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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Shrieking Shack Poll Results

Posted by: sue
January 30, 2005, 11:40 AM

Earlier this month we told you about the section on called "The Shrieking Shack" where you can go vote on who you think the Half- Blood Prince will be. Some of those vote results and predictions have now been posted. Click here to see the results. Thanks to MuggleNet!


Devon Murray Confirmed for Australia Show Appearance

Posted by: Melissa
January 30, 2005, 11:24 AM

Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) is confirmed to be appearing at the Supernova pop culture expo in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on April 9 and 10 of this year.
This one is absolutely certain. Devon and his mom sent TLC this message for the fans: "Devon really appreciates the people whoContinued...


Dark Horizons Set Visit Preview :Goblet an Action Epic

Posted by: sue
January 28, 2005, 04:49 PM

Dark Horizons has posted a preview of their visit to the set of the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. Garth Franklin of Dark Horizons gives this fourth Potter film glowing praise saying that it will be "an action epic of a size that makes the last "Spider-Man" movie seem small."Continued...



Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2005, 04:19 AM

trio.jpgOur readers are just too smart.
This week, a "?" appeared on our page design. Sharp-eyed Leaky readers picked it up immediately and, well-trained by JKR hoop-jumping, began sussing out what it meant. Yesterday, we popped another ? into the newspaper at the top of the graphic, today'sContinued...

Fans Pay Homage at Graveside of Soldier

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2005, 05:53 PM

Here's a bit of an unusual piece of news today. A grave of a young British soldier killed in Hebron, Israel at the age of 19 has gained quite a bit of notoriety. It's become so popular with tourists and vistors, that the local council recently added the gravesite of the young soldier to their localContinued...

Country Singer Arrested for Stealing Azkaban DVD

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2005, 05:41 PM

Scores of readers have sent in this story about country singer Lynn Anderson, a one time Grammy winner in the1970's, who was arrested and accused of shoplifting a Harry Potter DVD from a supermarket in Taos, New Mexico.

J.K. Rowling

Midwife Assists with Jo Rowling's Delivery

Posted by: Kristin
January 27, 2005, 04:39 PM

As with the birth of her son David, the birth of Jo Rowling's new daughter Makenzie was attended by private midwife Deborah Purdue. Although Ms. Purdue no longer lives in Scotland, she made the trip there from Dorset to assist with checkups and the delivery.
Please note that the Scotsman may requireContinued...


Take a Tour of Hogsmeade

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2005, 11:46 AM

The official Warner Brothers Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban website has been updated with a new tour of a snowy Hogsmeade. According to their newsletter, as you take a walkthrough of Hogsmeade you can find new wallpapers, buddy icons, and screensavers. To enjoy your own Hogsmeade walkthrough, click here. ThanksContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Editions: UK special version to be released in October

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2005, 10:18 AM

We've had word from Bloomsbury this morning that so far, the regular chldren's hardcover (to look similar to this), the regular adult's hardcover (to look similar to this, containing the same text) and the regular large-print hardcover(similar to this, containing the same text)Continued...


Julie Walters Interview : Confirms Not in Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2005, 03:36 PM

Actress Julie Walters has given a new interview to The Express newspaper where she talks about her role as Molly Weasley. She confirms that she will not be seen in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. The actress is quoted as saying:

"To be honest, I was a bit hurt not to be in it,"Continued...

J.K. Rowling

And the baby's name is...

Posted by: Melissa
January 25, 2005, 10:29 AM

Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray, as announced on this morning. JKR's post makes it sound like she came a few days early, and she noted that she hopes to make a few other updates on the site between baby feeds and sleeping over the next few days.
Welcome to the world, baby Mackenzie!


Prisoner of Azkaban Receives Academy Award Nominations

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2005, 09:07 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has received two nominations today for awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The film was nominated for "Best Visual Effects". The film score by composer John Williams was also nominated as "Best Score."Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince : Half-Blood Prince 672 pages in Length

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2005, 05:16 PM

Scholastic, the US publisher of the Potter books, has updated their customer service page on their website to officially reflect the page numbers for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Trade edition will contain 672 pages, as does the Library Binding version of the book.
The SpecialContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Has A New Daughter!

Posted by: Melissa
January 24, 2005, 11:33 AM

Congratulations to J.K. Rowling & family - yesterday, she delivered a baby girl. According to CBBC Newsround, mother and child are doing well. The name will be announced shortly on, both articles report. We at Leaky send our best wishes to Jo and her family. Congratulations!

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Potter Actors to Help Raise Funds for Tsunami Relief

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2005, 11:05 AM

Two actors from the Harry Potter films are taking place in a event to help raise money for the victims of the Tsunami disaster. Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) and Dawn French (The Fat Lady) are performing in Comic Aid, a night of stand-up comedy, on February 22nd at the Hammersmith Apollo inContinued...

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