Can you believe that we haven’t talked about Neil Patrick Harris since July? And even then, that story was about a rumored split between Neil and his partner, David Burtka. The last time we talked about Neil Patrick Harris being completely wonderful was in June. The beginning of June, even. What’s been happening around here?!
But just rest assured that we are back on track, and the NPH dry spell is officially over. Here’s this video from a series (that will hopefully continue forever) called “Neil’s Puppet Dreams.” It makes these long hard months we’ve been without Neil gossip all seem worth it, doesn’t it?
November 28, 2012 at 11:30 am by Emily
My answer: NO, DUH, GOD. Of course Neil Patrick Harris isn’t going to be single soon, that’s such a dumb thing to even think! He has been with David Burtka for eight years, and they have adorable children together and they’re going to get married together and they’re going to be together forever, AND THAT’S IT.
Unsurprisingly, the National Enquirer (via Celebitchy) doesn’t see things the same way I do:
The baby blues have hit Neil Patrick Harris and his gay partner David Burtka — and they’re dragging their feet on wedding plans, sources say.
The “How I Met Your Mother” star, 39, isn’t ready to give the couple’s young twins a sibling, but David is, and friends fear it could end their relationship.
“Neil loves being a dad to baby Gideon and his sister Harper, but he doesn’t want to re-create ‘The Brady Bunch,’” a friend told The Enquirer.
“He’s so busy with his acting career and other work that it would be circuit overload for him to add another child to the mix — and this has upset David.”
Neil, who came out of the closet in 2006, has been with 37-year-old David, an actor and celebrity chef, for eight years. They became dads when a surrogate delivered the twins in October 2010, and last year the pair announced plans to marry. But they haven’t moved forward with their wedding, and sources say the main sticking point is the size of their family.
“David believes that with all the good fortune they’ve had, they should share it with a large family,” said another source.
“But Neil was nervous as could be becoming a dad to twins. He can’t imagine going through that again.”
In a recent interview, the former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” star admitted he “didn’t love” his first months as a dad. “I struggled with it a lot,” Neil said, adding he’d often “pass off” the twins to David and tackle other household chores instead.
“They have a pretty good system now with the twins, but Neil can’t imagine adding another baby to the equation,” said the friend. “David, on the other hand, doesn’t see why they wouldn’t want to. If they can’t resolve this, it could be the end of them as a couple.
YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH, ENQUIRER. There has never and there will never be anything wrong with the beautiful, perfect union between Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and I really will not hear anything to the contrary. You’re just jealous that you haven’t found a love like theirs, Enquirer. That’s all this is. So why don’t you stop talking about other people and look into your own life? Don’t put your own bitterness on these guys. You’re pathetic, Enquirer, that’s what you are. Straight pathetic.
July 7, 2012 at 11:00 am by Emily
This is what Jessica Chastain wore to last night’s Tony Awards. I think she was even being serious.
And just because I’m sure many of you are thinking “wow, that bodice looks seriously awful,” let me show you a close up, because you have no idea:
So yeah. It’s not cute, it’s not flattering, and she doesn’t even look like she likes it herself. It’s just a bad situation all around.
But just so I don’t leave you with pictures of a hideous dress and nothing more, let’s talk about Neil Patrick Harris for a minute. Over the weekend, there were some comments questioning why Neil Patrick Harris is so lovable. Well, he hosted the Tonys last night, and during the three hour broadcast, he gave us quite a few reasons to love him.
For instance, I love Neil Patrick Harris because of this:
And also because of this:
And, of course, because of this:
He also welcomed the audience to “the 66th annual Tony Awards, or, as we like to call it, Fifty Shades of Gay.” If none of those things do it for you, then I’m sorry, but NPH is probably not the celebrity demigod for you.
June 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Emily
It is a video of Neil Patrick Harris on Punk’d. Please take the time how I said that he was ON Punk’d, not that he GOT Punk’d. Because he didn’t. He’s an intelligent, observant, charming person, and he was able to see through this lame prank.
The reason why this video is so incredibly amazing though is because of all the individual awesomeness that comes together in it. There’s Neil Patrick Harris himself, whose greatness doesn’t need to be explained. Then there’s a BEAR! Bears are, without a doubt, my favorite animal. Look at his little face and his big bear belly! And the puns: this IS a bear of a problem, Neil! And the way it all just comes together in one short little video is just magical to me. I’ve watched it about six times, and I’ve already searched for GIFs on Tumblr. This video is that wonderful. I promise.
Did you watch it yet?
June 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm by Emily
God do I love this man. I seriously, legitimately, wholly love this man. It’s like he can do no wrong, and I’m not even talking about being so self-attuned that he was able to tell that he was attracted to men at the age of six, I mean the fact that he’s just so damn neat and sweet.
In a recent interview with Oprah, NPH and his boyfriend/husband (are they married now? I’m so not in the know about this for whatever reason) sat down and talked about their sexuality, and Neil dropped a big bomb on the audience—he dated women and referred to it in a blanket statement as “good times.” Neil claims that even though he knew for a long time, he still attempted the dating-a-woman scene, and while he enjoyed it—and the women—he claimed that it never completely clicked in the way it should for him.
I don’t know, guys. I might be wrong, but even though he’s totally not into women anymore, I’d still probably sleep with him. Hell, f-ck “I don’t know.” I’m damn sure I would. Wouldn’t you? One way or the other?
May 31, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
And let me tell you exactly why that is a tragedy: because how adorable would it be to hear Neil Patrick Harris use baby talk with his precious little babies? Just think about it, ok? Neil holding a baby in each arm and spouting off with some “ooooh, the ickle widdle babies! Who’s daddy’s widdle babies? Who are dey? Who are dey? It’s you! Iiiiiiit’s you!” … or whatever.
Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka’s kids Gideon and Harper may only be 15-months-old – but that doesn’t impact the way the actor talks to them. It’s a parenting tip he says he picked up from his own mom and dad.
“My parents always talked to my brother and myself like we were regular people and not babies,” Harris tells PEOPLE. “So I don’t talk down to them in baby talk. I try to talk to them even though they can’t speak the language yet.”
As for their personalities, Harris says, “They’re thankfully in the new huggy, clingy, head-on-shoulders phase, which is fantastic. It’ll brighten up a sad day every single time.”
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? In case there’s any doubt, I’m thinking “pictures please.”
Really though, I was never a fan of baby talk. With my niece, who I had a hand in raising, I always spoke to her like an adult. At the moment, I can’t tell if it did any good because she’s 13, and, well … have you spoken to a 13-year-old lately? There’s just too much going on there to do much analyzing.
But while I don’t like using baby talk on babies, there are three people that I do use baby talk on: my two guinea pigs and my boyfriend. I KNOW. It started off as a joke, but then it kind of stuck. It’s not all the time or even a majority of the time, but it’s there, and I can’t take that back. And with the guinea pigs, well … maybe if babies had soft fur and made cute little squeaks all the time, and maybe if their poops were as easy to clean up as guinea pigs, then maybe I’d use baby talk with them.
What do you guys think? Do you use baby talk? Do you enjoy it? Or do you just want to talk about the mind-shattering way in which Neil Patrick Harris is the most charming person to ever walk the earth?