Happy Birthday Stephanie!

This past December, Steph and I visited the Harry Potter Exhibition in Times Square. We’d been excited to visit for almost 2 years, since the first time it stopped in NYC.

To me, there’s no-one in the world who knows Rupert’s (or possibly even the Harry Potter) history like she does. If you visit Steph’s house, she has various versions of both the book and movie series carefully arranged on a shelf in her room...as well as an action figure or two.

The same goes for magazines she’s collected over the years with the trio (or Rupert) on the cover. Lovingly organized in her office, they’re kept safe in the manner of a true fan who cherishes the history of the last ten years.

When we reported together from the last Deathly Hallows press conference in 2011 it was, despite having worked on RG.net together since 2005, the first time we had met in person. I remember Rupert entering the room and Steph and I taking turns playfully jabbing one another in the ribs...he’ll never lose that effect on us. Steph got to ask the first question which, to this date, she can’t remember.

If there’s one thing I can tell you, it’s that Steph is usually quite a cool character. But in those moments, I’ve never seen her more excited.

However on the flip side of this, when she got sorted into Hufflepuff on Pottermore almost two years ago, I’ve never seen her more annoyed.

“I’m a Gryffindor!” Steph ranted, “What the hell does Pottermore know anyway?!!”

“Oh sure,” I joked, “You know...it’s not like it was written by J.K. or anything.”

So it came as a surprise to me when we entered the beginning area of the HP Exhibit, where guests sit with the Sorting Hat, and Steph *willingly volunteered* the fact that she was Hufflepuff to be sorted as such, with that little bit of badger pride. And I couldn’t help but smile.

Because the truth is, Steph’s always been a Hufflepuff.

From the point that we met in 2004 on Livejournal and started our long journey here, her task of reporting news on Rupert to his fans has been a relentless one filled with love and dedication.

And if there’s a second thing I can tell you, it’s that there would be no RupertGrint.net without Steph.

So, please join us in wishing her the best birthday yet through the comments and giving a great big huge ‘thank you!!!’ for all of her hard work over the last 8 years.

We love you, S!

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Submitted by Claire on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 05:43
CBS Passes on 'Super Clyde,' Entertainment Weekly Tells Us Why

Sad news this week as word came out that CBS did not pick up Super Clyde for a full season. The news is pretty surprising for many people given the pilot's unique premise, strong cast and notable creator, Greg Garcia.

Today, Entertainment Weekly provided some reasoning behind this decision and why it ultimately didn't work out with Super Clyde and CBS:

"CBS was high on Grint, and still is. But the concept was deemed off-brand for the network and the net’s other comedies came in strong. Plus, successful comedy blocks are about creating flow, and there was also nothing compatible that CBS had to pair it with."
Rumor has it that Super Clyde may still be shopped to other networks, but there's no gauruntee. 
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Submitted by Stephanie on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:37
Rupert Grint Meets the Coolest Magician Ever

At a local music festival in the UK last weekend, YouTube magician Tricky Nicky bumped into Rupert and wowed him with his tricks. Check out the video below:

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Submitted by Claire on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 09:46
High Res Images from 'CBGB'

Courtesy of staffer Celine, we've got some great high res images from CBGB! Some may or may not be new to your eyes, but they all feature Rupert as punk guitarist Cheetah Chrome so why not check them out again!?

Click the thumbnails below to be brought to the gallery!

 

In other exciting CBGB news, the movie will be screening at the Cannes Film Festival this month for international distributors. According to ScreenDaily, a U.S. deal for theatrical distribution is expected to be announced soon!

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Submitted by Stephanie on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 15:38
Music Section: April's Superhero Secial

This month, in honor of Rupert Grint's upcoming CBS show, Super Clyde, we asked fans to record themselves covering their favourite superhero theme songs. Today, we have something very special for you!

Our pal Jaron Ferrer chose the end theme to the TV show The Powerpuff Girls and has covered the song on steel drums with his friend Garrett, exclusively for us!

You can check out this unique cover, and learn more about Jaron, by clicking the link below!

Exclusive Covers: April 2013
Superhero Special!

Also, if you'd like to see how Jaron and Garrett did, here is a link to the original song, for comparison!

Enjoy!

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Submitted by Aubrey on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 19:57
CBGB Character Poster: Rupert Grint as Cheetah Chrome

The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled the official character poster for Cheetah Chrome in CBGB. Check it out below and click for larger!

CBGB does not currently have a release date, though we encourage you to follow the official Facebook page for exclusive updates.

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Submitted by Stephanie on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 15:29
Screengrabs of Rupert Grint Presenting at British Animal Honours

The 2013 British Animal Honours aired on ITV last week, and we now have some more information about Rupert's participation in the show along with some screengrabs.

Rupert presented the first award, the Braveheart Honour, to a pup named Haatchi. Show host Paul O'Grady introduced Rupert by saying, "Our first presenter is a marvellous actor, best known for his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films. Now would you believe it, he's got a great dane, a Labrador, a shih-tzu, a parrot, two tortoises and an ice-cream van. He's my type of guy!"

Screengrabs from the broadcast are here in the gallery, courtesy of Colin-Morgan.org

 

UKers can watch the video online at this link. If anyone is able to capture Rupert's segment, please let us know via email at staff@rupertgrint.net.

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Submitted by Stephanie on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:48
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