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Snoop Dogg smoked weed with Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn

July 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg helped funnyman Will Ferrell and the cast of Old School unwind after a long day on set by lighting up and getting high with his comedy co-stars.

The hip-hop legend made a cameo in the 2003 film, starring alongside Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson, and the longtime marijuana advocate reveals they all joined him for a smoking session after production wrapped.

During an online chat with fans on Reddit.com on Tuesday (02Jul13), Snoop revealed he smoked with "Vince n the rest of tha crew (sic)" but there was still one famous pal he had yet to light up with - "My uncle Wi...

Vince Vaughn: 'So-called great actors are a little heavy-handed for me'

June 11th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn hates working with method actors because he thinks they're "a little heavy-handed".

The star of breezy films including The Wedding Crashers, Swingers and Old School is often criticised for playing the same character in his movies, but he admits he likes being himself in front of the camera.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "A lot of people that are considered to be great actors I can't stand watching, because they're acting - I can see them working.

"Some people go, 'That's amazing!' But I don't find it amazing. I find it to be a little heavy-handed. I think the whole key is...

'Old School' Stars To Be Inducted Into Guy Movie Hall Of Fame

May 25th, 2012 8:07am EDT
Old School
The stars of comedy classic Old School are to be inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame at next month's Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards.

Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson will reunite with director Todd Phillips at the prize giving, according to EW.com.

Old School will join previous honorees Fast Times at Ridgemont High, GoodFellas, Fight Club and Swingers, which also featured Vaughn.

Pecker Advice From Will Ferrell's Mom

March 8th, 2012 10:37am EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell was a bit of a late bloomer. The Casa de mi Padre star has opened up about losing his virginity and the priceless advice his mom had to share about her son's coming-of-age experience.

The story of Will Ferrell losing his virginity is almost sweet, until you get to the part where his mom weighs in. The comedian, who was 21 and a junior in college at the time of his deflowering by a nice co-ed, detailed the incident during his recent interview with Rolling Stone while promoting Casa de mi Padre.

"In my mind's eye, it seemed like the way it was supposed to happen," Will Ferrell ...

Will Ferrell Does Beer Commercials For Old Milwaukee - For Free

December 9th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Will Ferrell Old Milwaukee
Dos Equis may have the Most Interesting Man in the World, but Old Milwaukee has Frank the Tank. The commercials Will Ferrell did for the beer company have begun to make waves, and we have all three.

For whatever reason, 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.

The videos were posted in Mid-November, but are just now beginning to g...

Will Ferrell: 'I Am A Happy Drunk'

August 7th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell once got drunk with a friend so he could find out what sort of a person he became when intoxicated.

The Old School star guzzled alcohol and asked his sober pal to monitor his transformation. He explains, "I had a friend of mine film me so I could see what I am like (when drunk). I am just a happy drunk."

Ferrell insists he has never had an alcohol problem, although he did party during his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.

He reveals, "We probably went out quite a bit with the cast... It is easy when you are living in New York and you don't have to dri...

Will Ferrell: 'It's A Victory To Be The Most Overpaid Person'

August 5th, 2011 9:10am EDT
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell is refusing to let his one-time tag as Hollywood's poorest value-for-money star define his career because no one makes perfect movies.

Forbes magazine listed the "Old School" star as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood after a string of flops he had appeared in, but he's convinced he would no longer be at the top of that list in 2011.

He tells website Thrillist.com, "I think two years ago I was at the top of the list of the most valuable actors and then all of a sudden it switched. That having been said, I think we're all striving to be overpaid, right? Why not? So I think i...

The Office: Is Will Ferrell Replacing Steve Carell?

January 27th, 2011 8:54am EST
Will Ferrell  | Photo Credits: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
Just as Steve Carell is on his way out of Dunder Mifflin, Will Ferrell is moving in.

The 43-year-old funny man has signed on for a multi-episode arc on The Office, NBC announced Wednesday.

Ferrell will play...

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'Due Date' Shows Director Todd Phillips' Growth

November 4th, 2010 9:32am EDT
Due Date doesn’t have to be deep. Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in a car and there’s your movie. It has a little more to say about grown men though. Downey plays a businessman trying to get home in time for the birth of his firstborn. Galifianakis plays a man-child carrying his father’s ashes across the country.

“While it is a road movie and it is a comedy at it's core it is a movie about Zach who's going through a drama, Zach's character Ethan Tremblay having just lost his father and Robert who's just about to become a father for the first time,” director Todd Phillips ...

Top Drunk Movie Scenes In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2010 9:04am EDT
Top Drunk Movie Scenes
Before you pick yer poison, we ask....what's worse? A cussing, drinking Santa that wets himself in front of anticipating kids, or a burping, scantily clad school girl that fishes her bubble gum from the puke-infused toilet bowl? In honor of St. Patty's day, we raise a glass (or two) to some of the most memorable lush silver screen moments. Cue the hangovers, here's the break-down of the top drunk movie scenes:

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Nicolas Cage takes us through the final crisis of his life, drinking himself to death in Las Vegas. Yes, it's depressive and emotional, and undoubtedly one ...

'Jay Leno Show' Debuts Tonight With Guest Kanye West (Watch Video Of New Set)

September 14th, 2009 8:52am EDT
Jay Leno
It has been months since Jay Leno said goodbye to his home at "The Tonight Show," but the time has come for the comedian to return to television, this time in a prime time slot.

His new venture, "The Jay Leno Show," premieres tonight on NBC with celebrity guest Jerry Seinfeld and musical acts Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye West. Kanye made headlines at last night's Video Music Awards for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for "Best Female Video." See what he did here!

UPDATE 9/15: Watch video of Kanye West apologize on 'The Jay Leno Show' here!

"The Jay Leno Show" is a comple...

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...

'The Hangover' Review: Outlandish Humor That Will Make You Laugh

June 5th, 2009 3:55pm EDT
The Hangover
Sometimes in life what you see is what you get, but I've found that's not necessarily a bad thing. When it comes to "The Hangover" what you see is exactly what you get; and it's a great thing.

Brought to you by Todd Philips, the director of college themed movies like "Road Trip" and "Old School," "The Hangover" is an outrageous comedy loaded with gut busting laughs.

Set to get married in three days, Doug Billings sets out with his groomsmen for a wild night of debauchery, driving his future father-in-law's classic Mercedes. Along for the ride, are his kooky soon to be brother-i...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 1st, 2009 4:54pm EDT
Land of the Lost
I'm ashamed to say I still haven't gotten a chance to see "Terminator Salvation," but it's my top priority to see it this week. I also need to get out and see "Drag Me to Hell," because I continue to hear nothing but good things about it.

This week is a big week for comedies, with four premiering. We have "Land of the Lost," "Away We Go," "The Hangover," and "My Life in Ruins." I'm very excited because I will be seeing an advanced screening of "The Hangover." I have high hopes that it will be very funny, but I'll let you know what I think after I see it.



Famous Celebrity Brothers

November 18th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...

10 Movie Schools You Wish You Could Attend

September 9th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Revenge of the Nerds
Everyone hates going back to school, but these 10 celluloid schools would make any student jump out of bed and get there early. Whether it’s a high school full of fast cars and faster women or an academy for students with “special” talents, this list will get you wishing you were enrolled in one of these fun and fabulous movie schools.

10 - Harrison University - "Old School"

Pros: You get to hang out with your best buds. Age, marriage, kids or reality need not stop you from attending. You never have to actually go to classes or graduate in order to feel like a part of the col...

'Ghostbusters' Tops Funny Films Poll

August 28th, 2008 9:53am EDT
Office Space
Ghostbusters has topped a new online poll of the "Funniest Films of the Past 25 Years." The comedy beat out National Lampoon's Vacation and Beverly Hills Cop to land atop the new EW.com survey.

But funnyman Christopher Guest is the most consistent player on the list; three of his films - This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting For Guffman and Best In Show make the top 20, while Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn make the top 25 twice each - Stiller for There's Something About Mary and new film Tropic Thunder, and Vaughn for Wedding Crashers and Old School.

The top 10 are:

1. Ghostbusters

Luke Wilson's Golf Line Hits The Market

August 8th, 2008 11:54am EDT
Luke Wilson
Actor Luke Wilson has designed a street sneaker/golf shoe hybrid for sportswear firm Puma. The Old School star, an avid golfer, teamed up with Swedish sports star Johan Edfors to create a line of Puma golf products - and he expects the new multi-purpose shoes to be the range's big seller.

Wilson jokes he came up with the idea while preparing for a lazy summer in Hollywood.

He says, "In between the strikes that keep happening in Hollywood, I have quite a bit of extra time on my hands, so, in between fixing up old Victorian houses and designing clothes and creating my own line of ha...

Atom.Com Launches And Debuts Original Web Series 'Border Patrol'

June 30th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Border Patrol
Atom.com is a digital comedy network for young men that distributes original content across the Internet, mobile phones and television. Atom.com offers a wide range of professionally produced comedy content and provides indie and UGC creators with a clear path to "go pro" themselves. The new Atom.com web site replaces both AtomFilms.com (a 2008 Webby Award finalist) and AtomUploads.com, bringing professionally produced titles and amateur comedy content together on one site.

Atom.com will also become Comedy Central's exclusive partner and anchor brand for original digital comedy, deve...

Funny Film Cameos

June 2nd, 2008 10:13am EDT
Ben Stiller
A cameo used to refer to a famous person who made an appearance in a film as him or herself. Now actors play small parts as a character in a film for comic relief. Most cameos are non-credited due to the shortness of the screen time or because they are so famous they don't need a big credit. Some are publicity stunts. Others pay tribute to that actor's work in a similar role, but they are all for the most part hilarious. Following are 10 of film's funniest cameos in no particular order:

Will Ferrell as the pompous and entertaining Chazz Reinhold in Wedding Crashers

Once an accomp...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....

Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....

The Frat Pack: Pledging to Make Audiences Laugh

April 7th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Will Ferrell
A majority of comedic films released over the past 10 years have fallen into either one of two categories: stupid with borderline inappropriate humor or stupid with completely inappropriate humor. Occasionally, a comedy comes along that doesn't quite fit either of these descriptions (i.e., Wedding Crashers, which is completely inappropriate but far from stupid). But these films are few and far between.

However, it is important to note that the word "stupid" is not meant to have a negative connotation here. True, it is sometimes more satisfying to watch a comedy based entirely on witty ...

Vince Vaughan Hates Doing Stunts

October 29th, 2007 1:15pm EDT
Vince Vaughan
Old School actor Vince Vaughan hates doing stunts and would rather watch someone else endure the pain. The 37-year-old Fred Claus star insisted a stunt man was hired for his latest movie, a comedy about the brother of Santa, because he was scared of falling down the chimney.

He says, "I'm an actor, and it's not fashionable to mention stunt guys. A lot of actors are like, 'Yeah, I do my stunts.' I don't do any of my stuff. I like to have a stunt guy do my stuff. So, Joe will go and fall on his head and then we'll do some kind of high five thing or something, and then I will lie on the ...

Billy Bob Thornton And Jon Heder Go Head To Head In The Hilarious "School For Scoundrels," Now On DVD

February 16th, 2007 2:09pm EST
School For Scoundrels
From director Todd Phillips (Old School) comes the laugh-out-loud comedy about going from zero to hero, School For Scoundrels, arriving this week from Genius Products LLC. and Dimension Films.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton (Bad Santa) as Dr. P, a maniacal confidence-building instructor, and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as Roger, a hapless meter clerk who enrolls in his class, School For Scoundrels is a prank-filled laugher pitting teacher against student for the ultimate prize - the girl!

Tired of being walked all over, Roger (Heder), a dejected traffic cop, enrolls in a "confiden...

Will Ferrell Denies Existence of 'Frat Pack'

November 22nd, 2006 1:48pm EST
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell has hit out at claims there is a 'Frat Pack' of Hollywood comedy stars. The group is said to consist of Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson and Jack Black - many of whom have appeared together in films like Wedding Crashers, Old School, Zoolander and Anchorman.

But Ferrell is sick of the label 'Frat Pack' which suggests they all hang out together and plot their movie collaborations.

He says, "It doesn't really exist this Frat Pack. We run into each other on occasions and we all like each other's films, I guess, but there isn't some big funn...

Will Ferrell Turns Down 'Elf 2', Plans 'Old School 2'

September 20th, 2006 8:21am EDT
Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell has "killed" the sequel to his hit Christmas movie Elf because he doesn't want to reprise his role. The actor's 2003 festive film - about one of Santa Claus' elves in New York City - became an instant favorite, but Ferrell insists he won't be donning the green and white suit again.

He tells moviehole.net, "Elf 2 got killed. I killed Elf 2." And bosses at New Line have since ditched the project because they didn't want to make a sequel without Ferrell.

The actor isn't completely against sequels - he's still up for a repeat performance in Old School 2. He tel...

Jeremy Piven Almost Brawls With Stephen Dorff

June 7th, 2006 9:37am EDT
Jeremy Piven
Blade star Stephen Dorff narrowly avoided a fight after cutting in line for the toilets at a New York club. The actor pushed in front of Entourage star Jeremy Piven who was waiting to get into the men's room at Bungalow 8 in the early hours of Tuesday.

According to an eye witness, when the Old School actor challenged Dorff, he said he could, "Do what he wants".

Piven then reportedly called the 32-year-old a "has-been" to which Dorff allegedly replied: "At least I am a movie star - you're only on TV! Cable TV!"

According to New York Post newspaper, security guards then moved i...

Best Movie Drunk? Will Ferrell in 'Old School'

February 21st, 2006 9:52am EST
Will Ferrell in Old School
Will Ferrell's party-loving Old School character Frank "The Tank" Ricard has topped a quirky new list of The Greatest Movie Drinkers. Ferrell's character beat Dudley's Moore's Arthur, Jackie Chan's Wong Fei-Hung and Indiana Jones' girlfriend Marion Ravenwood in the Maxim boozer's poll.

The top 10 movie boozers are:

1. Frank "The Tank" Ricard in Old School (Will Ferrell)

2. Arthur Bach in Arthur (Dudley Moore)

3. Wong Fei-Hung in The Legend of Drunken Master (Jackie Chan)

4. Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (Karen Allen)

5. Trent Walker in Swingers (Vince Vaughn)...

Weezer Track "Beverly Hills" Is Top 2005 Download

January 17th, 2006 12:14pm EST
#1, that's where they want to be! The year-end Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and Weezer is king of the cyber-mountain. "Beverly Hills" logged a whopping 961,981 downloads in 2005 to earn the honor of being the biggest selling Digital Track of the year.

Overall, 2005 was a banner year for Weezer as the band's latest effort Make Believe (click for review) earned the band their highest U.S. chart debut -- #2 on the Billboard Top 200. Make Believe is now certified platinum with sales of over one million copies in the US. Not just a success at home, the Rick Rubin produced Make Believe h...

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