JK Rowling Gossip
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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,
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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
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
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
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
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
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?
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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
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
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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
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
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