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Originally posted 07/12/2011 11:35AM
Saying goodbye is never easy – especially for Muggles.
As hundreds of fans cheered them on, the Harry Potter trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint walked the red carpet together for what may be the last time ever at the U.S. premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2 Monday night in New York City.
"It's been the most amazing roller coaster ride," Watson, 21, donning a curve-hugging Bottega Veneta gown, told reporters. Admitting she was feeling "emotional," Watson wore some precautionary waterproof mascara. (At last week's London world premiere, she cried. Her eyes stayed dry on Monday.)
For Radcliffe, also 21, growing up on the Potter movie set "was the most fantastic thing. There are no places more fun for a 12-year-old kid to be than a film set. It's like the ultimate playground. … It's been an exciting, bizarre, wonderful 10 years."
Originally posted 07/07/2011 06:00AM
Originally posted 07/05/2011 07:00AM
Daniel Radcliffe tried to conjure his own magical powers with whiskey, the Harry Potter star admits – but the 21-year-old has been dry since last August.
"I became so reliant on [alcohol] to enjoy stuff," Radcliffe, now starring in Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, tells the new issue of GQ magazine.
In particular, Radcliffe reveals to GQ (and widely quoted in U.K. newspapers), his drinking became an issue on the set of 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – though, luckily for him, photographers weren't around.
"I really got away with that because there were many instances when a paparazzi shot like that could have been taken," he says.
Originally posted 05/03/2011 09:25AM
One of the most star-heavy Broadway seasons in recent memory has not resulted in a big-name lineup in nominations for this year's 65th annual Tony Awards, celebrating the best of the bright White Way.
Besides a snubbed Robin Williams in the drama Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Chris Rock in The Motherf----- in the Hat, Jim Belushi in Born Yesterday and Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – though his costar John Larroquette and the show itself were nominated – also overlooked was the entire cast (as well as the revival itself) of the drama That Championship Season: Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland.
Clearly, the show to beat is the comedic musical The Book of Mormon, from the South Park duo of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. It received 14 nominations, only one nod shy of the record 15 nominations that went to Mel Brooks's 2001 The Producers.
Originally posted 04/28/2011 08:15AM
Originally posted 04/18/2011 01:45PM
The Harry Potter franchise will go out with a bang, not a whimper, judging by the first photos of scenes from the final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
The swirling drama is palpable in newly released pics of Harry, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley (played by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint), as well as the evil Bellatrix (Helena Bonham Carter) and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
Originally posted 02/23/2011 04:00PM
Jon Hamm, move over. The latest looker to leap back into the 1960s: Daniel Radcliffe, who is assuming the musical role of quintessential company man J. Pierrepont Finch in the new Broadway revival of the 1961 classic How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
As shown in these exclusive-to-PEOPLE rehearsal shots, Radcliife is already off and running ahead of the chorus. As Finch, he starts in the mailroom of Manhattan's World Wide Wicket and works his way up the corporate ladder.
En route, he meets the adoring secretary Rosemary Pilkington – played by Philadelphia-born Rose Hemingway, in her Broadway debut after touring nationally in Mamma Mia. She's also appeared in Donmar Warehouse's U.S. production of Parade at Los Angeles's Mark Taper Forum.
Originally posted 12/04/2010 11:30AM
Having a chauffeur is a perk many celebs enjoy – and some have no choice.
Russell Brand felt bad that his wife Katy Perry had to drive him around, so he recently started taking driving lessons. And it turns out the funny Brit, 35, is in good company.
Here are a few other stars who got their driver's licenses late in life – or simply don't drive at all:
Originally posted 11/19/2010 01:20PM
No more classes, no more books, no more teachers' dir–well, no more teachers at all, really.
The penultimate Potter film abandons Hogwarts, thrusting Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) into the wilderness on a grimly adult hunt for clues to thwart Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). Sadly, dividing J.K. Rowling's final Potter book into two films, however logical, does more violence to the material than even Voldemort could manage.
Though the trio's trek through the first half of the book is often scary, the film underscores its tediousness; at nearly 2½ hours, it's far too long.
Originally posted 11/14/2010 09:00AM
Team Potter or Team Cullen?
A feud is brewing between Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Pattinson – who play Harry Potter and Twilight's Edward Cullen, repectively – though the fight is likely nothing more than a figment of some fans' imaginations.
"Someone was talking about this supposed rivalry between Rob Pattinson and [me], and what's awesome about this is, between the pair of us, we are striking a blow for the paler man," Radcliffe, 21, tells Access Hollywood.
There is an upside to this rumor, admitted the star of the brand new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. "We are white as sheets, so it's a comfort."
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