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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he do...
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Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he doesn't like the ending.

Ferrell returns to film this summer in the adventure comedy "Land of the Lost," a big-screen remake of the 1970s TV series.
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    MAK Center's tennis tournament to serve up artful sport
    Who says art and sports don’t mix? On Saturday afternoon, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will host an invitational tennis tournament at which art world and entertainment figures will compete on the newly completed Goldstein Court of the...
  • 'Brickleberry,' 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' renewed

    'Brickleberry,' 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' renewed
    Comedy Central announced Wednesday it was renewing three of its comedy series, "Brickleberry," "Key & Peele" and "Drunk History," for new seasons to air in 2014. Of the three shows, "Key & Peele" has had the longest run, with the network ordering a...
  • 'Anchorman 2' finally uncorks vintage Burgundy

    'Anchorman 2' finally uncorks vintage Burgundy
    Adam McKay and Will Ferrell thought they'd gotten over the hard part. By 2008, the writer-director and star had overcome their initial reluctance to film a sequel to "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," the fan-cherished comedy that established both...
  • Comedy Central renews 'Drunk History' for second season

    Comedy Central renews 'Drunk History' for second season
    Comedy Central Wednesday renewed three series including "Drunk History" from Lutherville's Derek Waters, a creator and executive producer of the show. The other two are "Key & Peele" and "Brickleberry." The pickup will give the former a fourth season,...
  • Martin Scorsese, David Hockney feted at LACMA gala

    Martin Scorsese, David Hockney feted at LACMA gala
    They are both former Los Angeles residents who returned to town over the weekend to be honored by the museum that they used to frequent in their younger, wilder days. On Saturday, Martin Scorsese and David Hockney were in L.A. for the third annual Art +...
  • Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' under the influence of the past

     Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' under the influence of the past
    It's a warm spring day in downtown Los Angeles, but inside the gloomy Palace Theatre it's 1926 Detroit and actor Ken Marino is playing Harry Houdini as he dies onstage. Literally dying — staggering and heaving, attempting card tricks and failing...
  • 'Lone Ranger' has plenty of company among modern flops [Poll]

    'Lone Ranger' has plenty of company among modern flops [Poll]
    Why the long face, Mr. Depp? Perhaps because there’s no question “The Lone Ranger” is a catastrophe. Produced for close to $250 million, the Johnny Depp-starring update of the old radio and television serial grossed a measly $29.4...
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    Despierta America de Univision: Energía latina que da resultado
    El caos reinaba en el set del show Despierta América de Univision, al oeste de Miami. Durante los comerciales se cambiaban escenarios, se movían plantas y muebles, mientras los presentadores leían sus líneas y un estilista se preparaba para revelar el...
  • Lego blocks out merchandise plans for 'The Lego Movie'

    Look out, block heads. Here comes the merch. The Lego Group announced today new plans for merchandise to promote “The Lego Movie,” which will hit theaters Feb. 7, 2014. The film is expected to be a hit among families, thanks to the...
  • It's a boy! Vince Vaughn, wife Kyla welcome baby No. 2

    It's a boy! Vince Vaughn, wife Kyla welcome baby No. 2
    Vince Vaughn has a pint-sized party crasher to worry about now: The actor and his wife Kyla have welcomed a baby boy! It's the second child for "The Internship" star, 43, and his wife of nearly three years. The little guy was born in a hospital...
  • 'Anchorman's' Ron Burgundy to publish tell-all memoir

    Stay classy, readers. Ron Burgundy, the legendary TV anchorman of "Anchorman," will publish a memoir in November. "Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings," a fully authorized tell-all autobiography, will hit shelves about a month...