The Cricket’s Daily 3: J.K. Rowling, back in the wizarding world
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British writer J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during a photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: 'The Casual Vacancy', in London. Author JK Rowling has accepted a charitable donation from a law firm, Wednesday July 31, 2013, which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym. The Harry Potter author says her crime-writing alter ego, Robert Galbraith, had respectable sales before being exposed in the Sunday Times as a pseudonym. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture:
• J.K. Rowling is returning to the wizarding world! She’s making her screenwriting debut with a movie based on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a Hogwarts textbook she wrote for charity a few years ago. [AP, via The Salt Lake Tribune]
• Editor Tina Brown will be leaving The Daily Beast, the news website she co-founded, at the end of the year. [New York]
• A “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” is happening. It’s a prequel centering on Bob Odenkirk’s lawyer character. [The Guardian]
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