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Tom Felton Was 'Devastated' to Be Sorted Into Gryffindor (Exclusive Photos & Interview)

Tom Felton loses his bad boy swagger for the new JustJared.com exclusive portrait session pics.

The 27-year-old English actor, best known for his work as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise, has a new film out right now – Against the Sun!

The adventure flick is currently available to buy or rent on iTunes and follows a WWII pilot, a bombardier, and aradioman who find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.

In our exclusive interview with Tom, he tells us about the upcoming fan documentary he is directing for BBC Three, the crazy diet he went on for Against the Sun, and how he reacted to being sorted into Gryffindor on the Pottermore website.

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J.K. Rowling Offers Answers To Your Big 'Harry Potter' Questions - Read the Tweets!

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling went on another one of her famed Twitter question answering sprees, where she gave fans answers to some of the big q’s from the seven book series.

The 49-year-old author answered questions including what happened to Fluffy, why the Horcrux inside Harry didn’t get destroyed when the Basilisk bit him, and why number 12 Grimmauld Place is between Muggle houses.

“The Horcrux-receptacle has to be destroyed BEYOND REPAIR, so Harry would need to have DIED. #pleaseneveraskmethatoneagain” J.K. wrote in response to the Basilisk question. LOL!

Click inside to read all of J.K. Rowling’s tweets from her most recent question-answering session… More Here! »

Harry Potter's Robbie Coltrane Hospitalized After Flight

Robbie Coltrane was hospitalized on Thursday (January 29) after falling ill on a British Airways flight from London to Orlando, according to TMZ.

The 64-year-old actor, who played the role of Hagrid in the Harry Potter series, was experiencing severe flu-like symptoms during the flight and paramedics met him at the gate to take him to hospital. He will remain there overnight for treatment.

Robbie was flying to Florida to attend a Harry Potter convention along with his co-star Michael Gambon, who played the role of Dumbledore in the later films.

There are some reports that Robbie was drinking heavily in the London airport lounge before his flight, but these have not yet been substantiated.

We hope that Robbie makes a speedy recovery!

Tom Felton Had His 'Heart Broken' By Pottermore - He's Not In Slytherin House!

Tom Felton finally took the plunge and joined Pottermore this week…and he was sorted into Gryffindor house!

“Today was the day. I finally did it. I joined Pottermore and was sorted into……..Gryffindor,” the 27-year-old actor wrote on Twitter. “Heart broken x #slytherinforlife.”

Tom, who starred as Draco Malfoy in the movie franchise, got a response from author JK Rowling about the sorting hat’s powers.

“I could’ve told you that years ago. I just didn’t want to spoil your motivation ;)” she replied to him.

Pottermore Takes Us to Dumbledore's Funeral, Celebrates His Accomplishments in New Writing

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling released her final 12 Days of Christmas Pottermore series today, which focused on the death of Albus Dumbledore and his accomplishments as one of the greatest wizards of all time.

“In our final Moment from Half-Blood Prince join students, teachers and magical creatures and say farewell to the beloved Professor Dumbledore in the Moment ‘The Funeral’,” part of the new writing read. “In honour of the much-loved Headmaster, today’s surprise celebrates one of the many achievements of this great man – the Order of Merlin. Discover more about this award’s most prestigious [and some less salubrious] recipients in one more piece of new writing by J.K. Rowling.”

We are then taken to “The Funeral” where we hear a portion of “Half-Blood Prince” read aloud and see the attendees at Dumbledore’s funeral.

J.K. also released a piece of writing titled “Order of Merlin.”

Click inside to read excerpts from the new writing… More Here! »

J.K. Rowling Reveals New Information About Draco Malfoy, Says She's 'Unnerved' By Girls Who Fall For Him

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling just revealed some brand new back story for the villainous Draco Malfoy in her 12 Days of Christmas Pottermore series.

“Draco remains a person of dubious morality in the seven published books, and I have often had cause to remark on how unnerved I have been by the number of girls who fell for this particular fictional character (although I do not discount the appeal of Tom Felton, who plays Draco brilliantly in the films, and ironically, is about the nicest person you could meet),” J.K. wrote on Pottermore, after fans answered a riddle to unlock the text. “Draco has all the glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise such people. All of this left me in the unenviable position of pouring cold common sense on ardent readers’ daydreams as I told them, rather severely, that Draco was not concealing a heart of gold under all that sneering and prejudice and that no, he and Harry were not destined to end up best friends.”

“I pity Draco. Being raised by the Malfoys would be a very damaging experience, and Draco undergoes dreadful trials as a direct result of his family’s misguided principles,” J.K. adds.

To read the whole story, log into your Pottermore account and solving the riddle.

Click inside to read some of the full text… More Here! »

J.K. Rowling Reveals There Are LGBT Students at Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling has been revealing all sorts of behind-the-scenes information about her hit book series “Harry Potter” – and now she’s saying there have been LGBT students at Hogwarts!

“do you think there are a lot of LGBT students in modern age Hogwarts? I like to imagine they formed an LGBT club it’s safe to assume that Hogwarts had a variety of people and I like to think it’s a safe place for LGBT students” one fan asked the famous author on Twitter.

J.K. had a perfect response, where she said “But of course” and included an inspiring poster that reads, “If Harry Potter taught us anything it’s that no one should live in a closet.” During that same Twitter chat, J.K. also revealed there was a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts.

Click inside to see a bigger version of the poster… More Here! »

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