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J.K. Rowling doesn’t change Twitter Header just for kicks…

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Jul 02, 2015

Posted by Catherine

We all noticed that J.K. Rowling changed her Twitter header recently. When asked by a follower to explain her previous header “woman,” Jo replied that it was a collection of scrap paper from her desk, typical tea cup, and gum wrappers sprawled onto her bathroom floor and photographed. Why the bathroom floor? Because her office …read more!



Jessie Cave Publishes Her Cartoons in New Book

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Jul 02, 2015

Posted by Katie Eller

Jessie Cave,  who plays Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films, has been keeping busy.  In an extensive interview with The Independent, Cave talks about her new book, her upcoming acting projects, and her relationship with Alfie Brown. The book, Love Sick, is a collection of Cave’s “doodles” that she posts online each day.  These …read more!



Lumos announce NUI Galway research partnership

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Jul 02, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Lumos took to Twitter to talk about their newest partnership with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway,  a world-renowned research university in Ireland. The Lumos article detailing the expectations and goals of the partnership reports: ‘Research by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland Galway, with Lumos, will aim to increase …read more!



Emma Watson wins ‘Observer’ Ethical Award 2015

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Jul 02, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Emma Watson’s passionate leading of the United Nations HeForShe campaign for gender equality has won her not only a place on the Time 100 list of Most Influential People, but also led to her being named Observer Campaigner of the Year, under the 2015 Ethical Awards. The awards have been running for around ten years, and are based around celebrations …read more!



Director John Tiffany Talks about New Harry Potter Play

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Jul 01, 2015

Posted by Katie Eller

In an exclusive interview with Scotland Now, director John Tiffany talks about his early acquaintance with J.K. Rowling and his decision to work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  Tiffany is the former assistant director of the National Theatre of Scotland and has worked on several productions. I first met Jo years ago when …read more!



J.K. Rowling Tweets Updates on Gold Dagger Award

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Jul 01, 2015

Posted by Catherine

J.K. Rowling has announced (via Twitter) that Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm has been shortlisted for the The Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award. J.K. Rowling also previously tweeted that the second Cormoran Strike novel had been nominated for the Gold Dagger Award, just a couple weeks ago. It appears that poor Robert has mislaid his twitter password. …read more!



Bottoms Up to Daniel Radcliffe!

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Jul 01, 2015

Posted by Katie Eller

This week has been an important one for Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe.  Within days of his invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Radcliffe has signed on to a new film project and received another unique honor. Swiss Army Man, also set to star Paul Dano and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, …read more!



Review: Alan Rickman’s “A Little Chaos”

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Jul 01, 2015

Posted by Alysha McLeod

Alan Rickman has had a prolific career thus far, so it should come as no surprise that his new film “A Little Chaos” highlights him as a Renaissance man of sorts. Rickman directed, co-wrote, and performed the role of King Louis XIV in the film. While the review on ithacajournal.com questions some of Rickman’s artistic choices …read more!



Remembering Albus Dumbledore

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Jun 30, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Today we honor the death of one of the greatest literary characters ever created. Though Albus Dumbledore may have never breathed in real life, he was always alive in our hearts. His great wisdom reminded us that “happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the …read more!



Alan Rickman talks his career, new movie in New Interviews

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Jun 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

A Little Chaos was released limitedly in the U.S. yesterday. In two new interviews, Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) talks about his new film, his career, and what he is up to next. In the recent interview with Buzz Feed, Rickman talked of “strong brilliant women” (specifically Kate Winslet and J.K. Rowling) and revealed how little …read more!



Happy Birthday Matt Lewis and Dobby!

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Jun 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) celebrates his 26th birthday today! Yes, it is today. According to Twitter, Matt said he had been getting many great birthday wishes from the Harry Potter clan and “Emma Watson and Co.” With this remark, J.k. Rowling rushed to giver her wishes…all to which Matt said thank you, but they were …read more!



Leaky Cauldron Restaurant Needs Your Vote

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Jun 26, 2015

Posted by Katie Eller

The Leaky Cauldron at Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley needs your vote to be ranked Best Amusement Park Restaurant.  USA Today has nominated 20 restaurants from theme parks across the United States and is asking readers to select their favorite to create a ranked list.  As of this morning, the Leaky Cauldron …read more!



Emma Watson to star alongside Tom Hanks in ‘The Circle’

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Jun 26, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Emma Watson is to take a leading role alongside Tom hanks in a film adaptation of Dave Egger’s book The Circle. The satirical New York Times bestselling novel, about the removal of personal privacy at the hands of a large tech corporation,was Egger’s first fictional work. Time reports: ‘The novel follows a young woman named Mae (Watson) who lands …read more!



J.K. Rowling confirms ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

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Jun 26, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

An exciting announcement has been made by J.K. Rowling via Twitter, confirming the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,  a play set to open in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre next year. This announcement was made on the 18th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. The tweets confirm …read more!



8th Harry Potter Funko Pop! Figure Unveiled + Contest

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Jun 24, 2015

Posted by Alysha McLeod

It appears that there is a new Quidditch Harry Potter Funko Pop! figure on the horizon. This new figurine is the eighth edition of Funko Pop! figures in the Harry Potter series. It is also a Hot Topic exclusive and cannot be purchased elsewhere (pictured below). Warner Bros.’  Harry Potter Wishlist has a contest you can …read more!



Evanna Lynch talks about Success and Rejection in Show Business

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Evanna Lynch was one of us, a normal Harry Potter fan, when she landed her first role in the world of acting for the big screen. However, she had wanted to be an actress for a while, and went to many auditions. She talked to Jarlath Regan on his podcast (Free to download on iTunes), “An Irishman …read more!



Hogwarts Houses Correspond To Real Psychological Personality Traits, New Study Finds

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Alysha McLeod

A new study has determined that there is a correlation between a person’s personality traits and the house in which they are sorted on Pottermore. Bustle.com reports: In the study, which is due to be published in the journal Personality and Individual Difference, researchers looked at the sorting quiz on the official Harry Potter site …read more!



Win the Chance to Meet Jason Isaacs and Bonnie Wright at ‘Supanova’ in Perth

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Over 18, live in Western Australia, and free on 27th June? Enter Brisbane Times’ competition to win tickets to Supanova – a VIP event in a secret location in Perth, Australia. Members of the Harry Potter cast such as Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) will be there, along side many others, …read more!



J.K Rowling reveals new content on the Dursleys via Pottermore

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

J.K. Rowling has taken to Pottermore to release new content about the Dursleys in celebration of Dudley’s 35th birthday today. This was in line with the reveal of new content in Deathly Hallows chapters on the interactive reading website. Time reports: ‘Rowling gave insight into the backstory of Vernon and Petunia, including the origin of their names, both …read more!



Alan Rickman talks about his Acting Nerves

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Jun 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Even the professionals still get stage fright. In a recent article from the New York Daily News, Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) talked about the “risks” that come with acting, and why those “risks” are the reason he acts. Rickman said that he gets nervous when taking on roles that are further outside his natural character …read more!





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