Monday, September 10, 2012 will go down in infamy as one of the worst days in my Potter fandom history. I had camped out to get tickets for J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy signing and Q&A since Friday afternoon, got them online when they went on sale early, and proceeded to experience the entire gamut of human emotions in a 30-hour interval. I spent most of the day on Hypable, frantically refreshing the page and conversing with similarly unfortunate Potter fans. Now, looking back on it, I am struck by just how awesome Potter fans are.

The first indication of this came when the tickets went on sale. There were twenty or so of us camped out on Island 9¾, and when the frenzy began, it was entirely a collaborative effort to get tickets. As soon as one girl announced it and gave out the link, we were all shouting to each other, and sharing phones and a single laptop, ordering tickets for each other.

Fast forward to Monday afternoon, when two different sets of fans had legitimate tickets to the event – the “early fans” and the “on-time fans.” Both sets of fans had a very legitimate claim to the tickets. And there was a very real possibility of it turning into an us-versus-them battle between the two groups to rival the Shipping Wars of 2004. And perhaps in another fandom, that might have happened.

But not in the Potter fandom. Every single comment, of the hundreds I read, was concerned with ALL the fans who bought tickets. Not “my tickets.” Not tickets bought early or tickets bought on time. Every single comment expressed concern about all the fans who had bought tickets, and worry that some fans might be screwed because of JALC’s mistake.

Moreso, it seemed like almost every other comment made a mention of the people camping out, with a fervent desire that at the very least we get tickets after all we endured. We endured tornadoes and torrential rain and much more, but I am deeply touched that in our darkest hour you thought of us, and I know I speak for all of Island 9¾ when I thank you for that.

This just goes to show how, even when faced with adversity and nearly hysterical, we still think of other Potter fans right away. The Potter fandom showed itself to be selfless, caring, and just yesterday, and I have never been prouder to be a part of it. Moreover, I think Jo Rowling would be proud of the way we behaved yesterday. Did she not once write, “[JALC]’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can only fight by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust.”

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.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

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.