Potter Star Feared Swine Flu Would Kill Him

Plus, celebrities get engaged, movies get planned
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2009 12:54 PM CDT
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova watch a match between Serena and Venus Williams at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., April 2, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rupert Grint survived swine flu to play Harry Potter’s sidekick another day, but he didn’t think he would, reports AFP. “It was quite scary when I first found out I had swine flu,” he says. “I thought: ‘Am I going to die?’ But it was just like any other flu really.” Elsewhere:

  • Jenna Fischer, aka Pam from The Office, is engaged, Us reports. Fischer, who has been married once before, has been dating writer Lee Kirk since January 2008.

  • Anna Kournikova might also be engaged to longtime beau Enrique Iglesias, judging from the diamond on her left ring finger at a recent match. Asked about it by the AP, Kournikova would only say, “I thought you were the good press.”
  • Variety reports that the big-screen adaptation of Baywatch will be a comedy, with Jeremy Garelick recently brought on to do a rewrite. Meanwhile, Dreamworks is planning to bring the classic View-Master toy to the big screen in some way, possibly as a 3-D film.