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Happy Birthday, Melissa Anelli

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2005, 12:00 AM

She's the Queen o' the Cauldron,
our own Big Cheese
Everyone, won't you join me please?
as we gather round
and celebrate this day
in honor of
a very special birthday!
Cheers to you! :)


New Lucius Goblet of Fire Photo, More

Posted by: sue
December 25, 2005, 02:09 PM

The holiday is now more complete as we have some new photos from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Thanks to Char from JasonIsaac'sPhotoAlbumsOnline, this editor in particular was most delighted to see this new photo of her favorite actor as Lucius Malfoy, taken from the graveyard scene (note his DeatheatersContinued...

Harry in Entertainment Weekly's List of Top Entertainers of 2005

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2005, 11:01 PM

Entertainment Weekly magazine has named its "Top 15 Entertainers of 2005," and our beloved Harry has the number nine slot! Thanks to all who sent this in!
Update/Correction: Ack. The spot on the list was for all things Harry -- specifically the GoF film and HBP, notContinued...

Harry's "Birthplace" to be Commemorated with Plaque

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2005, 10:01 PM

The Scotsman reports that a granite plaque is set to be placed on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh to commemorate the place where J.K. Rowling "famously went to work on her books while still a struggling single mother, as she couldn't afford to heat her flat."
The plaque will featureContinued...

A Christmas Present From J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
December 24, 2005, 07:22 PM

J.K. Rowling has left a gift-wrapped message on her desk this Christmas, which brings us glad tidings heralding a hint of things to come on the website, and oh yes, a mention of Book Seven. Jo writes:


That tired old welcome page was starting to bug me, so I thought I'd give you something newContinued...


Merry Christmas!

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2005, 09:59 AM

From Leaky's family to yours - have a wonderful, safe, merry Christmas! We can't believe we're nearing the end of yet another year with you all - it continues to be a blast. All the best and warmest wishes for a holiday full of fun and love this weekend.


PotterCast Extra: Filk Edition #2

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2005, 09:27 AM

Our second PotterCast Holiday FilkCast is here as a subscriber special, so get your iTunes up and running:

Track Listing:
Track Listing:
-Harry Medley: Oh, Harry James; Harry the Redfaced Teenager; Oh Come, All Ye Faithful (Loyal to the Albus); Harry's Nightmares; Voldemort's on the Outside
-John Noe the TechContinued...

Elizabeth Hurley Rumor Crops Up Again, Crashes and Burns Again

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2005, 01:20 AM

UnderGroundOnline is reporting that Elizabeth Hurley has been offered the part of Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We have reported this rumor a few times in the past year, and also debunked the rumor on Warner Brothers' authority. We recommendContinued...

Weekly Cauldron Shop Update: Dobby Sale, New Prints

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2005, 07:05 PM

dobbysculpturethumb.jpgHere we are with week's Cauldron Shop, where you can now sign up for a wish list:

  • First off, a big sale: 80% off the full-sized Dobby figurine - it was $600.00 (yowza!) and is now $99.99, for a limited time.
  • A load of limited edition giclee (high-definition) prints of art by Mary GrandPre: TheContinued...


Goblet Crowned King of UK Box Office

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2005, 04:48 PM

The BBC reports today that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the number one film at the UK box office in 2005. The fourth film in the Harry Potter series has already made four million more (British pounds) in the few weeks that it has been in theatres than the second ranked film, global blockbuster StarContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR's Complaint Against the Mirror is Upheld

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2005, 11:24 AM

J.K. Rowling's July 2005 complaint to the Press Complaints Commission against the Daily Mirror has been upheld. The PCC agreed that JKR's privacy had been breached by an article in The Mirror that featured a photograph of the author's London home. More information may be found here.

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes!

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2005, 12:40 AM

Happy Birthday to you!
You make the girls coo
You've played lots of villains
Now Lord Voldemort too!
Ralph Fiennes turns 43 today. Cheers, Ralph!

J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling Wins Henson Award

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2005, 11:00 PM

It was announced today that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won the highest honor from the Jim Henson company. These awards, in their inaugural year, are going to persons who most reflect" the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded in1955." Jim Henson is known world wideContinued...

HBP Rocks the World

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2005, 01:46 PM

We've told you about the phenomenal sales of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Well, those numbers are climbing even higher! The Sofia News Agancy reports that nearly 300,000 copies of the six Harry Potter novels have sold in Bulgaria so far. In addition, HBP goes on sale in Israel tomorrow. reportsContinued...

Fiennes Interviews

Ralph Fiennes Intends to Finish Out HP Film Series

Posted by: Melissa
December 20, 2005, 11:32 PM

USA Today has a new interview with Ralph Fiennes, in which he discusses staying under the tabloid radar, participating in a United Nations food drop, and playing Lord Voldemort. Besides talking about the way the character looks in Goblet of Fire, Mr. Fiennes confirms that he

"will be doingContinued...

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