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USA Weekend Article on NBA Star and Goblet DVD

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2006, 12:22 AM

The April 16 edition of USA Weekend, a magazine found in many Sunday newspapers here in the States, will feature the fourth Harry Potter film in their DVD Insider column. This column has celebrity opinions about the latest DVDs, and NBA star Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards weighs inContinued...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

West Ham Football Manager Cites Harry Potter as Influence

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2006, 06:19 PM

Alan Pardew, manager of the West Ham United Football Club says that the Harry Potter series, especially Prisoner of Azkaban has been a strong influence on him and on his team's success this season.

"'I surround myself with strong characters, winners and people who I likeContinued...


HP Fan Trips 2006 to Include Music and More

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2006, 10:09 PM

HP Fan Trips is offering another great chance for fans to travel to the UK this summer and experience firsthand, some of the settings used in the Harry Potter films. These trips, which have been very successful in the past, have added some nice features this year. The Scottish group MacUmba will performContinued...


Costumes from Goblet of Fire on Display in Los Angeles

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2006, 07:38 PM

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising has now opened their annual display in their Museum which features a variety of costumes from many of the year's top films. Among the many wonderful costumes included in the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition are theContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Writes About Her Experiences in Romania

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2006, 12:36 AM

Today's Sunday Times in Britain features an article written by J.K. Rowling in which our favorite author chronicles her efforts to end cage beds in east European mental hospitals. In the piece, Jo describes the article that originally sparked her involvement in this cause, the letter-writingContinued...


Emma Thompson Launches Internet Site to Fight Racism

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2006, 02:49 AM

Emma Thompson has launched a virtual Chestnut Tree, an internet tool created by the Anne Frank Foundation to "foster exchanges between schoolchildren and fight racism." The Chestnut Tree symbol is being used in honor of the chestnut tree that Anne Frank could see growing outside theContinued...


Stephen Fry to Trace His Family History on BBC2

Posted by: Melissa
January 14, 2006, 11:22 PM

Stephen Fry, narrator of the British version of the Harry Potter audiobooks, is slated to appear on the BBC2 television program "Who Do You Think You Are?" on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. The program features "well-known figures" as they research their family histories.Continued...


Scotland's Hot 100 List

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 10:27 AM

Reader Amoscotia let us know that the Scottish magazine "The List" published their Hot 100 list, and it contained a few people from the Harry Potter world. Cover boy and Potter actor David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) took the top spot. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was listed at number 63, and actor Robbie ColtraneContinued...

GoFFilm to launch GoF Virtual Trading Cards

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 09:45 AM

Calling all you trading card fans! is set to launch their online trading cards again, this time with cards from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Reader Margie let us know that at this link we can see the countdown clock marking the time until the update is ready at the WB HarryContinued...

Julie's Top 10 Leaky/Harry Potter List for 2005

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2005, 03:22 PM

Editor's Note: This year some of your TLC staff will share with you their favorite moments of 2005; Julie's is first, with Sue's, John's and Melissa's coming later. Enjoy!
10. Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort. Chillingly human enough to make LV even scarier than I'd imagined him.Continued...

Harry Tops Entertainment Weekly Poll

Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2005, 10:08 AM

Entertianment Weekly magazine's "Best of 2005" poll has closed. The results will be published in EW's end of year issue, but are now available online. Harry has trounced the competition in two categories! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was voted Best New Novel of the Year withContinued...

The Genetic Theory of Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
December 12, 2005, 01:15 PM

This summer, we told you about an article that appeared in "Nature" magazine about the heritability of wizardry. That article was featured in this week's New York Times Magazine as one of the "most noteworthy ideas of the past twelve months." The article includes a great chart showingContinued...


A Horcrux Restored: Tom Riddle's Diary Comes to Life Online

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2005, 11:12 PM

Our own B.K. let us know about this one: Tom Riddle's Diary is alive online, thanks to IceGreen Technologies. Spooky.


Lucius Malfoy: Forbes Man of Wealth

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 08:13 PM

In a hilarious yet interesting article, Forbes has posted an updated list of their wealthiest top fifteen fictional characters, with none other than Potter foe Lucius Malfoy holding the last spot with a reported net worth of $900 Million. From a dateline in the North Sea, the article reports that the nefariousContinued...

How Buckbeak Found His Voice

Posted by: Melissa
December 01, 2005, 04:32 PM

Cornell University's Macaulay Library, home of the world's largest collection of natural sounds, helped provide appropriate voices for many of the creatures in the film versions of Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire. When looking for an appropriate sound for Buckbeak's call in PoA, the film's producersContinued...