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HBP Film

WB Prez' Statement to Fans: Move 'Never Intended to Upset our Harry Potter Fans'

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2008, 12:13 AM

Alan Horn, the president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros., has issued another statement about the move of the Half-Blood Prince movie to July 2009; in this statement he addresses the fans directly (as far as we know, this statement has only been sent to fan sites)Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Wins Mythopoeic Society Award; Named Among 50 Best-Loved British Authors

Posted by: Edward
August 19, 2008, 03:41 AM

There are two pieces of news online tonight regarding Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling and honors she recently received. First, the Mythopoeic Society, which is a non-profit agency promoting the study and enjoyment of mythic literature, has chosen Ms. RowlingContinued...

Wizards Bring Down the House at Terminus

Posted by: sue
August 18, 2008, 09:04 PM

As many readers know, Terminus 2008, the Harry Potter conference, recently took place in Chicago, Illinois last week. MTV now has new video of this as well as a new piece about Harry Potter wizard rock and “Twilight” rock bands now article online, featuring a host of interviews with some ofContinued...


PotterCast 162: NYC with Big Whompy

Posted by: Edward
August 18, 2008, 02:33 PM

Back from tour and Terminus, PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is here today with its 162nd episode which brings you the latest Harry Potter news as well as our live show from New York City. This episode starts off with the big news of the week: the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” filmContinued...

HBP Film

EA Remains Undecided on HBP Video Game Release Date Change

Posted by: sue
August 18, 2008, 01:15 PM

Electronic Arts, the makers of the Harry Potter video games, have confirmed directly to TLC that the company is still in the process of re-evaluating a possible new release date for the “Half-Blood Prince” game, despite the move by WB to postpone the movie until July 17 of next year.Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Helen McCrory

Posted by: Edward
August 17, 2008, 11:41 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go out today to actress Helen McCrory, who will be portraying the character of Narcissa Malfoy in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. The actress is celebrating her 40th birthday today. Cheers, Helen!

HBP Film

Decision to Move HBP Made within Past Seven Days

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2008, 07:55 PM

A bit more on the decision to change the release date of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” from November of this year to July 17th, 2009 is now online. The Canadian Press has a new article on the timing of the move and the large feature on the film in the current issue of EntertainmentContinued...

Felton Interviews Tom Felton on Draco, You Tube Channel and More

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2008, 12:54 PM has posted a new interview with Tom Felton, where the actor discusses his role as Draco Malfoy in the Potter films, confirms his involvement with his music on his YouTube channel and more. In the article, which you can read via this link, Tom Felton gives hisContinued...


"Twilight" Film Moves Into "Half-Blood Prince" Release Date

Posted by: Edward
August 17, 2008, 03:56 AM

A number of media outlets are tonight reporting that after the recent announcement by Warner Bros. that the sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, would be pushed back to a July 17, 2009 theatrical release, a decision was made by Summit Entertainment to move the release dateContinued...


Half-Blood Prince Countdown Updated and Available

Posted by: Melissa
August 17, 2008, 03:30 AM

Leaky’s Half-Blood Prince movie countdown has now been updated to reflect the new release date.

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Happy Birthday Evanna!

Posted by: Melissa
August 16, 2008, 10:42 PM

Happy 17th birthday today to Evanna Lynch, who plays lovable, loopy Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. We hope you’ll join us at Leaky in wishing her a day full of dirigible plums, Quibbler puzzles and the clues leading to the Crumple-Horned Snorkack. Or, some cake and good friends, that too. Happy birthday, lady!


Third Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Edward
August 16, 2008, 05:14 AM

The third edition of The Quibbler, our new magazine which prints “all the news you won’t find anywhere else,” is hot off the presses and available for your reading pleasure. This issue contains much news that rarely ever finds its way into typical magical or muggle publications. Our third issue includesContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Featured in "Vogue" Magazine

Posted by: sue
August 16, 2008, 12:36 AM

The newest issue of “Vogue” magazine contains a new feature on actor Dan Radcliffe, and his upcoming Broadway debut with the play “Equus.” Thanks to our Order partner we can now see scans of the article, page one here, and page two, where the Harry Potter actor discussesContinued...

HBP Film

Official High Res Photos of Unbreakable Vow with Snape

Posted by: sue
August 15, 2008, 11:39 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, now in glorious high res: The Unbreakable Vow with Snape (Alan Rickman), Narcissa Malfoy (Helen McCrory), and Bellatrix LeStrange (Helena Bonham Carter) in a scene from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

Thanks to WB who also sent us another high resContinued...

HBP Film

WB's Alan Horn: "We Love Our Fans"

Posted by: sue
August 15, 2008, 01:36 PM

While we have new photos from “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” and news about “Deathly Hallows” (see below) to occupy our time, reaction to the news that HBP has been pushed back until next July continues to dominate the press. Today, the LA Times has a new article online that notesContinued...

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