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Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to host the Tony Awards for the third time, according to reports. The actor hosted the annual award show in 2009 and 2011.

The 38-year-old How I Met Your Mother star, who will also be serving as a producer on this year's telecast, confirmed the news in a statement.

The 2012 Tony Awards air Sunday, June 10.

Neil P. Harris

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Tony Awards," he said. "Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I’ll score some free house seats to a show – or five!”

Probably a fairly safe bet.

“Neil is the ultimate showman,” adds CBS Entertainment’s Jack Sussman.

“He brings great talent, energy and creativity to the Tony stage and usually a surprise or two. I can’t wait to see what he has in store this year.”

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Morgan Freeman and Neil Patrick Harris were both among the People's Choice Awards winners last night, as the pictures below make abundantly clear.

Who was the best dressed of the two, talented actors, however?

The How I Met Your Mother star wore his signature suit, while the Hollywood icon went a more casual route, with suit pants and jacket sans tie.

Hey, when you win an award for your icon status, you do what you want! Vote for your favorite style star in THG's Fashion Face-Off below ...

Fashion Face-Off!

Who dressed best at the People's Choice Awards, Morgan Freeman or Neil Patrick Harris? Cast your vote in the latest Fashion Face-Off at The Hollywood Gossip! View Poll »

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How time flies. Neil Patrick Harris and longtime partner David Burtka commemorated the one-year birthday of their adopted twin boy and girl this week.

Tweeted NPH yesterday: "Things I dig: our twins Gideon and Harper, who are one year old today! They are glorious. So proud to be their Papa."

Aww. The How I Met Your Mother star is such a sap.

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Twins

The 38-year-old star added: "And I'm in awe of, and so grateful for, David Burtka. He is, in my humble opinion, the greatest dad in the history of ever."

Aww again.

Gideon and Harper are certainly lucky to have two adoring fathers in Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, who announce their engagement this summer upon the passage of New York State's gay marriage equality law. Happy birthday, kids!

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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It took about 30 seconds for How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, and longtime boyfriend David Burtka, to take advantage of New York's brand new Marriage Equality Bill:

The two are engaged!

Harris and Burtka have been together since 2004 and are the parents of twins. Here is how they announced their plans to marry via Twitter:

NPH Tweets

The exciting news also gives us an excuse to post Harris' concluding rap from this year's Tony Awards. It was incredibly awesome.

We wish this pair, and all gay couples that now have the same right as heterosexual couples in New York, the very best of luck!

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It came as no surprise that Zac Efron was among the People's Choice winners at the year's first major award show last night. Hottest star under 25, indeed.

Can he triumph in a Fashion Face-Off against Neil Patrick Harris, though? We'd say he's the favorite, looking so dapper in that suit, but don't count NPH out.

The man has a winning sense of style himself. To borrow one of the most frequent Barney Stinson quotes, suit up and vote for the best dressed star below ...

Fashion Face-Off!

Zac Efron and Neil Patrick Harris. Hard to go wrong with either choice, but who do you think looked better at the 2011 People's Choice Awards? View Poll »

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How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and longtime partner David Burtka are now the parents of a son ... AND a daughter! Now that's a handful!

The couple welcomed twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace this week.

Brangelina, Kids Pic

"All of us are happy, healthy, tired, and a little pukey," NPH Tweeted.

Cheers to new dads David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris!

Harris and Burtka announced they would be parents in August, writing "We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy."

According to reports, the babies were born with the help of a surrogate. Glad to hear everything went smoothly, and congratulations to both Neil and David!

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Many of the best How I Met Your Mother quotes come from Neil Patrick Harris, whose alter ego, Barney Stinson, is one of NYC's top man whores players.

In real life, NPH couldn't be any different. Not only has he had one partner for many years, but he and David Burtka are now starting a family together.

Nadya Suleman and Children

They're expecting twins, via a beautiful surrogate, this October!

E! Online reports that the happy couple have already put baby shower plans in motion to celebrate the new additions. Terrific news for a terrific guy.

CHEERS! To Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and their future twins!

Star reported last year that Harris and Burtka, a chef and actor who has guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother, visited a surrogacy agency in L.A. to begin the process.

Whether that was true or not, they're expecting now!

Harris Tweeted today: "So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall. We're super excited/nervous/thrilled. Hoping the press can respect our privacy..."

Get this: We're thrilled for the happy couple!

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Carrie Underwood is awesome, according to us. And according to Neil Patrick Harris, who posted this picture of them both on the set of How I Met Your Mother!

The newly-engaged Grammy-winning singer is set to make her acting debut on How I Met Your Mother in an upcoming episode scheduled to air in March. 

Carrie Underwood Glamour Pic

Underwood will play Tiffany, an enigmatic pharmaceutical sales rep and love interest for Ted (Josh Radnor). Although she looks like a flight attendant here.

“This week’s awesome guest star,” NPH wrote on Twitter, linking to the photo of himself with the country star below. “HIMYM – You’ll Love The Way We Fly!”

We definitely will ...

Neil Patrick Harris and Carrie Underwood on set.

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Sorry, Glee fans, but Adam Lambert is not coming on board this Fox series.

But a couple of other major names are likely to guest star on the 2010 Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy.

Executive producer Brad Falchuk has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez is in negotiations to appear this season as a cafeteria worker. Echoed creator Ryan Murphy:

"Lopez wants to do the show, so I’m going to meet with her. In the past couple of months, a lot of people are coming out saying they love the show... But I don’t want to stunt-cast too much, because I think the [musical] numbers are already so extravagant.”

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Still, there's no way Glee could turn down this opportunity:

Neil Patrick Harris is rumored to to star in a May sweeps episode directed by good friend Joss Whedon. The How I Met Your Mother star might be the most universally beloved figure on television these days.

His presence on Glee will only ratchet up the popularity of a show that's already been renewed for a second season and whose creativity and uniqueness is unrivaled on the small screen.

As for J. Lo? As long as she continues to keep it real as Jenny from the Bronx block, we'll be happy.

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If you read celebrity gossip sites, or are on Playboy's email distribution list, you probably already knew that its December issue features Joanna Krupa nude.

On top of this hottie in her birthday suit, the men of How I Met Your Mother - Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel and Josh Radnor - all suit up for the magazine!

To celebrate the 100th episode of the hit series, the bros model the season’s hottest fashions from Hickey Freeman, Paul Smith to Hugo Boss and more.

In addition to looking dapper, the trio that provides so many classic How I Met Your Mother quotes each week shares some fashion dos and don’ts below:

  • Neil Patrick Harris in Playboy
  • How I Met Your Mother Stars

Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor and Jason Segel clean up nicely in real life! Well, the latter two do. NPH always looks like this on TV as well. [Photos: Playboy]

Neil Patrick Harris: “If you can afford it, I’d recommend having your own wardrobe department. You can't go wrong.”

Josh Radnor: “I have fond memories of parachute pants!”

Jason Segel: “After Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the publicist said to me, ‘Listen, you’re kind of successful now, so you have to step it up. You can’t keep dressing like this.’ Now my costume lady for that film and I Love You, Man puts outfits on hangers for me marked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s embarrassing, but I kind of love it.”

His character, Marshall Eriksen, would be proud. Don't get us wrong, that guy is clueless about fashion - but his inner nerd would love daily designated outfits.

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