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GoF Potter Death a Classic, says EW

Posted by: Melissa
July 18, 2008, 03:52 AM

Entertainment Weekly online has posted the top 25 “new classic” death scenes, and in at number three is Cedric’s book four demise. The ranking refers to the scene in the film, in which Cedric, played by Robert Pattinson, dies swiftly at the soon-to-be-reborn Voldemort’s creepy feet.

Dr. Horrible Learned Evil from Voldemort

Posted by: Melissa
July 18, 2008, 03:30 AM

Bit of a light note tonight: this week, you can watch Dr. Horrible, a free Internet musical by Joss Whedon and his brothers and associates (Joss Whedon wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Serenity, and is working on a TV series called Dollhouse).

Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris) is a gooberContinued...

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Entertainment Weekly Posts New Photo of Slughorn and Harry from "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2008, 09:32 PM

Thanks to “Entertainment Weekly,” who let us know about a brand new photo they have from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In the photo, which you can see via this link, Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe) attends Potions class with Professor Horace SlughornContinued...


PotterCast 159: Guess That Book!

Posted by: Edward
July 16, 2008, 11:39 AM

After a bit of a break for the 4th of July, PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is back this week with our 159th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun. The news came pouring in this week, and Sue is here to bring you information on the first high-res stills from the “Half-Blood Prince” film,Continued...

Pattinson Interviews

Robert Pattinson On "Twilight" and "Potter" Comparisons in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
July 16, 2008, 01:04 AM

Actor Robert Pattinson, who we first saw as Cedric Diggory in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” has given a new interview to MTV News for his upcoming film “Twilight,” during which he speaks of the common comparison to the Harry Potter books and films.Continued...

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HBP Trailer Watch: Latest Report on a Teaser Attached to The Mummy?

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2008, 11:04 PM

There is another installment today in the continuing saga and wait for any sort of trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Last night our friends at Bloghogwarts let us a know a rep for WB Mexico gave them a tip that teaser trailer was due here in the USContinued...

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New UK "Half-Blood Prince" Sticker, Coloring Books

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2008, 05:21 PM

As retailers are beginning to unveil their new products for this fall, we have some "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" movie tie-in items to report on today. Penguin Books in the UK have now updated with a few new HBP items, that include looks at the Trio, Snape, Draco, Dumbledore and more.Continued...


Jason Isaacs Comments on Potter Seven, Due to Begin Filming "Brotherhood" Here in US

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2008, 03:14 PM

Actor Jason Isaacs recently attended the premiere of WALL-E in London, England, and gave a short new video interview, where he spoke about a few of his projects and the Harry Potter films. Confirming his will not be seen in “Half-Blood Prince,” he spokeContinued...


Emma Watson Wins Constellation Award

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2008, 02:31 PM

Congratulations are in order today for actress Emma Watson who won a Constellation Award as “Best Female Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series,” for her performance as Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” The Constellation AwardsContinued...

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Pre-Order Additional Platforms of "Half-Blood Prince" Video Game Plus New Photos Online

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2008, 02:05 PM

A few pieces of news to update you on, regarding the video game for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Multiple platforms of the game are now available for pre-order via our Cauldron Shop. In addition to the Wii and PC versions we told you about previously,Continued...

Join Leaky and PotterCast at San Diego Comic Con!

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2008, 06:40 AM

As you might have heard on PotterCast, at the end of this month, Sue Upton and I serve on a Harry Potter phenomenon panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the annual fantasy and sci-fi convention that brings over 100,000 fans from all over the globe. The panel is on Sunday, July 27 at 10:30Continued...

Harry Potter Fans Move UN Security Council to Action

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2008, 06:20 AM

This week we’re proud to report that actions spurred by The HP Alliance have caused the UN Security Council to make its first-ever presidential statement demanding an end to impunity and condemning Sudan’s lack of action in the genocide in Darfur.

According to an official at theContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Part of New York Times Talks Live Event in August

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2008, 11:25 PM

Things are about to heat up as we draw closer to the Broadway opening of “Equus” this fall. Actor Dan Radcliffe, who will be starring in the US stage production of the Peter Shaffer play will take part in a Times Talks event this August. According to Playbill, “DanielContinued...

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Actor Jim Tavare Competes to be Last Comic Standing

Posted by: Edward
July 14, 2008, 08:10 PM

Actor Jim Tavare, who portrayed Tom the innkeeper of The Leaky Cauldron pub in the “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” film, has been expanding his talents in competing on the NBC reality show, “Last Comic Standing,” on which he is now among the 12 finalists. TheContinued...


Brief Update on Closures, Construction for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2008, 12:38 PM

A brief update today regarding the ongoing construction at Universal Orlando for the new “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park. The Orlando Sentinel has word today regarding areas being closed in the existing park, including closures of theContinued...

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