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Rupert Grint Gets 1M Instagram Followers in 4 Hours, a Record

'Harry Potter' star breaks the record just set by Sir David Attenborough

(Newser) - Four hours and one minute after he joined Instagram , Rupert Grint had a million followers— breaking the record just set by Sir David Attenborough, who took four hours and 44 minutes to reach the same milestone when he joined the social media network in September. (Prior to the English naturalist,...

Harry Potter Zaps Box Office Record, Nabs $168.6M

Deathly Hallows Part 2 collects $475.6M globally in massive opening weekend

(Newser) - Harry Potter went out with a true bang: The final installment in the wizarding saga, the Deathly Hallows Part 2, notched almost half a billion dollars internationally, with an opening weekend take of $475.6 million. That shattered the previous record, Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince, which the...

Fans Gather for Final Harry Potter Premiere

Potter fans sit through London downpour to see actors on red carpet

(Newser) - Thousands of Harry Potter fans have camped out in rainy central London ahead of the premiere of the final film in the series. Braving weather that made it almost impossible to sleep, the fans sheltered under umbrellas today to mark their spot in Trafalgar Square—where the stars of the...

Harry Potter Crew Overcome on Final Day

Cast burbles on last day in latest Warner Bros. film

(Newser) - Now it can be shown: The last day of filming of the last Harry Potter movie was not so magical. It was rather heartbreaking. Cast mates applauded one another, and burbled, and recalled their amazing time together and expressed grief that it was over. "How do I put into...

Deathly Hallows Is Darkest Potter Movie Yet

 Deathly Hallows 
 Is Darkest Potter 
 Movie Yet 
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Deathly Hallows Is Darkest Potter Movie Yet

Quidditch gets swapped for bleak tone in penultimate film

(Newser) - The penultimate Harry Potter movie hits theaters today, and while reviews for Deathly Hallows: Part I range all the way from "best Potter movie ever" to "worst Potter movie ever," most critics are positive about it and are looking forward to next summer's grand finale. The movie...

New Harry Potter Film Debuts in London
 New Harry Potter Film 
 Debuts in London 
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New Harry Potter Film Debuts in London

It's the first part of the two-part finale

(Newser) - American audiences have to wait another week, but the second-last installment of the Harry Potter movies premiered in London tonight. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I sets up the grand finale, which isn't out until July 2011. Not that reviews will mean a whit to devoted fans, but...

Harry, Hermione Get Naked
 Harry, Hermione Get Naked 

Harry, Hermione Get Naked

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson get 'very sexy,' says director

(Newser) - Hang on to your hats, parents: Harry Potter and Hermione Granger will strip down in a “very sexy” scene in the next film. The decidedly mature scenario comes about courtesy of a monster that's torturing Ron Weasley, Hermione’s would-be boyfriend, with the scandalous images. “We’ll create...

Facebook Fans Win Release of Sexy 'Weasley' Film

Rupert Grint stars in edgy coming-of-age film about Belfast teen

(Newser) - A Facebook petition drive by fans of the actor who plays Harry Potter's sidekick have won release of an edgy sex- and drug-fueled coming-of-age film about a Belfast teen starring Rupert Grint. The film, Cherrybomb, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival but failed to find a distributor. A British company,...

Potter Still Making Magic
 Potter Still Making Magic 

Potter Still Making Magic

Sixth installment is one of the best in the series

(Newser) - Our sixth cinematic trip to Hogwarts holds onto the magic with stunning visuals, great acting, and a maturing storyline:
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is “spellbinding, even though it is more grounded in reality and less fanciful than previous installments,” writes Claudia Puig in USA Today.

Potter Star Feared Swine Flu Would Kill Him
 Potter Star Feared 
 Swine Flu Would Kill Him 

Potter Star Feared Swine Flu Would Kill Him

Plus, celebrities get engaged, movies get planned

(Newser) - 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...

Harry Potter Star Has Swine Flu as New Strain Emerges

(Newser) - The actor who plays schoolboy sorcerer Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies has a "mild case" of swine flu, the Daily Mail reports. Twenty-year-old Rupert Grint left the latest Potter film set for a few days, but plans to attend next week's premiere of Harry Potter And ...

Potter Kids Need to Rebel: 'Malfoy'

Film needs more controversy from young actors, says co-star

(Newser) - The young stars making magic in the Harry Potter series are far too nice, says co-star Jason Isaac. “The problem with Harry Potter,” the actor who plays Lucius Malfoy, father of Potter rival Draco, tells the Telegraph, “is that there is so little controversy.” They “...

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