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'Sex Tape' suffered from poor reviews, and things got worse at the box-office.
Sony's Cameron Diaz starrer Sex Tape opened to just $5.7 million on Thursday, tracking towards a $16 million overall weekend. The comedy, which cost $40 million, suffered frightfully bad reviews and scored just 19% on reviews aggregating website Rotten Tomatoes.
Cameron Diaz [L] and Jason Segel [R] in 'Sex Tape'
Elsewhere, the top movie on opening night was horror The Purge: Anarchy, which earned a solid $13 million. The original movie opened last June to a $16 million Friday and went on to gross $34 million on its opening weekend. Anarchy should gross around $27 million by the end of the weekend, three times its production budget.
Continue reading: 'Sex Tape', One Of 2014's Worst Movies, Opens Soft At Box Office
If you have plans to see Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal in 'Sex Tape' this weekend, you may want to think twice after reading five of the worst reviews from critics.
Sex Tape has been universally panned by critics, which is hardly surprising considering its unimaginative title or what it deals with.
Cameron Diaz stars in Sex Tape.
Continue reading: 'Sex Tape': 5 Of The Most Damning Reviews Of The Cameron Diaz Comedy
The two comedic stars undoubtedly share chemistry on the big-screen because they "come from a similar place when it comes to comedy," but that doesn't mean filming the raunchy scenes came any easier.
Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz are the stars of one of 2014's most anticipated comedies, 'Sex Tape.'
The upcoming flick embraces the digital age, and depicts how some people's inability to fully understand the power of today's technology can have disastrous outcomes.
Cameron Diaz in 'Sex Tape' attempting to improve her sex life
Unhappy fans will get the alternate ending they want to 'How I Met Your Mother', but is it really necessary?
Multiple Spoilers Alert!
How I Met Your Mother fans have succeeded in their plight to receive an alternate ending to their favorite show. Maybe they’ve been taking tips from Veronica Mars fans? Those guys know how to get things done!
Let's hope the HIMYM alternate ending features all of the cast equally
Continue reading: Did Fans Deserve More From The 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale?
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal's new movie 'Sex Tape' looks at the results of a raunchy home movie being released. These celebrities all have sex tapes, but are they quite as embarrassed?
If one of us regular folk filmed ourselves doing the nasty and then the tape was leaked, life as we know it would be over. Most of us can’t think of anything more mortifying than other people seeing us in the throes of lust, as Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal discover in their new movie ‘Sex Tape’.
These celebs, however, see ‘leaked’ sex tapes as a career tool and for most of them it’s not exactly been an embarrassment for the world to see them bumping uglies.
Hilton hotel heiress Paris Hilton filmed herself doing the nasty with ex-boyfriend, Rick Saloman
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton...Screech? 'Leaked' Celebrity Sex Tapes
The 'Bad Teacher' duo team up again and star as an unlucky married couple, whose private video is accidentally leaked online.
The red band trailer for the forthcoming comedy 'Sex Tape', which stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as a married couple, has been released and it looks like this could be one of the funniest flicks of the year.
Cameron Diaz in 'Sex Tape' attempting to improve her sex life
The Jake Kasdan-directed film embraces the digital age, and depicts how some people's inability to fully understand the power of today's technology can have disastrous outcomes.
One couple fall victim to the perils of the internet age in this hilarious new comedy.
The red band trailer has been released for the hilarious new comedy, Sex Tape, which stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as two characters who, as the title suggests, make a saucy home movie. The Jake Kasdan-directed flick embraces the digital age and its related contemporary concerns whilst exploiting the fear of having your most intimate information unstoppably leaked throughout cyberspace.
'Sex Tape' Sees Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel Explore The Perils Of Trying To Spice Up Their Sex Life In The Internet Age.
Guided by the seasoned comic talents of Bad Teacher's Diaz and How I Met Your Mother's Segel, Sex Tape sees the two unite as a couple named Jay and Annie who, after ten years and two children together, decide to film themselves having sex in order to spice up their sex life. The pair try out numerous positions in an extensive, three-hour home movie and collapse, drained of energy.
Jay and Annie once had a thriving sexual relationship, but now they've been together for ten years and have two children, things are going a little stale. They haven't been properly passionate in months and its starting to take its toll on them both. In a daring move to regain that spark that attracted them to each other in the first place, Annie suggests that she and Jay make a sex tape. The decide to film themselves trying out a variety of different positions in a 3 hour long romp captured on Jay's iPad. Unfortunately, they failed to notice as they were sleeping it off that the video had been uploaded to his Cloud account and thus shared with the entire public. With their professional reputations at risk if their bosses get hold of the film, they make an attempt to steal their iPads while simultaneously trying to find a way to get the tape 'out of the cloud'.
'Sex Tape' is a remarkable comedy about the tragic but true tales of modern technology - and how it frequently betrays us. It has been directed by Golden Globe nominated Jake Kasdan ('Bad Teacher', 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story') and written by Kate Angelo ('The Back-up Plan'), and is due to be released in the UK on September 5th 2014.
'How I Met Your Mother' finally ends tonight, after nine years. Is it one of the best shows of all time?
We promised ourselves that we wouldn’t cry, but we don’t think it’s a promise we’ll be able to keep! The thing is, tonight, after 9 years on the television, the final ever episode of How I Met Your Mother will be aired. And we’re pretty terrified about how it’s all going to turn out.
The HIMYM cast were chosen perfectly
The show has become one of the best loved series of all time, with an enthusiastic fan base who we’re sure will be devastated to see it come to an end. But how has HIMYM become so successful and how does it fare up against other well-loved ensemble cast shows?
Continue reading: Is 'How I Met Your Mother' The Best Ensemble Cast Show Ever?
Should Judd Apatow still be taking revenge for the 'Freaks and Geeks' cancellation? Of course
‘Freaks and Geeks’ may have only lasted for one season, but the show has had an enduring legacy, not least of all for producer Judd Apatow who has just called his whole career 'revenge' for its cancellation. With just 18 episodes (only 12 of which NBC aired), how can such a little show have made such a big impact? Well you only have to look at the list of people who came together on the ‘Freaks and Geeks’ set to understand while we’re still talking about it 14 years later. James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel are just a few of the names who started their careers in the McKinley high cafeteria.
Judd Apatow is still taking revenge for the cancellation of 'Freaks and Geeks'
Firstly if you’ve never seen or heard of ‘Freaks and Geeks’, you need to go and find a way to watch it, now. The short lived series, which originally aired on NBC between 1999 and 2000, has become a cult classic thanks to its fantastic script and timeless cast of characters, many of whom were played by now well known faces.
Continue reading: As Judd Apatow Continues His Revenge, We Remember 'Freaks And Geeks'
Sirens is set to air on USA Network this week, but what promising series were cancelled after just one season?
The US are gearing up for the launch of a new comedy show called Sirens. Sirens will be aired on USA Network and is a remake of the British comedy of the same name. The series is a based around the shenanigans of three Chicago emergency medical technicians. Does shenanigans sound like a light-hearted way to describe what EMTs do on the job? Well, it is a comedy after all!
Claire Danes Starred in 'My So Called Life'
The pilot episode has been penned by Denis Leary and Bob Fisher. Leary was the co-creator of TV show Rescue Me while Bob Fisher is the name behind hit comedy movie Wedding Crashers. It looks like these two will be a dynamic duo working together, but every now and then some great shows never even make it past their first season, it’s a tough crowd out there.
Continue reading: Will 'Sirens' Last? Other Series Cancelled After One Season
The producers managed to sneak that one past everyone.
With the first of nine final How I Met Your Mother episodes having aired last night, the countdown to the end has begun. For the HIMYM team, however, the countdown has been running for a few years – ever since they filmed the last scene of the last episode sometime during season two, News.com.au reports.
The actors have been at this for nine years.
The premise of the entire series is that sometime in the future, Josh Radnor’s character, Ted, is telling his kids the longwinded story of how he met their mother. In the early years of the show, the kids, played by David Henrie and Lyndsy Fonseca, were often seen sitting on a couch, listening to the story and looking utterly bored.
The sitcom’s creators apologise after “racist” storyline set in China.
An apology has been sent out by the team behind How I Met Your Mother, sorry for the offence that last night's episode 'Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra' caused. The episode, which was partly set in China, was accused of being racist by some fans who used the Twitter hashtag "#HowIMetYourRacism" to criticise a scene in which the cast were shown with make-up, costumes and accents that some deemed offensive.
The 'HIMYM' Team Disappointed Many Of Their Fans With Themes Of Racial Appropriation.
The episode sees Jason Segel's character Marshall travel to China, where he met characters from Kung Fu films which were played by regular cast members Jash Radnor, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders. The three were accused of using "yellowface," which is the practice of wearing yellow face paint to make oneself seem more East Asian.
The 'How I Met Your Mother' star will play the novelist opposite the 'Social Network' actor.
Jason Segel is to play the late writer David Foster Wallace in the upcoming movie, The End of the Tour, which will be based on David Lipsky's Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace.
Jason Segel Is Reportedly Set To Play David Foster Wallace In A Biopic.
The novel, which was written in 2010 by the Rolling Stone journalist, detailed Lipsky's road trip with the author as Wallace toured America promoting his new book, Infinite Jest. The biopic will see How I Met Your Mother actor Segel take the lead role whilst The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg is set to play Lipsky, according to The Wrap.
Continue reading: Jason Segel To Play David Foster Wallace In Biopic With Jesse Eisenberg
Beware, what follows is a very spoiler-y recap of HIMYM Season 9, Episode 3, "Last Time In New York"
The final season of How I Met Your Mother is going on full speed ahead (tear) and last week’s episode saw the chaos surrounding Barney and Robin’s wedding continue to unfold. Do we even need to explain that this recap will contain ALL OF THE SPOILERS? No? Ok. The couple try to find a place where they can be alone before the wedding and before “those old b***ards latch onto us like leeches.” As you can guess, by “those b***ards” they mean their relatives.
The wedding stress is finally catching up with Barney and Robin.
Meanwhile, Marshall continues his heroic quest to Farhampton. He’s making headway, but unfortunately, we’re not quite at the end of the season, so that probably means he’ll have to go through a few more challenges before making it. This week it was Wisconsin – for you non-football fans, that’s the home of the Green Bay Packers – sworn rivals of Marshall’s dearest Vikings. Without spoiling too much, things get intense.
Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
Continue reading: Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss
Among the CBS TV show actors arriving at the network's 2013 Upfront Presentation in New York were Sharon Osbourne from 'The Talk' (who doesn't refrain from her usual face-pulling shenanigans) and the cast of 'How I Met Your Mother' Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan.
When actor James Franco threw a party for his fellow movie stars including the star-studded cast of 'Knocked Up' and several stars of Seth Rogen's comedies including Seth himself, Jay Baruchel, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, no-one expected it to be anything more than your average drink fuelled Hollywood superparty. However, things take a turn for the worst when they experience a major earthquake; the ground opens up to the hottest depths of the Earth's core swallowing up Rihanna and Jason Segal as mysterious beasts start swarming around outside. What's a comedy cast to do with limited food and no real skills of the like they portray in the movies - especially when golden girl Emma Watson bursts in on them wielding an axe demanding all their resources. This is Hollywood versus the apocalypse, but who would really win?
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The Muppets star has turned his hand to writing books for kids
Jason Segel, comedy screen star and Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-writer is turning his hand to writing children’s books, according to CBS News. Segel will be co-writing the books with Kirsten Miller, the author of the best-selling series The Eternal Ones. Entitled Nightmares! the tale is an adventure story about kids who are trying to save their town from fear, after it becomes over-run by nightmare creatures that have taken over the everyday world.
Segel commented in a press release: “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." He originally wrote the story as a movie project but decided to reverse-adapt it into a book series for children. A spokesperson for Random House, who will be publishing the books, commented “Jason Segel has the perfect voice to write for children. Nightmares! is inventive, genuine, and relatable to middle-grade readers. We're thrilled to see Jason's creative vision translated to the page, and can't wait to introduce him to the publishing world as a tremendous new talent."
The first book in the Nightmares! series is due to be published in 2014. Meanwhile, Segel is awaiting the release of This Is The End, a comedy in which he features alongside Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and James Franco.
Continue reading: Nightmares! Jason Segel Writing New Children's Book Series
Relationship break-up news: Jason Segel and Michelle Williams have reportedly ended their relationship
The actors Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have called time on their long-distance love affair. Williams, 32 and Segel, 33 quietly ended their relationship last month, Us Magazine revealed, after speaking to sources close to the celebrity couple. Despite the couple seeming happy together, it appears that the pressures of long distance travel, in order to see each other had put too much of a strain on their relationship.
Michelle and Jason were recently spotted holidaying in Cancun, with Busy Phillips (one of Michelle’s best mates) and they seemed happy enough but it seems that the distance has taken it’s toll on Michelle, who also has her 7 year-old daughter Matilda to consider (the kid she had with the late Heath Ledger). Michelle and Matilda live in New York City, whilst Jason has been based in Los Angeles, where his CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother is filmed. When the couple got together in March last year, they managed to keep their coupling under wraps for some time and it seems that they may have achieved the same with their split, until now.
These two aren’t the only Hollywood acting couple to have succumbed to the nightmare of long distance relationships though. Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen also quit their long-distance relationship recently, too.
Continue reading: The Distance Took Its Toll: Michelle Williams And Jason Segel Split
Jason Segel Tuesday 17th March 2009 attends the Los Angeles Premiere of 'I Love You, Man' held the Mann's Village Theater. Westwood, California
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