Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Quotables: Of Course Emma Roberts Denies Nepotism

A photo of Julia Roberts and Emma Roberts

“A lot of people think that and they talk about nepotism which I think is so ridiculous considering it’s obviously not true, because I’ve auditioned for so many things and never gotten the part. Also it’s like, you know, maybe someone can get you one part but they can’t really get you ten parts.”

- Julia Roberts‘ niece, Emma Roberts, answers a question about her much more famous family.

Sure, Emma, your incredibly famous and popular aunt, Julia, and your somewhat famous father, Eric, had nothing to do with getting you any acting gigs.  That really is, as you said, “so ridiculous.”  Just ask Charlie Sheen. Or Kate Hudson. Or Rumer Willis.

Get Psyched, Musical Theatre Nerds: Hugh Jackman in Les Mis!

A photo of Hugh Jackman

And no, I’m not talking about Broadway or the West End or anything where the vast majority of us won’t be able to see it. I’m talking about a film version. It’s ok, I squealed too.

The immensely talented Hugh Jackman is currently in talks to star as Jean Valjean, and if it’s made official, he’ll be the first actor to sign on to the project.  Which means we can spend hours and hours talking about who Hugh’s perfect Javert would be.  Or I can spend hours and hours talking to my guinea pig about who Hugh’s perfect Javert would be.  Either way, it’s happening.

Let’s just let this sink in for a moment, musical theatre nerds. We could get to see Hugh Jackman, in all his glory, touch all our hearts with “Bring Him Home” and dramatically rip open his shirt to reveal the damning numbers of 24601.  What are you most excited about, Les Mis lovers?

Have You Checked Out JK Rowling’s New Website?

It’s called Pottermore, and that little screencap above is the only thing there so far.  Well, that, and if you click on one of the owls, you get linked to a YouTube page with a countdown to an announcement from JK Rowling (five days!), and the caption for the video is “The owls are gathering … find out why soon.”  Kind of cryptic, right?  WHAT COULD IT BE?!

My biggest Harry Potter dream would have to be another seven books, all about the Marauders.  You know, like the same structure as the seven Harry Potters, except with Harry’s dad and his pals at Hogwarts.  I realize that’s a lot to ask for and that it probably won’t happen, and if it did happen, I would just die, but that’s what I’m going to choose to wish for.

What about you?  Any wild HP-related dreams or any realistic ideas as to what this announcement could be?  Let’s get into it.