News Roundup: Emma Watson’s Post-’Potter’ Plans, Harper Seven Rules Twitter

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Emma Watson is looking forward to NOT being part of an astonishingly successful film franchise for a little while, if only because living under a microscope isn’t all that much fun when you’re that young: “It has been quite hard and pressured making the Harry Potter films,” she says. “I’m so happy to be out having fun with my friends. It will be nice to take a break and step back a bit.”

• Speaking of Harry Potter, it seems that Daniel Radcliffe may be mulling over a career in archaeology now that he’s no longer attending Hogwarts. His buddy, Tom Felton, well he’d like to drop the rhyme as a rapper. Heh.

• The entirety of Twitter is making the same joke over and over again at the moment, at the expense of Victoria and David BeckhamHarper Seven? Half-past seven?” It’ll probably calm down by the time she’s old enough to look at the Internet.

• Oh, speaking of which, Muse singer Matt Bellamy and his movie star fiancée, Kate Hudson, have also welcomed a new arrival, in the form of a baby boy. The name has not been announced as yet, but don’t put money against it being called something space-related and colossal. Dwarfstar Bellamy, perhaps?

• There’s a full trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, the Steven Spielberg-directed animated adaptation of the comic book series. Jamie Bell voices Tintin, heading a Brit-filled cast that includes Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, and Mackenzie Crook. Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright, and Joe Cornish co-wrote the screenplay.

• Best get your wellies while you can, it’s possible that Glastonbury festival might only have three years left, according to the one man who would know better than anyone — Michael Eavis.

Dizzee Rascal faces a lifetime ban from British Airways after shouting at a stewardess. He says he was frustrated at the late running of the service, which prevented him from getting to a gig in Portugal on time.

Jarvis Cocker took some time out from Pulp’s triumphant set at the T in the Park festival over the weekend, to wipe his bum on the News of the World. Not a fan of the notoriously muck-raking tabloid, which closed yesterday after a scandal surrounding illegally hacked phones (including those of 9/11 victims), he told the crowd: “That’s the only thing that piece of s*** has been good for in 168 years.”

Ewan McGregor has been giving Danny Boyle the silent treatment for well over a decade, as he’s still hella miffed at the Oscar-winning director for casting Leonardo DiCaprio instead of him in the 2000 adventure drama, The Beach. C’mon Ewan, it’s time to kiss and make up.

Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean) is slated to bring Miss Moneypenny, a.k.a. M’s secretary Jane Moneypenny, to next year’s Bond 23.

Dame Judi Dench was recently bestowed a Praemium Imperiale Laureate award by the Japan Art Association in London.

Liam Gallagher has called out his brother Noel for being a big fat “liar” in regards to Oasis‘s tumultuous 2009 split. The Beady Eye frontman said: “In my opinion – he’s a control freak. He’s making up lies to get brownie points.”

• On the set of his new film, 2012′s The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen takes to the streets of New York City and finds himself in the middle of a protest. Sounds about right.