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Brendon Urie Played With Puppies While Answering Fan Questions And He's Truly Perfection

Since you’ve taken to Broadway acting is there any chance we could see you in other acting gigs? Perhaps on TV?

BU: Well, if it involves dogs, absolutely. I will do a dog film, a Marley and Me but opposite, where I save all the dogs. That’s what happens.

Was there an audition process for Kinky Boots? And if so, what was it like?

BU: Not really, which I was nervous for. I was flattered, that they would give me the part, but I was very nervous for it. Basically I had DB Bonds who flew out to LA — he’s the Associate Director for Kinky Boots. He flew out for two days, we did an hour each day of just reading through the script, talking about motivations; that was pretty much it. We had about a week of rehearsal teaching me the dance moves, putting my heels on, and then it was showtime. And my put-in rehearsal I dropped a glass on stage and it shattered, and my heart shattered. Hopefully that was the worst of it! No, I would continue to fuck up every night. But it was fun! It was fun.

Do fans ever quote your vines to you when you meet them, and which one is your personal favorite?

BU: Yeah! The first time I got recognized for not being in Panic!, I went to a movie, I stepped out, and these two really sweet girls came up and said, “Hey, are you that guy from Vine?” And it took me a second, it was the first time I was asked, and I was like, “Oh yeah, yeah I am! Yes I am.” And they started singing this coffee one that I had done. So that was very cool, thank you, uh, I think her name was Jessie? Thank you!

Did you guys ever actually consider yourselves Emo when you started as a band?

BU: No, we never did. But we listened to a lot of bands that were considered emo, so, yeah, we were never offended by it. It’s like if you wanted to call us emo, yeah, all good!

Favorite Fall Out Boy song or lyric?

BU: Right now I like “Church,” that one’s great. [sings] I get on my knees! Great lyric.

What is the most memorable gift you have received from a fan?

BU: I got a voodoo doll. Which usually you would keep the voodoo doll, but they gave it to me, of myself. So you know, if ever I feel — what is that called? “Self flagellating,” in a way, [then] I’ll just poke the doll.

How do you cope with anxiety on stage or even during the whole touring process?

BU: Very good question! I used to take medication, then I stopped taking it. Just came to a realization that I didn’t wanna go there. So then I adopted the art of breathing, breathing exercises. And it really ended up helping me a lot more than I thought it would, which is pretty great. So, thanks for that question — I know performing can be very anxiety-driven.

What was your first impression of Pete Wentz? Did you think you guys would have the relationship that you have now?

BU: No, not at all! Pete was very cool, he was in LA making his record with FOB, and I remember walking up and being like, wow, this guy looks like a rock star. And then we went back to the practice space and played some stuff. Yeah, I didn’t know what was gonna come of meeting Pete and getting signed and all that stuff, so, yeah, it’s just gotten better over time. He’s my big brother.

What made you decide to call your fans “sinners”?

BU: Again, I grew up in the Mormon church, and it was just kind of a little juxtaposed to what I was taught, that I was a sinner, I’m no good, I’m not good enough for heaven. So I just think it’s ironic, it’s funny.

How did you know that your wife Sarah was the one?

BU: First time I met her, she was not single. And there was definitely a chemistry there. But I knew that she was down and very cool because I made her a lunchable, with a Capri Sun, and she was totally down. It was like, fancy to her. It’s like hor dourves. It’s like a canapes. It was great.

Have you seen Love, Simon? And if so, what did you think about Panic! being featured in it?

BU: I haven’t seen it yet! I’m going to very soon. I was very flattered, a fan had tweeted me a synopsis of all the mentions of Panic! I remember getting the email like a year and a half ago, we had talked about it, and we signed off. It was under a different name, I can’t remember. But I was like, “Yeah! This sounds like a really cool story.” And then sure enough it ends up in the movie and like, that’s the coolest thing, that’s like, you know, the biggest compliment to receive. Especially a movie like that, that’s so forward-thinking. I love it.

Would you ever be a judge on Rupaul’s Drag Race? I feel like it would be a perfect fit for you.

BU: Ab-so-lutely! That would be a blast, are you kidding! I would love to be a contestant on there too. Yeah, we’ll figure something out. I just would love to be in drag.

Amy Schumer Played With Puppies While Answering Fan Questions And It's Hilarious

AS: Well I didn’t give her advice, I just sent her flowers saying sorry that she was gonna die alone. And I stand by that. I love Jennifer, she’s one of my best friends. And you know she’s beautiful on camera, and she’s an incredible actress, but, in person, when Jennifer’s up close, she, um, it all melts away and she’s very hideous [laughs]. Um, Jen is uh, yeah I knew I could mess with Jen about her breakup. She’ll bounce back quick.

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I would pick Reese Witherspoon. Because people say we look alike, and I just like her.

I can’t remember the first album I bought, but the first concert that I went to was Britney Spears “Oops I Did It Again” tour, with the beads. Ugh, so good.

Flirty, fun, classy.

They’re the best. So we played a show last night in Columbus, and it was a rescheduled ‘cause I got the flu and I had to cancel it. But they threw me a No. 1 party in the pit, like all the biggest fans. They made t-shirts that said like, “Legends No. 1” and they made signs for every song. They do that kinda stuff all the time but that’s just the first thing that comes to mind since it was last night. They like, threw a No. 1 party for me. It was like 20 of them, right by the pit. They’re amazing.


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Salsa dancer, ‘cause I feel like no matter what the tone of the text is, that makes it okay. It’s not too aggressive if the salsa dancer is present!

I hate being late, it drives me crazy when I’m late. Or when other people are late.

“I remember I was watching her sing one of these songs and I was having a moment of like, ‘That’s exactly what I’m gonna do with my life, this is it.'”

Oh my god, I was 14 years old, it was Kelly Clarkson’s “Behind These Hazel Eyes” tour and she had these two massive screens of her eyes above the stage, and so depending on the song they would cry or blink or wink or whatever. And it was right when I thought I was gonna move to Nashville and be a singer, so I was super into it, and I remember I was watching her sing one of these songs and I was having a moment of like, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do with my life, this is it. And I looked up and the eyes winked. And I was like, Kelly Clarkson just told me that I have to be an artist. I swear, true story.

Morgan Evans.


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I would pick Halsey, I would pick JLo, and I would pick Shania Twain.

I get Reese all the time. I used to get Nicole Richie a lot too when I was younger. But now I get Reese a lot.

I cover songs all the time on my Instagram and I just covered “Delicate.” But I try to do like one a month, just cause it’s fun to like learn them on guitar and try to do my own little country twist on a song that isn’t necessarily country.

My dog, Dibs.


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The Kardashians. I mean, when Kylie went away for 9 months I was very concerned. I wanted to know why, I wanted to know when she was having the baby because everyone knew she was with child. I was like, where is she!

Day on the road would be waking up late because sleep’s good, going to explore a city, maybe having lunch at a place within the city, and then playing a show. Day off would be sleeping late and hanging out with my dog, taking him to the park, and then maybe having a date night.

Fried chicken. In whatever form that might be – nuggets, tenders, on the bone, I don’t care.

I went to Bora Bora for my honeymoon, and it was beyond stunning.


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No. No I really don’t. If I did I would tell you.

“I was like, ‘Okay, I think I fell in love.’ And it was like two weeks after I met him.”

There’s a few, but when I was writing the song “Unapologetically”, I had the title in my phone for probably a couple months and I thought it was gonna be this like girl power anthem kind of song, because that’s kinda what the title sounds like. And then I met my now husband, and I got back to america and I got in the room with Forest Glen Whitehead, who I’ve written most of my singles with who produces my stuff, and he’s just like my brother, and I went in and I was like, “Okay, I think I fell in love.” And it was like two weeks after I met him. And Forest was like, “Okay.” And I was like I have this title and I have this melody just like, I need you to write it with me. And we just started with, “I’m unapologetically in love.” And it was like one of the most freeing writes I ever had cause I was just like, this is how I feel! And I already know what it’s gonna be, you know?

Nashville has the best food! I’ve become such a foodie. There’s a place called M Street, and it’s all owned by the same people but there’s like one mexican restaurant, one sushi restaurant, one kind of bar food, one steak, one Italian. And I just always kind of am there.

There’s a lot of things on my bucket list I haven’t done yet. I really wanna come up on a hydraulic lift. I’ve done it on other people’s stages, but I wanna do it on mine.


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I mean her whole first album, she was like the only young female singer-songwriter in Nashville. And so she was kinda the one that me and I think a lot of the new girls in country music looked up to, and we were like, she’s doing it! So we can too.

“She was kinda the one that me and I think a lot of the new girls in country music looked up to, and we were like, ‘She’s doing it! So we can too.'”

Biggest shallow fear would be spiders. Biggest like, deep fear, would be looking back on my life and seeing very clearly that I missed something.

It’s probably Taylor [Swift], really early on I was on radio tour and I had just gone through media training and stuff so I was trying to like answer everything perfect and just be perfect all the time. But that’s just not who I am, and it was exhausting. And I remember she was telling me, like, “It’s gonna feel like cool wins sometimes, and sometimes it really might win. But, in the long run, if you’re just yourself, and you don’t worry about being cool or being perfect or saying the right things, you’re gonna be A: happier, and B: in the long run that’s the win.” Which I thought was really eloquent.

[A picture of] me and my husband playing the Ryman on Valentine’s Day, and then the other background is my dog running in a field.


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Demi Lovato, “Tell Me You Love Me.”

I’m a wine girl. Like I just love hanging out with people and drinking wine so that’s probably my guilty pleasure.

I hope to challenge myself more; with the songs that I put out, with the shows that I put on. I just wanna keep pushing myself to be better.



Neil Patrick Harris Answered Questions While Playing With Puppies And It's Hilarious

Neil Patrick Harris is one of those people that’s so talented in so many different ways that it seems, truly, unfair. He’s the reigning King of Halloween and the man behind the legendary Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, but right now he has us all mesmerized as Count Olaf on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

To celebrate the shows second season, NPH stopped by to hangout with some hella cute rescue pups while answering everything you’ve been dying to know. Here’s what we learned.

If you had to give Count Olaf one genuine compliment, what would it be?

Neil Patrick Harris: He is devilishly handsome. He has metal. You know what that means? Not metal like in your collar, but metal, gumption!

What are your plans after the third season wraps filming (and I’m assuming last season because it will cover the last books)? Will you go back to Broadway?

NPH: I’d love to go back to Broadway someday! I’m looking forward to resting. Series of Unfortunate Events is super fun, but all kinds of exhausting.

Do you still talk to the HIMYM cast? Would you ever consider collaborating or reuniting with the cast down the line?

NPH: I do still talk with the HIMYM cast. Mostly Cobie Smulders, because we have kids that are similar ages, and her husband Taran lived in New York for a bit. But yeah we text and shoot the breeze. I don’t think we’d ever reunite on the show.

In a movie about your life, who would you want to play you and David?

NPH: Ooh that’s a good question, who would play me? Josh Duhamel. And who would play David? Nick Jonas. Next question!

What, in your opinion, was Count Olaf’s best disguise?

NPH: They’re all pretty good! I think I like Detective Dupont the best. He’s in the Vile Village episodes. And he’s a hipster man, he talks like this! Everything that he says is cool bo da boo boo! Cooool.

You’ve played a lot of really different characters on Unfortunate Events, do you have a favorite one?

NPH: My favorite, probably — Shirley St. Ives was fun. Because she was a girl, and I sort of got to play her like she was in Mad Men, and she talked like this. It was less fun when I had to pee, because I was wearing padding and spanx, and kind of tucking.

If you were willingly going to visit a deserted island for a few days and could only have 3 things with you, what would you bring?

NPH: A lighter, or a tarp, or one of those phones that you can call people to save you. Luxury items I’d probably bring, I don’t know, a ukulele. Um, maybe a fleshlight.

Would you ever host the Tony’s again?

NPH: Oh, I would love to do that again! It’s a hard job though, maybe some year. I need to take some time off. The Tony’s are a great one, a great show to host. There’s all the performances, it’s the best show to watch, because it’s all performances by people who are doing shows live, so then you get the live show all around you.

What has been the most memorable moment of your life that you would like to cherish forever?

NPH: Oh man, the birth of my children. Holding newborn babies that came from you, that’s a pretty amazing thing.

How do you choose the themes for your family Halloween costumes, and can you hint to some potential options for this year?

NPH: No hints. We have talked about it! It’s much more of a negotiation now because the kids speak the English language and have opinions. Before it was so much easier, “Here, put on this lion costume. Here, you look like Dorothy!” Now it’s, “Come on! It’ll be fun!” You’re gonna do this, you’re gonna wear it, put it on! No, I don’t do that.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

NPH: That’s a good question. “Rocket Man” is good. I tend to go with Elton John songs because they’re fun. I also know all the words to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, That was my New Mexico rap days.

What’s your idea of a perfect day?

NPH: Playing with puppies. Well probably a perfect day would be, with my family, in Hawaii, on the beach, drinking a piña colada and riding Disney theme park attractions. I don’t think there’s a Disney theme park in Hawaii but that would be a perfect day.

Out of all of the villains in Count Olaf’s Theater Troupe, who is your favorite?

NPH: I got a soft spot for Hook-Handed Man, because he’s my right, hook, man.