May 30th, 2012 by edsel
A celebrity soccer match held for the benefit of UNICEF laid low profanity-prone chef Gordon Ramsay of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and funnyman Will Ferrell, who left the field injured- and in Ramsay’s case, on a stretcher.
According to E! News, Ramsay crashed into Teddy Sheringham during the game. Sheringham happened to be the former forward of the All England team. Ramsay was nowhere as sturdy and required a dose of oxygen on the field, which probably prevented the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ chef from mouthing off one of the many curses he’s known for.
Gordon Ramsay was finally rushed to the hospital. A spokesperson for the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ chef later reported that Ramsay was all right.
“Gordon was taken to hospital after injuring his back during the game,” the spokesperson informed Brit paper Daily Mirror. “He was released after receiving treatment and although he’s in pain today,” fans of Gordon Ramsay were reassured that “There shouldn’t be any long term damage” to the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ chef.
E! News added that Will Ferrell was able to limp off on his own power near the end of the game. However, the ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ star was reportedly in a lot of pain.
The charity soccer match raised more the $6 million for UNICEF. Players who proved tougher than the unfortunate Gordon Ramsay and Will Ferrell included Gerard Butler (’300,’) Mike Myers (‘Shrek,’) and Edward Norton (‘The Incredible Hulk.’)
March 28th, 2012 by faye
A fake Will Ferrell tweeter has fooled various media outlets as well as its followers that the actor has joined a cause for the slain Florida teenager named Trayvon Martin.
According to reports, it all started when the fake Will Ferrell, with the Twitter account @RealFerrellWill, issued a post on Saturday seeking to raise awareness and even promising charitable donations for Trayvon Martin:
“R.I.P. Trayvon Martin. For every R-T this tweet gets, $1 will be donated to the #TrayvonMartinFoundation, which helps counteract racism.”
The fake Will Ferrell tweeted several times about the Trayvon Martin issue, even stating at one point, “I truly believe that shooter George Zimmerman should have the death penalty. #TrayvonMartin was a innocent kid who just wanted to eat some skittles.”
While many celebrities have actually commented on the situation, these fake quotes don’t belong to the real actor.
Matt Labov, Will Ferrell’s publicist issued a statement, saying, “He doesn’t have a Twitter page. He’s had a lot of imposters over the years just like Seth Rogen and a lot of other celebrities and unfortunately there’s no way Twitter seems to get a handle on verifying who’s who. It’s unfortunate there are not better safeguards in place.”
Even though the account was labeled a “parody,” CNN and other media outlets attributed the tweets to Will Ferrell, including the phony promise to donate to the non-existent “Trayvon Martin Foundation.”
Twitter finally took action and the fake Will Ferrell account has since been suspended.