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Bradley Cooper helped to organise Barack Obama's Between Two Ferns sketch

April 2nd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Barack Obama
Bradley Cooper has been credited with introducing President Barack Obama to his The Hangover pal Zach Galifianakis after reportedly coming up with the idea for the U.S. leader to film a mock-interview to promote his new healthcare initiative.

Funnyman Galifianakis scored a huge Internet hit last month (Mar14) after sitting down with the politician for his irreverent FunnyOrDie.com web series Between Two Ferns, on which Obama was grilled on topics as varied as North Korea, his birth certificate and being "a nerd".

It racked up three million hits within just two hours of going live and prov...
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Adam Scott reprises Step Brothers role to promote healthcare initiative

March 26th, 2014 4:00am EDT
Step Brothers
Actor Adam Scott reprised his role from Step Brothers in a new video to promote President Barack Obama's new healthcare initiative.

The Parks and Recreation star revisited his unlikable character, Derek Huff, from the 2008 hit comedy in a new video for FunnyorDie.com.

In the clip, Scott interrupts a meeting with TV presenter Jeff Probst, rocker Chris Daughtry and businessman Mark Cuban to rant against health insurance.

As his alter-ego Huff, Scott stands in front of a large American flag backdrop and shouts, "Health insurance equals fear, and I'm not afraid of anything bro... I've had fo...
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Barack Obama says Zach Galifianakis was 'nervous' about sketch

March 15th, 2014 7:20am EDT
Barack Obama
Barack Obama says Zach Galifianakis was "nervous" about the sketch the pair did together.
The US President made an appearance on 'Between Two Ferns' - a spoof chat show hosted by the actor - and joked the star was put off by the armed security flanking the world leader.
He told 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest': "Zach actually was pretty nervous.
"It was funny to watch you know, 'cause [of the format of] this whole 'Between Two Ferns' shtick ... His whole character is to go after the guests.
"I think he was looking around seeing all these Secret Service guys with guns and thinking, 'I wonder what...
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Zach Galifianakis' web chat with Obama a big hit

March 11th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
U.S. leader Barack Obama's TV interview skit with The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis became a huge Internet hit on Tuesday (11Mar14), and provided a big boost to the President's new healthcare initiative.

Funnyman Galifianakis was stunned when Obama's aides reached out to FunnyOrDie.com bosses, who air the bearded star's irreverent web series Between Two Ferns, and asked if the zany comic would be interested in sitting down with Obama.

Director/comedian Scott Aukerman explains, "The White House came to us and really wanted to do it. They really wanted to get the word out about the Afford...
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Zach Galifianakis Goes Between Two Ferns With President Obama

March 11th, 2014 4:30pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis Goes Between Two Ferns With President Obama
The chronically awkward 'Between Two Ferns' series, hosted by Zach Galifianakis, has officially had its most high-profile guest ever. Today, President Barack Obama guest starred on the show and kept Galifanakis in check as he explained what the Affordable Care Act was to millions of internet viewers (but only after berating Zach, of course.)

It's not the funniest entry in the series, but it is funny to see Zach helpless in the face of actual authority. Though it's painfully obvious the whole thing has been scripted, it's still a terribly tense and awkward ordeal. It's much like watching a ...
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Zach Galifianakis Enjoys Not Being Nice To Fans

December 30th, 2013 8:37am EST
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis takes pleasure in being an "a**hole" to fans.

The 44-year-old actor thinks it is comical to run away from his teenage supporters. However, he doesn't feel bad about it because even though they don't get to meet him, they will have a humorous story to tell their friends.

He saids: "Bradley (Cooper) and the guys love it and all have good attitudes, they're professionals. But I'm just tongue-in-cheek. I think it's funny to run from teenagers and not be nice to them.

"Even if I'm playing a part, they'll have a good story to tell their friends, 'Zach Galifianakis was an a**h...
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Zach Galifianakis Spanks Justin Bieber

September 28th, 2013 2:30pm EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber got spanked by Zach Galifianakis for having an "attitude".

The 'Hangover 3' actor interviewed the 19-year-old pop star as part of his internet spoof show 'Between Two Ferns', and after Justin ridiculed his own public persona with a number of straight-faced answers, Zach took off his belt and whipped his butt with it.

The 43-year-old star began the parody Q&A on a gentler note, referring to Justin as a "seven year old", before going on to fire off offensive questions about the singer's "public meltdown", including quizzing him on him urinating in a bucket, smoking weed and hi...
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Zach Galifianakis Lashes Justin Bieber With His Belt In Latest Episode Of 'Between Two Ferns'

September 27th, 2013 9:01pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis grills Justin Bieber in the latest episode of his Funny Or Die.com series "Between Two Ferns", and the results are nothing short of hilarious.

The actor poked fun at all of the recent antics of the teen singer, beginning the chat by saying, "Thank you justin, for being on, it's really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown."

That line set the whole tone for the chat, during which Galifianakis touches on topics like Justin's pot smoking, the incident where he peed in a restaurant mop bucket and racing his car at high speeds on the ...
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Zach Galifianakis Skips 'You Are Here' Premiere As Wife Prepares To Give Birth

September 8th, 2013 11:25am EDT
Zach Galifianakis
On Saturday night, Zach Galifianakis missed the premiere of his latest movie at the Toronto Film Festival to stay by his wife's side as she prepares to give birth.

The 43 year-old actor has kept news of his partner's pregnancy secret, and Matthew Weiner, the director of his new movie You Are Here, admits even he did not know about the baby until Galifianakis was forced to pull out of his appearance at the festival.

Weiner told reporters at the event, "We literally found out on Friday. Zach is going to be the best dad in the world."

Galifianakis' manager adds to E! Online, "(Galifianak...
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Fashion Fails: Rita Ora, Tilda Swinton, Stacy Kiebler, More

June 1st, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Rita Ora
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

Generally we don't criticize concert outfits, because they are supposed to be freaky and daring. However, Rita Ora's outfit is half Salt N Pepa and half creepy art piece. No thanks!

Supermodel Laetitia Casta tried on this fashion experiment and it blew up in her face. She seems adamant on holding the feathers in place with her hand and we don't like the odd pink trailer at all. Just all over the place.

Tilda Swinton has th...
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Zach Galifianakis shared a bed with Chelsea Handler

May 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Funnyman Zach Galifianakis and actress/comedienne Chelsea Handler once shared a hotel bed in San Francisco, California when they were both struggling comics.

The revelation came up in conversation when the actor was promoting his new film The Hangover Part III on Handler's late night U.S. show Chelsea Lately on Wednesday (22May13), and she reminded him of the week they spent "snuggling" at the Commodore.

She recalled, "There was no penetration... You liked to snuggle, and you were very snuggly. This is before you were married."

Handler then joked, "He was a little heavier and I liked tha...
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Ken Jeong overcame fear of heights for The Hangover Part III

May 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Ken Jeong
Actor Ken Jeong managed to conquer his "deathly" fear of heights to shoot high-flying scenes for The Hangover Part Iii by training with a top Hollywood stunt co-ordinator.

The funnyman reveals his phobia used to be so bad, he would "cry on rollercoasters", and he was not looking forward to flying through the air for the latest installment in the crazy comedy trilogy, which features the stars getting up to no good back in Las Vegas, where the original film was set.

However, Jeong was surprised at how well he managed to adapt, thanks to stunt expert Jack Gill, who has worked on action movie...
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Review: 'The Hangover Part III' - Someone Forgot The Funny

May 23rd, 2013 4:00pm EDT
The Hangover Part III
I judge how good a comedy is, by how much I laugh, as well as how much the audience laughs...or doesn't, as was the case last night, sitting in the theatre, watching 'The Hangover Park 3'.

It's been two years since our guys...Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) have had any encounters with strippers, weird tigers, monkeys, gangsters or drugs.  In fact, they are all happily married and living the good life in suburbia.

The only member of the Wolf Pack who doesn't have his life together is (unsurprisingly)...Alan (Zach Galifianakis.) And now, he's off his meds. He...
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Zach Galifianakis Takes Former Homeless Woman To 'Hangover Part III' Premiere

May 21st, 2013 9:18pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis was the center of attention Monday night at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film The Hangover Part III.

The star brought friend Elizabeth 'Mimi' Haist as his date for the evening -- an 87-year-old woman who was homeless when he met her at a Santa Monica, Calif., laundromat.

Galifianakis found out that the elderly woman had no home and he took it upon himself to get her an apartment and cover all her living expenses. The funnyman has taken the woman to the premieres for a pair of his past films also -- The Hangover Part II and The Campaign, where she was mistaken as h...
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'Hangover III' Premiere Pics: Naya Rivera & Her Sexy Abs, Bradley Cooper & More

May 21st, 2013 11:15am EDT
Naya Rivera
"Glee" star Naya Rivera showed off her fabulous abs at "The Hangover Part III" premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. The actress stepped out in a two piece black ensemble that revealed her toned tummy and tan physique.

The entire "Hangover" cast was present, including Bradley Cooper looking suave in an orange suit, a fully toothed Ed Helms, and newly engaged Justin Bartha.

In the film, Alan (Zach Galifianakis) turns to the Wolfpack for support after his father dies. This time, there's no wedding or a bachelor party - just a simple road trip that brings them full circle back to Las Vegas. Wha...
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Zach Galifianakis cuts back on boozing after New York street encounter

May 16th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis has cut back on his boozing after an altercation with a Jaguar driver and his passenger following a drunken night out in New York City.

The funnyman was walking home when the motorist almost hit him on a crosswalk, prompting angry Galifianakis to slap the car with his hand as it whizzed by.

The driver stopped the motor and he and his pal confronted the actor in the street.

He recalls, "I keep walking... and I turn around and it's two six-foot-six guys... and they both, at the same time, spit in my face... I was so stunned. They walked away... and I rem...
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Zach Galifianakis braved fear of heights on The Hangover Part III shoot

May 13th, 2013 8:33pm EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Actor Zach Galifianakis had to conquer his fear of heights during the making of The Hangover Part Iii while shooting a scene atop a 60-foot (80-metre) building.

In the final film of the popular trilogy, the funnyman is featured on the roof of Caesars Palace trying to save his co-star Bradley Cooper, who is dangling high above the ground by a bed sheet.

Set designers recreated the famous Las Vegas hotel and casino in a sound stage in order to shoot the clip, and the Oscar nominee admits he was impressed by the 43 year old's bravery.

During an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Today on Mon...
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Zach Galifianakis returns to former workplace on manager's request

May 10th, 2013 10:37am EDT
Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis took a break from Hollywood to return to his humble roots as a bar boss in New York earlier this week (06May13).

The Hangover star worked as a night shift manager at the Stand Up NY comedy club in the Big Apple until four years ago, when he started to make it big in acting.

The club's owner Dani Zoldan reached out to her former employee on Twitter to see if he would come back for one night - and the funnyman agreed.

Writing on her Facebook.com, Zoldan explained, "Zach Galifianakis used to work at Stand Up NY as a night manager & I tweeted him as a joke if he can fill in...
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Zach Galifianakis Brings The Funny To 'Saturday Night Live'

May 5th, 2013 5:02pm EDT
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Zach Galifianakis returned to host Saturday Night Live for the third time Saturday night, and the star brought his usual brand of off-the-cuff one-liners and a few special guests to help him out.

After thanking fans for the applause while taking the stage for his monologue, he said of the night's show, "Thank you, thank you. Don't get your hopes up."

"I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving," he added, playing on the April appearance and getting plenty of giggles.

Zach then sat down behind the piano to throw out some fantastic one-liners, like, "I only have setups, no punchlines."

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'The Hangover Part III' Trailer Promises More Hilarious Antics From The Wolfpack

April 12th, 2013 5:52pm EDT
The Hangover Part III
The latest trailer for The Hangover Part III is finally out, and the new promo reveals a lot more of the movie's plot than the first teaser that was released early last month.

This time around, the "Wolfpack" -- Alan (Zach Galifianakis), Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Stu (Ed Helms) -- returns to where it all started -- Las Vegas.

This time around a crime boss (John Goodman) tracks down the Wolfpack and takes Doug (Justin Bartha) hostage until the guys can deliver Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole $21 million from the kingpin.

Heather Graham (Jade) and Mike Epps (Black Doug) reprise their roles fro...
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Zach Galifianakis Reportedly Marries Longtime Girlfriend

August 14th, 2012 8:26am EDT
Zach Galifianakis & Quinn Lundberg
Zach Galifianakis reportedly married his longtime partner in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday.

According to UsMagazine.com, "The Hangover" star, 42, and Quinn Lundberg, 29, tied the knot at a small ceremony at a farm on the University of British Columbia campus.

"The wedding ceremony was...super private and intimate and only lasted about 30 minutes," a source told the magazine.

The newlyweds reportedly held their reception at a nearby restaurant. Galifianakis' representative hasn't commented on the report.

Last Thursday, the actor and Lundberg reportedly had a wedding rehearsal dinner at ...
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Will Ferrell Nearly Killed 'Campaign' Co-Star Zach Galfianakis With Nut Prank

July 31st, 2012 9:10am EDT
The Campaign
Will Ferrell almost killed Zach Galifianakis while they were making "The Campaign" together.

Will allegedly put nuts in Zach's breakfast burrito, which is a bad thing to do for someone who has a serious nut allergy. Fortunately, Galifianakis was treated by an on-set medic and made a full recovery.

Ferrell joked with Jon Stewart, "We had a lot of fun. There were a lot of pranks we pulled on each other...Zac has a nut allergy...and so I had the craft service guy put some walnuts in his breakfast burrito and his throat closed up, to the point where they were like, 'Someone call a doctor...no...
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Will Ferrell Nearly Killed Zach Galifianakis With Nuts On Set Of 'The Campaign'

July 30th, 2012 11:02pm EDT
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
Will Ferrell nearly killed Zach Galifianakis by putting nuts in his breakfast burrito.

Galifianakis, who stars alongside Ferrell in The Campaign, suffers from a serious nut allergy and was treated by an on-set medic -- and luckily made a full recovery.

During an interview with Jon Stewart, Ferrell explained, "We had a lot of fun. There were a lot of pranks we pulled on each other... Zac has a nut allergy... and so I had the craft service guy put some walnuts in his breakfast burrito and his throat closed up, to the point where they were like, 'Someone call a doctor... no seriously, someon...
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Zach Galifianakis Explains Family Ties To His Role In 'The Campaign'

July 26th, 2012 3:19pm EDT
The Campaign
Actor Zach Galifianakis is convinced he was destined to play a politician in new movie The Campaign because his uncle was a congressman in North Carolina.

In the film, The Hangover funnyman and his co-star Will Ferrell play rival North Carolina politicians vying to represent their district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

And the actor admits signing up for the film was a no-brainer because running for office runs in his blood - his uncle Nick Galifianakis served the state for six years before making an unsuccessful Senate seat bid.

Beaming with pride as he spoke of his relative dur...
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Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Surprise Fans By Serving Coffee In Seattle

July 20th, 2012 9:14am EDT
The Campaign
While promoting their new film "The Campaign," Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis served espressos in a tiny coffee shop in Seattle, Washington, on Thursday.

According to Seattle Pi.com, hundreds of fans learned about their appearance at the Local Color Cafe in Pike Place Market and began lining up at 6 a.m. to meet the hollywood stars.

So far, the actors have visted a Chicago Cubs game, the Naval Air Station in Fort Worth, Texas, and The Grove shopping complex in Los Angeles as part of their 11-city tour to promote the film. The Seattle appearance drew the most fans so far.

Ferrell told...
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Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Launch Their 'Campaign' Tour

July 18th, 2012 8:20am EDT
The Campaign
Yesterday, funnymen Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis began their campaign trail at The Grove in Los Angeles.

The two stood on podiums, joked with fans and attended a press conference that centered on their roles as out-of-control political rivals in Warner Bros. irreverent new comedy "The Campaign."

At one point Ferrell proclaimed, "Thank you for coming out to the historic Grove," and Galifianakis added, "Where even the homeless people are fake."

In the film, two powerful CEOs pit a blundering congressman against an unlikely political newcomer in order to seize control of a crucial No...
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Zach Galifianakis & Fiancee Plan August Wedding

June 26th, 2012 9:13am EDT
Zach Galifianakis & Quinn Lundberg
Zach Galifianakis is finally marrying his longtime girlfriend. The "Hangover star," 42, and his new fiancee Quinn Lundberg, 29, are planning an August wedding, according to Celebuzz.com.

Invites sent to family and friends feature a drawing of Galifianakis and his bride to be, sketched by the actor himself.

A source says, "He made sure he looked like a little troll, while Quinn is a stunning tall blonde princess."

Last year in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the movie star confessed he dreamed of starting a family with Lundberg. He told the publication, "I've been wanting kids f...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'

June 4th, 2012 8:03am EDT
Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Making movies is a tough job, especially when you’ve spent the entire budget on incidentals! So is the premise of the new to Blu-ray "Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie," out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. The movie buck stops below!

Title: "Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie"

Grade: 1

Cast: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis

Director: Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com

The Flick: This comedy with an inane title (I’m not going to repeat it – it would on...
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Zach Galifianakis Heads 'A Confederacy Of Dunces'

May 23rd, 2012 8:45am EDT
Zach Galifianakis
"Apparently I lack some particular perversion which today's employer is seeking." So says Ignatius J. Reilly, the lovably insufferable vagabond philosopher protagonist of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitizer Prize-winning novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces."

The same could be said for the book itself, which has been the wallowing in a particularly dense corner of Hollywood development hell for the past 30 years.

But you can't keep Ignatius down forever (in theory, anyway), and Hollywood's ready to give it another go — this time with "Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis taking on the role of Reilly, ...
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'The Dictator' And 15 Other Beards That Steal Movies

May 16th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
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Sacha Baron Cohen brings his trademark ridicu-shock humor to his new film "The Dictator," but it may be his beard that steals the show.

He plays Admiral General Aladeen, deposed dictator of the (fictional) Republic of Wadiya, who flees to the U.S. when his country converts to democracy. As a dictator, he's used to ruling with an iron fist, an incorrigible sense of righteous cruelty, and a thick, bushy beard that could house several terrified baby sparrows.

Aladeen may feel like a fish out of water in New York City, but he'd feel right at home among Hollywood's most magnificent beards of a...
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