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Neil Patrick Harris: Coming Out Is a 'Very Individual Thing'

Neil Patrick Harris: Coming Out Is a 'Very Individual Thing'

Originally posted 10/29/2013 08:00PM

The coming out process is a very personal one and no one should be pushed into it, says Neil Patrick Harris.

"I don't think doing it in an exploitative way makes sense. I just feel like that whole world is very personal," the actor, 40, said Monday on Huffpost Live. "Here's a good analogy – if you're going to jump into the pool and you're not sure how to swim, it's probably not so effective to just push someone into the pool ... It's probably not the best way."

As for his own journey, Harris, who came out to PEOPLE in 2006, says he didn't want to cover up his love for his now fiancé, David Burtka.

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So Cute! See Neil Patrick Harris' Family Halloween Costume | Neil Patrick Harris

So Cute! See Neil Patrick Harris' Family Halloween Costume

Originally posted 10/21/2013 05:45PM

The actor, David Burtka and their 3-year-old twins all got dressed up in Alice in Wonderland attire for a Halloween party

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Neil Patrick Harris Glitters in First Look at Broadway's Hedwig

Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch: See the Glittery First Pic

Originally posted 10/16/2013 12:15PM

Cue the glitter!

Neil Patrick Harris revealed the poster art for his starring role in the upcoming Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on his Twitter account Tuesday, and it's sure to get tongues wagging.

"Hedwig News! The first ad image was just released, and I get to debut it!" the popular Tony host wrote.

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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

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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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What Stars Are Eating—and Tweeting—Now | Drew Barrymore

What Stars Are Eating—and Tweeting—Now

Originally posted 02/05/2014 11:25AM

Peek onto the plates of Drew Barrymore, Amber Riley and more of your favorite stars

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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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