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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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Emerson College to name school after Ron Burgundy for one day

It’s kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication.

The college in Boston will rename the school – for one day only – the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on Dec. 4 to honor the fictitious television anchorman. READ FULL STORY

Those Ron Burgundy Dodge Durango commercials actually sell cars -- don't act like you're not impressed

Who knew a roomy glove compartment could sell cars? Well, it probably has more to do with the car salesman, who in the case of some recent Dodge Durango commercials, is none other than Will Ferrell’s wonderfully quotable Anchorman character Ron Burgundy. EW spoke with the ad agency and the Funny or Die team about the creative process behind those silly ads (and the 70 or so additional filmed spots) last month. But aside from going viral and generating buzz for the Dec. 20 release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Ron Burgundy has also managed to actually sell a whole lot of Dodge Durangos.

Sales of the SUV for October increased by a staggering 59%, according to Chrysler Group data. (Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes first reported the news.) The Ron Burgundy spots debuted at the beginning of last month. Overall, Chrysler group is also reporting an 11% increase compared to Oct. 2012. Could the narcissistic man with the mustache have anything to do with it? “Durango sales have been very strong this year, and the Ron Burgundy Durango ads are absolutely building on that momentum as we launch into sales of the new 2014 model,” according to the Chrysler Group,”We’ve seen almost an 80 percent increase in Web traffic alone since the campaign launched.”
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New Ben & Jerry's flavor is Ron Burgundy-approved

Ben & Jerry have a new friend, and his name is Ron Burgundy.

The legendary ice cream maker has revealed its newest flavor, Scotchy Scotch Scotch, in honor of the Anchorman himself — and, of course, his favorite drink. The limited batch is a butterscotch-based ice cream with butterscotch swirl ribbons.

“Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch is a delicious ice cream and I hope Ben and Jerry consider my other suggestions,” “Burgundy” said in a press release. “Malt liquor marshmallow, well liquor bourbon peanut butter, and cheap white wine sherbet.”

The dessert is just one of the many celebrity flavors from Ben & Jerry’s, following Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt and the infamous Schweddy Balls flavor, just to name a few.
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Here's how those 70 Ron Burgundy Dodge Durango ads were made

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If you happened to laugh at those new Dodge Durango commercials on TV over the weekend or saw the spots circulating online, then you know that Ron Burgundy has been shilling cars in his own classy, inexplicably angry way. The supercilious anchorman and the Americana automobile brand don’t  seem like a natural fit at first — but when Paramount Pictures, the Chrysler Group, ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Funny or Die writing team banded together, the result is a hilariously big deal. “The iconic brand of Ron Burgundy, we just thought it would be a tremendous collaboration,” said Josh Greenstein, CMO of Paramount Pictures. “No one [else] does irreverent humor that’s kind of lasted this long,” he added, noting that the last time we saw Burgundy onscreen was nearly a decade ago. EW spoke with the creators of the ads about how they reinvented the Anchorman character as a car salesman, why they made an astounding 70 spots, and what Will Ferrell was like on set. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon isn't the only one: Watch the 'SNL' cast break character -- VIDEO

Think Jimmy Fallon was the only Saturday Night Live cast member to break out into laughter during skits? Think again. Over the years, everyone from Will Ferrell to Adam Sandler to Kristen Wiig to Fred Armisen have cracked a smile or two. Does it ruin the illusion? Eh, for about a second. Frankly it’s just nice to see that comedians are humans too: Even they can’t always keep a straight face.

Check out this nifty little video which compiles some of the best scene corpsing from SNL‘s going-on-thirty-nine-years: READ FULL STORY

'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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'Spoils of Babylon' teaser: The fake epic spoofs mini-series trailers of the past -- VIDEO

chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire) who made their fortune in the oil business.” Paging Dynasty!

A teaser trailer for the show has arrived, and it seems to take its cues from the television epics of a generation ago. Watch the trailer — as well as some commercials for a few actual mini-series from the ’70s and ’80s — below: READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake and Steve Carell lend a hand, and an arm, to Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

Two years ago, Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell discovered the secret to a successful skit: fake arms, duh. As if every comedian didn’t already know that, right? Well, for Fallon and Ferrell, it started when the duo relived their Canadian soap opera days on Jacob’s Patience, and Ferrell attempted to make a sandwich using mannequin arms. The result was, well, memorable:

So memorable in fact, that last night, Steve Carell and Justin Timberlake joined the cast of Jacob’s Patience as the owners of a men’s clothing store, specializing — not surprisingly — in suits and ties. Fallon, as a customer at the store, had his inseam measured, was given water to drink, and even learned how to tie a tie… all with fake arms. Watch the clips below! READ FULL STORY

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