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Jason Segel and Michelle Williams Are Definitely Dating

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I’m so glad this is a true thing. So glad. Because now Michelle Williams has a nice man in her life who can take her to the places she deserves to go, and frankly, Matilda deserves to have a good, stable father figure in her life, too. The above and below photos are exclusive to Us magazine, who has even more details about the new couple’s shacking-up-ness.

From Us:

The demure three-time Oscar nominee, 31, has fallen for longtime pal Jason Segel, a source confirms exclusively to Us Weekly. “They are smitten and very serious,” the source says of the My Week With Marilyn star and Segel, 32. (The actress split from Heath Ledger five months before his death in 2008.)

The unexpected new couple was photographed taking a romantic stroll after a meal at Frankie’s Spuntino in Brooklyn March 24. “He put his arm around her and made her laugh as they walked,” says a witness. “[They] seemed very relaxed.”

The next day, How I Met Your Mother star Segel was snapped bonding with Matilda, Williams’ 6-year-old daughter, as she went for a ride on her scooter.

Friends for years through Williams’ BFF and Segel’s Freaks and Geeks costar Busy Philipps, their relationship only recently turned romantic.

They dined (and giggled) at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont Feb. 27, and then shared supper at West Hollywood’s Comme Ca March 16.

Although they live on different coasts, the Brooklyn-based actress and L.A. denizen are “trying to make it work,” the source says. “She hasn’t been this happy in a long time.”

So nice, right? Isn’t it nice that we, despite all of the celebrity-related f-ckery that surrounds us on a daily basis, can moon over a nice, nice couple? Because they’re nice, guys. They’re really, really nice. I haven’t been this excited about a celebrity pairing in I don’t know how long, and it’s A NICE THING, let me tell you. (These guys are really nice together, I guess that’s the gist of what I’m saying, if you’re picking up what I’m laying down.)

New Couple Alert: Michelle Williams and … Jason Segel?

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Oh. My God. I love this. I love this! Lainey Gossip has got the exclusive gossip that Michelle Williams and Jason Segel might be doing things together – and maybe even each other! Do you NOT love this? How could you not love this? Check out the news:

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel looked like they were on a date last week at Chateau Marmont. At first they were there with Busy Phillips. Busy left early. Michelle and Jason stayed on their own for a few hours after. She was in great spirits. He made her laugh a lot. They drank several glasses of wine, she chained off several cigarettes, seemed very relaxed, and happy.

He paid at around 1:30am and was convincing her to stay out. She kept protesting like it was too late and he was all – what? This is early! And after giggling together, she seemed to agree. The two exited together through the side …

Apparently Jason lives right behind the hotel. Coincidence or conspiracy?

Wow. Like I said, I just love it! I really never get excited like this over a coupling, but this? It’s just awesome. I want these two to be together forever, and Jason could be little Matilda’s doting little stepdad and take her and her dollies for ice cream dates, and they could have more children and take them for pizza in quaint towns in the summertime and they could vacation at quiet mountain resorts and raise their children under the radar and have grandbabies and grow old together and die just like Allie and Noah did in The Notebook? Wouldn’t that be just GREAT? I AM LOVING THIS SO HARD.

Oh, and I hope it’s all true, too, you know. I mean, obviously.

Let’s Talk About Michelle Williams For A Minute

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Really, I want to talk about Michelle Williams‘ daughter, Matilda, for a minute, but I guess we can talk about Michele specifically for a minute too, if you’d like. But save it, ok? I really want to talk about Matilda right now.

She looks so much like her father, doesn’t she? I feel like you could find some pictures of Heath Ledger as a child, sketch in some longer hair, and you could have little Matilda here. Consider my mind blown, friends, and also, consider me a little sad. Could you even imagine how adorable it would be to see Heath Ledger today, playing with his tiny little lookalike, having a ball? Ugh. Pardon me for being entirely too obvious, but death sucks, huh?

To lighten up the mood a little bit, let’s discuss the fashion of a six-year-old, all right? What happened to her awesome red pants after Michelle picked her up? Where do you think I can find a sweater like hers? Is it weird that I’m coveting a six-year-old’s sweater? Let’s talk about the issues!

Michelle Williams Strips Down (in All Sorts of Ways) for GQ

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Are you looking, Lindsay Lohan? This is how you do Marilyn Monroe. THIS.

But let me preface this interview by saying that it’s not pretty. Or rather, Michelle Williams is either the tortured, overly-fragile spectre of a human being that she appears to pretty much everyone, or she’s a damned fine actress. This intro, for example:

I meet with Michelle Williams on three days in two different cities over a bit more than a week. Much does not go as either of us expects. On the first day, we mainly talk about her youth, and I make her cry. On the second, we mainly talk about her becoming Marilyn Monroe. This is the only dry-eyed meeting. (Unless—quite possible—I was too insensitive to notice.) On the third, we mainly talk about her life with, and without, Heath Ledger. At the end of the third day, we walk around a park in the dark. At the end of the second day, we tidy up the leftovers of her daughter’s birthday cupcakes. At the end of the first day, she leaves in tears, her parting words: “That was really awful.”

So, OK. She’s got reason to be emotional. The interviewer brings up the touchy subject of Heath Ledger (of course) while still trying to maintain a sex kitten vibe to both the photo shoot and the interview. I mean, I might be a little thrown, too.

From GQ, Michelle Williams on embracing the “darkness”:

“Maybe when I was in my early twenties and my late teens, I was more prone to sitting in it or lacerating myself with it. Now I want to move out of it. I have a daughter. I want a happy life.”

On admitting that she had to go into therapy after her parents saw her nude in a play:

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The Best Dressed of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards: Michelle Williams Wins!

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How darling is this? I know it’s not all cleavage-heaving and body-baring, but Michelle could probably wear a full-length, high-necked burlap bag and she’d still rock the fiber out of it. Plus, her hands. I’ve got this hand fascination, and I totally make snap judgments about people based on what their hands look like, and I just cannot stop staring at hers. She’s got such COOL HANDS. NEAT hands. Very artistic-looking hands.

Other good, honorable mentions include The Help‘s breakout star, Viola Davis who is like a strong goddess in that Grecian-inspired dress, Lea Michele (with the exception of that FACE GOOD GOD IN HEAVEN ACK PUT IT AWAY), Zooey Deschanel, who also has that unbelievable cute factor much like Michelle Williams does, and when is she going to start hooking up with Joseph Gordon-Levitt anyhow, huh?, and last, but certainly not least, Katharine McPhee. I know, I don’t know what the hell she was doing there anyway, but it looks like she left her Steve Maddens home in lieu of a classy getup that resulted in … well, classiness. Ness.

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Why Michelle Williams Keeps Her Hair Short

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My first thought, one that I’m sure many of you share, was “why, Michelle Williams, you keep your hair short because it looks stunning and adorable that way!” For real, I can’t think of a woman who can pull of this look better than Michelle can (well, maybe Natalie Portman. I don’t know, let me think about it). It turns out, however, that Michelle has a much more depressing reason to keep her short hairstyle:

“What Matilda would love is for her mom to grow out the cropped hair, though that’s unlikely to happen any time soon.  I’ve really grown into it – I feel like myself with short hair. And it’s been a really long time since I had long hair, five years. Of course, the only people who like it are gay men and my girlfriends. Straight men across the board are not into this hair! I (first) cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it.”

I don’t think there will ever be a time when hearing Michelle Williams mention or allude to Heath Ledger won’t make me burst into tears and curse the untimely death of one of the most talented actors of this generation. So yeah, I’ll just be spending this evening watching The Patriot and A Knight’s Tale and quietly weeping. Must be Thursday, right?

Quotables: Michelle Williams Says Hollywood Was a Fog

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“It was weird and insidious. I never really knew who I was with, who I had been with and what was in my glass. I did not know what I was doing.”

Michelle Williams on first moving to Hollywood, sans college education, sans happy parents. Williams, incidentally, moved to Hollywood when she was 16 to pursue a career in acting, despite her parents’ wishes that she finish school. I mean, duh, remember Dawson’s Creek? God did I hate that show.

Glad you made it through the jungle, Michelle. I shudder to consider what you’d be like had you ended up like your character on your first big show.