A first glimpse of the Harry Potter prequel, Kate Winslet imposes strict social media policy for kids, and the Melbourne Tornado’s creative twist.
The first taste of a new chapter of Potter
Fans of the record-breaking Harry Potter franchise were given something to get excited about this week when the first still images from the prequel were released. The film, entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is based on the book written by J.K. Rowling and is set 70 years before Potter was born.
Since the announcement of the film last year, fans have been waiting to catch a glimpse of what the main character, portrayed by Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, would look like. Entertainment Weekly was first to release a series of exclusive images.
It didn’t take long before the photos spilled on to social media becoming a top trend. Fans reacted accordingly:
The film will be released in November 2016, and judging by the internet’s enthusiasm, we can safely predict record-breaking crowds will flock to see it.
Melbourne memes up a storm
Burn city is known for its unpredictable weather, so the odd blanket of condensed storm clouds is a given. But when the Bureau of Meteorology issued a tornado warning yesterday amid a torrential downpour, everybody kinda freaked out.
Extreme weather lasted about 20 minutes, followed by an afternoon of sunshine and warmth. While affected Melburnians proceeded to wring out their shirts and shake dry their umbrellas, others took a moment to acknowledge the threatening whirlwind – internet style.
— David Packer (@mrdavidpacker) November 5, 2015
Melbourne is so flooded right now, the aquarium is charging fish to see the people.
— Simon Taylor (@MrSimonTaylor) November 5, 2015
— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) November 5, 2015
Thought the Melbourne #Tornado had arrived then realised it was just Andrew Bolt discussing Gillian Triggs
— John Johnsonson (@JohnJohnsonson) November 5, 2015
Almost 24hrs on, weather remains stable. United by the experience, the city expects a full recovery.
— christopher steele (@steelecws) November 5, 2015
Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid booked for VS fashion show
Well, Victoria’s Secret is out. The line-up for the 2015 VS fashion show has officially been announced showing a combination of old and new faces in the selected 43 models.
Two of the newly confirmed models to walk the prestigious show are actually not that new on the scene at all. Kendall Jenner has already modelled for some of the biggest names in fashion such as Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang, to name just a few, as well as being a star in one of the most famous families in the world – the Kardashians. Gigi Hadid has a few under her belt as well, having previously modelled in editorials for Elle, Cleo, Vogue, Sports Illustrated and Paper Magazine.
The 20-year-olds posted the same photo announcing the big news to their millions of followers.
The newbies will share the catwalk with some of the VS Angels and runway veterans such as Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lais Ribeiro and Elsa Hosk.
Oh, let’s not forget that this year’s fantasy bra will be worn by supermodel Lily Aldridge. What’s a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show without a $2 million fantasy bra?
Artists The Weeknd, Selena Gomez and Ellie Goulding are set to perform at the show, to air on December 8.
Kate Winslet goes anti-social
Hollywood starlet Kate Winslet made headlines this week when she announced she has banned her children from using social media. The English actress believes social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be damaging to young people.
“Let your kids climb trees. Take the device out of their hand. Play Monopoly!” said Winslet, “You go to a cafe and grown-ups are at one end of the table and children the other, on devices, not looking up.”
The mother of three believes social media can play a huge role in developing low self-esteem, as people often place a large amount of selfworth into what strangers think of them.
It’s not just social media that has got the chop in the Winslet household however; she has also limited her children’s screen time. She describes parents who rely on iPhones and tablets to occupy their children as “losing control”.
Some people agreed with Winslet’s point of view, but there were many responses arguing that in today’s society a little screen time is healthy.
Ms Winslet chose an unusual time to shun technology as her latest film Steve Jobs, a biopic about the creator of Apple, has just been released.
– Compiled from web sources by Dan Stringer and Xantre Macaraeg
Top photo is a screenshot from Entertainment Weekly article.