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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to re-team for new comedy

April 16th, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are teaming up on the big screen for a third time in a new comedy.

The duo previously collaborated on hit films Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers, and now they are joining forces once again on Boarder Guards.

According to Deadline.com, Ferrell and Reilly are set to play hapless friends who decide their new purpose in life is to protect America's boarders from illegal immigrants attempting to enter the country.

However, the pair end up stranded in Mexico without proper identification and must find a way back to the U.S.

The film...

Amanda Seyfried & Rebel Wilson film shelved due to scheduling issues

March 17th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Amanda Seyfried
Production on Will Ferrell's latest comedy He's F**king Perfect has stalled due to scheduling issues.

Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried was cast in the film late last year (Dec13) after Emma Stone dropped out, but now the troubled project has been shelved indefinitely because the actress and co-star Rebel Wilson are preparing to shoot sequels to Ted and Pitch Perfect, respectively.

A source tells the New York Post, "(Moviemakers are) unsure whether the project will come back together with the same cast."

The film centres upon a woman who helps her friends find love online.

Director Rules Out Another 'Anchorman' Sequel

March 1st, 2014 8:12pm EST
Director Rules Out Another 'Anchorman' Sequel
Director Adam Mckay has ruled out plans to bring Anchorman back for another sequel.

Both the 2004 original and long-awaited 2013 follow-up were hits at the box office, bringing in a combined total of nearly $260 million worldwide, but McKay is adamant there will be no more films starring Will Ferrell's news broadcaster character Ron Burgundy.

He says tells Empire magazine, "It's done. I think that's it. It was great to do it and it was so fun to work with those guys again, but I think that's it for Ron Burgundy.

"That's the last sequel we're gonna do. There's nothing more fun to me than ...

Will Ferrell gets carried away with Lego

February 24th, 2014 6:20pm EST
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Will Ferrell gets carried away when building Lego.
The actor - who voices two charters in 'The Lego Movie' - loves to play with the children's building blocks, which are sold in sets allowing users to build intricate designs such as cars, boats and jets, but admits he sometimes gets a little too engrossed in the building.
Will - who is father to Magnus, nine, Mattias, seven, and Axel, four, with his wife Viveca Paulin - said: "I have had moments where I have sat down to help my son build the Millennium Falcon [craft from 'Star Wars'] and have literally told him to leave the room because I...

Will Ferrell forming female-focused production company

February 12th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Actor Will Ferrell is set to launch a new production company focused on female-driven content.

In 2006, the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy star formed Gary Sanchez Productions alongside actor/director Adam McKay and producer Chris Henchy and now the trio has decided to move forward with a TV and film production company, titled Gloria Sanchez Productions, which will focus on projects that appeal to women.

A statement from Ferrell and McKay, reads, "When (Gary Sanchez Productions executive) Jessica (Elbaum) came to us with this idea, we thought it was fantastic. She has worked with ...

Chad Smith challenges Will Ferrell to drum-off

February 7th, 2014 11:30am EST
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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith has challenged actor Will Ferrell to a "drum-off".

Fans often comment on how the pair bear more than a passing resemblance to each other and now drummer Chad has called Will out to see how good his musical skills are.

Earlier this week, Will made light of the similarity between him and Chad on a Reddit AMA session.

He wrote: "It has been acknowledged many times that myself and Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, share a resemblance to each other.

"A lot of people think that it's me playing for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that would be ...

The Best Superbowl Ads From The Past 14 Years

January 28th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Career Builder Koala Punch
Ah, Super Bowl ads: the event within the event. It's the reason why non-sports fans take bathroom breaks during the game instead of the commercial breaks. Over the last ten years we've enjoyed ads that run the gamut from hilarious, to poignant, and to controversial. Here are the best Super Bowl Commercials Since 2000. In the interest of time, we'll be looking at one commercial per year.

EDS, Cat Herders, 2000

One of those commercials that's so good, you forget what it was advertising. Don't worry about EDS, though - they got bought by HP.

Gatorade, MJ vs. MJ, 2001

This is such a go...

NBC Picks Up Will Ferrell's Anchorman-esque T.V. Sitcom 'Mission Control'

January 16th, 2014 11:48am EST
Will Ferrell's latest Anchorman-inspired comedy project has been picked up for a pilot by the honchos at NBC network.

The 46 year-old comedian and his longtime producing partner Adam McKay are hoping to find success on network TV with their new series, Mission Control.

The sitcom is described as a "workplace ensemble in the tone of Anchorman (which) examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon."

McKay, who also directed both Anchorman films, will serve as the show's executive producer along with Ferrell and It's Always Sun...

Will Ferrell Wears A Crazy Money Suit To 'Spoils Of Babylon' Premiere

January 8th, 2014 8:31am EST
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Will Ferrell has finally dropped his "Anchorman" persona, but that doesn't mean he's acting like a regular guy again.

The actor donned an unusual money suit to the Los Angeles "The Spoils of Babylon" mini series premiere on Tuesday. But his ensemble was rather appropriate for the event he was promoting.

The IFC series stars Ferrell, Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, and other celebrities and spoofs epic mini series that dominated the television landscape in the 1970s and 80s.

It debuts on Jan. 9.

Ferrell also voices a character in the upcoming "The Lego Movie," which centers on...

The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...

Will Ferrell shocked at 1D's talent

December 29th, 2013 4:50am EST
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Will Ferrell was "shocked" One Direction could sing.
The boy band joined the cast of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' for a performance of 'Afternoon Delight' on 'Saturday Night Live' and Will, who plays news anchor Ron Burgundy in the comedy sequel, was surprised by their talent.
He said: "It was great to be there in support of Paul [Rudd] who was hosting and we got to perform with One Direction, or should I say they got to perform with us. I was kinda shocked, they actually are good singers. They're so down to earth and incredibly sweet."
The band - featuring Harry Styles, Niall Horan...

Hugh Jackman Watches 'Elf' Every Christmas

December 24th, 2013 5:15pm EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman watches 'Elf' with his family every year at Christmas.

The 'Wolverine' star looks forward to sitting down his wife, Deborra Lee-Furness and their adopted children Oscar, 13, and Ava, nine, to watch festive movies and although they try new ones, they can't help but return to the classic comedy starring Will Ferrell.

He said: "My kids are getting older but we genuinely look forward to watching the same movies. There have been great animated movies, but now they're getting into live action stuff. But 'Elf', for years, has been the one that my wife and the kids have all liked."


Will Ferrell On Possible Elf Sequel: 'Absolutely Not'

December 20th, 2013 9:02am EST
Ebenezer Scrooge
The war on Christmas continues, Will Ferrell has refused to star in a sequel to the joyful holiday classic Elf.

The 46 year-old comedian thinks he is too old to dress like an elf once again and would look "pathetic" in costume if he reprised his role for a sequel to the spiritually uplifting 2003 comedy in which he starred as Buddy Hobbs.

Talking on talk show Watch What Happens Live, Ferrell said: "Absolutely not ... I just think it would look slightly pathetic if I tried to squeeze back in the elf tights; Buddy the middle-aged elf."

The holiday movie was one of his first in a starring r...

Pink names favourite Christmas films

December 19th, 2013 10:20am EST
Pink has named 'Love Actually' among her favourite Christmas films.
The 'Just Give Me a Reason' singer has been getting into the festive spirit and has shared her top five seasonal movies with her fans, listing the 2003 romantic comedy from Richard Curtis and 1946 classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' as some of the flicks she chooses to enjoy around during December.
Pink wrote on Twitter: "Top 5 holiday movies - GO ... Not in order... 1. It's a wonderful life 2. Scrooged 3. Love actually 4. Family man 5. Elf (sic)"
The 34-year-old singer isn't the only star who's a big fan of Will Ferrell comedy...

Will Ferrell almost arrested after bus prank

December 17th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Actor Will Ferrell almost ended up in jail while filming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues after stealing a bus as part of a prank.

The funnyman and his co-stars were on a lunch break on location in Atlanta, Georgia and decided to take a city bus out for a joy ride.

He tells the New York Daily News, "We were just driving it through the streets of Atlanta and the cops were chasing us... We were gone for four hours, and then we hopped out of the bus and said, 'Hey, it's us,' and everyone had a big laugh."

Will Ferrell stole bus during Anchorman filming

December 17th, 2013 6:20am EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell stole a bus while filming 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'.
The 46-year-old actor almost ended up behind bars after he hijacked the single-deck vehicle with his co-stars and whizzed around Atlanta, Georgia, the stunt attracted the attention of police who followed them around the city.
He recalled: "On a lunch break, we stole a city bus, and we were just driving it through the streets of Atlanta and the cops were chasing us. It was art imitating life. We were gone for four hours, and then we hopped out of the bus and said, 'Hey, it's us,' and everyone had a big laugh."

Christina Applegate ready for Anchorman 3

December 17th, 2013 1:20am EST
Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate wants to start work on 'Anchorman 3'.
The 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' actress - who plays sexy newsreader Veronica Corningstone in the film series - is upset it took so long to get a sequel made to the original 2004 film, and can't wait to start on another instalment.
She told AccessHollywood.com: "I don't want to wait nine years. I would do [another] one next year if I could."
Meanwhile Steve Carrell - who stars as part of the fictional Channel 4 news team in the movie alongside Christina, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell and David Koechner - says they shot a huge music...

Will Ferrell tried to avoid showbiz career

December 16th, 2013 6:20am EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell tried to avoid a career in the showbiz industry.
The 46-year-old actor admits he spent a large chunk of his life trying to steer away from the entertainment world because he didn't want to end up like his musician father, Roy 'Lee' Ferrell Jr.
He said: "I wasted a lot of time at 18 looking for a way to avoid going in to the entertainment industry.
"My father, Lee, was the keyboard player for The Righteous Brothers and I knew how unreliable the business could be.
"He would be up and down with work. Sometimes it was there. At other times, it was not.
"I thought, 'Do I want this ...

Kanye West a 'nuisance' on Anchorman 2 set

December 13th, 2013 4:20am EST
Kanye West
Kanye West was a "nuisance" on the 'Anchorman 2' set.
The 'New Slaves' rapper allegedly caused a scene while shooting his cameo appearance in the cult comedy sequel, playing his own songs at full volume and leaving a teenage intern quaking in his boots when he was tasked with asking Kanye to turn the sound down.
Speaking on an episode of chat show, 'The Jonathan Ross Show', which will air tonight (13.12.13) on ITV, 'Anchorman 2' star Will Ferrell said: "It was very surreal to have Kanye - who's such a big fan of comedy - in our movie hanging out for two days. He was playing the new tracks a...

Steve Carell Proclaims Will Ferrell Is 'Almost Impossible' To Work With

December 12th, 2013 12:07pm EST
Steve Carell
Steve Carell found working with Will Ferrell "almost impossible" because he's so funny.

Carell didn't hesitate to sign up for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as he had the "best fun" ever working on the original film, but struggled to keep his composure while filming some of the hilarious scenes.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the premiere of the new comedy in London, the former The Office star said: "There's a scene we did in a lighthouse with Ron and it's probably the scene I laughed the hardest at. Will was so especially funny that day, it was almost impossible to get it [the scene] don...

Will Ferrell wanted to go skinny-dipping in river Liffey

December 10th, 2013 10:20am EST
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Will Ferrell wanted to go skinny-dipping in the river Liffey.

The 46-year-old actor was keen to jump in the Irish stream during his visit to Dublin last night (09.12.13), and wasn't even put off by the December chill as he vowed to do it "in the buff".

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, he said: "Right about 1am in the morning, if you have the courage to do it, join us."

The funnyman was joined by his co-star Paul Rudd for the 'Anchorman 2' premiere in the capital, who joked that the Irish authorities had banned him from taking in his character Brian Fantana's Sex Panther Cologne into th...

Will Ferrell opens up on Kanye West cameo

December 7th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Will Ferrell tried to keep Kanye West happy on the set of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'.
The 'Black Skinhead' makes a cameo appearance in the much-anticipated comedy sequel, and Will - who plays lead character Ron Burgundy in the movie - admitted his new co-star struggled to get to grips with the filming schedule.
Will told Rolling Stone magazine: "He was playing [his new music] through the sound department, on the speakers on set, at the park, as people were setting up for the next shot. Which was great.
"But then he didn't understand when it had to be turned off, when it was time to...

Ron Burgundy Delivers Pearls Of Wisdom At Emerson College Press Conference

December 6th, 2013 8:26am EST
Philip Glenn, Ron Burgundy, Lee Pelton, and Muna Munchien at pre
For a fictional character, Will Ferrell's anchorman alter ego Ron Burgundy has been very busy lately. Burgundy recently became a spokesman for Dodge, received his own Ben and Jerry's flavor, anchored a newscast in South Dakota, AND had Emerson College's School of Communication named after him.

That's right, in case you missed it, Emerson announced that they would be honoring Burgundy's achievements in journalism by renaming their School of Communication the "Ron Burgundy School of Communication" for a whole day. To accept the honor, Burgundy himself appeared at Emerson for a press confere...

Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy bumped from ESPN

December 5th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Will Ferrell
Comedian Will Ferrell's Anchorman alter-ego Ron Burgundy has been bumped from the broadcasting schedule at U.S. sports network ESPN due to developments in a college footballer's high-profile sexual assault case.

The actor has been busy promoting the new sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy by reprising his bumbling character for live broadcasts on a variety of TV news shows, but a planned appearance on SportsCenter on Thursday evening (05Dec13) has been axed in favour of coverage about Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been fighting allegations of rape...

Ron Burgundy Interviews Peyton Manning On ESPN, Asks About His Lack Of A Moustache

December 4th, 2013 1:03pm EST
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Ron Burgundy is headed to Bristol this Friday to anchor an edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter with co-anchor Champ Kind, and the network has offered a glimpse at what we can expect.

In the clip below Will Ferrell interviews Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning – in-character as Ron, of course. It’s one of the multiple appearances from Ron in the media to lead up to the release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

In the interview, Ron finds in amazing and improbable that Peyton has found so much success in the NFL without growing a moustache, and asks him why he doesn’t see the need t...

Will Ferrell: I'm a middle-aged One Direction

December 2nd, 2013 1:20am EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell claims he's a middle-aged version of One Direction.
The popular comedian feels akin to the British boy band because he has started to induce hysteria among teenage fans whenever he goes out in public.
Recalling one particular incident in Seattle, he joked: "We had gone out to dinner, and by the time we had left the restaurant, there was a mob of high-school kids outside. There was a panel that blocked part of the window and they were jumping up trying to look.
"I'm a 46-year-old version of One Direction. All five of them packed into one middle-aged guy."
The loud-mouthed star ...

Will Ferrell's movie anchorman takes over the news in North Dakota

December 1st, 2013 8:30pm EST
Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell's Anchorman alter-ego Ron Burgundy stunned fans in North Dakota on Saturday (30Nov13) when he joined a real live news show as co-host.

The actor, who is currently promoting Anchorman 2, joined KXMB's Amber Schatz for the Saturday night news broadcast.

He ad-libbed his way through many news items and following a piece about a fight at a local ice hockey game, Ferrell, as Burgundy, said, "I've never seen fighting in a hockey match before. That was fascinating."

Ron Burgundy Anchors Bismarck, North Dakota Newscast –Watch!

December 1st, 2013 6:07pm EST
Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy gave the people of Bismarck, North Dakota the news last night.

Will Ferrell starred as the Anchorman 2 character for the entirety of a 30-minute broadcast on KX News, a North Dakota affiliate for CBS.

Burgundy reported several local stories such as a trash fire in a parking lot, a coat for travellers that want to carry-on their belongings on a flight, and “No Shave November.”

You can check out the video of his newscast above, although Ferrell plays it pretty straight – so don’t expect any wild antics from the comedian. However, if you ever wanted to see a real news show fe...

Will Ferrell hosts a live newscast

December 1st, 2013 3:20pm EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell hosted a live newscast as his alter ego Ron Burgundy on Saturday night (11.30.13).
The 46-year-old actor donned his iconic 'Anchorman' burgundy suit and mustache to present a real news broadcast on KXMB in North Dakota with award-winning host Amber Schatz.
The blonde journalist struggled to maintain her composure as Will often strayed from the auto queue to introduce reports on a variety of items including Movember, speeding motorists and a Black Friday fire.
The hilarious newscast was just one of several promotional stunts the actor has taken part in ahead of the release of 'A...

Ron Burgundy And Robin Thicke To Film Music Video Together

November 26th, 2013 8:53am EST
Ron Burgundy
Crooner Robin Thicke is filming a music video with Anchorman character Ron Burgundy.

The 36 year-old singer and Will Ferrell's legendary "newsman" have already recorded a cover of Christopher Cross' smash hit Ride Like The Wind for the film's soundtrack.

Now, sources say they want to make a video to promote the song but are struggling to find the time.

An insider told the New York Post's Page Six: "Everyone's on board for a proper music video, but Will's concerned about his schedule."

The insider says he fears Ron Burgundy will be overexposed but would like Robin to join him on one of h...

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