GREEN BAY — Kim Scott was not looking to reminisce.Other than fondly recalling what it was like to have so many great athletes from a wide cross-section of sporting pursuits around the Camp Randall Stadium area during his era at the University of Wisconsin — “It was an amazing time,” he marveled — the former standout pole vaulter from Madison West High School and UW couldn’t have been less interested in reliving the good ol’ days.Nowadays, he’s just a proud father of three — to daughter Christi, a five-time Colorado state high school track champion who was a heptathlete at Harvard; son JK, the Green Bay Packers’ new punter; and son Charlie, a sophomore punter at the Air Force Academy — who’s happily enjoying his gig as fan, trainer and dad.“It’s their time,” Kim said.Nevertheless, Kim’s athletic accomplishments — while perhaps ancient history to him — are still impressive. At … [Read more...] about Packers rookie punter JK Scott’s Wisconsin — and Madison — roots run deep
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has paid tribute to house elf Dobby, who was killed off in the final book of the wizarding series.Every year on May 2, Rowling apologises to fans for brutally killing off characters on the anniversary of the fictional Battle of Hogwarts, the climactic war between good and evil wizards from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.Referring to the major plot twist, she tweeted: “It’s that anniversary again.“This year, I apologise for killing someone who didn’t die during the #BattleofHogwarts, but who laid down his life to save the people who’d win it.“I refer, of course, to Dobby the house elf.”In recent years the author has tried to atone for the massive bloodshed that occurred in the seventh book of her popular series.Last year, Rowling apologised for killing Professor Severus Snape in the epic battle.“In case the police are reading my notifications, there’s a Battle of Hogwarts anniversary tradition … [Read more...] about JK Rowling apologises for Dobby’s death on Battle of Hogwarts anniversary
FOR a holier-than-thou Twitterati preacher, JK Rowling tries to present herself as a leading light for women in the entertainment industry. But the author will need to use every trick in Harry Potter’s magic book to handle the growing outrage in Hollywood over her decision to stand by the casting of Johnny Depp in the lead role in her precious Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them franchise. Today I reveal a significant backlash from within the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement because the Scot is hellbent on backing her famous pal – despite his clearly inexcusable behaviour towards ex-wife Amber Heard. Rowling is proving herself to be the worst type of Hollywood Hypocrite here. Her claim that she is “genuinely happy” to have Depp star as the central character, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, in her big-budget film sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald provides him total rehabilitation in the eyes of the movie industry. She is condoning … [Read more...] about How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film after assault claim?
JK Rowling thinks it would be "lazy" to turn 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' into a movie.The 52-year-old novelist's work inspired the play by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany - but, at the moment, Rowling doesn't have any plans to turn it into a film.She shared: "'Cursed Child' was written for the stage and I love it on the stage."It's a theatrical experience. To be honest, I think it would be quite a lazy thing to do to put it on screen."The play made its debut at the Palace Theatre in London, and has since moved to the Lyric Theater in New York City.Rowling admitted that finding a venue suitable for the production was a challenge.She told SYFY WIRE: "One of the biggest challenges was finding a theater that could [be conducive to the production]."It's an intricate production, there were certain technical demands, there's a lot of magic happening on stage, so we needed to find the right space and the Lyric was, I think, [producer] Sonia Friedman said to me, 'It's been an unloved … [Read more...] about JK Rowling says a new Harry Potter movie would be ‘lazy’
WASHINGTON — Sterling, Virginia-based JK Moving, which has grown to the largest independent moving company in North America, is starting a farm in Loudoun County to address hunger relief causes in the region. The JK Community Farm is being planted on land recently purchased by JK Moving founder Chuck Kuhn in Purcellville, Virginia. It will start with 4 acres growing more than 16 types of vegetables. The Kuhn family will also donate beef, pork and venison to hunger relief nonprofits. The farm will eventually be expanded with more acreage in years to come. Kuhn estimates the farm will donate 53,000 pounds of crops and meat in its first year, with a retail value of about $235,000. “We are part of this community, and I know that poverty is a very real issue here,” Kuhn said. “I wanted to develop a charitable effort that meets the critical community needs in a very tangible way [and] using my land to grow and share food is a way we can contribute and address hunger … [Read more...] about JK Moving branches out into farming to aid Loudoun hunger causes