Neil Patrick Harris is Hasbro’s New Spokesperson; MTV Wants You to Join Its Fantasy Election League

Lauren DiMascio / August 27, 2012

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How I Met Your Mother star and overall awesome person Neil Patrick Harris just won a few points in our book when we found out he hosts regular game nights at his house and Catch Phrase just happens to be one of his favorites. He announced via twitter he’ll be appearing in commercials for Hasbro’s all new Scrabble Catch Phrase. [Hasbro]

How can you win prizes for keeping apprised of the election?

MTV announced the kick off of “Fantasy Election ‘12” today from the Republican National convention. A take on fantasy football, users can form leagues for the “Power of 12” campaign. Users then draft a team of candidates who are pursing office, be it the presidency or congress and then will earn points based on their candidates actions and their knowledge of events including reading articles at Politico.com and Buzzfeed.com/politics. Daily prizes will begin next week but users can win a grand prize “Fantasy VMA Weekend” which includes a trip for four to the 2013 VMAs and $25,000. [MTV]

Oscar nominated actress Vera Farmiga will star as Norma in A&E’s prequel to the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho. Bates Motel will run for 10 episodes in 2013 and focus on the relationship between a pre-serial killer Norman Bates and his mother Norma. [Deadline]

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will begin her medical leave on Monday Sept. 3. She’ll receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister. Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS in June, which is a blood and bone marrow disease. The newswoman previously defeated breast cancer. [The Wrap]