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Emma Watson Confirms She'll Sing in 'Beauty & the Beast'!

Emma Watson was just cast to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast and she’s now sharing her thoughts on portraying the iconic Disney princess!

“I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There,’” the 24-year-old actress wrote on her Facebook.

“My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it. Emma xx,” she concluded. It looks like Emma will be singing in the upcoming movie!

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Emma Watson Cast as Belle in Live Action 'Beauty & The Beast'!

Emma Watson has closed a deal to play Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, JustJared.com can confirm!

The 24-year-old actress will be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls) in a script written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed her in his The Perks of Being a Wallflower film adaptation. Such a perfect team for this!

Emma had previously been courted by Guillermo del Toro to star in his Beauty, but the project was scrapped and the director gave his blessing to Disney to cast her in their film, according to TheWrap

UPDATE: Read Emma‘s full statement on being cast in the movie!

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Emma Watson Inspires Fans Again With a New #HeForShe Speech

Emma Watson delivers yet another inspiring speech concerning feminism and her #HeForShe Campaign during the 2015 World Economic Forum on Friday morning (January 23) in Davos, Switzerland.

“Since HeForShe launched in New York last September, I think it would be fair to say that my colleagues and I have been stunned by the response,” the 24-year-old actress and activist said to kick off her speech.

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Emma continued, saying: “The HeForShe conference was watched over 11 million times, sparking 1.2 billion social media conversations, culminating in the #HeForShre hashtag becoming so popular that Twitter painted it on the walls of its headquarters. And men from almost every country in the world signed up to our commitment. Everyone, from Desmond Tutu to Prince Harry to Hillary Clinton to Yoko Ono have issued their support or contacted us since Sept. 20. Everything from marathons being run, merchandise being created, 15-year-old boys writing to national newspapers deploring female discrimination, young girls collecting hundreds of signatures—it’s all happened in the last four months. I couldn’t have dreamed it, but it’s happened. Thank you so much.”

Watch her entire speech below!


Emma Watson Speech for HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Program at World Economic Forum 2015

Zac Efron, Blake Lively, & More Made Forbes' 30 Under 30 List - Find Out Who Else Made the Cut!

Forbes has released their annual 30 under 30 list for Hollywood and entertainment and lots of familiar names are included including Blake Lively, Zac Efron, Emma Watson, and Ansel Elgort!

Blake is being recognized for her work as an entrepreneur with Preserve, saying, “I’ll never feel like I arrived. The people I look up to the most are the people that are continuing to up their game.”

Zac is being recognized for his hugely successful movies. Emma is noted for her wonderful work as an actress, as well as making waves as the UN Woman Goodwill Ambassador. Ansel has been recognized for his breakout year as an actor with The Fault in Our Stars.

Keira Knightley, Rooney Mara, Tatiana Maslany, Ellen Page, Keke Palmer, Emma Stone, Miles Teller, and more also made the list! Check out the full list of Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 in case you missed it!

Emma Watson Gets Support For Her HeForShe Campaign in Argentina

Emma Watson gets surrounded by fans holding signs supporting HeForShe during a recent trip to Argentina she posted on Wednesday morning (December 24).

“I LOVED Argentina. Truly. Thank you to my incredible Argentinian fans! So lovely to get to meet and speak to you. E xx,” the 24-year-old actress and activist captioned the photo on her Facebook.

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In case you missed it, find out why Emma was named the feminist celebrity of the year in a fan-voted poll conducted by ForWomen.org and Cosmopolitan.

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Emma Watson Named Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Big news for Emma Watson — she was just named Feminist Celebrity of 2014 by the voters at ForWomen.org in a poll conducted in partnership with Cosmopolitan.com.

In September, the 24-year-old actress gave an inspiring speech about gender roles in society at the launch of the #HeForShe campaign.

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“We celebrate all feminists every day, but today we’re giving a hat tip to celebrities who are helping to promote women’s equality,” President and CEO Teresa Younger said in a statement. “Every celebrity on the list has either embraced the term ‘feminist,’ spoken out for women’s equal rights or battled against sexist oppression.”

To see the rest of the list, click insideMore Here! »

Emma Watson Appears As a Nun After Her Break Up

Emma Watson looks fresh-faced as she heads to the set of her upcoming film Colonia Dignidad on Thursday afternoon (December 18) in Argentina.

The 24-year-old actress got into character, who was dressed up as a nun, for her day of shooting.

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Colonia Dignidad follows a German couple, Lena and Daniel after getting separated during the 1973 Chilean coup that saw the overthrow of Salvador Allende and the rise of future dictator, Augustus Pinochet. After Daniel is kidnapped by Pinochet’s secret police, Lena tracks him down with the help of a preacher.

For more pictures of Emma on set, visit JustJaredJR.com

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