Will Ferrell's "Anchorman" sequel's subtitle might be "The Legend Continues" but it should probably be re-dubbed "A Series Of Potentially Distracting Cameo Appearances" (although that would be really hard to fit on the marquee). Kanye West, Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig, Nicole Kidman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Poehler (whom "Anchorman" die hards will remember had a sizable role in the first film, only to see her entire subplot deleted from the final product), Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Jim Carrey and Harrison Ford have all shot cameos for the hotly anticipated sequel (also: an animatronic shark).
The latest celebrity to be roped into this cameo feeding frenzy? None other than Canadian rapper Drake.
The hip hop-er and former "Degrassi: The Next Generation" cast member was spotted on the New York midtown location shoot, wearing a ridiculously fake-looking afro, long seventies-era sideburns, a Members Only jacket and a T-shirt embossed by a roaring gold dragon (seven hells!). Basically, with just a pinch more attention to themery he could have been a gang member from "The Warriors." And that, friends, is pretty awesome.
The scene also involved Ferrell, in a hideous fur-lined jacket, as tough-talking anchorman Ron Burgundy walking down the street with his lady love Veronica Corningstone, played once again by Christina Applegate. Extras were outfitted in period finery and old cabs circled the block, ignoring people who needed a ride downtown.
It's unclear what Drake's role will be, but Kanye West got to choke Steve Carell with a hockey stick, so really all bets are off. We'll see whether or not these cameos actually make it into the movie or, like the first film, can fill out an entire feature-length collection of deleted scenes, when "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" opens on December 20th.