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'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

Will Ferrell crashes 'Chelsea Lately' in a golf cart

The new Chelsea Lately multimillion-dollar studio is paying its way with viral moments. Since Chelsea Handler’s move to the former set of The Tonight Show With Conan on Monday, she’s scored Jennifer Aniston’s first post-engagement interview and discussed her nipples, showered with Sandra Bullock, and now, been dissed by Will Ferrell.

Ferrell, clad in a baseball jersey and Ron Burgundy’s mustache, rolled in last night in a golf cart and interrupted Handler’s usually productive roundtable discussion. The comedian insulted the late-night talk show, then attempted to go on his merry way. His surprise appearance left the usually straight-faced Handler in stitches. “I can’t take him,” she said after he left. “I can’t take his body or when he talks.”

Calling her show “a joke” must be the The Campaign star’s means of avenging Handler after she insulted his sexual prowess during his last appearance on the show.

Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Awkward Questions With... Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell’s new comedy The Campaign — about a slick, smarmy long-term congressman (Ferrell) who becomes enmeshed in an ugly campaign against a highly unlikely political newbie (Zach Galifianakis) — raises a few questions that would make any politician squirm. Like, to what extent would you be willing to sell out yourself and your values to win an election? Or how would you handle it if, in the middle of a heated campaign, in front of the entire press corps, you accidentally punched a baby in the face?

With the movie rolling out in theaters Aug. 10, we figured we’d hit Ferrell with a few of our own awkward questions for our new issue on stands this Friday. Here is the full exchange — beard piñata, K-Stew scandal, and all.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Zach Galifianakis is one of the fastest-rising comedy stars around. I assume that, as competitors in the field of comedy, your bitter rivalry extends beyond this movie. So what are you better at than him?
WILL FERRELL: Well, first of all, I’m a better Greek-American than Zach. He really could care less about his heritage. I, on the other hand, am fiercely proud of my Greek-American heritage. I go to Greek restaurants and break plates. I’ve memorized My Big Fat Greek Wedding from beginning to end. I’m also better at eating hot dogs than Zach. I can eat about 23 in one sitting. Zach can maybe eat 19. Maybe. READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis debate children in 'Campaign' video

In a new Funny or Die video promoting their upcoming political comedy The Campaign, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis face off against three adorable debate-team children as part of a fake Cable Access game show called The Debate-thletes. The basic set-up is pretty simple — a host asks simple questions like “Name a movie that was nominated for an Academy Award,” and Ferrell and Galifianakis respond with chaos — but you gotta treasure the little touches scattered throughout the clip. Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

'The Campaign' stars pick their VPs: Penelope Cruz versus the Kardashians?

In politics, there’s a complex calculus that presidential candidates use when they select their vice-presidential nominees. Mitt Romney is currently going through the process of selecting his Republican running mate, weighing all sorts of tangible and intangible factors: experience, regional ties, photogenic appeal, reads newspapers.

Comedians who play politicians, on the other hand, are bound by no such rules. At last night’s premiere of The Campaign, a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as rival U.S. Senate candidates, the cast and crew had some outside-the-box ideas for who they would pick to be on their ticket. “I think I’d go with a Kardashian sister just to get the female vote, the popular vote, and the guy vote in one move,” said Ferrell, who plays a corrupt incumbent in the film. “Why pick one? They can rotate. If one of them gets tired or chips a nail, another one can fill in. It would be a rotating running mate system.” READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell can't get over Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's breakup -- VIDEO

Will Ferrell is in a glass case of emotion, again! The Campaign star was looking uncharacteristically glum last night on Conan — and when pressed, Ferrell admitted that he’s all busted up about KStew and RPattz’s earth-shattering breakup. “I don’t know if there was anything I could have done to prevent it!” he sobbed, adding, “IT’S NOT GONNA BE FINE AT ALL! Never gonna be fine! What they had was so special, you don’t even know!”

Bottom line: If you enjoy watching Will Ferrell yell (and who doesn’t?), you’ll like this video. Especially around 1:29, when Conan O’Brien struggles mightily not to lose it on camera.

READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis stop by 'Daily Show' with a surprise guest -- VIDEO

Is there any situation that isn’t better with some Hamm?

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis together, promoting their new movie The Campaign on The Daily Show last night, is already pretty great. But when Jon Stewart started lobbing easy questions at the comedians, like about pranks and hanging out together on set, the duo got faux-offended.

Outraged at Stewart for phoning in an interview, things got real awkward, real quick. Luckily, Stewart summoned an ally: One Mr. Jon Hamm. Hamm, barring a surprise cameo, is not in the movie — he just always seems to be around. Is it “Great Instigator” Hamm’s not-so-secret goal to take over all of TV? If so, I’m definitely okay with that.

And as Will Ferrell explained, “When you bring a Jon Hamm into a situation, things just happen.”

Watch things happen — complete with a Stewart Interviewing Intervention — below: READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon visits 'Late Night With Zach Galifianakis'

Zach Galifianakis and Jimmy Fallon swapped identities last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as Galifianakis acted as Late Night host for an interview with Fallon, who posed as Galifianakis. Confused much? Don’t worry, it’ll make more sense once you watch the clip.

The two funny men poked fun at the late-night talk-show tropes that characterize most interviews. The real Fallon commended the house band, the Roots, while the real Galifianakis asked the most cliché interview opener, ”How was your flight?” Fallon also praised the city where he shot his latest movie (Galifianakis’ The Campaign – in theaters Aug. 10), describing the people of New Orleans as friendly and its food as wonderful, prompting audience applause.

Before Fallon showed a clip from the film in which Galifianakis’ and Will Ferrell’s characters try to trash talk, Galifianakis made fun of himself by commenting on Fallon’s weight. ”I’ve noticed that you always gain weight for every role, but then you don’t lose it after,” he said. ”So you just keep getting fatter.”

Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

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