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Video: Access Hollywood Interview with Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: Mel
August 19, 2011, 09:27 PM

In a new interview, Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) discusses how it feels to be done with Harry Potter, which country has the most obsessed Harry Potter fans, and how he likes living in New York. You can watch the interview here or below.


Fun Friday: Six Types of People You Find at Harry Potter Movies, and Alex Carpenter's Pottermore Song

Posted by: Mel
August 18, 2011, 10:58 PM

Two of our lovely readers have sent us some cool things that we now happily present to you in this week's Fun Friday post!

From mudblood_and_proud we have the six types of people you might find watching a Harry Potter movie. Did you spot any of theseContinued...

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Pottermore Insider Updated: Beta Access Continues, Staggered Entrance

Posted by: Edward
August 18, 2011, 02:57 PM

The Pottermore Insider blog has been updated to mark the progress of the first few days of beta access to the Harry Potter online reading experience.  The blog post reads, in part:

At the start of this week, we sent out Welcome emails to a small number of Beta users. TheseContinued...

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Leaky's Pottermore First Impressions Live Blog and Review

Posted by: Edward
August 18, 2011, 10:15 AM

This morning, Leaky was lucky enough to gain early beta access to Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter online reading experience.  As I go through the process of exploring Pottermore, this post will live blog my latest reactions, experiences, and discoveries.  Those who wishContinued...

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Video of J. K. Rowling's Appearance on "Who Do You Think You Are?" Online

Posted by: Edward
August 18, 2011, 10:14 AM

As readers will recall, "Who Do You Think You Are?," which searches through birth records and other historical data in order to discover a person's ancestry and family history, profiled Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling on an episode which aired last night in theContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Talks "The Woman in Black"

Posted by: Mel
August 17, 2011, 08:04 PM

Yahoo has a new interview up with Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) where he discusses why he decided to make "The Woman in Black" his first post-Harry Potter film:

Radcliffe said, "It was certainly not a part that people can really compare to Harry… But [the] main attraction, to be honest, was simply the story,Continued...


Parade's Harry Potter Essay Contest

Posted by: Mel
August 17, 2011, 04:12 PM

Parade is hosting a Harry Potter essay contest for long time fans of the series to voice which book they think they would most recommend to readers who are new to the Wizarding World:

In a short essay (300 words or less) tell us your favorite Harry Potter book and why. We want to know which book inspired you theContinued...


Video: Teaser Trailer for "The Woman in Black"

Posted by: Mel
August 17, 2011, 02:14 AM

A teaser trailer has been released for Dan Radcliffe's (Harry Potter) upcoming horror film, "The Woman in Black." You can watch the trailer here or below.

The official site for "The Woman in Black" is now also available. As of right now the site only has a few stills of the movie and the movie's synopsis,Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Evanna Lynch!

Posted by: Edward
August 16, 2011, 10:27 PM

Please join us here at Leaky in sending birthday wishes of happiness, joy, and fun to actress Evanna Lynch.  Ms. Lynch, who portrays the character of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, is today celebrating her twentieth birthday.  Cheers to you, Evy!  Many happy returns!

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Phelps Twins, Fiona Shaw and Alan Rickman Sign Teddy Bears for Charity

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 03:34 PM

Project Teddy Bear, a part of, puts small, autographed teddy bears up for auction with all proceeds going towards the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

A few Harry Potter cast members are some of the latest celebrities to show their support for the auction, which includesContinued...


Rumor: Harry Potter Series to be Bundled with Sony's New E-Reader

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 03:09 PM

The Register is reporting that Sony has gained "early electronic rights" to the Harry Potter e-books and that Sony's next generation e-reader, expected to be released in November, will come bundled with the 7 Harry Potter books plus a letter from J.K. Rowling, subscription to PottermoreContinued...

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TV Watch: J.K. Rowling on BBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" Tomorrow, Aug. 17 at 9pm BST

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 02:00 PM

J.K. Rowling's appearance on the BBC1 show "Who Do You Think You Are?" will air tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17th at 9pm BST in the U.K.

Always intrigued by her late mother's French ancestry, the Harry Potter author delves into her Gallic roots by visiting Edinburgh,Continued...

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No Truth to PublishAmerica's J.K. Rowling Claim

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 12:53 PM

J.K. Rowling's spokesman has denied claims made by the publishing company, PublishAmerica, which promised to bring attention to their client's books in a meeting with Ms. Rowling.

According to the AP, PublishAmerica asked writers to submit 50-100 word notes about their work and pay $49 so that a delegationContinued...

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First Impressions of Pottermore Appear Online

Posted by: Edward
August 15, 2011, 11:24 PM

A few hours ago, early beta access was opened to a select few registered members of Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's newest Harry Potter project.  A few entertainment sites have posted early reviews and first impressions of the site.  Be warned, spoilers Entertainment Weekly had this to say ofContinued...

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Images: New "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Poster and Dan Radcliffe in "The Woman in Black"

DH Film
Posted by: Mel
August 15, 2011, 10:44 PM

We now have a new "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" poster with Neville Longbottom on it here in our galleries. "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has made an incredible impact at the box office, pulling in $1.2 billion dollars, and holding the number three worldwide gross record under "Avatar" and "Titanic."Continued...

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