Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Photos by Carlston Edwards STL freelance photographer Carlston Edwards takes a pic of one the stars of THE OTHER GUYS, Mark Wahlberg.

The other star of THE OTHER GUYS, Will Ferrell gets interviewed by the local media as Wahlberg looks on.

An attendee takes a pic with boxing promoter Don King, who was in town during Fight Week for the Gateway to Greatness Fight, came through to the event.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay welcomes Wahlberg and Ferrell to the city.
NOTE: The buddy comedy, "The Other Guys "was No. 1 last weekend at the Box Office raking in $35 million and bumping "Inception" which was No. 1 for the past three weeekends.
OUTTOWN did not attend the event but below is an excerpt recap of the event by Lynn Venhaus of The Belleville News Democrat:
"Funnyman Ferrell and Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg traveled to the Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 Cine in Chesterfield for 'The Other Premiere." In a Facebook contest, St. Louis beat out 19 other cities for the opportunity to host a second premiere of the buddy-cop action-comedy "The Other Guys." The Sony movie, which was to open Aug. 6, first premiered in New York City (last) Tuesday.
Bringing a touch of Hollywood hooplah to the heartland drew thousands of people to West St. Louis County, and the movie stars were clearly astonished by the warm welcome
"I don't think I've ever seen anything like this," Ferrell told the crowd. "This is amazing!" Wahlberg said.

The left-handed duo wasted no time wading into the crowd, who had endured extreme summer heat for hours, signing autographs and copies of DVDs. Some fans waved posters saying they had been there since 8 a.m. or asking Mark to marry them, while others brought cowbells, in honor of a notorious SNL skit.

The pair eventually made their way to a stage where they were given keys to the city by Mayor Francis Slay. Ferrell joked he was going to put it on a big gold chain. Wahlberg hugged it out with Ozzie Smith, who gave them each Cardinals jerseys emblazoned with No. 1 and their names.

Phil Trautwein of the St. Louis Rams showed up dressed from head to toe in costume as Buddy, Will Ferrell's character in "Elf" and was called up on stage. Numerous Rams and several Blues players attended the premiere, with mascots Fredbird and Rampage cavorting outside.
They took a few questions from the audience. When asked what were the most frequent quotes people shouted at him, Ferrell said he gets "More cowbell" alot, plus "You're my boy, Blue," from "Old School" and "Shake 'n Bake" from "Talladega Nights."

Wahlberg was asked why he doesn't look back at explosions in his movies. "Because I'm a bad-ass, man!" he answered as the crowd cheered.

They also joked about the weather, saying it had dropped from 109 to 104 degrees. Farrell, 43, who is about 6 ft. 3 in. tall, wore jeans and a Levi's plaid shirt, while the 5 ft. 9 in. Wahlberg, 39, wore a suit jacket and open-collared shirt.

Ferrell thanked everyone for the turnout. "It means so much. We're really proud of the movie," he said.
The pair's flight had been delayed, so instead of arriving at 6:30 p.m., it was an hour later. While everyone waited, St. Louis celebrities arrived on the red carpet. Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and The Pageant; plus Chingy, Murphy Lee and City Spud; and numerous athletes. Don King, who was in town promoting a fight at Scott Trade Center (last) Saturday, waved flags and talked to the press.

Harry Caray's daughter (Michelle McFadden )was a special guest of radio station KYKY (98.1 FM), one of the event sponsors. McFadden said she was a big fan of Ferrell. "He's awesome," she said, noting that she loved his impression of her father.

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