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Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Scholastic Updates with Special Guests, Video of Prep for Cover to Cover Day

Posted by: sue
September 18, 2008, 12:53 PM

Previously we told you that Scholastic would be holding a special read-a-thon to celebrate the release of the Tenth Anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” This Cover to Cover event is to be held next week in New York City at the Scholastic store on Tuesday,Continued...


Leaky Lounge Update: New Forum Added

Posted by: sue
September 18, 2008, 12:46 AM

‘The times, they are a-changing’ the song goes, and so goes events in our world. As such, our Leaky Lounge has added a new forum to discuss these ever changing times, the myriad of political and social events that are grabbing headlines and impacting our everyday life. The forum is called “Continued...

HBP Film

New HBP Photos, including Luna outside the Gates of Hogwarts

Posted by: sue
September 17, 2008, 10:30 PM

Thanks to Alejandro from Bloghogwarts who let us know that he has obtained several new photos from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Found in a new official 2009 HBP desk agenda, you can see a new photo of Luna Lovegood and Harry Potter standing outside the gates ofContinued...


Production on Rupert Grint Film "Wild Target" Begins Today

Posted by: Edward
September 17, 2008, 05:45 PM

As we reported previously, actor Rupert Grint, who portrays the character of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, was recently cast in a new film entitled “Wild Target.” News on this production comes today from the Isle of Man Today newspaper which reports filming is set toContinued...

J.K. Rowling

The (Almost) Case of Doctor Who and JKR

Posted by: sue
September 16, 2008, 11:01 PM

Great leaping Tardis! New reports are online tonight regarding how Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had been favored to be a guest on the popular UK program Doctor Who for the Christmas 2007 show. The BBC is reporting that Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies had wanted Jo to star in the episode, however theContinued...


The Stylish Ladies of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
September 16, 2008, 10:39 PM

London Fashion week is currently ongoing over in the UK, and a few members of the Harry Potter films attended several of the fashion shows today. Thanks to Jackie from our Order partner for letting us know that Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) both attended theContinued...


Contest to New York City Premiere of HBP

Posted by: sue
September 15, 2008, 11:17 PM

Details magazine has launched a new contest to win a trip for two to the New York City premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince next summer. Previously it had been thought the premiere of the film was to be in Los Angeles, California. However, with the move in release date to July 17 of next year,Continued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial: An Appeal to be Filed

Posted by: Edward
September 15, 2008, 12:19 PM

An update for you this morning on the ongoing trial between WB/JKR vs.RDR Books. The Detroit Free Press is reporting an appeal is expected to be filed this week in this matter. The paper reports:

Roger Rapoport, a Muskegon publisher, and Steve Vander Ark, a Grand Rapids area librarian and author,Continued...


Rupert Grint Attends EA Sports Golf Event in England

Posted by: Edward
September 14, 2008, 09:34 PM

Our Order partner,, is reporting this afternoon that actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) took part in a golfing event earlier this month in Hertfordshire, England. Held at the The Grove Golf Club, the EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA 2009 Invitational Event featured Rupert, along withContinued...


New "Yule Ball" Water Globes and More

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2008, 07:50 PM

Several months ago we told you about new Harry Potter Water Globes from the San Francisco Music Box company. The company has now added several new globes to the product line, including a Yule Ball Theme. New is the Hermione Granger at the Yule Ball water globe, Harry Potter at the Yule Ball globe and the RonContinued...


Followup: Video of Phelps Bros at Thames Festival

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2008, 02:13 PM

Previously we told you James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) would be appearing at the Thames Festival in London this weekend. This event took place yesterday, and video of the twins has now appeared online via YouTube, where they discuss shooting Quidditch scenes and more. You canContinued...


New Interview with Katie Leung

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2008, 01:38 PM

There is a brief new interview with Katie Leung (Cho Chang), where the actress mentions her work in the Harry Potter films, attending film premieres and her guest role in a TV series. At this link you can see two new photos of Katie, where she also says of Potter: “I met J K Rowling for the first time at oneContinued...


Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch Attend UK Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2008, 11:25 PM

Actresses Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) attended the UK Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards tonight in London, England. At the ceremony, they presented the award for ‘Favorite Male Film Star’ which went to William Moseley. You can see new photosContinued...

Companion Books

Cover Art for German "Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
September 13, 2008, 12:45 AM

We have several updates regarding the upcoming publication of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling. As readers know, this book, including the tales first mentioned in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” is due to be published in the UK and US on December 4, 2008.Continued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks "Equus," Theater, and Acting in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
September 12, 2008, 10:35 PM

Actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is the subject of a new, expansive interview from the AP on his forthcoming Broadway debut as Alan Strang in the play “Equus.” The young actor sat down with the AP to discuss this role, expanding his acting abilities, and more in regardsContinued...

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