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J.K. Rowling Reveals The Inspiration For 'Harry Potter' Nemesis Dolores Umbridge

October 31st, 2014 7:31pm EDT
Dolores Umbridge
J.K. Rowling has revealed to "Harry Potter" fans that the character of Dolores Umbridge was inspired by a schoolteacher she had a strong dislike for while growing up.

The author posted on her blog Thursday that Umbridge, played by actress Imelda Staunton and one of the most hated Potter characters in the series, was inspired by one of her teachers as a child -- one whose name she won't tell, though.

Rowling posted that the person in question was one "whom I disliked intensely on sight" on her Pottermore.com website on Friday.

"The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest," R...
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Happy Birthday!

July 31st, 2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - July 31, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Fictional wizard Harry Potter (1980)

Actor Rico Rodriguez (1998)

Actor B.J. Novak (1979)

Actress Annie Parisse (1976)

English actress Emilia Fox (1974)

English actor Ben Chaplin (1970)

Actor Loren Dean (1969)

Actor Rudolf Martin (1967)

Actor Dean Cain (1966)

Author J.K. Rowling (1965)

Actor Wesley Snipes (1962)

Actor Michael Biehn (1956)

British actor Richard Griffiths (1947)

Actress Geraldine Chaplin (1944)

Actor Geoffrey Lewis (1935)

Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell (1931)

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J.K. Rowling Releases A New Harry Potter Story

July 8th, 2014 7:34pm EDT
J.K. Rowling Releases A New Harry Potter Story
Author J.K. Rowling has written a new story based off the "Harry Potter" characters, which takes places following the events in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

The story is told from the perspective of The Daily Prophet gossip columnist Rita Skeeter and centers on Harry, now 34, who attends a Quidditch World Cup tournament with his sons James and Albus and wife Ginny Weasley, who is a reporter. Hermione, an employee at the Ministry of Magic, and Ron, a co-manager at Weasley's Wizards Wheezes, are also featured, along with Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood.

Harry is decribed wit...
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50 Magical Photos From The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley Preview!

June 24th, 2014 2:00am EDT
50 Magical Photos From The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Dia
Universal Orlando will be opening The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley to the public on July 8, and Starpulse recently had the opportunity to get a sneak peek inside the incredible attraction.

Check out some of the amazing things (and celebrities) we encountered while touring Gringotts Wizarding Bank, the Leaky Cauldron eatery, the Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes novelty joke shop and more!

We also had an opportunity to photograph some of the films' stars on the red carpet, including Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)....
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First Look: ‘The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley’ Theme Park From Orlando

June 18th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
First Look: ‘The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley’
Today is your lucky day if you are curious as to what waits behind the doors of Universal Studios new theme park, ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.’

Our roving reporter Noelle Talmon - who was invited down to Orlando to share in the opening festivities – just sent along newly released photos of the park, which opens to the public July 8.

"Besides Hogwarts, Diagon Alley is one of the iconic landmarks in the massively popular J.K. Rowling books. It's the first place that Harry Potter visits in the wizarding world, where he sees the Leaky Cauldron and gets his first wand,"...
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The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley To Open July 8 In Orlando

June 18th, 2014 10:02am EDT
The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley To Open July
"Can you feel the magic in the air?" said Thierry Coup, the senior vice president of Universal Creative at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando this morning. He was speaking, of course, of the new attraction at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley.

"Today we are reinventing the theme park experience again," he told a crowd of journalists at the Blue Man Group Theater.

Besides Hogwarts, Diagon Alley is one of the iconic landmarks in the massively popular J.K. Rowling books. It's the first place that Harry Potter visits in the wizarding world, where he sees the Leaky Cauldron ...
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17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades

April 20th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades
With the endless sequel-reboot environment consuming the Hollywood landscape, it can be easy to claim that movies’ best days are already over. But just by looking at the crop of high-quality pictures from this decade alone, the era of top notch filmmaking is still far away from closing credits. From psychotic ballerinas to robotic romances and every top-notch indie and mainstream pic in between, these pics prove that the golden age of Hollywood may just be starting. Here are 17 movies that prove the 2010’s will be one of the best decades in film history.

The Avengers

Marvel movies wer...
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Check Out 'The Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection' - All 8 Movies On Blu-ray, DVD & More April 29

April 20th, 2014 6:52am EDT
Check Out 'The Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection' - All 8 Movies
The Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Collection collectible box set is sure to please fans who want the world of Harry Potter™ conveniently available in one place. Included in this set are all eight Harry Potter™ films, plus a whopping 45+ hours of previously released bonus material that contains the complete eight-part documentary series, ”Creating the World of Harry Potter.”

Special Features for Hours of Entertainment – everything previously released including the eight-part documentary “Creating the World of Harry Potter” on Blu-ray:

· Creating the World of Harry Potter - Part 1: The ...
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J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter Should Have Married Hermione Grainger

February 3rd, 2014 6:30pm EST
J.K. Rowling
Author J.K. Rowling has admitted that she should have had Harry and Hermione marry at the end of her Harry Potter book series.

The writer recently said that she has had some regrets about not writing the epilogue to the series, which takes place almost two decades after the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the way it should have been written from a literature standpoint, opting instead for having Hermione (Emma Watson in the films) hook up with Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), while Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) ends up with Ron's sister Ginny (played by Bonnie Wright).

"I wrote the ...
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J.K. Rowling Set To Bring Harry Potter To London's West End

December 20th, 2013 11:43am EST
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is headed for the London stage.

Author J.K. Rowling is set to co-produce a stage show about the boy wizard for London's West End theater district.

According to the UK's Daily Mail, the production will tell the "previously untold story of Harry Potter's early years as an orphan and outcast."

The play is scheduled to open within the next two years, and renowned theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are on board to co-produce. Rowling won't be involved in writing the script for the show, and she's been approached about bringing Potter to the stage numerous times ...
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J.K. Rowling To Screenwrite New Series Set In Harry Potter's World

September 12th, 2013 11:31pm EDT
J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is heading back to Hogwarts. The Harry Potter author has signed a screenwriting deal with Warner Bros. Pictures to write a series of spinoff movies that take place in Potter's wizarding world.

The first installment, titled, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", will be "neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world."

Rowling posted the news to her Facebook page on Thursday, writing, "It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a film. I thought...
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Universal Studios Announces 'Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Diagon Alley Expansion

May 9th, 2013 7:02pm EDT
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Studios announced the expansion of the Harry Potter section of its Orlando, Florida, theme park on Wednesday.

The popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be expanded to include a section based on the book and film series' Diagon Alley, which will inclued a new ride, restaurant and shops.

The new section won't be a part of Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park -- which is home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- but will be featured in the adjacent Universal Studios Florida in the place of the old Jaws ride, which closed in January 2012. The attraction will featu...
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'Harry Potter' & 'Sherlock Holmes' Studio Gets $155 Million Upgrade

June 12th, 2012 11:53am EDT
Harry Potter
Warner Bros' Leavesden studios in London has been majorly upgraded. The studio, which has been used to film the "Harry Potter" movies, "Sherlock Holmes" films, as well as "Inception" and parts of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," just launched its new $150 million complex, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"As well as helping to generate inward investment and create new jobs both locally and nationally, this significant infrastructure outlay - probably the single biggest the U.K. film industry has witnessed in decades - will further amplify the U.K.'s reputation as the go-to place ...
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'Battleship' Posts Disappointing Weekend, 'Avengers' Jumps To 4th Highest Gross Of All-Time

May 21st, 2012 2:03pm EDT
The Avengers
On Friday we forecasted that Battleship had no chance beating The Avengers over the weekend, but we had no idea the board game-turned-movie would debut so low.

Expected to make around $40 million its first three days, Battleship could only muster $25 million. A $209 million production budget and sizeable market spend means the film has some work to do if it doesn't want to be a total loss.

Meanwhile, Avengers continues to dominate the box office here in the United States and across the world. Domestically the film took in another $55 million, just over estimates. That puts its US total at...
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Hulk Smash! 'The Avengers' Crushes Box Office Records With Biggest Opening Of All Time

May 7th, 2012 8:41am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" shattered box office records by becoming the first film ever to break the $200 million mark in its opening weekend. The film is projected to have made $200.3 million since its midnight release on Friday, May 4.

The movie ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

"The Avengers" slides "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," into second place in the record books. It earned $169 millio...
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Tyler Perry And Other Famous Movie Studio Fires

May 2nd, 2012 4:50pm EDT
Tyler Perry
A fire last night at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta nearly threatened to put Madea out of commission. Luckily, the Atlanta police arrived in time to stop the blaze with only some damage to backlot facades - Perry can get back in his dress as soon he wants. However, this reminds us of other fires that damaged legendary Hollywood studios.

2008 saw Universal Studios' worst fire, taking 12 hours to put out and damaging many of the classic backlots (including Courthouse Square from Back to the Future) and the original King Kong ride. Reconstruction included the new King Kong 360 attraction and ...
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MTV Movie Award Surprises: Can 'The Help' Beat 'Hunger Games?'

May 1st, 2012 3:30pm EDT
MTV Movie Award Surprises
The MTV Movie Awards have their finger on the pulse of 2011/2012 cinema with tons of nominations for The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. If they’re really current, Hunger Games will sweep but there are a few interesting surprises here too.

The Help is a nominee for best picture. Maybe it’ll be the dark horse winner and make up for losing the Oscar? Only if Hunger Games and Bridesmaids split the vote. It’s interesting that MTV acknowledges the popular historical drama, perhaps doing its part for civil rights education.

For best male performance, he...
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'The Hunger Games' And 'Bridesmaids' Top 2012 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

May 1st, 2012 8:22am EDT
The Hunger Games
Kristen Wiig will do battle with Jennifer Lawrence at the annual MTV Movie Awards after Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games scored eight nominations apiece.

The actresses will compete for Best Female Performance at the prizegiving, alongside Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are both up for Movie of the Year, but will face stiff competition from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Both films are also nominated in the Best Cast category and for the Best Breakthrough Performance, for B...
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Gary Oldman Triumphs At 2012 Empire Awards

March 26th, 2012 8:47am EDT
Gary Oldman
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the big winner at this year's Jameson Empire Awards, scooping Best British Film and the Best Actor prize for Gary Oldman.

The hit spy movie also took home Best Thriller at the London ceremony on Sunday after winning the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine.

The film saw off competition from Attack The Block, The Inbetweeners Movie, Submarine and Tyrannosaur to land the Best British Film honor.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was named Best Film, ahead of Drive, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, wh...
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'Hunger Games' Debuts To Record-Breaking Midnight Gross

March 23rd, 2012 3:50pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games has broken box office records, raking in a stunning $19.7 million overnight to make it the highest-grossing midnight opener ever for a non-sequel.

The movie adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' action books, starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, had already made $15 million in advance ticket sales, and it drew huge crowds as fans lined up outside theatres across the country to get a first-look at the film upon its release in the early hours of Friday.

The big opening also rockets The Hunger Games into seventh place in the list of top midnight grosses,...
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'Drive' And 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Lead 2012 Empire Awards Nominations

March 5th, 2012 11:25am EST
Drive
Ryan Gosling's thriller Drive and the final Harry Potter installment lead the nominations for the 2012 Empire Awards.

Drive has landed five nods, with Gosling and his co-star Carey Mulligan both vying for Best Actor/Actress awards, while Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 also scored five nominations.

Both movies will compete for the Best Film prize, along with the American version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Daniel Radcliffe will compete with Gosling for the Best Actor Prize, along with Daniel Craig (The ...
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'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' And 'Hugo' Dominate 2012 Saturn Award Nominations

February 29th, 2012 9:57am EST
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The final Harry Potter movie and Martin Scorsese's Hugo will lead the way at the 2012 Saturn Awards after scooping 10 nominations apiece.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Hugo will compete with Immortals, The Muppets, Midnight in Paris and Thor to be named Best Fantasy Film at the prize giving, which recognizes achievement in movie genres such as sci-fi and horror.

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams' Super 8 nabbed eight nods and Captain America: The First Avenger scooped seven, while The Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol both picked up six nominations.

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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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Fandango Fans Give 'The Help' Best Picture Award

February 25th, 2012 10:32am EST
The Help
"The Help" has landed another major movie prize after winning the Best Picture trophy at the Fandango Fan Choice Awards.

Tens of thousands of film fans gave the hit movie the edge over blockbusters "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

The awards will be presented at the CinemaCon event during its 2012 Big Screen Achievement ceremony on April 26 in Las Vegas.

In associated voting, Fandango moviegoers named "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" the film with the Most Mind-Blowing Action Sequences, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" the Mo...
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Kate Beckinsale Honored By 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild

February 22nd, 2012 8:13am EST
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale paid tribute to fashion gurus who work behind the scenes on movies as she accepted a top honor at the 14th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Beckinsale landed the prestigious Lacoste Spotlight Award for her style choices, but was modest about her win as she accepted her accolade at The Beverly Hilton hotel.

She told the crowd, "Thank you so very much. I'm so honored and thrilled to be receiving this award. To me, this is an award for being lucky. I'm getting an award tonight for having worked with the best of the best (costume designers)." ...
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Kids' Choice Nominations Announced - Katy Perry, Taylor Swift & More Make The List

February 17th, 2012 9:27am EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Daniel Radcliffe are among the top nominees for the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

The boy wizard franchise's eighth and final film, "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2," will compete against "The Smurfs," "The Muppets" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" for Favorite Movie, while Radcliffe will face off against Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jim Carrey (Mr. Popper's Penguins) and Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill).

Radcliffe's Potter co-star Emma Watson is shortlisted for Favorite Movie Actress alongside Kristen Ste...
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Clint Eastwood Attends Grand Opening Of Warner Bros. Theater At The Smithsonian

February 7th, 2012 10:56am EST
Clint Eastwood Smithsonian
Last week, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History celebrated the grand opening of the new Warner Bros. Theater in Washington, D.C., with a ribbon cutting and presentation of the Smithsonian Bicentennial Medal to Clint Eastwood for his contribution to the American experience through film.

The medal recognizes Eastwood’s six decades of captivating national and international audiences through his work as an award-winning actor and director.

Accompanying the opening of the theater, a new display of objects will be on view showcasing the unique brand of Hollywood storytelling an...
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Fan Proposes To Daniel Radcliffe On TV Show

February 5th, 2012 2:30pm EST
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe endured an awkward moment during a TV interview in Los Angeles on Thursday when a fan got down on one knee and asked him to marry her.

The Harry Potter star, who is dating production assistant Rosie Coker, was gracious as he turned down the nervous fan, who towered over him as she hit the stage during Radcliffe's fan-invited appearance on Extra.

She even presented the star with a novelty ring.

Radcliffe joked, "You are wonderful, and thank you. I love you too, but we should probably see other people."

The 22-year-old actor, who was on the show to promote new thriller Th...
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Daniel Radcliffe Went To Work On 'Potter' Films When He Was Drunk

February 4th, 2012 11:30am EST
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he was drunk while filming pivotal scenes as Harry Potter.

Now sober, the young star has admitted he struggled with alcohol abuse when he was a teenager and now he has opened up about acting under the influence.

He tells Britain's Heat magazine, "I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem. People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don't want to go into details, but I drank a lot and it was daily - I mean nightly.

"I can honestly say I never drank at work on Harry Potter (but) I went into work still drunk... I can po...
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Daniel Radcliffe: 'Me & Rupert Grint Are Very, Very Good Friends'

February 1st, 2012 8:45am EST
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe has addressed reports suggesting he and "Harry Potter" pal Rupert Grint have fallen out, insisting the media have gone too far with comments he made about texting.

The actor was responding to a question about his friendships with his Potter co-stars, while conducting press interviews for his new movie "The Woman in Black," when he revealed he and Grint "never text each other, we never see each other" - but he states when they do get together, they're the best of friends.

Clearing up his remarks during an appearance on Los Angeles DJ Ryan Seacrest's radio show on Tuesday, ...
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