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J.K. Rowling

Three "Fantastic Beasts" Megamovies Planned

Posted by: Mel
March 30, 2014, 08:47 PM

A New York Times article on WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara reveals that there are three "megamovies" of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" planned:

[September] is when Warner announced that Ms. Rowling had agreed to adapt for the big screen her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a 2001 book billedContinued...

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Noah in Theaters Today!

Posted by: Catherine
March 28, 2014, 11:54 PM

Emma Watson's anticipated new film, Noah, opened in United States' theaters today! There has been much publicity surrounding the film, with a lot of promotional involvement from Ms. Watson. If you have seen the film, please share your reactions with us, below in the comments!

Interviews

Harry Potter Stuntman Speaks About Accident That Left Him Paralyzed

Posted by: Mel
March 27, 2014, 07:42 PM

Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes recently spoke to The Mirror about the accident on set that left him paralyzed for life:

Rehearsing a flying scene – recognised as one of the most dangerous in the business – he was hurled into a wall, breaking his neck, and leaving him paralysedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Part Two of Quidditch World Cup History Now Available on Pottermore, Rowling Comments on House Pride Week

Posted by: Mel
March 21, 2014, 08:48 PM

Last week, J. K. Rowling added a new entry about the Quidditch World Cup to Pottermore and promised that more would follow and today the second part of the entry has been added:


Last week we brought you the first part of J.K. Rowling’s exclusiveContinued...

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Live Q&A on Emma Watson's Twitter

Posted by: Catherine
March 21, 2014, 04:21 PM

Ever felt like asking Emma Watson a question? She's hosting a spontaneous live Q&A on her twitter right now! Send her a tweet @EmWatson with the #AskEmma.

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Bloomsbury to give Potter books a Makeover

Posted by: Catherine
March 21, 2014, 02:29 PM

As reported previously, Scholastic gave the paperback editions of the Harry Potter novels a whole new look. Recently, Bloomsbury has decided to follow suit and apply new cover art to the UK paperback editions of the series. Johnny Duddle will be giving the books new front cover, spine, and back coverContinued...

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More Material on Pottermore and More to Come

Posted by: Catherine
March 14, 2014, 08:34 PM

As promised, showing support for the Scottish rugby team by tweeting #wizards4scotlandrugbyteam, J.K. Rowling has posted more material on the Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore. In this new entry, which can be read here, Rowling tells us of the foundation of the Quidditch World Cup, its rules, and aContinued...

Events

Universal Opens a Window on Hogwarts Express Experience

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Universal has released a few new details about the Hogwarts Express journey that will take place at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. The ride will connect people from the Hogsmeade to the Diagon Alley side of the park, the latter of which is the much-anticipated expansionContinued...

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"Noah" portion of Emma Watson's Wonderland Interview

Posted by: Catherine
March 11, 2014, 07:10 PM

Miss Watson posted a tweet earlier today, with an attached photocopy of a segment from her interview with Wonderland magazine. As reported previously, Miss Watson was the guest editor for the newest edition of Wonderland, for which she was interviewed as well as conducted interviews (includingContinued...

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Happy Birthday Professor Lupin and Happy Belated Birthday Professor Trelawney

Posted by: Catherine
March 10, 2014, 04:18 PM

Today, March 10, please join us in celebrating the birthday of a beloved Defense Against the Dark Arts professor's birthday: Remus Lupin! To many Lupin was more than just a Hogwarts professor. He was a great member of the Order of the Pheonix, mentor, and family friend.Continued...

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J.K. Rowling "If you re-tweet, I'll put loads on Quidditch on Pottermore"

Posted by: Catherine
March 07, 2014, 10:51 AM

This morning, twitter once again seemed to come a live for wizards and J.K. Rowling. As it is always a treat when our literary Queen takes time to post a tweet, it was a pleasant surprise to see her twitter a buzz with more rugby. Low and behold, Ms. Rowling was even respondingContinued...

Radcliffe

Video: Dan Radcliffe in "The Simpsons"

Posted by: Mel
March 06, 2014, 08:42 PM

Dan Radcliffe will be voicing a character on an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" and a video showing his character, Diggs, and of Radcliffe in the recording studio has been made available online. You can watch it here or below.


The episode will air this Sunday, March 9th.

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip.Continued...

Charity

John Hurt Donates Doodle to National Doodle Day

Posted by: Mel
March 04, 2014, 10:35 PM

As readers may recall, quite a few Harry Potter actors are participating in this year's National Doodle Day, and now John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) has also donated a doodle for the charity auction. Hurt donated a doodle of a dog, which you can see here. This doodle and many others will go up forContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Talks Ron/Hermione on Red Carpet at the Oscars

Posted by: Mel
March 04, 2014, 09:30 PM

This past Sunday, on the red carpet at the Oscars, Emma Watson spoke about J. K. Rowling's recent comments on the Ron/Hermione pairing, saying that the quote was "taken out of context":

Rowling recently made waves when she confessed last month that she regretted pairing up Harry's best friendsContinued...

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Sarah Phelps Screenwriter of BBC adaption of "The Casual Vacancy"

Posted by: Catherine
March 04, 2014, 10:47 AM

As BBC announced their plans for adapting Dame Agatha Christie novel's in celebration of 125 years of publication, they also mentioned the screenwriter of the mini-series adaption of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy. Acclaimed screenwriter Sarah Phelps, who will be adapting ChristieContinued...

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