Potter Star Feared Swine Flu Would Kill Him

Plus, celebrities get engaged, movies get planned
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 12:54 PM CDT
Potter Star Feared Swine Flu Would Kill Him
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova watch a match between Serena and Venus Williams at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., April 2, 2009.   (AP Photo)

Rupert Grint survived swine flu to play Harry Potter’s sidekick another day, but he didn’t think he would, reports AFP. “It was quite scary when I first found out I had swine flu,” he says. “I thought: ‘Am I going to die?’ But it was just like any other flu really.” Elsewhere:

  • Jenna Fischer, aka Pam from The Office, is engaged, Us reports. Fischer, who has been married once before, has been dating writer Lee Kirk since January 2008.

  • Anna Kournikova might also be engaged to longtime beau Enrique Iglesias, judging from the diamond on her left ring finger at a recent match. Asked about it by the AP, Kournikova would only say, “I thought you were the good press.”
  • Variety reports that the big-screen adaptation of Baywatch will be a comedy, with Jeremy Garelick recently brought on to do a rewrite. Meanwhile, Dreamworks is planning to bring the classic View-Master toy to the big screen in some way, possibly as a 3-D film.
(More Rupert Grint stories.)

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