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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."
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"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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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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. "
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" has already broken international box office records since premiering earlier this week.
The final installment of the "Harry Potter" franchise grossed $82.5 million in two days from 43 countries and $43.5 million domestically in midnight runs, earning $126 million worldwide before the weekend, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The domestic midnight box office of $43.5 million in 3,800 theaters earned the film the best showing of all time.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" has already broken several box office records since premiering earlier this week.
The final installment of the "Harry Potter" franchise grossed $92.1 million in Friday's box office, which is officially the biggest single-day gross of all time at the domestic box office. The Warner Bros. film has also grossed $157.5 million overseas for a recording-breaking global cume of $249.6 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.