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Gollum Beats Dobby at the MTV Movie Awards

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2003, 12:51 PM

Check out a full list of the MMA winners. The awards ceremony will air on MTV on June 5.

Harry Potter and the Social Order

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2003, 12:30 PM

The Independent reports on upcoming book Re-Reading Harry Potter, which deals with the "social and political effect" of JK Rowling's books.

Books

Business 2.0 on Potter Secrecy

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2003, 08:17 AM

Business 2.0 has an article talking about the unprecedented secrecy surrounding the printing of Book V.

Movies

John Williams to Score PoA

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2003, 08:13 AM

Despite previous reports, the Boston Globe today states that John Williams has signed on to write the score to Prizoner of Azkaban. According to the article, Williams only supervised music from the first two films:

Conductor-composer extraordinaire John Williams has signed on to write the score for the next Harry PotterContinued...

Movies

Future Films to Avoid Scottish Highlands

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2003, 08:07 AM

It appears that the rain and bugs have been too much for the cast of the Potter movies. Much of the big set has had to be moved indoors back in London and it sounds like future movies might be filmed elsewhere.
The Express also chimes in - here's some interesting highlights

Heavy rainfall has made accessContinued...

Movies

Alan Parker Originally Approached to Direct Sorcerer's Stone

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2003, 08:02 AM

According to this article in the Guardian, Alan Parker, known for his recent film "The Life of David Gale" as well as "The Commitments", "Fame", and "Shoot the Moon", reveals he was originally approached to direct the first Potter film:

Parker, whoContinued...

Baby Jonathon Tandy

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 02:25 PM

Welcome to the world, Jonathon Avi Tandy, Heidi's brand new baby boy, who was born at 11:40 this morning. Mother and child are doing well - mother is even emailing, as we knew she would be, from her hospital bed. Like giving birth could keep Heidi from her Blackberry... :) Everyone at TLC sends a second round of congratsContinued...

Books

Win a Copy of OotP Signed by Chris Rankin AKA Percy Weasley

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 01:56 PM

BBC Norfolk has a competition to win a signed copy of OotP by Chris Rankin who plays Percy Weasley in the movies. Just follow the quiz and find the codeword.

Hogwarts vs. Quirrell

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 01:02 PM

The Toledo Bar Association has designed a Mock Trial Program for 6th Grade Students based on the first book in the Harry Potter series.
Though I think they just forfeited their case due to a misspelling of the Professor's name. It's QUIRRELL!

Books

BBC Seeking Potter Fan from Northern England!

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 11:06 AM

Are you a rabid Potter fan who lives in Northern England? Specifically North Yorks, Co Durham, Cleveland/Teesside, Tyne and Wear and parts of Cumbria ? If so, the BBC wants to interview you for a possible television feature. EMail us your name, city you live in and email address where you can be contactedContinued...

Books

Potter still on top at Amazon

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 10:40 AM

Reader Ephraim has pointed out that not only is Harry Potter still #1 at Amazon but the Deluxe Edition only recently announced is at #2. Also of note are both the Book on CD and the Book on Tape versions which are #1 and #2 in Audiobooks.

Books

The Ghost of the school Toilet

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 10:29 AM

Sounds like Moaning Myrtle, eh? Reader Todd sent us this article from Ananova and said it reminded him of the sad ghost of a girl from Chamber of Secrets.

Books

A Look at Projected Sales

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 08:07 AM

Bloomsburg has a more business look at the upcoming Harry Potter book from Borders and Barnes & Noble's point of view.

Books

MUARI, TLC mentioned in NY Post

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 07:49 AM

Well, the word is starting to get out to the rest of the world about MUARI as Melissa and I were briefly interviewed for this piece in the NY Post.

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