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]
Meagan Good and Will Ferrell share an onscreen romance in the upcoming comedy “Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”
In the film’s trailer, funny man Ferrell tries “to break down the barriers of race” by cracking jokes during a humorous dinner table scene with Good character’s Black family.
“I don’t read Jet Magazine, or Jheri Curl Daily,” he says. “I’m breaking down the barriers of race by assimilation. And on that note which one of you convicts with the longest record can pass me the mashed potatoes?”
In the highly-anticipated sequel, Ferrell returns as Ron Burgundy, only this time he works at a 24/7 cable news network. Read more on Hello Beautiful…
“Imma let you finish but … ”
Aubrey Plaza didn’t actually say those words, but last night, onstage at the MTV Movie Awards, it was deja vu: she rushed onstage while Will Ferrell accepted his “Comedic Genius” Award and tried to pull the award out of his hands, before awkwardly stumbling back to her seat.
Publicity stunt for her new movie (which was scrawled across her chest in black sharpie)? Too much Hennessey on the red carpet? If this little incident was staged, I feel like Peter Dinklage — who was standing in the background after presenting Ferrell with his award — would have been involved somehow. And the look on Aubrey’s face when she plopped back in her seat, sans drink, looked kinda “Oh my God, what have I done?” to me.
MTV says it was definitely not planned and that Aubrey Plaza was escorted from the show after the incident. What say you? [Entertainment Weekly, MTV News]
So, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was recently moved to an earlier time slot on ABC, but someone apparently forgot to tell “The Knife Guys” — aka Will Ferrell and his sidekick Ryan Gosling — who usually use the studio at 11:35 p.m. to film their QVC infomercial segment. I suppose it should come as no surprise to anyone that Ryan still manages to make safety goggles sexy. Dream man.
Comedian Billy Eichner is super funny. In this clip from his new show “Billy On The Street,” Billy interviews the great Will Ferrell … about Drew Barrymore. After all, aren’t we always worried about what D-Barrs is up to, really? [YouTube]
Pretty much everything Will Ferrell does is funny — even in Swedish. Ferrell did a series of commercials in Sweden for Old Milwaukee, and in one of them, he even speaks the language. In this clip, taped directly off Swedish television, Ferrell says, “This is my boat. This is my woman. And this is my beer. Old Milwaukee. It OK.” [YouTube]