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Rowling To Visit Buckingham Palace

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2004, 08:46 AM

The BBC reports that JK Rowling will be part of a group of women visiting Buckingham Palace to celebrate working women and mothers.
Thank you, Pete!

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Raincoast Books Ethics in Action Award

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2004, 06:07 PM

The Canadian publisher of the Harry Potter series, Raincoast Books, has been awarded the Ethics in Action Award. As we first reported in November, this award is for "its commitment to the responsible purchasing and consumption of paper products."By printing the first edition of "Harry PotterContinued...

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Spanish Edition of OOTP to be released Feb. 21

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2004, 01:37 PM

The Spanish edition of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is due to be released on Saturday, February 21st. Our friends from the website ExpresoHogwarts have sent us the cover of the new book, done by artist Dolores Avendano.
Thanks to the many readers who sent this in!

Movies

200 To Try Out For Krum

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2004, 09:12 AM

Novinite.com reports that 200 Bulgarians will audition for the role of Viktor Krum. Perfect English is not required since Krum is a man of few words, however, casting directors are looking for a, "film face".

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Update on US version of paperback OOTP

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2004, 09:24 PM

Scholastic has announced that the paperback US version of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will be available at a suggested retail price of $9.99 and have 896 pages. The press release states "with a first printing of 2 million copies , the publication of this paperback brings theContinued...

The Letter Box's Note from JKR

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2004, 06:53 PM

Some of you oldbies may remember the Letter Box project from last spring, where hundreds of (mostly older teen and adult) fans sent letters to JK Rowling in a gorgeous box, all through the organizational work of Ali Wildgoose. Today, the text of JKR's letter to all of us whose letters were in that box was postedContinued...

Movies

TV Spot in Medium and Hi-Res

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2004, 02:26 PM

Mugglenet has posted higher res captures of the TV spot from last night - thanks Diane for the alert!

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OOTP in Paperback

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2004, 08:42 AM

Today, Bloomsbury announced that "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will be released in paperback on Sat. July 10th in the UK.
The American version, by Scholastic, will be released in paperback on Tuesday, August 10th.

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Video of Emma and Rupert on Nick at Superbowl

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2004, 01:34 PM

Our friends at Wandless Magic now have the video up of Emma and Rupert's appearance on the Nickelodeon Superbowl special that aired earlier today on CBS. Note : Requires Windows Media to download.

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Transcript of New POA commercial

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2004, 01:19 PM

We now have a transcript of the new :30 second commercial for POA that just aired on CBS:
Opening shot: WB logo/dark cloudy background as before, with uptempo version of theme music.
*Anncr: "The ride of the summer is here."

Shots of gear stick shifting, the Knight Bus zooming down the street Harry lookingContinued...

Movies

Nick Takes Over the Super Bowl Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2004, 12:33 PM

Much thanks to reader Andrew at The Potter Profile for sending us this - click below!
Candice: Now let's go over to England to see what they think of the Superbowl--
Brent: I need a timeout here Candice. In England, when they say 'Football', they're really talking about 'Soccer'.Continued...

Movies

New Commercial Spot

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2004, 12:13 PM

Reports abound that a new PoA commercial aired during Emma Watson and Rupert Grint's appearance on Nickelodeon Takes Over the Supber Bowl, and according to our readers it included Harry getting slammed into the window of the Knight Bus, which has a shrunken head (I learned on the set that the head was a touch from Cuaron,Continued...

Books

HP5 in Poland

Posted by: Kristin
February 01, 2004, 10:55 AM

Jonas of HP-Fans.de reminds us that Harry Potter i Zakon Feniksa was released this weekend in Poland. Thanks, Jonas!

Movies

Madame Maxine?

Posted by: Kristin
February 01, 2004, 10:48 AM

In the French magazine Studio, Mike Newell says that actress Carole Bouquet has won a part in Goblet of Fire.
As with all parts, consider this a rumor until we have an official announcement.

Thanks, Josselin!

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