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Get to Know Newt Scamander in This New 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Featurette!

Eddie Redmayne talks about his character Newt Scamander in this behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The 34-year-old Oscar winner stars as the wizarding world magizoologist.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

The film also stars Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Jon Voight, and Colin Farrell.

Fantastic Beasts hits theaters on November 18!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – A New Hero Featurette

J.K. Rowling Sends Orlando Victim Personal Note & Flowers

J.K. Rowling is remembering Luis Vielma after he was tragically killed during the Orlando shooting last week.

The 50-year-old Harry Potter author sent a gorgeous wreath of red roses and carnations to his memorial on Friday (July 17), along with a handwritten note.

“To Luis, who died for love. You will never be forgotten,” she wrote.

In case you didn’t know, Luis worked at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios.

Earlier in the week, J.K. honored him on Twitter too.

Our thoughts are still with Luis and the other 48 victims of this awful tragedy.

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J.K. Rowling Mourns Orlando Shooting Victim Luis Vielma

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling just took to Twitter to mourn the victims of the senseless Orlando shooting on Saturday (June 11), and one of the fifty victims holds a place close to her heart.

“Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal. He was 22 years old. I can’t stop crying. #Orlando,” J.K. wrote on her Twitter account, along with a photo of Luis in a Harry Potter uniform.

“He was a true friend,” Olga Glomba, who worked with Luis at Universal, told the Orlando Sentinel. “A funny, sweet, nerdy guy without a mean side. He just wanted to make people smile.”

Our thoughts are with everyone effected by this horrible tragedy.

J.K. Rowling Slams Critics of Hermoine Casting for 'Harry Potter' Play: 'Bunch of Racists'

J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” series, is opening up about the casting of Noma Dumezweni to play Hermoine in the new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, opening in London next month.

“With my experience of social media, I thought that idiots were going to idiot,” J.K. told The Guardian about casting the black actress to play the role. “But what can you say? That’s the way the world is. Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job.”

“I had a bunch of racists telling me that because Hermione ‘turned white’ — that is, lost color from her face after a shock — that she must be a white woman, which I have a great deal of difficulty with. But I decided not to get too agitated about it and simply state quite firmly that Hermione can be a black woman with my absolute blessing and enthusiasm,” J.K. added.

“What shocked me was the way people couldn’t visualise a non-white person as the hero of a story. It’s therefore brilliant that this has happened,” director of the play John Tiffany said.

See photos from the production below…

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J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Right to Free Speech

J.K. Rowling is defending Donald Trump’s right to “be offensive and bigoted.”

The Harry Potter author spoke up about the presidential hopeful’s freedom of speech during an appearance at the PEN Literary Gala on Monday (May 16) in New York City.

“His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine,” J.K. said (via LA Times). “Unless we take that absolute position, without caveats or apologies, we have set foot upon a road with only one destination.”

She continued, “If you seek the removal of freedoms from an opponent simply on the grounds that they have offended you, you have crossed a line to stand alongside tyrants who imprison, torture and kill on exactly the same justification.”

J.K. Rowling Receives Heartbreaking Letter From Mother of Cancer-Stricken Daughter

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J.K. Rowling Reveals 'History of Magic in North America' Titles & Themes

J.K. Rowling has revealed the titles of her upcoming Pottermore series on the magical history of North America!

A new installment will be released on the site each day March 9-11 at 9 a.m. EST, EW reports.

“Seventeenth Century and Beyond” will debut Wednesday (March 9) and covers the Salem witch trials, explaining why being a witch or wizard is more dangerous in North America than it is in Europe.

“Rappaport’s Law” debuts Thursday (March 10) and discusses strict laws about wizarding secrecy in the 18th century.

“1920s Wizarding America” debuts Friday (March 11) and tells the story of “the American makers of the finest wizarding implements.”

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