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Emma Watson Dedicates Award at LA BAFTAs To Her Dead Hamster

Honored with a prestigious award from the British Academy of Film and Theatre Arts, Emma Watson chose to dedicate it to a pet hamster that died during filming of her first film. Watson’s pet hamster Millie died midway during filming for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Watson told the story in order to explain how much the British …

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Emma Watson Dedicates Award to Dead Hamster

Emma Watson has always seemed like such a stable young woman. Amidst starring in several films, she managed to earn a degree at Brown University. Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of films, she graduated to different roles in films like The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Noah. Perhaps it’s all this …

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Emma Watson Dedicates Britannia Award to Her Dead Hamster, Find Out Why

Emma Watson surely surprised the audience at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles on Thursday when she dedicated her Britannia Award to her late hamster Millie. Watson, who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of films, won the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. A graduate of Brown …

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Maggie Smith of ‘Downton Abbey’ Honored by Queen Elizabeth

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 Honor in recognition of her 60 years in theater, cinema and TV. A ceremony honoring the 79-year-old Oscar-winning actress was …

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Maggie Smith Receives Extremely Rare Honor from Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

Maggie Smith received a rare, distinguished honor from Queen Elizabeth II Friday during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The actress, who portrays Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey, received the honor for her contribution to theater, cinema and television for the past 60 years. Companions of Honor is awarded to very few people and is limited to 65 living …

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Rupert Grint: So Well Paid, It Was “Kind Of Ridiculous”

Harry Potter changed the lives of the children who starred in the film series, and star Rupert Grint revealed how in a recent interview. Grint played the character of Ron Weasley, one of the title character’s best friends in the movie series that spanned more than 10 years. Grint claimed that the amount he and his co-stars were paid was …

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Emma Watson Addresses U.N. on Gender Equality

Emma Watson, the actress best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film franchise, is also a U.N. Woman Goodwill Ambassador. Watson addressed the U.N. on Saturday, delivering an impassioned speech on gender equality as part of the new HeForShe campaign. Watson implored the men of the world to take up this fight for gender equality. …

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Celestina Warbeck: ‘Harry Potter’ Character Gets Her Own Story

Fans of the Harry Potter series will be happy to know that J.K. Rowling has brought to life another lesser-known character from the Harry Potter world of wizardry. On Monday, Rowling published a piece about the story behind Celestina Warbeck, the character who Rowling describes as a ‘Singing Sorceress’. The character of Warbeck, was never really mentioned in the Harry …

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Emma Watson Pays Tribute to ‘Harry Potter’ Co-star After His Untimely Death

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 the remote wash below Manly Beacon, West of Zabriskie Point, when he was overcome by the heat. The mixed martial …

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‘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 Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, the 50-year-old British actor had been hiking at the time of his death. “The remains have …

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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 Fashion Week in get-ups that would make a circa-1999 Marilyn Manson envious. While there is not enough leather in the …

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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 girls and women are facing all around the world. Watson isn’t the first Hollywood celebrity to be named a goodwill …

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