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“I must not tell lies”

October 24, 2014 20:17:31 Posted at October 24, 2014 20:17:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey

OMG. Dolores Umbridge is back. For Halloween. It was announced on Pottermore today that JK Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story to be posted on Halloween and it’s about Umbridge and her backstory – how did she get so pink and catty? The last time Jo gave us some new material – from the Quidditch World Cup – her site crashed. Full Story

Harry Potter dragons x3

April 1, 2014 15:37:38 Posted at April 1, 2014 15:37:38
Sarah Posted by Sarah

Last year, Warner Brothers announced their intention to make a Harry Potter spin-off film based on a text book mentioned in the series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander. Now, Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara tells the New York Times that the Fantastic Beasts spin-off will in fact be three “megamovies” and are described as being neither prequels nor any linear relation to Harry’s story. Full Story

Monday, November 11, 2013
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Dear Gossips,

The big movie release this month is Catching Fire. There was a time however that November belonged to the Harry Potter movies. The first and second films in the franchise came out in November. Out of the series of 8, a total of 4 of them were November opens. So I associate November with Harry Potter, and London too, since I was sent there for junketing several years in a row, both for the theatrical releases and the DVD launches.

It felt right then to see these pictures of JK Rowling with Emma Watson this November at a fundraiser for Lumos on Saturday at the Warner Bros Harry Potter Tour. The event raised over a million pounds in support of orphans around the world. You know who else was there?

Snape!

And Emma tweeted  Read Full Intro

Sexism and the single parent

September 20, 2013 16:46:23 Posted at September 20, 2013 16:46:23
Duana Posted by Duana
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Read this article about JK Rowling discussing her life as a single parent. Though I don’t know the organization Gingerbread of which she’s president, it doesn’t seem hard to understand what it’s about – the general promotion and support of single parents. Full Story

Getting to know Newt Scamander

September 13, 2013 15:45:43 Posted at September 13, 2013 15:45:43
Duana Posted by Duana
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J.K. Rowling announced yesterday that she would write the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, a movie set in New York, some 70-odd years before Harry Potter, and starring Newt Scamander. You’ve had 24 hours to process the following information: - Yes, there is wizarding activity in North America. Full Story

Mother Magic at Centre Court

June 25, 2013 19:55:31 Posted at June 25, 2013 19:55:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Our Mother of Magic, JK Rowling, isn’t a carpet whore. She keeps a very, very low profile, even at her own movie premieres. So it’s exciting when she goes out. And she seems to be really into Wimbledon. She and her husband were seated in the Royal Box and watched Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic win their matches today. Full Story

JK grown up and more on books and movies

February 23, 2012 17:57:48 Posted at February 23, 2012 17:57:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Big news in the publishing world today: JK Rowling will release a new novel for adults with a different publisher and not with Bloomsbury which published all the Potters. That’s the only thing we know. More details are coming later this year including exactly when the book will come out, what it’s called, and what it’ll be about. Full Story

Snape & Jo! And ... they all say goodbye

July 7, 2011 14:15:00 Posted at July 7, 2011 14:15:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Massive premiere in London today – the final, final, FINAL carpet for the Harry Potter series in the motherland. There will be a premiere in New York on Monday but ... Harry is English, England is the heart of it. And here they almost all are to say goodbye and thank you. No, thank YOU. F-ck me I am crying again. Full Story

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What is Pottermore?

June 16, 2011 09:06:27 Posted at June 16, 2011 09:06:27
Lainey Posted by Lainey

If you’re a Harry Potter nerd, you were likely caught up in it yesterday. If you missed it, click here for a backgrounder. So...what is it? JK Rowling launched the Pottermore site – here (note the Sorting Hat in the URL hee!) – but without much more information. Full Story

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Monday, February 14, 2011
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Dear Gossips,

There’s a heavy, heavy column ahead. Both the BAFTAs and the Grammys happened on Sunday. There will be full coverage on both, which means the articles will spill over to the second page of the site. Please scroll down and click VIEW MORE ARTICLES to get caught up on all content. Duana and Sarah have contributed a few articles each to help out. And of course the blog works in reverse chronological order so the earliest posts will be further down. We’ll report on BAFTAs first, then move into Grammys. After this, there’s only one awards show to go, and it’s the big one: the Oscars on February 27th. I’ll be in LA the entire week working for etalk and our annual live red carpet telecast. Still haven’t decided on hair, dress, nothing. Fittings are this week. Will you help me choose? Check my Twitter at http://twitter.com/LaineyGossip  Read Full Intro

On Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1

November 12, 2010 07:44:00 Posted at November 12, 2010 07:44:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Please note that the following post is heavy on spoilers. Do you re-read them before you see them? I always do. Because I’m a nerd that way, yes, but also because it’s fascinating to see how even the smallest details are interpreted for the screen. I loved for example how Voldemort completely emasculates Lucius Malfoy when he takes his wand. Full Story

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The best is generous

August 31, 2010 11:32:36 Posted at August 31, 2010 11:32:36
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Love her so f-cking much. There’s a reason why Stephen King, and so many J.K. Rowling fans, took such offence to those early dumbass comparisons between Harry Potter and Twilight. One is gold, the other is ass, and it’s incredibly insulting to Jo’s great talent and her legacy to put her in the same sentence as that silly Stephenie Meyer. Full Story

Jo & the Easter Egg Roll

April 6, 2010 08:10:14 Posted at April 6, 2010 08:10:14
Lainey Posted by Lainey

There she is. My idol. Your idol? JK Rowling participated in the White House Easter Egg Roll yesterday in Washington where she read to the children from The Philosopher’s Stone. And then the kids they shouted questions at her like: Q: What’s you favorite Harry Potter book?!?!!?!?!?!!?A: The seventh. Full Story

Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince

July 13, 2009 06:31:00 Posted at July 13, 2009 06:31:00
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Am told that tickets are already sold out in many cities for showings on the first 3 days… Do you have yours? I saw it on Thursday at a press screening before the junket. So f-cking cute. And visually spectacular. And fun. And fastpaced. And if you don’t want the spoilers, STOP READING NOW. Full Story

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