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 Friday, 1st


   Felton to star in "The Flash"0 Comments

TV Line is reporting that Tom Felton is set to appear as a series regular in The Flash.


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Felton will play Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.


How exciting!

->Stefan<-


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:20.23 BST | Submit News | Tags: Tom Felton, The Flash

   Pre-order deluxe "Chamber of Secrets"0 Comments

Bloomsbury have announced that Jim Kay's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition will also be available as a deluxe version, costing £150.


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This beautiful, deluxe edition of J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges on premium grade paper; head and tail bands and two ribbon markers – the ultimate must-have edition for any Potter fan, collector or bibliophile.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:45.22 BST | Submit News | Tags: Chamber of Secrets, Bloomsbury, Jim Kay

   Rowling has already written "Fantastic Beasts 2"0 Comments

GSN recently interviewed director David Yates. It was revealed that J. K. Rowling has already written the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 and has ideas for the final instalment.


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"We've done the first one, she's written the second one, she's got ideas for the third one."

"No one quite has ownership of them quite yet, in terms of having a relationship with the material, other than the relationship they'll have with the movie when it comes out. So it's sort of lovely in a way."




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:05.26 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts, David Yates

 Thursday, 30th


   Watson "embarassed" during interview0 Comments

During an interview with ITV's Lorraine, Emma Watson made an interview faux pas - not switching one's phone onto silent!

Presenter Mark Heyes found the incident highly amusing, to which Watson replied:


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"That is so embarrassing! That is my phone. That is Tina Turner."




Now we all know the ring tone on Emma Watson's phone!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:24.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Emma Watson

   Ilvermorny origins and houses revealed!0 Comments

J. K. Rowling has updated Pottermore with new information about the great North American school of magic, Ilvermorny.


Its creation:


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The great North American school of magic was founded in the seventeenth century. It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, where it is concealed from non-magic gaze by a variety of powerful enchantments, which sometimes manifest in a wreath of misty cloud.



Founded by an Irish witch:


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Isolt Sayre was born around 1603 and spent her earliest childhood in the valley of Coomloughra, County Kerry, in Ireland. She was the offspring of two pure-blood wizarding families.



Names of the four houses:


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Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’

Pukwudgie – ‘a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature’

Thunderbird – a creature that ‘can create storms as it flies’

Wampus – ‘a magical, panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill’



The sorting ceremony:


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The Sorting Ceremony is not the only major difference between Hogwarts and Ilvermorny (though in so many ways the schools resemble each other). Once students have been allocated a House they are led into a large hall where they select (or are selected by) a wand. Until the 1965 repeal of Rappaport’s Law, which enforced very strict conformity with the Statute of Secrecy, no child was allowed a wand until they arrived at Ilvermorny. Moreover, wands had to be left at Ilvermorny during vacations, and only upon attaining seventeen years of age was the witch or wizard legally allowed to carry a wand outside school.



School uniform:


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The robes of Ilvermorny are blue and cranberry. The colours honour Isolt and James: blue because it was Isolt’s favourite colour and because she had wished to be in Ravenclaw house as a child; cranberry in honour of James’s love of cranberry pie. All Ilvermorny students’ robes are fastened by a gold Gordian Knot, in memory of the brooch Isolt found in the ruins of the original Ilvermorny cottage.





How exciting!

->Stefan<-


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 20:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, History of Magic in North America, Ilvermorny

   Watson invited to join The Academy0 Comments

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Emma Watson has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Watson will be among 683 new members invited to join the Academy.


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Emma Watson — The Bling Ring, The Perks of Being a Wallflower



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“This class continues our long-term commitment to welcoming extraordinary talent reflective of those working in film today,” Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in the announcement. “We encourage the larger creative community to open its doors wider, and create opportunities for anyone interested in working in this incredible and storied industry.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:42.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Emma Watson

 Wednesday, 29th


   Radcliffe to return to Potter?0 Comments

In a new interview with The Radio Times, Daniel Radcliffe commented how he wouldn't mind playing The Boy Who Lived as an adult if the script was right.


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“It would depend on the script,” he said. “The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there! So I am saying, ‘No,’ for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:33.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Daniel Radcliffe

   Harry Potter: The Exhibition to open on Thursday!0 Comments

This Thursday, 30th June 2016, Harry Potter fans in Belgium will finally have the opportunity to step inside the famous wizard’s world when Harry Potter: The Exhibition opens at Palais 2 of Brussels Expo.

Actors James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, bring their magical wit and charm to Brussels to celebrate the grand opening.


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“It’s always amazing to meet Harry Potter fans in their hometowns. We have traveled to numerous cities with Harry Potter: The Exhibition and the fans are always a delight,” said James Phelps. “We are excited to return here to Brussels. We remember what huge Harry Potter fans the Belgians are and can’t wait to see their reactions to the great props, costumes, and creatures,” added Oliver Phelps.


How exciting!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:49.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Harry Potter: The Exhibition

 Tuesday, 28th


   Watson discusses role in "Colonia"0 Comments

The Independent recently interviewed Emma Watson in relation to her upcoming project, Colonia.


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The Colony is set against the backdrop of the 1973 Chilean military coup and draws on stories from the real life Colonia Dignidad, led by child sex abuser Paul Schafer (Michael Nyqvist) and used as a torture centre under Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Watson flew out to Chile to meet with members of the sect, now known as Villa Baviera. “It didn’t happen that long ago but so little is known about it. It’s crazy and definitely disturbing,” she says. “There was a strong, pervasive atmosphere. Even if I’d spoken to no-one, just being around the buildings and knowing what the functions of the rooms were was a pretty intense experience.”




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:36.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Emma Watson, Colonia

   Rowling to attend a special screening of FB0 Comments

We Are Lumos is reporting that J. K. Rowing will attend a special screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and participate in a Q-and-A session with Eddie Redmayne.


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Rowling will join Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne on stage at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 6:00 pm for a conversation, followed by a special advance screening of the much-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures feature film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Starting today at 11:00 am ET, tickets to this family event (age recommendation 10 years+) range from $25-$500 and will be available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th St. and Seventh Avenue in New York City, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, and online at http://www.carnegiehall.org/


The money raised will benefit Lumos Foundation USA.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:39.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling

 Friday, 24th


   Rowling comments on UKs exit of the EU0 Comments

Today marked the day that the United Kingdom decided to vote OUT of the European Union.

J. K. Rowling was one of many celebrities that urged British people to vote REMAIN.

Below are some of her Tweets relating to the shocking result:














 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:12.52 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling

 Thursday, 23rd


   New "Fantastic Beasts" featurette0 Comments

Warner Bros. has released a new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them featurette.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:07.30 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

 Wednesday, 22nd


   New "Fantastic Beasts" movie poster released0 Comments

A new poster for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie has been released.



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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:10.09 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

   Trump gives advice to Radcliffe0 Comments

Daniel Radcliffe recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers and discussed the advice that Donald Trump gave to his 11-year-old self.



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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:14.27 BST | Submit News | Tags: Daniel Radcliffe

   Find the Philosophers Stone!0 Comments

From July 22nd until September 5th, fans visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour will have the chance to learn more about Harry, Ron and Hermione's adventure to find the Philosopher's Stone.


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For the first time ever, there will be a moving display of the Devil’s Snare that the magical trio encountered in their hunt for the Philosopher’s Stone in Creature Effects. Visitors will have the chance to see and even touch the giant tentacles that have been specially created as they were in the films.


Fans can also learn more about the life-sized Wizard Chess that Ron plays on:


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During this special feature, film fans will be invited to learn how one of Ron Weasley’s favourite games, Wizard’s Chess, was brought to life on a large scale by Special Effects Supervisor John Richardson and his team. The giant chess pieces will move across a chequered board, as if by magic, on the Tour’s backlot.


Finally, fans will learn how the dribbling droll of the three-headed dog was created:


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In addition to this, vats of slimy Troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased in the Tour and visitors will get to see demonstrations showing exactly how the gunk and goo were created.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:21.08 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

 Tuesday, 21st


   New edition of "Fantastic Beasts" to be released0 Comments

A new edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book will be released by both Bloomsbury and Scholastic on March 14, 2017.

Scholastic US:


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SCHOLASTIC TO PUBLISH NEW EDITION OF FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM IN 2017

Scholastic is pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017. Publishing on March 14, 2017, the book will contain a new foreword from J.K. Rowling, a new cover design and original illustrations and doodles by J.K. Rowling throughout. Originally released in paperback by Scholastic in 2001, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by fictitious author Newt Scamander (a character from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World), was published to benefit Comic Relief, a U.K.-based charity organization. The new edition will also benefit Comic Relief.


An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the inspiration for the Warner Bros. film of the same name which will open in theaters in the U.S. on November 18, 2016. Scholastic recently announced that it will also publish the original screenplay of the Fantastic Beasts film written by J.K. Rowling on November 19th in the U.S. and Canada.



Bloomsbury UK:


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BLOOMSBURY TO PUBLISH NEW EDITION OF FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM IN 2017

Bloomsbury are pleased to announce the publication of a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2017.

Publishing on 14th March 2017 the book will contain a new foreword from J.K. Rowling and a new jacket illustrated by Jonny Duddle. The book will also contain black and white illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomić.

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the inspiration for the Warner Bros. film of the same name which will open in cinemas from November 2016.


How exciting!

->Stefan<-


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:12.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Bloomsbury, Scholastic

 Monday, 20th


   Dumezweni: "Hermione is fascinating"0 Comments

In a new interview with The Times, Noma Dumezweni spoke about her role as Hermione and how she finds the character fascinating.


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I don’t know what traits they saw in me, but reading what Jack and John had written, it’s that bossy girl at school who’s trying to make things right in the world. Hermione is fascinating because every girl, every walk of life, every race, gets it – how do we go into the world? I want to go into the world the way she does. Am I brave enough to go through what she does?


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:16.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre, Noma Dumezweni

 Sunday, 19th


   Rowling sends flowers to Orlando shooting funeral0 Comments

J. K. Rowling has paid tribute to those that died in the Orlando shooting by sending flower arrangements to the funerals.

Luis Vielma sadly lost his life in the shooting and worked in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:43.37 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling

 Saturday, 18th


   "Cormoran Strike Mysteries" to start filming in the autumn?0 Comments

The Knowledge Online is reporting that filming of BBC One's adaptation of The Cormoran Strike Mysteries by Robert Galbraith / J. K. Rowling is set to start in the autumn.


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The lengthy shoot will be delivered as 7 x 60 episodes, incorporating three of the books in the series of novels about the eponymous injured war veteran turned private investigator Strike and his assistant Robin as they investigate crimes in the capital's murky underbelly.


If this is true, then it is very exciting!

->Stefan<-


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:47.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith, BBC


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