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In Honor Of Emma Watson's Birthday, Check Out All The Books She Recommends!

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There's no one who loves a good book more than Emma Watson!

In fact, we imagine the Beauty And The Beast actress is celebrating her birthday (April 15) by sitting down with a heavy tome. We mean, how else do you expect the girl who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films to celebrate? LOLz!

So, if you're feeling like paying tribute to Miz Watson on her 27th birthday, be sure to ch-ch-check out ALL of the impressive books she's suggested over the years. Go on, take a peek (below)…

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Ian McKellen Reveals The 'Nonsense' Reason He Didn't Play Dumbledore In Harry Potter — Plus 12 Other Films That Almost Had Different Stars!

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Sir Ian McKellen's most iconic role is Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films, but he could have played an all-powerful wizard from another beloved book-turned-movie series too!

That's right, the veteran actor was approached about taking over as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films following the 2002 death of the OG Richard Harris.

Making an appearance on BBC's HARDtalk show, the 77-year-old explained he couldn't take over Harris' role because he knew the late actor wasn't a fan of his acting abilities!

Host Stephen Sackur brought up the alleged quote by Harris, where he called McKellen and a few other actors "technically brilliant but passionless." While McKellen thinks Harris' critique is "nonsense," he still "couldn't take over the part from an actor who I'd known didn't approve of me."

Eventually, Michael Gambon took over as the Hogwarts Headmaster for the rest of the series. But McKellen doesn't have any hard feelings, quipping that Gandalf is "the real wizard." Ha!

And the shadiest, apparently! For more roles that could have been…

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Attention, Harry Potter Fans! There Is Now Butterbeer Ice Cream!

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No, you aren't looking into the mirror of Erised; there really is butterbeer flavored ice cream now!

Thanks to beer company Yuengling's (yep, they make ice cream now, too!), the ambiguously alcoholic refreshment from Harry Potter is now the newest frozen dessert!

Related: Ben & Jerry's Launches Cereal-Inspired Flavors

Per the ice cream maker's press release:

"Once described by J.K. Rowling "a little bit like less sickly butterscotch," the Yuengling's Ice Cream take on the flavor will be made from half buttercream ice cream, half butterscotch ice cream, and twisted with a butterscotch swirl. The result is magical decadence that will transport you to another place and time."

Holy yuletide balls that sounds amazing!

(And no, the sweet treat does NOT contain alcohol! DanRad is just buzzing on that felix felicis.)

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Rupert Grint Is REGULARLY Mistaken For Ed Sheeran — But He Isn't The Only Celeb With A Doppelgänger!

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This will make you do a double take!

On Monday, Rupert Grint stopped by James Corden's The Late Late Show and revealed that he's mistaken for Ed Sheeran around 50% of the time when dealing with fans. And we believe it!

In case you forgot, the Harry Potter alum played Ed's look alike in the singer's 2011 music video for the hit Lego House. And while it's been six years, people are STILL confusing the two A-listers.

However, Rupert isn't the only star who has a doppelgänger. Take a peek at ALL of the celeb lookalikes for yourself (below)!

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Emma Watson Is Straight Out Of A Fairytale At The Shanghai Premiere Of Beauty & The Beast!

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THIS is what dreams are made of!

On Monday, Emma Watson attended the Shanghai premiere of Beauty & The Beast wearing a gorgeous Elie Saab dress, complete with a matching cape.

Video: Hear Emma Enchant In This Beauty & The Beast Teaser!

With its various jewels and embellishments, the Harry Potter star truly looked like the Disney princess she portrays on screen!

As we wrote last week, we were NOT feeling the gray Emilia Wickstead gown she wore to the London premiere. Emma, you've totally redeemed yourself!

Another fabulous look from a fabulous actress!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Harry Potter Alum Scarlett Byrne Shows Some Serious Skin For Playboy!

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We wonder what J.K. Rowling thinks about this??

As we previously reported, Playboy decided to officially bring back nudity, starting with its March/April issue, after banning it a year ago. For the Naked Is Normal issue, the publication snagged Harry Potter alum Scarlett Byrne, who stripped down and penned an essay, titled The Feminist Mystique.

Related: ScarJo Says Monogamy Is 'Not A Natural Thing'

Miz Byrne, who played Pansy Parkinson in the magical franchise, took to Instagram to promote her seXXXy Playboy debut as she wrote:

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