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Posts Tagged ‘Anchorman 2’

Pair of Emerson Journalism Profs Less Than Thrilled with Ron Burgundy ‘Publicity Stunt’

For weeks now, the feeling around FishbowlNY HQ has been that Ron Burgundy should no longer be known as Anchorman. Rather, a more accurate moniker this fall-winter would be Shameless Pitchman.

Paramount Pictures has been completely overdoing the RB-placement thing. While some of Burgundy’s appearances have been cute and a few of those dozens of Dodge Durango commercials were chuckle-worthy, the novelty has largely worn off as RB pops up in a new PR location seemingly every weekday.

EmersonCollegeLogoThat’s why we were taken by the words of two journalism professors at Emerson College, whose august Communication wing has been renamed today in promotional honor of the mustachioed buffoon. From the Boston Globe partnered report by John King, posted by Nicole Leonard:

“I was opposed to it from the start,” says Assistant Professor of Journalism Mark Leccese. “I don’t see what the college gets out of it, other than having its name in the media for a day. I don’t see this Hollywood publicity stunt [enhancing] the reputation of Emerson’s School of Communication.”

Leccese’s discomfort was echoed by journalism professor Emmanuel Paraschos.

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Your First Look at the Anchorman 2 Teasers

We told you last week that screenings of The Dictator featured a teaser trailer of Anchorman 2. Well, here you go — two different teasers!

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The First Anchorman 2 Teaser Trailer is Out

Less than two months after Will Ferrell announced that Anchorman 2 was a go, a teaser trailer for the 2013 sequel is ready to go and airing in theaters before The Dictator.

Collider has the details from a source that saw an early screening of the new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy:

“Just got out of a screening of The Dictator. There is an Anchorman 2 teaser attached featuring the Channel 4 news team (minus Veronica) stating how excited they are to return… a concept that Brick seems to have a hard time with. Also, not sure if it was an official title or more of a slogan but the screen title read Anchorman: The Legend Continues followed by ’2013′”

Actress Christina Applegate is still on the bubble for the project. When the teaser eventually leaks, we will pass it along so you can save your $12 and not sit through 83 minutes of The Dictator.