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Pudding to honor Harris

Lillard

Neil Patrick Harris has been named man of the year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

The Emmy Award-winning actor, who made his name on TV as child doctor “Doogie Howser M.D.” and is more recently known for his role in “How I Met Your Mother” will be given his pudding pot following a parade through Harvard Square and a roast scheduled for Feb. 7.

Last week, Helen Mirren was named woman of the year.

Royal baby named

Queen Elizabeth II’s new great-granddaughter has been named Mia Grace Tindall.

The 6-day-old infant is the granddaughter of Princess Anne and the daughter of Zara Phillips and rugby player Mike Tindall. He tweeted her name Thursday, and palace officials confirmed it.

Mia Grace is 16th in line to the British throne.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Neil Diamond is 73. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 63. Actor Matthew Lillard is 44. Singer Beth Hart is 42. Actor Ed Helms is 40. Actress Tatyana Ali is 35. Actress Mischa Barton is 28.

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