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J.K. Rowling remembers Battle of Hogwarts: 'I hated killing some of those people'

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J.K. Rowling may not tweet often, but when she does, it’s magical.

The Harry Potter author took to Twitter Friday to send out the following update: “It’s the 16th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts. I’m having a moment’s silence over my keyboard. I hated killing some of those people.”

You guys! Despite cavalierly killing Lupin, Tonks, Fred Weasley, Colin Creevey, Lavender Brown, Severus Snape and dozens more, she does have feelings! READ FULL STORY

Even Obama gets in on the Justin Timberlake 'It's Gonna Be May' meme

May 1 has been a holiday for basically as long as holidays have existed — but thanks to a certain ’00s phenomenon, May Day has recently gotten a whole lot better.

In case you don’t know, once upon a time, there was this boy band called ‘N Sync. They had a song called “It’s Gonna Be Me.” In those bygone days, all the cool kids were pronouncing words weirdly when they sang. (It’s why Britney Spears had a generation of kids wondering what the hell a “babe-in” was, as in “Oh babe-in babe-in, how was I supposed to know/That something wasn’t right here?”) It showed passion, and made all the ladies/fellas want you.

So when Justin Timberlake — back when he still had his curly fro — went to sing “It’s gonna be me,” he made a very crucial artistic decision. (Think Picasso.) Instead, he said, “It’s gonna be May” — or at least, that’s what it sounded like.

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'Speed' writer Graham Yost responds to VHS collector's quest

Whether Ryan Beitz, the man setting out to collect every VHS copy of the 1994 movie Speed, succeeds in meeting his $2,500 Kickstarter goal to convert his van into a replica of the film’s bus, remains to be seen. But it sounds like his collection, estimated at 500 copies, will definitely be growing after he was profiled on Vice.com.

“Everyone has been sending me links to the Vice article on this guy,” Speed screenwriter Graham Yost, now showrunner of FX’s Justified and an executive producer of The Americans, tells EW.com in an email. “I am going to see if I can dig up a copy or two to send to him. Other than world peace and ending hunger, I can think of no greater cause than what this one brave and visionary man has embarked upon.”

Watch Beitz’s Kickstarter pitch below. As stated on the site, “This bus will be used for a national tour wherein the [World Speed Project] will display the collection at gallery showings, county fairs, diy punk basement shows, collector’s conventions, and the like; as well as hunt for VHS copies hidden all over the U.S. and World.” READ FULL STORY

Shaquille O'Neal has a LinkedIn Profile, and it's amazing

I swear that I’m telling you the facts: Shaquille O’Neal has a LinkedIn profile.

Over the weekend, the Internet freaked out when it was discovered that the Big Aristotle joined the business networking site. It’s great that he did, because his profile is top notch.  (Note: Turner Sports confirmed to Slate that the profile is real; Shaq is an NBA analyst for Turner.)

Unfortunately, most of Shaq’s profile has since been hidden; luckily, Mashable has screenshots of gems such as “CEO, President” of “Alot [sic] of different companies, Inc.” The Barry University grad also sells himself with this description: “My best asset is that I am proven to lead teams to championships,” he writes. “I mean multiple championships.”

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In new interview, Emma Stone reminds us about her reality TV past -- VIDEO

Long before Emma Stone wooed us in hits like Superbad, Easy A, and The Amazing Spider-Man, she was competing on reality TV.

Back in 2004, VH1 launched a competitive reality show called In Search of the New Partridge Family. The show was… searching for people to star in a TV series called The New Partridge Family. Stone made it onto the series, where she got to show off her pipes onstage, singing songs like Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” and Pat Benatar’s “We Belong.”

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'Girl Meets World': You won't believe which 'Boy Meets World' alum is returning now

Will Girl Meets World bring back “baboon” as an insult?

It certainly seems that way. Over the weekend, Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World star Ben Savage posted an Instagram photo of himself with Danny McNulty, a.k.a. John Adams High School bully Harley Keiner, alongside this message: “Welcome back to our friend ‘Harley Keiner’ #GirlMeetsWorld.” The photo shows the all-grown-up McNulty, wearing what appears to be some kind of work uniform (maybe janitor?) and posing in a school hallway with Savage. READ FULL STORY

'Space Jam' live read features Seth Green, Blake Griffin, Danielle Fishel and more -- VIDEO

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Cue up “I Believe I Can Fly.”

Last month, there was a live reading of the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes “masterpiece” Space Jam, featuring Seth Green, Danielle Fishel, Ben Schwartz, Nick Kroll and many more. Unfortunately, the whole thing isn’t available online — but Funny or Die has released a 10-minute highlight reel, which clearly proves that the comedians showed up ready to (space) jam. Sadly, there is no surprise Bill Murray appearance.

Led by Blake Griffin as Jordan, the footage from the reading is intercut with interviews in which the cast explains their memories of the movie; Kroll’s fondest memories are the nine minutes of Space Jam he watched on YouTube recently, as he’d never seen the film. Imagine going through life never seeing his Royal Airness help out Daffy Duck! Luckily, the lack of research doesn’t seem to hurt his performance.

Watch below — and get excited for DeAndre Jordan as Charles Barkley: READ FULL STORY

Throwback Thursday: B'Witched, the Irish Spice Girls of the '90s -- VIDEO

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Confession: I never listened to the Spice Girls as a kid. But B*Witched? I was their biggest fan.

I know, I know: B*Witched is just the Irish version of the Spice Girls — or, as some people like to more harshly declare, the Irish copycats of the Spice Girls. But, alas, when “C’est La Vie” first showed up on radio stations in 1998, I was too young to care. And I still don’t, because B*Witched is great.

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Mara Wilson has 'no interest' in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel

The just-announced Mrs. Doubtfire sequel won’t feature a full cast reunion. Mara Wilson, who played Robin Williams and Sally Field’s young daughter Natalie Hillard, has announced she has no desire to return for a second movie.

“I’ve been in some mediocre movies, but I’ve never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now,” the actress and writer wrote on Twitter. “Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.”

It was revealed Wednesday that Robin Williams will reunite with original director Chris Columbus for the sequel, which will be written by Elf writer David Berenbaum.

Check out all of Wilson’s Mrs. Doubtfire sequel thoughts below. READ FULL STORY

Emma Stone's Spice Girls press tour needs to stop

Stop right now. Thank you very much.

Right now, Emma Stone is technically promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – and not, as it turns out, a reunion of the U.K.’s best girl group. But this weekend, the star went on The Graham Norton Show, explained her love of the fab five once again, and had a major freak-out when she thought the gals might be in the building (they weren’t).

“I feel like I’ve been talking about the Spice Girls more on this press tour than I have about the movie,” Stone explained. She’s not wrong: She teared up when Mel B recorded a message for her during an interview in Australia, and had another emotional meltdown when Mel C, a.k.a. Sporty Spice, hopped on FaceTime to say hello during another appearance. And that’s not even counting all of the smaller junket interviews in which Stone has once again talked about her lifelong devotion to Sporty, Scary, Baby, Ginger, and Posh. READ FULL STORY

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