We all get how hard it must be for the stars of Harry Potter to find new and exciting roles after the end of their beloved franchise. And brava to Emma Watson for doing so in such a chic way two whole years ago. So it should be none too surprising that Daniel Radcliffe has finally changed up his ‘do. But it kinda is. We got so used to seeing Daniel’s straight hair with bangs — high off the ear, brushed down for Potter, brushed off his face to the side for real life — that it’s a shock to the system to see these photos of him on the set of Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays a young Allen Ginsberg. So much curly hair! Can it possibly be all his? He had a lot of 19th-century bangs and sideburn action for The Woman in Black, so it could be.
Here’s a little retrospective of DanRad’s hair for his various roles. Which is your fave?
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And how happy are you that he’s playing Ginsberg in 1944, not the ’60s-era version of the poet most of us think of?
Usually we can’t stand celebrities who cannot get over how hot they are, but we’ll give Emma Watson a pass. Why? Well, um…because she really is that hot. What is she supposed to do, deny reality? Never walk in front of a reflective surface? Never sashay nor shante? The Harry Potter star instead worked it out like a 9-to-5 in a short, fiery red lace dress while on the red carpet of today’s Lancome and Emma Watson Pre-BAFTA party at The Savoy Hotel in London. We guess if your name is in the title of the event you’re attending, that’s more than enough reason to smize. So smize on, you minx.
The folks at Forbes certainly know what they’re doing. Usually, we turn to them for the big lists, like the Celebrity 100, the World’s Most Powerful Women or the Hip-Hop Cash Kings. But those take a lot of work, and sometimes, they just need something fast and easy (we’re just assuming here, ’cause you know, we’d never be so gratuitous about our lists). So, they do things like this week’s Hollywood’s Top-Earning On-Screen Couples, which is topped by Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, followed by Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
We’re very happy to see the Harry Potter and Twilight stars at the top of the list, natch. But it does feel a bit like the editors sat down and said, “What kind of list can we do that will feature the stars of Harry Potter and Twilight, and maybe also Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers?” They admit themselves that the whole thing is based on numbers from Box Office Mojo (the total earnings from movies with the stars as a couple from the last five years).
Still, here we are, looking at the list. So they’ve hooked us again! We’ll give you the full list below, but also we want to come up with some kind of challenge for the Forbes editors, just to make sure they stay on top of their game. Maybe the next feature should be something like America’s Highest-Grossing Puppet Shows or Top-Earning Subway Mariachi Groups. That‘ll take a little shoe leather. Read more…
No, the fact that Justin Bieber’s, Jennifer Aniston’s and Emma Watson’s haircuts were the most searched-for haircuts of 2011 is not Earth-shattering news by any means. What we do find entertaining, however, is the fact that Google seems to have taken a lot of time measuring something like this. Click around the site’s 2011 Zeitgeist feature and you’ll find all sorts of not-very-shocking info (Bieber is the most-searched person, Rebecca Black is the fastest rising, Kim Kardashian and William and Kate had the most popular weddings, etc.) laid out in very nifty-looking bar graphs. This is the perfect toy to play with as we wait out our office-party hangover. If that seems like too much math for your foggy brain, just click through our gallery of the year’s top 10 celebrity haircuts, according to the Zeitgeist.
Earlier today we wrote about Dudley O’Shaughnessy being too busy to date Rihanna, the Sexiest Woman Alive. And right now we’d like to expand on the theme of D-list dudes dumping their lovely A-list ladies. Emma Watson’s former flame Francis Boulle has recently opened up about why their relationship never blossomed, and as you might have expected, it’s not her- it’s him. The two met at the Cartier polo party in 2008, but the thought of being outshone by the Harry Potter star didn’t sit well with Francis, who at that time was an aspiring actor.
“We had a bit of a thing a while back,” he explained to Heat Magazine, “but I have always been an ambitious person and I want to achieve my own notoriety for what I’ve done.” Well congrats Francis, because we think you just did. “I chose not to pursue it any longer because I didn’t want to be the boyfriend of some child actress.” And that’s why he decided to split with the beautiful, talented, rich and famous Ivy league student. At least you can never accuse him of being a star f–ker, right? Luckily good things have come to both since the split. Emma’s moved on to dating her Perks of Being A Wallflower costar Johnny Simmons, and Francis has moved on to doing reality TV, where everyone’s a star. Kinda like porn.
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve assembled some of Emma’s least child-actressy (read: HOT) looks in the gallery below. Enjoy!
Ever the red carpet darling, Emma Watson showed up to the GQ Men of the Year Awards in a super glam plaid prom dress by McQ. She sex’d up the look with studded pumps and a black biker jacket. We think the British starlet pulled off the tartan look swimmingly.
Other hits of the night were Daisy Lowe in a fishtailed, backless lace gown and Bradley Cooper in one of his trademark tuxedos. Leona Lewis looked stunning enough that we’ll forgive the fringe at the bottom of her white frock and in an unusual turn of events, Charlize Theron flopped in dowdy wide-legged gray trousers. Check out their looks, as well as Kylie Minogue, John Legend and Tinie Tempah, below.
The new Emma Watson’s Lancome commercial has a whole lot of interwoven messages we’re still trying to decode. Are we supposed to think that, if we buy Trésor Midnight rose perfume, suddenly we’ll be able to pull off a fedora and pixie cut while magically seducing bookworms? Or will shy bookstore clerks see this ad and frantically start spritzing the air with it, in the hopes that their own tie-wearing gamine A-list actress will stop by, forcing them to sprint down the river to catch the last light-up gazebo barge as it leaves town? Also, and we could be wrong here, but…Emma’s fedora is made of magic, right? It is, isn’t it? Well-played, Lancome. Well-played.
We’d like to give a short, non-sarcastic round of applause for Emma Watson’s enrollment at Oxford: the woman might be a 21-year-old movie star with millions of dollars in the bank, but she is still dead-set on getting that college degree. Eventually. “I’m still a student at Brown, Emma confirmed while making the round at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premieres. “It’s just that I’ll spend my third year abroad – at Oxford. Then I’ll return to Brown to complete my last year.” That is, unless some other amazing film role pops up in the meantime, for which there is a 1,000% probability that there will be.
Watson put college on hold this past spring to work on The Perks of Being a Wallflower, while denying that bullying had anything to do with her decision to leave. We completely understand Emma’s decision to head to Oxford, though. What’s more important: starring in that Beauty and the Beast movie we’re already dead-set on seeing, or taking Intro To Statistics? Oh no…when we put it that way, our argument just starts to disintegrate!
Seeing as how she’s both a mega-babe and well-versed in fantasy movies, casting Emma Watson in The Beauty and the Beast movie seemed like a no-brainer to us too. Producer Denise Di Novi said today at a press junket for the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love that she is currently in the process of developing a live-action take on the fairy tale. Di Novi says she has both Pan’s Labyrinth‘s Guillermo del Toro signed on to direct and the Harry Potter star ready to play the lead. No word on whether or not Angela Lansbury will return to reprise her role as a talking tea pot. In not, Mrs. Potts is a role Betty White was born to play.
Seeing as how we have a Sleeping Beauty flick and two Snow White movies coming out in the next year or so, it only makes sense we’d be seeing more and more celebs transforming into fairy-tale princesses. Maybe Lady Gaga for the Little Mermaid reboot? Too soon? On to the bigger question: now that we know Watson will be the lead, which actor would be right to play the Beast?
Awwww, you guysssss! We’re getting down to the last couple Harry Potter premieres we’ll ever get to see, and we can hear the sobs of Potter-Heads and apprentice wizards all over the world. It feels like graduation day or something (can someone please cue up that Vitamin C song?).
The cast was in full-on premiere gear at the red carpet event today. Redhead Rupert Grint was dapper in his dark suit, Helena Bonham Carter was straight out of old Hollywood in a floral cap and bad-ass shades and Daniel Radcliffe looked like he raided his How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying wardrobe in a 60s-inspired three piece ensemble. But Emma Watson totally stole the show in an Oscar de la Renta dress that would put Cinderella to shame. We can’t handle the number of her squee-inducing poses in the gallery below. Can you?