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Amber Heard Addresses J.K. Rowling’s Defense of Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts Casting

So long as we're picking out individual lines and quoting them out of context, there's another sentence I'd like to focus on.

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J.K. Rowling Releases Statement on Depp’s Casting: “Conscience Isn’t Governable by Committee”

"The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful."

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It’s Officially the Day of the Harry Potter Epilogue, and Everyone’s Celebrating

At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the story jumps ahead by a massive 19 years to show us that everything turned out OK for the foreseeable future (Cursed Child notwithstanding). It seemed massive at the time, at least. Now, it's flown by, and today is the actual, real-world date the epilogue takes place, when Albus Severus boarded the Hogwarts Express for the first time, and it's cause for Potterhead celebration.

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J.K. Rowling Has No Patience for Tomi Lahren’s Asinine, Transphobic Tweets

J.K. Rowling, like the rest of us, has no patience for the hateful Trump-supporting right-wing bigots trolling Twitter, attempting to spew hate through misinformation and empty meme-inspired platitudes.

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Jessica Williams Meticulously Drafting a DM to J.K. Rowling Is All of Us

Jessica Williams shows us no matter who you are, a direct message from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will obliterate any sense of chill you might have had.

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Two New Harry Potter Books Will Dive Into the Magical Hogwarts Curriculum and Unseen Content From J.K. Rowling

If you've ever gawked in envy at the Hogwarts library, saw yourself in the nerdy Hermione Granger, or raged at Harry and Ron for neglecting their magical studies, you should definitely grab yourself a copy of these upcoming releases. 

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Harry Potter Is 20 Years Old Today. It Changed My Entire Life.

Twenty years ago, a book went off like a bomb and changed everything.

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J.K. Rowling Calls Out Liberal Sexism in Epic Twitter Thread

J.K. Rowling is not having your liberal, sexist bullshit, thank you very much.

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Harry Potter and the Stolen Prequel: J.K. Rowling Needs Your Detective Skills

J.K. Rowling, in support of English PEN, an organization that defends freedom of expression and works to remove barriers from literature, created a handwritten Harry Potter prequel that she wrote on a double sided postcard and allowed English PEN to sell at auction. A lucky bidder won it, purchased it, and everything was honky-dory. That is, until that bidder's home was burgled.

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J.K. Rowling Should Apologize For Supporting Johnny Depp, Not Killing Snape

Hmm...

Here's a tradition we didn't ask for: J.K. Rowling apologizing for killing off characters on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

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Sound the Alarm: Jude Law Will Play Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts Sequels and We Are So Here for It

But none for Johnny Depp.

Jude Law has been cast as young Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequels and this is fantastic news. See what I did there?

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Let’s Check in on the Unending Twitter Feud Between J.K. Rowling and Piers Morgan

This just keeps getting better and better.

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J.K. Rowling Roasted Piers Morgan on Twitter After He Defended Trump’s Muslim Ban

With a clutch assist from George Takei

After Piers Morgan was told off on Real Time with Bill Maher for defending Trump's Muslim ban, he tried and failed to best J.K. Rowling in a Twitter feud.

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Learn the Ilvermorny School Song in a Deleted Fantastic Beasts Scene

It's got animal noises and disdain for "common wandless men!"

In a deleted scene from the film, Tina and Queeny sing the school's anthem.

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Barnes and Noble Stores Are Hosting Harry Potter Yule Ball Events Next Week!

Accio cosplay!

It's been a big year for Harry Potter fans with the introduction of the series' only proper sequel on the stage with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as a whole new movie franchise kicking off with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now Barnes and Noble is getting in the spirit of both Harry Potter and the holidays with Yule Ball events!

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Fantastic Beasts Review: A Complicated Adventure for the Potter Fans Who Finally Grew Up

4 out of 5 Wands

This latest entry to Rowling's cinematic wizarding world is a complicated mixture of whimsical fun, sweet romance, and pitiless darkness.

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J.K. Rowling Hints Dumbledore Will Be Openly Gay in Fantastic Beasts Franchise

A lot of new material has been added to the Harry Potter world after-the-fact, but there are some new bits of information that fans wish had been included in the first place. One of those is Dumbledore's sexuality—it was nice that Rowling said he was gay, but that kind of representation is way more powerful when it's more than just an out-of-universe confirmation. Rowling is now hinting we might get something more in the Fantastic Beasts movies.

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HBO Acquires Rights to Adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Crime Novels

HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to the BBC One produced Cormoran Strike, which is based on JK Rowling's crime novels (though they were published under the pen name Robert Galbraith).

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Two of Our Favorite Women, J.K. Rowling and Carrie Fisher, Expertly Trash Trump on Twitter

I guess I'll see you all in jail if Trump wins.

We'll be happier when this election stuff is all behind us in November, but it's still important to remember that the awful nightmare will continue far into the future if Donald Trump wins. So, because we can't afford to look away, let's turn our attention to two of our favorite women and their thoughts on the subject, because we'd much rather talk about them than him.

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It’s Wizards vs. Muggles in the New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them kicks off a whole new era of magic, complete with its own story, heroes, and villains. This new trailer sets up an American wizarding community where some wizards don't seem too happy with hiding themselves from the Muggles  (or "No-maj" in America, but come on, no one's going to use that term outside of the movie).

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