Andy Samberg recently announced his retirement from SNL (boo) and now he’ll be starring in the upcoming lowbrow comedy “That’s My Boy” with SNL alumni Adam Sandler. Lately Sandler’s films have been disappointing and slightly slapstick but this recut trailer looks halfway decent.
“I haven’t seen the film yet but I took it upon myself to cut a trailer for it anyway,” jokes Samberg in the clip.
This version stars pretty much everyone in history, including Adam Lambert, the prime minister of Israel, Tom Cruise, and Seth Roen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel and Ben Stiller in a tin of sardines.
It also stars a bunch of people with names spookily similar to Samberg and Sandler, like Shmandy Blanderberg. Will you see it on June 15?
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If you liked Knocked Up, then here’s a new movie you can look forward to.
In a spin-off of the hilarious comedy, the trailer for Judd Apatow’s new film This is 40 picks up with the lives of married couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) a few years after the events of Knocked Up.
A film about middle-age married life, this trailer makes the film seem a bit more dramatic than funny. It definitely has the same kind of vibe as Apatow’s other dramedy Funny People.
I guess I will have to see when the movie comes out on December 21.
With Jason Segel and Chris O’Dowd expected to make appearances, I do have to say, Melissa McCarthy steals the show (or shall I say trailer?).
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Jason Segel and Michelle Williams warm our icy hearts when they’re caught out on a date, and January Jones makes us want to puke with her placenta pills.
James Cameron goes down the Mariana Trench for science
The Titanic/Avatar director went 36,000 ft. below sea level for National Geographic. While he didn’t see any deep sea monsters, expect James Cameron to turn the sea into a metaphorical wasteland. As he said to National Geographic: “There had to be a moment where I just stopped, and took it in, and said ‘This is where I am; I’m at the bottom of the ocean, the deepest place on Earth. What does that mean?’” I don’t know, I just don’t know…
Hunger Games soundtrack debuts at number one
No surprises here. The Hunger Games soundtrack debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. It’s the first soundtrack to top the list in three years and features everyone from Taylor Swift to Kid Cudi to Arcade Fire.
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are dating
Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are like Internet cats. Do we really need to see photos of them together? No. Do we want to? Yes, because like my favourite Internet cats, they make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Courtney Stodden for PETA
PETA was on the right track when they lost a Kardashian, but somehow lost their way again when this this barely legal mound of plastic started publicly supporting them. It’s like they want their supporters to be 50 IQ points dumber.
Octomom poses topless for a European magazine, inspired universal gagging
Nadya Suleman finally discovered that having octuplets don’t make you famewhore money. So to pay rent, she decided to reveal it all (almost). Octomom said she “pinged back to shape like a rubberband,” but her body looks like it’s been Kate Gosselin’d, nipped and tucked all over.
January Jones eats her placenta in pill form
This last spot almost went to Alicia Silverstone feeding her baby like a bird. Then, I asked myself, who would even think to be all, “Doctor, after I pop this kid out, do you mind saving my placenta? It’s my version of a protein shake!” Famous people. That’s who.
Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass who have received a lot of hype from their last film Cyrus with John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marissa Tomei – but this could likely seal their mainstream success. It continues Duplass’ theme of family dysfunction with Segel as a naive mopey slacker named Jeff living in his mother’s basement searching for the meaning of life. He reconnects with his brother Pat (Helms) who soon discovers that his wife is having an affair – meanwhile, their mother (Susan Sarandon) is depressed. Holy dramedy, Batman!
It looks to be in the same vain as Helms’ Cedar Rapids or Segel’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall rather than their other efforts – it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to great reviews and is due in theatres nationwide on March 16th.
The coolest thing for a Hollywood actor to do now is to take fans out on dates. Just like Justin Timberlake with the marine corps ball, Jason Segel accepted a YouTube request to hang out with a fan.
The “How I Met You Mother” actor was charmed by Chelsea Gill’s video posted online of the song she wrote specifically for Jason. It’s a really cute video which took a lot of guts to post to everyone on the internet.
Chelsea’s wildest dream came true earlier this week. Perez Hilton reports Jason called her up and took her to the Chicago Film Critics Awards.
She had a lovely time meeting her favourite actor and told reporters, “He’s really a wonderful person. He is so down to earth, sweet and humble; just a sweetheart.”
It’s the question we all ask ourselves every morning and yesterday, Jason Segel – who starred, co-wrote, executive-produced and resurrected the new ‘Muppets’ franchise – and his Muppet brother Walter serenade us with the existential ballad of self-awareness. It follows the two coping with heartache on different levels. It’s the Flight of the Conchords-type deepness that is both equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious.
In fact, it was penned by FOTC’s beloved Bret McKenzie. He wrote a few more songs for the soundtrack – along with OK Go, The Fray, Weezer, Hayley Williams, Amy Lee and My Morning Jacket.
With cornball cameos in the film ranging from Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, Selena Gomez and Dave Grohl – this teaser doesn’t disappoint, with ‘Big Bang Theory’ star Jim Parsons dropping in. If you haven’t made it to theatres to see it yet… why not?
You may know him as the writer of the new Muppets movie, but Jason Segel has a rooster of great work on his resume. From “Freaks and Geek” to “How I Met Your Mother” to “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, he proves not only can he be funny and charming, but also a talented script writer.
When you laugh at his jokes on screen, it’s most likely one he wrote himself. Not that many actors can say they do that.
“The Muppets” movie came out two weeks ago but already, you can watch Jason shine in the upcoming comedy “The Five-Year Engagement”. If “Bridesmaids” really made you piss yourself with laughter, you will definitely enjoy the comedy flick Jason wrote. Judd Apatow produced the movie while Nicolas Stoller directed.
The dirty romantic comedy stars Jason playing opposite Emily Blunt as a couple who got engaged but are finding it hard to actually tie the knot.
Watch the trailer posted on Perez Hilton and you will be rolling on the floor.
The Muppets are back! Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are ruling the Thanksgiving box-office this weekend and the world is officially in a nostalgic frenzy.
Before Jason Segel revamped the series, the adorable characters were famous in their own right. Their television program (1976-1981) featured a variety of celebrity cameos, from Alice Cooper to 007′s Roger Moore, in the final episode. It’s the family friendly programming that transcended generations. The franchise includes a seemingly endless stream of beloved films such as “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “Muppets From Space” and “The Great Muppet Caper.” If this is all breaking news to you, then I highly recommend you check them out – or at least add it to your wish list this year.
Since legendary puppeteer Jim Henson created the Muppets in 1974, there has been an incredible assortment of Muppets appearances, performances and moments. Aside from the hilarious parody trailers and Saturday Night Live appearance recently, it felt appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the classics. We pulled together our favourite ten, let us know yours!
Bohemian Rhapsody (2009)In 2009, the gang released their rendition of Queen’s famous song. This viral video introduced this generation to “Bohemian” just like Mike Myers did with Wayne’s World.
Kermit Cycling (1979)
“Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle,” began Roger Ebert’s original 1979 review of “The Muppet Movie”. “If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself.” Muppet magic.
Larry King Live (1994)
Kermit and Gonzo guest-hosted the show with featured guests including supermodel Carol Alt and Hulk Hogan. Surprising that neither replaced King when he retired last year, but there’s still the hope for Regis-replacement.
(Day O) Banana Boat Song (1978)
Before Lil Wayne and Jason Derulo ruined the song, Harry Belafonte and Fozzie Bear’s collaboration was pure brilliance. Fozzie even asks the question that we all want to know, “What is a “Tally Man”?”
Keep Fishin’ (2002)
Weezer resurrected the Muppets from temporary obscurity for their music video off their fourth album, “Maladroit”.
Bennie And The Jets (1977)
Elton John became a reoccuring character in the late 70s, performing many of his songs including “Crocodile Rock” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”. But it is the banter between Elton and Kermit during “Bennie” that defines his involvement. You could also see where Cee-Lo took a few notes.
Alice Cooper (1978)
As Gonzo declares him “the voice of doom,” this episode also guest starred horror film-icon Vincent Price and revolved around the theme of “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night.”
Buddy Rich VS. Animal (1981)
Two of the greatest drummers of all time face-off in this classic skit from the Muppet Show. Who won? You be the judge.
‘Treasure Island’ Roll Call (1996)
Directed by his son, Brian, this post-Jim Henson film is not the same – but it has it’s moments, like this one. Kermit’s Captain Abraham Smollet is introduced to his crew of “cutthroats, villains and scoundrels.”
The Rainbow Connection
Perhaps the greatest Muppets moment of all-time, the opening banjo strum is guaranteed to cause a lump in the throat. Covered by many, including Willie Nelson, Sarah McLachlan and Jason Mraz – enjoy!
Well, prepare yourselves to not find out who the mother of Ted’s kids is for another two years. It was confirmed Friday that How I Met Your Mother has closed deal to carry on until May 2013. That’s right fans… no Lemon Law here!
Between the series is more popular than ever (with ratings averaging 3.6 in the demo and 9.13 million viewers) and Sheen’s shenanigans leading an uncertain future of Two and a Half Men, CBS has decided to secure a 2-year deal to continue the adventures of Barney Stinson – I mean, Ted Moseby’s epic tale of how he met his wife. The deal has CBS paying in the range of $3.5 million per episode, which is almost double the existing deal of about $2 million per episode.
All five stars – Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Jason Segel, Allison Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris are contracted to the end of season eight. Segel has already made note that he will not be signing on for subsequent seasons, as his movie career is becoming priority.
Neil Patrick Harris reacted to the news via his Twitter account: “HIMYM picked up for 2 more years! Yahoo! With so much job security, I should buy something extravagant. Like a pony. Or some gold teeth!”
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are in negotiations to join the cast of “Gulliver’s Travels,” a modern re-imagining of Jonathan Swift’s classic tale that will star Jack Black in the title role.
The Fox movie will follow the adventures of travel writer Lemuel Gulliver, who goes out on assignment to the Bermuda Triangle and ends up washing ashore the island of Lilliput, which is inhabited by a population of tiny people.
Blunt, whose movie credits include “The Devil Wears Prada,” would play the island’s princess.
Segel, one of the stars of TV’s “How I Met Your Mother,” would play Horatio, a Lilliputian who befriends Gulliver.
Rob Letterman will direct from a screenplay by Nicholar Stoller, who himself directed Segel in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and Joe Stillman.
The movie will begin shooting in the U.K. in late March. Producers are working out the scheduling as Blunt is also in talks to play Black Widow in “Iron Man 2,” which is slated to start filming in California in early April.