This Deleted ‘Harry Potter’ Scene Would Have Changed EVERYTHING

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Well, if not everything, this behind-the-scenes look at an encounter that didn’t make the final version of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 would have completely rearranged your feelings about a major character. Completely rearranged them.

As we all know—well, as almost all of you know—young Draco Malfoy was a thorn in Harry Potter’s side throughout blonde git’s miserable little life. This clip from a making-of doc tied to the movie, however, shows a very different fate for Malfoy. As you can see for yourself, at the climactic moment when Harry squares off with Voldemort in Hogwarts’ quad, Draco runs into the middle of action and throws Potter his wand. No, really. It happened. Look!

Crazy, right? Not only did this not happen in the book, but it goes against everything Draco represented. To be fair, he mostly represented hating Harry—but still! The clip comes from a deluxe edition of the movie's Blu-ray and no one can say why it's only bubbling up to the Internet's attention now (it's been on YouTube for over four years). Still, it's there, and we're all going to have to deal with this in our own ways.

Really, though, it makes a ton of sense. After all, Draco always seemed as scared of Voldemort and the whole Death Eaters thing as intrigued by them (in the movies at least) and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was destroying his school. Plus, it would have given Tom Felton’s character a bit more depth and humanity. Just as when Harry figured out that Snape was always on his side, knowing that Draco had at least some goodness in him would have really rounded things out.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.