Arabic Network Decides Daniel Radcliffe Is A ‘Disgraceful’ Homosexual

Daniel-RadcliffeA few months ago Daniel Radcliffe said words to the effect that you must be doing something if people are speculating about your sexuality. However I doubt even he would have thought he’d be included on a list where the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) decided to ‘name and shame’ him on a homophobic list of gay people.

Radcliffe is straight – although a staunch gay ally – but he’s not the only inaccuracy on the stunningly shoddily researched piece.

Here is a translation of that list of celebrities who ‘shocked the world with their announcement of their sexuality’, via Gay Star News:

  • Ricky Martin: “One of the first who announced their sexuality.”

    Cameron Diaz: “Stated that she prefers making love to women even though she was in a relationship with Justin Timberlake. She doesn’t mind making love to a man but prefers having a long-term relationship with a woman.”

    Jodie Foster: “Got married to her partner, the photographer Alexandra Hedison, lately.”

    Daniel Radcliffe: “Harry Potter’s actor, announced his sexuality.”

    Lindsay Lohan: “Has previously announced her homosexuality. She was engaged to Samantha Ronson and they were planning to get married but they broke up before marriage.”

    Ellen DeGeneres: ‘The star and famous TV presenter preferred to get married to her partner Portia De Rossi and they have been living together for a couple of years.”

    Elton John: “The global musician has not just announced his sexuality, but got married and wore a wedding dress from his boyfriend David Furnish and had kids using surrogacy.”

    Neil Patrick Harris: “His boyfriend and him had twins the same way as Elton.”

It won’t surprise many of you that Cameron Diaz never said she preferred being in long-term relationships with women (although she has said she’s bisexual), while Lohan isn’t exclusively homosexual, and Ricky Martin didn’t come out officially until 2010. And while Elton John has worn dresses to parties, he didn’t put one on for either his civil partnership or his wedding to David Furnish.

MBC is a free-to-air satellite broadcasting company located in Dubai, which reaches around 150 million Arabic speakers in various countries around the world.

The network has previously seemed relatively neutral on gay issues, although it seems this is evidence of a more negative approach, which comes at a time of increasingly hardline actions against LGBTI people in several Arabic-speaking nations.

Full Horns Trailer – There’s something different about Daniel Radcliffe

Horns-quad-PosterThere are quite a few people out there who’d like to see Daniel Radcliffe with a horn. Well now’s your chance!

The full UK trailer for Horns has now arrived (as well as the rather cool quad poster above), which focuses on the early parts of the movie, before Radcliffe wakes up on morning to literally find he has horns growing out of his forehead.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

‘Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.

‘Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).

‘HORNS is based on the dark fantasy novel of the same name from New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart Shaped Box) with a screenplay by Keith Burnin. Alexandre Aja, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and Cathy Schulman produce.’

Horns arrives in the UK on Wednesday 29th October 2014. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more...]

Daniel Radcliffe Turns Sexy Bad Boy In A Horns Character Poster

Horns-Character-Poster1If we needed more proof that Daniel Radcliffe has left goody-two-shoes Harry Potter behind we just need to look at him being mean, moody and extremely horny in the new Horns character poster above. Especially when you compare him to Juno Temple’s angelic look below.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

‘Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.

‘Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).’

It’s due in UK cinemas on October 31st.

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Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Gay Inclusion & His Comfort With Being Naked

daniel-radcliffe-750-slideDaniel Radcliffe may only be 25, but he’s fast being one of the most outspoken and steadfast of LGBT allies (the fact he grew up around gay people who were always part of his life helped set him on this path).

With his new movie, What If, hitting hitting cinemas, he’s been chatting to Out & The Advocate  about the film, and also plenty of other things. For example, when Out asked him what he thinks about openly gay Michael Sam making his NFL debut, he says (while showing an impressive understand of the American Football draft system for a Brit), “I think it’s fucking awesome. It’s fantastic that he’s got a team. It’s horrendous that he slipped to 249 after being the SEC defensive player of the year. People can say whatever they like about his athleticism, or not fitting the bill for certain conditions or whatever, but the fact is no player in the last six years to win that award has been drafted lower than 16th overall, I think. So it’s sad that that was an issue. But I think he’s amazing, frankly. In interviews, at no point does he allow himself to be portrayed as a victim or someone who deserves extra sympathy. He’s brilliant at shutting that down.”

He also talks about whether he thinks more films will be made in the future that are like What If, but centring on same sex couples. Radcliffe comments, “I still think we’ve got a ways to go before we see more types of films like What If made with same-sex couples. I say that because I was quite shocked when I did all the press for Kill Your Darlings and how much of a talking point it was for people that I was playing a gay character…

“The way gay people have been depicted [in entertainment] has changed so much in the last few years and hopefully that is what is normalizing it for everyone. Just look at characters like Cam and Mitch from Modern Family. They are hugely successful and get to every region of the country. Stories are now beginning to be told that include all different types and kinds of sexuality and characters who aren’t there for the sake of being gay, they just happen to be gay… I do think that in the next generation we will see an even bigger difference in how gay people are shown in the media and in film because people are getting over it, finally.”

There were also some questions about the other Dan seems completely comfortable with – nudity – which started when he was just 18 on stage in Equus, and has continued with the likes of Kill Your Darlings and now What If.

He tells The Advocate, “Once you’ve done Equus that really shakes any inhibitions you have out of you. Other actors might get to a scene like that and say, ‘Actually, I’d like to not be naked in that part,’ but because I’ve done it once on stage, it doesn’t really hold fears for me anymore…

“I would like to say at this point that I am not picking projects so I can get naked. It just so happens that in all the ones that have been released so far – and in fact the next two that will be released as well – I do show a bit of skin.”

And I’m sure there are many people out there who won’t complain about that.

Horns Trailer – What’s growing out of Daniel Radcliffe’s forehead?

horns-teaser-trailerHorns certainly shows a different side of Daniel Radcliffe – although you have to wait until the very end to properly see what’s really changed about him for this role, as he literally has horns growing out of his forehead.

In Horns, ‘Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused of the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.’

It certainly look pretty intense and rather unusual. Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) direct.

It’ll be in cinemas later this year. [Read more...]

Daniel Radcliffe’s Horns Gets Its First Teaser Poster

Horns-Teaser-PosterThey seem to like waiting a long time to release Daniel Radcliffe movies. What If? is due to arrive this summer, over 18 months after it was filmed. He made Horns meanwhile back in the autumn of 2012, and while it’s played at festivals it’s only now that the first UK teaser poster has arrived.

What the poster doesn’t show is that in the film, Radcliffe’s character literally has horns growing out of his head.

We still have a little while to wait though until we can see it, as its British release isn’t until Friday 31 October, 2014.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘From master-of-horror Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Piranha 3D) comes this supernatural, offbeat thriller starring beloved British actor Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Kill Your Darlings) and the talented Juno Temple (Magic Magic, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For).

‘Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is accused for the violent rape and killing of his girlfriend, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple). After a hard night of drinking, Ig awakens, hungover, to find horns growing out of his head; they have the ability to drive people to confess sins and give in to selfish impulses. Ig decides to use this effective tool to discover the circumstances of his girlfriend’s death and to seek revenge by finding the true murderer.

‘Daniel and Juno lead an all-star cast with strong support from David Morse (The Green Mile, The Hurt Locker) and Heather Graham (The Hangover I&II, Boogie Nights).

‘HORNS is based on the dark fantasy novel of the same name from New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart Shaped Box) with a screenplay by Keith Burnin. Alexandre Aja, Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland and Cathy Schulman produce.’

Daniel Radcliffe Says He Wants To Be Robin Opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman

Daniel-RadcliffeHoly casting, Batman – it appears that Daniel Radcliffe would quite like to play a superhero, and if he can’t be the character he’d really like to be, he’ll be his sidekick.

Buzzfeed reports that when asked if after Harry Potter, he’d like to join another franchise, he replied, “Batman. If they reboot that again I’ll do that too. It’s happening, isn’t it? With Ben Affleck. I could be Robin, I’m perfect.”

We’re not sure how serious he is, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it gets director Zack Snyder thinking. It’s probably too late to add Dan to the already shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Justice League is also in the works – which could have a Robin – and there are also unconfirmed rumours there will be a standalone Bat-flick called The Batman in 2019.

To be honest, this is probably more pipe dream than anything that might become true – but personally we’d love to see Dan as Batman’s sidekick.

What If Trailer – Daniel Radcliffe & Zoe Kazan get an indie rom-com


When we got a poster for What If a couple of weeks ago, we were promised the trailer was coming soon. Now it’s here, so we can get a taste for the indie rom-com, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

The movie was filmed under the title The F Word back in autumn 2012, do it’s taken a while for us to get to this stage, but it now it’s been retitled What If, a poster has arrived and an August 1st, 2014 US release set.

Radcliffe plays Wallace, a young man who meets Chantry (Kazan) at a party where they hit it off. The problem is, Chantry has a long-term boyfriend, and the duo must navigate through a tenuous friendship (that’s the F word), while keeping their feelings at bay.

Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more...]

Daniel Radcliffe To Host Gay Trailblazers Special, Honoring DOMA Champions Edie Winsor & Roberta Kaplan

Daniel-RadcliffeThe US network Logo TV has announced that they will be hosting a special event called Trailblazers, set up to honour those who have helped the progress of LGBT people over the years.

The event on June 26th will be hosted by long-time gay-ally Daniel Radcliffe and comes almost exactly a year after the Supreme Court ruling that started to dismantle the Defense of Marriage Act (the law that banned federal acknowledgement of gay marriage), and 45 years after the Stonewall riots. Fittingly, the first Trailblazers event will honour Edie Winsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case, and her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan.

“Through their courage, Edie and Roberta redefined an institution to make it open to everybody,”  said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV and Logo. “Like the greatest civil rights pioneers, they secured a basic human freedom for all of us.”

Trailblazers will also include a performance by A Great Big World, along with special appearances by Jared Leto, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Tyler Glenn and Mary Lambert. Logo hopes this will be the first of what will become an annual event, allowing them to honour other important names in LGBT rights.

Alongside the starrier side of this initiative, Logo has also launched the ‘Hometown Trailblazers’, designed to pay tribute to local heroes who have made a difference in their community. Nominations for Hometown Trailblazers are being invited from the public, with a call for a picture or video, alongside an explanation of why the person is meaningful. You can find out more about that here.

Daniel Radcliffe Decides You Shall Know Our Velocity, Based On Dave Eggers’ Novel

daniel-radcliffe-750-slideDaniel Radcliffe has added to his busy film slate as Variety reports that it’s been announced at Cannes that he has signed on to star in You Shall Know Our Velocity.

Based on Dave Egger’s novel, the movie is about two longtime friends - the awkward Will (Daniel Radcliffe) and self-proclaimed ladies man Hand. The decide who take a two-week journey around the world to help those in need, by using a $32,000 insurance payoff from their friend’s fatal car accident.

Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is set to direct from a screenplay by Wells Towers.Miguel Arteta was previously attached to direct, but he is no longer involved.

Shooting is scheduled to begin next spring. We’ll see plenty of Radcliffe before then though as he’s got Horns, What If and Frankenstein coming up.