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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

'30 Rock' celebrity guest stars: Your favorites?

You know what is quite possibly the opposite of Lizzing? The overwhelming sadness I feel when I realize there are only six episodes of 30 Rock left. And while there is plenty of stuff I’m going to miss — Werewolf Bar Mitzvahs, Reaganing — I think what my Thursday nights will lack the most going forward is quality celebrity guest star appearances. 30 Rock nailed it on that front pretty much every week. One of the great pleasures of the show was the surprise of finding out just who was going to stop by. And with Tina Fey at the helm, essentially no star was too big (even Paul McCartney had a cameo!). I got to thinking about some of my favorites on the program – and there are just so many greats to choose from. Who can forget Liz’s brief involvement with James Franco, or Will Forte as a Jenna impersonator/her one true love?

I cut down from a rather large list to cull five of my favorites (For now! There are sooo many great ones!). Check it out below:

1.    Kelsey Grammer: One of my favorite scenes from the show was when Grammer partnered with Kenneth and Jenna to steal ice cream cake for profit from Carvels. What a windfall! READ FULL STORY

Google Doodle celebrates sculptor Auguste Rodin

Will Ferrell’s “Art Class Guy” is going to be thrilled to hear this.

Google’s latest homepage design celebrates what would have been French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s 172 birthday. When you click on The Thinker in Google, you are brought to the search results for “Auguste Rodin.” Considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, Rodin’s most celebrated works are likely familiar to you, whether you’re an art history buff or not. From “The Age of Bronze” to “St. John the Baptist Preaching” Rodin’s art, influenced heavily by Michelangelo, was quite controversial during his time.

His most famous piece, “Le Penseur (The Thinker),” that Google replicated above, was created in 1902 in Paris. According to his bio on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, “The increasingly erotic character of Rodin’s sculpture can be explained by his preoccupation with two highly charged literary sources. These were Dante’s Inferno and Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil.”

Check out Ferrell’s (NSFW) SNL art spoof below: READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler endorse Obama -- VIDEO

Still trying to make up your mind between Obama and Romney? What are you waiting for, undecided voters?

Over the weekend, a couple more celebrities came out of the (Holly)woodwork to make their case to you on the eve of tomorrow’s election.

First up, Will Ferrell, who donned a Ron Burgundy-esque retro suit while he explained that he would do anything — draw you a tattoo, dance, eat garbage — if you vote for Obama.

What are you waiting for? It’s a slam dunk: READ FULL STORY

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