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J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Having Coronavirus Symptoms, But Didn't Get Tested

J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Having Coronavirus Symptoms, But Didn't Get Tested

J.K. Rowling Announces 'Harry Potter At Home' To Keep You Entertained In Quarantine

J.K. Rowling Announces 'Harry Potter At Home' To Keep You Entertained In Quarantine

No, this is NOT an April Fool’s joke or prank!!

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has launched a new website for all things HP for your social distancing needs.

“Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch http://harrypotterathome.com,” JK tweeted out on Wednesday morning (April 1).

“We know that everyone is trying to keep safe at home at the moment and so, with J.K. Rowling and our friends at Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, we are delighted to introduce Harry Potter At Home to help children, parents, carers and teachers add a touch of Harry Potter magic to our new daily lives,” the site reads.

The new site houses so many Harry Potter treats to keep you occupied, including “special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world.”

Head on over to HarryPotterAtHome.com to get started now!!

Emma Watson Reunites With Evanna Lynch & JK Rowling For Costume Birthday Bash - See The Pic!

Emma Watson Reunites With Evanna Lynch & JK Rowling For Costume Birthday Bash - See The Pic!

Talk about one of the best reunions ever!

Harry Potter stars Emma Watson and Evanna Lynch reunited with “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling for a costume party this week and the pic is epic!

Sharing the image on her Instagram, Emma captioned, “Sexy and scary! 👻 You smashed this. All the love to you Jo. Happy Birthday!!!!”

She added, “Extra points to @msevylynch for being the most perfect cat. 🐯.”

Emma, who was sporting a Wonder Woman costume for the bash, posed next to Jo, as a devil in disguise and Evanna as a cat.

Evanna replied, “Ahhhh I didn’t know this photo existed!!!! 😍❤️❤️❤️.”

Check out the pic on Instagram NOW!

Four New 'Harry Potter' Books To Be Released Next Month on Pottermore!

Four New 'Harry Potter' Books To Be Released Next Month on Pottermore!

Have you been really wishing that there were more Harry Potter books? Well, your wishes are about to be answered because more are on their way!

Announced on Pottermore, author J.K. Rowling will be releasing four new books next month, based on the lessons Harry and his friends studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The website promises the books “will take you back in time once again to learn about the traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.”

“In addition to exploring the origins of magic through history and folklore, the eBook shorts will also feature notes, manuscript pages and charming sketches as previously seen in ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic.’”

The first two of the quartet of books – “Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts” and “Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology” – will be available on Pottermore on June 27th.

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JK Rowling Defends Claudia Kim's Casting as Nagini in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

JK Rowling Defends Claudia Kim's Casting as Nagini in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'

After the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer debuted this week, the internet had a lot to say about Claudia Kim‘s casting as Nagini.

Fans of the series called out author JK Rowling about casting an Asian actor as the character, who goes on to become a submissive snake to Voldemort.

However, the author defended Claudia‘s casting as the famous snake, explaining why she was chosen in the first place.

“The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name ‘Nagini,’” she wrote. “They are sometimes depicted as winged, sometimes as half-human, half-snake. Indonesia comprises a few hundred ethnic groups, including Javanese, Chinese and Betawi. Have a lovely day.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens nationwide on November 16th.

Taylor Swift Greets Two Huge British Stars Backstage at London Show!

Taylor Swift Greets Two Huge British Stars Backstage at London Show!

Taylor Swift just wrapped the European leg of her reputation Stadium Tour and she had two of the UK’s biggest stars show up to her concert in London!

The 28-year-old singer snapped selfies backstage with Grammy-winning singer Adele and “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling.

“I’m so grateful for these women, for the words they’ve written and the worlds they’ve created through their art.. so stoked to have you at the show in London @adele and JK ❤️. Always,” Taylor captioned the pic on Instagram.

Taylor also had special performances from Niall Horan and Robbie Williams during her two shows in London this past weekend.

The North American dates on the reputation Stadium Tour continue on June 30 through October 6!

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J.K. Rowling Says This 'Harry Potter' Chapter 'Nearly Finished' Her

J.K. Rowling Says This 'Harry Potter' Chapter 'Nearly Finished' Her

J.K. Rowling is spilling on which Harry Potter chapter was particularly difficult to write.

The author made the revelation on Twitter this week after a fan asked her for advice on struggling with rewrites.

“Chapter 9, Goblet of Fire nearly finished me,” J.K. responded. “I rewrote it more times than I can now remember. You’ll get there.”

Chapter nine in the fourth Harry Potter book is titled “The Dark Mark.” It follows Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys as they head to watch the Quidditch World Cup. It’s also the same chapter in which Death Eaters attack their campsite and all the Muggles in the area.

It’s basically Harry’s first taste of what the first wizarding war was like so, we get it.

When another fan called her work “flawless,” J.K. said wisely, “Certainly not flawlessly, but I did it. Never wait in expectation of perfection or you’ll wait forever. Do the best you can with what you’ve got and be one of those who dared rather than those who merely dream. And thank you x.”