Ferrell, Rogen and Black appear as ‘Beastie Boys’ at VMAs

Sunday, August 28, 2011
By Rick Duran
Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Seth Rogen as the Beastie Boys

Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Seth Rogen as the Beastie Boys

Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Seth Rogen briefly appeared as “The Beastie Boys of the Future” at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. The trio (with Rogen stepping into the “Future Mike D” role, having played the ‘Past’ version in the Make Some Noise video) appeared to present the Best Hip-Hop Video award. Before presenting the award (to winner Nicki Minaj),  the trio engaged in a dance-off with hip-hop collective Odd Future.

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Ferrell, Black and Rogen’s Beastie Boys video “Make Some Noise” lost Video of the Year to Mrs. Russell Brand, Katy Perry, for “Firework.” Former VMA host Russell Brand also appeared, giving a personal eulogy for his deceased friend Amy Winehouse, before introducing a tribute to the fallen singer.

Brand’s Get Him to the Greek co-star Jonah Hill appeared alongside Nicki Minaj to present Best Pop Video. Hill used a comedic bit to address bloggers questioning whether his recent weight loss will affect his ability to be funny.

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Paul Rudd appeared in a humorous bit with rapper Rick Ross about the two being confused for each other, before introducing a performance by Pitbull and Ne-Yo.

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Meanwhile, Jack Black’s good friend and frequent Tenacious D collaborator Dave Grohl (both of whom will appear in November’s The Muppets!) won Best Rock Video for the Foo Fighters’ “Walk.”

Nicki Minaj and Jonah Hill

Nicki Minaj and Jonah Hill

Russell Brand

Russell Brand

Paul Rudd and Justin Bieber

Paul Rudd and Justin Bieber

Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters

Jack Black

Jack Black

The Beastie Boys of the Future

The Beastie Boys of the Future

5 Responses to “Ferrell, Rogen and Black appear as ‘Beastie Boys’ at VMAs”

  1. MTV has these videos as no longer available, even from their own website. What douchebags!

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  2. Kevin Crossman

    Videos working again. Hill’s bit was very very funny. Rudd’s… not so much.

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  3. michael

    when will rogen, hill, and segal just be thrown into the inner circle they deserve it just as much as rudd did

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  4. Kevin Crossman

    For all intents and purposes Rogen, Hill and Segel are already just as much a focus on this site as Vaughn or Ferrell are. But, unlike Rudd, none of those guys has really worked with the other Frat Pack members in the same way to warrant “inner circle” status within the Frat Pack. Maybe within “Team Apatow” it is sort of the opposite, though.

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  5. Rayne

    I don’t know Rudd is in more Frat Pack films and he’s very entertaining and funny…I think he does deserve it..but his bit wasn’t that great…

    #13143

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