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August 16, 2019

- Pottermore announced the new Wizarding World app, which is to be launched soon! It's packed with new features, such as quizzes, news, polls, announcements and a brand new fanzine, called Wizading Weekly, which lands every Wednesday. Users in New Zealand will be able to test the app, dowloading it from Apple Store or Google Play.
Fictional

August 12, 1995

- Today, in 1995, Harry's disciplinary hearing took place in front of the Wizengamot at the Ministry of Magic at 8am. Harry was charged for using underage magic as he was forced to use the Patronus charm to save his cousin and himself.
Cast & Crew

August 12, 2019

- This morning, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will appear on the Breakfast Show with Andy Bush and Richie Firth on Absolute Radio to promote his latest movie project Playmobil: The Movie, which was released on August 09, 2019 in the UK (US release date is December 06). Their radio show airs from 6am to 9am in the morning.
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Exciting rumors have been announced, Luna fans! Actress Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) is said to join the cast of “Dancing With the Stars”.

Dancing With the Stars is gearing up for its twenty-seventh season, and while the entire cast has yet to be announced, some details about the ensemble have started to trickle out. One recent piece of information is that Evanna Lynch, our beloved Luna Lovegood, has joined DWTS, as reported by Us Weekly.

A lot more rumors about who is joining the upcoming season are going around. Meanwhile, ABC only revealed on Good Morning America this Tuesday, as per Entertainment Tonight, that Disney star Milo Manheim will be paired up with Dancing With the Stars pro Witney Carson for the upcoming season.

For those who have never watched the show before, here is some information about how the show works.

The competition begins with an all-new cast of celebrities who will be paired up with the show’s pro dancers and brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master new dance styles and technical choreography to perform a dance, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts as well as voted upon by viewers. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

So, we are quite certain that Dancing With The Stars asks for a little bit more complex dancing techniques and dance-steps than what Luna had to cope with during Yule Ball. However, Luna would undoubtedly just have a good time and not worry about the judges, or cameras, or what anyone else thinks, for that matter.

Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, actor Kit Harington, admitted he always wanted to be in a Harry Potter movie and wanted to be Harry Potter.

Game of Thrones has wrapped filming for its final season, but you wouldn’t know it from the looks of Kit Harington, the man who plays Jon Snow.

While attending the Toronto International Film Festival to promote Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Harington admitted that he’s under strict orders to maintain his “winter is coming” look.

Kit also talked a bit more about the film he’s in Toronto to promote, and he revealed a longtime desire to star in another famous fantasy franchise – the one we’re dedicating this website to.

“I always wanted to be in a Potter movie. I always wanted to be Harry Potter,” said Harrington, whose John F. Donovan character was a child star famous for a TV show about wizards.

No annual Harry Potter celebration to take place at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando in 2019.

Bad news to all those who were looking forward to Universal Orlando Resort’s annual celebration of all things Harry Potter: Universal announced they will not be hosting the magical celebration in 2019. Of course, they don’t do it for no reason.

Per AP News, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade, in the Islands of Adventure park, is getting a bit of a makeover. Word is the park is planning a new thrill ride, along with some other new and exciting experiences that have yet to be announced. Construction of the new attractions prevents the resort from being able to host their widely popular event.

The 2018 event brought hoards of fans together to partake in exciting activities that celebrated the magic of the books and movies. Guests participated in a park scavenger hunt, hopped aboard the Hogwarts Express, and were able to attend Q&A sessions with those working in and behind the scenes of the movies. In addition, there were costume contests, new mobile game Hogwarts Mystery was introduced, and visitors were able to attend a special performance of highlights from the Harry Potter Film Contest Series.

On Thursday, September 06, actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) attended a photo call and meet & greet for his upcoming Broadway show The Lifespan of a Fact at The New 42nd Street Studio in New York City. Along with Daniel, actress Cherry Jones and actor Bobby Cannavale attended to promote their project. The co-stars were joined at the event by their director Leigh Silverman.

The show will begin performances at the yb>Studio 54 on Broadway theater on September 20, with opening night on October 18. The show will run for 16 weeks. You can get tickets here.

LQ images of Daniel during the press event have been added to our photo gallery.

Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena) and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) have never really interacted in the Harry Potter movies, but the two will eventually team up and attend Comic Con 2018 in New York.

Yes, one Auror and one former Death Eater will be attending the convention in New York City. As the panel for New York Comic Con list came out, we Potterheads got quite excited when both both names turned up: Natalia Tena and Tom Felton.

For their new sci-fi series Origin, the two Potter alums are coming to the convention. Even though they never had shared scenes in the Harry Potter movies, we’re excited to see Natalia and Tom in a show together. The panel will talk about their new show and what we can expect to see on Origin.

New York Comic Con 2018 will take place at Javits Center from Oct 4, 2018 – Oct 7, 2018.The deadline to buy your badges and get them mailed is 2 days, so be quick. You can buy your NYCC badges here.

Actress Katie Leung (Cho Chang) hopes the rise in Asian representation in film and TV “isn’t a blip”.

Katie Leung – who portrayed our beloved Cho Chang and now stars in ITV’s Strangers – has applauded the rise in Asian representation in film and TV, but cautioned that true equality is still a way off. There has been a positive reaction the world over to Asian-led movies and series, including the US box-office hit Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

But 31-year-old Leung told Digital Spy and other press that she’s “really yet to play a role that is not down to the colour of [her] skin”.

“I hope the increase in Asian representation in film and TV isn’t a blip,” she said. “I think that America is probably doing slightly better in terms of diversity, but I like to think that we are getting somewhere in terms of representation.”

The actress, who was born in Scotland and is of Hong Kong descent, added: “In the 15 years that I have been acting, I have really yet to play a role that is not down to the colour of my skin, so I can’t say that I have experienced anything like that yet, but I look forward to that day.

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Two weeks ago, Emma Watson (Hermione Grsnger) shared a post on her Twitter account, announcing she’d finally met her current Our Shared Shelf author, New York Times bestselling “Instapoet” Rupi Kaur, for an interview about all things literature, as well as their common interests in women’s equality and amplifying the conversation surrounding women and sexual violence.

Today, finally, Emma posted snippets and the YouTube link to the full interview on her official Instagram account. Watch the complete interview below.

As some of you may already know, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is participating in the new Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, whose official opening is on October 18, 2018. The official premiere is on September 20, 2018. The play is said to last 1hr 35mins and also stars Bobby Cannavale and Cherry Jones.

For those who haven’t heard about the new Broadway stage performance Daniel takes part in, here’s the plot:

Based on the true story of D’Agata’s essay What Happens There, The Lifespan of a Fact follows Fingal, who has a small job: to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author D’Agata. But now Fingal has a huge problem: D’Agata made up a lot of his article. What starts professional quickly becomes profane.

The first photo of Daniel during rehearsals has been revealed on Facebook a couple of days ago.

Emma Watson, our beloved actress who portrayed Hermione Granger, was among the 70,000 people attending this year’s Burning Man event. Emma looked to be in wonderful spirits as she posed for a photo while also enjoying the festivities.

For those of you who don’t know about the Burning Man: It’s an annual pilgrimage, where a temporary city erects in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada, approximately 100 miles (160 km) north-northeast of Reno. The late summer event is described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by ten main principles: “radical” inclusion, self-reliance, and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy, and leaving no trace”.

Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience.

Currently, Emma is gearing up to begin work on Greta Gerwig’s new film Little Women. Emma is set to join Saorise Ronan, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep in the upcoming retelling of the classic book.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be heading to Hogwarts, though decades before the events of the Harry Potter films.

As the title already states, a new behind-the-scenes featurette shows the cast and crew returning to film scenes for the upcoming sequel showing students arriving at Hogwarts, the School of Wizarding and Witchcraft in their familiar robes and suitcases.

“I loved going back to Hogwarts,” admitted series creator J.K. Rowling who also wrote and co-produced the screenplay for new film.

The sequel sees Jude Law portray a younger Albus Dumbledore as the school’s Professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts. The promo clip expands on a previously seen footage as Dumbledore leads his class, including Newt Scamander, in a lesson on defending themselves from bogarts.