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Diamond Comics Summary Fake, says Scholastic

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2003, 11:28 AM

I spoke to Diamond Comics Rep Bill Larduskey who looked up the HP ad in April's Diamond Comics preview mag. He told me it came directly from Scholastic. Scholastic, however, had quite the opposite reaction. "Didn't come from us!" is the verdict. Totally bizarre, and I believeContinued...

Corrected JKR/Steve Kloves Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2003, 10:43 PM

Upon getting the DVD and watching the interview between JKR and Steve Kloves - while we are very, very grateful to Eric of Mugglenet for transcribing it - I noticed there were a lot of discrepancies between the transcript and the interview. Different phrasing, omissions, spelling errors, etc. So I've takenContinued...

Transcript of JKR & Kloves Interview is Up

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2003, 02:54 AM

Eric of MuggleNet spent time at his keyboard today and transcribed the interview that Newsround's Lizo conducted with JKR and screenwriter Steve Kloves, which appears on the DVD. We've seen some quotes before, like the one about the diary being similar to an internet chatroom, but there are someContinued...

Further to Melissa's post about PREVIEW

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2003, 07:55 PM

I have the issue here in front of me. There really is a blurb on page 402, but we don't want to post it as truth until we've confirmed with the editors that they obtained it from a legitimate source (i.e. Scholastic, Bloomsbury or at least Warner Brothers). PREVIEW is a well respected publicationContinued...

Another OotP Summary?

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2003, 06:27 PM

Another summary has surfaced, in April's Diamond Comics preview book. Todd sent us a scan, and I called a random comic store and pestered a clerk until he opened the book and read me the summary on the specified page. This is indeed in that book. More info on an HP ad. But. We have a strong suspicion that this is disinformation,Continued...

"Chamber" is Britain's Most Borrowed Book

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2003, 01:02 PM

From CBBC comes the news that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is now Britain's most borrowed book. Previously, author Catherine Cookson held the top spot for seventeen years.

Contest Winners (in 25 words or less)

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2003, 12:56 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer has published the results of their "Write Your Own Potter Prose" contest first announced back in January. (Thanks, Jeff, for the info.)

More reports about the spoilers

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2003, 10:49 AM

Thanks, Godric's Hollow, for your concern ("BBC Snubs Leaky Cauldron") - but it seems the Daily Mirror, not the BBC, has done the snubbin'. That's fine. You all know where you got your info, and if a tabloid doesn't source it's really no surprise. We're sure it's a miscommunicationContinued...

More about the Launch Party for CoS

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2003, 05:47 AM

Variety Magazine reports on the CoS launch party and quotes Robbie Coltrane as saying that his favorite part of the DVD is the Forebidden Forrest tour - three strikes, and spiders overrun the car! The article also quotes Tom Felton as saying:

Somebody told me I was going to die... If I do, I hope it's a goodContinued...

Deleted Scenes

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2003, 04:17 PM

Catch a glimpse of "deleted" scenes from the CoS DVD: "Double Trouble" (Polyjuice), "Lucius Liquidates" (Borgin and Burkes) and "Pop Quiz" (Lockhart) at AOL KEYWORD: Inside The DVD, or at this link. (Thanks ixchelmala!)

Newsround picks up OoTP Summary Story

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2003, 06:13 AM

Newsround has picked up our story about the Scholastic catalog including a summary for OoTP. You can scroll down on this page and click on the link to read the content of the summary itself - the full text of the spoiler is not posted on this page. And Newsround, being the sensible people they are, didn'tContinued...

More on Dawn French and Ian Brown... from Chris Columbus!

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2003, 05:16 AM

Empire Online has a bit about the new casting decisions for PoA. Columbus says:

I think [Dawn French is] incredibly funny and her Harry Potter spoof on Comic Relief was pretty amazing.

He also doesn't say whether Ian Brown of the Stone Roses will be in the film or not.

Book Five Summary!

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2003, 08:13 PM

On April Fool's Day, we received an email from a woman named Rosalind who claimed she had a summary of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that had appeared in Scholastic's catalog for Summer/Fall 2003. I refused to believe it (because of the day), but she insisted, and finally sent me a copy of the catalog to proveContinued...

Casting, Rumors, Movies, oh my!

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2003, 12:40 PM

Newsround has a great report up with lots of tidbits about the third, fourth and fifth movies - check it out!


Dawn French is in the new film
British actress Julie Christie [click for pictures] will play Three Broomsticks barmaid Madam Rosmerta. And comedienne Dawn French [click for pictures], last seen in the Comic ReliefContinued...

Book Five Special Edition

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2003, 11:44 AM

Amazon is offering the special edition of book five for $42 - and offers a pic, which shows us how thick it will be. Thanks Jim for the heads-up!

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