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Check Out 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' On DVD, Blu-ray & More April 1

3/29/2014 6:28am EDT
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With the 1970s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy returns to the news desk along with Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone, weatherman Brick Tamland, man-on-the-street Brian Fantana and sports guy Champ Kind - all of whom won't make it easy to stay classy, while taking New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Last month, the film was rereleased in theaters for a single week, with its runtime extended 20 minutes and its theatrical rating changed to "R."

The rerelease's official title was "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: Super-Sized R-Rated Version....

'Anchorman 2' To Get R-Rated Rerelease

2/21/2014 7:08pm EST
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Anchorman 2 is headed back to theaters, but it won't be as classy as before.

Achorman 2: The Legend Continues will get a rerelease in theaters for a single week, with its runtime extended 20 minutes and its theatrical rating changed to "R."

Director Adam McKay told the New York Times, "We started talking and realized, we can replace every single joke in the movie with another joke." Instead of saving the material for the upcoming home release, Paramount executives actually approached McKay and insisted on a second theatrical run.

McKay said, "It’s crazy. Normally, you’d think I’d be the ...

'The Hobbit' Holds Off Competition From 'Anchorman 2' To Top Weekend Box Office, 'Frozen' Holds Strong In Fifth Week

12/23/2013 11:03am EST
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Peter Jackson's second film in his "Hobbit" trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, held off competition from Will Ferrell's Anchorman sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, to top the weekend box office.

"Smaug" broke the $100 million mark in its second week of release, adding another $31.4 million to its gross, for a total of $127.5 million.

"Anchorman 2" upped its five-day total to $40 million, coming in second with $26 million in weekend receipts.

Disney's Frozen held strong in its fifth week of release, adding $19 million to its gross and closing in on the $200 million mar...

Box Office Predictions: 'Hobbit' Vs. 'Anchorman' Vs. 'American Hustle'

12/20/2013 10:11am EST
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1) The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug- 35M Weekend, 126M Total

Even with an impending 50% drop, it looks as if The Hobbit is going to win the weekend, but Will Ferrell and company are putting up a big fight. Had Anchorman opened on Friday, the demand might have put it higher, but with a spread out 5 day weekend.

2) Anchorman 2- 30M Weekend, 45M Total

The hit comedy managed 8M on Wednesday, putting it on a fast track for a huge weekend, heading into an even bigger Christmas. The counter programming here is perfect, as it is really unlike everything else in the top 10. An Anchorman 3 seem...

Review: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'... Unfortunately

12/18/2013 1:06pm EST
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He's back! The 'he' is Ron Burgundy (Will Farrell) - the guy that delivers big news and perfect hair.
Seven years have passed since Ron won the heart of his co-anchor and now wife, Veronica Cornigstone (Christina Applegate). The couple, who now have a son, are the top anchors at a local San Diego news station and they couldn't be happier.

But it doesn't take very long for things to change for Ron and his family - when they are called into their boss, Mark Tannen (Harrison Ford) office. Expecting Tannen to announce his retirement, the duo thinks that they will become his replacement.


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

12/12/2013 12:07pm EST
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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...

Brick Tamland Commandeers Weather Report On British TV Show

12/11/2013 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 ...

Ron Burgundy Delivers Pearls Of Wisdom At Emerson College Press Conference

12/6/2013 8:26am EST
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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...

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

12/4/2013 1:03pm EST
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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...

Stay Classy, North Dakota: Watch Will Ferrell Anchor The News As Ron Burgundy

12/2/2013 8:18am EST
Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

Will Ferrell suited up as Ron Burgundy to co-anchor the Saturday night news for KX News, a local affiliate of CBS in North Dakota. Ferrell teamed up with KXMB’s Amber Schatz to deliver the 30 minute broadcast.

Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy covered several stories including a Black Friday fire, a local Santa visit, “No-Shave November” and catching speeders in a local town.

Ferrell’s recent appearance marks one of many used to promote Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Check out the full KX News broadcast below.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will now hi...

Ron Burgundy Anchors Bismarck, North Dakota Newscast –Watch!

12/1/2013 6:07pm EST
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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...

Ron Burgundy And Robin Thicke To Film Music Video Together

11/26/2013 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...

Stay Classy Sydney! 'Anchorman 2' Stars Hit the Burgundy Carpet Down Under

11/24/2013 1:03pm EST
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The members of the KVWN Channel 4 News Team; Will Ferrell (Ron)  joined by Steve Carell (Brick), Paul Rudd (Brian), David Koechner (Champ), hit the burgundy carpet at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney for the Australian premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

The perfectly coiffed gentlemen were joined at the premiere by new female cast member Kirsten Dunst , who looked dazzling in polka dot dress.

The much anticipated sequel features cameos by a cavalcade of celebrities including Liam Neeson, James Marsden, Nicole Kidman and Kanye West.

In recent Burgundy news, Emerson College ...

Emerson To Rename School After Ron Burgundy

11/18/2013 4:03pm EST
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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...

Full On David Koechner: An Interview With A Comedy Champ

11/8/2013 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...

Clint Eastwood's Wife Files For Divorce, Pauly D Wants Custody Of Love Child, Ron Burgundy's Ice Cream Flavor

10/24/2013 9:27am EDT
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Clint Eastwood's Wife Files For Divorce Days After Calling Off Separation
Clint Eastwood's estranged wife Dina has officially filed for divorce, just days after rescinding the legal separation papers she filed last month. (keep reading...)

Lindsay Lohan Spotted Reaching For Bottle Of Wine In New Photo, Rep Calls Pic 'Misleading'
Lindsay Lohan was photographed at a party in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday appearing to reach for a bottle of wine. The image sparked speculation that she might be having difficulty with sobriety following her 90-day stint in rehab. (keep reading...)

Michael ...

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Introduces Limited Batch Of Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch

10/23/2013 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...

Watch The Amusing New Trailer For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

10/23/2013 8:22am EDT
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"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.

PETA Wants SeaWorld Scenes Cut From 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues'

8/20/2013 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 ...

Ron Burgundy To Release Tell-All Memoir

8/14/2013 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...

Stay Classy, New York -- First Full Trailer For 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' Released

6/19/2013 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 ...

New 'Anchorman 2' Trailer Is More Of The Same - And We Love It

5/20/2013 2:07pm EDT
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The new teaser trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is very similar to the other teasers released - and we don't mind one bit.

Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team once again step in front of gleaming lights to sell you on the comedy sequel. "Jesus. MacArthur. Jay-Z. The great ones always return. And when they do, one thing is for sure: their hair will be perfect," intones the narrator.

"I've got liquor breath and I want to be your friend," offers Champ (David Koechner).

"I've got a new cologne. It's called Venom... it's pretty much 100% snake venom," says Fantana (Paul Ru...

Harrison Ford To Play Veteran News Anchor In 'Anchorman' Sequel

3/5/2013 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...

Kristen Wiig Joins 'Anchorman' Sequel

2/5/2013 11:07am EST
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SNL veteran Kristen Wiig has been added to the already-spectacular cast of Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

Rumors about Wiig's involvement have been around for a while, but director Adam McKay has finally confirmed them. He tweeted last night, "Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!"

Christina Applegate also celebrated the news, tweeting, "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."

Many reports have Wiig playing a possible love interest to weatherman and general idi...

'Anchorman 2' Producers Offer Reward For The Arrest Of Computer Thieves

1/10/2013 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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Thieves Nab $300,000 In Equipment From 'Anchorman 2' Set

1/8/2013 4:03pm EST
Thieves stole around $300,000 in copper wiring and computers from an Atlanta building that was renovated to be a set for the upcoming film Anchorman 2.

The thieves stripped the building of the costly wire and four Apple computers. A Paramount official heard an alarm when the thieves broke into the building, but he turned it off when he believed it to be rodents tripping it.

The area has been dealing with a rash of break-ins, and the building's owner hopes it doesn't affect Atlanta's recent attempts to become a go-to location for Hollywood filming. 

A $5,000 reward has been offered to any...

Adam McKay: Anchorman 2 To Have Musical Numbers

11/13/2012 8:07pm EST
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...

'Anchorman' Star David Koechner Wants To Beat You At Fantasy Football (sponsored)

9/6/2012 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, 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 ...

'Anchorman 2' Teaser Trailers Hit The Web

5/21/2012 3:09pm EDT
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...