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Serena Williams Celebrates Wimbledon Win After J.K. Rowling Helps Shame Her Rude Hater

Serena Williams looks radiant as she arrives at the Wimbledon Champions Dinner held at The Guildhall on Sunday (July 12) in London, England.

The 33-year-old tennis star was joined by fellow Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling recently shut down one of Serena‘s critics on Twitter, who mocked the way her body looks.

“.@diegtristan8 ‘she is built like a man’. Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot,” J.K. wrote to the insensitive Twitter user.

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J.K. Rowling Announces Stage Play 'Harry Potter & The Cursed Child' Will Open In London Next Year!!

J.K. Rowling has officially announced that a brand new Harry Potter stage play will be opening in London’s West End next year!

“Today is a very special day for two reasons. Firstly, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in the UK 18 years ago,” the 49-year-old author wrote on her Twitter account. “I’m also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year.”

“It will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself. I don’t want to say too much more, because I don’t want to spoil what I know will be a real treat for fans,” J.K. continued. “However, I can say that it is not a prequel! To answer one inevitable (and reasonable!) question – why isn’t #CursedChild a new novel? – I am confident that when audiences see the play. They will agree that it was the only proper medium for the story. I’ve had countless offers to extend Harry’s story over the years, but Jack, John and Sonia Friedman are a dream team! It has been a huge pleasure to share with them (and soon, with you!) this untold part of Harry’s story.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the new play coming to London?

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J.K. Rowling Reveals More 'Harry Potter' Backstory About the Dursley Family

J.K. Rowling updated Pottermore with some new information about the Dursley family from her famous Harry Potter book series.

In the new piece, the author writes that the Dursley family is, “reactionary, prejudiced, narrow-minded, ignorant and bigoted; most of my least favorite things.”

Concerning Aunt Petunia and Harry’s final goodbye in the series, J.K. says she wanted “something decent (a long-forgotten but dimly burning love of her sister; the realisation that she might never see Lily’s eyes again) almost struggled out of Aunt Petunia” during the moment, “but that she is not able to admit it, or show those long buried feelings.”

J.K. also explained lots of back story about the family, including a disastrous first meeting between Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon and Lily and James Potter. James and Vernon immediately did not get along.

It’s also revealed that Vernon hated Harry because he looked so much like his father.

J.K. also wrote about how she named the characters of Vernon and Petunia. Vernon was “a name I never much cared for”, and Petunia “the name that I always gave unpleasant female characters in games of make believe I played with my sister, Di, when we were very young.”

J.K. Rowling Hints That an American Hogwarts Might Exist!

J.K. Rowling just made her American fans so excited – she has hinted that there might be an equivalent school to Hogwarts located across the pond!

The Harry Potter author dropped the cool news while responding to fans on Twitter about the upcoming spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which will star Eddie Redmayne.

A fan asked if Eddie‘s character Newt Salamander will be going to visit a school in New York.

“No, but he’s going to meet people who were educated at [name] in [not New York],” she replied.

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J.K. Rowling & Matthew Lewis Have the Funniest Twitter Exchange After His Shirtless Sexy Photo Shoot

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling had a little something to say to Matthew Lewis (aka Neville Longbottom) about his super sexy, nearly naked photo shoot that was just released today!

“.@Mattdavelewis Not as bad as watching Dan in Equus, but close. Warn me next time, for God’s sake,” the 49-year-old author wrote to Matthew, referring to his co-star Daniel Radcliffe‘s completely naked stage performance in Equus years ago.

“Well, this is awkward. Sorry, Jo… 😔,” Matthew wrote back.

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'Harry Potter' Author JK Rowling Speculates On Sequel - Will She Write One?

JK Rowling steps out to promote her new charity Lumos at the Empire State Building on Thursday afternoon (April 9) in New York City.

The 49-year-old author lit up the building in celebration of her new charity after stopping by Today to chat about her new projects.

“I’m afraid I haven’t been writing the next Harry Potter. I have always said never say … well, not never say never. I’ve always said I’m not going to say I definitely won’t because, because I don’t see why I should say that. You know, it’s my world and I might choose to step back into it. And in a way, I am stepping back into it,” JK shared.

She continued, “I’m stepping back into that world, writing the script for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So, you know, that door is always opened to me. But I think ‘Harry Potter 8,’ as in what happened next to Harry, Ron and Hermione — I don’t think that’s going to happen. ”

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