WHO Jason Segel
THE MOVIE Untitled Muppets movie
THE DEAL As expected, the star of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You, Man" has signed on as the human lead of Disney's Muppets film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. For at least a year, Segel has been talking about the project, which he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller (the 2008 Jim Carrey vehicle "Yes Man") and also is co-producing. Plot details remain under wraps, though Segel is said to play a man trying to track down and reunite the Muppets.
WHO Edward Burns
THE MOVIE "Nice Guy Johnny"
THE DEAL The writer-director, born in Queens and raised in Valley Stream, will hold the world premiere of his latest film at the Tribeca Film Festival, which kicks off April 21. The story follows a baby-face youngster whose womanizing uncle, played by Burns, sets up a day of debauchery in the Hamptons. For more information, go to tribecafilm.com.
THE MOVIE "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"
THE DEAL The tweener favorite comes out on DVD Saturday, and radio station WBLI / 106.1 FM will have a pre-release party featuring various giveaways and contests, including an Edward and Bella look-alike pageant. On-air personality Astra will be the host.