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Thursday, May 29, 2008
Steve- A&E Biography
To see the A&E Biography of Steve, go here. It definitely requires broadband, but has a bunch of great old pics.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Steve and Arianna Huffington pic
You can see a recent pic of Steve with Ariana Huffington from a party in L.A. on 21 May 2008 here.
Steve sings with Lisa Loeb
Lisa Loeb is releasing a new album June 3rd of camp music. Steve does one track on the album with her. I don't know what the song is yet.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
And now a second new SM movie with Diane Keaton in the works
Steve Martin and Diane Keaton to Re-Team in Another Comedy
Posted May 13th 2008 10:02AM by Peter Martin
A comfortable and charming cinematic couple will reunite in two forthcoming comedies, but which will come first? At the end of March, Monika Bartyzel passed on the news that Steve Martin and Diane Keaton would re-team for the first time in more than a decade for the family comedy One Big Happy. Martin and Keaton were attached to the pitch from Party of Five creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, which Paramount Pictures bought. Keyser and Lippman have other projects in various stages of development and no production timeline was mentioned.
Now, according to Variety, Paramount has bought another comedy pitch, this time from Steve Martin. Producer Robert Simonds presented Martin's idea for a comedy entitled From Zero to Sixty to all the major studios last week and Paramount was the "most aggresive in taking it off the table." Martin and Keaton would play a couple, but no other plot details emerged. Variety says production could start in the fall, but that's assuming a writer can be signed and the script completed very quickly. It may be that Paramount wants to fast track From Zero to Sixty because the script for One Big Happy will take a while to complete because of the writers' other projects.
Martin and Keaton starred together in Father of the Bride in 1991 and then followed that up with the sequel in 1995. Those films were very silly and forgettable, and I imagine these two new comedies will follow a similar path to box office success.
Posted: Mon., May 12, 2008, 8:30pm PT
Martin pitch propels Paramount
Actor will re-team with Diane Keaton
By MICHAEL FLEMING
Paramount Pictures has acquired "From Zero to Sixty," a Steve Martin pitch for a comedy that will reteam him with "Father of the Bride" co-star Diane Keaton.
Robert Simonds will produce.
Simonds pitched Martin's idea last week to each studio, and Par was the most aggressive in taking it off the table. Martin and Keaton would play a couple in the comedy.
WMA repped Martin and Simonds, Endeavor reps Keaton.
Paramount could put the pic into production this fall if a writer is drafted quickly.
Simonds is the producer of the "Pink Panther" series, and he and Martin just wrapped the Harald Zwart-directed "Pink Panther 2," which will be released in February. They have already begun talking with writers about "Pink Panther 3."
Keaton last starred in the Callie Khouri-directed "Mad Money."
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Why hide Anne?
I just looked at a series of pics of Steve out walking in his NYC neighborhood with his wife, Anne Stringfield, and their dog. According to the photographer, upon seeing paparazzi, Steve walked back leaving his wife (who was walking the dog) to avoid being photographed together.
I wonder why? It's not as though they haven't been photographed together. You never see her in any pics where he attends functions of one sort of another. It leaves people (including me) why he always seems to be without her.
Is it the age difference? Come on, Steve. Quit hiding your wife.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Steve, April Gornick, and Eric Fischl talk about art in connecticut
Ridgefield, Connecticut Times-News
Knock-knock. Who's there? Steve Martin!
Actor-comic and pair of artists help Aldrich raise $150,000 at dinner
By Deb Keiser
Article Last Updated: 05/02/2008 05:00:20 AM EDT
You can count on Steve Martin to take what could have been a very staid evening at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield and lighten it up.
Not that the actor doesn't take art seriously, he most certainly does. Actually, he's a passionate art collector, which is how he came to speak at the museum's patrons' dinner on Saturday in the first place.
With two friends, Eric Fischl and April Gornik, both contemporary artists, he spoke for about 45 minutes on a topic that usually wouldn't get too many laughs. But in his inimitable way, Martin delivered ad lib from a podium in a museum just as smoothly as he would from a stage in any comedy club.
His arrival at the cocktail reception could have gone unnoticed, but his height (about 6 feet tall) combined with his trademark white hair gave him away. But there was no slapstick, no loud laughter. He skipped the appetizers (which were mouthwatering little creations catered by Abigail Kirsch), and instead of a glass, he held a cap in his hands.
He looked all the serious art collector -- very understated in a beige sports jacket, quietly mingling with a group of people he seemed to know well. But his humor never lies too far from the surface: He could be overheard saying (if you got quite close to him), "Did you hear the one about joining a gym in France?"
The punch line was diluted by the ambient noise, but his privacy was completely respected as none of the event supporters approached him. There were no autographs this night. But there were quite a few laughs.
After a short introduction by museum administrators, the panelists stepped up to the podium. Fischl and Gornik (who are husband and wife) first; Martin followed and they all were seated.
Martin took the lead. "I was pleased to hear what it is we are here to talk about because I thought we were supposed to talk about Scientology."
When the laughs from the audience died down, he continued, "OK, so we are talking about art and art collecting. And Erik, why don't you take it from there?"
It became immediately evident that this was an impromptu discussion that was evidently unscripted. But there were no lapses in conversation and the audience -- approximately 140 attended -- enjoyed it.
Designer Alexander Julian, of Ridgefield, called it "a perfect combination of intellect and star power."
Amanda Martocchio of New Canaan said it was a fun, engaging evening.
"The panel discussion had moments of great creative insight, silliness, and relevance," said the architect. "Relaying between Steve Martin's seeking authenticity on stage or in words and Eric's or April's striving for what's real and meaningful on canvas was exhilarating."
Clearly, the three have been friends for many years, and Martin's art collection reflects his support of their work.
Fischl is considered this century's Edward Hopper, and he has been prominent in the art world since the '80s for his poignant representations of psycho-sexual dramas and suburban ennui.
Gornik is a landscape painter, who brings a modernity to the genre that was later discussed by the panel. Both she and her husband have had a long-standing relationship with the Aldrich, having exhibited there in the '80s and '90s.
Martin continued to deflect the spotlight from himself, asking the couple the most basic interview question, "Why did you two become artists?"
Maybe he wasn't really expecting a response, but he got one. Fischl responded quickly by saying, "Boredom. Art is a way of staving off boredom."
"Collecting is that way, too," said Martin. "It's a form of shopping!"
The conversation casually ambled as the artists discussed their work and how their sensibilities developed.
Martin explained that his interest in art began in college with friends who were artists. Since that was the mid-'60s, it was an exciting time in the art world with movements like abstract expressionism, color field and pop all in the forefront.
Yet what he began collecting first was 19th-century American landscape painting in the luminism style that captured the American unique landscape and light.
"Then I got interested in the backs of the paintings which became as interesting as the front. Authenticating a painting -- it's like detective work. Then I got interested in art in general"; and then I met you guys!" he said, indicating his two friends.
Martin enjoys Gornik's landscapes because, he said, "You can look at them for years; they don't evaporate. I think of certain pictures as 'never letting you down' -- something that keeps you looking at it and is always a pleasure to walk by."
Fischl observed that Martin's art collection is a reflection of his creative mind. "Steve Martin is unpredictable in his collecting of art. He is able to collect obscure artists ad well as the big ones. Yet his collection is cohesive."
Martin replied with humor: "My collection is what was available and what I could afford!"
The Patrons' Dinner raised $150,000 to benefit the museum's exhibition fund. It is one of two major museum fund-raisers for 2008. The second is a secret art sale, Aldrich Undercover, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21. For more information on the Aldrich, visit www.aldrichart.org.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Steve in Disguise
New York Post Online
Essy to Spot
April 30, 2008 -- THE next time Steve Martin wants to go incognito, he shouldn't wear clown glasses. The white-haired comic strolled into the lobby at BAM for pal Paul Simon's show last week and made a beeline through the crowds wearing his trademark fedora. But, said our spy, "He had enormous glasses on. He looked like a cross between the Pink Panther and Richard Nixon . . . People were noticing him . . . he would have been less obvious with the arrow through his head."