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Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Update

Posted by: Edward
August 23, 2008, 09:56 PM

There two pieces of news online regarding the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park currently under construction at Universal in Orlando, Florida. First up, a new blog via the Orlando Sentinel has a handful of new photos online which show the continued construction of structuresContinued...


Emma Watson Attends Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Featured in Italian Vogue

Posted by: sue
August 22, 2008, 02:35 AM

Emma Watson has written a new message on her official website, where the actress reveals she attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art over the summer. The actress, who portrays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, wrote that she took a course at the prestigiousContinued...


Dan Radcliffe to Appear on NBC's Conan O'Brien Show Monday

Posted by: Edward
August 22, 2008, 01:33 AM

Actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will be making an appearance next week on the “Late Night with Conan O’Brien Show” to discuss his upcoming play, “Equus,” before it makes its Broadway debut in September. is reporting that Dan is scheduled toContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

Posted by: Edward
August 21, 2008, 11:03 PM

Everyone please join us in raising your glass for a well-mannered toast to Percy Weasley who, as the calendar of J. K. Rowling’s website now indicates, celebrates his birthday on August 22nd. Happy Birthday, Percy! Cheers!

HBP Film

High Res Photo of Dumbledore in Great Hall

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2008, 09:14 PM

WB sent us the latest behind the scenes photo from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” this now in high res of Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) filming his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, with director David Yates and crew working in the background.Continued...

Video Games

Possible Post Series Video Games in the works for EA?

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2008, 08:35 PM

There is more online today, regarding the future of the Harry Potter video games, and a possible extension of the games post “Deathly Hallows.” In a new interview with Jonathan Bunney, an executive producer with EA, makers of the Harry Potter video games, the future looks brightContinued...

HBP Film

Teaser Trailer for "Half-Blood Prince" Now Reflects New Release Date

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2008, 06:32 PM

As painful as this might be for some, WB has sent us links for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" teaser trailer which was released a few weeks now, now sporting the new release date of July 17, 2009.

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Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Starts Rehearsals for "Equus," Talks Wizard Rock and More

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2008, 11:22 PM

There is more online now regarding actor Dan Radcliffe’s appearance at New York Times talks event held last night. MTV has two additional articles, where the Harry Potter actor discusses his upcoming role in the Broadway production of “Equus” as well as music,Continued...

HBP Film

New HBP Behind the Scenes Photo of Dumbledore

Posted by: Edward
August 20, 2008, 10:44 PM

The latest issue of German magazine Cinema has an article and behind the scenes look at the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film which a short report, photos from the film, and new set photo of Dumbledore during a scene shot in the Great Hall. This particular behind the scenesContinued...

HBP Film

New UK Trailer Due for "Half-Blood Prince? Not Just Yet Says WB

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2008, 08:53 PM

The British Board of Film Classification has been updated today with news that a new trailer for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince may be released shortly. The website reads that “Trailer 2” received a rating of “PG” and has a run time of “1m 31s.” UPDATE:Continued...

HBP Film

EA Continues to Promote "Half-Blood Prince," Made Wii Lead Platform for the Game

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2008, 07:27 PM

With the news that the film for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” had been rescheduled to July 17, 2009, there has been continued speculation regarding the fate of the video game. Earlier this week, EA confirmed to TLC that they are still “evaluatingContinued...


"Give Light" Competition Features Pane by Jo Rowling, Stephen Fry

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2008, 02:57 PM

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, a church currently undergoing a more-than $70-million project to restore the London landmark; to help raise funds, several important British figures, including J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry, have donated panes of glass that they have decorated themselves. J.K.Continued...


Scholastic Celebrates Anniversary with "Cover to Cover" Readathon Webcast

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2008, 02:42 PM

To celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Scholastic is holding a live read-a-thon at their New York City store on Sept. 23. Fans of all ages are invited to sit in the throne that J.K. Rowling used at her CarnegieContinued...


Reminder: 10th Anniversary "Sorcerer's Stone" Due Next Month

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2008, 12:10 PM

A reminder today that just over a month from now on September 23, Scholastic will issue the special ten year anniversary edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” In preparation for the release, US Harry Potter publishers Scholastic have now added a special bookmarkContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Gives NYT Talk, Discusses DH and More

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2008, 01:35 AM

Previously we told you that actor Dan Radcliffe would be part of a special New York Times Talks event, in preparation for his appearance on Broadway in the production of “Equus.” That event took place tonight in NYC, and there is an early report online that contains aContinued...

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