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Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Gains Early Renewal For Third Season


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Back in 2004, Jim Carrey would take the lead role in a movie adaptation of the first three books in the Lemony Snicket property, 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'. Whilst many loved his rendition of the evil Count Olaf and enjoyed the flick, it wasn't the best-received movie, and those interested soon learned that its first big screen outing would also be its last.

Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'

Fast-forward to the modern day, and the series has been given new life in the form of a Netflix original. Premiering earlier this year, fans got to witness Neil Patrick Harris take on the role of Count Olaf, starring amongst a talented cast that also included Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes.

Continue reading: Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Gains Early Renewal For Third Season

Check Out Neil Patrick Harris As Count Olaf In Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'


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Get your first look at Neil Patrick Harris as the villainous Count Olaf in the upcoming Netflix series 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' with the brand new trailer released ahead of the series premiere next year. Plus, meet the characters who play the Baudelaire orphans and the clueless banker Mr. Poe.

Neil Patrick Harris in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'Neil Patrick Harris stars as Count Olaf in 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

This Netflix Original Series is adapted from the popular Lemony Snicket (real name Daniel Handler) book series of the same name, with the 8-episode first season focusing on the first three books of the series; 'The Bad Beginning', 'The Reptile Room' and 'The Wide Window'.

Continue reading: Check Out Neil Patrick Harris As Count Olaf In Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'

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

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Anne Hathaway Gives Some Crucial Advice To Neil Patrick Harris For Hosting Oscars: "Do The Opposite Of What I Did"


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Last October Neil Patrick Harris was named as the host the 2015 Academy Awards in February, and although this will undoubtedly be a daunting gig for the 41-year-old actor, luckily the 2011 Oscar host, Anne Hathaway, has offered him some much needed advice.

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Hathaway told Harris not to copy what she did when hosting the Oscars

When the New York Times recently asked the Hollywood actress what she would tell Harris before hitting the stage at the prestigious movie award ceremony, she said not to copy what herself and co-host James Franco did.

Continue reading: Anne Hathaway Gives Some Crucial Advice To Neil Patrick Harris For Hosting Oscars: "Do The Opposite Of What I Did"

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

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Neil Patrick Harris To Guest Star In 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'


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It’s been a hugely eventful year for Neil Patrick Harris as he makes the announcement that he is to make a guest appearance in ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’. He will appear in the final two episodes of 2014 playing the part of a salesman, while his husband David Burtka will star in the season finale in the new year, according to TVLine.

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Neil Patrick Harris will guest star in 'American Horror Story: Freak Show', capping off a busy year.

In another casting announcement, Lily Rabe will also be making a guest re-appearance, and reportedly reprising her role as Sister Mary Eunice from 'AHS'’ second series ‘Asylum’, according to EW.com.

Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris To Guest Star In 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Neil Patrick Harris Lands Own NBC Variety Show


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Neil Patrick Harris, who was recently named the 2015 Oscars host, is set to become the new face of Saturday night television in the U.S. as he has landed his very own 10-episode variety show that will air on NBC.

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Harris will host a variety show that will air on NBC

The proposed show is an adaptation of the U.K.'s hugely popular 'Saturday Night Takeaway' that airs on ITV, but the American version will get a new name and, like its counterpart, "will feature comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden camera pranks on celebrities and appearances by A-list stars," according to NBC.

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Neil Patrick Harris Wants Lady Gaga, Adele And Pink For Oscars 2015


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Neil Patrick Harris, the recently announced host for the Academy Awards 2015, has revealed his dream musical guests for the ceremony. The star of 'How I Met Your Mother' sat down with Entertainment Weekly's Matt Bean for a Sirius XM interview and had plenty of ideas for his first Oscars show.

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Haris will host the Oscars for the first time, having helmed the Tony Awards four times and the Emmys twice

When asked who he would want as a dream duet partner for the sow, Harris brainstormed out loud, "Gaga?" he asked, "Adele. That would be cool", he added. "Pink? We could do circus things."

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Can Neil Patrick Harris Unlock The Secret To Hosting The Oscars?


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Neil Patrick Harris is the latest personality entrusted with the difficult, risky and often downright stupid responsibility of hosting the biggest night in movies, the Oscars. Such is the emphasis placed on the host of the Academy Awards, it often shapes the reporting, live-blogging and most of the reaction to the ceremony, with the nominees left as an afterthought.

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The Academy have struggled to find an appropriate host in recent years. Seth MacFarlane was smug, James Franco and Anne Hathaway were a disaster, Billy Crystal seemed past it and Ellen DeGeneres was.well, fine. And so Neil Patrick Harris - a notable stage performer with the likeability factor - is next up to try and replicate the likes of Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg and Crystal of yesteryear. That is, to glide effortlessly in-and-out of the ceremony. To be funny when they need to be. To keep things moving.

Continue reading: Can Neil Patrick Harris Unlock The Secret To Hosting The Oscars?

Video - Neil Patrick Harris Photographed On The Red Carpet During 'Gone Girl' Premiere - Part 1


During the 52nd New York Film Festival, the world premiere for 'Gone Girl' took place. Many celebrities that appear in the film were in attendance on the red carpet, including Neil Patrick Harris, who plays Desi Collings in the new David Fincher thriller. Also photographed were Kim Dickens (who plays Detective Rhonda Boney), Patrick Fugit (Officer Jim Gilpin) and Lisa Banes (who plays Marybeth Elliott).

Continue: Video - Neil Patrick Harris Photographed On The Red Carpet During 'Gone Girl' Premiere - Part 1

'Gone Girl' Premiere - Which Celebs Attended The New York Film Fest Opening?


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The opening of the New York Film Festival on Friday (26th September) was attended by many of the great and the good from the acting community. Check out the pictures from the red carpet!

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Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl.

See More Pictures From The World Premiere Of Gone Girl At The New York Film Festival.

Continue reading: 'Gone Girl' Premiere - Which Celebs Attended The New York Film Fest Opening?

Neil Patrick Harris - 52nd New York Film Festival - 'Gone Girl' - World premiere - Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 27th September 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris - 52nd New York Film Festival - 'Gone Girl' - World premiere - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 26th September 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris Marries Partner David Burtka In Secret Ceremony


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Neil Patrick Harris pulled off the impossible this past weekend! The 41 year-old actor tied the knot with his longtime partner David Burtka in a romantic Italian ceremony . and managed to keep the whole thing a secret.

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Neil tied the knot with his longtime partner, David, in Italy

The former 'How I Met Your Mother' star took to Twitter on Monday (Sept 8th) and posted a photo of himself and David during the ceremony. "Guess what? @DavidBurtka and I got married over the weekend. In Italy. Yup, we put the 'n' and 'd' in 'husband'," the caption read.

Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris Marries Partner David Burtka In Secret Ceremony

5 Things You Need To Know About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'


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Three ten second teaser trailers of the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freak Show have been released and the next round of the hit FX series promises to be even more terrifying than any to date. But what do we know so far about Freak Show?

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Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange, photographed together at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014, star in AHS: Freak Show.

Read More: American Horror Story Season 4: Everything We Know So Far.

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Neil Patrick Recalls Falling In Love, And How Sleeping With Women "Unsettled" Him


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Neil Patrick Harris's career is at an all-time high, as well as winning a Tony Award for his role in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' the actor stars in the upcoming 'Gone Girl,' a David Fincher-directed movie where he stars alongside Ben Affleck. And it also seems his personal life couldn't get and better either.

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Harris fell in love with his partner all over again after having children

Harris is a proud father to twins, Gideon and Harper, and a loving fiancé to longtime partner David Burtka, so he definitely knows how to maintain a relationship, and in the September issue of Glamour, the 'How I Met Your Mother' alum gives tips on how to keep a romance interesting.

Continue reading: Neil Patrick Recalls Falling In Love, And How Sleeping With Women "Unsettled" Him

Ryan Murphy Has A Role Neil Patrick Harris Would "Love" On 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'


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Could Neil Patrick Harris be heading for American Horror Story's Freak Show? Ryan Murphy certainly seems willing for the How I Met Your Mother actor to join the cast!

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Neil Patrick Harris is a huge fan of American Horror Story.

Read More: Setting, Premise and Just A Boatload Of American Horror Story News.

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Delving Into The ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer: Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris And Many Unanswered Questions


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Ben Affleck’s latest movie Gone Girl doesn't hit cinema’s until October, but that hasn't stopped us from already getting excited. In the thriller Affleck plays a husband who comes home on his fifth wedding anniversary to find that his wife is missing. The film’s first full length trailer has just been released, giving us the first real idea of how Gillian Flynn’s story will play out on the big screen. While we still have no idea whodunnit, there’s still plenty to learn from the Gone Girl trailer.

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The trailer opens with Affleck’s character Nick Dunne being called ‘the most hated man in America right now’, before being asked, “Did you kill your wife?” It’s the question which is at the center of this gripping thriller. Could a man such as Affleck’s character, one who’s intelligent, handsome and on the surface a total catch, really be capable of killing his wife?

Continue reading: Delving Into The ‘Gone Girl’ Trailer: Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris And Many Unanswered Questions

Everything You Need To Know About 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck And Neil Patrick Harris


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The first full trailer for Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris has just dropped and it looks suitably enthralling. The thriller, based on the book by Gillian Flynn, hits theatres in October and promises to be one of year’s most anticipated movies. Featuring Affleck as a guy you’re just not sure you can trust and Neil Patrick Harris as one you probably definitely can’t, we’re now thoroughly excited to try and piece together this mystery on the big screen. In anticipation, here’s everything you need to know about Gone Girl.

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The Plot

Continue reading: Everything You Need To Know About 'Gone Girl' Starring Ben Affleck And Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - The Trevor Project 2014 'TrevorLIVE NY' event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 16th June 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
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Andrew Rannells To Replace Neil Patrick Harris In 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'


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Tony nominee Andrew Rannells is set to replace Neil Patrick Harris as transgender singer Hedwig in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Rannells, who has previously starred in The Book of Mormon and Girls, will step in when Harris’ stint as the fishnet-donning rocker comes to an end on August 17.

Neil Patrick Harris Hedwig Harris has played Hedwig seven times a week since March

The production was originally due to end when Harris departed the show, although after its huge success at the Tony Awards last Sunday it will stay open. The show bagged four Tony Awards, including Best Actor in a Musical for Harris and Best Revival of a Musical. Harris has been performing in the show seven times a week since March, a gig Rannells will now take over for an eight-week period commencing August 20.

Continue reading: Andrew Rannells To Replace Neil Patrick Harris In 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'

Neil Patrick Harris - The 68th Annual Tony Awards - Press Room - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 8th June 2014

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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

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
Anika Larsen, Jessie Mueller, Sutton Foster, Keli O'hara, Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-bolger, Adriane Lenox, Anilka Noni Rose, Lauren Worsham and Mary Bridget Davies

Neil Patrick Harris - Book Expo 2014 in New York City - New York, New York, United States - Friday 30th May 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris - 80th Annual Drama League Awards held at the New York Marriott Marquis - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Friday 16th May 2014

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Stephen Trask, Michael Mayer, Neil Patrick Harris and John Cameron Mitchell

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Arrivals - Mantattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Outside Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

"Gentleman's Guide", "Hedwig" Lead Tony Nominations


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It’s Tony season!  The night of gratuitous musical numbers is almost upon us. The nominations were announced on Tuesday and this year, they feature a couple of new names. The nominees list includes Tony vets Neil Patrick Harris and Audra McDonald, but one of the biggest new names on the list is Bryan Cranston.

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Bryan Cranston is moving from the Emmys straight into the Tonys.

 

Continue reading: "Gentleman's Guide", "Hedwig" Lead Tony Nominations

Neil Patrick Harris's Career Reinvention Continues With Hedwig On Broadway


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Neil Patrick Harris might be best known as Barney Stinson, the legendary playboy from ‘How I Met Your Mother’, but currently the actor is reinventing himself on Broadway as the lead in Hedwig and the Angry Itch. You might have tales stories of him swearing at an audience member, but that was far from the really story to come out of the show’s opening week. Harris is earning rave reviews in the musical which, whilst being anything but traditional, is currently rocking up a storm on Broadway.

Neil Patrick Harris Hedwig and the Angry Itch after partyNeil Patrick Harris at the Hedwig and the Angry Itch opening night after party

If you’re not familiar with Hedwig and the Angry Itch, some background information is definitely necessary. With music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Itch made its off-Broadway debut in 1998. Taking influence from the 70’s glam rock era and its large than life stars, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. The musical tells the story of Hedwig, an East German transsexual who after suffering a botched sex change operation, goes on to front a rock band, named The Angry Itch. The musical’s initial off-Broadway run lasted for 857 performances and it would go on to be staged all over the world, including in London’s West End and even as far afield a Brazil. In 2001 actor John Cameron Mitchell brought Hedwig to the big screen, acting and directing in the film adaptation. For his performance in the lead role Mitchell was nominated for the Golden Globe award for best actor in a musical or comedy.

Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris's Career Reinvention Continues With Hedwig On Broadway

Lena Hall and Neil Patrick Harris - Opening night after party for Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 22nd April 2014

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John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Mayer, Lena Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Trask and Spencer Liff
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Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time


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Do not interrupt Neil Patrick Harris during his performance!

The 40 year-old actor's recent Broadway performance of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is getting quite a lot of unusual attention.

Harris is a popular star and does have many fans, but on this particular occasion a female admirer might have taken things a bit too far.

Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris Rants At Fan During 'Hedwig' Show, But Was In Character The Whole Time

Stephen Colbert Wins 'Late Night' Gig: Is He A Match For Mighty Letterman?


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Stephen Colbert has been announced as the new host of evening talkshow, The Late Show, which will have been hosted by David Letterman for 21 years when the outgoing host retires in 2015. Letterman announced that he was stepping down last Thursday, leading to a frenzy of speculation over who could possibly fill his well-loved shoes.

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Stephen Colbert Is Set To Become The New 'Late Show' Host.

Neil Patrick Harris was quickly pulled up as a potential successor, as was Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson. The speculation was abruptly halted yesterday when CBS announced that The Colbert Report star had been selected as the one to take up the Late Show baton.

Continue reading: Stephen Colbert Wins 'Late Night' Gig: Is He A Match For Mighty Letterman?

Stephen Colbert Is The New 'Late Show' Host, Replacing David Letterman


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David Letterman will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert as host on CBS's The Late Show, it has been announced today. Letterman revealed that he'd be retiring from the late night talkshow last Thursday prompting immediate speculation over who would be replacing the long-term host.

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Stephen Colbert Is To Replace David Letterman On 'The Late Show.'

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris quickly surfaced as a potential successor but the actor was unenthused about the prospect when quizzed during a press conference last week. Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson was also a name that was circulated widely but both rumours have been disproved upon CBS' announcement.

Continue reading: Stephen Colbert Is The New 'Late Show' Host, Replacing David Letterman

Is Neil Patrick Harris Replacing David Letterman On 'The Late Show'?


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Neil Patrick Harris has responded to rumors regarding him potentially taking over The Late Show hosting slot after David Letterman last week announced that he was stepping down from his long-term television role. Harris had emerged as one of the names touted to replace the talkshow host and has since responded to the speculation during a press conference in New York.

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Neil Patrick Harris Has Addressed Rumours That He'll Be Replacing David Letterman.

The 40 year-old actor, who is best known for his Barney Stinson role in hit CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, addressed the rumours after being pressed by reporters. He is currently starring in Broadway hit Hedwig and the Angry Itch as a drag queen.

Continue reading: Is Neil Patrick Harris Replacing David Letterman On 'The Late Show'?

'How I Met Your Mother' Ends Tonight, As We Find Out The Big Secret


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There'll be How I Met Your Mother fans with knots in their stomach all day today as they wait anxiously for the final episode of the hit CBS sitcom. It has been a long road for the comedy show which by tonight will have run its course over nine seasons. When "HIMYM" debuted back in the fall of 2005, no one could have predicted the consistent success and comedic legacy of such a simple premise: a man in 2030 telling his two kids the tale of how he met their mother.

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'How I Met Your Mother' Prepares For Its Final Episode This Evening.

An entire series told in flashbacks, HIMYM only revealed the identity of "the mother" at the end of series eight, played by Cristin Milioti. Certain signals from her interaction with Ted (Josh Radnor) lead fans to believe that the mother actually is dead in 2030, and that's why the dad is reminiscing with his kids. This rumour was quickly played down by the cast but shows a keenness amongst fans for a "legen-dary" twist to top of their favourite show.

Continue reading: 'How I Met Your Mother' Ends Tonight, As We Find Out The Big Secret

Neil Patrick Harris And Jason Segel Perform 'Les Miserables' Duet


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Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel are very multi-talented.

On Thursday (March 27th) the stars of CBS's 'How I Met Your Mother' appeared on 'Inside The Actors Studio' to talk about the highly anticipated season finale, and the two actor's decided to treat the crowd to something extra.

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The cast of 'HIMYM' appeared on 'Inside The Actors Studio' on Thursday

Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris And Jason Segel Perform 'Les Miserables' Duet

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - Opening Night of New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd, held at Avery Fisher Hall - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 5th March 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka - Celebrities attend 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Plaza. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris Daved Burtka - 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing/After Party - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris and Elton John
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Neil Patrick Harris - 'The Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Monday 17th February 2014

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burt - 56th GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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"How I Met Your Mother" Heading For The Big Finish With Last Scene Filmed Years Ago


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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.

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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.

Continue reading: "How I Met Your Mother" Heading For The Big Finish With Last Scene Filmed Years Ago

Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'Toole


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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.

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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."

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Paul Walker Dead At 40: Hollywood Remembers The Fallen Star


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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.

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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

Jim Parsons Fights Faked Claims He Is Looking For A Surrogate Mother


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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.

Related: The Big Bang Theory: Cuoco, Parsons, Galecki Earning $1 Million Per Episode

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' Spin-Off Will Go Ahead With CBS Pilot Ordered


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 '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

Kate Jennings Grant and Neil Patrick Harris - Opening night of La Soiree at the Union Square Theatre-arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Friday 8th November 2013

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Kate Jennings Grant and Neil Patrick Harris
Kate Jennings Grant and Neil Patrick Harris

'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff Series In The Works At CBS


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 '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

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Review


Very Good

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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'Two And A Half Men' Stars Top Rich List - Ashton Kutcher Is The Man


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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.

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Wedding Approaches, Chaos Ensues - "How I Met Your Mother" Recap, Episode 3 "Last Time In New York"


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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.

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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.

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Emmy Awards 2013: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Heckle Host Neil Patrick Harris


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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.

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Neil Patrick Harris - Los Angeles premiere of 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2' at Regency Village Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Saturday 21st September 2013

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Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Relishing Hosting Duties Ahead Of Sunday's Emmy Awards


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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.

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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)

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Why Neil Patrick Harris Loves Presenting The Primetime Emmys


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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. 

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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."

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris - Lexus Design Disrupted Fashion Experience event held at SIR Stage 37 - Arrivals - New York, United States - Thursday 5th September 2013

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris

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Hayes Macarthur, Ali Larter, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Hayes Macarthur, Ali Larter, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris - 2013 Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival - "Festa Italiana With Giada De Laurentiis" Opening Night Held Downtown LA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 23rd August 2013

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris

Wentworth Miller Given More Praise By Stars For Coming Out Of The Closet


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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.

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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."

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris - Celebrities attend Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival featuring "Festa Italiana with Giada de Laurentiis" in downtown Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 22nd August 2013

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David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris
David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris

'The Smurfs 2' Fails To Impress Critics Following US Release


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The Smurfs 2 has failed to impress critics following its release in US cinemas on Sunday 28th July.

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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. 

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Neil Patrick Harris

Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss


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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.

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Stars Pay Tribute Following Cory Monteith's Sudden Death


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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.

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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 Found Dead In Vancouver Hotel: The Facts And Glee's Reactions


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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.

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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". 

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Trailer


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. 

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Neil Patrick Harris Dances With Mike Tyson And Smooches A Pooch During Tony Awards Hosting Job [Video]


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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.

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Pam MacKinnon Beats Heavyweights To Win Tony For 'Virginia Woolf' [Pictures]


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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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Tony Awards Keep Getting Bigger And Better With Each Year


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The Tony awards are approaching! This year’s award show, to be held this Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, is sure to hold a lot of surprises and a lot of amazing performances. Starting with the venue itself – the Tony’s return this year to their rightful home in RCMH after two years at the Beacon Theatre. This of course means a bigger venue, a bigger stage and plenty more space for those clever producers to work their magic. Speaking of space, the bigger venue also offers the chance for the castmembers of several beloved to team up for a number of collaborations. And if there’s anything music theatre fans love unconditionally (besides a good umbrella number,) it’s collaborations.

"You'll see different shows interacting with each other," along with musical numbers from proven hits, among them Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, says co-executive producer Ricky Kirshner for USA Today. "In many other worlds, like the music world or TV, everyone is off doing their own thing. But here, they're all friends."

And to add to the hype, audience favorite Neil Patrick Harris returns to host again this year, for what will be his fourth time at the Tonys. Clearly, the producers couldn’t get enough of the witty, multi-talented performer and frankly, who can. Harris, who is a busy father of two, will also be hosting the Emmys later this year. On the occasion, he recently tweeted: Pulling the bi-fecta."But the Tonys have even more to offer this year, especially in the way of nominees. Several Hollywood screen actors have made a more or less successful transition to the stage in recent years and this year’s award show might be honoring some of them, Like Tom Hanks for Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy this Sunday ("Tony loves movie stars when they're game and credible," wrote USA TODAY's Elysa Gardner) and of course, there’s ScarJo. No, sadly the actress got looked over for her part in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, along with the likes of Bette Midler, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Katie Holmes and Alan Cumming. However, in the name of sportsmanship, Johansson will take a break from shooting Captain America: Winter Soldier, to stop by and present an award or two. And with such a star-studded cast and producers who have been working for a year to make this happen, it’s almost certain that this year’s Tony Award ceremony will go all out.

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'Gifted' Neil Patrick Harris Returns To Host 65th Emmy Awards


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Neil Patrick Harris has landed the top awards hosting job in television for the second time. Such is the natural ability of the man, that organizers of the Primetime Emmy Awards have invited him back to helm the show at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on September 22, 2013.

"Four years ago, Neil was an amazing Emmy host and we are excited to have him back," Bruce Rosenblum, the Television Academy chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "Neil is an extremely gifted and inventive performer, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store this year." A hugely popular awards show host, Harris said he "couldn't be more honored and excited" to host the Emmys - the biggest date on the television industry's calendar. The 'How I Met Your Mother' actor is also hosting the Tony Awards for the fourth time this year, which honors the best shows and performances on Broadway. This year's ceremony comes from the Radio City Music Hall in New York next month.

A three-time Emmy Award winner himself, Neil Patrick Harris is currently shooting Seth Macfarlane's new comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West, about a cowardly farmer who seeks the help of a gunslinger's wife to help him win back the woman who left him. It also stars Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Charlize Theron and hits theaters on May 30, 2014.

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Video - Sharon Osbourne And The Cast Of 'How I Met Your Mother' Among CBS Upfront 2013 Star Arrivals - Part 4


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.

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How I Met Your Mother' FINALLY Puts A Face To The Name


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Spoiler alert, obviously.

We finally met the mother on Monday's episode of CBS hit show How I Met Your Mother. Fans have watched patiently for the last eight seasons wondering who Mrs Mosby could be, though it was finally revealed on last night's season final episode 'Something New.'

Ted's future bride is none other than..err, unknown actress Cristin Milioti. He is seen in the concluding seconds of the episode at the train station holding the famous yellow umbrella buying a ticket to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin's (Colbie Smulders) pending nuptials. "One ticket to Farhampton," she says as her face is revealed and the season ends. It will pick back up in September for the ninth and final season.

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Smurfs 2: I'm Too Smurfy - Clip


The Smurfs are back in a brilliant movie sequel that sees them take on evil magician Gargamel for a second time as he makes another attempt at harnessing the blue power of the Smurf people. This time, he has successfully created a group of similar creatures called Naughties, which he has plans to use to lure the impressionable Smurfette to him in order to finally win their potent magic. Aware of the kidnapping, the rest of the Smurfs band together on a rescue mission alongside their human acquaintances Patrick and Grace Winslow who agree to help them get to Smurfette and convince her that she belongs at home.

Right Said Fred, the nineties duo responsible for the number one 1991 hit 'I'm Too Sexy', has got involved in the promotions for the new film, marking the celebrations of Global Smurfs Day on June 22nd 2013, the day after 'The Smurfs 2' is released on the 21st. They have recorded a brand new track called 'I'm Too Smurfy', which isn't too dissimilar from their debut hit as you'd imagine, in a video featuring people in Smurf costumes getting funky and the duo painting their faces blue in honour of the Smurfs' return.

The Smurfs 2 Trailer


The Smurfs return following a harrowing experience lost in New York while being pursued by the evil wannabe wizard Gargamel in 'The Smurfs'. Their plight is not over, however, as Gargamel will stop at nothing to harness the power of the blue creatures. Currently an icon of sorcery in Paris, he creates two Smurf-like creatures called Naughties who he uses to tempt the impressionable Smurfette in a life of mischief as she holds the valuable secret of the spell to turn the Naughties into real Smurfs. After she is kidnapped, her family and friends embark on a mission to save her, whether she wants to be or not, and enlists the help of their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow to take down Gargamel once and for all and lead Smurfette back on the straight and narrow.

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How I Met Your Mother To Be Renewed For Ninth Season


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How I Met Your Mother, or All The Women I Slept With Before I Met Your Mother, will return for a ninth season, it was announced last night.

There had been some doubts over whether or not the show would return for another season after Jason Segel, who plays Marshall on the show, was reportedly sat on the fence over whether to return or not. However, according to Deadline, Segel decided to stick with the show for at least one more year after a last-minute change of heart during last night's negotiations. Deadline quotes a source as saying that Segel "decided to bail and leave the cast hanging, but he just got turned around today at the last second. The show was literally dead."

Neil Patrick Harris, who plays Barney, was also reportedly undecided whether or not to return to the show, but decided to pledge his time to the HIMYM some weeks earlier, leaving everyone hanging on Segel's word. Now though, it looks as though Christmas may have come early for HIMYM  fans as the show will definitely be returning next year. In fact, executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas have even hinted that this season may very well be the last when speaking to E! last month. Bay said: "It's obvious this show is around one central question, so that meeting [of the mother] will be part of the endgame of the show. How much the show will go beyond that, we can't really say one way or the other."

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Katy Perry Fails To Come Up With Original Fancy Dress Outfit


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Katy Perry kicked off her birthday festivities this weekend by throwing a predictably lavish costume-party at Los Angeles' Magic Castle nightspot. The singer turns 28 on Thursday (Oct 25, 2012), though hardly made an effort to upstage her famous guests by dressing as a fairly standard vampire.


It was beau John Mayer who put a little more thought into his outfit, opting to arrive as a vampire hunter complete with prosthetic nose and chin, reports US Weekly. Elsewhere, Kristen Stewart snuck into the event fairly unnoticed, while house music DJ Skrillex and girlfriend Ellie Goulding were snapped in some pretty poor looking skeleton outfits. Diane Warren, Johnny Wujek, David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris were also in attendance. The 'How I Met Your Mother' star tweeted a photograph from the event, adding, "Thank you @KatyPerry for having @DavidBurtka and me at your frightfully fun B'day Bash at the @MagicCastle last night."

Earlier in the weekend, Katy had joined Mayer's family and friends to celebrate his 35th birthday at Freemans restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side.


The Oscars 2013: Is Seth MacFarlane The Best Man For The Job?


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The Oscars is the biggest annual event in western film culture, perhaps matched only by the Cannes Film Festival. Winning an Oscar is a director's, actor's or writer's proudest moment and one that will ensure career longevity and continued success. So, to host the Oscars is a pretty big deal- is Seth Macfarlane, a squat comedy writer whose shows have been censored and even banned in the past the right man for the role? And, if he's not, who may have been a better choice?

Seth MacFarlane is the creative mind behind the animated comedy tour-de-force Family Guy, as well as American Dad and The Cleveland show. He branched his career out further this year writing, directing and starring in the movie “Ted”.

However, MacFarlane had a slight mishap when hosting the Emmys this year, in which he couldn't find the mic. If he has a similar slip-up this year, the award directors may be lamenting not opting for someone else. But who else could step up to the mark? Judging on entertainment value and quality The Muppets would have been an excellent choice, or even the man responsible for bringing them vehemently back to life earlier this year, Jason Segel. Neil Patrick Harris is another all-rounder who would be great for the job, or even Mila Kunis.

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas Review


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A warm, squishy centre makes this smutty comedy surprisingly endearing as it bounces from one random set piece to another, by way of a series of outrageous cameos. The sex, drugs and violence get a bit tiring, but the amusing writing and acting keep us laughing.

While stoner Kumar (Penn) is failing to cope with the chaos of his life, now-respectable banker Harold (Cho) is dreading Christmas with his wife's (Garces) extended family, including his terrifying father-in-law Perez (Trejo).

When Kumar drops off a mis-delivered package at Harold's house, their first meeting in six years causes instant chaos. Now they have to team up to replace Perez's prized Christmas tree. This involves scary encounters with a Scarface-style mobster (Koteas), mean-acting tree sellers (RZA and Da'Vone McDonald) and the real Santa (Richard Riehle).

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A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas Trailer


It's been six years since best friends Harold Lee and Kumar Patel escaped from Guantanamo Bay. In that time, Harold has a high paying job and is concentrating on starting a family with his wife Maria, while Kumar has dropped out of medical school due to a failed drugs test and been dumped Vanessa, all while still living in the same apartment.

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The Smurfs Review


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A simplistic approach means that this charming adventure-comedy will only appeal to very young children. While it's lively and enjoyably silly, there's just not enough wit in the story or characters, nor enough skill in the animation.

Life is idyllic for the tiny blue Smurfs, whose village is hidden from view in a European valley. But the evil-but-hapless wizard Gargamel (Azaria) wants to capture their magical essence and, when he finds their village, he chases six of them through a vortex that dumps them into Manhattan. Lost in the city, the Smurfs befriend Patrick (Harris) and his pregnant wife Grace (Mays), whose help they need to both escape Gargamel and regenerate the vortex to get home.

Meanwhile, Patrick's under pressure from his boss (Vergara) to come up with an ad campaign.

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Rio Trailer


Blu is a rare macaw parrot who never learnt to fly, after all he's never had the need to use his wings, his owner Linda provides everything he needs. Together they live a happy life, but when a scientist informs Linda just how rare Blu is, they hatch a plan to mate Blu with a female Bird who lives in Rio de Janeiro.

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Undercover Brother Review


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An "Austin Powers"-style blaxploitation spoof, "Undercover Brother" doesn't miss a single joke. Its title sequence alone -- a montage depicting the rise and fall of African-American culture (from Jesse Jackson and James Brown highs to Urkel and Dennis Rodman lows) -- is a laugh riot, in a sad-but-true kind of way.

So is the plot, about The Man, a megalomaniacal Caucasian corporate billionaire, trying to stop a Colin Powell-like black politician (Billy Dee Williams) from running for president ("He's so well-spoken," says a patronizing white news anchor). The Man has him kidnapped and brainwashed into opening a chain of fried chicken joints that will serve "nappy meals" instead. (Politically correct? What's that?)

There's only one man who can stop this evil plan: Undercover Brother, baby!

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The Next Best Thing Review


Weak

Homogenized, sterilized and clearly revised by test-audience scoring, "The Next Best Thing" is a disingenuous, emotionally deficient comedy-drama about an earthy yoga teacher who has a baby with a gay friend after a night of booze-fueled accidental amour.

Starring mismatched Madonna and Rupert Everett as the atypical parents who decide to live as a family and raise their son together, there is a core of sincerity in the script that is lead to slaughter by the studio's desire to pat itself on the back for being edgy without losing ticket sales to the lowest common denominator crowd.

The story starts well enough, with our unusual couple commiserating over failed relationships by getting hammered on margaritas one evening, then waking up the next day in a compromising position. Next thing they know, Abbie (Madonna) is knocked up, Robert (Everett) embraces the responsible daddy role, and they move in together -- much to the amazement of friends and family.

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Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle Review


Good

There is a key to good'n'stupid lowbrow comedy that few lowbrow moviemakers understand, and it is this: If you have a thin but serviceable premise upon which to build cheap, vulgar, tasteless, but side-splitting dumb gags, don't slap together some insipid story clogged with clichés to prop it up -- just run with what you've got.

Don't turn your movie into Adam Sandler or Rob Schneider fodder, full of insulting attempts to make audiences genuinely feel for your imbecile heroes and wishy-washy life lessons for your stock characters to learn in the last act. Don't be an "American Pie" and backpedal on your vulgarity at the last minute with a hypocritical-apology "happy" ending.

Instead, be proudly, shamelessly, flippantly stupid, like "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," in which two recent-grad, odd-couple roommates don't discover anything about themselves, they never see any "bigger picture," and they don't grow up at all. They just get stoned out of their gourds on a Friday night, develop the munchies for those famous square hamburgers from the titular eastern-U.S. fast food joint, and spend the rest of the picture having preposterous misadventures while driving all over New Jersey hunting for the nearest franchise location.

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15th June, 1973

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