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J.K. Rowling Reveals a Cool New Tidbit About a 'Harry Potter' Character - Watch Now!

JK Rowling has revealed a cool new tidbit about Celestina Warbeck – a character referenced only a few times in her “Harry Potter” book series.

The character is a singer who is now featured with her own show at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios.

“Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style,” JK wrote on Pottermore. When talking about the singer’s popularity within the books, she added that “Three devoted fans were involved in a nasty three-broom pile up over Liverpool while trying to reach the last night of her Flighty Aphrodite tour, and her tickets often appear on the black market at vastly inflated prices (one reason why Molly Weasley has never yet seen her favourite singer live).”

Watch a video of Celestina coming to life below!


Celestina Warbeck Comes to Life at ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park

Dame Shirley Bassey: James Bond Tribute at Oscars 2013 (Video)

Dame Shirley Bassey belts out “Goldfinger” during a James Bond tribute at the 2013 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 24) in Hollywood.

The 76-year-old entertainer, who made her Oscars debut this evening, received the first standing ovation of the show!

Check out the complete tribute below, which features Halle Berry as presenter for the video montage before the amazing performance.

Also pictured inside: Shirley on the red carpet earlier in the evening.

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