No Lourdes in HBP

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Nov 27, 2007

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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A rumor has cropped up in recent weeks claiming that singer Madonna’s daughter Lourdes had been considered for a part in HBP. This is false, the WB has told TLC. She will not be in the film.





28 Responses to No Lourdes in HBP

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Thanks for the news Melissa, the rumour was a little odd as from what we know every part has been auditioned for, it seemed odd that someone was asked to take part without auditioning.

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Thank goodness!

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i was so surpirsed, were you surprises, i was surprised!

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... well duh! as if she was gonna be in it!

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The funny thing is these news made it to our papers. You’d think newspapers would verify their info but no, they just trust the Mirror. Granted, the paper that printed it has a bit of yellow-paperism about it and the front page always has a bit of red or it doesn’t sell.

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Thank goodness! I’m sure she’s a very nice girl, but she doesn’t belong in Harry Potter.

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I agree, Lauren. Thank you, Melissa, for the update!

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It made our paper, too, which is ridiculous—who exactly was she supposed to play?

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Oh thank goodness.

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I don’t want to be rude to Lourde, but that’s great news. What was the reason for her to be in the film anyway? Oh, to late, that was rude. Sorry!

Was she only going to be in it because she’s Madonna’s daughter? That’s just weird and annoying. What would the point have been, should it have helped the HP-movies, given them some extra publicity? Like they need it. I’m glad it wasn’t true.

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I saw this yesterday on TheSnitch as an exclusive over there. VTM and Snitch Seeker also had it ages ago because of TheSnitch too – I’m glad it’s not true!

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Merlin’s Beard! I am so relieved!

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I´m glad this turned out to be false. It smelt a bit like favouritism just because she is Madonna´s daughter (although I am very much aware that it´s how it goes in the world). Not that I think Lourdes shouldn´t get the chance to pursue an acting career, if she wants to. She should be given an equal chance. But the others should be given an equal chance too. That means going through the auditioning process for all of them, actors without famous parents as well as actors with famous parents. Am I too idealistic?

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This actually had been debunked for a few days and I thought I had posted it already! Gah. Sorry. Going a little mad, I am.

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Oh dear, Melissa, working too hard, perchance? Jet lagged? Do look after yourself.

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That is excellent news!!

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Good!!!!

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I second Ava B’s comment, Melissa! You’d best take care of yourself! We need you back, on PotterCast, and to keep us on our toes! I’m glad that there is another rumor to hit the skids! The world is so full of them! Thanks again, TLC, for being on the spot! *) That’s why I love you!!!!!!

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I guess I’m the only Madonna fan. I wouldn’t have minded. I thought it would’ve been cool. She didn’t have to play anyone specific. She could’ve just been an extra as a student.

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I wouldn’t have minded her as an extra either, even if it were through connections, but a speaking part, even a one liner, would’ve been a bit unfair to audition goers.

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why even care if she was going to be in it? it wouldn’t have been a big deal… it’s moot now, so no need to ramble, i guess. and guess what? it’s pretty hip to listen to madonna. she’s awesome.

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Hey, I’m a Madonna fan too. It’s just that Lourdes getting a part solely because she’s Madge’s daughter would be extremely unfair, and I would hate to think that the HP filmmakers would be involved with that sort of thing, that’s all.

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Melissa, it seems a little too coincidental for me to believe that you’ve had this information for days and just merely forgot to post it, since TLC always posts news from Warner Bros. really fast all of the time. Surely if you didn’t post it, another one of your staff members would have on your behalf?

To me, it looks like you only “remembered” after TheSnitch posted it and after other fan websites had posted about it too and sourced TheSnitch. Don’t get me wrong, I do like you and think you do a fab job with the website, but it just seems to me like you don’t want to credit other Harry Potter websites for news that comes from Warner Bros. that you don’t get first, since a friend of mine told me TheSnitch got this news first, hence why everyone has credited them.

P.S Get well soon! I can’t wait to hear the next PotterCast!

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is Madonna’s daughter British/Scottish/Irish? If not, twould certainly just be a rumour. we all know that Americans aren’t likely to be casted in the HP movies.

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WHAT!!!???

Lourdes is not going to play Quidditch captain and Seeker for Sparklypoo in HBP????

Life isn’t fair. goes on sulking

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No, Dave, the email is from many days ago, and if I felt so inclined I would prove it to you…but I do not.

I’m sorry you feel the need to be cynical here. And I’m more sorry you felt the need to come here and insult our coverage. We certainly haven’t faulted anyone for calling this news “exclusive,” even though that’s a very liberal definition at best. It’s only exclusive if WB told no one else, and, cleearly, they did. TheSnitch had this news along with many others. If we had gotten it from TheSnitch it would be posted it was from the Snitch, as is our usual (and unusual among fan sites, even while we are liberally stolen from) policy. We quite like the Snitch and credit them often, but will not do so when they are not the source.

We are reminded when we get questions in from readers.

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Hooray!!!

Enough already. Let a nobody get a chance.

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Well, to me it looks like Dave was just bringing up a concern of his and wasn’t insulting TLC’s coverage, he even asked after your health, Melissa…so I don’t really think you should be so snippy with him. And I’m really not surprised that you won’t show the email from “days ago” – did anyone really expect that you’d say any differently? I really don’t care for an argument here on the comment boards so I’ll keep this really simple, but I didn’t see “many other sites” posting this information, I only saw 2 others in addition to TLC and The Snitch, and they were Snitch Seeker and Veritaserum, like I mentioned in my first comment. That’s not “many” to me, and they both posted it after The Snitch had it and credited them.

Bye.

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