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"Ask Dan" Published

Posted by: Melissa
December 30, 2003, 10:46 PM

Visit DanRadcliffe.co.uk or DanRadcliffe.com to read the answers to the 100 questions fans sent him. Some really cute and insightful ones in there too:

Has being in the "public" eye, being asked many serious questions, or dealing with difficult issues matured you as a person a bit sooner than you would have expected?Continued...

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"Hillary Potter and the Goofy Book Cover"

Posted by: Melissa
December 30, 2003, 10:37 PM

Fresh from the New York Post: Hillary Clinton gave her aides a very special copy of her book, Living History, this holiday season. The caption reads:

Leaping wizards, is that really Hillary Clinton? The [New York] state's junior senator gave her staffers a magical gift this year: copies of her book,Continued...

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Mike Newell in the NYT

Posted by: Melissa
December 30, 2003, 11:02 AM

An interview with Mike Newell appeared in the New York Times on December 16. (You might have to register to see it but it's' free and worth it.) Quotage:

On the cusp of his Harry Potter adventure, Mr. Newell knows that the new film is wholly different from anything he has tried before. The budget is much bigger ("you'reContinued...

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Mike Newell in Premiere Magazine

Posted by: Melissa
December 30, 2003, 10:56 AM

Page sent us this bit from Premiere's February 2004 issue, from a section called "Year of the Director." Mike Newell made the list. Quotage:

"The tricky thing [with Mona Lisa Smile] was making a Julia Roberts movie at the same time that you were making an ensemble movie. You have a story in whichContinued...

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First Look at Buckbeak?

Posted by: Melissa
December 27, 2003, 07:32 PM

The Sun has posted what may be our first look at everyone's favorite Hippogriff, Buckbeak. According to the article, the 7ft model uses real feathers and is operated using complex hydraulics.

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Happy Birthday to Mellie!

Posted by: Melissa
December 27, 2003, 07:25 PM

Just wanted to send Happy Birthday wishes to our favorite Managing Editor, Melissa Anelli. Someone remind her to setup an Amazon.com wish list!


We hope you have a wonderful time!


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Happy Holidays!

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2003, 02:53 AM


Merry Christmas!!

Happy, healthy, safe and fun holidays to everyone, no matter what you celebrate. I'm currently sitting by the fireside waiting for Santa. He always shows up right after I fall asleep...

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Coming Soon on TLC

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2003, 02:50 AM

As soon as I can format it, TLC will soon feature an in-depth interview with Edmund Kern, author of The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What Our Favorite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices. If you're interested in a very intelligent (yet readable and interesting, not hoity-toity at all - no Byatts here) discourse on Harry'sContinued...

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Jason Isaacs Charity Drive

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2003, 02:43 AM

The Unofficial Jason Isaacs Page has let us know that they have started its annual Holiday Charity Drive, something at which we can't help but throw tons of support. For 2003, participants will also be helping to improve the health of children the world over by making a contribution to St. Jude Children's ResearchContinued...

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CoS as Top Amazon Bestseller

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2003, 02:39 AM

The DVD of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the top on Amazon's Customer-chosen Bestseller list this holiday season - thanks Connie for pointing it out!

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HP on NPR

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2003, 02:37 AM

Ixchelmala sent us this link to an NPR piece on a Celesta, the instrument on which the movies' theme is played. Ixch also captured a piece. Thanks Ixch!

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P Stands For Potter

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2003, 02:34 PM

In a list of the best and worst of 2003, India's Business Standard gave P to Potter. (The article says the sixth book brought the craze around, but thanks to Jonathan of the Israeli Harry Potter 4 Grownups Community, we know that in India books four and five were split up into smaller books - so they do have a sixth. WishContinued...

Harry Potter and Human-racism

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2003, 02:28 PM

Betterhumans.com has an opinion piece on Harry Potter, Hermione and, "human-racism".

A Donation by JKR

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2003, 11:30 AM

JK Rowling made a grant of £57,000 to a foundation set up in the name of Catie Hoch, will help fund a full-time specialist at the centre where she was treated,
The Scotland Sunday reports. Catie was a nine year old girl who had a correspondence with JKR before she died in 2000. When she suffered a relapse and had only weeksContinued...

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JKR is one of EW's Entertainers of the Year

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2003, 11:18 AM

JK Rowling has been named one of the Entertainers of the Year by Entertainment Weekly magazine. While the stars of LOTR are on the magazine's cover, JKR is joined on the list by 50 CENT, comics ELLEN DEGENERES, JACK BLACK and WILL FERRELL, UMA THURMAN, BEYONCE KNOWLES, SEAN PENN and COLDPLAY.

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