This just in... a new An­chor­man 2

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — With nearly ev­ery joke sub­sti­tuted for a new one, An­chor­man 2: The Leg­end Continues will re­turn to movie the­atres for one week. Para­mount Pic­tures an­nounced Fri­day that an R-rated ver­sion of An­chor­man 2 with 763 new jokes will play in the U.S. and Bri­tain be­gin­ning Feb. 28. Di­rec­tor Adam McKay im­pro­vises heav­ily while mak­ing a film, and found he could swap out prac­ti­cally ev­ery joke in the film for an al­ter­na­tive. In a state­ment, McKay rec­om­mended die-hard An­chor­man fans see the new ver­sion, but “if you’re not, stay very far away.” Star­ring Will Fer­rell as TV news an­chor Ron Bur­gundy, An­chor­man 2 has made about $170 mil­lion world­wide since open­ing in De­cem­ber. NEW YORK — Vet­eran TV jour­nal­ist Gar­rick Ut­ley, whose far-rang­ing ca­reer in­cluded an­chor­ing du­ties as well as reporting from more than 70 coun­tries, has died of cancer at 74, NBC said Fri­day. Ut­ley be­gan at NBC News in 1963, and for three decades han­dled a wide va­ri­ety of as­sign­ments. Early on, he re­ported from Viet­nam on the es­ca­lat­ing con­flict. In later years, he mod­er­ated Meet the Press. In be­tween, Ut­ley an­chored Weekend To­day and the Sun­day Nightly News, as well as two dif­fer­ent news­magazines in two dif­fer­ent decades with four dif­fer­ent ti­tles. “I may have been the only per­son at NBC News who did ev­ery type of pro­gram­ming as host or an­chor,” he told The As­so­ci­ated Press in 1993, adding that his ver­sa­til­ity may have led to the net­work tak­ing him for granted. “There’s a risk in be­ing the util­ity in­fielder.” That was shortly af­ter he had left NBC to be the chief for­eign cor­re­spon­dent for ABC News. He re­ported for CNN from 1997 to 2002. In re­cent years, he was a se­nior fel­low and pro­fes­sor of broad­cast­ing and jour­nal­ism at the State Univer­sity of New York, Oswego.

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