Oh, and BEFORE CLICKING THE LINK: please take the new GoF with a large grain of salt, especially with regards to:
1) the Maltreatment of Olsens--especially of the MK variety. Boo.
2) The notion that Tom Welling might make a hotter Cedric..Um, NO!
However, Xiaxue tackles the issue of too-pretty Hermione brilliantly! I know I was upset to discover that Hermione was already gorgeous....thus how can she be suddenly transformed for the Yule Ball? Hm???? Xiaxue reminds us of how
"Harry said he discovered that Hermione's grin was so different now that she had shrunk her teeth, and her hair, usually in a big messy bush, was sleek and combed into a smooth bun tied at her nape... And her posture was just different, maybe it was the absence of the dozen or so books slung over her shoulders"
Luckily the genius idea of casting Hilary Duff (with frizzed out hair and her own glistening veneers) as pre-Yule Ball Hermione is perfect!
Okay, now that we've got that straight, you can go read it yourself.