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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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New Illustrated Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Makes Us Wish This Book Were Actually Magic

One of the best things about J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books is the work of Mary GrandPré, the illustrator whose work graces the pages of the original series. Now, another artist has taken the illustrations to the next level in a series of completely illustrated retellings of the Harry Potter stories, making them even more magical.

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J.K. Rowling and Amy Schumer Give You Mad FOMO in This Twitter Exchange

Amy Schumer is on a tour right now, and from what we're seeing it's fantastic, as a recent tweet from J.K. Rowling praised Schumer as a "goddess."

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Warner Bros. Reportedly Wants to Make a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movie With Daniel Radcliffe Back in the Lead

Who wouldn't, really?

Whether you were aching for a continuation of the story of The Boy Who Lived or would've been happy leaving it up to imagination, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now part of the series' canon, which makes things tough for fans who can't get to London to experience it for themselves. The printed edition of the script arrived recently to let everyone get in on the magic, but Warner Bros. wants to do one better and adapt the play into a movie like the rest of the stories.

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Check Out J.K. Rowling’s Early Sketches of Her Harry Potter Characters

Did you know that J.K. Rowling has an impressive collection of sketches of her visions for her characters in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone? Let's give them a look, shall we?

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Study Shows Harry Potter Readers Are Less Likely to Vote For Trump

Harry Potter fans and Donald Trump voters are probably not one and the same. That's the result of a new study conducted by communications professor Diana Mutz, which shows that reading the series of Harry Potter books directly correlates to an individual's personal opinion of the Republican presidential candidate.

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J.K. Rowling Gets Back to Prose By Delivering 3 New Harry Potter E-Books

Despite breaking sales records, reviews of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have ranged from mixed to downright infuriated. A large part of this has to do with the fact that Potterheads expect prose, and they just aren't going to get the same level of enjoyment from a play script. To offer fans more of what they're used to, author J.K. Rowling is releasing new Harry Potter e-books!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Is Already Breaking Records

Because everything is Potter and nothing else matters.

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Ravenclaw students alike gathered on July 31—Potter’s 36th birthday—to snatch up their copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is now the fastest selling book of the decade in the U.K.

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Don’t Forget To Pick Up Your Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Tonight

And you thought your days of lining up for a midnight Harry Potter release were over.

The readable fun for fans won't end tonight, either--in November, Scholastic also plans to publish the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Things We Saw Today: Meet Stephen Colbert’s Twin Cousin, Stephen Colbert

Turns out that TV's corporate lawyers were none too happy about the return of the Stephen Colbert character on The Late Show, because apparently, Stephen Colbert no longer has the rights to, uh, be Stephen Colbert.

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Warner Bros. Files Trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Film, Gets Our Hopes Up

J.K. Rowling has previously said that the theater format is an essential part of the two-part West End play, but does this trademark suggest otherwise?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Set Has a Ridiculous Amount of Detail

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set designer Christine Jones took Pottermore behind the scenes to give a look at how the set of the play was put together.

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Things We Saw Today: Underworld: Blood Wars Pushed Back to 2017 Release

The release date for Underworld: Blood Wars, which will have Kate Beckinsale returning to her role as Selene, has been pushed back to January 2017. It had originally been slated to premiere in October of this year.

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