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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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'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

Will Ferrell is a comedic genius… and will soon have the trophy to prove it

It’s not often that comedians get awarded for making people laugh (ahem, Oscars…) but thanks to MTV, Will Ferrell is about to have tangible proof that he is pretty darn funny.

At this year’s MTV Movie Awards, the man behind Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, and countless other curly-haired characters will be honored with the first-ever Comedic Genius Award.

“Will Ferrell epitomizes what it means to be a comedic genius and it’s only fitting that he should be the inaugural recipient of this award,” said MTV’s president Stephen Friedman. READ FULL STORY

Watch Will Ferrell's new Old Milwaukee Super Bowl XLVII commercial -- VIDEO

As is his yearly tradition, Will Ferrell filmed a Super Bowl commercial for Old Milwaukee beer that aired only in select markets. This year’s extra-tasty-kissy spot rivals GoDaddy’s Bar Refaeli-smooching-a-nerd ad for sure — instead of zeroing in too heavily on a ’70s-esque, tank-topped Ferrell macking on a stranger on a bus, the camera graciously pans out to highlight some of America’s finest canned brew.  Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's amusing Golden Globes presentation -- VIDEO

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Saturday Night Live cohorts Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig showed up at this year’s Golden Globes to turn the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy into a Weekend Update-style sketch comedy bit. Essentially repurposing her and Fred Armisen’s purposefully terrible improvisation as unprepared singers Garth and Kat, Wiig joined Ferrell to stumble hilariously through each nominated film pretending to know what each was about. Naturally, some titles (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) were a little more helpful than others (Quartet). Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Kimmel rudely interrupts Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling's QVC show -- VIDEO

Everybody, absolutely everybody, knows that at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights, Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling come to Hollywood Boulevard’s El Capitan Theatre to shoot their QVC slice-and-sell show Knife Guys.

Well, everybody except Jimmy Kimmel, whose own show — also shot at the El Capitan — began airing 25 minutes earlier this week. Kimmel didn’t even have the decency to check the theater’s sign-in sheet before he began recording last night’s installment — which led to a pretty awkward encounter with Ferrell and Gosling, all done up in their finest Knife Guys t-shirts (and some really excellent facial hair). But hey, look on the bright side: Maybe this means that every Wednesday, Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling are going to show up on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

See the sparks — as well as Ferrell’s Stabmaster 2200 samurai sword — fly in the video below:

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Will Ferrell is baffled that Funny or Die has 5 thousand -- er, million -- Twitter followers

Contrary to what this account (and this one, and this one…) would have you believe, Will Ferrell doesn’t use Twitter. So naturally, the comedian was amazed and perplexed to learn that his comedy video site Funny or Die has surpassed 5 million followers. “How is that possible?” he wondered upon hearing the figure. “That’s the approximate population of Singapore!” And after reading some of the account’s own tweets, his confusion only grew — “So we physically mail these out to 5 million people?”

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Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Sarah Silverman, and Aziz Ansari perform at the 'We Hate Hurricanes' benefit

“I didn’t realize the full on hatred people had for hurricanes,” Jon Hamm said to the sold out Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Monday night.

Alongside his friend Adam Scott, Hamm was there to host the “We Hate Hurricanes” benefit, a comedy fundraiser for the victims of Hurricane Sandy with proceeds going to the non-profit AmeriCares. For under $50, the audience was treated to an A-List variety show featuring a performance by Beck and standup sets by Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Peretti, and Aziz Ansari.

The biggest surprise of the night happened early on, when Hamm and Scott called someone named Dave Duncan to the stage. Click past the jump to read more.

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'Anchorman' sequel: Will Kristen Wiig accept invitation to Brick Tamland's pants party?

Brick Tamland is a simple man. He’s polite, likes ice cream, and really enjoys a nice pair of slacks. Though he’s a tad slow on the uptake, he’s likely not the first TV weatherman who went on to work in the Bush Administration despite an I.Q. of 48. (No, but good guess: former FEMA director Michael “Brownie” Brown was not a TV weatherman.)

In Anchorman, Tamland was an essential member of the Channel 4 News band of brothers. But in the upcoming sequel — which still doesn’t have a finished script — his personal loyalties might be tested, just as Ron Burgundy’s were in the first movie. The Wrap reports that Kristen Wiig is being considered to play Tamland’s wife. A relationship would be a big step for Tamland, who never really had any success inviting women to his pants party during the first movie — though we were told that he ultimately ends up with 11 children. READ FULL STORY

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