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James Franco, Freida Pinto swing by 'Planet of the Apes' premiere

James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tom Felton and Rupert Grint premiere 'The Rise of the Planet of the Apes'

James Franco,  Freida Pinto and Tom Felton hit the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

In the Rupert Wyatt-directed prequel, Franco plays scientist Will Rodman, who is enlisted to seek a cure for Alzheimer's disease and tests a possible antidote on a chimpanzee named Caesar.

However, by increasing the chimp's intelligence, it begins to exceed that of his human counterparts -- ultimately leading to a rebellion of rogue genetically enhanced apes in modern-day San Francisco. The film is a reboot of the 1968 sci-fi classic that brought forth four sequels, Tim Burton's 2001 remake and several television shows. Click the pics for more photos from the "Planet of the Apes" premiere.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-rise-planet-apes-premiere-pictures,0,7473862.photogallery "The Adventures of Tintin" and "Lord of the Rings" actor Andy Serkis plays Franco's test subject-turned-pet-turned-threat in the newest "Apes" film and attended the premiere with his family.

Pinto, the "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Immortals" star, plays primatologist Caroline Aranha in the film, and walked the red carpet in an asymmetrical green dress.

Her "Apes" costar, "Harry Potter's" bad boy Tom Felton, traipsed the red carpet in a dapper three-piece suit with a neat pocket square. Felton's "Potter" nemesis, Rupert Grint, also joined him, wearing a T-shirt with "I (heart) Tom Felton" scrawled on it and effectively upstaged a few of the film's headliners.

Felton plays a cruel caretaker at a compound built for apes. "The Green Hornet" actor Jamie Harris, whose father played Albus Dumbledore in the first two "Harry Potter" films, plays his coworker, Rodney, who is much more sympathetic to the apes at the compound.

"Dexter" and theater actor John Lithgow, who plays Franco's Alzheimer's-stricken father, Charles Rodman, and David Oyelowo, who appears in the upcoming film "The Help," made their way to the premiere as well.  Oyelowo plays Steven Jacobs in "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and brought his wife, Jessica, to the opening.

Also spotted: "Grey's Anatomy's" Loretta Devine, "Franklin and Bash" actress Claire Coffee, "Las Vegas" and "Fired Up!" actress Molly Sims.

 "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" hits theaters Aug. 5.

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Photos, from top:  Freida Pinto and James Franco. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters.

Tom Felton points out Rupert Grint's T-shirt. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images


Amid the Potterheads, Emma Watson reflects on life as Hermione

Emma Watson signs autographs for Potterheads in New York

As Emma Watson made it down the final "Harry Potter" red carpet Monday night in New York City she paused to reflect on what she'd miss most about wielding Hermione Granger's magic wand.

"I'm going to miss, just, being her," the actress told 24 Frames, somewhat wistfully. "She's such a wonderful character and geting to live in her world was -- amazing."

Photos: London premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2"

Fans had camped out at Lincoln Center for as long as six days before the stars arrived, and Tom Felton surprised a few with a pizza delivery Sunday night. Do the math: six girls from from Florida, New Jersey and upstate New York were on site in Manhattan starting Wednesday, a day before London's Trafalgar Square filled up for that world premiere -- where the NYCPotterheads they said they would have been if they'd been able to afford the trip.

"I can't wait to tell our kids we were part of this crazy fandom," Natasha Pereira, 21, told the Village Voice on Monday morning, before echoing a sentiment heard last week in London:

"This is like the end of our childhood."

The group ultimately found themselves among the lucky few granted up-close access to the red carpet, and tickets to the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" screening.

Click over to 24 Frames to watch the red carpet interview with Watson and others from the "Harry Potter" cast.

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Photo: Emma Watson signs autographs for fans at the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" in New York. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press

 

 

 


Tom Felton didn't crush on Emma Watson -- but is rap music a different love story? [Poll]

Tom Felton at the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" premiere in New York

Tom Felton couldn't have cared less, back in the day, that he was Emma Watson's first crush -- because according to the the bleached-blond "Harry Potter" bad boy, he was crushing way too hard on an older woman: Helena Bonham Carter.

Felton, 23, was in New York on Monday for the East Coast premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2," which opens Friday in the U.S. after its London world premiere last week.

So, did Mrs. Tim Burton ever learn the secrets of young Draco Malfoy's heart?

Wincing at the memory, Felton told E! News that yes, he'd "embarrassingly wrote it in a card to her after the third or fourth film."

Reminiscing about how young they'd both been, he said that Watson's infatuation, which he heard about through the grapevine, was actually flattering to the 12-year-old boy who found himself a decade later to be friends with that former 12-year-old girl.

In other Tom Felton talk Monday, it was reported in the Sun that the actor, who has a record deal with an indie label, had "revealed" upcoming plans to become a rapper -- more specifically, that he was "looking to get into the grime rap UK scene."

While some outlets played the story as straight news, others at least considered the possibility that Felton's dry sense of humor was again at play, especially given the nature of Felton's musical career to date, busting out gangsta tunes like "Hawaii," below.

The Ministry is firmly in the tongue-in-cheek camp -- British humor has fooled people before -- but we'd love to know where Felton fans fall. Let us know, in the poll and in comments.

 

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Photo: Tom Felton meets fans at the New York premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" on July 11, 2011. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press



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