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Will Ferrell Visits 'Late Show' as Harry Caray

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show, in which Will Ferrell gives David Letterman a surprise visit as the late Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, who tells Dave (or as he calls him, Ed), that his plan to leave the show "is a good call." Later in the show, Letterman was also joined by President Obama for one last Late Show interview, which you can check out below:

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Address 'Get Hard' Critical Backlash: "Funny Is Funny"

"If you’re disturbed by white-collar crime, but not quite as disturbed as you are by gay sex, then congratulations: You might possess just the right combo of social conscience and unexamined homophobia needed to fully enjoy Get Hard." That's the opening line from Variety's review of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart's new buddy comedy, and it sums up much of the critical backlash since the film premiered at SXSW. Ferrell and Hart have responded to these accusations to varying degrees of success this week, but the most interesting coverage comes from HitFix's Louis Virtel, who confronted the guys about the issue head-on:

“You're both very smart, funny [...]

Will Ferrell Brings Some Harry Caray to 'Late Show'

Wearing his traditional St. Patrick's Day garb, Will Ferrell stopped by last night's Late Show to talk about his recent MLB charity event and did his classic Harry Caray impression by request. Watch more from Ferrell's interview below:

Will Ferrell to Star in 'The House' by 'Neighbors' Writers

Will Ferrell just landed another big-screen role. Deadline reports that Ferrell will star in an upcoming film called The House by Neighbors writing team Brendan O'Brien and Andrew J. Cohen. Ferrell will play "a guy, who, with his wife, blows their daughter’s college fund. Desperate for cash, they team with some neighbors to open an illegal casino in the suburbs." The film is currently slated for a summer 2016 release. O'Brien and Cohen are also behind the upcoming film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Adam DeVine and Zac Efron.

If You Have $300M, You Might Be Able to Buy Funny or Die

Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's Funny or Die is reportedly considering a big sale. Bloomberg reports that the company recently hired a financial advisor to "evaluate options including a possible sale" with an asking price of $100-300 million. "We've received unsolicited interest from a number of companies," CEO Dick Glover said in a memo to FOD employees. "We are NOT trying to sell Funny or Die, but we thought it wise to engage some experts to help us evaluate the situation. In the meantime, if any of you mistakenly receive a briefcase full of cash, please bring it to my office immediately."

An unnamed source also told [...]

Will Ferrell Is Tired of Answering Personal Questions About His Bird

Here's a clip from Will Ferrell's visit to last night's Conan, where O'Brien overwhelms him with tons of personal, invasive questions about Professor Feathers, who is already uncomfortable with being forced to be on national television. It's really unfortunate that even a seasoned talk show host like Conan wouldn't have the decency to know that celebrities deserve their privacy and some topics are strictly off-limits.

Will Ferrell Advises Jon Stewart to Leave 'The Daily Show' as Soon as Possible

To promote his new film Get Hard, Will Ferrell visited last night's Daily Show (wearing an amazing Zach Galifianakis shirt) and was brutally honest with Jon Stewart about his decision to leave the show: "I just want to address the fact that you had the guts to look at yourself in the mirror and say 'Jon, it's not working' … Now you haven't announced when you're leaving, but don't take your time. I'd leave by if not the end of this week, by next week."

Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell Share Some of Their Failed Audition Tapes

To promote their new film Get Hard, Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell debuted a new video at SXSW over the weekend that's a collection of "failed audition tapes" of the guys trying out for some of each other's most iconic roles. Hopefully someday we'll get to see more footage from Ferrell's classic Laugh at My Pain standup performance.

"Lip Sync Battle" Returns with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show aired a live post-Super Bowl special last night, and Fallon's hit "Lip Sync Battle" segment returned with guests Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and a surprise guest near the end. It's hard to tell who won the competition, but Will Ferrell definitely deserves an award for his stellar song choices.

James Franco's Film 'Zeroville' to Feature Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and More

Hollywood's ultimate multi-hyphenate James Franco is directing and starring in an upcoming dramedy called Zeroville, and according to Slash Film it just added a ton of great guest stars. Based on the 2007 novel by Steve Erickson, Zeroville centers on Franco's character Ike Jerome (nicknamed "Vikar") as "a young and awkward architecture student obsessed with cinema. He heads to Hollywood in 1969, just as the industry is entering a transitional phase. Vikar makes a striking impression on those around him, including several movie icons. Eventually he breaks into the industry himself to become a film editor, entering a dizzying world of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll." [...]

Will Ferrell Let His Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Go to His Head

Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell were guests on last night's Late Late Show, and after James Corden congratulated Ferrell for his recent Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony Ferrell responded with what he learned from the experience: "The one thing I thought of is as I looked out — I've got my mom and my dad, I've got my kids, my wife, friends, and family — I couldn't help but think, 'Gosh, I'm so much better than you.'" Watch more from the interview below:

Will Ferrell Makes the Perfect Little Debbie Snack Cakes Spokesman

The only thing better than Will Ferrell continuing his St. Patrick's Day tradition of dressing up as a leprechaun is his appearance on last night's Tonight Show, which he dedicated completely to Little Debbie snack cakes. It's equal parts adorable, disturbing, and delicious. Watch another clip below:

Michael Kenneth Williams to Star in IFC's 'The Spoils Before Dying'

Will Ferrell is returning to IFC as legendary author Eric Jonrosh for another Funny or Die-produced mini-series spoof, and today the network revealed that Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) has signed on to star. Following last year's The Spoils of Babylon, the next installment called The Spoils Before Dying is described as a "pulp-noir murder mystery" set in the LA jazz scene that centers on Williams as a "down-and-out pianist Rock Banyon who becomes the prime suspect when his lead singer and occasional lover is found violently murdered in a car with another man. With the death of two people hanging over his head, Rock has [...]

Will Ferrell to Star in a Movie About a Shakespearian Theater Company

Will Ferrell just landed another big screen role. Variety reports that Ferrell is attached to star in an untitled comedy from Sony focusing on the "intense, competitive world inside a Shakespearean theater company." No other plot or cast details have been revealed yet, but writers David Guion and Michael Handelman (Dinner for Schmucks, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) will pen the script. In the meantime, Ferrell can next be seen in the upcoming Get Hard with Kevin Hart, and he recently confirmed that his character Mugatu will return in Zoolander 2.