From The Sun:
Emma Watson is now making a decent attempt to change her whiter-than-white reputation by learning how to dance like a stripper.
The actress has taken up saucy pole-dancing lessons while working on the set of her new film The Bling Ring.
She signed up for the classes after one of her pals on set told her about the benefits of the sport (getting fit, that is, not earning a few quid on the side).
A source said: “Like on all film sets, there’s often so much time spent doing nothing. One of the other actresses on the set has been pole-dancing as a sport for a while and Emma decided to give it a go as well. She’s amazed with the results because it has toned up her body so well.
“She never thought she would enjoy it but she finds it quite liberating.”
It’s not the first time Emma has been among a crowd of pole-twirling ladies. The actress visited a gentlemen’s club after the New York premiere for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 late last year.
She spent more than three hours dancing with pals but wasn’t brave enough to give the poles a go herself.
When was it that people started getting really into pole dancing as a form of exercise? It was at least five years ago, right? I remember there were all these classes for pole dancing, and all these kits you could buy to put a pole in your own house, and everyone was going on and on about what a great workout it is. It got to the point where it was kind of annoying, didn’t it?
But whatever. If dancing on a pole works for you or if it’s super fun, that’s awesome. But I absolutely cannot imagine Hermione Granger doing this. I can’t. She would die. It’s the same thing with that lame Bling Ring movie, Hermione would never in her life go out looking like that. And I’m sure it sucks for Emma that I’m probably going to think of her as Hermione for the rest of her life, but hey, those are choices that she made.
But hey, is the whole pole dancing thing still popular?