5 More Harry Potter Spin-Offs Potterheads Want To See

3 Aug

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As a self-confessed, diagnosed and all round Potterhead, I felt inspired to write an article after reading an article on WhatCulture about 5 Spin Offs that should be made in light of Rowling’s announcement that a movie would be made based on the life and adventures of Newt Scammander, the author of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. The announcement has set the Potterworld on fire which has mostly been subdued sine the release of the final film and the announcement of Pottermore. The latest movie announcement has roused up the Potter fan-base, which is one of the biggest in the world, and has a very strong hardcore contingent that will seemingly follow Rowling to the end of the world to get another taste of the Potter franchise.

With the Potterverse now expended to include not only the main books and movies, but also a theme park, several video games, an online interactive experience as well as additional book content and now a movie that takes place outside the main narrative. Still Potterheads are hungry for more content, and while Rowling seems hesitant, she seems to once again be obliging her fans with the creation of the Scammander movie.

Following on from the previously mentioned article, this is a list of 5 more spin offs that JK Rowling should make with under the Harry Potter franchise.

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10 Villains Who Were Completely Screwed By Movie Adaptations

3 Aug

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Even when it’s claiming to be showing us films that are “based on a true story” or “real events,” Hollywood basically just steam-rolls over the traditional notion of the truth, without concern for the impact on reality, history or literature. And why wouldn’t they?

After all, who cares about the source – whether historical or textual – when lying is so much more delightful?

Oliver Stone basically made up a whole world of lies for his version of the JFK assassination theory, Zulu turned teetotal, honourable hero Henry Hook into a drunken malingerer and Rudy turned Dan Dein – the man behind Rudy’s selection – into a pantomime villain who was overruled by his squad.

But these crimes in the name of fiction are far from the only examples: across many genres and multiple stories, characters who were basically either heroes or misunderstood in their original form have been royally screwed by Hollywood’s quest for a “better story.”

Stories have been retold, and for most of the characters on this list, myths have been wrongly built on those lies, meaning the “truth” we all now wholly accept is invariably based on great big fibs. Every single one of these victims has been pushed through a malevolent mangle and come out the other side in a totally different, far more nasty form.

And some of them are basically good guys.

Honourable Mention

Mark Zuckerberg – The Social Network

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Facebook is great: it allows users to find old friends and look at their holiday photos, or reconnect with old flames, and look at their holiday photos, or even discover new friends, and look at their holiday photos. But The Social Network told the story of a socially awkward, downright nasty nerd who invented the site, propelled by romantic rejection, and basically just a bad egg.

However you feel about Mark Zuckerberg, the reality is probably some way off what The Social Network claimed – especially the part about his ex inspiring the entire thing.

But, let’s be honest, Zuckerberg might just deserve some of the heat, imagined or otherwise, because he invented Facebook, and then has the temerity to reinvent it every couple of months just as his self-righteous users are getting used to the last round of changes.

And that’s to say nothing of the spurious privacy practices that see your inane and useless conversations and Likes sold to the highest bidder. Allegedly.

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Lauren Conrad Goes Shopping With Her Engagement Ring In El Lay

2 Aug

Shopping is so much more fun with your brand new engagement ring in tow!

Lauren Conrad hit up Urban Outfitters in El Lay on Sunday, looking California cool in dark wash skinnies and a fuzzy white sweater with sleeves just long enough to cover her new bling from fiance William Tell.

But we still got a peek! And we’re happy to report it’s as shiny as ever!

LC’s other awesome — though not as awesome — accessories included a Miu Miu shoulder bag and scalloped Chloe flats.

Congrats again and again, Lauren!

[Image via AKM-GSI.]

Miranda Kerr Sets The Stylin’ Pace In NYC

2 Aug

You know Miranda Kerr means serious business when she hits the streets in flats!

The leggy supermodel made strides in NYC on Monday wearing an easy-going outfit consisting of light blue skinny jeans and a black blouse.

Yet, she still put everyone else to shame with her texture-centric accessories, like her suede Balmain purse and calf-hair Balenciaga flats!

Not even her thrown up ponytail could bring this look down!

Guess that all comes naturally when you’re professionally gorgeous!!

[Image via Pacific Coast News.]

KATE MIDDLETON Shows Off Flat Tummy Three Months After Giving Birth (PHOTOS)

1 Aug

KATE MIDDLETON showed off her flat tummy three months after giving birth during a quick volleyball match on Friday.

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Obviously, Kate Middleton did not have a hard time shedding the weight after welcoming her baby in July, because In just a few short weeks following the birth, the Duchess of Cambridge was already quite slim and appeared to be back to pre-pregnancy figure.

Fast forward to today, less than three months later, and she looks as if she never even had a child.

On Friday, Prince William‘s beautiful wife showed off her amazing post-baby body during a volleyball match for the SportsAid Athlete Workshop at the Copper Box in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

We also caught a glimpse of her ridiculously flat stomach, which briefly came into view as she jumped around on the volleyball court.

Click HERE for the photos.

Tell us your secret, Kate!

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Giuliana Rancic: What’s On My DVR?

1 Aug
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    Giuliana Rancic, whose reality series Giuliana & Bill airs Tuesdays on E!, tells Us Weekly what she’s watching on TV this fall.Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

    Fall TV is serious business in the Rancic household. “Bill and I fight over the remote,” Giuliana Rancic tells Us Weekly of her small screen habits at home with her husband of six years. “He likes to watch football, scripted shows and documentaries, whereas I like reality competitions and anything without a script!”

    PHOTOS: Celebs who got their start on reality TV

    Currently filming their reality show, Giuliana & Bill, the couple will have the chance to relive their favorite past show moments when season 6 begins airing in full on the E! Network starting Tues., Oct. 15 at 10 p.m. (EST).

    PHOTOS: Remember this hilarious Giuliana & Bill scene?

    Among some of the highlights? Giuliana gets down n’ dirty with a male stripper during a pal’s baby shower and writes and sings a song for Bill as a Father’s Day present. “That was my absolute favorite moment,” Giuliana tells Us, “he was laughing so hard he was crying! Even Duke looked stunned [by my singing!]”

    PHOTOS: Giuliana & Bill’s sweetest moments

    What else is on Giuliana Rancic’s DVR? She flips channels with Us:

    The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Sundays, Bravo): “You never know what’s going to come out of their mouths!”

    Giuliana & Bill (Tuesdays, E!): “I used to watch because Bill and I were on it, of course, but now I watch to see baby Duke! I am so excited the show is coming to E!”

    The Voice (Mondays and Tuesdays, NBC): “I love hearing the heartfelt stories of these struggling artists and then watching them come out on stage hoping for a chair to turn to make their dreams come true.”

    PHOTOS: Before they were on The Voice

    Fashion Police (Fridays, E!): “It’s even funnier to watch it on TV than it is to tape it each week! I just sit in bed and laugh listening to Joan [Rivers]!”

    America Now (check local listings): “This news magazine show is hosted by my husband and Leeza Gibbons. I love watching how great Bill is on-camera — I like to jokingly tell him I taught him everything he knows!”

    Oklahoma Sooners WR Trey Metoyer — Alleged Serial Masturbater

    31 Jul

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    Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Trey Metoyer has a problem — he can’t stop masturbating in public … this according to police docs obtained by TMZ.

    The sophomore — who was a 5-star recruit out of high school — was charged with 2 counts of felony indecent exposure after allegedly throwing a J in public on 2 separate occasions.

    Here’s the breakdown, according to cops:

    8/29/13 — Someone called police in Norman, OK to report a man wearing a blue shirt and blue pants pleasuring himself inside of a red Pontiac Grand Am.

    9/17/13 — A woman called police saying Metoyer approached her while she was walking her dog and asked to borrow a pen. She went inside her apt. to grab it and when she returned outside, Trey was outside of her front door”masturbating in front of her apartment.”

    The woman said Trey then asked her “if she would want the pen back.”

    We’re guessing she declined his offer.

    Cops say Metoyer initially denied the allegations — but later acknowledged them and said ” the incidents were a mistake and he was not thinking clearly at the time.”

    Metoyer has since left the football team — so he’ll have a lot of time on his hands. Hope he’ll keep them in his pockets …

    Mickey Rooney’s Stepson SETTLES Elder Abuse Suit for MILLIONS

    31 Jul

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    Mickey Rooney‘s stepson now concedes he owes the famed actor $2.8 million for allegedly siphoning off a ton of money from Mickey’s financial accounts, but there’s a GIGANTIC catch.

    Christopher Aber and his wife, Christina, have just settled with Mickey’s conservators, after allegations they played funny with Mickey’s money.  There were also allegations the couple deprived Mickey of food, meds, and even blocked him from leaving his home.

    The whole thing escalated when the 93-year-old actor testified before Congress on elder abuse.

    So now Christopher and Christina — who have declared bankruptcy — have folded.  So how, you ask, can Mickey get $2.8 mil?  Well under the settlement, Christopher and Christina have a homeowner’s insurance policy that arguably covers this type of wrongdoing.  So Mickey’s lawyers think they can use the settlement to go after the insurance company and get their dough.

    Here’s the rub.  The insurance company has already made it clear … it’s not paying anything because the alleged abuses were intentional, and that’s not covered under the policy.

    So Mickey’s lawyers are now going to sue the insurance company and demand not only the $2.8 mil but also punitive damages for bad faith denial of coverage.

    Casey Kasem’s Wife Fires Back At Conservatorship Filing By Stepkids

    30 Jul

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    The wife of legendary radio deejay Casey Kasem has challenged a conservatorship filing from his three children by filing papers of her own in court on Tuesday.

    Casey’s kids took legal action last week after their stepmother, actress Jean Kasem, cut them off from visiting their father, who is suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease.

    Kerri, Julie and Mike Kasem filed for legal control of their father’s affairs after being refused visits and phone calls for over three months, but now their stepmother has fired back.

    Jean claims that she’s been caring for her husband, who is also suffering from early onset dementia, and says that the conservatorship should be given to her.

    According to TMZ.com, Kasem’s kids claim that they have power of attorney for their father, stemming from a 2007 court ruling; however, Jean claims that it was nullified in 2011 and she has control.

    The former “Cheers” actress also says that her stepchildren sponged off of her and her husband for years and still haven’t repayed loans in the six figure ranges.

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    Paul McCartney Defends Miley Cyrus Over Racy Performances

    30 Jul

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    Former Beatle Paul McCartney has come to the defense of Miley Cyrus over her recent performances, saying that we’ve all “seen worse than that.”

    McCartney told Britain’s Sky News that he saw Miley’s MTV Video Music Awards performance and thought it was only “mildly shocking”.

    “You know what, I don’t think it was explicit at all,” he says. “You couldn’t see anything! I watched it just as an experiment, to check. But obviously you look at it and you go, ‘What’s everyone shouting about?’.

    “Someone said to me that the world that a lot of those people like Miley live in is all noise, and they’ve got to get above the noise. So they have to do something,” McCartney added.

    “I think it was only mildly shocking. She’s dancing with Robin Thicke, so what? Come on, we’ve seen worse than that!” he said.

    McCartney has been making the rounds promoting his 16th solo album, appropriately titled “New”.

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