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Nicole Scherzinger Joins Neil Patrick Harris’ ‘Best Time Ever’

28 August 2015 2:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nicole Scherzinger, a singer who is a staple of British TV including a regular gig on “The X Factor UK,” has signed on to NBC’s “Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris.”

Harris tweeted a picture of the two on Friday and described Scherzinger as “the newest member of the team” and used the hashtag “sidekick.”

The newest member of Team @BestTimeEver: the talented and titillating Nicole Scherzinger! @nicolescherzy #sidekick pic.twitter.com/WZmZzWyvEx

Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) August 28, 2015

Scherzinger previously was a judge on Fox’s rendition of “The X Factor.”

“Best Time Ever” is an hourlong live comedy-variety series based on a British format, “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.” It’s set to premiere Sept. 15.


- Cynthia Littleton

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Academy Governors Meet to Pick Oscar Show Producers and Governors Awards Winners

25 August 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Now that musical producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed off running the Oscar telecast after a three-year stint that peaked with selfie-taking Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 and descended from there, Hollywood is waiting to find out who their replacements will be for the Oscar show on February 28, 2016. The vote takes place at the August 24 meeting of the Academy Board of Governors, where the likes of Tom Hanks, Annette Bening, John Lasseter, Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy, Alex Gibney and Mark Johnson will vote for the next Oscar producers.  With that choice comes a possible change in direction: the Academy is under some pressure from ABC to improve their declining ratings. (The 2015 show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was down from 2014's 43 million by almost 15 percent, or 36.6 million viewers.) Some ludicrous proposals have been made over the years to turn the Oscars into something more resembling the Grammies, MTV Movie. »

- Anne Thompson

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Is Daniel the Real Bully in 'Karate Kid'? An Investigation

25 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Maybe Barney Stinson was right all along in "How I Met Your Mother": The real hero of "Karate Kid" is Johnny, and the bully is Daniel.

This video, by YouTube user J. Matthew Turner, argues much of the same thing. In his view, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) is "a violent sociopath who moves to a California town and begins tormenting a local boy and his friends." Meanwhile, Johnny (William Zabka) is a reformed ex-degenerate who's trying to get his act together.

Sure, Johnny is a flawed hero, but he doesn't instigate their beach fight, nor play a prank on him at school, nor cause a multi-car collision, nor engage in a sport of which he doesn't know the rules.

It's a brilliant bit of revisionist history, but the idea was already floating around thanks to Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris). He considered "Karate Kid" the tale of "a hopeful young »

- Kelly Woo

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This Video Reveals the Worst Problem With The Karate Kid: Daniel Is the Bully and Johnny Was the Victim

24 August 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

How I Met Your Mother fans know that Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) always thought that Johnny (William Zabka) was the real hero of The Karate Kid and not Daniel (Ralph Macchio). But finally we have solid and well thought-out evidence that Daniel was just a big ol' bully and Johnny was the victim. In a YouTube video posted by J. Matthew Turner, we get a very compelling recap of the original Karate Kid that forces us to look at it from Johnny's point of view. Daniel is basically a "violent sociopath who moves to a California town and begins tormenting a local boy and his friends" while Johnny is just the "flawed hero." And Mr. Miyagi? "Demon sorcerer, local busybody and child »

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Anna Kendrick's Life Motto: "Don't Be a Pretentious F*ckface"

24 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The September issue of Elle has a special twist: in honor of the magazine's 30th anniversary, it's rounding up quotes on what it's like to finish out your 20s and head into the next decade of life. Anna Kendrick is one of the actresses to sound off on the subject, and she did not hold back. We've gotten used to getting tons of laugh-out-loud moments from Anna, so it should come as no surprise that some of her quotes dish a heavy dose of humor. Read on to find out what she said, and then catch Keira Knightley's words on therapy and body positivity. On what being 30 means: "I guess I'll find out in a lot of ways. I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullsh*t. I »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Fall TV’s Most Interesting Ads Will Be Served by ‘Empire,’ Stephen Colbert, Neil Patrick Harris

24 August 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Are these the kinds of TV commercials that viewers won’t ignore?

As the new fall season looms, TV networks are offering a bevy of avant-garde advertising ideas designed to push back against the consumer’s natural tendency to spend a commercial break with his or her head buried in a smartphone or speed past pitches with the help of the fast-forward button. Viewers may see everything from CBS latenight show host Stephen Colbert talking about a product in his own inimitable manner to ads from Telemundo that travel from TV screen to tablet.

Whether the ideas are successful, of course, remains to be seen. But TV networks can no longer run the same coterie of 15- and 30-second pitches and hope for the best. The number of people watching traditional “linear” TV is forecast to peak in 2015, according to ZenithOptimedia, a large ad-buying operation owned by France’s Publicis Groupe, »

- Brian Steinberg

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Votd: What If Daniel Larusso Is the Real Bully in ‘The Karate Kid’?

24 August 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In the fourth season of How I Met Your Mother, it’s revealed that all-around ladies man and bro Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) has a completely different view of the 80s classic The Karate Kid than most people. In Barney’s eyes, the good guy is teenage Cobra Kai student Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka, […]

The post Votd: What If Daniel Larusso Is the Real Bully in ‘The Karate Kid’? appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys quest: Can he dethrone Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert?'

19 August 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Despite his best efforts, Jimmy Kimmel's ABC late-night talker "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has never claimed the Emmy for Best Variety Series. He was bested by Jon Stewart on his first nomination in 2012 and then by Stephen Colbert for the past two years running. Could all that change this year thanks to Kimmel's savvy Emmy episode submission? -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Kimmel entered his "After the Oscars" special for viewing by Emmy voters. This fun hour featured a sit-down with guest John Travolta and taped appearances by Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Redmayne, Lupita Nyong'o, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges and Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris. This year's Best Variety Talk Series race is one for the record books, as Kimmel faces off against three shows no longer on the air that have all won this award multiple »

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Hollywood Couples Who Have Been Together the Longest

19 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

2015 has been a rough year for celebrity couples. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, and Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are just a few of the famous duos who have called it quits. Still, it's also not hard to find inspiring love stories in Hollywood. As the divorce rate drops across the Us, couples like Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are proving two people can grow together in marriages. And then there are duos that withstand the test of time even without a marriage license. Take, for instance, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, two stars who don't want to get married but whose commitment hasn't seemed to waver in over 30 years. »

- Nick-Maslow

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Look No Further Than Neil Patrick Harris's Adorable Family For Your Epic Halloween Costume

19 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

There are a lot of celebrity families that dress up each year for Halloween, but just one group can claim the title of most epic group costumes! Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have been going all out with their kids, Gideon and Harper, since 2011 and each year since their looks have just gotten more elaborate and impressive. Keep scrolling to see all of their costumes over the years as you prep for the spooky occasion yourself! »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Citizenfour – The Blu Review

19 August 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“The subject of Citizenfour, Edward Snowden, could not be here for some treason.” – Neil Patrick Harris at The Oscars

The feature film Snowden is currently in post-production and will be released in the Us on Christmas day. Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Edward Snowden in the film directed by Oliver Stone, so don’t expect subtlety. If you want to find out more about Snowden, be sure to check out the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, which will be released on Blu-ray August 25th.

Few documentaries have cameras rolling as history is being made. But director Laura Poitras found herself in the middle of momentous times while making Citizenfour, which took us behind the scenes as Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden worked with (among others) journalist Glenn Greenwald to expose the organization’s systematic surveillance of everyday Americans. From the worried initial meetings in a Hong Kong hotel room to the later fallout across the globe, »

- Tom Stockman

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Former ABC, ITV, Sky Executive Duncan Gray Sets Up Twenty Six 03

19 August 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

British TV producer Duncan Gray, who has held senior creative executive roles at U.S. network ABC, British broadcaster ITV and U.K. pay TV operator Sky, and served as an exec producer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” has launched production company Twenty Six 03. The company will focus on producing primetime entertainment programs for the global market.

Gray said: “We’re on the verge of announcing a big and exciting commission, and as a 100% independent company, we can concentrate on high-quality programming without any of the margin and distribution issues that get in the way of creativity in some bigger content businesses.”

Gray’s past roles include controller of entertainment at Granada, developing and launching ITV’s flagship entertainment series including “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” which is now being produced in the U.S. as “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” on NBC.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch Closes on Broadway in September

18 August 2015 11:53 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival that has graced Broadway for the last year and a half is closing next month, Variety reports. The last performance will be September 13, 3 p.m., at the Belasco Theater. "When we announced our limited 16-week Broadway engagement of Hedwig, never in my wildest dreams did I think it would run for a year and a half," producer David Binder said in a statement. "Hedwig heralded a historic year of acceptance and celebration across America." The popular musical, which centers on the story of a transsexual rock star who underwent a botched sex reassignment surgery and vies for closure, won four Tonys in 2014, including Best Revival of a Musical. The production also served as a platform for talented leading men, as Hedwig was played by the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, Darren Criss, and Taye Diggs. Variety notes that »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Maya Rudolph's NBC Variety Show Set to Add Martin Short as Co-Headliner

18 August 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Turns out Maya Rudolph and Martin Short‘s hilarious comedic duet during Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special last February was more than just a viral smash — it was a planted spinoff.

Sources confirm to TVLine that NBC’s long-in-the-works weekly variety show starring Rudolph is on the verge of adding Short as her co-headliner.

PhotosSNL’s 40th Anniversary Special: The Best and Worst Moments

In May 2014, Rudolph hosted an hourlong NBC special — titled The Maya Rudolph Show — that served as a warm-up for a possible weekly series. The project remained in development at NBC (with Rudolph’s »

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Who should return to host Oscars? Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock ...

17 August 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

We need your help, Derbyites. Of all the recent Oscar emcees, we want to know which one You want to see return to host the 88th Academy Awards. Did this year's host Neil Patrick Harris have the magic touch? Or perhaps 2014 host Ellen DeGeneres was more to your liking? Vote in our new poll below. -Break- Click here to see updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Our users have been furiously debating this hot topic in our movie forum. Join the discussion here. Perhaps you'll be swayed by some of their comments, which include: AviChristiaans: Billy Crystal. Why shoot blanks in the dark by picking questionable newcomers to the hosting game, when you can invite the best to return. Crystal brings that flair, that sophisticated humor to the telecast. And ratings and viewers have been huge with him at the helm. tennisfreak: I honestly wouldn't mind Hugh Jackman again. »

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The Simpsons Taps Andrew Rannells for Season 27 Guest Stint

17 August 2015 6:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Andrew Rannells is returning to his Broadway roots… by way of The Simpsons.

The Girls actor is set to play himself in a spring episode of Fox’s never-ending ‘toon, TVLine has learned exclusively.

RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

In the installment, slated to air in early April, Marge takes Lisa on a girls’ weekend touristy trip to Capitol City, where they attend a performance of Bad News Bears: The Musical starring Rannells. During a backstage meet-and-greet after the show, Rannells reminds Lisa — who’s going through a rough spell with Marge »

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Neil Patrick Harris' Best Time on Move as NBC Tweaks Tuesday Lineup

14 August 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Neil Patrick Harris will be having the Best Time Ever at an earlier hour this fall.

RelatedFall TV 2015: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Season and Series Premiere Dates

NBC announced Friday that Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris — which was originally scheduled to air Tuesdays at 10/9c — will move to 8/7c beginning Sept. 29, pushing The Voice to 9/8c and Chicago Fire to 10/9c.

Best Time ‘s first two episodes — on Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 — will still air at 10/9c.

Related storiesNBC Fall Premiere Dates for Heroes Reborn, Earlier Chicago Fire, Nph's Variety Show and OthersNBC Fall Schedule: Heroes Reborn on Thursday, »

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Nerd Alert: Hateful Eight Vs. the Thing, Simpsons Go Metal and More

14 August 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? We learn about a heavy metal band inspired by The Simpsons' Ned Flanders, the new trailer for The Hateful Eight gets mashed up with The Thing and a breakdown of Wonder Woman's costume evolution. We also get to watch as a scientist dissects Fantastic Four! So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

The Hateful Eight Meets The Thing

Inspired by The Hateful Eight trailer's "isolation, snow, dudes and Kurt Russell," Youtube user Paul Garrison Dean has crafted a wonderful mashup with the 1982 horror classic The Thing. The video shows The Hateful Eight footage with dialogue from The Thing that, with the help of some crafty editing, works incredibly well. »

- MovieWeb

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5 Takeaways From NBC’s Press Day: Bob Greenblatt Plays Trump Card, Neil Patrick Harris Charms

13 August 2015 8:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC wrapped up the 17-day Television Critics Association press tour Thursday, bringing with it crowd-pleasing talent such as Neil Patrick Harris and Dolly Parton, the cast and executive producer of the new series “Heroes Reborn,” and a several tons of announcements. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt kicked off the NBC sessions with a Q&A that was heavy not only on one-liners, but also hot topics such as the network’s breakup with Donald Trump and failings with comedy. TheWrap looks at the best that NBC had to offer. 1. The Bob Greenblatt Show Greenblatt didn’t deliver an exhaustive manifesto on the present and future. »

- Daniel Holloway and Tony Maglio

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Neil Patrick Harris Ready for Risky Ringleader Role in ‘Best Time Ever’

13 August 2015 5:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Neil Patrick Harris wants to attract a very specific demographic with “Best Time Ever”: Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K. and their ilk.

On big key to the success of the show — a huge swing for NBC as a live weekly comedy-variety series — is attracting the kind of celebrity guests that will make people tune in. Harris knows that part of his job is creating an atmosphere that is inviting to stars game for the high-wire act of live TV.

“I want (stars like Silverman and C.K.) to think our show is fun and might be fun to play a part in,” he said Thursday during the show’s Television Critics Assn. press tour panel at the Beverly Hilton.

“Best Time Ever” is based on U.K. hit “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,” which has run on and off for 12 years on ITV. The series is billed as a fast-paced blend of comedy, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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