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Cast member Daniel Radcliffe poses at a special screening of ''The Woman in Black'' in Los Angeles, California February 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuonihttp://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/04/us-danielradcliffe-idUSTRE8121JR20120204

(Reuters) – Daniel Radcliffe admitted he was drunk while filming some scenes for the “Harry Potter” movies during a period in his life where he was drinking “nightly,” the young star said in an interview.

“I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don’t want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily – I mean nightly,” Radcliffe said to British celebrity news magazine Heat earlier this week.

“I can honestly say I never drank at work on ‘Harry Potter.’ I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work. I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes,” the 22-year-old actor said.

The young British star, who was propelled to fame at 11-years-old after being cast to play boy wizard Harry Potter in the movies based on J.K. Rowling’s best-selling novels, discussed his “very busy personality” and also talked about his production-assistant girlfriend, who he said was “a wonderful, wonderful girl, who’s far too good for me.”

“I can also be quite insecure. A lot of actors have self-doubt. I live under that the whole time, and it’s how I function best. I think she puts up with a lot; she says she doesn’t,” said Radcliffe.

The “Harry Potter” star, who has received critical praise for his theater work in the Broadway and West End productions “Equus” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” is currently on the promotional rounds for his film, “The Woman in Black,” out in U.S. theaters on Friday.

(Reporting By Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

Fashion Faceoff: Emma Watson vs. Chloe Moretz

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Basic black can be so boring! Starlets Emma Watson and Chloe Moretz instead opted to show off their fun fashion sense in a plaid McQ mini dress just four days apart. So … it’s time for us to judge just who wore it better.

Emma Watson, 21, posed in the frock while attending the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on September 6. “Harry Potter’s” Hermione shook things up by pairing the design with a leather jacket, a tulle tutu, and a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps.

Chloe Moretz, who’s only 14, wore the same dress at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival in the same week. The “Kick-Ass” actress made the look her own by accessorizing with black heels and socks, which have much the same effect as ankle boots.

Both beauties win props for daring to wear the printed garment, but only Emma had the style savvy to rev up its volume with a tutu and add edginess with her outerwear. For that, I declare her the winner. There is consolation for Chloe, though, who proves in this ensemble that in years to come, she’ll definitely be one to watch on the red carpet. Do you agree?

 

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Relax, Potterheads. All is well. Yes, beginning on Dec. 29, Warner Bros. is halting shipments of Harry Potter DVDs and Blu-rays to Walmart and Amazon and other stores. But discs aren’t being immediately swept from the shelves. “Even though there could be a sense of urgency from the consumers’ perspective, there will be Potter product come the first of the year,” says Jeff Baker, senior vp and general manager of Warner Bros.’ Theatrical Catalog. “But over time, they’ll be less and less of that inventory. At some point, whether it’s next April or May or June or July, it’ll probably be very difficult to find Harry Potter product, especially if you’re looking for the third movie or the fifth movie, for example.”

Even with its gradual disappearance from store shelves, the Potter franchise will remain available in other forms, like video-on-demand and digital download. “The idea is not to let Harry Potter dissipate. There are exhibits around the world. There’s the Harry Potter World [i.e. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter] in Orlando,” says Baker. “There are a lot of things that are Harry Potter that are going to be available to consumers well into the future, and we certainly want a home entertainment component to those grand plans.”

This isn’t the first time that Warner Bros. has pulled a popular title from its catalog. The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Blade Runner have all vanished from time to time — to then be reintroduced with great fanfare. Disney, of course, is famous for making its classic films drop out of sight from time to time so that it can later make a splash with a new generation of fans.

Warner Bros. doesn’t intend to wait as long, and there are already plans to “eventize” Potter’s return. “There is discussion internally about aggregating assets from all of these films over the last decade and adding some new things — we’ve never done an Ultimate Edition on the final two films — and doing some grand kind of piece,” says Baker. “It could be the end of 2012 or the beginning of ’13.”

Harry Potter: Get the latest news, photos, and more

Got that, Muggles? Yes, you might want to rush out and purchase The Complete 8-Film Edition when it is released Nov. 11. But even that “complete” set of films will soon be surpassed by another, more complete Harry Potter video collection. So, is this good news or bad news for Potter fans? You decide.

Read more:
Book review: ‘Harry Potter: Page to Screen’
‘When Harry Left Hogwarts’ teaser
EW’s ‘Harry Potter’ HQ

 

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Harry Potter fans will have to wait a bit longer to buy the magic tales in electronic form.

The creators of the online Potter portal said Friday that the launch of an e-book store has been pushed back to next year.

The seven Harry Potter books had been due to go on sale in October, exclusively through the “Pottermore” website.

The site is a combination of virtual encyclopedia, role-playing game and online community for fans of author J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard.

It launched in July and is so far accessible to 1 million registered users chosen through an online competition.

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In a blog posting on the site, “Pottermore” management said registration would be open to everyone from the end of October, and the online store would open in “the first half of 2012.”

The posting said use of the site so far had been “phenomenal,” and the delay would “allow us to focus on our first priority: opening ‘Pottermore’ to as many people as possible and making the experience as good as it can be.”

The Harry Potter novels have sold 450 million copies — and made Rowling one of the world’s richest women, with a fortune estimated by Forbes magazine at $1 billion — but have never been available as e-books.

Rowling annoyed some booksellers with her decision to circumvent established retailers and sell the e-books and digital audio books through her own site.

The creators of “Pottermore” say the books will be compatible with popular e-readers, including Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s Reader and Apple’s iPad.

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Harry Potter’ Stars’ Big Kiss

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It was a cinematic moment ten years and eight movies in the making.  A scene fans were dying to see, and one the actors were dreading to film.  It was the long-awaited kiss between Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”

 

Fans all over the world got to see the epic smooch when the movie played this summer, bringing in $1.3 billion dollars (the most of any “Harry Potter” movie).  But now for the first time you can take a look behind the scenes to see how stars Rupert Grint and Emma Watson handled the dramatic scene.

In the video, David Yates, the director of the last four “Harry Potter” films, explains that the two actors had different approaches to filming the kiss.  He said that since Emma Watson didn’t want to have to do multiple takes of the scene, she was “going to get it right the first time.”  He tells how he could see her psyche herself up before the camera rolled, but Rupert Grint hadn’t worked up to the same level of intensity.  “I think Rupert wasn’t quite expecting it,” Yates said, “and then she just went for it.” But then the kiss was quickly broken as the two friends burst out laughing.

While it might seem like kissing isn’t a bad way to spend a work day, Grint and Watson explained to the UK’s TelegraphTV why the scene was so difficult for them.  “It feels weird saying this, because I’m sure loads of guys are just really jealous,” Grint said. “I mean, she’s lovely.  I just felt so wrong, really.  Kissing this person I’ve known since she was nine.”

Watson said she also felt quite a bit of pressure to please the fans who had been waiting so long for the kiss to happen.  She said, “Can you imagine, building up to a kiss for, like, ten years?  We’ve been building up for this kiss for a decade.  How am I going to do this justice?  I felt like it’s the most anticipated kiss of all time.  So, it was intense.”

There will be many more behind-the-scenes secrets revealed in the bonus features of the upcoming Blu-ray.  In the “Maximum Movie Mode,” actor Matthew Lewis (who played Neville Longbottom) hosts a feature-length look at the making of the film’s stand-out scenes.  The Blu-ray will also have a conversation between star Daniel Radcliffe and author J.K. Rowling where they discuss how “Potter” has changed both of their lives.  And it will present deleted scenes, with moments that were left out of the final film.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” will arrive on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on November 11.

 

 

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The Harry Potter star has said that he is “very much in love” with his new girlfriend, Rosanne Coker.

All eyes were on Daniel Radcliffe this week as friends of the star revealed that the actor could be about to propose to his girlfriend, Rosanne Coker. Radcliffe, 22, who is best known for playing the boy wizard in the movie adaptation of the J.K Rowling fantasy film franchise, is thought to be about to ask his girlfriend to marry him after months of dating. The secret romance was thought to have begun whilst filming The Deathly Hallows Part One which was released in November of last year.

Daniel Radcliffe rose to prominence back in 2001 when he wowed audiences in the first instalment of the Harry Potter series entitled Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Starring fellow actors Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the movie broke records at the box office and became the highest-grossing film of 2001 – generating $974 million in ticket sales. Subsequent appearances in films such as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 &2 (2011) secured his reputation as one of the most famous faces in Britain. The 22 year old is said to have a personal fortune exceeding £14 million.

Commenting on the situation, close friends said that the pair were “crazy about each other” and were hoping to marry in the future.  “I’m very much in love”, confessed Radcliffe. Fans will certainly be monitoring the relationship as it develops in the months ahead.

 

 

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Once co-stars (and quite tragically so) in the “Harry Potter” series, Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t envy his former Hogwarts classmate Robert Pattinson.

While Radcliffe just finished starring in the biggest film franchise of all time, he told The Hollywood Reporter that his gradual introduction to fame made life a lot easier for him, which wasn’t the case for Pattinson.

“I think he’s had to do with kind of a lot more,” he said. “I had a very gradual easing in to the idea of fame, because I was doing the first two films back to back almost. So, while the whole ‘Potter’ film franchise was exploding, I was in studios filming and kind of unaware that this thing was going massive outside. Where as Rob, [he] was suddenly the most famous guy in the world. I think that’s a lot harder to deal with.”

There’s also the matter of how their characters are portrayed, as well as the public’s perception of the actors themselves. Radcliffe’s Harry Potter is a boy wizard, steely and determined, but dressed in scarves and long black robes, not to mention his iconic rounded glasses. His love life in the books and film series is a late addition, and generally takes a backseat to the main action, which involves saving the entire world.

Meanwhile, Pattinson’s Edward Cullen is described in the books as an adonis, a smoldering romantic of a vampire who is both sexily complicated and wildly devout to his virginal teen girlfriend. In short, the perfect man, undead or not. The entire series is predicated on their love and his willingness to take on all obstacles to defend her; in the end, all of his problems come from this undying love.

As for the actors themselves, the public watched Radcliffe grow up on screen, going from a 10-year old child to the 20-year old man he is today. In many ways it casts him like a friend or brother, more than sex symbol. Meanwhile, Pattinson was sprung onto world fully grown, and his secretive relationship with co-star Kristen Stewart was the total wish fulfillment of everyone who wanted to believe in the movie — or gawk at two beautiful people.

With Radcliffe now done with Potter and starring on Broadway, and Pattinson wrapping up his saga in the next year and branching out his film career, it will be interesting to see which young Brit has more staying power — both in show business, and the tabloids.

 

 

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