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Op-Ed: JK Rowling posts Harry Potter rejection letter

London - If you’re a professional writer, you’ll be anything but surprised that Harry Potter was rejected. The book publishing industry is famous for rejecting the best in literature. It's also famous for turning writing a book in to an obstacle course.

Invisibility cloak is possible one day

Munich - The idea of an invisibility cloak is edging closer to reality. However, it will be more like something seen in the movie 'Predator' rather than the magic of 'Harry Potter.'

Op-Ed: Harry Potter’s son arrives at Hogwarts! JK Rowling’s surprise

Sydney - Well, where else but on Twitter would you hear about James S Potter’s first day at Hogwarts? Seems he was also sorted to Gryfindor, “to no-one’s surprise.” A reincarnation of one of the least boring media products of all time?

J.K. Rowling responds to Westboro Baptist Church's anti-gay tweet

The always controversial Westboro Baptist Church recently squared off in a twitter argument with author J.K. Rowling over gay rights.

'Furious 7' drives past $1 billion

It only took "Furious 7" 17 days to pass the coveted $1 billion mark, worldwide. In doing so, it is in the company of only a handful of films.

J.K. Rowling's Scottish haunt—The Elephant House coffee shop Special

Edinburgh - If, when visiting Edinburgh, Scotland, you feel like a warm drink and a bite to eat, wander over to the Old City and find The Elephant House, the eatery voted the best coffee shop in Edinburgh and where J.K. Rowling became inspired to write Harry Potter.

Review: 'Harry Potter' stage parody makes glorious return to Toronto Special

Toronto - I've missed several chances to see “Potted Potter”; besides its previous Toronto run in 2012, the world-touring revue has been in London and New York at times when I happened to be in those cities. Despite the new cast, it was worth the wait.

J.K. Rowling to release new Harry Potter story on Halloween

Though the last Harry Potter book came out in 2007 and the last film in 2011, the wizarding universe is still very much alive. J.K. Rowling will release a new Harry Potter short story on Oct. 31.

Three new Harry Potter spin-offs confirmed

Harry Potter fans everywhere will rejoice at Warner Bros’ latest announcement that they plan to release three new spin-off films in the next few years.

Harry Potter: Teddy Lupin spin-off ‘could happen’

Will Teddy Lupin ever make it from printed page to silver screen? Luke Newberry, who was once cast as him, thinks it "could happen," that there's definitely some potential in a spin-off from J.K. Rowling’s all-conquering "Harry Potter" film franchise.

Op-Ed: JK Rowling surprise — Adult Harry Potter short story hits the web

Sydney - After a long hiatus, Harry Potter has re-emerged as an adult! The story has been posted on, which is now mysteriously down, possibly because of an IT spell.

J.K. Rowling writes story about Harry Potter's life as an adult

J.K. Rowling has released a tantalizing tidbit of Harry Potter's adult life from the viewpoint of Rita Skeeter, a tabloid journalist. Rowling's new story may also be a jab at how some journalists cover the news.

Casting announced for J. K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’

The actors cast for the forthcoming television adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s first non-children’s novel have been announced.

New Canadian Author Salutes Sherlock Holmes Special

Fans of mystery fiction have a new hero to investigate: Portia Adams. Created by ex-CBC producer Angela Misri, Jewel Of The Thames (Fierce Ink) pays tribute to the work of Arthur Conan Doyle while being infused with a deep love of history and character.

Universal to expand Harry Potter World with new ride and shops

Orlando - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando will soon add new shops, dining establishments, and a new thrill ride to Diagon Alley. Potter fans will recognize these iconic features from the books and movies.

Daniel Radcliffe is coming to Broadway

New York - The London hit play, 'The Cripple of Inishmaan', starring Daniel Radcliffe, is heading to the New York stage. The show will open at the Cort Theater on April 20.

JK Rowling lawyer fined over leak

Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, has been fined over leaking the fact that JK Rowling had written a novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

J K Rowling collaborating on Harry Potter West End play

London - J K Rowling's seven-volume Harry Potter series of books quickly became a firm favorite, enjoyed by adult readers as well as children. A series of movies followed and now there is news of a stage play.

New short film brings new adventure from the 'Harry Potter' world

Fans who are waiting for J.K. Rowling to finish writing the screen adaptation of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" now have something to tie them over thanks to filmmaker Wren Weichman.

'Insidious Chapter 2' poised to win — 'Pirates' put on hold

After a glut all summer long at the box office, the slowdown is once again reflected this weekend as only two wide releases enter the race.

Hoax: New Harry Potter book confirmed, 75 percent written

Citing a five-months-old April Fools article, some news agencies have published stories claiming that an eighth Harry Potter book has been confirmed and is near completion – 75 percent complete to be exact.

Google adds Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley to street view

With this one move, Google has just given hope to muggles everywhere that, despite their inferiority, they too can explore the fantastic world of wizards!

Actor Richard Griffiths has died

Richard Griffiths, the actor who starred in the Harry Potter series as well as the celebrated Withnail and I, has died following complications after heart surgery. He was 65 years old.

David Bradley is Doctor Who for 50th anniversary drama

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the British television science-fiction series Doctor Who, David Bradley is to play the Doctor in an upcoming film, the BBC has announced.

Natalie Portman is Forbes's most bankable star

Los Angeles - In Hollywood the dollar is the ruler, so when Forbes magazine publishes their annual list of most bankable stars you may be certain that producers and writers from around the world listen and book accordingly.

Last Minute Blu-ray/DVD Box Sets Christmas gift-giving guide Special

Are you still looking for just the "perfect" Christmas present for that devoted cinephile who drags you to movies every week and buys tons of Blu-rays & DVDs? From Harry Potter to Doctor Who and Alfred Hitchcock to Poirot, here's some 11th hour hints.

Miriam Margolyes brings many of Dickens' Women to life Special

You may recognize Miriam Margolyes as Professor Sprout from the “Harry Potter” movies, or her voice from “Babe”. You may not know that Margolyes, a lifelong Charles Dickens admirer, has been performing a solo show about the author since 1989.

Wizards vs Aliens: ‘Doctor Who-Harry Potter mash-up’ launches

An eagerly awaited brand-new children’s science-fiction/fantasy series, from Doctor Who’s Russell T Davies, is due to launch next week.

'The Casual Vacancy' eBook fails to work

EBook copies of the new J.K. Rowling novel have failed to work in the U.S. due to a technical glitch, leaving thousands of disappointed consumers.

J. K. Rowling withholds new book from publishers, fears piracy

Author J. K. Rowling has decided to withhold her upcoming book from a handful of foreign publishers over fears of piracy.
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Inside the Great Hall, a set of Hogwarts uniforms on display. There was something from each of the four houses.
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