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Imagining Herman Cain vs. Lord Voldemort on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 8th 2011 7:30AM
Ralph Fiennes, 'Daily Show'Last night classically trained actor Ralph Fiennes -- a.k.a. Lord Voldemort in the 'Harry Potter' movies -- stopped by 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights., 11PM ET on Comedy Central) and, frankly, things got a little weird.

Host Jon Stewart asked Fiennes for his opinion on who would win in the unlikely event that former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain went up against Voldemort: "If they were in a sword fight, in your mind, who would be the victor?"

Fiennes pondered this briefly before saucily quipping, "Depends on the length of the wand."

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Colbert Finds Similarities Between 'Harry Potter' and Sarah Palin's 'The Undefeated' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 19th 2011 4:08AM
'The Colbert Report'It was a big weekend at the box office, and no one was more excited than Stephen Colbert. He opened 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), by saying, "I was totally geeking out this weekend to see the epic adventure of the eternal child hero in the adorable glasses who is mankind's only hope: Sarah Palin."

Colbert went on to draw some comparisons between the 'Harry Potter' movies and Palin's 'The Undefeated.'

"These two would make a great double feature, 'cause both movies are about outsiders plucked from obscurity by an old wizard," Colbert said, putting up a picture of Dumbledore and John McCain side-by-side.

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Daniel Radcliffe Never Stopped Being Excited About Harry Potter (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 19th 2011 3:48AM
Daniel Radcliffe, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'It may have come as something of a shock to Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), but hardcore fans of the 'Harry Potter' film franchise could tell that Daniel Radcliffe and his acting cohorts remained enthusiastic about the wonder they were creating every step of the way for the past decade.

If nothing else, the huge piles of cash and the fame had to have helped, but we give a lot of the credit to the sheer fun that must have gone into even the hardest days of shooting. It's just such a magical world to be able to play in.

Stewart was more impressed that they were able to navigate their teen years without becoming jaded by the whole experience, "because as a 14-year old, being jaded is in many ways your job."

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Daniel Radcliffe Calls New 'Harry Potter' the Best One Yet (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 14th 2011 2:50PM
Daniel Radcliffe of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' on 'Today''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' is selling out midnight screenings and has had Potter fans buzzing for well over a year. As if it needed even more hype, Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter himself, said Thursday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that this is the best film yet in the series.

Radcliffe called the movie a "fantastic piece of filmmaking," the best in the series "by such a long way." And he's happy the franchise is going out on such a high note. "I'm so proud of it, and I haven't been pleased with all the films," he said. "Like number six, I was very open about the fact that I particularly hated my own performance in it. This film is so far ahead of anything else we've done."

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Today In TV Scandals: A 'Big Brother' Contestant's Homophobic 'Harry Potter' Rant, Tattoos & a '16 and Pregnant' Arrest

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 13th 2011 2:45PM
Jeff, Big BrotherJ.K. Rowling's revelation wizened wizard/Harry Potter mentor Albus Dumbledore was actually gay rocked the 'Harry Potter' fandom when she announced the news ... four years ago.

So when 'Big Brother' contestant Jeff found out yesterday that the Hogwarts headmaster was gay, his shocked, homophobic reaction was surprising. Entertainment Weekly reports that the houseguest noted Dumbledore "doesn't have any gay tendencies" before exclaiming, "He's in school with little kids; you don't want to make that guy gay."

Jeff further dug himself into that giant crater of his by clarifying, "I don't think it's the right thing to have a kids' book, and to have the headmaster that's locked away in this magical land, to be gay. That isn't the right kind of writing to do." Oy.

According to Reality Blurred, this isn't Jeff's first time exhibiting homophobic behavior. During his first 'Big Brother' season, he used gay slurs when talking about some of his housemates.

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Emma Watson Won't Talk About Daniel Radcliffe's Drinking, But Will About Her Own (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 12th 2011 3:57AM
Emma Watson, 'Late Show with David Letterman'David Letterman was a man on a mission when Emma Watson appeared on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). Here was a young lady who'd worked with Daniel Radcliffe since they were both children. Surely she would know all about Radcliffe's admitted past drinking problems.

"To be honest, it's really not something I genuinely know much about," Watson said. "He is the one to talk about it."

That seems reasonable, so Letterman decided that if Watson wouldn't spill about Radcliffe drinking, perhaps she would open up about herself. By golly, someone's going to talk about someone drinking on this show!

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Rupert Grint Previews Dark 'Harry Potter' Finale (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 11th 2011 3:45PM
Rupert Grint talks about 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' on 'TodayIf you've already read the 'Harry Potter' books, you know there are some surprises in store for the final installment of the film version, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2,' which opens Friday. Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, was on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) Monday to talk about how the franchise ends, and what the cast's future might hold.

Hoda Kotb
pointed out that 'Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' has more action and is darker than previous films. "This is kind of the war now," said Grint. "This is a war film. We become soldiers, and characters naturally don't make it to the end." While he confirmd that Ron makes it, he wouldn't say if Hermione lives, and couldn't hold back a wry smirk when asked, much to Kathie Lee and Hoda's dismay. We're guessing the gals haven't read the books.

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'Harry Potter' Cast Says Goodbye at London World Premiere (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 8th 2011 3:00PM
Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe at the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' premiere on 'The Early Show'With Thursday's premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' in London, the cast that has been together for a decade said goodbye to a franchise that made them stars and brought to life J.K. Rowling's novels. 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM on CBS) showed us madness from the red carpet as thousands of fans clogged Trafalgar Square and the stars of the series marveled at the experience.

"This is a fitting send off," said Daniel Radcliffe, also known as Harry Potter. "It feels right. It feels like we're doing justice to what is not just a fantastic film but a fantastic series." Emma Watson, who plays Hermione, said she felt like she was having an "out-of-body experience," that it was overwhelming but a "beautiful moment."

Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, said it had been an important part of his life. "To have it just suddenly end is quite a weird feeling," he said. A weird feeling for him, for the thousands of people trying to get a glimpse of the stars in London, and for the millions of fans worldwide. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' opens in the U.S. on Friday, July 15.

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Daniel Radcliffe Has Quit Drinking After Partying 'Unsuccessfully' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 5th 2011 3:30PM
Lara Spencer talks about Daniel Radcliffe on 'Good Morning America'Daniel Radcliffe has already filmed the last installment of the 'Harry Potter' franchise, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,' which hits theaters July 15. Lara Spencer reported Tuesday on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) that Radcliffe has also quit drinking, according to an interview in GQ magazine.

"He has just told GQ magazine that he is no longer drinking alcohol after partying quote 'unsuccessfully,'" she said. "He said he began drinking in 2009 while shooting 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' and realized he was relying on alcohol too much."

Spencer also marveled that the paparazzi never managed to catch Radcliffe with a drink in his hand. It helps if you have a cloak of invisibility to hide your hooch.

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'Harry Potter' Cast and Larry King Team Up for CNN Special

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 29th 2011 8:12AM
Larry King and Daniel Radcliffe'When Harry Met Larry' at CNN ... A number of 'Harry Potter' stars will sit down with Larry King for a TV special celebrating the premiere of the latest -- and last -- 'Harry Potter' movie next month.

CNN announced that the one-hour special will feature interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane.

It will also include never-before-seen footage from 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' days before its worldwide premiere.

Additionally, James and Oliver Phelps, who play the Weasley twins, take viewers on a tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and interact with fans.

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Ellen DeGeneres Shows Off Her Family Tree (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 31st 2010 4:59PM
Ellen Explains Her Family TreeEllen DeGeneres has not yet appeared on 'Who Do You Think You Are?' But the talk-show host has been the recipient of some research into her genealogical background. According to Ancestry.com, DeGeneres is actually related to ... pop icon Madonna. So DeGeneres played up her family tree on the latest episode of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

Watch the video after the jump.

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Right Now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 21st 2010 8:29PM
The folks at our sister site,Cinematical, are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

by Ji Hyun Lee, posted Dec 2nd 2009 2:20AM
abcs 25 days of christmas,frosty, santa clause 2, polar express, harry potter Ho, ho, ho! Santa Claus and a slew of other seasonal characters are coming to town via ABC Family for 25 straight days of Christmas programming. The young, the sentimental and the young at heart can check out family classics like 'The Polar Express,' 'The Miracle on 34th Street' and 'Frosty's Winter Wonderland,' while more grown-up family members will enjoy recent hits like 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' 'The Incredibles' and 'Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.'

Get out the popcorn and the hot chocolate, and snuggle up on the couch with a loved one or two -- and don't forget to check out the holiday programming on other channels with our complete holiday TV schedule.

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'Harry Potter' DVD/Blu-ray Extras to Premiere on ABC Family December 4-6

by Nicholas White, posted Nov 11th 2009 3:57PM
It will be a magical Muggles wonderland -- some of it never seen before -- the first weekend in December on ABC Family.

During a 'Harry Potter' weekend Dec. 4-6, new footage from the kids' movie mega-franchise will show scenes from 'Creating the World of Harry Potter,' an eight-hour documentary series of behind-the-scenes footage that'll be available on the 'Harry Potter Ultimate Edition' DVD and Blu-Ray starting Dec. 8.

Included are screen tests, cast and filmmaker stories, and directors' explanations behind critical decisions.

Also airing that weekend on ABC Family are two extras from the upcoming 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' two-disc special edition DVD/Blu-ray combo pack, which is in stores Dec. 8.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 19th 2009 10:03AM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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