Fame, Not Bullying, Made Emma Watson Leave College

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Emma Watson would like it to be known that she didn’t leave Brown University because she was being bullied, but because she’s famous. “I’ve never even been asked for an autograph on campus. I threw a party for nearly 100 students and not a single person put a photo on Facebook,” she told the New York Times. “Anyway, even if I was being given a hard time, I wasn’t going to wuss out of university because someone said ‘Wingardium leviosa’ to me in a corridor, or ‘Ten points for Gryffindor.’ I’ve been dealing with the media since I was nine. If I can’t stand up to a few people giving me a hard time, it’s a bit pathetic, really. I’ve had so much worse.” As for why she dropped out, she says, “I was in denial … I wanted to pretend I wasn’t as famous as I was. I was trying to seek out normality, but I kind of have to accept who I am, the position I’m in and what happened.” [Us]

Dakota Fanning graduated high school yesterday, and the paparazzi were there to congratulate her snap a photo of her in her cap and gown. [People]

Lost creator Damon Lindelof is the latest star to publicly insult January Jones. He Tweeted, “Emma Frost’s THREE mutant powers: Telepathy, Transformation to Solid Diamond and last but not least, Sucking at Acting.” [TMZ]

The Celebrity Rehab season five cast will include Michael Lohan, Sean Young, Amy Fisher, Steven Adler, Bai Ling, Jessica “Sugar” Kiper, Jeremy Jackson, and Dwight Gooden. [Popeater]

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are already negotiating a divorce settlement. “Maria has already begun to move on from her failed marriage. She and Arnold do talk, they have to — they have four children together,” says a source. “But, Maria has made it clear to Arnold that there is no chance at a reconciliation. Arnold finally seems to be accepting this, but he doesn’t like it.” [Radar]
  • For those who still aren’t convinced that Arnold is a sketchy dude, Radar has provided a detailed account of his 50th birthday party, which was held at James Cameron‘s house and involved a stripper. [Radar]
  • Zac Efron left a 40% tip at a San Diego bar last week, bringing the grand total for two bottles of liquor and a pack of Red Bull to $1,093. [TMZ]
  • When asked about her new talk show on The Tonight Show, Katie Couric said, “It’ll be sort of a little bit of what Oprah did … Obviously, no one can ever fill Oprah’s shoes, but some of the things that she did on her show, some of the things we used to do on the Today show.” [Us]
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