Neil Patrick Harris
Kinky Boots was the big winner at Sunday's 67th annual Tony Awards, taking home six trophies including Best Musical and Best Score (penned by Cyndi Lauper).
In the killing fields of the ubiquitous TV crime drama, there are shows that attempt to expand the formula with depth of character and a hauntingly fatalistic tone, while many others cling to the comfort zone of wrapping each case within a tidy hour, just another routine day on the job. AMC's The Killing, back for a third season of dark brooding after narrowly escaping cancellation, is ambitious to a fault. And its fault lines showed throughout the first two erratic and indulgent though often absorbing seasons, with an overextended inquiry into a single murder case that frustrated and annoyed viewers with its obvious red herrings and stubborn lack of resolution until long past interest had waned.
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Emmy Awards for the second time, CBS announced on Wednesday.
"Neil is the quintessential host — engaging, entertaining and a true showman — with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love," Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment, said in a statement. "We're thrilled for him to return for CBS's broadcast of the Emmy Awards."
[SPOILER ALERT: The following story contains spoilers about Monday's Season 8 finale of How I Met Your Mother. Read at your own risk.]
How I Met Your Mother told us to "get ready for the mother of all secrets" on Monday's Season 8 finale and it was legendary. That's right:
Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan
Is it finally happening? Will How I Met Your Mother actually reveal Ted's future wife on Monday's Season 8 finale?
That's what a new promo would have you believe (watch below), which urges you to "get ready for the mother of all secrets." Naturally, co-creator and executive producer Carter Bays remains typically coy about the episode's possible unveiling. But with one more season left and two big finale reveals the past two years — Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) getting married and Robin (Cobie Smulders) being his bride, respectively — surely they have something major up their sleeves, right?
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Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris will return as host for the 2013 Tony Awards.
"I'm very excited to be back hosting the Tony Awards at the legendary Radio City Music Hall...
Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Clinton
American Horror Story: Asylum, The New Normal and Raising Hope were among the winners at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Saturday in Los Angeles.
Sandra Bullock and Neil Patrick Harris
Kristen Stewart was a big winner Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Saturday, as she took home awards for Favorite Movie Actress for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and Favorite Female Buttkicker for Snow White and the Huntsman.
Though Stewart admitted she was afraid to accept the awards out of fear of being slimed, she escaped mostly unscathed. The same couldn't be said for other celebrities, including Sandra Bullock, Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon, Josh Hutcherson and Amanda Seyfried were covered in green goo before the night was over.
Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris
The last two episodes of How I Met Your Mother's eighth season may be titled "Something Old" (airing May 6 and featuring the return of Robin's dad, played by Ray Wise) and "Something New" (May 13), but don't assume that means we'll finally see the long-anticipated nuptials of Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders). "I don't want to necessarily promise the wedding," executive producer Carter Bays says. "It's more complex than that."
The trend of so-called "hate-watching" is hardly a new TV phenomenon. We've been doing it with the Oscar show for years: picking apart the fashions, groaning at the witless banter, griping as we drift through the seemingly endless midsection where no awards of major consequence are presented, and nearly always regarding the unlucky host as a piñata ripe for the bashing.
This year's tuneful but torturously overextended production (ending just past the three-and-a-half-hour mark) was much the same. With one major exception: The musical numbers were no joke, especially when mighty divas as legendary as Barbra Streisand and Shirley Bassey and as electrifyingly current as Adele and Jennifer Hudson took the stage. No Rob Lowe-Snow White fiascos this time.
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