Nude scene permit denied

Local officials in Croatia reportedly deny Thrones producers from filming a nude scene at the Church of St. Nicholas.  The crew applied to the local film commission to shoot a scene where Headey’s character walks out of the church and onto the streets of “King’s Landing” naked.  However, local church officials are opposed to public […]

Demands removal of screenshots

HBO accuses, a site which hosts user-uploaded movie and TV screenshots for fan-created artwork, of copyright infringement and demands the removal of the Game of Thrones and True Blood screenshot libraries.  In response, a petition has been launched on supporting ScreenCapped and asking HBO to reconsider it’s decision. The fans and staff of […]

Ice Bucket Challenge: George R. R. Martin

The author accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being nominated by three people including Neil Gaiman.  To represent the three separate challenges, Martin has two buckets of ice water poured on him and then takes the plunge into a pool.

UK investigates US housekeeper

The actress is under investigation by British immigration officials after receiving complaints that she employed an American housekeeper while living in the United Kingdom.  Watson reportedly traveled to the UK with her US housekeeper who continued to work for her.  The housekeeper, who was hired in New York in early 2013, possessed a tourist visa […]

Hand, wand, footprint ceremony

Eric Charbonneau

Watson, Radcliffe, and Grint imprint their hands, feet, signature, and wands into slabs of concrete at the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Hand, Footprint and Wand ceremony located at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

Stalker in house, calls 911

LaBeouf calls 911 for help after coming face-to-face with an intruder in his L.A. home.  Officers are dispatched to arrest 31-year-old Graciela Nahle, who has been to actor’s home twice.  Nahle pleads no contest to trespassing after this latest incident and is sentenced to 45 days in jail where she only served out four of them. […]

Nine new cast members revealed

During the Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con, HBO plays a video clip announcing nine new members to join Season 5’s cast. The cast members include: Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; 24), Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, DeObia Oparei (Moulin Rouge!; Alien 3), Enzo Cilenti (Rome); Jessica Henwick (Silk), Rosabell Laurenti […]

HBO defends adult content

At the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, HBO’s president of programming, Michael Lombardo, defends scenes of sex, violence, and rape in Thrones: I personally don’t see myself as a libertine.  I don’t think [graphic scenes] have ever been without any purpose. Dan [Weiss] and Dave [Benioff] are two very sober, thoughtful men. They have books […]

Thrones ‘Operasode’


One World Symphony announce their 2014/2015 Operasodes season.  An Operasode is a term coined by the the symphony’s composer conductor, Sung Jin Hong, to describe an evening of previously written musical works, both classical and contemporary, inspired by a television program’s particular themes and characters. This season will include musical performances of three modern television […]

Protests Turkish politician’s sexism

Representing her role as U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador and joining scores of Turkish women on Twitter, Watson posts a photo of herself laughing in public aimed at the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister.  The photos are in protest to Bülent Arınç’s speech about moral corruption in Turkey where he states that women should not laugh out loud […]

Burberry campaign

Watson begins her professional modeling career by appearing in Burberry’s Fall campaign. The ads, shot by Mario Testino in central London, also feature Tom Guinness Taylor and Charlie France.  The campaign appears in the August issues of Vanity Fair, Vogue, British Vogue and Tatler. Having known and admired the lovely Emma Watson for some time, she […]


Watson stars in Noah, a film portraying the story of Noah and his mission by God to save the innocent animals on Earth as rising floodwaters cleanse the planet of mankind’s evil. In the movie, Watson portrays Ila, the adopted daughter of Noah (Russel Crowe) and his wife, Naameh (Jennifer Connelly). I think it’s a […]

Final People Tree collection

Coinciding with Fairtrade Fortnight, an annual promotional campaign to increase awareness of Fairtrade products, Watson unveils her third and final fashion collection for People Tree.  The collection is described as having a summer festival look, featuring floral and check-print tea dresses , denim hot pants, and cotton waistcoats.  The actress also reveals that she spent […]

People Tree collection launch

Together with People Tree, a pioneer in Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion, Watson launches a fashion collection made mostly with organic and fair trade cotton.  The clothing is made entirely by hand by fair trade groups, helping to create livelihoods for disadvantaged groups in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.  The fashion line, which is aimed […]

Will not recast Murphy’s role

Thrones directors announce they will not recast Murphy’s role of Ser Denys Mallister. We will not be recasting J.J. Murphy. He was a lovely man, and the best Denys Mallister we could have hoped for. And now his watch is ended.

JJ Murphy dies at age 86

Murphy dies at age 86.  Murphy was cast to play Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night’s Watch, in the fifth season of Game of Thrones. After only four days into filming his scenes, the actor collapses and dies.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In the third installment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Watson returns as Hermione Granger, helping Harry, Ron, and Professor Remus Lupin (David Thewlis) find Sirius Black, an escaped serial killer, while uncovering the mysteries surrounding the night Harry became an orphan. Oh, I loved it! It’s my favorite book, my favorite script, and […]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Watson stars as Hermione Granger in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second installment of the Harry Potter series. In the movie Harry, along with Hermione and Ron, must figure out what is causing the mysterious attacks at Hogwarts. I think in the second book Hermione kind of develops. She becomes more […]

‘Sexiest Female Movie Star’

Empire magazine names Watson the “Sexiest Female Move Star.” Combining smarts with beauty, Emma Watson’s been a favorite for years, even back in the days when people really shouldnt have been thinking that way about young Hermione.  But since leaving Hogwarts she’s blossomed into a fine young actress, playing roles from teen thief to music […]

Defends Stewart

In an interview with Vanity Fair Italia, Watson defends Stewart against recent media criticism regarding the scandal between Stewart and Rupert Sanders. I thought that the media picked on her in a very horrible way. Kristen is human, just like everybody else, and she’s so young.  Everyone makes mistakes, everyone. It’s not fair to consider them […]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


Watson makes her screen debut in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  She stars as Hermione Granger, Harry’s brainy, bossy friend born to non-magic, “Muggle” parents. Hermione sounds like me and behaves like me.  She’s self-assured, irritating, emotional and loyal. Playing her doesn’t involve an awful lot of acting.

Young Artist Award

Watson ties with Scarlett Johansson for Best Leading Actress in a Feature Film at the 23rd Annual Young Artist Awards in Studio City, California.  Watson won for her role in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Cast as Hermione Granger

Watson is cast for the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  Watson recalls the audition as a happy accident when casting agents visited different British schools asking if they had any children who would like to audition.  Her Oxford theater teacher recommended her to the agents and the producers were impressed […]

Watson, Adamowicz break-up

Friends of the star reveal that Watson and Adamowicz have parted ways because of her hectic film schedule. Watson’s Rep confirms the break-up saying that the two called it quits over the summer and are no longer talking. One source claims that a photo of Adamowicz surrounded by white powder may have been the cause of […]

Emma Watson born in Paris

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is born in Paris to parents Jacqueline and Chris Watson, both of whom are lawyers. After her parents divorce when she is 5, she and her brother, Alex, moved to Oxford to live her their mother. From the age of 6, Emma knew she wanted to become an actress and trained for a […]

Emmy nomination

Dinklage is among the nominees for the 2014 Emmy Awards. The actor is nominated for the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.

Starts year at Worcester College

While a permanent student at Brown University, Watson begins her 2011-2012 academic year abroad to study English at Worcester College, England.  In a message on her website, the actress tells her fans that she’s been busy studying and wishes them luck with their own: You might not hear from me for a while because I […]

Denies bullying

Watson’s representative denies reports that the actress was bullied out of Brown, adding that she is pursuing a course not offered at the University but has “absolutely loved” her time there.  In a statement on her website, Watson defends her fellow students by saying: I felt the need to let you all know the reason […]

Reportedly checks into rehab

LaBeouf is seen checking into a private treatment facility in Hollywood according to an X17 exclusive. The photo agency followed the actor from his home to the facility where he was greeted by a nurse and security guard. Shia was nervous; he didn’t look good all morning. He was looking down and wasn’t even talking […]

Watson, Adamowicz dating


Watson is seen kissing Will Adamowicz, a fellow Oxford student, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California.  The visit to Coachella was a birthday outing for the star who turned 22 on Sunday.  The pair met in 2011 while studying at Oxford.

Watson, Janney dating


Watson is rumored to be dating Oxford rugby star, Matthew Janney.  The couple was seen kissing and cuddling on a Caribbean vacation where Janney appeared to be “very much into her,” often putting his arm around her while the two smiled and giggled.  The two reportedly met at a post-match victory celebration on December 12th, […]

Yoga and meditation certified

Watson becomes certified to teach yoga and meditation. She tells Elle Magazine that due to an uncertain future, she needed a way “to always feel safe and at home within myself.” Because I can never rely on a physical place.  If I’ve learned anything, it’s really just to stop trying to find answers and certainties.

Allegedly bullied

A New York Daily News article claims that Watson was being bullied at Brown which may have been a reason for her leaving the institution.  An inside source says that whenever the actress would respond to a question in class, her classmates would shout, “Three points for Gryffindor!”  A Harvard student adds that during a […]

Takes a break from Brown

The actress announces that she is taking a short break from her studies as Brown in order to focus on, and finish up, her professional projects including Harry Potter.  She adds that she will continue to work towards her degree but that it may take and extra semester or two. As you know, I love […]

Brown University

The actress joins Brown University’s class of 2013.  During her first day of orientation, Watson participates in group orientation week events such as a yoga class, midnight organ concert, and games night.  The actress, who will be studying literature at the university, says: I want to be normal.  I really want anonymity. I want to […]

Graduates from Brown

Watson graduates from Brown University with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. In an interview with Elle, Watson mentions that people didn’t always support her: So many people told me it wasn’t possible.  I kept saying, ‘I don’t care.’ This is what I want. And graduating will, for me, be really symbolic of all of […]

Crashes UN website

Watson tweets her excitement about joining UN Women to her 13 million followers, causing the UN’s website to crash. So excited to start work with the AMAZING people at UN Women! The exciting announcement of @EmWatson's appointment as our Goodwill Ambassador crashed our website! We apologize &hope to be back up soon. — UN Women […]

UN Goodwill Ambassador

UN Women, the UN’s gender-equality entity, names Watson the new Goodwill Ambassador. Watson will work on the organization’s women’s-empowerment campaign, HeForShe, and is the first to be appointed under the leadership of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Under Secretary-General and executive director of U.N. Women. Mlambo-Ngcuka believes that Watson’s “intellect and passion” embodies the values of U.N. […]

Show might outpace books


The producers tell Entertainment Weekly that they do not intend to slow the show down or pad it out if it comes down to outpacing Martin’s next two novels.  It’s possible the producers, who know the general idea of the story’s ending, might conclude the show before the last book is released.  Those involved are hoping this […]

Hugo Award nomination

The finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards are announced.  The Season 3 episode, The Rains of Castamere, is nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form). Martin comments on the nomination: The nomination is just the latest confirmation that David, Dan, T’Other David, Richard Madden, Oona Chaplin, Michelle Fairley, and the rest of our cast and […]

HBO orders pilot

HBO orders a pilot along with 10 other shows.  The network declines to project how many of the shows will receive an order but expects at least 6 to be picked up.  The pilot will share its title with the first book, A Game of Thrones.

Discloses credits and cast

On his blog, Martin reveals a list of the show’s credits and current cast members as released by HBO.  The announcement also mentions that the first season will consist of 10 episodes with production based in Belfast, Ireland. This should give you plenty to chew on for a few days … while casting continues and we […]

Acquires rights to ‘A Song of Fire & Ice’

HBO announces it has acquired the rights to George R.R. Martin’s series of novels, A Song of Fire & Ice.  The TV series will be written and produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and will be filmed in Europe or New Zealand.  The two will write each episode together save one, which will be scripted by […]

Renewed for two seasons

HBO renews the series for another two seasons. Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling.

LaBeouf demands raise

Star Magazine claims LaBeouf wants a $3 million raise from the $15 million he made with Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  The tabloid’s source adds that the actor’s trash-talking about the movie might have also lost him the claim.

Rep dismisses ‘Transformers 4’ rumor

LaBeouf’s rep dismisses rumors that the actor’s involvement with the fourth Transformers film is dependent on how much money it will make him. The story is a complete fabrication. While Shia remains very close with the filmmakers/studio, he was never attached to the fourth installment (nor is he in negotiations at this time). Salary did not impact his […]

Leaves ‘Transformers’ franchise

LaBeouf tells MTV that the third installment of the Transformers series will be the end for his character Sam Witwicky.  The actor says he doesn’t believe there is anywhere to take the character in the franchise. LaBeouf believes that he has learned a lot working with Michael Bay and is willing to work in the director’s future films. […]

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf is an American actor/director who first rose to promanance for his portrayal of Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel series, Even Stevens.  He made his film debut in Holes and proceeded to receive the lead role in major films such as Disturbia, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Transformers.  He […]