Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and he brought along the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues for a little sing-off against musical guests One Direction. It was an intense rendition of "Afternoon Delight," as Rudd, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner harmonised with Harry, Zayn, Louis, Niall and Liam. Who won? Um, we did. Check it out.
We knew Prince William would be a perfectly polite host, but it was only this week that the world learned of his karaoke skills, and perhaps his secret desires of being a rock star. At the Winter Whites Gala in London, the prince joined Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi for an acoustic performance of Bon Jovi’s hit “Livin’ on a Prayer” that went viral. The encounter topped off a massive week for Taylor, who had huge success at the American Music Awards on Monday — she took home four honours, including the event’s top prize for Artist of the Year, the third time she’s won it. Another big talking point at the AMAs was Katy Perry’s opening performance of “Unconditionally,” or more specifically her Geisha-inspired stage costume, which some critics thought was on the racist side.
On a lighter note, Australia welcomed the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues for a star-studded Sydney premiere, where Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner broke out an a cappella performance of “Afternoon Delight.” And over in Mexico, Hollywood lovebirds Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson got a head start on their Thanksgiving celebrations by lounging poolside at their resort. Step inside for the rest of the week’s must-see celebrity pictures.
Who else can't believe we've come to the end of November?! With Christmas just around the corner, our working week can be summed up in three words: Summer, Summer, Summer! From the books we'll be reading (or have read!), to the shoes we'll be wearing and the new beauty trends we'll be trying, it all came flying at us this week.
We hit the Sydney premiere of Summer movie Anchorman 2, where stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd charmed their way through the crowds, we got re-acquainted with sugar — Cassie Platt's book made us feel much better about it, though — and hit the headlands to burn it all off with the help of a very cool new watch.
In fashion and beauty, we "spotted" some slick Winter style coming out of Country Road and got a glimpse of Australia's exclusive H&M line-up, while health and beauty editor Alison tried a fantastic new hair product that we think is going to take the world by storm. Click through to see all the visual evidence of our busy week, and don't forget to follow POPSUGAR Australia on Instagram. Happy Friday!
In one of the most star-studded premieres Sydney has hosted this year — the other would have to be The Great Gatsby — the Entertainment Quarter turned it on for the Australian premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues yesterday afternoon. All the stars made the trip Down Under for the red carpet event — Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner were met with screams as they arrived. Also on hand were Will’s frequent collaborator and the movie’s director, Adam McKay, Australian actor Josh Lawson, who has a prominent role in the sequel, Kristen Wiig, who plays Brick’s love interest and had stayed on after the premiere of her other movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, last week, and Kirsten Dunst, who was a surprise guest and attended with her boyfriend, Garrett Hedlund — she wasn’t officially part of the promo tour but has a cameo in the movie.
With the sequel to 2004’s popular Anchorman being released almost 10 years later, some of the cast were emotional when they returned to set. Steve, who told us that Brick’s biggest challenge in the movie is falling in love because “he’s not really emotionally equipped for that,” said it was “incredibly fun and slightly emotional” to see all the characters back together again for the first time. “You know, you see Ron, and you see Brian and you see Champ, and Veronica, it was a little overwhelming. You do a movie 10 years ago, you don’t think you’re going to see any of those characters again. And I’m a fan of all those characters as well, and then to be with them again, it was kind of moving, and very exciting. And joyful.”
The cast and crew of Anchorman 2 were stalked by paparazzi during production, which meant certain celebrity cameos — Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kanye West among them — hard to keep secret. But director Adam is thankful that “we did get a couple through; there’s a couple of surprises for you.” He also divulged which celebrities were such big fans of the first movie that they begged for screen time in the second: “Drake really wanted to be in the sequel. We talked with him and he was big fan. There were a couple more but I don’t want to give anything away. And Angela Merkel, the Prime Minister of Germany, she really badgered us — called us all the time, like, ‘Please let me be in it.’ So you’ll see, she’s got a small cameo.”
The cult of Anchorman is so huge that the cast often deal with fans blurting out their favourite lines to them, sometimes even the whole movie, as Paul Rudd explained. “People come up and grab us sometimes and say things, and it’s terrifying. We get quotes a lot, Will more than anybody.” By the time Will got to us in the press line, and we’d been told over and over about how great it was to get everyone back together, he told us exactly how he felt about the reunion: “I’m not sure what they told you, but it was very tense the time. On pins and needles. Because except for everyone but me, they’re all jerks. I’m like the one nice guy.”
As with most premieres, the cast made their way around to the different cinemas to introduce the screening, but in the first stop they made, Will, Steve, Paul and David treated the crowd to an a cappella version of “Afternoon Delight,” which added even more excitement to the audience being among the first in the country to see the movie. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is out on Dec. 16.
Miley Cyrus has done it again! The "Wrecking Ball" singer stole the show at last night's MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam. But Miley wasn't the only star who helped make it another MTV night to remember. We're recapping the four biggest can't-miss moments from the big show right now.
The MTV EMAs celebrated its 20th anniversary at the cutting-edge Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam today. Stars like Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, and the night's emcee, Redfoo, hit the red carpet for what proved to be an exciting show. Presenters Iggy Azalea and Ellie Goulding both arrived in showstopping gowns, while the boys from Kings of Leon, who performed during the ceremony, were joined on the red carpet by none other than Ron Burgundy (aka Will Ferrell). Will, as Ron, presented the global icon award to Eminem backstage. The rapper thanked his fans for all their support over the years and gave a nod to Anchorman by saying, "I love award." Miley Cyrus popped up in a risque ensemble on the red carpet before opening the show with a space-age performance of her hit single "We Can't Stop". She changed into a skintight white leotard for a heartfelt rendition of "Wrecking Ball" before accepting the best video award for the song and smoking a joint onstage. Also making a quick-change during the night was Katy Perry, who went for the pop princess look in a satin Zac Posen gown before taking flight in a bejeweled jumpsuit, while Bruno Mars turned the EMAs stage into a strip club — the "Gorilla" singer reenacted the song's racy music video for his set.
If the first trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is the appetiser, this trailer is the main course. Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his ragtag team of newsmen, Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and Champ Kind (David Koechner), are headed to New York City to conquer a 24-hour news channel. Now that they're in the '80s, the team soon discovers they're not as smooth as they were at their peak in San Diego, especially now that they're in such a diverse metropolis. It looks like Brick is getting a lot more screen time (I can't wait to see him court Kristen Wiig's character), and dare I say, this looks amazing.
Even if you watched the first trailer, this one has heaps more footage to marvel at. Should you choose to tune in — and you absolutely should — here's what you'll see:
- Brick's funeral. Oddly similar to the trailer for The Hangover Part III, this starts with a funeral. Just when I'm welling up, Brick (Carell) shows up to eulogise himself. He's as happy as we are to discover that he is not, in fact, dead.
- The news van gets overturned. Ron finds out "cruise control" doesn't mean that the vehicle steers itself while en route to the Big Apple. Shhh, it doesn't have to make sense!
- The gang gets perms! As you can tell by the above picture, the news crew hits the salon to get perms that compete only with Bradley Cooper's 'do from American Hustle. The look is even better in motion, trust me.
- Brick loses his legs. The news industry is in the dawn of the green screen, and when weatherman Brick catches a glimpse of himself forecasting the weather while wearing green pants, he melts down. Well done, team.
Anchorman 2 is out Dec. 19. Watch the trailer after the jump.
It’s been a quiet few months in terms of international Hollywood guests, so the cast of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues are coming to Australia to ensure the year wraps on a high! The Global News Network team — Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner — and director Adam McKay will attend the Australian premiere at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney on Nov. 24. If you’re a fan save the date now, because yes, it’s kind of a big deal. Anchorman 2 releases on Dec. 19
We're only just catching our collective breath now, with a big week of celebrity events keeping us very much entertained. The Emmy Awards on Monday brought out the likes of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Rose Byrne and her boyfriend, Baordwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale, and Will Ferrell — with some unexpected guests in tow. The Australia's Next Top Model finale was held on Tuesday night, and Jennifer Hawkins was on hand to announce the winner, while the Brownlow Awards sent lots of lovely ladies down the red carpet in their best dresses. In between? We saw bikini bodies, Miley Cyrus' nearly nude body, celebs who've just given birth returning to the spotlight, Miranda Kerr and her cute family strolling the streets of New York and much more. Click through to see it all!
This year's Emmys have wrapped up, and while the memorial segments reminded us of what we lost, there were also plenty of uplifting moments at this year's event. Some of the winners gave unforgettable acceptances, a few presenters stole the show, and Neil Patrick Harris proved he was the host with the most (dancing skill). It was an Emmy show to remember, but if you're already having trouble remembering what made the telecast so special (or didn't get a chance to watch it), just start clicking.