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    Warner Bros.Harry Potter fans rejoice! This spring, Tampa’s Straz Center welcomes back its film concert series celebrating the magical universe of Harry Potter where the movie plays while the Florida Orchestra does the score. Tickets to see Florida Orchestra’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” at David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida on March 4, 2022 go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. and start at $49.75. The performance happens at Morsani Hall where “Goblet of Fire”—the fourth Potter flick, featuring the Hogwarts clan competing in the dangerous Triwizard Cup—will screen in high definition on a 40-foot screen while the orchestra plays Patrick Doyle’s score. If you haven’t already, you might want to watch the first three movies first to get acclimated with the wizarding world. The franchise’s cast is gathering to celebrate its 20-year anniversary, leaving out creator J.K. Rowling. The distance, assumed but not confirmed, resulted from Rowling’s archaic views on transgender people. Yet, another issue of separating the art from the artist. Support local journalism and a...
    A MUM spent several months and £600 decorating a Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree - she said it’s an investment and she wants to make it even bigger next year.  Mum-of-four Kemi Anderson, 29, is totally obsessed with Harry Potter and her kids are too.  4The mum-of-four spent £600 on the Harry Potter themed Christmas decorationsCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk 4She collected decorations to represent each of the moviesCredit: LatestDeals.co.uk Kemi, who lives in north east Scotland, decided to celebrate the Harry Potter films’ 20th anniversary by collecting £600 worth of decorations from retailers like Aliexpress, Amazon, and eBay.  Though she altered some of the decorations herself, Kemi said the majority of them can be sold on in the future, so they’re really an investment. Plus, she said she’ll add to the tree in years to come. She told LatestDeals.co.uk: “My kids just love it and I think we will upgrade to an eight-foot tree next year and keep adding decorations. “There are still things that I would like to add from the film to the tree so I need something bigger!” Last year,...
    TBS Hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” premieres Sunday, November 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on both TBS and the Cartoon Network. If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch “Hogwarts Tournament of Houses” streaming online:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageSling TVYou can watch a live stream of TBS, Cartoon Network and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” or “Sling Orange” bundle. This option doesn’t come with a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with TBS or Cartoon Network, and you can get your first month for just $10: Get Sling TV Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch “”Hogwarts Tournament of Houses”” live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini,...
    8 Spill-Proof Travel Coffee Mugs Youll Want to Bring With You Everywhere Draisaitl, McDavid, Ovechkin lead Hart Trophy race Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card. (Yeah, Seriously) Ad Microsoft Pay No Interest Until 2023 With a Better Card Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © Steven Ferdman / Getty Images Wonderwall.com rounded up all the celebrities who are expecting new additions, starting with this couple... On Thanksgiving Day, Cooper Hefner -- a businessman and Air Force reservist who's the son of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner -- and wife Scarlett Byrne Hefner, an actress...
    HARRY Potter star Scarlett Byrne has revealed she's expecting twins with Hugh Hefner's son Cooper. The actress - who played Pansy Parkinson in the much-loved film series - shared the exciting news on social media. 4Harry Potter star Scarlett Byrne is expecting twins with Hugh Hefner's son CooperCredit: Instagram 4The pair have been together since 2014Credit: Getty Images - Getty Scarlett, 31, and husband Cooper, 30, are already parents to their one-year-old daughter Betsy. And soon they will be a family of five. The Vampire Diaries star told her 414k followers on Instagram about the wonderful news with a gorgeous family snap. In the pic Scarlett can be standing next to Cooper while cradling her growing baby bump and holding Betsy with her other arm. Scarlett told her followers: "Thankful for our growing family. Cooper and I are very excited to share that we will be welcoming twins at the beginning of 2022. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving ????." Thousands rushed to the comments section to congratulate the couple. Most read in EntertainmentOH KHLO...
    SCARLETT and Cooper Hefner's family is multiplying like rabbits, after the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner announced his wife is expecting twins. The couple, who already share 15-month-old daughter Betsy Rose, posted the happy news on their respective social media accounts. 5Cooper and Scarlett announced they are expecting twinsCredit: Instagram 5Cooper's dad is Hugh Hefner, the founder of PlayboyCredit: Getty Images - Getty On Twitter, Cooper said: "Scarlett and I will be welcoming two new members of the family this spring. We couldn’t be happier as we wait on the arrival of our twins. A very Happy Thanksgiving to all!" Scarlett, 31, echoed his sentiment on her Instagram page: Thankful for our growing family. Cooper and I are very excited to share that we will be welcoming twins at the beginning of 2022. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving." Cooper, 30, married then Scarlett Byrne in 2019. The British actress gained fame playing Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter movie franchise. The wedding was a very low-key ceremony, as the two tied the knot at the Ventura, California County...
    Hugh Hefner's youngest son Cooper Hefner and his actress wife Scarlett Byrne are expecting twins due in March. Cooper, 30, confirmed the news to People on Thursday, telling the outlet: 'Both Scarlett and I could not be happier to continue the adventure of parenting together.'  The couple, who wed in November 2019, are already parents to daughter Betsy Rose, 15-months. Surprise! Hugh Hefner's youngest son Cooper Hefner and his actress wife Scarlett Byrne are expecting twins
    A succession battle has been looming over the late Scholastic owner's decision to leave the $1.2billion Harry Potter publisher to his lover after his death this summer - and the boss's sons have refused to sign legal documents saying they will not contest his will.  M Richard 'Dick' Robinson Jr died unexpectedly on June 5 aged 84 after collapsing while on a walk in Martha's Vineyard with one of his sons. Upon his death it was revealed that Robinson shockingly left Scholastic Corp - which published popular children's books such as Clifford The Big Red Dog, Captain Underpants and Magic Schoolbus - to Iole Lucchese, 55, Scholastic's chair of the board, executive vice president and president of Scholastic Entertainment. The owner of $1.2billion Scholastic Corp M Richard 'Dick' Robinson Jr (left) died suddenly at age 84 and - as a shock to his two sons and ex-wife - left the company to Iole Lucchese (right), a worker he was in a relationship with John Benham 'Ben' Robinson, 34, declined to sign a document waiving his right to contest his late father's will. He...
    A New York City Barnes & Noble threw Twitter into a tizzy over a snarky display for 'Unproblematic Wizarding World' books in an apparent slap at JK Rowling as the Harry Potter author continues to face backlash for her comments about the trans community. The bookstore, located in Union Square, set up the display in early November, taking a jab at Rowling, 56, who enraged the trans community last year after she mocked an online article which used the words 'people who menstruate' instead of 'women'.  The display at one of the few book stores left in the city features the works of Ursula Le Guin, Brandon Sanderson, Deborah Harkness and others who have written about magic and witchcraft, but are more obscure when compared to Rowling. The Twitter storm comes as Rowling blasted three trans activists on Monday for trying to 'intimidate' her after they protested outside her house in Scotland before posting a picture of her address on social media. A customer at a Barnes and Noble in Union Square, New York City, posted a pic of a display at...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain’s acting greats. But she’s found her own path into its magical world. Dame Helen, as the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor is properly addressed, makes her debut as a quiz host with “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses.” The weekly, four-part series begins 8 p.m. EST Sunday on TBS and Cartoon Network. In episode one, contestants representing the Gryffindor and Hufflepuff houses field trivia questions about J.K. Rowling’s novels-turned-films in a bid to claim a championship trophy and prizes. Mirren left the cramming to the players and is unworried about being a novice game show emcee. “I can certainly play a strict host,” she said, drolly. Mirren’s willingness to take on something different shouldn’t raise eyebrows. She’s celebrated for her regal roles — including “The Queen,” “Elizabeth I” and “Catherine the Great” — but also counts the Fast & the Furious movie franchise among her varied credits. Her return to a comic book-based project is upcoming:...
    J.K. Rowling revealed on Monday that she has received “so many death threats” after a group of “activist actors” posted a photo revealing the address of her home in Scotland. The Harry Potter author, who despite being openly left-wing in her political views, has increasingly become a target for her views on transgenderism and women’s rights. On Monday, Rowling took to social media, writing: “Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible.” Rowling said that she believes the activists who took the picture — all of whom have since deleted their Twitter accounts — did so in order to “intimidate me out of speaking up for women’s sex-based rights.” The author said that as a result of her address being shared online, she has received “so many death threats I could paper the house with them.” Defiantly, Rowling said that the threats against her life have not stopped her from “speaking out.” Last Friday, my...
    J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, will not participate in HBO Max's upcoming 20-year anniversary special for the franchise amid controversy over her remarks about gender. HBO Max listed some of the iconic actors from the franchise participating in the special, such as Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, but notably omitted J.K. Rowling in an announcement for the special Tuesday, as the author faces backlash for mocking the use of the term "people who menstruate." DAVE CHAPPELLE SAYS 'GENDER IS A FACT' AND DEFENDS JK ROWLING'S TRANSGENDER REMARKS Rowling will be featured in archival footage but will not make a new appearance in the film, a source close to the project told the Hollywood Reporter . The special will focus on the creation of the movies specifically. The author has previously attracted controversy for her statements about transgender people, such as mocking the use of the gender-neutral phrase "people who menstruate" and liking a tweet that called transgender women "men in dresses." She subsequently said the "clumsy and...
    Welcome to the Wednesday episode of “The David Hookstead Show.” On today’s episode, we’re talking about the jury deliberating Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate, Enes Kanter sees little playing time after criticizing China, Georgia is number one in the latest college football playoff rankings, Lincoln Riley addresses speculation he’s going to LSU, Kirby Smart’s alleged electric halftime speech from the Florida game leaks, NFL TV ratings are up in 21 of 32 markets, multiple Duke basketball players get hit with DWI-related charges and HBO Max is releasing a “Harry Potter” special. Let’s jump in. TOPICS: Kyle Rittenhouse Jury Deliberations Are Underway Is An NBA Star Being Benched For Criticizing China? The Evidence Points To One Answer The Latest College Football Playoff Rankings Are Out. Fans Can’t Stop Talking About Who Is Number Two Oklahoma’s Coach Reveals If He’s Interested In The LSU Job. Will Fans Believe Him? ‘F**kin Break These B*tches’: Georgia Coach Kirby Smart Gives Insane Halftime Speech In Leaked Audio One Stat Proves NFL TV Ratings Are On Fire This Season. The Numbers Will Make The League...
    Emma Watson released a heartfelt message in honor of the 20-year anniversary of “Harry Potter” hitting theaters. Tuesday marked the 20-year anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” hitting theaters, and we all know what happened next. The incredible book series from J.K Rowling also turned into arguably the most successful movie franchise ever made. (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) It’s definitely not lost on Watson what an incredible role the series had on her life or her special part in it as Hermione.   Watson wrote the following in part Tuesday on Instagram: Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (still is) my favorite fictional character of all time. I think a journalist once said it was irritating how many times during an interview I mentioned how lucky I was and started counting… BUT I DAMN WELL KNEW!!! And still know. I am proud not just of what we as group contributed as actors to the franchise but also as the children that became young adults...
    After the cast reunites Friends, HBO Max puts it back. On January 1, 2022, the American streaming site will host a special show online featuring the main cast. Harry Potter J.K. They meet to discuss their personal and collective adventure in this legendary epic started by Rowling. Is titled Back to Hogwarts (Return to Hogwarts), The show will air on the 20th anniversary of the owner’s first theatrical release of Opus, Stone of Harry Potter and the Wizard. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will be the respective translators of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Contact US site Deadline, President of Warner Bros. Tom Ashim “This reaction is a tribute to everyone who touched their lives through this cultural event, whether the actors or crew poured their heart and soul into it, or to the fans who are still interested in this extraordinary film, or to revive the spirit of the wizard world twenty years later.” HBO Max is not currently available in France, France We do not know which channel or site is responsible for broadcasting...
    The cast and crew of the Harry Potter movies are coming together for a reunion, with one notable exception - the author, JK Rowling. HBO Max announced on Tuesday it would bring together the cast members from all eight Harry Potter films for a retrospective special entitled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts.  The release said it would feature stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint - who have not made a public appearance together since the premiere of the last premiere of the franchise, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, in July 2011, as well as filmmaker Chris Columbus, who directed the blockbuster film.  But the release does not mention the person responsible for the creation of the characters, author JK Rowling, who has been criticized for her views on transgender people. Sources close to the project told TMZ that it will focus on the creation of the first film 20 years ago, and the central cast and crew. They said Rowling will be shown in archival footage from the creation of the first movie, but...
    The main cast of the Harry Potter movies will be reuniting to reminisce on their adventures in filming the series in a 20th-anniversary special. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint , and Emma Watson, best known for their roles as Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the acclaimed film series, will appear in the "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" HBO MAX special, according to Variety. The special, which is set to air on Jan. 1, 2022, will feature interviews and conversations with the cast as it provides viewers with an "enchanting making-of story." "There's magic in the air here with this incredible cast, as they all return home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they began 20 years ago," said Casey Patterson, the executive producer of the special. STUDY: HARRY POTTER FANS DON'T LIKE DONALD TRUMP "The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey, through the making of these incredible films," Patterson added. Other notable cast members joining in for the reunion will include...
    HAVE YOUR wands at the ready, because a Harry Potter reunion is finally happening. Here's everything we know about the magical event coming soon to screens near you. 2The cast of Harry Potter is set to reunite in 2022Credit: Alamy Will there be a Harry Potter reunion? In 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone premiered for the first time in cinemas. Eight movies and twenty years later, fans are getting what they've always wished for: a reunion special. The streaming service HBO Max took to their social media accounts on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 to announce the exciting news. Along with a video showing various clips from each of the Harry Potter movies, they captioned their post: "For the first time ever, the legendary cast returns to where the magic started. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: #ReturnToHogwarts, streaming New Year’s Day, only on HBO Max. International release coming soon." With a majority of the cast expected to return for this spectacle, fans of the book and movie series have something to look forward to right...
     Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone stars and its filmmaker Chris Columbus are reuniting for a 20th anniversary special on HBO Max. While the Hollywood Reporter had previously reported that WarnerMedia had greenlit an unscripted quiz show and retrospective special, no information, including who was attached to the special, was noted at the time. WarnerMedia has since announced that the special will feature the franchise’s star trio — Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson — along with several other cast members, but will be missing a central player. Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling will not be participating in the special, entitled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts and set to stream Jan. 1 on HBO Max. The omission comes after Rowling faced an intense backlash over comments she made regarding the transgender community, prompting the cast of her own franchise to condemn the remarks. “Sources close to the project note that the retrospective will focus on the creation of the film and the central cast/team,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter’s Lesley Goldberg. “Rowling will, however, be featured in archival footage. She will...
    (CNN)Accio, reunion. The cast of "Harry Potter" is coming together for a new special, set to premiere on HBO Max on Jan. 1. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and many more are expected to take part in "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts," a special that will "celebrate the unparalleled legacy of the Harry Potter film franchise and its indelible impact on the hearts, minds, and imaginations of families and fans around the world," according to a release.Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Ian Hart and filmmaker Chris Columbus are among the names also set to appear. " allowfullscreen>One muggle missing from the lineup of the special as of now? Author and franchise creator JK Rowling, whose statements regarding the transgender community in recent years have alienated fans and "Potter" alums alike. Read MoreLast year, star Radcliffe responded to Rowling's controversial tweets about gender identity, which some labeled as transphobic, in an essay for...
    HBO Max is giving “Harry Potter” fans a huge treat to start 2022. The streaming arm of HBO announced Tuesday afternoon that it will release “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” January 1, 2022, and it looks like it’s going to be awesome. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “For the first time ever, the legendary cast returns to where the magic started,” HBO Max captioned the announcement tweet. Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will all be making appearances. For the first time ever, the legendary cast returns to where the magic started. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: #ReturnToHogwarts, streaming New Year’s Day, only on HBO Max. International release coming soon. pic.twitter.com/53bHAf0WTY — HBO Max (@hbomax) November 16, 2021 The special “will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time,” according to a release from the network. Other ‘HP’ alumni joining the tribute: Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane,...
    It’s all-out war between good and evil in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” the epic finale of the epic eight-part film series drawn from the J.K. Rowling wizard novels. And the film has an epic score to match. And this weekend, you can watch the movie on a huge screen and hear that powerful, Grammy-nominated score by Alexandre Desplat performed live by Symphony San Jose, and you don’t even need a magic spell. The orchestra, led by John Jesensky, will perform the score during three screenings this weekend, wrapping up the eight part concert series that has been truly magical for Harry Potter fans and classical music lovers alike. And “Deathly Hallows — Part II,” one of the best-reviewed films of the series, promises even more thrills as our hero Harry Potter gets his showdown with the evil Lord Voldemort. It will all be shown on a high-definition, 40-foot screen. Desplat’s score was widely praised as well, especially since he worked in elements from some the series’ previous iconic John Williams musical themes. Details: 2:30 and...
    This Nickelodeon Storybook Collection Advent Calendar Will Thrill Little Cartoon Lovers Reliving the wild final minute of Grizzlies-Timberwolves, which featured a finish you have to see to believe © Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Robin Williams said he was interested in playing a few different "Harry Potter" characters. Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Chris Columbus said Robin Williams would have been "brilliant" as Remus Lupin. Williams was interested in a few "Harry Potter" roles but the producers only cast British actors. Columbus and J.K. Rowling agreed that they wanted the "cast to be 100% British." "Harry Potter" director Chris Columbus thinks Robin Williams would have had a different interpretation of the character of Remus Lupin if the late actor had been cast, though he'd undoubtedly have have "been brilliant" in the role. Janet Hirshenson, who cast "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first film in the franchise, told Huffington Post in 2016 that the popular movie series had a very important casting rule - all of the actors had to be British. Although Hirshenson said at the time...
    Start Planning for the Best Black Friday Fashion Deals Wizards vs. Grizzlies live stream info, TV channel: How to watch NBA on TV, stream online © Kevin Winter/Getty Images It's a Harry Potter reunion! Tom Felton put a smile on Potterheads' faces when he shared a photo of himself with Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright and James Phelps. The actors are seen smiling for the selfie, which comes weeks away from the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone's 20th anniversary. "Secretly draco always wanted to be a redhead," Felton, who portrayed Draco Malfoy in the franchise, wrote. Wright, known as Ginny Weasley, commented, "Lol. There’s still time!" while Phelps, who was Fred Weasley, added "Same!" View this post on Instagram While they didn't share any reason behind their reunion, the Harry Potter stars appear to be up to something (insert Snape GIF here). Wright posted a photo of herself looking very excited, captioning the snap, "I just filmed something very exciting that made me very emotional," adding a lightning bolt. © Instagram Story Instagram Story November 14 marks 20...
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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you have ever dreamed of visiting the prestigious Hogwarts, your chance is coming in February 2022. The Franklin Institute will be the site of the world premiere for The Harry Potter Exhibition. Harry Potter fanatics and casual readers alike will get an up close look at original props and costumes from the movies. Promoters have also set up surprise interactive exhibits around town. READ MORE: 2021 NJ Election: Democratic Incumbent Phil Murphy Wins 2nd Term As Governor, Beating Republican Jack CiattarelliThat will let people do things like virtually catch a Snitch, or even win tickets. Whoever catches the Snitch will win the chance to be one of the first four people inside the exhibition. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Discusses The Philly Holiday Experience 2021More than 23,000 tickets have already been sold for exhibition, which opens the February 18, 2022. To get yours, click here. MORE NEWS: Trial Of Philadelphia Labor Boss John Dougherty, Councilmember Bobby Henon Resumes Thursday
    Three Tree Coffee Roasters, 441 S Main Street in Statesboro, will be hosting Harry Potter Night on Thursday, November 11. Harry Potter themed drinks and snacks available starting at 6:00 pm. There will be a showing of The Sorcerer’s Stone at 7:00 pm on the porch. Bring blankets, wear house color attire, etc. Tickets, which include the movie and a treat, are $12 and available now at Three Tree.  
    Symphony concerts, operas, recitals, chamber works and more – November brings a wide-ranging menu of events to the classical music scene. Mark your calendars now for these highlights coming our way. Celebrating Piazzolla: Formed in 1998, Quinteto Astor Piazzolla celebrates the 100th anniversary of its namesake, the great Argentine composer who brought tango music into the classical mainstream. Piazzolla’s preferred ensemble was the quintet, and this group makes the master’s works sing. Details: 7:30 Nov. 4, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University; $15-$50; live.stanford.edu. New work at New Century: This week’s New Century Chamber Orchestra program features contemporary American music for solo cello, percussion, electronics and strings. Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler is the soloist for the world premiere of Mark Adamo’s “Last Year.” William Grant Still’s “Phantom Chapel” and works by Paola Prestini and Andy Akiho complete the program. Details: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Berkeley, Nov. 5 in Palo Alto, Nov. 6 in San Francisco; 3 p.m. Nov. 7 in San Rafael; $15-$67; www.ncco.org. Strings are the thing: Violinist Alexi Kenney returns to the California Symphony to play “The Four Seasons,” with music director...
    BEING on TV is what many children dream of - and for a lucky few, that dream came true. Earlier this year TikTok star Meghann Cooke, now 25, from Bishop Stortford, who appeared in Supernanny as a nine-year-old, spilled the beans on what really went on behind the scenes. 10Meghann Cooke appeared on Supernanny as a childCredit: @meghannhelaina/Tiktok 10She lashed out at Supernanny Jo Frost on national TVCredit: @meghannhelaina/Tiktok She revealed that in a scene not included in the Channel 4 show, she climbed on a table and lashed out, hitting its star Jo Frost. The family became infamous in their area for being on the show, with the episode’s legacy following Meghann as she grew up and went to secondary school. Despite her often boisterous behaviour, she revealed that the crew were always lovely to the family, both on and off camera, adding that she grew fond of the director Victoria – who told her that she would make a brilliant director one day. Meghann credited this as her inspiration for her career path. Here, four Sun readers...
    Best fleece jackets that are warm & breathable Baseball fans conflicted over hatred for Astros or cheering for beloved manager, Dusty Baker © Warner Bros; Marianne Ayala/Insider Many of the villainous characters in "Harry Potter" are described as fat. Warner Bros; Marianne Ayala/Insider I love "Harry Potter," but I don't want my kids to absorb the fat-phobic aspects of the series. The characters who are described as fat or large are often evil or painted as less than. I went from omitting the remarks as I read to them to pointing them out and starting conversations. I wish I could ignore the blatant fat phobia in "Harry Potter." But as a fat millennial mom, I can't pass that harmful language to my kids. "Harry Potter" is part of my identity, so I introduced the books to my children before they were even old enough to appreciate them. But when J.K. Rowling, the series' controversial author, started spreading transphobic beliefs online in 2020, the magic bubble around "Harry Potter" popped. As I figured out my own relationship with...
    IF EVER there was a warning not to leave your child unattended while they're using your phone, then one mum's recent experience is definitely it. After handing over their phone to their eight-year-old daughter to try and keep her occupied, one mum was left stunned when the youngster accidentally splashed out over £600 on toys and a 10-man tent. 3A mum was left stunned when her eight-year-old daughter racked up a bill of £600 while using her phoneCredit: Getty - Contributor 3The mum realised she had four payments totalling $1,150 set to leave her Afterpay account in the next two months The girl ended up browsing through Kmart - a department store chain in Australia - and decided to rack up a hefty bill while treating herself to some presents in the post. Stocking up on camping supplies, the daughter not only added a huge tent to her basket, but an air mattress, pillows, blankets, pots, pans, cups and cutlery. As well as the essentials, she also made sure to bag herself a few items to keep...
    She has become a fan favourite among Harry Potter fans since making her debut as Luna Lovegood in 2007 - but at the time her casting was announced, Evanna Lynch was mercilessly trolling herself on social media.  Now 30, Lynch, who played the beloved character in four out of the eight films, has opened up about her battle with anorexia aged 11 to 13, and how it resulted in brutal self-loathing even after she had recovered physically from the condition. Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, the actress revealed she would troll herself on Harry Potter fansites, cruelly criticising her appearance, from what she called her 'flabby cheeks' to her 'stubby little grease-stained fingers'. She explained trolling herself was a way of expressing her self-loathing, and that she grew addicted to reading bad things about herself.   Evanna Lynch, 30, who played Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movie saga, revealed she used to troll herself online after struggling with anorexia as a child (pictured as Luna in the fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) The actress spoke candidly...
    ADVENT calendars are one of our favourite things about December - I mean, what can be better than starting with a present. Not sure where to start? Boots has a whole host of advent calendars to buy online and in store, to suit every age, interest and budget and here are our favourites. 8Looking for an Advent Calendar this Christmas?Credit: Getty Boots shoppers can choose between advent calendars across beauty, food, sex toys, socks and more, from £10 to £100. Shop Boots advent calendars for 2021 - here We've picked out our favourite seven in particular, which are Boots' bestselling advent calendars this year, and they could save shoppers a fortune. Boots' choices are not only cheaper than luxury bundles including Liberty, Harrods or Diptyque, but they will still allow you to revamp your beauty routine, trial new products for a fraction of the price if you were to buy each item individually. Whether you are treating a special someone, or yourself (because why on earth not?), these bestsellers will tick all the boxes and...
    HARRY POTTER'S magic rubbed off on Leicester Tigers' very own Hagrid as their spell-binding start to the season continued. Man-mountain Nemani Nadolo set up two and scored another as the 6ft 5in star ran riot for table-topping Tigers. 1Giant winger Nemani Nadolo, Leicester Tigers' very own Hagrid, helped put a spell on Worcester alongside the club's real life Harry Potter Nadolo, also known as the BFG —- Big Fijian Giant —- rampaged through woeful Worcester in a Sixways slaughtering. A fifth-straight win made it a best start to a Premiership season for Tigers. Boss Steve Borthwick said: "Nemani has vast experience of playing rugby in France, Super Rugby, Japan and internationally and he has been terrific. "I told all of them to enjoy this win —I was pleased with many aspects of it. "But for ten minutes in the second half it was tough and in a different game you will get punished." Nadolo's wizarding wing mate Potter opened the floodgates with the first try of seven, jinking past Billy Searle, Ollie Lawrence and Justin Clegg. Searle's penalty soon after,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh’s drive-in movie night series is back this fall. The next movie in the Dollar Bank Drive-In Movie Night series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” will show Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Monument Hill Parking Lot at the CCAC Allegheny Campus around 7 p.m. While admission is free, the number of parking spaces is limited so reservations are required. Free tickets for Harry Potter will be available Thursday at 10 a.m. here.
    Robin Williams reportedly wanted to star in the Harry Potter franchise as Remus Lupin or Hagrid. Harry Potter director Chris Columbus stated in an interview with Games Radar on Thursday that Williams had his eye on the role for Remus Lupin, but the part eventually went to David Thewlis. “I had a conversation with Robin Williams, who wanted to play Lupin,” Columbus said, according to the outlet. “It was very difficult for me to say ‘It’s all British. There’s nothing I can do.’” Robin Williams wasn’t cast in ‘Harry Potter’ for this reason, film director Chris Columbus sayshttps://t.co/uA4Z7DjYtX — Fox News (@FoxNews) October 15, 2021 Casting director Janet Hirshenson told HuffPost in 2016 that Williams had called the director and expressed his interest in playing the role of Hagrid, but he was turned down due to an all British cast rule, HuffPost reported.(RELATED: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Suffers ‘Medical Incident’ During Celebrity Golf Match) “Robin [Williams] had called [Chris Columbus] because he really wanted to be in the movie, but it was a British-only edict, and once he said no...
    Robin Williams missed out on playing Remus Lupin. On Thursday, director Chris Columbus revealed that the late star was interested in playing the werewolf who is first introduced in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," the third book and film in the franchise. According to Columbus, Williams lost out on the role because hiring him would have broken a rule to avoid casting any American actors in an attempt to "maintain a degree of authenticity." "I had a conversation with Robin Williams, who wanted to play Lupin," Columbus told Total Film, as quoted by GamesRadar. "It was very difficult for me to say, ‘It’s all British. There’s nothing I can do.’" ROBIN WILLIAMS' DAUGHTER PLEADS WITH FANS TO STOP 'SPAMMING' HER WITH VIRAL IMPRESSION OF HER FATHER Columbus, who directed both the first and second "Harry Potter" films, is American. Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón took on the third film, which features Lupin, played by British actor David Thewlis. The 58-year-old played the role until his final appearance in 2011. Robin Williams expressed interest in being part of...
    On Tuesday Harry Potter author JK Rowling publishes her new children's book The Christmas Pig, a beautifully illustrated hardback about Jack, a boy who loses his treasured toy, a pig.  Our reviewer Janet Ellis, TV presenter, author and a mother of three herself, says it tackles some tricky issues with an enchantingly sensitive touch.   What safe hands we're in with this wonderful new story from a writer who truly understands what it is to be a child.  But who also, crucially, knows how it feels to be a grown-up with responsibility for that child's happiness. JK Rowling's genius lies in her ability to win over the adults reading her children's books too. Because that, dear reader, is how stories become part of the fabric of a family for ever. The Christmas Pig is the story of a little boy called Jack who has a very special comfort toy – a pig – that one day he loses.  JK Rowling (pictured) publishes her new children's book The Christmas Pig on Tuesday. Her genius lies in her ability to win over the...
    HARRY Potter star Tom Felton has been spotted for the first time since he collapsed on a golf course. The 34-year-old star, famous for playing villainous schoolboy Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter, alarmed many when he was stretchered off the Ryder Cup golf course in the US after suddenly falling ill. 4Tom Felton has been spotted for the first time since he collapsed on a golf courseCredit: BackGrid 4Tom looked like he was still suffering as he sat down to lunchCredit: BackGrid Today Tom still looked under the weather as he headed out to lunch with a pal and grimaced as he sat down at his table. The actor wrapped up against London's autumn chill in a colourful tie-dyed jacket paired with a white T-shirt and chinos. Just weeks ago Tom collapsed at the 18th hole while playing in a celebrity match. He was carried onto a stretcher attached to the back of a buggy and driven off for medical attention. The image quickly did the rounds on Twitter with several accounts dedicated to the popular actor spreading the news. Tom...
    A TEACHING assistant has been left with a "Harry Potter-style scar" after a drunk mum glassed her in the face with a champagne flute. Lynsey Morgan, 38, launched a brutal boozy attack on the woman before biting an innocent bystander and lashing out at a police officer. 3Lynsey Morgan, 38, glassed the woman with a champagne flute in a drunken attackCredit: Facebook 3The mum-of-two left the victim with a 'nasty' 7cm scar on her foreheadCredit: Facebook The unnamed victim now feels "self-conscious" and is often "unable to leave the house" due to the 7cm scar on her forehead. Burnley Crown Court heard how Morgan was holding a glass flute in her hand when she lunged at the victim, who she vaguely knew of. CCTV footage showed the pair talking at the Arden Inn in Accrington, Lancashire as the mum-of-two drunkenly swayed while sipping from a fluted glass. Morgan later approached the victim who was stood with a man, before leaning in to kiss them both. She then grabbed the victim by her hair and dragged her downwards,...
    Comedian Dave Chappelle has enthusiastically backed JK Rowling in her spat with the transgender community, saying he is 'Team TERFT' while slamming them for canceling the Harry Potter author.   During his sixth Netflix special, The Closer, Chappelle, 48, joked about Rowling's 2019 argument that transgender women were not actually women and were a threat to her identity.  Rowling, 56, received a slew of hate messages and death threats for her comments on sex and gender, with #RIPJKRowling trending on social media last year.  She was labeled a TERF, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist, and Chappelle said he embraced the label.  'I'm Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact,' Chappelle.  Dave Chappelle, left, defended JK Rowling during his latest Netflix special, The Closer, saying that 'Gender is a fact,' in support of Rowling's previous remarks against transwomen Dave Chappelle's The Closer premiered on Netflix on October 5, where the comedian returned to the stage and made a slew of controversial jokes In his standup routine, Chappelle said women view transwomen the way black people people view white people...
    Tom Felton made his first public appearance since collapsing at the Ryder Cup celebrity tournament in Wisconsin on the 23rd September.  The Harry Potter star, 34, was attending the launch of Michelin star chef Tom Sellers residency in The Parlour at Ned's Club in London on Tuesday.   He wore a blue jacket over the top of a white 3/4 zip fleece with beige chinos.   Out and about: Tom Felton, 34, looked in good spirits as he stepped out for the first time on Tuesday since collapsing at the Ryder Cup celebrity tournament in Wisconsin last month The actor drew gasps from spectators at the American event when he suddenly collapsed and was stretchered off the course at the 18th hole. Tom was subsequently carried off on a stretcher and carted off on the back of a buggy to receive medical attention - leaving fans rightfully concerned and desperate for an update on the star's condition.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Dancing On Ice 'sign up Brendan Cole despite his 'pro... No Time To Die's...
    Friday Night Dinner, Harry Potter and Chernobyl star Paul Ritter has left his entire £80,000 estate to his wife after dying from a brain tumour aged 54. The actor from Faversham, Kent, whose real name was Simon Paul Adams, died at home on April 5 surrounded by his wife Polly Radcliffe and sons Frank and Noah.  Documents show Ritter left his 55-year-old wife his entire estate, which had a gross value of £81,478 and net value of £69,478. The family home is a mid-terrace house worth £562,000, which was bought nearly 20 years ago in April 2002 for £181,500. Probate was granted to Ms Radcliffe, a research fellow at King's College in London, as the sole administrator and executor of his estate, and its full value was left to her. Ritter had a long and successful acting career over nearly 30 years that included playing family patriarch Martin Goodman in Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner. Friday Night Dinner with Paul Ritter as Martin, alongside his co-stars Tamsin Greig, Simon Bird  and Tom Rosenthal. It focuses on the middle-class Jewish family's weekly evening...
    A SAVVY mum has revealed how she made the bedroom four of her kids share feel more spacious by turning it into a Harry Potter dormitory.  The woman revealed how she created privacy for her bumper brood by adding drapes to their bunk beds – just like the Gryffindor bedrooms.  Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks/Facebook 5 A mum has revealed the clever way she made the bedroom four of her kids share feel bigger Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks/Facebook 5 She turned the room into a Harry Potter dormitory and added drapes to the bunk beds Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks, she wrote: “This is my version of a Harry Potter style/ themed bedroom on a budget.  “My four kids have to share a single room at the moment, they range from 6 to 12 years old and I have one girl and three boys.  “The older two wanted to have some privacy so I added a frame to their bunk and made poster bed style curtains for them.  “I...
    FANTASTIC BEASTS 3 will hit theatres sooner than expected — sending Harry Potter fans into a meltdown. The movie, called The Secrets of Dumbledore, has moved up to an April 2022 release instead of July 2022. 4Fantastic Beasts 3 will be released globally 15th April 2022Credit: © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved 4Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander It had moved to a later after the exit of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, who has now been replaced by Mads Mikkelson. But it seems that they're now ready to release the third instalment ahead of time - it will be released globally 15th April 2022. Harry Potter fans are elated with the news and have taken to social media to share their excitement. One wrote: "Fantastic Beast 3 gets an official title and release date!!! We can't wait Potterheads!" Another posted: "Finally, Fantastic Beasts 3 official release date. I can't wait to see this." A third shared: "So happy the third Fantastic Beast is nearly here!" Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 follows the 2016 first film...
    STARRING in a Hollywood blockbuster doesn't come close to winning an East Midlands derby for Martin Bayfield. The Northampton Saints legend has just ONE win against Leicester Tigers on his playing highlights reel. 7 England and Northampton Saints legend Martin Bayfield says nothing comes close to winning an East Midlands derby against Leicester TigersCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd And after a neck injury cut-short his career, the giant 6ft 10ins lock went on to feature in Harry Potter, as Robbie Coltrane's body double for his character, Hagrid. Though the buzz of being in cinema's biggest-ever book adaptation, raking in an eye-watering £940m, still doesn't top the rush of rucking and rolling against the Tigers. Bayfield told SunSport: "At least no one ever punched me whilst filming Harry Potter, though! "I will never be able to create the excitement and joy of playing rugby and I will just become a sad old man looking back on it all thinking about how great those days were. 7 Martin Bayfield had his career cut-short through a neck injuryCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd 7 Bayfield went...
    Tom Felton was saved by surfing icon Kelly Slater after collapsing at the Ryder Cup celebrity tournament in Wisconsin last Thursday.  Kelly, 46, who is considered the greatest professional surfer of all time, rushed to the actor's aid and placed him in the recovery position.  The 11-time world champion competed on the rival US team and was on the 18th hole when the Harry Potter star, 34, collapsed.  Came to the rescue: Tom Felton was saved by surfing icon Kelly Slater after collapsing at the Ryder Cup celebrity tournament in Wisconsin on Thursday A source revealed to The Sun: 'Everyone was stunned and taken aback but what cameras didn't see is that Kelly jumped straight into action. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I'm on the mend': Tom Felton reassures worried fans he's... Harry Potter star Tom Felton is 'OK' after his shocking golf... Glamorous Ryder Cup WAGs share behind-the-scene snaps of... Rylan Clark-Neal is in his element as he interviews Strictly... Share this article Share 'He ran over to Tom and immediately put...
    HARRY Potter star Tom Felton has reassured fans “he’s on the mend” following his shock collapse on a golf course this week. The 34-year-old appeared via Instagram video to thank everyone for their well wishes, admitting it was a “scary episode”. 3Tom Felton has told fans he is 'on the mend' 3Tom Felton's fans were panicked when he collapsed during a celebrity golf gameCredit: Reuters He said: “Hello everyone, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the lovely well wishes as of recent... yeah, bit of a scary episode really. “But on the mend, people have been taking really good care of me so thank you very much to anyone who has sent messages of get well soon, because I am on the mend officially, in case you were worried.” Tom added: “Thank you so much for your help, I’m on the road to recovery.Time to go watch some Ryder Cup action.” Tom alarmed many when he was stretchered off the Ryder Cup golf course in the US after suddenly falling ill....
    Tom Felton has said he's 'feeling better by the day' after collapsing at a celebrity golf tournament in Wisconsin earlier this week.  The Harry Potter actor, 34, left fans worried when he suffered a medical emergency which caused him to collapse at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan.   Taking to Instagram to relieve his concerned followers, Tom said: 'I am on the mend officially, in case you were worried.'  'I am on the mend': Tom Felton has said he's 'feeling better by the day' after collapsing at a celebrity golf tournament in Wisconsin earlier this week Tom said in full: 'Hello everyone, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, just wanted to say a huge thank you for all the lovely well wishes as of... a scary episode really. 'People have been taking really good care of me so thank you very much to anyone who has sent messages of get well soon, because I am on the mend officially, in case you were worried.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Fantastic Beasts 3 release date moved up to...
    A THRIFTY Harry Potter enthusiast transformed her downstairs loo into a magical “room of requirement” – aptly dubbed "Bogwarts". The wizarding wonderland was spruced up with just £12 and includes glow in the dark wallpaper and its very own broomstick. 5Claire, 40, transformed her downstairs loo into 'Bogwarts' with plenty of Harry Potter merchandise 5The fun bathroom even includes a Potter-themed hand towelCredit: Jam Press Claire Stephanie Riley, 40, from Wigan, transformed the small toilet into a magical space with the help of her partner Jamie, 41. The pair decided to embark on the project in an effort to inject their love of Harry Potter into the home they bought two years ago. Just like Hogwarts, the tiny bathroom features magical knick-knacks from top-to-bottom. The walls proudly display the Marauder's Map to ensure occupants get their "mischief managed". In the dinky room, Claire, who works as a cleaner at the Royal Mail, showcased her collection of wands, newspaper clippings from the movies and miniature buildings from her Potter collection. Even the soap and hand towels are Hogwarts-themed, with cuddly Harry...