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Rotten Eggs and Bacon

Posted by: sue
May 31, 2005, 07:07 PM

Wanna eat some rotten eggs and bacon? No, no, not the food- the Bertie Botts Beans. These are two new err flavors the Jelly Belly Candy Company is adding to their Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans candy. As part of the tie-in with the release of the upcoming Goblet of Fire film, the candy company also announced that there willContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Quiz in Disney Adventures Magazine

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2005, 09:06 AM

The June/July issue of Disney Adventures Magazine for children has a small feature on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It has a photo of the Scholastic version of the book, along with a quiz for children to play as a means to brush up on their Potter knowledge before reading BookContinued...


Harry Potter '06 Calendar News

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2005, 01:02 PM

The new Harry Potter calendars for 2006 are now available for pre-order. There are two new Literary ones which feature artwork by illustrator Mary GrandPre, and will be available July 1st.
* Mini (Literary) Calendar

* Wall (Literary) Calendar

The other calendars, which have a release date of September 1st, will featureContinued...


CastWatch: Potter Actors on Stage, in Films

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2005, 07:58 AM

Since principal filming for Goblet of Fire has finished, many of the actors from the Potter films are busy with other projects. Here is a roundup of some of the things they are involved with.
Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort in Goblet): The acclaimed actor returns to the theatre in England, starring in theContinued...

HP Cast

David Tennant Confirmed as Next Dr. Who

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2005, 07:42 PM

Actor David Tennant, who plays the role of Barty Crouch Jr. in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film, has just been confirmed as the next actor to play the role of Doctor Who in the hit remake of the British TV series Doctor Who. The head of BBC drama is quoted as saying:

"David Tennant is a great actor whoContinued...

A Grave Moment, to Remember a World Leader

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2005, 07:19 PM

No matter which religion you do or do not practice, we at Leaky wish to offer our condolences to those mourning the loss of Pope John Paul II, a religious and world leader who advocated unity, peace and love, things of which no Harry Potter fan is ignorant.
In 2003, he also advocated Harry Potter, when aContinued...


WB Potter Site Survey

Posted by: sue
April 02, 2005, 12:36 PM

The newest issue of the official WB Harry Potter website newsletter is being mailed out, and it includes a few items of interest. A new trailer from EA , the makers of the Harry Potter videogames, may be soon available. No further details such as when this trailer would be released were included, however the newsletter toldContinued...


Bloomsbury: Facts and Figures

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2005, 10:23 PM

Two bits of news tonight relating to Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books. First, on the Harry Potter section of Bloomsbury.com, some fun and interesting facts and figures about the Potter books have now been posted.

If all Harry Potter books ever sold were placed end to end, they would go aroundContinued...


Emma Watson Attends "Valiant" Premiere

Posted by: sue
March 20, 2005, 08:02 PM

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) attended the premiere of the animated film "Valiant" today in London. The film features the voice work of fellow Potter actors John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) and John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander). You can see photos of Emma at the premiere on Wire Image and Film Magic.


Hitchhiker's Website Open

Posted by: sue
March 19, 2005, 08:26 AM

A very cool The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie website has now been launched, and features Marvin the Paranoid Android, who is voiced by Alan Rickman (Prof. Snape in the Potter films). Hint for fellow Rickman fans-try clicking on Marvin :) The Hitchhiker film features other Potter castmembers as well,Continued...


Dragons Are Coming!

Posted by: sue
March 13, 2005, 09:34 AM

Do you believe that Dragons are real? There is a new television special set to air on Animal Planet called Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real all about these fascinating mythological creatures that are part of the Harry Potter world. For this special produced by the people who made the award- winning show Walking with Dinosaurs, theContinued...

U-Penn scientists working on real invisibility cloak

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2005, 10:43 AM

Zach of the Harry Potter Fan Zone let us know about work at the University of Pennsylvania on an actual invisibility shield called a "plasmonic cover". The Scotsman writes:

According to Dr Andrea Alu and Dr Nader Engheta, the engineers behind the project, the key is to reduce light scattering.Continued...


DVD Game "Scene It?" Photos and Information

Posted by: sue
February 24, 2005, 07:20 AM

Row M has updated their Toy Fair coverage with more Goblet of Fire related product information and photos. There is a detailed description up now about the DVD Potter film game called "Scene-It?"

As with other games in the Scene It? series, the Harry Potter version asks players to answer DVD-basedContinued...

New HP Ringtones in the States

Posted by: Melissa
February 22, 2005, 06:46 PM

(Note: We have been notified that these ringbacks are not legally authorized.)

A Clean Sweep in Japan?

Posted by: Melissa
February 08, 2005, 09:02 AM

A professor in Japan invented the sweeper, a mode of transportation said to be inspired by HP and broomcraft. There's a movie of it here (thanks Wacca).