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J.K. Rowling Receives Companion of Honor From Prince William!

J.K. Rowling had a big day!

The 52-year-old “Harry Potter” author was named royal Companion of Honor by Prince William at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (December 12) in London, England.

J.K. said of the honor, which only includes 65 total people: “to be included in the distinguished and diversely talented company of the other Companions of Honor, especially as a female writer, is a particular privilege.”

Other recipients of this prize are scientist Stephen Hawking, artist David Hockney, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and Downton Abbey star Maggie Smith.

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Amber Heard Responds to JK Rowling & Warner Bros Defending Johnny Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' Role

Amber Heard has broken her silence after JK Rowling and Warner Bros defended their decisions to keep her ex husband Johnny Depp in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald after she accused him of physically abusing her.

The 31-year-old Aquaman actress took to Instagram on Thursday night (December 7) to call out the author and production company for only using certain parts of the the former couple’s statement from 2016 while defending their decision.

“For the record, this was our FULL joint statement. To pick and choose certain lines and quote them out of context, is just not right. Women, continue to stand up and stay strong. Love, Amber,” Amber captioned her post along with their statement.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.

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J.K. Rowling Defends Johnny Depp Casting in 'Fantastic Beasts'

Fans have questioned Warner Bros’ decision to keep Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, after his cameo in the 2016 film.

Now, the author of the “Harry Potter” books and the screenwriter for the movie, J.K. Rowling, is defending the choice to keep him on board. If you don’t know, Johnny was accused of domestic violence by his ex wife Amber Heard. Johnny and Amber later settled their divorce in court.

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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.

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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