This year’s Tonys will be in good Company: The live telecast of the 65th Annual Tony Awards will include a performance from the limited-run revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical, featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, and Christina Hendricks. The all-star show was originally staged at NYC’s Lincoln Center in April, and a filmed version is set to hit theaters June 15. READ FULL STORY
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Last month, Neil Patrick Harris led an all-star cast — including Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks, and Jon Cryer — in a staged reading of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company at NYC’s Lincoln Center. But the four-nights-only show left plenty of ticketless fans clamoring for their chance to see the spectacle — enough, in fact, that the show’s producers decided to film it and bring it to theaters for a limited run starting June 15. In an exclusive interview with EW’s Dave Karger (below), Harris chats about his experience on the show and why co-star Colbert turned out to be a musical-theater natural. And there’s more — head to EW’s Facebook page and “Like” us to see an exclusive video of Harris talking about his upcoming gig hosting this year’s Tony Awards on June 12. READ FULL STORY
This week's trailers: 'Larry Crowne,' 'Conan the Barbarian,' and a new look at 'Friends with Benefits'
There’s no lack of star power in this week’s trailer roundup: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts grace the first look at the Hanks-directed dramedy Larry Crowne, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are Friends with Benefits, and Neil Patrick Harris hangs with The Smurfs. But we’ve also got peeks at some exciting indie projects from filmmakers like Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and the legendary Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn). Plus, a tease of this summer’s Conan the Barbarian reboot: No Arnold this time, but still plenty of pecs courtesy of new Conan Jason Momoa. Check out all these and more after the jump! READ FULL STORY
Earlier this month, we asked you how you think How I Met Your Mother guest star Katy Perry would compare to the show’s other seemingly endless supply of guest stars. And, based on the promos for the episode starring the “California Gurls” singer — which became available yesterday after Neil Patrick Harris tweeted them: “CBS just emailed me promos for the Katy Perry ep of HIMYM. Not sure if I’m supposed to tweet ‘emyet. Oops.” — she’ll rank somewhere between Wayne Brady and Britney Spears. (HIMYM fans know where on the spectrum those two fall.) Unlike some of the CBS sitcom’s guest stars, Perry, I’ve always felt, has great comedic timing (which I’m sure was bolstered by marrying a certain British comedian). Just watch her fluster Ann Curry on Today (at about 1:50) earlier this summer. As for the promos, watch them here. And, no, she’s not the mother.
Anyone else think Perry, from certain angles, looks like a brunette twin of The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco?
Spike TV has scored Neil Patrick Harris, former emcee of the Emmys, the Tonys, the TV Land Awards, and the World Magic Awards, to host its 8th Annual Video Game Awards live on Dec. 11. Some of you may be thinking Neil shouldn’t say “yes” to every hosting gig he’s offered, but I’m always a fan of entertainers championing the things they’re passionate about — even if it takes them to cable. (And with Spike TV’s Scream Awards becoming so star-studded, the network is doing something right.)
The show will feature 13 world premieres of games from 2011 and beyond. Confirmed so far: Batman: Arkham City, Resistance 3, and Thor: God of Thunder, as well as the next game from Studio of the Year nominee BioWare, the debut of Guillermo del Toro’s video game, and a special Gears of War announcement. Among the presenters, attendees, and nominees: Del Toro, Thor: God of Thunder video game star Chris Hemsworth, Halo: Reach star and VGA 2010 nominee Nathan Fillion (fingers crossed he and Harris plan a bit), It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, and Rob McElhenney, Olivia Munn, 90210‘s Annalynne McCord, Dane Cook, Nick Swardson, Tony Hawk, and… Denise Richards. My Chemical Romance will perform.
Will you tune in, or will you Google Harris’ opening and closing bits the morning after?
Last night’s How I Met Your Mother featured the long-awaited return of Robin Sparkles, this time with her former sidekick Jessica Glitter (played by Pussycat Doll/Dancing With the Stars winner Nicole Scherzinger). It also introduced a strange angle to the Robin Sparkles backstory: Her Canadian kids’ show was super porn-y back in the day. A big bowl of pornflakes, as Barney put it. What happened to the blissful innocence of “Let’s Go To the Mall”? I just don’t think the beaver song is a worthy successor to that or to “Sandcastles in the Sand.” Sigh.
But all was not lost! Because last night contained the best Neil Patrick Harris/Barney moment in I don’t know how long: rattling off the list of reality show farewell lines. I could listen to him say “sashay away” pretty much forever.
What’d you think of Jessica Glitter, PopWatchers? Did you think the porn jokes were just kind of cheap, or were you enjoying the pornucopia? And what was your favorite obscure reality show getting an adios line in Barney’s speech?
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Suit up!” — and declared Oct. 13 International Suit Up Day. Celebrating this new holiday is simple — all you really need to do is wear a suit anywhere you’re going today. Wear one to work, to school, to your favorite bar (bonus points if you drink at a bar called MacLaren’s), or even on the couch at home all day. (Think of Barney’s suit pajamas!) The websites InternationalSuitUpDay.com and SuitUpDay.com have even offered simple suggestions for those of us who do not own suits — buy a suit (duh) or just watch How I Met Your Mother. Who else plans on rewatching Monday’s instant-classic “Subway Wars” episode?Today we all have How I Met Your Mother to thank for the latest holiday to take the Internet by storm. Fans of HIMYM have borrowed Barney Stinson’s catchphrase — “
Not convinced that a suit is the perfect choice of attire for whatever you do today? Watch Barney’s ode to the suit, his fantastic “Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit” musical number from HIMYM, and maybe feel compelled to celebrate today — the right way.
Are you going to be participating in Suit Up Day, PopWatchers? Which other TV holidays or catch phrases would you like to see in reality?
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