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Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Steve at the New Yorker Festival in October
Posted: Mon., Aug. 21, 2006, 4:52pm PT
Hulaween in full swing
By LIZ SMITH
NORA EPHRON and Ken Auletta will cook and chat at the Culinary Loft as part of the 7th Annual New Yorker Festival (Oct. 6, 7 and 8.) Nora has been writing about cooking for The New Yorker and will serve up three of her favorite dishes -- meals that bring back special memories. Auletta will grill Nora as she stirs. Other festival happenings include Steve Martin interviewing cartoonist Roz Chast, and John Lahr talking to Liev Schreiber. A complete schedule will be online Sept. 4 at festival.newyorker.com
Roz Chast is a longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker and other magazines.
Thanks to KMT, who found this.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Steve on 60 Minutes
Once again fivealex at youtube.com has come up with an old gem. In approximately 1988, Steve was interviewed on 60 Minutes by Dianne Sawyer, along with his then wife Victoria Tennant. It included clips, David Hockney, and more.
I recommend going to youtube.com and entering in the search line "steve martin fivealex". You'll find this two part entry and lots of others.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Happy Birthday, Steve
Today is Steve's birthday.
In anticipation of his birth, Japan surrendered. As a result, Steve was born on the first day of the postwar baby boom.
Happy 61st, Steve.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Steve Attended Red Buttons Tribute
Steve isn't mentioned in this article, although he was there. You can find pics at wireimage.com and elsewhere.
City News Service
August 7, 2006 Monday 9:16 AM PST
CENTURY CITY, California
Red Buttons, the carrot-topped comedian who conquered stages from Broadway to Hollywood, will be remembered tonight in a star- studded tribute.
Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rooney, Connie Stevens and Robert Forster are a few of the stars set to honor Buttons tonight. The comedian died on July 12 of vascular disease. He was 87.
Buttons was known for a razor-sharp wit and surprising depth as an actor. He won an Oscar in 1957 with a dramatic turn in "Sayonara" after battling to convince the filmmakers that a comedian could play a dramatic role.
Tonight's invitation-only tribute is being hosted and produced by Arthur Kassel, a friend. He plans to show clips from Buttons' performances.
"Red Buttons was a special and loyal friend of mine for many decades," Kassel said. "This celebration of his life is necessary for those of us who have lost such an important part of our lives. Many of us need to say goodbye to Red in the environment of laughter and good causes that he lived for."
Kassel also said it would be "an evening of closure" and "a send-off he more than deserves."
Also scheduled to attend the event, among others, are Larry King, Martin Landau, Rob Reiner, Joe Montegna, Bill Maher, Loni Anderson, Sheriff Lee Baca, former Gov. Gray Davis, Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Charles Durning, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts, Pia Zadora, Elliot Gould, Ed Asner, Barbara Eden and Valerie Harper.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Now you can see Steve's old tv specials
There is a guy on youtube, fivealex, who has uploaded "Steve's Best Show Ever" (1981) and "Comedy is Not Pretty" (1980).
These have skits that people have asked for for years -- the death of Socrates, El Paso with the chimps, the Elephant Man and much more.
You can find the links here. There are lots of other goodies here, too. Check it out before they disappear.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Steve not writing the Pink Panther sequel
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
Sony Pictures and MGM have hired Scott Neustadter and Michael M. Weber to write the sequel of The Pink Panther.
The plot for the sequel is being kept under wraps, however The Hollywood Reporter says it has been described as high concept. Steve Martin is on board to reprise his role as Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
It's been good for the newcomers, Neustadter and Weber - along side The Pink Panther, the pair sold their romantic comedy script, (500) Days of Summer to Fox Searchlight.
Look for The Pink Panther sequel in theaters late next year.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Seems Steve's back in NYC
Rush and Malloy
New York Daily News online
Celebrities scrambling to see Rita Wilson before she ends her run in "Chicago" at the Ambassador Theatre Sunday, including Maria Bello, Bette Midler and Steve Martin, will get another chance to see her Nov. 14, when she'll join Huey Lewis, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey, Patrick Swayze, Chita Rivera, Marilu Henner, Alan Thicke and other alumni to celebrate the revival's 10th anniversary in a benefit for Safe Horizon, the victims' aid group.