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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 - 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, 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, 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 The fundraising page for The Salty Sea Dogs can be found at this link on the Virgin Money Fundraising website.

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765 Points

Great news!:)
Fun that Emma has a twitter account :D

Posted by Lonewolf_ ^HISS^ on July 19, 2010, 10:27 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

It’s cool that Tom Felton will be doing an album at last. lol and, the Weasley wacky races thing is neat. Those guys are cool and, I sure hope that they raise a whole lot of money and awareness, too.

Posted by Moose_Starr on July 19, 2010, 11:40 AM report to moderator
835 Points

I’m not surprised that Tom got signed for a record deal. I’ve heard him sing on his YouTube channel and he’s pretty good! As for Emma, I guess I’ll have to start following her! Go go Salty Sea Dogs! Thanks for the roundup!

Posted by Gryffindor Cutie on July 19, 2010, 12:07 PM report to moderator
1111 Points

omg i so have to add emma on twitter :) :)

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on July 19, 2010, 01:45 PM report to moderator
3134 Points

I’m very happy for Tom, and the Grint/Phelps rally car thing sounds like great fun! Work that Twitter, Emma!

4565 Points

Nice roundup.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on July 20, 2010, 08:04 AM report to moderator
1740 Points

That’s great! I’ve seen some Tom’s video’s before where he was singing and playing the guitar at the same time. He’s not that bad actually…..
It’s great that Emma finally has a Twitter account! I mean, it’s about time….

366 Points

yaaas, tom is making an album! :D:D woop, cant waiit, and emme has a twitter account now?:D one word – FOLLOWED :D x

Posted by mmmDraco;x {^HISS^} ☮♡ϟ on July 20, 2010, 05:20 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

OMG! tom got signed?!?!?!!! so excited! his music is so great I LOVE IT! so happy for him

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