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1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

Who is Kevin Tsujihara, the Hollywood exec named in Dotcom's big reveal?

Kevin Tsujihara leaves Premier house in October 2010 after meeting John Key to resolve a stand-off over the filming of the Hobbit films in New Zealand. Photo / Mark Mitchell The studio executive named in the alleged email purported to be part of Kim Dotcom's big reveal is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Celebrating 25 years of The Simpsons

A NEW book by The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening traces the history of everyone's favourite four-fingered family from Springfield. MEET Brooke Hemphill, the 'straight' Sydneysider who kissed a girl and liked it so much she spent the next year living as a lesbian.

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Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Matt Groening, J.K. Rowling, Books, Yeardley Smith

St. Augustine Record

FSDB takes part in national braille competition

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind , working with the Duval County Visually Impaired Program and the Jacksonville Public Library, will host the north Florida regional competition as part of the Braille Challenge, beginning Jan. 22, 2015. The Braille Challenge is a national program of the Braille Institute, located in Los Angeles, and is hosted by regional schools and agencies that serve students who are blind or visually impaired.

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Related Topix: Duval County, FL, Books, J.K. Rowling

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Forks gets Twilight sparkle for Stephenie Meyer Days starting today

The 2014 Stephenie Meyer Days celebrate the Twilight saga of novels and books set in Forks. Here is the schedule: Today 8 a.m. - Geocaching hunt begins.

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Related Topix: Forks, WA, Vampire News, Entertainment, Celebrities, Books, Stephenie Meyer, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Twilight

Lifehacker

Why You Should Read Harry Potter

Harry Potter is the bestselling book series of all time, and the books are a lot of fun, but there could be more to the story of the boy who lived. Some recent studies have shown that reading the magical tale can increase empathy toward others.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Cinema Blend News

Is J.K. Rowling Giving Us Major Clues About The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them?

As the anticipated adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is based on a textbook, penned by the fictional Newt Scamander, Harry Potter fans only have a limited amount of information to go on as it relates to the plot of this feature trilogy. We know it begins in the 1920s, which is when Newt was researching Magical Beasts for the book he would go on to publish.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Harry Potter, Pottermore, SCEA, Video Games

Cinema Blend News

J.K. Rowling Reveals The Form Of Her Patronus, And It's Adorable

In the world of Harry Potter, a witch or wizard's Patronus is a very personal and powerful thing. Conjured by a mixture of magic and a person's happiest memory, the energy force takes the form of an animal, which can be guided to ward off Dementors and Lethifolds.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Investopedia

Celebrities With Big Dreams That Paid Off

When you set out to find a career, it seems there are two warring camps you have to decide between: doing something you love or doing something that pays well. The dream, of course, is to find something that fulfills both goals, and it is possible.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Vampire News, Books, Entertainment, Stephenie Meyer

Counterpunch

The Casual Vacancy

Today marks thirteen years since the devastating terrorist attack of 9/11. Great changes have been made recently in international politics, and today, a tragic reminder, provides an opportunity for us to reflect on such changes.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Cinema Blend News

The Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown Is Heading To ABC With Ron Howard

As a nation, we used to be really into codes and messages hidden inside of American symbolism, which turned Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code into a mega-bestseller. But times have changed, and now we're totally into the government treating our privacy like garbage.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Arrested Development, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Vocal, Books

Journal Gazette

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Harry Potter, Vocal, J.K. Rowling, Books, Gerard Butler, Alan Cumming, Worcestershire County, England,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Candymag.com

5 Things You Missed While You Were In School

Vanessa Hudgens goes to Broadway, J.K. Rowling reveals her Patronus - plus updates on The Vampire Diaries , Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter, and Lily Collins! Vanessa Hudgens is going to Broadway! It was revealed earlier that the High School Musical alum will star in the revival of the Broadway musical Gigi , the same play that gave birth to Audrey Hepburn's career in 1951 and was turned into a musical in 1973. Written by Colette, Gigi chronicles a young lady's coming-of-age story and search for love in Paris.

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Related Topix: Vanessa Hudgens, J.K. Rowling, Books, Vampire News, Hilary Duff, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Twitter

Peninsula Daily News

Open house slated today in Forks for 'Twilight'-related weekend

An open house will kick off Stephenie Meyer Day/Bella's Birthday Weekend celebrations at the Forks Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The public is invited for photo opportunities with the Olympic Coven in the rainforest, outside the city sign, with Bella's trucks, with Charlie's police cruiser and more.

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Related Topix: Forks, WA, Celebrities, Vampire News, Books, Entertainment, Stephenie Meyer

The Brattleboro Reformer

The Independent Investor: The United States of Scotland?

Will the ghost of William Wallace finally see the British thrown out of his country once and for all? If the latest polls on the outcome of the September 18th referendum on Scottish Independence are any indication, Scots are in a dead heat over the political and economic future of their country. Last weekend for the first time, polls showed that the majority of voters in Scotland were leaning towards independence.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Labour Party (UK), J.K. Rowling, Books, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

Reading 'Harry Potter' Makes You A Better Person, Research Shows

If you don't want your kids to grow up to be jerks, make sure that " Harry Potter " is a part of their lives. New research from an Italian university suggests that J.K. Rowling's wizardly world helps kids to be more empathic.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Books, J.K. Rowling

Digital Game Developer

Wizards Far and Wide Invited to Chestertown Harry Potter Festival September 26 27, 2014

Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and come for a weekend of magic on September 26 and 27 at the Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. The colonial river town in Maryland will host the celebration, featuring spectacular activities and events for children and adultswizards and muggles alike.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, J.K. Rowling, Books, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, Family, Kids

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Daily Star

Scottish independence: Celebrities split on Scotland's future

SUSAN BOYLE: Singer SuBo, 53, said: "I am a proud, patriotic Scot, passionate about my country. But I am not a nationalist."

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Pop/Rock, The Proclaimers

India.com

Harry Potter most loved book on Facebook

New York, Sep 10 : Do you know which book is the most loved one in the Facebook community? It is the Harry Potter series. This is the result of a meme that floats in your Facebook news feed where your friends list "10 books that have stayed with them in some way".

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Related Topix: Social Software, Books, J.K. Rowling

Daily Kos

Bookflurries-Bookchat: Orphans

Welcome to Bookchat where you can talk about anything...books, plays, essays, and books on tape. You don't have to be reading a book to come in, sit down, and chat with us.

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Deseret News

Bible, Book of Mormon make list of top 50 influential books

Last month, many Facebook users participated in a challenge that required them to post 10 books that have influenced them. Last month, many Facebook users participated in a challenge that required them to post 10 books that have influenced them.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), J.K. Rowling, Books

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