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.
‘There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there’: Joe Biden at Cape Cod fundraiser
Former Vice President Joe Biden defended Republican lawmakers in DC as "decent people" during a campaign fundraiser held at Cape Cod.
"There’s an awful lot of really good Republicans out there," Biden argued, according to Washington Post reporter Matt Viser.
"I get in trouble for saying that with Democrats, but...every time we ever got in trouble with our administration, remember who got sent up to Capitol Hill to fix it? Me," he said.
”Because they know I respect the other team. I do. They’re decent people," Biden claimed. "They ran because they care about things, but they’re intimidated right now.”
Neo-Nazi ‘Atomwaffen Division’ holding live-fire militia training exercises at ‘The Base’: report
One sign of the growing white nationalist crisis in America is a new outreach effort for paramilitary training.
"A neo-Nazi group focused on providing paramilitary-style training to far-right extremists has been conducting a massive recruitment drive and claims to have already conducted live-fire training with its members," Vice News reports.
"The Base, which is connected to extreme-right groups the Atomwaffen Division and the Feuerkrieg Division, has been promoting its growth on social media with photos announcing its presence in major cities across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and in Europe, South Africa, and Australia," Vice reported. "The images often include a small contingent (typically one to three) of masked, camo-clad men holding weapons standing in front of The Base's flag, a black flag with three white lines running down the centre."
Oklahoma police searching for man who shot Taco Bell employee in dispute over the drive-thru
Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot a Taco Bell employee early Saturday morning.
"The employee was shot in the leg after asking the customer to pull forward in the drive-thru," KFOR-TV reported Saturday. "The customer argued, but eventually pulled forward, and that’s when he pulled out a gun and shot the employee."