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Radcliffe's 'Zeal for Role' of Weird Al Is Hard to Resist
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Has '2 Aces Up Its Sleeve'

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Has '2 Aces Up Its Sleeve'

Or so praises one critic

(Newser) - Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a bit wacky. But what else would you expect from the parodist, who co-produced and co-wrote the film along with the director, Eric Appel, who produced a 2010 short that inspired it. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al, Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, and...

Radcliffe on Rowling: 'I Needed to Say Something When I Did'

'Harry Potter' actor comments on 'hurt' fans after author's remarks; Tom Felton weighs in, too

(Newser) - In June 2020, Harry Potter author JK Rowling posted a series of transphobic comments on Twitter—remarks she's only doubled down on since, per Variety . Her remarks led Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who played Harry Potter himself in the hit movie franchise, to publish an open letter on gender...

Daniel Radcliffe Gets Weird
Actor in Weird Al Biopic
'Almost Unrecognizable'

Actor in Weird Al Biopic 'Almost Unrecognizable'

You've probably never seen Daniel Radcliffe quite like this before

(Newser) - You may never see Daniel Radcliffe the same way again. The actor transforms into Weird Al Yankovic in a trailer for the upcoming Roku Channel biopic of the singer, released Monday. Radcliffe—sporting a "curly brown mop of hair, wire-rim glasses and bushy mustache—is almost unrecognizable," per...

Daniel Radcliffe Says What Everyone's Thinking About the Slap

'I'm just so already dramatically bored of hearing people's opinions about it'

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe appeared on a British morning show Thursday and, like every celebrity who shows up anywhere these days, he was asked about Will Smith's slap of Chris Rock. The Harry Potter actor, however, just wasn't going there. "I saw it," he said on Good Morning ...

What Critics Are Saying About The Lost City
Bullock, Tatum, Pitt:
It's Forgettable Fun

Bullock, Tatum, Pitt: It's Forgettable Fun

Critics are mostly amused by 'The Lost City'

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt join up for The Lost City , a rework of the 1984 adventure Romancing the Stone, in theaters Friday. From directors Aaron and Adam Nee, the film follows a novelist (Bullock) kidnapped by a billionaire (Radcliffe) who thinks she can lead him...

From Harry Potter to Weird Al Yankovic

Daniel Radcliffe will play parody musician in Roku's first biopic

(Newser) - Weird Al Yankovic is getting his very own biopic, and none other than Daniel Radcliffe will portray him, reports Deadline . The movie, called Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, is the first-ever biopic commissioned by the Roku Channel and will be streamed there exclusively, per Variety . The 62-year-old Yankovic, famous for...

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Rowling Uproar

'Transgender women are women,' says 'Potter' actor

(Newser) - Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is speaking out against JK Rowling's recent comments on sex , which he hopes won't "taint" the series for fans. "Transgender women are women. Any statement to the contrary erases the identity and dignity of transgender people and goes against all advice...

Daniel Radcliffe Talks Harry Potter's Impact on His Drinking

'It was panic, a little bit not knowing what to do next'

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe has been sober since 2010 —and the actor says his work in the Harry Potter film franchise may have had a lot to do with his drinking problem. "A lot of drinking that happened towards the end of Potter and for a little bit after it...

Family Suicide Note Leaves Daniel Radcliffe Emotional
Actor Learns
Painful Family
History on
TV Show
in case you missed it

Actor Learns Painful Family History on TV Show

Letters explain a suicide and a death in war

(Newser) - The suicide note left by his great-grandfather had an emotional effect on Daniel Radcliffe. “You want to just reach into the past and just go, ‘Whatever you’re going through, you have so much to offer the people who are around you still … you have so much...

Harry Potter Actor Aids Victim of Muggle Muggers

Daniel Radcliffe consoled victim hurt in Friday robbery

(Newser) - Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London, reports the AP . Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard that two moped riders attacked a man just off the upmarket King's Road in west London, slashing him...

Snowden Gets an Acting Gig Alongside Daniel Radcliffe

Well, kind of

(Newser) - Edward Snowden: whistleblower, fugitive ... thespian? He can add that last descriptor to his résumé after Saturday, when the documentary-style play Privacy is set to kick off at NYC's Public Theater, the New York Times reports. Snowden will have a one-minute-long cameo appearance (a pre-recorded tape transmitted from Moscow),...

7 Stars Who Pilfered Props From Film Sets

Who wouldn't want a pair of prosthetic testicles for dinner parties?

(Newser) - Who hasn't been tempted to pilfer a pen or a handful of paperclips from the office (or maybe steal a little time browsing the Web)? Well, it's not just common folk who may commit acts of on-the-job theft. Here's a sampling of the 18 actors who, according...

Daniel Radcliffe: Here's the Worst Thing About Being Short

'Harry Potter' star talks to 'Playboy'

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe talks Harry Potter, being short, and some slightly less-SFW topics in an endlessly entertaining Playboy interview. Our favorite quotes:
  • On whether being short limits his roles: "'Can you play a really f---ing tall person?' No, obviously not. Can I play a black guy? For similar reasons,

31 Celebrity Atheists
 31 Celebrity 

31 Celebrity Atheists

Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, and other stars who don't believe in God

(Newser) - Not all celebrities are thanking God when they practice their Oscar acceptance speeches. CNN rounds up 31 famous atheists:
  • Daniel Radcliffe: "I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it. I don't preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like

Harry Potter's Uncle Vernon Dead at 65

Richard Griffiths won Tony for 'The History Boys '

(Newser) - Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies, died yesterday of complications following heart surgery in central England, his agent says. He was 65. Griffiths appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, but will be most widely...

Top Actors Who Show Hollywood the Money

Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart lead the way

(Newser) - If you are looking for actors who can earn their keep, black swans, vampires, and giant robots are the way to go. Or so says Forbes , in a look at the salaries of 100 top celebs vs. their box office worth, choosing their last three movies over the last three...

Daniel Radcliffe: Snobby Oscars Never Liked Potter

Yet Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' gets acclaim, actor laments

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe is "slightly miffed" that none of the Harry Potter films have won an Academy Award, whereas children's movie Hugo was nominated for Best Picture and 10 other categories this year. "I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're...

Daniel Radcliffe: I Was Drunk in Harry Potter Scenes

More dope on boy wizard's battle with whiskey

(Newser) - Everyone's favorite boy wizard has made a startling confession: He sometimes acted in Harry Potter scenes drunk. "I went into work still drunk," Daniel Radcliffe tells Heat magazine. "I can point to many scenes where I'm just gone. Dead behind the eyes." He never...

Woman in Black Offers Old-School Thrills
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Woman in Black Offers Old-School Thrills

Daniel Radcliffe makes post-Hogwarts debut

(Newser) - The boy wizard is back—but this time, he's a 19th-century gentleman. Daniel Radcliffe is generally successful playing a spooked lawyer in The Woman in Black, a throwback haunted house thriller. What the critics are saying:
  • The film "makes the most of its old-fashioned virtues," writes Manohla

Daniel Radcliffe Magic in SNL Debut

But actor can't dodge Harry Potter entirely

(Newser) - Daniel Radcliffe made his Saturday Night Live debut last night, bringing "an impressive American accent" and a "strong presence," reports the Hollywood Reporter. The host zinged Casey Anthony, appearing as her new dog in an interview with Seth Meyers, and ripped his shirt off as a lovesick...

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