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Neil Patrick Harris battling insecurities for Broadway musical

March 13th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Openly-gay actor Neil Patrick Harris is struggling to deal with his insecurities as he prepares to star as a transgender glam rock singer in Broadway musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch, because he has never been comfortable in drag.

The Smurfs star will be slipping into heels and covering his face with make-up for the cult show revival, but he admits his physical transformation into the title character hasn't been as easy as he first thought.

He tells Out magazine, "Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me. I have never thought drag was intoxicating, I've never had a ...

16 Of Our Favorite Blue Movie Characters, From 'Avatar' To 'X-Men'

August 5th, 2013 8:05pm EDT
Last week, director James Cameron promised not one, not two, but three sequels to his hit film Avatar.

Hot off the success of the 2009 film, Cameron revealed that there were plenty more tales to tell about the planet Pandora and its race of blue beings - the Na'vi.

Cameron plans on shooting the three sequels simultaneously, and he's got four new screenwriters on board to help him pen the three stories.

"Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," the director said in a statement. "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that...

Neil Patrick Harris & David Furnish shared secret baby news with one another

July 31st, 2013 8:41pm EDT
David Furnish
Actor Neil Patrick Harris was one of the first of Sir Elton John and David Furnish's celebrity pals to learn they were set to become parents in 2010 after sharing his own baby secret with the producer.

The Smurfs star had been keeping quiet that he and his partner David Burkta were going to become dads to twins via a surrogate mother in October 2010, but when he bumped into Furnish unexpectedly, he decided to open up about their plans to start a family.

Ironically, the Rocket Man and his longterm partner had also entered the same process to welcome a child of their own in December, 2010, ...

Katy Perry: 'Actors Work Harder Than Pop Stars'

July 29th, 2013 3:26pm EDT
Katy Perry
Singer Katy Perry will never hang up her microphone to make acting her priority, because she is convinced Hollywood stars work harder than musicians.

The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker has showed off her acting skills on U.S. sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and she also voiced the Smurfette character in 2011's The Smurfs as well as its upcoming sequel The Smurfs 2.

But Perry is adamant she will never retire from the stage, because she is too lazy to pursue films full time.

She tells Britain's Radar magazine, "Music is so much who I am. It defines me. I have it inside me and I'll never lose it. I...

Before You Smurf -- Watch This!

July 28th, 2011 2:29pm EDT
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Smurf Misunderstandings

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With "The Smurfs" coming out in theaters this week, the word smurf is being thrown around all over the place. As a precaution, the folks at have put together this humorous video featuring the kind of common smurf midunderstandings you're going to want to avoid!

Spanish Village Goes Blue For 'Smurfs' Premiere

June 16th, 2011 10:50pm EDT
The Smurfs In 3D
A Spanish village has been painted blue for the upcoming world premiere of The Smurfs In 3D.

Sony executives randomly chose Juzcar, near Malaga, as the site of the upcoming premiere and locals agreed to let them color the village blue.

Film bosses have promised to repaint the village after the premiere, but reports suggest locals like the blue hue.

One resident says, "We like the idea of being the Smurf village. Everyone is very excited, children are wearing Smurf hats."

The film, which features Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris and the voices of Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, George Lopez...

Facebook Users Changing Profile Pictures To Cartoons To Battle Child Abuse

December 3rd, 2010 3:11pm EST
Facebook users are unifying against child abuse by switching their profile pictures to popular cartoon characters - with a hope that there are "more cartoon faces than human ones" by December 6th.

Indeed, images from Scooby Doo, Flintstones, The Simpsons, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Thundercats, Tom and Jerry, Care Bears, The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Looney Tunes, Spongebob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and more are cropping up all over the social network.

This post is being repeated all over the site: "Change your profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friend...

Katy Perry Was Banned From Watching 'The Smurfs'

July 2nd, 2010 8:36am EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry is relishing her role in "The Smurfs" movie, because she was banned from watching the TV show as a child. The pop star is making her foray into acting by voicing the character of Smurfette in an upcoming adaptation of the popular cartoon series.

However, Perry admits she was never able to watch the program when she was younger, because her strict pastor parents deemed the Smurfette character too saucy for kids.

She explains, "It's funny because I was never allowed to watch The Smurfs growing up. My mom thought that Smurfette being the only female in the village was a little b...

Katy Perry Joins 'The Smurfs'

March 5th, 2010 9:09am EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry is set to exercise her acting skills with a role in the big screen adaptation of classic kids' show The Smurfs. The I Kissed A Girl hit-maker recently filmed a cameo role for fiancé Russell Brand's latest picture, Get Him to the Greek, and now she's preparing to voice a character in Smurfs: The Movie.

Perry will lend her voice to the new film, which will be a mixture of live action and animation, as Smurfette, the only female Smurf among the group. She joins How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming and George Lopez who have already signed up, according to Va...

Neil Patrick Harris To Lead 'The Smurfs'

March 4th, 2010 1:23pm EST
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is set to lead The Smurfs into Hollywood - he's reportedly been cast in a big screen adaptation of the popular 1980s cartoon.

"The How I Met Your Mother" star will tackle the lead role in the movie, which will be a mixture of live action and animation, according to Deadline Hollywood.

"Scooby-Doo" filmmaker Raja Gosnell has signed on to direct "Smurfs: The Movie" and filming is slated to begin in April, when Harris takes a hiatus from his role in the hit TV show.

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Now On DVD, 'The Smurfs' Season 1, Volume 2

October 7th, 2008 6:47am EDT
It will be a simply "Smurfy" day October 7 when Warner Home Video releases "The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2" on DVD. Released in time to observe the Smurfs' 50th anniversary this year, this DVD will feature 20 re-mastered and uncut episodes from the second half of the series' premiere season, along with a special bonus featurette. Outfitted in eye-catching, super-smurfy packaging, this title makes a perfect gift this holiday season for Smurf fans of all ages.

The Smurfs are a group of over 100 bluish, three-apple tall creatures who live in the mushroom homes of Smurf Village. They are ...

The Lamest Walk Of Fame Stars

July 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Ryan Seacrest
To the everyday person, it seems like having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is completely unattainable. Yet it may not be that hard to achieve even if you have a minimal amount of fame.

According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, there is a process one must go through to get a star on the Walk of Fame. There are five categories of stars: motion pictures, television, radio, recording and live theatre. A person must be nominated to one of these categories by an organization, agree to attend the presentation ceremony within five years of selection and pay a $25,000 fee. If you ...

Producer Plans 'Smurfs' Trilogy

November 28th, 2006 8:34am EST
The Smurfs
The brains behind the upcoming movie adaptation of children's book Charlotte's Web is all set to revive one of The Netherlands' leading exports - "The Smurfs." Producer Jordan Kerner is planning a 3-D, computer-generated "Smurfs" movie after sitting through all 234 episodes of the popular cartoon series featuring the magical blue beings.

He tells, "Having seen all 234 episodes of the show, we've been working really hard at looking where all the holes were in the episodes. What we've done is we've plugged all those holes in a trilogy of three movies, and we reveal things a...

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