Will Ferrell - Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy Bumped From Espn

Comedian Will Ferrell's Anchorman alter-ego Ron Burgundy has been bumped from the broadcasting schedule at U.S. sports network Espn due to developments in a college footballer's high-profile sexual assault case.

The actor has been busy promoting the new sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy by reprising his bumbling character for live broadcasts on a variety of Tv news shows, but a planned appearance on SportsCenter on Thursday evening (05Dec13) has been axed in favour of coverage about Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been fighting allegations of rape dating back to last year (Dec12).

The state attorney of Lee County, Florida announced on Thursday that Winston would not be charged with any crime. The 19 year old's lawyer claimed sex between the star player and the accuser had been consensual.

Ironically, Ferrell's original 2004 comedy was based around Burgundy being ousted from a top news show. His Espn guest spot, to promote Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, has not been rescheduled.


Contactmusic

Tags: Will Ferrell - Anchorman


Editors Recommendations

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Some bands are worth getting excited about and, with the festival season well under way...

MS MR Admit They're 'Natural Performers' As They Enjoy 2014's Festival Season

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Miley Cyrus is still receiving hospital treatment for "severe allergic reaction...

Miley Cyrus Forced To Cancel More 'Bangerz' Tour Dates As She Remains Hospitalized

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Peaches Geldof, who suddenly died at the beginning of this month (April 7th)...

Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On "The Voice"

We never would have pegged Gwen Stefani as the reality talent panelist type...

Gwen Stefani To Step In For Christina Aguilera On

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help "X-Men" Marketing

As X-Men director Bryan Singer is gearing up for his defense case, which he will have...

Bryan Singer Announces Alibi, But It Won't Help

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Prince and Warner Bros, Records seem to have put their differences aside...

Prince To Release New Album With New Warner Bros. Records Partnership

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

Lindsay Lohan really did write down her now infamous list of lovers, which has been...

Lindsay Lohan's Ex List Was Actually A Step In Her Recovery

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

The news that a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel is definitely in the works 21 years after the 1993...

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Cast Reluctant For Sequel: A Cash Cow For Robin Williams?

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"

Music fans have named Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest...

Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga


More recommendations

Comments

Will Ferrell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Will Ferrell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All