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In the land of fantastic

Posted by: Leaky
April 12, 2002, 11:52 AM

In the land of fantastic "skazky," the popular Russian fairy tales, Harry Potter has found himself a comfortable niche. The film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" has drawn unprecedented audiences to Russian movie theaters, breaking national records not seen since mega-productions "Titanic"Continued...

Ain't It Cool News has

Posted by: Leaky
April 11, 2002, 04:44 PM

Ain't It Cool News has a report from a source on the set of Chamber of Secrets. (Thanks to TWW for the link.)

If they could, a small group of Puebloans would like to make the mystical Harry Potter books disappear from District 60 schools. Led by the Rev. Cheryl Hernandez of Highest Praise Fellowship, the group of aboutContinued...

The Flying Scotsman will pull

Posted by: Leaky
April 11, 2002, 12:37 PM

The Flying Scotsman will pull the Orient Express into Oxford on Sunday to launch a series of literary tours. The steam train will arrive at noon, from London Victoria, with about 100 passengers. The tour party will be taken to Christ Church, in St Aldate's, to see the haunts of Alice in Wonderland author and formerContinued...

Thanks the multiple readers that

Posted by: Mischa
April 10, 2002, 11:19 PM

Thanks the multiple readers that sent this in: Countingdown.com has posted a link to Sunday Express article which confirmed that Zoe Wanamaker is out of Harry Potter 2. [If anyone was wondering why this wasn't posted a week ago, it's because it was not confirmed]

TV and movie buffs are

Posted by: Leaky
April 10, 2002, 04:56 PM

TV and movie buffs are in for a treat later this month when memorabilia from some of the biggest entertainment shows go under the hammer in London. Taking place on April 23, the sales will be managed by auctioneers Cooper Owen and will be held simultaneously over the internet. Harry Potter fans won't miss out eitherContinued...

More about AOL Time Warner's

Posted by: Mischa
April 10, 2002, 03:55 PM

More about AOL Time Warner's troubles: The company is, or at least was, a darling of the "New Economy.'' A top-ranking executive resigns unexpectedly, citing unidentified personal reasons. Accounting issues are swirling about the company's financial statements, even after it settled an SEC complaintContinued...

HP Fashion: whereas most designers

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
April 10, 2002, 11:56 AM

HP Fashion: whereas most designers emphasized the feminine, flower prints and white at their 2002 spring-summer collections as if to reflect calm and peace in the wake of the Sept 11 terror attacks in the U.S., it seems Harry Potter had a hand in influencing the 2002-2003 autumn-winter collection, Japan TodayContinued...

Young wizard Harry Potter could

Posted by: Leaky
April 10, 2002, 11:42 AM

Young wizard Harry Potter could be accused of losing his magic touch as two of the series of hugely-popular books slip out of the top 10 bestsellers list in the UK. (Thanks to Jennifer for the link.)

If the past few years

Posted by: Leaky
April 09, 2002, 11:51 PM

If the past few years are any example, imported blockbusters, or dapian in Chinese, are expected to dominate China's cinemas this year, analysts predict. Encountering tremendous pressure from Hollywood movies, domestic movie makers and critics have continued their debate on how to develop the home film industry. The pastContinued...

Bad news John Cleese fans

Posted by: Mischa
April 09, 2002, 05:28 PM

Bad news John Cleese fans (Thanks to Matt):

It seems the part of Nearly Headless Nick in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" won’t be any bigger, if even as big, as it was in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

According to an interview in the Calgary Sun, John Cleese shot down speculationContinued...

Everything you need to know

Posted by: Leaky
April 09, 2002, 12:40 PM

Everything you need to know about Box Office 2001 can be summed up with two facts: The year's highest-grossing movie was "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The biggest flop was "Pootie Tang." In short, family films rule! And 2002 is shaping up to be youngster-friendly, as well. "IceContinued...

Harry Potter may be all

Posted by: Leaky
April 08, 2002, 11:23 PM

Harry Potter may be all the rage in Moscow's movie theaters, but until last summer the young English wizard was virtually unknown in Russia. Mikhail Markotkin is the man responsible for bringing Potter to Russia. Chairman of ROSMAN, the largest children's book publisher in the country, Markotkin is the publisherContinued...

This year's National Book Fair

Posted by: Leaky
April 08, 2002, 03:50 PM

This year's National Book Fair attracted nearly 350,000 visitors, who purchased over two million books and magazines, organisers said. Harry Potter books were the most popular at the fair, which was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre [Thailand].

The number of people visiting Alnwick Castle andContinued...

Emma Watson has won a

Posted by: Leaky
April 08, 2002, 12:04 PM

Emma Watson has won a Young Artists Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Leading Young Actress). Also, for those who were wondering where Daniel Radcliffe's name went (as he was nominated in several categories), a spokesperson from the Young Artists Awards told us that "Daniel's representative's askedContinued...

One is a millionaire author

Posted by: Leaky
April 07, 2002, 11:44 PM

One is a millionaire author who has become Britain’s wealthiest self-made woman, the other works as an office clerk. Yet the bond between the Harry Potter author, JK Rowling and her close friend Fiona Wilson, forged when they were both single mothers living in Edinburgh, is clearly a very strong one. The Scots-basedContinued...

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