Leave it to the Oscars’ first openly gay male host to walk out in his underwear. What homo could resist an opportunity to show off his ripped bod to billions of people, right ;) I kid. The bit featuring the 41-year-old actor in his tighty whities actually spoofed eventual Best Picture winner Birdman.
Naturally, being the catty gays that most of us are, many wondered exactly how much padding took place. While some extra material was added, it’s not for what you think. The extra fabric wasn’t used to enhance NPH’s personal assets but rather to keep the viewing public viewing from seeing it clearly. Watch Neil explain everything on Live With Kelly And Michael below.
How do you try to beat the selfie that broke the Internet? I have no idea and neither does Neil Patrick Harris. Not even the woman who hosted last year’s extravaganza knows. Mind you, if Ellen DeGeneres did, I doubt she’d share it. Deep down, I’m sure she doesn’t want this year’s show to outshine hers ;)
The 41-year-old actor reveals his biggest fears about hosting the 87th Academy Awards to DeGeneres. The daytime host dishes she was extremely lucky that all the cards fell in place for that definitive moment at last year’s Oscars.
“Here’s my biggest concern,” Harris confesses to DeGeneres. “Your selfie shot [featuring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and plenty more A-listers] was the most spectacular, successful thing. It worked out so well. But it’s a horrible dark cloud above my head now. How do you try to beat the selfie that broke the Internet? I see that in my nightmares. It turned out to be a great thing … selfies in my brain, so I’m gonna try to do something better.”
That’s not the only obstacle NPH talks about preparing for Sunday night’s big event. Find out the others in the video below.
The 87th Academy Awards is going to be jam-packed with plenty of entertainment. Lady Gaga is just the latest name joining a star-studded roster of scheduled performers for Hollywood’s big night.
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed the news via Twitter today, saying she will be involved in “a very special performance.”
“Lady Gaga is a once in a lifetime artist who’s musical evolution keeps growing. We are proud to have her perform on the Oscars for the very first time,” – Zadan and Meron said in a statement
We’re less than two weeks away from Hollywood’s biggest night. Have you done all your research for your Oscar office pool?
With Neil Patrick Harris at he helm, I fully anticipate (and expect) one of the gayest ceremonies in Oscar history. If a song and dance number isn’t performed, I’ll be extremely shocked.
Though it’s his first time hosting the big event, he has four Tonys and two Emmys shows under his belt. Nerves shouldn’t be a problem.
Award season is officially underway! Even Grindr is getting in on the action. They recently released their best of 2013 year end list. From gay icon of the year (Neil Patrick Harris) to best comeback of the year (Netflix), users of the ubiquitous hookup app made their voice heard on a multitude of categories.
2013 was a banner year of celebrities coming out. Not surprisingly with all the headlines he generated, Wentworth Miller earned Grindr’s best coming out story. Solid choice. I was lucky enough to witness Miller’s first appearance after coming out at the HRC Gala Dinner in Seattle.
Along with revealing the best of the best in the past year, Grindr also weighed in on what they expect will be big and make headlines in 2014. Find out below who they think the next celebrity to come out is and what will become obsolete.
When How I Met Your Mother ends its run in Spring 2014, Neil Patrick Harris won’t have too much time to relax. The 40-year-old actor already has a gig lined up. He’ll portray the titular role in the first Broadway production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Featuring a book written by John Cameron Mitchell and music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, the musical will begin previews on March 29, 2014 with a grand opening on April 22, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre. Hedwig originated Off-Broadway in 1998 before traveling the world.
“I am simultaneously ecstatic and terrified to be stepping into Hedwig’s heels,” Harris previously said in a release. “It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime role and I can’t wait to begin the journey.”
For the first promo poster, Harris looks like a male Ke$ha complete with glitter lipstick, eyeliner and random sprinklings on his face. Definitely appropriate given Neil Patrick’s transgender rocker character.
Just in case you missed it earlier this week, I thought I’d share this amusing clip of Neil Patrick Harris on the Conan Show. While promoting his new film Smurfs 2, the 40-year-old actor was asked about a photo taken at a benefit back in May.
Harris and his partner David Burtka posed for a picture with Elton John and his hubby David Furnish who were also in attendance. From the front, the foursome were all smiles and innocent. However, from the back it was a different story and a tad more risque. Furnish was snapped doing some serious butt cuppage on Harris’ booty. Watch Neil Patrick explain how being gay gives you a bum touching ffree card. Check out the clip below.
It was all razzle and dazzle last night in New York City for the Tony Awards. Neil Patrick Harris returned for a fourth time to host the annual event celebrating the best on Broadway. Leading the pack was the Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein collaboration Kinky Boots which walked away with six awards, including best musical, best original score (Lauper) and best leading man (Billy Porter).
Speaking of Porter, his win was part of a historic night for African-American actors, who took three out of the four acting awards. Patina Miller and Cicely Tyson won for Pippin and The Trip to Bountiful respectively. Tyson returned to Broadway after a 30 year absence. It was the 79-year-old’s first Tony win. Not only did she look fantastic, but she delivered an elegantly poised heartwarming speech. Love this woman.
Other big winners of the night were Matilda the Musical and Pippin which won four awards apiece. Christopher Durang’s comical Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the best play Tony.
As you would expect, the telecast featured some amazing musical numbers. This year’s batch included ones from Motown the Musical, Bring It On The Musical, Pippin, Matilda The Musical and of course Kinky Boots to name a few. The cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella performed “Impossible.” As good as that number was, the song (for me) will forever be associated with Brandy and Whitney Houston. Loved their duet on the Disney musical from eons ago.
The highlight for me though was one that featured actors from recently canceled NBC shows performing with Harris. Andrew Rannells (The New Normal), Laura Benanti (Go On) and Megan Hilty (Smash) hilariously sang/talked about their failed Hollywood projects. Definitely a must-see. Check out all the memorable performances from last night below.