The news this week: the thing that some people thought happened, did not actually happen.
So it seems like the world loves to ship famous Brits with each other - to the point that Emma Watson was recently forced to publicly dispel rumours that she was seeing Prince Harry. Well, at least that's what her tweet seems to be about.
Not dating Prince Harry. Not even a little bit.
Being Emma Watson, she addressed her fans in the classiest way possible. "WORLD Remember that little talk we had about not believing everything written in the media?!" she tweeted.
The idea of Emma Watson dating Prince Harry is more than the internet can handle right now.
If you haven't already heard, Emma Watson is rumoured to be dating Prince Harry. Yes lets take a moment to process this, Hermione Granger’s rumoured real life boyfriend is fourth in line to the British throne. The claim was first made by Australian magazine Woman’s Day last week and was then was quickly spread all over the internet, before anyone bothered to wonder if the story actually sounded believable or not.
Emma Watson is rumoured to be dating Prince Harry
According to the magazine, Harry asked the actress out via email after she split with previous boyfriend Matthew Janney in December of last year. The actress was then said to have met with the prince along with a group of 12 friends and they’re now reported to have been meeting up in secret ever since.
The British actress unveiled the next phase of her HeForShe campaign while speaking at the World Economic Forum.
Emma Watson, who was newly appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for women in July 2014, made her second major speech on Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and targeted gender inequality while helping unveil the next phase of her HeForShe campaign.
Watson made another passionate speech on gender equality
Continue reading: Emma Watson Delivers Second Passionate Speech On Gender Equality
The British actresses were two of the six honorees at the annual Britannia Awards on Thursday night.
Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench were among the British movie stars to be honoured at the Britannia Awards. The annual ceremony was hosted by BAFTA at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on Thursday evening.
Dame Judi was given the Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, a gong named after the legendary James Bond movie producer. Presented with her award by Dustin Hoffman, she said: "I'm rather overwhelmed by [the award], because I didn't ever expect to have a film career at all.”
Continue reading: Emma Watson And Dame Judi Dench Win Britannia Awards
The Emma Watson threats turned out to be a hoax.
EmmaYouAreNext.com, the website purportedly set up to countdown to Saturday's apparent leaking of nude pictures of Emma Watson was actually a viral marketing stunt to shut down the website 4chan. The website threatened to release explicit photos of the Harry Potter star in response to the well-received speech she gave to the United Nations on September 20, 2014.
Emma Watson delivered a rousing speech to the United Nations last week
However, it has emerged to be the work of Rantic Marketing, with the URL now redirecting to the marketing firm's website where users are greeted with an open letter to President Barack Obama, calling on him to shut down the 4chan site where the wave of explicit photographs of hundreds of celebrities were posted earlier this month.
Continue reading: Nude Emma Watson Leak Was Hoax To Try Shut Down 4Chan
The British actress has been targeted by the unknown hackers for her recent speech to the United Nations on gender equality.
Emma Watson is being threatened by internet hackers as the next high-profile celebrity who will have nude photos of herself leaked online, which is believed to be a response to the British actress' recent United Nations speech on gender inequality.
Hackers threaten to post nude photos of Watson online
A website has suddenly emerged, likely made by the 4chan users responsibly for the leak of other nude photos of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, which displays a countdown to when the alleged racy images of Watson will be published online.
The British actress delivered a very powerful speech on being a feminist, as well as ways to counter gender inequality at the U.N. headquarters this past weekend.
Emma Watson, who was newly appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for women in July, delivered her first major speech at the United Nations headquarters on Saturday (Sept 20th) and targeted gender inequality while helping the launch of her HeForShe campaign.
Watson spoke about gender inequality in her first major U.N. speech
The event, which was also attended by Oscar-winning actor Forrest Whitaker and '24' star Kiefer Sutherland, aimed to "mobilize men against gender inequalities." CNN's Wolf Blitzer served as the host.
Daniel Radcliffe won't be teaming up with Emma Watson, either.
Daniel Radcliffe says playing Harry Potter in new movies is "not on the cards" though has spoken about how the boy wizard has influenced his own character. Radcliffe, who is currently starring in the indie romantic-comedy What If, says he and Harry share fiercely loyal sensibilities.
Daniel Radclife [L] and Zoe Kazan [R] in 'What If'
Appearing at Comic-Con, Radcliffe was asked whether there was a chance he could reprise his role as Potter, given JK Rowling's new projects in the world of Hogwarts. It was a straight and direct 'no' from the 27-year-old though he spoke in-depth about how the character was embedded in himself.
Continue reading: 'What If'?: Daniel Radcliffe Rules Out More Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling's latest addition to Harry Potter website 'Pottermore' has once again sparked interest in the possibility of another film. Unfortunately, another Harry Potter movie is unlikely and here are five reasons why!
J.K. Rowling's short story prompted wide spread speculation about the possibility of a new film.
Continue reading: 5 Reasons Why A New Harry Potter Film Is Unlikely
Harry and the gang are all grown-up, but where have they been since Deathly Hallows?
Seven years on from the final Harry Potter book, Jk Rowling has treated fans to a brand new short story about everyone’s favourite wizard on her website, Pottermore. The 1,500 piece takes the form of a Daily Prophet gossip column, penned by cutting journalist Rita Skeeter. In tabloid style, Skeeter gives an update on what’s happened to Harry, Hermione, Ron and a few others as the Quidditch World Cup finals take place. So what did we learn about Harry and the gang after reading Rowling’s latest writings?
JK Rowling has given fans an update on Harry Potter
1. Harry is still a pretty big deal
Continue reading: 12 Things We Learnt From JK Rowling’s New Harry Potter Story
At just 24, Watson joins Nicole Kidman and HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand as a UN Women spokesperson.
Emma Watson may be just 24, but she is already doing big things with her life, beyond starring in the most successful film franchise of all time. Fresh off her Bachelor’s degree at Brown, Watson has been appointed as the new goodwill ambassador of UN Women – the United Nations body dealing with issues of equality and empowerment.
On the heels of wrapping her new movie, Emma Watson has taken on an publicity role with the UN.
"Being asked to serve as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling," Watson, 24, said in a statement, according to Reuters. "Women's rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life, that I can't imagine an opportunity more exciting," she said.
Continue reading: UN Women Names Emma Watson As Youngest UN Ambassador
Harry Potter is an Auror; Ron Weasley helps George run Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes; and Hermione Granger is big in the Ministry of Magic. J.K. Rowling has released a short story in the form of a Daily Prophet article in which she imagines how Dumbledore's army are aged 34.
J.K. Rowling has released a short 1500 word story on Pottermore detailing the lives of Harry Potter and the rest of the Hogwarts gang 16 years after they defeated Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters.
Jk Rowling has written a short story about the famous trio aged 34.
The story is written from the viewpoint of Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter who continues to meddle and gossip monger. Harry, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley are all attending the Quidditch World Cup Final in the Patagonian Desert where Skeeter is celebrity spotting. The four friends and now couples are still hugely popular and Skeeter reports how large crowds have turned out to see them.
The 'Harry Potter' actress will be using her influence for good in the world.
Emma Watson has announced that she will be taking on a Goodwill Ambassador role for the United Nations' UN Women. The actress' new title will involve promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. "So excited to start work with the AMAZING people at UN Women!" the Noah actress tweeted, confirming the news.
In a statement, Watson explained that she was honoured and humbled by the role and will look forward to being able to "make a real difference" as well as continuing her work in promoting girls' education in Bangladesh and Zambia.
The 24 year-old's responsibilities will involve working for UN Women's HeForShe campaign which encourages men and boys to stand up against inequalities faced by women and girls throughout the world.
Emma Watson's housekeeper is being investigated.
Immigration officials in the UK are investigating claims that Emma Watson's American housekeeper could have worked for her illegally. Reports suggest the maid may have worked at Watson's London home while she held a tourist visa. Tourist visas bar foreign citizens from working in the UK.
Emam Watson's housekeeper is being investigated
The housekeeper, who is thought to have first started working for the Harry Potter actress at her New York apartment, was reportedly stopped by UK immigration staff who questioned how she intended to fund her stay in Britain.
Continue reading: Emma Watson's Housekeeper Worked In The UK Illegally?
Emma Watson joins John Krasinski, Julie Bowen, Laura Linney as actors graduating from the school. We look at the other notable alumni.
Like the English elite University hegemony of Oxford and Cambridge, the US Ivy League produces a vast array of talent in various fields. The majority of the political elite pass through the likes of Harvard and Yale amongst scientists, scholars and various minds of significant creative ingenuity.
Watson joins an impressive list of Brown alumni.
Founded in 1764, before the US was even granted its independence from the British Empire, The Rhode Island institution has attracted an alumni that has changed the face of the country, as well as the world, on various levels. Contemporarily, Brown has been a notable site of emerging acting talent, the most high-profile case of which has been Emma Watson’s stint at the academic utopia. We look at a selection notable alumni who have penetrated into the sphere of popular culture as actors and entertainers after enjoying stints at the University:
Continue reading: What Is It About Brown University? Famous Alumni
Emma Watson recently graduated from Brown University. What are some other celebs that have pursued a higher education?
It’s no Hogwarts, but it just might be the next best thing. Actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the hit franchise Harry Potter, recently graduated from the Ivy League school Brown University for a degree in English literature. Enrolling in the school in 2009, the degree had been a work in progress as Watson took breaks in between to finish off the remaining Harry Potter films, and she even worked on her schooling abroad as she studied at Oxford University in England, as well. You’d think adapting to the college life could be difficult for someone with such a star status, but Watson said it was pretty easy adjusting. "I've never even been asked for an autograph on campus," she said in an interview in 2013. "I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook."
Emma Watson graduated from Brown University
Watson joins the list of quite a few celebrities that have graduated from top tier schools, and it’s an admirable accomplishment whether it was done before they became famous, or after. In fact, there’s probably a ton of your favorite celebrities that you never even knew had a degree in some weird categories completely unrelated to their career choice. Either way, for these actors and musicians, they’ve proven that at one point or another, an A mark was once a more important accolade than an Oscar or a Grammy.
Continue reading: Emma Watson Joins The List Of Celebrity Graduates
The Marvel Studios movie eclipsed all competition at this weekend's box office after debuting No.1 and setting a new record for the month of April.
Marvel Studios' latest instalment, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', is proving to be hugely popular, not just among comic book fans, but all cinemagoers as it reigns No.1 at this week's North American box office, breaking the April earnings' record.
Chris Evans reprises his role as the 'Captain' in the sequel
The sequel to 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' and the ninth instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe earned an impressive $96.2 million, which beat the previous highest-grossing movie in the month of April (2011's 'Fast Five') by $10 million.
The 'Noah' actress and unexpected yogi sees a future for herself away from blockbusters.
Emma Watson has been doing a lot of pondering on the next stage of her life. The Noah actress is now on the brink of graduating in English Literature from Brown University and is looking forward to life as a graduate and devoting more time to her passions rather than starring in blockbusters and studying.
Emma Watson Says She's Looking Forward To Yoga, Art & Theatre After Graduating.
She said: ''When I finish my degree, I will have a lot more time to pursue other passions, and I want to figure out what those will be. I love having something completely unrelated to the film industry. I want to find something that will let me use my brain in another way. I like connecting people who aren't part of that industry," via Wonderland Magazine.
Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic 'Noah' has topped the box office after dividing critics.
Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has experimented with most genres over the course of his career, from brainy freak-out ('Pi') to gritty self-discovery ('The Wrestler') by way of intense drama ('Requiem for a Dream'), personal sci-fi odyssey ('The Fountain') and psychological horror ('Black Swan'). We've learned long ago to stop expecting what he'd tackle next, but no one saw the biblical epic on his to-do list.
Russell Crowe Plays The Titular Ark-Builder In Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Epic.
Indeed, Noah isn't the usual biblical epic. Aronofsky has completely jettisoned the style of more reverential films for something much darker and more complex. It has understandably divided critics; some find it bloated and uneven, while others see something deep and provocative. But the one group that seems unsure what to make of it is America's notoriously powerful religious subculture.
Continue reading: 'Noah': An Epic Of Biblical Proportions Taking America By Storm
Emma Watson doesn't date other famous people, nor do these other celebs from the looks of things.
Not all celebrities are part of a high profile power couple like Beyonce and Jay-Z, or Brad and Angelina. Some celebrities opt for a hint of normalcy in their personal lives and shack up with regular folk. Emma Watson has revealed that she won’t date other famous people. “I don’t date people who are famous”, the Noah actress explained. Watson is currently in a relationship with Oxford University student Matt Janney, although she did add that a dating non-famous can be tough too, “I don’t think it’s fair that, all of a sudden, intimate details of their personal life are public as a direct result of me.”
Emma Watson doesn't date other famous people
Emma Watson isn’t the only celeb to be involved with another non-famous partner. Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso have been happily married since 2005. The pair met in a bar while Damon was filming Stuck on You with Greg Kinnear and they now have four daughters. “I hit the jackpot with my wife”, Damon told The Guardian. Well, ain't that nice?
Continue reading: Emma Watson And Other Celebrities Who Don't Date Famous People
Darren Aronofsky continues to ambitiously experiment with genres in this Old Testament blockbuster, but this is his first real misstep as a filmmaker, as the impressive parts simply don't add up. Still, there are flashes of genius as the epic struggle between good and evil is echoed both in the grand spectacle and within the characters themselves.
It starts with the original sin, which divides Adam and Eve's sons - brutal killer Cain and peaceful caretaker Seth - into warring factions. A few generations later, all that's left of Seth's righteous line is Noah (Russell Crowe), his wife (Jennifer Connelly) and three sons (Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Leo McHugh Carroll), plus an adopted daughter (Emma Watson). After he has a vision that God is planning to cleanse mankind with a flood, Noah consults his grandfather Methuselah (Anthony Hopkins) and builds an ark to save his family and all of earth's animals. He also gets help from the Watchers, rock-encrusted fallen angels who previously assisted Cain's descendant Tubal (Ray Winstone), who goes into battle mode to stop Noah.
All of this is inventively set in a post-apocalyptic landscape left in ruins after generations of fighting. And Noah is the last true believer tending to creation, refusing to eat meat (although he wears leather accessories) and ruling over his family like a tyrant. This of course creates various carefully scripted conflicts for his family over the months they're stuck in the ark. But the moralising is never as deep as it pretends to be.
Continue reading: Noah Review
For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah,' the prophecy has been fulfilled.
Noah has swept to success in its debut weekend, having opened in the USA. Darren Aronofsky's controversial new biblical epic took a massive $44 million over the weekend, which sent the film sailing past last week's number one movie, Divergent, according to Box Office Mojo. Russell Crowe takes the titular lead in this big budget hard-hitter, starring alongside Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Douglas Booth.
New Russell Crowe Epic 'Noah' Has Swept To Success In Its Opening Weekend.
It hasn't all been plain sailing for the latest movie from the Black Swan director. Noah has faced religious opposition and subsequent bans in certain Middle Eastern countries due to the fear of religious provocation. What's more, early reviewers simply weren't fussed by Aronofsky's lengthy epic, yet this negativity seems to have been turned around since more Noah reviews have flooded in, sending the movie's Rotten Tomatoes rating skywards.
Continue reading: 'Noah' Storms Debut Box Office, Riding Wave Of Controversy To No.1
To make a Hollywood movie, adaptation is needed. Especially for Noah, explains Watson.
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah has certainly been ripe for criticism. Religious groups were against it from the start, with many detractors claiming it strayed far too far from the original text. But for one of the film’s marquee stars, Emma Watson – who plays Noah’s (Russell Crowe) adopted daughter Ila – adaptation was imperative in telling the story.
Emma Watson in Noah
"Darren does these very dark, very intense, very gritty, very real films," explained Watson to Nola.com. "And then Noah is kind of -- you see this guy with the long beard and there's the animals. ... You can't really picture it. I think it's a really original take on a genre, on a story, on an idea," she added to Nola.com.
Continue reading: Emma Watson On 'Noah': Aronofsky "Had To Adapt It For The Screen"
Emma Watson has come a long way since her days as Hermione in the Harry Potter films. How has she managed to make the transition from child to acclaimed actress?
Not all child stars manage to make the transition into credible adult actors as swiftly as Emma Watson has. From a frizzy haired 11 year old with a slight tendency to overact to a certified glamour goddess with a pristine record for acclaimed performances, Watson has left her Hermione days in the past and become a fully fledged Hollywood actress.
Emma's come a long way since her Harry Potter days
Harry Potter fans watched Emma Watson grow up on screen, each movie that came out the cast were practically unrecognizable from their previous appearance, and before we knew it they were all grown up. When one actor has played a high profile part for such a long time it can be difficult to disassociate them from that role, here lies the problem for many child stars.
Continue reading: The Career Evolution Of Emma Watson
Russell Crowe and Emma Watson are on the road promoting Noah, while Anne Hathaway hits Miami for Rio 2 and Michael Fassbender shoots Macbeth in rural England. Elizabeth Banks takes the Walk of Shame in a new trailer, and we see the future in The Giver, The Signal and Jupiter Ascending...
As Darren Aronofsky's ambitious retelling of the biblical tale of Noah opens in America this weekend, Russell Crowe continues his world tour, premiering the film in cities on every continent. This Saturday alone he'll attend three premieres: in Dublin, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Meanwhile, Emma Watson was photographed this week greeting fans as in New York she attended David Letterman's chat show to talk about the movie. The film hits UK and Irish cinemas next week. Watch a smartly dressed Emma Watson greeting over-eager fans outside 'Letterman' studios.
The voice cast of Rio 2 enjoyed a sunny premiere in Miami Beach this week, attended by Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx and George Lopez. A series of clips of the event shows the stars talking about the film and enjoying a youth choir singing hits with a Latin-infused beat. Watch Anne Hathaway celebrate 'Rio 2' release at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach premiere. Or take a look at the cast of 'Rio 2' enjoying the upbeat Choir at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach premiere.
Things are looking sunnier for Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic after early hiccups.
Box office prospects are beginning to look brighter for Noah, Darren Aronofsky's new biblical epic. Opening in the USA today, the Russell Crowe-starring blockbuster's commercial success fell into doubt after several Middle Eastern countries raced to ban the Genesis story and early critics issued a collective non-committal shrug. Noah was initially rated in the low 70's on Rotten Tomatoes but this number has climbed to 77% today, indicating a rising interest in the film now that the waters have calmed.
Things Are Looking Up For 'Noah' Upon The Release Of The New Russell Crowe Film.
Aronofsky's movie has been banned in Middle Eastern countries, including The UAE, Qatar and Bahrain, because of a fear of religious provocation as the film breaks the Islamic taboo of depicting a prophet. Speaking at the Noah press call this week, Crowe branded the film's controversy "irrational" whilst co-star Emma Watson, who plays the wife of Noah's son, said she wasn't surprised by the uproar: "To be honest, I expected there to be controversy, I think all Biblical adaptations carry the weight of that because it is something that is so personal to people," she said.
Continue reading: 'Noah' Basks In Warmer Ratings After Early Flood Of Critical Scorn
The 23 year-old Brit was visibly shocked when the 'Late Show' host asked, "Who sexes the animals?"
Emma Watson is currently on promotional duties for her new movie, the historical epic 'Noah.' As the film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, premieres in New York today (Wednesday 26th), Watson made an appearance on the 'Late Show' the day before.
The former 'Harry Potter' star showed that she is turning into one of Hollywood's most beautiful young women as she arrived in a sophisticated yet chic look, with a white and black ensemble.
Continue reading: Emma Watson Flustered By 'Noah' Animal Sex Question On 'David Lettermen'
'The Bling Ring' star Emma Watson signs autographs for some overly eager fans as leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater after her appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. A member of security and an assistant of Emma's can be heard insisting that the crowd stop pushing forward against the barriers. Emma looks a little uncomfortable as the gathering continue to move further forward.
The usually polished actress revealed how she got that coveted Bible look for new movie 'Noah.'
Want that unwashed, straight-outta-Genesis fieldworker look but not sure how you can attain such physical degradation? Well your favourite actress, Emma Watson, is here to tell you how to look Bible on a budget thanks to the cheeky style tips she snagged whilst filming for Darren Aronofsky's latest epic, Noah.
During The 'Noah' Press Call, Emma Watson Revealed how She Honed Her Character's Bible Look.
Speaking at the recent press call for the movie, Emma made sure to answer the question on everyone's lips after seeing the English actress' scenes in the film: how to get her look for less. "[I was] a bit greasy, didn't shower too much," Watson revealed when MTV News asked her about her Noah look, in Los Angeles.
The 'Harry Potter' author added to her magical franchise.
Jk Rowling has added to her already extensive Harry Potter universe by writing a new post for her fansite, Pottermore.com. Rowling may have already written all the Potter books she intends to but that doesn't mean she can't keep building her extraordinary imaginary universe. Entitled History of the Quidditch World Cup, Rowling's new writing details the origins and rich history of Quidditch, the popular sport played on broomsticks.
JK Rowling Has Delighted Her Fans With A New Addition To The Harry Potter Universe.
Half of Rowling's new Potter-based writing was made available today, with the other half scheduled for Friday 21st March. All together, the history will be a 2,400-word account of the magical sport that has seen fans across the world captivated. Harry Potter spent a great deal of his time at Hogwarts school either training for or competing in Quidditch matches, meaning the sport is tightly interwoven into the Potter lore.
Continue reading: JK Rowling Writes Harry Potter Quidditch History Post On Pottermore Site
The 'Black Swan' director's new bible-based movie has been barred in countries of Islamic faith.
Darren Aronofsky's new movie, Noah, has been banned in Middle Eastern countries because of a fear of religious provocation. The Black Swan director has adapted the Christian bible tale of Noah's Ark for his new epic picture, which stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Logan Lerman.
Russell Crowe Takes A Biblical Turn In Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah.'
The UAE, Qatar and Bahrain are among Middle Eastern countries banning Hollywood epic Noah as it breaks Islam's taboo of depicting a prophet, according to BBC News. "There are scenes that contradict Islam and the Bible, so we decided not to show it," Juma Al-Leem from UAE's National Media Centre said.
Noah is a normal family man faced with major responsibility when his dark visions lead him to see God's plan to wipe out the corrupt humanity that has plagued his Earth. When he realises that a great flood will be the disaster that will destroy all life, he subsequently sees that a new life will come after it that he must help to re-create. He and his family decide to build a colossal ark to keep them safe from the oncoming catastrophe, and thus use it to save the planet's animals as well. However, the fact that they have been blessed to live has angered their fellow neighbours, who band together in an attempt to seize the ark and save themselves. In an extraordinary turnaround, Noah and his family find themselves facing the bigger threat of their own people, rather than the deadly wrath of the Lord himself.
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It looks as though this is one hurdle 'Noah' won't be able to jump
It’s gone through rigorous and voluminous re-editing, been criticised by religious groups and faced corporate intervention, but despite Darren Aronofsky’s Noah finally getting a finished cut in Europe and America, proceedings inside the UAE haven't been going smoothly at all.
We'll be seeing Noah as its director intended
“We haven’t decided whether it’s OK or not. We will decide after watching the full movie next week and after a report is made,” said Juma Obeid Al Leem, the director of Media Content Tracking at the National Media Council, the authority tasked with approving films in the UAE.
The 'Game of Thrones' actress has emerged out on top of this year's AskMen most desirable list.
Emilia Clarke has been voted AskMen's "Most Desirable Woman" of 2014 ahead of the season four premiere of HBO's hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones. The British-born actress plays Daenerys Targaryan, or the "mother of dragons," in the show and is famed for her elf-like, ethereal beauty.
Emilia Clarke Has Been Rated The World's 'Most Desirable Woman' By AskMen.
"No other show has as devoted a fanbase as Game of Thrones. Emilia Clarke may be known for her role as Daenerys Targaryan, but to viewers the otherworldly beauty is everything," says AskMen, justifying Clarke's enviable number one position. "Mark our words: this will be her year," the men's mag predicts.
Ron and Hermione? Yep, wouldn't have worked, would it?
Jk Rowling has spoken frankly about the relationship of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter books, admitting for the first time that the romance made little sense and was invented "for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility."
Rowling was speaking to Wonderland magazine - of which Emma Watson is presiding over as guest editor - when she discussed her reasons of pairing up Hermione and Ron, instead of Harry.
Continue reading: JK Rowling Concedes Ron And Hermione's Relationship Made Little Sense
Rowling says she wrote the Ron/Hermione story line for personal satisfaction, not credibility.
Years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling continues to reveal new background information about her characters – much to the dismay of a lot of Potterheads. In an interview with Emma Watson in Wonderland magazine (and teased in yesterday's Sunday Times), had she been given a chance to rewrite the relationships between the Trio, Rowling might have done things differently – and Ron might have never ended up with Hermione.
Seven years after the last book, Rowling Reminds Us She Still Owns The Characters, and our souls.
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” Rowling said. “That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.”
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With the Harry Potter books/films all sewn up, J.K Rowling has been indulging in some other projects. Thoughts, though, often wander towards her seminal work, and her decision to see Harry off with Ginny, and Hermione off with Ron is playing on her mind; it should have been Potter and Granger walking down the aisle, she’s admitted to Wonderland magazine.
Radcliffe & Watson should have ended up together, regrets Rowling
"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfilment. That's how it was conceived, really,” she explained in the rare interview, which was conducted by Emma Watson while guest editing the publication. “For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."
When Noah is faced with a dark message from God thanks to his gift of envisioning the future, he realises he is the only person who can save the world. The Lord is angry with the entirety of humanity for their increasingly violent behaviour, and is thus forced to oversee an enormous flood deadly enough to wipe out all people and animals on the planet. Noah and his family are the only humans on the planet who God is willing to save, and so they build an ark big enough to home two of every animal as well as themselves as God attempts to start over again. However, when word gets around that Noah is given the gift of survival while everybody else is doomed to die, naturally a siege ensues and Noah must protect himself and his family against more than one great threat.
This Biblical dystopian tale is based on the Genesis story 'Noah's Ark' which depicts an apocalyptic flood destroying mankind. It has been directed by Darren Aronofsky ('Black Swan', 'The Wrestler', 'Requiem for a Dream ') who co-wrote the screenplay alongside his previous collaborator Ari Handel ('The Fountain'). 'Noah' will be released next year on March 28th 2014.
Rowling's charity enjoyed a lucrative night
They may have wrapped up the eighth and final film in the Harry Potter franchise a while back, but Emma Watson and Jk Rowling were back in the magical world they created, alongside fellow Potter stars, Alan Rickman and Warwick Davies, for a charity event that raised over £1 million.
J.K Rowling takes in the crowd at the Deathly Hallows Part II Premiere
The charity, Lumos, aims to dissolve a culture of systematic institutionalized child care in Europe, reunite families, and provide loving and caring environments for children to grow up in.
Is Emma Watson in talks with Alejandro Amenabar about her next movie role?
'The Bling Ring' star hasn't been short of movie roles since finishing her stint as witch genius Hermione Granger in the 'Harry Potter' film series, but it looks like she could be in with a chance of working with another seminal director. The actress was spotted by the Daily Mail having lunch with 'The Others' director Alejandro Amenabar in London over the weekend, after which she got up and gave him an enormous hug while grinning widely.
Of course, it could've been a regular old catch up; the 23-year-old and the 40-year-old could've been friends for ages; but Emma appeared to take to her phone immediately upon leaving, perhaps desperate to relay some good news to a friend of family member.
The boys topped the poll of richest Britons under 30, with a massive worth of £59.33 million between them.
One Direction really do have everything after all. In a recently compiled list by Heat Magazine, the boy were revealed as the highest earning entertainment stars under-30's in the UK, with a combined worth of almost £60 million. Individually, the boys would be placed just outside the top ten, however when their wealth is combined they come out on top by a narrow margin.
Young, successful and very rich
Last years top spot holder, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, was ousted by the combined earning power of the mega-successful boy band, who have an estimated worth of over £12 million each. The boys were included to the list as a joint entity because most of their earnings have been made as a group, rather than through independent ventures. Narrowly missing out on reclaiming his top spot for a third time, Radcliffe came in second this year with £56.19 million. Something tells us that the Kill Your Darlings actor isn't losing too much sleep over being ousted from the top spot.
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Darren Aronofsky might have to re-edit his movie
Darren Aronofsky is facing a strange few months. His film, Noah, which stars Russell Crowe and Emma Watson (that’s not the weird bit) was put in front of Christian and Jewish test audiences, only for them to oppose the film because it diverges from the biblical telling of the story.
Russell Crowe Stars as Noah In Aronofsky's Movie
When you break it down, this is - quite simply - fans of a book complaining the big screen adaptation isn’t true to what the author was trying to say. And it’s not like we haven’t seen that before. Problem is, Christianity and Judaism can’t really be boiled down to a ‘set of fans’ – there’s all this culture, art, food and years of persecution to think about.
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock arrive at the New York premiere of their new space thriller 'Gravity', in which they are the sole on screen actors. George arrives before Sandra and jokes to paparazzi, 'Sandy says she's not coming'.
'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch is sexiest movie star according to Empire poll, with Emma Watson landing the sexiest female star title.
The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star isn't the most likely sex symbol of Hollywood, but the Brit definitely proved to be best after he was picked by 50,000 more fans than any of the other movie screen hotties. Perhaps the people of the world prefer the mysterious, intelligent look these days - or maybe it's just the accent as 'The Avengers' star Tom Hiddleston came in at second place.
We're surprised at the outcome as 'Man Of Steel' hunk Henry Cavill and 'The Place Beyond the Pines' cutie Ryan Gosling looked like dead certs to receive the honour, with the latter's numerous onscreen romances (we all remember 'The Notebook') and the former's portrayal of Superman, one of the most charming characters ever created.
Is Benedict Cumberbatch the sexiest movie star alive? According to YOU he is.
Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling must be weeping into their pillows at news that Benedict Cumberbatch has been voted the sexiest male movie star in the world by Empire magazine readers.
Benedict Cumberbatch Is The Sexiest Movie Star On The Planet
Emma Watson took the honors for being the sexiest female movie star in the planet, beating out the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone and Mila Kunis.
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Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch earn the title of sexiest film stars 2013.
Cumberbatch managed to beat last year's sexiest man alive, Ryan Gosling, who only came in at number 4, as well as overcoming Jude Law (No. 41), fellow Brit Henry Cavill (No.3) and James Bond himself as Daniel Craig finished No.24.
Watson also beat an impressive list of Hollywood bombshell's which included Mila Kunis (No.7), Cameron Diaz (No.40), Emma Stone (No.6), Olivia Wilde (No.17) and star of upcoming comedy 'Don Jon' Scarlet Johansson, who came in at No.2.
Warner Bros. are going for quantity now, will quality follow?
We get the idea: when you’ve got one of the highest grossing movies of all time under your control, it would be foolish not to milk it a bit. But with Warner Bros. trademarking yet another part of the Harry Potter universe, it got us wondering, could every single future film be a Potter spin off or some kind?
So far, Warner Bros. have got their hands on Scamander, the Tales Of Beedle The Bard, Quidditch Through The Ages, the name of quidditch expert Kennilworthy Whisp and team names Wimbourne Wasps, Chudley Cannons and Kenmare Kestrels. (Bleeding Cool)
This suggests the Quidditch spin off is nailed on. This comes in addition to the trademark of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which, as Warner Bros. announced earlier on this month, is set for a cinematic reimagining from page to screen. Fans of the Potter franchise – and there are plenty of those – will be delighted to see their universe explored further via the medium of cinema.
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The actress has made some dodgy style decisions in her time: do you think this is one of the worst?
Emma Watson collected her GQ 'Woman of the Year' award on 3rd September wearing an interesting, colour-block outfit designed by Balenciaga from the fashion house's 2014 collection.
Emma's Balenciaga Outfit Created A Stir.
The 23 year-old Harry Potter star showed off a toned midriff with a white crop-top and black trousers and with rose-toned make-up. However, the design of the trousers and top have created quite a stir; some are perplexed with the model's latest red carpet attire whilst others laud her daring ensemble that has everyone talking.
Would 'The Social Network' actress make a good choice?
It's less than a year until the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is due in cinemas yet there doesn't seem to have been any firm casting decisions made. The movie, which will be an adaptation from EL James' best-selling erotic fiction of the same name, will have British director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) at its helm but nothing more appears to have been set in concrete.
Will Dakota Johnson Really Take The Lead 50 Shades Character?
The role of Christian Grey - the billionaire with a BDSM fetish - has been the most media-covered role so far, with Ian Somerhalder wanting the role, Garrett Hedlund rejecting the role and Taylor-Johnson's own husband, Aaron, rumored for the part. However, it has emerged that we may know who plays student-turned-sex-slave Anastasia Steele first, namely Dakota Johnson.
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