May 18th, 2010
03:44 PM ET

Is that you, Will Ferrell?

Will FerrellWhere there’s a Will (Ferrell), there’s not a tweeter.

According to the comic actor’s publicist, Matt Labov, his client isn’t the guy behind the fake Paramount twitter account, which materialized about two weeks ago, right around the time it looked like “Anchorman 2” wasn't going to happen.

“There are at least 4 fake 'Will Ferrell' pages, none of which are actually him. The actor Will Ferrell did not 'tweet' these and it is unfortunate that Twitter, which purports to have authenticity and legitimacy, still cannot fix the continual issue of impostors,” Labov said.

Just so we're clear: Labov is "saying that Will Ferrell himself does not have a Twitter page nor does he have anything to do with this Paramount page in any way, shape or form.”

In fact, Ferrell said in an interview last year with Showbiz Spy that he got so criticized for the lack of humor in his tweets, that he was scared off from it.

So why do folks think Ferrell is behind it? Mainly because of tweets like this: “To all who are upset about us not green lighting Anchorman 2, we at Paramount say screw you! We have more reboots to fund instead!!” and “To all writers looking to pitch any original movie ideas to us, please submit them to the nearest garbage can in your vicinity.”


soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. poor man

    I can't afford Adam Sandler... of well... =(

    May 20, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. agribb

    Will is the poor man's Adam Sandler

    May 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Go Sharks!

    *some

    May 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Go Sharks!

    I like his movies, but not his stand up. He was great on SNL... come of the best characters ever: Cheerleaders, George W., the guy in the hot tub... awesome.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. shawn

    @I like to read....you are really missing out on some amazing work then. No Blues Brothers? No Lost in Translation? No Royal Tennenbaums? No movies starring Robert Downey Jr or Billy Crystal? Missing out on all the 'Vacation' movies, all the brat pack movies movies with Anthony Michael Hall...No 'Spinal Tap' or 'Waiting for Guffman'? I could on, but I'd only feel end up feeling worse that you've never seen some of these great movies.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. FerrellLover

    Will is awesome. That is all.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. urple

    I want to ride a furry tractor.

    May 19, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  8. Crystal

    I am a 27 year old female...and I find Will HILARIOUS. Talladega Nights and StepBrothers are 2 of my all time fave movies...I laugh everytime I watch those. I adored him in Elf. Old School was crazy awesome...Those types of comedy movies may not be for everyone, but don't trash someone just because you don't approve of his acting style or his movies.

    May 19, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. ACH

    WHO CARE Will Ferrell is a no talent hack

    May 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Brooke

    oops Misty*

    May 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. Brooke

    LOL Mary! Ba-zinga! Oh Sheldon love is everywhere. XD

    May 19, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. I like to read

    As a matter of policy, I never see any film that stars an alum of SNL.

    May 19, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. David

    Just a bunch of haters here.
    Will Ferrell has made me laugh many times and for that I say thank you Will!
    Not all movies or actors have to change the world.
    All these Will haters should tell us who they think is funny.
    I personally was excited about the idea of anchorman 2.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kristopher McCheesehead

    I would like to suggest rachy do some research. Afterwards, please find someone of value to find amusing.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. AGeek

    This guy is a tool. How anyone finds him funny is beyond me.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  16. aaron

    Wow, people are really dogging Will Ferrell. It's crazy. I think he's crazy smart and funny. His stuff on Funny Or Die is great, especially Bat Fight. Anchorman was funny. He was funny in Old School. And almost every character he played on SNL made me belly laugh like no on else. If I had to guess, I'd say the reason people are anti-Ferrell right now is because you're all a bunch of sheep and he made one movie that bombed. I still think he's really funny and I can't wait to see his next flick. But then again, I have the ability to think for myself.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  17. bluenote

    OK, I figured it out... I'm actually Andy Kaufman, and Tony Clifton AND Will Ferrell are both my intellectual property. Also, I am still alive, and me and DeVito are talking about making an updated version of Taxi, but we're gonna get Emo Phillips to play Tony Danzas' role, just to keep up with the times.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  18. Will I Am

    Will here, sorry to those who don't like me or my brand of humor, but I just can't help myself, really. I don't see the value in tweeting except to get stupid people upset over nothing, but for some, it's all they have. Me? I have one heckova career and I make people laugh, I can't help myself.

    May 19, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  19. Willy Brown

    Oh brother....

    May 19, 2010 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  20. BewdyCall

    Ahhhhh, so toDAY is "Slow News Day"! Let me mark my calendar ...

    May 19, 2010 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  21. Kris Wood

    ...whee.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:37 am | Report abuse |
  22. Paul

    Not a fan.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  23. CypressAzz

    Who is this Will guy? Is he famous?

    May 19, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  24. phlanky

    There once was a man who just couldn't quit, dopeman please can I get another hit.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  25. rachy

    Blasphemy! Will Ferrell could kick any of your guys' ass any day of the week! And who the fudge is Tony Clifton? You guys can suck it!

    May 19, 2010 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  26. Will Ferrell

    Man...my *ss hurts from Tony Clifton.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  27. Elle

    Twitter, FB, Myspace often takes the time away from friends, family, and work aka real life.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  28. bluenote

    I'm sorry... What I MEANT to say was, I'm Tony Clifton, and I kicked Ferrels *ss last night. Or something like that. :)

    May 18, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  29. jimbo

    Didn't mean Tony Clifton was funny. I meant Will Farrell doesn't have to stoop to the level that Kaufman did for a laugh. The baseball stunt got a reaction but not many laughs. Didn't mean to hurt your feelings there bluenote by the way, I thought the landlady Pearl was pure genius. Pure.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  30. bluenote

    I am Will Ferrel, and Tony Clifton is a hack. I had dinner with Tony Clifton last night, and he couldn't have gotten me to laugh with the help of drugs or money. Now, who is this 'Kaufman' guy you speak of?

    May 18, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. jimbo

    It could be Will Farrell doing it all. Remember Andy Kaufman? He did things that were totally off the wall. Some of it was truly funny and some of it was weird. It seems Farrell took a page out of Kaufman's book when he pulled the baseball stunt recently. Watch the movie Man on the Moon and draw your own comparison. Farrell is funny but he is no Tony Clifton.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Larry

    Uh, who cares? Will Farrell is just another of the 30-something crowd who really can't act his way out of a paper sack, but for some reason, attracts the brain-dead and terminally inebriated to his movies.

    May 18, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. zunedog

    what is tweet? sounds like a drug.

    May 18, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  34. dansab

    PK- you need any aloe vera for that burn? Nice.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. The DMan

    Get a life people. Like the revival of Anchorman means anything to anyone. Not his best effort!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. brent

    In fac t the picture is really the drummer from the red hot chili peppers who is really the alter ego of will Ferrell. they are the same person. He is a good drummer by the way, not so funny since SNL though. But then again...who is.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Misty

    BA-ZINGA!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Tonya

    Ferrell is for losers, another no name no talent idiot that Hollywood and the public made a millionaire!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Matt

    Zing!

    May 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Crib

    Yeah. Twitter is for losers. Winners make comments on cnn.com about losers on twitter.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  41. PK

    Twitter is for losers

    May 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Billy ray Cyrus

    Which moron actually reads...Tweets.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Hmmm

    There are a lot of fake twitter accounts where people use a famous person's name. If it does not have the words "Verified Account" – don't trust it.

    May 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  44. EricLR

    If the tweets have been funny at any point in the last 5 years, you know it's not Ferrell.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Foxy

    It's clearly the aliens using mind control...

    May 18, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Larry

    $100 says it's really Ferrell behind all of this, and his folks are just trying to downplay his stupid drunken behaviour.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |

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