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'Nerdist' skewers 'Superhero Talent Agency': Watch

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In terms of Hollywood talent agencies known by their all-powerful three-lettered acronym, there’s CAA, WME, UTA, and…STA?

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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

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.

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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

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