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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Ollie: 

”The way you used that kid having an asthma attack as a human shield, that took my breath away.”

–Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) to Robin’s dad (Ray Wise) on How I Met Your Mother

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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by AllieCard: 

“Barney, I wouldn’t live here even if you scrubbed every inch of this place with Purell, amoxicillin, and holy water.”

 Ted (Josh Radnor) talking about Barney’s apartment on How I Met Your Mother

Check out the rest of your bites from Monday March 18 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Seth MacFarlane says he'll never host the Oscars again -- so who should step up next year? POLL

Looking for another bad-on-purpose-but-even-so-we’re-going-to-sing-it-for-three-minutes song about boobs at next year’s Academy Awards? Sorry, Charlie — Seth MacFarlane isn’t interested in a repeat hosting performance:

MacFarlane’s decision to follow Ricky Gervais’s awards show lead must be disappointing for the 46 percent of EW readers who think the Family Guy creator did a great job on Sunday — not to mention ABC, which must be pleased with the show’s high ratings (40.3 million viewers, up 3 percent from last year, with an 11 percent increase in adults 18-49). It also means that next year’s hosting field is wide open — though that said, there are a few frontrunners for the gig.


Neil Patrick Harris on getting probed by alien puppets...for his webseries: 'You don't know what you're missing'

If you’ve been watching Neil Patrick Harris’ YouTube series Neil’s Puppet Dreams — made in partnership with Nerdist and Henson Alternative — it’s already abundantly clear that this is not exactly a show for kids. Harris has already had his (puppet) trouser weasel examined, been interrogated for being a (puppet) predator, and fended off a (puppet) beaver hungry to eat his (non-puppet) wood.

And then there’s this week’s episode (embedded below), in which NPH finds himself abducted by (puppet) aliens and begs them to give him a good probing. He-yo!

As Harris makes clear in our Q&A with him below, it’s all in the spirit of good, kinda dirty fun.  READ FULL STORY

Frank Ocean, 'Glee', 'Modern Family' among GLAAD Media Awards nominees

GLAAD revealed the list of nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Wednesday morning.

The awards, held annually in three ceremonies in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, recognize a variety of media including film, reality television, one-off television episodes, journalists, and print and digital pieces that represent “fair, accurate and inclusive” depictions of the LGBT community. Last year’s honorees included the documentary Bully, Dancing with the Stars, Beginners, and Modern Family.

Click past the jump for nomination highlights.


Neil Patrick Harris dreams of 'To Catch a Puppeteer' -- VIDEO

Following in the footsteps of South Park, 30 Rock, and numerous others, Neil Patrick Harris has taken a stab at To Catch a Predator.

In the new YouTube video, “To Catch a Puppeteer,” the How I Met Your Mother star attempts to satisfy his puppet fetish, only to be accosted by a fuzzy Chris Hansen. It’s part of series called “Neil’s Puppet Dreams,” which is produced by Nerdist, a digital entertainment conglomerate founded by comedian and Wired writer Chris Hardwick.

Harris introduces each segment with, “Hi, I’m Neil, and I sleep a lot. And when I dream, I dream in puppet,” before launching into a puppet-themed adventure.

Why don’t you have a seat, and watch the video after the jump.


EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Deema:

“In the words of the almighty Destiny’s Child, ‘say my name, say my name!'”

–Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) on How I Met Your Mother

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Monday, Dec. 17 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe bring 'Les Mis' 'Confrontation' to New York club

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe — a.k.a. the stars of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, a.k.a. the most important movie of 2012 or ever — sure know how to make a musical-theater geek swoon. The pair recently reunited in New York City to perform one of Les Mis‘s best-loved songs: “The Confrontation,” in which tireless Inspector Javert (Crowe) accosts the noble Jean Valjean (Jackman), who has been living under an assumed name. The duet was half serious, half silly, and all awesome, as you can see from the following video:


Neil Patrick Harris returns to 'Assassins,' eyes return to Broadway

Neil Patrick Harris returns to the Broadway stage Monday night for a concert performance of Assassins, the Stephen Sondheim musical that won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. The benefit reunites the 2004 cast (the show first debuted on Broadway in 1990), including Harris, Tony-winner Michael Cerveris, and True Blood’s Denis O’Hare. But while this show is only for one night, Harris tells EW that he hopes the show is just the start of more theater work for him in the near future.

“My worry is I’m going to do this one night and then be dying to get back on stage and do a full production,” Harris says. He hopes the future might hold even edgier stage work. “I’d love to do something very against type. I’d love to revive something dirty and raw … to do something radical like Hedwig, something that would really be outside the box.”

Harris’s hit show, How I Met Your Mother, is well into its eighth season, and CBS execs haven’t yet decided if it will see a ninth. Either way, Harris is already starting to think about what he’ll do next.


Neil Patrick Harris-directed 'Nothing to Hide' takes fresh look at magic

Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães may look unsuspecting: two good-looking young guys, hanging out in Los Angeles; Guimarães sporting hipster glasses and DelGaudio spikey dark hair. But don’t be fooled by their nonchalant appearance – these two have more than a few tricks up their sleeves, literally.

Pardon the pun, but DelGaudio and Guimarães are two of the foremost up-and-coming magicians out there. DelGaudio has been practicing his craft around L.A. for years. Portugal native Guimarães was crowned the youngest-ever World Champion of Card Magic in 2006. Inspired by Penn and Teller, but quick to distinguish themselves from anyone who’s come before them, the duo work together equally on stage to create a magic show that focuses on artistry, illusion, and of course — cards.

“We’re magicians with two different focuses,” DelGaudio told EW. “Helder always focuses on the most perfect miracle and I always focus on the most meaningful one.“

In their first ever theater-length show, DelGaudio and Guimarães expanded a 30-minute production they first collaborated on at L.A.’s historic Magic Castle into a 70-minute show — with the help of celebrity director and magic enthusiast Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother). Nothing to Hide opened Tuesday at the Geffen Playhouse, a theater that the magicians noted during the show held about double the biggest audience they’d ever played for. READ FULL STORY

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