Posts tagged "harry potter"

Beware! Harry Potter Will Lure Kids Into The Dark Arts

There are always some crazy Christian fundamentalists out there trying to find corruption in, oh, everything. In case you were thinking the Harry Potter series was light, mindless entertainment for young people, think again. Apparently, the consumption of Harry Potter subtly encourages children to adopt a Wiccan lifestyle. I mean, just think of all…

Ami Angelowicz / April 9, 2010

J.K. Rowling Might Write More Harry Potter Books — We Have Some Plot Ideas

J.K. Rowling celebrated Easter at the White House, reading to some kids and answering questions about the future of Harry Potter. According to the The Washington Post, Rowling said she doesn’t have explicit plans to write another Harry Potter tome, but she certainly hasn’t ruled out the idea. “Maybe 10 years from now,” she said.

Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2010

Shockingly, VS Angel Thinks She’d Make A Good Bond Girl

“I kind of see myself less as the girl riding a broomstick and holding a wand and more as a girl emerging from an explosion, with a gun.”
Victoria’s Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whitely on her response to rumors about her being featured in an American version of “Harry Potter.” We’re not surprised that she’d…

Lily Q / March 31, 2010

Wizards Are So Hot That They Set Hogwarts on Fire

A pyrotechnic malfunction? Please. Something tells me that a rambunctious Twihard is behind this. Last Friday, the set of the infamous “Harry Potter” wizardry school, Hogwarts, caught fire. Rumors erupted in London tabloids that the whole set was completely destroyed and that precious Daniel Radcliffe was filming when the blaze started. Both of these “facts”…

Kelli Bender / March 24, 2010

There Is Such A Thing As An Invisibility Cloak (And Carpet, Apparently)

Every day, I mourn the fact that there will never be another Harry Potter book. Yes, every day I cry over a butterbeer while feeling homesick for Hogwarts.

But who would have guessed that muggles could, in fact, bring back some magic from the wizarding world themselves. Apparently, scientists have already designed a type…

Leonora Epstein / March 19, 2010

Hold On To Your Broomsticks: Here Comes The “The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter”

Stop pretending you’re not excited about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new Universal Studio theme park supposedly opening this spring. This is an amusement park dedicated to the series we have been obsessing about for a decade now. As the opening date approaches, more details about The Wizarding World are emerging and all…

Kelli Bender / February 10, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Emma Watson Is The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood, But #14 On The List

Nineteen-year-old Emma Watson, star of the “Harry Potter” series, is the highest paid actress in Hollywood with an estimated $30 million in earnings. And while that’s really cool, we couldn’t help but notice Emma shows up #14 on Vanity Fair’s list after 13 other male actors. (The second-highest paid actress comes in at #19:…

Jessica Wakeman / February 4, 2010

“Harry Potter” Scribe J.K. Rowling Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

Now don’t get jealous, Stephen King. Mattel has created a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling doll to honor the billionaire-ess author of the Harry Potter series. At last, a Barbie who can realistically afford all those clothes, the pink Corvette, and mortgage payments for the Barbie Dream House! The J.K. Rowling Barbie made her debut alongside a…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2010

The Difference Between Harry Potter And Edward Cullen

Harry Potter, er, Daniel Radcliffe likes to shower. This pic is from a photo book called One Day In The Life Of Daniel Radcliffe by Tim Hailand. This is probably as good as it gets. [EW]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2009

10 Situations Where An Invisibility Cloak Would Come In Handy

If you thought the idea of an invisibility cloak was a bunch of Harry Potter nonsense, think again. Researchers in London have been given an absurdly large (about $2 million) grant to make this magical invention. OMG! That’s so cool! I bet you’re wondering how in the world that’s possible. Scientists believe they can mold…

Ami Angelowicz / November 17, 2009

Guess That Fan Fiction, Win Nerd Respect!

My best friend once made the mistake of telling me that she had written “Buffy” fan fiction when she was younger and I mercilessly teased her for years, even though it was that nerdy center that endeared her to me in the first place. Some of you may not be familiar with the steamy underground…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 8, 2009

Weird Food News: Blue M&Ms Can Heal Your Spine And More

Everyone always goes for the green M&Ms (horndogs!), but perhaps you should consider reaching for the blue. Turns out, the compound “Brilliant Blue G,” which makes blue M&Ms blue, can be used to treat spinal cord injuries. Injecting just the right amount of this dye appears to make recovery much faster. The downside? The stuff…

Nikki Dowling / August 2, 2009

Are We Too Nostalgic?

This week, New York Times writer David Browne argued that Generation Y is all about nostalgia—and that we develop sentimental feelings about things at a much more rapid pace than Baby Boomers. I fully admit that even at the young age of 21, I feel nostalgic for my childhood all the time. And haven’t we…

Justine Fields / July 24, 2009

Adult Romance And Sex Don’t Belong In Harry Potter Books

Alyssa Rosenberg of The Atlantic recently ranted about overly idealized relationships and a lack of intimate adult sex scenes in the Harry Potter series, accusing J.K. Rowling of being “really awful at writing about adult sexual and romantic relationships.” Her first complaint is that everyone in the books ends up with their first love, avoiding…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 23, 2009

Face Off (Sorta): Emma Watson Vs. Bonnie Wright

With Emma Watson doing photo shoots for Elle and looking all grown-up these days, no one is saying much about Bonnie Wright. What, you don’t know who she is? Well, Bonnie is the gal who plays cute little Ginny Weasley in the “Harry Potter” flicks. More importantly, in “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,”…

Nikki Dowling / July 22, 2009

Quickies!: “Harry Potter” Actor Jamie Waylett Pleads Guilty To Growing Pot

“Harry Potter” actor Jamie Waylett, who plays Vincent Crabbe, pleaded guilty to growing marijuana plants at his mother’s home. [PopEater] – Too bad he wasn’t concocting potions. That would have been way cooler.
Eddie Cibrian, who is best known for having an affair with his co-star LeAnn Rimes, has been dumped by his wife,…

Carrie Wasterlain / July 21, 2009

Harry Potter Craft Time! Cross-Stitch Daniel Radcliffe’s Face

Craft project for the truly “Harry Potter” obsessed: cross-stitch a pattern of Daniel Radcliffe’s face! CrossStitcher magazine drew up the creepy pattern, presumably for all those randy crafters who figure stitching Harry’s face on a pillow is the only way they’ll get him in bed. [Guardian]…

Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2009

The Vatican Gives “Harry Potter” Two Thumbs Up

Ebert and Roeper can shove over, because the newest film reviewer, the Vatican, is now voicing their opinion on the latest flicks. Via their official newsletter, L’Osservatore, the Vatican has given “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” two thumbs up. The holy Romans really loved how the adapted film showed that good deserves to triumph…

Justine Fields / July 15, 2009

Sex & Celluloid: Harry Potter & Muggle Sex

It’s time for a new Harry Potter movie, which opened at midnight last night/this morning, and judging from the posters/trailers, this will be the one with all the sex in it. Right? I don’t really follow the Rowling’s continuum but from what I gather, when young wizards hit puberty they make out and have sexual…

Drew Grant / July 15, 2009

Underpants Dance Off: Harry Potter’s Real Magic Wand

Dreams do come true ladies, and this video of the cocky Gryffindor student “Cormac McLaggen” from “Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince,” is living proof. I know a bunch of you out there used “The Secret” to will this hot few minutes of actor Freddie Stroma shaking his booty shirtless into reality. It&#8217…

Simcha / July 14, 2009