| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:25 PM
When Harry Potter fans started going crazy over Muggles, Quidditch and Gryffindor, I was already in high school.
The first Harry Potter book was released in the U.S. in 1998, my freshman year. I wasn't interested in the the whole Harry Potter craze...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:13 PM
After months of anticipation, Diagon Alley will open Tuesday morning at Universal Studios Florida, offering parkgoers shopping, dining and a 3D thrill ride in a setting that faithfully re-creates scenes from the blockbuster Harry Potter movies....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Author J.K. Rowling has posted a new story centered around Harry Potter and his allies from Dumbledore's Army, and fans can now read the 1500 word piece for free without a Pottermore registration.
Since March, Rowling has been writing original stories...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
David Legeno, an English actor and mixed martial artist best known for his villainous role in the "Harry Potter" films, was found dead in Death Valley on Sunday morning. He was 50.
The Inyo County Sheriff's Department was notified on the morning of...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:12 AM
Before the Fourth of July, we get horror.
Stephen King whips up chilling moments in writing the second-season premiere for "Under the Dome." Knives fly, kitchen appliances move, and waves of people collapse in the CBS drama, airing at 10 p.m. Monday....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts has extended his contract at the cable giant by a year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
His new contract will expire on June 30, 2015 and continues the media executive's habit of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.
It already seems like...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Michael Aiello has spent half his life working for Universal Orlando. He was on the theme parks' streets as one of the Blues Brothers and as Jack the Clown, a Halloween Horror Nights icon. The 36-year-old Orlando native eventually moved off the front...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:12 PM
J.K. Rowling has added more to her Harry Potter online universe, Pottermore.
And for the first time, it's not just words -- it's also music.
Rowling has written a 500-word story about Celestina Warbeck, the "singing sorceress" who is mentioned in...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Facebook is developing a "satire" tag to help the many users who complained that they have trouble distinguishing fake stories by The Onion and other spoof sites from actual news articles, according to Mashable.
If Facebook decides to implement the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Universal Orlando's annual passholders will get early access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley on weekdays in September.
Passholders have been notified that they will be able to enter Potter area of Universal Studios an hour...