There is no need for Ron Weasley to panic now -- at least not financially.
Rupert Grint, who played the nervous redhead in the “Harry Potter” movie series, admitted in an interview he did not know how much money he has in the bank, the Daily Mail reported.
However, Grint, 30, is worth more than $35 million and said he is content knowing he can live a “comfortable” life without checking his financial statements, the newspaper reported.
Grint made his comments during an interview with the Radio Times, saying that “I actually don't know how much I have. I couldn't even really guess.”
Grint, one of the three main characters in the “Harry Potter” wizard movies adapted from J.K. Rowling’s books, vaulted to fame with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson when the 2001 movie, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” was released.
Having that much money “doesn’t motivate me too much,” Grint told the Radio Times. “'I'm glad it's there but I'm not really that focused on it.”
Radcliffe has an estimated net worth of more than $109 million and Watson has a net worth of more than $71 million, the Daily Mail reported.
Iconic actor Kirk Douglas celebrated his 102nd birthday Sunday, and daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones paid homage with a moving tribute, ETonline reported.
Jones, who is married to Douglas’ son, Michael Douglas, posted a black-and-white video on Instagram that showed the 49-year-old actress’ daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, playing the piano as a young child (she is now 15) and singing Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful,” ETonline reported. The video included black-and-white photos and videos of Douglas, highlighting his life, People reported.
"Happy 102nd birthday to the most beautiful man. We love you Kirk," Zeta-Jones wrote on Instagram.
Carys also posted on Instagram, posting a photo of her grandfather and writing that “I can’t put into words how much you mean to me.”
Another grandchild, Dylan Douglas, posted a photo on Instagram of Douglas in a boxing pose and wrote, “Happy birthday Pappy 102 years!!! Though you are adored by millions, my love for you is by far the greatest. Love you forever and always,” he wrote.
"Aquaman" star Jason Momoa isn't afraid to boogie down.
The self-described Saturday Night Live "super-nerd" delighted fans on the comedy show this week, kicking off his hosting gig with a hilarious musical moment.
After a pink-clad Momoa introduced himself ("I am so muscular to be hosting 'Saturday Night Huge'") and wowed a lovestruck Aidy Bryant by opening a pickle jar, cast members Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd tried to convince him that Parliament's 1978 hit "Aqua Boogie" would make a great "Aquaman" theme song.
Although Momoa seemed unconvinced, that didn't stop him from singing the tune and showing off some dance moves.
A song from Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is causing big controversy for a Princeton University a cappella group.
According to The New York Times, the Princeton Tigertones said they will temporarily stop performing "Kiss the Girl" after critics questioned the group's practice of bringing a man and woman from the audience onstage and encouraging them to kiss when the song ends.
"Lyrics such as, 'It’s possible she wants you too/There’s one way to ask her/It don’t take a word, not a single word/Go on and kiss the girl, kiss the girl,' and 'she won’t say a word/Until you kiss that girl,' unambiguously encourage men to make physical advances on women without obtaining their clear consent," Princeton sophomore Noa Wollstein wrote in an op-ed for The Daily Princetonian last month.
Wollstein continued: "The fervor with which the all-male Tones press the man to kiss the female subject eerily amplifies the song’s assertions of toxic masculinity. The absence of opportunity for the chosen woman to protest at a Tigertones show mimics the song’s acceptance of the woman’s lack of consent to being kissed."
Tigertones President Wesley Brown responded with a letter to the editor in Friday's Princetonian.
"Because of these concerns, we are removing 'Kiss the Girl' from our active repertoire until we can arrive at a way to perform it that is comfortable and enjoyable for every member of our audience," Brown wrote.
The complaints quickly sparked backlash on social media. Here's what some people were saying:
The latest trailer is giving more of a look into the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie - “Captain Marvel.”
This time we see more of Carol Danver’s, past and how she became the superhero. Danvers is played by Brie Larson. It also gives fans a glimpse at Annette Bening. You also see a different side of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.
“Captain Marvel” will be in theaters on March 8.
A classic holiday special has some viewers seeing red this year.
According to the Washington Post, critics of the 1964 movie "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" are taking to social media to blast the film, claiming it promotes bullying and bigotry.
The controversy appeared to take flight Wednesday after HuffPost tweeted a video titled "Rudolph the Marginalized Reindeer." The post highlighted what some believe are "problematic" scenes from the movie.
"Former fans are pointing out Rudolph's father verbally abuses him," the video says, later adding that "Clarice's dad is a bigot."
>> See the video here (WARNING: Profanity)
Some Twitter users made similar observations.
"It's that time of year to really consider the meaning of Rudolph and how in the culture it's okay to bully someone until the thing that makes them strange is useful to everyone else. Always a horrible story," @gadlaw6 wrote.
"Santa let them bully Rudolph and joined in the shaming until his freak disability became useful," @goggleboi tweeted.
But fans fired back, arguing that Rudolph's triumph over adversity sends a positive message.
"The true message of Rudolph isn't that weirdness is bad until it can be exploited," podcaster Joshua D. Scroggin tweeted. "It's that everyone has value, and you shouldn't be mean to someone just because they're different. It's a lesson for the bullies, not the bullied."
Even public figures from opposite sides of the political spectrum – Donald Trump Jr. and Whoopi Goldberg – seemed to support Rudolph.
"Rudolph's the hero!" Goldberg said Thursday. "What's the problem?!"
A documentary film about rhino poaching won awards at film festivals in Europe and the United States this year. But since bringing "STROOP: journey into the rhino horn war " home to South Africa, its makers have struggled for the same buzz in a country whose rhino population, the biggest in the world, has been under siege for a decade.
"Overseas, we had this amazing success," said Bonné de Bod, narrator of the film, whose title refers to the Afrikaans word for poach. "And we come back home and we have cinema distributors and even the media telling us that, 'Look, the public is tired of hearing about rhino poaching' or 'Our editor is tired of talking about rhinos.'"
"STROOP" has a deal for international distribution with Journeyman Pictures and several screenings are occurring in major South African cities, but no distributor is willing to risk a financial loss by putting it in cinemas. Documentaries about the slaughter of African wildlife can't compete with popular entertainment — de Bod mentioned "The Grinch," a Christmas film — and often subject audiences to disturbing images such as a rhino whose face has been mutilated by poachers.
Reaching the right audience is also hard. China and some other Asian countries are key consumers of illegal wildlife products, but access is not easy for documentaries that directly or implicitly criticize Asian governments and might include secretly filmed video of animal parts on sale in countries such as Laos and Vietnam.
"It is very much about not only just raising awareness, but hopefully bringing about much-needed change," said Kate Brooks, the American director and producer of "The Last Animals ," a documentary about the killing of African elephants for their ivory, the looming extinction of the northern white rhino, and rangers and others trying to save the iconic animals.
The film was screened last year in Hong Kong as part of a campaign by the WildAid conservation group, and Brooks testified to lawmakers there shortly before the territory decided to phase out its legal ivory trade by 2021, similar to a ban already in effect in mainland China. "The Last Animals" was also shown in Taiwan, and to some EU and British lawmakers. This year, Britain announced what it said was one of the world's toughest bans on ivory sales.
The film's website allows people in some countries, mainly in the West, who want full bans on the ivory trade to submit online appeals to their lawmakers, and the website's designers plan similar campaigns for Asia and Africa. Brooks warned that "these animals don't have a chance" as long as there are legal loopholes.
"The Last Animals" will be broadcast on Wednesday in South Africa on AMC's Sundance Channel and will be released by Netflix in Canada, Australia, Ireland and Britain on Dec. 24 as a global rollout continues, according to Brooks.
International bans on trade in ivory and rhino horn have been in effect for decades, but the killing of elephants and rhinos has surged. Recent court rulings in South Africa opened the way to a domestic trade in rhino horn, despite the concern of many conservationists. Some Asian consumers believe it can cure illnesses, although there is no evidence that the horn, made of the same substance as human fingernails, has any medicinal value.
Raul Gallego Abellan, a Spanish filmmaker, traveled to Mozambique's Niassa National Reserve this year for the Global Wildlife Program, an initiative led by the World Bank. He patrolled with rangers trying to contain some of the worst elephant poaching on the continent.
The four-part "Niassa Elephant Defenders " video seeks to "bring light into dark places" by showing the rangers' commitment, Gallego Abellan said.
He said he hoped viewers would not just share the video on social media but instead "do something by themselves," whether donating to an environmental cause or deciding not to buy a product linked to wildlife exploitation.
The 2014 "Virunga " documentary film raised awareness about threats to Virunga National Park in eastern Congo, but the park is currently closed to tourists because of security concerns and a militia killed a ranger there on Nov. 28. "Blood Lions ," a 2015 documentary about a business dubbed "canned hunting" by critics, led a South African parliamentary committee to call for a review of captive lion breeding.
"Gorillas in the Mist," a 1988 movie based on the book by American primatologist Dian Fossey, successfully drew attention to the plight of mountain gorillas in Rwanda and generated tourism there.
Since the onset of rhino poaching in South Africa a decade ago, the country has continued to grapple with other problems, including economic inequality and high crime. De Bod and director Susan Scott spent four years on STROOP, backed by grants, a crowd-funding initiative and their own savings. The film addresses divisions over how to help rhinos, giving a voice to owners who favor a legal horn trade.
"We wanted to show both sides," de Bod said. "If you watch the film, you have to make up your own mind."
Follow Christopher Torchia on Twitter at www.twitter.com/torchiachris
Actor Ken Berry, known for bringing laughs as Capt. Wilton Parmenter on TV's "F Troop" and Vinton Harper on "Mama's Family," has died at age 85, multiple news outlets are reporting.
"With very deep sorrow, I must inform friends of Ken Berry that he died a short time ago," her post read.
Meanwhile, actor Larry Storch shared a tribute to his "F Troop" co-star.
"Dear friends," he wrote. "We are sad to let you know our beloved Captain, Mr. Ken Berry, passed away tonight. We just spoke with Jackie Joseph, who confirmed the devastating news. We are at a true loss for words. Ken, we hope you know how much you were loved. Goodnight Captain. We miss you already."
Variety reported that Berry, an Illinois native and Army veteran who served after the Korean War, first was known for his singing and dancing. He gained fame entertaining troops in the Army's Special Services Corps under fellow actor Sgt. Leonard Nimoy, winning a talent competition to appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
In addition to his roles on "F Troop" and "Mama's Family," Berry appeared on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D." He also starred in the 1974 film "Herbie Rides Again" and "The Cat From Outer Space" in 1978.
And in December, Netflix users will have to bid farewell to some beloved films, including Disney’s “Moana” and 2016 Academy Award-winner “Spotlight.”
Here are all the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in December 2018:
And in December, Netflix users will get the chance to watch the 11th season of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” starring the late host.
Binge watchers can also look forward to the award-winning 2014 film “The Theory of Everything” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Here are all the movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in December 2018:Dec. 1
Take www.wbli.com everywhere you go! Download your app below from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store:
Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!