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Your Name in Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, or Ken Follett's Book - Posted October 29, 2014
Just like Will Ferrell's character in "Stranger Than Fiction," you might find "yourself"--or your namesake, your avatar--spinning through a tale told by Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Ken Follett, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Alan Hollinghurst, Zadie Smith... [AllTwitter]

Thursday Morning Stir - Posted September 11, 2014
-Will Ferrell plays video games for charities (video above). link -Airbnb names Starcom its global media agency. ... [GalleyCat]

Will Ferrell Takes on Robert Redford for BSSP, Raise the River - Posted March 13, 2014
Sausalito, CA-based Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners are rolling out a new campaign today for Raise the River, "an organization that has been working to bring water to the Colorado River and restore it to the Gulf of California." The new campaign revolves around a series of videos pitting Robert Redford... [GalleyCat]

Anchorman 2 Content Marketing: Too Much of a Not-So-Good Thing - Posted January 29, 2014
If you knew someone who knew someone who lived near a working wi-fi connection in late 2013, then you probably heard about Anchorman 2. Chances are you saw clips from at least one of Will Ferrell's many, many "content marketing" projects: the Dodge commercials, the local TV appearance, the jo... [FishbowlDC]

Wendy's Opts for College Basketball Over the Super Bowl with 'Meh' Results - Posted January 23, 2014
The Wooden Award is an annual prize that honors the best men's and women's college basketball players. Named after former UCLA head coach John R. Wooden, who lead his team to a whopping 10 NCAA Championships from 1963-1975 (during which time the Bruins also racked up a nearly unthinkable 88-straight wins),... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Justice (As In Victoria), More Will Ferrell - Posted December 19, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlig... [AllFacebook]

VIDEO: 'Anchorman 2' Cast On Facebook's Most-Discussed Topics Of 2013 - Posted December 17, 2013
Facebook shared more video from the ... [AllFacebook]

Stars Of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' Take Over Facebook's London Office - Posted December 16, 2013
Facebook's London office was transformed into a news studio, where the stars of feature film A... [AllFacebook]

Emerson to Rename Journalism School After Anchorman Ron Burgundy - Posted November 18, 2013
Well, it's only for one day on December 4th, and it's really ... [FishbowlDC]

Anchor Man Ron Burgundy's Memoir Comes Out in Time For New Movie - Posted November 11, 2013
Ron Burgundy, the fictional protagonist played by Will Ferrell in Anchor Man, is publishing a memoir this month. ... [AllTwitter]

Sportscaster Channels Ron Burgundy for Halloween - Posted November 1, 2013
According to Deadspin, Paul Gerke of KIVI in Idaho didn't hold back on Halloween. That is, the sports director delivered his sports segment as Ron Burgundy himself! (In case you're late to the party, Burgundy is the ch... [MediaJobsDaily]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You 'Pretty Little Liars,' Martha Stewart - Posted October 24, 2013
Facebook Weekly... [AllFacebook]

Dodge Durango Now Releasing Ron Burgundy Video Responses to Tweets - Posted October 11, 2013
A few days ago, we told you about Dodge's new Ron Burgundy-inspired campaign, complete with Will Ferrell's reprisal of the much-loved role and his impeccable, befuddled delivery of classically off-kilter, Burgundy-esque lines. ... [FishbowlDC]

Dodge Durango Partners with Ron Burgundy, Because Everyone Loves Ron Burgundy - Posted October 7, 2013
Dodge and Paramount have joined forces in a co-branded campaign from W+K launching the new 2014 Dodge Durango featuring Ron Burgundy (of Anchorman and the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but you already knew that). The campaign, which spans television, print, digital and social medi... [GalleyCat]

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy Now Appearing in Dodge Durango Ads - Posted October 7, 2013
When Chrysler wanted to brand itself as the embodiment of the American spirit -- coming from nothing, being put through the ringer, only to come out the other side better than the best -- it released its... [FishbowlDC]

Thanks to One Club, FoD, You Can Now Get to Know 'Brandon Dentertainment' - Posted June 11, 2013
Usually, Funny or Die is funny, at least with the site's playfully crude original material. When it comes to the company's most recent branded content, however, you'll notice an immediate difference in tone. When you look at Brandon Dentertainment, the creation of Funny or Die's in-house commercial production company Gifted Youth,... [GalleyCat]

Will Ferrell's Eight-Year-Old Son Set for Solo Piano Performance - Posted March 4, 2013
Tomorrow night's event is invitation-only, but chances are you'll be seeing some really cool clips of it on Tuesday evening local newscasts. Piano teacher Margie Balter (pictured), well-known for helping an... [FishbowlLA]

Harrison Ford Tapped for Anchorman Sequel - Posted March 4, 2013
Nice little scooplet for Tatiana Siegel, the one-time Hollywood Reporter staffer who ... [FishbowlLA]

And Now, Your Weekly Video Miscellany - Posted February 15, 2013
Since I refuse to play any meme videos, you'll notice that this week's collection doesn't have gazillions of views. I'm a snob like that. Rather, this week's content is a love-fact, avalanche back-flipping, condom-delivering foray into cool and smart and funny things. You'll be entertained, assuming your brain works exactly like... [GalleyCat]

Will Ferrell Crashes Lakers Game As An Usher Named 'Ted Vagina' - Posted February 13, 2013
When it comes to public hijinks, Will Ferrell is second to none... Well, second to Bill Murray actually. Still, pretty damn funny. Ferrell was at last... [FishbowlLA]

Aussie Personality Maude Garrett Relocating to LA - Posted January 22, 2013
Every Sunday, Hollywood-based Australian syndicated radio show The Hot Hits counts down LA's top 35 songs and features interviews with various celebrities. Starting February 3, the program will have a new host. ... [FishbowlLA]

Ad Guy Breaks Big News by Cobbling Together Will Ferrell Film Clips - Posted December 4, 2012
We have to say this one of the more unique ways to make this type of announce and we can't really clown the guy for citing a couple of Will Ferrell's best films as his muse. But yes, what you see above is a clip spliced together in a 12-hour frenzy... [GalleyCat]

Facebook Buzz Greater For Obama Than Romney Ahead Of Election Day - Posted November 5, 2012
With more than 110,000 political Facebook pages in the U.S. and more than 11,000 U.S.-based pages for politicians,... [AllFacebook]

Friday Odds and Ends - Posted October 19, 2012
-After a nine-month review, Toronto agency Juniper Park and MediaCom picked up creative and media duties, respectively, for banking company, CIBC. link -Oh yeah, while we're on the subject, perhaps HSBC's relationship with W... [GalleyCat]

Will Ferrell Gets Choked Up About K-Stew/R-Patz - Posted August 3, 2012
Will Ferrell was on Conan Thursday night and is still "choked up" about the public breakup of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson... [FishbowlLA]

The First Anchorman 2 Teaser Trailer is Out - Posted May 11, 2012
Less than two months after Will Ferrell announced that Anchorman 2 was a go, a teaser trailer fo... [FishbowlLA]

'Anchorman' Marketing Off to a Good Start - Posted March 29, 2012
Ron Burgundy is Back from Will Ferrell ... [FishbowlDC]

The Best Ad-Related Videos of the Week - Posted March 23, 2012
Tallyho! It's Friday and you need something, anything, to help kill the time before the whistle blows and you slide down your dinosaur's tale and into your leg-powered car for a night at the movies where you'll eat a massive rack of dino-ribs but not before it tips over your car.... [GalleyCat]

SXSWi Panel Recap: Funny or Die - Future of Comedy & Everything Else - Posted March 12, 2012
"Celebrities are use to going through a gut-wrenching, soul-crushing process," said Andrew Steele, a 12-year alumnus of Saturday Night Live and current creative director of Funny or Die. "We don't get in the way of that creat... [GalleyCat]

Jimmy Kimmel Interviewing Will Ferrell en Espa ol - Posted March 12, 2012
The latest stop on the Will Ferrell Casa De Mi Padre media tour is ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. Ferrell has made the rounds promoting his new Spanish language film by conducting some of his ... [FishbowlLA]

Will Ferrell Helps Bring Huge Ratings to Univison Mexico vs. Colombia Soccer Broadcast - Posted March 2, 2012
This Fishie was at the gym Wednesday evening, when he happened to glimpse up and see Will Ferrell looking completely lost during an appearance on the halftime show of a Mexico/Colombia soccer match. The sound on the TV wasn't up, so we couldn't hear the interview, but it was readily apparent... [FishbowlLA]

Will Ferrell & Old Milwaukee: The Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See - Posted February 6, 2012
While the rest of the nation was going on about all the celebrities in the Super Bowl ads they were watching, viewers in Nebraska (and seemingly only those in ... [GalleyCat]

Will Ferrell & Old Milwaukee: The Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See - Posted February 6, 2012
While the rest of the nation was going on about all the celebrities in ... [FishbowlDC]

Monday Morning Stir - Posted February 6, 2012
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Monday Morning Stir - Posted February 6, 2012
-Will Ferrell's Old Milwaukee Super Bowl ad reportedly aired in only one market last night. link -... [MediaJobsDaily]

Writer Counts Down Rancid James Lipton Interviews - Posted January 18, 2012
Over at Nerve.com, contributor Rod Bastanmehr has come up with a fun way to tease the 18th season of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, which debuts later this month. He counts down what he believes to be the five... [FishbowlLA]

Another Merry Year at FunnyorDie.com - Posted December 22, 2011
Long-time Bloomberg News entertainment correspondent Michael White has a good year-end wrap-up look... [FishbowlLA]

Wednesday Morning Stir - Posted December 7, 2011
-After just eight months at Mullen, where he worked alongside Mauro Cavalletti, Perry Fair ... [GalleyCat]

Hollywood Reporter Stirs Up USC-UCLA Rivarly - Posted November 21, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter is kicking off USC-UCLA week by publishing a story in this week's print edition looking at the crosstown collegiate rivalry through the eyes of Hollywood. In the piece, Saturd... [FishbowlLA]

Universal Pictures COO Ron Meyer Dumps All Over His Own Movies - Posted November 4, 2011
Bravo! That was FishbowlLA's immediate reaction when we read Movieline west coast editor Jen Yamato's ... [FishbowlLA]

Time for Another Fatuous Eva Mendes Pick-Up - Posted August 11, 2011
We're not blaming Eva Mendes. After all, the only thing she does is give the initial interview. But due most likely to some sternly memoed SEO considerations, just about anything Mendes says ... [FishbowlLA]

The Business of Funny or Die - Posted July 7, 2011
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Amy Poehler Latest to Take Seat at Denny's - Posted May 4, 2011
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Tumblr & Twitter Celebrity Kelly Oxford Lands Book Deal - Posted March 8, 2011
Blogger Kelly Oxford has inked a book deal with two different HarperCollins imprints, It Books and HarperCollinsCanada. Oxford (pictured) writes a popular blog and has over 100,000 ... [semanticweb.com]

Live Your Dream of Riding a Zamboni Tonight! - Posted February 7, 2011
If you've ever dreamed of driving a Zamboni (and seriously, who hasn't), tonight might be your lucky night. To promote the Winter Film Festival, there will be tons of giveaways, drink specials, and social media happening at Bryant Park, NYC for... [FishbowlDC]

Talladega Nights Producer Heads Up New LA IndyCar Office - Posted January 20, 2011
Here's our question: When Indycar.com's new senior vice president of entertainment and media Sarah Nettinga (pictured) starts ... [FishbowlLA]

Weird Movie Title, Even Weirder PR Pitch - Posted January 11, 2011
To do full justice to the name of the following indie film spoof, imagine reading the title aloud in the style of Pee-wee Herman's wind-up delivery. It's called Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of... [FishbowlLA]

Celebs Lending a Hand to Cause Campaigns - Posted November 23, 2010
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Judd Apatow: CNN Channeling Ron Burgundy - Posted November 19, 2010
Even though the Twitter account @JuddApatow does not have the micro-blogging service's trusty verified check mark next to it, that's him. Trust us, we confirmed with his publicist. Along with expressing tongue-in-cheek disappointment that @JustinBieber has a bodyguard doing his tweeting, the man who got his directing start way back in 1998... [FishbowlLA]

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Roast IMDB - Posted October 20, 2010
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HBO Sets Return Date for 'Eastbound and Down' - Posted August 23, 2010
Time to set your DVRs. HBO has announced that season two of the Will Ferrell/Adam McKay-produced baseball comedy "Eastbound & Down" will debut Sun... [TVNewser]

HBO Sets Return Date for 'Eastbound and Down' - Posted August 23, 2010
Time to set your DVRs. HBO has announced that season two of the Will Ferrell/Adam McKay-produced baseball comedy "Eastbound & Down" will debut Sun... [SportsNewser]

Matt Labov Leaves Hollywod PR Firm B|W|R - Posted February 24, 2010
"What's bizarre is that this follows B|W|R last month promoting [him] to co-president with Leslie Sloane Zelnik," writes DeadlineHollywood.com's Nikki Finke. Labov handles J... [FishbowlDC]

Will Ferrell Tops Forbes' 10 Most Overpaid Stars - Posted November 19, 2009
According to Forbes, citing the stinker Land of the Lost, Will Ferrell movies earned an average of $3.29 for every dollar he was paid. Compare that with ... [FishbowlLA]

Variety At Least Can Laugh At Itself - Posted November 20, 2008
Variety, the long-standing Hollywood trade that never likes to admit it is a trade, at least admitted being amused by a colorful vid produced by Will Ferrell's funnyordie.com circulating the Internet. The paper... [FishbowlLA]

The Land of the Lost Panel - Posted July 30, 2008
On the panel was director Brad Silberling, cast members Anna Friel, Jorma Taccone, ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted April 23, 2008
What Does Sarah Rogers Have Against Samantha Harris? Consider this a personal e-mail published on a blog, Sarah. What gives? You've never had a nice thing to say about the beautiful and talented Samantha Harris ... and even when you call her "skinny" (which we think is a compliment), you do... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted March 3, 2008
Times Are A-Changing: In a rare admission of pussydom, the LAT writes "Reporters have long had to tread carefully when writing about Scientology, fearful that lawsuits and other kinds of retaliation would follow any story that Scientology ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 27, 2008
Cross Promotion: To get the word out about his new film Semi-Pro Will Ferre... [FishbowlLA]

Sanjaya Pretends His Failed Singing Career Was an Industrial Design Project - Posted May 29, 2007
Since "American Idol" reject Sanjaya has already ruined his reputation, why not take down the reputation of an innocent educational institution as well? A video is currently making the rounds that features Sanjaya claiming to be Bill Vendall, ... [UnBeige]

Sanjaya Pretends His Failed Singing Career Was an Industrial Design Project - Posted May 29, 2007
Since "American Idol" reject Sanjaya has already ruined his reputation, why not take down the reputation of an innocent educational institution as well? A video is currently making the rounds that features Sanjaya claiming to be Bill Vendall, ... [AgencySpy]

Thoroughly Modern Johnny - Posted April 24, 2007
The LA Modernism Show is rolling into town once again on May 4-6. You'll remember last year's event was hosted by Will Ferrell, and th... [UnBeige]

Thoroughly Modern Johnny - Posted April 24, 2007
The LA Modernism Show is rolling into town once again on May 4-6. You'll remember last year's event was hosted by Will Ferrell, and th... [AgencySpy]

Sagmeister Asks a Ninja - Posted March 30, 2007
We know what you're wondering...what the hell is a ninja is doing on stage at the Y Design Conference? Ask a Ninja creators Douglas Sarine (dressed and in character as Ninja) and Kent Nichols... [UnBeige]

Sagmeister Asks a Ninja - Posted March 30, 2007
We know what you're wondering...what the hell is a ninja is doing on stage at the Y Design Conference? Ask a Ninja creators Douglas Sarine (dressed and in character as Ninja) and Kent Nichols... [AgencySpy]

Separated At Birth: Chuck Todd - Posted March 14, 2007
With his first day at his new gig today, Chuck Todd is this week's Separated At Birth. According to MyHeritage.com's nifty face recognition database: Todd... (Photo Credit) ..... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Separated At Birth: Chuck Todd - Posted March 14, 2007
With his first day at his new gig today, Chuck Todd is this week's Separated At Birth. According to MyHeritage.com's nifty face recognition database: Todd... (Photo Credit) ..... [FishbowlNY]

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