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Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are a deadly combination, literally in this case. They teamed up previously on IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon and who could forget their hilarious Golden Globes appearance. The comedic duo were set to reunite for a Lifetime movie but it has now been scrapped.

A Deadly Adoption would’ve featured Wiig and Ferrell as a husband and wife who take in and care for a woman (Jessica Lowndes) in the final months of her pregnancy with hopes of adopting the baby. However, the situation quickly spirals dangerously out of control.

The project was called a “high-stakes dramatic thriller” and would’ve been somewhat of a parody of soapy thrillers to celebrate the networks’ 25th anniversary of its movie franchise. Find out below why the project is now dead.

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Movie Review: Get Hard

In: Matt, Movies
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Get Hard is easily the most ridiculous movie of the year so far but it isn’t without its merits. While I try to be honest with myself when it comes to expectations I have to say the bar was pretty low going in to this one. I hadn’t watched the trailer, but everything Will Ferrell has done since Step Brothers really hasn’t hit the mark for me.

Kevin Hart co-stars in the movie about an investment banker who prepares for jail time with the help of the guy who washes his car. If you think you’re ready for the racial and gay stereotypes that ensue let me tell you… You’re not. Get Hard is certainly not for everyone, especially for the faint of heart but even in its most crass and low-brow moments it attempts a social satire that while extremely rude in its delivery is often effective in its message.

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NBC went a little overboard with its special celebrating Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary. If you count the hour-long red carpet special, the entire tribute clocked in at four and a half hours. Mind you, the last hour was filled mostly with commercials, but still. A tad overkill.

With that being said, there were plenty of memorable moments from a star-studded roster including SNL alums Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Jane Curtain, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler and plenty more fan favorites. They were joined by A-list stars such as Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Douglas, Sean Hayes, Melissa McCarthy and Taylor Swift to name just a few.

Throughout the night, Lorne Michaels and company resurrected popular skits including Celebrity Jeopardy once again featuring an inappropriate Sean Connery, Maya Rudolph as Beyonce and Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reuniting for Wayne’s World. Another highlight saw Jane Curtain joining Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Weekend Update anchor desk.

The two most disappointing moments was the N Sync reunion that was rumored but never happened and Eddie Murphy’s awkward return to his former stomping grounds. Talk about underwhelming.

Check out my favorite moments below which includes Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s sensational opening number referencing SNL’s most iconic moments from the past four decades. Be sure to weigh in afterward on your favorite and least favorite moments.

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Robin Thicke Rides Like The Wind With Will Ferrell

In: Donovan, Movies, Music
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Mariah & Whitney. Celine & Barbra. Britney & Rihanna. Those pairings have given us some pretty great duets. Now, we can add Robin Thicke and Will Ferrell to that group ;) Okay not really, but it’s a fun listen nonetheless.

Ferrell in his Ron Burgundy alter ego delivers spoken word as Thicke taps into his upper register to cover Christopher Cross’ classic “Ride Like The Wind.” The collaboration is for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues which opens December 18.

Word on the street suggests an accompanying music video is also in the works. I can’t wait. Should be an equally fun ride. As an aside, I have to give Robin props. His parts sound fantastic. A solo version could’ve easily fit in on his current studio album. Check out the duet below.

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With Paul Rudd and One Direction on tap, Saturday Night Live rebounded after hitting a season low among adults 18-49 when Josh Hutcherson and Haim dropped by. Creatively speaking, the sketches improved massively as well. Rudd is hilarious on his own, but with surprise help from his Anchorman 2 cast mates, it reached a whole new level.

Kristen Wiig reprised Dooneese in a Sound of Music segment. Will Ferrell, Steve Carrell and David Koechner backed up Rudd during his opening monologue where they faced off against One Direction. Other highlights include the Michaelangelo small penis sketch, 1D concert line clip, the first black movie for white audiences and Jebidiah Atksinson’s holiday movie reviews. Check out all the clips below.

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GQ Names Its Men Of The Year For 2013

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Donovan
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It’s that time of the year for all those year-end lists. GQ magazine revealed their picks for their annual Men of the Year issue. Not surprisingly, Justin Timberlake is one of them. Dude had a killer comeback with regards to music by dropping not one but two hit albums. Sadly, in cinematic terms, not so much. Have you seen Runner, Runner? Here’s a partial list of accomplishments as to why GQ honored the 32-year-old entertainer.

  • Played a comeback concert on the eve of the Super Bowl with Jay Z.
  • Staged Timberweek with Jimmy Fallon—a five-night run of appearances on Late Night, most of them hilarious, some flat-out brilliant.
  • Released his first album in seven years and toured the world to support it.
  • Performed at the White House, coaxing the president and first lady into joining him on vocals for a few lines of Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay.”
  • Hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time—and got an Emmy nomination for it. (“I’m sore,” he tells me, arching his back and grinning. “Really sore. You have to be really flexible to get it done five times.”)
  • Reunited with the other members of ‘N Sync at the Video Music Awards.
  • Released that second album.
  • Starred in Runner Runner (a decision, by the way, that he doesn’t regret).

Check out the other covers below featuring the publication’s other Men of the Year. They are Kendrick Lamar (Rapper of the Year), Matthew McConaughey (Leading Man of the Year), Will Ferrell (Funny Man of the Year) and the late James Gandolfini. Just in case you were wondering, Timberlake gets the #Hashtag of the Year title. The December issue hits newsstands November 19.

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Ron Burgunday and his Channel 4 news team leave San Diego for the Big Apple in the highly-anticipated sequel. Being as sheltered as they are, the boys encounter and experience new things. Naturally, when they come across the gay anchor at GNN, they can’t quite tell the difference between homosexuals and vampires. It’s silly, ridiculous and exactly what you’d expect (and want) from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Along with the Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate reprise their roles. In addition, the film has rounded up practically everyone in Hollywood for either a cameo or small speaking role. Megan Good, Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John C.Reilly, Jim Carrey, Kanye West, Sacha Baron Cohen, Liam Neeson and Kirsten Dunst are just a few of the names you’ll see in the sequel. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues premieres worldwide on December 20, 2013. Check out the second trailer below.

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Up until this point, we’ve only seen a couple of teasers featuring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner banter back and forth. At long last, the first official trailer with actual footage from the film has surfaced. Anchorman: The Legend Continues doesn’t hit theaters until December 20, 2013 but you can get your first look now.

In the trailer, we see Ron Burgundy and his news team entering the 80s. Appropriate given the fact the original Anchorman film hit theaters almost a decade ago. They try to adjust by taking a job at a CNN-style 24 hour news station. There, they face off against a young handsome anchor played by James Marsden and a legendary newscaster in the form of Harrison Ford. The highlight for me though is seeing Kristen Wiig in the trailer. She plays a similarly dimwitted character as Steve Carell’s character’s potential girlfriend.

Other famous faces joining the sequel are Liam Neeson, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman, John C. Reilly, Kanye West and Meagan Good. The latter seems to play a love interest of sorts. The scene where he’s trying to breakdown race barriers at dinner with her family is hilarious. I wonder what this means for Christina Applegate’s character in the film. Check out the trailer below.

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