Daniel Radcliffe was expecting a tender embrace when it came time to kiss co-star Emma Watson . What he got was torrid necking, Watson working magic with her lips "like an animal," he said.
"I thought it was going to be like a soft, sensual sort of moment, and it was this very vigorous kissing scene," said Radcliffe, reprising the title role in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," which opens Friday.
"She really went for it, I have to say. It caught me slightly off guard, but yeah, I'm not complaining," Radcliffe said.
The film casts Harry and pals Hermione Granger (Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint ) out into the world to fend for themselves, and the journey puts strain on their friendship.
Under a spell, Ron is sent into a jealous rage by a vision of Hermione, the girl he loves, and Harry taunting him as a third wheel in their relationship.
Hermione and Harry then turn to each other and do some kissing.
The first take was too tame, and director David Yates told the actors it needed to be more "pagan and mad." That's when Watson delivered.
"I guess I just realized that I would have fewer takes to do if I just got on with it and just gave David what he wanted, which was a passionate kiss. Which was something that would really rock Ron's boat and really be quite painful and nasty for him to watch," Watson said.
Jessica Simpson's representatives tell the Associated Press that the singer and actress is engaged to former NFL player Eric Johnson.
The announcement comes less than two weeks after Simpson's former husband and "Newlyweds" co-star Nick Lachey announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo. Simpson and Lachey split in 2005 after three years of marriage.
Simpson, 30, and Johnson, 31 — who played for the San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints — have been dating since May.
A party for vets
Bruce Willis believes the real stars are the military and veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, the actor threw a party Thursday for hundreds of veterans on board the USS Intrepid, a Navy aircraft carrier that has been converted into a museum in New York City.
Willis says supporting veterans isn't about politics but about freedom, and he wants to recognize the men and women who've sacrificed their lives for Americans.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Actress Marg Helgenberger , 52... jazz singer Diana Krall , 46 ... actress Lisa Bonet , 43 ... actress Martha Plimpton , 40... actress Maggie Gyllenhaal , 33.