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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:

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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.

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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

Neil Patrick Harris on his YouTube show 'Neil's Puppet Dreams': 'I have a puppet workshop in my garage' -- VIDEO

The idea of a web series featuring Neil Patrick Harris and puppets seems like such an obvious thing the world needs, it’s a little shocking no one’s come up with it until now. Produced with the Jim Henson Company’s “Henson Alternative” division, Neil’s Puppet Dreams premieres today on the Nerdist’s YouTube channel. While upcoming episodes promise drag queens, puppet sex, and a surprising amount of nudity — this ain’t a family webseries — the first episode features a simple fear of falling and a vividly illustrative song penned by co-creator and producer Janet Varney. You can watch the first episode below, and then check out my interview with Harris about how this all came about, the powerful pull puppets have on his life, and, yes, whether How I Met Your Mother is returning for a ninth season.  READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' recap: The last-minute curveball

And here we thought that Joe Manganiello’s return was the only reason to be excited for tonight’s episode.

“The Stamp Tramp” featured a potentially life-altering moment for Marshall and a funny, sweet Ted/Lily subplot. But the scene that’s really going to get fans talking is the last one of the episode, featuring Robin and Barney — who has gone from declaring his “fake” love for Robin to kissing her passionately after a drunken night at a strip club.

While the couple’s lip lock certainly wasn’t unexpected — if these two are going to get married this season, they’ll have to stop dancing around each other sometime soon, right? — it was a little surprising that it served as the culmination of such a silly storyline. Robin spent the episode serving as Barney’s “strip club agent,” trying to find a go-to topless joint to replace Quinn’s tainted stomping grounds. Then again, How I Met Your Mother is no stranger to last-minute curveballs; remember “Bad News”? (Warning: Do not read if the thought of our Marshmallow in pain gets you feeling teary.)

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

Submitted by Drayre:

“I love everything about her and I’m not a guy who says that lightly.  I’m a guy who has faked love his entire life.  I’m a guy who thought love was just something idiots felt, but this woman has a hold on my heart that I could not break if I wanted to. And there have been times when I wanted to. It has been… overwhelming, and humbling, and even painful at times, but I could not stop loving her any more than I could stop breathing. I am hopelessly, irretrievably in love with her. More than she knows.”

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

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Monday, Nov. 12 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ recap: Barney has a little speech to share
TV Jukebox: ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ and more music-on-TV moments
‘How I Met Your Mother’ recap: The choice

'Dr. Horrible' hits TV tonight -- will you sing along?

There’s a soundtrack. There’s a Blu-ray. There’s a book. There’s a comic. There’s merch galore. And, of course, there’s the original miniseries itself, which can still be viewed at any time — for free — on YouTube and various other evil websites.

Yes, Dr. Horrible seems to have conquered nearly every medium. But somehow, television has eluded his grasp… until tonight, that is.

Four years after its creation, Joss Whedon’s beloved, WGA-strike inspired web curiosity Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is coming to network TV.  READ FULL STORY

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

Submitted by jj:

“You know, I hate to perpetuate the stereotype, but German female wrestlers from Saxony are just beggin’ for it.”

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

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Monday, Sept. 24 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

Read more:
‘How I Met Your Mother': Showrunners talk about the (possible) beginning of the end
‘How I Met Your Mother’ season premiere recap: It’s [spoiler]!
Rock The Vote commercial stars Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, a ton of other people — VIDEO

Rock The Vote commercial stars Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, a ton of other people -- VIDEO

You know what’s important? Voting.

You know who appears in a PSA telling you to vote? Nearly every celebrity I can think of.

In the “We Will” commercial for Rock the Vote, celebs such as Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Jane Lynch, Kathy Griffin and Miley Cyrus (with her new hairdo!) come together to write on a whiteboard and also break into some choreographed dance formations…all in the name of making your voice heard!

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Who should host next year's Oscars?

The Oscars are like a fine red wine. They should get better with age. They should make you face-on-the-floor drunk with giddiness about the sheer glory and thrill of movies.

Unfortunately, the award show’s ratings have been as flat as an old gin and tonic these past several years, and the host/hosts haven’t helped. Anne Hathaway and James Franco, in an attempt to reach a younger audience, gave new meaning to the phrase “odd couple” as lackluster out-of-sync Oscar co-hosts in 2011, and Oscar vet Billy Crystal did his usual shtick, stepping in for Eddie Murphy as host of this past February’s telecast.

With the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on the brink of announcing a host for next year’s 85th annual Academy Awards, set to take place Feb. 28, 2013, and airing live on ABC, here are several of our picks for who should host. Jennifer Aniston, we’re looking at you!

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