Neil Patrick Harris Vents Casting Feuds Over Twitter

I expect folks like Kim Kardashian to use Twitter to mitigate their feuds, but Neil Patrick Harris? The How I Met Your Mother star, upset with The Young And The Restless‘s Eric Braeden, who apparently abandoned a cameo spot at the last minute. Should we wait another hour for NPH to claim this was just a LOL?

UPDATE: Braeden responds with: “It’s very unfortunate. First of all, I came back from hip surgery. I was off for three weeks. I’ve doubled my work, 30 to 50 pages a day for me, alone. Everyone knows that I’m exhausted. I was not about to appear on a show for two lines, because that’s what it amounted to. … [Harris’] choice of words bothered me. It seems to me like a young whippersnapper, having seen himself on a few covers, who’s received a few awards, is now suddenly suffering from the first signs of hubris. I’ve been in the business for 50 years. I’ve seen people come and go and I’m still here.” NPH soon added: “Now I feel bad for the D-bag comment. Don’t know the guy personally. I’m just fiercely protective of our show.”


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  • Devon

    Fuck yeah, Ray wise.

    Coolest Devil ever.

  • Brad

    In defense of NPH – I’ve heard many times over that Eric Braeden is an actual D-Bag.

  • Sam

    Lately NPH seems full of self – disappointing.

  • Cam


    Somebody doesn’t show up for work at the last min. because he doesn’t think his part is big enough, throwing an entire production into a problem and Neil is full of himself?!

  • Black Pegasus

    FUCK Neil Patrick Harris!

    Victor Newman does what the fuck he wants to do!
    And don’t you forget it!

  • Steve

    Dear Queerty:

    Please buy a dictionary and look up “mitigate”.

  • jacknasty

    I love How I Met Your Mother and Neil Patrick Harris, but this really made me loose some respect for him. It was really unprofessional and just plain rude. Eric Braeden was on the show before, he plays the father of Robin (one of the main characters and Harris’s love interest). What a rude thing to do.

    Also Braeden has since responded by saying he was fatigued and recovering from hip surgery and Harris has apologized.

  • Brett


    That is not true. Braeden is actually recovering from hip replacement surgery.

    NPH is a douche-bag for not getting his facts straight for attacking Braeden like this.

  • Craig

    Surgote kids have made the patron saint of gays a little cranky? Mediocre show at best. Old soap opera dude. Who the hell cares other than NPH losin’ it like some cranky old queen? Me thinks hysterical…

  • Lazycrockett

    Well since Eric is recovering from hip surgery and doing 30 to 50 pages of scripton his soap gig for the last couple of weeks and is exhuasted one would think the professional thing to do is to give the producers at HIMYM a heads up before the day of taping.

  • Tessie Tura

    I’m still stymied by the fact that anyone thinks Eric Braeden can act. He can’t act; he has been Victor Newman for so long, he is thoroughly incapable of doing anything else. He rambles in a monotone, and when he gets angry, he shouts. This is not Strasberg, folks. Remember him in “Titanic”? Astor certainly didn’t jump off the screen. In fact I would say THAT role was “not substantial enough.”

  • Tuca

    This was unnecessary. NPH seems to be the real D-bag and, really? How I Met Your Mother? Not even for the main role!

  • Queer Supremacist

    @Black Pegasus: FUCK Neil Patrick Harris!

    I would but my mother didn’t raise a homewrecker.

    What’s surprising about this thread is that:

    A) Anyone is shocked about an aging soap star being a diva. That’s like caring about the sun rising in the east and setting in the west.

    B). The Young and the Restless is still on the air. I thought soap operas were dead and buried. Even my Mom doesn’t watch them anymore, and she was watching them before the Beatles came to America.

  • Harry K

    Heard that NPH going to be single soon too.You heard it here first.

  • James

    It takes a douche bag to call someone a douche bag, and so publicly.

  • Mike

    I was pretty nastily turned down by Eric Braeden’s people for an interview a few years back. Funnily enough, Melody Thomas Scott’s publicist agreed and she was probably one of the nicest celebrities I’ve ever talked to and written a story for. (for those who may not watch Y&R, Melody plays Eric Braeden’s wife on the show)

  • There are NO small parts...

    Only small actors.

  • JEB

    What a great example for his new kids, childish name calling on social media.Actors should just act and keep their lives and opinions private.How embarrassing for him.And no doubt haven’t heard the last from Braeden.Should be fun to watch – nph better be watching over his shoulder – lol.

  • Harry K

    @David Ehrenstein: No, old dear, sadly he’ll find yet another ‘forever’ marriage with another set of kids to another guy – maybe Lance could help this time?

  • Jill

    @Harry K: Spill the beans

  • swarm

    NPH? Mr. “I demand my privacy” and “oh this twitter thing is fun” just a few months ago? LOL Yeah, I think being a father isn’t proving to be just a romantic dream and photo op. Get some sleep and get off Twitter. Braeden has shamed you by responding to your immature behavior like a gentleman.

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