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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Named Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating Person of 2007" (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2007, 02:26 AM

Every year, noted television personality and news reporter Barbara Walters hosts her special “10 Most Fascinating People” of the year program. The program, which is due to air here in the States at 10pm tonight, was broadcast earlier in Canada, with Harry Potter authorContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Grammy Nomination for Jim Dale's "Deathly Hallows" Narration

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2007, 07:31 PM

Actor Jim Dale received a Grammy nomination today for his audio recording of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” reports Mr. Dale “is up for Best Spoken Word Album for Children,” with the awards due to be presented February 10 at the StaplesContinued...

HP Cast

Empire Names Rickman, Oldman, Watson, and Radcliffe Among 100 Sexiest Movie Stars

Posted by: Edward
December 06, 2007, 07:19 PM

Empire Magazine has just released their list of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars, and a number of actors from the Harry Potter films have been named with this title. Joining the ranks of many popular and good looking actors from past and present, Harry Potter actors AlanContinued...


Emma Watson Attends Party for Chanel in London (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2007, 02:37 PM

Actress Emma Watson attended a party hosted by designer Karl Lagerfeld of fashion house Chanel last night in London, England. Hello Magazine reports that Emma “arrived at London’s Nobu restaurant in a shimmering sequined jacket bearing the legendary brand’s double C logo. Clearly confidentContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Attends British Comedy Awards

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2007, 12:30 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling attended the British Comedy Awards last night in London, England. Online reports say that Jo presented actor Stephen Fry (narrator of the UK Harry Potter audio books) with a lifetime achievement award. Host Jonathan Ross also joked with our favorite author when he "cheekilyContinued...

OotP Film

New "Order of the Phoenix" DVD Video Podcast, DVD Game Preview and More

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2007, 03:28 AM

We have a real treat for you tonight, as Warner Bros has sent us a whole host of new videos and more as part of the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD on December 11. First up: a preview of the new Harry Potter DVD Interactive game that is due to be releasedContinued...

Happy Birthday Hagrid!

Posted by: Edward
December 05, 2007, 11:58 PM

The calendar on author J. K. Rowling’s website has been updated for December 6th to wish Hogwarts Gameskeeper Rubeus Hagrid a Happy Birthday! Here’s a tankard sized cheers to you, Hagrid!


Abe Books Auctions Signed "Deathly Hallows" for Charity

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2007, 10:49 PM

Abe books will be auctioning off a special signed copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for charity. The bookseller obtained an autographed copy of book seven when they attended the Open Book Tour in Toronto, Canada, and have put the book up for auction with proceeds to benefit the UnitedContinued...

OotP Film

Blu-Ray and HD DVD "Order of the Phoenix" Reviews Online

Posted by: Edward
December 05, 2007, 08:12 PM

A pair of reviews have been published today on HighDefDigest, which go into great detail about the soon to be released Blu-Ray and HD DVD versions of the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” DVD. Both reviews highlight each of the edition’s features as well as noteContinued...


Your thoughts wanted for our year-end PotterCasts

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2007, 05:07 PM

It’s that time again, the end-of-year-wrap-everything-up time – and in preparation for our last PotterCasts of 2007, we’re asking for some feedback from you on a few things:

First, we are still collecting Christmas filks! They will be accepted through December 10, and it’sContinued...


"Lord of the Rings" Tops "Harry Potter" in New Book to Film Poll

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2007, 04:12 PM

There was yet another poll released in the UK asking people to vote for their favorite film adaptation of a beloved book series. The winner of the poll was Peter Jackson's adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, with the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. RowlingContinued...


In Style Magazine Feature on Emma Watson (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2007, 02:22 AM

The January 2008 issue of In Style magazine will feature actress Emma Watson. The Daily Mail has a preview of this new article that shows the Hermione Granger actress sporting a fifties style look in a series of new photos. Emma is quoted as saying she doesnt like working with a stylist before red carpetContinued...

MTV Picks Top Ten List of Wizard Rock Bands

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2007, 09:41 PM

Let the end of the year list season commence! MTV has now released their top ten list of the best Wizard Rock groups this year. While we at Leaky proudly salute all who WROCK, the MTV list is as follows:

  • 10. The Whomping Willows
  • 9. The Owl Post
  • 8. Catchlove
  • 7. The Moaning Myrtles
  • 6. Draco and the Malfoys
  • 5.Continued...
  • Watson

    Air Date of Emma Watson Film "Ballet Shoes" Revealed

    Posted by: sue
    December 04, 2007, 09:40 PM

    The official Emma Watson website has now been updated to reveal the broadcast date of her new film “Ballet Shoes.” The movie will be aired in the UK December 26 on BBC1 at 8:30pm.


    Followup: Katie Leung Artwork Fetches £960 at Charity Auction

    Posted by: Edward
    December 04, 2007, 07:46 PM

    As we first told you last week, actress Katie Leung (Cho Chang) donated a piece of artwork to be auctioned off for the Prince’s Trust Charity, which supports young people across the UK. That auction has now ended and the Scotsman is reporting Miss Leung’s artwork was soldContinued...

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