Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Blog Roundup

- J.K. Rowling gives us a summer read by continuing Harry Potter’s story [Source] / I can’t see it because I refuse to make an account

- 70 of the most useful websites on the internet / oh man all in one place!

- The best music of 2014 so farreally not a bad list to be listening to right now

- The 12 best monthly deliveries / for guys I guess

- A running of the bulls is coming to the Bay Area / wut

- Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are apparently expecting a child together / so…no hope for Ryan and Rachel then?

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Happy Graduation Day!

Our favorite Hogwarts wizard Emma Watson graduated from Brown today! We quite enjoy her little selfie. Emma is walking away from the Ivy League school with a degree in English Literature.

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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Photo Cred I Harry Potter Wiki

J.K. Rowling is teaming up with Warner Bros. to create a film series based on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Though I haven’t read The Casual Vacancy or The Cuckoo’s Calling, I’m ecstatic for her return to the wonderful world of Harry Potter.

Children, and a good majority of our peers, can start looking forward to a world of wizardry to reemerge. Posting for fans on her Facebook, J.K. noted:

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the ‘Harry Potter’ series, but an extension of the wizarding world.

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Yow Yow! Roundup

The “Boy Meets World” reboot “Girl Meets World” has some follow-up details! [Source] Hey Veronica, I know you’ve been wanting to learn more about this. 

Emma Watson met her long-time friend as a child on Halloween and this is what the caption read:

“Emma Watson to 5 year old boy: ‘Excuse me, are you Harry Potter? That’s great, because I’m Hermonie Granger and we’re best of friends.'”

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Capitol Hill Seattle blog featured one of my favorite shops today – Remedy Teas [Source]

32 Signs You’re Living in a Hipster Apartment… now how do I  get my apartment this hipster?

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{Guest Post} By Andrea Augustinas

Embrace Your Inner Nerd

If you know me you know I’m not someone who pretends to have a lot of advice or wisdom to dispense, but in my travels I’ve cultivated one nugget of pseudo-wisdom:  one surefire way to help yourself “make it” in the “real world” is something I like to call embracing your inner nerd.  And no, I don’t mean buying yourself a pair of coke bottle glasses or quoting obscure books at your friends (trust me, it’s not charming).   I’m talking about immersing yourself in something(s) you love that most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about, making yourself knowledgeable, and letting your enjoyment of those things impact your life.

Nerds care about what matters and value people for who they are.  It’s a major misconception that you have to be intelligent to be a nerd.  Not so.  I would probably fail an 8th grade science test, yet I’m as sincere a nerd as they come.  Because that’s what counts with nerds—sincerity.  It doesn’t matter if we’re interested in the same things; if I can see you’re genuine in what you care about and it’s close to your heart, I respect that.  I have a friend who’s obsessed with all things Disney, another who unabashedly loves Sailor Moon, and even a friend who loses her mind over shows like Pretty Little Liars (hint: she runs this blog), and even though those things aren’t my particular cup of tea, those people are important to me because I value people who really, truly care about things.  If any of these people, hearing me mock something they love (and despite my nerd-solidarity I tend to do this), said “No, you’re right, it’s dumb,” I would instantly lose some respect for them.  I find that generally, people who can’t be sincere about something as simple as their interests will rarely be sincere in their relationships.

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Hollywood Gets A Hogwarts

Today, Universal Studios/Parks and Warner Bros announced that Hollywood would be getting their very own “Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” The park will be located within Universal Studios Hollywood and in addition to this news, the Orlando park will be expanding.

Oh my gosh – so excited that I don’t have to travel all the way to Florida to see this in real life now. I suppose I can wait a couple years for it to be built or however long it will take.

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Rupert Grint and Tom Felton for Band of Outsiders

I was more excited to learn about this Band of Outsiders F/W campaign than learning who was actually in it, but there’s no denying how good these two Harry Potter co-stars look. I think I could pretty much fall for any guy who lives in Band of Outsiders. The clothes – the style, they both make my heart melt.  If I had a disposable income, I am almost sure that I would be purchasing some of their shirts for myself just because they look so put together and comfortable. Here are some of my favorite snapshots of Rupert Grint and Tom Felton for Band of Outsiders.

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In the News…

Fashion

- Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj will be the new spokespeople for MAC Viva Glam in 2012. [Source]

- Alexa Chung will host a new fashion reality television show on Lifetime similar to Project Runway, but with a new batch of contestants in each episode. [Source]

- Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating w/ Macy’s this fall with a collection just in time for back to school shopping at their downtown location.[Source]

- Rumored Grace Coddington has sold her memoir for $1.2 Million. [Source]

Music

- Feist’s new album “Metals” will be out October 4, 2011. [Source]

- Seattle native and musician Stacie Orrico is working on a new album. [Source]

- Kanye West and Jay-Z on tour here.

Television

- Ryan Murphy clarifies his statement about Cory, Lea, and Chris leaving by saying that they are only “graduating,” but not leaving the show completely. [Source]

- Chord Overstreet will not be returning to Glee and has declined the show’s offer to be on for a portion of the season. [Source]

- The Arrested Development movie is totally happening. [Source]

Movies

- I really don’t enjoy movies like these, but I figured some of you did. So here’s the trailer for New Years Eve featuring your fair share of overrated celebrities.

- Could it be? Sex and the City prequel rumors? [Source]

Seattle

- Congratulations THEEsatisfaction who just signed with Sub Pop! [Source]

- Seattle bars may extend hours for certain bars. [Source]

-Izilla Toys on 12th Ave closed today. [Source]

- How are the Mariners doing this season? And…every season? [Source]

- Capitol Hill will host a Seattle vs. New York Turntable.Fm smack down! [Source]

Other

- Prince William has gifted Kate his mother’s favorite earrings. [Source]

- Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are no longer longer engaged. [Source]

- Jesse James and Kat Von D are over. Wait…didn’t that already happen? [Source]

- An Arkansas high school chose two valedictorians because the first valedictorian was black. The second valedictorian chosen was white and was selected because the high school believed parents would be upset. WHY does this STILL exist? [Source]

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For those of you still mourning over the end of Harry Potter…

Albus Dumbledore

Ingredients:
1 part vodka
1 splash lemon juice
3 pinches sugar, powdered 

Instructions:
‘Rim cocktail glass with lemon juice and powdered sugar. Add vodka and lemon juice.’

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I present to you 20 drinks inspired by Harry Potter! You’re welcome. View the rest here.

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Happy Harry Potter Day!

(Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam as Sirius Black)

I might be one of the few people that is not at the premiere currently and while that may shock you, I would like to assure you that I am completely OK with that. It makes no difference to me seeing the film at midnight or next week at 9AM or whenever. It’s all the same to me!

In honor of Harry Potter Day though, I’d like to share with you a cute little post that substitutes the faces of musicians as Harry Potter characters. It’s not as weird as it sounds, I promise. In fact, some of the musicians resemble the actors so accurately that even I was convinced that they were the same person. That is not true for the picture below though.

(Jay-Z as Kingsley Shacklebolt)

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Harry Potter stars at the first and last premiere

Every time Harry Potter or the cast has been brought up in the past couple of weeks, there is always one person in the group that brings up the fact that the movies have been going on for the last ten years. Funny, the first thought in my head is that these child stars are stacked FOR LIFE. Seriously – ten years for eight films considering how many people actually see these movies in theaters and how often they are replayed on ABC Family. Actors and actresses should really utilize the book-to-film adaptation thing more.

Buzzfeed published a post today that captures the cast of Harry Potter at their first premiere and their last premiere to show just how much the stars have grown up. Not only have they gone through puberty (as expected,) but they’ve also developed a better sense of style. Thank goodness. Why is Rupert Grint wearing jeans to his first premiere? What a rookie.

To view the rest of the photos, click here.

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Pottermore was revealed today

And I still don’t really get it…

Not too concerned though.

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AMC will host Harry Potter Marathon

Harry Potter is coming to an end soon and it’s unrealistic for me to believe that I can remember every single plot line that has happened over the years. Luckily, AMC has got a solution for that! I’m not exactly sure if reading all seven books would be faster than watching all eight movies, but it would certainly be more entertaining. AMC is offering a special deal that includes the eight movies in four nights for a ticket that costs $40.

To make things a little bit easier, the theater has broken up the films to showing two movies each night starting Monday, July 11th. To see all of the participating theaters, click here.

 

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In the News…

Fashion.

- Matthew Williamson’s collection for Macy’s is now out and it is packed with beautiful party dresses and prints for the spring/summer. View and purchase the collection here.

- J. Crew will open their first International store in the UK at the end of the summer. [Source]

- Last season, Miu Miu’s appliqued dress made on the cover of nearly every magazine. This season, it is Prada’s entire Spring collection that has earned 48 covers. [Source]

- FOX News makes a huge deal over a J.Crew ad in which creative director Jenna Lyons is painting her son’s toenails pink. [Source]

Music.

- Incubus will release their new album “If Not Now, When?” on July 12th. [Source]

- Glenn Beck has been using Metric’s music and Emily Haines is weirded out. [Source]

- Taking Back Sunday’s new self-titled album will be released June 28th. [Source]

- My favorite former boy band member Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees has decided to join the Chippendales dance crew at the Rio in Las Vegas from May 12 thru June 5. [Source] The little girl inside of me is swooning.

- And in case you haven’t heard yet, Nicki Minaj will be touring with Britney Spears this summer. [Source]


LCD Soundsystem will be releasing their final show on DVD. [Source]

Television.

- Nickelodeon has renewed iCarly for a fifth season. [Source]

- ABC is cancelling All My Children and One Life to Live. [Source]

- AJ Cook is planning her return to Criminal Minds full time again. [Source]

Movies.

- Cannes has announced their film festival line up. [Source]

- Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, and Alec Baldwin have signed on for Woody Allen’s new film set to be shot in Rome this summer. [Source]

- Monte Carlo starring Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, and Leighton Meester with an appearance by Cory Monteith. I don’t think anyone actually believes that all of them are supposed to be just graduated seniors.

Seattle.

- Moe bar will be streaming live coverage from Coachella this weekend for free! Still not the same experience, but it’s the thought that counts. [Source]

- This Saturday is Record Store Day! Tons of record stores in Seattle will be having special events including band signings and special band performances. For the full schedule, check out The Stranger here. Also, a new record store called Spin Cycle is opening TODAY on Broadway at 321 Broadway on Capitol Hill.

- Yogurtland’s opening is tentatively planned for this weekend! [Source]

Other.

- A man is auctioning off a jelly bean that looks like it has an imprint of Kate Middleton’s face. [Source]

- NBA  has fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for his offensive slur at a ref. [Source]

- Seann William Scott has checked out of rehab. [Source]

- Catherine Zeta-Jones is currently being treated for bi-polar disorder. [Source]

- Scarlett Johansson has moved in with Sean Penn. [Source]

- Emma Roberts is covering the May issue of Seventeen Magazine. [Source]

- Harry Potter actress Bonnie Wright is engaged to Jamie Campbell Bower. [Source]

- A two-year old boy was given sangria instead of orange juice at a Florida Olive Garden. [Source] rookie mistake

- Learn how to be a jetsetter with Refinery 29’s useful infographic. [Source]

- The world’s oldest man, Walter Breuning has passed away at age 114. [Source] Damn.


Hooray. This is the longest In the News…posting I have ever made.

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Harry Potter Set Tour > The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

In Spring 2012, London will open up the Warner Brothers Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter.

London | 1 Florida | 0

They aren’t at the same standing because I’m sure  you would rather see the real thing IN PERSON than just a rendition of it. The three hour tour will include props, costumes, effects, and the sets of Dumbledore’s office and The Great Hall with many sets that have yet to be announced.

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