It was announced yesterday that on July 31st, which is JK Rowling’s birthday and also Harry Potter’s birthday, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts I & II will be published, immediately following the stage production.
Because when the announcement first came out last October, I was one of probably millions of whiney babies who moaned about not being able to get to London’s West End to see the play and whyyyyyy couldn’t it have been a book? Click here for a refresher.
Well now it is a book. NOT A NOVEL.
The story is set 19 years after the end of The Deathly Hallows. Like the Battle of Hogwarts, I’m assuming, and not the epilogue at King’s Cross. And the darkness, it comes back in unexpected places. Well of course it does. What’s life without some darkness, even for those who live among magic? So, basically, there is no happily ever after. There are just stretches of happiness balanced out by challenges. Sound familiar? That’s what good luck, bad luck, and feng shui is all about too!
Yours in gossip,
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I’ve written several times recently about Titanic nostalgia. The movie means a lot to people, I get that. Which is why you lose your sh-t every time Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet find themselves at the same event. And since they’re both award season participants this year, we’re getting a lot of that. Full Story
I’m kinda into Susan Sarandon’s son now (Dlisted)
Jude Law’s new car commercial (Just Jared)
I really don’t think Vanessa Paradis minds anymore, do you? (Cele|bitchy)
Will Smith makes his kids sound like normal teenagers. When they talk they don’t sound normal at all (The Superficial)
Carmen Electra lives in a time machine (Hollywood Tuna)
Helen Mirren is glorious in red (Go Fug Yourself)
Come on. You know someone you want to give this to (Jezebel)
PEOPLE posted an exclusive today about Gwyneth Paltrow and her new beauty and skincare line with Juice Beauty. It’s the same old from G, the keys to healthy living, blah blah blah… Wait. What. The. F-ck. Why did it take me so long to buy these photos of G babysitting the Blue Ivy Carter, the child of the greatest entertainer alive? THE heir of Beyoncé. Full Story
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Charlize Theron has kept a very low profile for months. You’ll recall, last year she broke up with Sean Penn, supposedly cutting him off abruptly. Then it was confirmed that she’d adopted daughter August. For the last few weeks she’s been in Europe shooting The Coldest City. She plays a spy who’s hunting down double agents. Full Story
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I hate this denim jumpsuit so very much. And Bella Thorne… she’s squeaking into WHY IS territory. #ootd wait..this was the other day sooo... #ootod ? Full Story
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Idris Elba did not attend the Golden Globes this year. Two years ago, however, he was there with Naiyana Garth and she was pregnant with their son. Idris took his daughter Isan to the SAGs a couple of weeks ago. And I guess that tipped off the UK tabloids because now the Sun is reporting that he and Naiyana broke up. Full Story
A new trailer for Tom Hiddleston’s next film, High Rise, came out yesterday and it expands on the previous glimpse of Nearly Naked Sunbathing Tom Hiddleston with Nearly Naked Standing & Talking Tom Hiddleston. This is what I mean about this movie baiting the super enthusiastic internet fandom surrounding Hiddleston—how long am I going to have to spend on Tumblr before finding a GIF of Nearly Naked Tom Hiddleston? Point-two seconds? (Literally the first search result Full Story
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Jennifer Aniston joined Justin Theroux at the NY premiere of Zoolander No 2 last night. He also walked down the red carpet runway in character as Evil DJ. As for Jen, it was announced recently that she’ll be producing and starring in a new movie called The Fixer, based on real life sports manager Denise White who was the subject for a 2014 article in Men’s Journal called The Woman Who Bails Out The NFL’s Bad Boys. Full Story