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Will Ferrell Walked Away From a $29M Elf Payday

Star reveals he turned down sequel because it just wasn't that good

(Newser) - Elf has become somewhat of a holiday cult classic, and hopes by fans of a sequel for the 2003 movie have been percolating for years, but its star, Will Ferrell, is now finally revealing why that sequel never came to be. The 54-year-old SNL alum tells The Hollywood Reporter...

Guy Reenacts Scene From Elf, Meets Dad

Hopefully, wackiness runs in the genes

(Newser) - Just like a real-life movie, the story of Buddy the Elf meeting his biological father has come to life, just in time for the holidays. Doug Henning wore a costume like the one actor Will Ferrell’s character wore in Elf while meeting his father face to face for the...

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Latest SNL Rotten With Cameos

Will Ferrell as guest-host was just the start

(Newser) - No shortage of celebrities romped through Studio 8H on Saturday Night Live's latest episode, beginning with guest-host Will Ferrell returning to his old stomping grounds in an opening monologue with Ryan Reynolds in the audience and Tracy Morgan making an appearance to proclaim "I suckled from (Ferrell's)...

Razzies Nominations Are Out
Razzies Get Political This Year

Razzies Get Political This Year

Trump nominated twice, while Ferrell and Reilly's 'Holmes & Watson' gets 6

(Newser) - Anyone who follows movie reviews will probably not be surprised to learn that Holmes & Watson is among the movies leading the way in this year's Razzie nominations, the anti-Oscars given for worst performances. Critics savaged the Sherlock Holmes flick starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Raunchy puppet...

Holmes and Watson Reviews Are Very, Very Bad
5 of the Worst Critic Slams
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5 of the Worst Critic Slams of Holmes and Watson

Critics hate the latest from Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and audiences mostly agree

(Newser) - One of the movies that opened on Christmas was Holmes and Watson , featuring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the famous detective duo. Can't miss, right? It can, and it did. The movie has a mere 6% "fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes , and audiences were more forgiving,...

Ferrell Goes Door to Door for Georgia Campaign

Star is stumping for Stacey Abrams

(Newser) - Numerous Hollywood heavy hitters have donated to the Stacey Abrams campaign, but Will Ferrell has gone further than most. The actor went door-to-door for the Democrat's campaign for governor over the weekend, encouraging people to vote early, TMZ reports. "If you guys turn out, there is no question,...

Will Ferrell Decides Coldplay Performance Needs More Cowbell

Crashes Chris Martin's song at charity event

(Newser) - When a song needs more cowbell, Will Ferrell is there to deliver. At "Will Ferrell's Best Night of Your Life" Saturday, a charity event produced by Funny or Die to raise money for cancer survivors, Chris Martin was performing an acoustic version of Coldplay's "Viva La...

SUV Flips on Highway in Scary Night for Will Ferrell

50-year-old actor released from hospital after Thursday night accident; 3 others injured

(Newser) - Ron Burgundy lives to charm us another day. Actor Will Ferrell was in a serious car crash Thursday night in Orange County, Calif., with a 30-second video recorded by LA-OC.tv and now on TMZ showing a dented-up black SUV with shattered windows after the accident. The Hollywood Reporter and...

Ferrell's Dubya: 'Suddenly I'm Looking Pretty Sweet'

Former prez returns to 'SNL' to zing 'Donny Q. Trump'

(Newser) - Will Ferrell made a joyful return to Saturday Night Live, trotting out old standby character former President George W. Bush and using him to swipe at the current president, one "Donny Q. Trump." Per Ferrell's Bush in the Cold Open , "suddenly I'm looking pretty sweet...

This Is the Most Overpaid Actor—Again

Johnny Depp's last 3 films did not do well at the box office

(Newser) - For the second year running, Johnny Depp is Hollywood's most overpaid actor, per Forbes ' annual list. Depp's last three movies (including Alice Through the Looking Glass, which totally bombed) returned just $2.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid. The rest of the...

Will Ferrell: Nevermind on That Reagan Movie

Actor won't be playing former POTUS after all

(Newser) - Apparently Will Ferrell was listening: After news of his upcoming role in a comedy about Ronald Reagan's struggle with Alzheimer's disease caused an uproar , Ferrell has pulled out of the project. "The REAGAN script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will...

Reagan's Daughter Calls Will Ferrell Role 'Heartless'

Patti Davis slams upcoming 'comedy' focusing on her dad's dementia

(Newser) - News that actor Will Ferrell will be playing a dementia-stricken Ronald Reagan in an upcoming comedic film caused an "uproar" this week, per CNN , with critics denouncing the decision to treat Alzheimer's disease as the joke framing the movie. Among the detractors: Reagan's family, including his daughter,...

New Role for Will Ferrell: Playing Reagan, With Dementia

No director on board yet for Mike Rosolio-penned comedy

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's George W. Bush has signed up to play Ronald Reagan in a movie that sounds like it could annoy many of the former president's fans. Sources tell Variety that Will Ferrell will star in and produce Reagan, a Mike Rosolio-penned comedy that appeared on the...

7 Stars Who Pilfered Props From Film Sets

Who wouldn't want a pair of prosthetic testicles for dinner parties?

(Newser) - Who hasn't been tempted to pilfer a pen or a handful of paperclips from the office (or maybe steal a little time browsing the Web)? Well, it's not just common folk who may commit acts of on-the-job theft. Here's a sampling of the 18 actors who, according...

Zoolander 2 'Gives Sequels a Bad Name'
 Zoolander 2 'Gives 
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Zoolander 2 'Gives Sequels a Bad Name'

Critics say it's 'terrible,' 'lame,' and unfunny

(Newser) - Derek Zoolander returns to the catwalk—15 years later—in Zoolander 2. Critics seem to wish he had slipped, broken his leg, and ended his career a decade ago. Despite cameos from a sea of stars, the sequel to the 2001 original is getting scathing reviews. Here's what critics...

Hollywood's 6 Most Overpaid Actors

Mordecai was maybe not such a great idea

(Newser) - Hollywood's leading men command huge paychecks to star in would-be blockbusters. But some are "established male leads who charge top dollar but don’t always deliver at the ticket booth," and Forbes released its annual list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors on Tuesday. It's based...

Get Hard 'Feels Like a Life Sentence'
 Get Hard 
 'Feels Like a 
 Life Sentence' 
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Get Hard 'Feels Like a Life Sentence'

Unfunny flick isn't quite the satire it aims to be: critics

(Newser) - Will Ferrell's latest comedy about a wealthy white guy who enlists a law-abiding black man to help him prepare for life in prison is proving more controversial than his usual work. With accusations that Get Hard is homophobic and racist, Ferrell defends the flick to the AP , noting he...

Will Ferrell Crashes Spring Training

Plays all 9 baseball positions, among other things

(Newser) - "Ruth, Musial, Mantle, Will Ferrell." The star of Anchorman, Elf, and several sports-related flicks played all nine positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks yesterday in a spring-training blitz chronicled for an HBO special. In addressing the crowd at his final stop in Peoria, the...

10 Celebs' Pre-Fame Career Plans

Danny DeVito ... hairdresser?

(Newser) - Not all celebrities wanted to be celebrities when they grew up. The Huffington Post rounds up the career plans 19 actors had before they got discovered. A sampling:
  • Jennifer Lawrence: Wanted to be a doctor.
  • Steve Buscemi: Actually was a firefighter in New York City.
  • Queen Latifah: Studied to be
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Anchorman 2 Stays Funny
 Anchorman 2 
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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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