How to order a Butterbeer at Starbucks

10:30 am EDT, October 22, 2013

Sometimes you get the urge for a Butterbeer, but when you’re not near Wizarding World Orlando or the Harry Potter Studio Tour, what do you do?

A Starbucks hack lets you turn your nearest Barista into a bartender somewhere within the Wizarding World (minus the booze). To order a Butterbeer at Starbucks, the magic recipe: Regular Crème Frappuccino plus three pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, and a caramel drizzle on top.

This is not an official Starbucks drink, but as they do with all orders, the popular coffee chain will make you whatever you want so long as they have the ingredients.

One Starbucks Barista made the Butterbeer hack her store’s featured frappuccino:

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And here’s a look at the final product. Mmm, butterbeer.

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FoodBeast describes the drink as a “festive fall alternative to all the Pumpkin Spice.” In the Wizarding World the drink costs two sickles (about £0.60), but this drink is going to cost you three to four times that at Starbucks.

The only official Butterbeer recipe is kept under wraps at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter and England’s Harry Potter Studio Tour. Naturally the real Butterbeer will be available at the Hollywood and Japanese Wizarding Worlds when they open in the next couple years. The formula to create the official drink was personally selected by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling after Universal presented her with several versions of the treat.

In the books by Rowling, Butterbeer is slightly alcoholic. It can affect house elves more than it does humans. The version shared in the Muggle world – whether at Starbucks or at a Harry Potter attraction – has zero alcohol in it. It made a brief appearance in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie as well, and Hermione appears a bit tipsy from having one.

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

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So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.