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Neil Patrick Harris Jokes He's 'Free' After His Twins Return to In-Person School

Neil Patrick Harris is enjoying a quiet house!

The 47-year-old actor appeared on Ellen on Thursday (February 18) where he revealed that his 10-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper, have returned to in-person school amid the pandemic.

“Ellen, I’m free!” Neil joked to Ellen, revealing that his twins with David Burtka are back in school for the first time since March of last year.

“They’re in school all of a sudden. We’ve been in remote school since March and then the school [recently] opened up,” Neil explained. “As of last week, they were able to be [back] — with all the protocols, the masks, the six feet apart, getting tested all the time — but they’re in actual school.”

While Neil might be happy to have some quiet time now, he did admit that he misses “them so much.”

If you missed it, David recently underwent a very serious surgery.

Neil Patrick Harris Reveals What He Thinks Of The Female Led 'Doogie Howser' Reboot

Neil Patrick Harris is excited for the Doogie Howser reboot!

The 47-year-old actor opened up about the upcoming Disney+ series, titled Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., which will reimagine the original early 1990s television show.

Set in modern-day Hawaii, the 10-episode comedy follows Lahela “Doogie” Kameāloha (Peyton Elizabeth Lee), a mixed-race 16-year-old girl, juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager.

Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her family, including her spitfire Irish mother (Kathleen Rose Perkins) who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, and her “Local Boy” father (Jason Scott Lee) who struggles to accept that his daughter is no longer his little girl.

Speaking during an interview with Variety, Neil revealed that he’s looking forward to the series, seemingly giving his stamp of approval.

“I’m so happy,” he shared. “The creator of it was a big producer on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ (Kourtney Kang). I think setting it with a female protagonist is a great call… I think it’s in really good hands.”

Neil added that he feels “like it’s a passion project for many and I can’t wait to watch it.”

Production on the series is expected to start later this year.

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Neil Patrick Harris' Husband David Burtka is Recovering After Spinal Surgery

David Burkta is on the mend after undergoing surgery.

Neil Patrick Harris took to Instagram on Wednesday (February 3) to reveal that the 45-year-old actor and chef is recovering after having spinal surgery.

“David is recovering from spinal surgery. It was fairly intensive, took over seven hours, but he’s in good spirits and doing well,” the 47-year-old actor wrote. “It’s one of the scarier, more hopeless feelings – hoping for the best, trying not to fear the worst, waiting a call with news. Thankfully, all went according to plan. Whew..! Two thumbs up. I love you, @dbelicious. Your strength inspires me. And thanks to NY-Presbyterian Hospital for, well, everything. ❤️❤️🙏🏼 @nyphospital”

Neil then shared a video of David all hyped up on pain medication after the surgery.

“A few hours after surgery. Not sure David will remember saying any of this… but damn, it makes me laugh,” Neil wrote. “I appreciate his positive energy so so much. @dbelicious @nyphospital #morphine.”

We’re glad to hear David is doing ok after surgery!

Neil Patrick Harris Explains Why He's Okay with Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles

There has been an ongoing debate for years on whether straight actors should be playing gay roles and now Neil Patrick Harris is sharing his thoughts.

The 47-year-old actor, who is openly gay in real life, has played both straight and gay characters throughout his career.

One of Neil‘s most famous roles, Barney on How I Met Your Mother, was a straight character.

“I think there’s something sexy about casting a straight actor to play a gay role — if they’re willing to invest a lot into it,” Neil said in a new interview with The Times. “I played a character for nine years who was nothing like me. I would definitely want to hire the best actor.”

He added, “In our world that we live in you can’t really as a director demand that [an actor be gay or straight]. Who’s to determine how gay someone is?”

Kristen Stewart, who is also openly gay, recently shared her thoughts as well after her movie Happiest Season was released in November.

Drew Barrymore Says Neil Patrick Harris' Husband David Burtka Gave Her Life-Changing Advice on Flying with Kids

Drew Barrymore is opening up about the life-changing advice that she received from Neil Patrick Harris‘ husband David Burtka.

Neil was a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show on Wednesday (December 9) and David popped in for a few minutes of the virtual interview.

Drew revealed that she was once on a flight with David when her kids were acting out. He gave her some advice that changed her life forever.

David, I really just have to say thank you again because you are so near and dear to my heart. I had a really bad flight with my kids, they were both acting out, you know 2-years-old and 3-years-old, and you are always that person on the plane just so horrified you are the one ruining everyone else’s flight,” Drew said. “And you told me, you were like, ‘I’ve been through it too, this is normal, you are doing a good job. It’s okay, try to take the stress out of your body. People aren’t as upset as you probably are projecting that they are.’”

Drew continued, “And you changed my life that day because I flew with my children everywhere all the time, I took them all over the place. And you changed flying for me because I was always so stressed and embarrassed. So thank you.”

David replied, “I’m so happy because we’ve all been there. We’ve had that crying child and you think you’re so horrified that you have this crying child that everybody is looking at you. I’m so glad you got through it. You did it with ease.”

“You contributed to one parent that was really freaking out and it’s just hard to be a parent with two kids and you just want to make it okay for everyone else and weirdly not many people are making it okay for you in that moment and that’s what you did and I will never forget it for the rest of my life, and in fact I will always pay it forward,” Drew said in response.

Watch the interview below!

Neil Patrick Harris Teases That 'Matrix 4' Has 'Shifted' From Original Trilogy

Neil Patrick Harris is opening up about his upcoming movie, The Matrix 4.

If you didn’t know, the -year-old actor appears in a small, unknown role in the new flick and speaking on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show shared that there is a shift in the franchise.

“I think she has a great inclusive energy and her style has shifted visually from what she had done to what she is currently doing,” he said while talking about writer-director Lana Wachowski.

Neil added that there is “ambitious” and feature wirework for him.

“I’ve always wanted to be a lead in a big giant action movie with wires and stuff,” he added. “And this is not bad for me, but it’s certainly tangential and fun for me to be able to play in the sandbox a little bit.”

Just recently, star Keanu Reeves opened up about the safety protocols in force for filming on the set in Berlin.

Also, find out why Hugo Weaving, who played Agent Smith in first three movies, will not be part of the fourth.

Neil Patrick Harris & Family Had Coronavirus Earlier This Year: 'I Didn't Want To Be Paranoid About It'

Neil Patrick Harris is the latest celebrity to reveal that he and his family overcame coronavirus earlier in the year.

The -year-old actor shared that husband David Burtka and their twin children, Harper and Gideon, 9, were all affected by the pandemic while speaking with the Today show.

“It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April,” he said. “We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn’t want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up.”

Neil, David, Harper and Gideon have all since recovered from the infection.

He shared that all four of them now “have antibodies and are feeling good.”

“We want to make sure everyone’s doing their best to slow this down every way possible, for sure,” Neil added.

Dwayne Johnson also just recently revealed that his own family were affected by the virus. See his warning to others here…