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The show proved hugely successful for its streaming service home, Netflix.
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'
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.
The series is set to hit Netflix in January.
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 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'.
The Hollywood actress and James Franco's hosting stint of the 2011 Oscars was heavily criticized.
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.
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.
The new Oscars host will play the part of a salesman in two episodes of 'AHS' before the end of the year.
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.
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'
The 'Gone Girl' actor will helm a weekly show that will follow the same format as the U.K.'s popular 'Saturday Night Takeaway.'
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.
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.
Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris Lands Own NBC Variety Show
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars for the first time in February 2015.
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 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."
Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris Wants Lady Gaga, Adele And Pink For Oscars 2015
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars next year - but what's the secret to it?
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.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars in February
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?
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).
'Gone Girl' opened the New York Film Festival on Friday 26th September. In addition to the film's cast - some of whom include Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike - other famous faces who attended the event included Reese Witherspoon, Lisa Banes and David Clennon.
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!
Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl.
The newlyweds said "I Do" in a intimate Italian ceremony over the weekend.
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.
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
It's less than six weeks until 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' premieres on FX. Here are five things you need to know about the upcoming season.
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?
Continue reading: 5 Things You Need To Know About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'
The 41 year-old actor revealed that sleeping with women in high school made him feel "unsettled."
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.
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.
Neil Patrick Harris revealed on Friday (18th July) that he is a fan of 'American Horror Story' and would like a role on the upcoming series 'Freak Show'. Ryan Murphy has responded to Harris' interview and claimed he has a 'Freak Show' role Harris would "love".
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!
Neil Patrick Harris is a huge fan of American Horror Story.
What do we make of Ben Affleck or more importantly Neil Patrick Harris?
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.
Gone Girl comes to cinemas October 3rd
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?
We’re not sure what to make of Ben Affleck, but the 'Gone Girl' trailer makes us sure we’re in for something special.
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.
Gone Girl comes to cinemas this October
'Girls' actor Andrew Rannells will replace Neil Patrick Harris in the titular role in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'
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.
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.
TV stars are moving into the Tonys lists this year.
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.
Bryan Cranston is moving from the Emmys straight into the Tonys.
Continue reading: "Gentleman's Guide", "Hedwig" Lead Tony Nominations
'How I Met Your Mother's' Neil Patrick Harris is storming Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Itch
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 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.
The 40 year-old actor did not curse out a female audience member, his character 'Hedwig' did.
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.
When David Letterman steps down from hosting 'The Late Show,' Stephen Colbert will try to fill his shoes.
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.
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.
When David Letterman steps down, Stephen Colbert will take over.
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.
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
The 'How I Met Your Mother' actor wouldn't confirm or deny the rumours.
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.
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'?
Tonight, we'll find out how Ted and "The Mother" met.
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.
'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
The 'How I Met Your Mother' co-stars sang a song from the famed musical while appearing on 'Inside The Actors Studio.'
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.
The cast of 'HIMYM' appeared on 'Inside The Actors Studio' on Thursday
Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris And Jason Segel Perform 'Les Miserables' Duet
[Spoilers] The recent troubling 'HIMYM' rumours have made fans anxious for a happy finale.
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.
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.
Continue reading: 'How I Met Your Mother' Gears Up For Finale, Fans Wait Anxiously
After Ellen DeGeneres' hugely successful stint, who will host the Oscars in 2015?
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.
Kevin Spacey has admitted he would like to host the Academy Awards
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.
Continue reading: Kevin Spacey? Ellen Again? Who Will Host The Academy Awards 2015?
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'.
The 'Les Misérables' actor will host the prestigious Broadway awards for the fourth time.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman To Give Tony Awards A Fourth Spin
Neil Patrick Harris, the guest of honor.
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.
Neil Patrick Harris Was The Guest of Honor
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
His 'Two and a Half Men' co-star Jon Cryer came in second on the Forbes Magazine poll
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.
Continue reading: Ashton Kutcher Crowned Highest Paid Actor On TV For Second Year Running
The Forbes-assembled list has placed the 'Two & A Half Men' star as the highest earner over the last year
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.
Continue reading: Ashton Kutcher Tops The List Of Highest Paid Actors On TV
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 dominated the US weekend Box Office, raking in over $34 million.
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).
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.
Finally, we meet the mother. Spoilers.
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.
Neil Patrick Harris - will his wedding get ruined?
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.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony attracted a record number of viewers, around 17.6 million, yet critics were not impressed with numerous aspects of the show.
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.
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.
NPH's opening speech definitely held a few surprises, but not from whom you'd expect.
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.
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.
A host of deserved wins with a few surprises; the 2013 Emmy awards celebrate the year we were glued to our TV sets.
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.
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.
Some argue the 31 year-old's career wasn't long or illustrious enough to warrant Emmy's tribute.
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.
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.
Having served as part of a hosting team in 2009, NPH is back hosting the Emmy's all by himself this time
Neil Patrick Harris will look to further his claim as a natural awards show host when he takes to the stage at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards this Sunday, 22 September. Having built up an impressive resume already as co-host of the awards in 2009 and as a four-time host of the Tony Awards, the How I Met Your Mother star needed no incentive to take on the challenge of hosting the Emmy's this year.
Harris is relishing the chance to host the Emmy's again
"I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it," Harris told reporters on Wednesday as the red carpet was laid out in front of Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre ahead of Sunday's ceremony. As the host of the celebration of television, you can bet that NPH had praise for the current crop of shows looking to be honoured at the awards show. He continued, in reference to the wide-ranging scope of shows up for awards, "I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honoring that."(via USA Today)
Neil Patrick Harris has discussed how much he enjoys presenting the Primetime Emmys. This year will be the second time the 'How I met Your Mother' actor has presented the award ceremony.
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday and seems to be excited to do so! This will be the second time Harris has presented the awards, and the 65th time the award ceremony has been held.
Neil Patrick Harris will be presenting the awards for the second time.
Harris has spoken of his love for television and that he is pleased to be involved in an event which honours it. As reported by USA Today, Harris said "I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it. With so many TV offerings of every type, I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honouring that."
Continue reading: Why Neil Patrick Harris Loves Presenting The Primetime Emmys
The entertainer will be hosting the Emmy awards this Sunday (22 September) and promises to bring a little something extra to the celebration of television
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.
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.
Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris Will Bring Broadway Magic To The Emmy's This Sunday
Tyler Perry is the latest name to be announced in the ever growing ensemble that is the cast of David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
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.
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.
Matt Bomer is the latest famous face to praise Wentworth for coming out as gay in protest to the LGBT community's treatment in Russia
When Wentworth Miller outed himself as gay in response to an invite from a Russia film festival, he was inundated with messages of support for his public outing and for protesting the archaic anti-homosexuality legislation rife in the former communist country. After receiving praise from the likes Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres and Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Twitter, the latest star to tip their hat at Wentworth is White Collar star Matt Boomer.
Wentworth (L) has received praise from Boomer (R) for publicly outing himself in protest of Russian law
Boomer, who came out as a gay man in February 2012, was speaking to E! News when he discussed Wentworth's outing, describing it as a "bold" and "classy" move. He said, "Wow, I think its really bold and incredibly classy how he came out and did it. I am really proud of him. Its very reflective of his amazing character."
Continue reading: Wentworth Miller Given More Praise By Stars For Coming Out Of The Closet
The Smurfs 2 has succeeded in some ways...
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.
Katy Perry probably hasn't even read the reviews
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.
Continue reading: 'The Smurfs 2' Leaves Critics Feeling Blue: Review Roundup
'The Smurfs 2' which was released on Sunday (18th July) in US cinemas has failed to impress critics who have said the movie is "lame" but that children will most definitely enjoy it.
The Smurfs 2 has failed to impress critics following its release in US cinemas on Sunday 28th July.
Smurf performers at the L.A. premiere of The Smurfs 2.
The Smurfs enemy from the first movie has returned, the wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria), who wishing to capture the Smurfs' powers creates two Smurfs "Naughties" to infiltrate the Smurf clan. Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) becomes their victim as she holds a spell the Naughties desperately need. Set in Paris, as opposed to the first film's location of New York, The Smurfs 2 shows the Smurfs with a little help from their friends set off on a quest to rescue the innocent Smurfette. The film is set half in reality and half in the Smurf's animated world.
Continue reading: 'The Smurfs 2' Fails To Impress Critics Following US Release
Is Rosamund Pike the correct casting?
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.
Continue reading: 'Gone Girl' Readers React As Rosamund Pike Lands Role In Fincher Movie
The Emmy Award nominations were revealed yesterday (Thursday 11th July). Breaking Bad; House of Cards; Modern Family; Game of Thrones and Mad Men all received multiple nominations. Netflix made history by becoming the first internet network to be nominated for a number of awards.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: How Accurate Were Nomination Predictions?
Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
Continue reading: Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss
The Primetime Emmy Award Nominations will be announced on Thursday 18th July. Netflix's 'Arrested Development' is a likely contender. 'The Americans'; 'Breaking Bad' and 'Scandal' are also likely candidates.
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.
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.
The 31-year-old actor was a popular figure.
Cory Monteith’s Glee colleagues have expressed sadness and paid tributes after the young actor was found dead on Saturday in a Canada hotel. The 31-year-old’s death hasn’t been investigated fully yet, but while a cause of death is awaiting, foul play isn’t suspected, The Guardian Report.
Monteith's sudden death came as a shock to everyone
Monteith's spokeswoman, Melissa Kates, said in a statement: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate." A statement from Fox, the TV network behind Glee, issued a statement calling Monteith "an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person," adding: "He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously."
Continue reading: Stars Pay Tribute Following Cory Monteith's Sudden Death
Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday (13th July). Monteith is best known for his role as Finn in the television musical 'Glee'. Fellow actors, musicians, celebrities and fans worldwide have been shocked by the news of the 31-year-old's untimely death.
Cory Monteith was found dead at noon on Saturday 13th July 2013. He'd been staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. The actor was due to leave the hotel after a week's stay but failed check out at noon. His body was discovered by hotel staff and early reports suggest the 31-year-old had been dead for several hours. Reports have not indicated why the Calgary born actor was staying alone in Vancouver.
Cory Monteith at 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, California.
Monteith's representative, Melissa Kates, released a statement confirming the 31-year-old's death. Speaking to USA Today, Kates said: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss".
Flint Lockwood is a genius inventor who previously caused chaos in his hometown when he invented the FLDSMDFR (Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator) which turned water into food and nearly caused a tornado of spaghetti and meatballs to destroy the town. Now he wants to go back to Swallow Falls with his friends including his weather intern best pal Sam Sparks, his father Tim and his pet monkey Steve, because the food monsters he created are learning to swim in order to cross oceans and take over the world. On arriving, they find that the abandoned town is now home to Spring Onion giraffes, Shrimp-anzees, fla-mangos. As beautiful as this new land is, they soon find themselves involved in a deadly chase hotly pursued by man (and monkey!) eating giant cheese burgers. Will Flint invent a solution to save the world this time round? Or are they facing Burgergeddon?
The sequel to the 2009 animated comedy 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' is now finally set to be released, this time directed by Cody Cameron ('Open Season 3') and Kris Pearn in his directorial debut and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein ('Horrible Bosses', 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone') coming on board for the screenplay. It will hit cinemas in the UK on October 25th 2013.
NPH will return to Broadway after nearly a decade away when he take on the lead role in John Cameron Mitchell's cult show
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.
The actor did a fine job hosting the Sunday (June 9) ceremony
Neil Patrick Harris was on hand to present this year's Tony Awards and the How I Met Your Mother actor was on fine form as he delivered one helluva opening and closing performance, continuing to deliver the gods throughout the length of the show. On hand to help him during his hosting duties was Mike Tyson, Sandy; the dog from the Annie musical, and all but closed the case as to why he should be a future Oscar host with a very well-received hosting job.
Harris' opening medley during the Sunday (June 9) night ceremony saw the actor begin with a 'solo-show' featuring just himself and an acoustic guitar, before the whole thing turned into a marvellously Broadway-esque spectacle. During a tribute to Bring It On, Tyson - who had a one-man show on Broadway last spring - then emerged from behind some cheerleaders and promptly joined NPH in the song-and-dance routine.
That wasn't all for NPH during the night though, as the actor made sure the laughs kept coming with a joke-filled routine. When it came time for him to introduce the cast of A Christmas Story: The Musical, the actor brought in Sandy to help him out. At first things were fine and there was no sexual tension between the two, but once Sandy started kissing Neil's cheek things began to get weird and things started getting French between the two. Understandably, the show caused quite a bit of controversy on Twitter after, with viewers outraged that a dog got to make out with NPH but they didn't. It is a cruel world after all.
Kinky Boots was the big winner at this year's Tony Awards.
Pam MacKinnon beat Broadway heavyweights George C. Wolfe and Barlett Sher to win the Tony Award for best direction on Sunday night (June 9, 2013) for her work on a revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? McKinnon, who narrowly missed out on the same award last year, credited her cast for the big win, "I have been so fortunate, so fortunate to work with these people who challenged me and opened me. And all shows close eventually, and this production will live in my memory for a very long time," she said in her acceptance speech.
MacKinnon's 'Virginia Woolf' was lauded by critics and prove hugely popular with theatregoers over the last year. It also won the Tony award for best revival of a play. She was one of two women to scoop notable awards at the 67th Tony Awards, with Diane Paulus winning for her direction of Pippin. Other big winners included Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots winning best musical and Cicely Tyson winning for her role in The Trip To Bountiful.
The televised ceremony was once again hosted by the popular TV actor Neil Patrick Harris, despite ratings dropping 1.4 million over the last four telecasts.
The buzz is building up. Will you be watching?
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.
Continue reading: Tony Awards Keep Getting Bigger And Better With Each Year
Neil Patrick Harris will certainly be a popular choice as host of the Emmys.
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.
Continue reading: 'Gifted' Neil Patrick Harris Returns To Host 65th Emmy Awards
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.
So THAT's how he met the mother.
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.
Continue reading: How I Met Your Mother' FINALLY Puts A Face To The Name
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 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.
Continue: The Smurfs 2 Trailer
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."
Continue reading: How I Met Your Mother To Be Renewed For Ninth Season
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 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.
Continue reading: The Oscars 2013: Is Seth MacFarlane The Best Man For The Job?
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).
Continue reading: A Very Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas Review
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.
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.
Continue reading: The Smurfs Review
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.
Continue: Rio Trailer
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!
Continue reading: Undercover Brother Review
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.
Continue reading: The Next Best Thing Review
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.
Continue reading: Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle Review
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