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April 15, 2014

How I Met Your Mother star met with two huge snakes in his shoot for Vanity Fair

Gay actor Neil Patrick Harris has a huge snake in his pants.

Literally.

The How I Met Your Mother star posed for renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz in the May issue of Vanity Fair.

But this was not any old beauty shot, this was of the star half naked with a lot of eyeliner on, and with two snakes draped around his chest.

While most of us would be terrified at just the thought of posing topless in a magazine, never mind with two snakes around you, he looks like a rock star.

April 10, 2014

Harris, who had been rumored as possible Letterman successor, tweets: 'He's a fantastic choice. I'm a huge fan'

The selection of Stephen Colbert today to replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show on CBS ended speculation that Neil Patrick Harris could become the first openly gay host in late night history.

Harris took to Twitter to congratulate the host of The Colbert Report who will take over for Letterman next year.

He tweeted: 'I'm thrilled for replacing Dave. He's a fantastic choice. I'm a huge fan. Colbert is rad.'

April 7, 2014

But so far there 'hasn't even been a conversation at all' with CBS

Once David Letterman announced that he plans to step down as host of The Late Show on CBS, names of possible successors immediately began to be floated.

One of those names is Neil Patrick Harris who would make history as the first openly gay late night host.

'But I'm a big fan of CBS and [CBS's chairman and chief executive officer Les Moonves], so who knows?' Harris tells the New York Observer.

April 1, 2014

Describes himself in spot as 'actor, celebrity and ... magician!'

It's well known that Neil Patrick Harris as razor sharp comedy chops and can sing and dance with the best of them.

What might not be as well known are his skills as a magician.

The actor, who ended his nine-year run on How I Met Your Mother this week, gets to display some magic in a brand-new commercial for YoCrunch Yogurt that he has posted on his Twitter account.

He magically shows up in an office and announces to the workers there he is about to transform their workplace 'from boring to fun!'

April 1, 2014

Describes himself in spot as 'actor, celebrity and ... magician!'

It's well known that Neil Patrick Harris as razor sharp comedy chops and can sing and dance with the best of them.

What might not be as well known are his skills as a magician.

The actor, who ended his nine-year run on How I Met Your Mother this week, gets to display some magic in a brand-new commercial for YoCrunch Yogurt that he has posted on his Twitter account.

He magically shows up in an office and announces to the workers there he is about to transform their workplace 'from boring to fun!'

March 19, 2014

Audience member captures first time star peforming numbers from upcoming Broadway show in public

Neil Patrick Harris sure surprised audience members at the Mercury Lounge in New York City's Lower East Side over the weekend.

The How I Met Your Mother star showed up at the club to perform - for the first time in public - some numbers from his upcoming Broadway show Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

Audience member Jeff Walsh reports that Harris performed a set consisting of Tear Me Down, Midnight Radio, Angry Inch and Sugar Daddy.

March 19, 2014

Audience member captures first time star peforming numbers from upcoming Broadway show in public

Neil Patrick Harris sure surprised audience members at the Mercury Lounge in New York City's Lower East Side over the weekend.

The How I Met Your Mother star showed up at the club to perform - for the first time in public - some numbers from his upcoming Broadway show Hedwig and the Angry Inch which opens next month.

Audience member Jeff Walsh reports that Harris performed a set consisting of Tear Me Down, Midnight Radio, Angry Inch and Sugar Daddy.

March 14, 2014

In behind-the-scenes video, Broadway's Hedwig further distances himself from TV's Barney Stinson

Neil Patrick Harris confesses in the current Out Magazine cover story that 'a lot of homophobic insecurities within myself' are surfacing as he prepares to play a transgender rock star on Broadway.

The actor opens in Hedwig and the Angry Inch next month and as part of his metamorphosis from his TV persona of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, he surrendered to all kinds of make-up and glitter for the Out cover shoot.

March 14, 2014

In behind-the-scenes video, Broadway's Hedwig further distances himself from TV's Barney Stinson

Neil Patrick Harris confesses in the current Out Magazine cover story that 'a lot of homophobic insecurities within myself' are surfacing as he prepares to play a transgender rock star on Broadway.

The actor opens in Hedwig and the Angry Inch next month and as part of his metamorphosis from his TV persona of Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, he surrendered to all kinds of make-up and glitter for the Out cover shoot.

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.

February 10, 2014

Preparing for Broadway production of Hedwig and Angry Inch, star doesn't want to appear awkward as a transsexual punk rock girl from East Berlin

When Neil Patrick Harris begins previews on Broadway in the musical Hedwig and Angry Inch on 29 March, he wants to be believable as a transsexual punk rock girl from East Berlin.

It is taking some hard work.

'I've deemed it very important to make sure that I don't seem uncomfortable in Hedwig's skin and it's a skin that's very unknown to me,' Harris said over the weekend after being feted at Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.

January 23, 2014

'I assume this is for that pudding wrestling competition I won last April…right?'

It's not mentioned anywhere in the official press release.

But Neil Patrick Harris made a little bit of history today when he was named The Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year.

It marks the first time the Harvard University theater group has chosen an openly gay man for the honor.

Harris, currently starring in his final season on TV's long-running How I Met Your Mother, reacted to being selected with his typical brand of humor.

January 23, 2014

'I assume this is for that pudding wrestling competition I won last April…right?'

It's not mentioned anywhere in the official press release.

But Neil Patrick Harris made a little bit of history today when he was named The Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year.

It marks the first time the Harvard University theater group has chosen an openly gay man for the honor.

Harris, currently starring in his final season on TV's long-running How I Met Your Mother, reacted to being selected with his typical brand of humor.

January 9, 2014

Glee star Chris Colfer also represents gays with a win for Favorite TV Comedy Actor

The people have spoken and they love Ellen DeGeneres - they really love her.

The stand-up comic who became a sitcom star then one of the most successful talk show hosts of all time won a record 14th People's Choice Award in Los Angeles on Wednesday (8 January) night.

'As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, if anyone would have told me I was going to win 14 People's Choice Awards, I ... I mean 12, yes. Thirteen? Maybe. But 14?' DeGeneres joked as she accepted her award.

January 7, 2014

Gay star of US hit show How I Met Your mother jokes about his drunken trip to Mexico on Instagram

US actor Neil Patrick Harris delighted fans with a series of shows following his shirtless advertures drinking margarita in Mexico.

The gay How I Met Your Mother star showed the world Barney Stinson is not a patch on the awesome real actor.

December 2, 2013

British Olympic diver called 'faggot' and more on social media

Tom Daley coming out as bisexual is the top trending topic on Twitter today - even ahead of Cyber Monday.

While the 19-year-old athlete has received scores of supportive tweets - including from such famous gays as Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Collins and Stephen Fry - there has been an onslaught of negative feedback ranging from snarky to homophobic slurs.

Here is a sampling:

November 6, 2013

Glee couple, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Zachary Quinto, Jim Parsons and more among the nominees

The Glee couple of Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, played by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, received multiple People's Choice Award nominations on Wednesday (6 November).

Blaine proposed marriage to Kurt in a recent episode and the couple seems to have weathered some hard times three episodes in to the show's fifth season.

They are clearly fan favorites with both Colfer and Criss being nominated for Favorite Comedic TV Actor as well as a nod for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry.

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:

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 25, 2013

Grab your bestie or your boyfriend and slip into our suggestions for the sexiest and scariest Halloween costumes

It's that time of the year again, to dust off the skeleton costumes in your closet and come as you aren't!

Halloween is not the only time of the year you can dress up, but it is a fun chance to join the world in reliving your childhood, remembering the pop culture moments of the year or stripping down for a fun, sexy costume.

Gay Star News has done your thinking for you and come up with some classic and modern ideas perfect for male same-sex couples. 

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 23, 2013

'Emceeing the Emmys was fun, but I’m sure glad it’s over'

Just months after a stellar turn as Tony Awards host, Neil Patrick Harris is receiving mixed reviews for his performance as host of the Emmy Awards Sunday (22 September) in Los Angeles.

USA Today described his hosting as 'dull and off-kilter as his oddly downbeat show' and Harris as 'a talented man who seemed trapped between his desire not to repeat himself and our desire to be entertained.'