05:25 PM EDT 10/29/2013
Originally posted 08/14/2009 06:05AM
It's unusual to celebrate your first day back at work after a summer vacation, but that's just what the cast and crew of How I Met Your Mother did this week.
They had plenty to celebrate: In addition to Neil Patrick Harris's third consecutive Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy, the CBS sitcom nabbed its first nomination in the best comedy category – and stars Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders became mothers over their summer breaks.
Opting for orange juice rather than a champagne toast while backstage her husband Alexis Denisof looked after 4-month-old Satyana, Hannigan told PEOPLE, "I'm so fortunate that she's here. We set up a nursery, and daddy and baby are in nursery right now. So I can run off and get to see them when I have scenes off. It's the best thing that's ever happened to me! I'm so in love."
Originally posted 01/28/2009 07:30AM
How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders is clearly ringing in the New Year in style: with a baby due this spring and some new hardware adorning her left hand.
Asked by PEOPLE if it is, in fact, an engagement ring, the actress, 26, flashed a smile as dazzling as her new sparkler and said, "Yes, it is."
Smulders, who plays the single Robin Scherbatsky on the hit CBS sitcom, says that her boyfriend, actor Taran Killam, popped the question over the holidays.
Originally posted 05/08/2008 12:05PM
A clip of Britney Spears's highly-anticipated second appearance on CBS's How I Met Your Mother has been released.
In this snippet, via Entertainment Tonight, the pop star's ditzy character, Abby, is dating Barney (Neil Patrick Harris’s character) – yet she still longs for Ted, played by Josh Radnor.
The episode is scheduled to air May 12. Spears first appeared on the show in March, debuting her role as a receptionist at a dermatologist's office.
Her first guest spot earned the singer positive reviews and brought in the show’s highest ratings yet.
Originally posted 03/14/2008 01:45PM
Britney Spears completed two days of filming on TV's How I Met Your Mother, receiving praise from the sitcom's cast for her attitude and comic skills.
"There was not an ounce of the dark side that we've all read so much about," star Neil Patrick Harris, 34, said Thursday night at a West Hollywood party for the show.
In the episode, which will air March 24, Spears plays a receptionist at a dermatologist's office, and she falls for one of the show's main characters, played by Josh Radnor.
Spears, 26, shot her scenes Wednesday and Thursday.
Originally posted 03/13/2008 01:35PM
Neil Patrick Harris was pleasantly surprised by Britney Spears at the table reading for an episode of How I Met Your Mother on Tuesday.
"She has a good sense of comedy, and has interesting choices," he tells PEOPLE. "It wasn't like she has just been told to stand up there and deliver those lines. I was really surprised by that. She's really funny!"
Harris, who will be on set Thursday filming with the pop star, added, "She seems to be doing very well … No strange accents. She seemed comfortable."
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