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?
It looks like all of that Hermoine/Draco fan fiction you’ve been slaving over for the past ten years was thisclose to playing out in real-life, as Emma Watson’s Tom Felton crush gets revealed in her new Seventeen interview. The Snape/Hagrid stuff…not so much. “He was my first crush,” Watson says about her fellow Hogwarts student. “He totally knows. We talked about it — we still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that’s cool.” Sure, Felton laughs about it until Watson’s out of earshot, then weeps with regret under a pile of old Sorting Hats in the prop closet.
TheHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 actress says her “huge crush” on Felton faded away after the first two Harry Potter films, but Emma Watson’s dating life still has her figuring out how to find the next malevolent wizard of her dreams. “I’m so impatient – It’s one of my worst traits,” Watson says. “If I want to see someone, I want to see them, and if I don’t, then I don’t. My friends are always telling me I have to play hard to get because I’ll pretty much say to a guy, ‘I like you – let’s go hang out.’ But my friends are like, ‘You can’t do that! You have to string this guy along. It’s a nightmare.” Sure, but not so much of a nightmare as realizing that you missed the chance to make the romantic fantasies of millions of fans comes true. Alan Rickman and Robbie Coltrane, there’s still time for you to make it work!
While Emma Watson’s Vogue cover might make the Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II star seems like just your regular ol’ beautiful billionaire, inside that gorgeous wealthy shell is a human being just like your or us straining to break free. Well, like you or us if we were either good-looking or rich. “I have had no control over my life. I have lived in a complete bubble,” the actress says about her Harry Potter days in the interview. “They found me and picked me for the part. And now I’m desperately trying to find my way through it.” Oh Emma. If only she could know the real freedom that comes from using public transportation, or buying clothes than are worth less than most people’s monthly income. Having an old man fall asleep on you on the bus is the stuff real life is made of!
“I have felt for the last ten years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle,” Emma says, with regards to her decision to study briefly at Brown University. “I was Warner Bros.’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.” As Watson explains, “I have to really enjoy the good things because it makes the bad things OK.” It’s a good thing she has literally tens of millions of good things to enjoy.
Well guys, the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards has come and gone, and it feels like the day after Christmas around these parts. But don’t fret, because you can relive the magic again and again with our complete guide to the night’s best red carpet styles! We already showed you which celebs were the Movie Awards’ best dressed, and now you can check out the whole glamorous gang. Emma Watson, Leighton Meester, Reese Witherspoon, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and of course, her royal hotness Kristen Stewart: all your favorites are just a click away!
While anyone who reads TheFABlife knows we’re just a tad biased, our gurl Kristen Stewart (photos) took – nay, RAN AWAY WITH – the cake for Best Dressed at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. The sparkle, the high hemline, the color! Her perfectly tousled ‘do! It was a fashion squee to be heard ’round the world.
Other contenders for TFL’s Best Dressed trophy were Leighton Meester, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Emma Stone. We really enjoyed the variety the ladies brought to the red carpet, from Elle Fanning‘s lil’ romper to Hailee Steinfeld‘s chic pantsuit to Selena Gomez‘s nod to the 1960s. Check out TheFABlife’s Best Dressed at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
This Sunday we’re gonna be glued to our TV sets watching the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards, and if you’re into glitz, glamor, and good times we suggest you do the same! It’s an evening dedicated to the craft of acting, comedy, fighting, and badassery, but most importantly to the craft of mackin’ it with a super hot costar while the cameras roll. All night we wait with baited breath to see which steamy screen couple will take home the coveted “Best Kiss Award.”
TheFABLife faves Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have won the honor two years running for their part in the Twilight series, and this year they face stiff competition from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page in Inception, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, and Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Twi-Bro Taylor Lautner is even making a play for the crown for his lip lock with K-Stew in Eclipse.
Who’s gonna get the golden popcorn this year? Tune in Sunday at 9 PM and find out! To hold you over, check out our collection of the most sizzling kisses from the past ten years! Please don’t drool, it might short out your keyboard. Who do you think had the best movie kiss of all time?
Oscar who? The nominees for the the 2011 MTV Movie Awards -the only award show that REALLY matters- are fresh off the presses today! The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse came out on top, grabbing a total of eight nominations, followed by Inception with seven, and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 with six. All are nominated for Best Movie, along with (you guessed it) Black Swan and The Social Network.
SNL’s Jason Sudeikis is set to host this year’s show, which airs on Sunday June 5th at 9 PM from Los Angeles. And judging from the nominees, it’s going to be heavy on the heart-trobs. The Best Male Performance category will feature Robert Pattinson’s jawline going head to head with fellow Twi-Bro Taylor Lautner’s rock hard abs. But that’s not all! Wiz-kid hottie Daniel Radcliffe will also be weighing in as well as Hollywood Homecoming King Zac Efron for his role in Charlie St. Cloud. And Jesse “For The Last Time I’m Not Michael Cera” Eisenberg, well…he’s just happy to be included (for The Social Network, natch).
For the ladies, Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart rep their mega-blockbuster supernatural franchises (Harry Potter and Twilight, respectively), alongside Natalie Portman for her Academy Award winning role in Black Swan, Emma Stone in her not-Academy Award winning role in Easy A, and Jennifer Aniston for her performance in Just Go With It.
But you don’t have to wait til June to get in on the MTV Movie Awards action. Visit MTV.comto cast your vote for your favorite nominees! Make your voice heard! Check out the complete list after the jump.
We’re glad Emma Watson denies bullying rumors about her time at Brown. It’s hard enough finishing your education without some sophomore yelling “Alohomora!” every time you go to open a car door. In a letter posted to her official website, the actress says reports that students heckledÃ‚Â Watson with Harry Potter quotes is pure fiction. “I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown,” Emma explains. “This ’10 points to Gryffindor’ incident never even happened. I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown students of something as serious as bullying and this causing me to leave seems beyond unfair.” Besides, as soon as Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part II hits theaters, people will be screaming at her in public all day long, only this time with pure excitement. Why taint that experience?
As well-mannered and polite her classmates might be, it’s unlikely Emma will be returning to Brown, or any school, anytime soon, seeing as how she is just starting to film The Perks Of Being A Wallflower in Pittsburgh. “Please don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September – no one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet! Like my other fellow Brown students I am trying to figure out my third year and whether or not I will spend it abroad (this is common),” she writes. At least potentially hecklers aren’t likely to come up with many shout-able lines from Wallflower. Much less Hogwarts-related material in that one.