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Tuesday, January 6, 2009


by Whitney Pastorek

Here's a sparkling reason to go on living until Saturday, PopWatchers: Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting his first Saturday Night Live Jan. 10! I can think of no one better. Aside from being up for a Golden Globe this weekend for his work on How I Met Your Mother, Harris is consistently one of the most entertaining fellows on TV -- we don't just hand out those EOTY awards to chimps, people -- and he is a trained theater professional, which means he should be right at home in the live format. I expect magic, both literal and metaphorical. Seriously. Like, doves and bunnies and stuff. You hear me, Harris? DOVES AND BUNNIES.

Also: Musical guest Taylor Swift! She's so good live! Yaaaaay...

(Did that seem forced? Dammit, I'm trying.)

Anyway, check out my recent video chat with Harris below, and then use the comments to talk about how awesome NPH is and/or suggest other people you'd like to see make their SNL hosting debut in 2009.