Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Magic/Witch Weekly
|Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter - Magic|
|Features||"Women's Weekly" of the Wizarding world|
|First Appearance||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets|
Witch Weekly is a weekly newspaper / magazine similar to the Muggle publication Women's Weekly. It seems to be aimed at middle-aged housewives, and is generally full of stories about celebrities (including Harry on occasion) and handy household tips.
When Rita Skeeter writes a story that implies that Hermione is leading both Harry and Viktor Krum on romantically, shortly after the Second Task in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, she is able to get it published in Witch Weekly. As a direct result of this, Hermione gets great quantities of hate mail, one of which is filled with Bubotuber pus. Because of this, she has to miss several classes.
It turns out that Mrs. Weasley also reads Witch Weekly. and because of that story, she rather goes off Hermione; Hermione is dismayed at Easter that year, when the Easter egg that Mrs. Weasley sends Harry is about the size of an ostrich egg, and Hermione's is the size of a chicken's egg. This misunderstanding is not cleared up until the Weasleys come to cheer Harry on in the Third Task, and Harry tells Mrs. Weasley that Hermione was never his girlfriend.
Witch Weekly also gives out an award called the "Most Charming Smile Award," which Gilderoy Lockhart has won five times.