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J.K. Rowling Reveals What Really Happened With Draco Malfoy

12/26/2014 10:23am EST
Draco Malfoy
J.K. Rowling has shared some new background information about several "Harry Potter" characters on her Pottermore website in the 12 days leading up to Christmas, and earlier this week she revealed more about villain Draco Malfoy, played on screen by Tom Felton.

The author revealed plenty over the past two weeks, including new info about a character she regrets killing off, a Jewish wizard and even vampires in the wizarding world she created.

*Spoiler Alert* The latest reveal came after fans unlocked it by solving a riddle about who was really behind the plot to kill Hogwarts schoolmaster ...

JK Rowling Reveals That There Is A Jewish Wizard At Hogwarts

12/17/2014 9:48am EST
JK Rowling Reveals That Yes, There Is A Jewish Wizard At Hogwart
Here's two words you probably don't hear strung together too often: "Wizard Jews." Although if you do hear those words in sequence on a regular basis, you probably live cooler lives than we do.

But the non-awesome general public got a dose of Jewish wizardry when J.K. Rowling was answering fan questions on Twitter. One fan, Benjamin Roffman, asked the renowned "Harry Potter" about Jewish representation in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

@jk_rowling 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. Though...

J.K. Rowling Had Big Plans For A Minor 'Potter' Character, But Killed Him Off Instead

12/15/2014 11:40am EST
J.K. Rowling Says She Has Regrets About Killing Off A 'Harry Pot
J.K. Rowling revealed on her Pottermore website over the weekend that she only feels guilty about killing one Harry Potter character.

The author took to her Pottermore website to discuss how she unnecessarily killed off Diagon Alley ice cream shop owner Florean Fortescue.

Related: JK Rowling To Release 12 Harry Potter Stories This Month

Fortescue, Rowling says, was originally in her plan to help Harry during his quest for the Deathly Hallows, but another character turned out as a better means, so she wrote Fortescue out.

"I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason," Ro...

J.K. Rowling Reveals The Inspiration For 'Harry Potter' Nemesis Dolores Umbridge

10/31/2014 7:31pm EDT
Dolores Umbridge
J.K. Rowling has revealed to "Harry Potter" fans that the character of Dolores Umbridge was inspired by a schoolteacher she had a strong dislike for while growing up.

The author posted on her blog Thursday that Umbridge, played by actress Imelda Staunton and one of the most hated Potter characters in the series, was inspired by one of her teachers as a child -- one whose name she won't tell, though.

Rowling posted that the person in question was one "whom I disliked intensely on sight" on her website on Friday.

"The woman in question returned my antipathy with interest," R...

Happy Birthday!

7/31/2014 7:00am EDT
Celebrity Birthdays - July 31, 2014
Happy Birthday to:

Fictional wizard Harry Potter (1980)

Actor Rico Rodriguez (1998)

Actor B.J. Novak (1979)

Actress Annie Parisse (1976)

English actress Emilia Fox (1974)

English actor Ben Chaplin (1970)

Actor Loren Dean (1969)

Actor Rudolf Martin (1967)

Actor Dean Cain (1966)

Author J.K. Rowling (1965)

Actor Wesley Snipes (1962)

Actor Michael Biehn (1956)

British actor Richard Griffiths (1947)

Actress Geraldine Chaplin (1944)

Actor Geoffrey Lewis (1935)

Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell (1931)

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Check Out 'The Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection' - All 8 Movies On Blu-ray, DVD & More April 29

4/20/2014 6:52am EDT
Check Out 'The Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection' - All 8 Movies
The Harry Potter™ Hogwarts Collection collectible box set is sure to please fans who want the world of Harry Potter™ conveniently available in one place. Included in this set are all eight Harry Potter™ films, plus a whopping 45+ hours of previously released bonus material that contains the complete eight-part documentary series, ”Creating the World of Harry Potter.”

Special Features for Hours of Entertainment – everything previously released including the eight-part documentary “Creating the World of Harry Potter” on Blu-ray:

· Creating the World of Harry Potter - Part 1: The ...

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter Should Have Married Hermione Grainger

2/3/2014 6:30pm EST
J.K. Rowling
Author J.K. Rowling has admitted that she should have had Harry and Hermione marry at the end of her Harry Potter book series.

The writer recently said that she has had some regrets about not writing the epilogue to the series, which takes place almost two decades after the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the way it should have been written from a literature standpoint, opting instead for having Hermione (Emma Watson in the films) hook up with Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), while Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) ends up with Ron's sister Ginny (played by Bonnie Wright).

"I wrote the ...

J.K. Rowling Set To Bring Harry Potter To London's West End

12/20/2013 11:43am EST
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter is headed for the London stage.

Author J.K. Rowling is set to co-produce a stage show about the boy wizard for London's West End theater district.

According to the UK's Daily Mail, the production will tell the "previously untold story of Harry Potter's early years as an orphan and outcast."

The play is scheduled to open within the next two years, and renowned theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender are on board to co-produce. Rowling won't be involved in writing the script for the show, and she's been approached about bringing Potter to the stage numerous times ...

J.K. Rowling To Screenwrite New Series Set In Harry Potter's World

9/12/2013 11:31pm EDT
J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is heading back to Hogwarts. The Harry Potter author has signed a screenwriting deal with Warner Bros. Pictures to write a series of spinoff movies that take place in Potter's wizarding world.

The first installment, titled, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", will be "neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world."

Rowling posted the news to her Facebook page on Thursday, writing, "It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them into a film. I thought...

Universal Studios Announces 'Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Diagon Alley Expansion

5/9/2013 7:02pm EDT
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Studios announced the expansion of the Harry Potter section of its Orlando, Florida, theme park on Wednesday.

The popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be expanded to include a section based on the book and film series' Diagon Alley, which will inclued a new ride, restaurant and shops.

The new section won't be a part of Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park -- which is home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- but will be featured in the adjacent Universal Studios Florida in the place of the old Jaws ride, which closed in January 2012. The attraction will featu...

From 'Hunger Games' To The 'Twilight' Saga: The Best & Worst Book To Film Adaptations

3/18/2012 3:00pm EDT
Lions Gate Entertainment
The Hunger Games hits theaters Friday in what looks to be a battle for box office gold (it’s already sold more pre-sale tickets than any of the Twilight movies, according to Fandango). And while it’s current 100 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes is reassuring, anxious fans still have a week to go before they’ll know for sure if director Gary Ross paid good enough tribute to Suzanne Collins’ literary franchise.

Before then, let’s take a look back at Hollywood’s best and worst popular franchise adaptations...

BEST: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Before Peter Ja...

Rupert Grint Takes Grief-Stricken Family To 'Harry Potter' Theme Park

12/22/2011 9:49pm EST
Rupert Grint
Christmas came early for one British family after actor Rupert Grint escorted them to Florida for an all-expenses paid trip to the Harry Potter theme park.

Grint was heartbroken to hear about the grief-stricken Carters, who have been struggling to cope with the loss of their mother Denise, who died giving birth to her and her husband Steve's fourth child in 2009.

The group's touching story was picked up by TV bosses and aired on U.K. special Noel's Christmas Presents, which aired on Sunday, and featured the family being granted their vacation wish and being showered with gifts for the hol...

Fans Name David Yates Best 'Harry Potter' Director

7/14/2011 9:55pm EDT
David Yates
Filmmaker David Yates has been voted the best Harry Potter director by fans of the film franchise.

Four different directors have helped bring author J.K. Rowling's boy wizard books to life on the big screen over the past decade, but Yates has emerged as the clear fan favourite in a new MTV poll for

He took charge of the final four films - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , The Half-Blood Prince, and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 - and came out on top with 62 per cent of the votes.

Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Chamber of Secret...

Tom Felton Delivers Pizza To Waiting 'Harry Potter' Fans

7/11/2011 11:03pm EDT
Tom Felton
Actor Tom Felton stunned film fans camped out on the streets of New York ahead of Monday's premiere of the final Harry Potter film by delivering pizza to them.

The stars of the boy wizard films are expected to walk the red carpet at Manhattan's Lincoln Center on Monday evening when they unveil Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Crowds of devotees eager to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint began gathering outside the theaterx last week, and Felton decided to personally hand out boxes of fresh pizza to them as a token of his appreciation for their ...

Emma Watson Finally Feels Like A True Actress

7/10/2011 2:00pm EDT
Emma Watson
Emma Watson finally feels like a fully-fledged actress after a decade in the Harry Potter films and can't wait to put the skills she's learned onscreen to the test.

The British beauty was chosen to play Hermione Granger in the big screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's magical books when she was just 11, and she made her movie debut in 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

But the star insists she only feels qualified to call herself an actress now after watching her performance in the new and final installment of the wizard franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.


Rupert Grint Overwhelmed By Fan Support At 'Harry Potter' World Premiere

7/7/2011 11:00pm EDT
Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint was left floored by the fan turn-out at the world premiere of the final Harry Potter movie in London on Thursday, confessing the adoration for him and his castmates was almost too much to take.

Grint joined Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson among other Potter regulars for the Trafalgar Square take-over and admitted that even he couldn't have envisaged thousands of fans cramming into the centre of London.

He says, "I can't believe it, it just doesn't seem real. It's been a very kind of emotional week, really. It's been hard for me to come to terms... that this is over.

"I just...

Emma Watson Wasn't Bullied Out Of Brown University

5/1/2011 2:47pm EDT
Emma Watson
Actress Emma Watson has personally dismissed reports suggesting bullies drove her out of Rhode Island's Brown University.

The Harry Potter star took to her personal website on Friday to dismiss speculation she quit her studies because of the harsh treatment she received from jealous fellow students.

She writes, "I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently. I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown.

"I feel the need to say this because accusing Brown stude...

Daniel Radcliffe Was Worried About An Eighth 'Harry Potter' Book

4/26/2011 9:34pm EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was so worried about reports suggesting J.K. Rowling was planning a new book about the boy wizard, he wrote a letter to the author begging her to lock up her typewriter.

The young Brit has made it clear he no longer wants to don Potter's spectacles and invisibility cloak again after starring in eight films about the literary hero and his friends.

So when he heard Potter creator Rowling was planning another book in the series, he asked her for clarification.

Radcliffe tells, "I was worried! I texted her. I said, 'Look, is this true? Are you ...

Unseen Footage From 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' To Air This Weekend

3/16/2011 1:54pm EDT
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
Footage from the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is about to hit the airwaves and our friends over at have all the details on when and where you can see the exclusive new clips.

In addition to the awesome Potter news, NextMovie Daily hosts Nar and McKenna have some great new movie posters to share, including the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides one-sheet, which is a bit racy for Disney; and the latest character art from the upcoming (and absolutely hilarious looking Your Highness, featuring James Fr...

Emma Watson Taking a Break From School to Concentrate on Acting

3/7/2011 9:28pm EST
Emma Watson
Harry Potter star Emma Watson is taking a break from her studies to concentrate on her acting career.

The young star enrolled at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009, but she is now having trouble balancing her studies and her career.

In a post on her website on Monday, she wrote, "As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything. But recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible.

"I've decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on Harry Potter (th...

'Harry Potter' Leaves Box Offices Spellbound

11/21/2010 9:55pm EST
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
"Harry Potter" has worked its magic on the U.S. box office chart once again, opening with a spell-binding gross of $125.1 million.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," scored the franchise's best debut to date, ahead of 2005's "Goblet of Fire," which took $102.7 million in its first weekend of release.

The seventh "Potter" film raked in a whopping $24 million from midnight showings alone when it opened across America on Thursday night.

The stellar figures toppled animated hit "MegaMind" from number one - the Brad Pitt and Will Ferrell-voiced film slips to two with $16.2 millio...

Tom Felton's Artwork Hangs In 'Harry Potter' Museum

11/21/2010 8:55pm EST
Tom Felton
Actor Tom Felton is thrilled his artwork has been selected for Burbank, California's "Harry Potter" museum.

The young Brit, who plays villainous Draco Malfoy in the Potter films, created the drawing for a scene in the third movie and he couldn't be prouder that it's now hanging up in California.

He says, "There's a drawing I did in the third film of Harry being struck by lightning. I remember the art department giving me a drawing of Harry and I said, 'That's useless. Give it here and I'll draw my own one.'

"I spent an hour with the quill mastering this. This is my real work of art and t...

A Fantasy Hater's Guide To Harry Potter: Film 6 – 'Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince'

11/19/2010 11:52pm EST
Harry Potter has eluded me. I've never been one for ogres and fairies and magic and more. It seemed to me that anything involving magic was a cop out, as any problem could be solved by saying "Thank God we have the magical ______!"

That said, I have heard over and over again how wonderful this series is. So I'm watching all the HPmovies and critiquing them leading up to the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter 6: wAnd the Half Blood

That’s it. Call me a Pott(er)head. I've toked from the hooka of Hogwarts and...

Emma Watson Named Sexiest Brit

11/17/2010 12:45am EST
Emma Watson
"Harry Potter" hottie Emma Watson has topped a new list of the Sexiest British Actresses Under 30.

Just days before the penultimate Potter film hits cinemas, the actress has beaten Keira Knightley to the top of a new poll.

Watson's "Potter" pals Katie Leung and Bonnie Wright also make the top list, as does Knightley's "Never Let Me Go" co-star Carey Mulligan, Emily Blunt and "Clash of the Titans" star Gemma Arterton.

Over 4,000 film fans were polled for the online survey.

The top 10 list is:

1. Emma Watson

2. Keira Knightley

3. Emily Blunt

4. Sienna Miller

A Fantasy Hater's Guide To Harry Potter: Film 3 – 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban'

11/14/2010 8:18pm EST
Harry Potter Movie Poster
Harry Potter has eluded me. I've never been one for ogres and fairies and magic and more. It seemed to me that anything involving magic was a cop out, as any problem could be solved by saying "Thank God we have the magical ______!"

That said, I have heard over and over again how wonderful this series is. So I'm watching all the HP movies and critiquing them leading up to the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter not in 3D

This was cool. This was so cool. The last twenty minutes of “Harry Potter and The Prisone...

Emma Watson Wows In A See Through Dress At The London 'Harry Potter' Premiere (Pictures)

11/12/2010 12:16am EST
Emma Watson
Magic was in the air Thursday evening for the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England. Emma Watson, who plays the film series' fearless female wizard, Hermione Granger, showed off a bit of skin on the red carpet in a short, frilly black lace dress that revealed a black bra underneath and a sexy pair of tanned legs. We think she looks absolutely fantastic - What do you think?

J.K. Rowling, who wrote the books that inspired the films, also wore lace, but in the more modest form of a long black gown with a lace top (pic b...

A Fantasy Hater's Guide To Harry Potter: Film 2 – 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets'

11/10/2010 9:45am EST
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter has eluded me. I've never been one for ogres and fairies and magic and more. It seemed to me that anything involving magic was a cop out, as any problem could be solved by saying "Thank god we have the magical ______!"

That said, I have heard over and over again how wonderful this series is. So I'm watching all the HP movies and critiquing them leading up to the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter 2: The Squeakuel

The Story so far: Harry Potter is summoned to Hogwarts Academy to learn the ways o...

A Fantasy Hater's Guide To Harry Potter: Film 1 – 'Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone'

11/9/2010 10:30am EST
Harry Potter
Harry Potter has eluded me. I've never been one for ogres and fairies and magic and more. It seemed to me that anything involving magic was a cop out, as any problem could be solved by saying "Thank god we have the magical ______!"

That said, I have heard over and over again how wonderful this series is. So I'm watching all the HP movies and critiquing them leading up to the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." So let's begin.

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone.

(Happy Potter 1)

So this is my first Harry Potter movie, and I was mostly delighted. It seemed a ...

Emma Watson Tired Of Fake Nude Pictures

11/7/2010 7:30pm EST
Emma Watson
Emma Watson is refusing to get upset over a series of pictures which purportedly show her posing naked - branding the latest fake nude snaps "tiresome."

Images which show the "Harry Potter" star's head digitally superimposed onto a naked girl's body have reportedly been circulated around the campus of Rhode Island's prestigious Brown University, where she is currently studying for a degree in English Literature.

Watson is said to be seeking out the original fake snap so she can stop it reaching any further, and a representative for the star reveals the actress is growing tired of dealing ...

Rupert Grint Compares Himself To Donald Trump

10/26/2010 11:50pm EDT
Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint got a nasty shock when his character was aged in the final "Harry Potter" film - because he didn't like what he saw.

The young Brit was initially amazed with the make-up and technology that allowed Ron Weasley to grow old before his very eyes - but then he realised he was looking at himself.

He tells Parade magazine, "I don't age gracefully in the last film when all of us get older. My hair is still red but I have a lot less of it.

"It was quite a shock when I saw myself in the mirror. I felt like I was looking at Donald Trump because they gave me that comb-over that he has....