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J.K. Rowling Confesses: Hermione Should Have Ended Up with Harry

J.K. Rowling Confesses: Hermione Should Have Ended Up with Harry, Not Ron

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."

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Harry Potter Expands His Playground at Universal Orlando

Harry Potter Expands His Playground at Universal Orlando

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.

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Emma Watson Gets the Approval of Boyfriend Matt Janney's Family

Emma Watson Gets the Approval of Boyfriend Matt Janney's Family

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.

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Emma Watson Dating Oxford Rugby Star

Emma Watson Dating Oxford Rugby Star

Originally posted 01/10/2014 10:00AM

Emma Watson has cast her spell on a new man.

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Harry Potter Stamps Angering Collectors

Harry Potter Is Not Casting a Spell on Stamp Collectors

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.

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How Do You Get to Hogwarts from N.Y.C's Penn Station? Real Life Harry Potter Tries to Find Out

Originally posted 11/19/2013 04:00PM



Be honest. Some part of you is still waiting for that owl to swoop up to your stoop and drop off your invitation to Hogwarts. The early days of Harry Potter are far behind us, but the franchise's curious magic lives on.

One Harry Potter look-alike took matters into his own hands, with a little help from NYC collective Improv Everywhere, packing his bird and setting off to find Hogwarts himself.

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A Look Back at the First Harry Potter Film's World Premiere | Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

A Look Back at the First Harry Potter Film's 2001 World Premiere

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!"

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Watch: Ohio State Marching Band's Amazing Tribute to Hollywood

Ohio State Marching Band's Amazing Formations Salute Hollywood

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.

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Daniel Radcliffe Does a Lot of Nude Scenes, but Says He Doesn't Request Them | Daniel Radcliffe, Ellen DeGeneres

Daniel Radcliffe Does a Lot of Nude Scenes, but Says He Doesn't Request Them

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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