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'Between Two Ferns': Will Ferrell would like Zach Galifianakis to get the fat out of his ears

Normally, when a celebrity joins Zach Galifianakis on “Between Two Ferns,” the passive-aggressive host sprinkles enough seeds of discomfort and resentment that ultimately, a confrontation blooms. But Will Ferrell is different. The comic movie-star, dressed like your Minnesota uncle during his one trip to Malibu, had Galifianakis eating out of his hand — and his mouth, for that matter. In the end, it was Ferrell who’d had enough of the conversation. Take a look after the jump.

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Will Ferrell to receive Mark Twain Prize for Comedy. What's his best role?

It goes without saying that Will Ferrell is a funny guy, but the folks at the Kennedy Center want to say it anyway. On Oct. 23, Ferrell will be presented with the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an honor previously bestowed upon the likes of Tina Fey, Bill Cosby, and George Carlin.

In honor of Ferrell joining the ranks of the greats, I think it’s appropriate to remember his finest moments. Yes, there are many standouts (All hail the POTUS!; Ron Burgundy) but, I can’t help it: READ FULL STORY

'The Office': Ratings are down by double digits. Are you still watching the show?

Uh-oh, Office fans. “The Inner Circle,” last night’s episode — which happened to be the show’s first outing post-Steve Carell — scored ratings that were 17 percent worse than the ratings for the show’s April 28 episode, “Goodbye, Michael.” While it is a little unfair to compare the two episodes (“Goodbye, Michael” was an Event with a capital “E,” likely watched by a lot of people who aren’t regular viewers of The Office), this news still doesn’t seem to bode well… especially when coupled with the knowledge that “The Inner Circle” itself, which abruptly sent guest star Will Ferrell packing, was mediocre at best. (Read my full recap here.)

We all knew that this beloved sitcom was going to change drastically once Michael Scott left Scranton behind. But considering last night’s episode and these ratings, do you think you’ll even stick around to see what happens next? Let us know by voting in the poll below the jump. READ FULL STORY

Jim Carrey wants a job at 'The Office.' In a perfect world, which guest star would replace Michael?

The Office‘s star-studded Season 7 finale just got a little more interesting. Last night, EW learned that Jim Carrey will appear on the hour-long episode that airs May 19, joining previously announced guests Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano, and Catherine Tate. All six will be playing potential replacements for the dearly departed Michael Scott, who’s set to leave Scranton in next Thursday’s installment.

It’s safe to say that none of these boldface names will be sticking around for much longer than one episode (or, more likely, a few minutes of screen time during which they’re each interviewed and summarily dismissed from Dunder Mifflin). Even so, we can dream of a magical world in which Gob Bluth, Ace Ventura, David Brent, or even Ron Burgundy became a permanent fixture at Sabre’s wackiest branch. Which one, though, would make the best World’s Best Boss? Vote in our poll to let us know who you’re rooting for most. READ FULL STORY

Joseph Gordon-Levitt tosses table on 'Conan' set in headbanging rage, Will Ferrell vows to shave Conan's beard: Watch!

Remember yesterday when we asked what the male equivalent was to Heather Morris’ sexy dance moves? I don’t think headbanging in a bad wig is it, but it is fun to watch if it’s Hesher star Joseph Gordon-Levitt destroying the Conan set. Gordon-Levitt, a longtime headbanger, showed Conan the art. “It’s a beautiful meditation of sorts, except it rocks,” he said. It also flips tables and breaks flower vases. (“Sorry I broke your show, Conan,” Gordon-Levitt said. Okay, maybe it’s sexy.)

Perhaps Gordon-Levitt really could stop Will Ferrell from shaving Conan’s beard off when he visits the show May 2. Watch Ferrell’s taped threat below as well. Will we miss the beard?¬† READ FULL STORY

'The Office' tonight: You down with the Dundies?

Ah, the Dundies; how can I explain it? We were introduced to Dunder Mifflin’s in-house awards long, long ago — at the very beginning of Season 2, when Kelly still dressed like a librarian, Michael wore his hair slicked back (check out that vintage photo!), and Jan’s last name was Levinson-Gould. Since then, we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of the ceremony… but apparently, it’s been held off-camera every year, because tonight’s episode of The Office is called “Michael’s Last Dundies.” Suddenly, I’m getting a craving for baby back ribs.

Though Season 7′s callbacks to earlier Office touchstones haven’t always hit — unlike a lot of you, I wasn’t a huge fan of “Threat Level Midnight” — I can’t wait for the return of the Dundies. Here’s why: READ FULL STORY

'The Office' poll: So, how did Will Ferrell do?

Eleven long weeks after news of his guest arc was first reported, Will Ferrell’s four-episode Office arc finally began last night. In terms of ratings, the outing was a definite success — it delivered 7.7 million viewers and a 3.9 adult demo rating, making it Thursday’s top-rated scripted show. But as I said in my recap of last night’s half hour, I felt a little lukewarm about Ferrell’s debut. His character, Deangelo Vickers, is more of a collection of quirks than a fully-formed person, and his first day at The Office also felt way too similar to Charles Miner‘s. At the same time, though, Deangelo made me laugh plenty of times — the episode’s cold open especially hit all the right notes — and Ferrell is so appealing that I’ll enjoy watching him for the rest of the season even if Deangelo himself is sort of half-baked.

But enough about me. What did you think of Ferrell’s return to NBC? Are you wishing that he’d replace Michael full time, or that the comedian had signed on for one episode (or no episodes) instead of four? Vote in the poll below, then tell us why you voted the way you did in the comments. READ FULL STORY

'The Office' tonight: Are you ready to start saying goodbye to Steve Carell (and hello to Will Ferrell)?

It’s finally here, Office fans: the beginning of the end. In tonight’s episode, “Training Day,” Michael Scott starts preparing to leave Scranton for good — and his replacement, an allergy-plagued manager named Deangelo Vickers who’s played by some guy named Will Ferrell, will arrive. The entirety of Season 7 has been leading toward this moment, so there’s just a little pressure for the show to get it right. READ FULL STORY

Will Smith and Jaden are back in business. Are they already the greatest father-son pairing?

Will and Jaden Smith are already on pace to become the biggest father-son box-office draw in history, and now that they’re set to reunite for M. Night Shyamalan’s futuristic sci-fi film, it’s not ridiculous to think that the superstar duo could potentially star in their own buddy-movie franchise. We already know they have great chemistry, from their heartfelt turns in 2006′s The Pursuit of Happyness. READ FULL STORY

Are Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly making a 'Step Brothers' rap album? We hope so!

It’s rare, but every once in a while a celebrity tweet breaks through the white noise of the Internet and makes you sit up and take notice like a shih tzu hearing a dog whistle. Take this one from Will Ferrell’s FunnyorDie.com cohort Adam McKay yesterday: “Are we currently working on a Step Bros rap album? Yup.” READ FULL STORY

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