A Ron Burgundy Scotch Is Coming Out Plus Ron Interviews Peyton Manning
Ron Burgundy does love his scotch. Which makes this one of the more obvious marketing ideas: A Ron Burgundy brand of Scotch. It's being released by a company called Riviera Imports sometime this month.
Tomorrow night on ESPN, WILL FERRELL continues his ferocious promotion of the Anchorman sequel. He'll interview Peyton Manning, including asking him why he's never had a mustache.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" comes out on the 18th.
By the way, Will would have been surrounded by an entirely different news team in the first "Anchorman", if not for a few casting changes. The team almost consisted of John C. Reilly, Chris Parnell and Ben Stiller, instead of David Koechner, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd.
Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Silverman and a Woman from the "Blurred Lines" Video Made "GQ's" Year in Babes List
"GQ" has released something called the Year In Babes list . . . and it includes Jennifer Lawrence, Sarah Silverman and a woman from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video.
That woman would be EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, and she appears to be THE babe of the year, according to "GQ".
Jennifer Lawrence Confuses "Arachnophobia" with "Alcoholism"
JENNIFER LAWRENCE seems to have that "adorable, scatterbrained" thing down to a "T". Like in a recent interview with "OK!" magazine in which she got tripped up over the word for the fear of spiders.
She was talking about encountering spiders on the set of "Catching Fire". She said, quote, "Everybody told me there were no spiders, so when I saw three, I started crying. Jungles are not easy when you're afraid of everything.
"I think I am a legitimate alcoholic. No, what's it called? An arachnophobic."
Bret Michaels Will Play a "Post-Apocalyptic Version of Himself" on "Revolution"
BRET MICHAELS will have a cameo on an upcoming episode of "Revolution" . . . where he's playing a, quote, "post-apocalyptic version of himself." (???)
The show is set in the future, 15 years after the world falls into anarchy after suddenly losing all electricity.
Bret will even perform an acoustic version of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Of course, it HAS to be acoustic because, you know, there's no power.
Bret's episode will air sometime next year.
"Glee" Is Inviting Its Original Cast Back for the Show's 100th Episode
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has announced that all the original cast members have been invited back for the show's 100th episode, which will air on March 18th.
It's too early to say who will and who won't accept those invitations.
For what it's worth, DIANNA AGRON Tweeted that she received, quote, "good news" on Monday . . . so perhaps this was what she was talking about.
Tootie from "The Facts of Life" Had a Baby Yesterday
KIM FIELDS . . . a.k.a. Tootie from "The Facts of Life" . . . had a baby boy yesterday. This is the second child for Kim and her husband. They named him Quincy Xavier. They also have a 6-year-old son.
They'd actually been trying to get pregnant again for a few years. Kim suffered two miscarriages in between kids. She's 44 years old.
Barbara Walters Revealed Her "Most Fascinating People of the Year" List . . . Except For Number One
BARBARA WALTERS has revealed nine of the 10 names on her annual "Most Fascinating People of the Year" list.
As usual, the list has 10 entries. She's released nine of them ahead of time . . . while the Number One most fascinating person won't be unveiled until the special airs on December 18th. Here are the ones we know now:
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
The stars of "Duck Dynasty"
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts
Prince George, the newborn son of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad
The show will also pay tribute to the previous 20 years of Barbara's "Most Fascinating People of the Year" specials, which started in 1993.
Bruce Jenner is the Only Man in This Year's Kardashian Christmas Photo
The Kardashians released their annual Christmas photo, and this year none of the men took part except BRUCE JENNER . . . and he was trapped in a glass case.
Absent from the photo are Kanye West, Lamar Odom, Rob Kardashian and Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick.
The photographer didn't want any guys in the pics but Bruce insisted it was HIS family Christmas card and he wouldn't be cut.
Kim's baby North isn't in the picture, but Kourtney's kids Mason and Penelope are. Supposedly, the photographer also didn't want kids but Kourtney insisted.
Will Renee Zellwegger Join "Dancing With the Stars"?
There's talk that the producers of "Dancing with the Stars" are hoping to do a season packed with former Oscar winners.
Supposedly, RENEE ZELLWEGER is on their wish list. She won an Oscar for "Cold Mountain" in 2003, and did a little dancing in the 2002 movie "Chicago". For now, no other names have been mentioned.
Naturally, they probably wouldn't be able to land the bigger names, like Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Dustin Hoffman.
George Clooney Hasn't Found the Love of His Life
Sorry, STACY KEIBLER, you weren't "the one". In an interview with "W" magazine, GEORGE CLOONEY says he has NOT met the love of his life yet.
But he does know what he's looking for. He says, quote, "When I was a kid, I was in love with AUDREY HEPBURN . . . I thought she was as elegant as anything I'd ever seen, and I fell madly in love with her.
"I also always loved GRACE KELLY."
Katy Perry Says Perfection is Boring
A lot of men think KATY PERRY is the perfect woman but Katy disagrees with that. She reveals some of her flaws and annoying habits to Joy magazine.
"The first thing you should know about me is that I can't even boil an egg. Secondly, I'm always late. I can't help it; I get it from my mother."
"Also I find it hard to turn down sweets if there are some in the studio. I also don't always look immaculately styled. There are phases when I walk around with a swollen face due to acne. It's fine for people to see me like that. Then they know you don't have to be perfect to be successful. Perfection is boring."
Actor PAUL WALKER was killed in a HORRIFIC car crash on Saturday afternoon. He was just 40 years old.
Paul was most famous for starring in the "Fast and the Furious" movies. He played Brian O'Conner in all the movies except the THIRD one, "Tokyo Drift". Here's what you need to know:
Paul was in Valencia, California . . . just north of Los Angeles . . . to attend an event his charity organization was putting on for typhoon victims in the Philippines.
The event was co-sponsored by a high-performance car shop called Always Evolving, which is owned by a former race car driver named Roger Rodas. Roger was a close friend of Paul's, and Paul was an investor in his shop.
At around 3:00 P.M., Paul and Roger decided to go for a joy ride in Roger's 2005 Porsche Carrera GT . . . in an industrial park near the shop.
But Roger lost control, they crashed into a light pole, and the car immediately EXPLODED. Roger and Paul were both killed instantly.
The Los Angeles County sheriff's department says speed was a factor. A 45 mile per hour speed limit sign was attached to the light post they hit.
Paul. was in the middle of shooting the seventh installment in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise at the time of his death. There's no official word on the movie's status . . . but the "Hollywood Reporter" says the plan for now is to delay production, but NOT to scrap it altogether.
Paul Walker's Death: The Celebrity Tributes
As you'd expect, many of PAUL WALKER'S former co-stars have commented on his tragic death this weekend. Here are some highlights:
Paul's co-stars from the "Fast and the Furious" franchise:
Vin Diesel: "Paul was a good man. RIP my friend . . . sorry to the Walker family. Brother, I will miss you very much. I'm absolutely speechless. Heaven has gained a new Angel. RIP."
Jordana Brewster: "Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone."
Ludacris, who RHYMED his tribute: "Your humble spirit was felt from the start, wherever you blessed your presence you always left a mark, we were like brothers and our birthdays are only one day apart, now you will forever hold a place in all of our hearts."
Dwayne Johnson: "All my strength, love and faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength in his light. Love you brother."
Tyrese Gibson: "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real. God, I pray that you send clarity over this, 'cause I just don't understand. My heart hurts, it's broken. No one can convince me that this is real.
"Prayer warriors, please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family . . . My God . . . My God . . . I can't believe I'm writing this."
(Tyrese showed up at a vigil at the crash site, and broke down in tears. He also took a piece of the wreckage home, and posted a photo of it online. TMZ has the photo and video of him at the crash site.)
His co-stars from "She's All That":
Rachael Leigh Cook: "Paul was a truly good person in a town of questionable characters . . . a real life tragedy if there ever was one."
Sarah Michelle Gellar: "May Paul be in peace. To his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers."
Gabrielle Union: "There are no words. Someone please say this is just another absurd Internet hoax." (Initially a website claimed this was a hoax. But sadly, THAT was the hoax.)
His co-star from "Varsity Blues":
James Van Der Beek: "Thoughts and prayers tonight are with Paul Walker's friends and family, especially his little girl. So sad. Very heavy heart tonight. I just remember him as being so effortlessly golden. He had that way about him, that 'thing.'"
His co-star from "The Skulls":
Joshua Jackson: "Damn. Hard to imagine someone so full of life taken so soon. My thoughts go out to your family. RIP Pauly Walker."
"Catching Fire" and "Frozen" Both Broke Thanksgiving Box Office Records
A ton of people went to the movies over Thanksgiving weekend, because "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" AND "Frozen" both broke records.
"Catching Fire" brought in another $74.5 million from Friday to Sunday, the highest total for a three-day Thanksgiving weekend EVER.
And if you count Wednesday and Thursday, it made an additional $35.6 million, bringing its five-day Thanksgiving weekend haul to just over $110 million. Yes, that's also a record.
(In the 10 days since it was released, "Catching Fire" has made $297 million in North America. And when you add in the $277 million it's made in foreign markets, it pushes its worldwide haul to $573 MILLION.)
"Frozen" had a big weekend too, earning $66.7 million from Friday through Sunday, and $93 million from Wednesday through Sunday. That's the best DEBUT ever for a movie over Thanksgiving weekend, and puts it just behind "Catching Fire" on the all-time Thanksgiving list.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", $74.5 million. Up to $297 million in its 2nd week.
2. (NEW) "Frozen", $66.7 million. Up to $93.4 million since Wednesday, plus a one-week preview at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
3. "Thor: The Dark World", $11.1 million. Up to $187 million in its 4th week.
4. "The Best Man Holiday", $8.5 million. Up to $63.4 million in its 3rd week.
5. (NEW) "Homefront", $7 million. Up to $9.8 million since Wednesday.
Joe Jonas Lost His Virginity at 20 . . . And Smoked Pot With Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato
In a new piece he wrote for Vulture.com, JOE JONAS admits he lost his virginity at the age of 20.
He says, quote, "We decided to take the [purity] rings off a few years ago. I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I'm glad I waited for the right person." Joe is 24 now, so that was about four years ago.
Joe doesn't say who that "right person" was, but he also talks about dating ASHLEY GREENE when he was 20, and he calls it, quote, "my first serious relationship." She played Alice Cullen in the "Twilight" movies.
Joe also reveals that the first time he smoked pot was with DEMI LOVATO and MILEY CYRUS, when he was 17 or 18. He says, quote, "They kept saying, 'Try it! Try it!' so I gave it a shot, and it was all right.
"I don't even smoke weed that often anymore . . . Now I appreciate wine or a vodka-soda at the end of the day every once in a while."
If Joe was really 17 or 18, then this happened 6 or 7 years ago. Miley and Demi are both 21, which means they would have been 14 or 15.
The Best Songs of the Year . . . According to E! News
E! News has slapped together a list of The Best Songs of 2013. It's unclear how they settled on these songs, but it doesn't seem like they put much thought into it, since it's basically just a rundown of the year's biggest hits.
Here's the list, which doesn't appear to be in any sort of order:
"Blurred Lines", Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell
"Roar", Katy Perry
"Wrecking Ball", Miley Cyrus
"Hold On (We're Going Home)", Drake
"Suit & Tie", Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z
"Holy Grail", Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
"Demons", Imagine Dragons
"Applause", Lady Gaga
"Monster", Eminem featuring Lady Gaga
"Counting Stars", OneRepublic
"Get Lucky", Daft Punk featuring Pharrell
"Stay", Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
Michael J. Fox Says Matthew Broderick Almost Destroyed His Career
It's hard to imagine a time when MICHAEL J. FOX was struggling to make it in Hollywood. But he actually almost packed it in and went back to his native Canada . . . and it was all because of MATTHEW BRODERICK.
He says, quote, "In 1982, I was desperate to have a job in LA. I owed money, and my phone was cut off. I was selling sections of my sectional sofa. I was ready to go back to Canada and pick up nails on my brother's construction site."
That was when "Family Ties" came up. Unfortunately, the producers WANTED Broderick, so Michael wasn't holding out much hope.
He says, quote, "He'd usually go in first for auditions, and you'd hear hands shaking. I was always losing jobs to Matthew Broderick."
He would have lost this one to Broderick too, but he didn't want to commit to a TV series . . . so Fox finally got his breakthrough role.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Are Teaming Up Again, This Time on "Saturday Night Live"
JIMMY FALLON and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE have teamed up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" 12 times over the past four years . . . and they've done some hilarious bits, including their awesome "History of Rap" series.
And they're joining forces again next month . . . on "Saturday Night Live". Jimmy is hosting the December 21st episode, and Justin is the musical guest.
Meanwhile, NBC has announced that PAUL RUDD will host the December 7th episode, with ONE DIRECTION as the musical guest. And JOHN GOODMAN is hosting on December 14th, when KINGS OF LEON will perform.
Kendall Jenner Went on a Date with Harry Styles from One Direction
Newly-legal KENDALL JENNER went on a date with HARRY STYLES from ONE DIRECTION on Wednesday night. They had dinner at a place called Craig's in West Hollywood, then left together.
I don't know if this means anything, but after the date, Kendall started following Harry on Instagram.
Kelly Clarkson Says Her Pregnancy Weight Won't Come Off Easily
KELLY CLARKSON is actually EXCITED to gain weight during her pregnancy. She says, quote, "Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can't wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!"
She's also being realistic about losing the baby weight. She says, quote, "I've never been Gisele Bundchen, so ain't nobody expectin' that! I like to set a [low] standard so people don't expect a lot."
Hugh Jackman Had Skin Cancer on His Nose
HUGH JACKMAN was treated for SKIN CANCER on his nose. He Tweeted, quote, "[My wife] said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right!
"I had a basil cell carcinoma. Please don't be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!" Hugh didn't say how it was treated, but he posted a picture of his bandaged nose.
Chris Brown Wants to Treat His Anger Management with Weed
How convenient is this? CHRIS BROWN knows of a drug that would be PERFECT for his anger management problems. And it's called . . . MARIJUANA.
Apparently, Chris had been taking medical marijuana for years, but a judge made him stop earlier this year and start taking more traditional antidepressants.
But a source says, quote, "Those make Chris feel very numb and he felt that everything around him was fuzzy. He felt dull and thirsty all the time."
New Movies This Weekend:
1. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (PG-13) Teaser and the Official Trailer
Jennifer Lawrence is back as Katniss Everdeen in the second part of the "Hunger Games" trilogy . . . which also stars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson as Gale and Peeta, the two guys in her love triangle.
In this one, Katniss is such a symbol of hope that the districts start rebelling. And to avoid a full-scale revolution, the people running the games decide she has to die.
Woody Harrelson returns as her drunk coach Haymitch, Lenny Kravitz is Katniss' stylish friend Cinna, and Donald Sutherland is the evil President Snow.
2. "Delivery Man" (PG-13)
Vince Vaughn plays a former sperm donor who finds out he's fathered 533 kids, after a bunch of them sue to find out his identity. So he decides to try to get to know some of them better, without revealing who he really is.
Cobie Smulders from "How I Met Your Mother" plays his pregnant girlfriend, who doesn't even think he can be a good dad to HER baby. And Chris Pratt from "Parks and Recreation" is his best friend.
Chris Brown Threw a Rock Through His Mother's Car Window and Got Kicked Out of Rehab
CHRIS BROWN didn't leave rehab willingly earlier this month. He was KICKED OUT, after throwing a rock through the window of HIS MOTHER'S CAR. (???)
His mom was there for a family counseling session, and Chris got mad because she was trying to convince him to stay for extended anger management treatment. So he freaked out and busted her car window.
So Chris was hauled back into court yesterday, and the judge ordered him to enter a live-in anger management facility for 90 DAYS. He'll have to be drug-tested while he's there.
Is Kanye West Banning Kim Kardashian from Getting Any More Plastic Surgery After She Dropped 80-Grand on Her Post-Baby Body?
Sources say that KIM KARDASHIAN CHEATED to get her body back in shape after giving birth to her daughter North.
They claim she dropped 80-GRAND on various procedures, including, quote, "fillers, stretch mark treatments and a fat reducing ultrasound procedure on her stomach that costs up to $5,000 a session."
As you may recall, KANYE WEST'S mother died in 2007, after getting liposuction and breast-reduction surgery. So you can imagine how he feels about all this.
A source says he has banned Kim from getting anything else done.
But Kim is denying her physique is the product of anything but hard work. She says, quote, "I am very frustrated today seeing reports that I got surgery to lose my baby weight.
"This is false. I worked so hard to train myself and eat healthy, I work out so hard and this was such a challenge for me but I did it. I'm so proud of my accomplishment and no one will take this away from me with fake reports."
Jennifer Lawrence Had to Go to the Hospital Because She Was Pooping Her Pants
JENNIFER LAWRENCE did some OVER-SHARING on last night's "Letterman" about a medical problem she had recently.
First she tried to make a joke, but immediately realized how corny it was. She said, quote, "I thought I had an ulcer, but it turns out it was a 'falser'."
Then she added, quote, "I just had this really bad pain for, like, three weeks. And you know you can only [poop] your pants so many times a day before you go to the emergency room, before you're like 'I need to go to the hospital.'"
Then she talked about her ENDOSCOPY, and the silly stuff she did when she woke up from the anesthesia.
Justin Bieber Says He "Doesn't Give an [Eff]" What the Media Says About Him
JUSTIN BIEBER has gone from having a relatively clean record to constantly being in the news for drugs, prostitutes, wild parties, and just being a punk.
Well, in an interview with the "Hollywood Reporter", Justin doesn't necessarily deny anything . . . but he seems to believe the media is out to get him, and is totally misrepresenting him. And he's tired of dealing with it.
He says, quote, "I don't give [an eff]. Not 'I don't give [an eff]' to just be reckless and do whatever, but 'I don't give [an eff] what they say.' . . .
"I know who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer, as an artist, as a person, as a human being. I'm happy with the man I'm becoming."
A lot of celebrities have reached out to Justin privately, to make sure he's okay, including Oprah, Adam Levine, Mark Wahlberg, Eminem, Drake and Tom Hanks.
But Justin's, quote, "most present mentor" is: WILL SMITH. When Justin was going through a tough time back in May, Will drove to his house in the middle of the night . . . woke him up . . . and talked to him for three hours. Now they talk every week.
Oh, and one last thing: Justin has RETIRED the word "swag." He explains, quote, "I don't really like to say the word ['swag'] anymore. It's kind of played out." (You can read the whole thing at HollywoodReporter.com.)
Michael J. Fox's Former "Back to the Future" Co-Star Christopher Lloyd Is Guest-Starring on His New Show
CHRISTOPHER LLOYD will guest-star on "The Michael J. Fox Show". He's playing the principal at the school where Michael's wife works. The episode will air sometime next spring.
Of course, Christopher also co-starred with Michael in the "Back to the Future" movies. He played Dr. Emmett Brown, alongside Michael's Marty McFly.
Lady Gaga Has Her Second #1 Album
LADY GAGA debuts on top of the "Billboard" chart this week with her second #1 album. "ArtPop" sold 258,000 copies . . . but that's only a fourth of her first album's debut. "Born This Way" sold 1.1 million copies in its first week back in 2011.
The latest "Now That's What I Call Music" compilation debuted in 3rd place with 114,000 copies . . . a new BEATLES live album hit #7 with 37,000 copies . . . and R&B singer JHENÉ AIKO moved 34,000 copies of her debut EP "Sail Out" at #8.
Here's this week's full Top 10 . . .
1. (NEW) "ArtPop", Lady Gaga (258,000 copies)
2. "The Marshall Mathers LP 2", Eminem (210,000 copies)
3. (NEW) "Now That's What I Call Music 48" (114,000 copies)
4. "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas", the cast of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" (66,000 copies)
5. "Prism", Katy Perry (46,000 copies)
6. "Wrapped in Red", Kelly Clarkson (42,000 copies)
7. (NEW) The Beatles' compilation album, "On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2" (37,000 copies)