Happy Friday, my beloved pop culture savants! Have you spent the week feasting on Jen Selter‘s Vanity Fair booty or wondering whether or not Nicki Minaj really is engaged? Well, we have something else to occupy your thoughts: Who’s having the Best Week Ever?
Despite everything President Barack Obama has on his plate, he managed to squeeze in some face time with Zach Galifianakis for Funny Or Die’s web series, Between Two Ferns. The leader of the free world used his appearance on the show to plug the Affordable Care Act, but things quickly went awry. Let’s just say, if you think you’ve seen some tense interviews featuring the prez, you haven’t seen anything yet.
They wear awful dresses for you, selflessly plan your parties, listen to your jitters and endless discussion of seating arrangements and flowers — the people in your wedding party are generally awesome people. Why, then is Hollywood obsessed with making best men, bridesmaids and maids of honor disastrously terrible? Because it’s good fun. In honor of The Best Man Holiday’s release this week, we looked back at the original The Best Man, along with other favorite wedding movies from Bridesmaids to My Best Friend’s Wedding, to count our blessings that none of these people were in our own big day.
Which actress gave Ethan Hawke his best onscreen kiss? Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher continue to battle over assets, and speculation swirls around who will win this weekend’s box office.
The Hangover Part III star Zach Galifianakis hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the third time and brought the house down with his absurd humor and cadre of famous guests.
In case you forgot, Anne Hathaway has the tendency to be insufferable, and she’s not busy doing much to help fight that. On a special Oscars edition of Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns, almost all of his guests played themselves as straight men to Zach’s wacky interview tactics. But you know who took it 100 steps further, playing a drunk(?) version of herself? You guessed it: Anne Hathaway.
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Road trip! Naked, drunken road trip! Try to keep your 2013 calender open, because it looks like both The Hangover Part III and Magic Mike 2 are going to be road movies. “This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off,” ComingSoon reports as the movie’s official plot description. The Hangover Part III seems like it would easily translate into a road movie (Ed Helms is definitely getting left in a filthy rest stop bathroom) and the format would work for the plot Zach Galifianakis allegedly spilled last year (in which the threequel “ditches the format of the first two and focuses on his character escaping from a mental institution with help from the wolf pack.”), but for stripping? We just don’t know, ya’ll.
According to a recent interview with German site Filmstarts in which certified genius Channing Tatum offers himself up as a potential Magic Mike 2 director, the film’s co-writer Reid Carolin allegedly describes the plot as a “broad road trip comedy.” Based on comments from Joe Manganiello back in June, it also looks like the film is going to be a prequel. So how is that going to work? Are the guys going to learn to strip at seedy roadside bars? Are they going to wear painfully outdated clothes from 2002 in order for the continuity to make sense aaaaaaand we’re back on board! Wooooooo hooooo! Sexy, flared jeans road trip!
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There are a lot of reasons to laugh at Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis‘ movie The Campaign, but only one real reason to jump up and down in your seat: Uggie the dog makes a cameo! For real, we were sure that we’d seen the last of The Artist’s scene-stealer during awards season, when his trainers announced the 10-year-old canine was retiring from showbiz. But it turns out, Campaign director Jay Roach booked him just under the wire.
“Uggie retired the day after we shot,” Roach told VH1. “I don’t know what that says about our set. Maybe it’s a source of so much stress that Uggie couldn’t take … or maybe it was what had to happen to Uggie [in the movie].”
We won’t spoil what happens to the beloved terrier in the movie, but once you see it, you’ll know why Roach told us, apologetically, “Neither Uggie nor any infants were harmed on our set. It was all visual effects.” Maybe it’s just that Uggie didn’t quite get Ferrell and Galifianakis’ particular brand of teasing comedy.
“Hate to break it to you, friend, but your balloon is getting ready to pop, and that balloon is full of your own butt toots,” Zach Galifianakis’ Marty Huggins tells Will Ferrell’s Rep. Cam Brady before their first debate in The Campaign.
“You’re such a little turd that when you sit in sand, cats try to bury you,” Ferrell shoots back.
After our my personal experience with the Galifianakis-Ferrell show, I realized it’s very difficult to tell which of those insults came from a written script and which must have sprung straight from their mouths. And I wondered how, if at all, a director could control the hilarious fighting spirit of these two stars.
The above is a mere excerpt of my interview with Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell over the weekend. To promote their antagonistic chemistry in The Campaign, the two have been making the rounds with all sorts of awkward appearances and more awkward interviews, and I found myself at the receiving end of one of these. And I learned that while it’s easy enough to laugh at them when you’re on this side of the computer or movie screen, when you’re 6 feet away, what comes out is more nervous tittering than raucous guffaws. Well, I hope you guys can laugh at my expense, anyway.
Let me assure you, I had all sorts of actually interesting questions for them about Anchorman 2 and working with director Jay Roach and making fun of Mitt Romney. But from the moment Zach interrupted my simple warm-up question about why they work well together by pouring an entire tin of “sugar-free black currants” into his mouth, I was thrown off my game.
“They were like miniature sanitary cakes for a tiny toilet,” Ferrell declared of the candies after spitting one out. And yet Galifianakis kept them in his mouth for the next four minutes.
Finally, an answer of sorts came: “We both love soft rock, yacht rock,” Ferrell said.