Royal Oak library fights back against calls for banning books with riff on Rock and Roll concert shirt
According to the American Library Association, 2022 is on track to see a record attempt at banning books at public libraries, universities, and schools which is why librarians in Royal Oak are bringing awareness to book bans with a riff on a Rock and Roll concert shirt.
‘Harry Potter’ actors come out in support of trans community after J.K. Rowling’s comments
I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives. Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter himself, was the first star to make a statement on the matter. His thoughts were long, but to many “Harry Potter” fans, his words were very comforting. And in my opinion, nobody can touch that.”Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, tweeted out in support of the trans community. Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid.
You can listen to Daniel Radcliffe read chapter one of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’
Having Harry Potter himself read them to you, of course! J.K. Rowling is gathering up some of her famous muggle friends to bring fans the ultimate Harry Potter quarantine entertainment. The entire first book in Rowling’s wizarding series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be available for fans to listen to, and each chapter will be read by a different celebrity once a week, starting off with Daniel Radcliffe, aka Harry Potter. The site is full of puzzles, quizzes and articles that focus on everything Harry Potter and Hogwarts. You can watch a video of Radcliffe reading chapter one of the book here, or listen to it on Spotify.
You should revisit these 11 movie franchises while quarantined
Luckily for us, there are tons of films that have gone on to become major movie franchises, with sequel after sequel bringing back some of the most beloved characters of all time. So, if you want to take a break from binging “The Office” for the 10th time and want to dig in to some classics, consider watching these movie franchises from front to back. ‘Star Wars’Writer and director George Lucas created a movie about a team of rebels fighting evil in a galaxy far, far away, and it’s gone on to become one of the most influential movie franchises of all time. ‘Toy Story’A lot of the movie franchises are for teens and adults, but the “Toy Story” movies are great because the entire family can enjoy them. ‘Marvel’Anyone who has gone to see a Marvel movie knows that there are a ton of them.
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Could This Kid Be 'Dobby' in Creepy Viral Video? Today on Inside Edition
The creepy video showing a creature dancing in a Colorado driveway had everyone scratching their heads, with many saying it looked just like the house elf from "Harry Potter." Inside Edition tested a couple different ones to see what we could find and in some cases the results were downright nasty. The father of the ex-cheerleader accused of killing her own newborn baby took the stand in defense of his daughter. And this anchor has a message for the viewer who criticized her pants. For these stories and more, watch Inside Edition.
Is the Search for 'Dobby' Creature Over?
Three months after a creepy creature resembling Dobby from "Harry Potter" was captured on a home security camera, the question remains: Who or what was it? The video of the creature was captured on the driveway of Vivian Gomez's La Junta home in June, and it left people scratching their heads. While some noticed similarities to Dobby, others questioned whether it could be Gomez's 9-year-old son wearing underwear on his head. Her son Bobby happens to be about the same height as the creature in the video. RELATED STORIESDid This Family Just Catch Dobby the House Elf on Home Security Footage?
Catholic school removes 'Harry Potter' from its shelves
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CNN) - A Catholic school in Nashville is receiving a lot of what a school leader called "undesired attention" over a decision to remove the "Harry Potter" book series from its shelves. Dan Reehil, the pastor of St. Edward Catholic School, sent an e-mail to school staff explaining his reasoning for removing the books from the school's library. CNN called St. Edward Catholic School to request comment, but could not reach anyone. School says it's not a banAfter the school's decision started to gain attention, the Diocese's Superintendent of Schools Rebecca Hammel sent an e-mail to school staff clarifying the scope of the "Harry Potter" purge. In a copy of the letter provided to CNN, Hammel expressed regret that the decision had brought the school "undesired attention."
Harry Potter Books Are Banned by Pastor at Catholic School Because They Could 'Conjure Evil
The make-believe world of Harry Potter has been banned from a Tennessee Catholic elementary school after a pastor deemed the beloved books could conjure evil spirits. The main series of seven installments chronicling the magical adventures of a boy wizard and his gifted friends has been exorcised from the library of St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville, after the parish pastor issued a declaration decrying their content. Rebecca Hammel, superintendent of schools for Nashville's Catholic Diocese, said the church does not have an official position on the series. But individual pastors have the power to decide whether or not the books are allowed in parish schools, she said. This Woman's Harry Potter-Themed Proposal Is Sheer MagicArizona High School Students Perform Spellbinding 'Harry Potter' Dance RoutineTrump Tell-All Hits Bookshelves 4 Days Early: 'Haven't Seen Anything Like This Since Harry Potter'
Emma Watson helps launch legal advice line
The 29-year-old "Harry Potter" star announced Monday that she's helping launch a free legal advice line for those experiencing sexual harassment at work in England and Wales. "This advice line is such a huge development in ensuring that all women are supported, wherever we work." The advice itself will be provided by the charity Rights of Women, which provides legal advice and assistance to women. Parliament passed the Equality Act, which defines and outlaws sexual harassment, in 2010. Deeba Syed, a senior legal officer at Rights of Women, said the purpose of the line is to empower women to utilize their legal rights.
'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe in 'Playmobil: The Movie'
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Daniel Radcliffe isn't too old to play with toys. The actor, 30, best known as the titular wizard of the "Harry Potter" films, is voicing secret agent Rex Dasher in the upcoming animated action film "Playmobil: The Movie." The movie is based on the popular toy franchise Playmobil, similar to the wildly successful 2014 "LEGO Movie." In "Playmobil," Dasher partners with a food truck driver, voiced by Jim Gaffigan, and a savvy civilian, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, to rescue citizens who have vanished, distributor STX Entertainment says. "Saturday Night Live's" Kenan Thompson and musicians Adam Lambert and Meghan Trainor are also featured in the cast.
On this day: October 25
2002: Irish actor Richard Harris, perhaps best known for his role as King Arthur in the 1967 film "Camelot" and for playing Albus Dumbledore in the first two films in the "Harry Potter" series, dies of Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 72 in London, England. His other films included "The Sporting Life" and "The Field," both of which earned him Oscar nominations, "Gladiator," "Unforgiven" and "Cry, the Beloved Country." Hide Caption
On this day: July 21
2007: The seventh and last book of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," is released globally in 93 countries. The book broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever, a record it still holds today. It sold 15 million copies in its first 24 hours, including more than 11 million in the United States and United Kingdom alone, beating the previous record set by Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," which had sold nine million copies on its first day in 2005. Hide Caption