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Honors/Awards

"Order of the Phoenix" Nominated for People's Choice at European Film Awards

Posted by: Edward
August 29, 2008, 07:10 PM

The “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” film has been included on a list of nominees for the People’s Choice Award at the 21st Annual European Film Awards. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the fifth Potter film faces such films as “WelcomeContinued...

HBP Film

New "Half-Blood Prince" Action Figures Including Young Tom Riddle, Bellatrix and More

Posted by: sue
August 29, 2008, 02:29 PM

Photos of the new action figures due as part of the release of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” are now online. Produced in the UK and Europe by Popco, new are action figures of Young Tom Riddle and Professor Severus Snape. In addition, thereContinued...

Watson

Photos from Emma Watson "Italian Vogue" Magazine Feature Online

Posted by: sue
August 29, 2008, 02:05 PM

As mentioned previously on her official website, actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is featured in the new issue of Italian Vogue magazine. You can now see these stunning new photos of Emma via scans of the magazine here, courtesty of Pottershots.net.UPDATEIf you are having troubleContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Video of Dan Radcliffe on "Conan O'Brien Show" Online

Posted by: Edward
August 27, 2008, 10:25 PM

As we first told you last week, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) would make an appearance on the “Late Night with Conan O’Brien Show” to discuss his upcoming Broadway revival of the play “Equus.” The video from that appearance is now online and available for yourContinued...

Books

Cheryl Klein and the Matter of Harry Potter Trivia

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2008, 03:00 PM

Cheryl Klein, Senior Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, is the subject of a new interview, where she briefly discusses her work as Continuity Editor on the Harry Potter books published by Scholastic. Cheryl, who is to be a judge at a Harry Potter Trivia contest at the Decatur Book Festival in GeorgiaContinued...

Phelps

Phelps Twins Talk Making Movies, Video Games in New Interview

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2008, 02:32 PM

James and Oliver Phelps have given a new interview where the brothers discuss the Harry Potter films and video games. Recorded at the recent games convention in Germany, the twins reflect that it was almost eight years ago that they auditioned for the parts of Fred and George WeasleyContinued...

Lynch

New Luna Lovegood Doll from Tonner

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2008, 01:57 PM

Tonner Dolls, makers of high end collectible dolls, have released their new Fall/Holiday collection, and new is a Luna Lovegood doll. The doll, which you can see here, retails for $159.00 (USD), and is based on actress Evanna Lynch as she portrays Luna in the Harry Potter films, complete with mini Radish earringsContinued...

Movies

WB Files Suit Over "Hari Puttar" Film Title In India

Posted by: Edward
August 27, 2008, 02:32 AM

The BBC is reporting that Warner Bros. has filed suit against a film company in India for infringing on intellectual property rights in titling an upcoming movie: “Hari Puttar – A Comedy Of Terrors.” A spokesperson confirmed that a lawsuit was filed against Mirchi Movies andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Excerpt from New J.K. Rowling Foreword to "Harry, A History" Now Online

Posted by: sue
August 26, 2008, 05:56 PM

Today, the Telegraph has a preview piece featuring an excerpt from the foreword that J.K. Rowling wrote for the upcoming book, Harry, A History by TLC's own Melissa Anelli. The piece focuses on how J.K. Rowling "finally cracked," she said, in 2002, and "Googled Harry Potter."Continued...

HBP Film

New Photos of Ron, Lavender, Bellatrix, Dumbledore and More

Posted by: sue
August 25, 2008, 11:19 PM

Several retailers have now uploaded new images from some of the 2009 Harry Potter calendars. Danilo.com and Amazon.com both have new images from the 2009 Square Calendar as well as the Slim Calendar. As seen here in our galleries, you can see the front cover with the Trio, and the back coverContinued...

Books

Marketing for "The Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
August 25, 2008, 06:51 PM

As readers are aware, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard,” the new book for charity by author J.K. Rowling will be published on December 4, 2008. As we draw nearer to the release of the new companion book to the Harry Potter series, retailers have begun their marketing campaign for the book. ThanksContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 163: Detroit Wrock City

Posted by: Edward
August 25, 2008, 05:52 PM


The newest episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is now online for this week, filled with an entire three hours of Harry Potter news, discussion, and wizard rock live from Detroit! Our 163rd episode kicks off with with the latest news from the world of Harry Potter including the 10 year anniversary ofContinued...

Honors/Awards

Watson, Rowling, "Order of the Phoenix" Film Winners at SyFy Awards

Posted by: Edward
August 24, 2008, 05:34 PM

As we reported previously, the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” film and a number of its cast, along with Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, were nominees at the 2008 SyFy Genre Awards. These virtual awards allow fans to vote for their favorite film, series,Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Stephen Fry

Posted by: Edward
August 24, 2008, 04:32 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to the narrator of the UK editions of the Harry Potter novels, Stephen Fry, today as well. Mr. Fry is today celebrating his 51st birthday. Cheers to you Stephen!

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Rupert Grint

Posted by: Edward
August 24, 2008, 11:56 AM

Please join us at TLC today in wishing actor Rupert Grint, who portrays the character of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, a most happy birthday. The actor celebrates his 20th birthday today. Have a smashing day, Rupert! Cheers!

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