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Posted by: Rosi
July 18, 2010, 05:37 PM

As the focus moves away from the wrapping of principal production for "Deathly Hallows" and the unveiling of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, news nonetheless continues to roll in about the Harry Potter cast. Firstly, in exciting news for music fans, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has been signed to Six String Productions. The London-based production company tweeted on the 15th of July:

Tom Felton has signed and the album is very much on its way..
The Twitter announcement was subsequently retweeted by Tom Felton himself. Felton has been uploading videos of his music to YouTube since 2008 and you can find his YouTube channel, Feltbeats, at this link.

Secondly, also in Twitter-related news, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has opened a Twitter account under the username EmWatson. The actress' first tweet reads:
Hi everyone, this is the real me! I won't be able to tweet often but I just wanted to say hello. Have a great summer, love Emma x
Although the account is yet to be classed by Twitter a "verified account," tweets from the official "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film account and Great Fridays - the digital agency behind official website EmmaWatson.com - both confirm that EmWatson is indeed the Hermione Granger actress. You can find Emma Watson's Twitter account at this link.

Updated: Emma Watson's official website, EmmaWatson.com have now confirmed that the account is genuine. Additionally, the EmWatson account is now a "verified account" on Twitter.

In other news, thanks to our Order Partner RupertGrint.net, we can let you know that Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), James Phelps (Fred Weasley) and Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) have been taking part in the Barmy to Barcelona Wacky Rally. The actors are participating in the rally under the team name "The Salty Sea Dogs" to raise money for the RNLI; you can find a video of Grint and the Phelps twins talking about both the rally and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution here on the RNLI website.

"The idea of a wacky rally seemed like quite good fun, while also being challenging," said Oliver Phelps in a press release issued by the RNLI. The George Weasley actor continued: 
Having great admiration for the work of RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards, who often face challenging situations, it made sense to choose to support them and their lifesaving work. The distinctive RNLI colours also gave us great inspiration for the car.
You can read the full press release here at RupertGrint.net. The fundraising page for The Salty Sea Dogs can be found at this link on the Virgin Money Fundraising website.

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The Salty Sea Dogs FTW!

Posted by OddRavenclaw222~WBM~ on July 18, 2010, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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First comment. WOO-HOO!

Posted by OddRavenclaw222~WBM~ on July 18, 2010, 05:41 PM report to moderator
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Ha! Great news this week!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 18, 2010, 06:43 PM report to moderator
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emma on twitter?…almost makes me want open a twitter account

Posted by ButterBeer-aholic on July 18, 2010, 07:00 PM report to moderator
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Go on Salty Sea Dogs!

Posted by KiwiMcI on July 18, 2010, 08:58 PM report to moderator
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Omg Tom is going to have an album. I’m ready to buy it already!

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on July 18, 2010, 09:24 PM report to moderator
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Tom really has a great voice, and I hope his album is a success. I hope the wreck on Ollie Phelps’ website there isn’t the same car they are driving on those switchbacks over the Alps! The Royal Lifesaving Society is an excellent cause. Good for them!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on July 18, 2010, 09:45 PM report to moderator
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good roundup

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on July 18, 2010, 09:58 PM report to moderator
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Yay for Tom! He has such a great voice and I love his music… so glad he is going to do more. :D That’s cool too that Emma got a twitter but I hope she actually uses it. lol

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on July 18, 2010, 10:38 PM report to moderator
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Tom sings? Oh my goodness. He is now so much hotter. I’m not usually much of a fangirl [LIES, I am a HUGE fangirl] but w-o-w!
Amazing singing and a guitar player is always great. I like his style.
P.S. His hair is better this way! Cant wait to see it in DH

Posted by RavenclawZombie on July 18, 2010, 11:00 PM report to moderator
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Great news this week. And Emma has joined twitter too. Thats awesome. Now im going to create my twitter acc for the first time.

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on July 19, 2010, 04:55 AM report to moderator
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gotta love the Weasly brothers! All of them >:D<

Posted by devilskinn on July 19, 2010, 07:21 AM report to moderator
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Great that Emma has a twitter!!!

Posted by hermione97 on July 19, 2010, 07:41 AM report to moderator
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Good roundup this week, I enjoyed the Phelps twins and Rupert talking about their car, and about the seagull which they callen Steven Sea-gull :D

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on July 19, 2010, 08:05 AM report to moderator
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Emma’s Twitter account is now a Verified Account (like JKR’s), and she has gotten over 27,000 followers in less than three days. So, take that and shove it, all you fake Emmas, especially the now-gone mwtsnx.

Posted by Professor Skrewt, OoM4, SM on July 19, 2010, 08:28 AM report to moderator
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