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“So how are we going to do this?” the 29-year-old asked. The schoolboy, wearing blue shorts and still holding her hand, replied boldly: “Lip to lip,” eliciting a shocked look from Miss Underwood and screams from the crowd.

She declared him “the smartest kid ever” — before telling him to close his eyes, and briefly puckering up. The crowd erupted, the boy mouthed “wow” and held his arm aloft with the singer.

Later that night, she tweeted: “Thanks, Chase, for the kiss and thanks Louisville for rocking so hard tonight! We had fun!” and posted a picture of the boy’s first public smacker.

Rowling may revisit Potter’s world in new book

J.K. Rowling plans to return to writing for young people — and the author says she doesn’t rule out another book set in Harry Potter’s magical world.

Miss Rowling became the world’s most successful living writer with her seven novels about a boy who discovers he is a wizard and is pitched into battle against the forces of evil.

Miss Rowling’s first book for adults, “The Casual Vacancy,” is being published Thursday, five years after the release of the last volume in the Potter saga.

According to the Associated Press, the 47-year-old author told the BBC that her next book would be “for slightly younger children than the Potter books.”

And she said that while “where Harry’s story is concerned, I’m done,” she was considering a new story set in the same universe.

“I don’t want to go mechanically back into that world and pick up a load of odds and ends and glue them together and say, ‘Here we go, we can sell this,’ ” Miss Rowling said in an interview broadcast Wednesday. “It would make a mockery of what those books were to me.

“But … if I did have a great idea for something else, I probably would do it. I am very averse to the prequel-sequel idea. A sidestep could maybe … well, we’ll see.”

Miss Rowling also acknowledged that she wished she had had more time to work on a couple of the Potter novels — she did not name them — which had been written “on the run.”

“And I read them, and I think ‘Oh God, maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut,’ ” Miss Rowling said. “I don’t know.”