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Tuesday
Aug142012

Report: Zach Galifianakis Gets Married

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Did Zach Galifianakis get married over the weekend?

The 42-year-old actor was supposed to marry fiancée Quinn Lundberg last weekend in Canada, according to their own invitation sent out in June.  However, the media has not been able to locate where, when and if the wedding actually happened.

The Vancouver gossip site Vancitybuzz.com reports, "The couple pulled a three-card Monte and kept us guessing on where the event would actually take place.  Having paparazzi posted at all the Greek Orthodox churches in the Vancouver area, frustration grew as Zach and Quinn were no shows."

According to the site, the couple did indeed tie the knot in a private ceremony at UBC Farms, but there is no official word yet from any reps of the star of The Campaign and The Hangover.

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Wednesday
Jul042012

Behind the Scenes with ‘Craigslist Joe’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Would you ever ditch your responsibilities to devote yourself completely to living off the kindness and generosity of the strangers you find on Craigslist?

That’s what Joe Garner did.

Garner, 32, joined forces with funnyman-turned-executive-producer Zach Galifianakis for a documentary called “Craigslist Joe.”  Set to premier Aug. 2, the film follows Garner cross-country as he relies on Craigslist ads for food, a place to sleep and bathe, and more.

Garner is no stranger to the film industry. He was the assistant to director Todd Phillips on what he calls “a little movie at the time,” which turned into the blockbuster hit “The Hangover.”  It was on the set of “The Hangover” that Garner and Galifianakis first started discussing the premise for “Craigslist Joe.” Living in a hotel casino in 2008 while filming the movie, Garner said he felt isolated in Vegas.

“The country was falling apart around me, people losing their homes, people just out on their own. So I got to thinking: If I lost everything, what would happen? I’d probably be OK, because I have great friends and family. But what if I didn’t? Who would I rely on?” So he  put social media to the test to see how reliable it was in times of need. Garner said he didn’t have a central goal but wanted to prove that it was possible to get help.

“I’m going to go out and be as open as I can, talk to regular people around the country and see how technology is going to enable me to better communicate with those people to make meaningful face-face-connections,” Garner explained.

He hired a cameraman he found on Craigslist a week before he set out on his journey. Equipped with only a laptop, a new cell phone with a new number he hadn’t shared with anyone, a new email address, a passport, toothbrush and the clothes on his back, Garner was ready to embark on his month-long adventure.

“We started off in L.A. I’ve lived here for over 10 years, and it was just very odd. I’ve never experienced L.A. as much as I did in those first four days,” said Garner. “It was about getting out of my routine and isolation in my own world and just opening up and realizing, ‘Whoa, there’s other things in front of us that’s happening.’  It was a good time to go, since our country was going through such rough times, and I wanted to find those stories and see how people were coping.”

When Garner contacted people on Craigslist he’d say he was just a regular guy looking to meet up, go out of town, go on a hike, whatever he could think of. It wasn’t until after people agreed to meet him person that Garner disclosed there’d be camera documenting their journey.

“It was all about establishing trust. People weren’t just initially helping me because of the camera, because they didn’t even know about it at first,” said Garner.

Garner said he had to figure out the fundamentals of living through Craigslist.

“How am I going to eat today? You get pretty hungry when you’re just walking around, even after a few hours. I allowed myself as much water as I could find,” he said.

His two favorite sections on Craigslist that became his lifelines were “Free” and “Ride Share.” Garner explained “Free” was where “someone would literally be giving away milk,” but he cautioned how careful one must be when using Craigslist, especially the “Ride Share” section.

“Meet up in a public place, write down their cell phone number, check out their ID, you definitely have to be smart about it,” Garner explained.

The 31-day social media experiment taught Garner a few life lessons, especially as he visited the Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

“Everywhere I looked around the country were these pockets of inspiration. It’s one thing to see it on TV, or read it in the news, but I broke down in the Ninth Ward,” said Garner. “After a couple weeks of exhaustion, the amazing kindness that people shared with me I realized, here I am in the middle of this place that was once a totally amazing community that is just totally wiped out now. But these people are taking abandoned houses and creating them into art spaces.”

If given the chance, Garner says he would absolutely embark on another Craigslist adventure, even for a lot longer than a month.

“What I did was no big thing. The biggest thing was making the decision to let go of the things I hold most important and step out of my comfort zone,” Garner said.  ”It was the most amazing experience of my life. I’ve never felt so connected with people around me.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun262012

"Hangover" Star Zach Galifianakis Getting Married

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Zach Galifianakis is engaged to Quinn Lundberg, according to Celebuzz.com.  The Hangover actor, 42, and his fiancée have already sent out wedding invitations for their August 11 wedding.

A source tells the site, “The wedding invite is very Zach.”  The source added, “While it has the formal and standard details of who, what, when, where — including Zach’s full name, Zachary Knight Galifianakis, and his fiancee’s, Mary Quinn Lundberg — it is also very funny.”

Lundberg, 29, is the co-founder of the charity Growing Voices.

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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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Friday
Jun102011

Zach Galifianakis to Ke$ha: 'Your Music Is Really Bad!'

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- There are haters out there who think that KE$HA's music is terrible, but they don't have the guts to say it to her face.  Zach Galifianakis has no such problem.

The Hangover star tells Rolling Stone that Ke$ha -- who we all know loves guys with beards -- sent him an email asking if he'd like to get a drink sometime.  Then, says Zach, he ran into her in a bar.  He tells Rolling Stone, "She was sitting by herself and I walked up to her and said 'Listen, I got your email. Your music is really bad!  I don't know who listens to it, but I imagine it's like, six-year-olds -- and it's a bad message.'"  

Ke$ha isn't the only person on the receiving end of Zach's apparent inability to self-edit.  According to Rolling Stone, when little kids come up and tell him that they loved the R-rated Hangover, he tells them that they have terrible parents.  And, he says, "I mean it."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jun092011

Zach Galifianakis Reveals Plot of Third 'Hangover' Film?

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The director and cast of The Hangover Part II are on record as saying they'd be interested in making a third film in the series, but there hasn't been much info regarding a possible plot. Hangover star Zach Galifianakis provides a potential clue in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine. He says he's heard that a third film would focus on his character attempting to escape a mental institution with the help of his buddies, played by Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms. Galifianakis says he's already "getting fricking phone calls" about making a third Hangover flick.

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