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Rumor Patrol: Neil Patrick Harris Turned Down 'Late Show,' Selena Gomez Pregnant, More

May 17th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Neil Patrick Harris Turned Down 'Late Show,' Selen
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Neil Patrick Harris Offered Late Show: Did CBS want to stay in-house for David Letterman's replacement? There were several rumors they gunned for How I Met Your Mother star before ultimately getting Stephen Colbert. So did Harris turn them down, or was Colbert their #1 choice?

Verdict: Harris turned them down. He told Howard Stern, "Yes, I was in conversation with them (Moonves and CBS TV President Nin...
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Celebrities With Twin Children

May 8th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Celebrities With Twin Children
Twins are all the rage these days. Tennis star Roger Federer recently welcomed his second set of twins, sons Lenny and Leo, with his wife Mirka. The couple had identical daughters Myla and Charlene in summer 2009, three months after they wed.

Acting couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthrew Broderick had twin daughters Marion and Tabitha via a surrogate in 2009. The actress told ELLE that year: "I loved them immediately, but everything - their size, the shape of their heads, the color of their hair, their noses, their eyes - was new to me. They looked surprisingly different from (son) James...
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Neil Patrick Harris Goes Nude For The Cover Of Rolling Stone

May 7th, 2014 11:17pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris Rolling Stone
Neil Patrick Harris has taken it all off for the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine; employing a strategically placed top hat to hide his manhood.

The actor, who is currently starring on Broadway in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch,"

discussed his decision to come out and even shared his thoughts on sex.

"I think it would be easier to make that leap [coming out] at that age now, because there are so many examples," he says of his decision to inform the world on his sexual preferences in 2006. "But not back then, in a tiny town in the middle of the mountains of New Mexico. I wa...
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Neil Patrick Harris Earns Rave Reviews In Broadway Revival Of 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'

April 23rd, 2014 10:36pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris made his debut in Broadway's rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Monday night and critics are raving about hsi performance.

The actor plays a transgender German singer in the show, which was attended by a number of stars including Amanda Seyfried, Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend, Same Rockwell, Justin Long, Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour and Harris' partner David Burtka.

"Harris is beyond fabulous, holds nothing back and plays it any way but safe in Michael Mayer's exhilarating production," says The Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney; while Ne...
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New Pics: Neil Patrick Harris Stars On Broadway, Rumer Willis' Tacky Dress, Taylor Swift's Long, Sexy Legs & More!

April 23rd, 2014 11:12am EDT
New Pics: Neil Patrick Harris Stars On Broadway, Rumer Willis' T
Neil Patrick Harris stars on Broadway in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which is playing at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. The show mades its debut Tuesday night, and we've got a few pics of NPH in character.

Rumer Willis wore a revealing black dress to the ELLE 5th Annual Women in Music concert at the Avalon in Hollywood, revealing her pink underwear. We think it's tacky.

Taylor Swift was spotted leaving her apartment in Tribeca, NYC, wearing a short skirt and showing off her long, sexy legs.

See these and lots more in the slideshow above.

Want more? Head over to our PHOTOS page t...
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Neil Patrick Harris Curses At Audience Member During Broadway Show

April 21st, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris Curses At Audience Member During Broadway Sh
An audience member recently interrupted Neil Patrick Harris' concentration during his Broadway show "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," forcing the actor to confront the woman while in character.

The actor plays a a transgender glam rocker in the cult musical written by John Cameron Mitchell, and during a recent performance a female fan declared her affection for the star, shouting, "I love you, Neil!"

Harris responded, "I'm doing something up here, motherf---er!" and the audience erupted in applause, according to the New York Post's Page Six.

A representative for the actor has since explained ...
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Neil Patrick Harris Calls Himself 'Manorexic' After Dropping 20 Pounds For Role

April 17th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris went through a bit of a transformation for his titular broadway role in "Hedwig and the Angry Itch."

Harris dropped over 20 pounds to play the transsexual character, and he likened it to Oscar-winner Jared Leto's weight loss to play a transsexual in Dallas Buyers Club.

Harris told ABC News, "I've lost 20 pounds almost for the role to try and be more sort of more feminine, which changed my whole posture. I'm becoming like Jared Leto 'manorexic.'

"Every time I eat like half a sandwich I’m like, 'Alright, just one chip.' And I eat the chip and I’m like, 'Oh no, what have...
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Neil Patrick Harris Calls 'Late Show' Job 'An Asinine Amount Of Work'

April 8th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris hasn't turned down possibly hosting Late Show when David Letterman retires, but he doesn't sound too thrilled about the job.

Harris has been rumored to be on CBS's wish list to replace Letterman after the hose leaves the Late Show in 2015. Other names include Stephen Colbert and Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.

Harris told the New York Observer, "I’m super focused on Hedwig at the moment, so that hasn’t even been a conversation at all." The former How I Met Your Mother star is currently a Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Itch. He added, "But I’m a big fan...
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Rumor Patrol: James Franco's Viral Stunt, David Letterman's Replacement, More

April 5th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
James Franco
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

James Franco's Viral Stunt: As you have probably heard by now, Franco is embroiled in a scandal after he allegedly sent texts to a teenage girl who was visiting New York with her parents. However, many believe the whole story is a stunt to draw attention to his independent project Palo Alto, which follows a man in an relationship with a younger girl.

Verdict: False. Unfortunately for Franco, we really ...
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'How I Met Your Mother' Cast Knew The Show's Ending Since Series Began

April 1st, 2014 11:41pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
The cast of How I Met Your Mother has known how the series was going to end since the show's beginning back in 2005.

Producers revealed the end of the story to stars Josh Radnor and Lyndsy Fonseca, who play star Josh Radnor's children on the series, when scenes for the end of the series were shot at the beginning in order to ensure that the series came full circle.

"(Creators) Carter (Bays) and Craig (Thomas), are so smart. They had actually planned the ending during our pilot," says star Cobie Smulders, who plays Radnor's love interest on the show. "They shot some scenes with the two chi...
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'How I Met Your Mother' Series Finale: Was It Legendary?

April 1st, 2014 7:43am EDT
How I Met Your Mother
"How I Met Your Mother" completed its legendary nine-season run with a series finale that was lovingly poignant without losing its trademark humor. The series finale zoomed more than fifteen years in the future, chronicling major milestones in the gangs' lives who promised to always be there for the "big moments" but still grew apart.

SPOILERS TO FOLLOW!

Marshall and Lily (Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigon respectively) indeed went to Rome and had two more children. Marshall finally achieved his dreams of becoming a judge (aka Judge Fudge" or "Fudge Supreme"). Due to the demands of Robin...
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17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies

March 6th, 2014 2:00pm EST
17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies
Celebrities will always be available to promote off their latest products, films, television shows and endorsements. Yet, they tend to keep their celebrity friendships on the down low. Some of these star buddies are surprising, some are well-known. With all the behind-the-scenes backstabbing that can go along with being in the business, it is a good thing these duos have each other to count on for some real camaraderie.

1. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo and Jonah found friendship on the set of "Wolf of Wall Street" and have continued their relationship ever since. Said Jonah to E!,...
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Neil Patrick Harris Honored By Drama League

February 4th, 2014 2:30pm EST
Neil Patrick Harris
On Monday night, Neil Patrick Harris was honored by his peers at The Drama League's 30th annual all-star gala in New York City.

The 40 year-old performer's career was celebrated at the organization's Musical Celebration of Broadway event at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

Celebrities including Zachary Levi, Kal Penn, Audra McDonald and Harris' TV reporter partner David Burtka were in attendance at the bash, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.

Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks says, "We are overjoyed to add Neil Patrick Harris to the legendary roster of artists who have been honored...
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There's 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' In The Hilarious Redband Trailer

January 30th, 2014 7:03pm EST
A Million Ways To Die In The West
There's A Million Ways to die in the West isn't just the title of Seth MacFarlane's upcoming comedy, it's a pretty accurate description of the film itself.

In the premiere red-band (R-rated) trailer, Seth MacFarlane's character Albert loathes the fact that everything is deadly in Arizona in the late 1800s. However, Albert is smitten with a newcomer played by Charlize Theron who also happens to have the skills to teach him how to take on a deadly outlaw (Liam Neeson). That doesn't mean Albert will learn shooting any faster, as he has difficulty taking out bottles at point-blank range.

Aman...
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Neil Patrick Harris Shares 'Drinking Binge' From Mexico Vacation

January 7th, 2014 6:03pm EST
Neil Patrick Harris Instagram
Neil Patrick Harris had some fun with his Instagram fans yesterday, showing off what he was up to while in vacation in Sunny Mexico.

In a funny series of pictures, the How I Met Your Mother actor showed himself in several stages of "inebriation" as he tested how many margaritas he could drink during the day.

"Last day of our Mexico adventure. Let's see just how many margaritas I can drink. Cheers!" NPH posted while standing in front of a pool, holding a book.

Fast forward 2 hours: "Margarita #12: I's the life of the party!! Everybodyone is LOVING me!!" He posted, showing a photo of h...
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'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: John Lithgow Returns In Episode 'Mom And Dad'

November 19th, 2013 9:08am EST
How I Met Your Mother
Last week Robin was dealing with the fact that her mother was not going to make it to her wedding, but one family member that was making the trip out was Barney’s dad.  Jerry, played by the incomparable John Lithgow, was reunited with Barney a couple of seasons ago after being absent for most of Barney’s childhood. 

When Barney sees Jerry run into his mom, Loretta, he gets the childish notion that maybe his parents could get back together.  He decides to put together one of his patented elaborate schemes, but this one may have been a bit over the top.  Barney sends Jerry’s wife Sheryl on a...
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know Going Into Season 9 Of 'How I Met Your Mother'

September 22nd, 2013 3:00pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother is returning this Monday for its ninth and final season.  I'm pretty sure it's for real this time.  You may remember that season eight was reportedly going to be the final season, but since ratings were at all time highs, CBS went into negotiations with show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas to do another season.  All of the actors' contracts were up at the end of season 8, and it appeared that Jason Segel, who said he wanted to focus on his movie career, was the biggest roadblock.  As soon as Segel signed on, everything else fell into place.  Whether you've missed...
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2013 Emmy Awards Predictions: Who Are The Favorites To Win?

September 20th, 2013 8:48pm EDT
2013 Emmy Awards Predictions
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It’s been a while since we’ve had such a wild card Emmy season. Last year, Homeland was all but a lock in each of its major categories, but after a shaky second season, some strong competition from other long-running shows, and a buzzworthy new Netflix series, things are really up in the air pretty much all over the place. Still, I’ll do my best to make some predictions in the big categories. Just remember: This year, pretty much anything goes.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

While I’d love to see Game of Thrones’ confident t...
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Neil Patrick Harris' Son Is A Little Mini Me In Saint Tropez

August 9th, 2013 7:00pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka are vacationing with David Furnish and his two sons in Saint Tropez.

The "How I Met Your Mother" actor and one of his twins looked adorable in matching white sunglasses and striped shirts.

Harris and Burkta are parents to three-year-old Gideon and Harper (born via surrogate), while Furnish and Elton John welcomed little Elijah, a younger brother for two-year-old Zachary, in January.

Harris, who recently starred in "The Smurfs 2," will play a a transgender East German singer in the Broadway debut of cult rock musical "Hedwig And The Angry I...
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5 Fun Facts: 'The Smurfs 2' Star Neil Patrick Harris

August 2nd, 2013 9:34am EDT
NPH
The little blue fellas are back and accompanied by Neil Patrick Harris in "The Smurfs 2."

The sequel centers around the evil wizard Gargamel who finds himself short of smurf essence to keep power. He discovers that he must gain the essence from a real smurf and kidnaps Smurfette to help him succeed. In hopes of gaining the secret smurf formula, Gargamel whisks Smurfette to Paris. Of course the dashing smurfs have to rescue her and they enlist in the humans to help them do so. Who will ultimately assist them? NPH himself.

It can't be too hard on NPH seeing as he has the capability to take ...
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Neil Patrick Harris To Shave Off Eyebrows For 'Hedwig' Role

July 31st, 2013 5:31pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is planning to shave off his eyebrows ahead of his Broadway return in Hedwig And The Angry Inch next year to save time in the make-up chair as he transforms into a transgender German rock star.

The Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle star will don drag to lead the cast in the revival of the cult show, which is based on John Cameron Mitchell's book of the same name, but he had no idea how much preparation the role would entail.

The charismatic actor, who will soon start learning how to walk in high heels for the part, tells Conan O'Brien, "I'm gonna have to be all dra...
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Emmy Nominations: Surprise Inclusions And Snubs

July 19th, 2013 11:05am EDT
'American Horror Story: Asylum'
The Emmy nominations were revealed yesterday. While there may not have been any Earth-shattering news, there are always snubs – and surprise inclusions – to snark about. Let’s dig in.

Snubs

Let’s start with the bad. A big question mark going into the nominations was whether the academy would welcome back ‘Arrested Development.’ With the exception of a nod for Jason Bateman, the answer is apparently “no.” It didn’t even get writing or supporting actor nominations.

Also noticeably missing from comedy supporting actor: two-time winner Eric Stonestreet of ‘Modern Family.’ With so many talent...
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Neil Patrick Harris To Don Drag For Broadway's 'Hedwig And The Angry Itch'

June 18th, 2013 11:14am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is returning to Broadway. The actor, who starred in 2000's "Proof" and 1998's "Cabaret," will play a a transgender East German singer in the Broadway debut of cult rock musical "Hedwig And The Angry Itch."

The production will launch next spring.

The actor said in a statement: "It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can't wait to begin the journey."

The show revival is based on John Cameron Mitchell's book of the same name. The author/actor starred in the original stage production, which premiered Off Broadway in 1998.

Mitchell also starred in the title role for ...
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The Morning Roundup: 'Man Of Steel,' Neil Patrick Harris Outraged Over Racial Slur, Paris Jackson's Mom

June 11th, 2013 9:58am EDT
Henry Cavill in Man of Steel
Superman returns this weekend in "Man Of Steel," and the film has already raked in a whopping $170 million - in corporate sponsorships. Product placements in movies are nothing new, and everyone from Sears to Gillette wants a piece of the action as their products will most likely be put in front of the eyes of millions and millions when the movie hits theaters this Friday. (story)

It's already week 3 on "The Bachelorette," and this week the 16 remaining lads played some dodge ball in their quest to win the heart of the show's namesake, Desiree Hartsock. (story)

What the penultimate episod...
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'Kinky Boots,' Women Top The 2013 Tony Awards

June 10th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris and Mike Tyson Tonys
In a decidedly-positive Tony Awards, women and men who dress like them were the bells of the ball.

The collection of Broadway plays up for awards included several dramatic choices, but it was the lighthearted fare that ended up on top this year.

The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots" won six awards, the most of the nights. The haul included Best Musical in a slight upset over the darker "Matilda," as well as Best Original Score (which was done by Cyndi Lauper). The comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won best play over its dramatic opponents.

The women behind the plays performed a ra...
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The Morning Roundup: Neil Patrick Harris Hosting Tonys Again, Charlie Brown Rehab, 'American Idol' Shakeup & PSY

May 10th, 2013 9:55am EDT
NPH
What's going on in the entertainment world today? Check out some of the big stories you may have missed in the last 24 hours...

Neil Patrick Harris To Host The Tony Awards For Fourth Time
NPH promises that the June 9 show "will be 267 times bigger than last year." And fabulous.

Peter Robbins, Voice Of Charlie Brown, Sent To Rehab
Peter Robbins, original voice of Charlie Brown in the Peanuts cartoons, has been sent to rehab in lieu of further jail time for stalking charges. We have a feeling the psychiatric help is going to cost a bit more than five cents.

Insider Claims All Four 'Ameri...
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Neil Patrick Harris To Host The Tony Awards For Fourth Time

May 9th, 2013 6:05pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Tony Awards for the fourth time in 2013.

The How I Met Your Mother star has been asked back again after receiving high praises for the last three years.

"I'm very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards at the legendary Radio City Music Hall. It'll be more impressive than ever - if my math is correct, it will be 267 times bigger than last year," he joked. "Oh, wait. No, that can’t... hold on... carry the one... I’m awful at math.

"But rest assured, the show will rock!"

NPH won't only be hosting the 67th annual award ceremony, which will be held ...
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Neil Patrick Harris Plans Move To New York Where Gay Marriage Is Recognized

April 21st, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Actor Neil Patrick Harris is moving his family from Los Angeles to New York full-time once he finishes filming the final season of "How I Met Your Mother."

Currently NPH lives in California with his partner, David Burtka, and their two-year-old twins, but they are planning to sell up and move to the East Coast as soon as Harris' hit TV comedy comes to an end next year.

Harris admits he wants to live in a state which recognizes gay marriage and hopes to make the move soon so his children can be enrolled in school in the Big Apple.

Speaking during an event in New York City, he tells Usmaga...
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'How I Met Your Mother' Recap: 'The Fortress'

March 19th, 2013 3:01pm EDT
HIMYM: The Fortress
HIMYM returned from a short hiatus last night with “The Fortress,” referring to Barney’s swinging bachelor pad.  With season nine now a done deal, all storylines are now fast forwarded to a year from now, spring 2014. In this one, Robin pressures Barney to finally let go of the Fortress of Barnitude. Barney is hesitant.

With Lily now working as the Captain’s art consultant, Marshall has been stuck with more than his fair share of Marvin duties. Marshall says that they haven’t been intimate in weeks, and that she hasn’t even had time to sit down and watch their favorite show, Woodworthy Man...
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NPH Urges Boy Scouts Of America To Reform

January 31st, 2013 11:32am EST
Harold And Kumar 3'
Neil Patrick Harris, George Takei and Ellen DeGeneres are among the stars urging fans to contact the Boy Scouts of America to back a change in its rules against accepting homosexual members.

Star Trek actor Takei has previously supported calls for the youth group to end the policy, and he was delighted to hear scouts bosses are now seriously considering reversing the ban.

The final decision will be made when the group's national board members meet next week, and a number of other stars have joined Takei in urging members of the public to call and email the association to back the change...
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