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J.K. Rowling Reveals The Inspiration For 'Harry Potter' Nemesis Dolores Umbridge

October 31st, 2014 7:31pm EDT
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J.K. Rowling has revealed to "Harry Potter" fans that the character of Dolores Umbridge was inspired by a schoolteacher she had a strong dislike for while growing up.

The author posted on her blog Thursday that Umbridge, played by actress Imelda Staunton and one of the most hated Potter characters in the series, was inspired by one of her teachers as a child -- one whose name she won't tell, though.

Rowling posted that the person in question was one "whom I disliked intensely on sight" on her Pottermore.com website on Friday.

"The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest," R...
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Lawsuit Against Robin Thicke And Pharrell Williams Over 'Blurred Lines' Going To Trial By Jury

October 31st, 2014 5:37pm EDT
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The lawsuit brought by the family of late singer Marvin Gaye against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. over hit single "Blurred Lines" will go on.

A Judge in Los Angeles ruled that a trial by jury will be needed to decide whether or not the artists sampled music from Gaye's hit song "Got To Give It Up" and infringing on its copyright.

The three stars attempted to dissuade District Judge John A. Kronstadt from moving forward with a trial, but it wasn't enough and a trial will now be scheduled.

Last year the children of the late Gaye filed a suit claiming that Thicke, Williams and T...
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Stars Show Off Their Halloween Costumes: Taylor Swift As A 'Pegacorn,' Katy Perry As A Cheeto & Lots More!

October 31st, 2014 2:43pm EDT
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Taylor Swift shared a photo of her Halloween costume on Instagram Friday morning, and not since Napoleon Dynamite's Liger has there been an animal so epic.

The singer, who is about to top the charts with new album "1989," which is set to sell over a million copies in its first week of release, wrote, "Cause, darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN."

The half Unicorn/half Pegasus outfit is genius!

Taylor's had a big week promoting her latest release, and it's amazing that she's still got enough energy to thrown on her costume at 7a.m. with all the publicity and performances she's ...
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Paul Reubens Announces Third 'Pee-Wee Herman' Film On 'The Tonight Show,' Does Hilarious Voiceover For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

October 30th, 2014 9:47pm EDT
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Actor Paul Reubens is bringing his classic character Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen!

The 62-year-old star became a cult icon after his first appearance on film, in 1980's "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie," before spinning the character off into his own TV series, "Pee Wee's Playhouse," and a pair of feature films.

The first of those films, "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," was the directorial debut of Tim Burton.

Reubens guested on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night and revealed that the third Pee-Wee Herman film has been in the works since 2010, and now the film is fin...
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Allison Williams And Christopher Walken Prepare For Battle In The First Look Trailer For NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

October 30th, 2014 9:18pm EDT
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Following the release of a few stills from NBC's upcoming production of Peter Pan Live! last month, the first live footage of Allison Williams in the title role and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook premiered online on Thursday, showing the two stars in full costume on the set of the production, where stage hands and production assistants can be seen rushing around behind the scenes to get ready for the big show, which airs in just over a Month.

No dialog is spoken in the clip, which features the sounds from the set mixed with those of an orchestra tuning up before the two stars feign bat...
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Jim Carrey Mocks Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln Ads On 'SNL' And Does It Again For Letterman

October 30th, 2014 8:47pm EDT
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Jim Carrey and Kate Hudson nailed impressions of Matthew McConaughey over the past week, with the actress taking on her "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" costar at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring the actor at The Beverly Hilton Hotel last Tuesday.

Carrey delivered his own take during a hilarious skit for "Saturday Night Live" this past weekend, poking fun at McConaughey's new Lincoln car ads.

"Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward," the actor said in McConaughey's southern drawl while driving the car. "And I don't mean go back and reminisce, or chase ghosts. I me...
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Rihanna, Miley Cyrus Show Some Serious Skin At amfAR Inspiration Gala

October 30th, 2014 6:49pm EDT
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Rihanna and Miley Cyrus put on a display at the amfAR Inspiration Gala honoring designer Tom Ford in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, showing off lots of cleavage and leaving little to the imagination in their revealing outfits.

Rihanna, who spent $135,000 during the benefit's auction, according to London's Mail Online, sat next to Justin Timberlake, who attended the event solo (making us wonder if those rumors about Jessica Biel are actually true).

The singer wore a white dress that featured a top that exposed both of her breasts, which were barely hidden by some purple fabric flower pe...
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'Greed, Betrayal, Sexual Intrigue And Rivalry' Are Coming To Netflix In 'Marco Polo

October 29th, 2014 10:26pm EDT
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The first teaser for the highly anticipated Netflix original series Marco Polo has arrived, and the show promises "a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry."

"Marco, the blood of an adventurer courses through your veins," the title character (Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy) is told at the beginning of the trailer for the series, which is set in the 13th century as Marco Polo explores China and the Far East and visits the court of Kublai Khan.

The 10-episode first season stars Richelmy opposite Zhu Zhu, who plays his love interest Kokachin; Benedict Wong, Joan Chen...
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Marvel Defends Decision Not To Make Black Widow Movie

October 29th, 2014 7:57pm EDT
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During Marvel Studios' big reveal of it's movie release schedule for the next five years on Tuesday, studio head Kevin Feige explained to attendees at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles why fan favorite character Black Widow won't be getting her own film.

Release dates for eight new Marvel films were announced, one of which will be split into two parts a la "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," including "Black Panther," "Doctor Strange," "Inhumans" and a number of sequels to existing franchises, but the ex-KGB assassin, played by Scarlett Johansson, was noticably absent.

"It's about brin...
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Katie Holmes Talks Life After Tom Cruise: 'I Don't Have Any Fear Now'

October 29th, 2014 6:49pm EDT
Katie Holmes People magazine
Katie Holmes has kept quiet during the two years following the abrupt end of her five-year marriage to Tom Cruise, and now she's finally opened up about it.

The actress, 35, tells the latest issue of People magazine that while her devotion to the couple's eight-year-old daughter Suri is her top priority now, she's still working on getting past her past and reclaiming her career.

"I don't want that moment in my life to define me, to be who I am," Holmes says. "I don't want that to be what I'm known as. I was an actor before, an actor during and an actor now."

Katie adds that she's more re...
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