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J.K. Rowling Sends Dumbledore-Penned Letter to Inspirational Shooting Survivor

8 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fifteen-year-old Cassidy Stay is a survivor of incomprehensible tragedy. Her former uncle Ron Lee Haskell went on a shooting rampage in her family's home in Spring, TX., that left her parents and four siblings dead. Stay, who survived because she pretended to be dead after being grazed by a bullet, gave an incredibly moving speech at her family's memorial that quoted the beloved headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumblebore.

"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light," Stay told more than 400 people assembled for the memorial. Soon after, a Facebook page sprang up called "We want Jk Rowling to Meet Cassidy Stay," which later passed on the news that J.K. Rowling sent a letter to Cassidy "from" Dumbledore.

A spokesperson to Rowling told The Houston Chronicle, "We can confirm that J.K. Rowling did indeed send a personalized letter to Cassidy Stay. »

- Jenni Miller

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Wounded Teen Who Called Police After Family's Mass Murder Called a 'Hero'

11 July 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A 15-year-old girl who was the lone survivor of a mass shooting of her family is being called a hero after she played dead and later called 911, likely saving the lives of her maternal grandparents. Cassidy Stay was grazed in the head by a gunman's bullet but managed to contact police to warn them about Ron Lee Haskell, who had entered her family's home in Spring, Texas, on Wednesday and allegedly went on a shooting spree after they refused to tell him how to find his ex-wife, Stay's aunt, who had previously lived there, ABC News reports. Haskell, who first »

- Andrea Billups

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Wounded Teen Who Called Police After Family's Mass Murder Called a 'Hero'

11 July 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A 15-year-old girl who was the lone survivor of a mass shooting of her family is being called a hero after she played dead and later called 911, likely saving the lives of her maternal grandparents. Cassidy Stay was grazed in the head by a gunman's bullet but managed to contact police to warn them about Ron Lee Haskell, who had entered her family's home in Spring, Texas, on Wednesday and allegedly went on a shooting spree after they refused to tell him how to find his ex-wife, Stay's aunt, who had previously lived there, ABC News reports. Haskell, who first »

- Andrea Billups

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Speed Read: Ryan Gosling Is Excited About Fatherhood

11 July 2014 5:38 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Source: Getty / Venturelli Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes reportedly "could not be more excited" about their baby. A source says that Ryan "can't wait to be a dad." David Beckham will receive the first-ever legend award from Nickelodeon at its Kids' Choice Sports Awards. Beyoncé and Jay Z's On the Run tour will air on HBO. The special will be taped on Sept. 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris, and they will perform over 40 songs during the lineup. John Legend's new music video for "You & I (Nobody in the World)" will make you cry. The story of women's acceptance and beauty features both real-life women and celebrity cameos from his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox: A man who killed four children and two adults in a mass shooting in Spring, TX, has been identified as Ron Lee Haskell. He »

- Alyse Whitney

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