TheHPFan would like to congratulate Emma Watson, on receiving the 2013 MTV Trailblazer Award. We are so proud of you, Emma! Best of luck in the future!
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Most of the Black family are named after stars and constellations—Sirius is so named after the Dog Star, alluding to his canine Patronus.
Daniel Radcliffe Featured in Parade Magazine
Posted by Victoria - 05 Jan 2012
Daniel Radcliffe just can't stay out of the news this week! A new interview (text and video) has been released by Parade magazine, in which Daniel Radcliffe talks about life, love, fame, Potter, The Woman in Black, and more. Enjoy :)
On giving back: “I got involved in The Trevor Project [a charity which works to prevent young gay people from committing suicide] in late 2008 when I was in New York doing Equus. A few of my friends had made me aware of it. It sounded like such a fantastic thing. People need it. The suicide rate for gay teens is four times that of straight kids. I couldn't believe that nothing like this had existed before. I think that any free-thinking person who becomes very wealthy and has strong opinions on things would get involved with something like The Trevor Project or scholarships for schools or whatever. Fame is very useful in directing attention toward those things.
On his love of poetry.: “I think true poetry is a color—it's as fundamental as that. It can provoke a profound, basic human reaction. Understanding what the poet is saying comes from something fundamental in us that is moved by the musicality of language. I love ...
Daniel Radcliffe Takes ET Canada on a Set Tour of "The Woman in Black"
Posted by Victoria - 04 Jan 2012
Here's a great new video from ET Canada, in which Daniel Radcliffe takes some reporters on a tour of the set of his upcoming horror film, "The Woman in Black". Dan tours the nursery, a cellar and other key spots in the film for them. Here you go!
"The Woman in Black" is released February 3rd, 2012.
Emma Watson Tops Glamour & Fashionism.ca's Best Dressed of 2011 Lists
Posted by Victoria - 03 Jan 2012
Glamour has ranked Emma Watson as this years Best Dress Woman! According to MillionLooks.com, Emma topped the list, with second place going to Cheryl Cole, who was last year's winner, with Emma in second! Also, Fashionsm.ca has ranked Emma Watson's gorgeous Deathly Hallows Part 2 London premiere dress, as one of the best looks of 2011. We totally agree - I adored Emma's Oscar de la Renta gown, as well as the stunning make-up used; over all, it was a great look.
Here's what the site had to say: Emma Watson Steph's #4: 2011 was the year we finally bid a final farewell to the Harry Potter franchise. Emma showed her respect for the epic series by entertaining us with a slew of beautiful dresses at various premieres and Potter promotional events. This Oscar de la Renta gown, however, was...
First Look at Wizarding World Theme Park Expansion: Gringott's Ride!
Posted by Victoria - 31 Dec 2011
As we reported a while back, rumors have suggested that the planned expansion to the current Harry Potter theme park in Orlando will be Diagon Alley themed. This latest leak of concept art, and ride plans/concepts can pretty much confirm this, as well as our first look at the Gringott's themed coaster. According to Theme Park Insider and Hypable, the main highlights of the ride should be:
Congratulations to Daniel Radcliffe for being named "Star of the Year" by Broadway for his role in "How to Succeed in Buisiness Without Really Trying" as Finch. Here's a great video made by fans, thanking Dan (and his co-star John Laroquette) for their performances this year on stage.
Also, Broadway.com blogged 5 reasons why Dan totally deserved Star of the Year, which we are happy to share after the jump.