This just in... a new Anchorman 2
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.