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J.K. Rowling Reveals How Wizards Went No. 2 Before Plumbing

J.K. Rowling Reveals How Wizards Went No. 2 Before Plumbing

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and people are celebrating appropriately – mastermind J.K. Rowling included, who tweeted about the milestone.

The author of the seven-book series also disclosed on Pottermore earlier this year that when wizards poop, they used to use magic to get rid of the evidence.

OMG! We 1,000 percent did not need to know this.

“Hogwarts’ plumbing became more elaborate in the eighteenth century (this was a rare instance of wizards copying Muggles, because hitherto they simply relieved themselves wherever they stood, and vanished the evidence),” she wrote on the website.

The more you know. Now where is Professor Lockhart? We need a memory charm to get this visual out of our heads.

J.K. Rowling Marks Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary With Special Message to Fans

J.K. Rowling Marks Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary With Special Message to Fans

On this day in 1997, Bloomsbury published J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the U.K, and readers everywhere learned about The Boy Who Lived.

The author took to social media to ring in the 20th anniversary with a heartfelt note to fans.

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“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others,” she tweeted. “It’s been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPotter20.”

Bloomsbury is set to release four new editions of the book, one for each house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in honor of the anniversary.

“She had a vision,” Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the films, added. “Congratulations @jk_rowling #HarryPotter20.”

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Harry Potter's Oliver Phelps Says Meeting J.K. Rowling Was 'Intimidating'

Harry Potter's Oliver Phelps Says Meeting J.K. Rowling Was 'Intimidating'

Harry Potter‘s 20th Anniversary is here!

Can you believe it’s really been 20 years since the first book hit shelves? We can’t either.

In a recent interview, Oliver Phelps (he played George Weasley) opened up about meeting the author, J.K. Rowling on the set of the movies.

“She was probably the most intimidating person I’ve ever met in my life,” he confessed. “Not by any fault of her own, just by ? she made everything that we were doing.”

We can imagine that would be intimidating!

Oliver adds, “I remember we were in Rupert’s dressing room on one of the later films, and she came in and totally blindsided all of us. I think we were doing something silly, like, we were playing darts but with a crossbow or something not very mature.”

“She explained where the twins characters came from and where their influences are and stuff like that. I didn’t want to rock the boat too much and ask, ‘Well, what do they do afterwards … what does one of them do afterwards?’ But it was quite interesting learning the backstories and where the characters came from.”

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J.K. Rowling Teases Next 'Fantastic Beasts' Film

J.K. Rowling Teases Next 'Fantastic Beasts' Film

J.K. Rowling is giving fans a sneak peek at the next film in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise!

The Harry Potter author took to Twitter where she posted a close-up photo of a script she’s writing.

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“Having a Beastly day…,” she captioned it.

In case you missed it, Fantastic Beasts won an Oscar for Best Costume Design over the weekend!

That was (surprisingly) the first film in the Harry Potter franchise to win an Academy Award.

J. K. Rowling Says a 'Cursed Child' Movie is Not Happening

J. K. Rowling Says a 'Cursed Child' Movie is Not Happening

Aww! If you were looking forward to watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hit the big screen, you’re unfortunately out of luck.

J.K. Rowling says those rumors that have been going around claiming the play is turning into a film are definitely not true.

“I know a lot of people are looking for reasons to be cheerful today, but there is NO TRUTH to the rumour about a #CursedChild movie trilogy!” she wrote on Twitter on Friday (January 20), seemingly referencing Inauguration Day.

The play opened in London last year, picking up Harry Potter’s story 19 years after the last novel ended.

There is a silver lining, though, as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is still coming to Broadway!

'Harry Potter & the Cursed Child' is Opening in NYC!

'Harry Potter & the Cursed Child' is Opening in NYC!

Attention Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling‘s hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to Broadway!

The play – which originally debuted at London’s West End – will open at Lyric Theatre in Spring 2018.

After Cirque du Soleil’s show Paramour finishes using the theater in April, millions of dollars of renovations will take place, including a smaller, more intimate theater space.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – set 19 years after the last Harry Potter book ended – is directed by John Tiffany and based on an original story by Jack Thorne.

J.K. said in a statement, “I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans.”

Click here to read Emma Watson‘s review of the play!

'Fantastic Beasts' Stars Premiere Movie in New York!

'Fantastic Beasts' Stars Premiere Movie in New York!

The release of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is inching closer and closer and seeing the stars at the New York premiere is getting us SO excited!

Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller were among the actors who walked the red carpet at the world premiere held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Thursday (November 10) in New York City.

Also in attendance were stars Zoe Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Faith Wood-Blagrove, and writer JK Rowling. Earlier in the day, the cast attended a press conference for the film.

Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and Eddie‘s wife Hannah also walked the carpet, among others!

FYI: Zoe is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress.

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'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Franchise Will Have Five Films!

'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Franchise Will Have Five Films!

We are loving this new poster for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Author J.K. Rowling also just revealed that the story will play out in five films during a special Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday (October 13) in London, England.

“.@jk_rowling has just confirmed the magic continues in a total of FIVE MOVIES! We can’t wait! #FantasticBeasts,” the official movie account tweeted.

Stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler were also in attendance, as were Colin Farrell and Jon Voight via satellite from Los Angeles.

Fantastic Beasts opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander (Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Don’t forget – the film hits theaters on November 18. Watch the stream below:


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