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Emma Watson Responds To Those Prince Harry Dating Rumors

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Twitter is often the fastest way to correct false rumors, and Emma Watson seems to know this. The former Harry Potter star used the social networking site to allay the gossip that she and Prince Harry are dating. Last week, an Australian tabloid ran a story which speculated on the prospect that Emma Watson and… Read more »

‘Harry Potter’ Series Gives Sick Girl Reason To Live

Heartwarming Harry Potter secrest revealed

Arguably one of the greatest fiction series ever written, Harry Potter contains one heartwarming, yet tear-jerking secret: one character in the fourth book is not only based on an actual person, she carries her name as well. In a moving tribute, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling named a first-year Gryffindor student after Natalie McDonald, a… Read more »

New York’s Historic Freezing Temperatures Attract Arctic Snowy Owls

New York, snowy owls

Just as the owls in Harry Potter carry messages between the magical and muggle worlds, Snowy Owls are carrying a message of their own to New York City, in a very New York-esque phrase (as if New Yorkers needed further confirmation): “It’s friggin’ cold!” Snowy owls have been arriving in New York and setting up… Read more »

Robbie Coltrane: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Rushed To Hospital

Robbie Coltrane

Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has been rushed to a hospital in Florida after falling ill during a flight to Florida from the UK. Mr. Coltrane is most famous for playing the half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. Sky News reports that Scottish actor Coltrane was flying from… Read more »

Harry Potter Fans Win A Victory For Fair Trade

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans are among the most dedicated in all of fandom, so it comes as no surprise that they would want to emulate the boy hero whenever possible. One fan, Andrew Slack, founded the Harry Potter Alliance in 2005, in part, to promote the values demonstrated by J.K. Rowling and by the justice-seeking character… Read more »

J.K. Rowling Mocks Rupert Murdoch’s Anti-Muslim Charlie Hebdo Twitter Comments

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling responded on Sunday with mocking criticism to Rupert Murdoch’s recent anti-Muslim comments on Twitter. Murdoch made the comments following the murderous jihadi attacks on the Charlie Hebdo Paris offices and the bloody hostage-taking incident at a kosher supermarket in the same city. Following the jihadist attacks, the News Corp chairman… Read more »

The Twelve Days Of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling and Pottermore to release 12 new Harry Potter stories for Christmas.

Hold your wands steady, Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling, whom many recognize as the genius behind the Harry Potter novels, released a statement in a Pottermore newsletter this past Friday that she will be releasing 12 new Harry Potter short stories, beginning December 12. One story will be released each day throughout the 12 days… Read more »

Harry Potter LARP: Experience Hogwarts In Real Life

Czocha Castle in Poland.

Ever wished you could attend a wizarding school like in the Harry Potter books or films? The new Czocha College of Wizardry allows you to do exactly that. According to io9, a trailer has been released by the Polish school, advertising an authentic Harry Potter experience for anyone who’s willing to dole out the cash… Read more »