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J.K. Rowling Tweets That September 1 Is Harry Potter's Son's First Day At Hogwarts. Internet Goes Crazy.


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J.K. Rowling cheered up her fans with the impending ‘back to school’ doom upon them, reminding us that September 1st, 2015 is Harry Potter’s eldest son’s first day at Hogwarts!

Rowling introduced readers to Potter Jr. in the epilogue of the final book of the series ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, a brief section set 19 years after the events of the book in which Harry and Ginny are a couple with three children, the eldest of which is James Sirius Potter – named in honour of Harry’s own father James and godfather Sirius Black.

JK RowlingJ.K. Rowling tweeted that Sep 1st, 2015 is James Potter's first day at Hogwarts

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Colin Farrell Joins Cast Of ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Off, ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’


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Colin Farrell has joined the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The 39-year-old actor will play a wizard in the upcoming film, due to be released in 2016.

Colin FarrellColin Farrell at a screening of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet in Los Angeles in July 2015.

Read More: J.K. Rowling Hints At 'American Hogwarts' In Fantastic Beasts Film.

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Chris Columbus Wants More 'Harry Potter' Movies


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Director Chris Columbus has revealed that he would like to make a series of sequels to the Harry Potter movies. He’s “fascinated” by the plotlines and back stories of the main characters, such as Hermione Grainger, Ron Weasley and the boy wizard himself, and would like to explore what happened to them after the books finished.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 56 year old filmmaker who directed the first three official Harry Potter movies (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban) said he wants to fill in the 19 year gap between the final book and its epilogue. Columbus is “fascinated about what happened to them” and wants to tell their stories.

Chris ColumbusChris Columbus has expressed an interest in theoretical 'Harry Potter' sequels

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J.K. Rowling Causing Traffic Chaos With Work Done On Her Edinburgh Home


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J.K. Rowling has incurred the wrath of her neighbours once more, with the author being blamed for causing traffic “chaos” by having her garden hedges trimmed. With headline makers salivating with the prospect of innuendo, it refers to the front garden of her Edinburgh home.

The multi-millionaire 49 year old writer has hired a set of four-way temporary traffic lights while gardeners tend to the huge Leyland cypress bush at the front of her property, which prevents passers-by from glaring in, but the process is taking a long time and causing inconvenient tailbacks in all directions while it goes on.

J K RowlingJ.K. Rowling has caused traffic "chaos" around her Edinburgh property because of garden maintenance

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Hogwarts Has No Tuition Fees And Uncle Vernon Loves 'Top Gear': JK Rowling Reveals More Harry Potter Secrets On Twitter


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Harry Potter author Jk Rowling has once again indulged her fans over Twitter, answering some of their more pressing questions about the wizarding world and its inhabitants. The million selling author is known for keeping her fans happy through her social media accounts, where she frequently reveals info about Harry and his friends in response to fan-posted questions.

JK RowlingJK Rowling has answered more Harry Potter questions on Twitter.

When one fan told the author that she was having a ‘super intense debate’ with her friends about the cost of tuition at Hogwarts, Rowling responded by revealing there were no tuition fees at the school, adding, ‘The Ministry of Magic covers the cost of all magical education!’

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25,000 Girls Turn Up To Audition For Role In 'Harry Potter' Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'


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An estimated 25,000 girls under the age of 12 have turned up a London’s ExCeL conference centre to audition for a role in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The mile long queue of girls are competing for one role in the upcoming movie which is set to begin shooting next month.

Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne is playing the lead role in Fantastic Beasts.

Producers are looking for a young actress aged between eight and 12, for the role of Modesty a key character in the film adaptation of Rowling’s story. In a character description sent out by studio Warner Bros, Modesty was said to posses the 'ability to see deep into people and understand them’. The character was also described as being ‘a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness’.

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JK Rowling Announces 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' For 2016


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Jk Rowling has announced that her Harry Potter stage play The Cursed Child will open in London's West End next year. The author said the show would tell the "untold part" of the boy wizard's story including the story of his murdered parents.

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The prequel will run at the Palace Theatre in the summer of 2016 with tickets on sale this autumn. Rowling made the announcement on Friday to coincide with the 18th anniversary of when her debut book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was first published in the UK.

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Katherine Waterston Added To 'Fantastic Beasts' Cast


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Katherine Waterston is the latest name to be cast in the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The British-born American actress will be playing the prominent role of Porpentina, a witch, in J.K. Rowling’s first ever screenplay.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the Harry Potter spin-off had found its female lead, less than a week after it was confirmed that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will be playing the lead role of Newt Scamander.

Katherine WaterstonKatherine Waterston will be joining Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts'

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J.K. Rowling Hints At 'American Hogwarts' In 'Fantastic Beasts' Film


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American fans of ‘Harry Potter’ will be thrilled to know that J.K. Rowling has suggested the existence of a U.S. version of Hogwarts, and that we may get a look at it in the forthcoming prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The author was conducted a Q+A session on Twitter over the weekend (June 6th) and was asked by one fan asked whether the main protagonist – Newt Scamander – would be visiting a school in New York as part of the film’s plot and what its name would be.

JK RowlingJ.K. Rowling revealed some details about the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts' film

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Message To Westboro Baptist Church: Don't' Mess With JK Rowling


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The author of Harry Potter, J.K Rowling, has defended her recent tweet to the controversial Westboro Baptist Church over the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland. Rowling had initially taken to the micro-blogging site to celebrate the historic vote though soon found herself in a war of words.

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Elated by the vote, Rowling posted: "Sitting here watching the Irish make history. Extraordinary and wonderful."

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JK Rowling, Queen Of Twitter, Takes On Westboro Baptist Church


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We’ve definitely been here before, but for some reason twitter trolls just can’t leave ‘Harry Potter’ author and all round amazing woman Jk Rowling alone. You’d think these idiots would have learnt their lesson by now. But sadly they haven't, so step forward JK’s latest twitter time wasters, the always friendly Westboro Baptist Church.

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In case you haven’t been paying much attention to world events over the last few days let us remind you that on Saturday, Ireland became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. This was, of course, cause for celebration, not just in Ireland but around the world and Rowling was quick to share her joy over the news.

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Matthew Lewis A.K.A. Neville Longbottom Strips Down For Attitude Magazine


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Matthew Lewis, the 25-year-old actor best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, has stripped down for the cover of Attitude magazine. Those who remember Lewis in the films should steel themselves for the incredible physical transformation he has undergone since the last film in 2011. During the past four years, Lewis has seriously bulked up and, in the series of pictures for the magazine, he is sporting some impressive muscles.

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Read More: Diagon Alley Is Open For Business In Orlando's Wizarding World - Only For The Harry Potter Cast So Far. 

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JK Rowling Just Took On The Twitter Trolls In Epic Fashion


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Jk Rowling has stood up to the Twitter trolls with one brilliant tweet, after suffering a torrent of vile abuse following the results of Thursday’s election. Rowling, who is a vocal Labour Party supporter, also donated £1million to the Scottish ‘No’ campaign last year ahead of the independence referendum.

JK RowlingRowling was the victim of abuse on Twitter following the election result.

Rowling was targeted by supporters of Ukip and the Scottish National Party online, after Labour’s poor election performance which saw the party pretty much wiped out in Scotland by the SNP. The author was subjected to some heinous name calling by the trolls, with some also accusing her of being a traitor to Scotland.

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JK Rowling Goes On The Attack Over Scottish Independence


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Harry Potter author Jk Rowling told a Scottish nationalist to "get your facts straight" after they said they were "heartbroken" over the writer calling those who wanted independence "death eaters."

JK RowlingJK Rowling was the biggest financier backer of the "no" campaign

The Twitter user - going by the handle Oor Politics - said they were over the results of the referendum on independence but were unable to forgiven JK Rowling's literary reference. In the Harry Potter books, death eaters are "pure blood" supremicists who look down on "half bloods" and "muggles" - or humans. They are generally regarded as second class citizens.

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Is Eddie Redmayne Set For A Role In 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'?


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After taking home the Best Actor Award at this year’s Oscar ceremony, Eddie Redmayne is reportedly high on the list of Warner Bros' choices to star as Newt Scamander in the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Director David Yates has already signed onto the project, which is expected to hit cinemas in November of next year.

Eddie RedmayneRedmayne won an Oscar earlier this year for Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything.

According to The Wrap, Redmayne is Warner Bros. choice to star as Newt Scamander in what will be a trilogy of films, with author Jk Rowling penning the script. The Wrap reports an insider close to the situation as saying it is unclear whether Redmayne has met with Yates to discuss the project, but the actor has yet to see a script.

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JK Rowling Responds To Fan Who Questioned Dumbledore's Sexuality


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Jk Rowling has responded to a Harry Potter fan who asked why Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay. Rowling, 49, revealed Dumbledore's sexuality in 2007, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

JK RowlingJK Rowling offered the perfect response to a young fan who questioned why Dumbledore was gay

In a tweet this week, fan Ana Kocovic asked: "Thank you so much for writing Harry Potter. I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can't see him in that way."

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JK Rowling's Chamber Of Secrets Opens With New 'Harry Potter' Bibliography


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Harry Potter fans are set to discover some fascinating secrets about the franchise, thanks to a new book titled Jk Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013. Compiled by Philip Errington, the book chronicles all of Rowling’s writing during the 16 year period, as well as giving fans some priceless insider details.

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For example, Errington reveals that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was very nearly titled 'Harry Potter and the Death Eaters', 'Harry Potter and the Fire Goblet' or 'Harry Potter and the Three Champions'.

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Yes There Were Jewish And LGBT Students At Hogwarts (It's Just The Wiccans Who Were Left Out)


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Jk Rowling has been delighting loyal Harry Potter fans recently with new stories everyday as the author counts down the 12 days of Christmas on her site, Pottermore. However it seems Rowling has also been using what free time she has to answer fan questions on twitter about the diversity of Hogwarts, the famous school of wizardry.

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It all started when one fan tweeted the 49 year old author, “my wife said there are no Jews at Hogwarts. I’m a Jew so I assume she said it to be the only magical 1 in the family. Thoughts?”, to which she replied, “Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard.”

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JK Rowling's Detective Novels Set To Be Adapted For BBC Series


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Jk Rowling's detective novels - written under the pen name Robert Galbraith - are set to be adapted for the small screen at the BBC. The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm will form the basis of the series, which is being made in collaboration with the Harry Potter author.

JK RowlingJK Rowling will help adapt her crime novels for the BBC, with The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm forming the base

The BBC said it was a "coup" to secure the rights to the books, which feature the private detective Cormoran Strike. It is yet to be announced who will play the down-on-his-luck private investigator, who is described as having "few clients [and] a large debt. He also lost his leg in the Afghan war."

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J K Rowling's 'Robert Galbraith' Novels To Be BBC TV Series


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The BBC has announced that the two crime novels written under a pseudonym of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling are to be turned into a crime drama series.

‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ and ‘The Silkworm’ will form the creative bedrock of the series, and will be made with the assistance of Rowling herself. The 49 year old author wrote the books under the name Robert Galbraith, the first coming in April 2013 and the second in June this year.

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J.K. Rowling's 'Robert Galbraith' novels are set to be turned into a BBC crime drama series

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J.K. Rowling Set To Release 12 New 'Harry Potter' Stories


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Christmas may have just got even more exciting if you are a fan of the famous boy wizard 'Harry Potter' as J.K. Rowling is set to release twelve new Harry Potter-based stories in the run-up to the Holiday season.

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Rowling will reveal 12 Harry Potter-based surprises in the run-up to Christmas

On Friday (Dec 5th), it was announced via the famous character's official fan site Pottermore.com that the British author will unveil a new "surprise" every day at 1.00pm GMT, starting on December 12th all the way until December 23rd.

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J.K. Rowling Reveals Inspiration Behind Hogwarts Professor Dolores Umbridge


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The author of the famed 'Harry Potter' book series J.K. Rowling has sent fans of the boy wizard into a frenzy as she published a spin-off 'Harry Potter' short story, around 1,700 words long, on Halloween that focuses on the spiteful Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.

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Rowling gave fans a brief background on the inspiration for Dolores Umbridge

Rowling also revealed the real-life inspiration behind the wicked witch, who first appeared in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,' published in 2003, and was played by Imelda Staunton in the film adaptations.

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J.K. Rowling Shares Dolores Umbridge's Background In New Harry Potter Story


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Harry Potter fans were in for a treat on Friday (31st October) when J.K. Rowling posted a new story on Pottermore.com detailing the background of the series' most disliked character, Dolores Umbridge.

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J.K. Rowling at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Read More: J.K. Rowling To Bring Dolores Umbridge Out Of Retirement For Halloween Pottermore Special.

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JK Rowling Does Both Trick AND Treat With SIX New Harry Potter Stories


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Hello, this is your resident Potterhead speaking. J. K. Rowling has just released six new Harry Potter stories. Repeat: six new Harry Potter stories are now online. This is not a drill, people. The author has been incredibly productive of late, but when she promised to unveil some new info about Dolores Umbridge and her life after The Final Battle, we definitely weren’t expecting this.

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Here it is, Potterheads! Queen Rowling has graced us with her writing again!

Queen Rowling went above and beyond, posting the Umbridge story along with five others to Pottermore. But (there’s always a but, and this one’s pretty big) it’s not that simple. The stories are reserved for the most dedicated of Potter nerds. They’re in a special section of the website and users have to navigate the labyrinth that is Pottermore, clicking on images until they unlock each of the chapters.

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J.K. Rowling Set To Release New 'Harry Potter' Short Story For Halloween


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The author of the famed 'Harry Potter' book series J.K. Rowling has sent fans of the boy wizard into a frenzy as she recently announced that a new spin-off 'Harry Potter' short story will be released on Halloween.

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The new short story will be published on Halloween

The forthcoming tale, around 1,700 words long, will focus on the spiteful Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge, who first appeared in 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,' which was published in 2003.

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J.K. Rowling Denies That She's Finished Writing A Romance Novel


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The internet has been ablaze in recent weeks about J. K. Rowling’s future writing projects, but she took to social media on Thursday to clear the air about her finishing a romance novel.

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J. K. Rowling was forced to scotch rumours that she's finished a romance novel

A story had appeared in various newspapers that Rowling was ‘celebrating’ in a London bar having just handed in the so-called novel to her publishers on Monday. However, the 49 year old writer took to Twitter to say: "1) I haven't handed in ANY kid of novel to my publishers. I'm only half way through my current book. 2) It isn't a 'romantic' novel. And 3) (brace yourselves) I sometimes have a drink when I haven't finished a book. Yes, that's how rock and roll I really am.”

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Best Decision Ever: Hagrid J. K. Rowling Is Building Hagrid's Hut In Her Back Yard


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It’s probably pretty cool to be J. K. Rowling overall, but the best part has got to be the replica Hogwarts in your (her) back garden. Now, the Harry Potter author is expanding with a new addition – a model of Hagrid’s stone hut, apparently. Why, you ask? BECAUSE SHE CAN. And that should be reason enough for a full-size (ok, I'm not sure it'll be full-size) replica of Hangrid's hut, no?

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J.K. Rowling is finding some very creative things with those HP millions.

Queen Rowling is currently in the planning stages of the process, has just been granted permission to build the hut on the grounds of the Scottish estate. The replica will stand on the edge of a forest on her 162-acre Killiechassie Estate, according to Radio Times.

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JK Rowling's Anagram Solved But Is She Working On Another Harry Potter Book?


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When J.K. Rowling tweeted a series of cryptic clues on Monday (6th October), many Harry Potter fans were already throwing on their Gryffindor scarves and drawing a lightning bolt scar on their foreheads in anticipation of a new book. 

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J.K. Rowling at the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

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Wait, Is JK Rowling Working On A New Harry Potter Novel?


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JK Rowling has sent the Harry Potter world into a spin after posting a series of cryptic messages on Twitter, alluding to new projects and a mystery novel. Rowling is a regular Twitter user but has been strangely silent in recent weeks – and now we know why.

JK RowlingJk Rowling is busy penning a new novel - but is it a Harry Potter story?

Rowling told fans that she has been busy working on a new novel and “tweaking a screenplay”. The movie is likely to be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, though the prospect of a new book is fascinating – could it be that, given Rowling’s penchant for surprise projects, she is writing a new Harry Potter book?

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JK Rowling Hits Back At Twitter Troll Over Gay Dumbledore


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JK Rowling has offered a blunt, curt response to a Twitter user who tweeted his unhappiness about Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore being gay. The user @halfelven55ff apparently claimed he "stopped being a fan" once he knew of the headmaster's sexual orientation, which Rowling revealed during a Q&A session in 2007.

Jk RowlingJk Rowling tackled the Twitter troll head on [Getty/Ben A. Pruchnie]

"Nice how u blindsided us with that one," the user tweeted to Rowling on Saturday (September 6, 2014). "Enjoy your billion $."

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JK Rowling Releases Short Piece About Minor Harry Potter Character


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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has penned a short story about one of the series’ very minor characters. Celestina Warbeck, who is referenced as “the singing sorceress” when her name is fleetingly mentioned throughout the series, is one of the handful of 'off-stage' characters that form a tiny but vital part of the Potter universe. Taking the form of a miniature biography, the 500 word piece can be accessed on Pottermore.com.

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Jk Rowling has posted a very short story about Celestina Warbeck, one of the minor Potter characters

The press release from Rowling goes on to say “Celestina is referenced in three of the Harry Potter books. The first mention is in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) when Harry hears her name on the Wizarding Wireless Network (wizard radio) while visiting the Weasley home.”

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As Amazon Appeals To Ebook Authors In Hachette Dispute, Bestselling Writers Take Out Ad Against The Online Bookseller


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It’s no secret that times have been tough for both authors and traditional publishers since the advent of Amazon. Recently, the conflict has received renewed attention because of the lengthy court battle with publisher Hachette  Book Group. The Seattle-based online retailer is pushing for lower ebook prices, but due to the lack of agreement from Hachette, the court proceedings have been going on for months.

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J. K. Rowling was among the 900 authors, who stepped up against Amazon.

This past Friday, August 8, the publisher lauched a grassroots move against Hachette , the online retailer called on its authors to email Hachette  CEO Michael Pietsch directly, giving out his email and outlining talking points for the email activists to use.

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900 Authors Take Out Ad "To Stop Amazon Harming Livelihoods"


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Over 900 authors including JK Rowling, James Patterson and Donna Tartt, have backed a full-page ad in the New York Times, calling on Amazon "to stop harming the livelihood of the authors on whom it has built its business."

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The aggressive tactic is the latest move in a battle which has seen Amazon delay delivery and remove pre-readers on a slew of books by authors from Hachette - the French publisher. Amazon says it is attempting to "lower ebook prices" while Hachette argues that it is seeking "terms that value appropriately for the years ahead the author's unique role in creating books, and the publisher's role in editing, marketing, and distributing them."

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Want To See The New 'Harry Potter' Book Covers?


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What can get a bibliophile more excited than a pretty book cover? A brand new pretty book cover, especially when it belongs to a reprint of the Harry Potter series. After the original editions, the deluxe editions, the adult cover editions, the American covers and countless versions of cool HP artwork on international covers, Bloomsbury are revamping the series with an all new collection of dust jackets, designed by award winning artist Jonny Duddle. Unlike both the original children’s covers and the American covers, the new collection maintains Harry’s look throughout the series.

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Rowling played an active role in selecting the artist for the new, "child-friendly" covers.

Duddle, whose picture book The Pirates Next Door won the Waterstones Children’s Prize and was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, was handpicked by both Bloomsbury and J. K. Rowling.

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Is JK Rowling's Pottermore Update Hinting That More 'Harry Potter' Stories Are On The Way?


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The buzz over J.K. Rowling’s latest Harry Potter offering is showing no signs of dying down. The 1,500 word story, published on the author’s Pottermore site, was a simple news style piece written in the voice of journalist Rita Skeeter. But it gave us the first update, since the Deathly Hallows epilogue as to what Harry and his friends have been up to. It’s all left us wondering, are there more Harry Potter offerings to come, or is J.K. Rowling really just teasing us?

JK RowlingJ.K. Rowling offered fans an update on Harry and the gang on her Pottermore site

If J.K. Rowling just wanted to assure us that Harry, Ron, Hermione and even Neville had all grown up okay she could have easily done that. She could have written a kind of ‘nothing to see here’ style piece, which reassured us and satisfied our appetite for all things Potter, without leaving too many doors opened. But instead, the Daily Prophet article that Rowling posted only left us asking even more questions and threw up endless new possibilities for the members of Dumbledore’s army.

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5 Reasons Why A New Harry Potter Film Is Unlikely


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J.K. Rowling really stirred up the cauldron of excitement when she published a new Harry Potter story on Tuesday (8th July) and caused fans to speculate over whether there would be a new film.

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J.K. Rowling's short story prompted wide spread speculation about the possibility of a new film.

Read More: 12 Things We Learnt From J.K. Rowling's New Harry Potter Story.

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12 Things We Learnt From JK Rowling’s New Harry Potter Story


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Seven years on from the final Harry Potter book, Jk Rowling has treated fans to a brand new short story about everyone’s favourite wizard on her website, Pottermore. The 1,500 piece takes the form of a Daily Prophet gossip column, penned by cutting journalist Rita Skeeter. In tabloid style, Skeeter gives an update on what’s happened to Harry, Hermione, Ron and a few others as the Quidditch World Cup finals take place. So what did we learn about Harry and the gang after reading Rowling’s latest writings?

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1. Harry is still a pretty big deal

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Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness


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Dolly Parton has offered to take the dog found at the Glastonbury Festival home with her. Dolly the Dog, named after Parton who was headlining at the festival, was discovered abandoned during the clean-up operation.

Dolly PartonDolly Parton headlined at Glastonbury this year.

Read More: Dolly Parton Goes TO Glastonbury, Gets A Tonne Of Fans And Maybe Even A Dog.

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J.K. Rowling Reassures Daniel Radcliffe That There’ll Be No More Potter Films, Probably


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J.K Rowling's Pottermore addition last week, introducing fans to thirty-something Harry Potter and chums, may have been met with clamorous excitement by fans but gave one actor a sinking feeling. Daniel Radcliffe, who made his name as the titular boy wizard, saw Rowling's new chapter as forewarning that he'd need to reprise his fantasy role for another movie.

Apparently Radcliffe's fears were assuaged by the British author, who sent the actor a text reassuring him that she won't be writing any more film featuring Harry, ergo there'll be no more Potter films, probably.

Rowling sent her fans dizzy with excitement when she posted a new chapter set 16 years after Voldemort's defeat. Written in the style of a tabloid article penned by busy-body Rita Skeeter, the 1500-word story featured Harry, Ron and Hermione aged 34 Quidditch World Cup Final in the Patagonian Desert.

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Unless Rowling Is Pulling A Beyonce, Another HP Film Is (Thankfully) Off The Cards


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Following J. K. Rowling’s announcement of a brand new Harry Potter short story, fans (who are now sane, rational adult humans, for the most part) went by-and-large crazy over the possibilities. Could there be a new book coming? What about a new movie? Maybe Hogwarts really is there to welcome Potterheads home, but it won't be with another HP book or film.

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Jo Rowling isn't willing to mess with a good thing.

The first person the media went to in the frenzy was Daniel Radcliffe, who is not really open to returning to the franchise, unless Rowling is actually working on something movie-worthy. In the past, the author has indicated that she wouldn't be writing any more books about Harry, and a spokesperson reiterated as much to the Bookseller on Tuesday. But the Harry Potter universe is a vast and profitable place and Rowling has a whole world of short stories, spin-offs and expansions to choose from. Potter fans (this writer included) tend to eat up any new writing by Rowling, let alone things related to the boy wizard.

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J.K. Rowling Releases 'Harry Potter' Short Story, Detailing Adult Lives Of Famous Trio


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Harry Potter fans everywhere will be going ecstatic!

The author of the teenage wizard book series, J.K. Rowling, has given a sneak peak into the adult lives of Hogwarts's favourite characters after the final isntalment ended.

Rowling wrote a short story, 1500 words long, on her Pottermore website that depicts the adult lives of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, many years after their storied adventures.

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16 Years After Voldemort's Defeat, J.K. Rowling Reveals What Harry Potter Is Like Aged 34


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J.K. Rowling has released a short 1500 word story on Pottermore detailing the lives of Harry Potter and the rest of the Hogwarts gang 16 years after they defeated Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters. 

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Jk Rowling has written a short story about the famous trio aged 34.

The story is written from the viewpoint of Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter who continues to meddle and gossip monger. Harry, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Ginny Weasley are all attending the Quidditch World Cup Final in the Patagonian Desert where Skeeter is celebrity spotting. The four friends and now couples are still hugely popular and Skeeter reports how large crowds have turned out to see them. 

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Hey Potter Fans: J. K. Rowling Reveals The Ultimate Fate Of The Trio In Short Story


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Hey Potterheads, remember that fluffy epilogue at the end of Deathly Hallows? The-One-That-Shall-Not-Be-Mentioned in fan circles? Well, J. K. Rowling has added some new writing to the HP series and – you guessed it – it’s more of that 19 Years Later story. We can already see you rolling your eyes, HP fans, but JKR writes what she wants to write. And you’re obviously going to read it. In case you couldn’t think of any more loose ends that needed tying up after we found out even the name of Draco’s kid… well, our beloved series creator thought of some. Hurray.

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The Trio is back in new writing from JKR.

So we know that Harry is an Auror, still happily married to Ginny, Ron and Hermione are also still together, and apparently Harry is getting the rough end of the stick over at his job as Auror for the Ministry of Magic. If any of those words don’t ring a bell, go back and re-read book 7, then move on to the chapter/second epilogue.

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JK Rowling Goes After Phone-Hacking "D*cks" In Novel 'The Silkworm'


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Jk Rowling makes a less than subtle reference to the phone hacking scandal in her new crime thriller The Silkworm. Writing under her pen name Robert Galbraith, Rowling appears to draw upon her own experiences of giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry after suffering press intrusion.

The Cuckoos CallingJK Rowling's 'The Cuckoos Calling' [Photo: Getty images, credit: Jordan Mansfield]

The Silkworm follows private detective Cormoran Strike supplying details to a journalist of a scandalous affair between a member of the House of Lords and his secretary. During one passage, the hack asks Strike how he persuaded the woman to speak with him.

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JK Rowling's Harry Potter Spin-Off 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Gets Release Date


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Warner Bros. has issued the release date of the first film in the Harry Potter spinoff trilogy.

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' is slated to hit theatres on November 18th 2016.

The film studio completed Jk Rowling's 'Harry Potter' film franchise almost three years ago with the release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011,' but last September it was confirmed the wizarding world would be returning to the big-screen.

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HBO/BBC Pick Up J.K Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' For Miniseries


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The BBC and HBO are involved in making a miniseries based on J.K Rowling’s first book for adults, ‘The Casual Vacancy’. In December 2012, the BBC announced that it would be adapting the book for television but it has now revealed that the novel will be made into a three-hour miniseries, co-produced by the BBC and HBO.

The Casual VacancyJ.K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy was the author's first novel for adults

The book, while receiving mixed reviews from the critics, proved to be a commercial success for Rowling, who receives intense publicity and scrutiny every time she writes new material. It sold 125,000 copies in its first week of publication and more than six million copies since then.

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The Potter Magic Won't Stop - J.K Rowling Penning Spin-Off Film Trilogy


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It has been announced that J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off, the 2001 wizard textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", will become a film trilogy as the now-legendary author teams up with Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara.

J.K RowlingJ.K Rowling will pen three new films for Warner Bros. based on the Potterverse

The main character of the trilogy will be Newt Scamander, a "magizoologist" but the spin-off won’t be set before or after the events we all know and love from the 8 Harry Potter films; rather, it will sit alongside them to further expand the legend.  

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JK Rowling's Harry Potter Spin-Off To Be Made Into Film Trilogy


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Jk Rowling's new Harry Potter spin-off, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' will be made into a film trilogy.

The book, which was originally published in 2001 (between the fourth and fifth addition), was originally billed as one of Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbooks.

Warner Bros chief Kevin Tsujihara has reportedly persuaded Rowling to create the spin-off into a big-screen film series.

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JK Rowling Writes Harry Potter Quidditch History Post On Pottermore Site


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Jk Rowling has added to her already extensive Harry Potter universe by writing a new post for her fansite, Pottermore.com. Rowling may have already written all the Potter books she intends to but that doesn't mean she can't keep building her extraordinary imaginary universe. Entitled History of the Quidditch World Cup, Rowling's new writing details the origins and rich history of Quidditch, the popular sport played on broomsticks.

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JK Rowling Has Delighted Her Fans With A New Addition To The Harry Potter Universe.

Half of Rowling's new Potter-based writing was made available today, with the other half scheduled for Friday 21st March. All together, the history will be a 2,400-word account of the magical sport that has seen fans across the world captivated. Harry Potter spent a great deal of his time at Hogwarts school either training for or competing in Quidditch matches, meaning the sport is tightly interwoven into the Potter lore.

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J.K. Rowling Will Publish Second Novel 'The Silkworm' Under Alias Robert Galbraith


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J.K. Rowling will publish a second novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

The 'Harry Potter' author used the alias for 2013's crime fiction 'The Cukoo's Calling,' which followed private investigator Cormoran Strike.

Rowling's forthcoming novel, titled 'The Silkworm', will be a sequel to Galbraith's first novel and will continue to depict the adventures of Mr Strike, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

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