We normally toss a few grains of salt onto showrunners and stars chatting about potential collaborations, but in the case of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show''s Ryan Murphy and Neil Patrick Harris, chatting seems to have paid off! The former 'HIMYM' star, 2015 Oscars host and NBC variety leader will officially guest on the 'Freak Show' later this season, bringing with him husband David Burtka.
Neil Patrick Harris
Long before Stephen Colbert and James Corden settled into their new CBS late-night homes, Neil Patrick Harris made plenty of headlines in potentially hosting his own variety-type series. And while the 'HIMYM' star has already been confirmed for the 2015 Oscars, Harris may yet host his own NBC variety series, remaking the U.K's 'Saturday Night Takeaway.'
Perhaps you didn't hear the news that 'Gone Girl' contains nudity. Male nudity. Double male nudity, really, with various, ahem, appearances coming care of both Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris. Affleck's appendages have already been the subject of some exhaustive essays, and far less attention has been paid to NPH's contributions. He's here to right that wrong.
If 'Gone Girl' hadn't made it official already, Neil Patrick Harris remains every bit a star of the silver screen as on TV and stage. And so, the 2015 Oscars have followed suit in recruiting the acclaimed personality to host the Academy Awards on ABC this coming February.
"The only really stable character in this house is the cat," remarked a reporter at the press conference following the screening of 'Gone Girl' that kicked off the New York Film Festival. But as Tyler Perry said, "You haven't met the cat."
Throughout David Fincher’s adaptation of ‘Gone Girl,’ it was almost as if my subconscious was telling me that this movie shouldn’t be as good as what I was watching. That’s not a slam on Gillian Flynn’s novel (obviously; I haven’t read it), it’s just that the book is presented in such a unique way, which would at least seem almost impossible to pull off – just in a basic book vs. movie sort of way. Look, I understand that this following statement can be said about most movies, but in a less capable director’s hands – and with a less capable cast -- this movie could have easily have been garbage. Actually, this movie should have been garbage.
'Gone Girl,' the sweeping sensation that swept numerous lists of best-selling novels, is getting ready to hit the big screen with David Fincher's highly anticipated adaptation. Ahead of the film's debut at this year's New York Film Festival, a few TV spots have landed to reveal some new footage and mess with our heads a little bit.
It’s interesting that Universal is promoting ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ a film that is not funny, as a comedy. I suspect it has a lot to do with the human carnage we witness on screen being unbearable to watch, so the only way to desensitize an audience’s eyes to what they're about to witness is to somehow convince the viewer that what their about to see is a comedy – even though there is not one laugh to be had.
The world of late-night talk shows seems more or less to have settled, now that Stephen Colbert will take the 'Late Show' from David Letterman and slotted 'Daily Show' alum Larry Wilmore to replace him in the 'Colbert Report' timeslot, but was Colbert really the network's first choice? 'How I Met Your Mother' alum Neil Patrick Harris says otherwise, claiming CBS first attempted to gauge his interest in taking over for Letterman.
It's hard to not find something to admire about the new 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' trailer. After all, director/star Seth MacFarlane could have rode the massive success of 'Ted' down far more accessible and surefire avenues, but nope, here he is, making an uber-violent western comedy. Even if you don't find his sense of humor humor amusing, you've got to cut him some slack for stepping far outside of Hollywood's comfort zone.