Jennifer Lopez donned a nude-colored gown to attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix, AZ, last night. She had boyfriend Casper Smart by her side for the annual event that benefits the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center as well as other charities. Jennifer, who also brought her sister Leslie Lopez along, wasn't just one of the star-studded crowd: she took the stage to give a live performance, which included a duet with Andrea Bocelli. She also linked up with the host of the evening, Ali, at the event that brought out Rita Wilson, Steve Martin, and more. J Lo traveled to the desert for the Fight Night with Casper after getting in quality time with her twins last weekend in LA.
Ever wonder what happens behind closed doors at Saturday Night Live? Turns out, there exists a special club for those who've hosted the show five times. As this weekend marked Justin Timberlake's fifth time hosting the show, he was finally invited to throw on a smoking jacket and join the likes of Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, and Candice Bergen in the Five-Timers Club. As Martin ushers Timberlake around, he gets served a drink by bartender Fiver-Timer wannabe Dan Aykroyd, while Martin Short (tries) to serve him appetizers. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of comedy stars.
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Father's Day is coming this weekend, and if you're still scrambling to figure out what to give your dad as a gift, then take a breather with me to reflect on onscreen fathers. Plenty of great movie dads exist in the world of entertainment, but there are a special few actors who have played multiple memorable movie dads. Today we're taking a look at Steve Martin, the comedian who's always brought warmth as well as laughs to his work. Check out his best fatherly roles and find out why we think they're so special.
I have to give The Big Year some credit for straying from the idea that comedies either need to be raunchy, romantic, or dumbed down for kids these days. The film feels more like an old-fashioned comedy, before the genre became overrun with fart jokes and one actor playing every role himself. Though it won't make you roll your eyes, the downside is that The Big Year won't really make you laugh, either.
As three very different birders (that's "bird-watchers" for you amateurs) determined to see the most species in the span of a year — aka, a "big year" — Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin turn in genuine and likable performances. The film has heart and a feel-good message, but watching three dudes check out woodpeckers through their binoculars is about as boring as it sounds.
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Steve Martin chatted about The Big Year at a recent press day in NYC along with his costars Owen Wilson and Jack Black. The trio, who play birders competing for a world record in the film, have great comic chemistry, and they joked about their antics on set and even confessed to a night of debauchery. The Big Year trailer gives a peek of what's to come when the movie is out on Oct. 14. The three get along great, but Steve in particular was happy their on-set time didn't include any out-there pranks. They said:
What was it like on set – were there any pranks?
Steve Martin: I’m not much of a prankster.
Owen Wilson: Oh come on, April Fool's Day — you wait for that to come around like nobody’s business.
SM: On April Fool’s Day, I change people’s calendar to April 2nd.
OW: It wasn’t really a prank-filled set
SM: When I hear about a prank-filled set, I think, "Ugh, I’m so glad I’m not on that movie."
Jack Black: Every time I do a press junket I always regret that I didn’t pull a George Clooney prank, so that I would have a prank to talk about later. We really missed an opportunity there, guys.
SM: We should have hired a writer to come up with some pranks that we could have said we played. We did have fun and we hung out on the set.
To read what else the guys joked about, just keep reading.
The best part about The Big Year trailer is the tacked-on intro, courtesy of stars Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. It's not that the film looks terrible, but the big draw here is the comedy trifecta headlining the film, and there are more laughs when the guys are making fun of each other out of character. In the film, they star as three men who are a bit adrift in life, and so they embark on a year-long journey together to do all the things they've always wanted to do. Somewhere along the way, things get a bit competitive between the buddies.
I have to admit that I'm a bit confused by the trailer — mostly because the book it's based on, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature and Fowl Obsession, is about bird-watching. The film, on the other hand, merely references a bird-watching hobby, and instead seems more like a coming-of-age story for grown men. Check out the trailer for yourself when you read more
Anne Hathaway joined a variety of current and former Saturday Night Live stars for the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Gala yesterday evening. Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Abby Elliott, and more had the evening off from prepping for this weekend's new episode, which Anne will be hosting. Anne made a rare public appearance with boyfriend Adam Shulman on her arm, while Tina Fey also enjoyed a date night with her husband, Jeff Richmond. Lately, Anne has been inseparable from her Love and Other Drugs costar Jake Gyllenhaal, who hit the town instead with Natalie Portman for a charity party. Jake and Anne have been all over in the run-up to Wednesday's release of their movie, and you seem excited to finally see their supposedly steamy chemistry up on the big screen.
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This week marks the momentous occasion of 30 Rock's first live episode, and aside from the unpredictable, outrageous highlights we're bound to see, there's also a host of guest stars who'll be stopping by. Two of them include Jon Hamm and Matt Damon, a pair of Liz Lemon's love interests. Liz has had a pretty active dating life over the course of the show's five seasons, but somehow she's still ends up single. Here's why: each of her suitors seems to have a hilarious, (and sometimes horrifying) dealbreaker. Watch this video for clips of her past boyfriends — there's a solid lesson each man can teach us for what not to look for in a mate!