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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Pretty excited about this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly with Eddie Redmayne on the cover as Newt Scamander in a feature about Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. At the same time, I’m not sure I want to read it.  Read Full Intro

Harry #8

October 23, 2015 20:16:48 Posted at October 23, 2015 20:16:48
Lainey Posted by Lainey

My mind – and my heart – has already been blown today by Adele. I don’t know how much more stimulation I can take… A message has appeared on Pottermore about the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Up to this point, we weren’t sure what this was all about. Full Story

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Have you read the new Harry Potter family history on Pottermore yet? JK Rowling included the fresh piece along with a site update. We find out that “Potter” is shortened from “Potterer”, why Harry’s family was so rich, that the Potter men have always had unruly hair, and why the Invisibility Cloak was passed down to him.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Today is September 1. Do you know what that means? There’s a train waiting for us at King’s Cross Station. Time to head back to Hogwarts. You know who’s going to Hogwarts for the first time this year? James Sirius Black.  Read Full Intro

Ben Affleck and Sirius Black

August 24, 2015 15:51:30 Posted at August 24, 2015 15:51:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It will hurt me if you say you have no idea who Sirius Black is. As you know, Ben Affleck spent his birthday last weekend at Harry Potter World with his family. Which, presumably, is where he got his new t-shirt. Good choice. Sirius is one of the most beloved characters created by JK Rowling. Full Story

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Well I already know what I’m doing next summer. Duana and I exchanged a text this morning about making plans to go to London in 2016. After that we psychologised My So Called Life and how Jordan Catalano lacks empathy. This is another conversation altogether. This is an entire semester altogether.

But back to The Cursed Child. Who is The Cursed Child?

Please. Harry Potter, obviously. JK Rowling has collaborated with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany on a new play that will, as she tweeted, tell a  “new story”. Baz Bamigboye, however, at the Daily Mail, one of the publication’s few reliable voices, reports that The Cursed Child will focus on Lily and James and Petunia might show up and Snape has to show up and that means Sirius and the crew will be there and they’ll all be around 18 or 19 years old, just before Harry was born.

So. Yeah. Now you’re making arrangements for London 2016 too, right?

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,


Eddie is Newt

June 2, 2015 20:43:43 Posted at June 2, 2015 20:43:43
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Eddie Redmayne has joined the Harry Potter family. It was confirmed yesterday that Eddie will play Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The first film of the planned trilogy will be released November 2016 and is being written by JK Rowling herself. In case you didn’t know – and, um, why wouldn’t you, didn’t we ALL go to Hogwarts??? – these movies are prequels to the story we’ve practically memorised; Newt Scamander wrote the Fantastic Beasts textbook that Harry, Hermione, and Ron – but really only Hermione – studied at school. Full Story

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Jo for your finals

April 9, 2015 21:08:46 Posted at April 9, 2015 21:08:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

JK Rowling was in New York today lighting up the Empire State Building to mark the launch of Lumos, her children’s charity, raising awareness for kids living in orphanages around the world. Lumos, if you know your Potter, is the spell that lights up your wand. She’s been the light for a lot of people, young and old, for many, many years, including those of you in university writing finals this month. Full Story

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Crucio, now!

Two things blew up my life yesterday. The first:


Maybe you don’t understand the drama, but there were a lot of parents trying to coax their teenagers out of the bathroom last night, OK? This is real pain.

And then…

The Dark Lord Funk came and soothed it. They know the world. They KNOW our world. That’s what makes me so happy about this video – because it was created by legit students of magic. One of us. Or at least one of me. Because I belong to Slytherin House. And we won the House Cup. And I actually do HAVE a wand to drop.

A wand drop!

I don’t carry my wand around with me every day, what the f-ck is my problem?

Yours in gossip,


Draco Malfoy, Disappointing Everyone

December 23, 2014 15:43:00 Posted at December 23, 2014 15:43:00
Duana Posted by Duana

There’s a new story bit about Draco Malfoy on Pottermore, and a rumination from J.K. Rowling on the character. I had to change my Pottermore password three times before I could actually access it, which I am convinced is part of the goal – to make it difficult for you, to make it worth it when you finally unlock the story you’re looking for and give you a sense of achievement. Full Story

“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

Boyhood Potterhood

July 30, 2014 19:46:16 Posted at July 30, 2014 19:46:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Is Ethan Hawke your re-boyfriend yet? If you say no, is it because you haven’t seen Boyhood? See it. Then be the contrarian. I know the type. The film has received near universal acclaim, currently sitting at a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But some people just get ruined by hype. Full Story

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Idris Elba: Slytherin House

July 3, 2014 17:03:58 Posted at July 3, 2014 17:03:58
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Nelson Mandela would have been in Gryffindor, for sure. But Luther? Luther is TOTALLY Slytherin. Like me! Check out Idris Elba wearing Slytherin colours at Leavesden Studios the other day with his daughter. His daughter Isan is Hufflepuff. You know who’s Hufflepuff? Duana. It’s one of the great frustrations of her life. Full Story

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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