"The fire's lit, but the cauldron's empty," as Ivor Dillonsby put it to me, or, in Enid Smeek's slightly earlier phrase, "She's nutty as squirrel poo."Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Skeeter: "The Prophet does a zoological column every Wednesday, as I'm sure you know. We could feature these - er - Bang-Ended Scoots."
Hagrid: "Blast-Ended Skrewts."
Rita looked as though she would have liked nothing better than to seize the paper umbrella sticking out of Hermione's drink and thrust it up her nose.Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
"I know things about Ludo Bagman that would make your hair curl… not that it needs it -" she added, eyeing Hermione's bushy hair.Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Attractive blonde Rita Skeeter, forty-three, whose savage quill has punctured many inflated reputations.Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Miss Granger has developed a taste for famous wizards which Potter alone cannot satisfy.Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
But of course, Little Miss Perfect wouldn't want that story out there, would she?Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix