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Here's Your First Look at Derek Jr. in 'Zoolander 2'

Ben Stiller is currently filming the sequel to his 2001 cult hit Zoolander in Rome, and today he gave the world a sneak peek of Derek Zoolander Jr., now all grown up. Cyrus Arnold — who has appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat, and NBC's About a Boy — has been cast as Derek Jr., and as you can see, he's got a long way to go until he's ready for the catwalk. Kristen Wiig was also spotted on the Zoolander 2 shoot in Rome earlier this month in the mysterious, villainous role of Alexanya Atoz, which you can check out below. Consider [...]

Why the Decline of the Frat Pack Comedy Is Great News for 'Zoolander 2'

In light of Vince Vaughn's fifth box office bomb Unfinished Business, The Guardian has a great piece out today about the decline of "Frat Pack" movies starring Vaughn and frequent collaborators like Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson that sums up why audiences no longer enjoy "watching men not far off 50 imitate children" in favor of newer and more diverse voices like Melissa McCarthy and Kevin Hart. On the bright side, the end of the piece offers a drop of hope for Zoolander fans and breaks down why the Frat Pack's recent failures are potentially great news for next year's sequel:

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'Zoolander 2' Hits Theaters February 12, 2016

Get ready to bask in the incredibly chiseled features of Derek and Hansel next year. Paramount revealed at Paris Fashion Week today that Zoolander 2 now has an official premiere date: Friday, February 12, 2016. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, and Will Ferrell have all confirmed they're returning for the sequel, and Penelope Cruz has joined the project in a mysterious role. Check out a clip of Stiller walking the Paris runway as Zoolander below:

Christine Taylor Confirms She'll Return as Matilda in 'Zoolander 2'

The long in-the-works sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film Zoolander is starting to take shape, and now we have confirmation that the movie's only sane character is set to return. According to Entertainment Weekly, Christine Taylor has officially confirmed that she'll reprise her role as Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander 2 but was quiet on the details: "I can tell you that I’m involved, but that’s all I can say. I can tell you it’s happening, but I can’t tell you where Matilda’s at and where their relationship is at. It’s all top secret!" Stiller said in 2011 that the sequel will take place ten years after the [...]

Ben Stiller Will Appear in 'Workaholics' Season 5

Comedy Central's Workaholics got a double-season renewal back in 2013 and returns for a fifth season on January 14th, and TV Line reports that it's already lined up an impressive guest star. According to the report, Ben Stiller has signed on to appear in the third episode titled "Front Yard Wrestling" in the role of a landlord named Del. It's not known yet whether Stiller will appear in other episodes, but between his serious upcoming films, work on the Zoolander sequel, and role as executive producer on The Birthday Boys and current/upcoming CC shows The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Big [...]

Ben Stiller Plays Beastie Boys Lyrics Trivia on 'Late Night'

Having performed live with the Beastie Boys before, Ben Stiller considers himself a pretty big fan, so during last night's Late Night Seth Meyers put Stiller's fandom to the test with some on-the-spot Beastie Boys lyrics trivia. Check out another clip from Stiller's Late Night visit below:

Derek Zoolander, Hansel McDonald, and Anna Wintour Bond Over a Selfie Stick

In addition to today's official Zoolander 2 confirmation from Paramount, here's a new clip from Vogue featuring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in character at Paris Fashion Week today hanging out with Anna Wintour backstage, who does a satisfactory job of dealing with Derek and Hansel's ridiculousness as they describe their runway walks and current world issues that are important to them.

Ben Stiller to Produce Hourlong Dramedy Series 'Super Sad True Love Story'

On top of working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, Ben Stiller has teamed up with the company behind House of Cards to develop a new show. THR reports that Media Rights Capital is currently developing an hourlong TV adaptation of Gary Shteyngart's bestselling novel Super Sad True Love Story with Ben Stiller attached to executive produce via his production company Red Hour Films. The dramedy will follow "the unlikely relationship between a bookish man stuck in a tech-obsessed society and a complex, materialistic young Korean-American woman. While navigating this romance he must also contend with mounting demands from his charismatic boss, who is himself being pressured [...]

'Zoolander 2' Moves Forward, Penelope Cruz Joins the Cast

The idea of a Zoolander sequel has been floating around for over a decade, but now it looks like it's actually happening. Deadline reports that Penelope Cruz has signed on for a starring role in Zoolander 2, though her character's details have not been revealed. Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson's roles haven't officially been confirmed yet, but Ferrell mentioned in a September interview that Mugatu was in the script. As for the plot, Ben Stiller revealed last year that Zoolander 2 "will be about how the fashion world moves so quickly. So, the movie will begin at a time when the whole world has moved on [...]

Will Ferrell Confirms That Mugatu Will Return in 'Zoolander 2'

Earlier this summer Ben Stiller confirmed that he was "actively" working on the long-rumored Zoolander sequel, and it looks like Mugatu has confirmed his own involvement in the sequel too. According to Slash Film, Will Ferrell was recently asked about the sequel in an interview and said "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it." Justin Theroux, who played the evil DJ in the original film and was initially set to write and direct the sequel, also confirmed news of the script last month with Vulture, saying that "it looks like it actually might [...]

Jimmy Fallon and Ben Stiller Have an Emotional Conversation on 'Tonight Show'

Here's a clip from Ben Stiller's visit to last night's Tonight Show, where he and Fallon run through a bunch of emotions during their conversation through a game of "Emotional Interview." Watch another clip from Stiller's interview below:

Watch the Series Premiere of 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' Two Weeks Early

Last year, Comedy Central ordered ten episodes of a new show from Next Time on Lonny's Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf called Big Time in Hollywood, FL about two brothers and aspiring filmmakers who get kicked out of their house. Ahead of Big Time's television debut on March 25th, Comedy Central uploaded the full series premiere episode this week so you can watch it two weeks early. The series is executive produced by Ben Stiller, who also has a big part in the first episode.

'Zoolander 2' Starts Shooting in Rome This Spring

If you needed more confirmation that Zoolander 2 is really happening, Coming Soon reports that the sequel to Ben Stiller's 2001 film is set to begin shooting in Rome for twelve weeks this April. According to Italian website Bad Taste, the mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino confirmed the news after recently meeting with Stiller in Italy. Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, and Christina Taylor have all been confirmed to return for the sequel, while Penelope Cruz has also been cast in an undisclosed role. Stiller is writing the script with Justin Theroux, who will also direct.

Ben Stiller Accidentally Guest Stars on '@midnight'

Chris Hardwick's week of @midnight episodes in New York City is certainly shaping up to be star-studded, but last night's special guest Ben Stiller was more of an accident than a planned appearance. At least Stiller definitely knows what @midnight is and the name of its host, whose work on SNL he truly admires.