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Dangerous Wands: There are some problems you can't fix with a Reparo Charm

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2009, 01:53 PM

So many of you e-mailed this we had to post what is undoubtedly one of the funniest HP parodies in an age: Hermione Granger does good in the wizarding 'hood!

(Parents: There is one PG-13-level word in here and it startsContinued...


Harry Potter Novels Make USA Today List of Top Books of the 2000s

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM

Novels from the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling have been included in six of the ten spots on USA Today's list of the Top Ten Books of the 2000s.  Miss Rowling's novels placed along side the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Dan Brown novel TheContinued...


New Photos from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Construction at Universal Orlando

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:30 PM

There are a series of new construction photos from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios, Orlando from Orlando United and OrlandoParkNews online today.  First, Orlando United has a series of high res shots showcasing up close viewsContinued...


Looking for a few good programmers

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2009, 02:07 PM

Hello all! Leaky is looking for some help in the programming department. If you'd like to build your portfolio with work on a major web site, and especially if you have experience with or would like to learn Ruby on Rails, please contact us at Thank you very much!


December Issue of the Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 01:11 PM

Just in time for the holidays, an early present has arrived in the form of the December issue of The Quibbler, Leaky's publication that contains "all the news you won't find anywhere else."  This issue is packed with news regarding the plight of Christmas Elves around the globe.  An investigativeContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Telegraph: J. K. Rowling Bestselling Author of the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 07:45 PM

The Telegraph has ranked Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in the number one spot of their list compiling the top 100 bestselling authors of the decade.  With over twenty-nine million copies sold, Miss Rowling's novels beat out books by such other authors as Dan Brown, John Grisham,Continued...


Reading of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Dan Radcliffe Takes Place in NYC

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 04:16 PM has a report online from a private reading of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," featuring actor Dan Radclliffe (Harry Potter) in New York yesterday.  As readers will recall, rumors first surfaced of Mr. Radcliffe's involvementContinued...


Emma Watson Launches Official Christmas Site

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2009, 01:38 PM

Emma Watson has just launched a Christmas microsite, where she has recorded a video message for her fans where she discusses being back on set after returning from her first semester at Brown University. She has also included new pictures, links to music she'll be listening this holiday season, andContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 09:07 AM

Happy birthday wishes go out on this day to actor Ralph Fiennes, who portrays the character of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films.  Mr. Fiennes is celebrating his 47th birthday today.  Cheers to you, Ralph!


Harry Potter: Guardian's Icon of the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 21, 2009, 08:12 PM

As 2009 comes to a close, newspapers continue to take stock of the decade, compiling lists which look back the past ten years.  Tonight, the Guardian has such a list, naming the Harry Potter series as one of their "Icons of the Decade."  In this profile, the newspaper goes through the historyContinued...


Photographer Tim Hailand Talks One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe Book

Posted by: Edward
December 21, 2009, 05:42 PM

Video featuring photographer Tim Hailand discussing his One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe photographic book has been posted to the photographer's YouTube, and contains the first look at the newly released publication.  Order Partners report thatContinued...


Death Eater Actor Donates First Edition Potter Books to British Heart Foundation

Posted by: Edward
December 21, 2009, 05:39 PM

Keighley News reports that the British Heart Foundation has received a charitable donation of a full set of first edition Harry Potter novels from Michael Thompson, an actor set to play a Death Eater in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film.  Mr. Thompson donated the setContinued...


Happy Birthday, Chris Dotson!

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2009, 04:00 PM

We are lucky today, because this person just joined senior staff at Leaky and we haven't even had time yet to mark his birthday in our "to post on Leaky" calendars before it was upon us. Nevertheless we hope you'll join us in wishing Chris Dotson, who runs the super-fantastic video galleries here at Leaky with endlessContinued...

DH Film

The Economist on Economy of Harry Potter; Deathly Hallows Filming Ends in May

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
December 19, 2009, 08:23 PM

Business and world finance magazine The Economist has published a lengthy profile on the varied ways in which the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowing as impacted on the financial and business markets over the past twelve years.  In this article, the successes of theContinued...

Felton Interviews

Times Online Significant Others Q&A with Tom Felton

Posted by: Edward
December 18, 2009, 10:38 PM

Times Online has a fun and probing Q&A with actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) online tonight, in which he discusses the people in his life who have been most significant.  In the article, which can be read via this link, Mr. Felton speaks to the reactions of his friends to his work onContinued...

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