Eric Braeden talks back.

Iconic daytime actor Eric Braeden did not take to kindly to being called ‘a D-bag’ by HIMYM star Neil Patrick Harris on Friday. Following Harris’ Twitter attack, Braeden shot back with some well chosen words of this own, saying that Harris “needs to be spanked” and that he could “get his teeth knocked in for that kind of nonsense.”

“It was utterly inappropriate. He’s a little boy,” Braeden tells The Hollywood Reporter.

The Young and Restless star said he would not administer any beating or spankings to Harris.

“I need a worthy adversary,” he says. “I don’t even know who this fellow is.”

Harris had objected to Braeden dropping out of an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” at the last minute because the part was not “substantial” enough – and then wrote the offensive Tweet. Harris did apologize, Tweeting later:

“Now I feel bad for the D-bag comment. Don’t know the guy personally. I’m just fiercely protective of our show.”

But the damage was done.

“I don’t have a Twitter thing,” says Braeden. “But you have to be careful in this world.”

Braeden did confirm he dropped out of the program because he was “exhausted” due to work and recent hip surgery and because the part only required two lines – which he found out about at the last minute.

“Two lines, I don’t do that for anyone,” he says.

But in the end he called for peace on Earth.

“It’s Christmas time and I will forgive him for my verbal transgressions,” he says.

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Neil P. Harris tweets that Eric Braeden is a dirtbag.

The Young and the Restless actor Eric Braeden pulled out of a How I Met Your Mother guest starring role last minute – and Neil Patrick Harris is none too pleased.

“Eric Braeden is a D-Bag,” Harris fumed on Twitter Friday. “The actor, (Robin’s dad) agreed to a cameo, then last night bailed, saying the part wasn’t ‘substantial’ enough. We’ve recast with Ray Wise, a fantastic actor who makes any part ‘substantial’. Super excited to welcome him to the family!”

Braeden appeared in a 2008 episode as Robin Scherbatsky’s (played by Cobie Smulders) father.

Mark Zuckerberg – Time Magazine´s Person of the Year.

At 26, Mark Zuckerberg is the second youngest person to top Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

Rounding out the top 5 were the Tea party at No. 2, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at No. 3, Afghan leader Hamid Karzai and the Chilean miners.

In an interview with Time, Zuckerberg once again opens up about The Social Network, which earned multiple Golden Globe noms Wednesday, including best motion picture, drama.

“I found it funny what details they focused on getting right. I think I owned every single T-shirt that they had me wearing,” says Zuckerberg. “But the biggest thing that thematically they missed is the concept that you would have to want to do something—date someone or get into some final club—in order to be motivated to do something like this. It just like completely misses the actual motivation for what we’re doing, which is, we think it’s an awesome thing to do.”

Zuckerberg says the next five years will be a time for growth for Facebook.

“It’s about the idea that most applications are going to become social, and most industries are going to be rethought in a way where social design and doing things with your friends is at the core of how these things work,” he says. “If the last five years was the ramping up, I think that the next five years are going to be characterized by widespread acknowledgment by other industries that this is the way that stuff should be and will be better.”

Zuckerberg also defends the site’s privacy policies and its reluctance to provide the government with information when asked:

“We feel like it’s our responsibility to push back on that stuff, so oftentimes someone will come with a subpoena, and we’ll go to court and say, ‘We don’t think this is enough.’ Ultimately I think this stuff gets used for good.”

He doesn’t think Facebook lowers the quality of people’s relationships.

“That’s been a criticism that people have had for a while,” he says. “But this isn’t zero-sum. I think what we’re doing is enabling you to stay in touch with people who you otherwise wouldn’t. When I’m at home and I want to talk to my girlfriend, I don’t IM her. I walk downstairs, and we talk.”

That´s what you get for marrying your sister!

It was short-lived, the marriage between actor Michael C. Hall and actress Jennifer Carpenter. They´ve been married for about 2 years, but have been separated for some time, and now filed for divorce.

But, hey, that´s what you get for marrying your sister. Or at least a co-worker who plays your sister.

Spokespersons for both say it´s been a peaceful break. So I guess Dexter won´t have to kill off his sister, at least not yet.

A sign?

Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com reports that actress Neve Campbell filed for divorce from her husband, John Light, about 5 – five – months ago.

Is that a sign that your really not that popular anymore? I mean, often the tabloid media reports on this kinds of stories almost before they happen. And here, this Scream franchise “super star” has been undergoing a five month-long divorce, that still isn´t finalized, and no one noticed.

Is this the end of Neve?