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Daniel Radcliffe Points Out Harry Potter"s BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy!

Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either… But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the [...] Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either... But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the studio's backing of their new villain. And Daniel Radcliffe reminded everyone of another case from the Potterverse that shows a pretty big double standard, saying: "I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that... I'm not saying anything that anybody hasn't already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people's behavior that goes way beyond that and it's tolerated because they're very famous players. I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that." Yep. In case you forgot, actor Jamie Waylett who played Draco Malfoy's toadie Crabbe (below, left) got busted for growing marijuana in 2009. The studio, in an effort to distance themselves from that notoriety, replaced Crabbe with Blaise Zabini (Louis Cordice) for the two Deathly Hallows films. Does seem like a big double standard for a movie star. Of course, Waylett was arrested and plead guilty -- a bit of a different situation. What do YOU think?? [Image via Warner Bros..].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Points Out Harry Potter"s BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy!

Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either… But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the [...] Many Harry Potter fans have been bothered by the casting of Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Thus far the filmmakers' defense of the accused domestic abuser hasn't made things much better. Related: Amber Heard Wasn't Too Happy About It Either... But Entertainment Weekly wanted to know what the Chosen One himself thought of the studio's backing of their new villain. And Daniel Radcliffe reminded everyone of another case from the Potterverse that shows a pretty big double standard, saying: "I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that... I'm not saying anything that anybody hasn't already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people's behavior that goes way beyond that and it's tolerated because they're very famous players. I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that." Yep. In case you forgot, actor Jamie Waylett who played Draco Malfoy's toadie Crabbe (below, left) got busted for growing marijuana in 2009. The studio, in an effort to distance themselves from that notoriety, replaced Crabbe with Blaise Zabini (Louis Cordice) for the two Deathly Hallows films. Does seem like a big double standard for a movie star. Of course, Waylett was arrested and plead guilty -- a bit of a different situation. What do YOU think?? [Image via Warner Bros..].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Reacts to Johnny Depp"s "Fantastic Beasts" Casting Controversy

Johnny Depp‘s casting in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been criticized following allegations against the actor and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is reacting to the controversy. The casting has since been defended by Warner Bros., writer J.K. Rowling, and director David Yates. “It’s a very hard thing for me,” Daniel told [...] Johnny Depp‘s casting in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has been criticized following allegations against the actor and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is reacting to the controversy. The casting has since been defended by Warner Bros., writer J.K. Rowling, and director David Yates. “It’s a very hard thing for me,” Daniel told EW about the controversy. “I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that … I’m not saying anything that anybody hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people’s behavior that goes way beyond that and it’s tolerated because they’re very famous players,” Daniel said. “I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original Potter] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that.” Jamie Waylett, who played the role of Vincent Crabbe in the first six Harry Potter movies, was let go from Deathly Hallows after he was arrested for growing marijuana plants......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 12th, 2018

Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts Casting - E! Online

E! OnlineDaniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts CastingE! OnlineDuring 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, viewers saw Depp make an appearance as Gellert Grindelwald. And later this year, Depp is set to reprise his role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. However, the decision to keep Depp ...Daniel Radcliffe breaks silence on Johnny Depp casting controversyEW.com (blog)Daniel Radcliffe discusses the backlash against Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' castingUSA TODAYDaniel Radcliffe on Johnny Depp Casting Controversy: 'I Can See Why People Are Frustrated'VultureTheWrap -BuzzFeed News -Hollywood Life -Bustleall 43 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 12th, 2018

That Harry Potter Voldemort Fan Film Dropped, And You Can Watch Here For FREE!

Last Summer, Harry Potter fans' hearts got all aflutter after watching the trailer for fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. The dark prequel may have even been what more fans wanted than another Fantastic Beasts movie… Related: Daniel Radcliffe Points Out BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy! So did the movie live up to the [...] Last Summer, Harry Potter fans' hearts got all aflutter after watching the trailer for fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir. The dark prequel may have even been what more fans wanted than another Fantastic Beasts movie... Related: Daniel Radcliffe Points Out BIG Double Standard In Johnny Depp Casting Controversy! So did the movie live up to the hype? Find out for yourself because the WHOLE THING is available to watch now FOR FREE! Ch-ch-check out all the full movie (above)!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 15th, 2018

Top 10 Differences Between the Harry Potter Books and Movies

It is typical for movies made from books to have to make some slight changes due to time constraints, budgeting issues, or even due to the direction that the producers or film directors wish to take the story. While this can happen and the movie still is excellent–like the Harry Potter series is–it is pretty sad to see key plot points or character arcs be cut from the final product. For this Top 10, we will explore what is in our opinion the ten biggest differences between the Harry Potter films and books. Despite these key scenes and characters ultimately being cut, we still believe that the filmmakers were able to truly capture all the magic of the Harry Potter universe. 10: The Animagus Rita Skeeter An important aspect of Rita Skeeter as a character and her story arc was left entirely out of the movies. The real answer to the question of how the reporter for the Daily Prophet Rita Skeeter was able to get her exclusive scoops will elude those that have only seen the Harry Potter movies and have never read the books. Rita Skeeter is what is known in the Harry Potter universe as an Animagus. An Animagus is a witch or wizard that has mastered the ability to transform themselves into an animal or creature. An Animagus usually has to take a test and become licensed by the Ministry of Magic. Some well known Animagii include Professor Minerva McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter and Peter Pettigrew. Rita Skeeter’s Animagus form is a shiny emerald green beetle. She utilized this transformation to eavesdrop on the titular characters of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. 9: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington’s Deathday Party Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington–who is commonly called Nearly-Headless Nick–celebrated his 500th Deathday during the story in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This important character development arc was completely absent in the film. One of the important aspects of Nearly-Headless Nick’s Deathday Party is that it allowed Harry Potter fans to date the events that happen in the Harry Potter universe. Based on his 500th Deathday Party and the year of his actual death (1492) we know that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was set in 1992. Many important ghost characters showed up to celebrate Nearly-Headless Nick’s party, such as the members of the Headless Hunt, Myrtle Warren, Peeves the Poltergeist, the Bloody Baron and the Grey Lady. Additionally, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger were also guests at this party. 8: Hermione’s Potion Challenge In the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), the central trio of characters each have a trial that they must pass to get to the Philosopher’s Stone. The first trial was the Three-Headed Dog, which was overcome through the help of all three characters. The second trial is to get past a Devil’s Snare plant. The third test is the one that is overcome by Harry Potter and is a Quidditch-oriented trial. The [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchAug 16th, 2017

Daniel Radcliffe Responds to Backlash Over Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' Casting - Variety

VarietyDaniel Radcliffe Responds to Backlash Over Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' CastingVarietyDaniel Radcliffe is opening up for the first time about his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's role in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the “Harry Potter” star addressed the ...Daniel Radcliffe Weighs in on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts CastingE! OnlineDaniel Radcliffe Compares WB to NFL Over Johnny Depp 'Fantastic Beasts' CastingTheWrapDaniel Radcliffe discusses the backlash against Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' castingUSA TODAYVulture -BuzzFeed News -Bustle -The Mary Sueall 59 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

J.K. Rowling Defends Johnny Depp Casting in "Fantastic Beasts"

Fans have uestioned Warner Bros’ decision to keep Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, after his cameo in the 2016 film. Now, the author of the “Harry Potter” books and the screenwriter for the movie, J.K. Rowling, is defending the choice to keep [...] Fans have uestioned Warner Bros’ decision to keep Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, after his cameo in the 2016 film. Now, the author of the “Harry Potter” books and the screenwriter for the movie, J.K. Rowling, is defending the choice to keep him on board. If you don’t know, Johnny was accused of domestic violence by his ex wife Amber Heard. Johnny and Amber later settled their divorce in court. Click inside to see the full statement made by JK Rowling…. FULL STATEMENT FROM JK ROWLING “When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d be wonderful in the role. However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the press that deeply concerned me and everyone most closely involved in the franchise,” she wrote on her website. Harry Potter fans had legitimate questions and concerns about our choice to continue with Johnny Depp in the role. As David Yates, long-time Potter director, has already said, we naturally considered the possibility of recasting. I understand why some have been confused and angry about why that didn’t happen. The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful. However, the agreements that have been put in place to protect the privacy of two people, both of whom have expressed a desire to get on with their lives, must be respected. Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies. I’ve loved writing the first two screenplays and I can’t wait for fans to see ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’. I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role. However, conscience isn’t governable by committee. Within the fictional world and outside it, we all have to do what we believe to be the right thing.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 7th, 2017

Amber Heard Instagrams Johnny Depp Divorce Statement After JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Controversy - Newsweek

NewsweekAmber Heard Instagrams Johnny Depp Divorce Statement After JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' ControversyNewsweekActress Amber Heard took to Instagram on Thursday after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling issued a statement about Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts casting. The outcry was over Depp being accused of domestic violence by Heard, prompting her re-issue their ...JK Rowling breaks silence on Johnny Depp's Fantastic Beasts castingEW.comJK Rowling Defends Decision to Cast Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts' Amid Fan OutrageFortuneJK Rowling Breaks Silence About Johnny Depp's Casting On 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'Christian PostIndependent.ie -E! Online -DigitalSpy.com -BBC Newsall 180 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 8th, 2017

Johnny Depp Paid $7000 For A Couch From KUWTK…

Keeping up with Johnny! Back in January, Johnny Depp sued his ex-management company The Management Group for $25 million after they allegedly took millions in fees without his consent. The company responded with a cross-complaint blaming the actor's financial woes on his excessive spending. Related: Johnny Depp Apologizes For Donald Trump Assassination Joke On Thursday, TMG came back [...] Keeping up with Johnny! Back in January, Johnny Depp sued his ex-management company The Management Group for $25 million after they allegedly took millions in fees without his consent. The company responded with a cross-complaint blaming the actor's financial woes on his excessive spending. Related: Johnny Depp Apologizes For Donald Trump Assassination Joke On Thursday, TMG came back with an amended cross-complaint and are -- once again -- accusing the Pirates of the Caribbean star of living an extravagant lifestyle he couldn't afford! According to documents: "TMG repeatedly warned and advised Depp to reduce his spending and sell unnecessary assets. But ultimately, the decision whether and how to spend his money was a decision for Depp to make... Depp listened to no one, including TMG and his other advisors, and he demanded they fund a lifestyle that was extravagant and extreme." So what did the 54-year-old blow his money on? Apparently, he spent "well over $500,000" in storage fees, $1 million in expenses for his Bahamian islands, $17,000 in Prada luggage and handbags, and $7000 to "pay for and then store a couch from the set of Keeping Up With the Kardashians… which was a present for his daughter, Lily-Rose." Damn! Kris Jenner made some serious dough! The management firm also responds to claims they made unauthorized loans using his money, and instead points the finger at two of Depp's employees! "To underscore just how frivolous this claim is, on information and belief, Depp has made no claim for reimbursement of any of these funds... Depp would attempt to have the world believe that TMG acted improperly at the same time he is still employing these two individuals in important, high-level positions even after they supposedly took well over $7 million in unauthorized distributions. Of course, this is not the case and Depp knows it." This lawsuit is just as dramatic as an episode of KUWTK! [Image via Kento Nara/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 20th, 2017

Fantastic Beasts Director Defends Johnny Depp — Do YOU Think They Should Keep Him In The Franchise??

Director David Yates is standing by his decision to keep Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into a Depp-portrayed Gellert Grindelwald. However, amid Johnny's initial participation in the Harry Potter spin off, he was hit [...] Director David Yates is standing by his decision to keep Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into a Depp-portrayed Gellert Grindelwald. However, amid Johnny's initial participation in the Harry Potter spin off, he was hit with troubling claims of domestic abuse by his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Related: Lady Bird Just Got The Best Rotten Tomatoes Score In History Thus, when it was re-confirmed this month that Johnny would remain on the cast list for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, there was quite the outcry on social media. In response to the backlash, Yates explained to Entertainment Weekly: "Honestly, there's an issue at the moment where there's a lot of people being accused of things, they're being accused by multiple victims, and it's compelling and frightening. With Johnny, it seems to me there was one person who took a pop at him and claimed something. I can only tell you about the man I see every day: He's full of decency and kindness, and that's all I see. Whatever accusation was out there doesn't tally with the kind of human being I've been working with." Huh. The seasoned filmmaker went on to note that many of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor's past loves -- including Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis, and Lori Anne Allison -- have also defended his character. He continued: "By testament, some of the women in [Depp's] life have said the same thing — ‘that's not the human being we know.' It's very different [than cases] where there are multiple accusers over many years that need to be examined and we need to reflect on our industry that allows that to roll on year in and year out. Johnny isn't in that category in any shape or form. So to me, it doesn't bear any more analysis. It's a dead issue." It probably doesn't help that the Fantastic Beasts sequel is already in the middle of production. We're sure reshoots would be a HUGE headache. Regardless, we'd like to know what YOU think about this casting controversy. Be sure to weigh in on the issue (below)... [Image via Warner Bros./Jeff Spicer/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 28th, 2017

Daniel Radcliffe Leaves Harry Potter Behind In The ‘Jungle’

Daniel Radcliffe has worked hard to put his childhood behind him, taking on challenging, mature roles on both the big screen and Broadway. But when your face will forever be linked with a character as beloved as Harry Potter, it's not easy to escape the ghost of movies past. That won't stop Radcliffe from forging [...] Daniel Radcliffe has worked hard to put his childhood behind him, taking on challenging, mature roles on both the big screen and Broadway. But when your face will forever be linked with a character as beloved as Harry Potter, it’s not easy to escape the ghost of movies past. That won’t stop Radcliffe from forging forward, though. He’s got a new movie, Jungle, which again defies the Harry Potter stereotype. But he doesn’t look at his role selection as a way of rebelling against the role that made him a star. Radcliffe told us he’s not consciously trying to make people forget he was Harry Potter — he just wants to play roles he finds different, interesting, and challenging. Jungle can be bought or rented on Amazon and other streaming services. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: AC.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakOct 31st, 2017

Peter Jackson Responds to Harvey Weinstein"s Denial of "Lord of the Rings" Casting Story

Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and [...] Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and the franchise moved to New Line, where the final decisions were made. Harvey‘s rep claims that he had no input on casting as “all casting was done by New Line.” Peter says that during his initial conversations with Weinstein, he brought up Ashley and Mira as possibly casting choices and he was told to “steer clear” of them “because they claimed to have had ‘bad experiences’ with these particular actresses in the past.” “This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it,” Peter said in his statement to Deadline. He added, “The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran [Walsh] and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations.” Click inside to read the full statement… Read the full statement from Peter Jackson below: Aspects of Harvey’s denial are insincere. He is basically saying that “this blacklisting couldn’t be true because New Line cast the movie”. That’s a deflection from the truth. In the 18 months we developed the Lord of the Rings at Miramax, we had many casting conversations with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and their executives. During this period, no offers were made to actors because that occurs after a film is greenlit, and Miramax never greenlit these films. However, many conversations occurred internally regarding potential casting. Fran Walsh and I recall that Morgan Freeman, Paul Scofield, David Bowie, Liam Neeson, Natascha McElhone, Claire Forlani, Francesca Annis, Max von Sydow, and Daniel Day Lewis were some of the names discussed with Miramax for possible roles in The Lord of the Rings movies. Amongst the many names raised, Fran and I expressed our enthusiasm for Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. In fact we met with Ashley and discussed two possible roles with her. After this meeting we were told by Miramax to steer clear of both Ashley and Mira, because they claimed to have had “bad experiences” with these particular actresses in the past. Fran Walsh was in the same meeting, and remembers these negative comments about Ashley and Mira as clearly as I do. We have no reason to make it up. This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it. We were not in a position to offer Ashley or Mira a role in the movies, but we attempted to have their names added to a list, for when casting began. Each role can have many actors names listed for future auditions and meetings. In these film maker/studio relationships, there has to be consensus in casting choices – either side can generally veto suggested names for various reasons, and in pre-Lord of the Rings days, we didn’t have the power to override the studio on casting choices. The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations. Nearly 20 years later, we read about the sexual misconduct allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein and we saw comments by both Mira and Ashley, who felt they had been blacklisted by Miramax after rejecting Harvey’s sexual advances. Fran and I immediately remembered Miramax’s negative reaction when we put their names forward, and we wondered if we had unwittingly been part of the alleged damage to their careers, at the hands of Miramax. We have no direct evidence linking Ashley and Mira’s allegations to our Lord of the Rings casting conversations of 20 years ago – but we stand by what we were told by Miramax when we raised both of their names, and we are recounting it accurately. If we were unwitting accomplices in harming their careers, Fran and I unreservedly apologise to both Ashley and Mira......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 15th, 2017

HBD, HP! Celebrate Harry Potter"s 37th Birthday By Seeing What The Cast Has Been Up To!

Yer in yer late 30's, Harry. Harry Potter fans take any excuse they can get to celebrate the renowned wizard. If it's not the anniversary of J.K. Rowling's books, it's some holiday within the wizarding world. And no holiday is greater than the birthday of the Boy Who Lived! (Not to mention, the author's birthday!) So to celebrate [...] Yer in yer late 30's, Harry. Harry Potter fans take any excuse they can get to celebrate the renowned wizard. If it's not the anniversary of J.K. Rowling's books, it's some holiday within the wizarding world. And no holiday is greater than the birthday of the Boy Who Lived! (Not to mention, the author's birthday!) So to celebrate the protagonist turning 37, we thought it would be appropriate to take a look at what the Harry Potter cast has accomplished in their years since starring in the blockbuster series! Surely, most of us have seen Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast -- but some fans may have missed Daniel Radcliffe playing a magical farting corpse in Swiss Army Man. See what other popular and obscure projects the cast has taken in recent years (below)! CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" CLICK HERE to view "Harry Potter Stars -- What Are They Up To Now?" [Image via A24.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 31st, 2017

Amber Heard Puts Warner Bros. On Blast For Their Defense Of Casting Johnny Depp In The Fantastic Beasts Sequel!

Amber Heard must feel so betrayed. As you've likely seen, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's casting in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Related: Bryan Singer Sued For Allegedly Raping 17-Year-Old Boy! In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into [...] Amber Heard must feel so betrayed. As you've likely seen, there has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's casting in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Related: Bryan Singer Sued For Allegedly Raping 17-Year-Old Boy! In case you missed it, at the end of 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colin Farrell's character transformed into a Depp-portrayed Gellert Grindelwald. However, amid Johnny's initial participation in the Harry Potter spin off, the A-lister was hit with troubling claims of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. Despite the scandal, the 54-year-old kept his role in the Fantastic Beasts follow up. Both screenwriter J.K. Rowling and director David Yates have come to Depp's defense following the backlash. Warner Bros. also stood by the industry vet as they released a statement where they highlighted certain parts from Heard and Depp's joint words on their divorce. Specifically, the studio shared the line where the former flames stated "there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm." This, understandably, rubbed Amber the wrong way as she felt it was manipulative to quote her statement with Johnny out of context. The 31-year-old addressed her issue with Warner Bros. on Twitter as she posted: For the record, this was our FULL joint statement.To pick&choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right.Women, stay strong. pic.twitter.com/W7Tt6A3ROj — Amber Heard (@realamberheard) December 8, 2017 Warner Bros.' decision to stand by the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor must've stung Heard as she's a part of the WB family too. As you surely know, Amber appeared in Warner Bros.' Justice League and will star in the upcoming Aquaman. We're sure this has Amber questioning her professional ties... [Image via WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 8th, 2017

The Harry Potter Cast That Could"ve Been But Never Was!

Lots of big name actors made their way to Hogwarts throughout the Harry Potter film series. But if just a few things went differently, audiences would have been accepted to an even more star-studded school of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Hugh Grant was originally considered to play Gilderoy Lockhart. While the Love, Actually star's toothy grin would have [...] Lots of big name actors made their way to Hogwarts throughout the Harry Potter film series. But if just a few things went differently, audiences would have been accepted to an even more star-studded school of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Hugh Grant was originally considered to play Gilderoy Lockhart. While the Love, Actually star's toothy grin would have been perfect for the character, Grant had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts and the role ultimately went to Kenneth Branagh. Like Grant, many other A-list Brits were considered for roles that didn't end up happening. Some actors felt they weren't good enough for the series, and others completely looked down upon the magic! (*COUGH* Tilda Swinton *COUGH*) So while we reflect on HP's bday, meet the Harry Potter cast that almost was (below)! CLICK HERE to view "The Harry Potter Cast That Could've Been!" CLICK HERE to view "The Harry Potter Cast That Could've Been!" CLICK HERE to view "The Harry Potter Cast That Could've Been!" CLICK HERE to view "The Harry Potter Cast That Could've Been!" CLICK HERE to view "The Harry Potter Cast That Could've Been!" [Image via Warner Bros./WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 31st, 2017

Johnny Depp Dresses as Jack Sparrow to Visit Children"s Hospital!

Johnny Depp did such a great thing for the young patients at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. The 54-year-old actor dressed up as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow during a visit to the hospital on Monday (August 14). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Johnny Depp Johnny spent [...] Johnny Depp did such a great thing for the young patients at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. The 54-year-old actor dressed up as his Pirates of the Caribbean character Captain Jack Sparrow during a visit to the hospital on Monday (August 14). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Johnny Depp Johnny spent over five hours at the hospital to spend one-on-one time with every single child at the hospital. The hospital also released a video showing Johnny meeting with the kids and it will warm your heart. Watch it now! 15+ pictures inside of Johnny Depp meeting with kids at the children’s hospital….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 16th, 2017

Daniel Radcliffe Sports a New York Giants Hat While Promoting "Jungle"!

Daniel Radcliffe is in a sporty mood while putting in some work! The 28-year-old actor was spotted arriving at Capital Radio on Thursday (October 19) in London, England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Daniel Radcliffe Daniel wore a New York Giants hat while heading into the building. Daniel is currently promoting his new [...] Daniel Radcliffe is in a sporty mood while putting in some work! The 28-year-old actor was spotted arriving at Capital Radio on Thursday (October 19) in London, England. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Daniel Radcliffe Daniel wore a New York Giants hat while heading into the building. Daniel is currently promoting his new adventure movie Jungle, which hits theaters, on demand, and digital HD on Friday (October 20). Here’s a plot summary for the movie: A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 19th, 2017

J.K. Rowling Comes To Johnny Depp"s Defense Over Fantastic Beasts Casting Controversy!

Johnny Depp has another defender in the Fantastic Beasts controversy! Following the film's director David Yates' lead, J.K. Rowling also issued a statement on the A-lister continuing his role as Grindelwald in the sequel despite domestic abuse claims made by Amber Heard! Related: Al Franken Resigns Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations As part of a lengthy piece for her [...] Johnny Depp has another defender in the Fantastic Beasts controversy! Following the film's director David Yates' lead, J.K. Rowling also issued a statement on the A-lister continuing his role as Grindelwald in the sequel despite domestic abuse claims made by Amber Heard! Related: Al Franken Resigns Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations As part of a lengthy piece for her official website on Thursday, she penned: "Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies." Warner Bros. echoed her sentiment, stating: "Based on the circumstances and the information available to us, we, along with the filmmakers, continue to support the decision to proceed with Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald in this and future films." How do YOU feel about their decision?? [Image via Joe Alvarez/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 7th, 2017

New "Harry Potter" Books to Be Released in October!

Attention Harry Potter fans! Two new books will be released in October, coinciding with the opening of the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, “A History of Magic.” British publishing house Bloomsbury revealed the two books will be titled “Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition” and “Harry Potter – A [...] Attention Harry Potter fans! Two new books will be released in October, coinciding with the opening of the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, “A History of Magic.” British publishing house Bloomsbury revealed the two books will be titled “Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition” and “Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic.” The former will take the reader through the subjects that the wizarding students learn at Hogwarts and the latter will take on subjects like alchemy, unicorns and ancient witchcraft. The exhibition is set up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series, and will run until February of 2018, the AP reports. No official release dates have been announced just yet......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 19th, 2017

Daniel Radcliffe discusses the backlash against Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' casting

Daniel Radcliffe gave criticism, saying he didn't understand the film's support for Johnny Depp.         Daniel Radcliffe gave criticism, saying he didn't understand the film's support for Johnny Depp.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 12th, 2018