'Harry Potter' Came Up With the Hogwarts Houses In The Most Interesting Place

'Harry Potter' Came Up With the Hogwarts Houses In The Most Interesting Place

JK Rowling has revealed more about coming up with the idea for Harry Potter, and just where she came up with the Hogwarts Houses.

Opening up on Twitter about writing habits with fellow author Ruth Ware, both authors revealed that there’s no one way to write right and in the process, JK dished on where the Hogwarts houses were born.

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“The best thing I ever wrote on was an aeroplane sick bag,” she wrote. “Came up with the Hogwarts houses on it.”

The Hogwarts Houses are a huge part of the series, with the young Harry getting sorted into Gryffindor and almost instantly having a rivalry with anyone in Slytherin House.

Although, we still think finding out there were two Harry Potters was a bigger deal.

Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan, Justice Smith & More Celebrate Love in 'Every Day' Trailer

Angourie Rice, Debby Ryan, Justice Smith & More Celebrate Love in 'Every Day' Trailer

The trailer for the coming-of-age movie Every Day is here, reminding us that love has no limits.

The film centers on a teenager who ends up falling for A, a being who changes into someone else every day.

“I am someone who wakes up in a different body every day,” A describes themself in the trailer. “Always someone my age, never too far from the last, never the same person twice.” There are no limits on race, gender identity, or physical traits.

“I know what makes each person different, and what makes everyone the same,” A shares.

Directed by Michael Sucsy and based on David Levithan‘s New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, the movie stars The Nice GuysAngourie Rice, Maria Bello, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Justice Smith, Jessie‘s Debby Ryan, and It‘s Owen Teague.

Watch the trailer below, and don’t miss Every Day when it hits theaters on February 23!


EVERY DAY Official Trailer (2018)

Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton & Caity Lotz Will Speak on 'Wonder Women' Panel For 'DC in D.C.' Weekend

Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton & Caity Lotz Will Speak on 'Wonder Women' Panel For 'DC in D.C.' Weekend

Three of our absolute favorite DC stars — Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton and Caity Lotz — are heading up one of the panels during the upcoming DC in D.C. Weekend.

The stars of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow will be featured on the Wonder Women panel during the weekend event, which is a pop culture event that brings together the worlds of entertainment and public service to illuminate the story of America and current issues through the lens of comics and Super Heroes.

During the panel, Candice, Danielle and Caity will speak on about paving the way for even more super women on the small and big screens, along with Berlanti Productions President Sarah Schechter and writers and artists Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Shea Fontana, Agnes Garbowska and Mariko Tamaki.

The DC in D.C. event will also feature the premiere screening of Black Lightning. More details to follow!

Netflix's 'Trollhunters' Was Almost Made Into A Live Action Series

Netflix's 'Trollhunters' Was Almost Made Into A Live Action Series

It’s not really a question of any sort that JJJ is obsessed with Trollhunters on Netflix.

The series returns with it’s second installment today and we are counting down the hours until we’re off of work so we can binge watch like we were meant to — but this new piece of info about the animated show totally caught us by surprise.

Did you know that Trollhunters could’ve actually been just like Stranger Things?!

In a new interview with creator Guillermo del Toro, he revealed the original pitch was eerily similar to what we’re seeing now with Stranger Things.

“When I pitched the show first in 2006, it was as a live-action television series, and it was very similar to Stranger Things,” he shared. “It was going to be in suburbia, with monsters, and a larger plot, with kids on bicycles, same everything, just like that.”

But, it didn’t happen, and just like us, he’s happy about that.

“I’m very glad we didn’t do it [as live-action]. I’m very glad we did it animated,” he added. “I was able to distill the purity of that, and I think that it’s much better to remind kids that you can find a certain sense of purity, even with the computers, and cellphones, and everything that is a screaming social media view — there is a place for imagination, and emotional purity, and good heart.”

Trollhunters Part 2 is streaming now on Netflix.

Shay Mitchell Reveals Who She First Thought A Was On 'PLL'

Shay Mitchell Reveals Who She First Thought A Was On 'PLL'

Shay Mitchell had an end of year Q&A on her YouTube channel and revealed who she thought was A.

The 30-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress made use of some free time before an event to answer some questions, including what her favorite movie is (she has three), the most embarrassing item of clothing she owns and even gave some career advice.

One fan asked, “At first, who did you think was A?”

“Me. actually I don’t know if I thought it was me, but I wanted it to be me,” she answered. “But I think all the girls wanted to be A.”

“And then obviously Spencer won. Or her twin did. I don’t know who I thought it was gonna be at first. I honestly thought it would be kind of funny if it was one of the parents. Like maybe my mom or something.”


2017 Wrap-Up Q+A | Shay Mitchell

Paul Wesley is Starring in Off-Broadway Production of 'Frankenstein!'

Paul Wesley is Starring in Off-Broadway Production of 'Frankenstein!'

Will you be checking out Paul Wesley in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?

The Vampire Diaries star teamed up with his off-Broadway castmates at a meet and greet at the Shelter Studios on Thursday (December 14) in New York City.

He was joined by Robert Fairchild, who also choreographed the show, as well as Mia Vallet, Rocco Sisto, Krysty Swann, Avey Noble, Peyton Lusk, and Shiv Ajay Pancholi-Parekh.

The production, directed by Donald T. Sanders, will run from December 21 to January 7, with opening night on December 27 at Pershing Square Signature Center.

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, “The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The Creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he is forced to descend into evil deeds. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance interwoven with Mary Shelley‘s letters and diaries create parallel narratives as both dramas unfold.” (via TheaterMania.com)

10+ pictures inside of Paul Wesley at the meet and greet… More Here »

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Cole Sprouse Gives Update On Jellybean's Arrival on 'Riverdale'

Cole Sprouse Gives Update On Jellybean's Arrival on 'Riverdale'

When is Jellybean coming to Riverdale?!?!

The answer to that we still don’t know, but Cole Sprouse is giving an update on when we could expect Jughead’s little sister.

“We don’t know anything about jellybean just yet,” he said on ET’s Sweetwater Secrets. “This is one of those dilemmas we face because we have such a massive ensemble of characters. And often times I think some characters deserve more justice narratively than what we’re able to provide in the first nine episodes. So the introduction of additional characters is kind of a dilemma that we have because it means possibly less screen time for characters who already haven’t got enough.”

“I don’t know if you know too much about poor Jughead’s tormented family just yet. You know it’s going to get sadder,” he added.

Though Cole didn’t quite specify, we have a feeling we just might be seeing Jellybean soon.

Francia Raisa Says Her 'grown-ish' Character Opened Her Eyes To A Lot of Things

Francia Raisa Says Her 'grown-ish' Character Opened Her Eyes To A Lot of Things

Francia Raisa will be back on the small screen in grown-ish, premiering in just a few weeks on Freeform.

The role reunites her with the network, where she used to star on The Secret Life of the American Teenager before it ended its run in 2013.

Preparing for the part required a little extra work for Francia, who will play Ana Maria Patricia Torres, who is a Cuban-American Republican from Miami.

Speaking with US Weekly, Francia opened up about her preperation, and how she actually related to Ana: “She grew up conservative — well, Catholic. I grew up Catholic so that side I understand, having to read the Bible, having to have a rosary, and all that stuff.”

“But on her beliefs, I’m not Cuban at all so I had to learn a lot about Cuba, which is really fun to me and really interesting,” she adds. “It was different and I’m actually really tapping into a different character and really embodying who Anna is. I can try to put a little bit of myself, but she’s so different from me.”

“I think once you understand your character, which is my secret, once you understand your character, the lines just come fast,” Francia went on. “It’s basically just research, lots and lots of research, like, ‘OK, let me understand that side of the party because I’m not Republican,’ and it really opened my eyes to a lot of things.”

grown-ish premieres on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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