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January 7, 2015

‘Do the opposite of what I did and you'll be fine’

It's a select group of performers who have hosted the Academy Awards.

Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres and ... Anne Hathaway and James Franco?

Yes, that unlikely due was chosen to host the 2011 Academy Awards and it did not go well.

The Academy was hoping to hook into a younger demographic with the youthful pairing.

January 1, 2015

'She lived a long, lovely life'

Neil Patrick Harris paid tribute this week to his paternal grandmother, Martha Jeanne Harris, who died on Christmas night.

She was 92.

He shared the news on Instagram Tuesday (30 December): 'My grandma passed away on Thursday night, services are today. Martha Jeanne Harris was 92, lived a long, lovely life. We shared a birthday, 6/15. She’ll be missed.'

Harris is one of six grandchildren to survive her and his twins with husband David Burtka are two of her 13 great-grandchildren.

January 1, 2015

'She lived a long, lovely life'

Neil Patrick Harris paid tribute this week to his paternal grandmother, Martha Jeanne Harris, who died on Christmas night.

She was 92.

He shared the news on Instagram Tuesday (30 December): 'My grandma passed away on Thursday night, services are today. Martha Jeanne Harris was 92, lived a long, lovely life. We shared a birthday, 6/15. She’ll be missed.'

Harris is one of six grandchildren to survive her and his twins with husband David Burtka are two of her 13 great-grandchildren.

December 26, 2014

LuPone gave Harris withering stare during rehearsals for Company then later used 'a colorful variety of Anglo-Saxon words' before storming off

Neil Patrick Harris may seem ultra-confident on a Broadway stage, a movie screen or on television but he admits even he can have major bouts with insecurity.

One of those times came in 2011 when he appeared in The New York Philharmonic concert production of Company with such heavy hitters as Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert and Katie Finneran.

December 26, 2014

LuPone gave Harris withering stare during rehearsals for Company then later used 'a colorful variety of Anglo-Saxon words' before storming off

Neil Patrick Harris may seem ultra-confident on a Broadway stage, a movie screen or on television but he admits even he can have major bouts with insecurity.

One of those times came in 2011 when he appeared in The New York Philharmonic concert production of Company with such heavy hitters as Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert and Katie Finneran.

December 25, 2014

'Get (your family) a gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars'

Oscar producers chose Christmas Day to unveil their first 2015 Academy Awards promo featuring host Neil Patrick Harris.

Harris says in the video: 'This holiday season, get your family a gift they'll never forget: Instead of traditional presents, get them a gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars.'

Harris is a four-time Emmy winner, a 2014 Tony winner and a 2015 Grammy nominee. He appeared this year in the films Gone Girl and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

December 25, 2014

'Get (your family) a gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars'

Oscar producers chose Christmas Day to unveil their first 2015 Academy Awards promo featuring host Neil Patrick Harris.

Harris says in the video: 'This holiday season, get your family a gift they'll never forget: Instead of traditional presents, get them a gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars.'

Harris is a four-time Emmy winner, a 2014 Tony winner and a 2015 Grammy nominee. He appeared this year in the films Gone Girl and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

December 19, 2014

Star takes center stage during season's final two episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show

From Doogie to Barney to Hedwig to Chester?

Neil Patrick Harris has played many things in his long career on television, in movies and on stage but his role on American Horror Story: Freak Show seems to be his biggest departure yet.

When the FX series resumes 7 January for its final two episodes, Harris will appear as a man named Chester, the new owner of the circus.

He is attracted conjoined twins Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson) but also is close to a ventriloquist dummy that he says 'relaxes' him.

Hmmm.

December 19, 2014

Star takes center stage during season's final two episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show

From Doogie to Barney to Hedwig to Chester?

Neil Patrick Harris has played many things in his long career on television, in movies and on stage but his role on American Horror Story: Freak Show seems to be his biggest departure yet.

When the FX series resumes 7 January for its final two episodes, Harris will appear as a man named Chester, the new owner of the circus.

He is attracted conjoined twins Bette and Dot (Sarah Paulson) but also is close to a ventriloquist dummy that he says 'relaxes' him.

Hmmm.

December 18, 2014

Adorable

So not only has Neil Patrick Harris, partner David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon taken over Halloween, they're now on a mission to make us feel festive.

The 'How I Met Your Mother' star recorded his four-year-olds having a sing-song around the Christmas tree, and it is adorable.

Harris posted the video on Instagram, saying: 'Yay! David is back home, and the family all together! Time to trim us a tree! #trim #carols #JingleFeels.'

December 18, 2014

Adorable

So not only has Neil Patrick Harris, partner David Burtka and their twins Harper and Gideon taken over Halloween, they're now on a mission to make us feel festive.

The 'How I Met Your Mother' star recorded his four-year-olds having a sing-song around the Christmas tree, and it is adorable.

Harris posted the video on Instagram, saying: 'Yay! David is back home, and the family all together! Time to trim us a tree! #trim #carols #JingleFeels.'

December 17, 2014

'It was weird and interesting writing about that publicly after we spent so much time trying to be private about it'

Neil Patrick Harris admits that it felt a bit odd to be sharing in his autobiography the details of what he and hubby David Burtka went through to become dads.

'I talk a lot about the details of having kids because I find it scientifically just fascinating that they're our actual DNA and that you can figure out that process and like weird visuals of being in a sterile room masturbating into a cup with a bigger plan in mind,' Harris said during a video Twitter chat this week.

December 17, 2014

'It was weird and interesting writing about that publicly after we spent so much time trying to be private about it'

Neil Patrick Harris admits that it felt a bit odd to be sharing in his autobiography the details of what he and hubby David Burtka went through to become dads.

'I talk a lot about the details of having kids because I find it scientifically just fascinating that they're our actual DNA and that you can figure out that process and like weird visuals of being in a sterile room masturbating into a cup with a bigger plan in mind,' Harris said during a video Twitter chat this week.

December 15, 2014

'Acting is hard - you have to become another person and through that you become insecure as that person'

You have to be an awfully confident guy to put on giant platform shoes and sing and dance as a transgender punk rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

But even Neil Patrick Harris, who won a Tony Award as Hedwig, can still have insecurities about acting and they reared their ugly head when he filmed his recent guest spot on TV's American Horror Story: Freak Show.

'I like acting very much except it has its own insecurities,' Harris said Monday (15 December) during a Twitter chat with fans.

December 15, 2014

'Acting is hard - you have to become another person and through that you become insecure as that person'

You have to be an awfully confident guy to put on giant platform shoes and sing and dance as a transgender punk rocker in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway.

But even Neil Patrick Harris, who won a Tony Award as Hedwig, can still have insecurities about acting and they reared their ugly head when he filmed his recent guest spot on TV's American Horror Story: Freak Show.

'I like acting very much except it has its own insecurities,' Harris said Monday (15 December) during a Twitter chat with fans.

December 8, 2014

He juggled sitcom with Broadway show, two movies and writing a book

It's clear that Neil Patrick Harris has had the biggest year of his career - so far - in 2014.

He had two movie roles, won a Tony for the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, was named host of the 2015 Academy Awards, wrote the book Choose Your Own Autobiography and appeared in his final season of How I Met Your Mother.

So how crazy did things get?

'This last year has been the most glorious of clusterf***s.' Harris writes in a first-person article in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

December 8, 2014

He juggled sitcom with Broadway show, two movies and writing a book

It's clear that Neil Patrick Harris has had the biggest year of his career - so far - in 2014.

He had two movie roles, won a Tony for the Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, was named host of the 2015 Academy Awards, wrote the book Choose Your Own Autobiography and appeared in his final season of How I Met Your Mother.

So how crazy did things get?

'This last year has been the most glorious of clusterf***s.' Harris writes in a first-person article in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

December 5, 2014

Harris and Jackson up for Broadway cast albums and Waters nominated for Best Spoken Word Album

Neil Patrick Harris has won a Tony and four Emmys.

Now he has a change to add a Grammy to his collection of the biggest awards in showbiz.

He is among the openly gay artists who scored Grammy nominations on Friday (5 December) besides British singer Sam Smith.

Smith earned five nominations including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

December 5, 2014

Harris and Jackson up for Broadway cast albums and Waters nominated for Best Spoken Word Album

Neil Patrick Harris has won a Tony and four Emmys.

Now he has a change to add a Grammy to his collection of the biggest awards in showbiz.

He is among the openly gay artists who scored Grammy nominations on Friday (5 December) besides British singer Sam Smith.

Smith earned five nominations including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

November 27, 2014

Barrowman flies home to be with family - gets row to himself on near empty plane

John Barrowman decided to travel on Thanksgiving Day.

'1st Thanksgiving with family and friends in almost 10 years. I'm hungry:)' the Arrow and Torchwood star tweeted from the airport.

He later tweeted that his plane was empty and 'had a row to myself.'

Barrowman was among the stars tweeting their thanks via Twitter before settling in to seriously stuff their faces on Thanksgiving Day.

November 27, 2014

Barrowman flies home to be with family - gets row to himself on near empty plane

John Barrowman decided to travel on Thanksgiving Day.

'1st Thanksgiving with family and friends in almost 10 years. I'm hungry:)' the Arrow and Torchwood star tweeted from the airport.

He later tweeted that his plane was empty and 'had a row to myself.'

Barrowman was among the stars tweeting their thanks via Twitter before settling in to seriously stuff their faces on Thanksgiving Day.

November 21, 2014

To follow Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall in current Broadway production

Move over bitches, John Cameron Mitchell is stepping into the platform shoes of Hedwig again.

Mitchell is set to step into the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway after Michael C. Hall completes his run on 18 January.

He co-created the role of a transgender punk rocker, debuted it Off-Broadway in 1998 and later starred in a 2001 feature film.

The current Broadway production has been a smash since it opened in the spring with Neil Patrick Harris in the role.

November 21, 2014

To follow Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall in current Broadway production

Move over bitches, John Cameron Mitchell is stepping into the platform shoes of Hedwig again.

Mitchell is set to step into the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway after Michael C. Hall completes his run on 18 January.

He co-created the role of a transgender punk rocker, debuted it Off-Broadway in 1998 and later starred in a 2001 feature film.

The current Broadway production has been a smash since it opened in the spring with Neil Patrick Harris in the role.

November 20, 2014

Among the 200-plus other 'gorgeous guys' featured by People Magazine are gay celebs Harris, Matt Bomer, Andy Cohen and Adam Lambert

There had been reports that Neil Patrick Harris was among the three finalists for People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' title.

But when the magazine hit the stands on Wednesday (19 November), it was Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth on the cover.

Harris made light of the speculation after Hemsworth was announced by tweeting: '...I was almost so sexy...'

The Tony winner and recently named Oscar host can be found on page 150 of the 170-page issue under the title of 'Sexiest Moments of the Year.'