Believe it or not, but it’s been nearly four years since we were blessed with a new Harry Potter film. And it’s been 13 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone hit theaters. Now, the actors who portrayed the beloved child wizards are all grown up. Some are movie stars. Some are television staples. And some are just plain hot.
In the past, feminism in the mainstream media has been quite polarizing, with many equating the movement with an aggressive man-hating (which obviously just isn’t true). But this year, celebrities have been rallying behind the feminist cause and doing what they can to detach negative stigmas from the word and its associated beliefs. Read more…
Emma Watson isn’t just inspiring you to want to go to Hogwarts, she’s also inspiring men and women to come together and fight injustices worldwide. This week, the Harry Potter star and U.N. Women’s Goodwill Ambassador gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations about feminism that has roused a host of other celebrities to join the fight for gender equality.
It’s only Monday and the celeb gossip is already in full swing: Colin Farrell is headed to HBO, Emma Watson makes a case for feminism, and Tom Hardy is off the market. Read on for all that and more in today’s First Dibs.
Big Morning Buzz Live stages a dance competition (well, sort of), Kendra Wilkinson finds divine inspiration for her daughter’s name, and celebrities wade into the wide world of mean tweets.
Some women can be real witches. If there’s one thing we can’t resist, it’s falling under the spell of a fabulous fictitious witch. So, we’re already entranced by the scary and sexy new show, Salem. The series takes place in a version of Salem, Massachusetts where witches are real, Puritans are sexy and Janet Montgomery‘s Mary Sibley is torn between the dark forces of magic and the seductive power of true love.
Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley might be the newest It Girls in Hollywood, but Emma Watson has consistently been atop our list of dream best friends since we first met her on the Hogwarts Express. We’ve loved her in everything from the Harry Potter series that made her a star to 2013′s The Bling Ring, which proved she could tackle edgier material and master the now iconic cadence of a former reality star. Watson has grown to become one of the strongest young actresses around, as well as an effervescent style icon we’d love to meet for coffee. Or wine. Or manicures. Or whatever she has time for! Really, we’re not needy.
The Kardashians aren’t the only fascinating family in Hollywood (of course, the word “fascinating” is totally up for interpretation). TV has been putting high-drama celebrity families on TV for ages. The Osbournes, the Houstons, the Lohans. Guiliana and Bill. The screechy stage mama melodrama that was Brandy & Ray J. Even Hollywood heavyweight Mark Wahlberg is getting in on the action, starring with his mom and his bros Donnie and Paul in an unscripted A&E series about their family-owned restaurant, Wahlburgers.
But there are oodles of other A-list broods we’d love to see dip their pampered, pedicured toes in the reality waters. Who wouldn’t want to a voyeuristic peek at the lives of Will, Jada, and their fascinating kids (a Kylie Jenner-dating son who tweets damning critiques about our educational system; a jazz hands-y daughter who “whips her haaaair back and forth”)? And the Jolie-Pitts are a no brainer. All those gorgeous, perfectly curated children with inventive names and perfect hair!
Here, our votes for the ten Hollywood families we’d kill to see on reality TV.
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