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  • Harry Potter: A history in 60 seconds

    Harry Potter: A history in 60 seconds
    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...
  • Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal

    Tips for navigating Diagon Alley, opening Tuesday at Universal
    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....
  • J.K. Rowling Releases New Online Harry Potter Story with Adult Harry at the Quidditch World Cup

    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...
  • 'Harry Potter' Actor Found Dead in Death Valley

    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...
  • 'Under the Dome' returns; 4th of July, Harry Potter specials

    'Under the Dome' returns; 4th of July, Harry Potter specials
    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....
  • Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Extends Contract By a Year

    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...
  • Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

    Top 15 for 2015: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks
    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...
  • Michael Aiello: Riding Universal wave from Jaws to Diagon Alley

    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...
  • J.K. Rowling adds more to Pottermore -- with a theme park tie-in

    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...
  • Facebook testing 'satire' tag for fake news stories

    Facebook testing 'satire' tag for fake news stories
    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...
  • Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World

    Universal: Annual passholders get early access to Wizarding World
    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...