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Hermione Goes Ivy League

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What a smart cookie Emma Watson is!

With the Harry Potter film franchise finally coming to a close, Emma can now start looking to her future and she has decided to go the academic route for awhile. The actress applied and received acceptance from several Ivy League schools, including Yale, Brown, and Harvard, but in the end she choose the hustle and bustle of NYC.

Emma reportedly plans to attend Columbia University in the fall. In an attempt to gain some anonymity, Emma changed her name while being included into the student directory, filing under "Charlotte E Watson" instead of her given name "Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson".

In her recent interview with Teen Vogue, she admitted her excitement but also her hesitation about her decision to go collegiate:

“I’ve been saying that I wanted to go to university since I was eleven, so if they didn’t let me, I’d be pretty upset. I just want to keep it private [my university choice] for as long as I can. I probably sound like a paranoid nut, but I’m doing this because I want to be normal. I really want anonymity. I want to do it properly, like everyone else. As long as I don’t walk in, and see, like, Harry Potter posters everywhere, I’ll be fine.”

Posters, maybe not, but expect those drunk, rich frat boys to make a "wand" joke or two. And expect A LOT of gawking eyes. People won't be able to help themselves.


[Image via WENN.]

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81 comments to “Hermione Goes Ivy League”

  1. 1

    aw good girl! good for her.

  2. 2

    whoa shes smarrt, and especially since shes an actor its a big accomplishment because she probably dident get to go to school as much because she was so busy

  3. 3

    haha, good for her.

  4. 4

    wow beauty and brans. this girl is gonna go far!!!!

  5. 5

    I genuinely like her. :) Good for her.

  6. 6

    she looks pretty btw.

  7. 7

    Awsome! GOOD Job!

  8. 8

    good for her! shes so pretty.. brains and beauty thats hard to come by when your famous

  9. 9

    if she said she wants 2 keep it private why r u telling everyone dumbass

  10. 10

    Perez, so mean…

    good study…

  11. 11

    now compare this fine young lady, to lindsay lohan lol lol lol
    at least there are a few good young successful females out there who are setting good examples with their talent and mind

    not talentless tricks with coke because they are out of their mind

  12. 12

    Glad all the private tutoring on the sets gave her the smarts to be accepted into the likes of Harvard. NYU is amazing. This is the best photo I've seen of her!

  13. 13

    why is going to one in the states? why not oxford or cambridge?

  14. CAM5 says – reply to this


    HAHAHAHAHHA Perez youre suing the manager of the black eyed peas? Awwwww :( Cant handle a little fight? DONT FUCKING SAY SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE IF YOU CANT HANDLE A PUNCH. You little bitch.

  15. 15

    half blood prince 20 days left!!!!!!!!!!!! ACCIO JULY 14, UMMMMMMMMMM

  16. EMJ3 says – reply to this


    Doesn't giving her other name out sort of defeat the purpose of changing it to gain some anonymity…..nice move.

  17. 17

    awww. it is nice to see little hermione grew up to be such a lovely young lady. thats great she is going to further her education. always good to have something to fall back on.

  18. 18

    Shes Gorgeous!

  19. 19

    You EMOTIONALLY DISTRESS people EVERYDAY you retard! Get a clue!

  20. 20

    Looks like someone is all grown up!

  21. 21

    good for her — nyc is a great place to be anonymous - tho yale is good at dealing with high profile students

  22. 22

    awww good for her! i'm sure she'll do great, she's a smart girl. and it doesnt hurt to have a university diploma, especially from an Ivy school

  23. 23

    Re: EMJ3 – She probably was not the person who told everyone…

  24. ringo says – reply to this


    I bet I could get into Yale, Harvard, and Columbia too if I was a main character in Harry Potter, with tons of money…

  25. 25

    Aw…smart, smart girl!

  26. 26


  27. 27

    Filing in LA a lawsuit for the BEP eh… I hope they countersue for emotional distress, intentional instigation, defamation, wrongful accusation and all around stupidity AND the judge slaps you with court costs. $25k you are suing for but claim to be like "Everyone else". No one else sues for $25k, especially WITHOUT A HOSPITAL VISIT. Way to waste the taxpayers dime on your over-the-top much ado about nothing act. I hope they send the message that it's NOT OKAY to INTENTIONALLY PROVOKE people to physical violence too. Probably all get tossed because it didn't even happen in this country anyway. No jurisdiction. Some lawyer saw you and thought cha-ching!

  28. 28

    emma watson is going to brown, duh. i love you perez but you got this one wrong!

  29. 29

    Was it really a good idea to post her new secret name here for everyone to see? :P

  30. 30

    Good for her… its nice to see a positive celeb role model.. it shows kids that education is more important than money !

  31. 31

    am playing with my own tits, that's how bored I am….post something salacious, F***-sake.

  32. 32

    Have Perez removed from the Teen Choice Awards by writing an email addressed to **staff at teenchoiceawards d ot c om** and letting them know he is not an acceptable nominee or presence at the awards show. Also consider contacting his major advertisers, including Bravo TV, HBO and Showtime and asking them to stop giving him revenues. This is how he can be taken down.

  33. 33

    Re: l0veladygaga – I have to agree. not exactly smart to say. Unless that is not really the name she is going to use.

  34. 34

    She's too perfect i just hope she won't do anything stupid too get her self in the tabloids

  35. 35

    I've always liked her, but don't think that fame doesn't help her get accepted to those schools. They got busted on that years ago when Brooke Sheilds got accepted to Princeton and they claimed that her scores were the same as their other students…nope, turned out her scores were around 40 points lower but they still accepted her. the Ivy's love fame.

  36. 36

    HAHA I doubt she is Columbia material, honestly if she never got cast as hermione granger she probably wouldn't be getting accepted to all these ivy league schools. Sadly college is also a business and having celebrities around will certainly boost there reputation and image. I give her a semester before she drops out…

  37. 37

    Re: Spindoc – Her exam results prove that she is a smart girl. She is also mature and has life experience that many people her age don't have. These qualities help a lot of people on college applications. Don't dump on other people just because you haven't made it!

  38. 38

    ok yea, she's prob really smart and a good person
    but honestly, she's famous…school love having famous people go there, so they can brag about their famous alumni…
    excepting britbrit and lalohan, schools will take anyone famous
    they even ask on the common app if you or one of your parents has been featured in a magazine

    i mean, they even brought it up on GG…they wanted serena because she was famous, and it would make people want to go there

    so yea, good for her…but its really not just about her grades…sorry bout it

  39. 39

    good job helping her keep it quite

    youre such a dumbass sometimes, shes only gonna be a freshman once in her life and you go and ruin it for her

  40. 40

    yeah this chick deserves it. good for you emma, good for you, good, very very, oh great, so great, yes the best, you are the best, i'm sooooo happy for you and…. oh okay i'll stop.

  41. 41

    Hey Retard! Thanks for posting all her private info that she wanted to keep quiet…nice job sucker punch face!

  42. 42

    Of course she got accepted into Ivy League- she´s Emma Watson. And maybe that´s the only reason why she did get accepted by so many schools in the first place.

  43. 43

    isnt the point of her changing her name in the school directory so that people wouldnt know who she was?? and then you post it online?!? wtf?

  44. 44


    let's start with guess how many fat rolls are hidden under your hideous garbs.

  45. 45

    why not let her stay anonymous? that's what she wants!

  46. 46

    hey Perez…lay off the drunk frat boy jokes man…we're not ALL drunks..at least not all the time…lol btw man, the bros of Sigma Chi-UT love your blog

  47. LNW says – reply to this


    Re: PigBenis – I'm not sure if you really don't know this or not, but an egghead is someone who is very smart. It's not a bad thing to say about someone.

  48. 48

    I believe she is one of the few teen actresses who has brains and beauty. She is choosing the right path. Good for her. I am sure she will go far not only in her acting career but also her education.

  49. 49

    So much for being anonymous since we all know where, when, and under which alias she'll be attending.

  50. 50

    i love her.

  51. 51

    It's so refreshing to see a actress getting educated!
    I'm so over these dumbass girls in Hollywood with drug problems etc.

  52. 52

    Education is a great idea. Most child/adolescent stars don't get many movie parts after they turn 20. (or they get cast as high school students until they turn 30, ugh.)

  53. MP says – reply to this


    Good for her! It's a refreshing change from the likes of Lindsay Lohan. I wish her much success in college and I hope she finds some good friends who won't sell her out to the tabloids or use her for whatever reason.

  54. 54

    Good for her! Get that Education girl so you can have a lil somethin somethin to fall back on.

  55. 55

    She wants anonymity? In a NY university? LOL!

  56. 56

    congratulations, she looks like a very nice girl, she is gonna make it

  57. 57

    I thought she was going to Brown? I really wanted her to go there because I live right near it…(not to sound creepy haha)
    Good for her, actually going to a great school though.

  58. 58

    good for her!! didn't mayim bialik (from "blossom") do the same thing? and she ended up with a phd in neuroscience. wow!

  59. 59

    Gorgeous pic of her! But there's no doubt she's going to IVY LEAGUE…I heard she was going to Brown University. So I'm not going to believe anything until Emma confirms it herself. She's not the only Charlotte Watson in the world. But anyways CONGRATS EMMA!!! You GO GIRL!!! She's such a great role model! :D

  60. 60

    I doubt she is attending columbia, because the Charlotte E Watson in the directory is registered for the school of continuing studies, which is grad school. In the Brown University directory there was an Emma Charlotte Watson, but it was taken off. iIm more inclined to believe she is goin to Brown.

  61. 61

    i heard she was going to brown university in rhode island (where i'm from) because the local news was having a total spaz about it….

  62. 62

    She's going to go far in life!!
    she's a sweetheart too lol, no like i personally know her but just saying atleast she has a head on her shoulders not like some of the celebs now a days
    im happy for her :)

  63. 63

    She got into Harvard! damn

  64. 64


  65. 65

    She's living up to her character Hermoine! ;)

  66. 66

    That's right, give her anominity away why don't you.

  67. 67

    she wanted anonymity so she went to NYC? that's….counter intuitive
    i don't blame her though, she's closer to the entertainment industry than she would be in Boston or Jerz

  68. 68

    silly her. she turned down ivy leagues to attend nyc because she probs prefers it there.. fair enough but this is ur life girl :/

  69. 69

    Stuck up horsey girl. They're everywhere in London and they think their shit don't smell

  70. 70

    Emma seems to be very smart in the harry potter movies,wonder if she is that smart in her real life.. or if shes just a dumb blond whore wannabe model slash gay :S

  71. 71

    Emma seems to be very smart in the harry potter movies,wonder if she is that smart in her real life too .. or if shes just a dumb blond whore wannabe model slash gay :S

  72. 72

    She should have gone to Brown. We really don't care who you are here in Providence

  73. 73

    aww i think it's so cute she's smart just like the real hermione!
    and that's rare for actresses.. good for her!

  74. 74

    Quit writing about Little Girls!

  75. 75

    That's old news but I'm proud of her. But seriously, anonymity? that's ridiculous, she can't go back now.

  76. 76

    Drunk, rich frat boys? No, that's "South Whatchacalla U Spring break girls gone wild whatever College." Barack Obama, Columbia Grad, was not a drunk, rich frat boy.

  77. 77

    Uh, Columbia is Ivy League

  78. 78

    I know I heard. I am so happy for her. I also saw in the vouge interview that she doesn't want to act again, which I think is ashame ’cause she is very talented. I support her in whatever she does though, and wish her the best.

  79. 79

    She's only gotten in because of who she is. Like the Serena storyline in Gossip Girl. Boring.

  80. 80

    she's hot

  81. 81