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Harry Potter Character's
'Nuisance' Memorial Is Saved
Nov 3, 2022 11:02 AM CDT
Harry Potter Character's 'Nuisance' Memorial Is Saved
Dobby's admirers are asked not to leave trinkets that threaten wildlife on Wales beach
- A stone memorial for a house-elf doesn't just exist in the final
book. Fans of the series have created a real-life memorial for the fictional Dobby—a former servant/slave freed by Harry, whom he pays back with his life—on the beach in Wales where his death...
to Be Hagrid
Oct 14, 2022 2:05 PM CDT
JK Rowling Knew He
to Be Hagrid
British actor Robbie Coltrane from the Harry Potter movies is dead at 72
- Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has died at the age of 72, and while he had a long and successful career, US audiences will surely remember him best as Hagrid from the Harry Potter movies. Coltrane died in a Scottish hospital, and no cause of death was immediately provided, reports the...
Jun 4, 2022 4:05 PM CDT
Got $250K? A Rare
Christie's is selling first edition of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' in London
- A rare first edition of the very first book in JK Rowling's
series is about to go on the auction block. Reuters reports that Christie's of London will be holding a private sale this month for the copy of
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Secrets of Dumbledore
Sets a Low for the Franchise
Apr 17, 2022 11:40 AM CDT
The Secrets of Dumbledore
Sets a Low for the Franchise
Film is the third chapter in Harry Potter spinoff
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
got off to a less than magical start in its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters. The third installment in the Harry Potter spinoff opened to $43 million in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was enough to secure the top...
Putin Drags JK Rowling
Into Latest 'Bizarre Rant'
Mar 25, 2022 12:12 PM CDT
Putin Drags JK Rowling Into Latest 'Bizarre Rant'
Leader says both Russia, 'Harry Potter' author have been 'canceled'—Rowling for her trans views
- It's not terribly surprising that Vladimir Putin might try to control the narrative on his country's invasion of Ukraine by painting Russia as some kind of victim. And he did just that during a Friday address on state TV, touching on the concept of "cancel culture" and...
Broadway's Harry Potter
Fired After Complaint
Jan 24, 2022 9:25 AM CST
Broadway's Harry Potter Fired After Complaint
Actor James Snyder accused of unspecified misconduct by female co-star
- The actor playing Harry Potter has been fired from the Broadway production of
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
following a complaint by a co-star about his conduct. Producers said Sunday night that, after an independent investigation of the incident, they decided to terminate the contract of James Snyder, per...
Jan 5, 2022 5:18 AM CST
Reunion Confuses Emma Watson, Emma Roberts
Mistake has since been corrected
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
premiered on HBO Max on New Year's Day, the reunion special confused one of its biggest stars with another actress who has a similar name. During a segment in which Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the movies, talks about...
Dead at 52
Apr 16, 2021 2:40 PM CDT
Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter
Actress Dead at 52
Helen McCrory was married to actor Damian Lewis
- Helen McCrory, a British actress who appeared in three
TV series, and more than 25 plays, has died. Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, made the announcement Friday on Twitter . "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful...
Fan Sites Are
Backing Away From JK Rowling
Jul 3, 2020 4:00 AM CDT
Fan Sites Are Backing Away From JK Rowling
Leaky Cauldron, Mugglenet distance themselves over Rowling's trans views
- Two of the biggest
fan sites are backing far, far away from the
creator thanks to JK Rowling's views on trans people. The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet both announced Thursday they won't use the author's photo or link to her website, and they...
JK Rowling to
'Tell Me the
May 22, 2020 1:45 PM CDT
Fan Asks JK Rowling to 'Tell Me the Truth.' So She Did
Author reveals 'true birthplace' of her 'Harry Potter' books: a London apartment
- On Thursday, a
fan implored JK Rowling on Twitter to "tell me the truth"—and she did, with a reveal that may have surprised many readers. CNN notes that the initial tweet included a picture of the Elephant House, a coffeehouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, which has...
Dec 6, 2019 7:18 AM CST
Maggie Smith on
Dame 'didn't really feel I was acting'
- Somebody give a dame a challenge. Legendary British actress Maggie Smith, star of
, says she "didn't really feel I was acting in those things." Smith took home three Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild award for her role as...
Out of Library
Sep 2, 2019 4:45 PM CDT
School Kicks Harry Potter Out of Library
Pastor worries about effects of curses and spells
- After consulting exorcists, a school in Tennessee has pulled the Harry Potter books from its library because of their magical content. In an email, the pastor of St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville said: "These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in...
Magic Is Lost in New
Harry Potter Spinoff
Nov 16, 2018 11:22 AM CST
Magic Is Lost in New Harry Potter Spinoff
Critics do not like 'Crimes of Grindelwald'
- Early viewers of
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
were told to #ProtectTheSecrets . The directive might've been as much to conceal criticisms as to prevent spoilers, based on what critics are saying. Though the first installment in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff was well-received , the second of five...
Marries US Girlfriend
May 29, 2018 4:06 AM CDT
Star Marries US Girlfriend
Matthew Lewis shares good news on social media
- The man
fans know as Gryffindor wizard Neville Longbottom is now 28 years old—and a married man. British actor Matthew Lewis married American girlfriend Angela Jones, a lifestyle blogger, during a recent trip to Italy, the
reports. He shared a wedding photo on Twitter this week...
Rescues Stranded Family
Oct 15, 2017 1:45 PM CDT
Train Rescues Stranded Family
After losing their canoe, the Cluetts were picked up by the Hogwarts Express
- For one family who found themselves stranded in the Scottish Highlands recently, life became like something out of a movie -- a
movie. Jon and Helen Cluett and their four young children were staying in a small cottage in the remote boggy region of Lochabar when they woke...
Meet Harry Potter
and the Philosophy Class
Sep 10, 2017 8:28 AM CDT
Meet Harry Potter and the Philosophy Class
St. Cloud University offering class focused on the boy wizard
- A Minnesota university is mixing the magical world of Harry Potter into philosophy teachings. St. Cloud State University professor Carolyn Hartz is applying Aristotle's work on friendship to character relationships in JK Rowling's books about the boy wizard, the
St. Cloud Times
reports. The class discusses ethics, logic,...
Mania Is Putting
Wild Owls at Risk in Asia
Aug 15, 2017 9:45 AM CDT
Mania Is Putting Wild Owls at Risk in Asia
Demand for pet 'Hedwigs' has spiked illegal trade
- Families looking to bring the magic of Harry Potter into their homes are causing major problems among wild owls in Asia. A paper chronicling this phenomenon as the “Harry Potter effect” traces the rise in the illegal owl trade since the boy wizard’s film debut, reports the
Here's How the Internet
Jun 26, 2017 6:41 PM CDT
Turns 20. Here's How the Internet Is Celebrating
Facebook, Google getting in on the action
- The first book in JK Rowling's
series was released on June 26, 1997. A roundup of the celebration surrounding the series' 20th anniversary:
Facebook has added a fun "easter egg" for anyone who includes the words "Harry Potter," "Gryffindor," "Slytherin,"
Thieves Make Off With
Harry Potter Prequel
May 12, 2017 7:15 AM CDT
Thieves Make Off With Harry Potter Prequel
Cops asks fans worldwide to be on the lookout
- Police in Britain are asking Harry Potter fans worldwide to be on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind Harry Potter prequel. The untitled 800-word story, handwritten on a card, was stolen during a burglary in Birmingham last month, and police say they are going public in the hope that "the...
Muggle Banks: Cops
Dec 21, 2016 11:03 AM CST
'Harry Potter' Busted Robbing Muggle Banks: Cops
Lookalike suspect in 6 bank robberies arrested
- Washington state police say they've nabbed a suspected bank robber who resembles a certain boy wizard, and who they say has a not-so-magical history of busting into banks. Police and the FBI say Caleb Andrew Dierlam, 20, is the "Harry Potter Bandit" responsible for at least six bank...
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