J.K. Rowling is the genius author behind Harry Potter. She is far from poor, people.

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After seven increasingly lengthy novels, fans said goodbye to Harry Potter with the "happily ever after..." conclusion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Now it looks as though author J.K. Rowling has decided to give us one last look at The Boy Who Lived.

J.K. Rowling at London Premiere

In a short story posted to her Pottermore website today, Rowling has resurrected her most beloved character, and the frail, frightened boy we came to know and love way back in 1998 is long gone.

The Harry of today is a 34-year-old married man with "threads of silver" in his hair and a fresh scar on his face as the result of his "top secret" work battling evil.

Rowling's agent has confirmed that there are no plans for a new Potter novel, but the story posted today (that takes the form of a tabloid article by gossip columnist Rita Skeeter) provides updates on several beloved characters from the franchise:

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JK Rowling believes that she made a mistake by not having Hermione Granger and Harry Potter end up together forever in her best-selling books.

The author disclosed that she brought Hermione and Ron Weasley together for “very personal reasons,” not because they were a “credible” couple.

Harry Potter and Hermione

She said this weekend in an interview: "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That's how it was conceived, really."

“For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron."

Rowling revealed in an epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the series' seventh and final installment, that Ron and Hermione were endgame.

They were to marry and have two children, while Harry would wed Ron’s younger sister, Ginny. That's all she wrote ... until she changed her mind?

The novelist has now said that she believes Ron and Hermione would have ended up needing relationship counseling, The Sunday Times reported.

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First, J.K. Rowling announced a Harry Potter spinoff.

Now, the author has announced plans to take her beloved franchise in the opposite direction.

Rowling has confirmed that she's co-producing a stage production about the boy wizard’s pre-Hogwarts years, one that will ask and answer: “What was it like to be the boy in the cupboard under the stairs?”

JK Rowling Movie Premiere Pic

The play promises to ”explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast,” offering ”a unique insight into the heart and mind of the now legendary young wizard.”

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Harry Potter lives! Sort of!

In an unexpected piece of movie news, J.K. Rowling has announced that she'll make her screenwriting debut by penning a series of films based on the fictional Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

In a Facebook post, the author explained how she's "protective" of textbook scribe Newt Scamander and told Warner Bros. that she'd like a crack at turning his work into a movie.

"An idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.," Rowling explained, adding of the project:

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Put on your party hats because today marks a couple big birthdays.

Not only is J.K. Rowling turning 48, but her most famous character is also celebrating a birthday. Yes, folks, Harry Potter is 33!

J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter Photo

In honor of these milestones, let's attempt to do the impossible: rundown the top 10 moments in Harry Potter movie history! Scroll down for the list and try to keep your venom to a minimum in case we left out your favorite...

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Robert Galbraith, whose debut detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling recently debuted to critical acclaim, is actually none other than JK Rowling.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling
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The Sunday Times revealed last weekend that Galbraith was just a pseudonym for the Harry Potter author, one of the best-known writers today.

Times arts editor Richard Brooks said his colleague, India Knight, was reading the book and tweeted about how good it was, especially for a debut.

"A very interesting reply came back, which said, it's not a debut novel, it's by an existing author," he told NPR. "So India tweeted back and said, 'Who?'"

"And a very straightforward, simple reply came back: 'J.K. Rowling,'" Brooks says. Then the Tweet, and Tweeter, were gone "like a Harry Potter spell."

"Gone. No trace!"

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J.K. Rowling will officially leave the world of Harry Potter behind on September 27.

That's when the world famous author will release "The Casual Vacancy," her much anticipated follow-up to the most popular book franchise in history. Peep the official cover - released this week by publisher Little, Brown - now:

The Casual Vacancy Cover

Will you pick up a copy of the new novel? Read the synopsis below and decide now:

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J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame has finally revealed some details, including the title, of her upcoming novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy.

It's a "blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising" about a parish council election in a small English town, called Pagford.

Reads a description of the book by Little, Brown publishers:

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"Pagfod is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war."

"Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what it first seems."

The unexpected death of council member Barry Fairweather at an early age will send the town into the "biggest war the town has yet seen."

"Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?" the J.K. Rowling novel blurb continues.

The Casual Vacancy and its 480 pages are due out September 27.

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It's confusing, but intriguing - and it's got J.K. Rowling behind it, so we have no doubt it will be imaginative and successful.

We're talking, of course, about Pottermore, the author's latest creation, first teased last week and now explained in more detail. In a new video, the woman behind Harry Potter says the website will be a "reading experience unlike any other."

It will center around Rowling's iconic novels, with users playing a key role. It will also be the exclusive destination for one to purchase digital audio books and e-books. The site opens in October, but visitors can check in on July 31 and learn how they can gain early access.

"I will join in, too, because I will be sharing additional information I have been hoarding for years about the world of Harry Potter," Rowling teases here:

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This and the final Harry Potter trailer in the same 24 hours? In. Sanity.

Pottermore, a new, mysterious website connected to Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, has fans into a frenzy. Mostly because no one knows what it is.

Whatever Pottermore is, we’ll have to wait until June 23 to find out.

J.K. Rowling will be making an announcement about it then. So far, all we can tell you is that it’s not another book, but "Rowling’s new project."

Pottermore Picture

Pottermore is shrouded in mystery and excitement.

A special Pottermore-themed YouTube page is already counting down the seconds as we speak, teasing “The owls are gathering. Find out why soon.”

There’s also a Pottermore Twitter account, which hasn't revealed much, other than calling attention to a puzzle and the aforementioned YouTube page.

The plot thickens. Why ARE the owls gathering, do you think? Sound off ...

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