Anchorman

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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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Ferrell Co-Anchors Real Newscast ... as Ron Burgundy

Actor shows up on North Dakota's KXMB.

(Newser) - Television viewers in Bismarck, ND, were treated to some real class this weekend when none other than the great Ron Burgundy read them the news. Actor and comedian Will Ferrell reprised his Anchorman role for KXMB 's news broadcast last night, part of his promotion for Anchorman 2: The ... More »

College Renaming Journalism School After Ron Burgundy

Emerson College stunt is just for a day

(Newser) - It's kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication: The college in Boston will rename the school—for one day only—the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on Dec. 4 to honor the fictitious television anchorman. Actor Will Ferrell, in... More »

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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