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'SNL' recap: Paul Rudd brings a parade of surprise guest stars -- VIDEO

SHRIEEEEK! OH. MY. GOD. You guys, it’s… One Direction! No, Paul Rudd! Wait, no, Kristen Wiig! Fred Armisen?! Will Ferrell! David Koechner! Steve Carell! … Bill Brasky?!?!?!

Deep breaths, dear SNL-watching, squee-happy readers, because even though last night’s show paraded out surprise guests like Captain von Trapp did his children in The Sound of Music Live & Condensed, the strong sketches that opened the evening quickly led to lackluster ones with diminishing returns that didn’t effectively showcase host Paul Rudd nor had any particularly inspired ideas (there are exceptions, of course — more on those below). READ FULL STORY

Paul Rudd and One Direction take on 'Saturday Night Live': Talk about it here!

In this corner: Charming, charismatic, boyishly handsome Paul Rudd, a potential vampire who successfully made the transition from rom-coms to quirkier comedies long before tonight’s musical guests had anything approaching fame. In this corner: The charming, charismatic, boyishly handsome members of One Direction, a lad band with an army of tweenage fans and the power to make even curmudgeons admit that its songs sure are catchy.

Which of these two will rule the roost at Saturday Night Live tonight? The obvious answer is Rudd. He’s a veteran SNL host with two other stints under his belt already, a talented improviser who’s won membership into a number of exclusive comedic fraternities, and, oh yeah, a lead in one of winter’s biggest movies: Anchorman 2, of which you may be ignorant only if you’ve somehow stayed away from the Internet and television and movie theaters and well-traveled roads for the past few months. Given the film’s nonstop promotional campaign and the backgrounds of Rudd’s co-stars — one starred on an NBC sitcom for seven season, another was a cast member on SNL for just as long, and the third both played the first one’s best buddy on said sitcom and had a brief stint on SNL as well — it’s also almost inevitable that Rudd’s hosting gig will come complete with cameos from Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and Dave Koechner. (In my dream world, Christina Applegate is there too.) A lineup like that would certainly push the night in Rudd’s favor.

But don’t discount Simon Cowell’s most successful pet project. The boys were the stealth stars of Rudd’s promos earlier this week, and they too have SNL experience. Last time they were on the show, they even threw on history’s worst wigs and fake mustaches to play a quintet of visitors to the Manuel Ortiz Show:

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Paul Rudd gets ready to host 'SNL' with ONE DIRECTION OMG OMG -- VIDEO

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The sixth lead of 200 Cigarettes is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend? Who cares — because the show’s musical guest is ONE DIRECTION! EEEEEE!

That’s the general gist of Paul Rudd and Vanessa Bayer’s delightful new SNL promos, which also feature Rudd polishing off his old, petulant Wet Hot American Summer schtick (always nice to see) and a surprising paucity of Anchorman 2 talk — which is kind of a breath of fresh air, considering that movie’s utterly relentless marketing campaign. (Kind of a big deal glass case of emotion 60 percent of the time stay classy etc.) Fade into American flag:

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'Anchorman 2' stars bring some 'Afternoon Delight' to Australia -- VIDEO

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Here’s something to make your afternoon delightful.

The KVWN Channel 4 News team — otherwise known as Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner — reprised their a cappella rendition of the Starland Vocal Band’s 1976 hit “Afternoon Delight” from the first Anchorman film for the Sydney Premiere of the upcoming sequel. And it is awesome. Luckily, it was all caught on film because, as Ferrell says in the beginning of the clip, they are only going to do it once. Those lucky Aussies. (Except for that one time they also re-created the number at last week’s live Anchorman script reading!)

Check out the performance below:
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'Anchorman' live reading, on the scene: Ron Burgundy, philanthropist?

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Even when he’s stripped of the polyester suit, bushy mustache, and ’70s news desk, it’s always hilarious to hear Will Ferrell shout, “Great Odin’s raven!” Ferrell and the rest of the Anchorman cast gathered at Santa Monica, California’s Broad Stage on Thursday night for a live reading of the 2004 comedy’s script, a benefit for the nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826LA.

Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy was joined by the rest of his Channel 4 News Team — Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner), and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) — along with lady love Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate). Jack Black, Chris Parnell, Danny Trejo, Fred Willard, and Fred Armisen even showed up for their minor roles, with Maya Rudolph voicing any non-Veronica ladies (including the role of the Mama Bear in her captioned conversation with Baxter the dog). Director/writer Adam McKay read all the stage cues aloud, while narrator Bill Kurtis lent his golden pipes to the event.

Conan O’Brien hosted the festivities and filled in for Vince Vaughn’s rival newsman during the live reading. “Only in L.A. do they do charity readings of screenplays,” O’Brien said, joking that the next benefit would be a script reading of Bio-Dome 2. As the night’s MC, he laid out some ground rules for the evening: “If you have hard candy, unwrap it now — and stick it up your ass.” When the crowd reacted to his profanity, O’Brien said, “There are no kids here. Who would bring children to a benefit for children?”

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'Anchorman 2' trailer: It's kind of a big deal. Let's do a deep dive!

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues isn’t the sort of film that normally demands the deep dive treatment. Careful frame-by-frame analyses are generally reserved for big-name adaptations, franchise-extending summer blockbusters, and comic book-based extravaganzas — you know, action movies with rich mythologies and lots of things that go “boom.”

But even if this clip is devoid of space ships, costumed heroes, and fights to the death, it’s chock-full of intriguing new characters, tantalizing plot tidbits, and righteous mustaches — making it the perfect candidate for some good, old-fashioned obsessive scrutiny.
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The Lonely Island and Robyn take Diddy and Paul Rudd back to 'Kindergarten' -- NSFW VIDEO

Does anyone else hope Sean “Diddy” Combs and Paul Rudd are best friends in real life? The Lonely Island have your back.

The comedy trio have been building buzz for The Wack Album for weeks with a string of new material, and the latest is an epic video for “Go Kindergarten.” In the clip, Rudd and his BFF Diddy go to the club, and while the hip-hop mogul fully commits to the group’s risky new dance, Rudd spends most of the video looking skeptical (and getting his finger cut off).

“Go Kindergarten” also features a killer chorus from Robyn that we could listen to over and over again, and the Swedish singer goes full Gaga with her costumes and makeup. There isn’t enough space in the world to describe the insane getups the guys are wearing, but trust us: You’ll enjoy them.

Watch the video below. It’s pretty NSFW:
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Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman 2' clip inspired by classic '80's kids movie -- VIDEO

Rocking the familiar mustache and 1970’s shag of his Anchorman character Brian Fantana, Paul Rudd took a break from filming the sequel yesterday in Atlanta and popped by Conan O’Brien’s visiting TBS talk show.

Asked about the hotly anticipated Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Rudd surprised O’Brien with a special treat: an exclusive clip from the film. If that seems too good to be true — given that the top-secret sequel is, as O’Brien said, on “lock down” — it’s because it is. Only one of the following three words turned out to be true: “exclusive Anchorman clip.” Check it out below.

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'Admission': Which stars can always get you to see their movies?

Like a whole heck of a lot of people, I love Tina Fey. I love her so much, in fact, that I’m going to see Admission this weekend even though the movie doesn’t personally appeal to me. Fey is one of the few people on my list of stars that I’ll go to see in absolutely anything. Happily, Fey’s Admission co-star, World’s Most Likable Person Paul Rudd, also makes that list. Regardless of the story, I simply like watching the two of them onscreen together.

The other actress that I will support, regardless of the film, is Reese Witherspoon. I first fell in love with her in Legally Blonde, and then went back and watched some of her older movies that I had missed – Pleasantville and ElectionCruel Intentions and The Man in the Moon. And now, she’s my comfort food; I’ve been in theaters for every movie of hers since. READ FULL STORY

Paul Rudd and his glorious 'Anchorman' mustache visit 'Today' -- VIDEO

Sex panther Paul Rudd appeared on the Today show this morning, nominally to promote his upcoming comedy Admission. Unfortunately, I can barely remember what he said about that movie, which co-stars Tina Fey, because I couldn’t take my eyes off of Rudd’s groovy ’70s ‘stache — which he’s regrown in honor of Anchorman: The Legend Continues. He’s like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair!

Information about the Anchorman sequel is still scarce. When asked about it on Today, Rudd says only that getting the old gang back together has been “surreal.” Still, just seeing that upper lip cozy back where it belongs should give Channel Four fans everywhere a little rush of delight. Sixty percent of the time, the ‘stache works every time:

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