaborating with the ex-Beatle was, in fact, all McCartney's.

Martin released a second bluegrass album this week entitled 'Rare Bird Alert,' and McCartney lends vocals to a song written by Martin for his wife Anne.

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Steve Martin Caught Shoplifting on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 17th 2011 2:37AM
Steve Martin, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Poor Steve Martin. It looks like he's the latest in a long line of Hollywood celebrities to catch the shoplifting bug. Like most of the other starlets, Martin was in complete denial that he'd done anything wrong, until David Letterman revealed that 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:37PM ET on CBS) had acquired some security footage.

Martin tried to keep Letterman from airing the video, but you can't bottle the truth for long. In stark black-and-white, Martin's shame was revealed for all to see.

We loved the visual of Martin coming out of the grocery story with a full ham stuffed into his pants. You could barely tell it was there. And now he gets to sport the same kind of stylish anklet that Lindsay Lohan wore. In other words, he's finally arrived.

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Steve Martin and Shepard Fairey Agree: Stephen Colbert Needs to Change His Picture (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 9th 2010 7:42AM
Steve Martin and Shepard Fairey Agree: Stephen Colbert Needs to Change His Picture It was time for Stephen Colbert to make a change. And Steve Martin had a suggestion. On the new 'Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), the comedian admitted that he didn't like Colbert's self-portrait. Mr. Colbert was willing to listen -- so he brought on famed artist Shepard Fairey (who designed the Obama "Hope" poster) in order to switch things around.

But Fairey had a different message for Colbert than he had for Barack Obama. Instead of "HOPE," he spray-painted the word "OBEY" in big letters across Stephen's portrait. When the host asked Mr. Fairey why he did that, this was the artist's reply --

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Tina Fey Explains Why She Refuses to Tweet on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 23rd 2010 1:15PM
If only other people had Tina Fey's attitude toward Twitter, the world might be a better place. On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), Fey explains that she refuses to tweet because she takes writing far too seriously and just doesn't have the time.

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'Saturday Night Live' - 'Tina Fey/Justin Bieber' Recap

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 11th 2010 3:49PM
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(S35E18) Tina Fey gives hope to all nerdy funny girls out there. You may be frumpy and strange now, girls, but all you have to do is work really hard, be yourself, create/write/star in a hit show with Alec Baldwin and become super-famous. Then you will finally be able to soothe the flame of self-hate this is currently raging within you. This is the only option to escape your ugly duckling phase. Sorry if you were convinced otherwise.

All right, seriously, this was a solid episode. It felt like Fey had a strong hand in what kind of material was being produced; most of the sketches worked very well for her. This was also the first time I had heard Justin Bieber. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

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Tina Fey on 'Saturday Night Live': Clip Highlights (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 11th 2010 3:27PM
Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Steve MartinTina Fey returned to 'Saturday Night Live' last night and had plenty to say about brownie husbands, Tiger Woods, and the Oscar curse, among other things.

And apparently, she also has a thing for Justin Bieber, the musical guest this week! Somehow, the pairing of these two seems like the perfect combination.

Watch the videos after the jump.

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Academy Awards Broadcast Was a Comedy of Errors and an Error of Comedy

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 8th 2010 7:38AM
The Best Picture goes to
There was a great industry joke lobbed at the Hollywood awards machine by the short-lived but loved TV cartoon 'The Critic.' The joke featured a Midwestern farmer and his boy spotting a plane headed to Hollywood.

"Yep, son," the wide-eyed farm says with a big pitchfork in his all-American paw, "on that plane are the people who fill our lives with blockbuster movies, moronic situation comedies, awards shows where awards shows win awards. Get my gun, boy."

If the 82nd Academy Awards takes home an Emmy or even a nomination for their television broadcast, just about every middle American farmer with a sidearm will land on a terror alert watch list and every first class flight from New York to Hollywood will have to divert over the Gulf of Mexico in order to avoid the inevitable strafe of gunfire from America's heartland.

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Oscars Telecast Suffers From Expanded Best Picture Field

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 8th 2010 1:03AM
When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced last year that they would be expanding the Best Picture field to 10 films for their 82nd annual awards, the reaction was immediate, as pundits and cinephiles debated whether the move would dilute the importance of the awards. Slipping through the cracks, though, was how the change would affect the broadcast and the ceremony itself.

Well, now we know, because the ramifications were seen early and often throughout the show, which aired last night on ABC. While producer Adam Shankman wisely used the change as an excuse to emphasize the films and the performances themselves -- something viewers were clued into from the first moments, when this year's crop of Best Actor and Best Actress nominees gathered on the stage to kick off the ceremony -- the inclusion of extended clip packages for nominees and testimonials from fellow actors led not only to one of the longest broadcasts in recent awards show memory but also to the removal of several Oscar staples, including the Best Song performances.

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'Parenthood' preview just for TV Squad

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 1st 2010 4:03PM
After what has been a long time coming, NBC's new version of 'Parenthood' is finally premiering tomorrow night. And if the anticipation wasn't already high, TV Squad received an unexpected, very nice little invitation to tune in from Opie himself. Or Richie Cunningham if you prefer.

Yes, that's right, Ron Howard, the executive producer of 'Parenthood,' did a handful of shout-outs to the media and we were included. Aren't we special?

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Kristen Wiig's Gilly to Host 'SNL' Christmas Special

by Bryan Enk, posted Dec 8th 2009 10:46AM
Her name is Gilly, and she's at it again!

The Hollywood Reporter tells us there will be trouble for Christmas this year, as Kristen Wiig's ruckus-causing schoolgirl character Gilly from 'Saturday Night Live' will host her very own Christmas special. 'SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas,' which will be the first two-hour 'SNL' special since 2002, will air on Thursday, December 17 at 8PM on NBC.

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Best '30 Rock' Guest Stars: Oh, They Went to There

by Daynah Burnett, posted Nov 12th 2009 1:00PM
Blurg! Does '30 Rock' ever love having guest stars!

With almost 100 guest appearances so far and only in its fourth season, the series has gained a well-deserved reputation for snagging all kinds of A-listers
. Ranging from silly to meta to awesome, we've compiled a list of our favorite star turns on '30 Rock' that's sure to blow your mind grapes.

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Here's who turned down the Oscars gig

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 4th 2009 6:31PM
OscarAllison told you yesterday that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will host the Oscars in 2010. But you probably guessed that others were considered too, right? Three of the people below turned down the gig. Can you guess who they were?

  • Tina Fey
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Will Ferrell
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jay Leno
  • Ben Stiller
  • Sean Combs
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • me

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