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Will Ferrell Says 'Southern Rivals' With Zach Galifianakis Is Next & Will Shoot This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2011 10:21 AM
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Comedian Says Paramount Pictures Are Being "Idiots" About 'Anchorman 2'Playing the Tribeca Film Festival this week is the low-key Will Ferrell film, "Everything Must Go," directed by first-timer Dan Rush. Loosely based on a Raymond Carver short story and co-starring Michael Peña and Rebecca Hall, Ferrell turns in one of his most understated and nuanced performance ever (yes, including "Stranger Than Fiction") as an alcoholic who relapses, causing him to lose his wife, his job and his home which forces him to hold a yard sale on his front lawn in an attempt to start over.

Jim Carrey Latest Big Star To Join Season Finale Of 'The Office'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 25, 2011 1:37 AM
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It may have suffered somewhat in recent seasons from a dip in form, especially compared to the superior nature of most of the rest of the NBC comedy line-up -- "Community," "Parks and Recreation" and "30 Rock" -- but for the most part, we've immensely enjoyed the last seven seasons of "The Office." While it may not be as near-flawless as the BBC series on which it was based, it's remained remarkably consistent across over ten times the length, thanks to a star-making performance from lead Steve Carell, and one of the deepest, richest comedic ensembles around, one that's helped to launch names like John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Ed Helms, as well as some still on the up, like Mindy Kaling, Rainn Wilson and Ellie Kemper.

Watch: Will Ferrell Is Still Hilarious In Spanish, Trailer For 'House Of My Father'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 8:26 AM
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We have to say, we're pretty impressed by Will Ferrell's ability to speak Spanish, and while we were initially a little bit in the dark about what this mysterious project, "Casa de mi padre" (aka "House of My Father") -- a front-to-back Spanish language comedy featuring the funnyman -- would turn out to be, the first trailer is just plain hilarious.

Zach Galifianakis Won't Be In 'R.I.P.D.'; Comedy With Will Ferrell Now Titled 'Southern Rivals'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2011 9:07 AM
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What happens when you become hot in Hollywood is that you're able to attach yourself to a lot of projects, firstly to give yourself more options, and secondly because the material that gets sent your way tends to get better as your fame meter rises. But timing, schedules and other factors mean that sometimes a project gets stalled or doesn't get made, or simply, there's no time to do it.

'Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie' Pulls Together An All-Star Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 2:41 AM
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Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Robert Loggia, Jeff Goldblum, Will Forte & William Atherton Will All FeatureTo go over the multiple six degrees of comedy connections between Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim would take us all night but here's the short version: these are two funny dudes whose success and cult status of their recently ended "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" sketch comedy show on Adult Swim brought them to the attention of comedy's biggest stars and made them a team clearly headed onto bigger and better things. Word around their feature debut has been bubbling for the past few weeks, but it looks like things are finally getting locked into place.

Great Odin's Raven! Will Ferrell To Guest In 4-Episode Arc On 'The Office'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 4:07 AM
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While it's not our long anticipated reunion between Ron Burgundy and Brick Tamland, this will definitely tide us over for now. Deadline reports that Will Ferrell will be joining "The Office" including one episode that will take place after Steve Carell's Michael Scott has left the branch.

Does Adam Yauch's 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' Contain The Most Epic Cast Ever?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 8:37 AM
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We were already pretty excited when it was revealed that the mysterious Adam Yaunch directed short, "Fight For Your Right Revisted" had a cast that included Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. But if IMDB is accurate, that's just the tip of the iceberg in regards to which stars will be popping their heads on screen for the forthcoming short.

Official Synopsis Revealed For Spanish Comedy Starring Will Ferrell, Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2011 7:19 AM
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Just a few months ago, it was revealed that Will Ferrell would be starring in a Spanish-language film with Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal, called "Case De Mi Padre." Details were scarce but the Matt Piedmont -- who helmed all 12 episodes of HBO’s “Funny or Die Presents...” -- directed pic now has a synopsis and is reworking the title.

It's Up To You Paramount: Ben Stiller Says 'Zoolander 2' Script Has Been Handed In, Awaiting Reply

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2011 8:14 AM
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While Paramount rejected plans for an "Anchorman 2," Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux have been hard at work to the sequel of their own hit comedy, "Zoolander." For much of last year, the project played second fiddle to the Will Ferrell vehicle, but no matter, as Stiller and Theroux have been plugging away at the script. But catching up with Empire recently, the former revealed that the script is done, in the hands of the studio and now it's up to them to decide what happens next.

LOL, Watch Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Sing "Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 13, 2010 5:20 AM
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Comedians Faithfully Redo The Classic Bing Crosby/David Bowie Christmas DuetDavid Bowie (Will Ferrell) visits Bing Crosby (John C. Reilly) during the holidays to sing a mash-up duet of two Christmas classics, "Peace on Earth" & "The Little Drummer Boy." If you remember the original (also below the jump), their get-to-know-you conversation is pretty uncomfortable, hilarious and awkward. Crosby's line of questioning basically amounts to, "do you alien freaks do normal x-mas stuff besides anal rape and self-mutilation?" and Ferrell and Reilly do a good job of underscoring that vibe without underlining it too obviously. Both clips below.

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