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‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Trailer Reveals an Expansive ‘Harry Potter’ RPG

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By all accounts the PS5 is going to cost the equivalent of a small country’s national budget and run on pure experimental jet fuel, but hoo dang the footage out of today’s showcase event has me willing to risk it all. In addition to trailers for Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil 8, and God of War: Ragnarok, Sony released the first look at the Harry Potter game, Hogwarts Legacy. The game—which launches in 2021 for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC—is an immersive open-world RPG set in the 1800s.

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“Hogwarts Legacy gives players control over their own experience with RPG gameplay unlike anything else in the Wizarding World, which will continue to build fan appeal in the Portkey Games label,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games, in a statement. “Avalanche has brought to life this rich and deep world, full of action-packed magic, as well as a detailed, mysterious story to engage fans and gamers alike.”

John Blackburn, Studio General Manager, Avalanche, added: “It’s such an honor to work on such an amazing franchise and the team is dedicated to delivering an authentic Wizarding World experience that both Harry Potter and RPG fans will enjoy…Hogwarts Legacy is so special because it allows players to immerse themselves in a new narrative that is filled with complex characters, and, of course, magic.”

Check out the trailer below. For more on the PS5, here’s the gameplay footage from Spider-Man: Miles Morales.



Here’s the official synopsis for Hogwarts Legacy:

As the climactic story begins, players grow their magical abilities by mastering spells, brewing potions and taming fantastic beasts. Along the way, they will uncover an expansive world filled with perilous dangers tied to the wizarding world’s long forgotten past and an unusual ability that only they possess. The open-world journey takes players beyond Hogwarts to new and familiar wizarding world locations including the Forbidden Forest and Hogsmeade Village.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Turns 48… in Her Birthday Suit!

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Gwyneth Paltrow turned 48 Sunday, and she did it with naked enthusiasm for her new age!

Paltrow playfully posed tastefully nude in an image she posted to Instagram, writing, “In nothing but my birthday suit today… thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and thank you to @goop ‘s insanely amazing brand new body butter for making me think I can still get my kit off. 💙 #goopgenes”

The star of Netflix’s “The Politician” was celebrated on her special day by hubby Brad Falchuk, who posted a less nude shot of Paltrow relaxing on a sofa, writing of her, “This badass is 48 today. She makes pizza from scratch, is never late for cocktail hour, makes looking good annoyingly easy and never skips an opportunity to put an asshole in his place. She makes friends feel like family and family feel like friends. Trust me, she’s the best. Happy, happy, happy birthday, Beauty. I love you.”

Falchuk, who tied the knot with Paltrow two years ago this month, also used the occasion to implore everyone to vote on November 3.

Among other celebs wishing Gwyneth well on her special day was Matthew Morrison, who chimed in with, “So happy you were born! What an inspired life you’ve made for yourself. And the GP train keeps going! Love ya, chica!”

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Japanese Actress Yuko Takeuchi Dead at 40: Reports

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Japanese Actress Yuko Takeuchi has passed away, according to multiple reports.

The Japan Times reports the star was found dead by her husband, actor Nakabayashi Taiki, in their Tokyo apartment on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Per the publication’s sources, the actress was transported to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.

According to The Japan Times, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has launched an investigation surrounding Takeuchi’s death, however, the local authorities said they believe she took her own life. The outlet noted a suicide letter hasn’t been discovered.

“It came all of a sudden, and we are all stunned and saddened by the news,” her talent agency, Stardust Promotion Inc., said in a statement to the local paper.

The actress was 40 years old and a mother to two kids. She shared a son with her ex-husband, Nakamura Shido, and welcomed a baby boy earlier this year with Taiki.

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Chrissy Teigen Hospitalized Over ‘Scary’ Excessive Bleeding Amid Her Third Pregnancy

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Chrissy Teigen‘s third pregnancy is proving to be her most challenging yet.

The 34-year-old momma of two has been keeping fans informed about her journey to baby number three (another boy!) with husband John Legend via cheeky daily updates to her Instagram Story. However, she had followers on high alert Sunday evening after revealing she is spending time in the hospital due to excessive bleeding. Oh no!

Related: Chrissy ‘Devastated’ To Cancel Work Obligations Amid Pregnancy Complications

Chrissy’s latest news comes after weeks of doctor-ordered mandatory bed rest to strengthen her body for the baby, but she explained how things have taken a difficult turn at the halfway mark of her pregnancy:

“Today the big difference was it kind of was just like if you were to turn a facet on to low and leave it there. It’s so weird because I feel really good. I’m usually at my happiest pregnant, mood-wise. That way I feel happier than I do not pregnant. That’s why it’s so, so hard for me to come to terms with.”

Ugh, that sounds like an awful position to be in. If only her body and her mind could get on the same page here!

Still, Teigen isn’t letting this circumstance minimize the excitement to expand her family again. She went on to gush about her future son, sharing:

“The baby is so healthy, growing stronger than Luna or Miles. He moves a lot. He’s moved so much earlier than they ever did. He’s like a rollie pollie. We have like a million great pictures of him. He’s just so different than they were. So he’s so strong and I’m just so excited for him because he’s so wonderful and just the strongest little dude, so I can’t wait for him.”

Despite baby Legend’s strength, there’s still a long road ahead of him, though! The Cravings cookbook author, who previously conceived both of her children Luna, 4, and Miles, 2, via in-vitro fertilization, added about how her body is handling it:

“Basically he’s the strongest, coolest dude in the s**ttiest house. His house is just falling apart. It didn’t have a good foundation to begin with, though. He didn’t have the strongest chance at the very, very beginning.”

She continued:

“It’s just hard because there’s not much you can do. I’m in that weird in-between time of it being really dangerous to try anything. Basically if I can make it through the next few weeks, if little boy can make it through the next few weeks, then, you know, we can go from there and be able to kind of get through the danger zone or whatever. But we have to get through this first. So yeah, it is scary. But it’s scary in the way that there’s just really nothing to do.”

Awww. We are all rooting for the safe and healthy arrival of her baby! But speaking of those well-wishes, the expectant momma would really appreciate it if we stuck to the “get well soon” pleasantries instead of trying to diagnose her over the internet!

Related: Chrissy & John Managed To Celebrate Their Anniversary At Home With The Kids!

Directing the next piece of commentary to her fans who are medical professionals, she said:

“The most unhelpful thing is when I get suggestions from medical Twitter and Instagram… because all it does is make me feel really anxious and nervous and like I did something wrong. If you are a doctor, I cannot express enough how badly I would like for you to stop your guessing games or Twitter pleas to figure out what I’m doing wrong or diagnosing me via Twitter. I’ve seen it all. You have to trust me that I have very good doctors who know what they’re doing, who know the entire story.”

We hope they heard you loud and clear, gurl!

In the meantime, we’re clapping it up for John and the way he continues to support his wife throughout this difficult time for their family. Chrissy shared snaps of him staying in the hospital room with her and putting his own culinary skills to the test by making her a tasty sandwich!

See the cute clips (below):

Hey, the EGOT winner didn’t do so bad if you ask us. LOLz! But more to the point, we’re sending SO much love and strength to Chrissy and her baby right now.

Fingers crossed for the bleeding to slow/stop ASAP so she can get back to basking in a healthy, happy pregnancy!

[Image via Chrissy Teigen/Instagram]

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