11:12 AM EDT 06/19/2013
Neil Patrick Harris
Originally posted 06/18/2013 07:55AM
Neil Patrick Harris has already lined up his next high-profile gig once the series finale of How I Met Your Mother airs later this year – he's Broadway-bound.
The singing and dancing triple threat, who hosted the Tony Awards for the fourth time on June 9 (to great reviews), is set to don a wig, dress and high heels for his role as a German transgender rock singer in spring 2014's first Broadway production of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which features a book by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask.
"I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig's high heels," Harris said in a statement.
Originally posted 06/17/2013 06:00AM
If you were too busy firing up the grill with Dad to see who was welcoming baby just in time for a first Father's Day, well, we kept up with the Kardashians for you. Also, we'll take our burger medium-rare, thanks.
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Originally posted 06/15/2013 08:45PM
Neil Patrick Harris got the best birthday and Father's Day combo treat.
The How I Met Your Mother star – who turned the big 4-0 on Saturday, just one day shy of the day to honor dads – captured the most adorable photo of his and partner, David Burtka's two-year-old twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.
After jokingly Tweeting that he only wants "lots of presents" for his birthday – "good ones. Well thought out gifts" – the funnyman followed up by writing, "Never mind. I've got the two best gifts in the world sitting right in front of me," and he posted a little snapshot of his cuties.
Originally posted 06/09/2013 11:05PM
It was showdown at the Times Square Corral Sunday night.
This year's 67th annual Tony Awards race boiled down to a hotly contested duel between a homegrown musical about thigh-high footwear, Kinky Boots, and a British import about a contemporary little girl's Dickensian life, Matilda.
When the smoke cleared, Broadway's big winner was Kinky Boots, which, besides being named best musical of the season, took home a total of six awards, including one for best leading actor in a musical Billy Porter – whose jet-propelled acceptance speech left the crowd touched and breathless.
Originally posted 05/14/2013 09:15AM
On Monday night, we finally met their mother.
For eight seasons on the hit CBS sitcom, Ted Mosby (played by Josh Radnor) has been telling his children, in one long flashback, the story of How I Met Your Mother. At the end of Monday's penultimate-season finale, the title character was revealed.
To find out which actress stepped into the long-awaited role, keep reading. Spoilers ahead!
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.
Originally posted 02/13/2013 03:30PM
Will Neil Patrick Harris soon be scheming his way to a Survivor victory?
It could happen. Host Jeff Probst has spoken to the How I Met Your Mother star about playing the game – and is currently looking for other celebrities who want to outwit, outplay and outlast the competition in hopes of being Sole Survivor on the long-running CBS reality show.
A celebrity season actually isn't that far fetched. Last season, The Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel made the final three. And, in 2001, Kate Hudson and then–husband Chris Robinson showed up for an open audition for Survivor: Australia, before being turned away by producers. (How awesome would that have been?)
But for now, there's Survivor: Caramoan, the show's 26th season, premiering Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET). Ten new players will compete against ten returning players – with early favorites that include Dawn Meehan, a surprisingly tough 42-year-old mother of six from Utah, and Andrea Boehlke, a pretty blonde schemer from Wisconsin.
Catching up with PEOPLE, Jeff Probst reveals what to expect this season – and how a celebrity version would work:
Originally posted 02/04/2013 10:45AM
For Hollywood, Super Bowl weekend is one big party, and they don't disappoint.
On Saturday night, Lil Wayne performed at a GQ, Lacoste and Mercedes-Benz hosted party at the Elms Mansion in New Orleans. Among the fans on hand was model Kate Upton, who posed for photos in front of her GQ cover and stood on a couch to get a better view of Lil Wayne's show, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Even Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell were spotted "rushing through the backstage area to catch the end of his performance," the source adds.
Originally posted 01/07/2013 06:00AM
Who knew Neil Patrick Harris and Barney Stinson had so much in common?
The actor got in touch with his magical side (just like his How I Met Your Mother alter ego) at the Academy of Magical Arts's 50th anniversary celebration at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Harris, who presides over the organization's board of directors, rushed back from vacation in Montana just to be in town for the festivities.
While toasting the organization, the actor mingled with other guests and magicians, including Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy, and talked about how much he loved magic as a kid, a source tells PEOPLE.
"He wanted to know the secrets that no one would share with him, so he became a magician himself," the source adds. Indeed; Harris joined AMA's junior academy as a child (he even had to audition!) and often performs at the Magic Castle. – Melody Chiu
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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