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J.K. Rowling Has Perfect Response to a Twitter Mansplainer

Celebrated author J.K. Rowling supported a fellow female author who was mansplained to on Twitter, and it was quite the classy and perfect response.

First-time author Laura Kalbag shared that she was having her very first book published. Then, German typographer Erik Spiekermann replied to her tweet saying, “Actually, you wrote a text. It took a few other people & skills to make that into a book.” It appears as if the original tweet has been deleted.

Meanwhile, J.K. noticed the tweet when Twitter users started calling Erik out for his choice of words.

“Congratulations on writing your first book, Laura,” J.K. tweeted at the first-time author. “Other people edited, copyedited, proofread, printed and bound it. You wrote. Be proud x.”

Erik has since apologized for the tweet he sent out.

JK Rowling Mourns Death of 'Harry Potter' Actor Robert Hardy

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, is mourning the death of Robert Hardy, who starred in the films.

The 91-year-old actor played the role of Cornelius Fudge, the minister of magic in the movies. Robert also starred in numerous movies, TV shows, and was a well known stage actor as well.

His family confirmed the news to the BBC saying he had a “tremendous life” and “a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years.

“So very sad to hear about Robert Hardy. He was such a talented actor and everybody who worked with him on Potter loved him.,” she tweeted upon hearing the tragic news.

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J.K. Rowling Apologizes For Tweets About Trump Snubbing Boy in a Wheelchair

J.K. Rowling is apologizing for her tweets slamming Donald Trump for reportedly snubbing a little boy in a wheelchair.

After the 52-year-old Harry Potter author learned that the president did not snub the boy, she took to her Twitter to apologize to the child’s family.

“Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proferred hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage, multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction,” she explained.

JK added, “I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologise unreservedly.”

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J.K. Rowling Pays Tribute to Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary

It’s been 20 years since J.K. Rowling introduced us to the world of Harry Potter, and she’s marking the occasion with a special tribute.

The 51-year-old author took to Twitter on Monday (June 26) – the same day Bloomsbury published Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the U.K. in 1997 – to share her thoughts.

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“20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others,” she wrote. “It’s been wonderful. Thank you. #HarryPotter20.”

Bloomsbury is set to release four new editions of the book, one for each house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in honor of the anniversary.

“She had a vision,” Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the films, tweeted. “Congratulations @jk_rowling ⚡️#HarryPotter20.”

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J. K. Rowling Says There Are Actually Two Harry Potters

J. K. Rowling just dropped a new Harry Potter fact on fans, and it’s pretty cool.

In a post on her Pottermore website titled “The Potter Family,” the 51-year-old author revealed that there are actually two Harry Potters. (Yeah, just keep reading.)

More specifically, she said that the Harry we all know and love isn’t the first guy in his family to be named Harry Potter – his great-grandfather was.

Henry Potter, known to his friends as Harry, was the father of Fleamont Potter, whose son was James Potter, aka our Harry’s dad.

Henry/Harry “served on the Wizengamot from 1913 to 1921 … and publicly condemned then-Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight,’” she wrote.

If you don’t know, the “Sacred Twenty-Eight” was a group of pure-blood wizarding families in the 1930s, while “Muggles” are non-magical folk.

It looks like Harry Potter II’s urge to stand up to authority and fight for equal rights runs in the family.

Paul McCartney & JK Rowling To Be Named Companion of Honour By Queen

Paul McCartney and JK Rowling are about to get a high honor from the Queen of England!

The 74-year-old musician and 51-year-old author are set to be named as part of the Queen’s annual Birthday Honours List.

The duo will become members of the Order of the Companions of Honour for their services to music and literature.

The prestigious order is limited to only 65 people.

Paul was previously knighted by the Queen in 1997 but will now carry the additional honor.

Emeli Sandé and boxer John Conteh are also set to be honored.

J.K. Rowling Slams Guy on Twitter for Using 'Filthy Old Insult' Against Theresa May

J.K. Rowling might not necessarily agree with British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s politics, but she doesn’t think that is a reason to use awful language against her.

The “Harry Potter” author took to Twitter to slam someone she used to follow for calling May a “whore” in a tweet.

“Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore,” Rowling said. “If you can’t disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics. I’m sick of ‘liberal’ men whose mask slips every time a woman displeases them, who reach immediately for crude and humiliating words associated with femaleness, act like old-school misogynists and then preen themselves as though they’ve been brave.”

Rowling continued her rant in ten more tweets. Read them all below.

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