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Rob’s former co-star looks back on their ‘Harry Potter’ days

Daniel Radcliffe paid a visit to Access Hollywood Live on Aug. 19, and as always, it didn’t take long for the conversation to turn to his Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire co-star Robert Pattinson! ”He’s had to deal with a lot,” Daniel said, discussing people’s obsession with Rob. “[As soon as the Twilight movies came out] Robert was suddenly the most famous guy in the world.”


But don’t expect to catch the world-famous wizards hanging out anytime soon.

“We worked together on the fourth [Harry Potter] film, but I haven’t seen him since any of the Twilight movies,” Daniel admitted. “It’s lovely to see anyone from the franchise doing other things and becoming successful, but we haven’t had any contact.”


Emma Watson Takes It Off, Then Covers Up – with a Puppy | Emma Watsonhttp://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20518728,00.html

After shedding her long-running role as Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise, Emma Watson has chopped off her long locks, embraced her inner fashionista – and now, she’s even gone nude. Sort of.

For the August issue of i-D magazine, the actress bared almost all, posing in a sunny garden wearing nothing but a pearly collar and shimmering gold jacket. While the photo hints at what lies beneath, Watson coyly covered up with the help of a strategically placed Yorkshire terrier.

The dog, dangled over Watson’s lap, looks less than pleased with the job at hand, but appears to have acted professionally in spite of it all.


It takes a very special kind of girl to catch the eye of Harry Potter. Just ask Ginny Weasley.

Daniel Radcliffe surprised fans recently when he mentioned his girlfriend, who he says he is “very much in love with” — but he kept her identity a secret, until now. Daily Mail reveals that DanRad’s lady is Roseanne Coker, a painter who worked as a production assistant on “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in 2007.

The 22-year-old is a painter who continued to work on the “Harry Potter” films with Radcliffe, and was involved behind the scenes in his upcoming movie “The Woman in Black.” Coker lives with her parents in Surrey, England, but splits her time between their home and Radcliffe’s apartment in New York, where he is still performing in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

They’ve been together for at least a year.



Daniel Radcliffe, Girlfriendhttp://www.eonline.com/news/five_things_weve_learned_about_daniel/259055

After photos of Daniel Radcliffe and his new lady in strolling the streets in New York  City hit the Internet, all we wanted to know was who is she?!

And now we have some answers!

So if you’re dying to know who this pretty brunette (who can pull off wearing  leggings with flip-flops quite well) in lavender is…here you go:

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1. She Has a Name: We can finally identify the 22-year-old  by something other than her hair color or wardrobe. She is Rosanne  Coker, but friends call her Rose.

2. Potter Love: It would be weird if Radcliffe  dated a girl that wasn’t into Harry Potter (well, we think it would  be), but that isn’t an issue here. The duo met on the set of Harry Potter  and the Half-Blood Prince in 2007 when Coker worked as a production’s  assistant. And that was just the beginning. Radcliffe and Coker also worked on  the last two H.P. films together and his latest project, The Woman in Black.

3. Creative Genes: Rose’s father is the owner of a painting  and decorating business, while her mother designs birthday cards. And the apple  doesn’t fall from the tree, because Miss Coker is a painter herself!

4. Travel Bug: Since the beginning of their relationship a  year ago, the actor’s love interest has been splitting her time between his NYC  apartment and her family’s close-to $660,000 home in Surrey, England.

5. Daddy Approves: Danny boy has already met the family, but  don’t rush off thinking there’s a wedding in store. However, if there was, he’d  get Mr. Coker’s blessing. “I have met Daniel and he is a lovely guy. I’m just  really happy for Rosanne and as long as she is happy that is all that matters to  me,” he tells the Daily Mail. “No other parent would ask any more. I  know it’s not a normal life they live. But they have a lot of fun together and  at their age, what more could you ask? Who knows where it is going to lead?”

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Harry Potter and the Mysterious New Girlfriend!


On Wednesday, Daniel Radcliffe was photographed in NYC taking a stroll — holding hands with a pretty young brunette.

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So far, the identity of his new gal pal (wearing a loose purple tank top and leggings with her hair held back) has not yet been divulged.

The rather private Harry Potter star, 22, left a clue about a new love in his life during a July interview with Larry King on CNN. “I’ve got a girlfriend at the moment, who I am very much in love with,” the British star teased. “So, you know, we’ll see where that goes.”

Last summer, Radcliffe was said to be dating Olive Uniacke — the stepdaughter of a Harry Potter saga producer.

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What kind of woman does Radcliffe favor? “Girls my own age are not really an option,” he said in 2009. “I find, generally speaking, they have to be entertained more than older girls do.”

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LONDON (AP) — For years, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and her family had honored a French ancestor who they believed was a World War I war hero.

But the best-selling author has now discovered that her family had been mistaken about the true identity of her great-grandfather.

Rowling, 46, has recorded a television program with the BBC that shows her coming to terms with the revelation that her family had confused Louis Volant, a war hero awarded with the Legion d’honneur for his bravery during the Battle of Verdun, with her real great-grandfather, who had the same name and also fought for France.

Rowling told the BBC magazine published Tuesday Radio Times that the experience was an upsetting and emotional one. She said taking part in her genealogy research made her so emotional that she cried several times.

“There were a lot of big surprises, some wonderful, and one rather upsetting,” she said in an interview.

“However, I went into the program wanting the truth, no matter what it was, because I knew so little about my French ancestry, and I don’t regret a moment of it. I loved the whole experience,” she added.

When Rowling was awarded the Legion d’honneur for her services to literature in 2009, she described her pride being the second winner of the honor in the family, and how her accomplishments could not compare to the bravery of her ancestor and men like him.

She said that she has undertook the project because her mother Anne Volant, who died in 1990, was very interested in her French roots but never got the chance to explore them.

“A huge motivation in looking into my family history is my mother. It’s very much bound up in that loss,” she said.

The BBC show, called “Who Do You Think You Are?” will be broadcast later this month.


In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, from left, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe are shown in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." The movie pulled in $21.9 million to become the franchise's top-grossing chapter at $318.5 million domestically. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idE1lsqG2Vc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar club.

Distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. It’s soon expected to pass “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which is this year’s top grossing movie at $1.03 billion.

The last of the eight films about the young wizard is the first in the franchise to reach the billion dollar mark. The previous best global haul was $974.8 million for the original film, 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

With $21.9 million domestically this weekend, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” climbed to a domestic total of $318.5 million. That tops the franchise’s previous best of $317.6 million for “Sorcerer’s Stone.”

But factoring in today’s higher admission prices, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has not caught up to “Sorcerer’s Stone” in terms of actual tickets sold.

The 2009 film “Avatar” holds the record for the biggest worldwide box office haul, grossing $2.8 billion. It’s followed by another James Cameron film, “Titanic,” which brought in $1.8 billion.

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In a fitting farewell to one of the most magical film series in Hollywood history, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the first film in the franchise to reach the $1 billion mark worldwide.

Deathly Hallows 2 will cross the milestone on Saturday, having grossed $296 million domestically and $630 million overseas through  Thursday for a global total of $926 million. Another blockbuster weekend at the multiplex is forecast, allowing the film to easily pass the  vaunted $1 billion mark.

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The movie, benefiting from being released in 3D, is racing past the  milestone in about two weeks, a remarkable achievement. Until now, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone overseas) was the top grossing pic in the franchise, having grossed $974.8 million globally in 2001-02.

The Harry Potter franchise has always been immensely  successful internationally, with every title in the series earning  substantially more offshore. So far, 68 percent of Deathly Hallows Part 2’s gross has been earned at the international box office, fueled by  standout performances in the U.K., Japan, Australia and Germany.

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By the end of this weekend, Deathly Hallows Part 2 should surpass Sorcerer’s Stone‘s domestic gross of $317 million, the best in the series. It also will  have surpassed the $659 million earned last year internationally by Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Deathly Hallows Part 2 becomes the 9th movie in history to gross north of $1 billion worldwide, a club that includes Warners’ The Dark Knight ($1 billion), Disney’s Alice in Wonderland ($1.02 billion) and Disney’s 2011 summer tentpole Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($1.03 billion).

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Only one film has ever grossed north of $2 billion, and that’s James Cameron’s Avatar ($2.8 billion).




LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” crossed the $800 million mark worldwide this weekend after just 10 days of release and in the process, catapults the franchise total to over $7 billion globally. Topping the international chart for the second straight weekend with an estimated $121.3 million, “Potter-Mania” is in full swing with foreign audiences and shows no signs of a letup.

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” had another crushing weekend overseas, drawing $62 million in its fourth week of release at 12,554 locations in 60 territories. The movie opened in China this past weekend, where it posted the all-time biggest debut by an American film with $40 million, and its global total is flirting with a massive $900 million.

Completing a three-peat of last week’s international lineup is “Cars 2,” which lapped the animated competition with $17.7 million in 31 territories and a global total of $350.1 million in its fifth weekend.

“Captain America: The First Avenger” earned only $2.8 million overseas in its first weekend out, but that’s because it only opened in Italy. It will debut in 23 additional territories next weekend, including the U.K., Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios gave distributors around the world the option of shortening the title to simply “The First Avenger,” out of concern about anti-American sentiment. But the only countries that took them up on it were Russia, Ukraine and South Korea.

Here are the top 10 movies at international theaters this past weekend, followed by distributor, estimated international gross for the weekend (excluding North America), worldwide gross to date (including North America), and number of weeks in domestic release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak and provided by Hollywood.com:

1. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” Warner Bros. International, $121,300,000, $834,582,069, two weeks.

2. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Paramount International, $62,000,000, $882,389,450, four weeks.

3. “Cars 2,” Walt Disney International, $17,700,000, $350,145,000, five weeks.

4. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” Fox International, $11,900,000, $120,690,752, six weeks.

5. “Zookeeper,” Sony Pictures Releasing International, $9,000,000, $88,004,200, three weeks.

6. “Kung Fu Panda 2,” Paramount International, $8,300,000, $597,983,602, nine weeks.

7. “Bad Teacher,” Sony Pictures Releasing International, $7,900,000, $164,554,763, six weeks.

8. “Bridesmaids,” Universal Pictures International, $7,900,000, $234,553,285, 11 weeks.

9. “Captain America: the First Avenger,” Paramount International, $2,800,000, $68,627,000, one week.

10. “Assalta Ao Banco Central,” Fox International, $2,500,000, $2,500,000, one week.


Paul Dergarabedian is president of the Box Office Division of Hollywood.com and a box office analyst for The Associated Press.






Harry Potter update


“Captain America: The First Avenger” proved its strength at the box office this weekend, facing off against the powerful force that is “Harry Potter” and coming out on top.

The 3-D film starring Chris Evans, which was the fourth and final big-budget superhero movie to be released this summer, collected a solid $65.8 million this weekend, according to an estimate from distributor Paramount Pictures.

Meanwhile, after grossing more in its worldwide opening last weekend than any film in history, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” saw its ticket sales tumble quite a bit. The movie made an additional $48.1 million this weekend, meaning receipts fell a sizeable 72% from last weekend. The domestic total for the final “Potter” film now stands at $274.2 million.

The weekend’s other new release, the sexy, R-rated comedy “Friends with Benefits,” started off with a decent $18.5 million.

“Captain America” was produced by the Walt Disney Pictures-owned Marvel  Entertainment for around $140 million but is being distributed by  Paramount Pictures. That means Disney will receive the majority of the  profits or incur any losses from the movie.

The film, about a weak military reject who is transformed into a superhero via a government program, had virtually the same opening weekend as another Paramount/Marvel production out earlier this summer — “Thor.” That movie, also based on a popular comic book hero, opened to $65.7 million in May.

Both films attracted slightly more men than women, as 64% of the audience for “Captain America” was male. But the crowd liked “Captain America” a little more than the film about the Norse god: Audiences assigned this weekend’s release an average grade of A-minus, according to market research firm CinemaScore, compared to Thor’s B-plus grade. Paramount is hoping that means “Captain America” will hold up even better than “Thor,” which saw ticket sales drop only 47% in its second weekend in theaters and has since grossed $445.8 million worldwide.

But audiences were more willing to pay higher ticket prices to see “Thor” in 3-D than they were for “Captain America.” About 60% of the first weekend sales for  “Thor” came from 3-D ticket receipts, compared with 40% for “Captain  America.” However, “Captain America” was not released in Imax theaters,  which accounted for 10% of the 3-D sales for “Thor.”

Overseas, “Captain America” opened only in Italy, where it took in $2.8 million. The film will roll out in 23 additional foreign markets this week.

“Friends With Benefits,” starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis as two buddies who decide to try for a sexual but nonromantic relationship, was produced by Sony’s Screen Gems label for about $35  million. The movie appealed largely to women, as 62% of the crowd was female. Those who saw the film liked it, giving it an average grade of B-plus.

While the movie is off to a good start at the box office, it still had a slightly lower opening than “No Strings Attached,” a movie released in January with an extremely similar premise. That film, in which Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher star as two buddies who sleep together and attempt to maintain their friendship, opened to $19.7 million. The film was also produced for a modest cost and went on to become a sleeper hit, grossing $147.8 million  worldwide by the end of its run in theaters.

In limited release, Fox Searchlight debuted the science fiction love story “Another Earth” in four theaters, where it collected $78,413 for a good per-theater average of $19,600. The film, starring up-and-coming young actress/writer Brit Marling, premiered to positive buzz at the Sundance Film Festival this year. And another film in limited release, “Sarah’s Key,” had an even better opening weekend. The film, based on the bestselling book about a Parisian journalist and distributed by the Weinstein Co., grossed $117,045 from five theaters for a per-theater average of $23,409.

[Updated, 10:32 a.m.: “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” has  officially become Paramount’s highest-grossing film ever overseas, this  weekend passing the half-billion mark abroad. Overseas, the film  collected $62 million from 60 foreign markets, bringing its  international total to $556.6 million. The movie debuted this weekend in China, where it had the biggest opening for an American film ever in the country with $40 million.

Here are the top 10 movies at the domestic  box office, with  international grosses when available, according to  studio estimates and  Hollywood.com:

1. “Captain America: The First Avenger” (Paramount/Marvel): Opened to $65.8 million. $2.8 million overseas in one foreign market.

2. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” (Warner  Bros.): $48.1 million on its second weekend, down 72%. $121.3 million  overseas in 59 foreign markets. Domestic total: $274.2 million.  International total: $560.4 million.

3. “Friends with Benefits” (Sony): Opened to $18.5 million.

4. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (Paramount):    $12 million on its fourth weekend, down 44%. $62 million overseas in 60  foreign markets. Domestic total: $325.8 million. International total:  $556.6 million.

5. “Horrible Bosses” (Warner Bros.): $11.7 million on its third weekend, down 34%. Domestic total: $82.4 million.6. “Zookeeper” (MGM/Sony): $8.7 million on its third  weekend, down 29%. $9 million overseas in 35 foreign markets.  Domestic  total: $59.2 million. International total: $28.8 million.

7. “Cars 2” (Disney/Pixar): $5.7 million on its  fifth  weekend, down 32%. $17.7 million overseas in 31 foreign markets.   Domestic total: $176.4 million. International total: $173.7 million.

8. “Winnie the Pooh” (Disney): $5.1 million on its second weekend, down 35%. Domestic total: $17.6 million.

9. “Bad Teacher” (Sony): $2.6 million on its fifth  weekend,  down 50%. $7.9 million overseas in 32 foreign markets.  Domestic total:  $94.3 million. International total: $70.2 million.

10. “Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics): $1.9 million on its tenth weekend, up 1%. Domestic total: $48.9 million.]

— Amy Kaufman


Photos, from top: Chris Evans stars in “Captain America: The First Avenger”; Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake star in “Friends with Benefits.” Credits: Paramount Pictures; Screen Gems

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