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Warner Bros. crackdown puts Dark Mark over Potter festivals

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it’s necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. Fans, however, liken the move to Death Eaters sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they’ll transmogrify the events into generic celebrations of magic.

‘The Band’s Visit’ dances away with a leading 10 Tony Awards

The American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through the telecast.

Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb

With a bleep on live television and double fists raised in the air, Robert De Niro got the theater crowd on its feet at the Tony Awards with a rousing political introduction of his old friend Bruce Springsteen that was focused squarely elsewhere: on President Donald Trump.

Mindy Kaling jokes about Trump, toilet plungers at Dartmouth

UPDATED: Sun., June 10, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

Mindy Kaling took on President Donald Trump in her Sunday commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates, suggesting he may have “tweeted us into war” with Wakanda, the fictional country from “Black Panther.”