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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! »

JK Rowling Wishes She Didn't Kill Off This 'Harry Potter' Character

JK Rowling Wishes She Didn't Kill Off This 'Harry Potter' Character

JK Rowling has been revealing new entries on her website Pottermore this month and now she has revealed the one character that she regrets killing off the most – Florean, the Diagon Alley ice cream parlor owner in her book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

“I originally planned Florean to be the conduit for clues that I needed to give Harry during his quest for the Hallows, which is why I established an acquaintance fairly early on,” the author said on her Pottermore website. “The problem was that when I came to write the key parts of Deathly Hallows I decided that Phineas Nigellus Black was a much more satisfactory means of conveying clues.”

“I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason. He is not the first wizard whom Voldemort murdered because he knew too much (or too little), but he is the only one I feel guilty about, because it was all my fault,” she added.

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Louis Tomlinson & Niall Horan Dress Up & Surprise Fans at Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Louis Tomlinson & Niall Horan Dress Up & Surprise Fans at Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

You guys, it looks like Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan would both be sorted in Gryffindor!

The One Direction cuties surprised fans by dressing up in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park on Tuesday (November 18) at Universal in Orlando, Fla.

Louis shocked fans while working as an attendant on one of the rides, and even took a bunch of selfies with them!

Meanwhile, Niall apparently took a shift in the Harry Potter candy shop! Check out more photos below!

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J.K. Rowling Will Write the 'Fantastic Beasts' Screenplay!

J.K. Rowling Will Write the 'Fantastic Beasts' Screenplay!

Here is some very exciting news – J.K. Rowling will write for the screen for the first time for her upcoming film franchise Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them!

The new franchise, a spinoff of the massive hit Harry Potter series, will be at least a trilogy with films releasing in 2016, 2018, 2020, and possibly beyond.

Jo has a vision for this extension of the franchise, and for the first time, she is writing the script for what she believes is at least a trilogy,” Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said at Time Warner’s investors conference (via the Los Angeles Times).

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them is about a character named Newt Scamander, who was a Hufflepuff hero that studied magical creatures and wrote a fictional textbook that bears the franchise’s name.

J.K. Rowling Posts Solution to Her Riddle!

J.K. Rowling Posts Solution to Her Riddle!

J.K. Rowling has been driving us crazy trying to figure out the answer to her Harry Potter themed anagram and now she has revealed the solution!

Many fans thought the anagram she posted would lead to new details on the Harry Potter series. Some even scrambled the letters into this: “Harry returns! Wont say any details now! A week off! No comment.”

Well here is the correct solution: “Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours…” It refers to the main character in the spinoff series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will be getting a movie trilogy soon.

Click inside to read all of J.K. Rowling’s tweets about the riddle solution… More Here! »

David Yates To Direct 'Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them'

David Yates To Direct 'Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them'

Woohoo! David Yates is coming back for more Harry Potter!

The director, who also directed Order of The Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and both Deathly Hallows films, has been tapped to direct the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, THR reports.

With J.K. Rowling writing the script, the flick is set 70 years prior to the Harry Potter films and centers on Newton Artemis Fido Scamander, who wrote a reference guide to magical beasts, and the movies will follow his adventures after he is commissioned to write the tome.

The flick is set to debut November 18, 2016 — and if you’re at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we know where to find them.

Here's a Cool New 'Harry Potter' Tidbit from JK Rowling!

Here's a Cool New 'Harry Potter' Tidbit from JK Rowling!

Have you ever wondered what the “Harry Potter” character Celestina Warbeck looked like or who inspired her? Well now author JK Rowling has revealed more info!

The character is a singer who is now featured with her own show at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios.

“Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style,” JK wrote on Pottermore. When talking about the singer’s popularity within the books, she added that “Three devoted fans were involved in a nasty three-broom pile up over Liverpool while trying to reach the last night of her Flighty Aphrodite tour, and her tickets often appear on the black market at vastly inflated prices (one reason why Molly Weasley has never yet seen her favourite singer live).”

Watch a video of Celestina coming to life below!


Celestina Warbeck Comes to Life at ‘Harry Potter’ Theme Park
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