Leaky News Archives for October 2003
USA Today put Harry in their list of 'geeks at their peak':
Who is he? Bespectacled book boy turned movie hero, selling millions of copies in the publishing world and millions of tickets at the box office.
Why he's a cool geek: He may be a misfit, with Muggle parents and the gift of wizardry making him not quite of eitherContinued...
CBBC has a brief piece on the confirmation of Daniel Radcliffe being in the GoF film. It also discusses the return of Matthew Lewis.
Editor's Commentary: Maybe I'm a little behind, but this is the most recent picture I've seen of Matthew Lewis! When did Neville grow up? :)
HPANA also has a scan of today's Rhymes With Orange comic, which several TLC readers emailed us about.
The Financial Times reports that scientist have named an orphan gene Harry Potter, in keeping with the tradition of naming orphan genes after famous orphans. The gene, "plays a key role in regulating the onset of puberty, one of the great mysteries of human biology".
HPANA has some new photos from the PoA set.
Thanks for the tip, Ella!
Fans of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, might have caught a quick Harry Potter reference on Tuesday, October 21st. During a story on illusionist, David Blaine's emergence from the glass box he locked himself in for 44 days, host Jon Stewart said,
"Meanwhile, Londoners watching the spectacle wondered how HarryContinued...
ExpresoHogwarts.com has screen caps of team uniforms from the new game - click below to find links to them all.
Check out their brief interview with Dan.
Norwegian Lena Skarning received a grant to run a business of potions, fortune-telling and magic. She says the Harry Potter books may have made people more tolerant of sorcery, and refers to herself as "Norway's only state-backed witch."
Thanks to the many TLC readers who sent us this link!
Rupert Grint and Emma Watson each donated an original painting to be auctioned by Kith & Kids, a group that helps children with disabilities. Although the main event on October 9th raised over £22,000, some paintings are still available - have a look!
"Rickfan" writes to tell us that he attended the UK's Bowness Film Theatre festival this past weekend, where Alan Rickman introduced three of his movies, and gave a brief interview. Click on the link below to see his summary of the interview.
Paul Allen, the interviewer, went into detail about how SnapeContinued...
Regarding our earlier post, iTunes for Windows was released this week by Apple so whether you have the built-in version with OS X, or have Windows XP/Windows 2000 you can use it to buy your own, legal copy of Hedwig's Theme from Prisoner of Azkaban for only $0.99.
Hey folks - well, it's finally happened. We've upgraded to a nice, speedy server courtesy of Mantissa.Net and we're able to once again put comments back. Nothing has really changed but you should notice that comments will be a lot faster.
The Biography Channel will re-run their program on J.K. Rowling this Wednesday from 9:00-10:00 Eastern Time.
The Times of Malta has an article on 13 year old Sarah Harrison, who has won a part as an extra in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.