Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are teaming up for the sake of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The foursome will soon work together on the upcoming IFC six-part miniseries "The Spoils of War," which is a spoof of sorts on stories like "The Thorn Birds" and " Winds of War."
According to Deadline, "The Spoils of Babylon" chronicles "the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family who made their fortune in the oil business." Wiig will play Cynthia, the daughter of oil magnate Jonas Morehouse. Maguire, on the other hand, will play Devon, the adopted son of Jonas. They end up running Morehouse Enterprises together while they fight "their feelings for each other." In this world, Morehouse Enterprises is the seventh largest company in the world.
MTV's awards shows have, historically, created so many memorable moments that they could easily fill their own award show of memorable moments. Some moments were scripted and planned: Sasha Baron Cohen's bare bum descending upon Eminem's face at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards: planned. Kanye West rushing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs: unplanned.
And speaking of Kanye, 'Yeezy may have inspired Aubrey Plaza, who — wearing a handwritten reference to her upcoming movie, "The To-Do List," on her décolletage — wandered up on stage during Will Ferrell's acceptance speech for the Comedic Genius Award.
Will Ferrell barely broke character, throwing subtle shade by saying "What's happening, are you okay? Aubrey Plaza, everyone! Just like we rehearsed it" and then continuing with his acceptance speech without missing a beat.
There is only one man who can accept the MTV Movie Awards' inaugural Comedic Genius Award. But he is a man of many names: Ricky Bobby, Frank the Tank, Alex Trebek and Mugatu, to name just a few. The one he's most often credited as is Will Ferrell, "Saturday Night Live" legend and star of such hits as "Anchorman" and the forthcoming "Anchorman: The Legend Continues."
Boiling down Ferrell's funniest moments to five is a nearly impossible challenge, but it's one we're happy to rise to. Get your jazz flutes ready and join us as we dive into the award winner's five most comedically genius moments.
5. The Tragic Fall of Mustafa: In which he is still alive ... just very, very badly burned.
It seems our friends over at Next Movie have discovered the secret to Will Ferrell's brand of comedy: he yells a lot. They put together an epic super cut featuring all of Ferrell's yelling scenes in his movies, and it's absolutely hilarious.
From "Zoolander" to "Anchorman" to "Elf," Ferrell has certainly stretched out his vocal chords over the years. But he only done it to make us laugh, so it's no wonder he was chosen to receive the first-ever Comic Genius Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. It doesn't seem like too much of a stretch to guess that there could be some yelling in his acceptance speech on Sunday as well.
Will Ferrell has been very funny in many different movie roles. (Why else would he be the reception of the Comedic Genius Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards?) But it's kind of hard to remember which part from Ferrell's productive career belongs to which classic line (or which ridiculous hairstyle).
Well, fear no longer. The folks over at Next Movie have put together this handy infographic to clearly illustrate the the illustrious career of this year's Comic Genius at the MTV Movie Awards presented on April 14 at 8 p.m. ET, Will Ferrell!
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
Everyone knows that Will Ferrell, the man behind Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby, and Frank the Tank, is one funny dude, but MTV will officially declare him a Comic Genius at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, airing live, Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, with "Pitch Perfect" actress Rebel Wilson starring as host.
But now that we have a Comedic Genius for the show, we're going to need some nominees too. Luckily, MTV has that covered too. MTV News' Josh Horowitz will join Wilson on MTV to announce the nominees live on March 5 for the "2013 MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular."
Starting at 7:58 p.m. ET, they will be taking over MTV to announce who will be up for Movie of the Year, and then online immediately afterward to reveal the rest of the categories, including two new ones, Best Shirtless Performance and Best Musical Moment.
Will Bella's swan song include a fifth Best Kiss trophy? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote beginning March 5, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
Everyone was so excited when Jimmy Kimmel moved his show up to 11:35, but they forgot one thing. One very important thing.
Kimmel never thought about the fact that you can't just move your show up without checking the studio sign-in sheet first, because if he had, he would have seen that Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling film their QVC knife show, "Knife Guys," on Wednesdays at that same time.
And last night, the oversight made for some awkward moments and hilarious television. Check out the video after the jump!
Breaking: Channel 4 News (aka Ron Burgundy and co.) is coming back to the news desk—and this time, it's officially official.
After a grueling, months-long "will they?" or "won't they?" wait, we have total confirmation from Paramount Pictures (via ComingSoon) that the long-awaited sequel "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" will open in theaters exactly one year from today on December 20, 2013.
One of the greatest moments in the original "Anchorman" movie didn't take place until the very end of the 2004 news spoof when the cast got super funky to the stains of the soft rock staple "Afternoon Delight."
Well, in addition to the return of Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind and the irrepressible Brick Tamland,
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" promises more musical enchantments.
Speaking to The Playlist, director/producer/writer Adam McKay said he's already worked up some ear candy treats for the sequel due out next year.
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney square off in the election next week, but don't forget about one of the other most important elections that took place this year: the one between Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in "The Campaign," out on Blu-ray and DVD now.
We have an exclusive deleted scene from the release that sees fierce political rivals Cam Brady and Marty Huggins laying down their proverbial rifles in favor of some smooth scotch and idle talk about Chinese bulldogs and college football. The conversation combination is just about as awkward as it sounds. Check it out below!