The stars were out Sunday night as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts bestowed its prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on actor and comedian Will Ferrell.
Justin Bieber may be the hottest teen idol in town, but few people would want to do what he does.
The comedian will join the NBC sitcom for four episodes, including one after Steve Carell departs
"I'm living the American dream without even trying," the Megamind star says of Forbes magazine's bittersweet honor
We at The Frisky have always been on Team Coco. Sure, Jay Leno gives a decent monologue and David Letterman's "Late Show" is where celebrities go to unleash their inner crazy, but Conan O'Brien? He relies on good writing and quick wit to pull hilariousness from his celebrity guests.
Remember last year's summer turkey, "Land of the Lost"? Well you can come out now. Will Ferrell is back on safe ground, goofing on the macho codes of the cop movie.
Eva Mendes, Will Ferrell and Mark Walhberg talk about their roles in "The Other Guys".
The actors share their near-death experience - and Mendes's look in granny panties
What is seen by some as the holy four-day weekend for geek culture at San Diego Comic-Con has gone mainstream in a big way for the past few years.
Will Ferrell's new costar in The Other Guys will answer PEOPLE readers' queries
"Saturday Night Live's" track record for turning mediocre, snarky skits into mediocre, snarky movies is only matched by the show's reputation for introducing the best and the brightest crop of new comedic talents.
The cast talks about transitioning the popular SNL "MacGruber" skit to the big screen.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Land of the Lost" now have another dishonor to add to the critical lambasting they took upon release: the two films are tied for most Razzie nominations for worst films of the year.
Wife Viveca Paulin delivered baby Axel Saturday morning in Los Angeles
In case you've not been paying attention -- or somehow missed those carols that have been playing at the mall since the week before Halloween -- Christmas is next week.
Remember "You're money, baby"? Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau making the L.A. bar scene in "Swingers" back in 1996?
The baby will be the third boy for the Land of the Lost star and his wife
The Inglourious Basterds star will go from R-rating to G as a cartoon character
Jeremy Piven is the kind of guy who can make you laugh just by lifting an eyebrow.
Jeremy Piven visits the CNN.com studio to talk to Nicole Lapin about his new movie.
Tami Farrell, who became Miss California USA last week when Donald Trump dumped Carrie Prejean, promises to avoid controversy during the five months of her reign.
The writer-actor talks about "D--- in a Box" and playing a monkey-like creature opposite Will Ferrell
Buoyed no doubt by repeat business and premium 3-D ticket prices, Disney/Pixar's "Up" lifted past the bona fide surprise hit "The Hangover" to be the first film of the summer to land at number one at the box office two weekends in a row.
O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno, as Letterman jokes, "I knocked off another competitor"
Out with the old, in with the new.
The comedian confronts the great outdoors with the TV star
Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds and Leighton Meester are also set to hand out Golden Popcorn prizes
The funnyman also ate reindeer eyeballs while in northern Sweden's icy mountains
Will Ferrell, the man who invented "strategery" and other Bushisms, is taking his spoofs of the 43rd president to Broadway and HBO.
Will Ferrell's one-man show will serve as the swan song for the comic's most famous impersonation.
Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford. Dan Aykroyd as Jimmy Carter (and Richard Nixon and Bob Dole). Dana Carvey as George H.W. Bush. Will Ferrell as George W. Bush.
CNN's Alina Cho looks at the politics of "Saturday Night Live."
The heiress jokes that she'd only be president if she could bring her dog to the White House
In this weeks Moviefone Unscripted, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly answer e-mails about their new movie.
Holy box office! Batman may surpass Titanic as Hollywood's biggest moneymaker
His wife 'lost her sense of humor' when he popped the question, he recalls
Stop me if you've heard this one before, but producer Judd Apatow has another hit comedy on his hands. This time it's "Step Brothers," an astute no-brainer that's also Will Ferrell's funniest effort since "Talladega Nights."
"Step Brothers" stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly explain themselves to CNN's KJ Matthews.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly learn to share their toys
LOS ANGELES -- It's easy to knock the ESPYs. Just the self-serving name deserves to be mocked like a "McLovin" fake ID. Factor in the slew of corporate sponsorships, the parading of on-air personalities on stage as if they were celebrities and the four-day tape delay and you're talking about a target as easy as Paris Hilton trying to sing.
"Talk to your children at least once a week," he suggests to his Bewitched costar
Trudie Styler rebuffs a report ranking their fund-raising group at "bottom of the bucket"
A 911 call shows the desperate fight to save a man attacked by a grizzly bear in California.
We're not exactly starved for sports comedies these days. Will Ferrell, in particular, seems to be working his way through every form of competition that's been devised.
George Clooney and John Krasinski talk about their new movie 'Leatherheads.'
Will Ferrell rarely makes public appearances. Sure, you will see plenty of him in the coming weeks as he promotes his upcoming film Semi-Pro, a comedy set against the back drop of the ABA's 1976 merger with the NBA, but chances are you won't really see Ferrell, but his character in the film, Jackie Moon, the bombastic owner/play/coach of the fictional Flint Tropics.
Long before Will Ferrell met his boy Blue or told San Diego to "Stay classy," he sat in the USC sports information office with a phone to his ear, repeatedly answering the same question.
Will Ferrell turned one of Ireland's most esteemed college debating societies into a laugh romp Wednesday night, according to Irish newspaper reports.
Tom's former Jerry Maguire costar spoofs the recent Scientology clip
Olympic champion ice skater Scott Hamilton and his wife, Tracie, celebrated the birth of their second son on Monday at a Tennessee hospital, the couple confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE.
They may not have been on hand to take home their Golden Globes on Sunday night, but Hollywood's top actors – including Johnny Depp and Daniel Day-Lewis – expressed gratitude for the honor Monday.
It scored her a big hit in 2007. Now R&B singer Fergie is bidding adieu to catchphrase "Fergalicious" for the New Year.
When it comes to John Hancocks, Johnny Depp's the man.
Video courtesy ABC She may have a "McDreamy" costar in her new film Enchanted, but Amy Adams calls funnyman Will Ferrell's lip service fantastic.
Eva Longoria's much-talked-about "sex tape" hit the Internet on Tuesday - but it's not what bloggers and tabloids initially hinted.
Pre-teens may love Will Ferrell's comedic antics onscreen, but one lucky 10-year-old will get to laugh at the star in person.
Will Ferrell is auctioning a cameo spot in his new movie to raise money for a fraternity brother's cancer foundation.
The creative minds behind such TV shows as "Thirtysomething" and "My So-Called Life" are launching a Web-based show, hoping to find the artistic freedom online that they say is lacking on broadcast networks.
The latest movie from Judd Apatow is the logical conclusion, maybe the dead end, for boy-meets-boy comedies
How are professional entertainers responding to the amateur videos on YouTube? With their own damn channel
He may have received his third Emmy nomination Thursday, but Jeremy Piven isn't the only star in his family.
DETROIT -- Evgeni Nabokov, a goalie blessed with more style than silliness, was awarded the coveted Wonder Bread cap by his fellow San Jose Sharks after Thursday's Game 1 shutout against Detroit, but his innate sense of propriety wouldn't allow him to parade around the dressing room in the player-of-the game prize, a Ron Wilson gimmick that the coach affectionately ripped from the big screen Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
George Lucas is sitting in the back of a Toyota pickup truck, wearing a red and white race suit as he makes his way to the starting line of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. His strategy as he steps off the truck and into his race car is really quite simple. "I'm just going to watch everyone in front of me crash," he says.
They say that figure skating requires the elegance of a royal court, the grace of a ballerina, the speed of a sprinter, the balance of a tightrope walker, the endurance of a marathon runner, the coordination of a juggler, the strength of a high jumper and the rhythm of a dancer.
Ever since he portrayed a heartbreakingly earnest cheerleader on Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell has shown that he gets the comic possibilities of modern sports. Stereotypes remained his specialty as he moved on to movies such as Old School, Kicking and Screaming and Talladega Nights and gave us, respectively, the rhythmic gymnast, soccer dad and stock car driver from hell. In his latest film Ferrell is as ungainly and un-self-aware as ever, but as a figure skater in Blades of Glory he turns that sport's biggest stereotype on its head.
The NFL will consider a "three strikes and you're out of the league" policy for players who break the law, the Associated Press reported this week. The proposal is the result of a meeting between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, union head Gene Upshaw and a small group of NFL players.
Insurance investigators are a dime a dozen in the movies, but you can count the number of heroic IRS agents on the fingers of one hand. There's Tom Hanks in "Catch Me If You Can," Kevin Costner in "The Untouchables"....
Will Ferrell has a mission, if not an obsession -- to celebrate, and satirize, the pumped-up folly of American manhood -- and he has found a customized vehicle for it in "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."
Mutants, the Man of Steel and pirates have dominated the summer box office so far. But will a clueless NASCAR driver and a horde of slithering airborne serpents keep people coming to theaters in the dog days of the season?
When he first showed up in "Swingers," that 1996 indie classic of masculine style and anxiety, Vince Vaughn had a startling shoot-to-kill glee.
As a computer-generated news site, Google News doesn't have a sense of humor -- or much sense at all, bloggers have discovered. By posting made-up articles on I-Newswire, a free press-release posting service, pranksters have discovered an easy way to get just about anything in the news. It started when a blogger noticed that would-be presidential candidate Daniel Imperato was posting press releases announcing his opinion on events of the day and realized that I-Newswire would post just about anything. Then someone used it to falsely report that actor Will Ferrell had died in a "freak paragliding accident." (Bloggers soon confirmed that Ferrell was alive and working on a movie set.) Next, a teenager claimed he had been hired by Google. After the fake news made the headlines on tech news website Digg.com, the kid apologized. Despite the widely reported gaffes, Google News did not remove I-Newswire stories from the website until late Wednesday morning -- after this column reported the problem.
Steve Martin scholars in search of a thesis topic are encouraged to analyze the inspiration the complicated comedian draws from the mysteries of his own pants. Consider: Martin's great, silent stage act, ''The Great Flydini,'' consists of pulling an abundance of objects from his open zipper. And now in "The Pink Panther," playing the role of bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau, first made famous by Peter Sellers in Blake Edwards' 1964 caper of the same name, Martin once again brings his trousers to the party.
Actor Will Ferrell shared one regret as he surprised winners of the State High School Play Festival.
The 1999 "Oz" disc was crammed full of magical extras -- deleted scenes, documentaries, screen tests. The package was so pristine it was named EW's DVD of the year.
The heartfelt moments are plenty in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," a coming-of-age story where hardships run deep, but friendships run deeper, for four girls during one life-changing summer.
"Penguins," "Poison," and eight other things we recommend this week:
"Bewitched," a feature film based on the '60s TV series, comes out this weekend.
Few could have predicted that Bill Murray, Jim Carrey or Adam Sandler would ever be taken seriously as actors, so hear me out when I say that Will Ferrell, over the next decade, could make a similar transformation.
As is the case with many longtime Woody Allen fans, I approach his annual film with a combination of high hopes and a heavy heart. His movies in recent years -- to put it mildly -- have been wildly uneven.
Martin Scorsese has been working on a film about Bob Dylan for two years and there's one important person he hasn't spoken to about it: Bob Dylan.
As television heavyweight "Seinfeld" returns to prime time this week, viewers are reminded of the impact sitcoms have on pop-culture psyche -- and their contributions to our vocabulary.
As movies prepare to go from fast-paced and gas-guzzling this summer to introspective and Oscar-aspiring in the fall, let's have a look at films that might be picking moviegoers' pockets a scant 10 months from now.
Now would be a good time to stop and take a look at the state of comedy in film.
Will Ferrell has been an elf, he has been a middle-aged frat boy and he has also been President Bush. Now he's behind the anchor desk.
In "Anchorman," Will Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy, a pompous, vain, shallow-minded local news anchor.