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Steve Carell Says Paramount Shut Down the 'Anchorman' Broadway Musical Idea

During a recent interview on the podcast A.D.D. Comedy, Steve Carell revealed an interesting tidbit about Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's original intention to stage the Anchorman sequel as a Broadway musical before developing it into a film:

When they first talked about a second Anchorman, the original idea was to do it as a Broadway musical. They were legitimately considering this. So Adam McKay and Will Ferrell contacted us and said "What do you think about we go to Broadway, we do a Broadway musical Anchorman 2, and like the Marx Brothers we sorta work out all sorts of bits while we're doing the stage play, [...]

Meet the Moderately Funny YouTube Clip That's Being Turned Into a Feature Film

Pretty funny video, right? Yeah, it's being made into a movie. Paramount is "in talks" with Seinfeld writers Alec Berg and David Mandel to develop the feature film. This news basically amounts to a re-enactment of the video, with Paramount as the human voice, and all of us collectively playing the dog. "You know movies, right?" "Uh-huh." "We're gonna make a movie, in real theaters, with writers from Seinfeld…based on a one-minute YouTube video." "Aaaaaaauugh!"

Miley Cyrus Angers God In New Blasphemy Comedy

The Hollywood Reporter has deets about a Miley Cyrus' God-themed comedy, which, provided they go all Book of Job with it, could be pretty cool. Few details about the the high-concept comedy, which Cyrus will produce and star in, are available, though "it is understood to involve a broken promise to God." For example, a promise like "don't get filmed ripping bong hits" or "cut your damn hair more than once every seven years. Seriously, look at yourself in the mirror. It looks like a Wookie pelt."