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Harry Potter and Britney's mom dish about sex

In a week when teen sex is on everyone's mind come these two stories: Daniel Radcliffe (you know, Harry Potter) tells Details magazine that he lost his virginity at 16 to an older woman (the age difference, he says, "would freak some people out"), wh...

Books to get age limits?

Who should decide whether a book is age appropriate for your child? Is it you? Is it her teacher? How about the librarian? What about the entire education system? Or, perhaps the publisher? In a move that is sure to gain controversy, publishers are...

Gary Oldman chooses time with his kids over films

Actor Gary Oldman has come clean about his preference for work. According to the actor, who was once married to Uma Thurman, he'd rather take on projects that let him spend more time with his children. Oldman, star of the recent Batman films bu...

Harry Potter actor fatally stabbed

I'll admit I haven't kept up on the whole Harry Potter thing -- I made it through the third book and have seen the first two movies, but that's as far as I've gotten -- so I have no idea who Marcus Belby is, really. Apparently, he shows up in book si...

Harry Potter encyclopedia author sued by Rowling

Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but it can also get you sued. Steven Vander Ark, who runs the Harry Potter Lexicon website, recently published an encyclopedia-type book based on the website. He's being sued by J.K. Rowling for cop...

Last Harry Potter book to be 2 movies

After reading the final word of the final Harry Potter book (and catching your breath from screaming "OHMYGOSH, I DON'T BELIEVE IT!!) did you wonder how in the world all that could possible be squeezed into a movie? Apparently, someone did. Thankful...

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 rank...

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 se...

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 Be...

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 ...

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