'Harry Potter's' Rupert Grint tapped to star in CBS comedy
February 14th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

'Harry Potter's' Rupert Grint tapped to star in CBS comedy

Some “Harry Potter” fans might have a hard time accepting Rupert Grint in a role other than that of Ron Weasley, the character he played on the big screen for 10 years.

Others, however, will be thrilled to learn that the actor will reportedly star in a new CBS comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Grint has been tapped to play the title role in “Super Clyde,” which centers on a fast-food worker who decides to become a super hero.

“Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia will write and executive producer the series.


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Is Christian Grey more popular than Harry Potter?
August 1st, 2012
03:24 PM ET

Is Christian Grey more popular than Harry Potter?

It seems Christian Grey has a larger following that Harry Potter these days.

E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades” trilogy series has sold more copies than J.K. Rowling’s seven “Harry Potter” books on Amazon.co.uk, according to the Press Association.

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Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' and the Oscar snobs
February 8th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' and the Oscar snobs

Although he's said he didn't expect a best picture Oscar nod, Daniel Radcliffe is nonetheless a little "miffed" that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" didn't make it into the major Oscar categories when nominations were announced in January. (The movie did receive nods in three technical categories.)

In an interview with Radio Times on Tuesday, Radcliffe said that the wildly lucrative "Harry Potter" franchise has been continuously ignored by the Academy. The last film in the series, "Deathly Hallows - Part 2," alone made $1.3 billion at the global box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

"I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," Radcliffe told the Radio Times. "I was watching 'Hugo' the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed."

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Daniel Radcliffe is 'absolutely' in love
January 7th, 2012
11:08 AM ET

Daniel Radcliffe is 'absolutely' in love

Not only did the "Harry Potter" franchise bring Daniel Radcliffe unbelievable success, it also introduced him to his girlfriend, Rosie Coker.

The 22-year-old actor met Coker, a production assistant, on the set of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2." He tells Parade magazine in this weekend's issue that he's "absolutely" in love with her.

"When Rosie's here, every day seems better," he explains. "I'm not an easy person to love. There are lots of times I'm a very good boyfriend, but there are times when I'm useless."

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'Harry Potter' movies to vanish from stores
October 25th, 2011
06:33 PM ET

'Harry Potter' movies to vanish from stores

If you're a fan of "Harry Potter" you better get physical copies of the films while they're hot - according to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. will soon pull the franchise from store shelves.

Following the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" on November 11, the studio will give you a few weeks to snag any remaining theatrical "Potter" releases you don't have before they cease sending copies to stores.

The franchise, which began with 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," has generated $5.1 billion in home entertainment and interactives sales, according to EW.

The magical date when "Potter" films will begin to disappear is December 29, although digital copies (those sold electronically, and video on demand) and games won't be affected. A rep for Warner Bros. did not return a request for comment.


Filed under: Harry Potter • movies
Daniel Radcliffe on 'Star Wars' vs. 'Harry Potter'
September 22nd, 2011
07:48 AM ET

Daniel Radcliffe on 'Star Wars' vs. 'Harry Potter'

As the star of a wildly popular film franchise, you’d think Daniel Radcliffe would be well-versed in pop culture phenomenons. But as it turns out, Harry Potter himself hasn’t seen “Star Wars”!

In an interview with Moviefone, Radcliffe reveals that he’s never seen the 1977 space opera. “Yeah, I know. It’s really bad,” he says of the gap in his film knowledge.

The 22-year-old actor explains, I saw 'The Phantom Menace,' and everyone's like, ‘You saw that one! You didn't see the originals?!’ I know! I was ten! I didn't know any better!”

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