While most fans — even obsessed Harry Potter fans — are harmless and kind, there are some creepy peeps out there with boundary issues.Watson is not the only star to deal with that downside of fame, but she did explain to Vanity Fair that saying no to selfies was a choice she made along the way, to establish her own boundaries:”For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. Taking on those battles, the smaller ones and the bigger ones, is who I am.”Well said. Children I don’t say no to, for example.”And it may be different if it’s a planned event like a film premiere, or whatnot, where it’s already public information that she’ll be attending, as opposed to a way for a stalker to track her.The Vanity Fair reporter told Watson he had seen other actors like Reese Witherspoon pose with fans on the street, but then he acknowledged “suddenly it becomes clear that the fans of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ are different from Harry Potter fans.” As Watson explained:”I have met fans that have my face tattooed on their body. I’ve met people who used the Harry Potter books to get through cancer. Here’s her answer:”I’ve been doing this since I was 10 or 11, and I’ve often thought, I’m so wrong for this job because I’m too serious; I’m a pain in the ass; I’m difficult; I don’t fit. “I’ll say, ‘I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can’t do a picture.’ I have to carefully pick and choose my moment to interact. Posted February 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneHave you ever Googled “Emma Watson stalker”? I don’t know how to explain it, but the Harry Potter phenomenon steps into a different zone. A big part of me coming to terms with it was accepting that this is not your average circumstances.”She almost gave up acting when she went to Brown University, saying she found “this fame thing was getting to a point of no return.” But if the attention bothers her so much, why keep acting? Most fans understand her position — and Hermione and Belle would likely approve of her choices. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. She’s not being rude, she’s just protecting herself. It crosses into obsession. I just can’t give that tracking data.” She will, however, offer alternatives to photos. They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. Like us on Facebook. But as I’ve got older, I’ve realized, No! No wonder she has to be careful. If you happen see the “Beauty and the Beast” star out and about, and ask her for a photo, don’t be offended if she says no. When am I a celebrity sighting versus when am I going to make someone’s freakin’ week? “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in theaters on Friday, March 17.Want more stuff like this?
@AnnaKendrick47 and @jtimberlake are back as Poppy and Branch in Trolls 2. In addition to Timberlake and Kendrick, the flick’s starry voice cast also included Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor,Christine Baranski, James Corden, and Gwen Stefani.Stay tuned for more details as they become available.[via: Trolls/Twitter] Justin Timberlake is set to reprise his role as Branch, while Anna Kendrick will be back as Poppy.Can’t stop the feeling! In theaters April 10, 2020. pic.twitter.com/kNjkPOe7J1
— DreamWorks Trolls (@Trolls) February 28, 2017No additional intel about the follow-up has been revealed just yet, though we imagine that Timberlake will once again be contributing some original music to the flick. The singer-actor was nominated for an Academy Award this year for the tune “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” which he performed to open the now-infamous ceremony. (A performance that included a reunion with his onetime “Mickey Mouse Club” costar, Ryan Gosling.)Also unclear right now is just how many other original stars will also return. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsAs Justin Timberlake’s Oscar-nominated earworm declared, you can’t stop the feeling, and apparently, you can’t stop the “Trolls” franchise, either: The series will continue with “Trolls 2,” which studio DreamWorks officially announced on Tuesday.In a Twitter post, DreamWorks revealed that the sequel to the hit 2016 animated flick about the lovable dolls with wacky hair is due out on April 10, 2020, and it will feature the return of the first film’s two biggest stars.
Season seven will be a short one — only seven episodes total are slated to air this year — and production on season eight is set to start sometime in September.Now all we need is HBO to give us an official premiere date. Stay tuned.[via: Independent] “It’s July now, I think.”The actor also teased that there would be “a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere,” though he declined to elaborate on the details of such an event. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsWe still don’t have an official premiere date for the upcoming seventh season of HBO fantasy hit “Game of Thrones,” but we may have a premiere month, if one of the show’s stars is to be believed.Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos on the series, spilled the beans in a recent interview with Ireland’s Independent, in which he discussed season seven’s ever-evolving release schedule. According to the actor, though the premiere has been delayed several times (including thanks to the bitter wintry conditions filmmakers faced while shooting the show’s authentic winter scenes), and only promised to debut sometime in summer 2017, it looks like we may finally know what month the series will be back.”I’ve been disappointing various people around the world because it was meant to come out in April,” Cunningham told the Independent.
“Grey’s Anatomy” star Sarah Drew told Moviefone that Season 13’s April and Jackson (Jesse Williams) standalone episode would be “pivotal for the two of them, individually and also as a pair,” and now we have more details and images to go with the tease.Episode 16, “Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?” airs Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Kevin McKidd directed it. He does look lost in thought, especially in that closeup photo.Sarah Drew told Moviefone the trip to Montana is for a throat transplant case:”But it’s a really incredible opportunity for them to be kind of still and have to face one another with nothing else distracting them out of the normal environment. April Kepner travel to Montana in order to perform a complicated surgery on a young patient, but Jackson’s mind is elsewhere, and April is forced to step up and get him back on track.”The episode was directed by Kevin McKidd (Dr. It’s very different, tonally, than a lot of the other episodes. (There is no episode on Thursday, March 2.) Here are more details on “Civil War.”Want more stuff like this? Owen Hunt), and both he and executive producer Debbie Allen (Dr. It’s not like frantic and moving super-fast. Jackson Avery and Dr. Like us on Facebook. And we’re really, really proud of it. on ABC. Posted February 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneAre you ready for Japril to get some alone time in Montana? Catherine Avery) were featured in some of the behind-the-scenes photos ABC shared to promote the episode:What’s on Jackson’s mind? There’s a lot of quiet space and stillness. Here’s the synopsis:”Dr. And it’s really lovely.”Before we get to this very lovely-sounding episode, we still have Episode 15, “Civil War,” which airs March 9.
While the director — who also co-wrote the film’s screenplay, which also took home an Oscar — did make a brief acceptance speech, he told EW, “It was an imperfect situation and it was an imperfect statement that didn’t come out the right way but it is what it is.”Now that he’s had some time to reflect on his film’s achievement, he told the magazine what he had wanted to say all along. It’s not a dream he’s allowed to have. So what I think of possibility, let’s take it off the table. “And you don’t think that kid grows up to be nominated for eight Academy Awards. Here’s how he explained it to EW:”[Moonlight playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney] and I are this kid. We are Chiron,” he says, referring to his background as a child from Liberty City, Miami, whose mother once struggled with drug addiction. The director said that that moment in particular helps soften any sort of hard feelings about Sunday night.”It will be remembered and I think in a beautiful way,” he told EW of the odd confluence of events.We applaud Jenkins for revealing himself to be such a gracious, classy person in the midst of such an surreal ordeal. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsTo say that “Moonlight”‘s thunder was stolen during Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony is an epic understatement. But while the film’s Best Picture achievement may have been eclipsed by the colossal mix-up that initially had fellow nominee “La La Land” mistakenly crowned the winner, director Barry Jenkins isn’t bitter, and has revealed what he had initially planned to say had he had his proper moment in the spotlight.In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jenkins reflected on the chaos that occurred at the end of the ceremony, and how it immediately blocked out any sort of prepared statement he had wanted to deliver should his film have nabbed the night’s top prize. But now it’s happened. I still feel that way. I didn’t think this was possible. (His brand new status as an Oscar winner probably doesn’t hurt his optimistic attitude, either.)[via: Entertainment Weekly] The thing has happened.”Jenkins also had more complimentary things to say about “La La Land” producer Jordon Horowitz, who was the one to announce the mistake, and insist that the “Moonlight” filmmakers take the stage to accept their rightful awards. But now I look at other people looking at me and if I didn’t think it was possible, how are they going to?
Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsWhile “Star Wars” fans are gearing up for the December release of the next installment in the new trilogy, “The Last Jedi,” one titular star of the flick is reportedly looking ahead to a different big event: The 2018 Oscars.In an interview with the New York Daily News, “The Force Awakens” director and “Last Jedi” producer J.J. His character finally appears onscreen at the end of the film, as Rey (Daisy Ridley) finds his far-flung hiding place, and attempts to hand him his old lightsaber.The actor recently joked about his awards chances in a Twitter exchange with fans, in which he posted a photo of himself in character alongside Abrams, imagining what “Oscar worthy” direction the filmmaker is giving him. Abrams is predicting some Oscar glory for none other than Luke Skywalker himself, actor Mark Hamill. We’ll keep our lightsabers crossed for Hamill.[via: New York Daily News] That willingness to poke fun at himself is just one of Hamill’s many talents, according to Abrams, who told the Daily News that the actor is “an amazing guy — he can do anything.”Whether that “anything” includes winning an Oscar remains to be seen, though it’s not an entirely far-fetched notion (like, say, Vin Diesel’s past proclamations about the “Fast and Furious” flicks’ Best Picture chances). According to the filmmaker, Hamill’s performance in Episode VIII is every bit worthy of attention from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a notion with which the actor apparently agrees.”I think we are all going to be very upset if he does not win an Oscar, and no one more upset than Mark,” Abrams told the Daily News.Hamill will make his triumphant return to the center of the action as Skywalker in “The Last Jedi,” after remaining mostly absent for “The Force Awakens,” in which he had gone into hiding.
The pair’s lavish 1981 wedding made international headlines, as did their 1996 divorce; Diana was routinely hounded by the press throughout their marriage, right up through her death in a 1998 car crash, the result of her trying to evade paparazzi.Though no further information about the new season was released by FX or Murphy, the theme is in keeping with what the creator had previously said about potential future installments of “Feud.” According to Murphy, the show will avoid dipping back into Hollywood territory, which it’s exploring in season one through the lens of the notorious rivalry between actresses Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon).Stay tuned for more intel on season two of “Feud.” Season one, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” is set to debut on FX on March 5.[via: The Hollywood Reporter] Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsJust days before the debut of FX’s latest Ryan Murphy anthology series, “Feud,” the network has already renewed the show for a second season, and revealed its splashy, royal theme.”Feud” season two will focus on the whirlwind fairytale romance and subsequent bitter divorce of infamous British royals Princess Diana and Prince Charles. can approach Charles and Diana’s story, including the immense power of the British monarchy, and the superstar-level celebrity status and intense, crushing media attention that came along with it. The season, which is currently titled “Feud: Charles and Diana,” is set to air sometime in 2018.As The Hollywood Reporter notes, there are multiple angles from which Murphy and co.
But he didn’t. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsIn what he calls “the weirdest TV finale since ‘Lost,'” Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel is finally speaking out about what went down during the huge mix-up that led to presenters accidentally awarding “La La Land” with the Best Picture prize, when it should have actually gone to “Moonlight.” According to Kimmel, the entire bizarre event was just as chaotic in person as it looked on television.During his monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night, the host broke down the snafu in detail, revealing that he was sitting in the audience watching the presentation, since he planned to end the show while doing one final bit with Matt Damon. Then again, at least he’s got a killer story to tell for the rest of time.[via: Jimmy Kimmel/Twitter] The audience is confused, the people standing around me are confused, I assume everyone at home is confused, and I’m probably supposed to do something, because no one’s doing anything. @TheAcademy@ABCNetworkpic.twitter.com/w6xgsoaXSM
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 28, 2017The host realized he should probably go up on stage, too, but still didn’t know what was going on. That’s when “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz took the mic to reveal that “Moonlight” had actually won.”It was kind of scary, in a way,” Kimmel said. And then Warren Beatty steps up to explain.”Later, Kimmel and Beatty powwowed backstage (co-presenter Faye Dunaway, meanwhile, “got the hell out of there,” Kimmel said. While he pledged in his Oscars sign-off that he would never return to host, we kind of hope that he gets the chance to do so, if only to enjoy a less-crazy finish than the one he witnessed. He’s standing there holding an Oscar that they’re now going to take away from him, and my first instinct was to tell him to run — take that Oscar and get out. So now there’s mass confusion. “She wanted no part of this.”), where the presenter showed the host the incorrect Best Actress envelope and the pair tried to figure out how Beatty got that card in the first place. The rest of the night, the host said, was spent being accosted at the after parties by people clamoring to know what had happened.While some of the pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together, Kimmel’s account is a great firsthand summation of the confusion and chaos that viewers saw on their screens Sunday night. ” … But that bit never happened, because while the “La La Land” team was in the midst of accepting the award, Kimmel noticed the show’s stage manager come out onto the stage, something that never happens.Here’s the INSIDE story of what happened at the craziest #Oscars ever last night…
Stay tuned.[via: Variety] We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances. We have spent last night and today investigating the circumstances, and will determine what actions are appropriate going forward. We apologize to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight whose experience was profoundly altered by this error. We are unwaveringly committed to upholding the integrity of the Oscars and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.”No word yet on whether the Academy will drop PwC following this major mess-up. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally issued a statement about the bizarre turn of events that took place at Sunday’s Oscars, apologizing for the mix-up that accidentally awarded the Best Picture prize to “La La Land” instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight.”In the statement, the Academy said that accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers had taken full responsibility for the error, in which one of the two PwC representatives stationed backstage at the ceremony handed presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope. To all involved — including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers, and our fans watching worldwide — we apologize.For the last 83 years, the Academy has entrusted PwC to handle the critical tabulation process, including the accurate delivery of results. The Academy pledged to launch an investigation into the snafu, and also apologized to the filmmakers from both features, as well as Beatty and Dunaway and viewers at home.Here’s the full statement:”We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night’s Oscar ceremony. PwC has taken full responsibility for the breaches of established protocols that took place during the ceremony.
Posted February 28, 2017 by Moviefone StaffWhen “Logan” stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart go “Unscripted,” you know you’re in for a treat. Among the topics discussed: a manservant named Wolverine, X-Men porn, Professor X / Jean-Luc Picard fan fiction, and a production of “Sweeney Todd” the world needs RIGHT NOW.”Logan” hits theaters March 3rd.