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Neil Patrick Harris - Opening night after party for The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre - Arrivals. at Vivian Beaumont Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 17th April 2015
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris - Photographs of a variety of stars as they attended the opening night after party for Broadway's musical comedy 'It Shoulda Been You' The after party was held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015
Neil Patrick Harris and Kate Jennings Grant - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived to the Opening night of Broadway's musical comedy 'It Shoulda Been You' which was held at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015
Andrew Rannells, John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Hall and Michael C. Hall - Lena Hall's final performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch with special guests at the Belasco Theatre - Curtain Call at Belasco Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 5th April 2015
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015
Neil Patrick Harris - A host of Hollywood's biggest stars were photographed as they arrived for the Oscar nominees luncheon which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 2nd February 2015
Albert Maysles, Rosie Perez, Neil Patrick Harris and Louis C.K - Photographs from the Made in NY Awards ceremony as a variety of celebrities arrived at Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, New York, United States - Monday 10th November 2014
Nick Dunne finds himself at the fore of a police investigation when his wife Amy mysteriously goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. He has mixed emotions about the whole thing as he enlists volunteers to help find her; their marriage has been on the rocks after he lost his job and dragged Amy away from New York to open a new business. Their relationship was often volatile, further implicating his involvement in her disappearance. A part of him is not so worried about her; he knows how manipulative and deceitful she can be, but unfortunately his lack of visible devastation on TV goes solidly against him for those who are sure he's killed her. As it turns out, he's not so honest either and things come to a head when it turns out that every person in this story has a secret.
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Neil Patrick Harris looked as natural in drag at the Tony Awards as he does in a suit and tie. He's not the only actor who's donned drag for a role and never looked back.
So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris has been making headlines as the lead in the Broadway show since he joined the cast earlier this year. He’s not the first actor to don drag for a role, these other actors have all dressed up like the fairer sex for performances in the past.
Neil Patrick Harris has received rave reviews for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris And 9 Other Actors Who Donned Drag For Roles
What to expect when you're expecting the Tonys 2014.
Tony’s, Tony’s, Tonyyyy’s! Cue life affirming musical montage.It’s almost TIme for the 2014 Tony Awards! Has it been that long since last year’s? Well, yes. This year’s lineup looks mega promising, so here’s a little rundown of what to expect tonght.
A decade after his first time hosting, Hugh Jackman returns to fill some big shoes.
This year’s host is Hugh Jackman and while we’ll miss NPH, that beacon of Tony excellence, as a host (don’t worry, he’s still dropping by to perform with the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Itch), Mr. Jackson’s past appearances at the awards are no less a thing to behold. Example:
There's going to be a lot of "bounce" at tonight's Tony Awards, or so host Hugh Jackman is promising on Instagram. But what else do we know about the award ceremony?
The Tony Awards always promises to be a night of drama, stirring songs and as many celebrities as it is physically possible to pack into the Radio City Music Hall, New York. As it's always something of an occasion even for those who haven't tread the Broadway boards, here's what we know so far about tonight's award ceremony:
Hugh Jackman will host the awards for the fourth time.
Hugh Jackman - The Host
Continue reading: Tony Awards 2014: What We Know About The Award Ceremony So Far
Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Sutton Foster, Keli O'Hara, Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adriane Lenox, Anilka Noni Rose, Lauren Worsham, Mary Bridget Davies, James Monroe Iglehart, Ramin Karimloo, Jarred Spector, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Cordero, Reed Bimey, Bryce Pinkham, Jefferson Mays and Samual Barnett - 2014 Tony Award Nominees photocall held on the observation deck of the Empire State Building - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd June 2014
After the success of Ted, Seth MacFarlane gives himself his first leading-man role in this hilarious but overlong comedy-Western. The film is clearly a passion project, as it reveals MacFarlane's love of the genre with knowing jokes in between the usual gross-out humour. But it also feels stretched rather thin, and would feel even funnier with a zippier pace and tighter story.
In 1882 Arizona almost anything can kill you. Albert (MacFarlane) is a sheep farmer who has very little respect in his tiny frontier town. His girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) has just dumped him and taken up with smug Moustachery manager Foy (Neal Patrick Harris). And his best pal Edward (Giovanni Ribisi) has issues of his own, determined to wait until marriage to have sex with his fiancee, the town's most popular prostitute Ruth (Sarah Silverman). Then a stranger rides in: Anna (Charlize Theron) is trapped in a marriage to the local outlaw Clinch (Liam Neeson) and needs a place to hide. And in Albert she finds the kind of nice guy she thought didn't actually exist in the West.
MacFarlane's most clever decision was to surround himself with terrific actors who can effortlessly play both comedy and drama. As a result he just about gets away with a performance that doesn't stretch him at all. Theron is especially good, bringing an offhanded humour to her scenes that grounds the entire film. She may roll her eyes at the bad jokes while laughing openly at the good ones, but she stays firmly in character, which makes her scenes with MacFarlane and Neeson crackle with all kinds of romantic energy.
Continue reading: A Million Ways To Die In The West Review
Albert is a rather introverted sheep farmer who tries at all costs to avoid confrontation with the occasional gun-toting outlaw who may pass through the small Arizona town in which he lives. His reluctance to engage in any kind of combat has cost him his girlfriend, but on the upside, he's still alive - which is more than can be said for a large percentage of townspeople. There is danger is every turn and Albert is feeling a little low in confidence - that is, until the arrival of the town's feisty new resident Anna. She wants to show him how to aim and fire a loaded pistol and, generally, how to win a fight, which is just as well because one man is on his way over with the intention of dominating the town with his formidable reputation. Unfortunately for Albert, he's Anna's estranged husband and, with Albert having spent so much time with her, it is starting to look like he's finally run out of luck.
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The 'How I Met Your Mother' alum states "you might as well beat off," then go through with "awkward" sex.
The 40 year-old sports nothing more than a bow tie and a black top hat to hide his modesty, in the revealing shoot of the magazine.
One striking aspect of the photo-spread is Harris's considerable weight loss, which is for his role as a transsexual German glam rocker in Broadway's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'
Meyers will serve up the laughs as this year's Emmy host.
Seth Meyers has been announced as the host of the 2015 Emmy awards this August. This caps off a great year for Meyers, who recently went from head writer for SNL and host of the show’s recurring Weekend Update segment to hosting his own late night show. Meyers took over NBC’s Late Night from Jimmy Fallon, after Fallon moved on to Tonight in the place of Jay Leno. It was a bit like a game of musical chairs over at NBC, but the white male hosts all managed to come out on top.
Seth Meyers is having a very successful year.
The Television academy confirmed Meyers’ appointment on Thursday, in keeping with the tradition of picking the host from the pool at the network, broadcasting the Emmys – in this case, NBC. The network will air the event, arguably the biggest night in television, on Monday, August 25. This schedule means that the Emmys take place in the last week before the new fall television season begins each year. The Emmy ceremony is typically broadcast on a Sunday, but this year, being broadcast on NBC, the Emmys would interfere with the NFL's “Sunday Night Football,” and so the Emmys are being moved to the next available date.
Continue reading: Is Seth Meyers The Right Man For This Year's Emmy Awards?
Shattered fourth wall aside, 'Hedwig.' gets rave reviews.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch has finally made its debut on Broadway, showcasing Neil Patrick Harris' much-publicised turn as the titular transgender German rock singer in this eagerly anticipated Broadway musical.
Neil Patrick Harris Has Made Waves As Transgender Singer Hedwig In His New Play.
The production made headlines earlier this week after the How I Met Your Mother star unexpectedly broke the fourth wall during his performance to shout and swear at a fan in the audience. A supporter reportedly yelled out "I love you, Neil!" while the actor was on stage as Hedwig. Rather than ignore the heckler, Harris responded in character: "I'm doing something up here, motherf****r!"
Nick and Amy Dunne are a couple whose marriage is struggling following the loss of Nick's journalism job and their subsequent move away from New York City. Nick sets up a new business to support them, but nothing seems to be cutting the tension between them as their relationship gets more and more fractured. When Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary, a series of suspicious circumstances point him out as the prime suspect in a possible murder investigation; though he denies any involvement in her disappearance, we are left questioning everything he says when his true, deceitful nature starts to shine through. However, it soon becomes clear that he's not the only dishonest character in this tale as nobody is quite what they're making out to be.
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Does the trailer actually give away anything we didn't already know?
The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is out. The last bit of news about the Gillian Flynn adaptation came out months ago, so the trailer provides a helpful reminder that A. The project is still moving ahead and B. It looks quite good at this point. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, whose wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. Nick soon ends up as the primary suspect in the police investigation and has to find his wife to prove his innocence.
The first trailer gives us very little to go on.
The new trailer emphasizes the investigation and the pressure that Affleck’s character feels as the suspicion falls squarely on him. It also seems to feature Amy’s lifeless body, meaning that Nick will face a murder investigation at some point in the film. The trailer also plays up the barrage of media attention that Nick and the investigation attract, so this will probably be a prominent subject in the film.
[Spoilers] Two scripts were written for the finale of the hit sitcom.
How I Met Your Mother fans who are angry at the way their favourite show ended after nine seasons may be able to finally see the ending they'd have preferred. The popular CBS sitcom aired its finale, hour-long episode last Monday (31st March) to some of its highest ratings but faced a backlash after upwards of 16,000 viewers signed a petition demanding for an alternate ending.
Furious 'HIMYM' Fans Have Ralled Against The Show's Creators After Finale Disappointment.
The show ended with a twist last week after the "Mother" turned out to be Robin (Cobie Smulders) instead of the character, played by Cristin Milioti, fans had been led to believe was the mother. The episode saw Ted Mosby played by Josh Radnor coming together with his longtime friend Robin Scherbatsky, despite Robin having married Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) in the penultimate episode.
SPOILERS: The final episode of CBS's 'How I Met Your Mother' is as equally shocking as it is predictable.
The ending to 'How I Met Your Mother' has been nine years in the making, and in a special one-hour episode, the five original characters received a send-off which shocked, produced tear-jerking moments and answered some hotly anticipated questions.
The cast of 'HIMYM' said farewell on Monday night's final episode
The stories of Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan), Robin (Cobie Smulders), Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Ted (Josh Radnor) were told from present day until 2030, which is when Ted began this tale in the show's opening episode.
Harris revealed the clinical approach to sex in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl.'
Neil Patrick Harris has opened up on his new role in David Fincher's adaptation of the best-selling novel, Gone Girl. The How I Met Your Mother actor takes on the role of Desi Collings in the movie, alongside Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. In a recent interview with Out magazine, the openly gay actor described the experience of filming his sex scene with Pike.
Neil Patrick Harris Has Discussed His "Robotic" Sex Scene With Rosamund Pike In 'Gone Girl.'
Harris described director Fincher's meticulous approach to filming the intimate scene, though interestingly enjoyed methodical aspect to the scene. Instead of finding Fincher's highly structured directing style awkward or frustrating, Harris loved it. "We had to rehearse the sex scene with David, like every inch of it - 'Then you put your mouth on his d**k here, and then this number of thrusts, and then you ejaculate,' " recalls Harris.
Albert is one of the more lucky men living in his doomed Arizona town, mainly because he hasn't yet died; quite a feat for a sheep farmer who can't fire a gun in a time where outlaws rule the West. After one failed confrontation on his part, he is promptly dumped by his girlfriend, but this doesn't prove to be a bad thing when an extremely attractive and feisty new resident shows up in the town. Albert agrees to show her around her new neighbourhood, while she decides to help him man-up and learn how to gun fight properly. It's just as well because he soon finds himself facing mortal peril at the arrival of her ruthless outlaw husband - and he's not the only one who'd rather avoid confrontation this time. With his new friend's encouragement, however, he tries to step-up and take charge of the situation - let's just hope his luck hasn't run out by now.
Following the success of his live action directorial debut 'Ted', 'Family Guy' creator Seth Macfarlane is back with western comedy 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' in which he stars, directs and co-wrote with Alec Sulkin an d Wellesley Wild ('Dads ', 'Ted', 'Family Guy'). The movie is set to be released in the UK on June 6th 2014.
A Motley Crue announcement, an out-of-this-world Grammys gig and an angry Quentin Tarantino: there wasn't a dull moment in the news this week.
Grammy Awards Glory: Last Sunday's Grammy Awards proved probably the most spectacular ceremony in living memory. The most enviable of all performance line-ups entertained a near-record 28.5 million viewers, with Madonna, Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Ringo Starr, Sir Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl all showing off their skills.
As for the small matter of the actual awards, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the evening's big winners whilst newcomer Lorde picked up two gongs and Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kacey Musgraves and Black Sabbath were also prominent victors. This, year, perfect pop princess Taylor Swift went home empty-handed, which made for some pretty funny videos.
Oscar winner Helen Mirren proves anyone can twerk at Harvard's 2014 Hasty Pudding Woman Of The Year awards.
Helen Mirren waves at her Harvard crowd
The Queen actress proved to be a brilliant sport as the Harvard University Hasty Pudding Theatricals presented her with their annual pudding pot prize after a traditional drag parade from the troupe which happens to be the oldest undergraduate drama ensemble in America. She took part in the customary roast which saw her shake her rear on stage in what we have come to know as 'twerking'.
Albert is a sheep farmer who, unlike most men in his small Arizona town, is unable to handle a gun and tries to avoid confrontation at every opportunity. He gets dumped by his girlfriend for his spinelessness - but as a passive individual, he's still one of the luckiest guys in his neighbourhood having so far avoided death. This is a town where the residents are constantly in danger at every corner, but Albert finds his inner strength at the arrival of an attractive and feisty new resident who is willing to death him how to fire a pistol and stand up to his adversaries. And it's just as well when a dangerous outlaw shows up and starts to try and run the town, revealing that he is the husband of Albert's new female friend. Could his luck be up this time?
Behold! The exciting new "punny" posters ahead of the western comedy's release.
A host of pun-tastic and risqué posters has been released ahead of the release of Seth Macfarlane's new comedy western, A Million Way To Die In The West. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Giovanni Ribisi, and MacFarlane himself, the movie certainly pulls no punches when it comes to rounding up a killer cast.
MacFarlane Plays a Sheep Farmer Who's About To Receive The Courage Shake-Up He Needs When Charlize Theron Rolls Into Town.
As well as directing, co-writing and producing the comedy, Seth also takes on the role of cowardly sheep farmer Albert. After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend (Seyfried) leaves him for another man. However, the farmer hadn't counted on a mysterious and beautiful woman (Theron) riding into town, who helps him find his courage.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on a Monday evening this year due to NBC wanting to avoid conflict with the weekly televised program 'Sunday Night Football'.
The Primetime Emmy Awards usually honor the stars of television on a Sunday night but this year NBC has switched the live broadcast to a Monday.
The prestigious ceremony, which is three-hours long, presents the US's top prizes for television achievements and will now air on Monday August 25th 2014.
The network and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences made the announcement on Tuesday (Jan 28th).
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 acting great passed away in peace on Saturday, 14 December
The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14 December, having retired from acting a little over a year prior to his unfortunate passing. He was 81-years-old.
Peter O'Toole: 1932 - 2013
"Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …" tweeted Stephen Fry in response to the sad passing. Comic David Walliam also had fond memories of the late acting great, tweeting, "Matt (Lucas) & I had drinks with Peter O'Toole in LA a few years ago. He was hugely entertaining. The greatest company. A legend on screen and off."
Continue reading: Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel lead the tributes following the star's sudden passing
Following the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of emotion from Hollywood on behalf of the 40-year-old actor. A number of celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to send their condolences to Walker's family and pay tribute to the fallen star.
Paul's death has shocked Hollywood, and the rest of the world
Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, both died in the fiery crash on Saturday, 30 November, after Rodas lost control of his Porsche Carrera GT and crashed it into a light post and a tree. The car burst into flames upon impact and both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred as the pair were leaving a fundraising event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, which was aiming to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan at the time.
Continue reading: Paul Walker Dead At 40: Hollywood Remembers The Fallen Star
'The Big Bang Theory' star Jim Parsons is fighting incorrect claims from tabloid's that claim he is looking to start a family and find a surrogate mother
Jim Parsons, star of the hit nerd comedy 'The Big Bang Theory', has found the funny side in wrong tabloid reports, claiming that he has been to Neil Patrick Harris for advice about getting a surrogate parent in order to start a family. 40-year-old Parsons has been part of an 11-year relationship with his boyfriend Todd Spiewak, and despite claims that the two were planning to get married, Parsons has denied these claims. Using this as a basis, Parsons has gone on to launch a rant against incorrect tabloid journalism.
According to 'America's National Enquirer', Parsons has been trying to start a family recently, going as far to question Harris about how his experiences with a surrogate to get twins Gideon and Harper. But the television star is now fighting the claims, supposedly baffled by the way in which tabloid journalists have repeatedly reported false news in such detail that is has caused his problems with his friends and family.
Continue reading: Jim Parsons Fights Faked Claims He Is Looking For A Surrogate Mother
'How I Met Your Mother' is nearly at an end, but CBS is already looking ahead as a spin-off series is in the works called 'How I Met Your Dad'.
'How I Met Your Mother' is nearly finishing its 9th and final season on CBS.
However, there will be a spin-off series to fill the void it will leave.
CBS has committed to making a pilot episode for a new 'How I Met Your Dad' series, which will focus on a female's point of view and how she found the love of her life.
Continue reading: 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-Off Will Go Ahead With CBS Pilot Ordered
'How I Met Your Mother' is coming to an end but CBS want a spinoff series titled 'How I Met Your Father'.
'How I Met Your Mother' is currently in its final season but that doesn't mean that the end is near.
CBS are exploring the option of a spinoff series once season 9 of 'HIMYM' has concluded.
Deadline report, CBS is looking to extend the shows franchise as the network is beginning talks with the shows production company '20th Century Fox TV'.
Continue reading: 'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff Series In The Works At CBS
With new writers and directors, this frenetic sequel indulges in silliness with less substance than last time. It's a lot of fun, but also rather forgettable, like the movie's surprisingly unimaginative title (honestly, the sky was literally the limit here). So while we laugh at the constant barrage of jokes and the colourful visual mayhem, there's nothing to engage us on a more satisfying level.
It opens with a recap of the first film, then carries on immediately, as young inventor Flint (voiced by Hader) is thrilled that his idol Chester (Forte), head of super-cool mega-company Live Corp, is put in charge of cleaning up the food storm Flint started. With a secret plan to get his hands on Flint's invention, Chester evacuates everyone from the island community Swallow Falls and offers Flint a job at his headquarters in San Franjose, California. But back home the food has come to life and is threatening to attack the world, so Flint is sent to solve the problem, unofficially accompanied by his pals (Faris' weathergirl, Samberg's surfer dude, Bratt's cameraman and Crews' muscle-cop) and his fisherman dad (Caan).
These characters are so hilariously goofy that we can't help but enjoy the chaos as they return to the island, which has been transformed into a Jurassic Park-style jungle overrun by food-pun creatures like shrimpanzees, tacodiles and watermelephants. The animation is gorgeously detailed, with all kinds of visual gags to match the deranged verbal banter. And the snappy voice cast dive in with gusto. The new characters fit in perfectly: Forte is hilariously slimy, while Schaal (as his talking baboon assistant Barb) steals the show as the only person on-screen who has a story arc.
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Ashton Kutcher tops a heady list of stars that earn – to be candid – loads and loads of money. The Two and a Half Men star was joined by his co-star on the hit U.S comedy, Jon Cryer as the comedy pair comprise the top two.
Kutcher capitalized – probably not consciously – on Charlie Sheen’s very public breakdown back in 2011. He was pretty much forced to leave the show – either by his employees or by his own actions, and accord – and the former Punk'd star stepped in duly.
"TV's highest-paid actor is laughing all the way to the bank since replacing Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' after the troubled star's 2011 flameout," said Forbes, adding that Kutcher is also an investor in technology companies.
Continue reading: 'Two And A Half Men' Stars Top Rich List - Ashton Kutcher Is The Man
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.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were ready to give their advice to the Emmy awards show host as they heckled Neil Patrick Harris to 'twerk' like Miley Cyrus.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards came and went and the best crop of television talent have left the Nokia Theatre, and will be eager to find the best Emmy -after party Los Anglees has to offer. But what was the award ceremony like this year?
The host, Neil Patrick Harrris started off slightly sluggish and according to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, it needed something else, it needed twerking! From the front row, the two female comedians were heard shouting at Harris during his chaotic opening sequence, to start performing a 'twerk', the dance made famous by Miley Cyrus's infamous MTV Video Music Award performance.
Whilst seated at the front row wearing 3D glasses and eating a rather large bag of popcorn, both Fey and Peohler butted in on how they thought he could improve the show.
Having served as part of a hosting team in 2009, NPH is back hosting the Emmy's all by himself this time
Neil Patrick Harris will look to further his claim as a natural awards show host when he takes to the stage at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards this Sunday, 22 September. Having built up an impressive resume already as co-host of the awards in 2009 and as a four-time host of the Tony Awards, the How I Met Your Mother star needed no incentive to take on the challenge of hosting the Emmy's this year.
Harris is relishing the chance to host the Emmy's again
"I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it," Harris told reporters on Wednesday as the red carpet was laid out in front of Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre ahead of Sunday's ceremony. As the host of the celebration of television, you can bet that NPH had praise for the current crop of shows looking to be honoured at the awards show. He continued, in reference to the wide-ranging scope of shows up for awards, "I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honoring that."(via USA Today)
Neil Patrick Harris has discussed how much he enjoys presenting the Primetime Emmys. This year will be the second time the 'How I met Your Mother' actor has presented the award ceremony.
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday and seems to be excited to do so! This will be the second time Harris has presented the awards, and the 65th time the award ceremony has been held.
Neil Patrick Harris will be presenting the awards for the second time.
Harris has spoken of his love for television and that he is pleased to be involved in an event which honours it. As reported by USA Today, Harris said "I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it. With so many TV offerings of every type, I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honouring that."
Continue reading: Why Neil Patrick Harris Loves Presenting The Primetime Emmys
Matt Bomer is the latest famous face to praise Wentworth for coming out as gay in protest to the LGBT community's treatment in Russia
When Wentworth Miller outed himself as gay in response to an invite from a Russia film festival, he was inundated with messages of support for his public outing and for protesting the archaic anti-homosexuality legislation rife in the former communist country. After receiving praise from the likes Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Twitter, the latest star to tip their hat at Wentworth is White Collar star Matt Boomer.
Wentworth (L) has received praise from Boomer (R) for publicly outing himself in protest of Russian law
Boomer, who came out as a gay man in February 2012, was speaking to E! News when he discussed Wentworth's outing, describing it as a "bold" and "classy" move. He said, "Wow, I think its really bold and incredibly classy how he came out and did it. I am really proud of him. Its very reflective of his amazing character."
Continue reading: Wentworth Miller Given More Praise By Stars For Coming Out Of The Closet
'The Smurfs 2' which was released on Sunday (18th July) in US cinemas has failed to impress critics who have said the movie is "lame" but that children will most definitely enjoy it.
The Smurfs 2 has failed to impress critics following its release in US cinemas on Sunday 28th July.
Smurf performers at the L.A. premiere of The Smurfs 2.
The Smurfs enemy from the first movie has returned, the wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria), who wishing to capture the Smurfs' powers creates two Smurfs "Naughties" to infiltrate the Smurf clan. Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) becomes their victim as she holds a spell the Naughties desperately need. Set in Paris, as opposed to the first film's location of New York, The Smurfs 2 shows the Smurfs with a little help from their friends set off on a quest to rescue the innocent Smurfette. The film is set half in reality and half in the Smurf's animated world.
Continue reading: 'The Smurfs 2' Fails To Impress Critics Following US Release
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
The 31-year-old actor was a popular figure.
Cory Monteith’s Glee colleagues have expressed sadness and paid tributes after the young actor was found dead on Saturday in a Canada hotel. The 31-year-old’s death hasn’t been investigated fully yet, but while a cause of death is awaiting, foul play isn’t suspected, The Guardian Report.
Monteith's sudden death came as a shock to everyone
Monteith's spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, said in a statement: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate." A statement from Fox, the TV network behind Glee, issued a statement calling Monteith "an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person," adding: "He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously."
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Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday (13th July). Monteith is best known for his role as Finn in the television musical 'Glee'. Fellow actors, musicians, celebrities and fans worldwide have been shocked by the news of the 31-year-old's untimely death.
Cory Monteith was found dead at noon on Saturday 13th July 2013. He'd been staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. The actor was due to leave the hotel after a week's stay but failed check out at noon. His body was discovered by hotel staff and early reports suggest the 31-year-old had been dead for several hours. Reports have not indicated why the Calgary born actor was staying alone in Vancouver.
Cory Monteith at 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, California.
Monteith's representative, Melissa Kates, released a statement confirming the 31-year-old's death. Speaking to USA Today, Kates said: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss".
Flint Lockwood is a genius inventor who previously caused chaos in his hometown when he invented the FLDSMDFR (Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator) which turned water into food and nearly caused a tornado of spaghetti and meatballs to destroy the town. Now he wants to go back to Swallow Falls with his friends including his weather intern best pal Sam Sparks, his father Tim and his pet monkey Steve, because the food monsters he created are learning to swim in order to cross oceans and take over the world. On arriving, they find that the abandoned town is now home to Spring Onion giraffes, Shrimp-anzees, fla-mangos. As beautiful as this new land is, they soon find themselves involved in a deadly chase hotly pursued by man (and monkey!) eating giant cheese burgers. Will Flint invent a solution to save the world this time round? Or are they facing Burgergeddon?
The sequel to the 2009 animated comedy 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' is now finally set to be released, this time directed by Cody Cameron ('Open Season 3') and Kris Pearn in his directorial debut and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein ('Horrible Bosses', 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone') coming on board for the screenplay. It will hit cinemas in the UK on October 25th 2013.
The actor did a fine job hosting the Sunday (June 9) ceremony
Neil Patrick Harris was on hand to present this year's Tony Awards and the How I Met Your Mother actor was on fine form as he delivered one helluva opening and closing performance, continuing to deliver the gods throughout the length of the show. On hand to help him during his hosting duties was Mike Tyson, Sandy; the dog from the Annie musical, and all but closed the case as to why he should be a future Oscar host with a very well-received hosting job.
Harris' opening medley during the Sunday (June 9) night ceremony saw the actor begin with a 'solo-show' featuring just himself and an acoustic guitar, before the whole thing turned into a marvellously Broadway-esque spectacle. During a tribute to Bring It On, Tyson - who had a one-man show on Broadway last spring - then emerged from behind some cheerleaders and promptly joined NPH in the song-and-dance routine.
That wasn't all for NPH during the night though, as the actor made sure the laughs kept coming with a joke-filled routine. When it came time for him to introduce the cast of A Christmas Story: The Musical, the actor brought in Sandy to help him out. At first things were fine and there was no sexual tension between the two, but once Sandy started kissing Neil's cheek things began to get weird and things started getting French between the two. Understandably, the show caused quite a bit of controversy on Twitter after, with viewers outraged that a dog got to make out with NPH but they didn't. It is a cruel world after all.
Kinky Boots was the big winner at this year's Tony Awards.
Pam MacKinnon beat Broadway heavyweights George C. Wolfe and Barlett Sher to win the Tony Award for best direction on Sunday night (June 9, 2013) for her work on a revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? McKinnon, who narrowly missed out on the same award last year, credited her cast for the big win, "I have been so fortunate, so fortunate to work with these people who challenged me and opened me. And all shows close eventually, and this production will live in my memory for a very long time," she said in her acceptance speech.
MacKinnon's 'Virginia Woolf' was lauded by critics and prove hugely popular with theatregoers over the last year. It also won the Tony award for best revival of a play. She was one of two women to scoop notable awards at the 67th Tony Awards, with Diane Paulus winning for her direction of Pippin. Other big winners included Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots winning best musical and Cicely Tyson winning for her role in The Trip To Bountiful.
The televised ceremony was once again hosted by the popular TV actor Neil Patrick Harris, despite ratings dropping 1.4 million over the last four telecasts.
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