Richard Griffiths, best known for playing Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies, has died. The Tony Award-winning British actor passed away after suffering complications following heart surgery, according to the Griffiths family.
Daniel Radcliffe’s got a new girlfriend. Meet Roseanne Corker, a 22-year-old fellow Brit whose been quietly dating Radcliffe for almost a year! Only a few hobnobbers even knew about the Hogwarts alums secret romance until the young lovers were snapped holding hands in New York City last Thursday. Has he been keeping her under an invisibility cloak or something?
Bad news, Harry Potter Fans: Everyone’s favorite boy wizard has been beaten by the new beefcake superhero in town: Captain America. Captain America: The First Avenger dethroned the Harry Potter finale, The Deathly Hallows â€” Part 2, from the No. spot at the North American box office over the weekend, taking in $65.8 million in receipts.
Oh well. On a lighter note, at least Hermione got to meet her gay porn doppelganger!
See anything good at the movies lately? The final Harry Potter film soared to the top of the weekend box office (No surprises there…) notching box office gold as boy wizard Harry and his pals Ron and Hermione returned to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemort’s final horcruxes.
According to preliminary figures, Deathly Hallows Part II shattered box office records, taking in $168.8 million in ticket sales over its opening weekend and beating 2008′s The Dark Knight to the title of best three-day opening ever. The Harry Potter finale also bested Twilight’s New Moon to set a record for best opening day domestically Friday with $92.1 million.
As everybody who’s anybody knows, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ opens this Friday. It’s the last installment in the film franchise and people are all chaotic and twirly about it — and there you are. You haven’t read the books and you haven’t seen the movies but all your friends are talking about it and dammit, you’re tired of feeling left-out.
Couple options here. You can either rent all the Potter flicks and call in sick for the next couple days so you’ll have SOME idea what’s going on, or you can just let the Fine Brothers sum it all up for you in seven minutes.
Then you’ll be able to ask that hottie in accounting to see the new movie with you on Friday night and feign the appropriate level of sadness that the whole saga is coming to a close. Chicks so dig a sensitive guy.