Dan Rad- "Yeah, I was drunk during Harry Potter filming."

 

I wish I had a job where I could show up still drunk and get paid millions of dollars. A girl can dream.

Although Harry Potter mega star Daniel Radcliffe has recently quit drinking after realizing his habit was reportedly “out of control,” he admits that it affected his work life. Radcliffe states that there were several instances in filming the Potter movies in which he was still drunk/under the influence. From Reuters:

“I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don’t want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily – I mean nightly. I can honestly say I never drank at work on ‘Harry Potter.’ I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work. I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes.”

Inneresting. I now have an urge to do a Harry Potter marathon and see if I can figure out which scenes he’s drunk in. Maybe I’ll turn it into a drinking game; Drink every time Snape is awesome, every time theres a scene of sexual tension, and every time Harry Potter is wasted. Endless possibilities for fun.

Harry Potter condom controversy

Because when I think Harry Potter… I think condoms. At least that is what the Swiss condom manufacturing company, Magic X, thinks. The company is being sued by Warner Brothers over their brand of “Harry Popper” condoms, which feature a cartoon condom on the front dressed in glasses and holding a wand. “The image of my client is in danger,” said a lawyer for Warner Bros. “This is clearly a reference to the film and fictional character Harry Potter.” I find it rather normal that 1) condoms are being named after children’s books characters 2) that the word “popper” is being used to sell/describe the product.

I don't remember this part in the Harry Potter series…

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On a day when we are all celebrating America by nursing outrageous hangovers and third degree burns from ill-advised sparkler incidents, keep in mind what freedoms we wouldn’t be experiencing without those who fought.

From BBC:

“Afshan Azad, 22, was cast as Padma Patil, a classmate of the child wizard in the film series.

Abdul Azad, 54, and his son Ashraf, 28, are alleged to have threatened her at her Longsight home. The 28-year-old is also accused of assaulting his sister.

Both men appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The case was adjourned until July 12 for committal proceedings to Manchester Crown Court.”

Since the BBC refused to use the word “Muslim” or “Islam” anywhere in this article, I will point out the obvious–that this BS needs to not be making its way into American culture (via Ground Zero mosque, shar’ia law, and the list goes on…).

You know would agree with me? This guy:

Voldemort in DC!

It was quite the weekend here in DC, with Washingtonians shaking off their post-season blues with some parties and gatherings. Happy birthday to RNC powerhouse Cherie Short, who celebrated her birth in a fury of boas and pink at her swanky Georgetown home.

Also seen in DC this week was none other than He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, who checked into the sumptuous Mandarin Hotel of Southwest Friday night. No word yet if he set up the lobby’s fireplace to be part of the Floo Network.