Roundup: Daniel Radcliffe Embraces ‘Twilight’ for ‘Simpsons’ Spoof
Daniel Radcliffe might just be trading in his wizard ways for a set of fangs. For an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, the famed Harry Potter actor will lend his voice to Edmund, who's a deadringer for Robert Pattinson's Twilight seductor, Edward Cullen.
The hilarious spoof, entitled "Tweenlight," will be a part of the Treehouse of Horror XXI special, where Edmund falls for Bart Simpson's sister Lisa. Ooooooh! But Homer isn't too fond of the budding romance and teams up with Edmund's father, Dracula, to break the lovebirds up.
Executive producer Al Jean also said, "Daniel was very excited to do The Simpsons." Um, I would think so! (The Metro)
In other Simpsons-related news, British graffiti artist Banksy made his debut on Sunday night with his controversial title sequence. The minute-long segment, which aired in America as a part of the "MoneyBart" episode, featured sweatshop workers in a warehouse producing Simpsons merchandise. The storyline was inspired by recent reports suggesting that the long-running cartoon outsources the majority of their animation to a company based in South Korea. Additionally, Banksy's infamous tag was also scrawled across The Simpsons' hometown of Springfield.
In other news:
– Harry Potter scribe, J.K. Rowling has been named the most influential woman in the UK. According to The Guardian, some of Britain's top magazine editors picked the Scottish-born author for her wide-reaching writing skills and philanthropic efforts. Rowling, who sat down with Oprah Winfrey earlier this month, recently gave over $15 million to construct a multiple sclerosis research center in her native Edinburgh.
Victoria Beckham followed in No. 2, while Queen Elizabeth came in third. In addition, X Factor judge and budding jewelry designer Cheryl Cole, model Kate Moss, and the prime minister's wife, Samantha Cameron, were just some of the few chosen by the National Magazine Company to make the Top 10.
– Loads of Spice Girls chatter on the web today: Mel B., who's starring in her own reality television show, It's a Scary World, says there could be another Spice Girls reunion … one day. Scary Spice told The Daily Star, "I will always be a Spice Girl and I'd love a Spice Girls reunion. It would be so much fun."
Rumor has it that the band's longtime manager, Simon Fuller, could get three of the girls–Brown, Emma Bunton, and Victoria Beckham–together for a performance at the London Summer Games in 2010. Geri Halliwell and Melanie Chisholm said they wouldn't return to the chart-topping girl group after their monumental reunion tour in 2007.
– Mel C. aka Sporty Spice goes one-on-one with The Daily Mail to discuss her adjustments to motherhood and praises her fellow bandmate Emma Bunton for lending a helping hand during a moment of need.
– Rolling Stones axeman Keith Richards talks about giving drug advice to Pete Doherty in the new issue of Another magazine. Oooh boy, this should be good.
"I've had a word with Pete about this but it don't make any difference," he said. "If you mix it up you're just gonna fall like a million others. I've seen too many friends gone that way." C'mon Petey, listen to Keef! He knows a thing or two about this stuff. (NME)
by MacKenzie Wilson