Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he brought along the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues for a little sing-off against musical guests One Direction. It was an intense rendition of "Afternoon Delight," as Rudd, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner harmonised with Harry, Zayn, Louis, Niall and Liam. Who won? Um, we did. Check it out.
Who else can't believe we've come to the end of November?! With Christmas just around the corner, our working week can be summed up in three words: Summer, Summer, Summer! From the books we'll be reading (or have read!), to the shoes we'll be wearing and the new beauty trends we'll be trying, it all came flying at us this week.
We hit the Sydney premiere of Summer movie Anchorman 2, where stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd charmed their way through the crowds, we got re-acquainted with sugar — Cassie Platt's book made us feel much better about it, though — and hit the headlands to burn it all off with the help of a very cool new watch.
In fashion and beauty, we "spotted" some slick Winter style coming out of Country Road and got a glimpse of Australia's exclusive H&M line-up, while health and beauty editor Alison tried a fantastic new hair product that we think is going to take the world by storm. Click through to see all the visual evidence of our busy week, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Australia on Instagram. Happy Friday!
In one of the most star-studded premieres Sydney has hosted this year — the other would have to be The Great Gatsby — the Entertainment Quarter turned it on for the Australian premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues yesterday afternoon. All the stars made the trip Down Under for the red carpet event — Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner were met with screams as they arrived. Also on hand were Will’s frequent collaborator and the movie’s director, Adam McKay, Australian actor Josh Lawson, who has a prominent role in the sequel, Kristen Wiig, who plays Brick’s love interest and had stayed on after the premiere of her other movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, last week, and Kirsten Dunst, who was a surprise guest and attended with her boyfriend, Garrett Hedlund — she wasn’t officially part of the promo tour but has a cameo in the movie.
With the sequel to 2004’s popular Anchorman being released almost 10 years later, some of the cast were emotional when they returned to set. Steve, who told us that Brick’s biggest challenge in the movie is falling in love because “he’s not really emotionally equipped for that,” said it was “incredibly fun and slightly emotional” to see all the characters back together again for the first time. “You know, you see Ron, and you see Brian and you see Champ, and Veronica, it was a little overwhelming. You do a movie 10 years ago, you don’t think you’re going to see any of those characters again. And I’m a fan of all those characters as well, and then to be with them again, it was kind of moving, and very exciting. And joyful.”
The cast and crew of Anchorman 2 were stalked by paparazzi during production, which meant certain celebrity cameos — Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kanye West among them — hard to keep secret. But director Adam is thankful that “we did get a couple through; there’s a couple of surprises for you.” He also divulged which celebrities were such big fans of the first movie that they begged for screen time in the second: “Drake really wanted to be in the sequel. We talked with him and he was big fan. There were a couple more but I don’t want to give anything away. And Angela Merkel, the Prime Minister of Germany, she really badgered us — called us all the time, like, ‘Please let me be in it.’ So you’ll see, she’s got a small cameo.”
The cult of Anchorman is so huge that the cast often deal with fans blurting out their favourite lines to them, sometimes even the whole movie, as Paul Rudd explained. “People come up and grab us sometimes and say things, and it’s terrifying. We get quotes a lot, Will more than anybody.” By the time Will got to us in the press line, and we’d been told over and over about how great it was to get everyone back together, he told us exactly how he felt about the reunion: “I’m not sure what they told you, but it was very tense the time. On pins and needles. Because except for everyone but me, they’re all jerks. I’m like the one nice guy.”
As with most premieres, the cast made their way around to the different cinemas to introduce the screening, but in the first stop they made, Will, Steve, Paul and David treated the crowd to an a cappella version of “Afternoon Delight,” which added even more excitement to the audience being among the first in the country to see the movie. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is out on Dec. 16.
If the first trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is the appetiser, this trailer is the main course. Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his ragtag team of newsmen, Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and Champ Kind (David Koechner), are headed to New York City to conquer a 24-hour news channel. Now that they're in the '80s, the team soon discovers they're not as smooth as they were at their peak in San Diego, especially now that they're in such a diverse metropolis. It looks like Brick is getting a lot more screen time (I can't wait to see him court Kristen Wiig's character), and dare I say, this looks amazing.
Even if you watched the first trailer, this one has heaps more footage to marvel at. Should you choose to tune in — and you absolutely should — here's what you'll see:
- Brick's funeral. Oddly similar to the trailer for The Hangover Part III, this starts with a funeral. Just when I'm welling up, Brick (Carell) shows up to eulogise himself. He's as happy as we are to discover that he is not, in fact, dead.
- The news van gets overturned. Ron finds out "cruise control" doesn't mean that the vehicle steers itself while en route to the Big Apple. Shhh, it doesn't have to make sense!
- The gang gets perms! As you can tell by the above picture, the news crew hits the salon to get perms that compete only with Bradley Cooper's 'do from American Hustle. The look is even better in motion, trust me.
- Brick loses his legs. The news industry is in the dawn of the green screen, and when weatherman Brick catches a glimpse of himself forecasting the weather while wearing green pants, he melts down. Well done, team.
Anchorman 2 is out Dec. 19. Watch the trailer after the jump.
It’s been a quiet few months in terms of international Hollywood guests, so the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues are coming to Australia to ensure the year wraps on a high! The Global News Network team — Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner — and director Adam McKay will attend the Australian premiere at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney on Nov. 24. If you’re a fan save the date now, because yes, it’s kind of a big deal. Anchorman 2 releases on Dec. 19
Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release on Dec. 19, but I don't know if I can wait that long to see Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy in full '80s mode. He, his lady love, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), and his news team are returning for more action, this time in the city that never sleeps: New York City. Can the native San Diegans handle the pressure? We've already seen the trailer, but click though to see new images from the comedy, and check back as we update with more!
It's finally here! Just hours after gracing us with an epic moustache poster, we have the first full trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Ron Burgundy and his news team, including Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), are back and ready to tackle a 24-hour news channel. It's now the '80s, and aside from some subtle fashion updates, Ron is basically the same: vain, vaguely racist, and totally hilarious. The trailer is also star-studded, and it gives us a peek at the many cameos from the likes of Kristen Wiig and James Marsden, plus the return of Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate).
Even if you're a long-time fan who's afraid the sequel may not be as good as the original, there's no way you can't be psyched about this movie. I laughed out loud several times and seriously just can't wait for the privilege of hanging out with Ron Burgundy again. Anchorman: The Legend Continues comes out in December, and you can watch the trailer now after the jump.
The main cast of This Is the End (minus James Franco) assembled at the Regency Village Theatre for its LA premiere today. Emma Watson stood out from the male comedy pack in a bustier and pants ensemble, and dolled up her hair into a smooth faux bob. In between individual shots she shared laughs with Seth Rogen, who was accompanied by his wife Lauren Miller, while the rest of the guys — Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson — also goofed around. Emma’s part is actually only a cameo, but it’s set to show another very different side to the versatile actress. The end-of-the-world comedy also features heaps of celebrities playing themselves, including Rihanna, Michael Cera and Channing Tatum. This Is the End releases in Australia on July 18.
After last night's White House Correspondents Dinner, Vanity Fair hosted their annual post-party with editor-in-chief Graydon Carter greeting their many celebrity guests. Nicole Kidman mingled with other actors including Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Nashville's leading ladies Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Despite being dubbed the "nerd prom," the many actresses in DC last night were dressed to the nines in their best gowns — check out who wore what on the White House Correspondents Dinner red carpet.
The Vanity Fair bash, co-hosted by Bloomberg, also brought out celebrity couples — Jason Sudeikis stuck close to fiancée Olivia Wilde, Sofia Vergara mingled with her own spouse-to-be Nick Loeb, and Bradley Cooper brought his young model love, Suki Waterhouse. Jason made sure to say hi to his fellow SNL buddies from the past and present, including Fred Armisen and Amy Poehler. Sofia, meanwhile, hung out with pal Katy Perry.
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd joined up to premiere their new flick, Admission, in NYC last night. Paul sported a new retro mustache that he had to grow for Anchorman 2, which is currently filming in Atlanta. Paul told The Hollywood Reporter that everyone is "a bit giddy" about the highly anticipated sequel, adding that the cast members — which include Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate — "all have such fond memories of the first one."
While Paul's facial hair raised a few eyebrows at the premiere, the real focus of the night was Taylor Swift's recent slam of Tina and Amy Poehler in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair. When asked about Tina and Amy's joke about her during the Golden Globes, Taylor recited a quote about there being "a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." Tina talked to Entertainment Tonight about Taylor's remarks during the premiere, saying that she "did not see that one coming." She added, "It was a joke. It was a lighthearted joke."