MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Emma As Rep for Chanel Rumor Apparently False

Posted by: sue
June 18, 2008, 03:22 PM

The rumor about actress Emma Watson becoming a spokesperson for Chanel is false, although you will NOT hear that officially from the legendary couture house. Readers will recall that several days ago, a report published originally in UK tabloid The Daily Mail claimed that the Hermione Granger actress would become “new face of the Chanel fragrance Coco Mademoiselle,” and had “signed a two-year contract worth £3million with the French fashion house to promote the brand.”

This story was picked up by media worldwide, and the only report of a denial was found in one small story via Eonline which said the claim was “just a rumor”: “It’s false.” Today the LA Times blog has more on why this apparent denial of this rumor was not sent out immediately to counter the global press coverage. The blog cites an unnamed New York spokesperson for Chanel as saying “We’re not allowed to make statements when the reports are not true,” then continued to say “It’s the company’s policy not to make a statement if the report is not true.For instance, when Audrey Tautou’s contract was leaked to the press, we issued a statement because it was true, she was being put under contract.”

The LA Times blog then has this quote from the Chanel spokesperson, who says the house will NOT issue a written denial . “We are only allowed to speak to reporters about this. We cannot widely release a statement that the report isn’t true.” Even the Chanel spokesman’s name may not be used due to yet another strange set of corporate rules. “I cannot be quoted. Just say company spokesman,” she explained.

Most curious indeed. So as it would seem the report of Emma Watson becoming a spokesperson for Chanel is indeed false, we are working to get more detailed response from reps from the actress. More when we get it!

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Watson News


Posted by Jenn on June 18, 2008, 10:36 PM report to moderator
Posted by Laura on June 18, 2008, 10:38 PM report to moderator
Posted by KS987 on June 18, 2008, 11:22 PM report to moderator
KB Prez
Posted by KB Prez on June 19, 2008, 01:36 AM report to moderator
Posted by Iolanthe on June 19, 2008, 02:36 AM report to moderator
Weird One
Posted by Weird One on June 19, 2008, 03:21 AM report to moderator
Posted by Emma on June 19, 2008, 11:38 AM report to moderator
Cordelia Potter
Posted by Cordelia Potter on June 19, 2008, 10:27 PM report to moderator
Posted by remylefay on June 20, 2008, 02:18 AM report to moderator
Posted by chanel on June 21, 2008, 02:05 AM report to moderator
Posted by Isabelle on June 22, 2008, 01:09 PM report to moderator
Posted by Yasmine on June 22, 2008, 01:14 PM report to moderator
Posted by zt on June 22, 2008, 09:23 PM report to moderator
anne (the other one)
Posted by anne (the other one) on June 23, 2008, 09:24 PM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Guess That Book

"How can it know if the school's in danger if it's a hat?"[br]"I have no idea," said Nearly Headless Nick. "Of course, it lives in Dumbledore's office, so I daresay it picks things up there."

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!