June 27th, 2011
10:28 AM ET
After New York’s historic decision to legalize gay marriage, Neil Patrick Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka are looking forward to a wedding of their own.
The 38-year-old actor tweeted Friday, “I'd sure love to get married. Please, NY Senate, vote in favor of marriage equality today. My family would really appreciate it.”
After the announcement came that New York signed the same-sex marriage bill into law, Harris could hardly contain his tweeted elation.
April 19th, 2011
05:18 PM ET
The long-discussed sequel to the Emmy-winning Internet musical "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" is at least a little closer to reality. Writer-director Joss Whedon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") told the New York Times, "We’ve done a lot of work on it."
The three-part short - which has a companion book that was just released in stores - starred Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day and Simon Helberg, and originally streamed online in 2008. It immediately became a sensation, especially among Whedon's legion of devoted fans, who often perform it at conventions.
November 25th, 2010
04:45 PM ET
Neil Patrick Harris has a lot to be thankful for this holiday, particularly his children.
"I've never been happier," Harris said of twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace during an appearance on "The Talk" on Monday.
The "How I Met Your Mother" star, whose kids with partner David Burtka were born via a surrogate six weeks ago, said that Gideon and Harper both have different personalities. Their son is "a great burper" and "sleeps all the time," while their daughter is a bit "fussier."
October 18th, 2010
08:53 AM ET
Neil Patrick Harris has just taken on his most challenging role to date: fatherhood.
The "How I Met Your Mother" star announced over the weekend that he and partner David Burtka, 35, welcomed twins into their family, and there have been quite a few teary eyes around their home ever since.
"Babies!! On 10/12, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace entered the Burtka-Harris fold," the actor tweeted on October 15. "All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey."
October 14th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
Neil Patrick Harris is getting ready for "Aaron and Sarah."
No, those aren't the names of the twins that the 37-year-old actor is expecting with partner David Burtka, but the new indie movie with which he'll make his directorial debut.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the romantic comedy is set to star actors Emma Roberts ("Scream 4") and Josh Hutcherson ("The Kids Are Alright"). The story focuses on a geek who befriends a popular girl when they are both high school freshmen. The duo's relationship deepens over the course of their school years, as the two see each other through four proms and a funeral.
Harris has been quite a busy guy this year. Besides starring in the hit CBS series "How I Met Your Mother," he also hosted the Emmys, did a guest spot on "Glee," appeared in a Hollywood Bowl staging of "Rent" and filmed the live-action movie version of the animated classic "The Smurfs."
Here's hoping that making a movie with Roberts and Hutcherson is easier than working with little blue men who are three apples high.
October 4th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
Following the tragic suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi – who took his life on September 22 after his roommate secretly broadcast a recording of him having a sexual encounter with another man - Neil Patrick Harris is reaching out to gay youth and urging them to "be proud."
In a recorded message for MTV, the 37-year-old openly gay "How I Met Your Mother" star - who is expecting twins with partner David Burtka – acknowledged, "When you're young, when you're in elementary school, when you're in high school, it's important to try and fit in and be accepted and to be part of the average. Everyone does it, that's the way it goes."
But, Harris added, those who get bullied or feel like an outsider should know things will get better.
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