Rowling's latest tweets on hormone therapy have sparked more controversy for the author.
Rowling was accused of being transphobic after arguing that women should be entitled to single-sex spaces.
Steve Kloves, "Harry Potter" screenwriter and "Fantastic Beasts" producer, has broken his silence on "Potter" author J.K. Rowling's controversial statements about transgender identity. "Our diversity is our strength," Kloves says in an exclusive statement to Variety. "In these challenging times, it's more important than ever that transgender women and men, and people who are non-binary, feel […]
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has spoken out in support of trans rights following the online backlash against JK Rowling.The author has faced criticism for tweets addressing trans women and wrote a lengthy blog on Wednesday saying her interest in trans issues stemmed from being a survivor of abuse and having concerns around single-sex spaces.
Warner Bros. has responded to the ongoing controversy surrounding J.K. Rowling's statements about transgender identity. "The events in the last several weeks have firmed our resolve as a company to confront difficult societal issues," the company said in a statement to Variety. "Warner Bros.' position on inclusiveness is well established, and fostering a diverse and inclusive […]
The "Harry Potter" author defended herself after she was called out for posting transphobic tweets.
Changes to the source material come with author Eoin Colfer’s blessing, said director Kenneth Branagh.
J.K. Rowling posted a series of tweets on June 6 to her 14.5 million followers that made clear the author of the global bestselling "Harry Potter" book series does not believe that transgender women are women or transgender men are men. "If sex isn't real, there's no same-sex attraction," Rowling tweeted. "If sex isn't real, […]
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe posted a lengthy response on Monday to controversial anti-trans tweets posted by author J.K. Rowling on June 6. "Transgender women are women," Radcliffe wrote in an essay posted to the website of the Trevor Project, a non-profit dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ people. "Any statement to […]
Many people are calling out "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling for a series of anti-trans tweets on Saturday afternoon. Rowling's latest controversy began when she commented on an article from Devex, a media platform for the global development community, titled "Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate." "'People who menstruate.' I'm […]
HBO Max launched on May 27, and it's already pulling out the big wands. WarnerMedia's streaming service came online with 10,000 hours of film and TV shows, including all eight Harry Potter films.
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling announced that she is releasing a new children's book, "The Ickabog." It marks her first novel aimed toward younger readers that doesn't take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The first two chapters of the fairytale "The Ickabog" are available online for free, with daily installments being released […]
J.K. Rowling's immensely popular book that started it all -- "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" -- will be read by a lineup of celebrities chapter-by-chapter, in a series of free videos and audio recordings to be doled out over the next several months. Rowling's Wizarding World announced seven readers for the special event on […]
During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for May 4-10, including the best deals we could find for each.
Branded Harry Potter buses that usually convey fans to Warner Bros.’ The Making of Harry Potter studio tour in the U.K. are being used to transport key National Health Service (NHS) workers for free between hospitals fighting coronavirus. The buses have been provided by Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and bus operator Golden Tours to transport […]
Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome have largely kept their romance out of the spotlight, although the actor has spoken about wanting kids in recent years.
The "Harry Potter" author said she had been experiencing symptoms over the last two weeks, but was not tested.
J.K. Rowling has launched "Harry Potter at Home," a digital hub with a cauldron full of treats to keep young children occupied while they are held captive at home during the coronavirus crisis. The hub, which includes contributions from publishing houses Bloomsbury and Scholastic, has magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more for […]
Actor Daniel Radcliffe shot down an internet rumor Wednesday that he’s tested positive for the rapidly spreading coronavirus.
In a recent Variety interview, Radcliffe also said of his post-Potter projects, "There’s nothing I’ve shied away from.”
The force was strong with Baby Yoda at Toy Fair 2020, the toy industry’s annual preview of the must-have merchandise hitting shelves over the rest of the year. The pint-sized star of the Disney+ series, "The Mandalorian," attracted oohs and ahhs wherever he popped up... and he popped up a lot.
The two stars, who rose to fame with their roles in the beloved franchise, visited people at Great Ormond Street Hospital and delivered presents.
The actor expressed gratitude for the roles, but said she "didn't really feel I was acting in those things."
Cooper Hefner and "Harry Potter" actress Scarlett Byrne tied the knot in a courthouse ceremony on Monday.