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Fans

From the Fan's Point of View: Meeting J.K. Rowling and Going to Premiere of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 01:00 PM

We have a bit of a fun treat today, as there are two special reports from the recent London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as seen through the eyes of fans. Longtime TLC reader Rotfang and his nephew Harry were lucky enough to actuallyContinued...

Grint Interviews

Video: Rupert Grint on NBC's The Today Show

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 11:48 AM

As a follow to the post below, actor Rupert Grint was also on NBC's Today Show. You can now watch the interview via this link, where Rupert discusses the recent rainy premiere in London, his bout with Swine Flu and the tribulations of Ron Weasley's love life in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. UPDATEContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Video: Dan Radcliffe on NBC's The Today Show

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 11:41 AM

As promised, actor Dan Radcliffe was a guest on NBC's The Today Show. You can now see video of Dan on the show here via this link. In this fun interview he jokes about his intense competitive nature over ping pong, plus see a clip of the recently released scene of Professor Slughorn and Harry in PotionsContinued...

HBP Film

500 Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Showings Already Sold Out

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 10:30 AM

Movie-tickets.com has announced today that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has become one of the biggest advance ticket sellers ever. In a release, the website says that HBP "has already sold out over 500 performances worldwide, including over 300 midnight showings in theContinued...

HBP Film

Hot Topic: New Slug Club, Gryffindor Quidditch Captain, Hufflepuff Crest Shirt and More

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 10:16 AM

Product watch continues today with new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince merchandise from Hot Topic. New and notable are at long last an actual Hufflepuff crest shirt :)
Also noteworthy are the Slug Club shirt, Gryffindor Striped shirt, Bellatrix Wanted posterContinued...

HBP Film

James and Oliver Phelps for Swedish Premiere of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 10:01 AM

Premieres for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continue around the globe. James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George) are in Sweden for that premiere, with a new interview of the brothers airing here on Swedish TV.  UPDATE: The video can now also be found here in our galleriesContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Fiona Shaw

Posted by: Edward
July 10, 2009, 09:30 AM

Happy Birthday wishes go out today to actress Fiona Shaw, who portrays the character of Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films.  Ms Shaw is celebrating her 51st birthday today.  Cheers to you!

J.K. Rowling

More on JK Rowling Contribution to Kids' Night In Three Book for Charity

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 09:26 AM

Previously we told of you comments made by author Jessica Adams on her website regarding a contribution from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling  to Kids' Night In Three, a compilation book edited by Adams for charity. The earlier remarks read: "Also on the charity bookContinued...

DH Film

Video: Helen McCrory on Filming Malfoy Manor for Deathly Hallows

DH Film
Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 08:25 AM

There is a new video interview online with actress Helen McCrory where she speaks to her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. In the interview recorded a few days ago in London, she says that she is due back next few weeks to begin filming scenes for Malfoy Manor inContinued...

HBP Film

New Photos of Trio, Bonnie Wright in Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2009, 11:50 PM

Earlier today we told you about the new special issue of Entertainment Weekly on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that is due out tomorrow, Friday, July 10th. Thanks to our Order partner BonnieWrightOnline we can show you more new scans from the feature; one is this adorable new photoContinued...

HBP Film

New Behind the Scenes of Half-Blood Prince Specials from Germany, Italy; New Clip of Potions Class

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2009, 11:37 PM

We have two more behind the scenes specials on the making of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to update you on tonight. First, thanks to our own Erna, we that the German tv station Pro7 will be airing their special Sunday, July 12 at Sunday, 7:10pm.Continued...

HBP Film

USA Today on the Draco and Harry Rivalry

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2009, 09:56 PM

"Whereas Malfoy's becoming a fully fledged evil person, Harry is maturing into this real fighter," says Radcliffe. "He's not a boy anymore, he's a soldier who knows what he has to do. He's set himself goals, along with Dumbledore. I see Harry becoming Dumbledore's favorite foot soldier in this film."

So saysContinued...

HBP Film

Photos from the New York Premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2009, 09:22 PM

Earlier tonight we were able to broadcast live from the red carpet for the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in New York City. We now have press photos to show you from the event, starting here in our Image galleries. The premiere saw Alan Rickman, MichaelContinued...

Radcliffe

Reminder: Dan Radcliffe on David Letterman Tonight!

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2009, 09:07 PM

A quick reminder that actor Dan Radcliffe will be a guest tonight on Late Night with David Letterman. The show is broadcast at 11:35pm on CBS. We now have photos of Dan arriving at the studio to tape the show earlier today, then making his way over to the premiere of Half-Blood Prince. We will haveContinued...

HBP Film

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD Due December 7, 2009

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2009, 08:40 PM

Last month, TLC first told you the DVD for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince would be out in December. Tonight DVD times is reporting a firmer date for now: December 7, 2009. The film will be released on both DVD and Blu-Ray, with Amazon.com already providing an alert opportunityContinued...

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