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Floo Network Update

Posted by: Melissa
January 21, 2004, 06:06 PM

Lexicon Steve has updated The Floo Network home page - check it out!

Movies

Dan Radcliffe Nominated to "sizzle" in Seventeen

Posted by: Melissa
January 21, 2004, 05:46 PM

The Philippine edition of Seventeen magazine is "looking for 17 guys to make your summer sizzle," and Daniel Radcliffe has been nominated. He's 23rd on the list right now but you can vote to bump him up here. The poll is updated each Monday, and the Seventeen Boys of Summer willContinued...

Movies

PoA Shortest of Three Movies?

Posted by: Melissa
January 21, 2004, 05:41 PM

CTV.ca reports that PoA is under 2.5 hours, the shortest of the three HP movies so far:

Harry Potter fans who want to see every detail from the books translated into the screen versions might be uneasy over the projected length of Prisoner of Azkaban: less than 2½ hours, the shortest of the series so far.
ThisContinued...

News

Harry's Got a Brand New Jacket

Posted by: Melissa
January 20, 2004, 05:26 PM

Or, rather, four of them. Bloomsbury announced four new covers for Harry Potter one through four, all designed similar to the adult jacket of OotP. The adult hardback of OotP has reached 10 percent of total sales, the press release says. The books will be rereleased on July 8, 2004, the four-year anniversary of theContinued...

Movies

GoF to be "most expensive movie ever made"

Posted by: Melissa
January 19, 2004, 07:58 PM

A number of published reports are saying that Mike Newell, while getting ready to direct GoF, has said that the fourth Potter film will cost 170 million pounds, 5 million pounds more than Return of the King, and the most expensive film ever made. Newell also said he's casting at the moment, lookingContinued...

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Rare Potter book sells at auction

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2004, 02:48 PM

A rare draft copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" sold at auction for 1,468 GBP or $2,500 USD. This proof copy of the book was considered valuable because of a printing error where the author is credited on the title page as JA rather than JK Rowling.

Books

"Adult Prize" corrected

Posted by: Melissa
January 19, 2004, 11:50 AM

Leaky readers who were so quick to point this out to us, pat yourself on the back: the Guardian ran a correction today, saying that the WH Smith award would not be JKR's first adult award (see more in our previous correction here)- as she won the Hugo in 2001.

Books

HP Gets a Chuckle Out of the Queen

Posted by: Melissa
January 19, 2004, 11:48 AM

In conversation with the Bishop of Birmingham (the Rt. Rev John Sentamu) yesterday, the Queen had herself a chuckle when she named Albus Dumbledore as the headmaster of Hogwarts, the Daily Telegraph reported today. The bishop asked the question during his sermon the Queen was attending the service (her countryContinued...

Movies

Trio Pic: Helping Ron

Posted by: Melissa
January 18, 2004, 06:50 PM

Ix sent us a scan of the LA Times article, with a beautiful new pic of Hermione and Harry helping Ron on his bad leg in PoA:
TrioLastActHi.jpg

Cuaron: Potter actors were "al dente"

Posted by: Melissa
January 18, 2004, 05:52 PM

The San Bernadino Sun's "U Film" section has a new article on PoA, with new quotes and even a new pic of Harry reading by wandlight. Cuaron speaks of his differences from Columbus:

"It's just different minds, with different virtues and different flaws,' Cuaron says graciously by phoneContinued...

Movies

Teen Angst at Hogwarts

Posted by: Melissa
January 17, 2004, 01:32 AM

The Los Angeles Times has posted five new pictures from PoA to go with their new article, "Teen Angst at Hogwarts" in the Calendar Live section. (Click for larger versions):


Much, much thanks to Mariannec and ix for getting these to us!
Below is a sum-up of the new information and quotes in the very excellent article.Continued...

Movies

Entertainment Weekly's Hot 10 of 2004

Posted by: Melissa
January 16, 2004, 02:20 PM

Entertainment Weekly posted a short interview with Alfonso Cuaron on its preview of the hottest 10 movies for 2004. You have to be a subscriber or an AOL member for the whole article, but here are relevant quotes from the impish director:

"The moment I read the book, I was hooked. It's a myth for ourContinued...

Movies

New Emma Watson Interview

Posted by: sue
January 16, 2004, 10:25 AM

The official UK Harry Potter website has posted a new interview with Emma Watson(Hermione). In this Q & A, she answers fans' questions about things like what her day is like on the set , and confirms that she will be in film 4 -"Goblet of Fire". Editors Note: This interview can be found at the UK siteContinued...

Super Harry

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2004, 07:11 PM

The Super Bowl may have something besides football and entertainment for Harry Potter fans . According to CNN Money, we may get to see the trailer for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" during the Super Bowl on CBS Sunday, February 1st. Citing Advertising Age, the article says other possible commercials to air mayContinued...

Books

Scholastic Editor-in-Chief to Receive Award

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2004, 01:16 PM

The Association of American Publishers will give this year's Curtis Benjamin Award to Jean Feiwel, editor-in-chief and publisher of Scholastic Books, according to Reed Busines information. The citation included "the phenomenal success of Scholastic's trade publishing program" and listedContinued...

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