The most highly anticipated sequel in history made its way to Sydney, Australia for a fan screening, and Ben Stiller arrived in style, with Heidi Klum making a special appearance. Enjoy some images from the event below.
Howard Stern spent the weekend in Los Angeles while promoting his wife’s book (‘Oh My Dog’), and Jimmy Kimmel decided to throw him a welcome party. Kimmel appeared on Stern today to discuss the party, and it was some of Stern’s most hilarious radio yet. My favorite detail involved an argument between John Stamos and Mark McGrath, where Stamos got angry with “musician” McGrath for his inability to play any songs for their shitty house band ensemble. Stern insists that Stamos’ anger was unfounded, because at least everyone could play the song ‘Louie Louie’. Stamos also gave both Kimmel and Stern shit for not inviting Don Rickles, who was peeved at both Kimmel and Stern for the oversight. Oh yeah – Jeff Probst left in a tizzy because of Stern’s inappropriate attempt to interview him about his new girlfriend at the party. Other celebrity guests included: Ben Stiller; Christine Taylor; Natalie Maines; Ryan Phillipe; Will Arnett; Amy Poehler; Christa Miller; Bill Lawrence; Bob Iger; Ashton Kutcher; and Demi Moore. I’ve got to become friends with Jimmy Kimmel in time for the next Howard Stern party. Knowing Stern though, he probably won’t return to Los Angeles for another 15 years. Watch Beth Stern promote her book on Kimmel below.
Ben Stiller confirmed via twitter that ‘Zoolander 2’ won’t happen. He said, “Ron Burgundy and Derek Zoolander looking to appear in sequels. Both men destitute, without means or intellect to fund their own comebacks.” Because he used twitter to announce this, I imagine that he is trying to incite a Betty White style riot, in hopes of pressuring the studio to fund the sequel. It just might work. Movie studio executives have used the economy as an excuse to pussy out of taking any real risk. They can’t garner the same funding from independant investors as they used to and, as a result, they either make big budget popcorn action films, or remake classics that don’t require a lot of expensive promotion. Translation: they don’t think they’ll make a huge profit off a ‘Zoolander’ sequel, and so they won’t fund it. Perhaps if the public nudged the studio in some way, they might change their minds. Get the hint?
UPDATE: A Zoolander sequel might be in the works, after all.