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Do you know what today is in 'Harry Potter' world?

Accio random Harry Potter history facts!

The greatest — well, one of the greatest — things about the Harry Potter canon is that there was just so much stuff that happened. The books are full of flashbacks and details, and J.K. Rowling is great about providing additional information — Pottermore — about the world, even if it was never in print (But we’re still waiting on that promised encyclopedia, Jo).

Because of that, you can pick almost any date on the calendar, and read up on exactly what happened that day in history. You know, hypothetically. I want to state for the record that I fully understand that it’s not “real.”

August 22 is a major day for Harry and Co. It’s no April 1 (Happy Birthday, Fred and George!) or October 31 (there isn’t enough time to list everything that ever has gone down on Halloween!) but according to exhaustive HP fansites, it is the date of one of the most infamous Quidditch World Cups of all time: the one from Goblet of Fire, where Ireland defeats Bulgaria and Barty Crouch Jr. kicks off the real story, casting the Dark Mark into the sky using Harry Potter’s own wand. It’s also Percy Weasley’s birthday, if you want to celebrate a traitor who finally came back to his family in the end. READ FULL STORY

President Obama reveals the 'weird superpower' he'd most like to have

Barack Obama is a wizard. But even sorcerers covet the sort of powers that come only from radioactive spider bites, exposure to gamma rays, and accidentally drinking “super-plastic fluid.” So, which unusual ability does the president want to add to his repertoire? Let’s go to the audio tape:

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Yes, Robert Pattinson's fly is open

Robert Pattinson has been fairly tight-lipped about his relationship with Kristen Stewart throughout his Cosmopolis press tour — but this photo, taken at last night’s TimesTalk with RPattz and David Cronenberg, indicates that the Twilight star might be entering a new era of openness. The pic shows Pattinson at the event, sporting a backwards cap, a neutral expression — and a fly that’s unmistakably unzipped. That’s got to be an “OMG!” on the Blush-O-Meter. Let’s take a closer look:

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Jimmy Kimmel is engaged to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' writer

Sorry, Matt Damon!

Jimmy Kimmel is engaged to Molly McNearney, a co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, People reports. The couple have been together since 2009. Prior to that, the comedian dated Sarah Silverman.

According to her IMDB profile, McNearney joined Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2003, and has been an essay writer there since 2006. It’s the second marriage for Kimmel, and the first for McNearney.

Kimmel has been a busy guy recently. In addition to his show, he will also host the Primetime Emmy Awards September 23.

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'F-bomb' gets Merriam-Webster stamp of approval

Get ready to update your college papers and work emails — “F-bomb” is now Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary official.

The dictionary giant teased its list of new additions (usually about 100 a year) and “F-bomb” made the cut. Who can you thank? Kory Stamper, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster, said the company traced the word back to 1988, when New York Mets catcher Gary Carter mentioned in an interview that he had given them up. Recent political discourse had also brought the term mainstream, with Dick Cheney dropping an “F-bomb” on the Senate floor in 2004, and Vice President Joe Biden trotting it out in 2010. “It’s a word that is very visually evocative,” Stamper told The AP. “It’s not just the F-word. It’s F-bomb. You know that it’s going to cause a lot of consternation and possible damage.” READ FULL STORY

Elizabeth Banks sings about the wonders of Lincoln Logs -- VIDEO

Avery Jessup would not approve of this silliness.

Elizabeth Banks will appear on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday, and in a just-released clip, it’s clear the Hunger Games star was down to have some fun. Watch Banks sing a seemingly improvised song about the wonder of living in a Lincoln Log house (who hasn’t wished for that?!) and try — and fail — not to get distracted by host/piano player Reggie Watts.

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'Magic Mike' audition tape from Jason Biggs -- VIDEO

Jason Biggs’ “unreleased Magic Mike audition tape” has surfaced on YouTube. Watch the NSFW video below. Apparently he read for Matthew McConaughey’s role (not really) and performed two of Dallas’ most memorable scenes — the opening “no, no, no, no, no” monologue and the dance tutorial. If you just want to see him strip to Ginuwine’s “Pony,” jump to 2:53. Spoiler: There is a thong involved.  READ FULL STORY

Joe Manganiello talks possible 'Magic Mike' musical: Would you pay to see a live version?

If you go see Magic Mike this weekend, there’s a fair chance after it’s over you’re going to need to see some more stripping, stat.

Step one: Start planning a New York trip with your girlfriends, because Magic Mike may be Broadway-bound.

Magic Mike screenwriter Reid Carolin told USA Today that mini-bombshell at the premiere of the film earlier this week. “We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story,” said Carolin. “More of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story. I’m almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it’s the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show.”  READ FULL STORY

What is your damage, creepy boat scene from 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'?

Welcome to ‘What Is Your Damage,’ Annie Barrett’s summer shop of all the melodrama and self-absorption she misses from springtime reality TV. Every Tuesday and Friday, she’ll rant about a current offense to her humanity, then assess readers’ damages via video replies. Don’t be shy about admitting what annoys or intrigues you. We’re all in this pop cult together!

What is your damage, creepy boat scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?

Now that it’s officially summer, I thought this would be the perfect time to examine how my obsession with a boat ride from hell has chartered my own slow but sure descent into madness.

This s— gets dark. Read on at your own risk.
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'Today' show's awkward Ann Curry gaffe -- PHOTO

Oof. That’s unfortunate.

After the news that Ann Curry was on her way out on the Today show broke last night, some suspected Curry might not show up this morning. She did, and her impending exit wasn’t mentioned at all. Well, besides the completely insensitive scroll that read, “HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW.” The phrase was referencing Steve Carell’s new movie, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but it still has to sting. Whoops.

MediaBistro first noticed the goof.

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