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Harry Potter Actor Sentenced to Prison

Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett was sentenced to two years in jail in England for his role in the North London riots last August.

The 22-year-old, who played Vincent Crabbe in six of the Harry Potter films, was found guilty of violent disorder after he was captured on TV during the riots. He was acquitted of intending to destroy or damage property with a fire bomb that he was caught holding.

“You chose to go out on to the streets on what was the third day of the violence. You were pictured on a number of occasions with a bottle full of petrol with a rag as a wick,” Judge Simon Carr told Waylett. “I accept … that you did not throw or have any intention of throwing it, but merely being in possession of it would have been terrifying to anyone who saw you.”

This isn’t Waylett’s first run-in with with the law. In 2009, he was arrested for possessing $2,900 worth of marijuana at his home.

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Harry Potter Attraction Coming to Universal Studios

Start lining up now, Harry Potter fans.

Universal Studios is building a replica of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction that’s currently at their Orlando theme park.

The Wall Street Journal notes the deal isn’t official yet but a contract between Universal and Warner Bros. is being finalized.

The attraction is scheduled to open no earlier than 2015 and include Hogwarts Castle, roller coasters and multiple Harry Potter-themed restaurants.

For fans outside the country, the Harry Potter attraction could eventually expand to Japan, Singapore and Spain if the Los Angeles attraction is a success.

Cubes: An Inside Look at Scholastic’s Global HQ

In this episode of “Cubes,” we tour the corporate world headquarters of Scholastic. The company known for Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and, of course, Clifford the Big Red Dog is based out of two conjoined buildings in Manhattan’s SoHo district. The space includes Scholastic’s flagship bookstore, a huge rooftop terrace, one-of-a-kind Harry Potter memorabilia, and a 4,000-square-foot auditorium that recently hosted a performance from Taylor Swift.

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Cubes: An Inside Look at Scholastic’s Global HQ

In this episode of Cubes, we tour the corporate world headquarters of Scholastic. The company known for Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and, of course, Clifford the Big Red Dog is based out of two conjoined buildings in Manhattan’s SoHo district. The space includes Scholastic’s flagship bookstore, a huge rooftop terrace, one-of-a-kind Harry Potter memorabilia, and a 4,000-square-foot auditorium that recently hosted a performance from Taylor Swift.

For more videos, check out Mediabistro.tv, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV


It Has Arrived: The Trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

The trailer for the final Harry Potter movie has hit the internet, and we can hear the teenage screams from here. In fact, a few of those screams may be mine.

It is always interesting to see how a beloved book manifests on the screen, what makes it into the film, and what gets left out. The Warner Bros. franchise has done well so far, but this is the final chapter, the story’s climax, and our expectations are especially high.

FBLA 20 Questions: Matt Haley

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FBLA so seldomly encounters Pynchon enthusiasts among our readers. But Matt Haley, one of the creative talents behind Who Wants to be a Superhero as well as a superhero artisthero, defied our admittedly low expectations when he answered our mythic questions.

1. What newspapers do you read? They still make those?

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading? Oh, the Onion, absolutely.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark? The family-friendly ones are usually art sites, painters’ and illustrators’ blogs, people who are way more talented than I could ever hope to be. I bookmarked mine, too, just in case I get lost. The others, well…artists see naked people everyday, we’re like doctors. Right?

4. Where do you get your car washed?No car, I usually take the MTA. Don’t look at me that way.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name?
Wayne. He is the best dentist in the world. Dentists say they’re ‘painless’, this guy really is. First time I had oral surgery, I’m in the chair, and I’m envisioning that scene from Marathon Man where Dustin Hoffman is being tortured. He tells me to close my eyes (never a good sign), and I notice my jaw is starting to go numb, but I hadn’t felt that dry pinch of the Xylocaine needle. I pry open one eyelid and drunkenly ask if he’s using some kind of spray or brush to apply the painkiller, and he calmly replies, “No, I have a rather large needle in your jaw, I’m just really careful.” I’m putting his kids through college, now.

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Harry Potter Leaked!

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Don’t worry, nerds: no spoliers here

This was bound to happen. Farhad Manjoo (actual name), the Machinist blogger at Salon, managed to download PDF photos &#151 literally, photos — of each page of the book. And while he’s not into spoilers, he’s very clearly into taunting fans: “I could, if I wanted to, tell you the very last line of the very last Harry Potter book right now.”

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  • Friday the 13th: Wanna Get Lucky?

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    Friday the 13th might prove lucky for some.

    Larry King talks with astronaut Buzz Aldrin about UFOS. Skeptic Michael Shermer speaks for science, rational mind, common sense. CNN/6pm PDT.

    Captivity opens, goes away.

    Celeb chef/clogmeister Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza opens.
    Feelin lucky? Reservations: 323-297-0100.

    Galaxy introduces David Beckham to Los Angeles tonight–some people think he’s too old, some think he’s too expensive and some think he’s just right.

    Sundown on Sunset: The Sweet Life

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    What a week!

    Pinkberry sells not-too-sweet goo made from food-like products.

    Speaking of sweet goo, the Spice Girls are re-uniting.

    Hilary Clinton is also a fan of sweet goo.

    Justice is sweet: Laura Albert, aka JT LeRoy, was found guilty of fraud.

    Life in downtown LA is sweet, and getting sweeter, according to Variety.

    Sweet talk didn’t work for Randy Cohen, aka The Ethicist.

    Countdown to Harry Potter–might be sweet, might be goo, will be terrific.