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Christian Bale as Harry Potter? We Fantasy Cast J.K. Rowling's New Story | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling, Rupert Grint

UpdatePosted 07/08/2014 04:25PM

Christian Bale as Harry Potter? We Fantasy Cast J.K. Rowling's New Story

Originally posted 07/08/2014 03:15PM

In a move more unexpected than Ireland's victory at the Quidditch World Cup, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website.

The short story marks Rowling's first story starring her beloved character since 2007's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, though she has published previous writing about the Harry Potter universe on Pottermore. Fans shouldn't get their hopes up, though – Rowling spokesman Mark Hutchinson said there are "no plans" for a new Potter novel.

The new story takes place at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, which the mid-30s Harry attends with his old friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

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Photos: Christian Bale Goes Biblical in Exodus: Gods and Kings

Photos: Inside the 'Rich, Grand and Epic' Exodus: Gods and Kings

Originally posted 07/01/2014 02:30PM

Everyone knows the story: Hebrew baby gets dropped off in a basket. Egyptian royals adopt the baby. Baby Moses grows up and rediscovers his Hebrew roots. There's a burning bush, divine revelations and some plagues here and there – then Moses parts the Red Sea and saves his people from slavery.

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PHOTO: Christian Bale Steps Out with Pregnant Wife Sibi Blazic | Christian Bale

Christian Bale Steps Out with Pregnant Wife Sibi Blazic

Originally posted 05/23/2014 11:00AM

Holy baby bump, Batman!

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Justin & Selena Kiss Over Breakfast, Another Baby on the Way for Christian Bale & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Kiss Over Breakfast, Another Baby on the Way for Christian Bale & More

Originally posted 03/09/2014 08:00PM

It was a weekend's worth of surprises, from the on-again, off-again couple who was spotted packing on the P.D.A. to the newlyweds who packed up their bags to elope.

Now that we've officially sprung ahead, here's what you missed:

5. Lena Dunham Strips Down for SNL

It's no Brooklyn warehouse party, but we have a feeling Hannah Horvath would approve of Dunham's Saturday night all the same. The Girls star hosted this weekend's edition of Saturday Night Live, which involved no shortage of nudity. Like we said – Hannah would be proud. Here are the highlights.

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Second Child on the Way for Christian Bale

Second Child on the Way for Christian Bale

Originally posted 03/08/2014 03:40PM

The American Hustle star and wife Sibi are expecting a sibling for their daughter, PEOPLE confirms

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Time Warp: See 10 Oscar Nominees Posing with Their Younger Selves | Oscars 2014, Leonardo DiCaprio

UpdatePosted 03/02/2014 02:00PM

Time Warp: See 10 Oscar Nominees Posing with Their Younger Selves

Originally posted 03/02/2014 07:00AM

Every Oscar night, the past comes alive through lifetime achievement awards, "in memoriam" segments and other Hollywood retrospectives

But what if the past came alive, literally?

Through the magic of Photoshop, we've sent 10 of 2014's Oscar nominees back in time to chill with their younger selves. Just imagine being a fly on the wall for these meetings! Would the elders impart crucial career advice? Would the youngsters be shocked at the crags and wrinkles they acquired? Or would they all, as actors, see the experience as crucial research for their next role?

See 10 of these pairings below, complete with the conversations we can't help but imagine they're having.

All photo illustrations by Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.

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When the Oscars Meet the MTV Movie Awards | Academy Awards, MTV Movie Awards 2006, Christian Bale

Christian Bale's Belly for the Win: When the Oscars Meet the MTV Movie Awards

Originally posted 03/01/2014 09:35AM

If the Oscars are the grand finale of the awards season, then the MTV Movie Awards are the wild after-party.

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Can American Hustle Sweep the Oscars?

Can American Hustle Sweep the Oscars?

Originally posted 02/28/2014 08:50AM

Just as horse racing has its Triple Crown, red-carpet season has its own impressive awards haul that only the boldest of films aspire to win: the "Big Five" at the Oscars.

Taking home a trophy in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay categories is considered a "sweep" at the Academy Awards, and this year's contest has American Hustle vying for the honor.

In the 86-year history of the awards, 42 films have been nominated across the big five categories, with only three ever pulling off the sweep: 1934's It Happened One Night, 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and 1991's The Silence of the Lambs.

Up until this point, American Hustle has been nearly universally acclaimed, but its chances of leaving Hollywood's Dolby Theater as the winningest film of the night are still up for debate. Below, we break down the odds by category.

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These Actors Are Going for Gold at the BAFTAs – Meet the BEGOTs | Sandra Bullock

UpdatePosted 02/15/2014 11:30AM

Meet the BEGOTs: These Actors Are Going for Gold at the BAFTAs

Originally posted 02/13/2014 06:00PM

If an EGOT – the elusive combination of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony that only 11 individuals have ever claimed – is one of Hollywood's highest honors, then it stands to reason that a BEGOT (that's an EGOT plus a BAFTA, and yes we did just make it up) is an even more impressive accomplishment. It's one better, is it not?

By our count, a mere four people have ever completed a BEGOT, and shockingly, only two of them were Brits: Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. Still, nearly every artist in Hollywood should aspire towards a BEGOT (once they hear about it, that is), and Sunday night's BAFTA Film Awards offer a number of artists the chance to check off the next box in the BEGOT checklist.

Below, see the five stars working on their BEGOTs at the 2014 BAFTAs. Only one of them is British, which just goes to show you that the BEGOTs belong to us all, guv'nah.

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Flashback: See 2014 Oscar Nominees' Earliest Roles | Golden Globe Awards 2014, Dazed And Confused, Matthew McConaughey

Blast from the Past: 2014 Oscar Nominees in Their Earliest Roles

Originally posted 01/16/2014 01:00PM

Whether it was the role of a heel-kicking news boy or an overenthusiastic camp counselor, all of this year's Oscar nominees got their start somewhere.

Their lucky breaks came long before the celebrated roles that Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and the rest of the nominated actors are known for today. These big and small screen gigs pushed 2014's Oscar contenders forward from random headshot to household name.

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