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Rumor: Half -Blood Prince Release Date Announcement in January?

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 11:40 AM

We at Leaky receive many rumors about possible release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. The latest rumor about a possible announcement of a release date for this book comes from someone who works at Waldenbooks, who saysContinued...


Rumour: Franz Ferdinand Band NOT in GoF?

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2004, 10:36 AM

Today , British tabloid The Mirror is saying that Scottish group Franz Ferdinand would not be appearing in the upcoming Goblet of Fire afterall. Previously the band had said that they were to appear as the Weird Sisters group for the Yule Ball scene in the next Potter film. However, the newspaper is quotingContinued...

More Jeunet Directing Rumours

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2004, 04:49 PM

Yesterday we told you that in a newspaper French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet declined the offer to direct the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Today many readers have let us know about a chat that was conducted by a different French newspaper "Liberation", where Mr. Jeunet hadContinued...


Waylett Blog: Rumors Debunked

Posted by: Melissa
October 20, 2004, 09:50 AM

Jamie Waylett (a.k.a Vincent Crabbe) has updated his blog to debunk at least 10 rumors in answer to some emails he receives. Some of them include:

"1/ Dan Radcliffe is NOT going out with Emma Watson....or anybody else at the studio!
2/ To my knowledge, none of the cast go on any "chat rooms".....So doContinued...


"Hagrid not the Half-Blood Prince" Rumor Partially Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2004, 06:51 AM

Yesterday Mugglenet posted that two of their readers who attended the Edinburgh Book Festival reported to them that J.K. Rowling revealed in private conversation that Hagrid is not the Half-Blood Prince. We've been able to confirm through a separate source that we trust, that at leastContinued...


No Faith in GoF

Posted by: Kristin
September 14, 2004, 11:41 AM

Faith, the dog reported by the BBC as having a possible role in the film version of Goblet of Fire, does not - although that may not exclude her from being included in future Harry movies. Owner Jude Stringfellow wrote to HPANA:
We can't be in the fourth film (Goblet of Fire) because it is almost wrapped and we can't evenContinued...


Jamie Waylett Interview

Posted by: Kristin
September 10, 2004, 07:00 AM

HPANA has posted an interview with Harry Potter actor Jamie Waylett, in which he talks about acting, getting recognized, and what we hopefully have to look forward to on the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD:
- there is a scene with Devon [Murray; Seamus Finnigan] in Lupin's class where Dracula (his boggart) takes off his capeContinued...


BBC: Two-legged dog may be Potter star

Posted by: Melissa
September 09, 2004, 12:34 PM

According to the BBC, a two-legged dog who has learned to walk upright on his hindquarters may get a shot at canine stardom by appearing in GoF.

Faith's owners in Oklahoma City in the US believe the part could involve her appearing as the result of a spell.


But the Stringfellow family said British trainersContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Sunday Mail Prints Retraction, Apologizes to Rowling

Posted by: Kristin
September 06, 2004, 08:35 AM

The Sunday Mail has apologized for printing that Jo Rowling based Harry Potter character Gilderoy Lockhart on her ex-husband Jorge Arantes.
Thanks to Maureen for the link.


Movie Magic Features Newell, More in GoF Article

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2004, 11:26 PM

Veritaserum has posted the text of an article out today in Movie Magic which features new quotes from Mike Newell:

"The films definitely have a dark, frightening feel to them," he says. "There's romance and magic in the story, but its mixed with this fear, this overwhelming dread.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Potter Author May Be Put on Pedestal

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2004, 04:46 PM

The Daily Record has a story that says, "Edinburgh council chief Donald Anderson wants be one of several 'modern-day heroes' depicted in a series of statues in the capital." Thanks Abe!


Rumor: GoF Filming Threatened; WB Official Response

Posted by: Kristin
August 16, 2004, 07:45 AM

This has now been posted to a number of sites, including, and we've received a number of emails about it. The report reads:
Security has been stepped up on the set of the new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie after the studio where it is being shot received a chilling terrorContinued...


Harry Potter and the Book After Seven

Posted by: Kristin
August 03, 2004, 07:43 AM

We've received several emails with this IMDB link, which reports that Jo Rowling intends to write an eighth Harry Potter book:
The English novelist - currently adding the finishing touches to her sixth Potter book - had previously vowed to only create seven adventures about the magical wizard. But she nowContinued...