Fans at the Sydney premiere of Anchorman 2 were in for a surprise musical snack from the stars of the movie; Chris O'Dowd will die at the hands of James Franco; if you have Time Warner, you can finally watch Homeland anywhere you want, but why would you want to?; and Kanye West's plan for being a major designer is by first backing Adidas.
- The Anchorman 2 viral marketing extravaganza continues, this time in harmony. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carrell performed a rousing rendition of "Afternoon Delight," the Starland Vocal hit they first performed in Anchorman. [YouTube]
- Despite his myriad artistic endeavors, James Franco had never taken on Broadway. The grating chameleon will be starring in a Great White Way adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice And Men. Franco will play street-smart George to Chris O'Dowd's Lennie, which is strange since it's fairly evident that most people would pay significantly more to watch Franco die at the hands of O'Dowd, instead of the scripted other way around. [THR]
- It's too bad everyone is so over Homeland, because Time Warner Cable has finally reached a deal with Showtime to make Showtime Anytime available to its subscribers. [Variety]
- Generally sane person Kanye West trashed Nike to New York's Hot 97 radio station yesterday—he claims Nike refused to pay him royalties since he's not an athlete, and thus will be a spokesperson for Adidas now. Because it's Kanye, he also included the quote ""I'm gonna be the first hip-hop designer and because of that, I'm gonna be bigger than Wal-Mart." [THR]
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