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Watch Steve Martin Match Wits With the Alien Symbiote in ‘All of Venom’ (Video)

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Watch Steve Martin Match Wits With the Alien Symbiote in ‘All of Venom’ (Video)
In his review of “Venom,” TheWrap film critic Alonso Duralde said about the “Spider-Man” sorta-spinoff that it’s what you’d get if “you replaced Tom Hardy for Steve Martin in ‘All of Me,’ and switched out Lily Tomlin for a wad of chewed-up black licorice.”

To be honest, that sounds to us like a great idea. And as it happens, we’re not alone. Video artist Nelson Carvajal agrees, and to prove it, he created a video mashup bringing the idea to life. Watch it above right now.

Also Read: 'Venom' Forms Symbiotic Relationship With (Mostly) Bad Reviews: 'Loud and Stupid'

If you haven’t seen the 1984 film directed by Carl Reiner, “All of Me” follows estate lawyer Roger Cobb (Martin), who ends up with the soul of heiress Edwina Cutwater (Tomlin) trapped in his body. Each of them have control over half of his body, leading
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‘The Great Buster: A Celebration’ Trailer: Buster Keaton Gets His Due In Peter Bogdanovich’s Documentary

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‘The Great Buster: A Celebration’ Trailer: Buster Keaton Gets His Due In Peter Bogdanovich’s Documentary
Exclusive: Peter Bogdanovich’s The Great Buster: A Celebration, his documentary about movie pioneer Buster Keaton, is winding its was from a world premiere at Telluride and then Venice before landing this week at the place where Keaton plied his trade: Hollywood. The pic is set to screen Sunday afternoon in the Buzz section of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

The film produced and to be distributed by Cohen Media Group looks at the life of Keaton, a king of Silent Era films in the 1920s who invented much of the language of film used today via classics from Our Hospitality to The General, Sherlock Jr. and Steamboat Bill Jr. His work continued into the 1960s despite personal setbacks and the fear his work would be forgotten; he won an honorary Oscar in 1960.

Bogdanovich’s search through Keaton’s archives resulted in remarkable restorations of some of his works, which
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All 15 Egot Winners, From Audrey Hepburn to John Legend (Photos)

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All 15 Egot Winners, From Audrey Hepburn to John Legend (Photos)
Only a select number of entertainers have earned a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony to earn the coveted Egot distinction.

Richard Rodgers, composer (1902-1979)

Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed, “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years” (1962)

Grammy: Best Show Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960); Best Original Cast Show Album, “No Strings” (1962)

Oscar: Best Song, “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945)

Tony: three for “South Pacific” (1950); one each for “The King and I” (1952), “The Sound of Music” (1960) and “No Strings” (1962)

Helen Hayes, actress (1900 – 1993)

Emmy: Best Actress, “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Not a Chance” (1953)

Grammy: Best Spoken Word Recording, “Great American Documents” (1977)

Oscar: Best Actress, “The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932); Best Supporting Actress, “Airport” (1970)

Tony: Best Actress in a Drama, “Happy Birthday” (1947); Best Actress in a Drama, “Time Remembered” (1958)

Rita Moreno (1931 -)

Emmy: Supporting Actress, Variety or Music, “The Muppet Show” (1977); Lead Actress for Single Appearance in a Comedy or Drama,
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Liev Schreiber could still win his first Emmy despite ‘Ray Donovan’ snub

Liev Schreiber could still win his first Emmy despite ‘Ray Donovan’ snub
Liev Schreiber was something of a surprise nominee in 2015 when he landed a Best Drama Actor nomination for “Ray Donovan.” After three consecutive bids for his gritty Showtime series, pundits assumed he would easily return to the race this year. The TV academy shockingly snubbed the performer in this major category, but Schreiber still has a great chance to take home his first career Emmy Award. For the second year in row, Schreiber is nominated in the Best Narrator category. He contends for his work narrating the HBO boxing series “24/7,” for the episode “Canelo/Golovkin.” The installment helped trace the backgrounds of Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin ahead of their middleweight championship fight.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations: 50 most unforgivable snubs include ‘Outlander,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘The Good Doctor

Last year Schreiber became the first person to claim two nominations in the narrator category. His two bids came from his voice-over work
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Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey to Present Twain Prize to Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey to Present Twain Prize to Julia Louis-Dreyfus
The stars are coming out for Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

An A-list lineup of celebrity guests — including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Jerry Seinfeld — is set to celebrate the actress, who will be presented with the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Oct. 21.

Other guests scheduled to appear include Bryan Cranston, Ilana Glazer, Tony Hale, Abbi Jacobson, Keegan Michael-Key and Kumail Nanjiani.

The ceremony, which will be held at the Kennedy Center, will be broadcast nationally Nov. 19 on PBS at 9pm Et.

Production company Done + Dusted will join the Kennedy Center in producing the event, with David Jammy serving as executive producer alongside showrunner Rick Austin and co-executive producer Chris Convy. Done + Dusted has previously produced the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in London, Stand up to Cancer and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

“From the moment we met the Done + Dusted team, they understood that the Twain Prize is
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Carol Burnett (’50th Anniversary Special’): An Emmy would be a ‘culmination of all those years’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

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Carol Burnett (’50th Anniversary Special’): An Emmy would be a ‘culmination of all those years’ [Complete Interview Transcript]
Carol Burnett is a television icon who just celebrated the 50th anniversary of her landmark variety series, “The Carol Burnett Show.” She also earned her 24th Emmy nomination for producing this year’s “The Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special,” in the Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category.

Burnett recently spoke with Gold Derby managing editor Chris Beachum about her many Emmy nominations and wins, the 50th anniversary special and her various experiences with Hollywood stars over the years. Listen to the exclusive chat above and read the complete interview transcript below.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

Gold Derby: Carol Burnett, just a few weeks ago you picked your 24th Emmy nomination in your career. Tell us about getting that news and what it means to you.

Carol Burnett: It means a lot to think about how the show’s 50 years old and I’m just amazed.
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Carl Reiner Pays Tribute to ‘Genius’ Neil Simon: ‘The Guy With the Voice of a Turtle’ (Exclusive Video)

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Carl Reiner Pays Tribute to ‘Genius’ Neil Simon: ‘The Guy With the Voice of a Turtle’ (Exclusive Video)
On Sunday, Neil Simon died at the age of 91. Carl Reiner knew and worked with Simon on “Your Show of Shows” in the early 1950s, and they were longtime friends. Reiner reflects on the memory of his friend, as told to TheWrap’s Daniel Kohn.

I first met him when he was a young writer on “Your Show of Shows.” A neophyte writer, he came with his brother, who was an established writer. And Neil was very quiet, sat quietly in the writers’ room, along with Larry Gelbart, Mel Brooks, Joe Stein, Tony Webster. He was a very quiet guy, but he had a mind like no other.

As a matter of fact, I called him “the guy with the voice of a turtle” — he talked so quietly that nobody ever heard him. Lucky for both of us, I was sitting next to him, and this was a phrase that
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Carl Reiner, Oldest Nominee In Emmy History, Competes With “Voice Of God” For Outstanding Narrator

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Carl Reiner, Oldest Nominee In Emmy History, Competes With “Voice Of God” For Outstanding Narrator
In 1977 Carl Reiner directed Oh, God!, starring octogenarian George Burns, then the elder statesman of comedy. Today, at 96, it is Reiner who is comedy’s elder statesman—still funny and still sharp, despite the inevitable ailments that come with a long life.

“I’m at the age now where you see doctors every day,” he tells Deadline. “Over the last four or five months I saw my hearing aid doctor, my shin—I hit my shin. I had a physical two days ago. They tell me I’m all right, so that’s why I’m talking to you.”

In the past year, Reiner has shot a movie—Ocean’s Eight (his cameo was dropped from the final cut)—and played a starring role in an HBO documentary, If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast, a film about Reiner and people like him who remain vigorous into their 90s.
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Neil Simon, Iconic Stage and Screen Writer, Dies at 91

Neil Simon, Iconic Stage and Screen Writer, Dies at 91
Neil Simon has sadly passed away at the age of 91. The prolific writer was nominated for four Oscars and won three Tony Awards. He is perhaps best known for such legendary works as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Promises, Promises, The Goodbye Girl and Lost in Yonkers. He will be long remembered for setting a new tone in theatrical comedy, and was a pioneer of the stage and screen.

Simon has more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer in history. He succumbed to complications from pneumonia over the weekend, passing away at a New York-Presbyterian hospital in Manhattan. He leaves behind a body of work that spans over 5 decades and includes 40 plays, quite a few of which were adapted with great success for the big screen. He is considered the most commercially successful American playwright in history.

Neil Simon has the distinction of being the
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Neil Simon, ‘Odd Couple’ and ‘Goodbye Girl’ Writer, Dies at 91

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Neil Simon, ‘Odd Couple’ and ‘Goodbye Girl’ Writer, Dies at 91
Neil Simon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright of some of Broadway’s most successful comedies, including “Barefoot in the Park,” “The Odd Couple” and “Plaza Suite,” died Saturday night due to complications from pneumonia. He was 91.

Simon died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City with his wife, Elaine Joyce, and his daughters Ellen Simon and Nancy Simon at his side, a representative said.

Simon was an unparalleled success in theater and film. He wrote more than thirty plays and musicals that opened on Broadway over four decades. Sometimes multiple Simon plays ran on Broadway simultaneously.

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Among his hits were “The Goodbye Girl,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “The Odd Couple,” “Sweet Charity,” “The Star Spangled Girl,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Biloxi Blues,” “Broadway Bound” and “Lost in Yonkers.”

Born Marvin Neil Simon in the Bronx, New York,
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Neil Simon Dies: Popular Playwright Of Numerous Broadway Hits Was 91

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Neil Simon Dies: Popular Playwright Of Numerous Broadway Hits Was 91
Neil Simon, the creator of such Pulitzer and Tony award-winning plays as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park and Lost in Yonkers, has died at 91. He died last night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City from complications from pneumonia.

Simon was a giant of popular content creation, the playwright behind works that were performed worldwide by high schools, local theater groups and Broadway, where he was dominant in the last half of the 20th century. Simon’s unparalleled career in the theater included more than thirty plays and musicals that opened on Broadway over a span of four decades.

He made his playwriting debut in 1961, with Come Blow Your Horn and concluded his Broadway run with 45 Seconds From Broadway in 2001.

“No playwright in Broadway’s long and raucous history has so dominated the boulevard as the softly astringent Simon,” wrote John Lahr in The New Yorker in 2010. “For almost half a century,
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Neil Simon, King of Comedy Playwrights, Dies at 91

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Neil Simon, King of Comedy Playwrights, Dies at 91
Neil Simon, one of the rare late-20th century playwrights who was a brand name for plays such as “The Odd Couple” and “Barefoot in the Park,” died Sunday. He was 91.

A statement from his reps said, “Neil Simon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, died last night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. The cause was complications from pneumonia.”

“His wife, Elaine Joyce Simon, was at his bedside along with Mr. Simon’s daughters, Ellen Simon and Nancy Simon.”

In addition to his four Oscar nominations and 17 Tony nominations, Simon’s works brought an unsurpassed 50 Tony nominations for their actors. His competitive Tony wins came for “The Odd Couple” (best playwright) and for best play for “Lost in Yonkers” and “Biloxi Blues.”

Beginning in the 1960s, Simon could guarantee good Broadway advance sales, a rare feat for a writer. He had more than 30 plays mounted on Broadway, including
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Carl Reiner Is the Oldest Emmy Nominee Ever at 96, but He’s Still Got Work to Do (Video)

Carl Reiner Is the Oldest Emmy Nominee Ever at 96, but He’s Still Got Work to Do (Video)
Carl Reiner has accumulated lots of plaudits over his seven decades in the entertainment industry as a writer, producer, director and actor. But alongside his work on the seminal television series “Your Show of Shows” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and his directing on films that include “The Jerk” and “All of Me,” Reiner can now claim another designation: At 96, he’s the oldest person ever nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Reiner’s goal, in a way, is to always have goals: He wakes up every day and starts writing, churning out a string of books over the past few years. And now he’s the narrator of the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” which chronicles the lives of a number of vibrant people in their 90s, including Reiner.

The category of Outstanding Narrator also includes 71-year-old Charles Dance, 81-year-old Morgan Freeman
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When Betty White Met Allen Ludden, the Password Was 'Flirty' — Watch

When Betty White Met Allen Ludden, the Password Was 'Flirty' — Watch
Betty White makes an adorable pass at Password host — and future husband — Allen Ludden, in this sneak peek from a tribute to the comedy icon airing tonight on PBS.

Filmed over the course of five years by the team behind the acclaimed “Pioneers of Television” series, Betty White: The First Lady of Television (check local listings for start time) promises “a warm look at the life and career of the beloved television and film legend,” who this year celebrates 80 years in show business — officially the longest career in the history of TV.

Granted exclusive access to White and her team,
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Emmy-Contending ‘Blue Planet II’ Reveals Ocean’s Wonders, From Transgender Fish To Creatures That Use Tools

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Emmy-Contending ‘Blue Planet II’ Reveals Ocean’s Wonders, From Transgender Fish To Creatures That Use Tools
At the age of 92 Sir David Attenborough finds himself an Emmy nominee, in the category of Outstanding Narrator. But he’s not the oldest contender in the field. That honor falls to 96-year-old Carl Reiner, recognized for his work on the documentary If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

Attenborough’s nomination—the fourth of his career—comes for his narratorial efforts on the BBC America documentary series Blue Planet II, a vibrant exploration of the abundant life teeming throughout the world’s oceans.

“The man is everything that you would expect, or hope, and even more,” raves Jonathan Smith, producer of two of the Blue Planet episodes. “And not only can he deliver the narration so wonderfully, but his inherent knowledge of natural history is just extraordinary. I think that really shines through.”

What also shines through in Blue Planet II is the extraordinary lengths the filmmakers
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Steve Martin movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘All of Me,’ ‘Roxanne,’ ‘Parenthood’

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Steve Martin movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘All of Me,’ ‘Roxanne,’ ‘Parenthood’
To celebrate the August 14 birthday of Steve Martin, we’ve got a special photo gallery featuring his 15 greatest films. The actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author and musician is an American icon who has been celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors and American Film Institute. He also received an honorary Oscar for his movie career in 2013.

Nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, six Grammy Awards (with five wins), as well as two Tony Awards, Martin is one of the great talents of the past few decades. There wasn’t a stand-up comedian alive in the mid-1970s who was on a hotter streak, and his first hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” led to many more appearances. He also now has 2018 Emmy Awards nominations for producing and writing his Netflix comedy special with Martin Short.

He then jumped into movies and never looked back, with such popular flicks as “The Jerk,
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Carl Reiner chats becoming the oldest Emmy nominee ever for narrating ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

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Carl Reiner chats becoming the oldest Emmy nominee ever for narrating ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
At 96 years old, Carl Reiner became the oldest Emmy nominee in history this year for narrating the HBO documentary “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast,” which he also stars in. It’s not a bad record to break, especially considering, as he reveals, the film “fell into my lap accidentally.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Reiner above.

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The idea began with Reiner’s nephew, talent agent and “Seinfeld” producer George Shapiro, who wanted to shine a light on people who have remained active well into their 90s and beyond. “He went around and found marathon runners who were running in their 100s,” Reiner explains. “I had mentioned the fact that I get up in the morning and I read the newspapers, and if I’m not in the obituary, I’ll have breakfast.
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National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

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National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest
Coinciding with this year’s 27th annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, named after its most famous native, the National Comedy Center is set to open in Jamestown, N.Y. The fest takes place Aug. 1-5 with more than 50 events and 40 artists. Among those on hand to help celebrate what is being branded as the first non-profit institution and national-scale visitors experience dedicated to the art of comedy will be Lily Tomlin, Amy Schumer, Fran Drescher, original “Saturday Night Live” cast members Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris and “SNL” writer, bestselling author and Tony Award-winning playwright Alan Zweibel.

“It’s not a hall of fame, which is what I like about it, and what they’re doing is a really important thing,” says Zweibel, who is on the advisory committee. “You can visit any era you want or any medium and get the aura of what things were like when they were produced.
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Fun Trailer for Extra Cute Netflix Animated Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'

"Am I crazy, or is your brother indestructible?" Netflix has launched the first official trailer for an animated adventure comedy titled Duck Duck Goose, which is a play on the name of the children's chase game also known as "Duck Duck Goose". The story is about a pompous bachelor goose who is forced to accompany two little lost ducklings as they journey south for the winter. Jim Gaffigan stars as the voice of Peng, joined by Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Fry, Craig Ferguson, Jennifer Grey, Rick Overton, and Carl Reiner. This looks cute and slightly amusing, but definitely for kids. Plus we all know how the story will play out and all the lessons he'll learn. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Christopher Jenkins' Duck Duck Goose, direct from YouTube: A high-flying bachelor goose (Jim Gaffigan) is saddled with two
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Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…

Stars you didn’t know were Emmy nominees include Cher, Michael B. Jordan, John Krasinski…
As everyone looks to the major nominees for star-studded battles, let’s not forget that many familiar faces are popping up left and right in some less-publicized Emmy categories. The majority of these winners will be announced at the Creative Arts Emmys in two separate ceremonies on September 8 and 9, eight days before the primetime telecast on September 17.

The Best Narrator category is chock full of celebrities. Sir David Attenborough (“Blue Planet II”) competes against Charles Dance (“Savage Kingdom”), Morgan Freeman (“March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step”), Carl Reiner, and Liev Schreiber (“24/7”).

See 2018 Emmy reactions: Our readers overjoyed for Issa Rae, but they Hate the snubs for Alison Brie and ‘Will & Grace

Reiner is the only previous winner in the bunch, with 9 total victories including two for “Caesar’s Hour,” five for “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” one for “The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coco, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special,
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