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Richard Griffiths Ejects Cell Phone User from Theatre

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2005, 10:39 PM

Richard Griffiths, who portrays Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films, ordered a woman to leave Wyndham's Theatre because her cell phone rang several times during a matinee performance of "Heroes."

It was during the penultimate scene that Griffiths, 58, addressed the woman directlyContinued...

Sports Illustrated's Pre-QWC Coverage

Posted by: Melissa
November 18, 2005, 06:12 PM

Sports is running a column featuring pre-match analysis of the "upcoming" 422nd Quidditch World Cup, in which Ireland will face off against Bulgaria. The two teams' strengths and weaknesses are discussed, and the coaches' styles are compared. Columnist Jonah Freedman goesContinued...

Dan's and Rupert's Playlists on iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
November 15, 2005, 12:06 PM

Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint have posted Celebrity Playlists on iTunes. Dan's list has 12 songs, including "Neighborhood #1" by Arcade Fire and "Buddy Holly" by Weezer. Rupert's list contains 11 songs, including "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand (Editorial comment:Continued...

Will Dan Radcliffe Be "It" This Week?

Posted by: Melissa
November 07, 2005, 08:08 PM

Each week, MSNBC has a poll where the public can vote on who is "it" for that week. This week, Dan Radcliffe is up against George Clooney, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Clive Owen to fill the open spot on the list, so if you want to put him onto the charts, go to MSNBC's site and vote.


Potter Feature in New York Times on Sunday, Nov. 6th

Posted by: sue
November 05, 2005, 10:19 AM

The New York Times for Sunday, November 6th will include a fun Harry Potter section. TLC Reader Valerie let us know that the print edition of the newspaper will be featuring the upcoming Holiday movies, and on page 10 of that section there will be a full-page color piece on Harry Potter . CalledContinued...

Waylett, Lewis and Murray to Appear at Big Apple Con

Posted by: Melissa
November 02, 2005, 06:16 PM

Jamie Waylett (Crabbe), Matthew Lewis (Neville) and Devon Murray (Seamus) are slated to appear at the Big Apple Con comic book, art and sci-fi expo at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York City, November 18, 19 and 20. Details available here. Thanks, Cathy!

Happy Death Day, Nearly Headless Nick!

Posted by: Melissa
October 31, 2005, 12:02 AM

Let us all take a moment to pause from the Goblet of Fire feeding frenzy and commemorate the 513th Death Day of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, who was nearly beheaded on this date in 1492. Cheers, Nick! Here's hoping your festivities are fabulous, the food is festering and the formation flying flawless.Continued...

Mars is Bright Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
October 28, 2005, 07:00 PM

No, really. It is.
Thanks to all who emailed!

Weasleys to Host Kids' WB! Halloween Event

Posted by: Melissa
October 24, 2005, 09:52 PM

As we've posted before, James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) will be hosting "HARRY POTTER'S SPELLBINDING SECRETS SATURDAY" on October 29. The actors will take viewers on a "Trick-or-Treat" adventure behind the scenesContinued...

So You Think You Know About Harry Potter?

Posted by: Melissa
October 19, 2005, 03:19 PM

Reader Mary has let us know that VH1 has an article posted entitled "20 Things You Didn't Know About Harry Potter." Ha! They obviously aren't referring to Leaky readers, but, still, there might be a few surprises there. Check it out!


New Harry Potter Dolls

Posted by: sue
October 14, 2005, 06:43 AM

In conjunction with the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Tonner Doll Company has announced it will be releasing brand new Harry Potter high-end collectible dolls in November. According to their websites these dolls are" 17" tall,[and] features remarkably engineered jointing with 14 points ofContinued...

Author Expelled After "Gay" Misunderstanding

Posted by: Melissa
October 06, 2005, 09:12 AM

British cleric Reverend Graham Taylor, author of "Shadowmancer," had his school speaking engagement cut short after he used the word "gay" as part of a reproduced catchphrase from a TV show, in reference to "Harry Potter."
The teachers at the school accused him of homophobiaContinued...

Giant Squid Spotted

Posted by: Melissa
September 28, 2005, 02:46 PM

Scientists have spotted an elusive giant squid in Japan - not Hogwarts! Guess he's taking some holiday time, seeing the sights. Thanks all who emailed!

Neil and Dave on HP and JKR

Posted by: Melissa
September 28, 2005, 06:19 AM

With Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's Mirrormask set for limited release in the US this weekend, recent interviews with both men have highlighted McKean's contribution to the Harry Potter films and the recent publication of a short story by Neil Gaiman that touches on a C.S. Lewis-related topic that JKR spoke aboutContinued...

Vandals Against Voldemort

Posted by: Melissa
September 16, 2005, 10:30 AM

A little laugh for you here: Melissa from Georgia sent us a pic from her college town of Athens, and what she encountered while obeying traffic rules one recent day - a traffic sign turned into a public service ad. Click here to see it. Thanks for the chuckle, Melissa!