With nine weeks to go until the long-awaited July 21 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, author J.K. Rowling is urging fans to steer clear of spoilers. According to the AP, Rowling, upon learning that possible secrets were being spilled via unsolicited e-mails to The-Leaky-Cauldron.org, on her own site implored readers to "embark on the last adventure... without knowing where they are going. All [spoilers] will do is diminish [your] pleasure in the book."

The webmaster of The-Leaky-Cauldron.org herself is threatening spoiler-sports with "the wrath of a staff of almost 200, most of whom have been waiting almost 10 years for these final revelations. We own pitchforks, hot wax and feathers. And we're not afraid to use them." I like her!