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J.K. Rowling Reveals Dolores Umbridge Was Based on a Real Person

J.K. Rowling Reveals Dolores Umbridge Was Based on a Real Person

Originally posted 10/31/2014 09:30AM

Just when you thought Dolores Umbridge couldn't get any scarier, J.K. Rowling has revealed that the character was based on a real person.

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Is Mudbloods the Most Awesomely Geeky Sports Movie Ever? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/15/2014 11:10AM

We've put a man on the moon, a bunny in the bath and a pumpkin spice latte in a deep fryer.

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Fan Solves J.K. Rowling's Cryptic Tweet

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Fan Solves J.K. Rowling's Cryptic Tweet

Originally posted 10/07/2014 03:05PM

The mystery has been solved!

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J.K. Rowling Fires Back at Dumbledore's Homophobic Critic

J.K. Rowling Fires Back at Dumbledore's Homophobic Critic

Originally posted 09/07/2014 10:50AM

When you're the richest author in the world – let alone, a human being – and your main character has magical powers, then why tolerate empty criticism?

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J.K. Rowling Sends a Letter (and Wand) to Texas Shooting Survivor

J.K. Rowling Pens Letter to Shooting Survivor Cassidy Stay

Originally posted 08/07/2014 10:20AM

J.K. Rowling still knows how to make magic happen.

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Christian Bale as Harry Potter? We Fantasy Cast J.K. Rowling's New Story | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling, Rupert Grint

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Christian Bale as Harry Potter? We Fantasy Cast J.K. Rowling's New Story

Originally posted 07/08/2014 03:15PM

In a move more unexpected than Ireland's victory at the Quidditch World Cup, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website.

The short story marks Rowling's first story starring her beloved character since 2007's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, though she has published previous writing about the Harry Potter universe on Pottermore. Fans shouldn't get their hopes up, though – Rowling spokesman Mark Hutchinson said there are "no plans" for a new Potter novel.

The new story takes place at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, which the mid-30s Harry attends with his old friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

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It's a Harry Potter Reunion at Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley

It's a Harry Potter Reunion at Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley

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.

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Review: The Silkworm, J.K. Rowling's Second Book Under a Pseudonym, Weaves an Engaging Web

The Silkworm, J.K. Rowling's Second Book Under a Pseudonym Weaves an Engaging Web

Originally posted 06/12/2014 05:00PM

Robert Galbraith – unmasked to the world as a pseudonym for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling – has written a second absorbing whodunit starring detective Cormoran Strike to follow last year's stealth hit, The Cuckoo's Calling.

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Attention Muggles: The Gringotts Ride Is Almost Here!

Attention Muggles: The Gringotts Ride Is Almost Here!

Originally posted 05/14/2014 01:35PM

Hang onto your broomsticks and raise a glass of butterbeer, Harry Potter fans: A thrill ride through Gringotts wizarding bank is coming almost as fast as you can say wingardium leviosa.

On Tuesday, Universal Orlando announced details of the new attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, which will anchor a newly expanded Diagon Alley area of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

While no opening date for the public has been announced – though VIP invitations have gone out for June 17-20 – it is expected to be sometime this summer.

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5 Harry Potter Characters Hermione Should've Married Instead of Harry or Ron | Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

5 Harry Potter Characters Hermione Should've Married Instead of Harry or Ron

Originally posted 02/05/2014 09:00AM

According to J.K. Rowling, Hermione made the wrong choice: In an interview conducted by actress Emma Watson, the young-adult author admitted that she regretted pairing off the brainy mudblood with Ron Weasley, a goofy ginger, instead of heroic warrior of destiny Harry Potter.

"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," Rowling said in the pages of British magazine Wonderland.

While we would hardly dispute an author's right to meddle with her work after publication, Rowling is, quite frankly, wrong.

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