Is there anything Neil Patrick Harris can’t do? He acts! He rocks jokes! He sings! He dances! He hosts! He performs magic! And now let’s add yet another talent to that list: He writes a damn good cover story! EW learned this firsthand — and you will too — when you open this week’s issue. We placed a pencil in the 38-year-old actor’s
mouth hand and asked him to pen his version of a Hollywood Survival Guide, which details everything from the highs and lows of teen stardom, thanks to his role as a precocious doctor on Doogie Howser, M.D., to the joy of finding unexpected success as legendary bachelor Barney Stinson on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. NPH also offers some sage advice on navigating interviews (reveal your personal life, not your private life) and how to act on a set (“Never be a d-bag to the crew”). Herewith, a few excerpts from his story: READ FULL STORY
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How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson may be a cad, but Neil Patrick Harris has proven himself to be a class act over the course of his 23-year career. The actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today — the 2,448th in Walk history. The ceremony took place on Los Angeles’s Hollywood Boulevard near the famous Pantages theater. HIMYM co-star Jason Segel, Harris’s partner David Burtka, and Joss Whedon (director of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog) were in attendance. HIMYM‘s seventh season premieres on CBS this Monday, Sept. 19.
While we have all the confidence in the world that Jane Lynch will do a stellar job hosting the Emmys this Sunday, there’s no question that the Glee star has some tough acts to follow. Just last year, Jimmy Fallon knocked it out of the park early with his Springsteen-inspired, cameo-heavy (Jon Hamm! Betty White!… Kate Gosselin?) musical number, while Neil Patrick Harris — who had his own musical number — did what he does best in 2009, emceeing the evening with his usual poise and charm. (Just as he did the Tonys!)
But were they the best hosts ever? READ FULL STORY
The Smurfs may not be getting the most Smurfing reviews, but we’re finding that that the blue comedy is difficult to ignore completely — we just like Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays too darn much!
So we sat down with the upbeat actors earlier this week to chat about The Smurfs, in which they play a married couple whose lives are thrown out of wack when an assortment of singing blue munchkins arrive in their apartment. Harris and Mays explained the complex process of shooting with the CGI creatures that weren’t really there, and they took a little time giving each other smurf names as well. Check out the video below:
During his visit to Conan last night, Neil Patrick Harris revealed the wonderful news that Coco could be appearing on an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother next season. But, rest easy PopWatchers, this won’t be some celebrity stunt casting in the same vein as former guest stars like Jennifer Lopez or Nick Swisher. Rather, O’Brien snagged a coveted walk-on part by outbidding himself at a charity auction (watch NPH retell the amusing story beginning at the 4:45 mark).
This has us excited for a number of reasons, mainly in that two of our favorite worlds, Conan O’Brien and HIMYM, would be colliding. Here’s to hoping the producers actually do let him play just a guy at MacLarens (O’Brien rightly argued, “I think it’s much funnier if I’m in the bar in the background”) who occasionally turns around to smile directly into the camera and inexplicably breaks into the puppet string dance. Do I even need to say it, PopWatchers? It would be legen– READ FULL STORY
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
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
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