I would like to make a case for Neil Patrick Harris hosting, well, every awards show ever. Last night, he helmed the 2011 Tony Awards. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “Book Of Mormon” cleaned up, taking home nine awards over the course of the night—but that wasn’t the spectacular part. No, the highlight was Neil’s awesome musical numbers. Above, catch the opening song, in which Neil hilariously welcomes straight people to the theater. “Because Broadway has never been broader/ It’s not just for gays anymore,” he sings before busting out the best line ever, “We’re asking every hetero to get to know us better-o.” The whole number turned out awesome aside from Brooke Shields‘ strange flub.
Oh, and if you didn’t watch the full show, no worries—at the end, Neil did an awesome rap re-capping all the winners and events of the night. Watch it after the jump. Keep reading »
“Gideon, our son, he’s a great burper. Which, let me tell you those who don’t have babies, they can burp. It’s the greatest thing, I’ve never been happier.”
—Neil Patrick Harris talks about being a dad, along with boyfriend David Burtka, to twins Gideon and Harper [People] Keep reading »
Neil Patrick Harris and his boyfriend David Burtka are pretty much the cutest couple ever. And so we were thrilled to read on Neil’s Twitter page this weekend that they’re gonna be papas. “So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall,” he wrote. “We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled.” The two are becoming parents via a surrogate. And since they happen to look, oh, almost exactly the same, here’s hoping that they get two little blue-eyed, dimpled tykes who can also act, sing, and dance like no one’s business. Keep reading »
It’s a good thing that the infinitely adorable Neil Patrick Harris
is here to introduce the first trailer for “The Smurfs Movie
.” Without him I would have thought I got conned into watching an ad for “Transformers 3.” NPH also helped soothe the harsh realization that it is going to be another year before the Smurfs hit the big screen, which means a whole lot of waiting and being bombarded by ads. But with the double dose of cute provided by NPH and the Smurfs, I think we can handle it. Keep reading »
One more silver lining to the end of “Lost”? We’ll no longer be plagued by the internal debate about which to watch in real time—”Lost” or “Glee.” Because you were no doubt curious to see which candidate is taking over for Jacob in the last regular episode of the former, you probably missed last night’s amazing “Glee” episode, which featured Neil Patrick Harris along with Idina Menzel. Never fear. Here is the highlight—Neil and Matthew Morrison’s “Dream On” duet. You are welcome. Keep reading »
I’m sensing a trend here. First, a major studio announces that they’ll be making an update of a mega-popular kids franchise: Columbia/Sony are making “The Smurfs: The Movie” and Disney will soon start filming a new “Muppet Movie.” Both flicks will be a mixture of animation/puppets with live-action actors. Last week, it was announced last that Neil Patrick Harris had landed the lead role in “The Smurfs.” So guess who was announced today as the lead in the “Muppets”? None other than Neil’s “How I Met Your Mother” co-star, Jason Segel. What’s next—”Care Bears” starring Josh Radnor? Keep reading »
I’m counting down the days until April 13, 2010, aka the day my new television guilty pleasure “Glee” returns with new episodes. Will Emma and Will finally get it on? What about Rachel and Finn? And what about Quinn and Puck’s love child? As if we weren’t excited enough already, the little gossip birdies are starting to chirp about possible guest stars for next season. Let’s just say that that creator Ryan Murphy has been talking to “How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris and sources say he may be breaking out his jazz shoes for a little song and dance, gleek-style. [EW]
After the jump, some more possible “Glee” guest appearances that we’re stoked about. Keep reading »
I’ve been obsessively watching “How I Met Your Mother” after discovering it late (super late) in the third season. Actually, I let it slip that I wasn’t watching it and then got harangued by everyone I knew for not knowing what it meant to be the married “Lily” of the group. Since then, I’ve been loving Neil Patrick Harris‘ bad Barney. His Lothario-dude, who would be a creepy, sadistic psychopath in real life, is adorable on TV as he wham-bam-thank-you-ma’ams his way through the ladies of New York. Except, this season he is adorable in a brand-new way. He’s found love with Robin, an uncomfortable, wince-inducing, awesome, making-out and having-googly-eyed-Sunday-brunch kind of love. And I love that he’s in love. Which got me thinking about all the other fictional characters that I’ve wanted to watch fall in love. Or at least get kissed. Keep reading »
How do I love Neil Patrick Harris? Let me count the ways. I love him for his incessant high-fiving on “How I Met Your Mother” and for making me actually feel empathy for the world’s ultimate cad. I love him for suiting up in a white tuxedo to host Sunday’s Emmy Awards. I love him for his diabolical turn in Joss Whedon‘s too-fun-for-TV “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog.” I love him for having a kick-ass voice and doing the Broadway thing with ease. I love him for his cameos in “Harold and Kumar” movies. I love him for the sexy creased brow. I love him for playing a teenage doctor who posed deep questions about the meaning of relationships to his computer eons before Carrie Bradshaw.
But more than anything, I love Neil Patrick Harris for being openly gay. Keep reading »