Articles Tagged with harry potter

Julianne Hough Reveals She Had Part In ‘Harry Potter’ Film

Julianne Hough Harry Potter Role

Julianne Hough is something of a Renaissance woman; as an actress, singer, and dancer, she’s garnered a loyal following of fans who read her blog and tune in to catch her judging the contestants on Dancing with the Stars. But despite her willingness to share things about her life, Hough can still pull out a… Read more »

Eddie Redmayne May Have The Lead in ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-off

Actor Eddie Redmayne stands with a portrait of Richard II on display at Westminster Abbey on November 17, 2011 in London, England.

Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything didn’t just net him an Oscar. If early rumors are true, he may have also gained attention from all the right people, particularly those in charge of casting for J.K. Rowling’s upcoming Harry Potter spin-off. Variety reports that Redmayne is favored for the role… Read more »

Emma Watson Grad School Joke Goes Viral But ‘Harry Potter’ Actress Digs Disney ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Not Doctorate

Emma Watson to grad school?

Is Emma Watson going to grad school and abandoning acting and her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador? Cue the go-viral machine! Just one problem with the Internet-reeling revelation, that Hermione Granger grad school announcement came from a college newspaper’s annual joke issue, reported Vanity Fair in a fast retraction. The Daily Pennsylvanian revealed… Read more »

Kim Kardashian Becomes Platinum Blonde, Gets Compared To Draco Malfoy

Kim Kardashian Draco Malfoy

Since Kim Kardashian has stepped out with platinum blonde hair, she’s been drawing comparisons to Draco Malfoy on Twitter. Fans on Twitter exploded over the reality star’s new hairstyle on Thursday morning when she made her shocking appearance at Paris Fashion Week. Some cracked a Harry Potter joke and said that she resembled Tom Felton’s… Read more »

Emma Watson Hosting Live Facebook Q&A About Gender Equality

Emma Watson promoting her live He For She Q&A

Emma Watson’s name has become synonymous with feminism and gender equality lately. After her speech to the United Nations about the inequality between sexes went viral, Emma Watson has become something of a champion of women’s rights. To keep up the momentum of the cause, Watson announced on her Facebook fan page that she’ll be… Read more »

Emma Watson Responds To Those Prince Harry Dating Rumors

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Twitter is often the fastest way to correct false rumors, and Emma Watson seems to know this. The former Harry Potter star used the social networking site to allay the gossip that she and Prince Harry are dating. Last week, an Australian tabloid ran a story which speculated on the prospect that Emma Watson and… Read more »

‘Harry Potter’ Series Gives Sick Girl Reason To Live

Heartwarming Harry Potter secrest revealed

Arguably one of the greatest fiction series ever written, Harry Potter contains one heartwarming, yet tear-jerking secret: one character in the fourth book is not only based on an actual person, she carries her name as well. In a moving tribute, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling named a first-year Gryffindor student after Natalie McDonald, a… Read more »

New York’s Historic Freezing Temperatures Attract Arctic Snowy Owls

New York, snowy owls

Just as the owls in Harry Potter carry messages between the magical and muggle worlds, Snowy Owls are carrying a message of their own to New York City, in a very New York-esque phrase (as if New Yorkers needed further confirmation): “It’s friggin’ cold!” Snowy owls have been arriving in New York and setting up… Read more »

Robbie Coltrane: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Rushed To Hospital

Robbie Coltrane

Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has been rushed to a hospital in Florida after falling ill during a flight to Florida from the UK. Mr. Coltrane is most famous for playing the half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. Sky News reports that Scottish actor Coltrane was flying from… Read more »

Harry Potter Fans Win A Victory For Fair Trade

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans are among the most dedicated in all of fandom, so it comes as no surprise that they would want to emulate the boy hero whenever possible. One fan, Andrew Slack, founded the Harry Potter Alliance in 2005, in part, to promote the values demonstrated by J.K. Rowling and by the justice-seeking character… Read more »

J.K. Rowling Mocks Rupert Murdoch’s Anti-Muslim Charlie Hebdo Twitter Comments

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling responded on Sunday with mocking criticism to Rupert Murdoch’s recent anti-Muslim comments on Twitter. Murdoch made the comments following the murderous jihadi attacks on the Charlie Hebdo Paris offices and the bloody hostage-taking incident at a kosher supermarket in the same city. Following the jihadist attacks, the News Corp chairman… Read more »