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
Put on a jumper because the trailer for Foxcatcher will give you goosebumps. In the thriller, which is based on a horrifying true story, Steve Carell plays John duPont, a millionaire who establishes a wrestling facility on Foxcatcher farm, and he recruits wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) with the declaration that he can make him the best. The trailer depicts duPont as Mark's coach as he intones that he's both a father and mentor with "great power" over him. Not creeped out yet? Then consider that in real life, duPont murdered Mark's brother, John Schultz, an Olympic champion wrestler, played in the movie by Mark Ruffalo.
With his accent, prosthetics, and chilling lines, Carell is freaking me out, but it also looks like he's turning in a great performance. I'm also a big fan of Tatum and excited that he's doing something so heavy, especially given that this comes from Oscar-nominated director Bennett Miller (Moneyball). Foxcatcher will be released Feb. 20, 2014, and you can check out the trailer after the jump.
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!
The stars of Despicable Me 2 came together for the animation’s LA premiere in Universal City on Saturday. Steve Carell, who reprises his role voicing reformed villain Gru in the sequel, took a casual approach to the event but was still in theme as his T-shirt featured an image of one of the movie’s lovable Minions. He linked up with Kristen Wiig, who showed off her legs in a polished shorts ensemble — like Steve, Kristen worked on the first movie, Despicable Me, but returns to the sequel in a different role. The yellow carpet was filled with lots of celebrities and their young families, including voice star Ken Jeong, who brought his wife and young daughters to the premiere. Pharrell Williams contributed original music for the movie, as he did with the first, and was also there for the fun. Despicable Me 2 is in cinemas now.
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.
Steve Carell and Miranda Cosgrove may have been the Hollywood stars who had flown in to promote Despicable Me 2, but it was the movie’s Minions who stole the spotlight at last night’s Sydney premiere, which was held at Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction. The premiere space had been transformed into a kid-friendly zone complete with balloon twisters, blue and yellow beverages, and cupcakes featuring Minion faces. There were also two Minions who made their way up and down the red carpet ahead of the actors, dancing and giggling in front of excited young guests.
Miranda (in Paula Ke) was thrilled to come to Australia with her mum and was excited to be watching Despicable Me 2 for the first time. Despite not recording her lines with Steve or their co-stars, she said she’s gotten to know him from doing press tours together, but that it’s also “strange” to finally meet her castmates in real life. She told us, “It’s so different to other movies where you’re with people every single day. But it’s also exciting when you finally see the movie when it’s finished because you don’t really know what to expect, so I’m super excited to see it tonight. I got to meet Kristen Wiig recently, because she’s in Despicable Me 2, so that was awesome because I love her.” Miranda got her big break in 2003’s The School of Rock, so when we quizzed her on which of her funniest co-stars made her laugh the most, she replied, “That’s hard, I don’t know! Jack Black’s super funny but Steve Carell’s awesome. He’s great, too. I feel lucky that I’ve gotten to work with so many cool comedians.”
Steve seemed to suffer from the heat emanating from the lights and had to wipe sweat off his forehead from time to time, but he still powered through his interviews and signed autographs for fans. He recently appeared on The Ellen Show in character as Gru from the movie, and he said of the experience of physically transforming into his animated alter-ego, “It was just something fun we thought of. This makeup artist I work with came up with the makeup design, and we thought Ellen would be the perfect place to do something like that. She’s such a good sport, and that audience is so willing to roll with it. It was fun, it was silly!” Despicable Me 2 is out June 20.