The phrase “Hardest Working Man in Show Business” gets bandied about in almost constant force these days, but hardly anyone earns it quite like Neil Patrick Harris. Not only did he just agree to host this September’s Emmy Awards, but he will be returning for a fourth stint as host to the Tony Awards, airing this Sunday on CBS. (“I can finally get it right,” he says.) And this is a guy who already stars on a hit TV series, has The Smurfs 2 in theaters next month, and is raising twin 2-year-olds (with partner David Burtka), yet still has time for a little soft-shoe and showtunes. Harris is undaunted and “hoping it’s the supersized Tonys — lots of children and animals,” he says. “What could possibly go wrong?” READ FULL STORY
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Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Jesse Eisenberg, Jon Cryer, and Martha Plimpton will present at this year’s Tony Awards, the American Theatre Wing announced today. Hanks, et al. join host Neil Patrick Harris (returning for the fourth time) and each has a connection to the Great White Way.
”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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“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
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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
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.
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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.
“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
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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:
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