Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mentions of Emma Watson in the media [February 23 - March 01, 2015]

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  • Cosmopolitan listed "15 Times Emma Watson bossed it on Twitter":

Shutting down rumours and fighting for women's rights in 140 characters or less.

Total goddess and queen of our hearts, Emma Watson and comedy legend, Steve Carell are Twitter pals now. And their latest communication is just the cutest thing ever.

While she wasn’t at The Oscars herself, probs because she’s too fighting down gender barriers, Em sent Steve a handwritten message of support – via Twitter – after she noticed he was wearing He For She cufflinks in support of her equality campaign on the red carpet. Because they’re both the effing best.

Last week, the rumour mill went into overdrive when Woman's Day ran a report that Emma Watson and Prince Harry had been "enjoying secret dates" together .

But Emma shut down the rumour. Just like that. And with an Emoji!

Then she reminded the world that you don't need no man to be royalty.

When she gave solid advice to fans for #HeForShe:

But her best advice was her simplest.

When she weighed in on the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal.

And LOLed in the face of those Fifty Shades of Grey rumours.

When she tried to convince Harry Styles to watch her movie.

And succeeded.

When she wasn't shy about sharing her accomplishments.

When she replied to a fan, who’s account is now deleted, on Twitter who said "I cry myself to sleep because I don’t look like @emwatson".

When she was just as confused by printers as us.

When she liked Anna Kendrick's song and then forgot to reply to her offer to bring cups.

When she was willing to give up chocolate for the greater good.

Yeah, she wins.

  • Grazia UK's Most Inpirational Woman of the Decade:

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Grazia UK created a poll for people to name their most inspirational women in different categories. Emma topped the entertainment one, followed by Adele and Beyoncé.

Also, Grazia UK's editor-in-chief picked her 10 favourites covers until now. One of them is Emma's.

Issue 227: Emma Watson
"For me, this perfectly encapsulates a Grazia cover – a stylish person of the week (this was Emma Watson’s breakout moment), of-the-week fashion news, some bonkers beauty feature (‘the bath salts that soak away 5lbs’) and a breaking A-list news story, with the most emotional picture of the week."

Who is your style icon?
Audrey Hepburn, Emma Watson and Debbie Harry.

  • Emma earns £3 million profit from ski chalet she snapped up six years ago:

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has conjured up a £3 million profit after the ski chalet she bought in an exclusive French ski resort six years ago tripled in value.

The 24-year-old actress who has a £30m fortune, bought the luxury chalet in Meribel in 2008 for the ‘bargain’ price of £1 million. But demand for property in the alpine resort has increased so much that local estate agents say Ms Watson's chalet is now worth between 3-4 million euros despite prices elsewhere in France plummeting.

Theo Camfferman, of Leggett Immobilier in Meribel said: “I know the chalet she bought and if she genuinely only paid £1 million in 2008 then she got a real bargain. It is worth between 3-4 million euros now.

"It is in a very sought-after location in Meribel, which is prized by celebrities and the wealthy because it is very private. Because there are environmental restrictions controlling development, demand is outstripping supply certainly in the more exclusive parts.

“It is a very pretty resort, unspoiled and certainly not sprawling and the scenery is spectacular. Snow is guaranteed because it is high altitude. Ms Watson is a keen skier and uses a local instructor who says she is very pleasant and unassuming."

Situated in the heart of the famous Three Valleys, Meribel is made up of several villages between 1,100m and 1,750m above sea level – and it boasts some of the best skiing in the world.

It is due to host the sking World Cup finals in March and offers 600km of slopes that attract the A list.

Meribel tourism department spokeswoman Elizabeth Raiberti said: “Meribel has a long been the mountain base of royals and celebrities alike who enjoy the calm and discretion we grant our stars.”

Prince William, the Middletons and the Beckhams have all skied in the resort. Michael Schumacher also owns a chalet there and was skiing in Meribel with his teenage son when he had his tragic accident exactly a year ago.

After buying her property, Ms Watson, who recently wrote an open letter to Steve Carell after he showed his support for her He For She campaign, spent thousands having the chalet renovated.

Friends of Ms Watson said the purchase was a present to herself for getting straight A grades in her A Levels.

Ms Watson - Hermione Granger in Harry Potter - was born in Paris and speaks fluent French. She is a keen skier and has told friends she plans to invest more of her millions in property.

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