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Oscar Watch: Something Wicked for Your Consideration

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 12:25 PM

Warner Brothers have launched their efforts to get Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban nominated for awards this year including the Oscars. WB now has their Official Awards Site up and running. The campaign is featuring these aspects of the Prisoner of Azkaban film for consideration byContinued...

Rumor

Rumor: Half -Blood Prince Release Date Announcement in January?

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 11:40 AM

We at Leaky receive many rumors about possible release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. The latest rumor about a possible announcement of a release date for this book comes from someone who works at Waldenbooks, who saysContinued...

Radcliffe

"Candle for Care" Charity Fundraiser

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 11:17 AM

DanRadcliffe.com and DanRadcliffe.co.uk have launched their "Candle for Care" charity fundraiser for Demelza House, a Children's Hospice in England. This fundraiser is being held for the Harry Potter actor who has requested a donation to this charity in lieu of sending him a holiday gift. Also,Continued...

Products

New Harry Potter Stamps

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 10:46 AM

There are new Harry Potter themed stamps soon to be available in the U.K. The stamps will feature scenes from the Harry Potter films and novels and include Harry, Ron, Hermione as well as Hagrid. A spokesperson said "We had wanted to issue Harry Potter stamps for some time. The idea behind using Harry is to encourageContinued...

"Rowling should receive the Nobel."

Posted by: Kristin
November 27, 2004, 07:08 AM

Prolific, best-selling Chilean writer Isabel Allende, author of Daughter of Fortune and other books, said in a November 25th interview with Spanish newspaper La Razon that JK Rowling should receive the Nobel Prize.
"I admire immensely the author, I love her books and the movies based in them and I thank her,Continued...

Movies

Sound Off; HP Characterization Survey

Posted by: Melissa
November 26, 2004, 02:51 PM

Fandomer Emily is doing a study on characterization in the HP movies, for which she's set up an online survey - she'll share the results with us as soon as she can, so go take part here. We know y'all have opinions on this; it's a great way to get them heard. Enjoy!

GoFFilm

Isaacs Doing "Spit and a Cough" in Goblet of Fire

Posted by: Melissa
November 26, 2004, 11:33 AM

Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) recently sent a note to his fans at the Unofficial Jason Isaacs Page in which he mentioned his filming on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which probably means the filming of the graveyard scene will take place in February:

"Like I said, I'm doing aContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Colleen McCullough: JKR is a "lousy writer"

Posted by: sue
November 25, 2004, 05:32 PM

In an interview with The Courier Mail, author Colleen McCullough (The Thorn Birds) mentions Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In this article, which you can read below, Colleen McCullough offers her opinion on her fellow author.

ONE thing Colleen McCullough won't miss when she finally loses her battleContinued...

HP Cast

Matthew Lewis to Switch on Christmas Lights

Posted by: sue
November 25, 2004, 05:22 PM

Actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom ) is set to switch on Christmas lights for the town of Ilkley, England. The festivities are set to happen at 5pm Saturday, November 27th.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Named President of One Parent Families

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2004, 04:12 PM

UK Charity "One Parent Families" has named author J.K. Rowling as their new President. Having been involved with this charity since 2000 and she was named its first Ambassador, One Parent Families is very important to the Harry Potter author. J.K. Rowling says:

"I am truly honouredContinued...

Movies

Philospher's Stone on TV on Xmas Day

Posted by: Melissa
November 24, 2004, 11:24 AM

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone will get its terrestrial debut on BBC One this Christmas. No word yet on whether there will be any deleted scenes interspersed into the showing, though we'll try to find out. Festive thanks to Peter for letting us know!
And Maelle also let us know that FrenchContinued...

Papers Cover Planning for The Witching Hour

Posted by: Melissa
November 24, 2004, 11:16 AM

The Witching Hour, the October 2005 Harry Potter conference in Salem, Mass., has been written up in a few area papers this month, including the Boston Globe and the North Shore's Town Online. The event organizers also recently released a Call for Papers - they're seeking presentations on allContinued...

Exclusives

Heyman: Goldenberg Tried Out for Philosopher's Stone

Posted by: Melissa
November 24, 2004, 09:40 AM

Below is our last interview bit from Harry Potter Producer David Heyman at the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD launch, where TLC asked him about Michael Goldenberg, the new screenwriter for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

TLC: What led you to Goldenberg?
Heyman: Michael is someone whoContinued...

Movies

GoF on TRL Next Week

Posted by: Melissa
November 24, 2004, 09:34 AM

In July we told you that the MTV Total Request Live segment that was slated to feature their contest winner visiting the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire set (as well as cast members) was postponed until November; sources say that it will appear next week. HPANA asked a producer, who told them it will air on Monday, NovemberContinued...

Holiday Shopping Starts... Today?

Posted by: Melissa
November 23, 2004, 08:24 AM

Yes, of course you can pop into a store and get a copy of PoA on DVD today - but if you're in the States, you can also pick up a watch online or via the Home Shopping Network's 9am (eastern) sell-a-thon. There will be a second show of the Harry Potter watches on again tonight at 11pm(eastern).

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