Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have split up.

Us Weekly reported the "Oz the Great and Powerful" actress and the "How I Met Your Mother" star quietly ended their romance earlier this month, sources said.

What ... they whispered when they broke up?

The magazine said the couple seemed happy last month when they were photographed on vacation in Cancun with Williams' buddy Busy Philipps, an insider said their geography killed the romance. Williams lives in New York with daughter Matilda, 7, while Segel is based in Los Angeles.

They couldn't meet in St. Louis or something?

They pair were together since March 2012. In June, the magazine reported a source said they were "totally in love. Jason is obsessed with Michelle." He also apparently got along well with Willams' daughter Matilda, whose father was late actor Heath Ledger.

IRANIAN NEWS ALTERS MICHELLE OBAMA'S DRESS: An Iranian news agency made some "alterations" to Michelle Obama's Oscar-night dress without her permission.

The first lady wore a Naeem Khan design Sunday night while announcing "Argo" as the Academy Award winner for best picture. The surprise presenter appeared on the ABC broadcast via satellite, as President Obama was co-hosting the Governors Ball in Washington, D.C.


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When reporting on Michelle Obama's participation in the awards, Iran's Fars News added sleeves to her dress and raised her neckline, reports say, to comply with its local broadcasting guidelines.

"We've persistently seen Iranian news agencies, whether they're partially or fully state-run, use fabrication and use other means to distort images," deputy State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told ABC News.

While they were at it, why didn't they just change the print on her dress to match the Iranian flag?

According to Us Weekly, Fars News criticized Obama's involvement with the program, saying, "In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the first lady announced the winner for best picture for the anti-Iran film, 'Argo,' which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros."

The Iranians weren't the only ones criticizing Obama's appearance.

MSNBC's Donny Deutsch said Obama's presence was "intrusive and not additive" when he appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "There was an elitist flavor to it."

At FOX News, Bill O'Reilly slammed Obama's participation, describing it as "Hollywood left boosterism." The conservative pundit also said, "Laura Bush would never at any time have introduced any award."

Does O'Reilly realize he's siding with Iran on this one?

According to Us Weekly, Michelle Obama talked about the Oscar appearance -- but didn't address the controversy -- during an interview Tuesday with SiriusXM host B. Smith. "It was really a privilege to be able to announce the award and to do it at the White House with all those wonderful military aides," said the 49-year-old mother of two. "They were more excited than I could have ever imagined. We always love the chance to highlight them."

CHRIS BROWN TALKS RIHANNA: Chris Brown has publicly acknowledged for the first time being back together with Rihanna and expressed regret for the infamous 2009 assault on his pop star girlfriend, according to the New York Daily News.

Brown, 23, told the U.K.'s Mirror his assault on Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammys was his "deepest regret."

"Sometimes you row, you fight, with the one you love and things get said, stuff spirals," he said. "That night was the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake. But she loves me -- what can I say? I'm forgiven ... but, yes, I worked hard for it."

Rihanna recently told Rolling Stone magazine that her relationship with Brown is "different now. We don't have those types of arguments anymore."

Of course not. Or she wouldn't be alive right now.

Speaking at Elton John's Aids Foundation Oscars after-party Sunday night, Brown told the Mirror he has "grown up" and has learned how to deal with the criticism and backlash he has received.

"I was very young and I took a lot of stuff, fame, for granted," he said. "I didn't understand it. The support from those who do know me and the fans, who are incredible, got me through."

Brown dismissed a joke by Oscars host Seth MacFarlane, who referred to the ultraviolent film "Django Unchained" as "a date night for Brown and Rihanna."

"People attack me and criticize me," Brown said. "It happens all the time. But they don't know me, and they don't know us. It doesn't bother me anymore."

Of course not. Now he just brawls with Frank Ocean over parking spots.

"He's not the monster everyone thinks." Rihanna told Rolling Stone. "He's a good person. He's giving and loving. He's fun to be around and he has a fantastic heart."

He must.

CARRIE FISHER HAS EPISODE ON SHIP: Carrie Fisher was hospitalized after a bizarre performance on board a Caribbean cruise ship last week that her rep said was caused by bipolar disorder, according to TMZ.

The website displayed video of Fisher slurring a couple of off-key songs on board the Holland America Eurodam in the Caribbean. She had her dog on stage, which was apparently using the floor as its personal toilet while she sang.

I blame George Lucas, Hayden Christensen and Jar-Jar Binks. Who's with me?

TMZ said there were reports Fisher -- who was featured on the cruise as a "surprise" celebrity guest -- was drunk, but her rep said ,"There was a medical incident related to Carrie Fisher's bipolar disorder. She went to the hospital briefly to adjust her medication and is feeling much better now."

Fisher is a recovering drug addict who has publicly discussed her bipolar disorder. The rep says it's unclear if she will return to perform on the cruise ship.

LINDSAY LOHAN TO TEAM WITH CHARLIE SHEEN AGAIN: Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen will team up again on an episode of Sheen's FX sitcom "Anger Management."

No doubt stretching her acting abilities, Lohan will play herself, only as a therapy patient," according to the Associated Press.

Producer Lionsgate Television said Lohan will develop a romantic relationship during her sessions with Sheen's character, who's also her therapist.

Wasn't she afraid Sheen had cooties when they shot their scene together in the upcoming "Scary Movie 5?" I mean, he does. But didn't she insist they dip her in a vat of Lysol afterward or something?

Lionsgate said the episode will air in April -- the same month "Scary Movie 5" comes out.

FEBRUARY 27 IN HISTORY

Wednesday is Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2013. There are 307 days left in the year.

1801: The District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.

1911: Inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter in Detroit by starting a Cadillac's motor with just the press of a switch, instead of hand-cranking.

1922: The Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote.

1933: Germany's parliament building, the Reichstag was gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the fire as justification for suspending civil liberties. In 1939, the Supreme Court, in National Labor Relations Board v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp., outlawed sit-down strikes.

1943: During World War II, Norwegian commandos launched a raid to sabotage a German-operated heavy water plant in Norway. The U.S. government began circulating one-cent coins made of steel plated with zinc (the steel pennies proved very unpopular, since they were easily mistaken for dimes).

1951: The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.

1960, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets, 3-2, at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)

1968: At the conclusion of a CBS News special report on the Vietnam War, Walter Cronkite delivered a commentary in which he said the conflict appeared "mired in stalemate."

1973: Members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasted until May.)

1982: Wayne Williams was found guilty of murdering two of the 28 young blacks whose bodies were found in the Atlanta area over a 22-month period. (Williams, who was also blamed for 22 other deaths, has maintained his innocence.)

1991: During Operation Desert Storm, President George H.W. Bush declared that "Kuwait is liberated, Iraq's army is defeated," and announced that the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight, Eastern time.

2003: The Bush administration lowered the national terror alert from orange to yellow. Iraq agreed in principle to destroy its Al Samoud II missiles, two days before a U.N. deadline. Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic was sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to eleven years in prison for war crimes. (She was released in 2009.) Children's television host Fred Rogers died in Pittsburgh at age 74.

2008: William F. Buckley Jr., the author and conservative commentator, was found dead at his home in Stamford, Conn.; he was 82.

2012: Three students were shot to death in a Chardon, Ohio, high school cafeteria, allegedly by a 17-year-old who was charged with aggravated murder. Matt Kenseth won his second Daytona 500, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. a day after rain had postponed the race for the first time in its 54-year history from Sunday to Monday.

BIRTHDAYS

Actress Joanne Woodward (83), consumer advocate Ralph Nader (79), actor Howard Hesseman (73), rock musician Neal Schon (Journey) (59), rock musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) (56), Basketball Hall-of-Famer James Worthy (52), singer Chilli (TLC) (42), Chelsea Clinton (33), singer Josh Groban (32).

Associated Press