'Harry Potter' star Alan Rickman thought Emma Watson's diction was 'this side of Albania at times' in early films, according to personal diary
Excerpts from Alan Rickman's diary show that the late "Harry Potter" star criticized Emma Watson's performance as Hermione Granger in the films.news.yahoo.com
Local parents feel impact of nationwide baby formula shortage
Now, it’s affecting a vital need for new parents: baby formula. “We go to five or six stores sometimes to find it!”'Devon Davito is talking about baby formula for her 9-month-old daughter, Ellie. “She was a NICU baby — she was on NeoSure Similac, and that was one of the ones that was recalled,” Davito explained. The average cost of the most popular baby formula products is up as much as 18% over the last 12 months. Pace said baby formula is the item that they usually give away right away.wftv.com
‘Return to Hogwarts’: See trailer for upcoming ‘Harry Potter’ reunion
It’s been 20 years since Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson became Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. >> Read more trending newsAfter eight films and two decades, the cast of the iconic film franchise is getting back together along with the rest of the cast. A new teaser trailer for “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” has been released, with Robbie Coltrane, Matthew Lewis and Mark Williams receiving invitations to the special. Fans of the series will also spot a similarity between the letters the actors received and those that are received by new students of the school of wizardry. “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” will air on HBO Max on Jan 1, Yahoo Entertainment reported.wftv.com
‘Harry Potter’ stars reuniting for 20th anniversary special
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” debuted 20 years ago this week. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: #ReturnToHogwarts, streaming New Year’s Day, only on HBO Max. “Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favorite fictional character of all time,” she said Tuesday. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 47 LOOK BACK: 20 Years Of Harry Potter Pandemonium LONDON - DECEMBER 13: A child looks at a Harry Potter product December 13, 2002 in London, England. Harry Potter merchandise is expected to be one of the best-selling gifts for the 2002 Christmas season.wftv.com
'CODA,' 'Summer of Soul' win top prizes at Sundance Awards
Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards were unlike any before and had filmmakers calling in from around the world Tuesday night to cap off the festival’s first virtual edition. “Hive,” from first time filmmaker Blerta Basholli, was awarded the world cinema grand jury prize and the audience award. “Writing With Fire,” a documentary about India’s only all-female newspaper, won the world cinema documentary audience award. The 2021 Sundance Film Festival runs through Wednesday.
Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday
Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Radiohead, Coldplay, Kelly Rowland, Beastie Boys and were among the celebrities to join Black Out Tuesday on social media. !Spotify blacked out the artwork for several of its popular playlists, including RapCaviar and Todays Top Hits, simply writing Black lives matter. as its description. Some on social media questioned if posting black squares would divert attention away from posts about the Black Lives Matter movement. When musician Dillon Francis posted that the hashtag for Black Lives Matter was blank on Instagram because users were posting black squares, rapper Lil Nas X responded with: this is not helping us. But she was heavily criticized, and began to trend on Twitter, for adding white borders around her black squares to match the aesthetic of her Instagram page.
This is the most important week of the year for movie theater owners
Columbia Pictures | SonyIt's the biggest week of the year for movie theater owners. Bagby said in 2015, the company made 10% of its annual box office during that one holiday week. Theater owners are particularly optimistic this holiday season because of the wide array of films that will be available. As of Sunday, the U.S. box office had tallied around $10.83 billion in ticket sales, about $1 billion shy of 2018's total. With a traditional holiday turnout, the box office should end the year just under 4% behind 2018.cnbc.com
Emma Watson says she's 'self-partnered,' not single
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(CNN) - Emma Watson has said she prefers to call herself "self-partnered" rather than single as she approaches her 30th birthday. Watson, 29, who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" films, coined the phrase in an interview with British Vogue in which she discussed the pressures of turning 30. The actor and activist, whose birthday is in April, said she initially did not understand the "fuss" that surrounded the milestone. Speaking of how she had never believed the "'I'm happy single' spiel," she added: "It took me a long time, but I'm very happy [being single]. The full interview will appear in the December issue of British Vogue and will be available from Nov. 8.
Emma Watson helps launch legal advice line
The 29-year-old "Harry Potter" star announced Monday that she's helping launch a free legal advice line for those experiencing sexual harassment at work in England and Wales. "This advice line is such a huge development in ensuring that all women are supported, wherever we work." The advice itself will be provided by the charity Rights of Women, which provides legal advice and assistance to women. Parliament passed the Equality Act, which defines and outlaws sexual harassment, in 2010. Deeba Syed, a senior legal officer at Rights of Women, said the purpose of the line is to empower women to utilize their legal rights.