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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling on Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Poll

Posted by: sue
April 19, 2006, 05:06 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is included in a new poll being conducted by Time Magazine asking who are the most influential people for 2006. Each week they have been asking readers to vote on different categories; this week the category is "Artists & Entertainers." AlongContinued...

Grint Interviews

Rupert Grint, Phelps Twins Talk Phoenix in Radio Interview

Posted by: sue
April 19, 2006, 08:08 AM

Previously, we told you that actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George) would be appearing on the Jo Whiley show on BBC Radio 1. That interview aired earlier today, and is also now available online for you to listen via this link. Early reportsContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, David Tennant!

Posted by: Melissa
April 18, 2006, 10:51 AM

David Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr.) is having a great week! Not only did his new series, Dr. Who, New Earth have a terrific premiere, but today is his 35th birthday. Happy Birthday, Mr. Tennant!

Pattinson

Robert Pattinson Film to Air in Canada

Posted by: Melissa
April 18, 2006, 10:37 AM

Canadian viewers will now have an opportunity to see "Dark Kingdom; The Dragon King," with actor Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory). The film was previously aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S., but not in Canada. "Dark Kingdom" will be shown on Canada's Space Channel on May 13-14Continued...

GoFFilm

Goblet of Fire Sets IMAX Record

Posted by: Melissa
April 18, 2006, 10:24 AM

Warner Bros. and IMAX Corporation announced today that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has surpassed the $20 million (USD) mark in box office receipts, becoming the first 2D Digitally remastered IMAX film to do so. So far the film has grossed $20,033,758 million worldwide in IMAX theaters, an average ofContinued...

HP Cast

Crouch's Who Beats Potter Two

Posted by: Melissa
April 18, 2006, 01:46 AM

David Tennant, or Barty Crouch Jr. from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire attracted more than eight million viewers for BBC One on Easter Saturday, TVSquad reports. This was his first turn as the title character of the series two opener of Doctor Who, New Earth; the show was up against Harry Potter andContinued...

Leaky

Reading Group Signup Re-opened

Posted by: Melissa
April 17, 2006, 09:37 PM

We had a technoquirk in our signups for the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone reading groups in LeakyLounge the other day, so now that everything's working the process is repoened again. If you wish to sign up, go here. As a reminder, if you're already in a group or if you were on a waiting list beforeContinued...

Happy Birthday, David Bradley!

Posted by: Melissa
April 17, 2006, 08:14 PM

It's almost belated, but please everyone raise your butterbeers in a salute to David Bradley (Argus Filch) who celebrates his birthday today!

PotterCast

PotterCast #35 Ready for Download

Posted by: Melissa
April 17, 2006, 12:42 AM

PotterCast #35, the second part of our call-in show from this weekend, is now available for download! First, a reminder: Our impersonations contest is still going on, and at stake is $30 at The Cauldron Shop. For more, click here.

In this show:
-A quick news discussion with the PC trio precedes the call-in show,Continued...

Leaky

Leaky Presents: Quizzes! And the HP IQ Test

Posted by: Melissa
April 16, 2006, 09:57 AM

Leaky is proud to present a new section: our Quizzes section, for all you HP quizmasters who love trying your hand at trivia and testing your personality in an HP-related way. This section will be expanded greatly upon in the near future: for now, we've got one, hard test for you to take. It scoresContinued...

Happy Holidays

Posted by: Melissa
April 16, 2006, 09:00 AM

We wish you a happy holiday this weekend, whether you've celebrated Passover, Easter, or anything else! :)

OotP Film

New Composer for Order of the Phoenix?

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 11:55 PM

IMDB has updated their Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix page, and now lists Dario Marianelli as the composer for the fifth film. This is the first that we have heard of a possible change in composers for Phoenix, which is still being filmed in England. Dario Marianelli recently was nominatedContinued...

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson to Star in Play for Queens Birthday Celebration ?

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 09:41 PM

Previously, we told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would be attending a special celebration in honor of the Queen's 80th birthday on June 25 at Buckinham Palace. Jo is also scheduled to make a reading at this celebration, where 2,000 lucky children will attend.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Excerpts from J.K. Rowling Interview with GirlGuiding Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 09:15 PM

A few days ago we first told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had been interviewed by Girlguiding Scotland as part of a series of interviews with inspirational women. The Sunday Times now has more on these interviews, saying that they are part of an initiative to "combatContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday to the Emmas

Posted by: Melissa
April 15, 2006, 04:36 AM

Emma Watson, otherwise known as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, turns 16 today, and Emma Thompson, otherwise known as Sybill Trelawney in the Harry Potter films, turns -somethisumwhuh- today. Happy birthday, ladies!

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