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"Half-Blood Prince" Casting News on McLaggen, Zabini, Romilda Vane and Katie Bell

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2007, 04:45 PM

Additional casting has been announced for characters in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. As referenced briefly in the recent PotterCast interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, the role of would be Gryffindor keeper CormacContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling named Runner-Up for Time's Person of the Year

Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2007, 01:06 PM

Time.com's Person of the Year (Vladimir Putin) was announced this morning. Though we knew JK Rowling was on the shortlist, the nominees have all been profiled on the magazine's Web site. J.K. Rowling's profile spans the whole phenomenon, the author's plans, and more.

The article also mentionsContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 130: The One with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
December 18, 2007, 07:27 AM


And it's here! J.K. Rowling is on PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast! Aggggh! This is part one of her appearance; the rest will be up next week. We'll have a transcript up as soon as we can.

To listen, subscribeContinued...

PotterCast

Preview of PotterCast with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2007, 08:14 PM

As we have previously posted, early tomorrow we will post the first-ever podcast interview with J.K. Rowling on PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. It’s a rare, informal, discussion which slides between detailed canon, larger statements about the series and writing, and casual banter.

The interviewContinued...

PotterCast

J.K. Rowling to Appear on PotterCast

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2007, 01:17 AM

Well, ever since we made this post we have heard from listeners, friends, colleagues...everyone, all assuming that it meant that we were going to have J.K. Rowling on PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. Despite ourContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"The Tale of the Three Brothers" Review Now Online at Amazon.com

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2007, 01:15 AM

The final review from the special "Tales of Beedle the Bard" book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is now online at Amazon.com. This review focuses on the key "The Tale of the Three Brothers" which features in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Please note this review is detailedContinued...

Humor

Gringotts and Lucius Malfoy Worth Billions Says Muggle Magazine Forbes

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2007, 11:17 PM

Forbes has now published their annual list of the wealthiest fictional characters, and coming in at number 14 is a Wizard of wealth and taste: Lucius Malfoy. In this very funny (and spoiler filled) writeup which you can read below, the dashing Death Eater with a wealth of 1.6 billion, hasContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Newsweek Names "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Best Book of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2007, 02:04 PM

The end of the year list mania continues as Newsweek magazine has selected "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as their Best Book of 2007. In an article titled "Wizards, Warmongers and the West Coast," the magazine lists their 15 best books, with the final installmentContinued...

Watson

Trailer and Stills from Emma Watson's "Ballet Shoes" Now Online

Posted by: Edward
December 16, 2007, 05:05 AM

New promotional materials from the latest project of actress Emma Watson, the television film “Ballet Shoes,” are now online and come in the form of a new trailer, as well as some stills. First, you can view a 39 second look at the BBC1 film right here. This short commercialContinued...

Books

Behold the Tale of Babbity Rabbity!

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2007, 01:35 AM

Ron Weasley would like this news as Amazon.com has now updated with their review of “Babbity Rabbity and her Cackling Stump,” which you can read here. Be sure to check the www.amazon.com/beedlebard link for additional photos of the “Tales of Beedle the Bard,” and earlier reviews from theContinued...

Books

"The Warlock's Hairy Heart" Review Online from "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2007, 07:32 PM

The third of the reviews from “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” is now online at Amazon.com. This installment focuses on “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” and you can read (SPOILERS AHOY!) this overview containing much of the plot via this link. Amazon.com hasContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Nominated as a Great Briton

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2007, 05:40 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been nominated for the Morgan Stanley Great Briton 2007 Awards. Jo is nominated in the Arts category, along with acclaimed actor Sir Ian McKellen and artist Damien Hirst. The Telegraph reports:

The judges described Rowling's "unprecedented global reach" as phenomenalContinued...

Books

Amazon Posts Second Synopsis from "Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2007, 12:45 AM

Amazon.com has now posted a second synopsis from "The Tales of Beedle the Bard." As mentioned in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the collection of fairy tales were collected in a special handwritten book, auctioned by J.K.Rowling to benefit The Children's Voice charity. PurchasedContinued...

Watson Interviews

In Depth Profile and Interview with Emma Watson

Posted by: Edward
December 15, 2007, 12:41 AM

Actress Emma Watson is profiled in a new article online from the Telegraph. This lengthy piece goes into much detail about her young life, her desire to become “a proper actress,” and her new project, the upcoming film “Ballet Shoes.” She first speaks of this new role andContinued...

Film Awards

Imelda Staunton Receives London Critics Circle Nomination for OotP

Posted by: Edward
December 15, 2007, 12:19 AM

The London Critics Circle have released their nominations for their annual awards ceremony which highlight achievements made in British cinema and by British actors. Actress Imelda Staunton, who portrayed Dolores Umbridge in the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”Continued...

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