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James Franco And Emma Watson Go Back To School

Sabrina Siu |
April 25, 2011 | 11:02 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

James Franco via Creative Commons
James Franco via Creative Commons
A spokeswoman for “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson has recently announced that Watson will now be transferring to another university in the fall.

Watson has been studying at Rhode Island’s Brown University since 2009 and would have been a junior at Brown this fall.

Last month, Watson told her fans that she would be taking a break from school in order to “completely finish my work on Harry Potter and to focus on my other professional and acting projects,” as written by Watson herself on her website.

That announcement coincided with Watson being named the face of international cosmetics brand, Lancôme.

Now that Watson has announced that she is transferring to another university, her people have been forced to fend off rumors that bullying and harassment led to her decision to transfer schools.

Despite the fake nude photo scandal that went viral on campus and the daily annoyance of classmates alluding to her “Harry Potter” character whenever she answered a question correctly, her spokesperson, Vanessa Davies, has said that Watson, “has decided to pursue different courses not offered at Brown.”

On another note, James Franco is once again attending a different university, this time for a second Ph.D. in the University of Houston’s creative writing program.

Franco who is currently working towards a Ph.D. in English from Yale University, plans to enroll in the “doctoral program in literature and creative writing” in September 2012 after deferring since early last year.

Franco cannot get enough of his creative studies as he already has received an undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2008 and a MFA degree in writing from Columbia University.


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