Will Ferrell and the Channel 5 news team make headlines once again, as they find their place in 1980s New York
The debut full-length trailer for Anchorman 2 has hit the web, with Ron Burgundy and his team of eccentric news types relocating from San Diego to New York at the start of the 80s.
The new film, which arrives more than nine years after the release of 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, sees Will Ferrell’s moustachioed lothario/sex pest transferring to a new 24-hour news channel in the Big Apple. As he tells his recruiter: “I’m going to do the thing that God put Ron Burgundy on this Earth to do: have salon-quality hair and read the news.”
Fans of the original will be pleased to note that birdbrained weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), fashion-obsessed field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and chauvinistic sportscaster Champ Kind (David Koechner) have all followed their anchor to the Atlantic coast, and the new film will also find room for Christina Applegate as fellow news presenter Veronica Corningstone. This time around, however, Burgundy seems to be more interested in “romancing” a new colleague, played by Meagan Good. At a dinner at her home, it is strongly hinted that his comprehension of racial politics is even more primitive than his understanding of feminism proved back in sunny San Diego.
There’s also love (of a kind) for Tamland, in the form of an appropriately dimwitted new wife, played by Bridesmaids’ Kristen Wiig. They share a certain connection, but who can tell if it’s a romantic one? Over dinner, he tells her: “Your hair looks like wet popcorn.” She responds: “I like the parts of your face that are covered in skin.”
Anchorman: The Legend Continues also features Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Greg Kinnear, while there are said to be cameos from Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jim Carrey, among others. The new trailer also features James Marsden, perhaps portraying a younger rival newsman, who gets short shrift from Burgundy: “He’s not that great,” he says, in a not-so-withering aside that is immediately repeated, loudly, by Brick, for the benefit of its target.
The new film, directed by a returning Adam McKay from a screenplay he wrote with Ferrell, arrives in cinemas on both sides of the Atlantic on 20 December.
Newly revealed letter details Rudy Giuliani’s work for Fraud Guarantee company owned by indicted henchman
A newly revealed letter sheds light on Rudy Giuliani's work for Fraud Guarantee, a company founded by his indicted associates Lev Parnas and David Correia -- and the document has been handed over to investigators.
Fraud Guarantee circulated an investor letter last year that shows the company would pay the consulting firm Giuliani Partners up to $2 million for the first year and give the former New York City mayor equity in the company, reported the Wall Street Journal.
‘Where’s Melania?’ The View hosts blister first lady for ignoring ‘bully-in-chief’ Trump’s attack on Greta Thunberg
A discussion on Donald Trump's bitter Twitter attack on 16-year-old environmentalist Greta Thunberg, after she aced him out of Time Magazine's Person of the Year, caught the attention of the panelists on The View, who hammered both the president and the first lady after they both protested the mention of their teen son Barron just weeks ago.
After co-host Joy Behar read the president's tweet from Thursday morning where he proclaimed, "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!" she called the president out for being jealous of the teen for getting the Time magazine cover he so desperately wanted.
Supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy may have a friend
Do supermassive black holes have friends? The nature of galaxy formation suggests that the answer is yes, and in fact, pairs of supermassive black holes should be common in the universe.
I am an astrophysicist and am interested in a wide range of theoretical problems in astrophysics, from the formation of the very first galaxies to the gravitational interactions of black holes, stars and even planets. Black holes are intriguing systems, and supermassive black holes and the dense stellar environments that surround them represent one of the most extreme places in our universe.