In case you hadn’t ever noticed, Will Ferrell and Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers are practically twins. But do their similarities extend beyond the physical? Can, say, Will Ferrell drum his balls off like Chad? “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” wanted to find out, so Chad and Will stopped by for a drum-off. What’s next? A sing-off between Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel? Yes please!
Yesterday, Will Ferrell’s company, Gary Sanchez Productions, announced that it is launching a female-focused film and television department called Gloria Sanchez Productions. The idea came from Jessica Elbaum, an exec at Gary Sanchez, who will head the division.
This is exciting news, but I think they missed a major point. I believe people are at their funniest, smartest, most moral and most complete when they exist together. Gary Sanchez Productions is like an apartment with no living room. Yes, it’s vital and sanity-saving to have your own room, but all the best stuff happens in the living room, where people congregate and everyone feels like they belong. While I love the new Girls Room of Gary Sanchez Productions, it doesn’t improve what has been going on in the Boys Room at all. Keep reading »
Without spoiling too much, here’s what I can tell you about “Anchorman 2.” The movie takes place at least 5-10 years after the first film, in 1980, as Ron Burgundy in turmoil, gets the team news team back together for the launch of the first 24 hours news channel. So, what’s become of Ron and sports anchor Champ Kind? Both have hit rock bottom or, as David Koechner (who plays Champ) describes it, “it’s a dark night of the soul.” Things are especially rough for Ron, who you are probably not surprised to learn is still not the ideal family man. So, from Cliff Huxtable to Walter White, how does Ron rank as a husband and father? See what Will Ferrell told me when I sat down with him and Koechner to talk about this hysterical, long-anticipated sequel. [YouTube]
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The perfect way to promote the much anticipated sequel “Anchorman 2″? Send star Will Ferrell to read the news in Bismarck, North Dakota, of all places, as his character Ron Burgundy. Ron was joined by KXMB’s Amber Schatz, who was seriously having the best day at work ever. But HOW did Ron resist making a joke about her last name? A glorious opportunity MISSED. “Anchorman 2″ is in theaters December 20. See part of Burgundy’s newscast above, and more here. [TIME]
Will Ferrell paid a visit to “Conan” last night in character as everyone’s favorite classy news anchor, Ron Burgundy. Ron is a big fan of Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford — whose got more than enough pussy to eat at home — and couldn’t help but serenade us with an endorsement of Rob’s campaign. I am choking from the laughter. [Team Coco]