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Steve Martin Plays The Banjo Really Well (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Steve Martin visited David Letterman Monday night and told him he had gripes that weren't covered by the apology the late-night host made earlier in t...

The Simple Truth Is It's Complicated Isn't Funny

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The new Nancy Meyers' film has a cast headed by Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. But the plot doesn't quite work, and the stars don't shine as brightly as they should, and... well, it's complicated.

"Complicated" Doesn't Equal "Funny"

Gwen Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gwen Davis

It's Complicated gives us Meryl as the ex-wife of a philanderingly attractive Alec Baldwin, married to the hot young woman he dumped her for.

Movie Review: It's Complicated

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's exactly the kind of middlebrow entertainment that attracts people who no longer go to movies -- because it seems like the kind of movie they no longer make.

Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin To Co-Host Oscars

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are taking on the Oscars. The two Hollywood veterans will share hosting duties at the 82nd Academy ...

Steve Martin Tto Publish Two New Books

The New York Times | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Steve Martin has spun his wheel of talents again, and this time it has stopped at "author." Grand Central Publishing said in an e-mail message that it...

Meryl in the Sack With Alec

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Nancy Meyers -- attractive, blonde, quick-witted -- goes where Hollywood fears to tread: she makes rom-coms about later-life love. We're discussing her latest film, It's Complicated.

Maine Bans Same-Sex Oscar Hosts

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Voters in Maine turned out in record numbers yesterday to repeal a law legalizing same-sex Oscar hosts, throwing the plans for this year's Academy Awards into turmoil.

Steve Martin And Stephen Colbert Re-Enact Christian Bale's Freak-Out

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Steve Martin sat down with Stephen Colbert Wednesday and re-enacted the Christian Bale tirade TMZ released earlier this week. Martin, on tour to p...

Gray Pride: Who Wears Gray Hair Best? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood tends not to embrace most signs of aging, but these celebs are wearing their gray with pride. Who is pulling off the salt-and-pepper look an...

Steve Martin: My Attempt At Moonwalking (VIDEO)

New Yorker | Steve Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a dancer, Michael Jackson was great. He was like Fred Astaire. This video, a parody of the "Billie Jean" video, was done for "The New Show," which ...

Shakespeare In The Park: Anne Hathaway, Steve Martin, Liev Shreiber At Public Theater Opening (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last night was the opening for the annual Shakespeare In The Park at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. This year's production of Twelfth Night i...

Jimmy Fallon Crashes Steve Martin's Dinner Party; Gets Drunk, Passes Out (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Apparently, Jimmy Fallon's a real ass--the kind of guy who would stumble into your house drunk, make your dogs listen to his bad jokes, drool on your ...

What's the Greatest Book Ever About the Business of Show? A Wild and Crazy Late Book Review

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Born Standing Up may be the least show bizzy book about show business.

Steve Martin on Banjo at the Rubin: "My Hit Single 'King Tut' Was Not a Fluke"

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Pasternack

Before he played his new album's title track, Martin said it had became a minor hit in the bluegrass world. "And in the bluegrass world," he quipped, "a minor hit is a major hit."

'Parenthood' Reborn For NBC Primetime

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The 1989 movie "Parenthood" is going to be reborn as an NBC TV series. According to people familiar with NBC's plans, the "Parent...

Steve Martin Offers To Pay For Banned High School Play

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LA GRANDE, Oregon — Actor and comedian Steve Martin has offered to pay for an off-campus production of his play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," wh...

Audiences Into "He's Just Not That Into You," Not Steve Martin

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Movie fans were into "He's Just Not That Into You" as the ensemble romance got a jump on Valentine's Day to lead the weekend box o...

Steve Martin On Letterman: I Was On The US Air Flight (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Steve Martin sat down with David Letterman Monday and confided that he had been on the US Airways flight last month that made the heroic landing in th...

Steve Martin: I Was On That US Airways Flight

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Steve Martin appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman tonight and discussed his harrowing experience on US Airways Flight 1549, the plane that c...

SNL: Jolie, Blago, David Paterson, Steve Martin & More (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Steve Martin hosted this week's SNL which featured skits on Governor Blagojevich, Angelina Jolie, Bernie Madoff and more. Martin also did a song on th...

Steve Martin Talks About New Album

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"I'm ready to talk music," Martin said recently between a raft of promotional interviews for "The Pink Panther 2," which opens next week. The music i...

A Review of Chandni Chowk to China

Melanie McGanney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melanie McGanney

An embodiment of all things Bollywood, director Nikhil Advani's Chandni Chowk to China interweaves singing, acrobatic dancing and kung fu into this effusive picaresque.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, John Snow, Bush's former Secretary of the Treasury, claimed that one of the causes of the mortgage meltdown was that, in its zeal to increase homeownership, the Bush administration "forgot" that people had to be "able to afford their houses." Perfectly understandable. And it explains so much: Bush and company didn't mean to illegally torture prisoners at Gitmo -- they simply "forgot" torture was illegal. They didn't mean to trample civil rights -- they simply "forgot" about the Constitution. They didn't gin up phony intel to hype us into war -- they simply "forgot" that WMD had to be real. Turns out their guiding principle has been Steve Martin's classic catch-all defense: "I forgot!" So, will Bush's parting words be, "Well, excuuuuuse me!"?

SNL's Classic Coke Year

Dennis Perrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dennis Perrin

Little wonder that Tina Fey says she would've been frightened to work on the original SNL. It wasn't for the faint-hearted.