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J.K. Rowling Answers All Our Biggest 'Harry Potter' Questions!

J.K. Rowling Answers All Our Biggest 'Harry Potter' Questions!

We’re so excited – author J.K. Rowling just answered some of our burning questions from the “Harry Potter” series in a q&a on her Twitter account!

The 49-year-old author offered up some answers to questions that included what happened to Fluffy, why the Horcrux inside Harry didn’t get destroyed when the Basilisk bit him, and why number 12 Grimmauld Place is in a Muggle housing complex.

“The Horcrux-receptacle has to be destroyed BEYOND REPAIR, so Harry would need to have DIED. #pleaseneveraskmethatoneagain” J.K. wrote in response to the Basilisk question. LOL!

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James & Oliver Phelps Help Celebrate The Magic Of Harry Potter With Evanna Lynch

James & Oliver Phelps Help Celebrate The Magic Of Harry Potter With Evanna Lynch

James and Oliver Phelps reunite with their Harry Potter co-stars Michael Gambon and Evanna Lynch for the A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando event on Friday afternoon (January 30) in Orlando, Fla.

The four actors — who played the Weasley twins, Fred and George, Luna Lovegood, and Professor Albus Dumbledore — were on hand to celebrate with fans of the film franchise at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

After a Q&A with fans and press, James and Oliver headed to the Orlando Magic basketball game on Saturday night (January 31).

“Shame about the result but another brilliant night at @OrlandoMagic #puremagic,” Oliver wrote on Twitter.

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Tom Felton Was Sorted Into Gryffindor House on Pottermore & Is Not Happy About It

Tom Felton Was Sorted Into Gryffindor House on Pottermore & Is Not Happy About It

Once a Slytherin, always a Slytherin

Tom Felton has done it — he’s joined Pottermore and while being sorted into his house, got the shock of his life — he’s not a Slytherin!

“Today was the day. I finally did it. I joined Pottermore and was sorted into……..Gryffindor,” the 27-year-old actor wrote on Twitter. “Heart broken x #slytherinforlife.”

Tom, who starred as Draco Malfoy in the movie franchise, got a response from author JK Rowling about the sorting hat’s powers.

“I could’ve told you that years ago. I just didn’t want to spoil your motivation ;)” she replied to him.

TELL JJJ: What house have you been sorted into?

J.K. Rowling Takes Us to Dumbledore's Funeral, Discusses His Accomplishments in New Writing

J.K. Rowling Takes Us to Dumbledore's Funeral, Discusses His Accomplishments in New Writing

The final 12 Days of Christmas Pottermore series was just released, and for the last special writing, J.K. Rowling has chosen to focus on the death of Albus Dumbledore and his accomplishments as one of the greatest wizards of all time.

“In our final Moment from Half-Blood Prince join students, teachers and magical creatures and say farewell to the beloved Professor Dumbledore in the Moment ‘The Funeral’,” Pottermore read.”In honour of the much-loved Headmaster, today’s surprise celebrates one of the many achievements of this great man – the Order of Merlin. Discover more about this award’s most prestigious [and some less salubrious] recipients in one more piece of new writing by J.K. Rowling.”

Viewers are then taken to “The Funeral” where we hear a portion of “Half-Blood Prince” read aloud and see the attendees at Dumbledore’s funeral, complete with many familiar faces.

J.K. also released a piece of writing titled “Order of Merlin.”

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J.K Rowling Writes About Draco Malfoy & Reveals New Information About His Back Story

J.K Rowling Writes About Draco Malfoy & Reveals New Information About His Back Story

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling wrote some brand new text about her popular villainous character Draco Malfoy published on her Pottermore website for the 12 Days of Christmas.

“Draco remains a person of dubious morality in the seven published books, and I have often had cause to remark on how unnerved I have been by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character (although I do not discount the appeal of Tom Felton, who plays Draco brilliantly in the films, and ironically, is about the nicest person you could meet),” J.K. revealed on the “Harry Potter” site after fans answered a riddle to unlock the text. “Draco has all the glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise such people. All of this left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering and prejudice and that no, he and Harry were not destined to end up best friends.”

“I pity Draco. Being raised by the Malfoys would be a very damaging experience, and Draco undergoes dreadful trials as a direct result of his family’s misguided principles,” J.K. adds.

To read the whole story, log into your Pottermore account and solving the riddle.

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J.K. Rowling Says 'Of Course' LGBT Students Attend Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling Says 'Of Course' LGBT Students Attend Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling just dropped some more awesome information about the student body at Hogwarts – there are LGBT students that attend!

“do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club it’s safe to assume that Hogwarts had a variety of people and I like to think it’s a safe place for LGBT students” one fan asked the famous author on Twitter.

J.K. had a great reply to the Twitter user, where she retorted, “But of course” and included an inspiring poster that reads, “If Harry Potter taught us anything it’s that no one should live in a closet.” During that same Twitter chat, J.K. also revealed there was a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts.

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JK Rowling Tells Harry Potter Fans There Was One Jewish Kid at Hogwarts

JK Rowling Tells Harry Potter Fans There Was One Jewish Kid at Hogwarts

JK Rowling just shared a fun fact about the religion of one of the characters in Harry Potter!

The 49-year-old writer decided to answer a question by a fan named Benjamin Roffman, who asked if there were Jews at Hogwarts.

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“Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard,” J.K. tweeted, in response to Ben‘s question.

In case you didn’t know, Anthony appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which he fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Click inside to find out the one religion J.K. Rowling doesn’t imagine at Hogwarts… More Here! »

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