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Saturday
May182013

New Teaser Trailer for "Anchorman 2" Hits the Web

Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Paramount Pictures released a new teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy on Saturday.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues is currently being filmed in New Orleans, and is tabbed for a December release.

The teaser, just over one minute long, features the movie's stars, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner on a lighted stage. In a similar vain to the previous teaser, the actors, all in character improvise a handful of one-liners.

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Tuesday
Feb052013

Will Ferrell Stars in Super Bowl Ad that Virtually No One Saw Live

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW YORK) -- The celebrity who had the most awkward kiss in a Super Bowl commercial this year: Bar Refaeli, who engaged in a prolonged smooch with a nerd in a GoDaddy.com spot.  The runner-up: Will Ferrell, in an ad for Old Milwaukee beer.

Don't remember seeing Ferrell during the big game?  You're far from the only one.  His ad reportedly aired in only three markets: Sherman, Texas; Ardmore, Okla.; and Glendive, Mont.

In the minute-long commercial, Ferrell sports a moustache and basketball jersey -- he resembles his character in his basketball comedy Semi-Pro -- while making out with an older Asian woman on a bus.  Viewers briefly see that a passenger sitting a few rows in front of them is holding a bag containing Old Milwaukee beer.

A Chinese song, identified on Reddit as "Mother, Where Are You?," plays throughout the ad.

Ferrell also starred in a Super Bowl ad for Old Milwaukee last year that aired in one market, North Platte, Neb.

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Friday
Aug032012

Will Ferrell Calls Kristen Stewart a ‘Trampire’ on Conan

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Funnyman Will Ferrell, 45, appeared on Conan Thursday night to promote his new movie, The Campaign, but his heart just wasn’t in it.

That’s because Ferrell was distraught thinking about the fate of the former couple, Kristen Stewart, 22, and Robert Pattinson, 26, after Stewart’s apology for her “momentary indiscretion” with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

Ferrell welled up when he explained his woes to O’Brien about the Twilight franchise couple’s cheating scandal.

“She cheated on him, and they’re broken up and they aren’t going to get back together ever,” Ferrell said.

“They were in love and she just threw it all away!” said Ferrell.

While O’Brien tried to comfort his guest, Ferrell made it clear that he was on Team Pattinson, calling Stewart a “trampire.”

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As Ferrell wailed on about the couple, he raised a question on many a Twihard’s mind -- what will happen when the former duo has to face each other to promote the final installment of the Twilight saga come November?

Nancy Kirkpatrick, president of worldwide marketing for Summit, the studio behind the Twilight saga, told Entertainment Weekly, “While it is studio policy not to comment on the personal lives of actors, Summit is moving full steam ahead and looking forward to this November’s opening of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2.

Meanwhile, Rupert Sanders’ wife, Liberty Ross, is laying down the law in the wake of his indiscretions with Stewart. RadarOnline reported that the The Snow White and the Huntsman director was looking forward to directing a follow-up to the film, but his wife may prevent him from doing so.

“Liberty let it be known in no uncertain terms that Rupert can’t direct the sequel. She just doesn’t want him to ever work with Kristen again,” said a source to RadarOnline.

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Tuesday
May292012

Gordon Ramsay, Will Ferrell Injured at Charity Soccer Match

ABC News(LONDON) -- He’s known for his aggression in the kitchen and is a former Scottish amateur soccer player, but Hell’s Kitchen chef Gordon Ramsay ended up flat on his back at a charity soccer match on Sunday, reports People.

The Michelin-starred restaurateur took part in a pro-celebrity game on behalf of the charity Soccer Aid in Manchester, England. He was tackled hard by former England national star Teddy Sheringham and had to be administered with oxygen on the sidelines before being taken to a local hospital. Tweeting to his fans on Monday, Ramsay wrote, “Thx 4 all the messages. Out of hospital after receiving amazing care from medics at ground & hospital. Bit sore but fine.”

Another casualty of the supposedly friendly game was actor Will Ferrell, who apparently sustained a leg injury. Despite the injuries, the match, which also featured Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Ed Norton, raised $6.4 million for charity.

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Tuesday
May152012

"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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Wednesday
Apr252012

"Anchorman" Director Hints at Sequel’s Plot

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Anchorman director and co-writer Adam McKay has dropped a hint regarding the plot of the recently-announced sequel.

Speaking with Empire magazine, McKay says the story of Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy and his news team picks up “right when all the news started changing with the 24-hours news cycle in ’78 or ’79.” He elaborates, “All of a sudden, local news stations diversified and had Latino anchors and African-American anchors, and any time you’re talking about diversity and the Action News team, that’s always fun to deal with.”

McKay previously told The Hollywood Reporter that the sequel could hit theaters as early as Christmas 2013.

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Thursday
Apr122012

"Anchorman" Director Discusses Sequel

Frank Micelotta/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The director and co-writer of the 2004 Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman has all but confirmed that the major cast members will return for the sequel.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Adam McKay said Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are finalizing their contracts.  He added that he's also reached out to Christina Applegate's manager.

"[W]e have an idea for her that we think is pretty cool.  So tentatively right now she’s in," he elaborated.

As for the plot of the film, McKay said, "We have a basic idea.  I’ll tell you we’re staying roughly period, and I would just say it’s the next stage in the development of American media and news.  The fun of these characters is they confront change very poorly."

McKay says the sequel will tentatively begin shooting next January or February, and that it could hit theaters as early as Christmas 2013.

Ferrell announced the sequel in character as Ron Burgundy last month during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's TBS late-night show.

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Thursday
Mar292012

Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" Character Announces Sequel on "Conan"

Peter Kramer/NBC(BURBANK, Calif.) -- After countless rumors, Will Ferrell confirmed on Wednesday night's Conan that a sequel to his 2004 comedy Anchorman is officially in the works.

Ferrell appeared on the TBS late-night show as his Anchorman alter ego, 1970s news anchorman Ron Burgundy, who made his entrance while performing his trusty flute.

He poked fun at host Conan O'Brien for a bit, then said, "I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas, to our friends in Spain, Turkey and the U.K., including England, that as of 0900 Mountain time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman."

The Hollywood Reporter says many of the original cast members are expected to return for the sequel.  In addition to Ferrell, Anchorman starred Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate.

The sequel reportedly will be released sometime next year.

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Wednesday
Feb222012

Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis Presenting at Oscars

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Will Ferrell is leaving his imprint on the Oscars, in more ways than one.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that Ferrell and fellow funnyman Zach Galifianakis will present at the Oscars ceremony.  They join a list of presenters that also includes Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and many more.

The Academy Awards will air live on ABC this Sunday.

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Thursday
Feb092012

Will Ferrell Does Intros for Hornets-Bulls Basketball Game

Peter Kramer/NBC(NEW ORLEANS) -- Will Ferrell, who played a fictional basketball player in the 2008 comedy Semi-Pro, returned to the court Wednesday night when he introduced the starting lineups before the New Orleans Hornets' home game against the Chicago Bulls.

In Ferrell fashion, he delivered funny comments about each player -- for example, he said Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer "still lives with his mother."

Ferrell is currently shooting Dog Fight, a political comedy, in the New Orleans area.

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