The cast for Seth Rogen's directorial debut, The End of the World (formerly The Apocalypse) continues to grow. Last year, Rogen revealed that Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and James Franco would play versions of themselves in the movie, which will follow Rogen, Jay Baruchel, and the rest of the cast as they are holed up in Franco's apartment while the world crumbles. Baruchel revealed in 2010 that one of the movie's running jokes will be a series of Hollywood celebrities who will cameo as corpses. Well some of those cameos are starting to be revealed.
On the heels of Franco's slip that singer-actress Rihanna has a "a little part" in the movie, THR reports that Emma Watson, Jason Segel and David Krumholtz will also appear as themselves in the movie, though the extent of their cameos is unknown. Watson's appearance could be tied to her history with the Harry Potter franchise, as Rogen admitted last September that Daniel Radcliffe was up for a role, but that the actor wasn't "willing to push things as far as we [are]."
The End of the World is based on the 2007 short Jay and Seth vs. the Apocalypse and is written by Rogen and his co-director Evan Goldberg, Rogen's writing partner on Superbad and Pineapple Express. The movie is scheduled for a June 14, 2013 release date. Watson can be seen next in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, opening on September 21st. Posted 05.01.12 by Ryan
Actor Jason Segel co-wrote and starred in last year's The Muppets, which, after being the first Muppets movie in over ten years, quickly became the most successful Muppets movie ever made. Discussion of a sequel naturally followed, but reportedly without Segel's involvement, as neither a writer nor as an actor.
Segel's stepping away seemed curious, since his co-writer — Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller — is on board to return as well as director James Bobin. However, in an interview with Collider, Segel confirmed that he will not work on the sequel, claiming that he wanted to "pursue more human-related projects." read segel's comments >> Posted 03.05.12 by Ryan
After the success of Jason Segel's The Muppets last year, director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller have decided to make a sequel, even without the funny actor.
According to Vulture, Segel won't be returning as an actor or co-writer in the new Muppets movie due to previous commitments. Segel is currently starring in CBS's How I Met Your Mother as well as promoting his upcoming rom-coms (The Five-Year Engagement and This Is Forty).
While a movie with the lovable Muppets but without the man who made them cool again may seem dull, not all hope is lost. Vulture reports their Disney insiders said "there's still a chance that the actor may star in a Muppets sequel, depending on how the Stoller-Bobin script turns out."
In the meantime, check out Segel alongside Emily Blunt in April's The Five-Year Engagement and in Judd Apatow's This Is Forty, set to hit theaters this December. Posted 03.01.12 by reelz
The Oscars are this Sunday, and it seems like humans and puppets alike can't contain their excitement. This year marks the 84th ceremony for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the fifth appearance for family-favorites the Muppets.
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy starred in Jason Segel's 2011 musical comedy, The Muppets, and will be at the awards to present a surprise. Kermit's felt lips were sealed, only admitting to EW that it was "something very special." watch their interview >> Posted 02.24.12 by reelz
Sometimes it takes a little while for some people to grow up. In the upcoming comedy Jeff Who Lives at home, the title character (Jason Segel) is, no surprise, still living in his mother's (Susan Sarandon) basement. Jeff starts to find his true purpose when his brother (Ed Helms) discovers his wife (Judy Greer) may be having an affair and the two brothers follow her in order to uncover the truth.
Written and directed by siblings Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Cyrus), Jeff Who Lives at Home won't be your typical comedy. "People expecting that they'll be seeing the Ed Helms of Hangover 2 or Jason Segel in a mainstream comedy aren't going to get that," Mark told The LA Times last September. "Audiences will see these actors do things they've never done before."
For a sign that Duplass was right, the first poster and trailer for Jeff Who Lives at Home have arrived online. watch the trailer and see the full poster >> Posted 01.22.12 by Ryan
When Judd Apatow produces a romantic comedy, most audiences expect the movie to get hard R rating in the manner of Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Bridesmaids. From the 2.5 minutes revealed in the first trailer for The Five-Year Engagement, as well as the movie's cute, fake-wedding website, it looks like it may be tame enough to be rated PG-13.
The comedy, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, follows a couple who are (surprise!) engaged for five years. From what can be learned in the trailer, the plot seems to rely on the premise that the couple cannot get married because they live in Michigan. But, as it turns out, counties in the state of Michigan do indeed issue marriage licenses, so it's unclear what's preventing a wedding from taking place. Hopefully, the movie's next trailer shows us something with more promise, and less generic rom-com-ness. Watch the trailer >> Posted 12.08.11 by Mandy
The soundtrack for The Muppet Movie was nominated for an Oscar, as was the song "The Rainbow Connection," but is the score for The Muppets bound for the same type of critical acclaim?
It seems like it should be a strong contender. Bret McKenzie, from the Grammy-winning duo Flight of the Conchords, wrote three songs for the new movie, and it includes a special appearance by Feist, as well as an a capella Nirvana cover. What's not to love?
The soundtrack was released today, but for fans who aren't sure if they want to purchase the album, there is a preview available. From what we've heard, a rock ballad featuring Jason Segel on vocals sounds like Oscar gold to us. watch the preview, see Piggy's amazing talent Posted 11.21.11 by Mandy
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Demi Moore has filed for divorce from Ashton Kutcher, virtually citing his cheating as the reason, telling the AP, "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life." Some other split bits:
- Kutcher confirmed the news via a tweet saying, "I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi." No word on whether that was written by Kutcher or one of the writers at his media company now in charge of the feed.
- Moore will surely be changing her Twitter handle from "MrsKutcher" and Us offers a few suggestions.
- Kutcher and Moore's "open marriage" has been blamed for the split, with one insider saying Demi likes women as much as men.
- Kutcher's alleged mistress Brittney Jones, who claims to have had sex with him after meeting at a bowling alley in 2010, now says, "I told ya so."
- The couple is rumored to have lived apart for months and are now both lawyering up as they get ready to do battle over a $290 million fortune.
It wasn't exactly "Occupy People" as we suggested yesterday, but about 15 people in Ryan Gosling masks stood in the rain outside of Manhattan's Time-Life Building on Wednesday, protesting the magazine's awarding of "The Sexiest Man Alive" title to Bradley Cooper.
Speaking of the Occupy movement, Anne Hathaway joined the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan's Union Square yesterday, holding a sign that said "Blackboards Not Bullets."
Rihanna complained to Ellen DeGeneres that she doesn't like being single and that she doesn't "get any booty calls."
Fans hoping to see Elmo in Jason Segel's Muppets movie next weekend will be disappointed to learn he doesn't appear in the picture because Sesame Steet characters are still owned by Children's Television Workshop, not Disney, who purchased the Muppets Jim Henson's estate in 2004. Posted 11.18.11 by reelz
It's been nearly thirty years since a traditional Muppet movie has been released in theaters. More recently, Jim Henson's Muppets have been featured in remakes of classic novels or made-for-TV Christmas specials, but this month's The Muppets seems to be far more in keeping with fuzzy classics like The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper. And while some may think that with so many clips out there the whole movie has been given away, we're always excited to catch another glimpse of Muppet mayhem. watch two new clips >> Posted 11.09.11 by Mandy
Up until now, much of what we've seen from The Muppets have been parody trailers — and we mean a lot of parody trailers. But with the movie heading to theaters in just a few weeks, we're beginning to see actual clips of the first Muppets movie in more than a decade. Last week, we saw two new preview clips from the movie, and now Disney has released the movie's opening dance number starring a lot of puppets and the one of the movie's human stars (and co-writer) Jason Segel. We also meet the newest Muppet, Walter.
Segel plays Gary, who along with girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), team up with Walter to save the Muppet Theater from baddie Chris Cooper, who wants to tear down the theater to drill for oil. This means bringing the Muppet gang together to save their home. watch the opening dance scene >> Posted 11.08.11 by Chris