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Muggles Debriefed Their First Day on the “Fantastic Beasts'” Set

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As Muggles and wizards converged on Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden in a unified effort to retell the life of Newt Scamander, more than a few eyes popped at the news that wizards do exist... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Vanquisher of Voldemort #MNBHP

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The difference between those who truly love and those who don’t comes down to remorse. We all make mistakes—even Dumbledore. It is the ability to feel remorse for those mistakes that gives us the ability to change and grow in love. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Actors Spotted in London

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Dan Fogler (Jacob) and Alison Sudol (Queenie) have both been “spotted” in and around London. Read More »

Becoming Severus Snape: Protector of Lily’s Son #MNBHP

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“You have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment?” “Don’t be shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?” “Lately, only those whom I could not save,” said Snape. He stood up. “You have used me.” “Meaning?” “I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter —” “But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?” “For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!” From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe: She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. “After all this time?” “Always,” said Snape. DH Love drives us to do things we cannot imagine. For Snape, it was protecting Harry Potter—the son of his greatest enemy and his greatest love. Always-love is not easy. It makes ... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Dumbledore’s Man #MNBHP

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Harry is Dumbledore’s man through and through from the very beginning of the series, where he chooses friendship with Ron over Draco, to the end. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: Mundungus Fletcher Caught at Modesty Audition

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On July 18, thousands of young girls showed up in London to audition for the part of Modesty in the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film—only one of them wasn’t a girl or between the ages of 8 and 12. Read More »

Becoming Kingsley Shacklebolt: Brave in Love #MNBHP

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“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” Read More »

Becoming Ron Weasley: Comeback Kid #MNBHP

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"How come you’re here?” Apparently Ron had hoped that this point would come up later, if at all. “Well, I’ve — you know — I’ve come back. If —” He cleared his throat. “You know. You still want me.” Read More »

Fantastic Beasts Visit American School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

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As the United States gears up for the filming of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", the well-hidden American wizarding school invited the "Daily Prophet" out to see which fantastic beasts are visiting their school. Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Trusting in Hagrid #MNBHP

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“No, I think you’re like James,” said Lupin, “who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.” Read More »

Becoming Dudley Dursley: Softie #MNBHP

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I don’t think you’re a waste of space…. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: Gang of Pixies Kidnaps Chocolate Lab

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The American Ministry released a statement today claiming that the dog was kidnapped by a gang of pixies—just one more in a slew of incidents stemming from the breeding of beasts for the upcoming fantastic beasts film…. Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Old #MNBHP

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Oh, weaker resistance, slower reflexes, Amycus,” said Dumbledore. “Old age, in short…One day, perhaps, it will happen to you…if you are lucky….” Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Kind to Bullies #MNBHP

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Good evening, Amycus,” said Dumbledore calmly, as though welcoming the man to a tea party. “And you’ve brought Alecto too….Charming…” The woman gave an angry little titer. “Think your little jokes’ll help you on your deathbed then?” she jeered. “Jokes? No, No, these are manners,” replied Dumbledore…. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: Michigan Home Overrun by Flobberworms

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Muggles have condemned a Michigan Squib’s home they believe to be infested with more than 1,000 rats and growing at 100 a day. The real story is that Flo Critter has been a Flobberworm breeder for thirty years…. Read More »

Becoming Remus Lupin: Determined to Forgive #MNBHP

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While Harry is determined to hate Snape, Lupin is determined to forgive him... Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: Friend of Luna #MNBHP

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"You could’ve taken anyone!” said Ron in disbelief over dinner. “Anyone! And you chose Loony Lovegood?” Read More »

Fantastic Beasts: Mooncalf Breeder to Blame for Crop Circles in Mexico

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Mexican MOM nabs culprit behind Texcoco crop circles… Read More »

Becoming Albus Dumbledore: Humble know-it-all #MNBHP

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"I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being — forgive me — rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger…." Read More »

Becoming Harry Potter: The Chosen One #MNBHP

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Becoming Harry Potter: The Chosen One ~ In Harry’s sixth year, he is labeled The Chosen One because of a prophecy made when he was a baby…. Read More »