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The 2012 London Olympics officially got underway Friday with a grand (if a bit eccentric) opening ceremony conceived by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle.
2012 Olympics: Check out the stars to watch
With the help of celebrities including Daniel Craig, Kenneth Branagh, J.K. Rowling, David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney -- not to mention a ...
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And the Harry Potter fans go wild!
Author J.K. Rowling has finally announced that she's working on the long-rumored Harry Potter encyclopedia. "For a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia of Harry's world, and I have...
Now that the Harry Potter era has ended, author J.K. Rowling is moving on to bigger and better things: She has written and is set to publish her first novel for an adult audience, Little, Brown and Company, the book's publisher, announced Thursday.
Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
Emma Watson has had her pick of the Harry Potter boys, having smooched both Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint for the films.
But for Grint, shooting the much-anticipated lip-lock between Ron and Hermione in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was a definite challenge. "It was...
Harry Potter is hitting the web with a new site dubbed Pottermore.
"Pottermore will be the place where fans of any age can share, participate in, and rediscover stories. It will also be the exclusive place to purchase digital audiobooks and, for the first time, e-books of the Harry Potter series," author J.K. Rowling explains on the site.
The Harry Potter franchise will be honored at the upcoming British Academy Film Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Academy Awards.
Author J.K. Rowling and producer David Heyman will receive the award for outstanding British contribution to cinema on behalf of the film series.
A British author's estate has sued J.K. Rowling, alleging that she stole ideas for her megapopular Harry Potter books, according to The Associated Press.
Harry Potter copyright lawsuit disappears with a win
The lawsuit, filed in a London court Monday by the late Adrian Jacobs' estate, claims that ...
The ABC special J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, premiering Thursday at 8 pm/ET, sheds light on the beloved Harry Potter author's world and work by chronicling the 12 months leading up to the release of the seventh, final entry in the bestselling series: Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows.
ABC's inside look at Rowling's origins and career comes as the latest big-screen adaptation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is enchanting fans in theaters, conjuring up $22 million in its first night at the box office.
Elizabeth Vargas, the host of A Year in the Life, sat with TVGuide.com to share a peek at its many revelations. Among the topics covered ...
J.K. Rowling by Mike Marsland/WireImage.com; Daniel Radcliffe courtesy Warner Bros.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers have won a copyright lawsuit that challenged the publication of an unauthorized Potter compendium.Rowling and Warners went to court earlier this year in an effort to stop the publication of Steven Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon by RDR Books. The tome was to be based on a website for fans of Rowling's massively popular books.New York judge Robert Patterson ruled that the planned compendium would infringe Rowling's copyright, says the Reporter. Patterson also issued an injunction to halt the Lexicon's publication, and argued that it borrowed too much from Rowling's work to be considered acceptable for fair use.He awarded Rowling and the studio $6,750 in statutory damages."I took no pleasure at all in bringing legal action and am delighted that this issue has been resolved favorably," Rowling said. "I went to court to uphold the right of authors everywhere to protect their own original work."RDR Books, meanwhile, said was not thri...
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How much are 800 handwritten words worth? When they're in the form of an ersatz prequel to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, nearly $50,000. On Tuesday night at a London auction house, a bid of 25,000 pounds (or $48,855) claimed someone a two-sided page on which Rowling wrote a preface to the mega-hit series of books and movies. The auction's proceeds will benefit a dyslexia charity and the writer's organization PEN. Twelve other authors and illustrators, including Nobel winner Doris Lessing and novelist Nick Hornby, offered similar short-form items for auction. Lest anyone hope that Rowling's charitible scribblings might lead to something bigger (and bound), it should be noted that the document's final 12 words were: "From the prequel I am not working on but it was fun!" Anna Dimond Related: 20/20 Special Will Bewitch Harry Potter Fans Judge Urges Rowling to Make Lawsuit Disappear