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Saturday Night Live Episode Recap: Neil Patrick Harris Hosts, Taylor Swift Performs

Saturday Night Live is back after the holidays with How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris as host, and the hugely popular Taylor Swift as musical guest. Did Neil's first time hosting fall flat or was it awe — wait for it — some? Read more and watch videos after the jump! read more

Live from New York, It's Neil Patrick Harris!

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Looking to continue the funny in the new year (Tina Fey is so 2008), Saturday Night Live has tapped the one and only Neil Patrick Harris as host for its first 2009 broadcast.

The How I Met Your Mother star will make his debut on the late-night sketch series this Saturday, Jan. 10, with musical guest ...
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Fey, Dr. Horrible, Slumdog Made 2008 Significant for AFI

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Ready for another end-of-the-year retrospective catalog?

Courtesy of the list-happy folks at the American Film Institute, AFI has unveiled its Top Eight Moments of Significance in film, television and web to honor performances, trends and pretty much anything that can't be shortlisted on, say, AFI's Top 10 Films list.

Among those earning kudos are everyone from Tina Fey and Dr. Horrible to ...
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Critics' Notebook: Worst Show of the Century?

Justin Bruening and Deanna Russo in Knight Rider by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Photo

Here we are at "hump night" of the first week of the official TV season. Or, given that NBC is giving us a line-up of the atrocious Knight Rider, the dishonestly monikered America's Got Talent and the turgid Lipstick Jungle, maybe we should rechristen Wednesdays "lump night."
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Kathy Griffin Goes from D-Lister to Emmy Presenter

Kathy Griffin by Richard Wolowicz/WireImage.com

After weeks of rumors, ABC has confirmed Kathy Griffin will help hand out golden statuettes at the Emmys later this month.Who can forget the hubbub when the acerbic comic dissed Jesus while accepting her golden girl for My Life on the D-List at the 2007 Creative Arts ceremony? She's up for two Emmys this year, so brace yourself for more.Joining Griffin will be fellow comedian Don Rickles, two-time Emmy host Conan O'Brien, Christian Slater, Kate Walsh, and Emmy nominees Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth. Harris is logging in some serious time for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — he announced the nominations with Chenoweth in July and is also tapped to host the Creative Arts bash on Sept. 13, with Sarah Chalke.ABC airs the 60th Annual Primetime Emmys on Sept. 21. — Joyce EngRelated:• 2008 Emmy Nominations• Housewives, Baby Mamas to Present at Emmys• More Stars Added to Emmy Presenters List read more

Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Chalke to Co-Host Creative Arts Emmys

Neil Patrick Harris by Jean-Paul Aussenard/ WireImage.com; Sarah Chalke by Jeffrey Mayer/ WireImage.com

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards are going for laughs this year.Neil Patrick Harris and Scrubs star Sarah Chalke have been enlisted to host the award show, which honors technical and behind-the-scenes achievements.Trophies will be handed out Sept. 13, and the ceremony will air on E! as a two-hour special on Sept. 20, a day before the Emmy Awards, where you'll be able to catch Harris again.The 35-year-old snagged his second straight Emmy nomination for supporting actor in a comedy series for How I Met Your Mother, on which Chalke, 31, guest-starred last season as the potential "mother." — Joyce Eng read more

Neil Patrick Harris Shows Off His Fairy Shoes!

Neil Patrick Harris by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage.com

What's better than seeing NPH riding a unicorn while trippin' on shrooms? How about NPH donning little white wings and singing about footwear as he plays The Shoe Fairy on Sesame Street? Turns out Harris is all about belting out the tunes these days (also starting in Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog), and in this PBS skit, the How I Met Your Mother star sings about his high-tops, polka dot flip-flops and every shoe under the sun they could find to rhyme. Watch it now! | More online videos read more

Episode recaps: "Acts I, II, III"

Being a huge Whedonverse fan my hopes were that this series would be more fun than a ship with a Capissen 38 engine filled to the brim with terrifying space monkeys Sadly I was slightly disappointed during the first few minutes as Dr Horrible Neil Patrick Harris NPH spoke directly to the camera and later answered emailed questions I shouldnt admit this but it took me until the first song to actually 145get it its premise is initially set around Dr Horribles video blog Hey Bob it even mentions that in the frakkin title of the show What can I say This is what the lack of Joss on the tube or silver screen has done to me side note 145Serenity 2 anyone Universal Joss Captain Tightpants Hows that for an intro AnywaysRecapsAct IThe world is a mess and I just need to rule itWe first meet Dr HorribleBilly while he is recording his video blog in his apartmentlair Dressed in a lab coat a read more

Exclusive: First Look at Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible"

Neil Patrick Harris in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along screen grab courtesy Mutant Enemy Productions

Two of my favorite things in all of show business— musical comedy and Joss Whedon — combine in the funniest, freshest TV special of the summer, which happens to be available only on your computer starting in mid-July.I had the great good fortune late last week to get a sneak peek at all 42 minutes of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Whedon's stylishly scrappy, lovably cheesy and insanely tuneful return to the form for which he showed such incredible aptitude in the classic "Once More, With Feeling" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Dr. Horrible, written during the writers' strike and filmed in six days this spring "on favors and waivers" by a crew of longtime Whedon loyalists, will be streamed for free in what Whedon cheerfully calls an "Internet miniseries event" on the show's official website (www.drhorrible.com) in three chapters. Part 1 will be available Tuesday, July 15, with the following segments (each roughly 14 minutes) available July 17 and 19. All three parts... read more

Neil Patrick Harris Goes Back to Doogie Days

How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris is taking things back to his boy-genius Doogie days in this new commercial for Old Spice. In the ad, a white-coat-wearing NPH is an over-the-top "former make-believe doctor" on a mission to spread the word that chronic body odor can ruin lives. Take it from Doogie because, after all, he "used to play a doctor — for pretend." read more

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