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Maggie Smith of ‘Downton Abbey’ Honored by Queen Elizabeth

Maggie Smith of ‘Downton Abbey’ Honored by Queen Elizabeth

By Kimberly Ripley October 18, 2014

Maggie Smith, known for her role on the PBS hit series Downton Abbey, was honored on Friday by Queen Elizabeth. The queen made Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham, a member of the Order of the Companions of …

Emma Watson Pays Tribute to 'Harry Potter' Co-star

Emma Watson paid tribute to her ‘lovely’ Harry Potter co-star Dave Legeno, after the 50-year-old actor was found dead last week in Death Valley, California. Legeno, who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three of the Harry Potter movies, was hiking …

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Dies in Desert

Harry Potter actor David Legeno died last week in the desert near Death Valley, California. His body was discovered by hikers Sunday in a remote location west of Zabriskie Point, and was later removed by a helicopter. According to the …

Emma Watson’s Chic Looks Wow At Paris Fashion Week

Emma Watson has gone goth, y’all. In a move that endears her to me more than a thousand advanced degrees from Brown ever would, she has not-so-subtly announced her transition to the dark side via heavy attendance at Paris Couture …

Emma Watson: From Harry Potter to the United Nations

Emma Watson has been named a U.N. goodwill ambassador for gender equality. The Harry Potter star will serve as an advocate for the U.N. Women’s HeForShe campaign that prompts both boys and men to stand up for the inequalities countless …

Emma Watson Being Investigated in UK

Emma Watson is finding herself in hot water amidst allegations that she illegally employed her U.S. housekeeper to work in the UK. According to British newspaper The Independent, UK Immigration officials are currently investigating allegations that the Harry Potter star …

Harry Potter Attraction To Open At Universal July 8

Harry Potter is the centerpiece of a huge attraction at Universal Studios Orlando, and starting next month it will be expanded to include a new ride that takes thrill-seekers inside Gringott’s Wizarding Bank. The theme park has housed an impressive …

Harry Potter Star Talks Alcohol Abuse, Childhood

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, now 24 and a very accomplished thespian, has been open about the fact that he abused alcohol during his run on the incredibly famous Harry Potter movies. These days, he is careful to highlight the …

Universal's Diagon Alley Opening Date Still Not Set

If you’re excited to visit Universal Orlando’s latest and great upcoming Harry Potter themed attraction, Diagon Alley, you’re going to have to hold on to your wands, because it may be awhile. The date is currently not fixed, but plans …

J.K. Rowling Voices Opinion on Scottish Independence

The debate over whether or not Scotland should separate from England and become its own, independent, sovereign nation has been waging for quite some time now. The discussion will finally come to an end on September 8, when Scots 16 …

Harry Potter: Universal’s Diagon Alley, New Details

If you have a television, you have likely seen the commercials for Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction. It features a large Hogwarts Castle and a beautifully designed and detailed Hogsmeade village that will make you feel like …

Emma Watson Graduates From College

Emma Watson is an official college graduate! Watson has been vigorously studying at Brown University in Rhode Island in hopes of obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in English, and now she finally has. Emma enrolled in the Ivy League university in …

Emma Watson: Actress Now A Brown University Graduate

Emma Watson graduated this weekend from Brown University. The Harry Potter actress holds a degree in English Literature as of Sunday. Back in April Watson said some people didn’t believe she would get her degree. In fact, they told her …

Star Wars vs. Harry Potter: Viral Video A Must-Watch

Who would win in an epic match-up: A Jedi Knight from Star Wars or a Harry Potter wizard? If you’ve ever wondered, you seriously need to check out this new YouTube video courtesy of RackaRacka. What starts off as an …

Invisibility Cloak Is (Not) Real

Well, we don’t have hover boards yet. But we may be making progress on the invisibility cloak. In a sense. According to a recent exposé in LiveScience, the costume company Morphsuits issued a release where they outlined their breakthrough production …

J.K. Rowling Signs Three-Movie Contract with WB

In yet another victory for capitalism (and hopefully for fans), the New York Times has reported that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has signed a deal with Warner Bros. which will see her Potter-world spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to …

Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway, Wants to Be "Weirder"

Daniel Radcliffe was barely hanging up his wizarding robes when he started taking on fresh, challenging new performances in stage and film. Radcliffe’s theatre career started with Equus in 2007; his second return to stage was in 2011 with the …