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Matthew's shirt provided by Club Monaco.
If the first poster for The Hangover Part III is any indication, come May 24, Las Vegas has a lot more to fear from the Wolfpack. Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong are fiercely facing off as Alan and Mr. Chow, and they look a lot like another hero/nemesis duo we know. The likeness to the poster of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is definitely on purpose, right down to the "It All Ends" tagline, and I kind of love it. Get a load of the one-sheet and compare it side by side to its magical counterpart.
Attention Potterheads: Harry Potter is getting a new look, but don't worry, his signature glasses aren't going anywhere. Scholastic is rereleasing all seven books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series with fresh cover art by Kazu Kibuishi in honor of the series' 15th birthday. (Yeah, we feel old.) The paperback editions will hit bookshelves in the States this September.
The publisher released the first cover for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone — aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone outside the US — and it features Harry and Hagrid walking down Diagon Alley with Harry's owl Hedwig flying nearby. This will be the fourth cover for the American editions of the book, as there was the original followed by the rare "school market edition," and then the "special anniversary edition" for the 10th birthday of the book. There were supposed to be anniversary covers for all the books, but it fell through after the first was released. In the UK, the first edition of the Philosopher's Stone was illustrated by Thomas Taylor, followed by the "signature edition," and then the "adult" version.
These are just a handful of the hundreds of Harry Potter books circulated around the globe — each of which is uniquely beautiful thanks to cover art by talented international artists. We've collected some examples of this cover art and organized it by books in the series, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and finishing with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check them all out now!
An easy way to inspire someone in the kitchen is to give them a cookbook they'll love. If you're a geek, that means cooking up the kinds of things you'd find in sci-fi, comic books, and fantasy novels. Since the holidays are great time to give cookbooks and try new recipes, how about taking one of these geek finds for a test?
If you've got a Harry Potter-loving Muggle in your life, then consider your holiday shopping done. There are so many amazing items for fans of the wizarding world, from cute key chains to more high-end items like crystal balls and magic wands. With lots of options at every price point, you'll be sure to cast a spell when you put one of these goodies under the tree.
Happy birthday, Tom Felton! The Harry Potter villain we loved to hate, Draco Malfoy, turns 25 today. Clearly a child star no more, Tom is looking mighty fine these days, moving on to the next phase in his life after the film series that launched him into the spotlight has come to a close. We've seen him grow up from cute kid to gawky teen and now sexy star, a feat not all child actors can achieve. To learn how you, too, can be as sexy as the birthday boy, see what makes Tom so swoon-worthy now!
Happy birthday, J.K. Rowling! Even though the British author has concluded her Harry Potter book and film series, she still has a lot to celebrate on her 47th birthday. J.K. Rowling participated in the Olympics opening ceremony, and her infamous villain Voldemort had a starring role in the production. We're also eagerly awaiting her novel for adults The Casual Vacancy, which is out in September.
With her real-life story of rags to riches, J.K is truly an inspiring role model for girls and women aspiring for greatness. But it's also the characters she's created who have made an impact over the years. J.K. has created strong, smart, and complex ladies for the Harry Potter franchise who have some of the best one-liners. In honor of her birthday — which she shares with her boy wizard character, Harry Potter — let's look back at the other life advice uttered from the good, the bad, and the psycho witches of the Harry Potter books and films (including Molly Weasley's infamous foulmouthed line!).
Happy birthday, Daniel Radcliffe! Today, Harry Potter himself turns 23. While he may be a Hollywood leading man and a top-earning superstar, we found that Daniel has a bit of an adorable side where his geekdom shines bright.
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To celebrate Daniel Radcliffe's birthday today, let's take a look at the 23-year-old's life by the numbers. The last two Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films proved to be a box office behemoth — they brought in about $2.3 billion, and they are the two most lucrative Harry Potter movies. That's more than enough to cover the salary of star Daniel Radcliffe, and he was paid a nice chunk of change for his final portrayal of Harry. Take a stab at guessing how much he made for the role.