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‘He’s a Maniac’: Philadelphia FOX Anchor Recreates Iconic ‘Flashdance’ Scene

“Good Day Philadelphia” anchor Mike Jerrick braved the staged elements to recreate an iconic scene from the movie “Flashdance” to honor the 30th anniversary of the movie’s release.

The scene chosen was the one where Jennifer Beals‘ character in the movie sits on a chair and pulls a lever to release gallons of water in a cascade of sexiness.

According to the WTXF website, Jerrick’s co-anchor Karen Hepp was supposed to be the one under the water, but she was under the weather instead.

“We may have overdone it with the water,” said the anchor for the Philadelphia FOX owned station while returning to the morning show set. “We didn’t need that much water.”

The Search For the Next Ron Burgundy Is On

anchorman drinkingThis is kind of a big deal: the search for the next Ron Burgundy is on! EPIX and Paramount Pictures are launching a nationwide contest for the next “Anchorman” — and the winner will get to anchor EPIX’s red carpet coverage of the movie’s New York City premiere.

If you think you have what it takes, you can enter in one of two ways: via a 15 second Instagram video uploaded with the hashtag #IAmRonBurgundy, or by visiting one of the local promotion spots taking place in New York, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Denver, Philly and, of course, San Diego. One finalist will be chosen from the Instagram submissions and nine more will be selected from the in-person auditions, with local anchors in each market making the final picks.

More in the official release after the jump. Read more

Everyone’s Favorite Faux Anchorman Ron Burgundy Gets Museum Exhibit

burgundy_newseumYou might want to cancel that big winter trip to Europe and instead fly to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the upcoming release of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

The Newseum in partnership with Paramount Pictures has announced the opening of an exhibit featuring movie anchor Ron Burgundy.

“I’m kind of a big deal, so it’s no surprise that there will soon be a whole exhibit about me in our nation’s capital,” Burgundy wrote on the Newseum’s website. “They literally raided my closet and the Channel 4 News set to put my stuff on display at what they call the Newseum in Washington, D.C. So stop whatever you’re doing and make plans to visit my glass case of emotion, ‘Anchorman: The Exhibit.’

In a video on the site, Burgundy asks, “What the hell is the Newseum?” Then after realizing the Newseum is a museum about news he asks, “What took the Newseum so damn long to give me a call? I mean, come on you knuckleheads.”

The exhibit opens one week from Thursday on November 14. Click here for more info.

VIDEO: WPIX’s Scott Stanford Tries (and Fails) to Make Grumpy Cat Laugh

grumpy cat wpix_304x200WPIX evening anchor Scott Sanford tried unsuccessfully to make viral video star Grumpy Cat laugh during the evening newscast Monday (video after the jump).

Sanford told jokes including “What do cats eat for breakfast? Mice krispies!” and “What’s your favorite crime drama? Claw and Order!” The cat, as advertised, stayed very still and appeared not to react to Stanford, prompting co-anchor Tamsen Fadal to comment, “That’s exactly how all of us feel about your jokes.”

In other news at the New York City CW affiliate, Stanford was the victim of a teleprompter mishap — or as WPIX called it, “A Ron Burgundy moment” — earlier in the newscast. Both videos are after the jump. Read more

WATCH: Why Athletes Are So Awkward in Local Commercials

Anyone working in TV news has had to sit through, or even shoot, those painfully awkward commercials featuring a local athlete pitching for a car dealership, carpet warehouse, or even Magic Jack.

This behind-the-scenes video is about Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell shooting an actual commercial for an actual Audi dealership.

If you can get past the faux British accent of the director, it explains how they get the pro athletes to look so wooden. “The athlete should not be comfortable, the athlete should not have inflection in his or her voice, and the athlete should have no expression on his or her face.”

The video also takes some backhanded shots at the pro athletes who “did it right.” The website “Extra Mustard” has links to some of the best of the worst local spots. Click here to view. And Happy Friday.

Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto Debut ‘Good Day New York’ Music Videos

Because no morning show is complete without a theme song, “Good Day New York” anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly each recently recorded a song. This morning, the pair debuted their music videos: Scotto shows off her dance moves with a takeoff on “Blurred Lines” and Kelly — or should we say G-Rock –  shows off his rap skills (and his love for White Castle) with a trip through New York City. Trust us: you have to see it to believe it (video above).

The competition for who had the best video is underway on WNYW‘s Facebook page. As of this post, Kelly had a slight 51% to 49% lead.

WGN Anchor Squirms as Man Hammers Nail into His Nose During Live Shot

When WGN anchors Robin Baumgarten and Frank Holland tossed to feature reporter Ana Belaval for her “Around Town” segment, they probably had little idea they would leave viewers of the Chicago CW affiliate morning show wondering which was more entertaining, seeing a man hammer a nail into his nose or listening to Baumgarten freaking out about it. Watch the video after the jump.

The segment started out with Belaval saying, “I’m holding a nail and he’s holding a hammer. This never turns out good,” while standing next to Joe Diamond, a local magician.

Viewers watched Diamond at work while hearing things like, “It’s on TV!” or “Oh God! Come on,” and “Gross! Stop!” from Baumgarten back in the studio. By the time he pulled the nail out, Baumgarten had turned around with her back to camera and even Belaval had checked out. See the video inside. Read more

‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy to Pen Memoir

Legendary movie anchorman Ron Burgundy will tell his story in an autobiography titled, “Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life and Other Musings.”

The book will be published by Random House’s Crown Publishing Group which posted the news to its facebook page and will feature Burgundy’s tales about, “the women in his life, his dog, Baxter, and his legendary news team.”

The book will be released in print and digital on November 19.

Burgundy will again grace the screen with his wisdom, refinement and jazz flute stylings in the upcoming sequel to his first film, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” in “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” opening December 20.

TVSpy is only hoping Burgundy’s memoir will be a fine leather-bound book we can place in our apartment that smells like rich mahogany.

Little Girl Caught Dancing on WMAQ: ‘I Wanted to Be on TV Because I’ve Never Been on TV’

The little girl who danced into the background of Mary Ann Ahern‘s WMAQ live shot says she just wanted to be on television.

“I wanted to be on TV ’cause I’ve never been on TV,” Janiyah Rush told DNA Info this week. The viral video star said she hopes to be a singer, dancer and doctor when she grows up, noting her dancing is inspired by her family and the song “Single Ladies.”

“Diana Ross had the Supremes, Gladys Knight had the Pips, I’ve got my own backup dancer!” Ahern tweeted after video of the June report (watch above) went viral.

WATCH: Providence Reporter Demonstrates What To Do When You See A Bear

Viewers of last night’s WJAR 11:00pm news can be forgiven for wondering whether they were watching reporter Julie Tremmel demonstrate what to do when you spot a bear or if she was re-enacting what happens after getting some bad meatloaf at the local deli.

After a Scituate, RI, man came face-to-face with a bear and didn’t know what to do, the reporter for the Providence NBC affiliate demonstrated advice given by experts.

“According to experts, you should avoid direct eye contact with the bear. Don’t run away, instead back off slowly. Wave your arms to let the animal know you’re human. Don’t yell. Stay quiet unless the bear attacks then scream and throw things at the bear. If the bear attacks, curl up into a ball on your side or lay flat on your stomach. And above all, stay calm.”

The man in the report was fine. He escaped into his garage to avoid the bear and called police.

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