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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.

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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'.

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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"

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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 and David Burtka
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Michael Mayer, Lena Hall, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Trask

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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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

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'How I Met Your Mother' Gears Up For Finale, Fans Wait Anxiously


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In two episode's time we'll have the last ever episode of How I Met Your Mother. It has been a long and undulating road for the hit CBS sitcom but the upcoming 31st March will hopefully give the series' devoted fans the finale they deserve.

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The HIMYM team's final outing will cap nine seasons, which is a pretty impressive feat: "I feel grateful that we all managed to get to the finish line. It's not every show that gets to run nine years and end on its own terms," says co-creator Carter Bays, who, has helped guide the show to its long-planned ending.

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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
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Kevin Spacey? Ellen Again? Who Will Host The Academy Awards 2015?


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We loved Ellen DeGeneres presenting the Oscars on Sunday so much that we really don’t want to even imagine anyone else hosting the awards show ever again. But life isn’t easy and we need to face up to the possibility that someone else may take to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in 2015. Sob.

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But who else could possibly be in the running to host the Oscars in 2015? It took Entertainment Weekly less than a day to start up a poll encouraging votes on who you guys would like to see host next year’s awards ceremony. The celeb choices included Ellen Degeneres for round three, Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Kimmel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emma Watson.

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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 and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
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
Neil Patrick Harris and Elton John
Neil Patrick Harris and Elton John
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Video - The Five Main Stars Of 'How I Met You Mother' Arrive Separately For 'Letterman'


The cast of hit comedy TV series 'How I Met Your Mother' arrive separately at the New York studios for 'The Late Show With David Letterman'.

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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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Hugh Jackman To Give Tony Awards A Fourth Spin


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Hugh Jackman will host the 2014 Tony Awards, the actor himself announced via Twitter this morning. The Les Misérables star tweeted an Instagram video in which he announces his exciting news. The Australian actor finds it hard to conceal his glee as he appears in front of the camera wearing a suit.

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Hugh Jackman Will Host The 2014 Tony Awards.

"Guys, I couldn't wait another minute; I wanted you to be the first to know," Hugh says before he shares his good news. This will be the fourth time the Tonys veteran has hosted the prestigious Broadway awards and he won his own Best Musical Actor Tony back in 2004 for his lead role in The Boy From Oz.

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Neil Patrick Harris Is Guest Of Honor At 30th Annual Musical Celebration Of Broadway


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He's more used to 'photo bombing' other people's evenings, but Neil Patrick Harris was on his best behaviour 30th Annual Musical Celebration Of Broadway, where he was guest of honor. 

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Attending the celebration with his partner, David Burtka, Patrick-Harris's career was celebrated. Actress Whoopie Goldberg hosted the evening and entertainment was co-directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon. Other stars at the glitzy event included Zachary Levi and Kal Penn

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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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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

Ashton Kutcher Crowned Highest Paid Actor On TV For Second Year Running


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Ashton Kutcher has topped the list of Highest Paid Actors in Television for a second year running, earning an estimated $24 million over the course of June 2012 and June 2013, according to Forbes Magazine. The star of the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men has made most of his money from his role on the Chuck Lorre show, as well as a considerable amount from his role as Steve Jobs in the biopic about the late Apple co-founder.

Like the man he portrayed in the flop biopic, Kutcher also has a keen business sense, and has made some of his millions by investing in a number of emerging businesses. The Jobs actor has stakes in tech companies Airbnb, Foursquare and Path, however it is his role as billionaire Walden Schmitt that has earned him the largest chunk of his impressive yearly earnings. The Forbes estimate does not take into account any of his business earnings, only what he has earned through the entertainment industry.

Kutcher's Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer also made the list, coming in at second with an estimated $21 million in earnings between 2012 and 2013. Angus T. Jones, who is no longer a series regular after a video of him condemning the show as "filth" emerge online, also made the list thanks to his role on the show. Although his stint as a regular on the series has since ended, having recently been replaced by Amber Tamblyn as a series regular, Jones is still likely to make a considerable amount of regular income thanks to the show's syndication.

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Ashton Kutcher Tops The List Of Highest Paid Actors On TV


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Ashton Kutcher may have overseen a significant drop in ratings on Two & A Half Men since it's Charlie Sheen-starring heyday, but that hasn't stopped him from reaping in the cash and becoming the highest paid actor on television. According to the latest Forbes Magazine list, the actor made $24 million over the course of June 2012 and June 2013 from his work on the Chuck Lorre show, making him the top earner on TV.

Kutcher's co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones are both on the list too, with Cryer coming in at number two, earning an estimated $21 million over the course of last year, whilst Jones is seventh with $11 million. With the show now in syndication and looking like it won't be ending any time soon, CBS's cash cow looks as though is will continue being milked by the lead actors for some time to come. Even though this will likely be Jones' final season on the show, he will still benefit financial from the show's syndication.

Ray Romano comes in third, still earning millions from the syndication of Everybody Loves Raymond and for his voice work on the Ice Age films. He also received a hefty paycheque for his story arc on Parenthood.

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'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2' Scoffs At US Box Office Competition


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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, despite receiving mixed reviews, has gained over $34 million at the US weekend Box Office. The film was released on Friday (27th September), and received mixed, although generally positive reviews. Some critics described the film as "wildly cute" and "colourful" (Miriam Bale, New York Times), but many felt the film lack originality particularly the "the original film's intelligence" (Sean O'Connell, Washington Post).

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Neil Patrick Harris provides the voice for Steve, Flint Lockwood's monkey.

However, such comments do not appear to have discouraged many from seeing the second instalment in the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise, quite the contrary as the film beat off its competition by at least $20 million. The other films in the Box Office are more equally spread, figures wise, with Prisoners (down from No.1 last week) and Rush (up from No.38) each gaining $10 million. 

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How A Glimpse Turned Into 'Sumbitch' Cookies On A Train: How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Kicks Off


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We got a glimpse of the titular and enigmatic mother from How I Met Your Mother at the end of season eight: a woman yielding a yellow umbrella. But it wasn’t until the very end of the show’s one-hour season nine premiere that we got a real look at her.

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Enter Cristin Milioti. The still nameless mother managed to cheer up a distraught Lily by offering up some ‘sumbitch’ cookies. Lily and her got on like a house on fire, and after having a big ol’ chat about Ted, it’s exciting to know that the unlucky-in-love ‘I’ in ‘How I…’ will finally be meeting his future wife.

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65th Primetime Emmys Attracts Record Audience But Fails To Impress Critics


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The 65th Emmy Awards attracted a record number of viewers; according to the Nielsen Company the televised ceremony attracted 17.6 million viewers. The figure marks around a 33% increase from last year's show according to Reuters, but while the figures were good, the overall reception of the awards show was less than impressive.

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Neil Patrick Harris presented the awards ceremony.

The ceremony was broadcast live from the Nokia Centre in L.A. on Sunday, 22 September. Last year the ceremony aired on Disney's ABC, but CBS broadcast the awards this year. Comic actor Neil Patrick Harris presented the Emmys for the second year and the star, in addition to presenting, the How I Met Your Mother star performed a song and dance number. Other performances included a dance inspired by American Horror Story, which featured dancers in black latex one-sies; a Game of Thrones themed dance and a Breaking Bad style performance complete with gas masks.

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Steal The Show At The Emmys, Taking Over Neil Patrick Harris' Opening Speech


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The Emmys came and went and brought with them a plethora of funny, embarrassing and just plain meh moments. Neil Patrick Harris’ opening speech never fails to win a few laughs, as it did again this time, but it was really the golden duo – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – who stole the show. About five minutes into Harris’ speech, Poehler and Fey, clearly inspired by recent events at the VMAs began hollering at the host. But of course, the bit – hilarious in our humble opinion - didn’t come without some proper build-up.

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Though the stage was populated by men, it was the ladies who mostly dominated the opening bit.

Two things became clear during Harris’ showdown with a flock of past Emmy presenters – Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and of course, the omniscient Conan O’Brian. Number one: in 2013 more than ever, broadcast television has some major competition in the media landscape and two: everyone is perfectly aware. While the presenters battled it out on stage, in the audience, Kevin Spacey turned to the camera for his own nefarious monologue.

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Emmys 2013 Round-Up: Clare Danes & Jeff Daniels Crowned King & Queen [Pictures]


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Last night's Emmy Awards rounded off one of the most addictive and successful years in television for quite some time. Whether you've hooked on Homeland, mad about Mad Men, devoted to Downton Abbey or hyped about House of Cards, the annual TV industry awards dished out some dazzlingly deserved gongs.

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Jeff Daniels' Unexpected Best Drama Actor Win Was One Of The Evening's Highlights.

How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris acted as this year's compère and although his show wasn't nominated for the best 'Comedy Series,' Neil kept the jokes coming, making fun of how deceptively unpredictable some of this year's awards were.

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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

Did Cory Monteith Deserve An Emmys Tribute? Awards 'In Memoriam ' Defended


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Few would argue that the death of Glee actor Cory Monteith was not one of the most high profile, widely publicised celebrity losses of the year. The 31 year-old star was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room back in July after what was found to be an overdose involving a deadly cocktail of heroin and alcohol. Monteith enjoyed a relatively short but bright career as one of the TV show's central characters whose on screen relationship with Lea Michele mirrored their real lives.

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Cory Monteith's Death Came As A Shock To Many.

Tributes still flood in for the star, the cast and crew are said to be devastated and Michele has barely been seen in public since: Cory's absence left a deep wound. Therefore it was probably fitting that this year's 65th Emmy Awards would make the decision to include a special tribute to Monteith in their annual 'In Memoriam' section ahead of Glee's official tribute episode when the new series starts airing next month.

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Neil Patrick Harris Will Bring Broadway Magic To The Emmy's This Sunday


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Neil Patrick Harris will host this year's Emmy's Awards on Sunday, and wants to show us that he can handle it alone, after co-hosting the awards show four years ago. The How I Met Your Mother star won't be taking to the stage until Sunday, 22 September, but on Wednesday (18 Sept.) he was at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles to roll out the red carpet ahead of the showcase.

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NPH is back for a second time hosting the Emmy's

As he spoke to press (Associated Press) at the red carpet unravelling, Harris warned viewers that he'll be on his A-game come Sunday and won't be leaving the stage for the entirety of the show. Well, that's unless he has to go that is.

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Tyler Perry Cast Alongside Ben Affleck & Neil Patrick Harris In David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'


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Tyler Perry is the latest in a long list of big-names to be cast in the upcoming thriller from David Fincher; Gone Girl. The adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel of the same name already features a strong cast, including Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in the main starring roles, and given Fincher's history of hiring the exact actor needed for a role, Perry's addition will hopefully be a fruitful one. Flynn is also writing the screenplay.

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Tyler Perry has been cast as defence attourney Tanner Bolt

According to Deadline, Perry will play the role of Tanner Bolt, a defense attorney who is hired to represent Affleck’s character, Nick Dunne, after he is accused of having a part in the disappearance of his wife Amy Dunne (Pike) on the day of their wedding anniversary.

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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

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Lexus Design Disrupted at SIR Stage37 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center - New York, NY, United States - Thursday 5th September 2013

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

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

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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

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' Leaves Critics Feeling Blue: Review Roundup


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Wow; you are witnessing history here. We’re pretty sure this is a first for film: The Smurfs 2 is actually worse than The Smurfs. That’s right, the sequel to the 2011 3D animation of those iconic mini blue people has outdone its predecessor, by being awful.

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We’re not being mean, not by any means. In fact, we’re not even talking about our review. These are the critics talking, and they’ve submitted a mauling for Katy Perry and Nel Patrick Harris’ latest efforts.

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Neil Patrick Harris - Television Critic Association's Summer Press Tour - CBS/CW/Showtime Party - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 30th July 2013

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Neil Patrick Harris

'Gone Girl' Readers React As Rosamund Pike Lands Role In Fincher Movie


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Rosamund Pike has landed the key role of Amy in David Fincher's adaptation of the mystery thriller Gone Girl. She will star opposite Ben Affleck as a wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, with her husband Tom becoming the main suspect.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pike - who starred in The World's End - "has been offered and is expected to accept the starring role" in the movie, which is being co-financed by 20th Century Fox and New Regency. 

It marks a major turning point in the career of the British actress who has impressed in numerous supporting roles without landing lead parts. She fended off competition from several of Hollywood's major players, including two Oscar winners in Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman, as well as Emily Blunt, Abbie Cornish and Olivia Wilde.

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Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?


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The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday (Thursday 18th July). The nomination ceremony was presented by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul via a live video stream on the Emmy's website. 

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Kate Mara at the Vanity Fair and Juicy Couture's Celebration of 2013 in L.A.

Netflix has managed to triumph with nominations for their shows: House of Cards; Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development. The company are developing this aspect of their business, which is proving hugely popular and profitable. The future does seem bright for the company which announced it was expanding into its 64th country. It also seems likely their awards over the next few years will increase especially with recent praise of Orange is the New Black

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Primetime Emmy Award Nominations: Will Netflix Triumph With 'Arrested Development'?


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The Primetime Emmy Award nominations will be announced on Thursday (18th July). Speculation surrounding the awards is high, with Netflix's Arrested Development predicted to triumph. The awards will be announced by Kate Mara and Aaron Paul.

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Aaron Paul will announce the nominations on Thursday.

Game Of Thrones is also suspected as a strong contender in the category of Best Drama Series. Homeland who won a number of awards last year is predicted to flop owing to its disappointing second series.

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Neil Patrick Harris To Make His Return To Broadway In 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'


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After yet another successful job of hosting the Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris has finally found another job on Broadway other than presenting the annual awards gala for American theatre. The How I Met Your Mother-star will be appearing in the upcoming production of the rock opera Hedwig And the Angry Inch, in which the actor will play the East German transgender singer of the fake rock group.

Harris announced his return to Broadway for the first time since appearing in a 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins in a statement release don Monday (June 17). The actor, who has just turned forty, will star in John Cameron Mitchell's cult favourite at the Main Stem when it premieres in Spring 2014. Harris said in his statement that he is "simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig's heels. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can't wait to begin the journey."

The play, which was adapted for the screen in 2001, follows the story of an East German transexual named Hansel who marries an American soldier and has a sex change to become a woman so that s/he can escape their traumatic past. The operation ends in failure and Hansel, who takes up the name Hedwig, is left genitalia-less and soon husbandless too, living in a trailer park in Junction City, Kansas at the same time the Berlin wall collapses and Germany is reunified. Hedwig then goes on to form the band Hedwig & The Angry Inch as they go out to find fame, fortune and retribution for the ills that have fallen before him in the past.

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Neil Patrick Harris: Tony Awards Host Is Ready For The Oscars


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Sunday's glittering Tony Awards for theatrical performances brought four-time earned Neil Patrick Harris widespread critical acclaim, meaning The Muppetsactor could be a contender to host the 2014 Oscars.

A natural performer and entertainer, 39 year-old Harris - best known for his role as womaniser Barney Stinson in CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother - was named on Time magazine's 2010 '100 Most Influential People', and has since been awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Set to also host this September's Emmy Awards, Harris has just completed his fourth stint at Tony's host in an extravaganza of rapping, singing, dancing and comedy, showing the Albuquerque-born actor's versatility, even earning him comparisons to legendary television host Johnny Carson.

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The Tonys Were Back In Full Force On Sunday And So Was Neil Patrick Harris


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Well, we knew the Tonys were going to be big, but Neil Patrick Harris went and made it even bigger. His opening number for last night’s ceremony had it all – Matilda, Spider-Man, Kinky Boots, a couple of playful jabs at Shia LaBeouf and Les Mis – the movie, not the Broadway show, of course. There was even a nod to Tom Hanks. No, wait, there was even… wait for it… Mike Tyson. Yes, the former boxing champ actually came out on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and sang an entire verse, before handing it over to NPH (Go, Neil, go!) for the rest of the complicated, multi-stage number (which Harris apparently learned in half an hour.) You can check out the video of the stunning performance below.

 

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Kinky Boots Struts To Victory At Tony Awards


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'The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre' AKA The 67th Annual Tony Awards were held last night (9th June) at NYC's Radio City Music Hall, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris for the fourth time (Barney in How I Met Your Mother).

The evening was a joyous affair as comedy, song, dance, and good showmanship combined to honour the best of the year's musical theatrical productions.

Described as "high-spirited" yet "tender hearted" by USA Today, Kinky Boots took on main rival RSC's Matilda The Musical and came out on a high (heel) to win 'Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical' (for Billy Porter's performance), 'Best Choreography', 'Best Sound Design Of A Musical', 'Best Original Score (Music And/Or Lyrics) Written For The Theatre' (score by Cyndi Lauper) and, the biggest gong of the night: the coveted 'Best Musical' award.

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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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This Year's Kids Choice Awards Dished Out More Slime Than Statuettes


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The Kids Choice Awards happened last night and they came with a whole lot of the traditional sliming.

Whether you go home with one of the blimp-shaped trophies or not, everyone’s a winner at the KCA, as long as they manage to avoid the sliming – which most of the A-list attendees didn’t do, as you might imagine. The first person to get a face full of the green goop was none other than rapper Pitbull himself, after he and Christina Aguilera opened the show with their song “Feel This Moment” along with a gang of mini-Me backup dancers. The performance went without a hitch, if you don’t count Aguilera sneakily sliming her co-star at the end of the show.

Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart were among those honoured with an award – for favorite movie actor and favorite movie actress/female butt-kicker respectively. Remarkably, both of them managed a narrow escape from the sliming (well, almost). When accepting her award, Kristen commented: "Dude, I was too much of a coward to accept this," she exclaimed from the stage at the University of Southern California's Galen Center.

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'How I Met Your Mother' Will Finally Reveal Mysterious Titular Parent In Final Season


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The co-creator of 'How I Met Your Mother' Craig Thomas has confessed that the identity of narrator Ted Mosby's mysterious future spouse will be finally revealed in the ninth and last season of the show.

The CBS comedy show will make its conclusion in the next season but writers insist that all loose ends will be tied. "The plan has always been to meet this girl at some point", he told TVGuide.com. '[CBS] want to make sure, I guess, that the audience knows they're not going to be jerked around or short changed in any way.' He also mentioned that they wanted to go all out with the new series in its 'final lap', claiming that there will be no 'withholding of fun ideas' and describing the conclusion as a 'carpe diem' type affair.

In case one of our main stars; Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel; were to leave the series too early, however, Thomas said that they had 'a Plan A and a Plan B' as to how the series would make its finale. The rest of season 8 is currently being aired on Mondays on CBS in the US as well as E4 in the UK.

CBS Confirms One Final Season For 'How I Met Your Mother'


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How I Met Your Mother, the enduring CBS sitcom, has been confirmed for renewal for its final series – the ninth since the show began back in 2005.

Making stars of the likes of Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel, as well as furthering the careers of the likes of Alyson Hannigan, the show has enjoyed a steady popularity both in the United States and abroad, and there was no surprise that it’s received commission for one final run. "Through eight years, 'How I Met Your Mother' has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch phrases," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said in a statement. "We are excited for Carter, Craig, Pam Fryman and this amazing cast to tell the final chapter and reveal television's most mysterious mother to some of TV's most passionate fans."

Another statement, from Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen of 20th Century Fox Television, added "We're thrilled to have the entire and incredibly talented 'How I Met Your Mother' cast back for one final season to bring the series to a proper close. Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are masterful and hilarious storytellers, and we have no doubt that they will guide one of the greatest comedies of the last decade to a gratifying conclusion when they finally reveal the identity of the Mother."

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How I Met Your Mother Confirmed For 9th And Final Season, May Copy Seinfeld


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Finally, we might find out how Ted met his kids' mother. The CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother has been confirmed by its makers that it will return for a 9th season, but that its season will be the last.

We'll have to say goodbye to Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), Ted (Josh Radnor), Marshall (Jason Segal), Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Robin (Cobie Smulders), but its legacy will live on in Suit Up Day, at the very least. From the writers of Friends, it has managed to retain a good audience and does particularly well with the sought after demographic of 18-49, according to the Los Angeles Times. Having premièred in 2005 it is now in its 9th season, and has followed Ted and his friends while he narrates the story of how he met his children's mother. Every relationship that he has seems to continually imply that that is their mother, but always fizzles out. 

"Through eight years, 'How I Met Your Mother' has mastered the art of leading-edge comedy, emotional water-cooler moments and pop culture catch phrases," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said in a statement. "We are excited for Carter [Bays], Craig [Thomas] and [executive producer] Pam Fryman and this amazing cast and to tell the final chapter and reveal television's most mysterious mother to some of TV's most passionate fans." 

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Stevie Wonder To Perform Over Super Bowl Weekend


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Musical genius, icon and all-round nice guy Stevie Wonder is going to make the Super Bowl weekend a whole lot more magical, as he will be performing in New Orleans next week for the much-anticipated Super Bowl extravaganza.

A spokesperson for the once a year event said today (Jan 25) that Bud Light will be sponsoring the concert, which will also feature performances by Texan blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and more at an open-air venue near the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in NO. But wait, there's more!

If the prospect of having Alicia Keys perform the national anthem prior to kick off, Beyonce (and maybe even the rest of Destiny's Child) performing at halftime and Stevie all in the same city over the same weekend, the star-studded line-up doesn't end just there. Justin Timberlake is lined up to appear live for the first time in over four years during the 'DIRECTV Super Saturday Night' performance on the 2nd. The performance is an invitation-only concert being held directly after DIRECTV’s 'Celebrity Beach Bowl,' with singer/rapper Pitbull set to perform at that shindig too.

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Big Bucks Superbowl Ads Sell For $4m Per 30 Seconds, But Neil Patrick Harris Ad Attacked For 'Gay Agenda'


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The superbowl is one of the biggest events of the US calender, with millions upon millions of people tuning in around the world to see the final of the season's football. It's no wonder, therefore, that its mid-game advertising costs so much - nor that the enormous spotlight it sheds on anyone involved in the event could end up drawing negative attention towards them, which is precisely what's happened to Neil Patrick Harris.

Neil Patrick Harris, an openly gay man, is part of the advertisement campaign letting everyone know the date of the Superbowl, along with Beyonce Knowles who will be performing at the half time show. In their respective advertisements, they both have football eye black on their cheeks, with writing on their faces with information about the game. However, the Houston Chronicle's The Buzz reports, one Christian group has accused him of using the platform to 'push his gay agenda' and to mock Christianity. 

A footballer, Tim Tebow, uses his eyeblack to spread messages too, normally they're bible passage references. While the religious group thinks Harris is mocking Tebow, The Buzz's reporter astutely noted that bible passage references are also definitely, pushing an agenda. Harris's ad says nothing at all about homosexuality, and we're not entirely sure what a 'gay agenda' is, other than, to, y'know, be enjoy life as whomsoever you are? Pretty good agenda right there.

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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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Pictures: Over 3,500 Meals Served Up At The 76th Thanksgiving LA Mission


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Kirk Douglas, Thanksgiving LA Mission

Veteran movie star Kirk Douglas chips in for the Thanksgiving LA Mission

This Thanksgiving marks the 76th anniversary that the Los Angeles Mission serves out a festive meal to the hundreds of unfortunate homeless people who line the city's streets, and there were more than a few famous faces popping up among the volunteers to serve up over 3,500 meals to those in need - not least veteran actor Kirk Douglas who belied his 96 years old age to don a red LA Mission apron and help serve up the good stuff. 

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US Election 2012: What The Celebs Are Saying, Final Hour Support For Obama And Romney


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US 2012 Election: As the final hours of the day that are to decide the fate of America, as well as the entire world, come to a close, celebrities all over the United States are showing their ardent support to the candidates that they're backing. It seems that everyone in America is terrified regarding the outcome and with polls absolutely neck and neck, whatever happens almost half of the country is going to feel disappointed with the outcome. For many celebrities, they feel the onus of at the very least getting the country to vote. Let's take a look at what Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's most famous supporters are saying. 

On the Democrat's team:

Mariah Carey: Carey has supported Obama in a variety of ways, having sung at the President's inauguration, as well as penning a song called 'Bring it on home' especially for this year's Democratic campaign.

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


Very Good
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


OK
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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The Smurfs Trailer


Standing three apples high, the tiny Smurfs live happily and peacefully in their medieval Smurfs village. However, their quiet way of life is threatened by the evil wizard Gargamel and his long-suffering, wise cracking cat Azrael. Gargamel wants to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world and to do that, he needs the Smurfs' essence.

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Video - Neil Patrick Harris Talks Possible 'Glee' Return


Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays discussing their upcoming animated movie 'The Smurfs 3D'. Harris, who plays the lead human character 'Patrick Winslow', claimed if the film "does well financially" there could be a Smurfs sequel.

Patrick Harris was also quizzed on whether he would consider a role on Fox series Glee, to which he replied, "I was on Glee - I won an Emmy for Glee, but just one episode". His co-star Jayma interrupted, "I feel like we need to have a think on Glee", before Neil added, "No doubt.Now that [John] Stamos has gone"

The Muppets Trailer


Underneath the famous Muppet Theatre, oil has been discovered. Tex Richman, an oilman, finds out and plans to demolish the theatre so he can start drilling. Walter, Gary and Mary are three friends who also happen to be huge fans of The Muppets. They plan to stage what they call 'The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever', so they can raise $10 million to stop the destruction of the Muppet Theatre.

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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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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore Review


Weak
Things have been ramped up considerably in the nine years since Cats & Dogs, and it's not good news. This film is more of a full-on spy spoof, but unlike the original it's too talky and chaotic to engage with either kids or adults.

Diggs (voiced by Marsden) is a brave but impulsive K-9 cop sacked from the San Francisco police force but recruited by the top-secret dog intelligence agency to work with veteran Butch (Nolte) to stop the menacing Kitty Galore (Midler) from taking over the world. But the cats aren't happy with Kitty's evil plan either, so feline spy Catherine (Applegate) teams up with the dogs. Yes, dogs and cats working together! Of course, Diggs' human partner (O'Donnell) and Kitty's magician owner (McBrayer) are oblivious.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Trailer


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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Review


Excellent

Like a comically deranged Twilight Zone episode, this colourful animated feature underscores its fantastical story with some intriguingly serious issues. But it never gets preachy, and a stream of warped humour will keep adults chuckling all the way through.

Geeky inventor Flint (voiced by Hader) has finally created something that will make him famous: a machine that makes food from water. When it's inadvertently catapulted into the clouds, it starts raining cheeseburgers, much to everyone's delight. Now famous, he remotely programmes the machine to rain everything from ice cream to spaghetti and meatballs. While Flint's mono-browed dad (Caan) doesn't really get him, the greedy mayor (Campbell) wants a piece of his success. Meanwhile, Flint meets weather reporter Sam (Faris), who might actually understand him.

Filmmakers Lord and Miller somehow manage to keep the film utterly silly, with outrageous visual flourishes and zany comical asides, while maintaining a sharp intelligence beneath the surface. As a result, grown-ups will probably find the film funnier than kids, who will be entranced by the visual antics and miss the sophisticated wit. And they quietly hide the serious subtext as well, including a knowing look at celebrity and pointed comments on how tricky it is for people to truly communicate.

But all of this is mere icing on the cake, as it were, for a film that's raucous, nonstop fun. Images of food falling from the sky are pure dreamlike fantasy, especially when Flint's machine overheats and produces oversized culinary delights that look utterly delicious even as they flatten the houses they land on. Of course, this gives the screenwriters plenty of running gags and punning opportunities, which the talented vocal cast run wild with.

Even side characters like Mr T's supercop and Bratt's Guatemalan cameraman get terrific moments along the way, while Flint's relationship with his dad has a surprising resonance. And along the way, there are some superb sequences that combine goofy humour with awkward emotion plus a hint of unhinged weirdness (such as the Jell-O palace). And as global chaos threatens to erupt, along with Mt Leftovers, the film develops into a hysterical disaster movie satire that's brilliantly animated and, for once, makes full use of 3D to throw everything right into our faces.

Starship Troopers Review


Very Good
Move over, John Waters. There's a new king of schlock in town, and he's got a much bigger budget.

The recent video release of last year's Starship Troopers reveals a master at work, comfortably at home in his truest of elements: cheesy action films. Paul Verhoeven is the master in question, the director of such fare as RoboCop and Basic Instinct--his last really successful film, in 1992. With a $95 million budget, Troopers eventually grossed a little over half that domestically, but it has done well enough overseas to ensure that, like Schwarzenegger in Verhoeven's Total Recall, he'll be back.

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Undercover Brother Review


OK

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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The Good Dinosaur - Teaser Trailer

The Good Dinosaur - Teaser Trailer

Luckily for the human race, dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the Earth millions...

Gone Girl Movie Review

Gone Girl Movie Review

Those who have read the blockbuster novel may be disappointed to know that author Gillian...

Gone Girl Trailer

Gone Girl Trailer

Nick Dunne finds himself at the fore of a police investigation when his wife Amy...

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

After the success of Ted, Seth MacFarlane gives himself his first leading-man role in this...

A Million Ways To Die In The West Trailer

A Million Ways To Die In The West Trailer

Albert is a rather introverted sheep farmer who tries at all costs to avoid confrontation...

Gone Girl Trailer

Gone Girl Trailer

Nick and Amy Dunne are a couple whose marriage is struggling following the loss of...

A Million Ways To Die In The West - Greenband Trailer Trailer

A Million Ways To Die In The West - Greenband Trailer Trailer

Albert is one of the more lucky men living in his doomed Arizona town, mainly...

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A Million Ways To Die In The West - Redband Trailer Trailer

A Million Ways To Die In The West - Redband Trailer Trailer

Albert is a sheep farmer who, unlike most men in his small Arizona town, is...

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Movie Review

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Movie Review

With new writers and directors, this frenetic sequel indulges in silliness with less substance than...

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Trailer

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Trailer

Flint Lockwood is a genius inventor who previously caused chaos in his hometown when he...

Smurfs 2 - I'm Too Smurfy Trailer

Smurfs 2 - I'm Too Smurfy Trailer

The Smurfs are back in a brilliant movie sequel that sees them take on evil...

The Smurfs 2 Trailer

The Smurfs 2 Trailer

The Smurfs return following a harrowing experience lost in New York while being pursued by...

A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas Movie Review

A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas Movie Review

A warm, squishy centre makes this smutty comedy surprisingly endearing as it bounces from one...

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