Thursday, July 30, 2009

Celebrity Trends | Actress Bonnie Wright

Celebrity Trends

Now that young actress Bonnie Wright has become the girlfriend of Harry Potter, I'm sure her acting capital has grown, and once she's through with the Potter series, will probably pursue a larger number of film or TV projects.

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, playing the part of Ginny Weasley, she emerges as the girlfriend of Harry Potter; instantly gaining international recognition for her role.

While Wright has played some part in each of the Harry Potter films, she mainly had small lines except in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, where she had a more significant role.

Anyway, this recognition should open up doors for Wright to take her in whatever direction she wants to go, and I'm looking forward to see how it all works out for her.

As far as televison, Bonnie Wright has had roles in Stranded and Life in Pictures.

Celebrity Trends

Celebrity Trends | Amazing Keira Knightley

Celebrity Trends

Some people may not know this about Keira Knightley, but her first role in a film was as Sabé in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.

Many Star Wars fans will know this answer, and it's the decoy queen that looked so much like the real queen played by Natalie Portman.

While Knightley didn't get a lot of exposure for that role it wasn't going to take long for her, as her breakout film role in 'Bend It Like Beckham' was just around the corner, and Pirates of the Caribbean followed not long after that, and now nothing is stopping the British acting superstar.

One negative aspect of Knightley's relationship with the press is the continuous implication that because she's skinny she's anorexic; which she has denied, but when she was attempted to be connected to the death of a young teenage girl from anorexia, she fought back and won a settlement from the Daily Mail which reported that. From then it's not covered in the way it used to be.

Knightley actually prefers a private life, and while loving acting, really doesn't like the fame connected it to. She has state that if and when she has children, she has no desire to expose her child to the industry.

Calling herself a workaholic, Knightley has said she would like to take some time off so she doesn't start to hate acting, but that doesn't seem to be any time soon on the horizon, as five projects are set to be released in 2010, and that doesn't hint at slowing down any time soon.

For Keira Knightley fans this will be great, but for Keira Knightley, it remains to be seen if she has the discipline to slow down and take a breather to enjoy her life.

Celebrity Trends

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tattoo of Grim Reaper

Tattoo Grim Reaper

This tattoo of the grim reaper is awesome, and when you look at it, makes you think here's someone that likes their job a little too much!

Looking at the shadowing and detail of this tattoo shows that the artist was very talented, and he definitely caught the way we imagine, or probably fear, the grim reaper coming to get us when it's our time to go.

Either way, this is a really good tattoo, and the grim reaper gets a surprising amount of body canvass to market himself on.

Tattoo Grim Reaper

Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton Partner for Another Colorful Design

Toy Trends

Takashi Murakami has become a household name in Japan, as he has successfully partnered with Louis Vuitton to create a number of small collections of high-end products.

This time around the two top brands have created “Putipanda,” which is a highly colorful design over a large toy, along with a smaller charm for a mobile phone.

Only the affluent need apply here, as the expensive toys may even challenge the budget of many who are leery of spending too much during these difficult times.

But the opportunity to get these hot items will definitely spur some to go ahead and splurge, but I think it'll be more for themselves than the little ones that would love the look.

Toy Trends

Auto Trends | Metro Cell Vehicle

Auto Trends

I couldn't call this Metro Cell Vehicle an auto, but because it defies description at this time, we'll just use that for identification purposes.

This unique transportation device, offered as a 'human delivery system,' is designed specifically for the Los Angeles metro area, but could have potential in other regions as well.

At this time it's being called a PDD (pickup-drive-drop), and can be called upon by people and you can use it to get to where you want. When you're finished with that, you just get out and the Metro Cell Vehicle will return to a unique hub stack built for it.

Of course this is a Concept and is not certain to be used at this time, but it sure would give an interesting, futuristic look to those using them, and the LA area.

I wonder if it will include air conditioning? It looks like it would be extremely hot to drive in if it didn't.

Auto Trends

Bicycle Trends | Studio Raar Bikes

Bicycle Trends

What better place to have a great bike than in the heart of Amsterdam, and what better place is there to develop them?

Studio Raar is that company, based in the center of Amsterdam, who is rolling out some great bikes, even by the bike-loving standards of the area.

Some of these bikes include leather finishes and real sterling silver.

I wonder if you have a strong enough lock to be able to leave something like this anywhere?

Bicycle Trends

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Motorcycle Trends | Scorpion EXO-900 Helmet

Motorcycle Trends

The newest motorcycle helmet - the Scorpion EXO-900 - is the latest addition to riding safely; for those in extreme sports, as well as everyday riders.

This could even get those who prefer to ride without a helmet a reason to get one, as it's great for year round with the 3/4 helmnet, flip front modular and full face helmut in one.

The latest state-of-the-art fog free technology is used for the EverClear No-Fog Faceshield, and the SpeedView Sun Visor, which is retractable, includes a hardened coating which is anti-scratch. Both of these can be removed simply with no tools, making them even more attractive to the user.

For the helmet itself, it has a moisture-wicking breathable liner along with an AirFit helmet pump inflation system which will result in a customized fit for each user. You can't get any better than that.

Add this to the Dainese-d-air airbags and motorcycle riders are getting a lot of great and cool equipment to aid in safely, and look great at the same time. The Scorpion EXO-900 Helmet definitely adds to that trend.

Motorcycle Trends

Monday, July 27, 2009

Auto Trends | Dyson Ball Car

Auto Trends

What's the latest design from Santosh Chawla? It's throwing a car on top of and around a Dyson Ball. You know, the one that we saw navigating vacuum cleaners on infomercials.

Theoretically it could travel on almost any type of terrain and conditions, and could turn at 360º on a dime. And if you accidently turn at 360º on a dime while driving? Adios amigo. That's the end.

While I like the design, and the color of this prototype is one of my favorites for cars, it's just too cutesy to me, and would be more fun to play with on land you owned than being a realistic or safe way to travel.

But doing those 360s on some land or wide open space would be a blast, although it's hard to know how expensive it would cost, and it only runs on hydrogen fuel.

Auto Trends

Bicycle Trends | Future City Mobility

Bicycle Trends

This is an interesting concept from Marten Wallgren and friends who imagined what traffic in London would be like in 2030. From there they looked developing an idea related to car-free-zones; and so the focus on this unique bicycle designed to work within a system in central London.

It's described this way:

"Allowing a special designed bicycle/scooter to be well integrated with the infrastructure as well as becoming a part of the interior of the busses and taxis. Inside London Garden, the users have more awerness of the individual energy consumption. In fact, the energy that you create while biking is used as a currency while docking the bicycle into the bus or taxi."

A unique bus is also figured into the equation which would be used the charge the combination bike-scooter, so you could use either option when getting off.

Bicycle Trends

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Retail Trends | Microsoft to Challenge Apple with Consumer Electronic Stores

Retail Trends

Microsoft strategy and store design plans were 'leaked' recently, and Microsoft confirms much of the leaks are true, but in reference to store design, they're still at the early stages of decision making.

As far as the strategy of placing a number of their consumer electronic outlets near or right next to Apple retail stores, Microsoft confirmed that is definitely part of their strategy, and they'll be rolling out some this year, and moving quicker in 2010.

One of the very cool design features of the stores, which many people have commented on if true, will make Apple stores look boring. Now wouldn't that be a change for Micrsoft.

The design talked about is a video wall which goes around the entire store, along with numerous other cool features that will make people want to hang out and shop.

Assuming Microsoft goes with a number of these features, they will have a great place to visit, and will seriously challenge Apple in consumer electronics retail competition.

Retail Trends

Friday, July 24, 2009

Gaming Trends | Illustrations from Tribute to Resident Evil Ending

Gaming Trends

After about 10 years of Resident Evil capturing the imagination of fans, it looks like it's finally winding down to its final days, and in tribute to that, Richard Michaud offers some incredible illustrations to pay tribute to the compelling franchise.

Among the illustrations, which include major characters from the final game, with Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, and Sheva being given some illustration love.

While nobody knows if this is really the end, because if a popular movie is made again or someone with a new twist to the gaming 'Resident Evil' twitch comes along, we just may see it come back again as the popular series it has been.

But at least for now, we've seen the end of the video game series of Resident Evil.

Gaming Trends

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Auto Trends | New Transformer Bumblebee Chevy Camaro

Auto Trends

Riding on the popularity of Transformers and one of the favorite robots of them all - Bumblebee - Chevy is releasing a limited edition Camaro, which is an exact replica of Bumblebee in the Transformers.

Of course that doesn't include changing into Bumblebee, but you can't have everything.

Fans of the Bumblebee Camaro will get a nice insignia with the word 'Transformers' on the hood and side of the car, and is sure to draw the attention of some rabid Transformer fans out there.

One thing I love about it is the deep yellow color, which is one of my favorites for a car, so Bumblebee or not, I like this new Chevy Camaro.

Auto Trends

Auto Trends | 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Auto Trends

Saying it took about five years to bring the 2010 Buick LaCross to the market, the company presented their luxury sedan and it looks like they have a winner.

According to exterior design manager Mike Pevovar, “The overall impression is one of harmony and continuity. There’s an international look and feel to the 2010 LaCrosse, yet it is instantly recognizable as a Buick, with cues pioneered by the Enclave."

Included with the design are a number of safety features as well as advanced intelligent personal technology, along with four-wheel drive.

Check out their website for numerous other features on the 2010 Buick LaCross.

Auto Trends

Celebrity Trends | Kate Beckinsale - Talented and Gorgeous Brit Actress

Celebrity Trends

Kate Beckinsale has acted in a lot of movies, and done a great job, but it seems see just shines in the vampire genre, and she also looks gorgeous with her dark hair in complexion, which never goes out of style.

As you can see from these sexy hot photos of Kate Beckinsale, she seems to get more beautiful as time goes on, and she keeps herself looking gorgeous.

She is starring in Whiteout, which is scheduled for a September 11 release, and has finished filming Everybody's Fine.

In 2010 Kate Beckinsale will be in 'April 23,' which little is known as of this writing.

This gorgeous Brit will be a hot acting commodity for some time to come, and I'm looking forward to enjoying watching her many projects over the years ahead.

Celebrity Trends

'Alice in Wonderland' Game Being Developed by Disney Interactive

Gaming Trends

Disney Interactive Studios announced they're developing a video game for a number of platforms based on the Alice in Wonderland film to be released in early 2010.

Platforms they're developing for include Nintendo NS, Wii and Windows. For mobile users you'll be able to play it on your iPhone of iPod Touch. So far Mac hasn't been one of the platforms mentioned as one the game can be played on.

The game will feature a number of traps and puzzles Alice will have to avoid or solve with the help of her friends: the Mad Hatter, Chesire Cat, Mad Hare and White Rabbit, who aid her in her battle against the Red Queen and Jabberwocky.

Gaming Trends

Celebrity Trends | Noureen DeWulf - New Breakout Star

Celebrity Trends

Noureen DeWulf is an up and coming young actress who recently got her big film break starring in 'Ghost of Girlfriend's Past' with Matthew McConaughey.

She is also fortunate in having another film out this summer with Jeremy Piven and Will Ferrell called 'The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.' She is also currently shooting The Back Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez, scheduled for a January 2010 release.

For some reason she says one of her dreams is to work with Quentin Tarantino, although his success has been spotty at best. Maybe it's a personal thing.

Either way, this young beauty who has roots in India looks like she's ready to explode on the national scene, and has had a great 2009 as a base to do just that.

Celebrity Trends

Norio Fujikawa Jetscooter Design

Design Trends

This is an interesting design from Norio Fujikawa which combines a retro and futuristic look for this jetscooter.

What's particularly exciting about this is the wing-like fins that reminds you of cars from the 60s.

Looking at it as a work or art is probably more realistic the concept ever becoming a reality, as it seems it would be back heavy, making it difficult to really take off without turning over.

But who knows if extra weight would be added up front to counter that and make it a reality. Pretty neat either way, with room to adapt and change it while keeping the basic look.

Design Trends

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Custom Designed Chanel Motorcycle

Motorcycle Trends

I like it when businesses of any type get a customized motorcycle made for marketing purposes, as usually all stops are pulled and a very nice customized bike is created; and that's the case with Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel, which showed of their customized motorcycle at the Chanel boutique on Rue Royale in Paris.

Along with models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini he was in Paris shooting the press kit for their 'Starting Point' pre-spring collection.

Motorcyles designed well never fail as a prop, and this one for Chanel doesn't fall short in that regard. Nice looking bike.

Motorcycle Trends

Monday, July 20, 2009

Bicycle Trends | Team Tentakulus

Bicycle Trends

The latest bike from Team Tentakulus looks like a hybrid bicycle/motorcycle, and the look is very cool.

Even though at first glance it looks like a hybrid, in reality its a greatly-designed bike that is just very compelling and makes you want to go out and get one.

Dubbed the Chopper Shocker, this should definitely catch on among those who love a good ride while getting the attention and envy of those around them.

Bicycle Trends

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fashion Trends | Alice Temperley Oriental Fall Fashion

Fashion Trends

Alice Temperley recently said she's been "looking for an alternative way to show for a while now, and with editors and retailers cutting back on travel, the video seemed like a good, maybe even greener, way to reach a wider audience."

The video she's referring to is one she put online for a much larger audience to potentially view, which you can see below.

Temperley focused on an oriental theme which was very engaging, as a variety of looks and styles were presented with her own take on the orient.

Being a lover of almost everything oriental, this is a nice and exotic line that is compelling and beautiful.

Fashion Trends

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hot Kelly Brook

Celebrity Kelly Brook

Voted year after year as one of the most beautiful or sexiest women in the world, there's nothing strange about Kelly Brook herself, as she looks good in just about anything, even the latex swimsuit she almost falls out of above.

She also can look fine in a see-through top like the photo below, where Kelly Brook shows she isn't shy about being sly.

The gorgeous Brook is British-born and has been a model, actress, TV presenter and occasional designer of swimwear.

She has played in a number of film and TV roles, including the girlfriend of Lex Luthor in the first season of Smallville for several episodes.

Brooks first role she starred in was School for Seduction, and also in Survival Island where she met Billy Zane, whom she dated for awhile.

Her next film role will be in Piranha 3-D as Danni.

Celebrity Kelly Brook

Trends Self-propelled Printer

Tech Trends

The Mini Giant, a newly developed inkless printer has been developed by designer Paula Adina Sumalan for the 'Futures' category of the Zero Boundaries Zink Product Design Competition, for which she won first price.

This nifty little printer has no need of ribbons or ink cartridges, rather it uses crystals which are heated onto a special paper.

All you have to do is place it on the top left corner of the ZINK paper and it self-propels itself to create the print.

You can fit the Mini Giant into the palm of your hand.

Tech Trends

Friday, July 17, 2009

Marotti’s Trike Motorcycle Car

Motorcycle Trends

From the front and three-quarters view, this three-wheel car, trike - or whatever you want to call it - from Marotti, has the look and feel of something from outer space or a former sci fi film. The side view of the vehicle leaves a lot to be desired, and wasn't though out too well in my opinion, but otherwise isn't too bad.

The inclusion of tail fins and rudders makes you think of the 60s, along with the sleed body design.

According to Poland-based Marrotti, it's "as dynamic as a motorcycle and, at the same time, as safe and easy to drive as a car." Maybe we could call it a carcycle, or something like that!

The 750cc V-four 100 horsepower motorcycle engine from Honda pushes the 970-pound car pretty good, and would be a lot of fun to try.

Now what is its use again?

Motorcycle Trends

Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit

Motorcycle Trends

Now this is very cool. Any motorcycle rider that is a fan of the Dark Knight, or Batman, can now dressed as the caped crusader with the latest motorcycle outfit from Universal Designs.

I could see doing some riding in your garb, and then coming home and doing some cosplay on the side.

Included in the awesome duds are body armor that is literally made of Kevlar and Molded leather, which is approved by CE for the jacket and pants.

The need to stretch just like the most recent Dark Knight film is acknowledged by the designers, and so spandex at in places where it can stretch in all direction via the inserts.

The base of the suit is made of heavy duty Cordura mesh, while the suit itelf is made of cow hide. Sweet!

Motorcycle Trends

Jedi Learning Toy

Toy Trends

This new Jedi trainer toy allows you to use the force to move a ping pong ball up a tube without anything but a wireless connection. How neat is that?

The new toy comes with a combination headset and tube with a wireless connection.

Supposedly through the headset you wear you can send out your brainwaves and move the ball up the tube by the force of your mind.

The Jedi Trainer will be released in the UK in August via

Toy Trends

Dog Peeing Fire Video

Advertising Trends

This video of a dog peeing fire like a flame thrower is funny and effective in drawing attention to the need to get your pet health questions answered at

It not only immediately gets your attention, but it gets you thinking that your pet could have problems, and WebVet exists to help you get answers to those problems.

I think this is a great advertisement that does exactly what an advertisement should do, and it's entertaining at the same time. Really funny.

Advertising Trends

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Trends | Solar Pool Skimmer

Tech Trends

Here's a pretty cool solar pool skimmer tech gadget you use in your pool to keep all that surface stuff out of your way and keep it from interfering with your swimming experience.

It includes a couple of solar panels at the top where it soaks in the sun's rays and gets energized. Two paddlewheels then propel the little guy and off it goes cleaning your pool's surface. It also has wheels on its side panels which allows it to maneuver around.

A NiMH recharageable battery stores up the energy and run for 8 hours on a charge.

The skimmer also identifies when its batteries are getting low and will take it to a part of the pool which has sun through an internal microprocessor.

It also recognizes when there is no sun and will slow down in order to conserve energy; whether at night or on cloudy days.

The pool skimer measures 6 1/4" H x 20" W x 23" L.

Tech Trends

Celebrity Trends | Orlando Bloom

Celebrity Trends

Orlando Bloom is one of the more well known actors in the world, and has been fortunate enough to star in two of the most popular film series of all time: Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Carribbean.

It may not have been all luck though, as he may just know how to pick the right roles and films to work in.

Bloom got his first breakout role in Lord of the Rings, where he was cast as Legolas the Elf, a key part in the overall story.

Some films Bloom is currently involved in are New York, I Love You, which is waiting to be released; Sympathy for Delicious, which is in post-production; Main Street, also in post-production; and The Cross, which is in pre-production.

Rumors are Orlando Bloom is also in pre-production for The Cross, and also The Red Circle.

At this time it seems his relationship with Miranda Kerr is still on.

I like Orlando Bloom, and think he's a highly underrated actor. While he has had some success as a leading man, I think a breakthrough role there will propel him to the recognition he deserves.

Celebrity Trends

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Celebrity Trends | Russell Crowe

Celebrity Trends

Actor Russell Crowe, the sometimes good guy, sometimes bad guy, is continuing to keep extremely busy in his acting career, which as far as America goes, started in 1995 with Virtuosity.

Crowe has of course been in a number of altercations in the entertainment industry and without, which have caused him embarrassment, lots of money, and in the argument with producer Malcolm Gerrie, he may have lost the Oscar award for Best Actor in A Beautiful Mind, as many think he lost respect and votes from the Academy voters over the situation.

He eventually won his first and so far, only Oscar, for Best Actor for his starring role in Gladiator.

Other films he's starred in include L.A. Confidential, The Insider, Proof of Life, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, 3:10 to Yuma and American Gangster.

Russell Crowe is currently working on Robin Hood, which is being filmed now, and has four other projects in the works: The Long Green Shore, Bra Boys, Dirt Music and Dolce's Inferno.

Celebrity Trends

Auto Trends | BMW S.X concept

Auto Trends

The latest concept car from BMW has been designed by Iulian Bumbu, who has also designed the Lamborghini Insecta concept.

What's impressive to me about it is its adherence to the way BMW expressives itself in its cars, but at the same time taking it into some new areas, which should delight fans of the brand.

It's expected that the BMW S.X concept could be the successor to the BMW 6-series.

Very sleek and nice charcoal. Nice sports coupe from the Italian designer.

Auto Trends

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fashion Trends | Graffini Graffitti Swimwear

Fashion Trends

This swimwear from Graffini is inspirational, and especially so from not only its cool look, but where the inspiration came from - on the streets of Soho, Chinatown and the Bronx, among other places.

Af for the swimsuits, they come in five styles of Brazilian string, 1 piece, halter string, 1 piece halter and Halter sport.

Graffini sends its photographers out on the streets to find cool art on ATMs, signs and of course walls. They definitely capture some cool art as you can see on the great swimsuits.

Fashion Trends

Auto Trends | Secret Agent Bentley

Auto Trends

For only $500,000 in pocket change, you can own your own bullet-proof Bentley, which will put on the equal with just about anything James Bond drives.

This car isn't only bullet-proof, it also includes a self-contained oxygen system which can be used when you come under the inevitable poison gas attack.

That's just for starters though, as there's also ballistic steel in the doors, a gas tank that is explosion proof, Kevlar flooring, and can run on flat tires.

But the ultimate in this secret agent car is the exploding hinge bolts which will blast the doors open and give you a quick exit if you have to escape quickly.

I never knew ordinary life could be so exciting. Just owning it would give you some game. If you ever really had to use it, well, you'll be the neighborhood hero.

Auto Trends

Motorcycle Trends | Dainese D-Air Airbags for Motorcycles

Motorcycle Trends

We've started to see a trend emerging in the motorcycle world as bike performance and speeds are increasing at such a rate that safety of the riders is becoming even more of a concern.

The latest entry into the field is the Dainese D-Air airbag, which differentiates itself by not having to have the rider on the bike in order to triger the inflatable.

Existing motorcycle airbags require the rider to leave the bike before they trigger.

Why this is important is many riders never leave their bikes but crash while still sitting on the seat. This would add extra protection for those moment.

Motorcycle Trends

Monday, July 13, 2009

Star Wars Lightsabers Chopsticks

Retail Trends

Now those who are Star Wars fans and like to use chopsticks to eat can combine those two passions by buying the new Chop Sabers, which are chopstick lightsabers you can get in either the Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader look, which is based upon the color of the chopstck shaft.

The adult chopsticks are 9" long, and are translucent in look. You can also get a smaller version for your children which are about 7" long.

When you buy, included with the chopsticks are a chopstick rest shaped as a translucent Star Wars logo.

Retail Trends

Deluxe Silmarillion Version from Illustrator Benjamin Harff

Art Trends

German illustrator Benjamin Harff has created one of the best versions of a deluxe "The Silmarillion," and unfortunately at this time it's a one of a kind, and so far hasn't been responded to by the Tolkien estate after numerous attempts by Harff to contact them.

That's understandable though, as the number of people contacting the Tolkien estate on a daily basis has be be huge.

Even so, it would be great if Harff gains their ear and is enlisted to do some work for Tolkien stories, as his skill in illustration and calligraphy would be a great asset to the types of stories and backgrounds Tolkien told.

Art Trends

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Boyd Morrison Lands Deal with Simon and Schuster After Kindle Success

Tech Trends

The deal from Simon & Schuster with Boyd Morrison shows that you can indeed have success on digital and traditional print platforms, as Morrison's book The Ark did so well on Kindle at got the attention of Simon & Schuster which resulted in the paper print deal.

Now Morrison has the opportunity to write two books for Simon & Schuster in the deal, specifically for the traditional book market.

Some people seem surprised by this, but there's no doubt concerning traditional books that they aren't going the way of the dodo bird yet, and there's still a lot of people who want to curl up and hold a paper-based book.

Tech Trends

'U Can't Touch This' Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers

Entertainment Trends

Here's a funny video of Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers dancing and doing some Hammertime to U Can't Touch This.

This continues the assault of M.C. Hammer and A&E to drive interest in his now show.

Here's another video of a flashmob in LA wearing some Hammer pants doing a cool dance routine to U Can't Touch This as well.

Entertainment Trends

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Emma Watson Growing Up

Celebrity Trends

It's been a lot of fun watching Emma Watson grow up before our eyes from a little girl to a beautiful young woman. Watson is refreshing because she's a normal person, and prefers to keep it that way in spite of her enormous celebrity, fame and fortune.

Most young celebrity stars aren't able to keep their live in order, and become self-destructive when they become young adults. Watson is having none of that, and has no real desire to necessarily continue on with the acting thing any time soon, once she's through with the Harry Potter series.

Instead, she's focusing her life on college, and is looking to go to an Ivy school in the U.S.

The latest installment of the Harry Potter film series: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be released worldwide on July 15. It should be a huge blockbuster.

It will be very interesting to see where Emma Watson is going in her life after the Harry Potter series, as she's got her priorities in order and isn't going to move off of them.

It's amazing to see this young woman have it together in this way, and in position to call her own shots for the rest of her life.

Celebrity Trends