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Steve Martin’s Risky Career Move

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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin

was “playing chicken with his own career” when he signed up to host the Academy Awards.

- the comedian and actor’s co-host for the show - joked Steve had actually tried to avoid being involved with the show alongside him. “They actually went to him first and said, ‘Would you do it with Alec?’ He said, ‘Of course, I won’t do it with Alec,’” the 30 Rock star said.

“I actually said, ‘Yes, I would do it with Alec,’ assuming he would pass and I was safe,” Martin countered. “You were playing chicken with your own career,” Baldwin added.

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Alec Baldwin Not Feeling Academy Awards Pressure

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Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin isn’t nervous about next year’s Academy Awards. The 30 Rock star is co-hosting next year’s ceremony with Steve Martin and believes there are higher expectations on the comic actor.

“It is all on Steve. Steve Martin has done this before, while for me it is the first time. All the pressure is on Steve Martin,” he quipped.

Despite his confidence, the actor is still amazed he was given the job and keeps waiting for someone to cancel his booking. “I am doing it until they change their mind. I do have some preparations, but it is a secret,” Alec joked.

Steve – who fronted the 73rd and 75th Academy Awards - and Alec are the first people to co-host the ceremony since the first Oscars show in 1929.

The 82nd Academy Awards take place on March 7 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin to Host Academy Awards

It was just announced that two vets of Saturday Night Live‘s stage will combine their live audience experience to front next year’s .

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin’s dual selection comes just one year after Hugh Jackman received praise for his Oscars gig. It also comes one week after Ricky Gervais was appointed to the 2010 Golden Globes post.

“Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event,” Adam Shankman, this year’s producer, said.

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American Idol 8: Finale!

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Weeks of auditions, eliminations and memorable performances would finally culminate in a single evening of music and melodrama. Yes, it’s the finale of 8.

Various celebrities sat in the crowd as warmed up the episode. Almost 100 million votes were logged after Tuesday’s performance round.

A montage of Randy Jackson clips served as the dog’s intro, he who, for reasons quite beyond me, wore a bow tie for the evening. Kara DioGuardi moments followed, and I never realized she had such a tendency to use the word “sweetie.” She looked great for the evening, at least. The same can’t be said for Paula Abdul, who wore a hideous ensemble. Her clip showed her saying a lot of words, the meanings of which she likely doesn’t understand. Simon Cowell’s video tribute was, of course, the most entertaining of all.

The host then introduced the two stars of the evening: Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. The judges stood up for the men as they took the stage. Each wore white; both looked very different. The sound equipment was hardly functioning when the two touched based with Seacrest.

A gaggle of girls stood in Conway, Arkansas (Kris Allen country) to hear the results. Carly Smithson reported from Symphony Hall (what a sad gig), where Lambert fans gathered to await the final vote count. But each camp would sit through many more video clips, performances, and general hoohah before they would find out what they most wanted to know: who won?

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