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Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" sequel's subtitle might be "The Legend Continues" but it should probably be re-dubbed "A Series Of Potentially Distracting Cameo Appearances" (although that would be really hard to fit on the marquee). Kanye West, Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig, Nicole Kidman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Poehler (whom "Anchorman" die hards will remember had a sizable role in the first film, only to see her entire subplot deleted from the final product), Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Jim Carrey and Harrison Ford have all shot cameos for the hotly anticipated sequel (also: an animatronic shark).
The latest celebrity to be roped into this cameo feeding frenzy? None other than Canadian rapper Drake.
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Hope you weren't already packed up and ready to visit the theater for that "National Lampoon's Vacation" reboot because the weather report on the project just took a turn for the worse.
Oh no, Sparky!
Just a month ago, New Line was able to wrangle in series old-timers Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo for a much-needed cameo in the film. The reboot would star Ed Helms as their all-grown-up son Rusty and Christina Applegate as his wife, but apparently that wasn't quite enough to move the project forward. Get More »
Audreys and Rustys tended to come and go (as Old Navy reminded us this winter) over the years, but Clark and Ellen kept the family afloat all four movies. So, major snaps to the gang trying to reboot these tales of traveling woes for wrangling in the duo for a cameo. Get More »
Ever since the first teaser for "Anchorman 2" dropped like a comedy A-bomb on the world two weeks ago, fans have been asking one question: Whither Veronica Corningstone? Okay, so most of them weren't using the word "whither," but still, while it was great to see Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner in their polyester suits again, the absence of Christina Applegate was glaring.
For women, breaking into comedy is a tough enough nut to crack without the chauvinistic "women aren't funny" comments. Not only is it not true, but with a male-dominated writers' field in Hollywood (73 percent of the WGA's film writers are men) it's only too clear that if women aren't funny on-screen, it's probably because the only funny thing they had to do in the script was fall down and go boom boom.
The widely accepted paradigm in movies (not to mention TV) is having an out-of-shape or mildly attractive but funny husband and his hot, not-as-funny wife. And it's getting stale, baby. In order for a woman to go against that grain takes massive ovaries, the ability to generate her own material, and absolutely no fear of looking stupid. Get More »