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Rowling honoured with London award


May 10th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London to recognise her services to children's literature.Rowling was handed a framed ... Read more...

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Rowling plans ‘Harry Potter’ encyclopaedia


April 18th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is a woman of her words. She had promised fans an encyclopaedia on her popular series, and has now revealed it ... Read more...

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Shakira up for charity award


March 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Colombian singer Shakira has been nominated for a prestigious award in Spain in recognition of her endless charity work.The 35-year-old, a Unicef goodwill ambassador, is ... Read more...

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Rowling the best role model for working women


May 16th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling pipped 25 other women, including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to be voted the "most inspirational" role model for working ... Read more...

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JK Rowling mulling to build Hagrid’s hut in her back garden


April 18th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling is planning to construct a building in the garden of her Edinburgh mansion that would look like one of her character's strange home.Just ... Read more...

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Poppy Montgomery cast as JK Rowling in new TV biopic


March 14th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): Australian actress Poppy Montgomery has been cast as JK Rowling in an upcoming television biography about the Harry Potter author.The 35-year-old 'Without A Trace' star will play a ... Read more...

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Movie to be made on J.K. Rowling’s life


February 17th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling's life story is to be turned into a movie.Rowling - who went from being a single mother receiving state benefits to ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling’s story to be made into a movie in Canada


February 17th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling's rags to riches story is to be made into a movie in Canada.The film based on Rowling's rise from struggling single mum in ... Read more...

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Harry Potter author ’saved Luna from anorexia’


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch has revealed how the books' author saved her from anorexia.The Irish actress had the deadly eating disorder for two years from 11 ... Read more...

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Critics say Harry Potter game Quidditch is more joke than sport


November 13th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Harry Potter's magical, fictional game of Quidditch has been slammed by the critics, who say the game is more joke than sport.Quidditch, the brainchild of Harry Potter ... Read more...

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Margaret Thatcher is ‘world’s most influential woman’


November 1st, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): It seems that women would rather follow in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher than Angelina Jolie, as the former has topped the list of most influential women ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowling wins Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize


October 20th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has become the first recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize.The writer accepted a 62,200pound award at a ceremony in Odense, Denmark ... Read more...

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J K Rowling embroiled in ‘Harry Potter’ plagiarism row


October 15th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 15 (ANI): A plagiarism lawsuit has been filed against 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling over the fourth book in her outstanding series.The lawsuit alleges that J K Rowling's fourth book ... Read more...

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Harry Potter author JK Rowling named ‘most influential woman in UK’


October 11th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): Harry Potter author JK Rowling is the most influential woman in the UK, according to leading magazine editors.The writer, who recently donated 10 million pounds to ... Read more...

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Rowling rejected MJ’s idea for ‘Harry Potter’ musical


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling reveals that the late pop legend Michael Jackson had approached her with plans to turn the series into a stage musical -- ... Read more...

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JK Rowling tells Oprah Winfrey of her battle with suicidal demons


September 26th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26 (ANI): Harry Potter author JK Rowling has opened her heart to Oprah Winfrey about the depression she suffered before finding fame.Rowling talked about depression that drove her to ... Read more...

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J K Rowling’s handwritten Potter pages to be displayed at book festival


September 19th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 19 (ANI): The handwritten pages by Harry Potter author J K Rowling will go on display at a book festival in Wigtown famously known as Scotland's National book town.The original, ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowling donates $15mn to medical charity


September 1st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) The "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling donated $15 million to a multiple sclerosis charity which will be set up a clinic in the name of her mother who ... Read more...

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Madge in talks to land $1bn Sin City deal


August 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna could make 1billion dollars if she agrees to head to Las Vegas and commits to performing shows for five years in the city.The ... Read more...

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Madonna in talks to land $1 bn Las Vegas deal


August 21st, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna is in talks for a $1 billion deal by signing up for a five-year residency in Las Vegas, which can make her the third ... Read more...

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JK Rowling’s autograph now most sought after in the world


July 16th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling's signature is the most desired in the world, ahead of signatures of stars like boxing legend Muhammad Ali and the King of ... Read more...

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Rowling’s ‘plagiarism’ case to include US publishers


July 15th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): A plagiarism lawsuit against Harry Potter author JK Rowling is being extended to include the American publishers of the wizard books.Late British writer Adrian Jacobs' representatives had alleged ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling amongst World’s Richest Self-Made Women


June 16th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey and Harry Potter author JK Rowling have made it to the list of World's Richest Self- Made Women.Also in the list ... Read more...

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Scottish thieves prefer Jacqueline Wilson’ books to JK Rowling’s


April 3rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Jacqueline Wilson has pipped Harry Potter author JK Rowling to become the writer whose books are most stolen from libraries in Scotland.From the top spot Edinburgh-based Rowling's Harry ... Read more...

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Rowling too busy to give award at Oscar ceremony


March 4th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has turned down the opportunity to present an Oscar because she is too busy writing her next book. "You won't be hearing from me ... Read more...

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JK Rowling turns down chance to present award at Oscars


March 4th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): It has emerged that Harry Potter author JK Rowling turned down the chance to present an award at the Oscars.The producers of the Academy Awards wanted to boost ... Read more...

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Boys read much as girls, but prefer less challenging books


March 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 01 (ANI): A new study has found than boys read as much as girls, but prefer far less challenging books.The reading habits coinciding with national curriculum test results of 100,000 ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’ author Rowling vows to battle plagiarism charge


February 19th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Multi-millionaire J.K. Rowling, who authored the international best-seller "Harry Potter" books, has vowed to fight a claim that she plagiarised parts of her books and says she is ... Read more...

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India, Britain natural partners: President Patil


October 28th, 2009 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar Windsor, Oct 28 (IANS) Drawing a parallel between the traditions of diversity and democracy embraced by India and Britain, President Pratibha Patil Tuesday described the two countries as ... Read more...

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Bush advisers denied Rowling top US honour over “witchcraft promotion”!


September 30th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Former US President George Bush's advisers believed that JK Rowling's books "encouraged witchcraft" and thus deprived the author from a top US honour, reveals a new book.The ... Read more...

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Potter magic? Comic book biography on Rowling soon


September 10th, 2009 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's life story will soon be immortalised in a comic book. The famed writer's life and career will become the subject of a 23-page ... Read more...

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1 in 20 Brit kids think Sir Bob Geldof discovered gravity!


July 29th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A new shocking survey has revealed that one in twenty children in Britain believe that pop singer Sir Bob Geldof founded theory of gravity instead of Sir Isaac ... Read more...

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Emma Watson glad to have J.K. Rowling in her life


July 25th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Emma Watson has revealed that she is glad to have "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling in her life.The 19-year-old actress, who stars as Hermione Granger in the movie ... Read more...

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Rowling’s mosaic made from 48,000 Lego bricks unveiled


May 5th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5 (ANI): Harry Potter author JK Rowling's mosaic has been constructed from 48,000 Lego bricks.The giant tribute was built after the novelist came top of a poll to find ... Read more...

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Row erupts after JK Rowling quits MS role


April 21st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Soon after JK Rowling gave up her role as a patron of Scotland's biggest MS (Multiple Sclerosis) charity, a feud has erupted between the British and Scottish chiefs ... Read more...

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