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A glimmer of hope for (extremely patient) Harry Potter fans

Could there have been a light left on over at Hogwarts?! J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has hinted she might be considering adding an 8th book to the popular line-up. I In an interview with Time magazine (who gave Rowling a #3...

J.K. Rowling book sells for $4 million

A J.K. Rowling fan purchased the ultimate stocking stuffer at a Sotheby's auction: a leather bound, handwritten and illustrated book of fairy tales created by the famed Harry Potter author. But the buyer didn't wait it to go on sale. Estimated to...

Paddington Bear returns

The latest installment of the Paddington Bear books is scheduled hit the shelves in June 2008. This first since 1979, Paddington Here and Now finds the marmalade-loving bear in a bit of a legal jam. It seems he has no papers to prove his identity and...

Emma Watson grows up

Seen the cover of the new UK InStyle magazine? Emma Watson is on the cover. Who is that, again, you say? For those of you who didn't froth at the mouth over the Harry Potter movies like I did, Ms. Emma played Hermione, who started out as a girl with...

Better grades with Harry Potter

Your school is failing, your students are performing well below the national average, and you've been tasked with turning things around -- so what do you do? If you're the head teacher at Robert Mellors Primary School in Nottingham, England, you try...

J.K. Rowling completes new book

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written a new book! Before you get too excited, you should know that unless you have at least $62,000 to spare - or are good friends with Rowling - you won't be getting a copy. Only seven copies of The Tales of...

Rowling: Dumbledore is gay

Those who considered the Harry Potter series unfit to read because of the witchcraft involved might really freak at J.K. Rowling's latest admission. According to the author, Professor Dumbledore, one of the main characters in the series, is gay. At...

Harry Potter helps the blind

J. K. Rowling rarely signs copies of her books, but she signed seven of them -- one of each -- for the National Braille Press to auction off as part of their annual fundraiser. The event will take place October 26 and will be hosted by Jay Leno who,...

Harry Potter vibrating broomstick is so much fun that is has to be recalled

Update: as noted in the comments, this story is apparently 5-years-old. However, I'd never read it before (and am guessing that I'm not the only one), so I figured it was worth leaving up for a laugh. A Harry Potter broomstick...that vibrates? I'm...

Harry Potter: the Musical!

In my spare time, I run a performance company, and when brainstorming ideas for shows we'd like to create, we've discovered that anything -- no matter what -- sounds like an instant hit if you add :The Musical! to the end of your title. For...

French teen arrested for translating Harry Potter book

A French teenager was taken into custody for posting translations of the latest Harry Potter book on the Internet. According to a French newspaper, online translations were discovered just weeks before the most recent book went on sale in late July....

Head teacher spoils Harry Potter

It was an assembly on the last day of school. More than four hundred students were gathered to bid farewell to St John's Church of England school for the summer. The head teacher stood before the gathered children to offer words of wisdom. And read...

Rowling to write more Potter?

Relax, Potter fans -- there's more to come. Kind of. JK Rowling, author of the most widely-sold series of novels in the history of mankind, says she's not quite finished with the boy wizard, and told the TODAY show's Meredith Veira that she...

Surviving PPD (Post-Potter Depression)

For the speedy and/or sleep deprived readers, it is over. The final installment of the Harry Potter series (unless J.K. Rowling has a change of heart, of course) means that many kids are laying around glassy-eyed, stunned, and possibly depressed....

Daniel Radcliffe turns 18, gets access to $40 million

Daniel Radcliffe turns 18 today, and is undoubtedly having the best birthday in the history of the universe. Now that he's a legal adult, the film star can buy a drink at his local pub, gamble, and access the £20 million (about $40 million)...

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