Even if 'How I Met Your Mother' stands a giant question mark with a ninth season up in the air, and rumors swirling of cast departures, its good to know that at least the coming season remains fully mapped out. And while deals are still being finalized beyond 'How I Met Your Mother' season 8, no one is going anywhere yet. So what does the new season hold, and who will surely be around to see it?
The longer any series carries on, the harder time it will have holding onto it lead stars, but could 'How I Met Your Mother' carry on without any one of its core five? Recently, fans have had to ask that question as the CBS series enters preliminary talks to extend itself through a ninth season, following the upcoming eighth. Surely not everyone will be up for an additional year unless the conditions are right, but what is star Jason Segel saying about the possibility?
Y'know how popular comedies often get an "Extended Cut" on DVD? 'The Five-Year Engagement' skipped a step and released its extended cut straight to theaters. It's 124 minutes long, and at least 30 minutes too long. There's a good movie in here, maybe even a great one. But it's buried beneath an awful lot of shoulda-been-deleted scenes.
When the sequel to 'The Muppets' was announced it was strange to hear that director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller were returning but Jason Segel - who seemed to will the film into production - had no involvement. There were thoughts that Segel might make a cameo or have a reduced role, but the actor has now squashed those rumors by announcing he won't have any part in the next film.
About a month ago, Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love publicly railed against the movie 'The Muppets,' saying Disney and the beloved puppets "raped" her late husband memory by remaking Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the film. And it seems she isn't finished having her say.
Her new target? The star and co-writer of 'The Muppets,' Jason Segel.
It looks like Jake Kasdan will be reuniting with his fellow 'Freaks and Geeks' alum Jason Segel for the film 'Sex Tape.' The Hollywood Reporter says that Kasdan is "in negotiations"* to direct with Segel attached to star. Reese Witherspoon was at one time interested in co-starring but now they are looking for a new female lead and may reunite Segel with one of his former co-stars...