Actors in the News Weekly Roundup (Updated)

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Jul 18, 2010

Posted by John Admin

As the focus moves away from the wrapping of principal production for “Deathly Hallows” and the unveiling of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, news nonetheless continues to roll in about the Harry Potter cast. Firstly, in exciting news for music fans, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has been signed to Six String Productions. The London-based production company tweeted on the 15th of July:

Tom Felton has signed and the album is very much
on its way..

The Twitter announcement was subsequently retweeted by Tom Felton himself. Felton has been uploading videos of his music to YouTube since 2008 and you can find his YouTube channel, Feltbeats, at this link.

Secondly, also in Twitter-related news, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has opened a Twitter account under the username EmWatson. The actress’ first tweet reads:

Hi everyone, this is the real me! I won’t be able
to tweet often but I just wanted to say hello. Have a great summer, love
Emma x

Although the account is yet to be classed by Twitter a “verified account,” tweets from the official “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film account and Great Fridays – the digital agency behind official website EmmaWatson.com – both confirm that EmWatson is indeed the Hermione Granger actress. You can find Emma Watson’s Twitter account at this link.

Updated: Emma Watson’s official website, EmmaWatson.com have now confirmed that the account is genuine. Additionally, the EmWatson account is now a “verified account” on Twitter.

In other news, thanks to our Order Partner RupertGrint.net, we can let you know that Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), James Phelps (Fred Weasley) and Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) have been taking part in the Barmy to Barcelona Wacky Rally. The actors are participating in the rally under the team name “The Salty Sea Dogs” to raise money for the RNLI; you can find a video of Grint and the Phelps twins talking about both the rally and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution here on the RNLI website.

“The idea of a wacky rally seemed like quite good fun, while also being challenging,” said Oliver Phelps in a press release issued by the RNLI. The George Weasley actor continued:

Having great admiration for the work of RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards, who often face challenging situations, it made sense to choose to support them and their lifesaving work. The distinctive RNLI colours also gave us great inspiration for the car.

You can read the full press release here at RupertGrint.net. The fundraising page for The Salty Sea Dogs can be found at this link on the Virgin Money Fundraising website.





24 Responses to Actors in the News Weekly Roundup (Updated)

Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: The Salty Sea Dogs FTW!Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: First comment. WOO-HOO! Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Ha! Great news this week!Avatar ImageSquib2917 says: emma on twitter?...almost makes me want open a twitter accountAvatar Imagekiwimci says: Go on Salty Sea Dogs!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Omg Tom is going to have an album. I'm ready to buy it already!Avatar ImageFresca says: Tom really has a great voice, and I hope his album is a success. I hope the wreck on Ollie Phelps' website there isn't the same car they are driving on those switchbacks over the Alps! The Royal Lifesaving Society is an excellent cause. Good for them!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: good roundupAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Yay for Tom! He has such a great voice and I love his music... so glad he is going to do more. :D That's cool too that Emma got a twitter but I hope she actually uses it. lolAvatar ImageRavenclawZombie says: Tom sings? Oh my goodness. He is now so much hotter. I'm not usually much of a fangirl [LIES, I am a HUGE fangirl] but w-o-w! Amazing singing and a guitar player is always great. I like his style. P.S. His hair is better this way! Cant wait to see it in DHAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Great news this week. And Emma has joined twitter too. Thats awesome. Now im going to create my twitter acc for the first time.Avatar Imagedevilskinn says: gotta love the Weasly brothers! All of them >:D<Avatar Imagehermione97 says: Great that Emma has a twitter!!!Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Good roundup this week, I enjoyed the Phelps twins and Rupert talking about their car, and about the seagull which they callen Steven Sea-gull :DAvatar ImageProfessor Skrewt says: Emma's Twitter account is now a Verified Account (like JKR's), and she has gotten over 27,000 followers in less than three days. So, take that and shove it, all you fake Emmas, especially the now-gone mwtsnx.Avatar ImageLonewolf_ says: Great news!:) Fun that Emma has a twitter account :DAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: It's cool that Tom Felton will be doing an album at last. lol and, the Weasley wacky races thing is neat. Those guys are cool and, I sure hope that they raise a whole lot of money and awareness, too.Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I'm not surprised that Tom got signed for a record deal. I've heard him sing on his YouTube channel and he's pretty good! As for Emma, I guess I'll have to start following her! Go go Salty Sea Dogs! Thanks for the roundup!Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: omg i so have to add emma on twitter :) :)Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I'm very happy for Tom, and the Grint/Phelps rally car thing sounds like great fun! Work that Twitter, Emma!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Nice roundup.Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That's great! I've seen some Tom's video's before where he was singing and playing the guitar at the same time. He's not that bad actually..... It's great that Emma finally has a Twitter account! I mean, it's about time....Avatar ImagemmmDraco.x says: yaaas, tom is making an album! :D:D woop, cant waiit, and emme has a twitter account now?:D one word - FOLLOWED :D xAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: OMG! tom got signed?!?!?!!! so excited! his music is so great I LOVE IT! so happy for him

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