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

January 16th, 2014 11:48am EST
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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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Brick Tamland Commandeers Weather Report On British TV Show

December 11th, 2013 9:23am EST
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On Wednesday, Anchorman star Steve Carell showed off his impressive weather presenting skills after hijacking a broadcast on a U.K. television show.

The 51 year-old comedian, who plays weatherman Brick Tamland in the smash hit comedy and its latest sequel, was being interviewed on morning news program Daybreak when he took his chance to tell viewers about the daily forecast.

Interrupting the show's weather girl Laura Tobin during her segment, he explained Britain could expect heavy fog and clouds, before mocking the presenter, joking, "You're all over the place! This is the hardest job ...
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Ron Burgundy And Robin Thicke To Film Music Video Together

November 26th, 2013 8:53am EST
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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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Full On David Koechner: An Interview With A Comedy Champ

November 8th, 2013 11:03am EST
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David Koechner is having a good year. Set to reprise his role as Champ Kind in the highly anticipated sequel to Anchorman in December, he’s beginning two other facets of his career at the same time: a continuation of his stand-up and character work, and a step into more dramatic acting with his critically-acclaimed turn in Cheap Thrills.

While his memorable roles in comedy have left Koechner being described as “that guy you know,” there’s a reason why everyone recognizes and loves his wide body of work. He’s that guy you want to keep watching.

You grew up working in a farming community an...
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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
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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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Robin Thicke Says GQ Magazine Interview Was Taken 'Out Of Context'

October 15th, 2013 8:52am EDT
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Crooner Robin Thicke was left bewildered after a GQ magazine interview appeared to suggest he enjoyed degrading women with his sexy Blurred Lines video, because the writer failed to make it clear he was just joking.

The 36 year-old star was accused of objectifying women by having models parade around naked for the promo, and he was quizzed about the allegations during an interview with a reporter from GQ this spring.

Nonetheless, the American-Canadian musician admits he was a little distraught when the magazine hit retailers in May, because his words about the controversy had not been pla...
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PETA Wants SeaWorld Scenes Cut From 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

August 20th, 2013 1:42pm EDT
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Honchos at PETA are calling on the producers of the sequel to legendary film Anchorman to edit out all scenes shot at SeaWorld as part of a protest against theme park owners.

The news comes just days after the creative team behind Pixar's Finding Dory changed the film's ending, cutting out SeaWorld scenes, after viewing hard-hitting documentary Blackfish, which details the alleged cruelty inherent in keeping marine mammals captive in tiny tanks.

PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders tells WENN, "The constant deprivation that marine mammals face at ...
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Ron Burgundy To Release Tell-All Memoir

August 14th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
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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
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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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Harrison Ford To Play Veteran News Anchor In 'Anchorman' Sequel

March 5th, 2013 9:07am EST
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Harrison Ford will show off his comedic skills in the sequel to Will Ferrell's "Anchorman." According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor will play a veteran news reader in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues."

Ford has some "experience" behind a news desk - he played a journalist in 2010's "Morning Glory" opposite Rachel McAdams.

Filming on "Anchorman 2" is expected to begin this month in Atlanta, Georgia, and the comedy is due to be released in theaters next December.

Ferrell will reprise his role along with original cast members Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell. "Bridesma...
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'Anchorman 2' Producers Offer Reward For The Arrest Of Computer Thieves

January 10th, 2013 10:39am EST
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Producers of the Anchorman sequel have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of thieves who stole $300,000 -worth of computers and equipment from the film's Georgia production base over Christmas.

The Atlanta warehouse used to store the gear was raided on December 27th and local police have launched an investigation.

It has emerged the thieves didn't target the site specifically but broke in as part of a carefully planned string of burglaries in the area.

A handwritten sign posted on the door of the warehouse facility offers up the reward.

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Adam McKay: Anchorman 2 To Have Musical Numbers

November 13th, 2012 8:07pm EST
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Adam McKay has leaked some juicy info on the highly-anticipated sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. For one, there's going to be musical numbers.

It seemed for a while that Anchorman 2 would never happen after Paramount shot down the project and director Adam McKay went on to do other projects with star Will Ferrell. Out of nowhere, however, the film was greenlit and a teaser was produced.

McKay told Indiewire, "We were going to do 'Anchorman 2' as a Broadway musical first, for like six months and then go shoot the movie."

It wouldn't be the first time a song suddenly appe...
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Christina Applegate: 'I Miss My Exquisite Breasts'

October 29th, 2012 7:06pm EDT
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Christina Applegate has opened up about the emotional double mastectomy she underwent in 2008 after learning she was at a high risk of things getting much worse.

The Up All Night star was interviewed in the November issue of More magazine and she says that the news of her aggressive decision to prevent a recurrence of the disease leaked so quickly that she didn't have a chance for it to really set in right away.

"The good thing is that we got the information out," she says. "But talking about the facts of the disease, I didn't have to see what was going on with me."

Applegate had two lum...
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'Anchorman' Star David Koechner Wants To Beat You At Fantasy Football (sponsored)

September 6th, 2012 11:45am EDT
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David Koechner made us cry laughing as bullish sportscaster Champ Kind in Anchorman - which makes him the perfect choice to be the spokesperson for the new Bud Light Fantasy Football League.

With the football season having started yesterday, NFL fans can now join the Bud Light League at BudLight.com/FFL, redeeming the codes found on their Budweiser products to draft their team.

They can then pit their roster against other squads nationwide, including one fielded by Koechner, who's determined to lay waste to everyone who opposes him.

While laying out his challenge to football fans around ...
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'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailers Hit The Web

May 21st, 2012 3:09pm EDT
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The Channel 4 news team is back! Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) have set the stage for the 2013 return of Anchorman in a pair of funny teaser trailers.

No word on if Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) will return, as she's nowhere to be seen. In fact, no footage from the film is in the trailers - just some hilarious dialogue as part of the film's announcement.

While the first teaser is being aired before The Dictator, a second has already hit the web with alternate lines - we wouldn't be surpr...
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Luke Wilson Enthusiastic For Armless 'Anchorman' Return

April 9th, 2012 12:11pm EDT
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Luke Wilson is eager to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy sequel, despite his character losing both arms in the original movie.

Will Ferrell recently confirmed his obnoxious newsman character will be returning to the big screen for a follow-up after several years of financial wrangling with bosses at the 2004 hit's studio Paramount Pictures.

The main cast, including Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate, are all expected to return, and Wilson has also made it known he is eager to rejoin the cast - even though his Anchorman alter ego ...
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Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian's Financial Secrets, Death Hoaxes, And More

March 31st, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim Kardashian's 'Figures': Kris Humphries reportedly turned down Kim's divorce settlement, and instead prepared for a long divorce case, complete with the outing of Kim's financial numbers from when the pair were together.

Verdict: True. Perhaps because the NBA player felt so wronged by the 72-day marriage, Humphries has decided he is either going to get a pay day (reported to be around $7 million) or...
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It's Official! There Will Be An 'Anchorman' Sequel (Video)

March 29th, 2012 9:19am EDT
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Will Ferrell has delighted "Anchorman" fans by confirming his comedy creation Ron Burgundy will be back for a second movie outing.

A follow-up to 2004 cult comedy "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy," which starred Ferrell as an obnoxious 1970s newsman, has long been mooted, but Ferrell has now revealed he is working on a sequel.

The actor appeared in character as Burgundy during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's TV talk show on Wednesday to announce the news to fans.

He said, "As of 09:00 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on...
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Happy 40th Birthday Christina Applegate

November 25th, 2011 7:30pm EST
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Not only is she gorgeous, hilarious and down to Earth - Christina Applegate looks damn good for turning the big 40 today! Best known for playing Kelly Bundy, the dumb blonde, on the FOX sitcom Married...with Children, Christina has surpassed any stereotype she may have earned from that role and turned her career into a very successful one. Growing up in Hollywood with a producer father and an actress mother definitely helped out her career but Christina made a name for herself, independent from her parents. Although she did make her television debut with her mother on Days of Our Lives, her...
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Will Ferrell Lands Mark Twain Award

May 12th, 2011 1:06pm EDT
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Funnyman Will Ferrell is set to be honored for his contributions to comedy with the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy star has been chosen by officials at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the 2011 honoree.

Ferrell will receive the award, named after famed writer Mark Twain, at a glittering ceremony in the U.S. capital later this year, and the comedian is delighted with the news.

He tells Variety, "I am truly honored to receive this distinction. I will now begin cultivating a Mark Twain-esque moustache in ...
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Will Ferrell 'Heartened' By Fans' 'Anchorman' Outcry

December 2nd, 2010 11:28am EST
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Will Ferrell will be content if his Anchorman sequel never takes shape - because fans caused such an "outcry" after learning studio bosses weren't willing to finance a follow-up.

The comic cemented his big screen career when he introduced his dim-witted newsreader to film fans in 2004. He was eager to shoot a sequel but after a successful pitch from Ferrell and his cast to bosses at Paramount, executives went cold on the idea of a second movie.

And Ferrell insists he doesn't harbour any ill feelings over the snub - because he's proud fans protested against the decision on internet film fo...
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Christina Applegate Creates Jewelry For Cancer Charity

September 28th, 2010 8:08am EDT
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Pregnant breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate has turned jewelry designer to raise funds for charities helping to battle the disease.

The Anchorman star has teamed up with gem designer Alex Woo to create a new pendant necklace to raise money for her Right Action for Women foundation.

She tells People.com the jewellery she has helped to create "reminds me so much of the roses I made out of ribbons for my friends and family while in the hospital. I am so grateful to Alex for creating such a beautiful piece to benefit Right Action for Women. Proceeds from the necklace will help women...
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Christina Applegate Says Entire 'Anchorman' Cast Is Ready For Sequel

September 14th, 2010 8:22am EDT
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Christina Applegate is desperate for movie bosses to organize their finances so filming can start on an Anchorman sequel - because all the cast are eager to begin shooting.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - starring Will Ferrell as a dim-witted newsreader - was a cult hit among moviegoers on its release in 2004 and the team behind the project wants to bring the comedy back for a follow-up.

However, bosses at the movie's distributor, Paramount, aren't willing to put the cash in place for the film. Ferrell recently urged fans to write to movie executives in a bid to push them into p...
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Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift

September 5th, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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Rapper Kanye West has offered another apology to Taylor Swift for ruining her acceptance speech at last year's MTV Video Music Awards - he's written a song especially for her.

The hip-hop star shocked the audience at the 2009 ceremony when he jumped on the stage in protest at Swift's win for Best Female Video - insisting the prize belonged to Beyonce for her hit, Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).

West, who is reportedly planning to make his comeback with a performance at the 2010 awards show on 12 September, apologised to Swift following the embarrassing incident.

And now the hitmaker...
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Will Ferrell Urges Fans To Support An 'Anchorman' Sequel

August 6th, 2010 8:16am EDT
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Will Ferrell has urged fans to put pressure on executives at film studio Paramount to agree to an Anchorman sequel after plans were axed due to mounting costs.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - starring Ferrell as a dim-witted newsreader - was a cult hit among moviegoers on its release in 2004 and director Adam McKay wants to bring the comedy back for a follow-up.

Chiefs at Paramount have so far rejected director McKay's plans due to financial issues, and now Ferrell is calling on fans of the film to write to the studio to show their support for a sequel.

He says, "We want to make ...
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Steve Carell 'Selfishly' Wants An 'Anchorman 2'

July 19th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
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Comedian Steve Carell is urging movie studio bosses to reconsider making a sequel to Anchorman because he's convinced a second installment will be as good as the original.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, starring Will Ferrell in the title role, was a hit when it was released in 2004, raking in $90 million in revenue on a relatively small budget of $26 million. Plans for Anchorman 2 were subsequently announced but the idea was shelved by Paramount executives after they rejected director Adam McKay's $60 million request for funds.

However, Carell, who co-starred in the comedy with ...
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'Zoolander 2' Kaput?

May 4th, 2010 9:20am EDT
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Ben Stiller has sparked rumors his Zoolander sequel is set to be shelved - after hinting film studio bosses are refusing to finance the follow-up.

Stiller, who starred in and directed the hit 2001 movie, recently announced plans to bring the comedy back to the big screen for a second installment, eyeing a 2012 release.

But now the actor has suggested the film, in which he plays title character Derek Zoolander, is struggling to secure financing from executives at Paramount.

The news comes just days after director Adam McKay revealed that plans to revive Will Ferrell's 2004 film Anchorm...
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'Anchorman 2' Delayed By Money Problems?

April 27th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Anchorman director Adam Mckay has blamed financial constraints for stalling work on a sequel - even though the lead actors offered to slash their fee for the follow-up.

Rumors of an Anchorman 2 have been rife in recent months, with Will Ferrell confirming talks had begun to resurrect his comedy newsreader character Ron Burgundy in a sequel to his hit 2004 movie.

Ferrell disappointed fans last month by revealing the plans had been shelved because the other actors, including Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate, are too busy to commit to the film.

Director McKay reveals there...
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Steve Carell Does The Weather Forecast In Europe (Video)

April 2nd, 2010 9:49am EDT
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Steve Carell was in Europe to promote his new movie Date Night, and he was asked to do the weather forecast - much like his previous character Brick from Anchorman.

After stating that the Iberian Peninsula was North America, Carell joked that the ice warnings were especially dangerous because they were triangles. He then mispronounced Aberystwyth (who can blame him) while showing the partly cloudy forecast for the UK.

Unfortunately, with Will Ferrell turning down Anchorman 2, this could be the closest we get to seeing Brick again. Date Night is released April 9.

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Steve Carell: 'I'm Always Surprised That I'm Working'

March 31st, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Steve Carell never plans his next career move - because he still can't believe he is a successful actor.

The 47 year old made his name with parts in Bruce Almighty and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, before landing the top role as annoying boss Michael Scott in the U.S. version of hit Brit show The Office.

And Carell, who stars in new comedy Date Night with Tina Fey, is still stunned he is leading movies.

He tells the Associated Press, "It doesn't sound sincere but it is: I'm always surprised that I'm working, that I have a job doing what we're doing. Tina felt the same way the...
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