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Congratulations Alyson!

Alyson Hannigan announced today that she had her baby last Tuesday (which also happened to be Alyson’s 35th birthday). She and Alexis named the baby Satyana Denisof. If the Internet is to be believed, Satyana is Sanskrit.

The name Satyana comes from two Sanskrit roots: sat, which means truth or being, and also refers to action aligned or suffused with spirit; and yana, which means vehicle. So “satyana” means a vehicle for action infused with the grace of spirit.

The announcement at People.com.

News Roundup #1 – Academy Panel

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (best known to you as the people behind the Emmys) hosted An Evening with How I Met Your Mother last Tuesday, featuring a panel discussion with the cast and producers. The big news of the night: Cobie Smulders showed up wearing an engagement ring and confirmed that she is marrying Taran Killam.

Steve Olson (production designer, with three Emmy wins for HIMYM), Pamela Fryman (executive producer and director of most episodes), Suzy Mamann Greenberg (co-executive producer), Josh Radnor, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Academy CEO John Shaffner, and Jason Segel.

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News Roundup – Part the Second

Remember, Neil Patrick Harris is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight.

“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star Jason Segel tried to play it cool. “Brad Pitt and Angelina showed up, and you think you don’t care,” he told MTV News. “But you totally care! You get a tingle.”

You can watch the whole show here.

News Roundup – Part the First

A second roundup will follow later tonight or possibly in the morning, with Jason Segel at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Neil’s pre-SNL press, and a bunch of other stuff.

Contract Renegotiations – Raises for Everyone!

From The Hollywood Reporter:

After months of renegotiations, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan recently inked new deals with producing studio 20th Century Fox TV that will bring their salaries up to $90,000-$120,000 per episode.

On average, that’s between two and three times what they made before — a big raise, especially given that Radnor, Segel and Smulders were virtually unknown before they were cast. Still, it’s lower than the pay for the ensembles of other comedies at similar points in their runs, like NBC’s “The Office.”

The new pacts, retroactive to the beginning of this season, the show’s fourth, also add an extra year to the five actors’ original seven-year contracts.

There’s more in the original article to put the whole thing in context. [Charlie Sheen, for the record, makes something like $800K per episode on Two and a Half Men.]

Thanks to Tina for sending this in!

[Incredibly Overdue] News Roundup

Well, you skip one week and all of a sudden you realize you haven’t done a news roundup in a month. Here goes:

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  • Trailer for 4.09:
  • Cobie Smulders on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson:
  • Alyson Hannigan walks, carries drinks. There are also HQ versions of the rest of the Lint Roller Party photos available here.
  • Jason Segel’s upcoming movie, I Love You, Man has had its release moved from January 16 to March 20.
  • The 2008 World Magic Awards, which Neil Patrick Harris hosted a while back, will air this Wednesday on MyNetworkTV. The LA Stage Blog posted a photo of Neil at the recent Ovation Awards.
  • Bob Saget’s new sitcom may never see the light of day now that Media Rights Capital has lost control over the CW’s Sunday night lineup.
  • Photos of one of Those People on set, including one shot with Jason Segel and his attractive new haircut.
  • Variety’s 2008 Comedy Impact Report includes a profile on Jason Segel and one on Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
  • Fun with numbers: Based on data from tvbythenumbers.com, last week HIMYM was the third most-watched half-hour comedy on network TV (behind Two and a Half Men and Worst Week). It had the second-best 18-49 numbers (behind Men, and tied with The Office) and the second-best 18-34 numbers (behind The Office, tied with 30 Rock).

News Roundup: Alyson Hannigan Edition

Alyson and her husband, Alexis Denisof, went to the 15th Annual Lint Roller Party last week.

Video interviews:


E! Online has an article to go with their video. Us Weekly and Star Magazine also talked to the couple.

Photos are after the jump.

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[What can I say? The show took a week off and so did I. A lot of you are waiting on emails right now - you'll get a response this weekend!]