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J.K. Rowling

Court Rules Against JKR in Photo Privacy Case

Posted by: sue
August 08, 2007, 12:50 AM

J.K. Rowling lost a bid in court today when a judge in the UK ruled against the Harry Potter author who had tried to stop publication of a photograph involving her young child. The case involved a photograph taken of young David Murray, then 20 months old, as he was out with his parents for a walk inContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Box Office Totals Continue to Soar

Posted by: Edward
August 07, 2007, 08:29 PM

According to the latest box office figures, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix continues to reach new heights both stateside and worldwide. With this weekend’s box office receipts totaling over $9.5 million, the fifth film in the series surpassed Harry Potter and the Chamber ofContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by the Numbers

Posted by: Edward
August 07, 2007, 07:25 PM

The US publisher for the Harry Potter series, Scholastic, announced that more than 11.5 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh book in J. K. Rowling’s series, have been sold in the during its first ten days of release. The book, which sold more than 8.3 millionContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

CBBC Newsround "Deathly Hallows" Quiz

Posted by: sue
August 06, 2007, 02:04 PM

Finished reading (or re-reading) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and think you know your new canon? Well then CBBC Newsround has a multi-part quiz for you based on events in the seventh Harry Potter novel just for you. To take the quiz, use the following links (Spoilers ahoy!)

  • Part One
  • Part Two
  • Part ThreeContinued...
  • Contests

    Tell a Tale of Harry Potter

    Posted by: sue
    August 06, 2007, 12:45 PM

    Now that we have the final book in the Harry Potter saga, it is time to take a look back at how the series has affected you with our new contest for August. This month we are looking for funny and personal anecdotes involving you and the beloved series. Containing 300 words or less, the challenge is for fans ages 13Continued...


    Photos from New Dan Radcliffe Film "My Boy Jack"

    Posted by: sue
    August 06, 2007, 11:52 AM

    Scores of readers let us know about new photos online of actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) filming his drama “My Boy Jack,” additional photos available here. Dan Radcliffe portrays the son of writer Rudyard Kipling in this new film for television, which is being produced by ITV in theContinued...


    PotterCast 113: Live Call Out Show Now Online

    Posted by: Edward
    August 03, 2007, 09:07 PM

    Now presenting our first post-DH Call out show of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

    Live Post DH Call Out Show

    - Spoiler Alert! Read DH FIRST BEFORE LISTENING (or reading this summary)!Continued...


    Emma Watson Updates Website, Gives Thoughts on "Deathly Hallows," OotP Premieres and More

    Posted by: sue
    August 01, 2007, 04:43 PM

    Emma Watson has posted a new blog entry on her official website, where the actress gives her thoughts and reactions having now finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Emma, who portrays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, gives (spoilers)Continued...

    Beautiful! New Witch of the Month on

    Posted by: sue
    August 01, 2007, 02:19 AM

    Behold! The last of the four Hogwarts founders to be so honored, there is a beautiful and bejeweled new Witch of the Month for August on

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