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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Tried to Get Barack Obama to Cameo in 'Anchorman 2's Big Brawl

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 [...]

Stephen Colbert Will Interview Bill Clinton

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 [...]

Mindy Kaling and Bill Clinton's Missed Connection Is One for the Ages

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.

Bill Clinton's Rep Said He Wouldn't Do a 30 Rock Cameo Without Even Asking Him

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.

Watch Paul Scheer and Will Arnett Recreate an Episode of 'The Arsenio Hall Show'

Here's the inaugural episode of The ArScheerio Paul Show, Paul Scheer's new web series for the YouTube channel JASH that involves him recreating interviews from The Arsenio Hall Show. First up is the infamous Bill Clinton appearance, with Scheer playing Arsenio and Will Arnett as Clinton. Scheer called it "one of the weirdest things I've ever done," but you can decide for yourself where this falls in the Paul Scheer weirdness spectrum.

The Lost Comedy Career of Bill Clinton

Perhaps no political figure in US history (save for George W. Bush) has been the subject of more jokes and ribbing than Bill Clinton. Just from the Lewinsky scandal alone, comedians have generated more material off of Clinton than they have from the antics of far-more ridiculous politicians like Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle, and Richard Nixon, who were basically real-life Saturday Night Live characters to begin with. But beyond being the subject of endless blue dress and "I didn't inhale" jokes, Clinton's proven to be a funny guy himself – for a politician. The former president can land jokes in his speeches, and he has closer ties to the [...]

Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling Walk Into a Book Club…

This video of Today guests Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling recommending their favorite holiday books is pretty fun. Although how rude was it of Clinton to interrupt when Ann Curry was asking Mindy Kaling about her feelings on the situation in North Korea!? Anyway, there should be a follow-up video where they're each forced to read the books on the other one's list, just so we can see Bill Clinton chuckling at Bossypants and Mindy Kaling taking a nap on top of The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes.

Big Billy Clinton Brings His Acting Chops to The Hangover 2

It looks like The Hangover 2 will have yet another high profile cameo: former president Bill Clinton. Man, Mel Gibson has got to be feeling so left out.

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview Bill Clinton

Stephen Colbert interviewed President Bill Clinton this weekend at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative, and their 15-minute-ish conversation aired on The Colbert Report last night. While Colbert has talked to Barack Obama briefly via satellite, Clinton is the first U.S. president to sit down with him for a long interview. Given how well this went, he probably won't be the last. I imagine Colbert's phone is ringing off the hook with calls from both George Bushes right now.

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That Time Bill Clinton Went to the '30 Rock' Set Just to Hang

"The thing about 30 Rock too is that there is such an element of high-profile guest stars and just people around. Like the day that they shot the scenes in that wedding, Bill Clinton was just there, and not on camera — just hanging out. So he wanted to visit and be part of it but not actually be on camera. So you know you have a great deal of high-profile people kind of walking around that set." – Margaret Cho on the time President Billy Clinton just came to the 30 Rock set to chillax and watch them shoot a fake wedding.

Bill Clinton Storms Celebrity Brains In New Funny Or Die Video

In all seriousness, imagine how delicious Sean Penn's lunch probably would be. I'm imagining a series of ever so sumptuous mousses and foams in an array of crystalline containers. Oh, and of course cookies, since he mentioned them by name. Billy Clinton (a typo, but I'm keeping it) turns to Hollywood's least greatest minds in Funny or Die's "Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Brainstorm" without much luck. Famous people might not be too smart, but at least their hearts are in the right place. Well, at least they are trying. Well, at least most of them are thin. Beautifully, beautifully thin!

Bill Clinton to Grace Jon Stewart's Couch With His Presence Thursday

Jon Stewart has former president Bill Clinton on The Daily Show this Friday, his sixth appearance. Stewart usually is at the top of his game with these big political interviews, so it's worth checking out. Of course, he might take Jon Hamm to task for Republican obstruction of the repeal of the Bush tax cuts for people making over $250,000 a year when he's on the show on Wednesday, but it probably wouldn't feel as, you know, important.