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WB Shop

Have a Very Harry Birthday Shopping Spree with a 25 Percent Discount From WB!

Posted by: sue
July 30, 2009, 07:01 PM

In honor of the birthday of Harry Potter, Warner Bros is holding a big sale on Harry Potter merchandise found here at the official WBShop. Running now through Monday, August 3rd most items are 25 percent off the normal retail price, including many of the new Harry PotterContinued...

Fans

Video: HPA and Andrew Slack on Australian Today Show

Posted by: sue
July 30, 2009, 12:00 PM

If you've never had a chance to hear or watch Harry Potter Alliance founder Andrew Slack in action, you now have a chance. Andrew was interviewed recently for Australia's Today Show news, and you can watch video of Andrew here on YouTube where he discusses the "What would Dumbledore Do" campaign, theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Frances de la Tour

Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2009, 11:55 AM

Actress Frances de la Tour, who portrayed the character of Madame Maxime in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating her 65th birthday today.  Cheers!

DH Film

More on Filming for Seven Potters Scene in Deathly Hallows

DH Film
Posted by: sue
July 30, 2009, 08:39 AM

Several days ago you might recall we saw photos and a fan report regarding location filming of the Seven Potters scene for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The sequence filmed involved doubles for Harry and Hagrid as they zoomed along an express way in England in the motorbike belongingContinued...

Books

Harry Potter, The Best Beach Book Ever

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 08:49 PM

Ah sweet summer, the time when many of us take time off and head to the beach or holiday for rest and relaxation, and perhaps a fair bit of reading. As such,  National Public Radio recently conducted a poll of the Best Beach Books Eve, and the Harry Potter series by author J.K. Rowling took the top spot.Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom

Posted by: Edward
July 29, 2009, 08:44 PM

Happy Birthday wishes are now featured on the website calendar of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling for the character of Neville Longbottom.  Three cheers to you, Neville.  Happy Birthday!

HBP Film

New York Times Article on Amount of Alcohol Use in Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 11:38 AM

A columnist for the New York Times has written a piece that asks "Does Hogwarts have a drinking problem?" in relation to what they seem to feel is rampant drinking that takes place in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The article starts out by claiming "parents may be surprisedContinued...

HBP Film

More High Res Stills from Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 09:13 AM

Thanks to Oclumencia, we can now see even more high res stills from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Of interest are this look at Harry in Potions class (complete with markings on the Potions book) Draco and Pansy in Potions, Lavender in Weasley Wheezes, McLaggen,  Hermione comforting RonContinued...

Rumor

Emma Watson Rumors Scourgified

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 06:33 AM

There has been a rumor making the rounds claiming actress Emma Watson was killed in a car accident in LA. This is not true. She is currently filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Scourgify bogus rumors!

HBP Film

Half-Blood Prince Tops UK Box Office, Tops $405 Million Internationally

Posted by: Edward
July 28, 2009, 02:55 PM

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film continues to perform phenomenally well at the box office, for the sixth film came in first place in box office takings for the UK and Ireland this past weekend.  The BBC reports that the film grossed 33 million pounds thisContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Chair Used by J. K. Rowling Sells for 20,000 Pounds at Charity Auction

Posted by: Edward
July 28, 2009, 02:22 PM

Recently, TLC reported that a chair used by author J. K. Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter novels went up for a charity auction benefiting the Books Abroad charity which sends free school books to impoverished countries.  The Scotsman is now reporting thatContinued...

HBP Film

Half-Blood Prince IMAX: New Contest, New Video Intro from Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2009, 07:44 PM

As readers will know, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be opening on over 160 screens in IMAX starting Wednesday, July 29th. As such, WB and IMAX have now launched a new video intro from actor Dan Radcliffe, as well as a contest to win a special Half-Blood PrinceContinued...

Fans

Names Registered for Possible Use at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2009, 04:24 PM

Attractions Magazine has a new article online today, containing some interesting names and trademarked registered by Warner Bros for possible use at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As readers of this website will long recall, in the past WB has registered a host of namesContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe In August Issue of Attitude Magazine

Posted by: Edward
July 27, 2009, 04:06 PM

Actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has given a very candid new interview to the UK gay magazine Attitude, which appears in the August issue of the magazine on newsstands now.  The August issue of this magazine features a multi-page photo spread and interview with the actor, which can be seenContinued...

HBP Film

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Teen Choice Award Nomination

Posted by: Edward
July 27, 2009, 03:16 PM

Nominations for the 2009 Teen Choice Awards have been announced, and the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film has been given a nod in the best Summer Movie: Action/Adventure category.  The sixth Potter film has been nominated in this category along side such otherContinued...

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