“That Bitch J.K. Rowling Hates That Jerk Daniel Radcliffe”

At least, that’s how I parsed this headline from Media Bistro:

J.K. Rowling Won’t Write More Harry Potter Books to ‘Reward’ Daniel Radcliffe

In other words, Rowling wants to withhold rewarding Radcliffe for his portrayal of her iconic boy wizard — maybe he’s the one who leaked the first 36 minutes of The Deathly Hallows online — so she shall refrain from ensuring he gets more work as an actor, at least playing Harry Potter.
But of course, that’s not at all what the headline means. Just the opposite, in fact:

Radcliffe told MTV: “Basically, it amounted to the fact that she felt I had been very good in this Harry Potter film, and as a reward for that, she wasn’t going to [write] any more Harry Potter [books].”

Oh. Never mind.

The Harry Potter franchise really could use a few good catfights, though. Everyone’s so damn nice to one another. Surely somebody couldn’t stand working with that bastard Tom Felton, who pulled the crass move of making a surprise appearance at a public screening of The Deathly Hallows. What an asshole.

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