Will Ferrell to visit Emerson College, screen ‘Anchorman 2′

US actor Will Ferrell as Anchorman's Ron Burgundy poses as he arrives to attend the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) 2013.
Will Ferrell attends the 2013 MTV European Music Awards as Ron Burgundy, the protagonist of “Anchorman 2.”
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You stay classy, Emerson.

The Boston liberal arts school will host a daylong visit by “Anchorman 2″ star Will Ferrell next month when Emerson College renames the School of Communication after his character Ron Burgundy for the day.

Emerson said in a news release Monday that Ferrell will share Burgundy’s “path to journalism greatness” with students.

“I had to pinch myself really hard when I learned that Emerson College was naming its School of Communication for me. It’s kind of a big deal,” said Burgundy in a tongue-in-cheek statement from Emerson. “I can’t wait to inspire students with my story of how I got to the top … the very top. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. It’s a lot of work, especially if you don’t have good hair.”

There will also be a morning news conference, an official naming ceremony that will be streamed online and an evening screening of “Anchorman 2″ that Ferrell will introduce.

“A visit from Ron Burgundy is a chance to engage with someone who understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, first-hand,” said Emerson College President Lee Pelton.

“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” comes out Dec. 20, meaning those in attendance at Ferrell’s Emerson visit Dec. 4 will get a sneak preview of the film.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.


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