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Universal Studios Japan is hiring!

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan has recently opened. Now, they are looking for talented actors to bring the experience to life! Read More »

Warner Brothers creates new team to oversee “Potter” franchise

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Warner Brothers has announced a new team to oversee the "Harry Potter" franchise. The group, known as the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team, will "develop and execute a high level strategic vision for the 'Harry Potter' brand." Read More »

Hallmark’s 2014 “Harry Potter” ornament available soon!

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The "Harry Potter" keepsake ornament from Hallmark for 2014 has been revealed! Find out when it will be available. Read More »

HBO, BBC to co-produce “Casual Vacancy” miniseries

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HBO and BBC have teamed up to turn "The Casual Vacancy" into a miniseries. New information and production details have been released. Read More »

New Pottermore “Daily Prophet” articles detail Quidditch, magical creatures

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Pottermore has opened a new location in Diagon Alley: The Daily Prophet! Read our review of the articles posted there. Read More »

Pottermore ends “successful” partnership with Sony

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Since its early developmental stages, Pottermore has been partnered with Sony. The partnership brought us the original site and three video games. Read More »

Release date and new photos from NESCom’s “The Tale of the Three Brothers”

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Previously, we shared with you the official trailer for "The Tale of the Three Brothers", a special film based off of J.K. Rowling's story and produced by the New England School of Communications. Today, we have some incredible set pictures as well as a release date for the film's premiere! Read More »

Official trailer released for NESCom-produced “The Tale of the Three Brothers”

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The first official trailer for the short film "The Tale of the Three Brothers" produced by the New England School of Communications has been released! See it here. Read More »

“Noah”, starring Emma Watson, banned in several countries

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Emma Watson's newest film, Noah, may have a release date, but it has been banned in several Middle Eastern countries. According to Moviefone, the countries that have banned the film cite Islamic law, which forbids films that portray prophets. The article also mentioned several protests from religious groups in the US. How will paramount respond? Read More »

The fifth Pottermore Cup will soon be announced!

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Today, the Pottermore Insider announced that the fifth Pottermore House Cup will be awarded later this month. Pottermore will also be hosting House Pride Week beginning mid-March. Each house will be designated a day of the week on which its house members can take to twitter (among other social media platforms) with a special hashtag to show their pride. This should make for an exciting House Cup season! Read More »

MuggleNet exclusive! New Valentine’s Day singles from Percy and the Prefects

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MuggleNet is pleased to give you an exclusive listen to the new singles by Percy and the Prefects, just in time for Valentine's Day: "Penelope Clearwater" and "Lonely Valentines (Because I'm Dead)." You can listen to songs here on MuggleNet or on their Facebook page, where you can also find more music and videos! What do you think of these new singles? Read More »

J.K. Rowling on “Vanity Fair” list of best dressed authors

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The entire Potter fandom knows that our favorite author, affectionately called "Queen Rowling," certainly has style fit for royalty, and now the rest of the world is taking notice! J.K. Rowling was listed as Number 10 on Vanity Fair's "Best-Dressed Female Authors." Read More »

Vote for the “Harry Potter” stamps!

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Last November, we told you that the United States Postal Service was releasing special Harry Potter-themed stamps featuring iconic scenes, characters, and creatures from the films. Now, you can vote for these stamps as your favorite on the USPS website! Read More »

First look at London… in Orlando!

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Today, a new image has appeared on the Orlando Attractions Magazine Facebook page of the London side of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley. The scaffolding is beginning to come down from the building faces, and it appears that part of this London expansion could be the home of the Black family, 12 Grimmauld Place! Read More »

Warwick Davis talks reading, “Spamalot”

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Warwick Davis recently took a break from starring alongside Les Dennis in Spamalot to speak and read to children at Deptford Park Primary School about reading as part of the Standard's Get London Reading Campaign. Read More »

More “Potter” stars react to “Fantastic Beasts” news

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The stars of Potter continue to react to the exciting news that J.K. Rowling will be writing a film based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Several have even expressed interest in returning to the wizarding world in some aspect. Read More »

New photos of Rupert Grint in “Mojo”

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West End Frame has recently released photos of Rupert and his co-stars, as well as director Ian Rickson, rehearsing for the show. Read More »

Dan Radcliffe to NPR: “This is what I want to do”

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Since finishing the last film in the series, Dan Radcliffe has certainly branched out from Potter. In a new interview with NPR, Dan spoke about his time as Harry, as well as his new roles (including in Kill Your Darlings) and why he loves the film industry. Read More »

Emma Watson teams up again with “Perks” director for “While We’re Young”

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Though for many she will always be the beloved Hermione Granger, Emma Watson has been proving over and over again how deep her acting skill goes through a variety of new roles. And she's not done, yet! Read More »

The Anne Rowling Clinic at Edinburgh University is now open – Jo “moved and elated”

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I am moved and elated to see the Anne Rowling Clinic formally opened today by HRH The Princess Royal. Having observed the plans for the clinic develop and expand to fulfil the needs of patients, clinicians and researchers, I am now very proud to see the building finished and operating as the beating heart of this centre for excellence. Read More »