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02/03/2014

"Harry Potter" fans - prepare to have your world completely shattered.

In a recent interview with the British magazine Wonderland, for which actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) served as a guest editor, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling made shocking new revelations about Hermione and Ron Weasley's relationship in the popular book and film series.

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12/20/2013

Fans of the "Harry Potter" franchise will get to a more in-depth look at the boy wizard's life before Hogwarts in a new stage play.

J.K. Rowling announced on her website on Friday, Dec. 20, that she is working with theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender on a play in the United Kingdom which will be based on the previously untold story of the early years of Harry's life as an orphan.

09/12/2013

J.K. Rowling is working to bring her magic back to the box office.

Warner Bros. announced on Thursday, Sept. 12, that Rowling will write the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The project marks Rowling's screenwriting debut. The film will be the first in a new series and it is based on Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook of the same name. The movie will focus on the book's fictitious author Newt Scamander.

09/25/2012

J.K. Rowling says she has not read "Fifty Shades of Grey," the infamous erotic novel that last month broke a sales record to outsell all seven of the British author's popular and family-friendly "Harry Potter" books.

The writer, one of the wealthiest people in the world, is currently promoting a new project - her own first adult novel, called "The Casual Vacancy."

04/12/2012

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has revealed new details about her first book for an adult audience, including the title, "The Casual Vacancy."

The novel also received a release date, according to the Little, Brown Book Group's website, "The Casual Vacancy" will be released in hard cover, ebook, unabridged audio download and on CD on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

03/21/2012

Jamie Waylett, who played bully Vincent Crabbe in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been sentenced to two years in jail for taking part in a London riot and drinking from a Champagne bottle a looter had stolen from a supermarket.

The violence took place in August 2011 in various cities in the United Kingdom and led to more than 3,000 arrests. Youths looted shops, set buildings and cars on fire and hurled stones at police. The unrest, the worst seen in the area in about 10 years, occurred following a peaceful protest about a police shooting of a suspected gang member and amid rising frustration about unemployment.

02/23/2012

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling signed a new book deal to write her first novel for an adult audience, Little, Brown publishing announced on Thursday.

The title, release date and details about the publication have not been revealed.

"Although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world," Rowling, 46, said in a statement released by Little, Brown.

11/02/2011
Rupert Grint explains how playing Ron Weasley for ten years in the Harry Potter films has helped shaped him, in an interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com in July 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

J.K. Rowling says that when she was writing her "Harry Potter" books, she "seriously" considered killing off one of the main characters, Ron Weasley.

He is the red-headed best friend of main star Harry Potter and was played by Rupert Grint in the films based on the hit series. The movies have earned more than $7 billion worldwide and the final installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," was released in July.

04/27/2011
Daniel Radcliffe in a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. - Provided courtesy of none / Warner Bros. Watch the trailer for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' starring Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
06/16/2011
Watch the third and final trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, the final film in the series! - Provided courtesy of OTRC Watch the third and final trailer for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II', the last film in the series!
07/17/2011
Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson appear in a still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. - Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Ent / Harry Potter Publishing Rights J.K.R. / Jaap Buitendijk

It looks like the "Harry Potter" franchise will finish out on top. The final film of the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," broke the domestic box office opening weekend record previously held by the 2008 blockbuster "The Dark Knight."

07/17/2011
Rupert Grint explains how playing Ron Weasley for ten years in the Harry Potter films has helped shaped him, in an interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com in July 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

After ten years, Rupert Grint is known to most movie audiences as the "Harry Potter" character Ron Weasley.

With the final film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" breaking box office records, the actor reflected in a recent interview provided by Warner Bros. Pictures on what it was like to grow up playing a character through the eight films.

07/13/2011
Rupert Grint explains how playing Ron Weasley for ten years in the Harry Potter films has helped shaped him, in an interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com in July 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Rupert Grint explains how playing Ron Weasley for ten years in the 'Harry Potter' films has helped shaped him.
07/17/2011
Daniel Radcliffe says the final Harry Potter film moves from a heist flick to a war film that will excite fans.

Daniel Radcliffe knows that 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1' was a bit on the slow side for some disappointed fans.

"Part 1 is comparatively kind of like a slow burning drama," the actor said in an interview provided by Warner Bros. Pictures. "(Part 2) is an all-out action film with moments of intense emotional drama. "

07/14/2011
The actor talks about Emma Watsons recent admission that she had a crush on him when she was younger.

In a recent interview, actress Emma Watson admitted she once had "a huge crush" on Tom Felton, her "Harry Potter" co-star who plays the nefarious Draco Malfoy in the films.

Felton opened up about the issue in a recent interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent Jacob Burch.

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