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What We Learned About the Mother on Last Night's How I Met Your Mother

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What We Learned About the Mother on How I Met Your Mother

Originally posted 09/24/2013 03:15PM

Earlier this year, the audience finally met How I Met Your Mother's titular star, and on Monday's season nine premiere, one more person joined that elusive club – just not Ted himself.

Over the course of two back-to-back episodes, Ted's best friend Lily (Alyson Hannigan) met his dream woman on board a train headed to the fictional Farhampton, Long Island, where Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) are set to wed. It marked the first major scenes for actress Cristin Milioti, who made her debut as the much-anticipated mother in last May's season finale. As the show progresses towards its series finale in 2014, the audience will continue to learn more about Ted's as-yet unnamed wife-to-be, but in case you missed it, here's what we learned on Monday:

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What the Emmys Got Right and Wrong

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PEOPLE's TV Critic: What the Emmys Got Right and Wrong

Originally posted 09/23/2013 03:00PM

Late into the 65th annual Emmys ceremony Sunday on CBS, host Neil Patrick Harris announced: "No one in America is winning their Emmy office pool."

If you did happen to win, you should consider a career in statistical forecasting. The awards were all over the place.

Of the night's many surprises, the biggest was in the category of best actor. Academy voters for once decided not to give the prize to Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston – but instead of rewarding Mad Men's Jon Hamm, the perennial also-ran, they chose Jeff Daniels of HBO's The Newsroom. Perhaps they concluded that Hamm is already lousy with nominations, and handsome as the devil, and that should hold him. Daniels is a fine actor, as you'll discover if you catch just about any of his many performances of the past three decades, but The Newsroom's first season was a pounding surf of angry, righteous yammering. Oh well.

Here's what else the Emmys got right and wrong:

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5 Water-Cooler Moments from the Emmys

The 2013 Emmy Awards, Water Cooler Edition

Originally posted 09/23/2013 07:30AM

If you weren't watching the Emmy Awards Sunday night, we don't know what you were doing. (Actually, we do because we almost flipped the channel to Breaking Bad, too.)

Sure, we were disappointed when host Neil Patrick Harris chose tap over twerk, but there was plenty of action (and lots of dance) packed into the three-hour show.

We're breaking down the five things you missed:

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Relive NPH's Funniest Bits from Emmys | Conan O'Brien, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris

The 5 Funniest Quips from Neil Patrick Harris's Emmys Monologue

Originally posted 09/22/2013 09:45PM

It's a decision that every Emmy host has to make for him or herself – how low do you go with the blows toward your fellow entertainers in the audience?

Well, Neil Patrick Harris got right into it during his monologue, and he even brought along some former hosts to help him do it.

In case you missed it, here's a recap of the monologue's best zingers:

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Emmy Host Neil Patrick Harris: My Kids Love Our Show Biz Lives | Neil Patrick Harris

Primetime Emmy Awards 2013

Emmy Host Neil Patrick Harris: My Kids Love Our Show Biz Lives

Originally posted 09/20/2013 09:15AM

Neil Patrick Harris and his fiancé David Burtka haven't specifically told their twins about their entertainment careers.

That said, Harris, 40, who is hosting Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, says their professional paths are pretty apparent because they've given their nearly 3-year-old little ones a very hands-on experience.

"I don't have any reason to tell them what we do for a living," the How I Met Your Mother funnyman told PEOPLE on Wednesday at an Emmy preview. "They've come to set. They know the crew. They got to come to the Tony rehearsals and watch the Cinderella dancers with all of their finest gownery and do their dancing, which was cool."

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Neil Patrick Harris: 'The Older My Twins Get, The More I Love Being a Dad' | Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris: 'The Older My Twins Get, The More I Love Being a Dad'

Originally posted 07/27/2013 08:00PM

Neil Patrick Harris admits that it took a while for him to adjust to being a dad to twins Harper and Gideon.

"The first year with them was complicated," he says in an interview with USA Weekend. "They were crying a lot."

But as the toddlers approach their third birthday in October, it's a whole different ball game.

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Eric Stonestreet, Aaron Paul and More React to the 2013 Emmy Nominations | Aaron Paul, Eric Stonestreet, Rico Rodriguez

Aaron Paul, Modern Family Cast & More React to 2013 Emmy Nominations

Originally posted 07/18/2013 02:45PM

Television is at an all-time high.

With millions flocking to their sofas for primetime series' premieres and sitcom actors joining the A-list, the 2013 Emmy Awards (airing Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 PM ET on CBS) will honor the best of the small screen.

On Thursday morning, the nominees for the 65th Annual Emmy Awards were announced by Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris.

With American Horror Story: Asylum, Game of Thrones, Saturday Night Live and HBO's Behind the Candelabra leading the pack, here's how Hollywood reacted to their nominations.

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Jessica Simpson Gives Birth, Paula Deen Parties & More Mama Drama from the Weekend | Lady Gaga, Paula Deen

What You Missed Over The Weekend

UpdatePosted 07/01/2013 08:00AM

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth, Paula Deen Parties, & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 07/01/2013 06:00AM

Sometimes the best weekends are a total snooze.

Here are five things you might have missed this weekend if you, too, were catching up on your zzz's.:

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Neil Patrick Harris's Next Gig: A Transgender Rock Singer | Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Sets Next Gig: A Transgender Rock Singer

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.

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Kate's Taking a Break Before Baby – But Who's the Newbie Celebrating Father's Day? | Henry Cavill, Kanye West, Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Kim Kardashian Is Officially a Hot Mama, Henry Cavill's Just Hot, & More from the Weekend

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.

Here are five things you might've missed this weekend:

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