November 22, 2015

Mentions of Emma Watson in the media [Nov 16 - 22, 2015]

  • Germaine Greer is not a fan of Emma
Germaine Greer is an Australian feminist, transphobic, writer. She delivered the Haydn Ellis Distinguished Lecture, called 'Women and Power: The Lessons of the 20th Century', at Cardiff University.

Asked who she admired as a feminist, Greer dismissed Emma Watson who she dislikes (along with Harry Potter), and picked the head of the IMF Christine Lagarde, praising her for looking fantastic and going to the gym every day.

Ms Greer said that the Harry Potter star was the classic example of a "bad book giving birth to a bad idea."

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  • Emma is Vulture's 64th "Most Valuable Star of 2015"

Many factors determine a movie star’s value — including box-office numbers, social-media buzz, increasing foreign strength, and critical respect — and fortunes can change drastically in a matter of months if a star’s passion project flops or a new ingenue takes the world by storm. With all that in mind, Vulture has collected data (including domestic and foreign box-office numbers, critical love, social-media chatter, Twitter mentions, Oscar success, and likability ratings, according to E-Score Celebrity rankings by E-Poll) in every important metric that measures modern movie-stardom, inputting those numbers into a formula crafted with our guest statistician, FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten, to determine 2015’s 100 Most Valuable Stars.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of Germaine Greer. HeforShe is good, for it allows men and boys take responsibility for how they treat women. What is ridiculous about that. And Rowling's HP books soared to the top because they were well written; funny, action driven, sparkly with struggling to the right thing. One can say, that in my opinion those books are not good because... but to just pound on them as a bad idea. Greer is bad news in these comments. Hermoine Granger removes girls from being only a sex symbol. She was allowed to have brains with smart opinions and line of actions. Some of those endless teen school stories can be reduced, because girls come off too often as tight around the brain.