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  • J.K. Rowling: Critics of Black Hermione a ‘Bunch of Racists’ (Hermione is Black Now)

    06/06/2016 6:30:19 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-6-2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    But it was the casting of Olivier Award-winning black actress Noma Dumezweni as grown-up bookworm Hermione Granger that caught most media outlets’ attention; in the films, Granger is played by white actress Emma Watson. “I had a bunch of racists telling me that because Hermione ‘turned white’ — that is, lost color from her face after a shock — that she must be a white woman, which I have a great deal of difficulty with,” Rowling told the Observer in a recent interview. “But I decided not to get too agitated about it and simply state quite firmly that Hermione...
  • How big is too big? Some theme park riders fear small seats and the "walk of shame"

    05/11/2016 5:14:40 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 63 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | Brady McDonald
    Universal’s Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey has bedeviled many big and tall riders who discover at the last moment that their journey aboard the new attraction is indeed forbidden because they don’t fit in the “enchanted benches.” The uncomfortable scene is a familiar one to anybody who has ever visited a theme park: The overweight rider becomes increasingly embarrassed as the ride attendant pushes and shoves with all his might on the over-the-shoulder restraint that stubbornly refuses to click closed. Everybody waiting in line knows what comes next: the walk of shame. “The walk of shame is an embarrassing...
  • Rubio super PAC compares him to Harry Potter

    02/21/2016 5:27:33 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/2016 | Anna Palmer
    *snip* Despite Trump's strong first-place finish in South Carolina, Rubio's super PAC advisers claimed that the contest actually made him "weaker." Rubio finished second with Ted Cruz just behind him in third place. Tompkins and Lerner then spent the bulk of the message to donors building out the analogy of Rubio as Potter and Trump as Voldemort. "In Harry Potter lore, Voldemort, the Dark Lord, had a secret to his strength. His secret was his horcruxes," they wrote. "As each horcrux was destroyed, Voldemort became increasingly vulnerable, not increasingly strong. When all of the horcruxes were gone, Voldemort lost his...
  • Petition to Feminist/Actress Emma Watson to Live One Week in a Muslim Refugee Camp w/o Bodyguards

    01/25/2016 4:28:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies ^ | January 2016 | Oscar Izard, Melbourne VIC
    Spend one week in a Calais migrant camp for feminism (without bodyguards) In order to show how safe current migration is to Europe, particularly regarding the cause of feminism (I reject wholeheartedly the notion that North African and Middle Eastern migrants are unsafe, and rapists), Emma Watson should spend a week's holiday in a Calais migrant camp, without guards of course, to show how safe, and how pro feminism these migrants are.
  • JK Rowling wanted Gandalf and Dumbledore to get married – now it’s really happening

    06/06/2015 5:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 4, 2015 | Ann Lee
    Just before gay marriage was legalised in Ireland, JK Rowling tweeted that she was hoping Gandalf and Dumbledore would be able to get married. Now that’s set to become a reality this weekend with LGBTQ rights activist group Planting Peace staging a wedding between the fictional wizards. The nuptials will take place in their rainbow-coloured headquarters opposite the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas. The church threatened to picket the wedding if it ever happened....
  • JK Rowling gives character full name: Myrtle Elizabeth Warren

    05/12/2015 12:05:23 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 23 replies
    A Harry Potter character shares the same name as a prominent U.S. senator, author JK Rowling has revealed. "Moaning Myrtle's full name was Myrtle Elizabeth Warren," the author tweeted on Monday. Ms Rowling quickly denied that the namesake had anything to do with Ms Warren, a well-known Democratic senator from Massachusetts. Fans asked on Twitter whether Rowling made up the name on the spot. She replied that she already knew Warren was Myrtle's last name, but she said Elizabeth because it is a "classic British middle name". Rowling said she laughed at the idea that Myrtle would be named after...
  • Doctors: Stabbing Suspect Sees Fictional Beings

    08/01/2014 11:32:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    CBS8 ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | M.L. JOHNSON
    One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot - including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain. Judge Michael Bohren ordered the 12-year-old girl evaluated and treated either in a hospital or in a juvenile detention center, where she currently is being held. Doctors have a year to get the girl to a point where she can help with her defense and go to trial. If...
  • JK Rowling says 'Harry Potter' ending may be wrong

    02/02/2014 10:08:44 AM PST · by null and void · 154 replies
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  • The man who turned rejection into a career

    08/05/2013 5:52:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-5-13 | Bob Greene
    Rejection -- even repeated rejection -- doesn't have to mean defeat. That, it turns out, is the lasting lesson of the Chuck Ross story. You may recognize the name; two Sundays ago, I wrote about J.K. Rowling, the spectacularly successful author of the Harry Potter books, and about how she has published a detective novel under the name Robert Galbraith. In the column, I recalled what a young and frustrated writer -- Chuck Ross -- did in the 1970s. To briefly recap: Ross had written a mystery novel that had been turned down everywhere he sent it. So, as an...
  • Steve Jobs' Yacht "Venus" unveiled in Aalsmeer the Netherlands (with video)

    10/28/2012 8:12:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 96 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | 10/28/2012
    “Earlier this year, it was revealed that French designer Philippe Starck was working with Dutch shipbuilder Feadship on a new yacht for the family of Steve Jobs,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “The yacht had been mentioned in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs as a project he had been working on since 2009, but the ship was not completed before his death last year.” “Dutch site One More Thing now reports [Google translation] that the ship, christened “Venus”, has officially launched, with Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children participating in the event,” Slivka reports. “The aluminum-hulled ship...
  • Israel is the CLAY!!!! Jeremiah 18

    01/08/2012 3:52:13 PM PST · by bibletruth · 18 replies
    BIble Jeremiah 18 | 2012 | BibleTruth
    Jeremiah 18 clearly teaches us that Israel is the CLAY and God is the Potter. Compare Scripture with Scripture to learn word usage and word topic identification/definition from the OT for use inside the NT
  • Scientists' new time masker creates invisibility

    01/05/2012 7:13:21 PM PST · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
    Washington -- It's one thing to make an object invisible, like Harry Potter's mythical cloak. But scientists have made an entire event impossible to see. They have invented a time masker. Think of it as an art heist that takes place before your eyes and surveillance cameras. You don't see the thief strolling into the museum, taking the painting down or walking away, but he did. It's not just that the thief is invisible - his whole activity is. Read more:
  • Harry Potter and the Islamization of America

    12/04/2011 3:41:06 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/4/11 | William A. Levinson
    The success of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series is due largely to the fact that the story contains elements for sophisticated adults as well as teenagers. The latter can enjoy the magical creatures and battles between wizards, while older readers and viewers can relate to the very real historical events that apparently influenced Rowling's writing. The series' theme is anything but fictional because it happened once and it is happening again. ...Dolores Umbridge is among the more memorable villains of the series. She threatens to punish any student who talks about Voldemort, and she punishes Harry Potter for insisting that...
  • Ending Income Inequality?

    12/01/2011 10:38:15 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-30-11 | Walter E. Williams
    Benefiting from a hint from an article titled "Is Harry Potter Making You Poorer?", written by my colleague Dr. John Goodman, president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, I've come up with an explanation and a way to end income inequality in America, possibly around the world.
  • Harry Potter Actor, 22, 'caught with petrol bomb' during London Riots

    10/13/2011 10:20:00 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 13th October 2011 | Rob Cooper
    Harry Potter star Jamie Waylett has been charged with being in possession of a petrol bomb during the London riots this summer and threatening unlawful violence. When police arrested the actor, 22, they also say they found 15 cannabis plants growing in his bedroom. He played Draco Malfoy's sidekick Vincent Crabbe in the Harry Potter films alongside Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint. He appeared in six of the movies about the boy wizard - but was not involved in the final film after his character was written out. Waylett is also accused of handling a bottle of champagne...
  • Harry Potter dwarf spared jail over juggler's hat sex act

    07/29/2011 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 29, 2011
    A dwarf who appeared in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films has dodged a short spell behind bars for indecently exposing himself to a teenager on a train. (edit) The celebrity was shown mercy by Recorder Richard Bond despite having previous convictions for sexual offences, including an incident in which he clambered into the bed of a stage manager and his girlfriend. The 40-year-old's previous convictions also included a series of "random" and explicit phone calls made to women from a hotel room as long ago as 1995. (edit)It is understood that Read has recently been hiring himself out...
  • 2 Conn. cops injured by friendly fire during arrest of child porn suspect outside Harry Potter flick

    07/18/2011 11:41:21 PM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, July 18th 2011 | Philip Caulfield
    Two Connecticut cops shot and injured two other officers during an arrest of a suspected child porn perv outside a late-night screening of the new Harry Potter movie. ~~~ State police said they were continuing to investigate the incident.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: Movie Review

    07/15/2011 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 18 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | July 15, 2011 | Neoavatara
    In this 8th and final film of the Harry Potter series, the movies finally enter their climactic sequences. The war, led by the evil forces of Voldemort, is going very badly. The good guys are losing at every turn. People are dying, and only Harry has the ability to end the suffering. And that suffering will end, one way or another, at the site of most of our adventures with Harry....Hogwart's School of Magic and Wizardry. Harry, Ron and Hermione have basically been on the run, fleeing one threat or another, for the better part of a year. They have...
  • SARAH PALIN TAKES ON HARRY POTTER AT BOX OFFICE ["Mama Grizzly vs the Half-Blood Prince" - or?]

    06/13/2011 8:19:34 AM PDT · by RonDog · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Linda Barnard
    Forget about Barack Obama. Sarah Palin will face a tougher fight than any election trying to take down Harry Potter at the box office July 15. AMC Theatres have announced the chain will be the exclusive exhibitor for the pro-Palin unauthorized doc The Undefeated which opens the same day as the final Harry Potter flick: Deathly Hallows: Part 2.Plus Disney opens its reboot of Winnie the Pooh, featuring the voice talents of Craig Ferguson, John Cleese and Jim Cummings. Made for $1 million by documentary filmmaker documentary filmmaker Stephen Bannon, The Undefeated focuses on Palin’s days as Alaska governor and...
  • IRAQ NOTEBOOK: Witches, Bollywood at grad party

    05/24/2011 7:27:07 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | REBECCA SANTANA
    IRAQ NOTEBOOK: Witches, Bollywood at grad party REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press Updated 09:01 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011 BAGHDAD (AP) - Harry Potter-inspired witches in flowing black satin gowns and pointed hats shimmied onstage as young warlocks in black-and-red capes looked on. Nearby, Indian-themed music blared from a boom box at a Baghdad version of a Bollywood movie set. Fun and frivolity aren't the first things that come to mind when someone mentions Baghdad. But this is college graduation season and time for a tradition that has survived the upheaval of war, kidnappings and bombs: masquerade parties. Students here like...
  • 'Harry Potter Alliance' teams with Free Press to promote net-neutrality rules (Marxist propaganda)

    04/28/2011 7:00:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18th | Sara Jerome
    The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a group that creates advocacy campaigns themed to the spells and characters in the popular book series, is campaigning to promote net-neutrality regulations. The group first teamed up with Free Press on campaign efforts last year, as the Federal Communications Commission mulled whether to create rules reining in how phone and cable companies may treat Internet traffic. The executive director of the Harry Potter group, former comedian Andrew Slack, also participated in the Free Press conference in Boston earlier this month.
  • Harry Potter Star Emma Watson's college life proves less than magical as actress leaves Brown

    04/24/2011 12:45:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/24/2011
    Emma Watson feels Hermione Granger's pain: It's hard being smart. The Brit beauty might not have magic powers, but a source close to Brown University (where Watson was enrolled from fall 2009 until this past winter) tells us the star's brainy ways may have led to her classmates' heckling – and perhaps a reason why she left the Providence, R.I., institution. The insider says Watson didn't shy away from class participation and often would "answer something in class and get it right," calling the 21-year-old actress "really smart." Unfortunately, this brought out the sophisticated wit and cinematic expertise of her...
  • Activist Professors

    01/25/2011 9:34:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2011 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    The 2011 Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention featured more than just lectures on language. One roundtable, entitled “Transmedia Activism,” dealt with both “technocultural innovation” and the more controversial idea of increasing political activism among students. Anne Balsamo of the University of Southern California talked about “designing culture” through “technocultural innovation” and argued that universities have a “responsibility” to create “publications and outreach in new modalities,” including modalities such as ebooks and Twitter. Radhika Gajjala of Bowling Green State University talked about the need for electronic representation in “global civil society,” and discussed the technological disparities across the world. But...
  • Harry Potter star’s brother imprisoned for telling her to marry Muslim or die

    01/22/2011 4:11:15 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 22, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Harry Potter star’s brother imprisoned for telling her to marry Muslim or die. The Muslim brother of Harry Potter star Afshan Azad has been sentenced to six months in prison for a vicious assault he perpetrated on the actress because she was dating a non-Muslim. In a May 21, 2010 assault on his little sister, 28-year-old Ashraf Azad punched, dragged by the hair, and strangled the actress after he caught her on her mobile phone, talking to her non-Muslim boyfriend. In the three-hour ordeal, Azad was also told by her brother that she would have to marry a fellow Muslim...
  • Fr. Corapi urges viewers to stop ‘going with the flow’

    11/25/2010 6:42:39 PM PST · by mlizzy · 5 replies ^ | 11-12-10 | Lilia Borlongan-Alvarez
    MANILA, Philippines—It’s easy to see where the passion and energy of world-renowned preacher, Fr. John Corapi, is coming from every time he delivers his talks on EWTN—he found the road back to the faith after leading a sinful life in his youth. He gives viewers goose bumps as he talks about sin and its consequences. Recently, we caught his two-part lecture series, “Surrender Is Not An Option” and the “Power of the Holy Eucharist,” in which he took to task his audience for being ignorant of their faith. In his booming voice, he blamed bad Catholic teaching at universities in...
  • Harry Potter’s Boobgate: Role Restricted Emma Watson

    11/24/2010 9:25:17 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 40 replies
    Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 23 November 2010 | Fashion Time Magazine
    It’s not global tub-thumping on the scale of North Korea’s shelling of South Korea, but Harry Potter’s Emma Watson was straight-jacketed in more than one way by her role as Hermione Granger and sought solace through fashion to express her own identity and choices. As Watson told WWD in an exclusive interview: “I have Hermione to thank, in a weird way, for my sense of style,” she said. “Playing this role, fashion was my way of expressing myself away from that school uniform. When I got the chance to dress myself, I was so thrilled to be able to be...
  • Harry Potter is Dangerous for Both You and Your Children

    11/22/2010 10:08:57 AM PST · by mlizzy · 353 replies · 2+ views
    Mary Immaculate Queen ^ | 12-16-01 | Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI,
    Adapted from a Sermon of Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI, 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2001 On the First Sunday of Lent every year, we read in the Gospel of the devil tempting Our Lord. First he tries to tempt Him to gluttony, and Our Lord resists. Of course, Our Lord, because He is God, cannot be inclined to sin. But the devil, not knowing that, first tries to tempt Him to gluttony, and then to pride and power and materialism. He says to Our Lord, “Why don’t you throw yourself off this high elevation? God will save you.” Our...
  • The Pro-Life Leader Who Is Also an Exorcist [Renowned exorcist - HARRY POTTER opens gates to evil]

    11/22/2010 10:20:36 AM PST · by null and void · 168 replies · 2+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | 11/22/10 | Deal W. Hudson
    Having just read Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuers's new book, Exorcism and the Church Militant, one of the first things I asked him was whether he was afraid of demons. I shivered more than once reading through its short chapters, arranged as basic questions about the devil, demons, possession, and the rite of exorcism. "Not at all," Father answered with a smile. "God has given me the grace to remain unafraid." When I expressed my surprise, he explained, "Demons are basically handcuffed, and they know it." Father Euteneuer does not speak as a theorist. Since 2003 he's had extensive experience ministering...
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I: Movie Review

    11/19/2010 5:05:08 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 11 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | November 19, 2010 | Neoavatara
    I am a Potterhead, or Pottermaniac, or whatever you want to call the illogical devotees to J.K. Rowling's books on the magical world of Harry Potter. And as such, we crazies have been devoted to the movies from the beginning. But no movie in the series has been looked forward to like these last two, that will bring the Harry Potter saga to a close. Deathly Hallows is a clear divergence from the rest of the series. Although each iteration of the Potter storyline gets darker and darker, Deathly Hallows magnifies that darkness geometrically. All the other movies, including the...
  • HARRY POTTER Deathly Hallows opens... beginning of the end....

    11/19/2010 3:30:45 AM PST · by DollyCali · 7 replies
    IMdb ^ | 19 November 2010 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    Yes, Yes, I KNOW, we have more important things here at FR to worry about.. like is Willow preggers? why did she do potty mouth on FB, the dancing skills of Bristol and OF COURSE the dastardly appearance of FLOTUS 99% of the time.. but here is a time out from all that heavy stuff OFFICIAL WB SITE The book released July 2007 Rotten Tomatoes...(skip the preview) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a 2010/2011 two-part epic fantasy film directed by David Yates, written by Steve Kloves and based on the novel of the same name by J. K....
  • HARRY POTTER Deathly Hallows opens... beginning of the end....

    11/19/2010 3:21:51 AM PST · by DollyCali · 23 replies
    IMdB ^ | 19 November 2010 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    Yes, Yes, I KNOW, we have more important things here at FR to worry about.. like is Willow preggers? why did she do potty mouth on FB, the dancing skills of Bristol and OF COURSE the dastardly appearance of FLOTUS 99% of the time.. but here is a time out from all that heavy stuff OFFICIAL WB SITE The book released July 2007 Rotten Tomatoes...(skip the preview) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a 2010/2011 two-part epic fantasy film directed by David Yates, written by Steve Kloves and based on the novel of the same name by J. K....
  • Emma Watson no more the face of Burberry

    08/07/2010 6:21:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies ^ | 08.07.10
    'Harry Potter' actress Emma Watson has been replaced as the face of Burberry by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The actress has appeared in campaigns for the British fashion house since last year, but now model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will front ads for the label's autumn and winter collections. The decision to drop Emma, 20, has come as a surprise to many as Burberry's sales were boosted throughout Emma's stint.
  • Harry Potter and Sharia law

    07/09/2010 7:00:48 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2010 | D.L. Adams
    Honor killings may not be on the big screen, but a celebrity angle is getting them big coverage. Sometimes, only a celebrity angle can get the public to pay attention to what's important. The Harry Potter actress who suddenly became subject to Sharia law may be the source of such a moment when the public pays enough attention to create a sea change in national opinion.
  • Even Harry Potter Pic Loses Money Because Of Warner Bros' Phony Baloney Net Profit Accounting

    07/07/2010 11:17:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | July 6, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    Signing a deal that makes anyone a net profit participant in a Hollywood movie deal has always been a sucker’s bet. In an era where studios have all but eliminated first dollar gross and invited talent to share the risk and potential rewards, guess what? Net profit deals are still a sucker's bet. I was slipped a net profit statement (below) for Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, the 2007 Warner Bros sequel. Though the film grossed $938.2 million worldwide, the accounting statement below conveys that the film is still over $167 million in the red.
  • Media Whitewash of Harry Potter Attempted “Honor Killing”

    07/02/2010 9:16:54 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies ^ | 07/02/10 | Abraxas
    The Muslim actress who plays ‘Padma’ in the Harry Potter films has fled her home in Manchester, England after her father and brother tried to kill her. The father and brother have since been charged with attempted murder (with the brother also being charged with physically assaulting his sister); both were jailed. In the meantime, the young girl, Afshan Azad, 22, has fled to London to stay with friends. She’s going to need some hiding because both the father and brother have now been released on bail. It’s clear that the police recognize the girl’s life is in grave danger...
  • Priests will soon be 'inundated' with exorcism requests, asserts author

    06/18/2010 5:25:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 316+ views
    CNA ^ | 6/18/2010
    Front Royal, Va., Jun 18, 2010 / 06:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an exclusive interview with CNA, author and pro-life leader Fr. Thomas Euteneuer discussed his recent book on the often misunderstood topic of exorcism, asserting that due to an increased exposure of young people to the occult, priests within the next decade are going to be “inundated” with exorcism requests. Speaking on his new book, “Exorcism and the Church Militant,” which was released on June 14, Fr. Euteneuer, who also serves as director of Human Life International (HLI), elaborated on the need for exorcism to be clarified in modern...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture [Absolutely Chilling!]

    05/10/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 80 replies · 1,684+ views
    Studiobrien ^ | Februrary, 2010 | Michael D. O'Brien
    Preface to Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture, by Michael D. O'Brien This book grew out of a series of articles which were written over a ten-year period for various Christian periodicals. At first, I had no interest in reading the Harry Potter novels, and indeed felt that I had already expended considerable time researching the field of fantasy literature when writing a book on the subject in the mid-1990’s. Moreover, the constant reviews of the Potter series had given me a general sense about the stories and the popular opinions. Oceans of spilled ink and electronic text seemed...
  • What Is the Most Successful Movie Franchise of All Time?

    05/14/2010 3:45:30 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 13 replies · 607+ views
    Yahoo! Movies ^ | 051410 | Mike Avila
    The most successful movie franchise of all time is the "Harry Potter" series, which recently edged out another famous Brit: James Bond. According to Box Office Mojo, the first six adaptations of J.K. Rowling's beloved books have earned a staggering $5.4 billion worldwide, not adjusted for inflation. The 22 films considered part of the official Bond canon (the 1967 spoof "Casino Royale" and the 1983 out-of-continuity "Never Say Never Again" don't count) have earned an estimated $5 billion globally. But even if the earnings of those two films were included, it still wouldn't be enough to put 007 on top....
  • Harry Potter Wants To Put A Spell on Homophobia

    02/26/2010 2:58:08 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 60 replies · 1,404+ views
    RadarOnline ^ | February 26, 2010
    Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe is videotaping a public service announcement for gay suicide prevention and speaking out against homophobia. has learned. "I have always hated anybody who is not tolerant of gay men or lesbians or bisexuals," the 20 year old star says. "Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it." On Friday, the superstar taped the PSA and toured the New York Call Center for the Trevor Project, the leading 24/7 suicide prevention organization for gay and questioning youth. Daniel says his sensitivity to homophobia started at an...
  • McCartney Hopes Abbey Road Plan Will Come Together (EMI selling Abbey Road but maybe not the name)

    02/17/2010 12:30:10 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 413+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2010, 10:51 am | BEN SISARIO
    One of Abbey Road Studios’ most famous clients hopes that the facility, which has reportedly been put up for sale, can be saved. Paul McCartney, speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight television show on Tuesday, said there have been efforts to save Abbey Road by “a few people who have been associated with the studio for a long time,” although he did not name those people or include himself among them. “I have so many memories there with the Beatles,” he added. “It still is a great studio. So it would be lovely for someone to get a thing together to...
  • Hollywood poised for record-breaking year at the box office (Best ever $9.682 BILLION)

    12/10/2009 5:24:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies · 1,582+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/10/09 | Amy Eisinger
    Hollywood poised for record-breaking year at the box office; 2009 set to best 2007's record intakeBy Amy Eisinger DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, December 10th 2009, 3:26 PM The Hollywood box office is having its best year in history, reports Box Office. This week the box office grand total for 2009 is expected to hit $9.682 billion -- surpassing previous record holder 2007, when the tally was $9.68 billion. With potential top-grossing holiday films still to come, Hollywood is bracing for their first $10 billion year ever. Movies that are still on the way this year include James Cameron's...
  • Universal reveals details of new Harry Potter park

    09/15/2009 2:21:48 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 13 replies · 464+ views
    AP ^ | 091509 | Travis Reed
    MIAMI — It sounds like a new book in the Harry Potter series, but "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" will be a high-tech ride and the marquee attraction at the "Wizarding World of Harry Potter," a new theme park area opening in spring 2010 at Universal Orlando Resort. The "Forbidden Journey" ride was named by author J.K. Rowling and described Tuesday by Universal officials in a Web cast revealing details of what the Potter park will look like. Guests will enter the "Wizarding World" through a station archway named for Hogsmeade, the magical village near Hogwarts. A plume of...
  • Obama Promotes Left-Wing Socialist J.K. Rowling as Someone Children Should Look Up To

    09/07/2009 12:13:01 PM PDT · by DoctorBulldog · 27 replies · 1,378+ views
    Socialist Party Australia ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    In Obama's fascist speech to your schoolchildren, he promotes J.K. Rowling as someone to admire. Of course, she is a self-admitted "Left-Wing" Socialist who teaches kids bad morals and Socialism via her fictional characters. Gee, imagine that... Just so you know that I'm not making this stuff up, I have copied the text from the Socialist Party of Australia: Potty about Harry Potter With over 325 million copies of all seven books sold worldwide, the last four books have also been, consecutively, the fastest selling in history. They have been translated into over 65 languages and author JK Rowling has...
  • Watson hoping to be invisible at Brown

    09/06/2009 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 820+ views ^ | 09.06.09
    Sometime on Saturday, maybe the wind will suddenly whip up. Maybe the sky will part. And, maybe fantastical things will happen up on College Hill in Providence. Brown University will welcome its freshman class. And it just might welcome a wizard, or at least a wannabe: Emma Watson, the 19-year-old British actress who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies.
  • ‘Half-Blood Prince’ is strong warm-up for finale

    07/20/2009 7:29:41 AM PDT · by ccmovrwc · 110 replies · 2,671+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 14, 2009 | Alonso Duralde
    Battling the dark forces takes a back seat to romance and Quidditch By Alonso Duralde Film critic contributor updated 4:25 p.m. ET, Tues., July 14, 2009 Call it the calm before the storm, but “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” goes out of its way to balance its own dark doings — to say nothing of the dire events to come in the two upcoming movies based on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” — with more character and atmosphere than we’ve seen in the last few movies. If you’ve been missing Quidditch matches, love triangles, hanging out in...
  • Star Style: Emma Watson’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Promotional Tour

    07/16/2009 8:10:52 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 23 replies · 1,548+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jul 13th, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Emma Watson started off her week wearing a Proenza Shouler dress at a London photocall. She kept her make-up to a minimum and completed her look with Giuseppe Zanotti platform gladiator sandals. For the New York debut of the movie, Emma opted for the Proenza Schouler dress again. She daringly combined it with an edgy leather number.
  • Vatican lauds good/evil theme in Harry Potter film

    07/13/2009 5:02:19 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 28 replies · 1,427+ views
    AP ^ | 071309
    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican lauded the latest Harry Potter film on Monday, saying "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" made the age-old debate over good vs. evil crystal clear. The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano even gave two thumbs up to the film's treatment of adolescent love, saying it achieved the "correct balance" and made the stars more credible to the general audience. The newspaper said the film, which opens Wednesday, was the best adaptation yet of the J.K. Rowling series about the adventures of the bespectacled child wizard Harry Potter and his Hogwarts chums as they battle Harry's nemesis,...
  • Harry Potter and the New World Disorder 19

    07/11/2009 4:25:07 PM PDT · by redhotright · 6 replies · 1,440+ views ^ | 2009-Jul-11 | redhotright
    Harry Potter and the New World DisorderChapter 19 - Hermione Outsmarts the Dragon At Hogwarts, trouble is brewing... Noise indeed. Dementors everywhere, constantly attacking Hermione. One of the Dementors, confused by the accusations, breaks off from the others... And just who is the one sending the Dementors to attack Hermione? None other than the Hungarian Horntail! Back at Hogwarts, things have gotten desperate. Hermione has apparently come to an important decision... Although this means the Dementors will be leaving, some students are afraid. But Ginny Weasley helps explain the situation to them.
  • 'Harry Potter' Star Could Face 14 Years for Growing Marijuana Farm

    07/08/2009 1:24:19 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 65 replies · 1,870+ views
    <p>“Harry Potter” star Jamie Waylett has been charged with growing ten cannabis plants.</p> <p>The 19-year-old actor will have to appear in court later this month for the charges stemming from an April arrest.</p> <p>Waylett, who plays Potter bully Vincent Crabbe, was busted when cops pulled over his vehicle in London and allegedly found eight bags of marijuana. He was taken to a nearby police station before a team of officers raided his mother’s home in Camden, the Daily Telegraph reports.</p>
  • Harry Potter Fan Group Promotes Gay Marriage

    07/07/2009 11:50:40 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 17 replies · 693+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 7/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Orlando Sentinel movie reviewer Roger Moore was excited to report on the efforts of some Harry Potter fans that want to "change the world" based on their interpretation of Potter character Dumbledore's philosophy of life. He was happy, you see, because the group is all about "global transformation" and spreading global warming fears, gay marriage and the Employee Free Choice Act. Moore writes abut a group called the Harry Potter Alliance whose website is a sort of Potter fan message board where fans write about what they are doing with their ideas on Potter philosophy. But, it goes "beyond the...