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New Look At Jason Segel & Walter From 'The Muppets'; More Plot Details Emerge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2011 8:35 AM
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Sure to be one of this year's biggest films, "The Muppets," the latest adventure from our felt-covered friends has attracted a world of talent.

Jack Black Says Muppet Cameo Will Be Meta; Jason Segel Trying To Land Lady Gaga, Says No 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2010 2:17 AM
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Disney’s new Muppet movie -- now called “The Muppet Movie” -- has had more actors attached to it than the Academy Awards. On the surface the plot is classic Hollywood but according to a recent interview with Jack Black, there’s an interesting kick to it. No, we're not talking about an “Inception” type kick, although we would like readers to pause for a moment and contemplate that story arc. Instead, Black will play someone very close and familiar.

Review: 'Gulliver's Travels' Another Big Budget Comedy With A Cast Showing Up & Cashing Paychecks

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2010 10:02 AM
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Either it's a trend or a freak coincidence (or some mixture of both), but December has found A-list stars cashing paychecks and slumming it in sub-par material. Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and their silly putty faces floated through the turgid romantic thriller, " The Tourist," that was neither sexy nor exciting, and audiences smelled their half-hearted participation from a mile away. Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Jack Nicholson failed to convince anybody to see James L. Brooks' over-populated, people-talking-on-telephones comedy "How Do You Know." Opening this week is "Little Fockers," the terrible forthcoming installment in the Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller franchise that only seems to have gotten made because of contractual obligations and a senior production executive who tittered at the punny title. And now, we have "Guillver's Travels" arriving on Christmas weekend with a starry cast -- Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Billy Connolly -- and pays them for doing a bunch of reaction shots against a green screen.

Jason Segel Talks 'Five-Year Engagement,' Aiming For Classic Rom-Com Vibe

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 22, 2010 2:30 AM
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"Our Goal Is 'Annie Hall' Or 'When Harry Met Sally'," Film Likely To Shoot In April We've said it before, but the state of the modern romantic comedy is a pretty lamentable one. Contrived, lazy, laugh-free films such as "Leap Year," "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Valentine's Day" have tainted to the genre to the extent that when the decent, but flawed, likes of "(500) Days Of Summer" come along, they're treated like the second coming of Preston Sturges.

Emily Blunt & Ricky Gervais Join The Cast Of Jason Segel's 'The Muppets'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 2, 2010 12:18 AM
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Is Emily Blunt “about to be offered” a role opposite Jason Segel in his gestating romantic comedy “Five-Year Engagement” from director Nicholas Stoller? Possibly and all signs point to yes. Especially since Blunt was just added to the cast of Segel's "The Muppets" also co-written by Stoller. Evidently they're fans as they offered her the role of Jackie Q in “Get Him To The Greek,” but the British thespian had to pass due to obligations for Fox's "Gulliver’s Travels" (which Segel not-so-coincidentally co-starred in).

Emily Blunt Will Get An Offer To Possibly Star With Jason Segel In 'Five-Year Engagement'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 7:08 AM
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You Know, Like Shortly And Stuff...Believe us, we know. This is about as bottom of the barrel scraping as it gets in terms of offer stories and we hope it isn't a sign of things to come. The last thing we need are publicists ringing up outlets to let them know when someone at CAA is about to click the "Send" button.

Paul Rudd, Jack Black, Jane Lynch, Danny Trejo, Ed Helms & More Reportedly Joining 'The Muppets'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 12, 2010 1:30 AM
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Lady Gaga May Appear Alongside Rumors Of John Krasinski, Donald Glover & More It's time to get things started is right. The cast to the new "The Muppets" movie -- spearheaded by star and superfan Jason Segel -- is expanding. We've already been promised several celebrity cameos and now Production Weekly have tweeted that myriad well-known actors have joined the growing ensemble. First and foremost is Paul Rudd who will evidently voice Walter The Muppet, the main new character (seen above with an iPhone) who stars alongside Segel and Amy Adams (Chris Cooper and Rashida Jones are already part of the cast).

First Look At 'The Muppets' With Jason Segel & New Muppet Walter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2010 6:50 AM
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With production gearing up on the franchise reboot "The Muppets" starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones and Chris Cooper, we now have our first look at the wild and wacky felt-covered gang being assembled for the pic. And if you look closely, you'll notice a new face in there.

New 'Gulliver's Travels' Trailer Has Mega iPhone Product Placement & Jason Segel With A Bad Accent

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 9:10 AM
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You know, we really tried to be optimistic about this. The cast features a bunch of very funny people we really like such as Jason Segel, T.J. Miller, Romany Malco, Joe Lo Truglio and hell, even Jack Black, who can be great in the right circumstance. And with a script co-written by Nicholas Stoller ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him To The Greek"), we figured this might be the rare mainstream comedy that would have some fun with its premise. But alas, that's not to be.

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