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Funko's 'Harry Potter' Advent Calendar Is On Sale Right Now on Amazon - Get It Before It Sells Out!

One of the hottest products of the holiday season each year is Funko‘s advent calendar featuring the characters from Harry Potter, but you can get it right now before it sells out!

Amazon is having a sale on Funko products right now and the advent calendar is currently on sale for $39.96, which is 33% off the list price.

The advent calendar will be in stock on October 30 and you can have it by the beginning of November, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy it over the holiday season.

The calendar will help you count down the days until Christmas with a line of Harry Potter-themed pocket Pop and there are 24 tiny doors to reveal each of the tiny vinyl figures.

Get the advent calendar now on Amazon and also check out the Funko store to find more deals!

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Zayn Malik's New Social Media Post Is Not a Birth Announcement As Fans Had Hoped!

Zayn Malik doesn’t often post on social media, so when he took to Instagram early on Wednesday (September 23), fans were quick to assume it could be the announcement that Gigi Hadid gave birth.

However, it turns out Zayn was posting a sponsored ad for a new Harry Potter game.

“The New @HarryPotterPuzzlesAndSpells game is sick! Check it out #HarryPotter #PuzzlesandSpells #Sponsored”,” Zayn posted along with a photo of him playing the game on his phone.

Fans began commenting things like, “babe what is this,” “BRUH I THOUGHT IT WAS A PIC WITH THE BABY,” “Waiting for ur baby girl,” and more. You can see the pic on Zayn‘s Instagram.

Here’s the last update we have about if Gigi Hadid had given birth yet…

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Harry Potter's Robbie Coltrane (aka Hagrid) Defends JK Rowling Amid Transphobic Statements

JK Rowling has recently made numerous anti-trans statements and she’s now being defended by one of her former Harry Potter co-stars, Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in all eight films.

“I don’t think what she said was offensive really. I don’t know why but there’s a whole Twitter generation of people who hang around waiting to be offended,” the 70-year-old actor told Radio Times. “They wouldn’t have won the war, would they? That’s me talking like a grumpy old man, but you just think, ‘Oh, get over yourself. Wise up, stand up straight and carry on.’”

He then added, “I don’t want to get involved in all of that because of all the hate mail and all that shit, which I don’t need at my time of life”.

Daniel Radcliffe is one of the stars of Harry Potter who condemned JK‘s statements.

First 'Harry Potter' Movie Nears $1 Billion At Box Office Almost 2 Decades After First Release

Harry Potter is enjoying a new from the top.

People reports that after it was re-released in China last week, the fantasy children’s book turned movie franchise has made over $13 million in theaters, where it was shown in 4K and 3-D for the first time.

Now, factoring in the first earnings when it was released in 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has now made $997.8 million worldwide, nearing the $1 billion mark.

The movie actually set a new single-day gross record as the country re-opened its theaters after being shut down for months due to the pandemic.

The first film of the franchise centered on Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own.

After becoming a student at Hogwarts, he meets several friends (Emma Watson, Rupert Grint) who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths.

Find out where the entire cast of the movie is now, and see those that have sadly died here

Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs Reveals 'Decades-Long Love Affair with Drugs'

Jason Isaacs, well known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, revealed he had a “decades-long love affair with drugs.”

“I’ve always had an addictive personality and by the age of 16 I’d already passed through drink and was getting started on a decades-long love affair with drugs,” the 57-year-old actor told the Big Issue. “Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible,” he continued. “No message would get through for nearly 20 years.”

Jason revealed the first time he got drunk at age 12.

“The barman, who we thought at the time was a hero and I now realize belonged in prison, sneaked us a full bottle of Southern Comfort,” he said. “We drank the entire thing in the toilet, then staggered out into the party, reeling around farcically. I vomited, fell on and pulled down a giant curtain, snogged a girl, god bless her… ran out into the street, vomited again, tripped, smashed my head open on the pavement and gushed blood all over my clothes.”

“The next morning, I woke up with a splitting headache, stinking of puke with a huge scab and the memory of having utterly shamed myself. All I could think was… I cannot f—— wait to do that again. Why? I’ve no idea. Genes? Nurture? Star sign?” Jason recalled.

Jason also spoke about what happened before he quit using.

“I remember there being a moment, not long before I got clean, when it suddenly occurred to me that if everybody I knew died, literally every single person, I probably wouldn’t mind that much,” he said. “In fact, I might like it, because then it would be an excuse to sit in a room by myself and take drugs and everybody else would say, ‘Well you know, fair enough, you heard what happened didn’t you?’”

You can find out all the latest Harry Potter news right here.

'Harry Potter' Is Already Leaving HBO Max, Three Months After the Service Launched

The eight Harry Potter movies are currently streaming on the new service HBO Max, but they soon will be removed.

HBO Max launched on May 27 and it was a surprise to fans that the Harry Potter films were included as the company had not previously advertised that it would be on there.

The Harry Potter movies will be removed from HBO Max at the end of August, so you have a little over a month to watch the films, according to Deadline. It’s not currently clear if they will be streamed elsewhere.

The first three Jurassic Park movies are also being removed from HBO Max and they will debut on Netflix on August 1. Those films are also being removed from Peacock.

Peacock just revealed a list of films that are being removed as well.

Rupert Grint Joins 'Harry Potter' Co-Stars in Denouncing J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Commentary

Rupert Grint is speaking against J.K. Rowling‘s anti-trans rhetoric over the past week.

After his co-stars, including Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, voiced their support of the trans community and disagreement with the Harry Potter author, the 31-year-old actor, who played Ron Weasley, is now doing the same in a statement on Friday (June 12).

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“I firmly stand with the trans community and echo the sentiments expressed by many of my peers. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. We should all be entitled to live with love and without judgment,” he said in a statement to The Times.

After setting off outrage with tweets, J.K. Rowling wrote a lengthy essay addressing claims that she’s transphobic, in which she further enraged many people: “I want trans women to be safe. At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman – and, as I’ve said, gender confirmation certificates may now be granted without any need for surgery or hormones – then you open the door to any and all men who wish to come inside. That is the simple truth,” she wrote in the essay.

Find out what Emma Watson said in reaction to J.K. Rowling, as well as Daniel Radcliffe