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Jason Segel Cut ‘Gratuitous’ Nude Scene

Jason SegelJason Segel cut his "gratuitous" fully nude scene from The Five-Year Engagement.

The actor is no stranger to baring his manhood on camera - having done so in 2007's Forgetting Sarah Marshall - but even though it was his idea to do it again for his latest film, he ultimately decided it was too much.

"I thought of it at the time as a homage to Sarah Marshall, but then when we saw it, it just seemed gratuitous... There's no need for it. People already know what it looks like, and we also couldn't find a lens that was wide enough," he joked to The Huffington Post.

The film's co-writer and director, Nicholas Stoller - who also worked on Forgetting Sarah Marshall - joined in joking about his friend's manhood: "His penis was getting a bit of an ego. And you know what? It hasn't changed much since Sarah Marshall. I'll be honest. It's basically the same."

Nicholas also promised The Five-Year Engagement features plenty of shots of Jason's bottom, and praised his bravado in being prepared to show himself off on camera: "He's never afraid to show flaws or a certain ugliness in the characters that he plays. He's always been like that, since he was a teenager and we started working for him. When we first met him, we were like, 'Yeah, this guy is probably going to become famous, but in a weird way.' He has a weirdness that is more relatable."


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Jason Segel Off The Muppets Sequel

Jason SegelJason Segel will not be returning to film another Muppets movie.

The How I Met Your Mother actor - who played the role of Gary in the picture, as well as working as an executive producer and writer - is glad to have had a part in the musical puppet project, but is keen to move on to other things.

"My goal was to bring The Muppets back and I did that leaving them in very good hands, my writing partner and James Bobin the director. I did what I set out to do, and now I wanna pursue more human-related projects."

However, Jason - who starred alongside Amy Adams as the main human character in the well-received movie starring Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog - may return in some behind-the-scenes capacity: "All I wanted to do was to set the stage for them to do whatever they wanted. I'm sure I'll return in some capacity here and there, but that was half a decade of my life. Five years of hard work. I'm ready for a little puppet break."

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VIDEO: Full-Length Muppet Trailer Unveiled

After catching a sneak peek last month, the first full-length trailer for Disney's upcoming Muppet movie hit the web a day earlier than planned. Borrowing a little from some of the most memorable trailers from the past couple of years, The Muppets trailer promises lots of music, action, romance, comedy, and... an electrocuted muppet.

The film, which stars Amy Adams and Jason Segel, hits theaters on November 23.

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VIDEO: New Muppets Trailer Released

Don’t be fooled -- this is indeed a trailer for the new Muppets movie starring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and two humans named Amy Adams and Jason Segel. It’ll be in theaters November 23. Check it out above.

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Box Office Breakdown: Coen Brothers Show True Grit

True Grit

Their film didn't top the box office, nor did it have the best per screen average -- but Joel and Ethan Coen still have reason to smile.

, a two-time second-place finisher, has now grossed $86.7 million domestically -- a new record for the writing/directing duo. The Western, which added another $24.4 million to its total this past weekend, has officially surpassed the Coen brothers' previous record. (No Country for Old Men, released in 2007, raised $74.3 million.)

The only other notable item in the Top Ten this week was . The critically-acclaimed film replaced The Tourist in the tenth-place spot and averaged $11,108 per theater.

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Box Office Breakdown: Big Win for Little Fockers

Little Fockers

A lack of a clear plot apparently meant very little to theatergoers this past weekend.

Little Fockers, which added another $30.8 million in ticket sales ($45.1 million since Wednesday) to the Fockers series, finished in first place after the holiday frame. Although the Ben Stiller/Robert De Niro production failed to top Meet the Fockers’ debut in 2004 ($46.1 million), the comedy did bring in more than the 2000 original. (Meet the Parents opened to $28.6 million.)

Meanwhile, the Jeff Bridges from the past found himself passing the Jeff Bridges from the future. True Grit, costarring Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld, roped in $24.9 million – the best number for the Coen brothers to date – and second place. The Western wound up landing just one notch above Tron, Bridges’ current sci-fi entry.

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In Theaters This Holiday Week: December 22, 2010


Here are a few selections in theaters this holiday week:

  • Gulliver's Travels (PG): starring Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt (directed by Rob Letterman) **opens on Dec. 25**
  • Little Fockers (PG-13): starring Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson (directed by Paul Weitz)
  • True Grit (PG-13): starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin (directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 14, 2010

Despicable MeHere are some of the options available this week:

  • The A-Team: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cyrus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Despicable Me: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Gasland: DVD
  • Harsh Times: Blu-ray
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17
  • Mother and Child: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Nanny McPhee Returns: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Other Guys: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Town: DVD, Blu-ray **avail. Dec. 17**
  • True Grit: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Expendables Team Up Against Julia Roberts

The Expendables

For some people, eating, praying and loving is the way to go. For others, shooting and fighting is the preferred course of action.

, directed and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, overpowered the competition this weekend with a $34.8 million finish. The combined star power of the cast – which included Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, and Jason Statham – helped land the actioner in first place while awarding Stallone his biggest debut to date.

Although fell in second with its $23.1 million take, the movie was by no means a disappointment. The Julia Roberts vehicle premiered on par with Julie & Julia’s $20 million kickoff last August. Meanwhile, Roberts earned her best opening numbers in 10 years (outside of the Oceans franchise).

Unfortunately for Michael Cera, it appears the world was simply working against The $60 million comic book adaptation only raked in $10.6 million over the past three days.

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Box Office Breakdown: Victory for The Other Guys

The Other Guys

Will Ferrell is no longer stuck in the Land of the Lost.

After stinking up the theaters last summer with his science fiction remake, Ferrell has rebounded nicely with . Sony’s buddy-cop flick opened to $35.5 million over the weekend, giving the funnyman his second highest debut ever. (Talledega Nights rang in $47 million in August 2006.) The comedy also performed well for Mark Wahlberg. It was his best outing since Planet of the Apes’ $68.5 million kickoff in 2001.

Unfortunately, 3-D screens and So You Think You Can Dance plugs couldn’t push further up the charts. The $40 million film only grossed $15.8 million in ticket sales while coming in lower than the first two installments. (Step Up premiered to $20.7 million in 2006 while Step Up 2 the Streets opened to $18.9 million in 2008.)

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