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Celebrity Birthdays - July 16, 2014

July 16th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Will Ferrell
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Will Ferrell (1967)

Actor Mark Indelicato (1994)

Big Time Rush singer James Maslow (1990)

Actress AnnaLynne McCord (1987)

Actor Andrew James Allen (1987)

Actress Katrina Kaif (1984)

Actress Jayma Mays (1979)

Jackass Chris Pontius (1974)

80s teen star Corey Feldman (1971)

Actor Daryl Mitchell (1969)

English musician Fatboy Slim (1963)

Actress Phoebe Cates (1963)

Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley (1958)

Actress Faye Grant (1957)

Actor Jerry Doyle (1956)

Police drummer Stewart Copeland (1952)

Actor Ruben Blades (1948)

Actor Richard LeParmentier (1946)...
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Will Ferrell Surprises US World Cup Fans In Brazil – What He Promises To Do To German Players

June 26th, 2014 12:40pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell is ready to play for the USA Men's National Team if they need him in Brazil.

The actor surprised fans at a rally in Recife, Brazil, where they were preparing for today's match against Germany. The national team will see themselves through to the tournament if they tie or win the match.

After getting pumped up by a superfan who goes by the name Teddy Goalsevelt, who captured America's attention when he cheered from the stands dressed up as Teddy Roosevelt during the team's game against Portugal, Ferrell suddenly appeared to speak to the fans.

"I am so honored to be playing ...
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Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far

May 25th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far
Jimmy Fallon has taken late night television by storm since taking over the reins of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno this past February. One of the reasons Fallon has been so successful is that he is a master at creating moments on his show that go viral on the Internet for weeks and months to come. Fallon's so good at it, that's he's managed to get some well known Hollywood celebs to engage in behavior they otherwise would never even consider, all for our enjoyment and entertainment.

Here are 10 of our favorite moments so far from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Kevin Bacon Reprises...
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Will Ferrell To Produce Animated 'Flintstones' Movie

May 8th, 2014 3:05pm EDT
Flintstones
Will Ferrell and production partner Adam McKay are working to bring The Flintstones back to the big screen.

The Hollywood Reporter says Warner Bros. and Ferrell's production company Gary Sanchez are involved in the creation of an animated film based on the 1960s cartoon. Chris Henchy, who co-wrote The Campaign, is working on the script.

The last time we saw the Flintstones was the live action film Viva Rock Vegas in 2000, which was critically panned and never recouped production costs. A previous live action film in 1994 made over $340 million worldwide.

In 2011, Seth MacFarlane attempte...
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The Best Superbowl Ads From The Past 14 Years

January 28th, 2014 3:03pm EST
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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...
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NBC Picks Up Will Ferrell's Anchorman-esque T.V. Sitcom 'Mission Control'

January 16th, 2014 11:48am EST
Anchorman
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...
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Will Ferrell Wears A Crazy Money Suit To 'Spoils Of Babylon' Premiere

January 8th, 2014 8:31am EST
Will Ferrell
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Ron Burgundy Calls Toronto Mayor Rob Ford An 'Outstanding Individual'

November 21st, 2013 12:21pm EST
Ron Burgundy sings Toronto mayor Rob Ford's Theme song
Canada's troubled Toronto mayor Rob Ford has a new ally: Ron Burgundy.

Will Ferrell made an appearance in character as the San Diego newsman on Conan O'Brien's show Wednesday night, revealing that he's a big supporter of his "dear friend" Rob Ford, who is, according to Burgundy, "an outstanding individual."

Burgundy then joined Conan's band to sing Ford's 're-election campaign song' -- Loverboy hit "Working for the Weekend."

The accomplished jazz flautist even threw in a flute solo for good measure.

Loverboy, of course, hail from Calgary, Alberta.

The Toronto mayor has come under fire ...
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Emerson To Rename School After Ron Burgundy

November 18th, 2013 4:03pm EST
Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy is coming to Emerson - and not just in name.

The Associated Press reports Emerson College will be changing the name of its communications school to the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on December 4. Will Ferrell will appear at the college in character as Ron Burgundy for several events over the course of the day.

Ron will be holding a news conference about the new name of the school and will take part in the naming ceremony. Will Ferrell will then "return" to talk about the film and introduce a screening of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Burgundy has become somewhat...
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Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale & More Stars Sizzle At LACMA Art + Film Gala - See The Pics!

November 4th, 2013 2:00pm EST
Kate Hudson
Tons of celebrities stepped out to honor Martin Scorsese at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art + Film Gala on Saturday.

The filmmaker was recognized for helping the museum during the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and for his work on film restoration.

Several stars feted the guest of honor. Kate Hudson looked incredible in a cream colored Gucci gown with a silver sparkling plunging neckline. Kate Beckinsale also looked fab in a light blue, sequined strapless dress.

Leonardo DiCaprio posed with Scorsese, looking dapper in a navy blue suit.

Fergie showed off her post-baby...
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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Introduces Limited Batch Of Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch

October 23rd, 2013 11:57pm EDT
Ben & Jerry's Scotchy Scotch Scotch
Great Odin's raven! Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream has paid tribute to fictional San Diego newscaster Ron Burgundy with his own flavor: Scotchy Scotch Scotch.

The new flavor is just in time for the release of two new trailers that were released this week for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which arrives in theaters December 20.

“Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch is a delicious ice cream and I hope Ben and Jerry consider my other suggestions: Malt liquor marshmallow, well liquor bourbon peanut butter, and cheap white wine sherbet.” Burgundy (Will Ferrell) said via press release.

The new flavor has no l...
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Watch The Amusing New Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

October 23rd, 2013 8:22am EDT
Anchorman 2
"From deep in the hinterlands to the greatest metropolis on earth, they came in to reclaim the glory they once knew..."

Ron Burgundy and his news team head to New York City in the new trailer for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." The clip begins with an unexpected death, but don't worry, your beloved characters are all back for the anticipated sequel.

Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Meagan Good, and Kristen Wiig all make appearances in the film, which hits theaters on Dec. 20.

The crew joins GNN (Global News Network), and of course crazy antics ensue.
...
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Will Ferrell Leads USC's Marching Band Dressed As Trojan Mascot

October 16th, 2013 3:18pm EDT
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On Monday, Will Ferrell delighted students at the University of Southern California when he joined his alma mater's marching band dressed as the school's unofficial mascot, Tommy Trojan.

The Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy star attended a rally in support of his old pal Craig Pollard's Cancer for College charity, which provides sick students with scholarships to further their education.

During the visit, Ferrell agreed to don the Trojan's full garb to lead the band in a performance of school fight song The Spirit of Troy and, in doing so, he became the first non-marching band memb...
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Ron Burgundy To Release Tell-All Memoir

August 14th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Ron Burgundy Anchorman
Will Ferrell's character in Anchorman and Anchorman: The Legend Continues is writing a memoir.

"Ron Burgundy" will be penning "Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings" through Random House. The book will cover Burgundy's childhood and early years on the news business, leading up to the events of the first Anchorman and hopefully bridges the gap between it and the sequel.

In a press release, Burgundy said, "I don’t know if it’s the greatest autobiography ever written. I’m too close to the work. I will tell you this much: the first time I sat down and read this thing…I crie...
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Stay Classy, New York -- First Full Trailer For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Released

June 19th, 2013 5:49pm EDT
Anchorman: The Legend Continues
The Legend Continues this December as newscaster Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) returns to the screen in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

The first full trailer for the film was released Tuesday, showing that the San Diego news crew has moved on to the Big Apple to help usher in the era of the 24-hour news network.

"Even though it's going to be a big silly movie, it's all about the rise of the new media and 24 hour news cycle, and there's a lot of interesting points to make about that while being silly..." director Adam McKay told Indiewire last fall. "...It's just funny that Americans have ...
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First Trailer For 2014 Block-Buster 'The Lego Movie' Released

June 19th, 2013 12:31pm EDT
The Lego Movie
"In 2014 The World's Greatest Heroes Will Join Forces For The Biggest Movie Ever Assembled," begins the trailer for next summer's literal block-buster The LEGO Movie.

The first trailer for the film was released on Tuesday (with the slightly different international version making its debut on Wednesday), and if the new feature-length adventure is anything like the recent Batman TV specials, it's sure to please.

The story features on Emmet, an "ordinary" LEGO Minifigure who is mistaken for the legendary "MasterBuilder" and thrust into an adventure to stop an evil tyrand from destroying the...
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MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

April 15th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...
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Will Ferrell Lands Inaugural MTV Movie Awards' Comedy Genius Honor

February 27th, 2013 11:25am EST
Will Ferrell
Actor Will Ferrell will be honored with the inaugural Comedic Genius Award at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards.

The Anchorman star is being recognized for his long-running comedy career, which began on sketch show Saturday Night Live in the 1990s before he found fame as a film funnyman.

Stephen Friedman, president of MTV, says, "Will Ferrell epitomizes what it means to be a comedic genius and it's only fitting that he should be the inaugural recipient of this award."
 
"Over the course of his extraordinary, 17-plus-year career, he has entertained audiences across the globe with an impress...
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Will Ferrell Works Security, Ejects Shaq From Lakers Game

February 13th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Will Ferrell
Maybe Will Ferrell is doing some research and getting into character for an upcoming film. But for whatever reason, he was working security at a Los Angeles Lakers game Tuesday night.

While working the floor, someone drew the ire of Ferrell while he was on duty: Laker great Shaquille O'Neal. Ferrell ejected Shaq from the game, pulling him from the stands and escorting him away. We're not sure what Shaq did - maybe Will just wanted an autograph. Maybe Shaq wanted to leave the game early, as the Lakers were beating the Phoenix Suns team handily.

We think Will had a great moustache for the p...
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Will Ferrell Was In Another Old Milwaukee Super Bowl Commercial You Didn't See

February 4th, 2013 11:27am EST
Will Ferrell Old Milwaukee
Will Ferrell starred in another ad for Old Milwaukee beer during the Super Bowl, and you probably didn't see it.

Last year, Ferrell did a series of ads for the beer for free, including one that aired during the Super Bowl that was only seen in Davenport, Iowa and the surrounding cities. Ferrell approached Pabst Brewing Co. to do the commercials for free and executed the shots by himself. "Will approached Old Milwaukee because he's a big fan of the beer and thought it would be fun to make the commercials, and we couldn't be more excited that he did," Pabst told the Quad-City Times.

It ap...
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The Best Superbowl Ads From The Past 13 Years

January 31st, 2013 12:07pm EST
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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 Commericials 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 g...
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Will Ferrell, 'Founder Of Facebook,' Will Do Anything To Get You To Vote

November 5th, 2012 12:07pm EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell has made a hilarious video to urge citizens of the United States to make their voices heard and vote in the upcoming elections.

Ferrell, who has not made his support for President Barack Obama a secret, appears in loungewear and introduces himself as "The Founder of Facebook."

He goes on to offer just about anything (this was posted through the Official Barack Obama YouTube channel, so we assume he had to keep it clean) if you vote. This includes dancing, eating trash, or giving you a tattoo - anything to get you to show up at the polls November 6.

What do you want from W...
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Jay Pharoah As Barack Obama - And Those Who Played The Other 'SNL' Presidents

September 17th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Jay Pharoah as Barack Obama
Jay Pharoah made his debut as President Barack Obama this weekend on Saturday Night Live - after being introduced by the actor he replaced in the role, Fred Armisen. Ever since the phenomenal take on the 2000 election and the debates before it, the casting of comedic takes on presidential candidates has more buzz than the next James Bond. Here's a quick history of SNL's presidents:

Fred Armisen/Jay Pharoah: Barack Obama. SNL had a decision to make when it came to casting Obama for the upcoming 2008 election. Kenan Thompson was the only African American on the cast, but his heavy build wa...
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