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The Internet Freaked Out When a Joke Hashtag Promised a New Harry Potter Book

The hashtag #NewHarryPotterBooks trended last night, and left a lot of people hopeful, bewildered, confused and then very, very angry.

It was all part of an @Midnight hashtag game meant to come up with humorous (fake) Harry Potter books.

But Harry Potter fans didn't take it as a joke. And they let everyone feel their anger.

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10 GIFs of Everything Donald Trump Hates

Donald Trump hates a lot of things. And he's not afraid to tell you about it.

While his presidential campaign poll numbers keep climbing, leaving everyone saying "ummm...what," we thought it was important to demonstrate Trump's views—in GIF format, naturally!

Here are 15 of the people, places and things The Donald hates the most.

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Susan Sarandon doesn't understand A$AP Rocky, still wants to get high with him.
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A$AP Rocky flattered the heck out of Susan Sarandon and she'd like to celebrate it with some weed.

Sarandon reached out to rapper A$AP Rocky over Twitter July 14 to thank him for mentioning her in the 2013 song 1Train of his album LONG.LIVE.A$AP.

Then she went a bit farther and invited him to smoke up with her.



Sarandon has long been an advocate for using marijuana, saying that she smokes it before most award shows.

What's even more interesting about this piece of pop culture purée is that she's not alone in being confused over what her name means in slang.

Here are the lyrics that reference Sarandon:

I fixed the game between Georgia Southern and Gramblin'
You see us scrambling, selling Susan Sarandon



The plot thickens ever so slightly, when visiting Genius.com to try and suss out the meaning of those words. Genius' whole mission is about annotating song lyrics and many other things to uncover the context behind situations exactly like this.

Strangely, the site seems to have trouble nailing down the slang.

The other half of the lyric is either a reference to c0caine, as in "selling that white girl," or weed if it's a reference to the 1998 movie Stepmom in which Sarandon's character smoked medical marijuana.

A while later, Susan Sarandon heard the line and was honored for the shoutout while not fully understanding it's meaning.



Unfortunately, Urban Dictionary is no help either.

If you want to help Susan Sarandon and Genius.com figure out the mysterious reference, you can listen to the song here:

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Twitter analyzed which film panels from San Diego Comic Con were most tweeted about over the weekend, and the results may surprise you:

  1. Mockingjay Part 2 (@TheHungerGames)
  2. Batman vs. Superman (@BatmanvSuperman)
  3. Star Wars (@starwars)
  4. Suicide Squad
  5. Justice League


Where on earth is Deadpool? And Come on Star Wars nerds, where were you all weekend? You even had your own special emoji! 


The top five most talked about celebrities are less surprising given Supernatural's cult following of a fandom:

  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Jared Padalecki (@jarpad)
  3. Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles)
  4. Misha Collins (@mishacollins)
  5. Dylan Sprayberry (@DSprayberry)


Supernatural didn't take the crown for most talked about TV show, though; that honor went to Once Upon a Time:

  1. Once Upon a Time (@OnceABC)
  2. Arrow (@CW_Arrow)
  3. Supernatural (@cw_spn)
  4. Teen Wolf (@MTVteenwolf)
  5. The Vampire Diaries (@cwtvd)


Comic Con sure has come a long way from the comic book and superhero focused gathering it once was. Which film featured at SDCC are you most excited to see?

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Fans, Everyone Else Mocks Harry Styles Falling Down During One Direction Show



What started as a regular Ol' One Direction concert which would only be enjoyed by the thousands of screaming tween fans clawing their eyes out to get a better view, ended as something far more people could appreciate.

Harry Styles, with his long lanky locks, took a mighty spill on stage.

In another world without computers, this event would pass in an instant.

Luckily, we live in this world.

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Paula Deen is in hot water again after recently tweeting the above image. It has since been removed, probably so Bobby Deen can apply some bronzer to his hands so they match his face.

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Did You See the First 2 Pictures From Paul Feig's Reimagined Ghostbusters?


As is the way to trickle out information at this point in time, Director Paul Feig posted some photos of the props to be used in his upcoming Ghostbusters movie.

As you'll remember, that's the all-female cast of the new reimagining, but that shouldn't matter to you.

They look great! Like an update without trying to be impressively sleek. Here's hoping Feig keeps the down-on-their-luck aesthetic of the original movie props.

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50 Shades of Grey Author Unwisely Asked Twitter for Questions. It Went As Well As You'd Expect.


Maybe she just spends too much time making up different ways for people to consummate their working relationship and not enough time online, regardless 50 Shades of Grey author E.L. James invited the whole of Twitter to join her in a 'live chat' June 29.

She prompted people to ask their surely prescient and thoughtful questions through #AskELJames. SURPRISINGLY, she received a sheer flood of questions regarding her portrayal of sexuality and violence, plus tons of trolls.

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JK Rowling's trying to help you get cultured, y'all! Coming soon to a theater (not the movie kind) near you (well, in London) is a brand new Harry Potter play called Cursed Child. JK didn't offer any plot details, but who are we kidding; if it's Harry Potter related, we're in.



Working alongside JK on this project are Tony award winning director John Tiffany (Once) and screenwriter/playright Jack Thorne (Skins, Cast-offs, The Scouting Book for Boys). She's said the play won't be a prequel, but as for what the Cursed Child actually is, we'll have to wait and see.

In other Harry Potter news that will probably make you feel old, JK Rowling reminded us that the first Harry Potter novel was published EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO. Do you remember where you were when the wizarding world of Harry Potter first came to be?

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Some celebrity-challenged person took to Twitter to voice their confusion between Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling.





That's fair.

They're both hot men named Ryan.

But one of those hot men was apparently searching for their name on Twitter and wanted to clear the air.





Oh Ryan Reynolds, you devil. You haven't lost any of that Van Wilder charm.



For better or for worse.

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SNL Head Writer Colin Jost Tears Down Time Warner Cable over Twitter


Very, very few people like their cable providers, and in fact Time Warner Cable is America's worst company.

The mounting frustration let Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost to unleash his hate on Twitter June 17.

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A jokey version of this post appeared on Facebook last year, where many were duped by the idea that Spielberg went around hunting actual dinosaurs (who are again, 65 million years extinct) for sport.

As it turns out, Joyce Carol Oates isn't immune to the internet joke machine, and took the picture of a downed triceratops very seriously.