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New High Res "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" CineLive Photos

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2008, 07:54 PM

Thanks to WB for sending over these glorious high res photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as seen in CineLive magazine. Note the new photo of the Trio with Snape and McGonagall as they examine the poisoned opal necklace.  Enjoy!

Snape, McGonagall and opal necklace
Ginny WeasleyContinued...


Jason Isaacs Talks Deathly Hallows, Lucius "Half-Blood Prince" Cameo, Politics, "Good" and More

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2008, 01:48 PM has released a new, and very lengthy interview with actor Jason Isaacs. In this very indepth piece, Jason confirms again that he has a very small cameo as Lucius Malfoy in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ("a moving paintingContinued...


Bloomberg: Hollywood Looks to Potter in 2009 to Stem Decline in Movie Attendance

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2008, 01:11 PM has a new article online, detailing the concern Hollywood has over declining movie attendance and ticket sales. The piece notes that many are looking toward Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and other sequels to turn the tide in 2009. Quotage:


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First Look: Weasley Wizard Wheezes, New Slughorn Photo in Empire Magazine

Posted by: sue
December 29, 2008, 08:06 PM

Earlier we told you the February edition of Empire Magazine would contain a new preview of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Tonight, the first scan from the magazine is in our galleries  and contains our first look at Fred and George (James and Oliver Phelps)Continued...


Alan Rickman to Receive Queen's Honour: Report proves false

Posted by: sue
December 29, 2008, 03:46 PM

UPDATE: Several readers let us know the full list has now been published and unfortunately the name of Alan Rickman is not included. We do not know if he declined the honor, or the Daily Mail article was simply incorrect, and we will update with more if we can.

Actor Alan Rickman is apparently on a list forContinued...

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February Edition of Empire Magazine to Give New Preview of Half-Blood Prince Film

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2008, 08:41 PM

(Update: You ca now see the scan here in our galleries, thanks to reader Tracy!)

The February edition of Empire Magazine will contain a new preview of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As noted on the cover (seen here), the magazine is featuringContinued...


Steve Kloves Comments on WB Worrying over Anticipation for Potter Films ?

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2008, 07:50 PM

The serious economic and credit issues facing all of us are hitting Hollywood as well, as noted in this new article from The Independent. The piece focuses on the financial concerns major film studios have regarding large scale big budget fantasy films, and makes mentionContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Maggie Smith

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2008, 10:12 AM

Please join everyone at TLC in sending birthday wishes to actress Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), who is today celebrating her 74th birthday.  Cheers to you, Maggie!

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks "Equus," Getting Back to Harry Potter, and More in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
December 27, 2008, 11:36 PM

A new interview appeared online from TheaterMania featuring actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) discussing his role in the play Equus and of returning to the Harry Potter films early next year.  The interview features Mr. Radcliffe commenting on the work ethicContinued...


Happy Birthday Melissa!

Posted by: John
December 27, 2008, 12:35 PM

When you have your birthday two days after Christmas, do you simply get larger 'combined' presents? Or do you just get more of them? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me either way, but we could ask our own Melissa Anelli to be sure! That's right! Our very own 'big cheese' Melissa 'coffee cup' Anelli has a birthday today,Continued...


Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2008, 09:48 AM

As Chief Leaky Holiday Cheergiver, it's my happy pleasure to wish you all the happiest of holidays today and always. It's been a wonderful year for all of us and we're all very grateful - but more on that next week. For now, watch our first ever animated PotterCast special, courtesy Frankie, the Emo Nargles,Continued...


New Italian Harry Potter Action Figures, More

Posted by: sue
December 24, 2008, 11:39 AM

Italian company DeAgostini has now launched a new collection of Harry Potter figures. In the new collection, additional photos here and here, there are new figures of Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe), Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), HagridContinued...


New Holiday Issue of "The Quibbler" Now Online

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2008, 04:04 PM

Just in time for the holidays, we can now present to you the latest issue of The Quibbler, full of “all the news you won’t find anywhere else."  This Christmas themed issue of The Quibbler is now available for download and features holiday cheer and enjoyment for your reading pleasure. Continued...


Dan Radcliffe's Harry Potter Character to Wear Belstaff Couture

Posted by: sue
December 23, 2008, 12:04 PM

New York Magazine is reporting today actor Dan Radcliffe will be sporting some nice attire in his role of Harry Potter in an upcoming Potter film. The magazine (via WWD) reports that "Harry Potter is going high fashion. Belstaff is designing the wizard costume for Daniel RadcliffeContinued...


Win a Pair of Tickets to See Dan Radcliffe, Richard Griffiths in "Equus"

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2008, 11:07 PM

More holiday treats tonight as has opened a contest for ten readers to win a pair of tickets to the play Equus starring Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon).  One grand prize winner will get a backstage meet and greet with Dan,Continued...

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