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Support Bonnie Wright in Live Below the Line
Posted by Megs

As we posted last week, Bonnie Wright is once again participating in the Live Below the Line challenge. This is her third year teaming up with the Global Poverty Project to fight extreme poverty.

Join Bonnie and thousands of people from Monday 28th April – Friday 2nd May to help us raise vital funds to combat extreme poverty. If you can’t take the challenge this week - don’t worry - you can Live Below the Line any 5 consecutive days between now and June 30th!  So sign up with Global Poverty Project and support Bonnie in her challenge. If you can’t take the challenge, why not support Bonnie in her efforts and donate to her page?!

If you only had £1 to spend today, on everything you need, what would you buy?

Sadly that is the challenge faced by 1.2 billion people around the globe living in extreme poverty. And that’s why Bonnie has taken the challenge – to help us motivate learning and action for extreme poverty. And we need you guys to join us.

Live Below the Line - Eat and drink for £1 a day, for 5 days, and raise awareness and funds to fight the world’s extreme poverty.

While this may seem daunting, the purpose of the campaign is to deepen people’s understanding of the kinds of choices and challenges faced by the 1.2 billion people who live on less than £1 a day, every day. Participants use their experience to get people talking, raise awareness and most importantly vital funds for anti-poverty initiatives around the globe

Donate to Bonnie:
https://www.livebelowtheline.com/me/bonniewright

Sign up:
https://www.livebelowtheline.com/uk/partner/gpp

Filed Under: Bonnie Wright
Evanna Lynch Gets YouTube Account; Posts Video from WE Day
Posted by Megs

Evanna Lynch has announced today that she has opened up a YouTube account for herself. In the announcement she said:

So I finally started a Youtube account! I have no desire to start vlogging (I write much better than I speak) but I have been doing a lot of public speaking lately and many of you have been asking for links to watch them. I am finally at the stage where I feel confident about speaking in public and happy to share these videos so I will be using this youtube page to upload all future speeches/talks I do. Eventually I’ll have a website where I can upload the transcripts of speeches and write more blog posts but that is a while off. For now, here is the full version of the short speech I gave at WE Day London last month. Lots of Love, Evy xxx

She has posted her first video, from WE Day in London on March. She also spoke at WE Day in California but a video from that appearance has not been posted yet.

Filed Under: Evanna Lynch
Video: New Clip of Tom Felton in ‘From the Rough’; Release Date
Posted by Megs

The From the Rough website has uploaded a new trailer for the film, which stars Tom Felton as Edward, a young golf player. The film will be released in limited theatres in the US on April 25th, you can search Fandango to see if the film is playing in your area (schedules may not be available yet). A synopsis for the film is as follows:

From the Rough is the inspirational true story of Catana Starks from historically black university Tennessee State, who became the first African-American woman ever to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level. Through grit and determination, she overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudice from all corners to guide a rag-tag group of golfers to an all-time record championship season.

Thanks to Feltbeats for the tip!

Filed Under: Tom Felton
J.K. Rowling Guest Editing BBC Radio 4′s ‘Women’s Hour’
Posted by Megs

J.K. Rowling’s Facebook page has been updated to announce she will be one of five guest editors for BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Takeover week from 28th April to 2nd May 2014. Radio Times has noted that this is the first time in 60 years the program has had guest editors, and Rowling is the lucky first.

According to the post: She will guest edit the Woman’s Hour programme on Monday 28th April, followed by Kelly Holmes, Naomi Alderman, Doreen Lawrence, and Lauren Laverne as guest editors on subsequent days. Her programme will look at such topics as the issue of orphanages, and why so many children continue to be cared for in institutions worldwide; the power and myth of the shoe in popular culture; and why Scotland has the highest number of multiple sclerosis sufferers in the world.

 

Filed Under: JK Rowling
Bonnie Wright Talks Her Living Below the Line with Huffington Post
Posted by Megs

Yesterday Bonnie Wright participated in HuffPostLive to talk about Global Poverty Project’s week of living ‘Below The Line’ which Bonnie is participating in again. As part of the program, participants survive on under $1.50 a day (for food), like 12 million individuals across the globe do everyday involuntarily. View the videos of Bonnie talking about the initiative over at Huffington Post and get involved if you can! Make sure to follow along on her Twitter to see how she is Living Below the Line and sponsor her over at her fundraising page.

She was also asked a few Potter questions and talked about the series:

“[The Fantastic Beasts trilogy is] going to be pre-everything that’s happened, so my character wasn’t even born,” she said. “I think our dedication to ten years of that story and our involvement was more than I ever could’ve wanted or asked for so,” she explained. “I think we all took our characters to where they could be taken and I think it’s exciting for the next story that she’s going to tell, and the people who are going to be involved.”

Filed Under: Bonnie Wright
Wizarding World Coming to Universal Hollywood in 2016
Posted by Megs

It has been announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be coming to Universal Hollywood in 2016!  According to a news release:

2016 will be a magical year for Universal Studios Hollywood as the theme park’s epic transformation becomes fully realized with the highly-anticipated arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

Inspired by the magical world created by J.K. Rowling and brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood will be a fully immersive land designed for the entire family that brings the Harry Potter fiction and films to life with impeccable detail and authenticity. Similar to the dynamic Universal Orlando Resort themed land that opened in 2010, the Hollywood experience will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle that will serve as the iconic focal point of the impressively themed environment. “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is a collaboration between J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Parks and Resorts.

Filed Under: Harry Potter Theme Park
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