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Reminder: "My Boy Jack" to Air this Weekend on PBS

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2008, 09:33 PM

As we have reported previously, My Boy Jack, starring actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will be broadcast here in the US on PBS this Sunday night (check local listings for time). The film, which was originally broadcast in the UK last year, has met with positive critical review here in the States,Continued...


Emma Watson Meets Napoleon?

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2008, 11:03 AM

There is news today regarding a possible new role today for actress Emma Watson. The Hollywood Reporter has a new article online this morning saying the actress is due to appear in the movie “Napoleon and Betsy,” where Emma will play the part of “Betsy Balcombe, a young, impetuous noblewoman trappedContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, David Tennant!

Posted by: Edward
April 18, 2008, 10:59 AM

Today marks the birthday of actor David Tennant, who portrayed the character of Barty Crouch Jr. in the fourth Harry Potter film. Mr. Tennant celebrates his 37th birthday today. Happy Birthday, David! Cheers!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Video Showing "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" Security Measures and More Now Online

Posted by: Edward
April 18, 2008, 03:12 AM

There is a new video online this evening from Yahoo!News which gives a closer look at “The Tales of Beedle the Bard,” the handwritten and illustrated book by J. K. Rolwing containing five stories referenced in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Book Containing JKR Signature Helps Raise £10,000 for UK Church

Posted by: Edward
April 17, 2008, 07:54 PM

A church in Tutshill, Gloucestershire, England has raised £10,000 ($19,909) after a viewing of a Visitors’ Book containing the signature of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling. ThisIsGloucestershire is reporting the money was raised during a fundraising launch where the book wasContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs. RDR Books Trial: Summary Reports

Posted by: Kristin
April 17, 2008, 04:13 PM

From various sources, articles on this week’s trial:


The Sydney Morning Herald.

The International Herald Tribune


The New York Post

The Guardian

The Telegraph

Other reports from the trial can be found here. If you have find an article on the trial that you believe Leaky should linkContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: A partial settlement reached; WSJ summarizes day three of testimony

Posted by: Kristin
April 17, 2008, 02:15 AM

UPDATE: The Wall Street Journal Law Blog has three entries today about the on-going trial.

In the first entry, Law Blogger Dan Slater reports that the lawyers involved informed Judge Patterson earlier today that they had reached a settlementContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial Day Three: JKR's courtroom statement; closing remarks from the plantiffs

Posted by: Kristin
April 16, 2008, 10:08 PM

From Reuters, via Yahoo News:JKR told the courtroom on Wednesday: “This case is about an author’s right to protect their creation. If this book is allowed to be published the floodgates will open.”

She added: “Are we, or areContinued...


Updated:Tabloid Reports on Supposed Rupert Grint Comments are False

Posted by: sue
April 16, 2008, 09:08 PM

Earlier today, many of you emailed, noting there have been reports making the rounds that actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) supposedly made some disparaging and negative comments about actresses Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, life in Hollywood, and comments about difficulty filming scenesContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: Testimony

Posted by: Kristin
April 16, 2008, 05:45 PM

As a follow up to yesterday’s post regarding Steve Vander Ark’s testimony in the case of J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers vs. RDR Books, we have the following details. Please note that Leaky was in attendance, and as on Monday, all notes were handwritten as recorders were banned.

General facts


Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: Public Statement by Warner Brothers

Posted by: Kristin
April 16, 2008, 11:49 AM

A spokesperson for Warner Brothers and J.K. Rowling issued the following statement following Tuesday’s legal proceedings in the trial over whether the publication of a print version of The Harry Potter Lexicon should be blocked:

“A fan’s affectionate enthusiasm shouldContinued...

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JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial Day Two: Judge Says "A settlement is better than a lawsuit"

Posted by: Kristin
April 16, 2008, 03:58 AM

According to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Judge Robert Patterson addressed the courtroom at the end of the second day of trial:

“I’m concerned that this case is more lawyer-driven than it is client-driven. The fair use people are on one side, and aContinued...

McCrory Interviews

Helen McCrory on Narcissa's Wardrobe in "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: Edward
April 15, 2008, 10:18 PM

Actress Helen McCrory is featured in a new article from the Times Online briefly discussing the attire we will see her in as Narcissa Malfoy in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. While unable to give specifics about what her character will be wearing, she did relateContinued...


New Birthday Video on Emma Watson Website

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2008, 06:40 PM

As reported earlier, today is the 18th birthday of actress Emma Watson. As such, her official website is being updated with a host of birthday goodies today, including a new update that indicates a present is hidden on the plant graphic via this link. UPDATE: Many thanks to all who let us know about theContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial Day Two: Steve Vander Ark's Testimony

Posted by: Kristin
April 15, 2008, 05:56 PM

USA Today reports that Steve Vander Ark testified earlier today in the case brought by J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers, who are attempting to block publication of a print version of the Harry Potter Lexicon website.

According to the article, during testimony, Steve Vander Ark was visiblyContinued...

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