Question: Loved your red-carpet interview with Neil Patrick Harris. Now that I've massaged your ego, whaddaya say you give me some How I Met Your Mother scoop?

Answer: Neil has actually just been added to my ever-expanding list of celeb BFFs, and not just because he gave me a pretty major almost-casting scoop (although that certainly helped). As those of you who watched our interview know, Kirstie Alley was approached to guest-star as the now-57-year-old hag that deflowered Barney many moons ago, but sadly, the ex-Fat Actress passed. In other HIMYM news, I hear producers had better luck luring Angela's Eyes actress Abigail Spencer to appear as a likely interest for Ted in Episode 5.