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Happy Independence Day!

From us here at Evil Beet, to you out there, whether you celebrate Independence Day or not. Enjoy, and have a happy and safe one!

… No? >< You know, I'd really rather not ... But try this one then, I guess.

Happy now, are you? Ugh.

Raven-Symone Has to Wear a Fat Suit

Raven-Symone on May 14, 2011 in Burbank, California.

Raven-Symoné is killing it. Lately, the woman is a sexy shadow of her former self, which can only be the product of hard work and masochism.

Even at her biggest she usually looked A-OK, I always thought, except for her penchant for wearing none-too-flattering curtains and togas. (And now that she’s lost 70 pounds, I think she should try uncovering her upper arms. Come on, lady.)

The cruel irony: on her new ABC Family show, “State of Georgia,” Raven-Symoné essentially has to wear a fat suit. She tells The Insider,

Well, Georgia started off as a bigger girl, and yes, I did have to wear body pads. I wore the same amount of body pads to make me the size that I was when I left “That’s So Raven.” [bursts into giggles] Which, everybody was complaining that I was too big.

As the show goes on, she hopes that they’ll write her weight out of the scripts. “One, the show shouldn’t be about weight,” she says. Then she turns cynical: “Eventually, I really don’t want to wear pads. You know? Because as a female I’m going to fluctuate, monthly—please keep that in, I don’t care—as a female I’m gonna fluctuate monthly, let alone fluctuate through relationships, let alone fluctuate because… they might add salt more to something that I eat that I don’t know about, and then I gotta stop eating that.”

The helplessness of this last sentiment rings really true to me, because I am currently on my 28-day upswing (you can especially see it in my cankles), and every time I accidentally glance at a mirror, I think “How is this even possible,” and then I make a puffer-fish face at myself. I will feel normal again later this week.

Let’s Let Daniel Radcliffe Hold Our Hands Through The End of Harry Potter

A photo of Daniel Radcliffe

The end is almost here, you guys. Can you believe it? After so many years of wonderful adventures and so many different rollercoasters of emotion (why, no, I am still not ok with what happened to Sirius), in less than two weeks, it’s going to be over. And Daniel Radcliffe, sweetheart that he is, is willing to give almost pointless interviews to ease the pain. Here are some quotes from The Boy Who Lived himself:

On his whole Potter experience: “I feel like It’s been a huge learning curve and I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the best actors in the world,” Radcliffe said. “I feel like to a certain extent that I’ve been in the best film/drama school that anyone could wish for because there’s no better way to learn something than by doing it.”

On the upcoming movie: “I was actually really pleased,” Radcliffe said with a smile. “I was very nervous going in because had I not been pleased then I probably would’ve been in a downward spiral and I probably wouldn’t have been able to enjoy it as much. But thankfully I was just delighted and so proud, and it’s a very good film. I do think Alan Rickman gives the film performance of his career in this movie.”

On Ron and Hermione’s kiss: “What’s nice is that it’s there but it’s not lingered on,” Radcliffe said. “I’m sure Ron and Hermione will get a big applause from the audience, and they should, they’ve been waiting long enough to see that happen. But what’s lovely is the part after they break up and start laughing, I can see that it’s just Rupert and Emma.”

On being a hero: “I think for a while I took for granted that I was playing an action hero,” Radcliffe said. “I’ve had to remind myself that it’s not very often in an actor’s career that you get to play action heroes, and there was a moment on the second film that I got to burst through the water into a ring of fire, and I actually did that. And I thought, if my career continues for another hundred years, I probably won’t get to do that. So, that was pretty cool.”

This is going to be a hard movie, isn’t it? I’m starting to accept that fully. For instance, my BFF and I were going to go alone, as a sort of ceremonial thing (we’ve seen every movie but the first together at midnight, isn’t that darling?), but we decided to bring along a couple of boys, mostly because it’ll be fun to have a big dress-up party beforehand (I think we’re doing James and Lily and Narcissa and Lucius, which will be adorable), but partly so we can have designated drivers so we can sit in the backseat and hold each other while we sob uncontrollably.

Do you guys have any neat plans for the premiere? Do you think you’ll handle it more gracefully than I will?