Neil Patrick Harris


FRI/JULY 22 The Grey Man (Netflix). Directed by the Russo brothers, this $200 million spy thriller stars Ryan Gosling as a top CIA agent who becomes the subject of a man hunt with a former colleague (Christ Evans) in hot pursuit. Ana de Armas, Wagner Moura, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard, and Regé-Jean Page also star.

MONTREAL–Neil Patrick Harris had no idea Just for Laughs was such a wild friggin’ party. He arrived Saturday and quickly got swept up into the after-party fast lane. That pushed our interview back an hour Sunday but when Harris did emerge he could not have been more gracious or accommodating. We chatted for nearly an

MONTREAL, P.Q.–It’s been quite a few years since I last attended Just for Laughs. Twenty-five to be exact. It was so long ago they were honoring Milton Berle…but that’s a whole other story. For years, Montreal’s annual comedy festival has clashed with the summer TCA press tour. It was an easy choice for me this

UPDATE: Don’t have a bird, man. Oscar ratings plummeted across the U.S. The nearly four-hour statue-fest sank 12% nation-wide in overnights compared to last year. In Buffalo, N.Y., according to my colleague Alan Pergament, ratings were down a whopping 25%. More viewers watched last week’s equally long Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special in Buffalo than

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know if I was happy with the ending for How I Met Your Mother. “No,” I say. “At least it’s over.” This makes Scott laugh, although his wife is a big fan of the CBS comedy. We toss theories around about why this show was on for nine