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Is Mudbloods the Most Awesomely Geeky Sports Movie Ever? (VIDEO)

10/15/2014 AT 11:10 AM EDT

We’ve put a man on the moon, a bunny in the bath and a pumpkin spice latte in a deep fryer.

But for all mankind’s mind-blowing achievements, we’ve never had a sports movie that truly spoke to the geeks among us.

Until now.

The new documentary Mudbloods (available on iTunes here), showcases a subculture of athletes who play Quidditch, the Wizarding World sport detailed in J.K. Rowling‘s beloved Harry Potter series.

In the geektastic trailer for the film, Quidditch players discuss the challenges they face in the Muggle world.

“We get two questions: ‘How does the snitch work? And how do you fly?’ ” says one devotee of the sport.

“The people who don’t really understand that this is a joke,” laments another, “are the other athletes on campus.”

Like Harry, Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy before them, the real-world Quidditch players “ride” brooms and score using hoops located at either end of the field.

A rugby-esque contact sport, “No one can really call us nerds when we’re out there,” declares one player, before adding, “They do anyways.”

(Somewhere, Snape’s heart just grew three sizes.)

“It’s actually better to be seen as a little weird, and to be happy,” says another Quidditcher, “than to not be the person you are.”

Dumbledore himself couldn’t have said it better.


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Amal Clooney Tackles Her New Case (Stylishly!) in Greece

10/14/2014 AT 01:55 PM EDT

Amal Clooney stepped out in Greece on Tuesday with three of her must-haves – her platinum wedding band, stylish sunglasses and a document-filled binder.

The newlywed attorney, who has officially taken her husband George’s surname, is in Athens to discuss her latest case.

The case centers on one of the world’s longest-running cultural property disputes: a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures variously known as the Parthenon Marbles or the Elgin Marbles. Clooney, 36, is part of a delegation from her London-based firm, Doughty Street Chambers, meeting with Greek officials to discuss the country’s long-running bid to win back the sculptures from the British Museum in London.

After touching down in Athens on Monday to widespread media excitement – local television crews lined up for hours in anticipation of her arrival – Clooney and her firm’s boss, Geoffrey Robertson, met with Greece’s minister of culture and sports, Konstantinos Tasoulas, on Tuesday. The group attended a working lunch at a scenic seafood tavern south of Athens.

Clooney is expected to continue talks with Greek officials throughout the week.

Reporting by ANTHEE CARASSAVA


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Plus-Size Model Emme Returns to Fashion to Fix Plus-Clothing ‘Stigma’

She was the most successful plus-size model of the ’90s, hosting Fashion Emergency and paving the way for many of the successful “plus” models out there. But that doesn’t mean that Emme isn’t still having trouble finding clothes to fit her. And for the star, 51, that just doesn’t make business sense — so she’s returning to the fashion world to right what she sees as an “undeniably present stigma.”

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Her own struggles inspired her to return to the fashion world and attempt to address the gap in the marketplace. She is hoping to encourage young designers to create more for the plus-size population.

Originally launched as a Kickstarter campaign, Emme teamed up with her alma mater, Syracuse University, to launch “Fashion Without Limits,” a design initiative that encourages students to create styles for size 12 and up. Syracuse juniors will create an evening dress for the model, and the winner will receive $500, the 12+ Emme award and the opportunity to see their design worn on the red carpet. She also had dress forms donated in a size 16, 18 and 20 so fashion students can practice designing for fuller figures.

“We wanted to go and educate the new designers and teach them how to drape on a large-size body, whether she’s a little older or a more youthful junior,” the former Ford model tells WWD. “[Currently, most designers] just go up to 12 or 14. I don’t know why. There might be a stigma that is undeniably present. It’s really the unspoken truth. I see such an opportunity.”

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After retreating from the spotlight to battle cancer (she was diagnosed with stage 2A Hodgkin’s disease in May 2007), Emme recently signed with Muse Models for her return, and is featured in the Model Alliance 2015 calendar, in addition to posing for German clothing line Ulla Popken and David’s Bridal in the U.S.

While Emme tells WWD that she thinks many plus-size women end up getting their clothes made due to a lack of options in traditional stores, she’s also been impressed by the way the internet has increased their options. “The game is online for full-figured women. Major department stores are now playing that [online] game,” she says. “Also, Asos does it incredibly well. There’s no dividing line between things for the straight-size customer and those for the plus-size customer. [Plus-size women] are not even thinking about anything negative about their bodies. The younger generations are so inclusive. What they see in magazines and what they see on TV, fashion-wise, they want to go online and buy that pencil skirt or that animal print or that shimmer top … It goes higher than size 24.”

She also takes issue with the fact that it’s not just high fashion that is size-restricted, it’s gym clothes as well. “Lululemon stops at size 12. If you want to get people healthy, you’re going to need clothes to do it,” she says. “I’m going to get into activewear. We’re looking for licensees in swimwear, activewear, sportswear, knits and footwear … I just saw there was such a need. I want to build a business, a whole licensing program. It will be the whole world of Emme.”

What do you think of Emme’s quest to bring better style to all sizes? Share below!

–Karen J. Quan


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