Watson rich enough to retire

Emma WatsonEmma Watson, 17, who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, told Parade magazine that she has enough money to retire. “Let’s be honest,” she says. “I have enough money never to have to work again, but I would never want that.” Watson is the only one of the film’s three young leads who hasn’t done any other acting projects outside of the popular film series, preferring instead to stay in school and keep in touch with her friends. She has signed on to star in the next two Potter films. The current one, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, opens in selected theaters tonight at midnight. Click here to watch an exclusive Tribute TV interview with Watson.

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  1. Ed Davis • July 10, 2007 @ 11:15 AM

    Harry Potter is corrupting the youth of America. It’s time to give the whole sordid enterprise a rest.

  2. Ernie Douglas • July 10, 2007 @ 11:17 AM

    Has anyone seen the hilarious action spoof “Dirty Harry Potter?” Check it out!

  3. Halle Berry's Body Double • July 10, 2007 @ 11:28 AM

    I can’t stand Harry Potter!!! Fortunately, my eleven year-old was never seduced by the spell of Rowling’s frog-like wizard, and went straight for more adult fare such as Danielle Steele and Harold Robbins. Lots of children are getting left back because of a preoccupation with all things Potter, and that’s unacceptable.

  4. Big Earl • July 10, 2007 @ 11:37 AM

    I’ve never been a Potter fan but I’ll see the next one because Hilary Duff is in it.

  5. Tara • July 10, 2007 @ 4:30 PM

    Danielle Steele for children?? Are you kidding me?? Harry Potter is one of the greatest series of novels for children out there!!! not to mention that they are way more appropriate for a younger audience. All I ask is that you actually read the novels before you comment about them!!!

  6. sk8tergirl • July 10, 2007 @ 5:03 PM

    I agree.

  7. sweettahsin • July 10, 2007 @ 9:21 PM

    Shut up all losers your America Sucks, Harry Potter Rocks

  8. Slippery Pete • July 11, 2007 @ 2:22 AM

    Harry Potter is just plain wrong.

  9. Honest Phil • July 11, 2007 @ 3:50 AM

    I HATE Harry Potter! Theres a bookstore on my block and those Potter punks started lining up TWO WEEKS AGO! Now theres garbage all over and some pretty unpleasant odors wafting through our blistering hot streets. Fun is fun but something MUST be done!

  10. Becky • July 11, 2007 @ 3:55 AM

    What kind of name is Hermione, anyway?!?! I mean really!

  11. Big Earl • July 11, 2007 @ 6:11 AM

    My kids know if they bring a Harry Potter book home theyll be beat senseless; these cults are eroding the imagination of our young people.

  12. Mr. Sure • July 11, 2007 @ 6:53 AM

    Harry Potter is Scientology for youngsters.

  13. Gary • July 11, 2007 @ 8:48 AM

    I feel sorry for the parents who will be forced to see this…

  14. Swamp Thing's Brother • July 11, 2007 @ 9:00 AM

    She’s going to be mightily upstaged by Hilary Duff in the next film; Hermione who???

  15. Big Earl • July 11, 2007 @ 9:26 AM

    Don’t judge me, “Ellie,” IF that is your REAL name! My children have been bounced from school to school after being repeatedly punched, kicked, and spat upon for refusing to join the other kids in playing their Potter “games” at recess. I’m only interested in my childrens’ well-being, and whether you choose to believe it or not, the Potter books are creating a generation of cutthroats and hoods. There’s too much money being made for anyone to step up and address the situation, but responsible parenting can go a long ways to turning the tide…

  16. madisonsmom • July 11, 2007 @ 9:39 AM

    It’s a story, people! If you don’t want to read it…don’t! There are thousands of other books at the bookstores….but an 11 year old reading Danielle Steele?….you should have your head examined…or you must think it’s ok for a young child to read about how one goes about being promiscuous!

  17. MelissaJ • July 11, 2007 @ 11:52 AM

    What I can’t understand is if you have no interest in the Harry Potter books or movie why read the news stories. I have read all the books. You do not know the underlining story. Its about standing up for what you believe in and standing by your friends.
    Its people like Big Earl, Mr. Sure, and Slippery Pete that don’t know what they are talking about. The Harry Potter books have done a lot for a group of children that would not have read a book that was not part of their school work. These kids have started out reading Harry Potter and the moved on to some of the other great books that are out there. Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling have shown them the joy that can be found in reading. If the Harry Potter books are not for you keep your mouth shut and go to what is for you.

  18. Mandy • July 11, 2007 @ 12:41 PM

    I COMPLETELY agree with MelissaJ. If you people have children to take care of and other more important things to do, then why are you wasting your time reading news stories about things you hate. If you’ve never read Harry Potter then you have no right to bash it. You have no idea what they are about and the message that they are sending. It’s books like these that encourage children to read and to have fun reading. Once they realize that they can have fun reading, then they can move on to better books. I honestly don’t see the big deal. Even if your child is completely taken by the Harry Potter world, it’s just a story, it’s just a movie, and it’s just a fad. It’ll pass. And another note, Big Earl, if your children are suffering at school with bullies and what not, if they come home and you’re waiting there to beat them too, then what are you teaching your children really?

  19. sk8tergirl • July 11, 2007 @ 1:03 PM

    Reading can take us kids into a whole new world. That is what Harry Potter books are for. Most of us like to read things like that. Anyway, isn’t this article about Emma Watson?

  20. What's in a Name? • July 11, 2007 @ 2:05 PM

    “The Harry Potter books have done a lot for a group of children that would not have read a book that was not part of their school work.”

    Harry Potter is un-American; Rowling is attempting to pervert everything this country was founded on. We mustn’t let her get away with it.

  21. Ed Davis • July 11, 2007 @ 2:28 PM

    “Big Earl,” you sound like about the most responsible parent on this panel. Don’t let the bullying get to you, these people have clearly been brainwashed by JK Rowling…

  22. Wrapped in Plastic • July 11, 2007 @ 4:20 PM

    Word — props to Big Earl!

  23. Tara • July 12, 2007 @ 1:04 AM

    Since when did kids start Harry Potter gangs?? What are they going to do? Throw their reading glasses at you?? You have got to be kidding me!! The basis of the Harry Potter series is helping younger generations to beleieve in who they are!!! If you don’t want your kids to “conform” thats fine. Just let them make up their own minds and if they decide to read Harry Potter,let it be. At least your children are wanting to read instead of watching tv and/or playing video games!! If you hate Harry Potter without even reading one chapter of a book, then shut your mouth until you have a real reason to hate these books. Harry Potter rocks!!! Go see the movie!!!

  24. A Concerned Citizen • July 12, 2007 @ 11:06 AM

    “Tara” obviously subscribes to the thug mentality espoused by Rowling’s drones…

  25. sk8tergirl • July 12, 2007 @ 3:22 PM

    I totaly agree with Tara:)

  26. Armpit Hair • July 13, 2007 @ 6:11 AM

    Miss Duff is a huge talent and her presence should not only up the ante for longtime fans but make some new ones as well. 🙂

  27. stephanie • July 13, 2007 @ 10:32 AM

    The more posts I read the more I am convinced that LOTS of ppl out there are just not thinking straight. First off they are just books and stories, good ones at that, there is adventure and drama and action, and heartache and so on, these are my favorite types of stories they teach you world lessons like about friendship and family, right and wrong and so on again. Ppl like Big Earl and so on, open your minds, ppl like you make the hatred of the world grow and get out of control. Lots of ppl follow the Bible more fanatically that the Harry stories and I dont know about you all but there is NO ACTUAL FACTUAL evidence that they are TRUE stories but millions follow them like they are. Harry Potter is not as much about witches and wizards as it about teaching life, there are so many hidden and underlying meanings in these stories, about depression and mental illness, love and relationships and the ups and downs of life they are just masked in an interesting and make believe way to make them so much more appealing than someone preaching these lessons to you. You are all so judgmental, would you be so harsh on yourselves, would you judge yourself the same way you do ppl you dont REALLY know. Celebrities are interesting yes, but its only cause so much of there lives are out there for everyone to see and we all eat it up in a negative or positive way so you have no one to blame but yourselves for making it so BIG. And Big Earl maybe you should figure out what the REAL problem is @ school and not blame it on Harry potter movies, maybe they go to a bad school or maybe they dont have the proper socialization or coping skills, how lame to blame a bunch of movies and books instead of getting to the real truth. Emma rocks and seems to be a great true person, get a life ppl or at least some sense and manners.

  28. MelissaJ • July 13, 2007 @ 12:08 PM

    Well said stephanie.

    I am going to see the movie today!

  29. nikki • July 13, 2007 @ 3:15 PM

    Go MelissaJ! That is absolutely right! Harry Potter is promoting creativity and imagination in teenagers so they’re not IMing all stinking day! If you gave the books and the movies a CHANCE you’d realize that these characters and story lines must be thought about and figured out! It makes people THINK-kids these days don’t do that very often anymore!
    Please, people, be considerate! There are people out there (LIKE ME) WHO LOVE HARRY POTTER! I’ve been counting down the days for this movie and for the seventh book! I may not like what you like, but I would never come right out and tell you in such a rude and horrible way!
    I have one last hing to say-HATERS-PLEASE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND LEAVE ALL OF US TRUE POTTER FANS TO LIVE OUR LIVES HAPPILY!
    Emma, I luv you and Harry POtter! XD

  30. sk8tergirl • July 18, 2007 @ 2:09 PM

    You haters say what you want you want but I think the Harry Potter books and movies are awsome!

  31. alfa-Male • July 19, 2007 @ 9:44 PM

    This is SOO HILLARIOUS!!!!
    I actually googled this website by typing:
    “Harry Potter” and “punks”.
    Sad to see how only a handful of you spoke out against this kittenish Harry Potter madness. This sensless phenomena never ceases to amaze me. However I just had to look into this matter myself to convince myself that people REALLY WASTE THEIR TIME ON THIS CRAP. We have teens in their 17th and 18th season taking bullets for our country while the rest
    (too many a percentage) of them are READING HARRY POTTER!!!???. Get frekin’ real.

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