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J.K. Rowling

Twelve Page Personal Horoscope Hand Drawn by JKR For Sale

Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2010, 07:18 PM

The Scotsman is tonight reporting that a rare and unpublished "hand drawn, personal horoscope and natal chart" created by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is being offered for sale for £25,000 through high end memorabilia specialists Paul Fraser Collectibles. Rowling reportedly drew theContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom

Posted by: Rosi
July 30, 2010, 04:16 AM

As it is now the 30th of July in the UK, the calendar on J.K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the 30th birthday of Neville Longbottom. Happy birthday, Neville! Three cheers for this brave Gryffindor!


July Edition of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
July 29, 2010, 06:52 PM

The July edition of The Quibbler, Leaky's publication for "news that no-one else will publish", is now available for download. This issue features articles about an ominous warning from Professor Neville Longbottom, the work of a Wizarding World Naturalist and a suspected case of Stereo Elves. Also in July'sContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Dismissal Requested for Copyright Infringement Case Against Bloomsbury, J. K. Rowling

Posted by: Edward
July 29, 2010, 01:36 PM

As readers will recall, last February the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs added Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling to a lawsuit against UK Potter publisher Bloomsbury, charging copyright infringement of a 1987 work The Adventures of Willy the Wizard-No 1 LividContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Radcliffe Talks "The Woman In Black"

Posted by: Edward
July 29, 2010, 01:06 PM

The LA Times has a lengthy interview with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) online this morning in which the young actor discuses his plans post-Potter, chiefly the forthcoming film adaptation of "The Woman in Black." The first in a line of projects Radclifffe reveals he is "quite pleased" to begin, "TheContinued...


Emma Thompson to Receive Star on the Walk of Fame Next Week

Posted by: Rosi
July 28, 2010, 05:35 AM

Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) is to receive the 2,415th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Friday, 6th of August. Thompson will speak in front of the Pig 'n Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard, joined by "House" star and fellow University of Cambridge graduate Hugh Laurie. Maggie Gyllenhaal,Continued...


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Reading Group Sorting Now Open

Posted by: Edward
July 27, 2010, 03:00 PM

Sorting is now open for the reading group discussion of the book that started it all: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Located in the Lily and Stag Inn section of our Leaky Lounge forums, the reading groups offer Lounge members the opportunity to come togetherContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Apologizes For Not Being at Comic-Con

Posted by: Mel
July 27, 2010, 04:39 AM

In a new interview with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) the actor expressed his regret for not attending this weekend's Comic-Con:

"I apologize to all the wishful thinkers for my disappointing non-presence," Radcliffe said Monday by phone from London.
The actor, who has finished some post-productionContinued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
July 25, 2010, 08:34 PM

It has been a slow news week for the Harry Potter cast, but a few stories have come through nonetheless. Firstly, as we told you last week, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) recently took part in the Barmy to Barcelona Wacky Rally under the team name, "The Salty Sea Dogs" to raiseContinued...


Read Ballet Shoes with Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Rosi
July 25, 2010, 07:03 PM

Jo's Book Nook, our non-Harry Potter book club at the Leaky Lounge, invites you to join them in reading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield. Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is quoted on Streatfield's official website, saying, "when I was younger I liked ... Noel Streatfield [...] I still reread [Ballet ShoesContinued...

DH Film

"Deathly Hallows" Footage Shown at Comic Con; LeakyMug Coverage of the Event Now Online

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
July 24, 2010, 08:36 PM

As we reported below, Leaky and MuggleNet were on hand at Comic Con 2010 in San Diego, California today to cover the WB panel about the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film.  Our own Melissa Anelli and MuggleCast's Andrew Sims recorded a specialContinued...

DH Film

Harry Potter Comic-Con Panel at 11:45 am

DH Film
Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2010, 02:29 PM

Leaky is reporting live from Comic-Con International today, where Warner Bros. is presenting a Harry Potter panel. We are doing joint coverage with MuggleNet today to get everything to you (including an interview with Tom Felton and pictures galore) as fast as possible, so keep an eye on both of our sites!Continued...


Emma Watson Launches Official Facebook Page

Posted by: Rosi
July 23, 2010, 03:14 PM

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has updated her recently opened Twitter account to let fans know about her new Facebook page, which can be found at this link.

Watson's Facebook page bears a brief biography, which appears to have been written by the actress, as well as a section on Watson' personal interests:Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: Rosi
July 23, 2010, 06:17 AM

A particularly special set of happy birthday wishes go out on this day to Dan Radcliffe! The Harry Potter actor is today celebrating his 21st birthday. Many happy returns!


"A Very Potter Sequel" Now Online

Posted by: Mel
July 22, 2010, 09:07 PM

As you may recall, "A Very Potter Sequel," the follow-up to the fan made Harry Potter play "A Very Potter Musical" premiered tonight and is now available to watch on YouTube.

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