Funnyman Will Ferrell portrayed a shopping channel knife and sword salesman in a skit on U.S. late-night chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (09Jan13). Kimmel's scheduled guest Ryan Gosling showed up as Ferrell's assistant and held a tray of items, like cotton candy and chocolate milk cartons for the comedian to slice through.
The Atlanta warehouse used to store the gear was raided on 27 December (12) and local police have launched an investigation.
It has emerged the thieves didn't target the site specifically but broke in as part of a carefully planned string of burglaries in the area.
A handwritten sign posted on the door of the warehouse facility offers up the reward.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues features returning castmates Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell.
Thieves broke into a warehouse where director Adam McKay is shooting Anchorman: The Legend Continues and stripped the building of wiring and computers, costing $300,000 (£187,500).
The crime is one of several similar incidents in the area, which cops are currently investigating.
The upcoming comedy, a follow up to 2004's hit film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, will feature Will Ferrell reprising his role as bumbling newscaster Ron Burgundy, alongside returning co-stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate.
It is due for release in December (13).
The New Girl star formed the band with Matthew Ward in 2006 after he heard her singing in festive movie Elf with Will Ferrell and contacted her to see if she would be interested in a collaboration.
The band debuted the comic animated video, directed by Elliot Dear, on Wednesday (19Dec12) and the single forms part of the 12-song list on their Christmas album entitled A Very She & Him Christmas.
In the clip, Deschanel's cartoon form attempts to seduce Ward's character with wine and takes on the traditionally male vocal part with Ward desperately trying to flee from her advances.
But it's a happy ending as Ward finally relents and produces a bunch of mistletoe, much to his bandmate's delight.
A portion of all U.S. proceeds from the album sales will benefit 826 National which supports a network of eight writing and tutoring centres for under-resourced children aged six to 18.
"Robbie Williams has a five-a-side park up in Mulholland (Drive) and I went there one night and Will was training; we were both training for the same game and I'm thinking, 'Will Ferrell playing soccer... This is funny!' He's good... He was solid, he didn't stop, he ran around like a dog, he got the ball." Actor Gerard Butler was impressed with Will Ferrell's soccer skills.
Meet The Parents director Jay Roach was also feted at the dinner held by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California to celebrate the anniversary of America's Bill of Rights, which was written to protect citizens' rights to liberty.
Actresses Sophia Bush and Amber Riley, funnyman Will Ferrell and singers Usher and Carly Rae Jepsen all showed up to see the trio receive Bill of Rights Awards during the event at Los Angeles' Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The ACLU trophies are handed to individuals who have carried out "extraordinary work to preserve civil liberties and equal rights".
Braun later took to his Twitter.com page to reflect on the tribute, writing, "Tonight I was honoured by people I admire. In this world we all have a responsibility to each other. To stand up for each other. Never be a silent bystander. Speak out. Ignorance has no place (if) we raise our voices against it. ACLU, thank u (sic) for the night. Honoured."
Will Ferrell's Thanksgiving Day went up in smoke last week (22Nov12) when the house where he was celebrating with family caught fire.
The Elf star spent the American holiday with relatives in Needham, Massachusetts, and the group was in the middle of a turkey dinner when a blaze was spotted in the garage.
Emergency services were called to the house and the flames were put out by firefighters, according to TMZ.com.
The website reports Ferrell happily posed with the response team and cracked jokes when the blaze was extinguished.
The Mad Men star has signed up to compere the We Hate Hurricanes event next month (Dec12) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
Comedians Will Ferrell, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman will join Hamm onstage, and the audience will also be entertained with performances from rocker Beck and other yet-to-be-announced acts.
All proceeds from the show will benefit AmeriCares, a disaster relief aid organisation which provides immediate medical response after emergencies and long-term humanitarian assistance.
We Hate Hurricanes will take place just two days before 12.12.12 - a star-studded Sandy benefit concert that will be held at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The actors, along with Betty White, Carrie Fisher, Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart, agreed to tape a limited number of custom-made messages after veteran entertainer Ed Asner came up with the idea to raise funds for advocacy group Autism Speaks.
The personalised messages won't come cheap - they are priced at $299 (£187) each and are only available for one week from 3 December (12).