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Happy Birthday Mackenzie!

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2007, 09:31 AM

We have a special birthday today: that of the littlest Rowling-Murray, Mackenzie Jean. She's the ripe old age of two today, and like two-year-olds everywhere probably about ready to start making her author mommy chase her all over the house. Happy birthday (and have fun, Jo)! :)

Cuaron

Alfonso Cuaron Nominated for Oscar Awards

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2007, 09:22 AM

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" director Alfonso Cuaron has been nominated for two Academy Awards for his work on the film "Children of Men." Mr. Cuaron was personally nominated for "Achievement in film editing" and "Adapted screenplay"; the film alsoContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 73 Online At Last

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2007, 01:18 AM

It's the little show that could: after being lost in a chipwreck, our recreated, resuscitated 73rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is up. In it, more on your favorite Deathly Hallows theories from last week, an unexpected Canon Conundrums and much more. To listen, just hit the "Play" buttonContinued...

OotP Film

New Image of Harry, Weasley Twins, Nigel from OotP

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2007, 09:09 PM

Another new image has surfaced online from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this very small image you can see Harry Potter, Fred & George Weasley, and that mysterious Nigel fellow in what seems to be the Room of Requirement. We hope to bring you a bigger version ofContinued...

Chamber of Chat

New Chamber of Chat Riddle Room and More

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2007, 06:34 PM

The Chamber of Chat, a unique interactive chat world for Potter fans everywhere here at Leaky, has added a brand new section called the Riddle Room. There are also some new Chamber of Chat contact tables you can add to your MySpace page as well, available via this link. The Chamber of Chat is a fun, safeContinued...

Products

New OotP Costumes, First OotP Lego Set

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2007, 01:54 PM

We have some more new Order of the Phoenix product news to tell you about today. TLC first told you a few days ago that there would be new OotP costumes and products due this fall; Rubie's has now posted online some of the new costumes, including a new Mad-Eye Moody mask, Dobby Masks, Death Eater costumes,Continued...

OotP Film

Filch Speaks: A New Interview with Actor David Bradley

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2007, 09:46 AM

There is a new interview online with actor David Bradley who portrays caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies. In a rare interview with the veteran actor, David Bradley speaks about a variety of Potter related items, such as working with Alan Rickman ("he seems to have got betterContinued...

OotP Film

New Dan Radcliffe Photo with USA Today OotP Preview

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2007, 10:29 AM

Update: You can now see this photo in high-resolution, right here!
The USA Today newspaper has a short preview of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix now online, and it includes a small new photo of Dan Radcliffe as Harry. While the preview does not contain much new information, there areContinued...

OotP Film

First Look: DA Logo, New Thestral Cards, New OotP Products and More

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2007, 09:50 PM

We have a bit of a treat for you tonight as we have a great deal of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix product news, including our first look at the Dumbledore's Army logo. Thanks to TLC reader James who sent in great scans from an industry magazine, you can see severalContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR on Forbes Wealthiest Women in Entertainment List

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2007, 12:46 PM

With a new year comes a whole new series of lists from Forbes magazine, which has just released their "20 Richest Women in Entertainment" list. Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling is ranked at number two on the list, behind Oprah Winfrey. According to the magazine, our favorite authorContinued...

Books

Georgia Woman Continues Fight to Ban Potter Books

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2007, 07:28 AM

As expected, a woman in Georgia is continuing her attempts to have the Harry Potter novels banned from school shelves, even after losing several rulings on the matter. As we reported previously, Laura Mallory was expected to appeal and now news organizations are reporting that is the case asContinued...

Products

New Draco Malfoy, Dobby Dolls from Tonner

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2007, 03:10 PM

The new products for 2007 keep rolling out as Tonner has unveiled new dolls for their Harry Potter collection. New are the Draco Malfoy doll ($129.00 USD) crafted, according to the website, in the likeness of actor Tom Felton, who portrays Draco in the Potter films. This doll is a "wigged figure withContinued...

Scribbulus

Scribbulus Issue 12 Now Online

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2007, 05:58 PM

Issue 12 of Scribbulus, Leaky's essay collection is now online. Included in this issue are the following:

Radcliffe Interviews

GeekMonthly Interview with Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2007, 05:45 PM

GeekMonthly.com let us know about a new interview they have online with actor Dan Radcliffe. In this brief article, Dan discusses his career outside of the Harry Potter films. Says Dan:

"I need to get as much work between now and the end of the series and the immediate aftermath of the series as I canContinued...

Products

Product Watch: New Mad-Eye Moody Figure and More

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2007, 05:18 PM

We have another first look at a new product as part of the release of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie, this time of a new Mad-Eye Moody figure. According to Cards Inc. the figure is " 3.75 inch scale, features an stunning character likeness, has 14 points of articulationContinued...

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