HARRY POTTER

  • Why didn't JK Rowling feature zombies ever in the 'Harry Potter' series? 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    London: J K Rowling did not feature zombies in her 'Harry Potter' books because she is a huge fan of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' where the 'King of Pop' danced as a zombie. J K Rowling updated her latest entry on the 'Harry Potter' publishing website Pottermore where she talks about animated...
  • I never imagned Wiccans in Hogwarts: J K Rowling 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling said the 'Harry Potter' school Hogwarts would have been home to all kinds of students. The 49-year-old author addressed the issue of why there were no Jewish students at the school in her books during a Twitter session, reported People magazine. She explained that this...
  • Emma Watson splits from beau Matthew Janney December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has split from her boyfriend Matthew Janney after a year of dating, her spokesperson has confirmed. A spokesperson for the "Noah" actress confirmed the "amicable" split, reports mirror.co.uk. According to the spokesperson, the 24-year-old and rugby player Janney parted ways a month ago, but they...
  • JK Rowling won't release 12 'Harry Potter' short stories December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling has denied reports that she is releasing 12 'Harry Potter' short stories for Christmas this month via her site Pottermore. Pottermore's Facebook account said that the media incorrectly assumed their post, reported Ace Showbiz. "Just to put everyone straight on the misleading media reports of 'Twelve New...
  • Christmas special: J.K. Rowling to release 12 new Harry Potter surprises December 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Acclaimed author J.K. Rowling will release 12 new Harry Potter surprises during Christmas holidays. Rowling gifted her rabid fans with 12 new Harry Potter items for the 12 days of Christmas. Starting Dec 12, every day at 1 p.m. London time, new writing by J.K. Rowling will pop up on...
  • Harry Potter creator JK Rowling releases new short story about Dolores Umbridge November 1, 2014

    London: Author JK Rowling has released a short new 'Harry Potter' story for her fans on Halloween. The story centres around Dolores Umbridge, who has never quite been on Potter's good side, reported E! Online. "Umbridge is not only one of the most malicious Potter characters, she is the only person...
  • I'd attribute my success to my parents and also to the crew of the Potter films: Daniel Radcliffe October 31, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Radcliffe finds Sirius Black as his favourite character from the popular film franchise "Harry Potter", which made him a global star. The 25-year-old actor says that while he always liked the character, it was actor Gary Oldman's portrayal of him in the movie which made him feel...
  • Daniel Radcliffe's horcrux would be inside an album on his iPod: The best of the Reddit AMA of the former 'Harry Potter' star October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: We were pleasantly surprised to find Daniel Radcliffe opening up during an AMA session on Reddit recently. The otherwise media-shy actor spoke at length about his life while working on the 'Harry Potter' series and how the unit kept him and other child actors grounded by treating them...
  • Photos: Hogwarts is here: 163-year-old London hotel offers Harry Potter-themed rooms to fans of the wizarding world October 28, 2014

    If you want a glimpse into the life of the wizarding world, a 163-year-old London hotel is offering Harry Potter-themed rooms to fans of the book and film series. The Georgian House Hotel near London's Victoria Station has given some of its rooms a gothic feel so guests can pretend they...
  • The wizards are back! 'Harry Potter' spinoff book to be adapted for a trilogy October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author JK Rowling has confirmed that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', a spinoff of her 'Harry Potter' series, will be brought to the big screen via a trilogy. However, Rowling, 49, has said that the project will be "neither a prequel nor a sequel to the 'Harry...
  • JK Rowling tweeted a riddle and left Harry Potter fans guessing with a clever anagram about her next film October 8, 2014

    Author JK Rowling set Twitter ablaze with a riddle she posted from her Twitter handle. Rowling posted an anagram and followed it up with a couple of hints in her tweets later. The mysterious tweets set rumour mills abuzz hinting at the return of Harry Potter. However, it was none...
  • What if the apology issued by Flipkart is a mail sent out by the Ministry of Magic a day after Death Eaters attack muggles at the Quidditch World Cup? October 8, 2014

    E-retailer Flipkart held a 'Big Billion Day Sale' on Monday that had hundreds of thousands of people logging in to the site to book massively discounted products. But the sale ended in a public relations nightmare for the company that struggled with glitches as traffic peaked. A day later, Flipkart...
  • Mexican man in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the world's largest October 1, 2014

    Mexico City: A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two...
  • Unveiled: An 'invisibility cloak' to rival Harry Potter's September 27, 2014

    Rochester: Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak. Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses, a technology that seems to have sprung from the pages of JK Rowling's Harry...
  • Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard who can go invisible: Scientists unveil a rival 'invisibility cloak' to Harry Potter's September 27, 2014

    Rochester, NY: Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak. Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to hide large objects from sight using inexpensive and readily available lenses, a technology that seems to have sprung from the pages of J.K. Rowling's...
  • 'Harry Potter' tops list of books that stayed with people in viral status update meme, no Chetan Bhagat or 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in top 100: Facebook data September 11, 2014

    The popular Harry Potter series by author JK Rowling remains most people's favourite choice even years after it first came out in 1998 and has topped the lists of books that people around the world have shared in a viral takeitforward meme on Facebook. Facebook employees Lada Adamic and and...
  • Harry Potter creator JK Rowling just posted a new short story about the singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck August 18, 2014

    JK Rowling's website Pottermore has posted new writing by the bestselling author about the international wizarding singing sensation Celestina Warbeck. The 500word entry about Celestina, who is sometimes known as the 'singing sorceress,' provides neverbeforeknown facts about this obscure character whom readers never 'meet' in the Harry Potter series although...
  • Daniel Radcliffe now into indies, but 'Potter' trails August 11, 2014

    San Diego: J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter short story last month. And Daniel Radcliffe braced himself once again. The 25yearold British star faces consistent and persistent questions from fans and the press about whether he'll return to the character that he spent much of his childhood playing. Rowling's story...
  • Radcliffe now into indies, but 'Potter' trails August 10, 2014

    San Diego: J.K. Rowling published a new Harry Potter short story last month. And Daniel Radcliffe braced himself once again. The 25yearold British star faces consistent and persistent questions from fans and the press about whether he'll return to the character that he spent much of his childhood playing. Rowling's story...
  • JK Rowling writes as Dumbledore to 15yearold Harry Potter fan who lost her entire family in a shooting August 7, 2014

    A 15yearold Harry Potter fan who quoted Albus Dumbledore while coming to terms with a shooting that killed her entire family, had the surprise of her life when author JK Rowling sent her a letter signed as the beloved wizard headmaster and an acceptance to the Hogwarts school of witchcraft...
  • Watch: What if Quidditch was real? Trailer of 'Mudblood' shows Harry Potter's speciality as a collegiate club sport August 6, 2014

    The trailer of 'Mudbloods' is out and it transforms Harry Potter's fictional competition into a physically demanding, reallife sport. It shows Quidditch as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports. Mudbloods follows the resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the Fifth Annual...
  • 20 of Albus Dumbledore's most magical quotes guaranteed to get you through a bad day July 31, 2014

    If you're a Potterhead you'll know how in times of distress, the only man you would want to be with is Albus Dumbledore. The wise old Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizandry, somehow has all the right words to say. Every time your head is clouded...
  • 23 unbelievable coincidences and hidden secrets in the Harry Potter series you probably missed the first time you read it July 30, 2014

    Muggleborns, if you didn't receive a letter to join Hogwarts on your 11th birthday, there's no need to be disappointed. You can sit in peace and read the Harry Potter series over and over again to untie the knots you may have missed while reading it for the first time....
  • Modern 'Medea' in London stars Potter film's Helen McCrory July 22, 2014

    Reuters: Helen McCrory of Harry Potter fame is a chainsmoking Medea and pop duo Goldfrapp provides a riveting score for a new staging in London of Euripides's 2,500yearold play that may not be the "Medea" of all time but is certainly one for this age. The adaptation, which had its press...
  • In JK Rowling's second story, Harry Potter's wife Ginny, a sports reporter with the Daily Prophet, live blogs from the Quidditch World Cup July 14, 2014

    On Tuesday when JK Rowling gave fans a glimpse of how Harry Potter and his gang are doing 7 years post the battle at Hogwarts, there were speculations on whether these posts would become a regular feature on the Pottermore site. Good news is that on Saturday, Rowling posted a live...
  • 'Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said. He apparently died of "heatrelated issues," the local sheriff said, after the 50yearold's body was found near Zabriskie Point, a famed movierelated panorama spot. Legeno played...
  • Is the world on the brink of a new Harry Potter series? Harry is 34. Neville Longbottom is an alcoholic. 15 things revealed in JK Rowling's explosive new tease July 9, 2014

    Author JK Rowling teased a new short story just days ahead of her man wizard Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Written as a news report by the magical newspaper Daily Prophet's gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, the story is set around a Quidditch World Cup final in the Patagonian desert and is...
  • Harry Potter returns in new JK Rowling short story July 9, 2014

    (Reuters) Harry Potter has returned, in a short story posted online by J.K. Rowling that features her bestselling hero at a school reunion, approaching the age of 34 and showing a few grey hairs. Written as an article in the fictional Daily Prophet newspaper under the headline "Dumbledore's Army Reunites...
  • Attention Harry Potter fans: JK Rowling posts story about Harry sporting a new cut on his cheek and attending Quidditch game July 8, 2014

    OMG, you guys! You will never believe what gossip columnist Rita Skeeter is reporting! JK Rowling has just posted a new shortstory about Harry Potter attending a Quidditch World Cup game in a new article on her website, Pottermore.com. Harry, last seen waving his children onto the Hogwarts train at the...
  • Actress Emma Watson allegedly been employing illegal housekeeper June 29, 2014

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has allegedly been employing a woman illegally at her 2 million pound London home. The 24yearold actress hired the maid to work in her New York apartment at the beginning of last year but Border Agency staff have since launched a probe following a complaint...