Neil Patrick Harris Honored To Let Hollywood Visitors Walk All Over Him

Neil Patrick Harris (a.k.a. Doogie Howser, MD) just became the 587th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Congrats Doogs!

Harris has pretty much done it all: He plays an insatiable womanizer in How I Met Your Mother; a drugged-out version of himself in the Harold & Kumar stoner movies, starred as Dr. Horrible in Joss Whedon’s Web musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and has hosted the Tony, Emmy and Spike Video Game Awards telecasts. He acts, he sings, he dances (triple threat!) and he raises his two sons with partner David Burtka.

And he’s happy to poke fun at himself. In his acceptance speech yesterday, Harris  said:

“As much as an honor this is, unfortunately it won’t be the first time I’ve been plastered on the sidewalk in front of the Frolic Room… And, yes, that includes right now. happy hour starts early in there.

My twins Gideon and Harper are too young to quite understand this honor—they spend most of their time peeing and vomiting on me, which let’s be honest is probably what’s gonna happen nightly to my star here.”

The out Emmy winner also thanked Burtka, teasing that he loves him more than anything in the world, “except for this star.”
Some of Harris’ Hollywood buddies were there to celebrate, including Whedon and  How I Met Your Mother co-star Jason Segel. “Neil has been entertaining audiences in television, stage, the Internet and film for over 60 years, and he just honestly couldn’t look better,” he joked, before adding that Harris was the  “mostly wildly talented person I’ve ever been around.” Bromance alert!

The now-immortalized Harris can look forward to the showers of praise that await him in Tinseltown history (and on Hollywood Boulevard). To celebrate, let’s all enjoy his performance of “Laundry Day” from Dr. Horrible. If you haven’t seen it, it’s pretty heartwarming.


Image via David Shankbone

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  • JKB

    Good for him. What an impressive role model. :)

  • Zen

    Yeah I guess that would stink to have your star now be in a crappy area because of how long the “walk of fame” is now.

  • Mav

    I love NPH. <3

  • Robert

    He’s kind of turned into a fame seeker. I like him but he has sadly changed.

  • phallus

    @JBK, I totally agree, he is a fantastic role model.

  • Oh Dear (John From England)


    I loathe the guy but I think that as a gay man partnered with kids, it is absolutely brilliant that he is a fame seeker. The more people know about him and his life..the better for some gay kid who has no hope growng up in some homophobic backwards town or city or region.

  • mike128

    Curious why people on here “loathe” NPH. I don’t know much about him – other than the fact that he’s out and seems to be a fairly versatile actor. Fill us in… he’s seems like an okay guy to me.

    And I always think it’s funny when people accuse performers of being “fame seekers”. Aren’t all Hollywood performers, by definition, seeking some sort of fame/recognition?

  • Ryan B

    Erm, Neil & David are raising a son & daughter, not two sons. Gideon is a boy, Harper a girl.

  • Trevor Bartlet

    Now its other gays incessantly boring the rest of us with blah blah blah about their kids just like Str8s. NO THANKS. STFU. I don’t want to hear about your kids, and I don’t want pictures of them shoved in my face either.

  • Pedro

    @Trevor Bartlet: You are a complete and utter idiot. If there is actually a person shoving pictures of NPH’s kids in your face, call the police now, that’s blatant harassment and said person probably requires some sort of treatment. If you are using “shoved in my face” figuratively, then you sir are a complete fuckwit, because as far as I know, you actually have to click on stories on the interwebs and read them of your own free will and volition, so go fuck yourself, you saw NPH’s name in the headline and chose to read this story and then you complain about it. You are a fucking idiot!

  • Bryan

    Only a really bitchy and bitter queen could find something negative to say about Neil Patrick getting a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But then we all know that type of bitter, bitchy gay don’t we? The kind that would have nothing at all to say if they couldn’t criticize something or someone. Sad and pathetic but true.

  • Joshua

    @Pedro – Chill! Nothing worse than stars who sell themselves to People magazine and the like. Not all stars are fame whores; the smartest entertainers keep their private lives private. Heaven forbid we offend the career gays and their patron saint NPH! LOL

  • milhouse

    Thank god the other Hollywood stars aren’t “fame seekers”! lol

  • Ernst

    @Oh Dear (John from England): You *loathe* the guy? Really? You’re not just indifferent? You don’t merely dislike him? You actively *loathe* NPH? Has the man been to your house recently and spat on your face? Has he been following you on the street commenting on how poorly he thinks those jeans fit you? Did he visit your mum’s house and slap her around a bit? Which is it? Because if he hasn’t done any of those things–if you merely dislike him the way we all dislike some famous dude or another–then *loathe* might be a tad too strong of a term. PS: Those jeans fit you great. You butt looks *amazing* in them. It was just an example.

  • PP

    really?,Publicity is part of his job. CBS sends him at events he must attend. The fact that NPH and Burtka are willing to be open about their family and their love, gives people hope. Currently there is so much hatred in the U.S. Many try to take rights away from gay people – and sadly succeed to often.

    Young people take their lives because they do not feel the society accepts them for who they are, many other live in the “closet” or “glass closet”. They change people’s perception of what it means to be gay. The fact is, that gay people are just like everyone else. So rather than criticize them, you should be happy that they are willing to give so much of themselves (it can not always be an easy thing for them to do), you should be grateful for everything they do for LGBT people. They are a power couple, who are very positive role models. So please continue with the the excellent job you both do.

    It’s rarely we see paparazzi pictures of them, so that they seek attention for attention itself – don`t buy that argument at all.

  • velocifero

    The guys hating on NPH are either trolls from NOM or are sock puppets of Larry Kramar.

  • Admiral man

    The twiiter incident was so douchebag, I lost it for him then, then the cheating incident. Private lives folks!

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