Jason Segel led the way for Matilda Ledger this morning in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The duo snacked on goodies from their Fairway supermarket bag before heading back to the home of Matilda's mom, Michelle Williams, not far away. Jason and Matilda are hanging out in NYC, while Michelle's been busy with work. Michelle went to Comic-Con in San Diego to chat up her new movie Oz: The Great and Powerful alongside her costar Mila Kunis and the picture's director Sam Raimi. Michelle spoke to us on the red carpet before her and Mila's panel to talk about Oz's great message. Michelle, who pays the Good Witch in the new retelling of The Wizard of Oz, said, "It's nice to put a little bit of good back into the world. It's part a family movie, and I was excited to be a part of that."
Jason Segel held hands with Matilda Ledger yesterday while on a stroll in Brooklyn with her nanny. The duo shared smiles and Matilda even showed off some dance moves. It seems Jason's keeping an eye on his girlfriend's daughter for the time being. Michelle's expected in San Diego today to take part in a Comic-Con press event for her upcoming film Oz: The Great and Powerful. Michelle will attend alongside her costar Mila Kunis — we're on the scene in Southern California, so make sure to check back for frequent updates. Jason just wrapped up a period of his own business travel. He was in Europe last month doing an overseas tour for his film The Five-Year Engagement. He made stops in Dublin, Hamburg, and London before returning to NYC and his girls. Michelle Williams and Jason Segel spent time together in her neighborhood, and he also supported her at her Big Apple premiere of Take This Waltz.
Michelle Williams and boyfriend Jason Segel shared a relaxing weekend in NYC together. The East Coast heat wave meant short shorts for Michelle, while Jason kept things casual and scruffy. Michelle has been out promoting her new movie Take This Waltz, which costars Seth Rogen, and earlier this week Jason attended the premiere afterparty with her. The two have reportedly been dating since February and have known each other for a while since they share mutual friend Busy Philipps. Michelle spoke about her love life and finding happiness in a recent interview, though she and Jason have yet to talk publicly about their relationship.
Rihanna and Emma Watson reported to the set of The End of the World, Seth Rogen's directorial debut, last night in New Orleans. The girls were busy shooting an outdoor party scene along with many of their hilarious male costars, including Seth's Freaks and Geeks buddies Jason Segel and James Franco. Aziz Ansari, Michael Cera, and Jonah Hill also got in on the fun, as did Paul Rudd and Mindy Kaling. The plot of the film involves the literal end of the world, which takes place during a celebrity-filled party at James's house. Rihanna, Emma, and company are all playing themselves.
Rihanna seemed to have a particularly good time with costar Kevin Hart. After they wrapped for the day, she tweeted, "Just leaving set! Kevin Hart clearly has childhood issues! . . . This has to be one of my favorite moments in life." Emma echoed the sentiments of having had a fun day. She wrote on Twitter, "Comedy is brutal . . . New Orleans is the best!" Emma will trade Louisiana, though, for California in the coming days. She's due in LA Sunday to attend this year's MTV Movie Awards.
I was looking forward to The Five-Year Engagement like a dear friend's wedding, but as promising as the movie is, it's not as funny or romantic as I was hoping. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt play Tom and Violet, a happy couple who gets engaged, but over the course of planning their wedding, they get sidetracked, and end up putting off the big day. As their wedding plans fall apart, so does their relationship. This is where The Five-Year Engagement differs most notably from other romantic comedies; instead of seeing a romance develop, we're watching one decline — and it's as depressing to watch as it sounds.
It's a shame that we don't get to see the prologue of Tom and Violet's relationship, because Segel and Blunt have fantastic chemistry, and they have each have such solid comedic timing. It's well suited for the humor of the script, which was penned by Segel and director Nicholas Stoller. The duo also wrote Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets, two of my favorite comedies from the last few years, so my expectations were fairly high. Unfortunately, The Five-Year Engagement doesn't live up to those movies. The film's biggest laughs happen in the beginning of the movie, when the roadblocks to their wedding are far lighter than what the couple faces down the road. It's on that road that The Five-Year Engagement loses me — and its laughs. To find out what else I thought, just keep reading.
This weekend The Five-Year Engagement hits theaters, and you don't have to be engaged to relate to the relationship ups and downs Tom and Violet (played by Jason Segel and Emily Blunt) go through over the course of the film as they struggle to make it to the altar. But if you are taking part in this wedding season either as one half of a betrothed couple, as a bridesmaid, or as a family member to a bride-to-be, there are some tips to glean from the rom-com. Check out these proposal and engagement dos and don'ts from The Five-Year Engagement now! (Warning: spoilers ahead!)
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The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off in NYC last Wednesday with the big premiere of The Five-Year Engagement, where star and writer Jason Segel got cozy with his lady friend Michelle Williams. Jason's costar in the comedy, Emily Blunt, was back on the red carpet to show off Your Sister's Sister, and there have been plenty of other events going down in the Big Apple, too. We've rounded up all the pictures of the celebs right here in one place. Naomi Watts, Olivia Wilde, and Malin Akerman are among the stars making the scene — check out who else is having fun at Tribeca this year!
Michelle Williams and her boyfriend Jason Segel had a dinner date in NYC last night. After he taped an appearance on Late Show With David Letterman, the couple met up for Mexican at La Esquina. It was the latest Big Apple outing for the couple. On Sunday, Jason accompanied Michelle to the Tribeca Film Festival afterparty for her movie Take This Waltz. He returned the favor since Michelle was on hand for his The Five-Year Engagement debut and bash last week. Jason's latest picture arrives in theaters Friday, and he still has a bit more press to do. He's lined up for an interview on The Daily Show later this week, so hopefully we'll see more of him out and about in the city with new love Michelle.
Jason Segel Says He Lost Weight For The Five-Year Engagement So It Was "Conceivable That Emily Blunt Would Ever Choose Me"
Jason Segel stopped by Late Show With David Letterman last night to talk about The Five-Year Engagement, the romantic comedy he cowrote and stars in with Emily Blunt. He talked about the benefits of writing the films he acts in, but Segel said he still had to lose weight for the role so people would believe that Blunt would be with him. It's a pretty funny story, but I'm just sayin', around here, we think Jason is perfect, just as he is.