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In the magical world of "Harry Potter," the forest was a dark and disturbing place, hence the name "The Forbidden Forest." No kids allowed! But in the almost as magical world of author J.K. Rowling, the forest is something to be celebrated and enjoyed by children, which is just one reason she's filed plans with local authorities to build a pair of gigantic treehouses on her estate so elaborate and fantastic they nearly put Hogwarts to shame.
It's pretty cool what a great imagination and an unlimited amount of money can do. Get More »
The boy who lived might be moving into retirement (OK, maybe just his 20s), but that doesn't mean his story has to end. Author J.K. Rowling has recently confirmed that she is hard at work on her promised encyclopedia of the "Harry Potter" world. (Insert cheering here.)
In the FAQ section of her site, the scribe explained, "For a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia of Harry's world, and I have started work on this now—some it forms the new content in Pottermore. It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity." Get More »
Do you feel something missing from your life since the "Harry Potter" series came to a close? Well, that gap is about to be filled, because J.K. Rowling (who's now richer than the Queen Mum herself), is moving beyond the boy who lived. Way beyond.
Rowling has announced that her next book — her first for adults (though we'd argue "Potter" was perfectly suitable reading material for all ages) — will be entitled "The Casual Vacancy." Get More »
For the past several months, fans around the world have been united in asking one burning question question: What the heck is going on with Pottermore?
J.K. Rowling's new "Harry Potter" website, which promised to provide an unparalleled interactive online experience, also promised to be available to the masses back in October. And then... nothing.
Were Death Eaters responsible? Had Voldemort won after all? Was the magic, in fact, gone? Get More »
"Harry Potter" fans got an extremely tasty treat today, and we're not talking about Bertie Bott's jelly beans.
Although it's hardly a secret that we have been snapping up the "Harry Potter" books just as eagerly as the grade schoolers they were written for, we grown-ups are getting our very own J. K. Rowling novel!
Similar to the mysterious Pottermore announcement a while back, all the info we have is a press release that seems to have magically appeared in our inboxes and a note on the website of Rowling's literary agency.
Simply put, the official (and officially scant) details are as follows: Get More »
Spoilers are a tricky thing; we should know, considering this story is totally full of them (you've been warned!). Frankly, one look at your Facebook page should be all you need in order to realize how few people seem capable of keeping spoilers intact. But if you've got a deep, dark secret, there's one person who will never spoil anything for you: Alan Rickman.
After all, according to a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, Rickman finally reveals that he knew all along the shocking truth behind his "Harry Potter" character Severus Snape ... because J.K. Rowling told him all the details years before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was published. Get More »
Watch out, J.K. Rowling, because there's a new author looking to take your crown -- and it's someone very, very familiar.
We've seen Hugh Grant the dapper romantic leading man. We've seen Hugh Grant the charming cad. We've seen Hugh Grant… well, you know, but how about Hugh Grant: crusader for justice?
Deadline reports that the "Four Weddings and a Funeral" star is the most high profile among 21 witnesses champing at the bit for a chance to talk smack about the tabloids making their lives a living hell in the UK.
Other celebs testifying against News Corp include funnyman Steve Coogan ("Hamlet 2"), singer Charlotte Church, and "Harry Potter" powerhouse J.K. Rowling. Get More »
Sacrificing a main character is always a dramatically powerful place to go, but creators are often more hesitant than the audience to see beloved heroes perish. Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan really, really wanted Han Solo to bite the dust in "Return of the Jedi," but Lucas was having none of it. Tolkien could barely keep Gandalf dead for five minutes before he brought the wizard back more powerful than ever.
J.K. Rowling was no stranger to murdering central characters over the seven volumes of the "Harry Potter" canon, but even though fans came to expect at least one or two major deaths in each new installment it was unthinkable that she would take out her leading trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron … right? Get More »
Last week, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling revealed a brand new website for her wizarding franchise, "Pottermore," a page shrouded in secrecy with promises of a future revelation. We had a few guesses as to what could be up her robe sleeve, but all guesses were exactly that. Pure speculation.
This morning, a recorded message from Rowling popped up online (along with a press conference across the Atlantic) announcing the true nature of "Pottermore:" a hub for all things Potter, old and new. Rowling explained in a whimsical introduction video that the site, "will be the place for fans of any age can share, participate in and rediscover the stories" and that it will feature "the same story with a few crucial additions -- the most important is you." Get More »