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Neil Patrick Harris Dishes About His Wedding

NPH stopped by The View this week to spill it all about his Italian wedding to David Burtka earlier in the month.

“We’ve been together over 10 years and I think when our kids got to the age they were having reasonable conversations, when they are asking lots of why questions, to have a clear-cut explanation of who their daddy is, I think is great,” Harris said of why he tied the knot. “He’s my husband and it was easier than partner or boyfriend or something like that.”

Neil Patrick said only about 45 people were at the wedding and “I just wanted to be able to say nice things about David, to David, in front of the people that matter the most to us. It was less about a proclamation and more of a declaration.”

“It was so crazy, because when you watch other people say their vows and get all chocked up, you say ‘Come on! Pull it together man,’” Harris added. “Then when you are standing there and it’s you and you have this piece of paper in your hand and it’s shaking … you can’t help but just get super-duper choked up.”

To top things off, Elton John performed at the rented castle ceremony.


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Leonardo DiCaprio Named to UN Post

Academy Award-nominated actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been designated a United Nations Messenger of Peace on Tuesday by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

“Mr. DiCaprio is a credible voice in the environmental movement, and has a considerable platform to amplify its message,” Ban said. “I am pleased he has chosen to add his voice to U.N. efforts to raise awareness of the urgency and benefits of acting now to combat climate change.”

As part of the gig, DiCaprio is invited to a U.N. climate summit on Sept. 23rd.

In 1998, DiCaprio founded the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to build relationships with environmental leaders and experts.

Leo is now one of 12 U.N. Messengers of Peace who are messengers of Peace, and the U.N. says are, “individuals who possess widely recognized talents in the fields of art, film, literature, music and sports, helping to raise worldwide awareness of the ideals and activities.”


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George Clooney to Receive Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award

George Clooney will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 2015 Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday.

Clooney has been nominated for a 13 Golden Globe awards during his long career. He’s won three times for his acting, for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Syriana, and The Descendants.

Clooney also owns a Golden Globe as co-producer of best picture winner Argo.

The Golden Globes will take place on January 11, 2015.


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Cecily Strong Replaced on SNL’s Weekend Update

NBC announced that former SNL writer Michael Che will fill Strong’s anchor seat, joining Colin Jost when the new season begins Sept. 27. Strong turned to Instagram post, ”I don’t see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I’m better at. And now I get to do features with the very funny and wonderful Michael Che!”

She adds, “No point in being angry or sad for me for something I’m genuinely happy about!”

Chris Pratt will host the 40th-season premiere of SNL, with musical guest Ariana Grande.


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The Stache Is Back Baby!

Its been 13 years since Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek shaved off a mustache he wore for 30 years. But now the stache is back baby.  When fans tune into the premiere of the syndicated game show’s new season they’ll see a little bit of the old Trebek.

“In 2001, I shaved my mustache on a whim,” Trebek told People magazine. “This year I had a two-and-a-half-month period where we were not taping a show, so I grew it back on another whim. I like to keep my life simple.”

The new season of Jeopardy! begins Monday, Sept. 15.  Check local listings.


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