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June 17, 2014

'After August, I'll be all up in waffles'

For his Broadway role as a gaunt transgender punk rock singer in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Neil Patrick Harris is thinner than at any time in his adult life.

The sacrifice has paid off for the star who has been a commercial and critical smash and last week won a Tony Award for his performance.

So what does he want to do when he ends his run as Hedwig in August and Andrew Rannells takes over the role?

June 11, 2014

'I went home, and I was like, "Oh my God, I have glitter between my teeth!"'

During Sunday night's Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris kissed fiance David Burtka on the mouth during his electrifying performance of Sugar Daddy from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

But during his rehearsal of the number earlier in the day, those lips belonged to Looking star Jonathan Groff.

June 11, 2014

'I went home, and I was like, "Oh my God, I have glitter between my teeth!"'

During Sunday night's Tony Awards, Neil Patrick Harris kissed fiance David Burtka on the mouth during his electrifying performance of Sugar Daddy from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

But during his rehearsal of the number earlier in the day, those lips belonged to Looking star Jonathan Groff.

June 9, 2014

Jonathan Groff referenced John Travolta's introduction of Idina 'Adele Dazeem' Menzel at the Oscars in his own presentation

The Tony Awards has once again proved to be the best show in showbiz with an incredible night of prizes and promotion for Broadway’s best musicals.

Bryan Cranston’s play All The Way and Harris’ musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch were the biggest winners of the night.

The night opened with a musical monologue from Hugh Jackman, who served as host of the annual Broadway awards show.

The Wolverine star began the telecast by dancing in a hopping fashion outside the theatre, through the crowd and up onto the stage.

June 3, 2014

Out star already has crowded trophy shelf with four Emmys

Neil Patrick Harris has been the toast of the Tony Awards in the past as the singing and dancing host of Broadway's biggest night.

But on Sunday (8 June), it will be Hugh Jackman hosting and Harris will be in the audience as a nominee.

The consensus among pundits is that he can look forward to becoming a first-time Tony winner for his performance as a transsexual punk rock singer in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

June 3, 2014

Out star already has crowded trophy shelf with four Emmys

Neil Patrick Harris has been the toast of the Tony Awards in the past as the singing and dancing host of Broadway's biggest night.

But on Sunday (8 June), it will be Hugh Jackman hosting and Harris will be in the audience as a nominee.

The consensus among pundits is that he can look forward to becoming a first-time Tony winner for his performance as a transsexual punk rock singer in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

May 7, 2014

'Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever'

Neil Patrick Harris, currently the toast of Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has taken it all off for the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Harris is wearing nothing but a bow tie but a strategically-place top hat covers his most private bits.

The photo reveals an already slim actor who has lost even more weight for his Tony nominated role as a transsexual German glam rocker.

May 7, 2014

'Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever'

Neil Patrick Harris, currently the toast of Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has taken it all off for the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Harris is wearing nothing but a bow tie but a strategically-place top hat covers his most private bits.

The photo reveals an already slim actor who has lost even more weight for his Tony nominated role as a transsexual German glam rocker.

March 11, 2014

Leaving TV series and Los Angeles behind, actor has stepped into high heels of East German transgender glam rock singer

Later this month, Neil Patrick Harris will make his final appearance as skirt chasing Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

But his new life has already began.

The actor, partner David Burtka and their two children have already moved from Los Angeles to New York City where Harris is deep into rehearsals for the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

March 11, 2014

Leaving TV series and Los Angeles behind, actor has stepped into high heels of East German transgender glam rock singer

Later this month, Neil Patrick Harris will make his final appearance as skirt chasing Barney Stinson on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

But his new life has already began.

The actor, partner David Burtka and their two children have already moved from Los Angeles to New York City where Harris is deep into rehearsals for the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

November 1, 2013

Gay Hollywood couple and their kids show off their classic horror movie costumes for their spooktacular Halloween

Neil Patrick Harris and his family have done it again and won Halloween.

Yes, we know, it’s not a competition. But if it was, they would win best family costume every single year.

This time Harris and fiancé David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon dressed as classic horror movie monsters; Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Bride of Frankenstein and a werewolf.

‘Have a spooktacular night!’ Harris tweeted, before posting the pic on Twitter.

Check out their costumes from previous years below:

October 29, 2013

Openly gay star on outing celebrities and changing public perception of gays

Neil Patrick Harris, who came out publicly in 2006, thinks people are starting to think about the personal lives of gay celebrities the same way they look at anybody else.

'I think we live in a time where people seem less concerned about who you’re effing, and more importantly who you fall in love with. It’s not quite such a freak show or aberration,' the actor told HuffPost Tuesday (29 October).

October 29, 2013

Openly gay star on outing celebrities and changing public perception of gays

Neil Patrick Harris, who came out publicly in 2006, thinks people are starting to think about the personal lives of gay celebrities the same way they look at anybody else.

'I think we live in a time where people seem less concerned about who you’re effing, and more importantly who you fall in love with. It’s not quite such a freak show or aberration,' the actor told HuffPost Tuesday (29 October).

October 21, 2013

Gay couple and kids show off their Alice In Wonderland inspired costumes for a pre-school celebration

Gay Star News is sending adoption papers to the Neil Patrick Harris household, because we would like to be a part of his adorable family.

The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star and his partner has done it again in their amazing, themed costumes for Halloween.

This time, Harris and fiancé David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon dressed as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the White Rabbit and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

Harris uploaded the pic to Instagram with the caption: ‘Our costumes for the Halloween carnival at the kids’ preschool yesterday.

October 21, 2013

Gay couple and kids show off their Alice In Wonderland inspired costumes for a pre-school celebration

Gay Star News is sending adoption papers to the Neil Patrick Harris household, because we would like to be a part of his adorable family.

The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star and his partner has done it again in their amazing, themed costumes for Halloween.

This time, Harris and fiancé David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon dressed as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the White Rabbit and Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

Harris uploaded the pic to Instagram with the caption: ‘Our costumes for the Halloween carnival at the kids’ preschool yesterday.

September 3, 2013

A parody video of dating site Christian Mingle centerd on same-sex dating goes viral

Do you love ‘pleated front khakis, chitchat after church and dancing in the kitchen’? If so, maybe you should try Christian Mingle to find the love of your life.

Sounds ridiculous? Admittedly it's all based on a new parody commercial for the real-life religious dating website. And in this version, the couples who get together are all gay.

In fact, they ‘love dancing in the kitchen, probably because it’s so normal.’

Cue a delightfully camp montage of the couple waltzing, complete with dog in their arms.

July 31, 2013

'When you're gay you kind of get the bum touching free card'

Neil Patrick Harris says it's no big deal when a gay guy grabs another on the bum - even when their significant others are in the vicinity.

'With gay guys, it's like in baseball when they slap each other on the butt going around the bases - it's a normal thing,' the actor told talk show host Conan O'Brien this week.

O'Brien brought up the topic when he showed his audience a photo of Harris and his partner, David Burtka, posing with fellow gay power couple Elton John and David Furnish.

July 31, 2013

'When you're gay you kind of get the bum touching free card'

Neil Patrick Harris says it's no big deal when a gay guy grabs another on the bum - even when their significant others are in the vicinity.

'With gay guys, it's like in baseball when they slap each other on the butt going around the bases - it's a normal thing,' the actor told talk show host Conan O'Brien this week.

O'Brien brought up the topic when he showed his audience a photo of Harris and his partner, David Burtka, posing with fellow gay power couple Elton John and David Furnish.

July 29, 2013

'They’ll do something that blows your mind and then they’ll spit all their food out on the carpet'

Neil Patrick Harris has his movie star hat on this week with the release on Wednesday (1 August) of his new film Smurfs 2.

But he will soon be putting back on his TV star hat when his CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother begins production of its ninth and final season. Then in September, his awards show hat goes back on when he hosts the Primetime Emmys.

But amid it all, the 40-year-old Harris is wearing the hat of parent to nearly 3-year-old twins who he is raising with fiance David Burtka.

It's been an adjustment.

July 29, 2013

'They’ll do something that blows your mind and then they’ll spit all their food out on the carpet'

Neil Patrick Harris has his movie star hat on this week with the release on Wednesday (1 August) of his new film Smurfs 2.

But he will soon be putting back on his TV star hat when his CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother begins production of its ninth and final season. Then in September, his awards show hat goes back on when he hosts the Primetime Emmys.

But amid it all, the 40-year-old Harris is wearing the hat of parent to nearly 3-year-old twins who he is raising with fiance David Burtka.

It's been an adjustment.

July 1, 2013

'How I Met Your Mother' star reveals the happy couple will get married now after DOMA and Prop 8 has been overturned by the Supreme Court

Neil Patrick Harris has announced he will marry his long-term partner David Burtka, after being engaged for seven years.

The happy couple and parents of two children Harper and Gideon are hoping to tie the knot as soon as they can.

It follows the US Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.

‘Certainly, we have children and marriage is an appropriate thing to do [as] a part of their well being, so I'm sure it will be inevitable—and awesome!’ the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor told E! News.

July 1, 2013

'How I Met Your Mother' star reveals the happy couple will get married now after DOMA and Prop 8 has been overturned by the Supreme Court

Neil Patrick Harris has announced he will marry his long-term partner David Burtka, after being engaged for seven years.

The happy couple and parents of two children Harper and Gideon are hoping to tie the knot as soon as they can.

It follows the US Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.

‘Certainly, we have children and marriage is an appropriate thing to do [as] a part of their well being, so I'm sure it will be inevitable—and awesome!’ the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor told E! News.

June 26, 2013

Neil Patrick Harris: 'Christmas comes six months early this year!'

The twitterverse has been in a frenzy over the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and Sean Hayes were among those posting quick tweets.

'It’s a supremely wonderful day for equality. Prop 8 is over, and so is DOMA,' tweeted DeGeneres. 'Congratulations everyone. And I mean everyone.'

The talk show host married wife Portia de Rossi during a four month window in 2008 when same-sex marriages were allowed in California. They will return this summer.

June 25, 2013

Gay star is raising fraternal twins with parents David Burtka

Neil Patrick Harris, raising twins Gideon and Harper with partner David Burtka, thinks his son and daughter are going to be just fine having been raised in a household with two dads.

'I don't think that kids need a father and a mother necessarily,' Harris says in the HBO documentary The Out List which airs on Thursday (27 June).

'I think they need male and female role models but I don't think that means we shouldn't have kids because we're two guys,' says the Emmy winning star of television, movies and film.