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Marshall to be the Mother?!

Just as Ted Mosby has grown while telling his children the story of how he met their mother, so has CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother.” Gathered Thursday night at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills to celebrate “Mother’s” 100th episode, stars Josh Radnor (Ted), Jason Segel (Marshall), Cobie Smulders (Robin), Neil Patrick Harris (Barney) and Alyson Hannigan (Lily) as well as executive producers/co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas and executive producer/director Pamela Fryman shared several stories, including how the cast genuinely click as friends.

Starting with when Hannigan crossed paths with friend Harris during network auditions for “Mother,” the cast treated the packed house with a hint of what a day on their set would be like — “We’ll just spend hours doing cat puns,” Hannigan said. From that point forward, no response was sacred as “litter,” “paws,” “catamarans,” “purr-fect” and more were all worked into the conversation.

Topics bounced around the panel like the random yet serialized nature of the show and included Bays’ reveal that series lothario Barney Stinson was initially envisioned as a large “John Belushi-type” until Harris walked in. The role of Lily Eriksen, however, was always meant for Hannigan, who spent six seasons playing Willow on Joss Whedon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

As for when Ted will — finally — meet the mother, Thomas was coy:

“We always feel like a Bush-era secretary when asked that question,” he joked.

“We like the idea that he doesn’t have a kid yet but he’s already a dad,” Bays added.

“If we keep waiting, science will catch up and there’s no reason that Marshall won’t be the mother,” Segel joked.

“How I Met Your Mother’s” 100th episode airs Monday.

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Alyson & Cobie’s Dream Guest Stars

How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan wants Jennifer Aniston to make a cameo on the show. Hannigan, 35, plays the character Lily Aldrin in the CBS TV series and country singer Carrie Underwood will soon be making an appearance.

But Hannigan, who is famous for starring in the American Pie movie series, wants Jennifer Aniston to guest-star. Talking about Aniston making a cameo, she said: ‘I’m going to put that out there!’

Her co-star Cobie Smulders added whom she would like to make a cameo: ‘If Meryl’s free, that’d be nice.’


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2010 People’s Choice Awards

I would like to give a big congratulations to “How I Met Your Mother” star, Alyson Hannigan on her “Best Actress Comedy” win tonight at the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. After her win, Alyson tweeted:

OMG!!! I won?!? I’m so grateful to all of YOU!!! Thanks to my TWEEPS that voted for me!

Unfortunately, both Neil Patrick Harris (Best Actor Comedy) and “How I Met Your Mother” (Best Show Comedy) did not win tonight.

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Carrie Underwood to Guest Star on “HIMYM”

t’s been a winter of milestones for Carrie Underwood. First, the country singer got engaged to Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher. Next, she will make her acting debut on an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother. Underwood will play Tiffany, an enigmatic pharmaceutical sales rep and love interest for Ted (played by Josh Radnor), in an episode scheduled to air in March.

The CBS comedy series celebrates its 100th episode on Jan. 11, when Stacy Keibler will join the show as a guest. That milestone will also mark the beginning of a guest arch for Rachel Bilson, who may or may not be The One.

Tell us: Who else would you like to see as a guest star on How I Met Your Mother? (Source)

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2010 People’s Choice Awards

The people have spoken – and they love Vampires! Not surprisingly ‘Twilight’ snagged the most nominations for the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. The ‘Twilight’ franchise stars earn six nods while it’s TV counterpart, ‘True Blood’ receives three.

Fans cast more than 18 million votes online to select the nominee slate and will also choose the winners in 35 categories. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS on Jan. 6, so tune in!

TV comedy
How I Met Your Mother

TV Comedy Actor
Neil Patrick Harris

TV Comedy Actress
Alyson Hannigan

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The 5 Most Crush Worthy TV Women

The Man Couch has made a list of “The 5 Most Crush Worthy Women of Television”. I am pleased to seem Cobie made the list:

How I Met Your Mother’s Robin Scherbatsky
Played by Cobie Smulders
Robin is a television news reporter, delivering the hard hitting news right into your hearts. She’s a gun slinging, cigar smoking, Canadian beauty! Who wouldn’t want this girl?

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“How I Met Your Mother” Spoiler

AusielloFiles posted a “How I Met Your Mother” spoiler:

Question: Riddle me something about How I Met Your Mother’s 100th episode. –Chad
I can confirm three things: Barney will suffer a devastating personal loss, we will finally see Ted’s baby-mama, and the episode more than lives up to the hype.

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“How I Met Your Mother” Spoilers

AusielloFiles posted a “How I Met Your Mother” spoiler:

Question: What do I have to do to get some How I Met Your Mother scoop around here? —Hannah
You have to simmah down nah and keep reading. Golden Globe nominee Neil Patrick Harris tells me that the musical number at the end of the 100th episode on Jan. 11 will demand repeat viewings. “There were so many great little things that we were able to put into each shot,” he says. “The song [titled “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit”] happens so quickly that I think you’ll go back and go, ‘Whoa, wait a minute, those mannequins in the background are actually humans that are moving.’ There are going to be a lot of those little things.”

Question: Please tell me it’s not really the end for Barney and Robin on How I Met Your Mother! —Daphne
Neil Patrick Harris isn’t convinced it is. “I think there are still feelings there,” he says. “I don’t know that it’s done.” Regardless, the romance — which he says was “supposed to be two, maybe three episodes and it turned into seven” — served its purpose in that it humanized Barney. “At a certain point when you see someone who is just abhorrent week in and week out with his sexual conquests it’s nice to figure out what the Kryptonite is there,” he says. “Otherwise, [he] becomes a one-trick pony. So I’m glad that they fleshed him out a little bit. I also got to work with Cobie in a more serious nature. It was fun to do actual scenes with her as opposed to just being jokey.” What now? Does Barney just revert back to being a one-dimensional cad? “There’s no way to not go back to where he was pre-Robin,” he maintains. “That’s Barney Stinson in a nutshell. He suppresses all actual emotion and just plants his seed wherever he goes. Can I say that in EW? I meant it in a dirty way.” Actually, you can’t. I’ll let this one slide.

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100th Episode Details

The How I Met Your Mother gang doesn’t scrimp on celebrations. For its 100th episode Jan. 11 (8 ET/PT), the CBS comedy’s cast will perform a grand musical number featuring 65 dancers and a 50-person orchestra.

“It almost felt like an old-school MGM musical to me. It was a lot of cast and crew grouping together to make it special,” says Neil Patrick Harris, who plays the womanizing Barney. Harris, joined by fellow cast members Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders, is at the center of the 2½-minute song-and-dance piece: Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit.

USA TODAY has a first look at the extravaganza, which was filmed over two days on the Fox studio lot’s New York Street. HIMYM executive producers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas wrote the words and music, then called on the talents of composer John Swihart and choreographer Zach Woodlee (Glee). Bays and Thomas have featured musical elements, such as the Robin Sparkles ’80s teen pop numbers, in episodes of HIMYM, which has a new episode Monday at 8.

“The way we viewed it was our 100th episode would end with something that felt like a party, like an on-air party for fans, and create a jubilant celebration moment at the end of the show,” Thomas says. “It feels like a crazy movie fantasyland.”

Harris, who has hosted the Tonys and Emmys, is happy Thomas and Bays wrote the song. “I’m glad we didn’t source it out. It still has the same sense of humor and sort of odd, obscure comedic ring to it.”

In the episode, “Girls vs. Suits,” the ever-business-suited Barney has the chance to date a hot bartender, but there’s a catch: She disdains men in suits. Thomas describes the ensuing musical extravaganza as “kind of a love song to The Suit, capital T, capital S.”

The episode will also reveal more, Thomas says, about the “mother” — Ted’s (Radnor) eventual wife — in the show’s title. “It’s the closest we’ve seen Ted get to answering the question: ‘Who is the mother?’ “