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Associated PressA federal judge has rejected a writer's claims that she was plagiarized by "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling and in turn fined her $50,000, saying she perpetuated a fraud. U.S. District Judge Allen G. Schwartz found only minimal similarities between the...
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Associated Press WriterFifth-grader Guido Girgenti couldn't wait to see the first "Harry Potter" movie and will probably see the second, which opens this week. But something has been lost in the process. "The first time I read the books I was imagining in my mind how I...
Times Staff WriterWhen 15-year-old Emma Pettit flies off June 22 to summer camp in upstate New York, her suitcase will be loaded down with the usual shorts, sneakers and bathing suits -- plus 2.8 pounds of spanking new Harry Potter. Back home in Santa Monica, her...
Times Staff WriterThough details of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" have been kept under the tightest of wraps, fans on Wednesday stumbled across an unexpected and tantalizing preview of J.K. Rowling's latest book on Amazon.com. The online retail giant...
Associated PressNEW YORK - Think you've seen a lot of hype about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? Just wait until the book comes out. Billboards. Baseball parks. A countdown in Times Square. Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's mega-selling...
AP Business WriterAs the latest Harry Potter tale reaches store shelves, retailers hope to sell more than just books. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will offer Harry Potter cakes and is increasing its selection of toys and DVDs. Toys "R" Us has created Harry Potter boutiques...
Tags: Services and Shopping, Entertainment, DVDs, Fiction, Candy
Associated Press WriterThe author of the Harry Potter book series has slapped the Daily News with a $100 million lawsuit after the newspaper published tidbits about the fifth novel four days before its official release. The News said it bought a copy of "Harry Potter and the...
Times Staff WriterThere's nothing like a secret to get people's attention. Under extraordinary security at distribution centers in the U.S. and other countries this week, workers are shipping painstakingly sealed cartons of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Order of...
Courant Staff WriterJeff Scanlon, head of the English department at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, is a bit reticent when it comes to Harry Potter. "I don't want to sound snobby or elitist, but it's sort of middle- or lowbrow literature," he explained. "I can't...
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Associated Press National WriterHarry Potter just keeps topping himself. "We expected to sell 1 million copies in the first week, and we sold that many within the first 48 hours," Barnes & Noble Inc. CEO Steve Riggio said Sunday as "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" set...
Special to The TimesHe's back! After a three-year hiatus — an eternity to preadolescent readers — "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth installment in the ongoing adventures of the world-famous wizard-in-waiting, was released at 12:01 Saturday...
Tribune staff reporterHarry Potter can still work his magic at the cash register. Hours after the announcement Tuesday that the sixth installment in the boy-wizard series will appear on bookshelves on July 16, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" shot to the top of the...
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