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Will “HIMYM” Relaunch Jennifer Lopez’s Career?

Say what you will about Jennifer Lopez, but the girl sure does work her (famous) ass off. The singles from her new album, Love?, haven’t exactly set radio stations on fire, but hey, that hasn’t stopped the multihyphenate from taking just about every promotional gig she can think of in order to promote the record.

Lopez has performed her comeback material on TV shows ranging from So You Think You Can Dance to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, and now she’s doing a scripted-show guest-star tour, including everything from a cameo as a cafeteria lady on Glee to a one-episode gig on How I Met Your Mother. CBS just released your first official look at that HIMYM appearance; J.Lo’s part on Mother will be “Anita, a self-help author, tries to lure Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) into falling head-over-heels for her.”

But here’s the question: What does Jennifer Lopez need besides a killer work ethic to win you back? Is she just risking overexposure with this publicity run, or did J.Lo’s overexposure train leave the station a long, long time ago? What singles should she be recording or movie roles she should be taking to get back in your good graces? (Source)

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Cobie Talks Daughter Shaeyln and Play Dates

Motherhood may still be “very, very new” for Cobie Smulders, who welcomed her first child last May, but the serious lack of shuteye is quickly catching up with her! Fortunately, the actress has been commiserating with her How I Met Your Mother costar Alyson Hannigan, who welcomed Satyana Marie only seven weeks before Cobie’s daughter Shaelyn Cado was born.

“I think I sleep an average of four hours a night now and so it’s just functioning on fumes sometimes,” she jokes during a Monday visit to The Bonnie Hunt Show. “[There are] a lot of play dates and time on set in the nursery,” reveals the actress.

And while both baby girls sport somewhat unusual monikers, Cobie, 27, laughs that her daughter’s name is “normal” in comparison to her own!

“My full name is Jacoba Francisca Maria Smulders, that’s a mouthful!” she laughs. “Hopefully she won’t be teased too much. I went with it because I liked Shay and I had never really heard it before.” After initially keeping the birth announcement under wraps, Cobie remains optimistic that her daughter will stay out of the spotlight. “I hate to say no to anything, but from my personal experience, I would like to leave her out of it,” she stresses. “I think it is a rejection thing and it’s a hard business for a woman to be in.”

However, should Shaelyn have a change of heart when she’s older, Cobie is prepared to cheer her on from the sidelines. “If it’s what she wants to do, then it’s what she wants to do,” she concedes.

Shaelyn is Cobie’s first child with fiancé Taran Killam. (Source)

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TV’s 10 Most Ineligible Bachelors

The small screen is home to many eligible bachelors—How I Met Your Mother’s Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) and The Office’s Michael Scott (Steve Carell) come to mind—who yearn to spend Valentine’s Day with a special someone. But what about the ineligible bachelors, the men who insist that they’ll never give up their one-night stands in favor long-term love? We decided to give them some love… even if they won’t commit to it.

1. Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) from “How I Met Your Mother”
The man has a closet full of suits, a playbook full of pickup lines, and a pile of sawdust where his many-notched bedpost used to stand. He’s a legendary ladies’ man—and the most ineligible bachelor on TV.


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Carter Bays Talks Upcoming J-Lo Appearance

Jennifer Lopez will attempt to “break” prime-time’s most infamous womanizer, Barney (Neil Patrick Harris), when she guest-stars on “How I Met Your Mother” this season. Lopez, who tried her hand as a late-night host during “The George Lopez” show last week, seems to be making a habit of appearing on the small screen.

According to a press release, Lopez will play a self-help author, Anita Appleby, who writes about the ways “to train men into relationship machines through the power of denial.” After she learns about Barney’s treatment towards women from Robin (Cobie Smulders), Appleby wants to tame him.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Jennifer Lopez joining us on ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ” executive producer and co-creator Carter Bays said of the latest celebrity cameo on his hit CBS comedy. “We’re looking forward to a week of revealing outfits and sexy dance moves the likes of which this show hasn’t seen since Regis Philbin guest-starred.”

Lopez is also rumored to be making a guest appearance on “Glee.” According to reports, the show’s producers are trying to get her on the show to play a cafeteria worker. Coincidentally, Harris is also reportedly guest-starring on the Fox dramedy, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Discussions are ongoing and we haven’t gotten into the episode(s) [Lopez would] be appearing in,” “Glee” executive producer Brad Falchuk told E! Online. Show creator Ryan Murphy told “Extra!”

The actress and singer, who began her career on TV as a dancer on “In Living Color,” has been ramping up her appearances lately, beginning with her (unintentionally hilarious) performance of “Louboutins” at the American Music Awards in November. Her new album, Love?, was originally scheduled to come out in January, but it’s since been pushed back to April.

Carrie Underwood is also set to make a cameo on “How I Met Your Mother,” where she will play pharmaceutical sales rep and love interest for Ted (Josh Radnor) in an episode airing in March. In the past, “The Hills” stars Heidi Montage and Spencer Pratt have guested on the show, as well as Britney Spears who played love-struck receptionist Abby in 2008. (Source)

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Josh Radnor Wins at Sundance Film Festival

I would like to say congratulations to Cobie’s, “How I Met Your Mother” co-star, Josh Radnor (aka: Ted Mosby). Josh won the ‘US Dramatic Competition Audience Award’ during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival for his directorial debut fim, “happythankyoumoreplease” on January 30, 2010 in Park City, Utah.

Congratulations Josh!

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Carrie Underwood Talks “HIMYM” Role

Getting in some acting time, Carrie Underwood recently spilled about her stint on the set of “How I Met Your Mother.” Taking to her blog, the country singer wrote:

“I got to hang out with the whole cast, dress up like a flight attendant, play a cavewoman and had a baby pig poop on me…that’s right…jealous I’m just glad I grew up on a farm because I think I was the only one who knew how to hold and wasn’t afraid of a little piglet!” She added, “(the cast) made me feel right at home and were super patient and great with me and my lack of experience!

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JLo to Guest Star on “How I Met Your Mother”

Looks like Jenny From the Block will be making a pit stop at MacLaren’s Bar. CBS announced Wednesday that Jennifer Lopez will guest star in a March episode of How I Met Your Mother.

“We’re looking forward to a week of revealing outfits and sexy dance moves the likes of which this show hasn’t seen since Regis Philbin guest starred,” series executive producer and co-creator Carter Bays says.

But don’t expect Lopez to show up in another nude cat suit anytime soon. According to a press release, she will play Anita Appleby, an outspoken self-help guru who makes it her mission to break caddish Barney (played by Neil Patrick Harris) of his womanizing ways. That sounds like corporate attire — think power suits and shoulder pads instead of sequined robes and Louboutins.

Lopez, who is in talks to guest star on FOX’s Glee, joins the roster of high-profile celebs to appear on HIMYM. Britney Spears and Rachel Bilson have also made cameos — and Carrie Underwood just taped an episode last week. (Source)

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“How I Met Your Mother” Gets Sixth Season

The Ausiello Files has reported How I Met Your Mother has been renewed for a sixth season!

That noise you hear? It’s the sound of me excitedly removing How I Met Your Mother from my preliminary (and not-yet-published) 2010 Bubble Show Scorecard. Sources confirm that CBS has officially picked the show up for a sixth season!

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New Layout!

As you have likely already noticed, Cobie Smulders Fan has a gorgeous new layout, made by my talented friend, Anna ( I hope everyone loves it as much as I do, I think Anna did a fantastic job and I cannot stop staring at it!!

I’m going to work on getting the “How I Met Your Mother” screen captures re-added to the photo gallery over the new few weeks. I really want to get this site ‘complete’ again. Thanks for visiting and making this site the best online resource for all things Cobie!