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Old 04-21-08, 10:16 AM
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Britney's Back!

Hate to say I told you so, but...

Spears To Return To TV Show


Britney Spears is to return to the TV sitcom which gave her a career boost last month. The pop star gave show How I Met Your Mother its highest ratings ever when she appeared as a love-struck secretary in an episode on March 24, and now she had agreed to reprise her character, according to reports. A source says, "The show is ecstatic and so is Britney. She had so much fun the first time around she really wanted to come back. It was a mutual decision to work together more."
Old 04-21-08, 05:21 PM
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Listening to Segal talk about her on a radio show, he was trying to be kind, but you could tell he hated working with her.
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Neil Patrick Harris has stated publically that He doesn't want Britney to comeback, not specifically her, but doesn't think the show should use stunt casting to boast ratings, I agree.
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I welcome Britney back. She is always good on television comedy (Will & Grace, SNL, HIMYM...)

I am sure the actors have had to work with a lot of people they didn't care for throughout their acting careers, tough luck.

Has the show even been renewed yet? Don't get me wrong, I watch it every week, but if Britney can help them some more, I don't see the harm. Plus, they didn't use her a ton in the episode -- nothing like how Will & Grace used people. Her appearance reminded me more of say Brad Pitt on Friends (I hate Karen Green!), perfect for the situation.
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Neil Patrick Harris has stated publically that He doesn't want Britney to comeback, not specifically her, but doesn't think the show should use stunt casting to boast ratings, I agree.
"It seems that yesterday a writer took some quotes of mine and speculated an opinion about their intent. I write to you to set the record straight," the actor says. "Britney did a great job on the show. She really did. In fact, we are all hoping that she returns rather soon to reprise her role as Abby."

At first, the AP stood by its story. "I respect his right to change his stance," said AP entertainment editor Jesse Washington, "but... Neil Patrick Harris told us unequivocally that he did not believe that Britney should be on the show." But by late Friday, April 11, the AP seemed to have changed its tune. "We're issuing a clarification to our story," Washington said in a statement. "Harris did not say that he opposed a return engagement for Spears, and our lede said that he did."

Neil Patrick Harris clarifies his Britney Spears remarks, AP then clarifies its story
Old 04-21-08, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
Neil Patrick Harris has stated publically that He doesn't want Britney to comeback, not specifically her, but doesn't think the show should use stunt casting to boast ratings, I agree.

I understand his contempt for stunt casting, but I actually think the Britney character works. I'm not a fan of Britney Spears (in fact, I'd never heard of her until her appearance on HIMYM), but if you're on the bubble...whatever it takes, right?
Old 04-21-08, 09:27 PM
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Ugh. She is still alive? Its sad that they have to cast her just to improve ratings so the show comes back next season. As much as I enjoy HIMYM when Ive watched it, this is just pathetic. The only place Britney belongs is in a jail cell or a mental ward. I know if I pulled half the crap she has in the past year I'd be at either one or dead.
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Originally Posted by mike7162
I'm not a fan of Britney Spears (in fact, I'd never heard of her until her appearance on HIMYM),
What rock do you live under?
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Originally Posted by mike7162
I'm not a fan of Britney Spears (in fact, I'd never heard of her until her appearance on HIMYM)
That I just don't believe. Unless you've been inside a block of ice for 10 years
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Originally Posted by mike7162
(in fact, I'd never heard of her until her appearance on HIMYM)


liar liar pants on fire!
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If her being back means that Sarah Chalke is also coming back (which is the case), then I am fine with it.

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