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Walters Interviews

Julie Walters Talks About Driving Lessons, Harry Potter, and More

Posted by: Melissa
August 06, 2006, 12:00 PM

Actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) was interviewed recently on the Irish radio program "Rattlebag." In the nearly 40-minute interview, Ms. Walters talked about her career, her family, working as a nurse, and (of course) Driving Lessons and Harry Potter. SheContinued...

OotP Film

New OotP Photos of Dan Radcliffe Filming Privet Drive Scenes

Posted by: sue
August 05, 2006, 09:36 AM

There are some new photos online today of filming for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which you can see here in our galleries. These photos show Dan Radcliffe (Harry), and someone who looks like Harry Melling (Dudley) running along the set of Privet Drive. In these photos,Continued...


MSNBC Interview with Melissa, John Irving on JKR at RCMH

Posted by: sue
August 04, 2006, 01:20 PM

MSNBC has now posted video of an interview that features author John Irving and our own Melissa Anelli with their reaction to the "Harry, Carrie, and Garp" event this week at Radio City Music Hall in New York. They discuss their reaction to the reading by Jo, the possibility of HarryContinued...


Issue Six of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: sue
August 04, 2006, 10:54 AM

Issue Six of Scribbulus, our essay project, is now online for your perusal. In this issue are ten essays ranging from topics such as "Money, Money, Money," to "Keep Your Mouth Shut and Your Mind Open," to "Seven DADA Teachers=Seven Missing Lords?". Our own Doris Herrmann also hasContinued...

OotP Film

Report: Half-Blood Prince Due November, 2008

Posted by: sue
August 04, 2006, 10:41 AM

Scores of readers let us know that Box Office Mojo has updated their movie release schedule to include a new date of November 21, 2008 for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Back in March of this year, Potter film producer David Heyman also said that he anticipated a "Fall 2008" releaseContinued...

OotP Film

OotP Filming Report: McGonagall, Students and More

Posted by: sue
August 03, 2006, 09:10 AM

HP4U has now posted a new filming report from the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This report details filming of the scene with McGonagall (Dame Maggie Smith) recovering from her attack with the stunning spells outside of Hagrid's Hut. There were also scenes filmed with Draco,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

[He Who Got Killed in Book Six] is Really Dead, JKR Rethinks Title of Book Seven, More from Radio City

Posted by: Melissa
August 02, 2006, 10:29 PM

During tonight's RCMH reading, JK Rowling said that Dumbledore is definitely dead, and that we all need to start moving through the five stages of grief. She needs to help us get past denial, she said, and thinks the next stage might be angerContinued...

OotP Film

Confirmed: Bonham Carter, Hooper for Phoenix

Posted by: sue
August 02, 2006, 05:37 PM

Today, Warner Brothers officially announced that composer Nicholas Hooper would provide the score for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As previously reported, Mr. Hooper replaces Patrick Doyle for the fifth film. Nicholas Hooper has worked with Phoenix director David Yates before on filmsContinued...

Live Vegas LeakyMug Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
August 02, 2006, 01:28 AM

The live podcast that the LeakyMug crew did last week in Las Vegas is now live on iTunes (please note, this is a SEPARATE iTunes feed; these shows no longer appear on the Muggle- or PotterCast feeds separately but on this new subscription link) or by direct download here. You don't need an iPod to listen; justContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR in NYC: From the first reading

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2006, 09:50 PM

At tonight's charity reading at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Jon Stewart introduced J.K. Rowling to an excited crowd. During his introduction Stewart said, "I look forward to each and every installment... I should be sitting out there with you."
For the reading, Rowling read from Half-BloodContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Press Conference Transcript: JKR Having Fun Writing Book Seven, to go through "bereavement" at end

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2006, 05:35 PM

The following is a transcript of the press conference that occurred this morning at Radio City Music Hall, between J.K. Rowling. Stephen King and John Irving. Enjoy!

Radio City Music Hall Press Conference Transcript

J.K. Rowling. Stephen King, John IrvingContinued...


Equus Preview Date Reported

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2006, 04:48 PM

We told you that Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths will be appearing onstage in London next year in Peter Shaffer's controversial play, Equus. is now reporting that preveiws of this play will begin on February 16, 2007. The venue and ticket information are still not announced, but stayContinued...

OotP Film

Possible Order of the Phoenix Film Spoilers

Posted by: sue
August 01, 2006, 03:50 PM

Today, a report surfaced online that contains possible spoilers to the begining sequences of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie. TLC Reader Patricio also sent us this rough description of what the early scenes of the film may possibly contain. Please note that we can not verifyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

More JKR Pics from Press Conference

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2006, 02:39 PM

There are more pics from this morning's Radio City Music Hall press conference here in the gallery. Enjoy! More on the way.

MuggleCast Nominated for Fave Podcast at Kids Choice Awards, Australia

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2006, 02:36 PM

Our friends at MuggleCast have been nominated for a Kids Choice Award in Australia in the "Fave Podcast" category; to support the show, go here, create a NickName, and vote! Congrats, guys!

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