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Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Mel
July 30, 2013, 08:40 PM

July 30th marks Neville Longbottom's birthday. Many happy returns to an exemplary Gryffindor!

News

Rupert Grint stage debut in "Mojo"

Posted by: Catherine
July 27, 2013, 11:42 AM

It has been confirmed that Rupert Grint will be making his West End debut. Grint will be playing a smaller role in the stage production of Mojo. Grint's character, Sweets, is a "pill-popping petty crook" in 1958 Soho's underground world. The production will premiere at Harold Pinter Theater. The Daily Mail reports:Continued...

News

"The Butler" to be released this month

Posted by: Catherine
July 25, 2013, 10:44 PM

REMINDER: Lee Daniels' The Butler, starring Alan Rickman, as well as many other acclaimed actors, will be released in theaters August 16! Alan Rickman plays the role of United States President Ronald Reagan.The trailer can be seen below.


J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Answers Fan Question on Goodreads

Posted by: Mel
July 25, 2013, 08:47 PM

Goodreads members were recently asked to submit questions for J. K. Rowling about The Casual Vacancy, and today the selected question was answered. The winning question concerned writing realistic, gritty characters and J. K. Rowling's answer can be viewed here.

News

J.K. Rowling's "The Cuckoo's Calling" sales leap

Posted by: Catherine
July 25, 2013, 09:48 AM

Since the veil was lifted on Robert Galbraith, and J.K. Rowling was discovered, sales figures have grown in leaps and bounds for The Cuckoo's Calling. The week before Ms. Rowling's pseudonym was uncovered, the book sold 43 copies (within that week) in the UK. In the days after the news broke, sales jumpedContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Dan Radcliffe!

Posted by: Mel
July 23, 2013, 08:40 PM

Dan Radcliffe, our own Harry Potter, turns twenty-four today. Please join Leaky in wishing him many happy returns!

Fan Events

For European Fans! Special Harry Potter Fan WB Studio Tour Event

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2013, 12:18 PM

If you are a UK or European Harry Potter fan: listen up:


Though we are very close to our first ever conference in the UK (yikes!) we are also planning a special event alongside it, and you don't have to be registered for LeakyCon to go: it is just for the most dedicated HarryContinued...

News

New "Half-Blood Prince" Cover released

Posted by: Catherine
July 19, 2013, 04:46 PM

Scholastic's new cover design for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been revealed. The cover was unveiled at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego. These new covers will be on paperback editions of new Harry Potter books, while Mary GrandPre's original artwork will remain the dust jacket art of hardcover HarryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Source of Galbraith Leak Revealed, JKR "Very Angry"

Posted by: brad
July 18, 2013, 05:02 PM

When The Sunday Times first broke the news about J.K. Rowling being the real author of The Cuckoo's Calling, it was mentioned that a tip on Twitter had led to the eventual reveal. According to the Huffington Post, that anonymous Tweeter has now been traced. London legal firm Russells stated on ThursdayContinued...

J.K. Rowling

New Website for Robert Galbraith Reveals Second Book to be Published Next Year, More

Posted by: brad
July 18, 2013, 04:13 PM

Robert Galbraith, otherwise known as J.K. Rowling, has a new official website, on which is an FAQ with author J.K. Rowling about the new book ("The Cuckoo's Calling"), her pseudonym, and the "labyrinthine" plans she had to keep her identity quiet.


Was revealing the true identity of RobertContinued...

Fan Sites

Warrant Issued for Leaky Owner's Cyber Stalker

Posted by: brad
July 18, 2013, 12:35 AM

Today the New York Daily News broke the story that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a woman who has been cyber-stalking Melissa Anelli, the owner of The Leaky Cauldron and LeakyNews websites.

The FBI has secured a warrant for Jessica Parker, a resident of New Zealand. This newsContinued...

News

JK Rowling's Twitter Response to "The Cuckoo's Calling"

Posted by: Catherine
July 15, 2013, 01:27 PM

J.K. Rowling has posted a tweet with a link to her website. The tweet's link is her personal statement about her decision to publish The Cuckoo's Calling as Robert Galbraith.

Tweet
 What I have to say about being Robert Galbraith and writing 'The Cuckoo’s Calling': Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's New Book: Crime Novel Pseudonym Revealed

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2013, 06:43 PM

Like a book by a new crime writer named Robert Galbraith? Well, JK! It was Rowling!


Yep: J.K. Rowling has been publishing crime fiction under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

This is not a drill, guys: there is a new book written by J.K. Rowling available right now. You can have it on an e-reader,Continued...

Misc

Story Navigator Feature to be Introduced on Pottermore

Posted by: Mel
July 12, 2013, 08:41 PM

In addition to the release of the final installment of "Prisoner of Azkaban" sometime this summer, Pottermore plans to introduce several new features to the site, including the "Story Navigator":

For those who know the stories inside out, you might want to jump straight to parts of the booksContinued...

News

The Many Faces of Emma Watson

Posted by: Catherine
July 11, 2013, 04:44 PM

Emma Watson recently participated in a W magazine photo shoot that captured her many different facial expressions. The shoot and magazine spred talked of Emma's career journey, and her growth as an actress. Photos may be seen here and a few may be seen below. The Improper reports:


Emma Watson isContinued...

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