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Why Is Neil Patrick Harris Embarking on a Cross Country Scavenger Hunt? | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Enjoying 40th Birthday Scavenger Hunt

Originally posted 04/02/2013 10:45AM

Neil Patrick Harris has embarked on the ultimate adventure – except he's got no idea where he's going.

The How I Met Your Mother actor is currently on a cross country scavenger hunt put together by his partner David Burtka for his birthday … three months early.

The celebration began on Saturday with a surprise party for Harris – who will turn 40 on June 15.

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Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's 'Adorable' Appearance at Madonna Concert | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

UpdatePosted 10/12/2012 12:55PM

Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's 'Adorable' Appearance at Madonna Concert

Originally posted 10/12/2012 06:00AM


Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Emma Roberts, Brad Goreski, Revenge's Ashley Madekwe, Pretty Little Liar's Shay Mitchell, Glee's Darren Criss and Mark Salling all attended A|X Armani Exchange's takeover of HYDE Lounge at the Staples Center for Madonna's "MDNA" concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

"Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were on their feet for 'Like a Prayer'," an onlooker tells PEOPLE."They were adorable and loved it."

Guests danced to some of the singer's greatest hits like "Holiday" and "Turn Up the Radio."

"Emma and Shay put on Madonna-inspired lace gloves and pearls while they tried voguing," the source adds.
– Jennifer Garcia

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PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris Attends Cobie Smulders's Wedding with His Kids | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

Cobie Smulders Celebrates Wedding with How I Met Your Mother Cast

Originally posted 09/10/2012 12:30PM

Colbie Smulders's wedding to Saturday Night Live funnyman Taran Killam on Saturday was a star studded – and family-friendly – affair.

Smulders's How I Met Your Mother castmates Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan were on hand for the celebration – and so were their little kids.

"Spent the weekend with the family at one of the most fantastic weddings I've ever attended. Good times. So much love," Harris Tweeted on Sunday.

It was all about family for Smulders (who wore a Claire Pettibone gown) and Killam, who are parents to 3-year-old daughter Shaelyn.

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PHOTO: Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris Show Off Kids in Saint-Tropez

Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris Bring Families Together for Saint-Tropez Vacation

Originally posted 08/02/2012 11:45AM

Kids, sun, the south of France – a joint family vacation in Europe seems to be going swimmingly for Elton John and Neil Patrick Harris.

The singer, 65, and the actor, 39, are pictured with their families – John's partner David Furnish and son Zachary, and Harris's partner David Burtka and twins Gideon and Harper – in this gleeful shot, taken Thursday in Saint-Tropez, France.

Teaming up for a holiday seems like the perfect idea for these couples, given the ages of their kids.

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Neil Patrick Harris Celebrates His Birthday at Cirque du Soleil | Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Celebrates His Birthday at Cirque du Soleil

Originally posted 06/21/2012 06:00AM

Neil Patrick Harris enjoyed some special treatment in Canada when he recently celebrated his 39th birthday.

The How I Met Your Mother actor and his hubby David Burtka were joined by several friends, including Glee's Jayma Mays, at Old Port of Montreal, where they took in a viewing of Amaluna, the newest show from Cirque du Soleil.

The group started their night by sipping cocktails in the V.I.P. Tapis Rouge tent before the show – and after the performance, they greeted the cast and crew backstage.

"The whole group [seemed] thrilled to see the show," a source tells PEOPLE. "They seemed very excited, especially Neil. They took home souvenirs and took photos with cast members."

Harris, who Tweeted his approval of the "spectacular" celebratory day, capped off his celebration with dinner at Au Pied de Cochon with handsome hubby Burtka, whom he called "delicious."
– Mark Gray


Neil Patrick Harris's Twins Meet Oprah

Originally posted 06/01/2012 02:00PM

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's twins, Gideon and Harper, welcomed a very special visitor recently – Oprah Winfrey.

"They're super healthy and they're happy," Harris says on Oprah's Next Chapter of the 19-month-old twins, who were born via surrogate in October 2010.

In Harris's and Burtka's telling, the twins' conception was a miracle of modern science, involving two embryos – one for each of them – and a surrogate. ("She was more like the oven," according to Burtka.)

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Neil Patrick Harris – and His Dog – Meet Oprah: Photo

Neil Patrick Harris's Dog Meets Oprah

Originally posted 05/03/2012 12:45PM

As if living with Neil Patrick Harris weren't A-List enough!

The How I Met Your Mother star's adorable dog scored a hug from Oprah Winfrey when she stopped by the actor and partner David Burtka's home to shoot a program for the OWN Network.

"Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, their dog Watson and me in their backyard," Winfrey wrote about the photo she shared on Facebook Wednesday. "Interview for Next Chapter."

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Katy Perry Dedicates 'Peacock' to Tim Tebow at Pre-Super Bowl Show | Katy Perry

Katy Perry Dedicates a Song to Tim Tebow at Pre-Super Bowl Concert

Originally posted 02/05/2012 11:00AM

She scores!

Katy Perry performed her first U.S. concert since splitting from hubby Russell Brand in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday night, delivering a party-starting nine-song set for guests at the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Hosted by Mark Cuban and Peyton Manning.

And the pop star seemed to have Super Bowl fever: Sporting a glittery, football-themed top and high-cut grey spandex shorts, Perry kicked off the show at 11:45 p.m. by bursting through a banner emblazoned with her name, just like a hometown gridiron hero.

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Neil Patrick Harris: There's No 'Baby Talk' in My House | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris: There's No 'Baby Talk' in My House

Originally posted 02/04/2012 05:00PM

Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka's kids Gideon and Harper may only be 15-months-old – but that doesn't impact the way the actor talks to them. It's a parenting tip he says he picked up from his own mom and dad.

"My parents always talked to my brother and myself like we were regular people and not babies," Harris tells PEOPLE. "So I don't talk down to them in baby talk. I try to talk to them even though they can't speak the language yet."

As for their personalities, Harris says, "They're thankfully in the new huggy, clingy, head-on-shoulders phase, which is fantastic. It'll brighten up a sad day every single time."

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Neil Patrick Harris: I'm 'Lucky' to Have Twins | David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris: I'm 'Lucky' to Have Twins

Originally posted 02/01/2012 12:45PM

Having twins is daunting. But Neil Patrick Harris says it's been nothing but a blessing for him and David Burtka.

"I love watching them learn to understand language. And watching them interact with each other is fantastic," the actor, 38, and father to 15-month-old fraternal twins Gideon and Harper, tells Parade.

Having each other also gives the twins a natural companion, and someone to explore the world with, Harris adds.

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