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Anchorman 2 Stays Funny

Ron Burgundy heads to 24-hour news

(Newser) - Anchorman 2 brings the "legendary" Ron Burgundy into the 1980s and a new medium: 24-hour news. The sequel brings back the absurdity of the first and even takes a few swings at satire, and while it may not equal its predecessor, critics say it's worth a watch.
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Anchorman Gets Its Own Ice Cream

And Will Ferrell does epic ad campaign for Dodge

(Newser) - The viral marketing campaign surrounding Anchorman 2 started small. But as Ron might say, it's escalated quickly. Exhibit A: the newest Ben & Jerry's flavor, Scotchy Scotch Scotch ice cream—complete with an in-character news release from Ron Burgundy himself: "It's quite delicious, actually, and boy,... More »

Top Actors Cut From Big Movies

Big names not enough to save actors from the edit splice

(Newser) - Bloated running times, terrible performances, a 60-pound weight gain—there are a host of reasons why even the most well-known actors are sometimes cut from films. The Huffington Post takes a look at 11 notable instances of big names getting axed from big movies:
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Coming Soon: Anchorman 2

Will Ferrell confirms sequel on 'Conan'

(Newser) - Ron Burgundy, aka Will Ferrell, stopped by Conan O'Brien's show last night to play a little jazz flute … and announce a little movie you might call Anchorman 2. "It is official, there will be a sequel to Anchorman," Ferrell stated—after first insulting O'Brien... More »

Hollywood Is Wasting Paul Rudd

'The silly is slowly being leeched out of him'

(Newser) - Paul Rudd is Hollywood’s next big thing —but not in the way he should be, writes Elbert Ventura in a Slate piece arguing that Tinseltown is squandering the actor’s comedic talents. “Rudd's rise is well-deserved,” considering his body of work “is one of the... More »

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