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Christina Applegate Says Entire 'Anchorman' Cast Is Ready For Sequel

September 14th, 2010 8:22am EDT
Christina Applegate
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...

Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift

September 5th, 2010 7:00pm EDT
Kanye West
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...

Will Ferrell Urges Fans To Support An 'Anchorman' Sequel

August 6th, 2010 8:16am EDT
Wil Ferrell
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 ...

Steve Carell 'Selfishly' Wants An 'Anchorman 2'

July 19th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Steve Carell
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 ...

'Zoolander 2' Kaput?

May 4th, 2010 9:20am EDT
Ben Stiller
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...

'Anchorman 2' Delayed By Money Problems?

April 27th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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...

Steve Carell Does The Weather Forecast In Europe (Video)

April 2nd, 2010 9:49am EDT
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
Steve Carell
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...

Will Ferrell Rules Out 'Anchorman 2'!

March 23rd, 2010 8:07am EDT
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell has ruled out a sequel to hit film "Anchorman," because the all-star cast is too busy to sign up to the movie.

The funnyman had been in talks to create a follow-up to 2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," and last year Ferrell revealed the "odds are good" for a second run.

However, after trying to book in the movie's stars, including Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, for a second film, the actor admits it's impossible to arrange.

He says, "I thought we were doing it. Now I've heard it's going to be too hard to get everyone together."

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'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

February 12th, 2010 2:50pm EST
Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...

'(500) Days Of Summer' & Other Films With Great Impromptu Music Scenes

December 21st, 2009 10:15pm EST
500 Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer was one of the best movies of the year. The Golden Globe nominated film will be released on DVD on December 22nd

, and for those who haven't seen it - we recommend you check it out.

We especially love the musical scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms the audience with his dance moves to Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True." His character, Tom, falls head over heels in love with Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, and what better way to express his love than in song? When he thinks about her he wants to sing and dance and everyone else is as happy as he is...

Will Ferrell Wants To Play Simon Cowell

December 2nd, 2009 9:28am EST
Will Ferrell Wants To Play Simon Cowell
Hollywood actor Will Ferrell has found his "dream role" - he wants to play Simon Cowell in a biopic of the music mogul's life. Ferrell admits he's become transfixed with the American Idol judge, and he's hoping to find a script that will allow him to bring his 'Mr. Nasty' impersonation to the big screen.

He says, "I would love to play Simon Cowell in a movie - heck, I would love it. It would be my dream role. He's become a legend in five years, nobody knew who he was five years ago and now he's one of the most famous people on TV."

Ferrell is convinced he would be the perfect choice...

Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...

Will Ferrell Closing In On 'Anchorman 2'

July 28th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Will Ferrell Anchorman 2
Will Ferrell is close to sealing a deal to revive his comedy newsreader character Ron Burgundy in a sequel to his hit 2004 Anchorman movie.

The funnyman is desperate to film a follow-up to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and admits he has been in talks with movie bosses to bring the character back for a second run. And Ferrell is convinced he is close to getting a green light for the project.

He says, "The odds are good. We're going to talk to all the guys next week - Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and everybody else - to see if it's feasible to do it, because everybody's at differen...

The Best & Worst Of Jack Black

June 23rd, 2009 11:25am EDT
Year One
If only life were so simple as to allow enjoyable Jack Black be noticeably different than awful Jack Black. Perhaps the slightly thinner, slightly less beardy version of him could be the best version of him and the more unshaven and huskier version could be the worst version of him, or vice versa; something, anything, that would allow the audience to know what not to waste their time on.

Yes, if only life were this simple.

Sadly, it's not, otherwise I would not have recently lost 97 minutes of my life to Black's latest film, "Year One". While having its moments coming mainly fro...

Has Will Ferrell's Comedy Gone The Way Of The Dinosaur?

June 12th, 2009 10:17am EDT
Will Ferrell
Once upon a time, I used to think Will Ferrell was the funniest man alive. I watched him religiously as Alex Trebek in the "Saturday Night Live" celebrity "Jeopardy" sketches, chuckling as he suffered through the shenanigans of Darrell Hammond's Sean Connery.

Ferrell's impressions on "SNL" and wacky roles in movies like "Old School" and "Anchorman" perpetually kept me laughing. His characters had this special zany quality to them that made them extremely quotable.

I personally idolized his ability to make people laugh, and I respected that a man who studied broadcast journalism...

Exclusive: Joe Buck Discusses New Show 'Joe Buck Live'

June 11th, 2009 12:09pm EDT
Joe Buck
Lead baseball and football announcer for Fox Sports, Joe Buck, joins us to discuss his new show, "Joe Buck Live," which airs this coming Monday night at 9 pm ET on HBO with special guest Brett Favre. Joe discusses what motivated him to take on the challenge of a new show; his comedy team -- which involves Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's website, Funny or Die; the balance his show will have between entertainment and sports, plus, responds to critics that include a certain Sports Guy from ESPN. (Full disclosure: I'm originally from St. Louis and there is a city ordinance that makes it against t...

Will Ferrell Selling Sunscreen For Charity

May 27th, 2009 9:21am EDT
Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell is raising money for a cancer charity by rolling out a new range of sunscreens just in time for summer.

The star has slapped his name on a trio of lotions, available in Sexy Hot Tan, Sunstroke and Forbidden Fruit, in a bid to encourage people to lather on protective cream - and to raise money for Cancer For College, a foundation which gives scholarships to cancer patients.

The Anchorman comic insists he was happy to loan his star power to the project - and he'll be stocking all three bottles, which feature images of Ferrell in various states of undress.


Spotlight On Kathryn Hahn

March 5th, 2009 12:22pm EST
Kathryn Hahn
There are those types of actors in Hollywood who have recognizable faces but their names seem to slip your mind. Remember when Philip Seymour Hoffman and Don Cheadle were those types of elusive actors? They were in every genre of movie and their face was recognizable, but you drew a blank on their names. Now Philip is an Oscar winner and Don is an Oscar nominee. Kathryn Hahn shouldn't be one of those actors anymore! Drill her face AND name into your head - Kathryn Hahn.

Although Kathryn tends to gravitate towards comedic roles, she has a background in Broadway and television and made ...

'Eastbound And Down' Feels Too Much Like Another Ferrell-McKay Movie

February 16th, 2009 3:04pm EST
Eastbound And Down
The plot for Eastbound And Down reads like the next Will Ferrell/Adam McKay comedy: a superstar becomes too big for his britches, then crashes and burns. His only hope is to become a better person and get back to his winning ways.

The busted superstar in this case is Kenny Powers (played by Danny McBride), a power pitching closer that got the last out of the World Series at the age of 19 for Atlanta – they didn’t spring for any MLB licenses, so it's just "Atlanta." He signs a multi-year contract, and soon after trashes Atlanta when they begin to lose, so it's off to the only team that...

Chris Parnell Chats About SNL, '30 Rock,' Lindsay Lohan, Will Ferrell & More

February 12th, 2009 11:32am EST
Chris Parnell
In the circles I run in, "Ooh, now that's a hot lead" is something I hear quoted by my friends quite often, really, for any reason or occasion. It's just one of those things. Of course, this is one of Chris Parnell's lines from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Naturally, I was (way too) excited to share this fact with Chris and, well, he (ahem) had no idea what I was talking about -- at least at first.

Regardless, Chris was nice enough to join me the day after his birthday and discuss everything from his time on Saturday Night Live, helping put YouTube on the map with "Lazy Sund...

Smelly Pirate Hookers In... Today's Links

January 12th, 2009 7:00pm EST
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Martha Stewart broke up a lesbian orgy when she was in prison (PG-13) - Celeb Newswire

Michael Jackson at the People's Choice Awards - Bastardly

There's a real life "Anchorman" situation going on with this NBC morning news team in New York (funny video) - Defamer

UPS gets it there on time alright:

Woman "slips and falls" and can of hairspray ends up in her colon. Tripped and fell, ho...

Paul Rudd's Best Work… That You've Never Seen

November 11th, 2008 11:22am EST
Paul Rudd
In the mid-nineties a skinny, nerdy, somewhat sloppy guy burst into the shiny, chic, coiffed world of Clueless' Cher Horowitz and his quick wit and sparkling eyes managed to win her in the end. That guy was Paul Rudd, and he had tween girls all across the country replacing their JTT and Mark-Paul Gosselaar pin-ups with those of someone with a bit more character. Though Rudd has worked steadily ever since his "break-out" role in Clueless, he was often relegated to supporting roles in big projects with even bigger stars (like Romeo & Juliet, Anchorman, or Friends), burying his knack for dry...

Christina Applegate Struggling To Cope With Ex-Boyfriend's Death

November 7th, 2008 3:00pm EST
Christina Applegate
Actress Christina Applegate is still mourning the loss of her ex Lee Grivas, four months after he died from an apparent drug overdose.

The Anchorman star reveals she learned of Grivas' death as she was preparing for breast cancer surgery and, in many ways, the sad news was more painful than the fact she was about to lose her breasts in a mastectomy. She explains, "I think that was more difficult and more painful than anything else. It still is a lot of the time."

Grivas, an aspiring photographer, was found dead at his Los Angeles home on July 1st, aged just 26.

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Christina Applegate Treats Herself To Beach House

November 7th, 2008 11:18am EST
Christina Applegate
One good thing came out of actress Christina Applegate's breast cancer battle - she treated herself to the beach house she has always dreamed of. The Anchorman star underwent a double mastectomy in July but had one thing to look forward to when the medical crisis was over - a new home at the beach.

She says, "I started looking for a beach house the day I found out I had this disease. You just kind of go, 'What are you waiting for to get the things that you want and the things that you dream of?'"

Applegate spent three weeks recuperating, post-surgery, at her new beach abode and no...

Will Ferrell Heading To Broadway In Bush Comedy

October 17th, 2008 3:18pm EDT
Funnyman Will Ferrell is to tread the boards on Broadway - he'll make his New York stage debut impersonating the U.S. President in comedy You're Welcome America - A Final Night With George W. Bush.

The star will team up with producer Adam McKay, his Anchorman and Step Brothers collaborator, for the solo show. The comedy duo, who founded website, is also expected to pen the script.

Ferrell's various impersonations of Bush have been big hits on the internet, garnering more than 5.5 million hits on video sharing website You're Welcome America - A Final N...

'The Sarah Silverman Program' Season 2: Vol. 1 Hits DVD Oct. 14; Win It

October 10th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Sarah Silverman
'The Sarah Silverman Program Season Two: Volume One (Uncensored)' Comes To DVD Oct. 14It's Sarah Silverman's world and we're all just spectators. Follow Sarah and the rest of the gang as she becomes romantically involved with God and decides to become "black" for a day to prove it's harder to be Jewish, deports her cleaning lady, joins a radical anti-abortion group and licks her dog's anus. Spend a few hours in Sarah's world where viewers come for the brilliant writing and performances, but you stay for the farts. Time magazine hails the show, "As filthy and sweet as an X-rated lollipop....

Christina Applegate's Ex Pays Tribute To Her Cancer Battle

October 3rd, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate's ex-husband Johnathon Schaech has praised the actress' brave battle with breast cancer. The Anchorman star recently underwent a double mastectomy, in her bid to beat the disease.

She has been given the all-clear after undergoing the operation, and has even returned to work on her hit sitcom Samantha Who?

And Schaech, who divorced the actress in 2005, insists he is proud of his ex.

He tells, "She is doing well. How wonderful it is that, because of what happened to her, people are becoming more aware. She is stepping out. She was on Oprah. Sh...

Don't Touch Will Ferrell's Leftovers

August 28th, 2008 9:35am EDT
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell may be one of Hollywood's most beloved funnymen - but he's serious when it comes to food.

The Anchorman star is so protective of his meal leftovers, he forbids his wife from touching them. And the comedian even separates his scraps so his partner doesn't mistake them for her own.

He says, "Even though I've been married for eight years, I do separate my food in the refrigerator from my wife's. I put labels on it that say 'This is Will's leftover chicken' or whatever. And if you touch it, yeah, I get livid."

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Will Ferrell To Host Charity Auction

August 25th, 2008 12:27pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Comedy actor Will Ferrell will host a live fundraising auction for a charity his cancer-surviving friend founded.

The Anchorman star and his wife Viveca will host the event during the 15th Annual Cancer for College Golf Classic in September, which also includes a golf tournament, banquet and after-party. Craig Pollard, who was friends with Ferrell at the University of Southern California, set up the Cancer for College charity after he lost both his feet when he twice battled Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The charity aims to help cancer survivors seek college education - and Ferrell has su...

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