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The daily gossip: Daniel Radcliffe says he would play Harry Potter's dad, and more
5 top pieces of celebrity gossip — from the inevitable Bieber-Gomez reunion to the title of the third Bridget Jones book
Wear all the old-man sweaters you like, Daniel Radcliffe, you'll always be The Boy Who Lived.
Wear all the old-man sweaters you like, Daniel Radcliffe, you'll always be The Boy Who Lived. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

1. Daniel Radcliffe says he'd be willing to play Harry Potter's dad someday
For anyone hoping that Daniel Radcliffe might one day pick up his wand for another year at Hogwarts, we have some bad news for you. "No more schoolboy stuff," said Radcliffe in an interview with Time Out — which seems like a wise choice, given that he's 23. But hope is not lost: "A cameo as Harry's dad? That would be perfect!" Radcliffe continued, somehow failing to add "for my bank account."
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2. Selena Gomez allegedly threatens to dump Justin Bieber if he hurts her again
Surprise, surprise: Selena Gomez has reportedly taken Justin Bieber back for the 27th or 28th time. But this time, there are conditions. "She has told him that if he f---s with her emotions too much, she will drop him," a source told HollywoodLife. "Selena is keeping her heart from being broken, so she is definitely looking at this as a trial period in their relationship." Because the past two years apparently didn't count.
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3. Clash of the Titans director is sorry you wasted your money on 3D
If you saw 2010's Clash of the Titans, director Louis Leterrier hopes you didn't pay extra for its "absolutely horrible" 3D effects. "It was just a gimmick to steal money from the audience," Leterrier said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "I'm a good boy and I rolled with the punches and everything, but it's not my movie" — which is really helpful, three years after all of us wasted money on it.
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4. Charlie Sheen will be credited as Carlos Estevez in Machete Kills
It seems that not even Charlie Sheen wants to be associated with Charlie Sheen anymore. For his upcoming supporting turn in Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, the actor will be credited under his birth name, Carlos Estevez, for the first time in his career — though there's probably nothing he can do about his tiger blood.
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5. The third Bridget Jones book has a title
Have you ever wondered what Bridget Jones, the fictional character immortalized on the silver screen by Renee Zellweger, is up to these days? No? Well, author Helen Fielding is going to tell you anyway. A third book in the series, which sees Jones tackling the heretofore untapped comedy well of drunk texting, will hit stores in October under the title Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy — presumably because Bridget Jones: Phoning It In was too much of a giveaway.

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for TheWeek.com. He has written about film and television at publications including The AtlanticOutside Magazine, and Think Progress.

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