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Pottermore Insider Releases "The Keeper of the Keys" Artwork

Posted by: Mel
December 12, 2011, 02:55 PM

The Pottermore Insider has updated with some more user submitted artwork for Chapter Four, "The Keeper of the Keys." You can see the artwork here.

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Harry Potter Series Given Special Award from AFI

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Posted by: Mel
December 11, 2011, 06:24 PM

AFI has announced their nominees for their 2011 AFI Awards, and the "Harry Potter" series will be receiving a special award as it does not fit AFI's criteria for other honorees:

AFI also gave "The Artist" and the "Harry Potter" franchise special awards (AFI's special kudos recognize films that don'tContinued...


Winners of Leaky's November Contest Announced

Posted by: Mel
December 11, 2011, 06:16 PM

The winners of Leaky's November contest, where readers were charged with creating a new obstacle to protect the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone, have been chosen!

First place went to Lady Black, second place to A Sluggish Memory, third place went to Laura Keaton, and honorable mentions went to CalumContinued...


"The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater

Posted by: Rosi
December 11, 2011, 06:59 AM

Be sure to catch THE SCORPIO RACES, the book that called "A wonderful combination of Harry Potter and The Hunger Games that you won't ever want to end."

Written by bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater of SHIVER and FOREVER, THE SCORPIO RACES tells the magical adventure of the most dangerousContinued...

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"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Shortlisted for Visual Effects Oscar

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
December 10, 2011, 03:25 PM

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" is shortlisted as one of the top 15 films that is in the running for a 2012 visual effects Oscar. The list was released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Other films in the running include "Thor," "Captain America," "SuperContinued...

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Pottermore Insider Updates with Harry Potter Reading Survey

Posted by: Mel
December 09, 2011, 07:09 PM

The Pottermore Insider has updated its site with a reading survey - which can be taken by anyone, not just those in Pottermore Beta:

While many of you are aware that we’re busy improving and developing the Pottermore experience, you might also be interested to know that we’re hardContinued...

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For Your Consideration Ad for the Golden Globes

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Posted by: Mel
December 08, 2011, 07:15 PM

WB has released another For Your Consideration ad for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," this time aimed at the Golden Globes. WB recommends "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint), Best Actress (Emma Watson), Best SupportingContinued...

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Katie Leung to make Stage Debut in 2012, Phelps Twins Open Teenage Cancer Unit in Birmingham

Posted by: Stephanie_J
December 07, 2011, 08:28 PM is reporting that actress Katie Leung (Cho Chang) will make her stage debut this winter in the play "Wild Swans." Leung has been cast as Er-Hong, one of the main characters in the play. "Wild Swans" is based off the memoir of the same nameContinued...


Daniel Radcliffe Named 'Entertainer of the Year' by Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: Stephanie_J
December 07, 2011, 03:36 PM

Entertainment Weekly has named actor Daniel Radcliffe their "Entertainer of the Year" for 2011 following the success of the final "Harry Potter" film and his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business..."

EW editor Jess Cagle appeared on GoodContinued...


Photos, Video from Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park Announcement

Posted by: Stephanie_J
December 07, 2011, 01:25 PM

Universal Studios has released official photographs and a video reel of highlights from yesterday's big announcement that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be replicated at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Watch the video on Facebook and see actors James and Oliver PhelpsContinued...

Live from the Universal Harry Potter Park Announcement in California

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2011, 01:28 PM

Good morning! We are live from Universal Studios in Southern California where everyone is wearing house scarves under a baking sun. Guess it's time to hear about a new JAWS ride!

Wait.. no, that's not right. No, this is about Harry Potter. Bet your butterbeer we are going to haveContinued...

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More For Your Consideration Ads

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Posted by: Mel
December 05, 2011, 10:24 PM

Warner Bros. has released four more "for your consideration" advertisements for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2." One, featuring Voldemort with the Elder Wand, is for several Golden Globes awards. Another with Voldemort recommends "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. TheContinued...

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Butterbeer Toast at Universal LA Tomorrow, Rumors of Universal Florida Wizarding World Expansion

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Posted by: Mel
December 05, 2011, 10:03 PM

Tomorrow, at Universal Studios Los Angeles, executives will be on hand to make a very special annoucement:

Universal announced the event, stating in an email that it would be "hosting a Butterbeer toast to celebrate a very special announcement." PeopleContinued...


"Into the White" ("Comrade") Trailer

Posted by: Mel
December 05, 2011, 09:50 PM

The trailer for Rupert Grint's upcoming movie, "Into the White," previously named "Comrade," is now online. You can watch the trailer here or below. The film will be released spring 2012.


November Issue of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
December 04, 2011, 06:09 AM

Just in time for December, the November issue of The Quibbler -- Leaky's monthly publication "for all the news you won't find anywhere else," -- is now online (Errol must have delivered this one to the printer)! You can read the PDF version at this link, or a zipped version right here. To learn how toContinued...

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