Beki Winchel

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Hollywood magic: Here's how Disney got 'Beauty and the Beast' right

Yes, Dan Stevens was actually on set during the big dance scene in 'Beauty and the Beast' — on stilts, no less. USA TODAY<p>LOS ANGELES — Princess, schmincess.<p>Belle has been the headstrong type since 1991’s <i>Beauty and the Beast,</i> when the animated bookworm emerged as Disney’s most progressive princess. …

Walt Disney Company

Color Palettes From Famous Movies Show How Colors Set The Tone Of A Film

Movies In Color is an intriguing project by LA-based designer Roxy Radulescu. She derives light, medium and dark color palettes from movie stills and …

Cinematography

'Send me $5, see what happens' Yes, that scam worked for this Tinder user.

A Missouri Western student was recently banned from Tinder after she entreated men to send her money.<p>Maggie Archer, 20, used nothing more than a few …

Online Dating

Comic book nerds fell into a pool, and looked amazing doing it

Brett Stanley is an Australian-born artist who specializes in underwater photography. In his latest project, he photographed models who do cosplay, …

Cosplay

Wizard Handfasting Cord ~ Wedding Handfasting ~ Celtic handfasting ~ Wedding Ceremony ~ Harry Potter ~ Handblessing ~ Handfasting Vows

Wizard Theme Inspired<p>Wedding Handfasting Cord<p>Shown in<p>6ft Hand Braided in satin 5/8" ribbon in<br>Red, Orange & Old Gold AND<br>Green, Pewter, Black AND<br>Brick Red, Harvest Yellow & Black AND<br>Regal Purple, Navy & Silver<br>AND Burgundy, Pink Blush & Ivory<p>email me with a different combo... pretty flexible on the 3 …

Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion plans surface: Forest, Floo

Information concerning Universal Orlando’s inevitable Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion plans are starting to leak as the theme park patents …

Walt Disney Company

Michelle Wie's new Harry Potter-themed wedges are amazing

Harry Potter fans, get ready to be jealous. Callaway made Michelle Wie some custom Harry Potter-themed wedges and they are downright magical.<p>According to Callaway, Wie got in touch with Anthony Taranto, Callaway’s wedge-stamper extraordinaire, and asked that her next set of wedges be all about …

'BBC dad' announces CNN interview with the perfect dad joke

This could well be the final swansong for the sweet, viral phenomena that was BBC dad.<p>It's now been 12 days since the glorious video of Professor Robert Kelly's children gatecrashing his BBC interview went massively viral, and — after numerous parodies, think pieces and an eventual press conference …

Fatherhood

Eddie Redmayne surprises Harry Potter fans with a visit to Hogwarts

Today, when the doors to the set of Hogwarts Great Hall parted at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Eddie Redmayne was there to greet visitors with …

Harry Potter

'Harry Potter' concert to be staged in Malaysia

Potterheads rejoice! The first installment of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series will be staged in Kuala Lumpur this 15 and 16 July. The Selangor …

Harry Potter

Sideways Dictionary Explains Complex Tech Jargon With Analogies

Tech jargon is notoriously difficult to understand, but as more and more security issues dominate the news, more bizarre terminology comes with it. …

Cool Stuff

Silicon Valley Is Having a Meltdown Because It Can't Use Uber and Lyft at SXSW

Last May, voters in Austin backed their city government’s hard line on background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers. Both companies exited the city …

Uber

Spotify says the 'Star Wars' Cantina Band song is people's #1 sex track

When you're about to do the thing, you'd want to set the mood right. Maybe get candles out, put some sensual music on for the occasion.<p>But apparently in Australia, "sensual music" translates to the Cantina Band song from <i>Star Wars</i>. Yep. It's the top song in the country when searching for "sex" on …

Music

Dear 'The Vampire Diaries': A love letter to Mystic Falls

Dear <i>The Vampire Diaries</i>, today will be different.<p>Today, we won’t get to wonder who Elena will choose, in the end. We won’t have to hope that Bonnie …

TV

‘Hamilton’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Share More Than Just Stage Magic

The groundbreaking, musical <i>Hamilton</i> and the award-winning West End play <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> seem to share more than just a color scheme …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

‘Once Upon a Time’ stars negotiating for possible season 7

<i>Once Upon a Time</i> season 7 is not yet confirmed, but that’s not stopping four stars from extending their contracts.<i>Once Upon a Time</i> stars are not …

TV

SXSW: Gawker's Nick Denton Eyes the Messaging Space (Social Media Chills Him)

Most Popular<p>Gawker founder Nick Denton spoke for the first time at SXSW this week about what he plans to do next following the demise of the site he …

Lawsuits

Wizards of the Coast is releasing an official app to support your D&D campaign

D&D moves into the digital age<p>Stacks of papers are a staple at any regular <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> game, but Wizards of the Coast is finally offering a digital client to help gamers manage their characters. Today at PAX East, the company revealed a new “Digital Toolset” that works with Fifth Edition …

RPGs

That time Facebook went too far

Facebook’s attempts to clone Snapchat know no limit.<p>The social networking giant is in the enviable position of owning a number of the world’s most used internet services and applications. Facebook the social network is closing in on two billion registered users — a level of global reach that is …

Facebook

Literally Just 100 Memes You’ll Find Funny If You’ve Ever Been Single

I guess I have “play me” and “waste my time” written on my forehead.

Breaking Down the Father on BBC Being Interrupted by His Children

I don’t know that I have ever seen a video go viral more quickly than this clip of some dude in South Korea commenting on the removal of …

The Untold Story Behind The Hogwarts Cat

By Amanda Mannen Published: March 11th, 2017 For those of you who don't spend what little time you have on this Earth watching children's movies …

Harry Potter

How to Plan a Harry Potter-Themed Trip to Edinburgh

For devoted Harry Potter fans, Edinburgh holds the key to a magical experience.<p>Edinburgh is a city with a story to tell. It has a literary history …

The New Wonder Woman Trailer Promises Something Unique: A Superhero Origin Story

Everyone loves superhero movies, those thrilling tales of masked men and women who appear out of nowhere to fight evil for no reason. But did you …

Comics
Nintendo

Top 10 fantasy fiction universes

From George RR Martin’s vast, warlike realms to Neil Gaiman’s London Below, these paracosms are bound only by their authors’ rules, not those of reality<p>When it comes to top-notch fantasy, we’re spoiled for choice these days. JK Rowling, China Miéville, Ursula K Le Guin, Robert Jordan and Brandon …

Science Fiction

Harry Potter Cast Sneaks into the Forbidden Forest

The greatly anticipated Forbidden Forest expansion at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London opens March 31st. The tour will include a full size model of …

Harry Potter

Tickets for the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition go on sale in April

Tickets for <i>Harry Potter: A History of Magic</i>, a new exhibition delving deep into Harry Potter’s culture and historical inspirations, are to go on sale …

J.K. Rowling slams International Women's Day trolls in 1 perfect tweet

J.K. Rowling is getting out there ahead of the trolls on International Women's Day.<p>On Wednesday morning, the author took to Twitter to share the following message.<p>As someone who's been a big voice on Twitter for a while now, Rowling clearly anticipated the annual parade of angry trolls and decided …

Harry Potter

Marauders Map Harry Potter handmade shoes

A must have for all Harry Potter fans. Screenprinted Harry Potter fabric with the iconic marauders map, finished with a black satin bow and a silver deathly hallows, he who shall not be named wouldn't stand a chance against the wearer of these!<br>This details of this design is customisable so you can …