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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! »

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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.

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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.

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JK Rowling Regrets This 'Harry Potter' Character's Death

JK Rowling has opened up to reveal that she regrets killing off a minor character in her book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

“I originally planned Florean to be the conduit for clues that I needed to give Harry during his quest for the Hallows, which is why I established an acquaintance fairly early on,” the author said on her Pottermore website about the owner of the Diagon Alley ice cream parlor. “The problem was that when I came to write the key parts of Deathly Hallows I decided that Phineas Nigellus Black was a much more satisfactory means of conveying clues.”

“I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason. He is not the first wizard whom Voldemort murdered because he knew too much (or too little), but he is the only one I feel guilty about, because it was all my fault,” she added.

WHICH HARRY POTTER DEATH bothered you the most?

J.K. Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' to Be Adapted By BBC for TV

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JK Rowling Will Release a New 'Harry Potter' Story Next Week

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