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2006-03-14 13:01:35

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - The lawyer representing two historians who accuse Dan Brown of copying their work in his best-seller "The Da Vinci Code" told a British court on Tuesday he suspected the author had lied in his evidence.

2006-02-28 12:34:24

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown did not copy material from an earlier book when he wrote "The Da Vinci Code," his best-selling religious thriller at the center of a copyright case, a lawyer told London's High Court on Tuesday.

2006-02-28 08:25:48

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Author Dan Brown did not copy material from an earlier book when he came to write "The Da Vinci Code," his best-selling religious thriller at the center of a London copyright case, a lawyer said on Tuesday.

2006-02-24 02:45:43

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" has crossed the $600 million mark in international receipts and ranks fifth among all-time international releases.

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2006-02-24 02:45:00

Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" has crossed the $600 million mark in international receipts and ranks fifth among all-time international releases.

2006-01-14 10:45:00

Thousands of school girls queued for hours on Saturday in the hope they would be the one chosen to star in the new Harry Potter film.

2006-01-10 04:35:00

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling decided to kill off the parents of her fictional boy wizard after she suffered the trauma of losing her own mother, the author said in a rare interview on Tuesday.

2005-11-20 14:54:37

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harry Potter cast a spell over moviegoers during the weekend, as the fourth film in the fantasy series about a young wizard smashed sales records around the world.

2005-11-20 13:36:29

Please read in penultimate paragraph, "British author J.K. Rowling" instead of "British author J.K. Rowlings." A corrected repetition follows.

2005-11-09 12:10:56

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - The prestigious Booker literary prize and a tenfold jump in sales have not softened John Banville's view of the work of some of his fellow authors.