In a new interview with Paste magazine, Anchorman director/co-writer Adam McKay revealed that he and Will Ferrell tried to get a bunch of super lofty cameos for Anchorman 2's big news anchor brawl, including Oprah Winfrey and presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Here's McKay explaining what happened:
We drew up a wish list of all the people we wanted and what we ended up with was basically our wish list. It has never happened before. Usually you do your dream casting and you get 30 or 40 percent of the people. In this case they all said, “Yes.” It was insane. When they started saying, “Yes,” I [...]
Comedy Central announced today that Stephen Colbert will be interviewing former President Bill Clinton on an episode of The Colbert Report next month. The interview will take place in St. Louis on Saturday, April 6th, at the 2013 meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (or CGI U), an annual event Clinton holds to address political and social issues with 1,000 college students. Colbert's interview with Clinton, taped before said audience of 1,000 college students, will be included in a CGI U-centric episode of The Colbert Report during the week of April 8th. This is the second U.S. president Colbert has had on his show after Barack Obama. Said Colbert [...]
Aha! The long-awaited inside scoop on Mindy Kaling and Bill Clinton's burgeoning romance, kind of. Apparently, after they appeared on The Today Show together, Bill was trying frantically to contact Mindy to say goodbye. But all she had left behind at the studio was one glass slipper copy of Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook. I bet Bill still makes the vegan organic tempeh lasagna and thinks wistfully of the one that got away.
Apparently, Tina Fey wanted Bill Clinton to make a cameo on the 100th episode of 30 Rock. Hey, Al Gore's done it! But when she asked, she got shut down. And the rep didn't even ask Bill! Here's what they said: "The request was made and immediately denied without asking him." Ouch. Come on, why not at least ask the guy? That's cold.