It’s always a challenge for reporters doing live hits from the street because there’s always those bumbling idiots nearby looking for their own 15 seconds of fame. But when something as terrible and tragic as the last week’s Boston Bombings happens, there’s no time for tom foolery.
Just check out this Fox News reporter who expertly blocks two girls from trying to kiss him as he tries to report on the Boston Bombings. He was even nice enough to say “please don’t do that” as he shoves them out of the shot. Needless to say, I don’t feel bad for the two girls being shoved off camera. Not only was the reporter just trying to do his job, he was also report on something very serious.
Don’t mess with the news team. They might get Anchorman on your ass and bring a trident to the party.
In one the most confusing moments of the night, Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza hijacked Will Ferrell’s MTV Movie Awards speech as he accepted the “Comedic Genius Award” Sunday night.
Ferrell reacted to Plaza’s abrupt appearance pretty well. After wondering out loud “what’s happening?”, he asked the barefoot actress if she was “okay.” The actress eventually went back to her seat, spilling her drink along the way (our guess is that wasn’t Sprite in her cup). Being the professional that he is, he pretended that it a pre-planned gag and joked, “Just like we rehearsed it. Perfect, it was perfect. Not too long, not too short. Right on the money.”
According to the network, Plaza’s brief appearance wasn’t planned and she was asked to leave the show by MTV executives during the following commercial break.
“Well I went up there and I started talking and Aubrey Plaza ran up onstage,” Ferrell told MTV back stage. “And I think she wanted to tell me something important, but there was no message. It was just a lot of hot liquor breath. And, then, and a little bit of sweat. And then she ran away. But the ship sailed on.”
Plaza later tweeted:
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) April 15, 2013
Sorry, Plaza. Kanye did it better.
Everyone’s favourite good looking leading man Ryan Gosling has said he is looking to take a break from acting.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Gosling said he has lost perspective since he was doing too much work.
“I think it’s good for me to take a break and reassess why I’m doing it and how I’m doing it,” he said. “And I think this is probably a good way to learn about that. I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does.”
Gosling already has two films set for release this spring: The Place Beyond the Pines and Only God Forgives. He is also set to make his directorial debut with To Catch A Monster which is slated for release next year.
A little break is always a good thing, but in what world would audiences ever be sick of this:
Giggling over tea towels with his face on them
or an old photo of him and Mouseketeer co-star Justin Timberlake
Or when he was shirtless in Crazy Stupid Love
Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell had one of the funniest bits during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony (save Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening monologue) when they improvised their presentation for the Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical category.
Every year, the Golden Globes asks presenters to watch all the films in their category, which Ferrell and Wiig totally did. They swear. Soon, we realized, they had absolutely no idea what each of the movies were actually about.
“Emily Blunt – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. Beautiful. When the salmon are coming out…” said Ferrell. “Judi Dench. Where did she come from? Unknown. She used to be a police officer,” he continued.
About Jennifer Lawrence, who won the award for Silver Linings Playbook, Ferrell said: “Jennifer Lawrence. J-Law. And the silver… I thought it was an animated film.”
Although they didn’t get around to watching the movies in their category, the two SNL alums are luckily trained in improvisation. In fact, I think they should be understudies at next year’s Golden Globes because of their clear ability to bullsh*t through anything!
Watch it here
One of the repercussions of Jimmy Kimmel’s show being moved up a time slot was that Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling’s daily show “Knife Guys” got the axe. The two guys interrupted Jimmy’s live broadcast with their Shopping Channel-style show and gave him cut eye. They had some time to show off some of their wicked knives, which chop through everything from cottage cheese to cotton candy.
Unfortunately, Will was inflicted with a minor wound and had to call it a day. I’m glad I’ve never seen this show before because if I did I’d probably have a weird, creepy collection of knives hidden at my place. How can you NOT by a knife fromm Ryan Gosling, or anything for that matter?
Ahhh yea, keep walking Ryan Gosling.
Watch it here
Katy Perry — Obama
Every election there are always a few celebrities that love to endorse their chosen presidential candidate to the world, in an attempt to sway your vote. Take Katy Perry for instance, who literally wears her political leanings on her sleeve. Perry wore this “Forward” dress in support of Obama on Saturday, at a political rally in Milwaukee. “Forward” of course, is the slogan of Obama’s campaign.
Will Ferrell — Obama
Will Ferrell doesn’t necessarily care who you vote for (Obama… Obama), he just wants you to vote in this election. He’ll eat garbage, hair or underpants. He’ll even punch himself in the face. He wraps it up by encouraging one candidate in particular: ”Vote Obama! It’s a slam dunk!”
Mr. Burns — Romney
The Simpson’s resident Republican Mr. Burns put out a special message in support of Mitt Romney. Unfortunately his endorsement is probably unwanted considering he’s an antagonist on the show. Gotta love Fox ripping on Romney.
Chris Rock — Obama
Comedian Chris Rock targeted a special message to undecided voters of the caucasian variety on JimmyKimmelLive. “In times like these, you need a white president you can trust and that white president’s name is Barack Obama,” he says. The facts: for the first two thirds of his life he was known as Barry (such a white name apparently) and his parents were so white they had to wear sunglasses so they wouldn’t hurt each others eyes. Still don’t believe him? Obama is still whiter than Snooki.
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Will Ferrell has an awesomely confusing beer commercial with dubstep music but it’s airing only on Sweden’s TV3. In the commercial, a visibly tanned and curly-haired Ferrell opens an Old Milwaukee beer can and joyously shakes it around on the sidewalk. He finishes by giving himself a high five and doing a couple fist pumps by his hip.
The whole thing seems like a personal joke for Ferrell, considering the brand of beer isn’t even available in Sweden. This ad is one of several promoting Old Milwaukee that appeared on YouTube over the last three weeks.
The marketing campaign is kind of brilliant. As the Internet catches on to the randomness of promoting a beer on TV for an audience halfway around the world, the ads are going viral.
Watch it here:
Will Ferrell appeared on Conon last night to promote his new movie The Campaign that he stars alongside Zach Galifianakis as political rivals. He didn’t seem to be acting himself, and soon broke out into an emotional outburst after Conon questioned his well beings.
“I don’t know if you follow the news at all but there’s this actress, Kristen Stewart – she goes by KStew. She had a boyfriend, right? Robert Pattinson, he’s RPatz and she cheated on him.” O’Brien tried to assure Ferrell (who’s definitely acting like a total Twi-Hard) that everything would be okay, but he burst back shouting, “What they had was so special, Conan! You don’t even know what they had! They were in love and she just threw it all away!”
Okay I mean he does has a point, what’s going to happen with the next installment from the Twilight series. Awkz. Do you think they’ll be able to work things out?
As a soon-to-be former journalism grad, I actually cannot wait for Anchorman 2 to come out. Like the true loser that I am, I’ve watched the first film countless of times to prepare myself for my TV news class. So forget Anderson Cooper, Ron Burgundy is my anchorman hero.
While Will Ferrell told the Huffington Post that they won’t start shooting the sequel until February, they plan to release the teaser before The Dictator. So, to my pleasant surprise, someone has graciously bootlegged this new teaser for all the world to see (well, until the studios take them down).
Watch below to see the greatest news team reassemble.
Is Usher really so popular that he just HAD to text someone during Saturday Night Live?Here he stands, among Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson, and all that’s going through his mind is: “Nah, I’ve got better things to do.” Usher performed “Scream” and “Climax” to the audience last Saturday and also made an appearance in one of the skits to celebrate 100 digital shorts on SNL. Is this a douchebag move or are people reading too much into it?
In celebration of having done 100 digital shorts, Saturday Night Live pulled out the big guns and called on Justin Bieber. Well not only Justin Bieber. The short also featured Justin Timberlake, Michael Bolton, Usher, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell and Natalie Portman. Yea, just a few big names. Character cameos included Shy Ronnie, Jack Sparrow and Sergio the Sax Man.
The video starts with Bieber playing the part of Lonely Islander Akiva Schaffer, with Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg. After a whole lot of shenanigans,that include Natalie Portman rapping obscenities and Timberlake presenting his goods in a box, we learn Bieber was tricked into the whole thing. ”I was tricked into doing this. I don’t endorse this song. No, no, no, no,” he says as Hamm air humps him.
Saturday’s episode was hosted by Will Ferrell with Usher as the musical guest. Next week’s finale will be hosted by Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger.
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Will Ferrell had some seriously “hopping” style on Jimmy Fallon last night. That’s the only outdated word I can think of to describe the mushroom cut, mock turtleneck and tight white pants he sported while singing about his bottoms: “Everybody’s talking about my tight pants,” he sang. “I’m the only guy in town wearing tight pants!!”
As he shimmied and shook with a visible bulge in his pants, Jimmy Fallon came out from behind a beige curtain wearing a nearly identical outfit and some serious sass. Suddenly, the gleek out became a battle of who rocked the pants better.
“Now you listen to me you sick son of a bitch,” said Ferrell. “I don’t know who you are or where you came from but I’m the only one in this town that can wear tight white pants. You got it? I will END YOU. Don’t wake the snake.”
Watch it here:
Ron Burgundy had a lot of
devastating helpful advice for Conan O’Brien last night. After announcing his arrival by impressively playing the flute “with the cats,” Will Ferrell he advised the late night host to fire his hairstylists, makeup artist and “gay wardrobe man,” and to go under the knife to fix his mess of a face.
“You look like someone put a bright red fright wig on a skeleton and chucked it out of a helicopter,” he said gravely. “I’m being kind right now.”
Luckily that wasn’t the only thing the douchey anchorman came in for. He also announced that he will be starring in Anchorman 2, slated for a 2013 release.
I’m glad Burgundy managed to sort that out with Paramount pictures as he needs an outlet to inflate his ego — the guy has no confidence. Burgundy marked his departure with another wicked flute solo on his way out, proving that he’s pretty much great at everything.
Will Ferrell is a mean, mean dog trainer. His words of encouragement when the dogs failed to make a jump: ”I”ll neuter you with a spoon” or “I’m going to ship you off to a Mexican circus.”
Thankfully, we were all in on the joke. The “Casa de mi Padre” actor jokingly bragged to Conan O’Brien about how he loves training dogs. “It’s kind of a release for me,” he said with a completely serious face. “I work with a lot of dogs that have behavioural issues.”
He then brought out a makeshift obstacle course and verbally attacked the dogs who ran wild through the audience. Luckily, the worse the dog show was, the more entertaining it was to watch. In fact, the humour was directly proportional to how much the dogs failed.
Now I’m gunning for a “Best In Show” inspired movie where he plays an over-passionate dog groomer — similar to Dance Moms but with furry canines.
My main concern is, what’s Will Ferrell’s deal with dogs? Check out his SNL skit “Dissing Your Dog” below.
Will Ferrell on Conan:
Will Ferrell on SNL:
I really sympathize with modern day celebrities who have to endure social media bullying. It never used to be so bad right? I mean, it’s a lot easier to tweet a slur than send one by carrier pigeon.
Celebrities who manage their own Twitter accounts have the unfortunate duty of reading all the hate mail themselves. Luckily, once they get over the stinging pain of rejection they sometimes develop a good sense of humour about it.
In anticipation of Twitter’s sixth anniversary, Jimmy Kimmel rounded up a couple comedians to share the meanest tweets they’ve ever received. Some of my favourites are below. And the spelling errors are not my own…
@FilthyRichmond asked Andy Dick: “Can it be my turn to punch @andydick until there’s bones in his stool?”
@Jose_B_Wylin told Will Ferrell: “Lol yo will Ferrell fucking dum.”
@jazaratee told Kristen Bell: “@IMKristenBell is so fucking ugly. Way too ugly to play snow white in snow white & the huntsman.”
@enargins told Anna Faris: “If you change the ‘i’ in Anna Faris’ last name to ‘t’, you get ‘Anna Farts.’ Interesting.”
Watch it below:
In awesome Will Ferrell interviews of the day, we present the bilingual comedian’s interview with Jimmy Kimmel. The entire interview was conducted in Spanish, with subtitles kindly added for the audience. Ferrell was there to promote his new movie Casa de mi Padre, which comes out this Friday.
Ferrell rides into the studio on a gigantic fake horse, which is skillfully manoeuvred by men in red bandanas, cowboy hats and black underwear.
Not everything Ferrell says in the interview makes complete sense: “My Spanish is perfect. Like the orange juice on top of the library.” I don’t know if it’s more impressive that the guys get through the whole interview in Spanish or that they got through it without breaking out in laughter. Watch the interview below:
Today we talk about Will Ferrell’s hilarious bathrobe interview, an offensive cartoon about Chris Brown and Andrew Garfield’s “British” blow-up at the paparazzi.
A drunken Will Ferrell and Nick Offerman were interviewed for the early morning Today Show in bathrobes, while slurping Bloody Marys. Neither of them acknowledge their ultra-casual outfit when the hosts ask, but do mention with poker faces that they feel very comfortable.
They were both there to promote their new subtitled film “Casa de mi Padre,” which is entirely in Spanish. The film is about the Alvarez brothers who find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord. Although Ferrell doesn’t speak Spanish, he studied it and is pretty convincing.
During the interview, the actors joked that Offerman initially didn’t want to accept the role as the DEA Agent but that his wife sedated him and made him sign a contract for three foreign language films. The next will apparently be in German.
Will Ferrell broke the bad news that “Anchorman 2″ is unlikely to ever happen. Ferrell told Entertainment Weekly that the studio is not loving the idea, despite the enthusiasm of the cast.
“Well, you know, yeah, it’s a little peculiar,” Ferrell, 43, told EW. “On the one hand, [we were] being begged to do a sequel for such a long time, and then we finally came up with a concept that we liked, we talked to all the guys, and everyone was up for it. And then to get the reaction we got, yeah, it’s slightly puzzling to us. But you know what? It’s also their money. They get to do or not do whatever they want. So we’ll see. We’re still going back and forth. Maybe there is a solution. Or, I know in talking to [co-writer/director Adam McKay], if it never happens, then it never happens. And that’s fine, too. So we’ll just see.”
No doubt “Anchorman” was funny, but do you think it really needs a sequel? Is there really anything to build on?
Short snippets of the video have been circulating around on TV and online, and the short-film does not disappoint. Featuring a battle-royale of sorts between the 1986 Beasties (Danny McBridge, Seth Rogan and Elijah Wood) dueling the future Beasties (John C. Reilly, Jack Black and Will Ferrell) and their acid-tripping rampage. Along the way, run in’s with various famous faces: Stanley Tucci, Jason Schwartzman, Susan Sarandon, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Bateman, Amy Poehler, David Cross, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Rashida Jones, Rainn Wilson, Maya Rudolph and Chloe Sevigny. Oh yes, Orlando Bloom drops in for the shenanigans also.
Adam Yauch wrote and directed the footage of the trio’s short film and music video, in connection with his indie film company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
“Normally the song is king and the footage has to kind of bow down to it. With this I flipped it,” he said, explaining how he used sound effects and toyed with the track’s tempo to fit the narrative, such as it is.
The group’s ninth album, “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two,” is due May 3.