I would like to remind everyone:
From 8:30 to 9:30pm local time, hundreds of millions of people around the world will switch off their lights and participate in Earth Hour, the largest climate awareness event ever held. As climate change will effect people on every continent, we think a united, global call for action to address the problem is needed.
Turning off the lights won’t solve the climate crisis, but it’s a start. Earth Hour gives individuals a simple, meaningful way to participate in a global call for change. As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, “Earth Hour is a way for the citizens of the world to send a clear message — they want action on climate change.”
So I hope you’ll gather your friends and family and join me, and hundreds of millions of others, in turning off the lights. And please include the light in the fridge. (Source)
Today is Cobie’s “How I Met Your Mother” co-star (and friend), Alyson Hannigan’s 36th birthday. Also, Alyson’s daughter, Satyana, celebrates her 1st birthday. Happy birthday to both of them!
How I Met Your Mother is looking for someone to play Stella — well, someone to play someone playing Stella in a movie-within-the show. It’s not clear yet if Sarah Chalke herself will be back, but the show’s looking for her bizarro.
Recall last May’s “As Fast As She Can,” where Future Ted told us what happened to the woman who left him at the altar: She and Tony (Jason Jones) moved to California, where Tony wrote a hit movie The Wedding Bride. Well, that hit movie is coming to the Mother ship — and Ted is not going to be thrilled with how he comes off.
Is Stella, uh, getting her groove back? Are these the reconciling exes? And who should play movie Stella — or movie Ted? (Source)
Cobie discussed the various guest stars on “How I Met Your Mother” and the long running Marshall mancrush joke:
You’ve gotten to work with so many great guest stars like Alan Thicke, James Van Der Beek, Alyson Hannigan’s husband Alexis Denisof, Enrique Iglesias.
They give me a lot of the good ones, don’t they?
And usually Marshall ends up crushing on them.
That’s true. That is the new running joke, where like every guy that I am involved with, Marshall has a mancrush on. That’s the new running bit because that’s how he feels about Don now.
Do you have a favorite guest star? Or someone you’d like to work with that hasn’t been on the show yet?
I’d love to have Meryl Streep if she’s available. I know she’s probably busy. I loved working with Sarah Chalke. I felt like she’d been there the whole time. It was like, “Yeah, you’re the sixth member of our group.” It just worked. That was the greatest. She’s amazing and now a good friend of mine. She was probably my favorite to have worked with. There’s definitely the thrills. Jennifer Lopez was really fun to work with last week. She was awesome. I feel like Sarah was the one that we got for a while.
Read the complete interview: www.latimesblogs.latimes.com
If you’ve been wondering about Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) on “How I Met Your Mother,” you’re not the only one. Cobie Smulders had been having a hard time understanding why Robin was always in the room while Barney flaunted his conquests right in front of her. But last Monday, the show finally revealed through flashbacks that Robin was not as cool with it as she seemed.
Smulders talked with Show Tracker last week about Robin’s and Barney’s relationship, Robin’s new boyfriend and how her many ex-boyfriends are going to lead to a emotional threesome that shakes up the dynamics of the group. We also discussed when Robin Sparkles might be making a reappearance.
The last episode was a great one for Robin and gave you a nice showcase. Were you glad that they followed up on the breakup and addressed Barney’s behavior?
I really was. I was quite relieved. When we were shooting, going through all these scenes, I was constantly saying to them, “This is crazy. I shouldn’t even be here for this conversation. There’s no way I would be sitting here while they’re yapping about his latest conquest.” I kept writing myself out of scenes. I feel like Robin has been redeemed in a sense. I feel like she’s finally shown she was really upset about this. Barney, hopefully, learned something from the whole experience as well, from the effect that he can have on people and that Robin is human.
For the first time, your character is getting a recurring love interest outside of the main cast. Is that exciting or nerve-racking for you as an actress to have someone new to play with?
It’s nice actually to switch it up a little bit and bring someone else in and give someone else the spotlight for a little bit. I just love Ben, who plays Don. We got along so well. We’re shooting the end of the season right now. It’s all about Robin taking a step back from the group of friends to feel out this relationship with Don. Every time she hangs out with her best friends, two of them are ex-boyfriends, so it’s always tinged with awkwardness. It’s playing with the dynamic of the group a little bit. I think we’ll get back to the core of it eventually, but it’s kind of nice taking a step outside for a bit.
One of the things the show teased this year was a Robin Sparkles-Alan Thicke variety show.
I know! I don’t know if we’re going to get to that. I have no idea what is in store for that. I know it’s still in the works. I think maybe getting a season six pickup this early in the game is somewhat to a lot of story lines’ determent, where it’s like, “Oh, we’ll do it next season.” Maybe I’ll get the script tomorrow for next week, and it’ll be like, “The Robin Scherbatsky Show!” I never quite know, but I have a feeling that we might have to wait until next season.
Read the complete interview: www.latimesblogs.latimes.com
Let a new round of “Who’s the Mother?” speculation begin! And end: Arianna Huffington is not Ted’s future wife on How I Met Your Mother. At least I don’t think she is.
Rather, sources confirm to me exclusively that the empress of the Internet has signed on to play herself in the hitcom’s May 10 episode. Huffington will be a guest at a high-falutin’ New York party that Ted, Barney, Marshall, and Lily find themselves at. In case you’re wondering how this somewhat random bit of stunt casting came about, Huffington is currently producing an ABC pilot about rookie politicians (starring Sarah Chalke) with Mother scribe Greg Malins. (Source)
Ausk Ausiello posted a spoiler about “How I Met Your Mother.”
Question: Some How I Met Your Mother scoop, maybe? —Vanessa
Ausiello: Ted’s mom (a.k.a. Heroes‘ Cristine Rose) is returning later this season! Why? No clue! (Thanks for the tip, Alison!)
Episode: 5.16 – Hooked
Guest Star: Carrie Underwood
When the gang tries to convince Ted that he is being strung along by Tiffany, they reflect about relationships where each of them has been in the same situation.
Ready for some news as awesome as Barney Stinson himself? How I Met Your Mother executive producer Cater Bays tells Ask Ausilleo exclusively that there will be “an attempted reconciliation between two exes” later this season.
Does this mean Robin and Barney will rekindle their legendarily short romance? Bays hinted at such a possibility a few months ago when he told me the couple’s “story is not over, for sure.”
Then again, it could just as easily be Ted and Robin. Or Ted and Stella. Or Ted and… Well, you get the picture. There are a lot of options.
Broken Lizard’s latest movie, The Slammin’ Salmon will be available on DVD and Blu-ray™ on Tuesday, April 13th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. “The Slammin’ Salmon” stars the Broken Lizard gang alongside, Cobie Smulders, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Michael Clarke Duncan, Will Forte, Vivica A. Fox, Morgan Fairchild, April Bowlby, Lance Henriksen, and Olivia Munn.
Directed by Kevin Heffernan, and released theatrically by Anchor Bay Films, The Slammin’ Salmon tells the story of a former heavyweight boxing champ turned restaurant owner (Duncan) who, indebted to the Japanese mob, challenges his waiters to sell more food in one night than they’ve ever sold before – or face a pummeling by the Champ!
Spurred on by greed and panic, the staff resorts to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an attempt to up-sell their patrons while simultaneously sabotaging their co-workers. As the hours pass, the dining room action becomes more frenzied as the contest escalates into a brawl for first place in order to win the money.