Ellen DeGeneres Tops OUT’s 8th Annual Power 50

Talk show queen, comedian and Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres was named the No. 1 most powerful LBGT by OUT. However, she wasn't the only individual familiar to TV fans. TV host and Oprah pal Suze Orman, Glee's Jane Lynch, CNN's Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, Bravo kingpin Andy Cohen, How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Murphy, Rachel Maddow and Ru Paul also made the list.  

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Neil Patrick Harris Takes Mini Pot Shot At Y&R’s Eric Braeden

I smell another media tour coming... How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris  made his New Year's resolution on Twitter and made a little reference to his war of words involving The Young and the Restless' Eric Braeden. Harris stated:

Neil's New Year Resolutions, Part 3: Try not to insult aged soap stars, especially when you're on the same network.

Eric Braeden to THR Re: Neil Patrick Harris: “He Could Get His Teeth Knocked Out”

The tiff between The Young and the Restless' Eric Braeden and How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris just got even nastier. The Y&R actor spoke with The Hollywood Reporter yesterday stating that Harris could:
"get his teeth knocked in for that kind of nonsense."
Huh... Braeden admits he bowed out of the guest starring role due to being tired from the work at Y&R and hip surgery, but also reveals he was given few lines on the primetime show:
"Two lines, I don't do that for anyone."
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Eric Braeden to Deadline Re: Neil Patrick Harris: “It’s Christmastime And I Forgive Him For His Transgression”

Here we go again. The Young and the Restless' Eric Braeden released a statement to Deadline regarding How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris slamming Braeden for backing out of his guest spot. Braeden stated:
I have been in this business for 50 years, have seen so many actors come and go -- most of them never to be seen or heard from again. I suggest whoever this young fellow is that he enjoy his success and count his blessings and save his money. My first time on [HIMYM] I enjoyed working with the writers, directors, and crew enormously. However, I did not have the pleasure of meeting most of the cast, including this fellow who put his foot in his mouth by saying what he did. It's Christmastime and I forgive him for his transgression." Braeden says he pulled out of the HIMYM appearance partly due to exhaustion. "I have been overworked at Y&R. I have been doing 40 and 50 pages a day. I was [also] not aware of what they wanted me to do until the day before.