05:48 PM EDT 10/31/2014
Originally posted 05/14/2014 01:35PM
Hang onto your broomsticks and raise a glass of butterbeer, Harry Potter fans: A thrill ride through Gringotts wizarding bank is coming almost as fast as you can say wingardium leviosa.
On Tuesday, Universal Orlando announced details of the new attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, which will anchor a newly expanded Diagon Alley area of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
While no opening date for the public has been announced – though VIP invitations have gone out for June 17-20 – it is expected to be sometime this summer.
Originally posted 04/15/2014 01:00PM
If you, like so many others, have vainly waited years for your acceptance letter from Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry central to the Harry Potter franchise, then you're in luck.
Hogwarts is now offering online courses.
Originally posted 03/21/2014 03:15PM
The much buzzed-about film adaptation of Veronica Roth's literary series, Divergent, hits theaters this weekend with a new bevy of tough women who kick butt.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 01:00PM
Harry Potter is under there somewhere.
Originally posted 02/05/2014 09:00AM
According to J.K. Rowling, Hermione made the wrong choice: In an interview conducted by actress Emma Watson, the young-adult author admitted that she regretted pairing off the brainy mudblood with Ron Weasley, a goofy ginger, instead of heroic warrior of destiny Harry Potter.
"For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron," Rowling said in the pages of British magazine Wonderland.
While we would hardly dispute an author's right to meddle with her work after publication, Rowling is, quite frankly, wrong.
Originally posted 02/02/2014 12:20PM
Hold on to your Sorting Hats, Potterheads: J.K. Rowling has just rocked your world.
In a new interview, the Harry Potter author, 48, admits she regrets not having Harry and indispensable friend Hermione Granger get together at the end of the series, rather than Hermione and fellow BFF Ron Weasley.
Rowling's interviewer? None other than Hermione herself, AKA Emma Watson, who played the brainy heroine in all the Potter films.
"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment," Rowling tells Watson for the latest issue of Wonderland, a UK magazine the actress guest edited this month. (Excerpts of the interview were just published in the UK Sunday Times.) "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."
Originally posted 01/24/2014 02:55PM
Since Universal Orlando Resort's Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened in June 2010, its two rides, shops, restaurant and pub have been jam-packed with visitors – making the overcrowded acreage seem ripe for expansion.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 09:55AM
Emma Watson hasn't been dating Matt Janney for very long, but she's already cast a spell over his family, who are excited about the new relationship.
Originally posted 01/10/2014 10:00AM
Emma Watson has cast her spell on a new man.
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