'Anchorman 2' News: Christina Applegate Is Back, Baby!

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Ever since the first teaser for "Anchorman 2" dropped like a comedy A-bomb on the world two weeks ago, fans have been asking one question: Whither Veronica Corningstone? Okay, so most of them weren't using the word "whither," but still, while it was great to see Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner in their polyester suits again, the absence of Christina Applegate was glaring.

Well, good news: According to Celebuzz, Applegate's representatives have confirmed that she will indeed be returning as the number one woman in broadcast news, Veronica Corningstone.

Corningstone, of course, was one of the main characters in the original "Anchorman;" indeed, without her presence as both an antagonist and love interest for Ferrell's self-centered Ron Burgandy, there wouldn't have been a story at all. So she's kind of a big deal.

Until now, though, it hadn't yet been confirmed that Applegate would be returning for the sequel. And it wouldn't have been a huge surprise if she had missed it, as Applegate is currently hard at work putting together the second season of her NBC sitcom "Up All Night."

Now, though, it appears that the whole gang will be back for "Anchorman 2," Applegate included. And all we can say is, that's one bit of news that doesn't smell like a used diaper filled with Indian food. Welcome back, Veronica!