Lorde And Harry Styles Said 'Hello' At Award Show–And People Are Absolutely Losing It

On Monday night, both Harry Styles and Lorde were up for Best International Artist at the 2017 Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards. Styles took the crown, but he was such a class act about it, and Twitter can’t get enough.

On his way to receive his statue, Styles made a detour to Lorde’s seat and gave her a couple cheek kisses, and yes, we’re freaking out:

Are they friends? Is he just being nice? Did he want to recognize how amazing she is? No one knows for certain, but they’re alternately dying and being brought back to life by this iconic moment:

Now, imagine how Lorde feels about getting kissed by Harry Styles.

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J.K. Rowling Just Officially Revealed That There Was More Than One Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling is keeping the Harry Potter universe alive and breathing through her world-building site, Pottermore. She frequently posts short stories expanding the world of witches and wizards, and it’s kept fans satisfied since the last book’s publication.

But a recent post from Rowling has many fans scratching their heads and wondering what the famous author’s future plans are.

In a recent post entitled The Potter Family, Rowling delves deep into Harry’s family tree and their lineage. She begins:

“The Potter family is a very old one, but it was never (until the birth of Harry James Potter) at the very forefront of wizarding history, contenting itself with a solid and comfortable existence in the backwaters.”

But it was this piece in the middle of the story that caught fans’ attentions:

“… Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates),  who was a direct descendant of Hardwin and lolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913-1921.”

That’s right. There was a Harry Potter before Harry Potter.

This Harry Potter, or Henry, was the one we know’s great-grandfather. As it turns out, he was just as big a do-gooder as his great-grandson would end up becoming. Rowling writes:

“Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War.

His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’.”

The ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ were the 28 British families that were still “truly pure-blood,” or married to other pure-blood wizards, by the 1930s. Fans have interpreted this as a sign of things to come.

Rowling’s most recent film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, was set in the 1920’s. Since there are four more films in this series slated for release, many are looking at these tales for any indication of where the stories might go. If future movies take the wizards into World War II, a group of xenophobic wizards would fit right in.

Whatever Rowling has planned, you can bet Harry Potter fans will eat it up and look for any clues they can find.

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PSA: Christmas Joy Is Finally Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

PSA: Christmas Joy Is Finally Coming To The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter universe is already a pretty magical place, which is why it made perfect sense to make a theme park based off of it: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You’ve got all sorts of Hogwarts and J.K. Rowling-inspired enchantment surrounding you at every turn.

But what if there was a way to make the Wizarding World Of Harry Potter even more magical? 

Well there totally is, and Universal Studios found a way to do it. 

Because they’re planning on decking out the park in a Christmas theme this Holiday season. I know: Hold onto your Nimbus 2000s.

From Universal:  

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give guests a special opportunity to see, feel, and even taste what it’s like to celebrate the magic of Christmas in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.”

This is what the Hogwarts Castle will look like at night when you visit the Florida park in the evening.

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Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will be tricked out with all the Christmas bells and whistles like boughs of holly and lights.

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But the decor isn’t the only thing at the Wizarding World that’ll be getting a facelift.

Dining menus, drinks, and shows will all get a healthy dose of Christmas cheer.

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There isn’t much more news as to what Potterheads can expect on the menu, but the books and films are rife with some delicious meals that provide plenty of inspiration for the cooking staff to get creative with.

Imagine a festive feast like this?

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Or what about dancing around in your very own Yule Ball?

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Here’s Universal’s official announcement of the cool things coming to their park. Check it out below.

Have a Happy Wizarding Christmas.

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Johnny Depp Scored A Major Role In 'Fantastic Beasts' And Harry Potter Fans Won't Stand For It

Harry Potter fanatics have been chomping at the bit for months, just waiting for the November 18th movie release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

As is customary with any ‘Harry Potter’ related event, costumes were in their final stages, people were preparing themselves emotionally for cinematic greatness, and waging an online war for tickets. Nothing could put a damper on this occasion.

…Until one announcement about the cast changed the tone, that is.

Yesterday, Deadline reported that Johnny Depp would have a major role in the Fantastic Beasts films. He’ll be appearing only briefly in the first movie, but is reported to have a starring role in the sequel.

Harry Potter fans and J.K. Rowling devotees were NOT pleased by the choice.

After abuse allegations surfaced during Depp’s divorce from actress Amber Heard over the summer, former fans have refused to support his career. Heard dropped the allegations when they settled in court in August, donating all the financial proceeds to charity. 

An overwhelming number of fans seemed to think that his less-than-stellar record over the last year will cast a shadow over the highly-anticipated project.

We had to wonder, didn’t anyone think this through??!???

Now we’re left with a really crappy dilemma:

And people couldn’t help but notice that actresses’ careers had been ruined over much milder offenses.

Certain men in Hollywood seem to be having a great week — but at what cost?

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This Harry Potter Birthday Party Made Pretty Much Every 'HP' Reference Possible

In a world where ‘Harry Potter’ reigns supreme, it’s not uncommon to have a Harry Potter-themed birthday party. In fact, most 2000s kids have attended at least one party where fake glasses and scars were required. However, not all Wizarding World parties are created equal. 

Imgurian  might take the cake (poor pun intended) for the most intricate birthday party that even J.K. Rowling herself would envy. “I’ve never had a surprise birthday party, let alone a Harry Potter themed party,” she wrote. “I’m stationed in Germany and leaving to go back to the US 5 days before my birthday. My friends decided to throw me a birthday party before I leave, and the party they threw was so amazing!” 

As any true ‘Harry Potter’ fans will see, “amazing” is actually an understatement. 

Guests began by running through platform nine and three-quarters.

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“I cried. A lot. I can’t believe they did this all for me. They truly are my family away from home,” she wrote. 

We’d cry too… Check out the extravaganza. 

Then they hopped on the Hogwarts Express. 

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The whole set up was pretty impressive. 

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There was even a sorting hat cake and golden snitch treats. 

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…All provided by Honeydukes, of course. 

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Wizarding world newspapers (and important HP quotes) were framed on the walls. 

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Not all the decorations were cutesy, though. 

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The Chamber of Secrets is no joke. 

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Guests came in costume. 

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…Some more sinister than others.

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That had to have taken some time. Do they even make dark mark flash tats?

All we have to say is: A+ attention to detail. 

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J.K. Rowling would be proud. 

Only question is: how will her friends top this next year?

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This Harry Potter Tattoo Can Only Be Seen If You Know The Magic Secret

There is an epic collection of Harry Potter tattoos in the world. The genre is like fan fiction that people permanently etch on their skin. Most are pretty beautiful, but still a lot to carry around with you forever. Like, Emma Watson is gorgeous, but do you want to be the canvas for her face?

Some of these tattoos are just simple and elegant nods to the popular series:

Some are…some are frightening. I’m just going to say that these scare me, though I fully support the right to do whatever you want with your bod:

Having seen the full gamut of what people can do, I didn’t expect to be surprised by anything new in the world of fan tattoos. Reddit user Littlefart (tee hee) has change that with this post:

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If you can’t tell from the picture, the only way to read the sentence, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good,” is by putting the tattoo under a blacklight. Then they magically glow. It’s really a Marauder’s Map with a secret code.

There is some back-and-forth argument in the comments about whether or not luminescent inks are safe for tattoos, but one commenter sums up my feelings about it:

Life is risk, baby! Get the goofy tattoo you want today, especially if you’re already up to no good. [h/t Someecards]

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