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J.K. Rowling

New Essay from J.K. Rowling on Growing up Female

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 12:42 AM

A new book by Willa Shalit called Becoming Myself:Reflections on Growing Up Female contains a essay written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. This book is a collection of thoughts and reflections on being female from sixty-seven notable women including Jo, as well as others such as poet Maya AngelouContinued...


USA Weekend Article on NBA Star and Goblet DVD

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 12:22 AM

The April 16 edition of USA Weekend, a magazine found in many Sunday newspapers here in the States, will feature the fourth Harry Potter film in their DVD Insider column. This column has celebrity opinions about the latest DVDs, and NBA star Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards weighs inContinued...


Leaky Text Chat Open Tonight, Saturdays

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2006, 08:50 PM

Our text chat will be opening tonight from 9pm to 12am EST, just for some general chatting and fun; LeakyLounge staff and PotterCast regulars will be around, so make sure to come say hi and discuss some Potter! You must be a LeakyLounge member to take part; click here to register.
Also, the chat is now availableContinued...


Harry Potter Reading Groups Reopen Tomorrow Morning

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2006, 08:38 PM

Since they filled up so fast last time, we are re-opening sorting for our LeakyLounge Reading Groups tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. EST. (See the announcement here.) This will be to discuss Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone; if you signed up for the waiting list lastContinued...

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2006, 10:51 AM

We are celebrating two Harry Potter birthdays today. Cheers to Julie Christie (Madam Rosmerta) and Production Designer Stuart Craig. Many happy returns of the day to both!


Rupert Grint, Phelps Twins Radio Interview Set for April 19

Posted by: sue
April 13, 2006, 08:25 PM

A few days ago, we first told you that actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George) were due to be guests on the Jo Whiley radio program. According to the Radio Times website, that interview has now been scheduled for Wednesday, April 19. The Jo WhileyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling Interview for Girlguiding Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 13, 2006, 07:58 PM

On May 1, Girlguiding Scotland will feature a new series of interviews with "100 Inspirational Women" and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is among those on this list. Jo is listed on their website as part of their successful ex members, which also includes others such as actress Dawn SteeleContinued...

OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix Countdown Clock and News Reader, for Leaky and You

Posted by: Melissa
April 13, 2006, 02:07 PM

Update, February 17:
To see ALL of our countdown options - including Widgets, Desktop Items, book countdowns, joint book/movie countdowns, and more - click here!
Our new Leaky Flash guy John Holt has designed an all-new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix countdown!Continued...

OotP Film

Goldenberg Panel Delayed

Posted by: Melissa
April 13, 2006, 10:37 AM

A while back we told you about a panel with Michael Goldenberg, scriptwriter for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, about translating the book to film, and translating Harry Potter in general, that I will be moderating at NYC's Makor Center; it was supposed to occur on Apr. 11 but has been postponed until afterContinued...


Radcliffe, Rickman, Spall in New Wright Exhibit

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2006, 09:12 AM

Daniel Radcliffe has been featured at the Britain National Portrait Gallery, and will become the youngest person other than members of the British royal family to have an individual portrait there, when Stuart Pearson Wright's new exhibition opens at the famous London gallery.
Stuart Pearson WrightContinued...


Leaky Nominated for Webby Award; People's Choice Open Now

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2006, 03:45 PM

Today, Leaky is greatly, greatly honored to say that we've been nominated for a Webby Award, the most prestigious Web accolade, in the Best Celebrity/Fan Site category. To say we're excited is a ... well it's a bit of an understatement.
And this time, THIS time, we've rememberedContinued...


PotterCast #34 Available for Download

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2006, 02:25 AM

PotterCast #34, the first 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:
-It's our second PotterCast Call-In Show - one of our next twoContinued...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

West Ham Football Manager Cites Harry Potter as Influence

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2006, 06:19 PM

Alan Pardew, manager of the West Ham United Football Club says that the Harry Potter series, especially Prisoner of Azkaban has been a strong influence on him and on his team's success this season.

"'I surround myself with strong characters, winners and people who I likeContinued...


Another Book Seven Release Date Rumor

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2006, 07:41 AM

Today the Guardian newspaper featured a piece on UK Harry Potter book publishers Bloomsbury, and there was a mention of Book Seven "probably" being released next year. The article highlighted again the future plans of the company after the last book comes out. Quotage:

The fact that Harry Potter andContinued...


Clip From Rupert Grint Film "Driving Lessons"

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2006, 07:19 AM

A clip from "Driving Lessons" a new film starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) is now online. As we told you previously, this film is to screen in a few weeks at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and tickets are now available. To watch this lovely sceneContinued...

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