These adorable robots really hate opening doors. And grabbing things. And walking. And, you know, generally staying upright. Just watch and imagine them throwing a tantrum in a grocery store aisle next to you. Frightening, right?
Just recently we told you about Will Ferrell's new production company set to focus on female-led television and film comedy projects. I think this project it too new to fall under their umbrella but it totally fits. Don't Trust the B star Krysten Ritter is leading a new NBC series called Mission Control where she'll play a NASA engineer in 1965.
Gary Sanchez Productions (named after a fictional Paraguayan entrepreneur) has announced that it is creating a new division, Gloria Sanchez Productions (named after an equally fictional female step-granddaughter of a Paraguayan entrepreneur) that will focus on creating female-led television and movie comedy projects.
Check out this amazingly detailed octopus chandelier which includes detachable, light-up tentacles. The original from Mason's Creations has already sold but if you've got $18,000 to spare you can order one for yourself. Or for The Mary Sue offices.
Everyone loves the Will Ferrell holiday classic Elf, and everyone also loves adorable pug puppies (and if you don't, what is wrong with you? Leave this place immediately). Because Christmas miracles really do exist, the folks over at The Pet Collective have shot a two-minute version of Elf - acted out entirely by pugs.
The News Team has re-assembled! The first full trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is finally here. While the trailer makes it feel like a day hasn't passed since 2004, it tells us that years have certainly passed since the events of the first film, and it is now the '80s -- as evidenced by Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" serving as the backing track.
In a way this movie also features Marvel's Star-Lord, since Chris Pratt is voicing the lead character. The Lego Movie also features the voice talent of Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie, Will Ferrel, Liam Neeson, and yes, Morgan Freeman.
Also did somebody just like, chuck a shark in that council scene? In protest?
It's no secret that Will Ferrell is a Democrat, so the fact that he's starring in a political ad that's supportive of President Barack Obama isn't that surprising. What is genuinely surprising, however, is the fact that the majority of the video is actually focused on getting folks to vote in general. Mr. Ron Burgundy himself promises to do anything to get you to vote, like giving you a tattoo or dancing for your pleasure. Granted, he probably actually won't do these things, but a little comedy never hurt.
Remember when you ever had to remember anything? Don't bother. Thanks to the Internet, remembering things will be totally obsolete in, like, two years tops. The latest death knell for actually having knowledge stored inside of your brain? Google has built a solution for Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon into its search function.
As promised, the legend of Ron Burgundy is continuing, and this weekend (with the release of The Dictator), we got our first glimpse at the sequel to Anchorman, which looks like it's officially called Anchorman: The Legend Continues. It's just a tease so far, that foxy little minx, but we have received a prospective release year -- the one right after this one. So, that's exciting! Carefully attach some gentle fur holsters to your pet unicorn, 'cause we are getting ready to ride to Pleasure Town!
Previously in Anchorman
What's been rumor for a while now has finally been confirmed -- after seven seasons on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Kristen Wiig is moving on. Last year, the superstar comedian proved she could draw an audience beyond the late-night institution with her script for and performance in Bridesmaids, the former of which got her an Oscar nomination. So, yes -- it will be sad to see Wiig's brand of demented but lovable characters gone from Saturday nights. But she's going to be just fine. That doesn't mean that some of us, including Wiig, didn't cry about it, though.
On Conan last night, Will Ferrell appeared as Anchorman'sRon Burgundy, flute and all, and announced that Anchorman will be getting a sequel. Though fans of film, comedy, and not milking a cow that gave you the perfect amount of milk might feel that the movie didn't need a sequel, most of the original team is already slated to return, so the movie probably has a good chance at providing some good ol' newsroom entertainment value.
By the hammer of Thor, it's officially official: Anchorman is coming back. The announcement was made by Will Ferrell, in character as the titular anchorman Ron Burgundy, on Conan last night. What a glorious day! View the announcement after the jump, and let's rejoice as a nation, here "in the Americas" and the UK, "including England."
She'll be starring in The Hunger Games in just a few months but Elizabeth Banks is already gearing up for another role, that of Tinkerbell is Disney's live-action adaptation. As if we weren't excited enough about this project, currently being written by Marti Noxon, things just got better. Banks has compared the film Tink to the Jon Favreau/Will Ferrell comedy, Elf. Hear what Banks had to say.
Amy Poehler was presented with the Variety Power of Comedy Award and took the opportunity during her acceptance speech to pitch a few new shows to television executives. Because she has real power now, everyone. You know, as the second winner of this award and the first women in history. But mostly, she's just incredibly funny while also being really touching about the gathering's real purpose -- raising money for the Noreen Fraser Foundation, which supports fundraising for women's cancer research. Will Ferrell presented the award to Poehler, and then left with the gentleman who brought the actual award onstage after making out with him. (If someone can tell me who that guy is, I'll happily fix the post and include his name. He is not a piece of meat, after all.)
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No longer just being batted around as an awesome idea, Ben Stiller confirmed to Empire that the sequel to Zoolander is officially a go. He and Justin Theroux (who you may remember as the Evil DJ) have completed the script, which is now being handed off to the studio. We can now move on to the awesome cameo casting speculation. Let's say it together, everyone -- things that are actually happening are so hot right now.