Oh, happy Harry day! The latest Deathly Hallows posters just arrived in our inbox, along with a healthy dose of blood spatter and dirt. Is it possible that this film adaptation goes astray and we find out Harry and Hermoine are actually wand-wielding, conscientious serial killers?! [Posters: Warner Bros., Showtime]
Check out the latest Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer in HD after the jump!
When we see ridiculously attractive celebs driving their Ferraris to some hot Hollywood party with their glamourous spouse by their side, it hurts.Ã‚Â To make ourselves feel better, we assume there must be a trade off for being so gorgeous and successful, and that these A-listers must be spectacularly stupid.Ã‚Â Our wounded egos desperately try to console us by saying, “Yeah well, they may be better looking, more popular, and have more money than you, but….at least you probably did better on your SATs! And you got that junior year calculus grade up to a C+, so Matt Damon can suck it!”
But we’ve got some really bad news. Many stars not only have the beauty and the brawn, but million-dollar brains to match. Check out the gallery below to see which smart stars made our Hollywood Honor Roll! And be sure to see Waiting for Superman, the new documentary about the cracks in our education system and the super-smart kids trying to climb out of them.
We are Harry Potter nerds, and as such, anyone involved in the franchise can do no wrong in our eyes. However, we found a quote from a recent interview with Emma Watson to be kind of peculiar. Emma explained the romantic element of the final Potter films, she said “This kiss between Hermione and Ron is highly anticipated, it’s been building up for eight films now. And Harry Potter is not Twilight, you know; we’re not selling sex.” Don’t get us wrong, we love everything about Emma, we love her new pixie hair, and mostly we love Hermione Granger, but we found this to be weird, since Twilight is 3,000 pages of sexual tension and about 2 pages of island sex.
These are the books where the main characters do it all of two times (in no gratuitous detail, thanks for nothing, Stephenie Meyer) before a monster starts growing inside Bella, trying to punch, kick and eat it’s way out.Ã‚Â Sure, there’s the mental image of Robert Pattinson biting his pillow to downy bits which we’d pay good money to see, but there’s only about 2% more sex in Twilight than there is in Harry Potter. Just, you know, to clarify. Of course we don’t blame Emma for not reading the books, girlfriend has movies to shoot and Ivy League universities to attend.
Holy crap, Emma Watson‘s new haircut looks ah-mah-zing. Sure, she has the world’s prettiest face and is British so she can like, do anything she wants and still manage to be adorable, but this trim is a win. And now, let us bow our heads in prayer:
Dear Jesus and all the angels in heaven (Brittany Murphy, RIP). Please let Emma Watson’s recent hair chopping inspire Lindsay Lohan and other hos with extensions in different area codes to take shears and scissors to their plastic locks and chop away. Allow the orange-skinned skanks of Jersey Shore and The Hills to be free from the synthetic prisons sitting atop their heads. Shake Ashley Greene’s head free of the plastic porn star locks she so desperately has glued to her scalp. Dear lord in heaven, hear our prayer.
Also, please send us the new iPhone.
Alas, Hermione Granger doesn’t have a Time Turner to relive the past this time, so as the final Harry Potter wraps filming, it’s official: The saga has ended.
The stars of the films, some of whom have been acting in the same roles since they were ten years old, are pretty sad to see the franchise they’ve spent half their lives working on come to a close. Daniel Radcliffe said at the National Movie Awards in London “I will be devastated [when it's over]. There is nothing I watch without it triggering a series of memories. Everything [about the films] is so linked to my life. At the same time, it is exciting. It is the end.” Emma Watson said the end of Potter “[feels] like someone is dying,” but also sees the positive, explaining that “This kind of love and recognition is just incredible. It is also really emotional for me. I am proud.”
The final installments of the Potter series will be released as two films. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will release in November this year, and part 2 will release in July 2011.
[Photo: Getty Images]
Here’s some circumstantial evidence Katie Holmes isn’t just Tom Cruise‘s brainwashed bride. If Tom was really forcing Katie to take dance lessons and keeping her under constant watch, would he have allowed her to wear a long dress with height-enhancing diagonal stripes at the National Movie Awards in London yesterday? With heels? Though she was nice enough to tilt her head and lean forward on occasion (Tom-boosting tricks we’ve seen in films since Kelly McGillis hugged the doorway in Top Gun), there was no mistaking her giant stature compared to the diminutive action star. Then again, maybe Tom wants us to see her as some kind of amazon. “Me, domineering? Katie could toss me in the air like a baby, guys.”
Also attending the ceremony were stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Chris Rock, Simon Pegg, Crispin Glover and Gwyneth Paltrow, who was probably furious at TomKat for upstaging her space age tribute to Jackie O. Check it out in the red carpet gallery below.
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Emma Watson will always be Hermione Granger to us, but in reality, the nineteen-year-old is not a magic-prone Muggle-born who’s hopelessly in love with Ron Weasley, she’s just a college student with a ginormous paycheck. The Brown University freshman explained to Vanity Fair what it was like attending her first frat party on campus and while the details are all too familiar to us, she was not impressed.
“I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie. I picked up the red cups. I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these,” she said. Oh right, because British teen movies never have parent-less house parties where kids drink pale yellow beer out of Solo Cups. Actually, we’ve never seen a British teen movie, do those exist? (And also, might we suggest a new slogan to the good people at Solo? “Official sponsor of American underaged drinking”!)
Watson had some initial reluctance about the college experience, saying ”I was scared before I came to Brown—that I wasn’t going to be allowed to have both [a career and a normal life]. People would think that I didn’t deserve to have both. [I was afraid they'd think], You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?” but now feels right at home on campus. But you can bet that after reading this, all the girls on her hall are going to come in asking to borrow one of her free handbags. That’s what normal girls do. [Photo: Getty Images]
Hollywood’s leading ladies work out hard, and dammit, they are not going to let their Yogilates and Master Cleansing go unnoticed. At the Met Costume Institute Gala last night, there were quite a few thigh-high slit dresses, and they all showed off some impeccable gams. However, just because someone shows a little leg doesn’t mean they’re an automatic fashion “do.” We’re still not quite sure if Kristen Stewart‘s look is meshy or just messy, and we’re not thrilled with Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon‘s cut-out look either (although, ironically, it’s her shoes we’re not loving). Hermione “Emma Watson” Granger on the other hand, looks magical in white, and Kate Hudson‘s legs distracted us from checking out her new boobs for a moment. Thigh slits - they’re the new black.
The New Year is upon us, and while resolutions and wishes are abound, we’re wondering what’s brewing in the world of cinema. Anticipation is already sky-high for the third film of The Twilight Saga and the first half of the final film of the Harry Potter series, but what else is waiting in the wings? We’ve got Angelina Jolie in a wig, Megan Fox in a corset, and an uber buff Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are 10 movies worth your $12.50 + popcorn in 2010.
The Wolfman: February 12th
Benicio Del Toro has been holding out on us! Typically attracted to critic-friendly films (Traffic, Things We Lost in the Fire, Che), Del Toro gets horrific for Valentine’s Day weekend in The Wolfman, starring as the legendary moon-hatin’ monster. Critics’ Choice-nominated Emily Blunt plays his fur-lovin’ love interest and always-great Anthony Hopkins co-stars as Del Toro’s father.
Alice in Wonderland: March 5th
Tim Burton + Johnny Depp. Do we really need to say more? Previous collaborations of the eccentric duo include Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This fantastical gothic version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale is sure to be visually stunning and over-the-top. Naturally Johnny Depp is The Mad Hatter, while Australian actress Mia Wasikowska snagged the role as Alice. Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter plays the part of The Red Queen with Anne Hathaway as The White Queen. Other highlights include Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar and Michael Sheen as The White Rabbit. Can you feel our excitement?
Eight more movies to see after the jump!
We are getting very excited for Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010! We leave Wednesday for Paris so we can bring you all the inside dish on what celebrities and fashionistas are doing and wearing! Let’s look back at the last Paris Fashion Week, and see who brought their A game to the runway shows. From a flawless Natalie Portman to a chic Milla Jovovich, these stars dressed to impress in the fashion capitol of the world. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Get all the glam details on celebrity, fashion, runway shows, and parties from the inside of Paris Fashion Week when we report from the ground in Paris starting September 30th. Follow me on Twitter at LibbyTheFabLife!