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Will Ferrell Says ‘Anchorman 2′ Will Deal with Entertainment News

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Like Will Ferrell’s mustache, the plot of Anchorman 2 has thickened. Ferrell told this week that the sequel will focus on Ron Burgundy and the Action News team mixing celebrity stories with hard news (i.e., panda births).

“We are going to focus on and comment on the transition from what was kind of traditional news to where entertainment forces started melding in, and Ron’s going to be one of the catalysts of that,” he said.

Speaking of that mustache, for the record, it’s real.

“I’m surprised by how many people have walked up to me and asked, ‘Is that mustache real?’” he said. “Of course, I say, ‘Yes, why would I be wearing a fake mustache?’ I mean, why would I be walking around wearing a fake mustache?”

But back to the movie: director Adam McKay recently told The Playlist that Anchorman 2 will feature full blown musical numbers, some with dancing. Ferrell wouldn’t confirm that, and demurred, “It would be very premature for me to comment on anything, only because we’re still kind of working on the script, we rewrite and we rewrite and it changes 8,000 times.”

He offered one exclusive: “The only thing I can tell you for sure is that the movie will be filmed entirely in English.”

While working on Anchorman 2, Ferrell’s promoting another project — Cancer for College, a charity that offers college scholarships to high school age cancer survivors. He’s worked with them for more than a decade, and this year, he and his 5-year-old son Mattias crafted a holiday coffee cup that will be sold at 7-Eleven, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. Yes, Will Ferrell crafts.

“I’ve always been super crafty,” he said.  ”There’s a lot of glue in my house, lot of glitter, lot of pine cones, and lots of dried macaroni. It doesn’t mean that I’m any good.”

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This Just In: "Anchorman 2" Teasers Released

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- As San Diego's most respected newsman Ron Burgundy might say, we've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story: fans of Will Ferrell's Anchorman can now catch a first glimpse of the 2004 cult classic's upcoming sequel, thanks to a pair of teasers -- one "safe for work," and the other a little more blue.

It seems all of the Channel 4's original news team has been reassembled for the second go-round: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner will reprise their roles as ladies man field reporter Brian Fantana, clueless weatherman Brick Tamland, and meathead sports reporter Champ Kind, respectively.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, opens in 2013.

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"Anchorman 2" Sneak Peek to Play Ahead of "The Dictator?"

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Ron Burgundy himself took a mid-sip Twitter break to break some news about Anchorman 2 on Monday evening.

Will Ferrell's newsman alter-ego posted that fans' first sneak peek of the anticipated sequel will play in theaters before screenings of The Dictator starting Wednesday.

"Dont get Twirter," Burgundy posted. "Anchorman2 teaser w Dictator tom night. Dont know what a teaser is. World is crazy? Having a scotch."

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