02:09 PM EDT 07/28/2014
Originally posted 07/25/2014 07:00AM
Best-selling author A.J. Jacobs is on a mission to trace his family tree and track down distant relatives – and map out how we're all related.
Originally posted 07/23/2014 11:30AM
For nearly half his life, Daniel Radcliffe was Harry Potter. But he's a grown-up actor now, with starring roles on Broadway and in indie films like Kill Your Darlings. Yes, the role of Potter will likely dog him all his life, but there's a lot more to the actor – who turned 25 years old on Wednesday – than those famous round glasses.
Originally posted 06/19/2014 01:00AM
Beware the Dark Mark: Draco Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange are together again – on the red carpet, at least.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 01:00PM
Harry Potter is under there somewhere.
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 01/20/2014 11:00AM
They both make audience members squeal with delight, they both have sexy accents, and Hugh Jackman and Daniel Radcliffe share one other thing in common: Both will soon be back on Broadway.
Originally posted 12/09/2013 05:30PM
The star is sporting a new lustrous, chin-length cut
Originally posted 11/21/2013 04:30PM
Daniel Radcliffe enjoys his privacy, and to help maintain it, he keeps away from social media and movie premieres for films that aren't his own.
"There's certain things you can make a lot easier on yourself," Radcliffe, 24, tells the U.K.'s Sky News. "If you don't, for instance, go to premieres that aren't [for] a film you're in, or don't just turn up at other events and stuff like that, then that's obviously gonna help to not fuel [interest]."
Radcliffe adds that when celebrities regularly divulge details of their lives on Twitter, it makes their requests for privacy seem less genuine.
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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