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Adam McKay teases the plot of 'Anchorman 2'

Boy, that escalated quickly. A few weeks ago, we learned that the long-delayed Anchorman sequel would become a reality. Now director and co-writer Adam McKay has started to tease what might happen in the film.

When asked about the plot of Anchorman Dos, McKay told Salon that he didn’t want to give away too much. He did, however, reveal “a couple pieces of ideas” that he’s discussed with co-writer Will Ferrell. Specifically: “I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you one other one: bowling for dollars.” READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, and Conan O'Brien are up for Webby Awards

There’s something funny about this year’s Webby nominees. The long list of potential prize recipients includes a surplus of famous comedians — such as Will Ferrell (nominated for Best Individual Performance for his role as George W. Bush), Billy Crystal (Best Individual Performance for his aged Harry Burns), Zach Galifianakis (Variety Video for “Between Two Ferns”), and Conan O’Brien (Celebrity/Fan Site for Team Coco). If any of these funnymen win, they’ll be charged with giving an acceptance speech that’s just five words long. Doesn’t sound too hard, does–?

Other nominees include virtual boldface names like CollegeHumor, Spotify, and Pinterest. Instagram didn’t make the cut — but somehow, we think they’re feeling just fine. READ FULL STORY

'Anchorman' sequel speculation: This movie's kind of a big deal. What should we expect?

PopWatchers, I’m in a glass case of emotion right now. That’s because one of the funniest movies ever made — Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s gloriously absurd Anchorman — is finally getting the sequel it deserves. This news is almost as exciting as getting an invitation to the pants party. The… party. With the… with the pants.

Ferrell and McKay announced that they were developing Anchorman 2 : Return to San Diahhgo* way back in 2008. Unfortunately for Sex Panthers the world over, negotiations fell apart a few years later when the team and Paramount couldn’t agree on a budget. Now the movie’s back on — and, thanks to the four years that have passed since that first announcement, we’ve got a few clues about what might actually happen in the sequel. READ FULL STORY

Backstage at Ron Burgundy's 'Anchorman' sequel announcement with Funny Or Die -- VIDEO

Sweet Lincoln’s mullet! If you haven’t heard that Ron Burgundy and friends are coming back for a sequel to 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, then by the beard of Zeus, go catch up!

Funny or Die (co-founded by Will Ferrell, who’s involved in this whole thing somehow) just posted a video featuring Burgundy’s backstage preparation for the big sequel announcement, which he delivered last night on Conan. In typical Burgundy fashion, his behind-the-scenes routine is thoroughly taxing, including a vigorous washing of hands (“You can’t do it too much with all the E. coli running around and the scarlet fever and Tourette’s in the water system”). Watch the backstage Anchorman madness below: READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell wears his 'comedy helmet' during visit to 'The Daily Show' -- VIDEO

Will Ferrell, or Johnny Softskull if you’re visiting your favorite local tavern, stopped by The Daily Show on Tuesday night to support his new Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre. (At long last he’ll be able to communicate properly with Baxter!)

Well, to be fair, he sort of promoted the new movie. The actor spent the better part of his visit proving host Jon Stewart’s theory that comedy is “not a helmeted art form” wrong. Previously in the broadcast Stewart verbally shellacked Fox News for sticking up for “entertainers” like Rush Limbaugh and Ted Nugent, while comedians like Bill Maher and himself, for that matter, hide under a comedy “helmet” to defend what they say in the context of satire.

But, leave it to Ferrell to prove that comedians actually do hide under helmets. Literal helmets, possibly used for The Daily Show softball league. Watch the entire hilarious interaction below, in which Stewart hurls comedy fastballs (“If you’re gonna start pitching your movie, I should put the helmet on”) and challenges his guest to wear the headgear for 24 hours, to which he gladly obliges. READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman sans mustache: I'm in

Yes, Nick Offerman is hilarious as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. And it stands to reason that the man married to the incomparable Megan Mullally would be the cat’s meow. (He watches The Bachelor, y’all!)

But I have to say that what put me over the moon for Offerman was his appearance on the Kathie Lee and Hoda hour of the Today show this morning.  He and his Casa de mi Padre costar Will Ferrell showed up wearing bath robes and sipping drinks to promote their Spanish language movie. But the most striking thing about the interview for me was that it was the first time I saw Offerman without his trademark Ron Swanson mustache. And I have to say that it was… delightful.

Click to see video of the morning talk show exchange.


Your afternoon delight: Will Ferrell leads Mardi Gras parade -- PHOTO

By the beard of King Bacchus! Will Ferrell dressed as the Roman god of wine (surprisingly, not Ron Burgundy’s favorite Scotch) for New Orleans’ annual Mardi Gras parade. Joining him during Sunday’s festivities? Zach Galifianakis, who stars with Ferrell in The Campaign. So Ferrell and Galifianakis are currently in the Big Easy becoming co-people with the good folks in New Orleans, while we’re sitting in front of our computers with nothing to do but quote Anchorman. Son of a bee sting, that’s not fair.

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Will Ferrell calls the Bulls-Hornets starting lineup — VIDEO
Only in Nebraska: Will Ferrell goes classic, understated in Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad
Dan Aykroyd gets political with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in ‘Dog Fight’

Will Ferrell calls the Bulls-Hornets starting lineup -- VIDEO

Will Ferrell had the honor of announcing the starting lineups at the Chicago Bulls – New Orleans Hornets game tonight, as he is in New Orleans filming Dog Fight with Zach Galifianakis. And he took the opportunity to get some good digs in at the players, introducing Bulls’ guard Derrick Rose with “his favorite movie is The Notebook” and Hornets’ forward Trever Ariza with “he still likes to listen to Bell Biv Devoe.” Check out Ferrell’s full lineup quips below! READ FULL STORY

Only in Nebraska: Will Ferrell goes classic, understated in Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad

While most Super Bowl advertisers were gunning to cast a wide net with their commercials last night, Old Milwaukee decided to keep it local. The beer company snapped up ad time for a 30-second spot that aired only in North Platte, Neb. It featured Will Ferrell and… well, that’s about it. The commercial is stunning in its simplicity. Just make sure to stick around for the very end…


Lunchtime Poll: Would you eat maple syrupy spaghetti with Buddy the Elf?

To me, one of the most amusing things about Buddy (Will Ferrell) in 2003’s Elf — and there are many — is his insistence on sticking to the four main food groups of his species: “Candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.” Buddy’s ridiculous pasta concoctions rivaled Ally Sheedy’s Cap’n Crunch and Pixy Stix sandwich in The Breakfast Club in terms of sheer sugar per square inch. That is no small feat.

Whoa — was Ally Sheedy’s Breakfast Club character an elf? Did Allison Reynolds arrive at John Hughes High after passing through seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest and the Sea of Swirly Twirly Gum Drops? I would not be surprised. I feel like I’ve just figured out the answer to EVERYTHING.

My approach to sampling new cuisines is similar to Buddy’s: “Is there sugar in [dish in question]? Then YES.” But we’re not all as nice as Mary Steenburgen, and not everyone’s willing to go through life actively courting diabetes, even if the feelings of an adorable overgrown elf are at stake.


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