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Harry Potter Artwork To Go Under The Hammer

March 23rd, 2014 10:30am EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Two pieces of original artwork from the covers of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books are set to go under the hammer.

The watercolours, painted by artist Cliff Wright, are featured on the second and third instalments of the book series.

One of pieces, which was featured on the cover of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, depicts the boy wizard and Ron Weasley in a flying car and is being sold with a reserve price of $20,000 (£12,500), while the second is taken from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and has a minimum bid of $12,500 (£7,813).

The online sale held by Nate D. Saund...
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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
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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
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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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National Teacher Day: Our Favorite Onscreen Teachers

May 7th, 2013 8:00am EDT
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May 7, 2013 marks National Teacher Day, and to honor those who have educated and inspired us, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite onscreen teachers.

Dewey Finn (Jack Black), “School of Rock” (2003)

Dewey Finn may have been a rowdy, unemployed wannabe rock star, but after scheming his way into the classroom he became a new kind of role model. Dewey taught his students the true meaning of rock ‘n’ roll and encouraged them to rock out in every aspect of their lives.

Memorable Quote: “I have been touched by your kids... and I'm pretty sure that I've touched them.”

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

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
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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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Rupert Grint Takes Grief-Stricken Family To 'Harry Potter' Theme Park

December 22nd, 2011 9:49pm EST
Rupert Grint
Christmas came early for one British family after actor Rupert Grint escorted them to Florida for an all-expenses paid trip to the Harry Potter theme park.

Grint was heartbroken to hear about the grief-stricken Carters, who have been struggling to cope with the loss of their mother Denise, who died giving birth to her and her husband Steve's fourth child in 2009.

The group's touching story was picked up by TV bosses and aired on U.K. special Noel's Christmas Presents, which aired on Sunday, and featured the family being granted their vacation wish and being showered with gifts for the hol...
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'The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Coming To Universal Studios Hollywood

December 9th, 2011 12:43pm EST
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Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts today announced a partnership to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – the enormously popular themed entertainment environment which debuted in Orlando in June 2010 – to Universal Studios Hollywood.

The two companies also announced their plans to significantly expand The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be as impressive as what has been created in Orlando – and is expected to transform tourism in Los Angeles for decades to com...
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Review: 'Deathly Hallows: Part 2' A Thoroughly Gratifying Conclusion

July 15th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Harry and Friends
Potter-philes bored by Lord of the Rings-esque travel in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” will finally understand its purpose after watching “Part 2.” Removing the tedious setup, allows director David Yates and writer Steve Kloves to deliver a thoroughly gratifying conclusion to the series, which doesn’t waste any screen time.

Picking up where “Part 1” left off, our heroes Harry, Ron, and Hermione resume their mission to destroy Lord Voldemort’s three remaining Horcruxes, the items that give him immortality. Voldemort learns of their plan though, and plots to confront the...
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Fans Name David Yates Best 'Harry Potter' Director

July 14th, 2011 9:55pm EDT
David Yates
Filmmaker David Yates has been voted the best Harry Potter director by fans of the film franchise.

Four different directors have helped bring author J.K. Rowling's boy wizard books to life on the big screen over the past decade, but Yates has emerged as the clear fan favourite in a new MTV poll for NextMovie.com.

He took charge of the final four films - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , The Half-Blood Prince, and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 - and came out on top with 62 per cent of the votes.

Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secret...
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Emma Watson Had No Idea About Daniel Radcliffe's Alcohol Issue

July 12th, 2011 10:06pm EDT
Emma Watson
Emma Watson was stunned to hear about her Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 co-star Daniel Radcliffe's secret booze battle because he was the "most professional" actor on the set of the film franchise.

Radcliffe, who shot to stardom as the boy wizard at the age of 11, went public with his alcohol issues in the new issue of men's magazine GQ, revealing he was so worried about becoming an alcoholic he is now a tee-totaller and never drinks.

He said, "I became so reliant on (alcohol) to enjoy stuff."

But his Harry Potter castmates had no idea and Watson insists she never even con...
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Tom Felton Delivers Pizza To Waiting 'Harry Potter' Fans

July 11th, 2011 11:03pm EDT
Tom Felton
Actor Tom Felton stunned film fans camped out on the streets of New York ahead of Monday's premiere of the final Harry Potter film by delivering pizza to them.

The stars of the boy wizard films are expected to walk the red carpet at Manhattan's Lincoln Center on Monday evening when they unveil Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Crowds of devotees eager to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint began gathering outside the theaterx last week, and Felton decided to personally hand out boxes of fresh pizza to them as a token of his appreciation for their ...
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Emma Watson Finally Feels Like A True Actress

July 10th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Emma Watson
Emma Watson finally feels like a fully-fledged actress after a decade in the Harry Potter films and can't wait to put the skills she's learned onscreen to the test.

The British beauty was chosen to play Hermione Granger in the big screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's magical books when she was just 11, and she made her movie debut in 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

But the star insists she only feels qualified to call herself an actress now after watching her performance in the new and final installment of the wizard franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

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The 'Harry Potter' Growth Chart

July 10th, 2011 1:50pm EDT
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It's a well-known fact that kids do two things: They say the darnedest things, and they grow up so, so fast.

One of the greatest pleasures (among many) of watching the "Harry Potter" movies has been seeing its trio of leads, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, age before our eyes. It's like they're family members – but with mad conjuring skills.

As part of 15 Days of Potter, we created this visualization of Harry, Hermione and Ron's aging process throughout the series.

(Photoshop wizardry by Dustin Glick.)

Originally published Nov. 8, 2010.
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Rupert Grint Overwhelmed By Fan Support At 'Harry Potter' World Premiere

July 7th, 2011 11:00pm EDT
Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint was left floored by the fan turn-out at the world premiere of the final Harry Potter movie in London on Thursday, confessing the adoration for him and his castmates was almost too much to take.

Grint joined Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson among other Potter regulars for the Trafalgar Square take-over and admitted that even he couldn't have envisaged thousands of fans cramming into the centre of London.

He says, "I can't believe it, it just doesn't seem real. It's been a very kind of emotional week, really. It's been hard for me to come to terms... that this is over.

"I just...
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'Twilight' Eclipses The Competition At Teen Choice Awards Nominations

June 29th, 2011 11:39pm EDT
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The stars of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse are set for another battle with the Harry Potter wizards at the Teen Choice Awards in August - following the release of the nominations on Wednesday.

Eclipse leads the pack with 12 nods while TV phenomenon Glee comes in second with eight and Taylor Swift lands six - one more than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Fast Five and Justin Bieber.

In the major movie categories, Fast Five, Faster, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Tourist and Unstoppable will compete for the Choice Movie: Action prize; the Harry Potter and Twilight sequels will ...
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'Twilight' Stars Dominate The 2011 MTV Movie Awards (See List of Winners)

June 6th, 2011 8:17am EDT
MTV Movie Awards
The vampires from Twilight overpowered the magical Harry Potter kids at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home five golden popcorn prizes to their film franchise rival cast's one.

It was a shocking night for the Twilighters in more ways than one - Robert Pattinson stunned the audience and TV viewers on the east coast of the U.S. when he uttered the 'F' word while paying tribute to his Water For Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon, the MTV Generation Award recipient.

Pattinson scored the Best Male Performance award and shared the Best Fight and Best Kiss honors ...
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'Twilight,' 'Inception,' 'Potter' Lead 2011 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

May 3rd, 2011 1:03pm EDT
Twilight Eclipse
The day movie fans have long dreaded is finally here, because it's time to finally choose once and for all: "Twilight" or "Harry Potter?"

That's just one of the many difficult decisions in store for film buffs as MTV has announced the nominees for their annual Movie Awards, with "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" shockingly leading the nominations with eight gongs, followed by "Inception"'s seven and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1"'s six.

"The Social Network" and "Black Swan" join those three to vie for Best Movie.

Hosted by "Saturday Night Live" star Jason Sudeikis, the 20t...
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Emma Watson Wasn't Bullied Out Of Brown University

May 1st, 2011 2:47pm EDT
Emma Watson
Actress Emma Watson has personally dismissed reports suggesting bullies drove her out of Rhode Island's Brown University.

The Harry Potter star took to her personal website on Friday to dismiss speculation she quit her studies because of the harsh treatment she received from jealous fellow students.

She writes, "I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown.

"I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown stude...
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Watch The New 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part Two' Trailer

April 28th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2
The second half of the final Harry Potter adventure comes to the big screen in a feature adaptation of the popular novel by children's fantasy author J.K. Rowling.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" follows up the first half in which Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes.

When Voldemort finds out about their mission in "Part 2," the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.

Check out the epic conclusion of the worldwide p...
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Daniel Radcliffe Was Worried About An Eighth 'Harry Potter' Book

April 26th, 2011 9:34pm EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was so worried about reports suggesting J.K. Rowling was planning a new book about the boy wizard, he wrote a letter to the author begging her to lock up her typewriter.

The young Brit has made it clear he no longer wants to don Potter's spectacles and invisibility cloak again after starring in eight films about the literary hero and his friends.

So when he heard Potter creator Rowling was planning another book in the series, he asked her for clarification.

Radcliffe tells Celebuzz.com, "I was worried! I texted her. I said, 'Look, is this true? Are you ...
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Happy 21st Birthday, Emma Watson!

April 15th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Emma Watson
"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson is set for a magic time on Friday - she turns 21.

The actress shot to fame when she was just 11 years old after landing the role of super swot Hermione Granger in the wizarding franchise, alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

Watson has since gained a handful of other roles and can also boast model and student on her resume, after enrolling at America's prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island.

To celebrate the star's milestone, we've looked back and found 10 fascinating facts about Watson - enjoy your day, Emma!

- Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson ...
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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1' Available On Demand & For Download 4/15!

April 15th, 2011 6:26am EDT
Deathly Hallows
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1."

On their own and on the run, the three friends must rely on one another more than ever…but Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile the wizarding world has become a dangerous place. The long-feared war has begun and the Dark Lord has seized control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting all who might oppose him.

The Chosen One ha...
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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Download April 15

April 10th, 2011 7:15am EDT
Deathly Hallows
In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes.

The first installment of the two-film adaptation of follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they search for the pieces of Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) soul that he extracted from his being and hid in obscure locations both far and wide.

If the trio is unable to locate and destroy them all, Voldemort will remain immortal. Despite their long f...
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Unseen Footage From 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' To Air This Weekend

March 16th, 2011 1:54pm EDT
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
Footage from the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is about to hit the airwaves and our friends over at NextMovie.com have all the details on when and where you can see the exclusive new clips.

In addition to the awesome Potter news, NextMovie Daily hosts Nar and McKenna have some great new movie posters to share, including the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides one-sheet, which is a bit racy for Disney; and the latest character art from the upcoming (and absolutely hilarious looking Your Highness, featuring James Fr...
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Stars Protest British Government's Art Cuts

March 13th, 2011 3:03pm EDT
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Screen stars including Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and Julie Walters have joined forces to protest against government cuts to arts funding in Britain.

Kenneth Branagh, Sheila Hancock, David Tennant and director Mike Leigh are also among the names who have signed a letter, published in U.K. newspaper The Observer, declaring arts and culture in Britain are facing "the biggest threat" in decades.

It comes after officials last year wound down the UK Film Council, which has funded movies including the Oscar-winning The King's Speech, as part of a range of cost-cutting measures.

The letter, or...
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Emma Watson Taking a Break From School to Concentrate on Acting

March 7th, 2011 9:28pm EST
Emma Watson
Harry Potter star Emma Watson is taking a break from her studies to concentrate on her acting career.

The young star enrolled at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009, but she is now having trouble balancing her studies and her career.

In a post on her website on Monday, she wrote, "As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything. But recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible.

"I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (th...
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Jack Black To Host 24th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

February 10th, 2011 2:02pm EST
Jack Black
Jack Black is back! For the third time in KCA's history, the always funny Jack will take viewers on a wild ride as he returns to host Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards premiering live on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 PM (ET).

Check out the complete list of nominees for the awards below and start voting for your favorites starting March 7th here!

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'Inception' Dominates Visual Effects Society Awards

February 2nd, 2011 8:38am EST
Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio's sci-fi blockbuster Inception is the toast of Hollywood's special effects business after winning four awards at the industry's top prizegiving.

The box office hit, directed by Christoper Nolan, reigned at the Visual Effects Society Awards on Tuesday night, scooping the show's top trophies including best vfx in a vfx-driven feature, as well as honors for compositing, created environments and models.

Nolan also received the organization's Visionary Award, telling the crowd as he picked up his prize, "I'm as dependent on vfx, maybe more so, as any other director out there....
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