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Maybe J.K. Rowling Should Just Rewrite The Entire ‘Harry Potter’ Series

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She apologized yet again for killing off another beloved character

Over the past few years, on the fictional anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to apologize for killing off some of the most beloved characters in the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

It all started in 2015 when she apologized for the death of fan favorite, Fred Weasley, who was killed by an explosion.



Then, in 2016, she apologized for the death of Remus Lupin, who was killed by Antonin Dolohov.


 

Last year, she issued an apology for the death of Severus Snape, who was killed by Voldemort's pet snake.

So, really, it should come as no surprise that today, on the 20th anniversary, the author continued her apology tour. This time, she honored the life of Dobby, who didn't die during the Battle of Hogwarts but was killed by Bellatrix Lestrange while saving Harry & Co. from Death Eaters. "It's that anniversary again," she wrote. "This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn't die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who'd win it. I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf."

 

Fans of the series responded to the author's note, some refusing to accept the apology while others choosing to remember Dobby as a kind hero.

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In all honesty though, if Rowling is going to apologize every year over the deaths of beloved characters, maybe she should just rewrite the series? Or, perhaps, apologize for things that could have been changed, like continuing to work with Johnny Depp for the Fantastic Beasts franchise? Just a thought.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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