06:08 PM EDT 09/09/2014
Originally posted 02/02/2014 12:20PM
Hold on to your Sorting Hats, Potterheads: J.K. Rowling has just rocked your world.
In a new interview, the Harry Potter author, 48, admits she regrets not having Harry and indispensable friend Hermione Granger get together at the end of the series, rather than Hermione and fellow BFF Ron Weasley.
Rowling's interviewer? None other than Hermione herself, AKA Emma Watson, who played the brainy heroine in all the Potter films.
"I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment," Rowling tells Watson for the latest issue of Wonderland, a UK magazine the actress guest edited this month. (Excerpts of the interview were just published in the UK Sunday Times.) "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."
Originally posted 01/24/2014 02:55PM
Since Universal Orlando Resort's Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened in June 2010, its two rides, shops, restaurant and pub have been jam-packed with visitors – making the overcrowded acreage seem ripe for expansion.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 09:55AM
Emma Watson hasn't been dating Matt Janney for very long, but she's already cast a spell over his family, who are excited about the new relationship.
Originally posted 01/10/2014 10:00AM
Emma Watson has cast her spell on a new man.
Originally posted 12/20/2013 10:10AM
Harry Potter has traveled from page to screen – and now to stage.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 09:00AM
Muggles may not be able to have their Christmas cards delivered by owls, but the new Harry Potter stamps from the U.S. Postal Service are a close second.
The United States Post Office recently began offering Forever Stamps emblazoned with the faces of Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest of the cast of the Harry Potter films. There are 20 different stamps in the new collection, meaning that Potter fans will have plenty of choices when it comes to deciding whether friends should get Slytherin or Hufflepuff stamps on their greeting cards. You can even send Grandma a thank you card with a Lord Voldemort stamp on it if her present warrants such treatment.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 04:00PM
Originally posted 11/04/2013 12:30PM
The Harry Potter cast has come a long way since Hogwarts.
On Nov. 4, 2001, a very fresh-faced Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint hit the red carpet at London's Odeon theater for the world premiere of the franchise's first big-screen installment, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S.).
Radcliffe, then 11, gushed about his excitement for the star-making role, telling PEOPLE, “My face and my stomach are vibrating!"
Originally posted 10/28/2013 10:20AM
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's … the Ohio State Marching Band!
Just a week after moonwalking into everyone's hearts – and social media – with its celebration of the 25th anniversary release of Michael Jackson's album Bad, the Ohio State Marching Band has done it again, this time during Saturday's halftime show of the Ohio State-Penn State football game.
The new theme was Hollywood Blockbusters, and, in the midst of the main title to this year's Man of Steel, band members split into two groups, one of which formed a leaning building while the other created the figure of Superman, complete with cape, flying across the field to right the falling structure.
Originally posted 10/05/2013 08:10AM
Daniel Radcliffe is best known for playing boy wizard Harry Potter, but there's something else he's getting a reputation for – taking off his clothes.
The actor, who shocked fans when he appeared naked on Broadway in Equus in 2008, has stripped down in three movies this year – and shared a bathtub with Jon Hamm on TV – but he told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday that his nude streak was "not intentional."
"I'm comfortable with it, but I do like to point out, I don't request it," he jokes.
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