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Cobie Smulders on How I Met Your Mother, Reprising Robin Sparkles and On-Set Jam Sessions

She may not be a former Canadian pop star in real life, but Cobie Smulders plays one on TV. As Robin Scherbatsky on CBS’s Emmy-winning How I Met Your Mother, the Vancouver-born actress plays a morning-news anchor who dabbled in bubblegum pop music in the early ’80s under the stage name Robin Sparkles. And while Robin’s clique of thirtysomething friends — played by Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan — have only uncovered two recordings to date, the music videos have been so popular that they have inspired dozens of fan parodies on YouTube. Aside from being a former pop star though, Smulders’ character is also the show’s consummate bachelorette who just this season won the heart of Neil Patrick Harris’ comically machismo bachelor.

As How I Met Your Mother’s fifth season winds down, Cobie Smulders caught Movieline up on her character’s lost variety show with Alan Thicke, the scenes she hated filming this season and her favorite guest star to date.

[Spoilerphobes beware: Smulders revealed a few mild plot twists ahead in the series’ fifth season.]

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How I Met Your Mother: Episode 20, Home Wreckers

Hello everyone! I have added some stills from episode 20, Home Wreckers! The episode airs tonight on CBS at 8/7c and captures will be added sometime this week! You can watch the promo below!

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New Owner & HIMYM 5.19 Screen Captures

Hello everyone! I’m Mette and I’m the new owner of Cobie Smulders Fan! I love Cobie in How I Met Your Mother and I can’t wait to start working on this site! Thanks to Rachel for letting me adopt the site!

Anyway I have added captures from the newest episode of How I Met Your Mother, episode 5.19 Zoo or False! I loved this episode, it’s was really funny and Cobie was great as always!

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“How I Met Your Russian Mother”

Gather ’round, kids, and I’ll tell you the story of “How I Met Your Russian Mother.” Russia’s CTC network is close to sealing a deal with 20th Century Fox International TV to produce a localized version of the hit U.S. laffer “How I Met Your Mother.” Deal comes on the heels of 20th’s pact with Channel One Russia to develop a 22-episode version of “Prison Break.” And in the U.K., ITV has also been busy developing shows based on the 1990s 20th sitcom “Dharma and Greg,” as well as a new take on the studio’s 2007 drama pilot “The Oaks.”

The pacts are all a part of 20th’s initiative to boost worldwide format sales of its scripted series.

“We’ve had great success licensing our versions of shows as shot around the world,” said 20th Century Fox TV chairman Gary Newman. “These shows can travel in incredibly powerful ways.”

International productions of U.S. scripted formats are nothing new — local editions of “Law & Order” exist in the U.K., Russia and France — but still not common, as most studios opt to just sell the U.S. series to international territories (and don’t want to risk hurting those original series with local versions). But 20th Century Fox International TV prexy Marion Edwards noted that several territories were ripping off the U.S. studios and producing copycat versions anyway — such as an unauthorized version of “Prison Break” in China and a fake “24” in India.

“We’d been battling countries from doing illegal versions of these shows. Why not do it legally?” she said. Russia is uniquely interesting to us,” she said. “They’ve had success in formats and producing their own versions. There’s an avid TV audience there, but not a long history of creating writers and hit shows. Certainly the U.S. still has the deepest field of writers, which makes it an attractive business for them.”

In Russia, CTC’s take on “How I Met Your Mother” comes following the broadcaster’s success with adaptations of two other U.S. sitcoms, “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Nanny.” The broadcaster is committed to producing as many as 40 episodes initially.

The country’s GoodStoryMedia will produce the local rendition of “Mother,” and has already tapped Russian thesps Anna Kuzminskaya, Valentin Stepanov, Alexander Smirnov, Tatyana Fyodorovskaya and Skotnikow Alexander to star. (Source)

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“How I Met Your Mother’s” All-Star Wedding

Remember last May, when How I Met Your Mother’s Ted (Josh Radnor) lost Stella (Sarah Chalke) to Tony at the altar? Well, as we first teased last month, the screenplay Tony wrote is now a star-studded movie, and in this season’s next-to-last episode, our hero — and we — will be seeing it!

In the May 17 installment, Ted takes a date — played by 2010’s go-to guest star Judy Greer — to a showing of The Wedding Bride, which Tony penned about his love triangle with his rival and Stella. But it’s fair to say that the author’s take on the situation is… um, skewed.

The film’s protagonist, Tony, is played by Sex and the City hottie, Jason Lewis, and Stella, by Watchmen beauty, Malin Akerman. Ted, renamed Jed Moseley in the flick within the sitcom, is, by contrast, portrayed as a jerk by none other than… Chris Kattan.