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Rachel Bloom Elaborates on Neil Patrick Harris Diss, He Later Apologizes

Rachel Bloom is elaborating on the Twitter exchange between her and Neil Patrick Harris that went viral after the 2018 Tony Awards.

If you missed it, Neil wrote, “Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at The Tony Awards? Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused…” Of course, Rachel was the “woman in the top hat backstage,” and she responded, “I’m a big fan of yours. We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for “How I Met Your Mother” for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.”

“It wasn’t a joke. Basically… I saw that tweet. And I was kind of devastated. I was actually going to tweet, ‘This makes me sad.’ But then I was like, “Ehhhhhhhhhh… I don’t want to give him that, necessarily,’” Rachel told GQ days after the incident. “Look. I’ve met him a couple times. Very recently, backstage in the dressing room of a Broadway show. And we hung out for a solid 15 minutes with the star of this Broadway show. It was just bizarre to me that it wouldn’t ring a bell. And also, that he wouldn’t Google it.”

“But look, he’s not a writer, so his version of a Twitter joke is to just kind of… live-comment to Twitter followers with kind of random, unformed thoughts. And fame does that to you—where you think every kind of random, unformed thought is a gem, because you get 10,000 likes from it. He has, like, 27 million Twitter followers. And that makes me scared about fame in general. The yes-men. Even if what you’re saying is, I don’t know, kind of weird or unoriginal, you’re still getting a lot of approval and dopamine surges for saying it,” Rachel continued. “And I guess what I would say is, the thing he said in response [to my tweet] wasn’t really an apology as much as saying, like, ‘Well said! Thanks for the reminder.’”

Neil later “sincerely apologized” to Rachel for the incident in the tweet, which you can see below.

Neil Patrick Harris Criticizes Bruce Springsteen's Tony Awards 2018 Win

Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t holding back while live-tweeting the 2018 Tony Awards!

Following a diss about Rachel Bloom‘s backstage performances, the 44-year-old former How I Met Your Mother star also shared his thoughts about Bruce Springsteen winning the American Theatre Wing’s Special Tony Award for Springsteen on Broadway.

“How was @thealexnewell not nominated for a Tony? @springsteen won, and he uses teleprompters. I don’t get the logic… #livetweetingtheTonys,” he wrote.

When a fan expressed her thoughts about the 68-year-old music icon’s performance, Neil went further: “Seriously? Miking Actors isn’t because they can’t project, it’s for creating a proper sound mix. Using a teleprompter is just not being willing to memorize your lines. The director should have said something. Oh wait.”

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Rachel Bloom Responds to Neil Patrick Harris Diss on Twitter - See What She Said!

Neil Patrick Harris made a comment about “the woman in the top hat backstage” while watching the 2018 Tony Awards – and so, she responded!

The woman in reference was Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom, who was conducting interviews backstage throughout the evening’s broadcast.

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Neil seemingly didn’t care for her interviews: “Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at The Tony Awards? Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused…” Neil wrote on Twitter.

Rachel replied: “I’m a big fan of yours. We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for How I Met Your Mother for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.”

“Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?” he responded.

Yikes. See the exchange below.

Neil Patrick Harris & Allison Williams Premiere 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2

Neil Patrick Harris suited up for the season two premiere of A Series of Unfortunate Events!

The 44-year-old actor stepped out for the event held on Thursday (March 29) at Metrograph in New York City.

He rocked a burgundy suit and was joined by newcomer Allison Williams, also looking sharp in an plaid suit featuring an oversized blazer.

Also in attendance were their co-stars Patrick Warburton, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch, K. Todd Freeman, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, and more.

Based on the best-selling book series, season two of the Netflix show plunges further into the darkly comedic mystery, which tells the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet (Malina), Klaus (Louis), and Sunny (Presley Smith) – and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance.

Be sure to watch the new season on Netflix, out today!

FYI: Neil is wearing a Paul Smith suit with a The Kooples shirt. Allison is wearing Gabriela Hearst. Malina is wearing Alcoolique. Louis is wearing a Perry Ellis suit, Mango turtleneck, and Converse shoes.

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Neil Patrick Harris Explains Why 'Series of Unfortunate Events' Ends After Season 3

Neil Patrick Harris is revealing why the decision was made to end his hit Netflix show A Series of Unfortunate Events after its third season.

“That was always the journey, for everyone involved,” the 44-year-old actor, who plays Count Olaf, expressed. “This is a big, big show. It’s a beast. Every book is two episodes, and every episode is an hour long. So we’re making a two-hour movie every book, and there’s 13 books. So 26 feature films is essentially what we’re making here.”

“From the beginning, we wanted to honour the encyclopaedic and brilliant work of [Lemony Snicket author] Daniel Handler – we had no real intention of it doing spin-offs or offshoots,” Neil continued. “It ends so operatically, and yet [the ending is] so heartfelt, and so grown-up. I don’t know where else anyone would want to go with it.”

Pictured: Neil stepping out to promote A Series of Unfortunate Events – which unleashes its second season on Netflix tomorrow (March 30) – at the Today show, the SiriusXM studios and the BUILD series on Wednesday (March 28) in New York City.


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