NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Columbus' kids are the ones who got him into the "Harry Potter" movies -- and now they're getting him out.
After directing last year's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" and the second film in the series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," Columbus will step aside for No. 3 to spend more time with his wife and their children, aged 13, 10, 8 and 5.
"My daughter, Eleanor, was the person who forced me to read the books and told me it would make a great movie," the 44-year-old filmmaker said.
Middle Hanson brother a dad
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The middle brother of the pop singing trio Hanson has become a father.
Taylor Hanson, 19, and his wife Natalie Anne Bryant, 18, became parents Oct. 31.
Bryant gave birth to Jordan Ezra Halloween morning.
"We're so excited to start a family," Hanson said in a statement. "Having Ezra is the best thing we've ever done. Life and art are all about these moments."
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