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Tony Awards 2012: We're live-blogging them!

Will Porgy and Bess star Audra McDonald win her fifth Tony Award and Death of a Salesman director Mike Nichols accept his ninth? Will Smash star Christian Borle upset Amazing Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield in the featured actor in a play category? And which movie-based stage musical — Once or Newsies — will take Broadway’s top prize? More importantly, will host Neil Patrick Harris persuade special Tony winner Hugh Jackman to join him for another song-and-dance duel as spectacular as the one they performed last year? Join Laura Hertzfeld and me this Sunday for EW.com’s annual live blog of the Tonys, beginning at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll have reports from EW’s stage gurus Marc Snetiker and Melissa Rose Bernardo on the red carpet, in the press room, and around the auditorium of the Beacon Theatre. READ FULL STORY

Host Neil Patrick Harris teases Tony Awards 'surprises'

You don’t need to look very hard to find Neil Patrick Harris these days. The actor-slash-singer-slash-magician has hosted the Emmys, performed at the Oscars, and even headlined the World Magic Awards, which apparently are an actual thing. But despite his menagerie of ceremonial credits, the consummate entertainer admits that it’s the Tony Awards — which Harris is hosting for the third time on Sunday, June 10, on CBS — that hold the dearest spot in his heart.

“I think the celebratory tone of it makes it my favorite show to host,” says Harris, who previously celebrated Broadway’s biggest night with successful hosting gigs in 2009 and 2011. “In the Emmys and in observing the Oscars, it’s a bunch of individuals that hardly know each other that all work in their own business bubbles, and I think the opposite is true on Broadway. Most everyone is a) thrilled to be there, b) even more thrilled to be nominated but c) and I think most importantly, they all know and are supportive of each other, so you end up with this great evening where it’s not a lot of sour grapes.”

With last year’s Book of Mormon-dominated telecast dabbling in irreverence, this year’s ceremony should be noticeably more family-oriented, thanks in no small part to the heavy presence of a solid handful of mainstream plays representing one of the medium’s best seasons in recent memory. Despite powerful performances, plays typically tend to get short shrift at the musical-focused Tonys — a foregone conclusion of the ceremony that Harris hopes to change this year. READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris promotes the Tony Awards in a big way

As a veteran host of both the Tonys and the Emmys, and with plenty of support last fall when the Oscar hosting job was up for grabs, Neil Patrick Harris can do little more to establish his claim to the title King of Award Shows. (The Muppets even had a reference to his reign as the host with the most!) But he is out to prove one thing as he promotes his next hosting gig: That the Tony statuette can produce just as many jokes as Mr. Oscar.

The How I Met Your Mother star is set to host the Tony Awards for the third time, airing live on CBS on Sunday, June 10.

Just in case you can’t remember that date, just watch the video below, which strings together bunch of ads for the show. After hearing “June 10” over 15 times, you better remember when you can tune into for this year’s celebration of NPH Broadway. READ FULL STORY

Jim Parsons and Kristin Chenoweth to announce this year's Tony nominations

Fresh off the news that Neil Patrick Harris will return as a third-time Tony host, the awards show has made another big-name announcement: Broadway babes Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons will announce the nominees for this year’s telecast.

Though Chenoweth and Parsons headline GCB and The Big Bang Theory, respectively, the two are no strangers to the theater. Chenoweth picked up a Tony in 1999 for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and originated the role of Glinda in Wicked, while Parsons has made the rounds in the 2011 revival of Normal Heart and the upcoming revival of Harvey. READ FULL STORY

Suit up! Neil Patrick Harris hosts the Tony Awards again

Break out your spangly tuxes and commemorative Doogie Howser lunchboxes: Neil Patrick Harris will host the Tony Awards for the third time in June. And if it’s anything like his previous hosting stints, this one’s going to be legen… Well, you know.

NPH’s opening and closing songs have been the best thing about two recent Tonys telecasts. READ FULL STORY

That embarrassing Christina Aguilera photo that has everyone talking-cringing

Christina Aguilera‘s life in the public eye is starting to play out like every possible nightmare scenario of every kid in high school, isn’t it?  She went through a questionable fashion phase, constantly vied for the spotlight against her rival, messed up the national anthem during a big game, fell down in front of everyone, endured a painful split, was picked on for her weight, and then got in, like, so much trouble. And while Aguilera has graduated to full-fledged adult, the nightmare still hasn’t ended there, seeing as life is one endless loop of high school hell. (No one tells you that, kids!) READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris on 'The Price Is Right': Barney Stinson -- and Bob Barker -- would be proud

To be fair, Neil Patrick Harris already had a bit of an unfair advantage going in to today’s episode of The Price Is Right. Not only does the universally beloved star have daytime television experience (sorry, Snoop), but before his appearance for Celebrity Charity Week, NPH already got to hear those magic words “Come on down!” Well, technically, it was Barney Stinson who became the single greatest player in the history of the “original” Price Is Right after he won everything (including some sweet gifts for Marshall and Lily’s wedding) and met his “dad,” then-host Bob Barker. It was… well, you know.

So things were a little bit different this time around for the How I Met Your Mother actor. Though he did suit up for the occasion, Harris — who was playing for breast-cancer research organization the Noreen Fraser Foundation — served as something of a cohost to Drew Carey and helped his fellow contestants (a very un-Barney-like strategy) snag some most excellent prizes ($10,000!, a new car!), including the episode’s eventual champ Adam, by knowing things like the price for a cupcake maker and having an excellent strategy for the frustrating game Gas Money. READ FULL STORY

'The Muppets': Who was your favorite celebrity cameo?

I walked into The Muppets this weekend completely unsure of what to expect. For the past few weeks — save EW’s cover story (woo for self promotion) — I’d generally avoided any and all stories, blurbs, and clips that threatened to spoil the movie and its surprises for me. When I’m excited about a movie — and, if I’m being honest, there aren’t that many I get excited about every year — there is no greater sin than spoiling it for me. (TV is, obviously, a different story.)

My patience was rewarded this weekend when I walked into the unspoiled glory of The Muppets and was treated to a number of great cameos, including one from [Spoiler alert, obviously...] READ FULL STORY

EW's Bite of the Night for Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

We at EW scoured the TV line-up last night to find the best one-liners from your favorite shows. Last Monday’s Bite was from a very opinionated man on Dancing With the Stars, so it’s no surprise that this week’s performance episode provided another stand-out quote from the DWTS gang. A few funny fellows, courtesy of How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men, also got in on the action. So how did backsides, sex tapes, and strippers find their way into EW’s Bite of the Night for Halloween 2011? Read on…

Want more? You can read all three recaps: See what Shaunna Murphy had to say about Two and a Half Men, read Annie Barrett’s Dancing With the Stars recap before she reveals her hidden gems, and see what Sandra Gonzalez made of Katie Holmes’s highly anticipated turn as the “slutty pumpkin” on How I Met Your Mother.

Read more:
EW’s Bite of the Night for Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011
EW’s Bite of the Night for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

Break out the tie: It’s International Suit Up Day!

Calling Mr. Stinson: Today, Oct. 13, 2011, is International Suit Up Day.

How are folks celebrating? Why, with a website and a Facebook page full of people uploading their best Suited Up shots. So break out your tie (no duckies allowed!) and head down to your version of MacLaren’s Pub and see just how many high fives and bro code rules you can knock out. Maybe throw in some laser tag and make a night of it. Bonus points if you convince your gang to karaoke to Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit.

The site has plenty of ideas for how to celebrate: Party in a suit, drink in a suit, or, my favorite, watch some more How I Met Your Mother. Need some more inspiration? Check out our gallery of Sharp-Dressed Men for even more hotties with smartly dressed bodies. You’ll be in good company. READ FULL STORY

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