Saturday, November 03, 2007

Craig Ferguson's J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling's lawsuit against Steve Vander Ark and the planned print version of the Harry Potter Lexicon web site has been much in the news.


RDR Books Publisher Roger Rapoport said the suit dismayed him but vowed that he wouldn't allow it to block plans to release the Lexicon next month. He described the book as a "critical reference work" and dismissed any notion that it could compete with any official encyclopedia written by Rowling.

Rapoport said Vander Ark was a middle school librarian who started the Web site in his spare time in 2000, then watched its popularity grow to the point where Rowling herself gave it a Fan Site Award in 2004.

"He cannot understand why she wouldn't be supportive now," Rapoport said.

This news item reminded me of one of Craig Ferguson's send ups of Rowling. He just makes me laugh.


jenclair said...

I love Craig Ferguson! I have this stupid grin on my face right now that will probably take a while to fade. Thanks, this clip is hilarious. It gets funnier and funnier!!

Camille said...

I have become a real fan of Ferguson over the past year. I was trying to find this video for this post and I found the most poignant videos of him speaking from the heart about his battle with alcohol:

and a his father: