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The 2009 Leakies: Nominations Announced

Posted by: Edward
December 30, 2009, 02:57 AM



LeakyNews.com is excited to present the first annual Leakies, our very own award ceremony where we can wrap up the year together by voting on your favorites actors, news, moments, and more from the year.

Voting is open NOW, and runs through December 31st at 11:59pm EST.

The winners of the 2009 LeakiesContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling: Scotswoman Who Changed the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 29, 2009, 08:17 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been named one of the Ten Scotswomen Who Changed the Decade by the Scotsman, who has ranked the most influential Scottish women of the past ten years.  The newspaper relates the following regarding the contributions made by J. K. Rowling over the pastContinued...

Video Games

New Poster, Images from LEGO Harry Potter Video Game

Posted by: Edward
December 29, 2009, 06:15 PM

MSN Brazil has posted a series of new stills, along with a new poster from the upcoming Harry Potter: Years 1-4  LEGO video game.  The series of stills, available to view in our galleries here, contains new images of Harry, Ron, and Hermione in action; Hagrid; a pensive DumbledoreContinued...

Books

Indigo Ranks Deathly Hallows as Best Young Adult Book of the Decade

Posted by: Rosi
December 29, 2009, 10:59 AM

A press release from Canadian book retailer Indigo Books & Music Inc. has ranked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the top book of the decade in their newly released Young Adult Fiction list. The list was put together by a "dedicated team of Indigo book buyers," withContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Grosses $302 Million Domestically, $632 Million Internationally in 2009

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2009, 09:02 PM

The "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film has grossed a total of $301.9 million domestically at the box office in 2009, according to a newly released list from AOL Movies.  The sixth Potter film came in second overall stateside, with the "Transformers:Continued...

HP Cast

Grint and Watson Talk Potter Reading Habits in Ultimate Editions Special Features Clip

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2009, 02:02 PM

The newest issue of the official Harry Potter newsletter has been released, and contains a short clip of a special feature from the Ultimate Editions release of the first two Harry Potter films.    The preview, available to view via this linkContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Maggie Smith

Posted by: Rosi
December 28, 2009, 11:56 AM

Let's raise a glass to Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), who today celebrates her 75th birthday. Many happy returns, Dame Maggie!

Movies

New Hogsmeade Sign Cautions: "Please Respect the Spell Limits"

Posted by: Edward
December 27, 2009, 07:30 PM

A fun, new sign has been added to the Hogsmeade section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando as construction on the park continues.  Available to view right here via OrlandoThemeParkNews, the iron sign features "Hogsmeade" above a skyline, and theContinued...

Birthdays

Happy Birthday Melissa!

Posted by: John
December 27, 2009, 12:15 AM

Shhhh! Don't tell anyone.. but it's a pretty big day today. She may not want to make a big fuss and hope everyone's still distracted with their relatives and after Christmas sales to notice... But today is a day worth smiling about, as it is now only two weeks until droves of Harry Potter migrate to New York City - andContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Series Best of the Year List RoundUp

Posted by: Edward
December 26, 2009, 12:02 PM

As newspapers continue to take stock of this past decade, the books and films of the Harry Potter series make an appearance on a number of new end of the year lists.  First, the Globe and Mail names the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, their Book of the Decade.  TheContinued...

Holidays

Happy Christmas, Everyone!

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2009, 10:00 AM

From our Leaky family to yours, as we had into Leaky's 10th year online, we hope you have the most wonderful and blessed of holidays!

PotterCast

PotterCast 211: Never Be Afraid to Squee

Posted by: Edward
December 24, 2009, 05:33 PM

 
PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, has its holiday episode online, just in time for Christmas.  Our 211th episode starts off with the latest in Potter news, including a preview of the One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe book from photographer Tim Hailand, a teaser of the Harry PotterContinued...

Contests

Winners of Arthur's Perfect Gift Contest Announced

Posted by: Rosi
December 24, 2009, 02:58 PM

(Hi guys, Melissa here: Just a quick note that we hope you'll join us in welcoming Rosi Halse, our newest News Editor, as she makes her first post on Leaky. Rosi is a longtime Leaky reader, prominent vlogger, university student and longtime Harry Potter fan. We are thrilled to have her andContinued...

Humor

Dangerous Wands: There are some problems you can't fix with a Reparo Charm

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2009, 01:53 PM

So many of you e-mailed this we had to post what is undoubtedly one of the funniest HP parodies in an age: Hermione Granger does good in the wizarding 'hood!

(Parents: There is one PG-13-level word in here and it startsContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Novels Make USA Today List of Top Books of the 2000s

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM

Novels from the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling have been included in six of the ten spots on USA Today's list of the Top Ten Books of the 2000s.  Miss Rowling's novels placed along side the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Dan Brown novel TheContinued...