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J.K. Rowling to Receive Writing Award Today

Posted by: Catherine
June 23, 2014, 02:14 PM

Today, June 23, J.K. Rowling will be honored with the International Writers Award for her outstanding contribution to children's literature. Ms. Rowling will receive this prestigious award in the presence of the Chief Justice, judges, ministers, editors, and diplomats at the International ConferenceContinued...

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Dan Radcliffe to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Posted by: Mel
June 20, 2014, 08:45 PM

Dan Radcliffe is among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015:


“We know that the new selections represent the best of the entertainment industry and will be a great addition to the Walk of Fame for both the Hollywood community and fansContinued...

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"The Silkworm" Now Available

Posted by: Catherine
June 19, 2014, 12:55 AM

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling's very very close author friend, is now available in bookstores and on e-readers. The reviews for the second Cormoran Strike mystery have us biting at the bit to get our hands on this book. If you have obtained a copy of the book and/or read it, please leave your commentsContinued...

Star-Studded Wizarding World of Harry Potter Red Carpet Event Celebrates Diagon Alley

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2014, 09:51 PM

With less than a month until Diagon Alley's official July 8th opening, Universal Orlando kicked off the celebrations with a bang. Rolling out a red carpet across the London facade and welcoming media from near and far, they set up a livestream consisting of interviewsContinued...

Diagon Alley July 8th Opening Plus New Details

Posted by: Melissa
June 18, 2014, 03:29 PM

It finally happened. After two years of construction, months of guessing at dates, and weeks of false positives, Universal Orlando has finally given us an official opening date. The Today Show aired the announcement this morning, ahead of the red carpet event happening tonight. It's finally official:Continued...

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Video: Magic Windows in Diagon Alley Expansion

Posted by: Mel
June 17, 2014, 09:20 PM

As part of the Diagon Alley expansion, Universal will be selling wands that guests can use to cast spells around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. When standing in certain areas, using the wands will result in a magical reaction in the Diagon Alley storefronts. Watch Bonnie Wright and JamesContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Supports "Better Together" Campaign

Posted by: Catherine
June 11, 2014, 08:09 AM

J.K. Rowling tweeted (noting that there is a new profile picture on her twitter) this morning that she had posted an explanation, on her website, for why she supported the Better Together Campaign. The Better Together Campaign supports one side of a referendum, occurring on September 18, that willContinued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Japan vs. Nigeria

Posted by: Mel
June 10, 2014, 08:40 PM

The results for the Japan versus Nigeria quarter finals match are now available to read on Pottermore. Additionally, news on the return of Liechtenstein's mascot, Hans the augury, was posted last night in the Daily Prophet section of Pottermore.

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Food Options in Diagon Alley Expansion Revealed

Posted by: Mel
June 09, 2014, 08:44 PM

More details on what you can expect to eat - and drink! - at the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Studios Florida have been revealed. The menu for the Leaky Cauldron appears to be traditional British fare, while the drink options veer more into the magical and fantastical. Read here or below forContinued...

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Pottermore's USA vs Liechtenstein Quarter Final Results

Posted by: Catherine
June 08, 2014, 10:11 AM

Pottermore has posted the result for June 8th Quidditch World Cup quarter finals between the United States and Liechtenstein. Mrs. Ginny Potter also reported breaking news on a kidnapping as apart of the celebration by the victors of this match. Take a look at the Daily Profit on PottermoreContinued...

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Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Bulgaria vs. Norway

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2014, 08:50 PM

The results of the very brief match between Bulgaria and Norway are now available to read on Pottermore. Go to the Daily Prophet section to see which team is advancing.

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Michael Gambon to Star in "The Casual Vacancy" Mini-Series

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2014, 08:48 PM

Harry Potter film alum Michael Gambon will be portraying Howard Mollison in the BBC adaptation of J. K. Rowling's novel, "The Casual Vacancy." Simon McBurney, who voiced Kreacher in "Deathly Hallows" will also be starring in the mini-series:

Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling are reunited once again!Continued...

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Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy!

Posted by: Mel
June 05, 2014, 08:45 PM

June 5th marks the birthday of Draco Malfoy! Please join Leaky in wishing a happy birthday to our favorite Slytherin student.

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More Released about Entertainment in Universal's Diagon Alley

Posted by: Catherine
June 04, 2014, 09:52 PM

Universal Orlando Theme Parks has released more information about entertainment experiences that will be hosted at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. Two shows will be exclusively featured in the park. The first is a puppeteer performance of two stories from the TalesContinued...

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Ten Year Anniversary of the Premiere of "Prisoner of Azkaban"

Posted by: Mel
June 04, 2014, 08:55 PM

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the day "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was released in theatres in the US. It marked the first change in directors - from Chris Columbus to Alfonso Cuaron - and was also the first Harry Potter film to be shown in IMAX, as well as theContinued...

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