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.
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.
There’s now a red-band trailer for I Love You, Man. The official, HQ version is here, but the age-verification system isn’t perfect (I couldn’t get to the trailer) so you might need to check it out on YouTube instead:
Remember, Neil Patrick Harris is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight.
CBS has posted a video of the Benefits guest stars talking about…well, they’re mostly just talking about themselves. Some episode clips, but nothing that wasn’t in the Watch With Kristin set of videos.
This week’s OK Magazine contains an item on Josh Radnor and Lindsay Price, whom he’s reportedly been dating for a few months. (This isn’t the first time they’ve been linked – Us Weekly mentioned it back in November, around the time this was in People.) Lindsay Price is on Lipstick Jungle, but you might remember her better from the Season Three episode Spoiler Alert:
Starpulse will be interviewing Josh sometime soon – if you have any questions to suggest, post them here. The interview has already taken place – it’ll be posted next week.
There are some new photos from Cobie’s upcoming movie The Slammin’ Salmonhere.
The Art Directors Guild announced the nominations for their 2008 awards (which will take place in February) – HIMYM’s production designed Steve Olson was nominated for the episode Miracles. (Olson has won five Guild awards, none of which were for HIMYM, though his work on the show has been nominated every season. He also has three Emmys – one per season – for his work on HIMYM.)
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.]
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).
[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!]
Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel don’t want you to vote. [Thanks to Jack Attack.]
Industry business: Some information about the studio’s efforts to promote the show for local-market syndication, and an article about CBS
NPH faced the dunk tank on Ellen on Tuesday – for every celebrity dunked, Microsoft gave $10,000 to Ellen for the Cure. Other NPH things I don’t have any video or photos for: He was at the premiere of a Criss Angel/Cirque du Soleil show tonight, and apparently he dressed as a British magistrate for the Playboy Halloween party.
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