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Fans

Preview of Ellen DeGeneres Show at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Online

Posted by: Edward
March 30, 2010, 06:02 PM

A short preview of the Ellen DeGeneres Show at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction is now online via the official show website.  Update: The video can now be watched via our Video Galleries.  As readers will recall, TLC reported earlier this month thatContinued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
March 30, 2010, 12:36 PM

Film, fashion and philanthropy continue to dominate the happenings of the Harry Potter actors this week. The Yorkshire Post has a new interview with Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn) in which the actor discusses his latest film, "Perrier's Bounty." Broadbent describes his gun-wielding, cocaine-snorting roleContinued...

Fan Events

"Muggles are Wizards" Wizarding World of Harry Potter featured on Celebrity Apprentice

Posted by: Edward
March 30, 2010, 12:03 PM

As readers will recall, last fall rumors first surfaced regarding the possible involvement of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction in an upcoming episode of the NBC reality game show Celebrity Apprentice.  Today, those rumors have proven to be true, forContinued...

Books

Bloomsbury to Repackage Harry Potter Novels with 'Signature' Edition Covers

Posted by: Edward
March 30, 2010, 10:28 AM

This Fall, UK Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury will be repackaging the seven Harry Potter novels with new Signature Edition covers, the Bookseller reports.  High Res photos of these signature edition covers for the Harry Potter series can be found right here in ourContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: Rosi
March 30, 2010, 02:38 AM

Please join us at TLC today in sending birthday wishes to Robbie Coltrane. The actor, who portrays Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, is today celebrating his 59th birthday. Many happy returns!

Fan Events

LiveStream Discussion of Leaky's Wizarding World of Harry Potter Previews Tonight

Posted by: Edward
March 29, 2010, 09:20 PM

Join us this evening at 10pm Eastern (7pm Pacific) on the PotterCast LiveStream for an expanded discussion of Leaky's recent previews of Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, set to open on June 18.  This live event will feature a rundownContinued...

Video Games

Enter the Leaky Cauldron in New LEGO Harry Potter Gameplay Video

Posted by: Edward
March 29, 2010, 07:15 PM

Another new clip has been released from the LEGO Harry Potter video game, this time showing Harry and Hagrid entering into a certain magical pub called The Leaky Cauldron and making their way into Diagon Alley.  The one minute and seven second long clip features a number ofContinued...

Felton

Five Nominations for "Half-Blood Prince" Film and Actors at 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2010, 02:33 PM

As per his tweet, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) is up to be nominated in the MTV Movie Awards for Best Villain; you can vote for him at this link.  The young actor joins his co-stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) who have been nominated in the Best Male Performance and BestContinued...

Heyman Interviews

David Heyman Promises Deathly Hallows will be "Even More Epic" in 3-D

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2010, 12:09 PM

MTV has posted a lengthy and informative interview with Potter films producer David Heyman today discussing the film to bring both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to 3-D. Heyman as usual is very frank about the decisions, the effect of films like Avatar and Up, andContinued...

Fan Events

This Cauldron is Made of Chocolate: A tale of food from the Harry Potter theme park

Posted by: Melissa
March 29, 2010, 03:50 AM

Presenting the second (of three-ish) parts of our report of Leaky's preview of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Tonight at 7pm PACIFIC (not Eastern; it's 10pm Eastern), join us in PotterCast's LiveStream, where we will talk about this and our previous reportContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Brendan Gleeson

Posted by: Rosi
March 29, 2010, 03:31 AM

Today we ask you to join us in raising a glass to Brendon Gleeson, who is today celebrating his birthday! The "Mad-Eye" Moody actor has just turned 54. Many happy returns!

Legal

Settlement Reached in Wyrd Sisters Legal Battle Against WB

Posted by: Edward
March 28, 2010, 02:13 PM

The Toronto Sun is reporting the lawsuit filed by Canadain folk band The Wyrd Sisters against Warner Bros. has been quietly settled.  Details of the settlement have not been disclosed, for both parties are "subject to a confidentiality clause that prevents either side from revealingContinued...

DH Film

More Details About Godric's Hollow Scenes Filmed in "Ethereal" Lavenham

DH Film
Posted by: Rosi
March 26, 2010, 06:51 PM

The Suffolk Free Press has a few more details on the filming that took place on the 29th of January in the mediƦval village of Lavenham, Suffolk. No members of the cast were present for the scenes shot in the village in January, but the paper reports, "Harry Potter and HermioneContinued...

DH Film

"Deathly Hallows" Filming at Pinewood Studios to Wrap Today

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
March 26, 2010, 02:04 PM

A quick bit of news has come online this morning via actor Matt Lewis' (Neville Longbottom) Twitter page.  The actor, who is currently filming for the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," made mention of the film's last day of filming at Pinewood Studios, saying: "It's the lastContinued...

Video Games

Harry Potter LEGO Video Game Year Three Preview Online

Posted by: Edward
March 25, 2010, 07:38 PM

In the latest issue of the official Warner Bros. Harry Potter newsletter, a number of new, fun features; among them, they have released a minute-long trailer for the Year Three segment of the Harry Potter LEGO video game. The trailer is available to view in our Video Galleries.

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