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J.K. Rowling Has Published A New Story Checking In With 34-Year-Old Harry Potter

  • That collective shriek you hear are millenials freaking out over the new Harry Potter short story that J.K. Rowling posted on her Pottermore website today. The new story, written in the form of a gossip column, checks in with a 34-year-old graying, married Harry and his friends from Hogwarts at the Quidditch World Cup. You can read the story exclusively on Today.com! [TODAY]
  • Didn’t see that one coming: Taylor Swift penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal about why we should pay for music. [WSJ]
  • Even George Clooney has got mother-in-law issues: Baria Alamuddin, the mom of his gorgeous lawyer fiancée Amal Alamuddin, wants her to daughter marry a nice Lebanese boy instead. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Add Katie Holmes to the list of celebs posing topless with only their hands covering the girls. [US Weekly]

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Life Dream Status: Hogwarts Courses Are Now Available Online

Good news for modern witches and wizards who don’t have time to pursue a traditional magic education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry now offers an online option. The tech-savvy training program, called Hogwarts Is Here, was dreamed up by a group of enthusiastic Harry Potter fans who wanted to give people the experience of Hogwarts (without the need to ram yourself repeatedly into the brick wall at Platform 9 & 3/4). Here’s the lowdown from the site: Keep reading »

J.K. Rowling Regrets The Ron And Hermione Romance

J.K. Rowling Regrets The Ron And Hermione Romance

“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron. … I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I’m absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking people’s hearts by saying this? I hope not.”

Ron and Hermione shippers, what say you about J.K. Rowling‘s revelation — in Wonderland magazine — that she regrets pursing the love story between the two in the Harry Potter series? In fact, Rowling says that the smart and capable Hermione would have been “a better match” for Harry himself. Emma Watson, who covers and guest edits the issue of Wonderland, agreed with Rowling, writing, “I think there are fans out there who know that too and who wonder whether Ron would have really been able to make her happy.” Those fans certainly exist and these new comments from Rowling certainly have renewed that fight online, in the bowels of Harry Potter fandom. [Buzzfeed]

JK Rowling Is Working On A “Harry Potter” Prequel — For The Stage!

Exciting news, Potterheads! JK Rowling has announced that she has teamed up with British theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender to create a stage version of “Harry Potter.” The upcoming play will focus on an as-yet-unexplored time in Harry’s life: his early childhood years “as an orphan and outcast” before he received that fateful letter from Hogwarts. “Over the years I have received countless approaches about turning Harry Potter into a theatrical production,” Rowling said in a statement, “but Sonia and Colin’s vision was the only one that really made sense to me, and which had the sensitivity, intensity and intimacy I thought appropriate for bringing Harry’s story to the stage.” Rowling won’t be writing the script, but she will work closely with producers to ensure it matches her vision. I’ll raise my butterbeer to that! [People]

“Love Actually 2″ Has Less Romance, More Wizards And Zombies

Love Actually 2 Trailer
"To me, you are perfect. As long as you're not a zombie."

Can you guys believe it’s been 10 years since “Love Actually” came out? It’s about time this Christmas classic got a sequel, don’t you think? Well, you’re in luck: the whole gang is back together in this hilarious and disturbing parody trailer for “Love Actually 2,” which catches up with the ensemble cast as they’ve whiled away the past decade killing zombies, teaching at Hogwarts, bounty hunting, threatening kidnappers, taking speech classes, and going on unexpected journeys. For the record, I would totally watch this movie if it were real. [YouTube]

Potterheads, Rejoice! You Can Order Butterbeer At Starbucks

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OK, it’s actually not quiiiiite that simple. Like, you can’t just go up to the counter and say, “Venti butterbeer, please!”, but thanks to the seasonal appearance of toffee nut syrup, you CAN order a Starbucks drink that tastes exactly like the butterbeer described in the Harry Potter books. Here’s the off-menu recipe for Muggles with a sweet tooth: Keep reading »

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