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Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Robert

Posted by: Leaky
April 22, 2002, 07:39 PM

Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal today announced the Tribeca Family Festival presented by American Express. The Family Festival will extend the Tribeca Film Festival celebration to the streets of New York City by offering a wide variety of family entertainment and activitiesContinued...

On the stock markets, shares

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 22, 2002, 03:09 PM

On the stock markets, shares of Scholastic Corp., the American publisher of the Harry Potter books, fell on concerns that the next Harry Potter book will be delayed. The company said author J.K. Rowling hasn't told the company when she will deliver the book. A few days ago, Scholastic spokesman Ray Marchuk saidContinued...

Chris Rankin Online has posted

Posted by: Leaky
April 22, 2002, 11:47 AM

Chris Rankin Online has posted another interview with the actor. (Thanks to Counting Down for the link.)

Dark Horizons reports that a facility in Bulgaria has apparently been chosen by location scouts for scenes in the third Harry Potter movie.

Robbie Coltrane won the Bowmore Scottish Screen Award for Best Actor forContinued...

A rebuttal to the article(s)

Posted by: Leaky
April 21, 2002, 05:43 PM

A rebuttal to the article(s) we've been carrying on those movie-related train tours opines that they're "a reel flop." (Thanks to TWW for the link.)

Just three months after the

Posted by: Leaky
April 21, 2002, 12:36 PM

Just three months after the death of her baby daughter, Sarah Brown is beginning her return to public life by launching a children's charity. The Chancellor's wife will be president of the as yet unnamed organisation, which will help poor, sick and disabled youngsters. ... She is currently helping to compileContinued...

According to Countingdown.com, Emma Watson

Posted by: Mischa
April 20, 2002, 10:34 PM

According to Countingdown.com, Emma Watson appeared on "Kids Say the Darndest Things" in 1998.

Congratulations to JK Rowling and

Posted by: Leaky
April 20, 2002, 10:33 PM

Congratulations to JK Rowling and her Harry Potter books! They won best book at the 2002 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. (Thanks to Dark Mark for the information.)

Braveheart legend William Wallace has been voted the top Scot of all time, a new poll revealed today. Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in theContinued...

The Don was a ray

Posted by: Mischa
April 20, 2002, 03:47 PM

The Don was a ray of hope in a world bloodied by wars; his cricket was an inspiration to generations. Sachin is the great Indian hero; he shines at a time when the nation is desperately looking for a role-model. Greatness has unfazed him. Like Harry Potter, he has been blessed by magic. And, like Harry, Sachin's influenceContinued...

Las Vegas Sun, The Associated

Posted by: Mischa
April 20, 2002, 03:35 PM

Las Vegas Sun, The Associated Press asks search engine, Google, how they stack up against their competitors, with questions including:

"Which were the most frequently banned books of 2001?

According to the American Library Association, the three most challenged books of 2001 were: The 'Harry Potter' seriesContinued...

By Monday, Harry Potter books

Posted by: Leaky
April 20, 2002, 01:48 PM

By Monday, Harry Potter books will be back on Springfield school library shelves. Last month, more than 650 copies of the best-selling children’s books were put on reserve — behind library counters at all 53 district schools — as a committee reviewed a grandmother’s complaint that the series taughtContinued...

According to reader Barbara, Harry

Posted by: Mischa
April 19, 2002, 05:59 PM

According to reader Barbara, Harry is mentioned in the next episode of 'Charmed' pleasently called "We're off the see the Wizard." Here's the excerpt from the script:

"...I came here to help you with Merlin.' The Wizard overhears this and is insulted to be compared to an overratedContinued...

(Thanks to Nuk for this

Posted by: Mischa
April 19, 2002, 05:16 PM

(Thanks to Nuk for this odd and funny picture/poll): Recently, there was this vote about the guys that people want to see them wearing swiming suits for the photo shoot and the result is... Daniel Radcliffe got number 3!! Go to this link, there's also a picture... ... scroll down, ignore Thai font, and click the linkContinued...

The award-winning British production of

Posted by: Leaky
April 19, 2002, 12:38 PM

The award-winning British production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, starring Alan Rickman and Lindsay Duncan, will begin previews for its limited run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on April 19. In its Broadway incarnation, the revival retains its original cast. Joining the stars are Emma Fielding, AdamContinued...

Singer Sade and actress Miriam

Posted by: Leaky
April 19, 2002, 04:09 AM

Singer Sade and actress Miriam Margolyes have been made OBEs for services to music and drama.

Thanks to everyone who let us know about the recent Harry Potter keychain recall.

Aspyr has released an update to the Mac version of the Harry Potter game.

You have read the books, seen the film and played the game. But nowContinued...

New stage musical Chitty Chitty

Posted by: Mischa
April 18, 2002, 05:28 PM

New stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has got the thumbs up from Harry Potter star Emma Watson.

See a new picture of Richard Harris on set, but not in costume :'(

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