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  • J.K. Rowling is also fine with alleged abuser Johnny Depp being in Fantastic Beasts 2

    12/07/2017 2:08:44 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    AV Club ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sam Barsanti
    Late last month, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald director David Yates defended casting Johnny Depp as the eponymous villain in the Harry Potter spin-off sequel despite the allegations that he physically abused ex-wife Amber Heard. Yates suggested that Depp is totally different from people like Harvey Weinstein because there weren’t “multiple accusers over many years,” and that he only sees Depp as someone who is “full of decency and kindness.” Because of that, he believes the question of whether or not Depp was abusive is a “dead issue” and he’s totally comfortable having him in the movie. Surely, though,...
  • J.K. Rowling Apologizes for Spreading Fake News Smear About Trump and Disabled Boy

    08/01/2017 5:13:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | JEROME HUDSON
    Author J.K. Rowling issued an apology Monday after falsely accusing President Donald Trump of refusing to shake hands with a disabled boy by sharing an edited video clip on her social media account over the weekend. The boy’s mother lashed out at Rowling, saying that the Harry Potter scribe wrongly said Trump ignored and refused to shake her disabled son’s hand during a recent meet-and-greet. “If someone can please get a message to JK Rowling: Trump didn’t snub my son & Monty wasn’t even trying to shake his hand,” Ms. Kelly Weer wrote in a post on Facebook, slamming Rowling’s...
  • Mum of little boy in wheelchair tweets! [fake news debunked again!]

    07/30/2017 4:09:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Twitter via Reddit ^ | July 30, 2017 | Marjorie Kelly Weer
    Marjorie Kelly Weer 3 hrs Uummmmm....If someone can please get a message to JK Rowling: Trump didn't snub my son & Monty wasn't even trying to shake his hand (1. He's 3 and hand shaking is not his thing, 2. he was showing off his newly acquired secret service patch). Thanks
  • JK Rowling Falsely Claims Trump Avoided Wheelchair-Bound Boy [VIDEO]

    07/29/2017 1:35:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 29, 2017 | Amber Athey
    Fiction author JK Rowling claimed on Twitter that President Donald Trump avoided a wheelchair-bound boy, but unedited video proves that he did shake the boy’s hand. Trump met with a group of “victims of Obamacare” on June 24 shortly before giving a press conference about health care reform. The victims stood on the stage behind Trump as he gave his speech. According to the “Harry Potter” author and a conveniently edited video, as Trump was taking the stage he avoided shaking the hand of a young boy in a wheelchair. Rowling went on a Twitter rant about the “stunning moment,”...
  • Piers Morgan With Tucker Carlson: "J.K. Rowling Is a Serial Loser" Virtue Signalling Celebrities

    02/18/2017 4:23:16 PM PST · by tony75034 · 16 replies ^ | 2/18/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    TV personality Piers Morgan and author J.K. Rowling are in a Twitter war over American politics. Tucker had Piers on for the discussion. He called her work "drivel" and she called him "amoral" after Piers Morgan defended the U.S. government's travel ban during an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday. A flurry of tweets between Rowling and Morgan followed. J.K. Rowling is simply one of the fake celebrities and wealthy who need to shut the hell up or put up. She is a virtue signalling celebrity who need to shut the hell up. See report on...
  • 'I still have your money': JK Rowling replies to Trump supporter

    01/31/2017 4:14:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/31/17 | Helena Horton
    JK Rowling smacked down someone on Twitter who appeared angry at her statement about Mike Pence.The author replied to someone who said they were going to burn her books and films in response to her tweeting a Bible verse at the Vice President.They said: "Glad I caught this article on Yahoo. Now I will burn your books and movies too".And she replied: "Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter".
  • J.K. Rowling called out Mike Pence's hypocrisy with a biblical tweet (barf)

    01/31/2017 9:14:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/31/17 | Sadaf Ahsan
    Last Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days. The order also suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days. The backlash against this controversial command has been monumental. Protesters took to streets across the US, heads of state and titans of industry vocally rebuked Trump's actions. While the President himself took the bulk of criticism over the ban, J.K. Rowling took aim at his second-in-command, Mike Pence, drawing attention to the former Governor of Indiana's words in December 2015: Which she followed up with a quote...
  • J.K. Rowling’s Latest Is Really About Gay Liberation

    11/15/2016 9:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2016 | | Kyle Smith
    J.K. Rowling’s latest fantasy blockbuster explores a clandestine world of stylish, secretive creatures who live undetected among an oblivious, mistrustful majority in New York City, and have their own cool underground bars. That’s right: “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” is a gay-liberation epic. It might be the gayest superhero movie since “X-Men: First Class.” “First Class” hit theaters in 2011, a time when the gay-marriage debate was feverish, whereas today gay rights seemingly aren’t much in jeopardy.
  • J.K. Rowling: ‘Donald Trump Has My Full Support Because…’

    05/18/2016 7:48:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 5/17/2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    J.K. Rowling said she thinks Donald Trump guarantees her free speech. (Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) [dcquiz] During the Pen Literary Awards Gala in New York City Monday night, the author of the “Harry Potter” novels talked about how the Republican presidential candidate has exercised his freedom of speech. (RELATED: Johnny Depp: Donald Trump Will Be The Last U.S. President) “I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable,” Rowling said. “I consider him offensive and bigoted. But, he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there.” “His freedom to speak protects my freedom...
  • J.K. Rowling shuts down Serena Williams hater in one perfect tweet

    07/11/2015 2:53:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | Laura Vitto
    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Serena Williams dominated at the Wimbledon championship on Saturday, winning it for the sixth time. This also marks Williams' fourth Grand Slam title in a row, not to mention her 21st major overall. Among the top-ranked athlete's many celebrity fans is author J.K. Rowling, who tweeted a steady stream of support for Williams throughout and immediately following Saturday's game. But it was her cutting response to a body-shaming troll that propelled Rowling to trending status in the United States: Rob ‎@diegtristan8 @jk_rowling @hansmollman ironic then that main reason for her success is that...
  • 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...
  • J.K. Rowling Feuds With Rupert Murdoch After 'Jihadist Cancer' Tweet

    01/12/2015 4:19:09 AM PST · by don-o · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    (CNN)Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is drawing widespread criticism for saying Muslims must be held responsible for last week's terror attacks in France. But one of his more famous detractors is getting just as much attention for challenging his logic. The News Corp. CEO ignited controversy on Friday with a series of tweets about Islam and jihad. He started with the tweet, "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible." snip Author J.K. Rowling took notice and decided to apply his logic to Christianity. "I was born Christian. If that...
  • J.K. Rowling Just Schooled Rupert Murdoch For His Ignorant Anti-Muslim Comments

    01/11/2015 11:08:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    MTV ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | by Alicia Lutes
    Even though Harry Potter has graduated Hogwarts and moved onto bigger and brighter things (with decidedly less peril), J.K. Rowling is still creating magic with her words. As evidenced by her stunning takedown of Rupert Murdoch’s ignorant comments about the recent events in Paris. On Friday, the News Corp chairman had some stunningly misguided words for the Muslim people of the world in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, calling for the “Moslems” of the world to take the blame. Terrorism, you see, is their problem and they’ll have to either fix it for the rest of...
  • J K Rowling's book skyrockets to instant hit (After people discover real author behind pseudonym)

    07/17/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 07/16/2013 | Julie Bosman
    By the end of last week, "The Cuckoo's Calling," by the debut mystery novelist Robert Galbraith, was as good as dead. Bookstores with unsold copies on hand were contemplating shipping them back to the publisher. Reviews, while generally positive, had tapered off. According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 85 percent of print sales, only about 500 copies had sold in the United States since the book went on sale in April. Then J K Rowling, easily one of the most bankable authors on the planet, admitted over the weekend to The Sunday Times of London that she — and...
  • How A Mysterious Tweet Exposed JK Rowling As The Author Of 'The Cuckoo's Calling'

    07/14/2013 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    By now almost everyone will have heard the news — J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series of books and one of the most successful writers ever, published a low-selling but highly praised detective novel under the name Robert Galbraith earlier this year. The story was broken last night by Richard Brooks, the arts editor of the UK's Sunday Times. It's clearly a huge scoop — but how exactly did Brooks manage to crack the literary world's best-kept secret?
  • 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....
  • Release Of 'Harry Potter' Film Bumped Back

    08/15/2008 12:20:36 PM PDT · by Abathar · 35 replies · 529+ views
    Warner Bros. said it's bumping "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from its planned November release into next summer. The sixth installment in the blockbuster franchise about boy wizard Harry now will open July 17 rather than Nov. 21, the studio said Thursday. Studio President and Chief Operating Officer Alan Horn said the studio has had success with past summer "Harry Potter" releases, including the fifth movie. Horn also said the Writers Guild of America strike had "impacted the readiness of scripts for other films -- changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity
  • J.K. Rowling, Lexicon and Oz (Orson Scott Card Smackdown!)

    05/02/2008 7:19:09 AM PDT · by dr.zaeus · 38 replies · 417+ views
    Linear Publishing ^ | 04/24/2008 | Orson Scott Card
    Can you believe that J.K. Rowling is suing a small publisher because she claims their 10,000-copy edition of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a book about Rowling's hugely successful novel series, is just a "rearrangement" of her own material. Rowling "feels like her words were stolen," said lawyer Dan Shallman. Well, heck, I feel like the plot of my novel Ender's Game was stolen by J.K. Rowling. A young kid growing up in an oppressive family situation suddenly learns that he is one of a special class of children with special abilities, who are to be educated in a remote training...
  • Harry Potter Author Admits Struggle With Suicide

    03/23/2008 4:01:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 100 replies · 1,969+ views
    ap ^ | Mar 23, 2008 3:13 pm US/Pacific
    LONDON (AP) ― Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling said she contemplated suicide as she suffered from depression before her rise to success, according to an interview with a student journalist. The British writer said she had suicidal thoughts in her mid-20s, when she was a single mother and struggling to establish a literary career. "Mid-20s life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted," Rowling said, according to an interview posted online by student journalist Adeel Amini. Rowling said in the interview, parts of which were published in Edinburgh University's Student magazine, that she sought help from doctors and spent nine...
  • A Catholic Homeschool Father Won't Bother to Review the Rest of the Harry Potters

    10/25/2007 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 71 replies · 147+ views
    Gloria Romanorum blog ^ | 10/25/07 | Florentius
    In an article in the Toronto Globe and Mail we read the following about J.K. Rowling: However, during the 15-minute media conference that preceded the public appearance, the author grew testy as reporters circled back to Dumbledore and Grindelwald. "It's very clear" in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows how intense Dumbledore's feelings for the dark wizard are, she said, feelings that astute adult readers will recognize while children will simply construe as manifestations of friendship. The power of love is one of the major themes in the Potter oeuvre, she noted, and "certainly it's never been news to me...