As any true wizard knows, it's singer Celestina Warbeck's birthday today. To celebrate, J.K. Rowling has released new intel about the famous witch on Pottermore, revealing that Warbeck was named after one of Rowling's friends because "'Celestina' was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch."
"Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style," Rowling writes on Pottermore (and on The Today Show website). She's also posted the audio for one of Celestina's famous songs, "You Stole My Cauldron But You Can't Have My Heart," which you can see performed every day at the real Diagon Alley in Florida.
Other things we learned about Celestina today: she has the "ability to drown out a chorus of banshees" with her voice and she has been married three times. Drammmmma.