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New Harry Potter Trailer

Official Trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Year of the Tween

Miley Cyrus and Oprah Winfrey

Tweens, the new term for kids between 9 and 12 years old, are influencing the entertainment industry like never before. Young stars are storming the Forbes Top Celebrity list this year.

The Forbes list factors in a celebrity’s earnings, google hits, press mentions, magazine covers and other statistics.

At the top of the list were Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods and Angelina Jolie, but the young celebs made a stronger than ever showing.

Those included were:

Miley Cyrus #35

Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)The 15-year-old Hannah Montana television star made the list because of her sold-out 70-date concert tour.

She also sold millions of CDs, signed a book deal and filmed a movie based on her Disney character.

Daniel Radcliffe #64

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)The 18-year-old Harry Potter movie star signed a $50 million contract to continue his wizard role in the remaining film installments of the Harry Potter series.

He also starred in a BBC TV movie, My Boy Jack, about Rudyard Kipling’s son, set during World War I, and appeared nude in the Broadway production of Equus.

Jonas Brothers #89

Jonas BrothersThe rock star brothers, ages 15 to 20, brought home $9 million from tour dates.

They also racked up another $3 million in CD sales, merchandising and television deals.

Zac Efron #92

Zac Efron from High School MusicalThe 20-year-old High School Musical star and heartthrob, also appeared last summer in Hairspray.

He has three movies coming soon: Seventeen Again, Me and Orson Welles, and High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

Ashley Tisdale #94

Ashley Tisdale from High School MusicalThe 23-year-old High School Musical star, will star in the upcoming High School Musical 3: Senior Year.

She also does voiceover work for the Disney Channel’s animated series Phineas and Ferb, and endorses the clothing line Red by Marc Ecko.

Click here for the complete Forbes list.

Hermione Granger, Money Wizard

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger

Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, in the Harry Potter movies, has turned 18 years old and come into possession of her earnings, reported to be more than 16.5 million pounds.

Watson along with Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy, took a three-day course on how to manage their multi-millions.

According to Hello! Magazine, the course included meetings with private bankers, lessons on spending and budgeting, presentations by charity organizations, and a talk by a prominent PR agency on the importance of protecting one’s reputation.

If only our former child stars handled their wealth with such maturity. Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan may have happier lives at the moment, instead of a laundry list of wrecked automobiles.

Good for you, Emma and Tom.

Emma Waton as Hermione Granger

Anticipating Harry Potter

Harry PotterĀ Illustration

With so much buzz around the seventh and final Harry Potter book, I’m afraid I won’t be able to read the whole thing without someone spilling the beans about how it ends.

People are already scanning pages of advance copies and putting them up on the Internet. It’ll be all over the media. I want to read the last book without knowing anything.

If you find out how the book ends, please keep it to yourself for a while.