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The Morning Roundup: J.K. Rowling Heading Back To Hogwarts, J.J. Abrams Won't Direct 'Star Trek 3'

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
September 13th, 2013 9:54am EDT

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Harry Potter won't be back, but the wizarding world that J.K. Rowling created for the book series will as the author has signed on with Warner Bros. to screenwrite a new film series based on a few Hogwarts textbooks she wrote in 2001 under pseudonyms of characters that live in that world. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be the first film in the new series. (story)

J.J. Abrams has announced that he won't be directing the next "Star Trek" movie, but he will be staying on as the producer of the film. The director is presumably giving up his chair because a lot of his time in the next few years will be spent on "Star Wars: Episode VII" and possibly its two planned sequels. (story)

Miley Cyrus doesn't know why people are freaking out about her decision to go nude in her latest video, "Wrecking Ball". She thinks everyone's making a big deal about it and says it was necessary to convey the emotion of the song. We, like many others, just aren't seeing it. (story)

"Breaking Bad" may be coming to an end, but for one character the show goes on. Bob Odenkirk will reprise his role as lawyer Saul Goodman in his own spinoff series, which AMC announced on Wednesday. The show is tentatively, and appropriately, called "Better Call Saul". (story)

The stars of "Breaking Bad" joined late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon for his latest spoof video, "Joking Bad". Instead of cooking up meth, Fallon cooks up some jokes after he's told he has just six months left... until his show comes to an end. (story)

Nicole Kidman was knocked down by a photographer on a bicycle on Thursday in New York City. The actress was on her way to her hotel after attending the Calvin Klein fashion show, part of New York's Fashion Week, when the eager paparazzo got way too close for comfort. (story)

"Burn Notice" has finally come to an end after seven seasons. How did the series finale play out? Read the recap here. (story)

Uh-oh, Kanye West got a hold of another microphone. (story)

Ariana Grande has a promising music career ahead of her, but unfortunately she hit her first roadblock this week after blowing out a vocal cord. The good news, though, is that her debut album, "Yours Truly", topped the Billboard 200 chart. (story)

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