Names in the news, July 18

Posted July 18, 2011, at 6:47 p.m.

Emma Watson says she plans to return to Brown University to complete her degree. The British actress who plays Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” series told The Virginian-Pilot that she remains enrolled at Brown even though she’ll study at England’s Oxford University in the fall. She says she intends to return to Providence in 2012 to complete her studies at the Ivy League school in Providence, R.I. The 21-year-old Watson left Brown earlier this year, saying she wanted to devote her time to the final “Harry Potter” film and other acting opportunities. The final chapter in the series premiered last week, setting box office records. … Nelson Mandela celebrated his 93rd birthday Monday with family in his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. It’s a day when people in South Africa try a little kindness — 67 minutes’ worth — in honor of the 67 years that Mandela worked for equality in the African nation from 1942 until his retirement from public life in 2009. … She’s been a model, a jewelry designer and a judge on her father’s TV show “The Apprentice.” Now add mother to the list of Ivanka Trump’s job titles. Trump announced the birth of her first child Sunday in New York City via Twitter. She says she and husband Jared Kushner “welcomed a beautiful and healthy little girl into the world.” No name was announced. Kushner, who owns the New York Observer newspaper, and Trump wed in 2009. She converted to Judaism before the wedding. The baby is the third grandchild for real estate mogul Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump’s brother Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, have a daughter and a son.

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