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Emma Watson to Resume Studies at Brown University

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Emma Watson will be an Ivy League student again next year.  Her rep tells that the Harry Potter star will enroll at Brown University in Rhode Island for the winter 2013 semester.

Last year, Watson announced she was taking time off from her studies at Brown to focus on her acting career.  She denied rumors at the time that she left the school because she was a victim of bullying.

Watson later spent a semester at Oxford University, in her native England.

The 22-year-old actress' latest film is The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  She's currently working on the Darren Aronofsky biblical drama Noah.

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Emma Watson Named the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2012

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Normally, Emma Watson isn't considered to be a dangerous woman, but she poses a real threat on the Internet.

The security technology company McAfee has named the 22-year-old Harry Potter actress the "most dangerous celebrity" of 2012, based on the number of risky websites that pop up when searching her name.

McAfee warns that searching for Emma Watson pictures and downloads yields more than a 12.6-percent chance of landing on a website that contains spyware, adware, viruses or other threats.

Jessica Biel ranks second on the company's list, followed by Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Shakira, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara.

As you may have noticed, the top 10 is dominated by women. In fact, the only male celebrity in the top 20 is ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.

Last year's most dangerous celebrity was Heidi Klum.

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Daniel Radcliffe Tops List of Richest UK Entertainers Under 30

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is the richest entertainer under the age of 30 in the UK, according to Heat magazine. The publication estimates the 22-year-old Radcliffe has earned $80 million dollars over his career, putting him solidly in first place, ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean actress Keira Knightley, whose career earnings totaled $47.8 million.

Twilight star Robert Pattinson is ranked third with $38.5 million in earnings, while Radcliffe’s Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint round out the top five with estimated fortunes of $37 million and $32.5 million, respectively. The singer Adele made the list for the first time. She’s ranked 16th with an estimated fortune of nearly $12 million.

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'Harry Potter' Star's Ex-Boyfriend Seeks His Own Spotlight

Nick Harvey/WireImage(LONDON) -- The ex-boyfriend of Harry Potter star Emma Watson apparently grew tired of the spotlight always being on her.  Speaking to the UK entertainment magazine Heat, Francis Boulle, who is now a British TV reality star on a show entitled Made in Chelsea, said of their relationship, "We had a bit of a thing a while back, but I have always been an ambitious person and I want to achieve my own notoriety for what I’ve done.”

Still, Boulle seems to have no hard feeling towards Watson, telling the magazine, “We do share a lot of mutual friends and our paths cross from time to time. I actually really like Emma.  She’s a really cool person.  She’s a very different person to who she is in the media. That’s what I liked about her -- she’s very interesting.”

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Emma Watson Says She Will Return to Brown University

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures(NORFOLK, Va.) -- Harry Potter star Emma Watson will eventually return to Brown University, the Ivy League school in Rhode Island she previously said she was leaving.

In an interview with The Virginian-Pilot, the 21-year-old actress says she's still enrolled at Brown, but she will be spending her junior year at England's Oxford University.  She says she will return to Brown for her final year of college.

Watson said in March that she was taking time off from her studies at Brown to focus on her acting career.  One month later, her rep announced that Watson was leaving Brown, but denied rumors, as did Watson, that bullying by other students was the reason.

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Final 'Harry Potter' Film Has Red Carpet Premiere in London

Warner Bros. Pictures(LONDON) -- A throng of die-hard Harry Potter fans from all over the globe gathered in London on Thursday to help celebrate the last Potter movie premiere ever with the cast they’ve grown to love. reports that the stars of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, spent three hours traveling down the red carpet that stretched from Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square, where the film was being screened at a lavish theater.  Joining them were nearly 4,000 screaming, cheering, and crying fans.

Actress Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the film series, was moved to tears and thanked fans for their “loyalty and understanding.”

And even though Harry Potter is no more, Daniel Radcliffe reminded fans of what they will always have, saying, “Each and every person, not just in this square but around the world, will carry the films with them for the rest of their lives.”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will hit U.S. theaters on July 15.

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'Harry Potter' Cast Kicks Off Promotion for 'The Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2'

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Pictures(LONDON) -- Most of the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 attended a press conference in London Wednesday to kick off a promotional tour for the final film in the Harry Potter franchise.

The film actually wrapped production about a year ago, and Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, says since then, the reality that there are no more Harry Potter movies to make has been difficult to accept.

Co-star Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley, agreed, telling reporters he feels "a bit lost" without them.  Grint says the films have been a constant part of his life and it’s "quite sad" knowing the project is ending.

Star Daniel Radcliffe, who appeared at the press conference via a video link from New York, where he's starring on Broadway, said he will miss the cast, the crew and all the stunts his character Harry got to do.

There was also rather discouraging news for fans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows producer David Heyman, who said author J.K. Rowling "has no plans" to write another Harry Potter book.

Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part 2 premieres in London Thursday.  The U.S. premiere is set for July 11 in New York City, with the nationwide opening set for July 15.

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Emma Watson's First Crush Was on Which 'Harry Potter' Co-Star?

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.(LONDON) -- Emma Watson reveals in the August issue of Seventeen which of her Harry Potter costars she had a crush on at 11 years old, and it's probably not who you think.

It had to be Daniel Radcliffe or Rupert Grint, right? Nope.

Watson's first crush was Tom Felton, who plays the evil Draco Malfoy.

"For the first two movies, I had a huge crush on Tom Felton. He was my first crush," Watson said.

The now 21-year-old actress added that Fenton "totally knows" and she said, "We talked about it. We still laugh about it. We are really good friends now, and that's cool."

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Emma Watson Leaving Brown University

Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros.(LONDON) -- Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who announced last month she was taking time off from Brown University to concentrate on her acting career, now says she will not return to the Ivy League university.

According to Britain's Sky News, Watson's rep says the 21-year-old actress will transfer to another university in the fall to pursue a course not offered at Brown.

The spokesperson denied reports that Watson, a.k.a. Harry Potter's Hermione, is leaving the Rhode Island school because she was being bullied by other students. The rep said Watson "has absolutely loved her time at Brown" and made good friends there.

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