Marking her first novel since the "Harry Potter" series, the cover to JK Rowling's latest literary work "The Casual Vacancy" has just been released by publisher Little, Brown and Company.
Delving into adult fiction, the 46-year-old British novelist seems to be shying away from wizards and wands, although the simple cover marked with a checked ballot against a red background doesn't provide as much of a visual appeal as the covers of her boy wizard-based books.
Coming in as no surprise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” has already reached record breaking status.
Warner Bros. released an official statement on Wednesday (July 13) stating, “Warner Bros. Pictures ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ has already broken several records in the days leading up to the series finale hugely anticipated release.”
With the final installment of their blockbuster franchise just days away, the New York City premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II” is all set to get underway on Monday evening (July 11).
There’s the Emmys, the Oscars, the Golden Globes… but none of those compare to the UK Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. It’s the first year for the show in Britain, and they’ve honored one of their own, Emma Watson, as Best Movie Actress.
The ExCel arena in London was the scene of the awards show this past Saturday, which saw Watson fend off the likes of Dakota Fanning, Keira Knightley and Cameron Diaz to win the accolade. As she accepted the award, the Harry Potter actress exclaimed, "This is so cool. I'm so thrilled."