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Followup: Muggles Find Arthur Weasley's Missing Car

Posted by: sue
May 19, 2006, 07:40 AM

Last fall we reported that Arthur Weasley, well known collector of Muggle artifacts, had his beloved Ford Anglia car stolen from a film studio lot. This crime has gone unresolved until now, as the enchanted vehicle has mysteriously turned up outside a magical fortress, or in Muggle terminology,Continued...

PotterCast

New PotterCast.com Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
May 18, 2006, 07:55 PM

PotterCast.com, the Web site for our podcast, has gotten, once again, a huge facelift. Go poke around and have fun, but first here's the rundown of what you can find in this new version:

Flash player: Listen to PotterCast right on the site, with a customized streaming audio Flash player that is small enough to keepContinued...

Movies

Reminder: Voting for MTV Movie Awards Ends Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2006, 07:32 PM

A quick reminder that voting for the MTV Movie Awards ends tomorrow. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was nominated in three categories, including "Best Villian" (Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort), "Best Hero" (Dan Radcliffe as Harry), and "Best On-Screen Team" (DanContinued...

HP Cast

Netscape Names Potter Actors as Best of British

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2006, 07:17 PM

Netscape has drawn up their list of "The Best of the British" and included some actors from the Harry Potter films. Of number eight, Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) they say "He's what we like to call the George Clooney of England, except with more talent and less girlfriends. Hey,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Special Auction for Tickets to JKR New York Reading

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2006, 06:44 PM

Last week when we told you that Jo was coming to New York City to take part in a charity reading, it was announced that there was going to be an special auction for tickets to this event. The auction for these tickets has now begun, and Bloomberg.com is reporting that the prices are already upContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Miriam Margolyes

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2006, 06:40 PM

It is fitting that May, the month for flowers, sees the birthday of our favorite Herbology professor Miriam Margoyles (Professor Sprout)! Today Miriam is celebrating her 65th birthday. Cheers! (and gooo Hufflepuff!)

OotP Film

Rumor of Filming for Phoenix Near Tower Bridge

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2006, 07:04 AM

We've received a report that some filming for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has been taking place in London near Tower Bridge. They say that they have been shooting for the last four days in the Butlers Wharf area along the Thames. Readers will remember that last year in an interview,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Jo to Read From HBP at Queen's Birthday Party; Contest to Win Tickets to Party

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2006, 12:06 AM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be attending a special birthday party for the Queen at Buckingham Palace where she will be making a special reading. The Telegraph is now reporting that Jo will be reading from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceContinued...

LeakyLounge

W.O.M.B.A.T. Review: The LeakyLounge's Study Course

Posted by: Melissa
May 17, 2006, 02:11 PM

Nervous about your next W.O.M.B.A.T. test? Do standardized wizarding exams make your palms sweat? The idea of the looming Grade 2 W.O.M.B.A.T. sending you into hysterics?
Never fear; the LeakyLounge, with the Chamber of Chat and the Corner Booth, have joined together to form a W.O.M.B.A.T. reviewContinued...

Honors/Awards

Tony Noms for Potter People

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2006, 10:38 AM

The Tony Award nominations were announced today, and once more, Harry Potter cast members have received nods. Here they are:
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play:
Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), for Faith Healer
Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) for The History Boys

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in aContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Press Conference with JKR in New York August 1

Posted by: sue
May 16, 2006, 07:13 AM

As part of the "Evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp" event, author J.K.Rowling, along with Stephen King and John Irving, will hold a press conference Tuesday, August 1 at 10am at Radio City Music Hall. Later that night, the authors will hold their special charity reading. TLC will provideContinued...

More Theater Honors for Potter Cast Members

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2006, 11:14 PM

It is Broadway Awards season, folks, and Harry Potter cast members are raking them in. We have already reported Drama League Nominations and Drama Desk Nominations. Today, the 55th Annual Outer Critics' Circle Awards were announced, and Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) and Frances de la TourContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Loves Libraries

Posted by: sue
May 15, 2006, 04:24 PM

Authors J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, and Philip Pullman are among those who are lending their support to the "Love Libraries" campaign. Part of an effort in the UK to help "galvanize support for public libraries and combat their growing image problem," the "Love Libraries" campaign hasContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast #39: Horcri hears a Jo

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2006, 09:44 AM

PotterCast #39, Horcri hears a Jo, in which John pays the piper for his famous misnomer, is live:

In this show:
-Jo has put the smackdown on John's "Horcri," validating Melissa and Sue's last half-year of shouts of disapproval. And now John's having big trouble.
-Who else has made a horcrux? WeContinued...

Honors/Awards

Harry Potter Voted Australian Children's Favorite Read

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2006, 12:26 AM

In an online poll of over 23,000 Australian children, the Harry Potter books were voted "favorite read" (for the purposes of the poll, the series was counted as a single book). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis came in at second place, and Charlie and the ChocolateContinued...

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