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JK Rowling Reaches Out to Depressed Fan on Twitter

Other 'Harry Potter' fans join in

(Newser) - JK Rowling is an active tweeter , and Mashable points out this heartwarming Monday morning exchange between the Harry Potter author and a fan:
  • Twitter user "pale emo nerd" tweeted , "@jk_rowling could you please teach me how to scare the dementors that have been living under my bed? i'
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Rowling: Here's the Hint I Gave Rickman About Snape

She explains how she gave actor info needed to play iconic role

(Newser) - When Alan Rickman started playing Professor Severus Snape, the end of the Harry Potter series was not yet written—but JK Rowling already had Snape's story arc figured out, and she hinted to Rickman that (spoiler alert!) there was more to Snape than met the eye so that... More »

JK Rowling Just Burned Trump—Hard

Voldemort 'nowhere near as bad,' she tweeted

(Newser) - Donald Trump is usually the one dishing out insults on Twitter. Not on Tuesday. The business mogul found himself the latest to be burned by JK Rowling after proposing a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the US, reports Entertainment Weekly . Twitter users quickly began comparing Trump to... More »

JK Rowling Announces Plot for Harry Potter Sequel Play

Play will follow Potter and his son, 19 years later

(Newser) - JK Rowling announced back in June that Harry Potter was coming to the London stage, but until now, there was much speculation the stage play's plot would be a prequel to the books. Rowling debunked that today: "So now you know it really isn't a prequel,"... More »

We've All Been Saying 'Voldemort' the Wrong Way

According to 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling, that is

(Newser) - Potato, potatoh, tomato, tomatoh, Voldemore, Voldemort—we may have to call the whole thing off over our pronunciation of the Harry Potter villain if what JK Rowling says is true (and we guess she would know). The series' author took to Twitter last night to address a fan who commented,... More »

Bob Geldof to 4 Syrian Families: Come Stay in My Homes

Rock star calls drowning of Syrian 3-year-old an 'absolute sickening disgrace'

(Newser) - The drowned 3-year-old who perished as his family tried to flee Syria for safer shores has touched people around the world, including author JK Rowling, who tweeted a welcome message for refugees everywhere, the Guardian reports. "If you can't imagine yourself in one of those boats, you have... More »

Today's a Big Day for Harry Potter Fans

JK Rowling tweets followers to say hi to James S. Potter at King's Cross

(Newser) - If you saw more people than usual ramming head first into a wall at King's Cross Station this morning, that's because JK Rowling caused a bit of a stir when she reminded fans of a special occasion in the Harry Potter-verse, Vanity Fair reports. "Could somebody at... More »

JK Rowling Slams Serena Williams Troll

She looks like a man? "You're an idiot"

(Newser) - After Serena Williams won at Wimbledon again today, JK Rowling sang her praises on Twitter: "I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman!" she wrote. Which drew a response from "Rob," who tweeted , "ironic then that main reason for her... More »

Wasp's Scary Name Inspired by Harry Potter

JK Rowling approves of 'Soul-Sucking Dementor' name

(Newser) - What name is worthy for a ferocious flying insect that swoops down on supposedly indestructible cockroaches, paralyzes them with its devastating sting, then drags them off into a corner to devour them? "Soul-Sucking Dementor" sounded pretty good to visitors at Berlin's Museum fuer Naturkunde. They were offered the... More »

JK Rowling Shuts Down Homophobes (Again) on Twitter

This time it was Westboro Baptist Church protesting Gandalf/Dumbledore wedding

(Newser) - The Westboro Baptist Church protests against pretty much everyone and everything, so any shock value they may have had wore off long ago. But one person they shouldn't have set their sights on is JK Rowling, who effectively owned the anti-gay group after members started sparring with her on... More »

JK Rowling Schools Fan on Gay Dumbledore

Fan couldn't 'see' the character as gay

(Newser) - JK Rowling is the subject of headlines touting her " perfect ," " brilliant ," " amazing " response to a fan who asked her yesterday, "I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can't see him in that way." Rowling replied : "... More »

JK Rowling, Aziz Ansari Troll Murdoch Over Islam Tweets

Rupert's response to Paris terror attacks not well-received

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's thoughts on Muslim people made him very unpopular this weekend with JK Rowling and Aziz Ansari, Salon reports:
  • It started when Murdoch responded to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks by tweeting , "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they
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JK Rowling: Let's Do Away With Orphanages

Author says millions of kids are suffering needlessly

(Newser) - JK Rowling makes the case today that millions of kids around the world are living in appalling conditions—the stuff of Grimms' fairytales—in institutions that are supposed to be caring for them. Rowling wants to change that, not by improving these orphanages with "pretty murals" or teddy bears,... More »

Rowling: Here's the Potter Death I Regret Most

Not Dumbledore ... Florean Fortescue

(Newser) - When it comes to deaths in the Harry Potter universe, JK Rowling is somewhat traumatized by one ... but perhaps not the one you might think. Florean Fortescue, owner of the Diagon Alley ice cream parlor, was kidnapped and killed by Death Eaters in The Order of the Phoenix after making... More »

New Harry Potter Story Coming on Halloween

Tale of scary Professor Umbridge to be published online

(Newser) - A new Harry Potter story is on its way. JK Rowling has announced the story's debut on Potter website Pottermore.com , the New York Daily News reports. Appropriately for Halloween, the story will deal with the frightening Professor Umbridge, whom Rowling notes is "not only one of the... More »

JK Rowling Cannot Stop With the Harry Potter Stories

There's a new character's story on Pottermore

(Newser) - JK Rowling, apparently not adjusting so well to post-Harry Potter life in the eight years since the last book dropped, has released yet another new story on her Pottermore website —a biography of sorts of one of the author's alleged "favorite off-stage characters" from the Series That... More »

JK Rowling Reaches Out to Survivor of Family Shooting

Texas teen Cassidy Stay quoted Dumbledore at her family's memorial service

(Newser) - Cassidy Stay, the Texas teen who made headlines in July when she became the sole survivor of a family massacre that left her parents and four younger siblings dead, quoted a Harry Potter novel at her family's memorial service: "In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore says, 'Happiness... More »

JK Rowling, Stop Writing Harry Potter Stories

Otherwise, you devalue the original series, writes Devon Maloney

(Newser) - Harry Potter fans grieved when they read the final page of the final book in the series, knowing that JK Rowling was determined not to write any further stories. So a devoted Potter reader like Devon Maloney should be overjoyed that Rowling yesterday released a new story set in Potter'... More »

JK Rowling Publishes Harry Potter Sequel, Kind Of

It briefly crashed Pottermore website

(Newser) - Harry Potter fans, rejoice: JK Rowling has published a story on her Pottermore website set years after the teen wizard (spoiler alert) finally defeated Voldemort. You'll need a login to read it, BuzzFeed notes (and it was so popular it temporarily crashed the site, Mashable adds, though everything appears... More »

JK Rowling: I Screwed Up Marriage in Potter Series

Author says Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron

(Newser) - Harry Potter fans, hope you're sitting down—and SPOILER ALERT to any who haven't read the seventh and final book. JK Rowling says that marrying Ron and Hermione was a mistake written as "a form of wish fulfillment." In an interview with Emma Watson, portrayer of... More »

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