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Miriam Margolyes (who will be

Posted by: Leaky
December 30, 2001, 10:45 PM

Miriam Margolyes (who will be portraying Professor Sprout in Chamber of Secrets) has been honoured with an Order of the British Empire (OBE).

From the Sunday Mail: Two

Posted by: Leaky
December 30, 2001, 05:05 PM

From the Sunday Mail: Two faces that shaped 2001: J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe.

J.K. Rowling -- From struggling single mum to one of the world's most famous - and richest - authors, it's been quite a year for Edinburgh-based Joanne Kathleen Rowling. The movie version of her first book, Harry Potter And TheContinued...

Spell was broken before film

Posted by: Leaky
December 30, 2001, 03:37 PM

Spell was broken before film began: Kids ready for Harry Potter got R-rated flub (from the Seattle Times).

Readers Allison and Lila let us know that "Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter," a one-hour documentary special telling the story of the real-life sources for the best-selling "Harry Potter"Continued...

Congratulations are due! Ananova reports

Posted by: Leaky
December 29, 2001, 05:02 PM

Congratulations are due! Ananova reports that JK Rowling and her boyfriend were married on 26 December. (Thanks to reader Les for the link.)

It looks like the UK

Posted by: Leaky
December 29, 2001, 04:25 PM

It looks like the UK Harry Potter site has gotten their hands on a page from the Chamber of Secrets script! (Thanks to The Snitch for the link.)

Brooms and airplanes are magic

Posted by: Leaky
December 29, 2001, 01:09 PM

Brooms and airplanes are magic at EAA Kids Days (from the Northwestern).

Harry Potter teaches kids about being a good person, even faced with bad circumstances (from MySanAntonio).

Publisher's Weekly reports that Scholastic likely to publish Harry 5.

MuggleNet has posted a transcript

Posted by: Leaky
December 29, 2001, 12:48 AM

MuggleNet has posted a transcript to the special, "J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and Me," which aired yesterday on BBC1.

Harry's on God's side; commentary

Posted by: Leaky
December 28, 2001, 09:48 PM

Harry's on God's side; commentary from the National Post.

Interesting article from The Times (UK), which says that children who resemble Harry Potter are more likely to be identified as gifted than bright pupils who do not fit the typical academic image.

CNN reports that a Harry

Posted by: Leaky
December 28, 2001, 05:13 PM

CNN reports that a Harry Potter "hateline" has been set up in Austria.

A Monmouthshire school teacher is believed to be the model for the "evil" Professor Snape in the Harry Potter books (from the BCC News).

It has been mentioned that Chris Columbus is playing phone tag with Ewan McGregor's agent,Continued...

In today's Friday Sale on

Posted by: Leaky
December 28, 2001, 02:03 PM

In today's Friday Sale on Amazon, the video game for the PC is marked down from 29.99 to 19.99. A good deal!

Action figures from Chamber of Secrets, including a Hermione with ears and Harry in spider-draped robes, have been released. Soon to come are Fred and George Weasley (sold seperately) in Quidditch gear. As yet,Continued...

Law.com has an article on

Posted by: Leaky
December 28, 2001, 01:38 PM

Law.com has an article on how 2001 was a year that corporations learned the limits of their Intellectual Property rights, both in the courtroom and in the court of public opinion. However, the article made no mention of the recent Potter Wars, but instead focused on Nancy Stouffer's claims of trademark and copyrightContinued...

CNN reports that Harry Potter

Posted by: Leaky
December 27, 2001, 11:49 PM

CNN reports that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is now the year's top-grossing film (thanks to Margaret for the link).

Tourism potential of Harry Potter express derailed (from the Guardian Unlimited).

Digital Israel reviews the Harry

Posted by: Leaky
December 27, 2001, 05:05 PM

Digital Israel reviews the Harry Potter CD-ROM game.

Church leaders in Australia used Harry Potter during their Christmas message sermons (from Ananova; thanks to "ITZRegina" for the link).

Dame Maggie Smith says since McGonagall is in all seven Harry Potter books, she is "looking at it as a sortContinued...

The Albuquerque Tribune reports that

Posted by: Leaky
December 26, 2001, 03:04 AM

The Albuquerque Tribune reports that a pastor plans a public burning of Harry Potter works.

The most popular film around the world at the weekend was The Lord of the Rings, but it failed to bring in anything like the American box office receipts taken by Harry Potter (from The Independent).

The BBC says that the

Posted by: Leaky
December 24, 2001, 03:39 PM

The BBC says that the JKR special, airing on Friday, will be subtitled, which should make it easy for anyone in the UK with a VCR and a subtitle-enabled telly to make an accurate transcript. Thanks in advance to anyone who does!

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