Jason Segel has always come off as an incredibly likeable, down-to-earth dude. He’s kind of the everyman – not too overly built, handsome but not strikingly or intimidatingly so and just generally “cool”. Everyone has been noticing lately that he seems to have slimmed down quite a bit, but he’s told US Weekly that’s only because he is starring in a movie called Sex Tape with Cameron Diaz in the near future. Hm, wonder what that one’s going to be about!
“I’ve just been living healthy, exercising, eating right — no more midnight pizzas,” Segel told Us Weekly. “This time when I take my shirt off, I’ve made a promise to myself, it doesn’t have to be funny.”
According to Segel (who split with Michelle Williams earlier this year), “I took heat for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, where I was completely nude. But different characters require different body types.” Production on the raunchy comedy begins in September. “It is R-rated,” he teased, “and I’m not in shape for no reason.”
Ha! I don’t think he’s ever been particularly overweight or out of shape, but I like the fact that he’s not worried about coming off as super handsome or having the biggest six pack in Hollywood, because that would be incredibly boring. His pot belly is part of his charm! Leave him alone!
August 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Jason Segel is pretty universally known to be pretty great, so it should be no surprise that he’s now conquering the world of children’s book writing with Nightmares!, a story about a group of small town kids who band together to overcome their fear of the monsters. Apparently this will be a series put together with co-author Kirsten Miller.
“I couldn’t be more excited that Nightmares! has found a home at Random House,” Segel said in a statement.
“Ultimately, it’s a story about learning that we can accomplish anything, as long as we are brave enough to try. These are the types of stories that always inspired me.”
April 24, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Michelle Williams and Jason Segel broke up. They kept their relationship quiet and I think this break-up came as a shock to many, in the, “Whoa, they were together?” sense. Unless you read Evil Beet, that is. They’ve been together since March of 2012 and were seen together as recently as early January.
Us Weekly reports,
Their romance couldn’t survive the long distance. (Williams lives in New York with daughter Matilda, 7, while Segel is based in Los Angeles, where his CBS sitcom is filmed.)
Reportedly Segel was getting along swimmingly with Ms. Williams’ daughter 7 year-old daughter, Matilda. (Matilda’s dad is the late Heath Ledger.)
“He’s been doing all sorts of ‘dad stuff‘ with her, like drawing and playing music,” [an] insider said.
By that definition I guess every babysitter I’ve ever had was a dad.
No but seriously, they seemed like a cute and happy couple and I hope they both find joy soon again.
February 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Michelle Williams is adorable, so it only stands to reason that her daughter Matilda – who she had with the late Heath Ledger – is also adorable. Michelle has always spent a lot of time with Matilda and taken her to movie sets wherever possible, and Oz, The Great and Powerful is no exception. Turns out, she’s pretty excited to see the film now because she knows what’s going to happen and wants to see it all come together on the big screen.
“She’s dying to see it. She’s very excited,” the Oz The Great and Powerful star, 32, told PEOPLE during its Wednesday premiere in Hollywood.
“[Director Sam Raimi] really welcomed her on set and he made a very kid-friendly space. She witnessed so much of it being made so she’s really excited to see it come together.”
An avid fan of the original The Wizard of Oz, the 7-year-old has been known to skip over the scarier scenes — “She runs out of the room when … the baboons start to fly,” says Williams — but promises to be brave for the newest flick.
“She said, ‘Mommy, don’t worry, I won’t be scared because I know how everything happens,” says the actress.
I always wonder what kids of celebrity parents must think about their careers. Most stars say that their kids don’t really “get it” and that to them, they’re just Mom or Dad, not such and such the Hollywood actress or whatever. I love this kid. I love that Jason Segel loves this kid. I love everything about this little makeshift family and I don’t know why but I don’t think it matters.
February 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Probably my favorite celebrity couple in the history of celebrities coupling is Michelle Williams and Jason Segel. I’ve always adored them so, so much separately, and I never even imagined that these two magical souls could become one. But they have, and they still are. And that’s what this story is about.
That photo up there is of Michelle and Jason, along with their BFF, Busy Philipps, having fun in Cancun. Michelle is the pale girl who isn’t pregnant, if you needed help figuring that out. Michelle’s daughter was there with him, and they all had a really good time because, you know, it’s Cancun.
You guys love them too, right? After all, what’s not to love?
January 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm by Emily
From the Daily Mail:
The Oscar-nominated actress, 32, and Jason, also 32, have moved into a sprawling loft overlooking the Manhattan skyline, MailOnline can reveal.
The Brooklyn property, which is situated in a stunning converted warehouse behind gates, marks a fresh start for Michelle, who still owns the house she first bought with Heath in 2005, when their daughter Matilda was a baby.
Oh wow. We all wanted something like this to happen, but now that it has, and we’re talking maybe, what, selling the property that was joint-purchased with Heath Ledger? And then I feel all sorts of reluctant about this whole thing. Sure, it’s not healthy for Michelle to not move on—especially after four years, but wow. Everything seems real final now that she’s not living in the Heath Ledger house anymore. I don’t know. I suppose I shouldn’t complain: she’s moving on with someone like Jason Segel, and that’s pretty fabulous. It’s amazing how the time flies, right?