Daniel Radcliffe just opened up about turning to alcohol to forget his HP fame

Daniel Radcliffe just opened up about turning to alcohol to forget his HP fame


‘I really struggled’

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may have come out over a decade ago, but that doesn’t mean that we’ve moved on from the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

In fact, us millennials are probably still as hooked as we were when the series was actually still going.

Too many of us own wands, chocolate frogs and clothes emblazoned with our Hogwarts House crest (we’re ALL Gryffindor, OK?) and we can all admit to having debated HP theories deep into the night.

It’s hard therefore to remember that the actors have their own lives, with the three leading stars speaking openly about the realities of having fame thrust upon them at such a young age.

This is something that lead actor Daniel Radcliffe spoke out about this week during an appearance on Off Camera With Sam Jones.

Describing his fame, the 29-year-old recalled: ‘I really struggled with particularly in my late teens when I was going out to places for the first time where you would feel – again it could have largely been in my head but – you would feel watched when you went into a bar, when you went into a pub.

‘Then, in my case, the quickest way of forgetting about the fact that you were being watched was to get very drunk and then as you get very drunk, you become aware that, “oh people are watching more now because now I’m getting very drunk, so I should probably drink more to ignore that more.”’

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He continued: ’Part of the thing is the expectation that you should just be delighted all the time. You have a great job, you’re wealthy, you don’t have a right to not be excited about the thing all the time. I think that’s a pressure as well. You suddenly start to feel, “Man, if I am just feeling some human emotion of sadness, does that mean I’m doing this wrong? Am I not good at being famous?”‘

How did he get through it? ‘I have been unbelievably lucky with the people I had around me at certain times in my life,’ he explained. ‘I met some really key people, some actors some of them not, who just gave me great advice and really cared for me. Ultimately it was just my own decision. I woke up one morning after a night, going, “This is probably not good.”‘

Harry Potter fans are coming out in force to praise Daniel for speaking out on the subject.

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Meghan Markle gave her baby shower guests the sweetest gifts

Meghan Markle gave her baby shower guests the sweetest gifts


This is lovely.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the news that they were expecting a baby in Spring 2019, just months ago, with the exciting news sending the internet into a frenzy.

Who are the god parents going to be? What will be the royal baby name of choice? And of course, when is the due date?

While Meghan has hinted at an April arrival, supposedly disclosing the month to a member of the public, the question on everyone’s lips this week surrounded the Duchess’ baby shower, taking place in New York this week.

Yes, Meghan Markle spent the past few days in New York, spending some time with her closest friends before the arrival of her baby.

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The intimate baby shower took place in the city’s Mark Hotel, attended by Jessica Mulroney, Abigail Spencer, Amal Clooney and Serena Williams, among some of Meghan’s other BFFs.

While the details of the event are being kept a secret, there have been rumours of a flower arranging class and a dessert table – yes, really. A dessert table.

The sweetest detail seemed to come from the Duchess herself, with guests receiving a sweet party favour – a trio of decorated biscuits. Giving a nod to Meghan’s ‘little bump’, the three monochrome biscuits came in three different shapes – a rattle, a baby bib and stork.

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Meghan’s close friend and make up artist, Daniel Martin, made the details known this week, when he shared a photo of the sweet treats to Instagram.

‘Such an incredible day celebrating #babylove,’ he captioned the sweet snap.

We hope Meghan had the baby shower she deserved!

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Gwyneth Paltrow almost missed out on this iconic role because of her split from Brad Pitt

Gwyneth Paltrow almost missed out on this iconic role because of her split from Brad Pitt


Wait, WHAT?

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Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most talked about women in the world, and from her lifestyle brand Goop to her recent marriage to Brad Falchuk, she never fails to make news.

This week, it was her previous relationship with Brad Pitt that everyone was talking about, with Gwyneth admitting that her split from the Fight Club actor had almost prevented her from taking one of her most iconic roles, Viola from Shakespeare In Love.

On Shakespeare In Love’s 20th anniversary, Gwyneth explained that she wasn’t supposed to star in the film at all, with a different A-list actress given the role.

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‘The movie had many iterations,’ Gwyneth recalled in an interview with Variety. ‘Julia Roberts was going to do it for a long time, and then that version fell apart. It ended up in Miramax, and I was the first person they offered it to.’

Despite being offered the role however, Gwyneth went on to explain that the timing wasn’t right, with the actress mid break up from Brad, reportedly turning the opportunity down at first.

‘I was in the middle of a terrible breakup and the idea of going to England and being far from home just seemed … I didn’t even read it,’ she explained. ‘I was just like, “I can’t read anything right now. I’m having a really hard time.”’

We don’t know who convinced Gwyneth to reconsider but seeing as she won herself an Oscar for the role, we doubt she regrets her decision!

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Meghan Markle’s brother just outlined his take on the Markle family rift

Meghan Markle’s brother just outlined his take on the Markle family rift


And it’s pretty controversial…

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Meghan Markle has a difficult relationship with her family, something that has plagued her first few months as a royal.

The Markles as a whole have created a lot of drama around the now Duchess of Sussex, from estranged nephew Tyler Dooley naming his cannabis business after her to her father Thomas Markle continuously engaging with the press, despite Meghan’s reported pleas for him not too, even leaking a private letter to the press this month.

Samantha Markle has undoubtedly taken the most attention, from her chilling Anne Boleyn warning to Meghan and her rumoured appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, to her choosing the Duchess’ due date to release her tell-all book.

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But it was Meghan’s estranged half brother, Thomas Markle Jr, who made news this week, talking to OK! Magazine about how Meghan’s ‘rift’ with his father is affecting him.

‘He’s hurt and very confused about what happened to his relationship with his daughter, and I think he’s a little more frustrated now because he’s got a grandchild coming up with his favourite person that he worshiped,’ Thomas Markle Jr. explained. ‘They had such a tight bond together and now he’s worried about if he’s ever going to get to see his grandchild. It’s a new addition to the family and now would be a perfect opportunity for the family to get back together.’

Going on to explain the rift, he continued: ‘A lot of the distance happened between Meghan when she went to Toronto and her first big break in TV which was Suits and it turned out to be a big hit in the USA.

‘I think she turned into a little Hollywood starlet and she was focused on her career so much. I get it. I get being in that world because once you’re down that path you’ll do anything it takes to be successful so that had a lot to do with being distant from her whole family.’

Hmmmmmm.

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Melania Trump has paid an emotional tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

Melania Trump has paid an emotional tribute to Karl Lagerfeld


‘We will miss you’

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It was announced yesterday that iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had died in Paris aged 85.

The sad news of his death comes after weeks of ill health, with Karl – the artistic director of CHANEL – missing his catwalk bow at the end of the most recent CHANEL Couture Show in Paris.

‘It is with deep sadness that the House of CHANEL announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the CHANEL Fashion House since 1983,’ Chanel announced in a statement.

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It was undoubtedly a very sad day for the fashion community, with high profile figures coming forward to pay their respects, from Victoria Beckham to Alexa Chung.

One unexpected high profile figure to pay an emotional tribute to the German designer was First Lady Melania Trump, who took to her Twitter page to honour the icon.

‘Today the world lost a creative genius,’ Melania tweeted alongside a photo of her with Karl and one of his personalised sketches for her. ‘We will miss you Karl! #RIPKarlLagerfeld.’

From Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell to Marion Cotillard and Elton John, the tributes continue to flood in.

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Lady Gaga has officially announced her split from fiancé Christian Carino

Lady Gaga has officially announced her split from fiancé Christian Carino


No, we’re not crying. YOU’RE crying.

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Lady Gaga has been one of the most talked-about women in the world this year, winning big at award season for her leading role and songwriting in A Star Is Born.

With just over a week until the Academy Awards 2019, people are wondering whether Gaga will add a Leading Actress Oscar to her collection, but it was’t award season or even her hilarious reaction to her tattoo typo that made the singer a talking point this week.

Instead, Gaga made news for a heartbreaking reason.

There has been speculation that Gaga had split from fiancé Christian Carino after the singer was spotted at the Grammys without her engagement ring, but until now neither Gaga nor Christian had shed any light on the news.

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Confirming the break up yesterday, Lady Gaga’s reps told PEOPLE: ‘It just didn’t work out. Relationships sometimes end. There’s no long dramatic story.’

The former couple confirmed their engagement in October, when the singer thanked her ‘fiancé Christian’ during her speech at Elle‘s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration.

Luckily for Gaga, she’s keeping busy, with this Sunday’s Oscars seeing her nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song for her work on A Star Is Born.

Our thoughts are with Lady Gaga and Christian Carino!

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Here’s why the internet is divided over Malia Obama’s secret Facebook account

Here’s why the internet is divided over Malia Obama’s secret Facebook account


From how it started to Twitter reactions…

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The Obamas are one of the most talked-about families in the world, and from Michelle taking to the stage at the Grammys to Barack releasing his memoir, they never fail to make viral news – even after leaving the White House.

It was their 20-year-old daughter Malia who made waves this week however, as her secret Facebook account was revealed.

And while a secret Facebook page is no big surprise, with high profile figures like Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice having also had under the radar social media profiles in the past, it’s what was on her page that divided the internet.

While one post of her drinking wine caused a bit of a stir, it was a seemingly anti-Trump message that made the most news.

The post in question was a picture of post-it notes, featuring the messages: ‘Donald Trump is President’, ’This is not normal’ and ‘Don’t be complacent’, a message that was commented on by Former VP Joe Biden’s 20-year-old granddaughter who reportedly wrote: ‘Never saw this. I like it.’

While everyone is entitled to their own opinions (and privacy), this post has exploded online, dividing Twitter, with some accusing the former first daughter of sending an ‘inappropriate’ message.

And while Malia has faced a lot of backlash, there were plenty of people coming to the former first daughter’s defence.

‘Let me get this straight: Malia Obama is studying at Harvard and in a private setting, articulated her distrust and fear of a man who has spent years saying racist, xenophobic, hateful things about her father and the country she loves,’ tweeted Charlotte Clymer.

Zack Bernstein agreed, going on to reference the backlash against her seen to be drinking alcohol from her Facebook page, posting: ’The same people mad at Malia Obama for drinking wine and wearing a bathing suit at age 20 are the same people who excuse Brett Kavanaugh for drinking beer and assaulting a woman at age 17’

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also shared her thoughts on the matter, stepping in to defend the 20-year-old.

‘Malia Obama is a private citizen,’ she posted. ‘No part of her life should be anyone’s click bate.’

The page that doesn’t appear to have been updated since 2017

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Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85


Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

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It has been reported that iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85, with a report from French magazine Closer breaking the news.

The news of his death comes after weeks of ill health, with Karl – the artistic director of Chanel – missing his catwalk bow at the end of the most recent Chanel Couture Show in Paris.

‘Mr Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, who was feeling tired, asked Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, to represent him,’  a statement announced following his absence.

It was then announced this morning that the designer – who presided over the House of Chanel for three decades – had died this morning in Paris.

While he is best known for his work with Chanel, becoming Creative Director in 1983, he is also just as celebrated for his work with Fendi, not to mention of course, his signature label.

It is undoubtedly a very sad day for the fashion community and high profile figures are coming out in force to pay their respects to the icon.

‘Karl, I cannot tell you how much you meant to me and how much I will miss you,’ Diane Kruger posted about the icon. ‘I will never forget your kindness towards me, your laughs, your imagination. I came to France to see you this week and introduce you to my daughter…I’m heartbroken I was too late Rest In Peace. I adore you.’

Our thoughts are with Karl’s friends and family.

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This is the one person Harry and Meghan will rely on through the birth of their child

This is the one person Harry and Meghan will rely on through the birth of their child


Here’s everything you need to know…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are one of the most talked-about couples in the world, with the news of their future arrival only adding fuel to the fire.

The royal baby is set to arrive this Spring, with members of the public hedging their bets on an April due date.

But who will be chosen as god parentsWhat will the royals call their future arrival? And just how millennial are Harry and Meghan going with their nursery decor? There are just so many questions.

While preparing to welcome a baby can be stressful work, it looks like the royals are in good hands, with their Interim Private Secretary Samantha Cohen staying with the Sussexes to to help out until their birth.

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It was announced last year that Samantha, who has worked for the royal household for 17 years, was leaving, one in a series of departures around Meghan, but according to one source, her role with Harry and Meghan was never a permanent one.

‘Sam was always going to be an interim private secretary until the Duke and Duchess found a permanent one,’ a source reportedly told Vanity Fair.

‘Samantha the Panther’ as she is known by in royal circles has reportedly agreed to stay on with the couple until after the royal baby’s birth – something they are said to be thrilled about.

‘Sam gets on well with Meghan and Harry,’ the source continued. ‘She has agreed to stay on and help them until after they have had the baby and found a full time replacement private secretary so that the hand over will be completely seamless.’

Thank goodness!

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Donald Trump thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize and the internet is face-palming

Donald Trump thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize and the internet is face-palming


Wait, WHAT?

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Donald Trump is one of the most talked-about people in the world, with his DT quotes making us all face-palm on the regular.

The president of the United States never fails to be controversial, and from his greeting the Queen with a handshake and making friends with Putin to him getting trolled by JK Rowling and his controversial tribute to the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (claiming she worked for him on multiple occasions), the past year has been no exception.

In the past month alone, he made news for making a very sexist joke at his wife’s expense, not to mention the revelations that he spent $10,000 on make up for his inauguration and that he photoshops his hands to make them look bigger.

This week however he made news for a reported nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize – and we don’t know what to do.

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According to Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has nominated him for ‘a thing called a Nobel Peace Prize’ (yes, really), writing a ‘beautiful letter’ about his opening a dialogue with North Korea.

‘I like him a lot and he likes me a lot,’ the President said of Mr Abe in a White House press conference on Friday, going on to explain his help in relieving Japan of the fears of North Korea launching missiles over their territory.

‘Now, all of a sudden, they feel good,’ Trump explained. ‘They feel safe. I did that’.

Going on to insist how former President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama ‘couldn’t have done that’, he announced: ‘I’ll never get it, but that’s OK. They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for’.

The Japanese government has not yet confirmed the President’s  claims and the Prime Minister’s Office was reportedly not able to comment.

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