Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Guided Tour

It should come as no surprise that Britney Spears has landed the cover of the new issue of TV Guide (which is due out this wee) since everyone is talking about her upcoming guest starring stint on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother ... check it out:

Britney Spears' visit to How I Met Your Mother certainly has brought some quick buzz to the post-strike season. The March 24 issue of TV Guide went behind the scenes to get the scoop on the pop star's surprise sitcom gig; the exclusive cover story with posed Josh Radnor/Brit pic will be on newsstands this week. Talking to the Mother cast last Thursday at their return party, it became clear that each wanted a "piece" of her -- or, at least, admired the pieces she brought to the show. Jason Segel gushed, "She was just unbelievable. She had her lines memorized, jokes ready, and she killed it. And she's beautiful." Neil Patrick Harris, meanwhile, was surprised that Spears agreed to come on the show at all. "I didn't think she'd have the time to do it," he confessed. "I kept laughing, saying, 'You're serious? She's actually going to do it?'" Adds Alyson Hannigan, "[Britney] was sweet and funny. It was surprisingly normal." For Cobie Smulders, the combo of Brit and the March 24 episode's other big guest star, Sarah Chalke, was anything but toxic. Smulders (like Chalke, a Canuck) said, "Sarah is so funny, so nice, and she's the coolest chick. I know she seems like the coolest chick, but [she really is]."

It sounds like it has been a lovefest on the set of HIMYM lately ... I guess we'll see if all that lurve translates to the screen when the ep airs next Monday. [Source]

Additionally, Entertainment Tonight posted a very short clip of Britney on the set of HIMYM ... here are a couple of screencaps:

And you can click HERE to watch the blink-and-you-missed-it vidclip. I know, I'm posting every single little shred of new info concerning Brit's appearance on the show but I'm just so damn excited ... it's only fair that I cover the positive stuff with as much precision as all the negative stuff. I smell an Emmy Award, y'all ;) [Source]