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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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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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Nothing is a secret for very long in the world of entertainment these days. We practically knew Kate Walsh was signed up for a Grey's Anatomy spinoff before she did.

With this in mind, J.K. Rowling is pleading with fans of her world-renowned series: Don't give away any Harry Potter spoilers.

Harry Potter Poster

The final chapter in the journey of this young magician is set to hit stores on July 21 when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is released. More people may actually read it that day than visit The Hollywood Gossip. But we understand.

As the date approaches - and celebrity gossip sites learn tidbits about the tome - Rowling is afraid this information will ruin the story for readers.

"We're a little under three months away, now, and the first distant rumblings of the weirdness that usually precedes a Harry Potter publication can be heard on the horizon," Rowling wrote on her website on Monday.

"I want the readers who have, in many instances, grown up with Harry, to embark on the last adventure they will share with him without knowing where they are they going."

It's an understandable concern. The number of online searches for the phrase "Harry Potter Book 7 Spoilers" has been climbing across various search engines for weeks now. It's almost as popular a topic as Tricia Helfer nude pics.

But perhaps Rowling should focus on another issue:

Daniel Radcliffe appears to have moved on from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to breast-staring 101. The author may wish to do something about that.

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If fans can get the image of Daniel Radcliffe and a horse out of their heads, they'll be excited to learn the following:

Author J.K. Rowling has announced a released date for the final tome in the Harry Potter series.

Half-Blood Prince Poster

7/21/07.

On that date, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be more sought after than those elusive Jayden James Federline pictures.

Meanwhile, the next Harry Potter movie hits screens this summer. It's gonna be a magical few months.

Literally.