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CONFIRMED: Emma Watson to star in live action “Beauty and the Beast”!

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It has been confirmed today that Emma Watson will be staring in a live action version of the Disney musical, "Beauty and the Beast". Read More »

SAG Award winners announced, including “Downton Abbey” and “How to Get Away with Murder”

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The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place this weekend in Los Angeles. A notable number of "Potter" alumni were involved in projects that were nominated and there were several "Potter" winners on the list. Read More »

UPDATED: Warner Bros. Studio Tour unveil new expansion!

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We've all been trying our best to figure out the riddles and clues that have been coming this week from the team at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter regarding their latest expansion. Finally, however the clues have all made sense and the secret has been unveiled! Read More »

Imelda Staunton picks favorite Sondheim song

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You might know that Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge) is currently starring in "Gypsy", a Stephen Sondheim musical that is due to return to London's West End this March. In a new interview, Imelda picked her favorite Sondheim song, and explained her reasons why. Read More »

Oscar Nominations, plus Oscar “Harry Potter” collection

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A new "Harry Potter" collection has been released on the website, Oscars.org, highlighting some of the key moments from the history of the film series. Plus, the 2015 Oscar nominations have been announced. Read More »

Pictures: Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson in dress rehearsal for new play!

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Brendan (Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody), Domhnall (Bill Weasley), and Brian Gleeson are all starring together in a new play called "The Walworth Farce". The first dress rehearsal pictures of the family trio have been released, showing them in full costume. Read More »

Bloomsbury UK reveals four exclusive Jim Kay illustrations!

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We're all very excited about the fully illustrated editions of the "Harry Potter" novels that Bloomsbury is releasing, beginning later this year with "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition". In anticipation of the release, Bloomsbury has released four exclusive images from the first book. Read More »

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “The Theory of Everything” pick up Golden Globes

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The Golden Globe Awards took place yesterday and several films and TV shows involving "Potter" stars picked up awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Read More »

The Fwooper Foundation for animal rights launches

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Today, the newly formed Fwooper Foundation launched. The foundation is a "Harry Potter" fan-based animal rights activist group and a new chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance Read More »

2015 BAFTA nominations announced!

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It's award season, and the latest batch of announcements come from BAFTA. The nominations were announced this morning (January 9) bright and early, on Facebook, by Stephen Fry (UK audio books) and Sam Claffin ("The Hunger Games"). Read More »

Animal actors return to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour this February!

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter has once again announced that the animal actors will be returning to the tour this February for the third year running. The event will take place between Friday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 25, which will coincide with the British half-term school holiday. Read More »

Second Rockin’ Charity Yule Ball takes place in Edmonton!

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This weekend (January 3), the second Rockin' Charity Yule Ball took place in Edmonton, Canada. The charity ball, which consists of a dinner and dance with music by local artists, was run by the local Edmonton Potterwatch Institute for Charity (EPIC). Read More »

“The Casual Vacancy” featured in new BBC drama trailer!

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At the beginning of the year, we wrote about our top five "Potter" things to look forward to in 2015. Among the many, many exciting things that are happening this year that are "Potter"- and J.K. Rowling-related is the TV serialization of J.K. Rowling's first adult novel, "The Casual Vacancy". Read More »

UPDATED: Video: New year countdown “Cinderella” trailer and featurette released!

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The countdown to the New Year may be over, but now that we are well and truly in 2015, the official countdown to the release of the brand new "Cinderella" has begun! Read More »

The 2015 MuggleNet fandom calendar is ready for download!

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We are pleased to once again be able to bring you the very special MuggleNet fandom calender! The calender is available NOW for download. Read More »

Emma Watson tops celebrity feminist of the year poll!

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It's been a good year for Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). Earlier this year, she delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations Headquarters, launched an equality campaign, HeForShe, and was announced as the new UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Now, an online poll has named Emma the feminist celebrity of the year. Read More »

J.K. Rowling writes about Lumos and her desire to make changes

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In a new piece for the "Guardian", J.K. Rowling has written about why she set up her charity, Lumos, and why it's important to change the way things are. Jo set up Lumos after reading about the way that millions of children are locked away in institutions across Europe. Read More »

Syracuse High School hosts successful “Harry Potter” fundraiser!

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An annual fundraiser at Syracuse High School was turned into a special "Harry Potter" celebration this year, complete with friendly house rivalry and competition to raise money for local needy families. Read More »

Video: Emma Thompson’s Screenwriters Lecture now online!

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Back in September, we posted about the BAFTA lecture that Emma Thompson gave about her writing process. Now BAFTA has posted the full lecture online! Read More »

Little, Brown to publish “Very Good Lives” by J.K. Rowling in 2015!

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I'm sure you all remember J.K.Rowling's Harvard speech in 2008, where she talked about the benefits of failure. Now, Little, Brown Book Group have announced that they are to publish an illustrated version of the speech, called "Very Good Lives", in 2015. Read More »