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The South Florida Sun-Sentinal wonders:

Posted by: Leaky
May 26, 2002, 12:12 AM

The South Florida Sun-Sentinal wonders:

Will Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone roar past the Lion King and sink the Titanic to become the top-selling video ever? That depends on how many fans of the boy wizard grab up copies of the Harry Potter VHS videos and DVDs when they become available for saleContinued...

From Jam! Showbiz comes this

Posted by: Leaky
May 24, 2002, 01:36 PM

From Jam! Showbiz comes this report on the oftentimes conflicting schedules on the set of "Chamber of Secrets":

Near the town of Watford, at isolated Leavesden Studios two weeks ago, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) was getting dressed down by Prof. McGonigall (Maggie Smith) for performing an unsanctioned actContinued...

From StockHouse USA: "Amazon.com announced

Posted by: Leaky
May 23, 2002, 11:13 PM

From StockHouse USA: "Amazon.com announced today that the company has already received more than 100,000 pre-orders for the DVD of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, making it the biggest DVD pre-order in Amazon.com's history."

Newsday reports that if you want to be among the first toContinued...

Richard Sliwa has added a

Posted by: Leaky
May 23, 2002, 05:42 PM

Richard Sliwa has added a new page to his Harry Potter site, where he makes a direct comparison between the widescreen and "full screen" versions of the DVDs.

From This is Gloucestershire: "A very special letter has arrived at the Tuffley home of little Charlotte Norridge - straight from the set of the HarryContinued...

I reported this to Dark

Posted by: Mischa
May 23, 2002, 04:07 PM

I reported this to Dark Horizons roughly ten days ago (for most of you), I forgot to post it, but it's details about another book-to-movie that could give "Harry" a run for his money:

A while back Miramax bought the rights to Eoin Cofler's novel about a 12 year old criminal, and at a book signing of hisContinued...

Two upcoming events for zoos

Posted by: Leaky
May 23, 2002, 01:15 AM

Two upcoming events for zoos in the UK:

At the London Zoo, from June 1 to June 9, 2002; Senior officials at the ministry of magic have received reports that a second congregation of witches and wizards is expected in the London Zoo area shortly. Word on the enchanted street is that London Zoo is preparing for anotherContinued...

Box Office Mojo has a

Posted by: Mischa
May 22, 2002, 04:49 PM

Box Office Mojo has a comparison of how "Harry Potter" and "The Lord of the Rings" did at the international box office. Check it out, the results may surprise you.

Electronic Arts has released new stills of the upcoming "Chamber of Secrets" game for the Xbox. The game will also be available onContinued...

Dark Horizons reports that the

Posted by: Leaky
May 22, 2002, 11:37 AM

Dark Horizons reports that the trailer for Chamber of Secrets may be attached to the upcoming Scooby Doo movie.

Select Blockbuster stores celebrate the video and DVD release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with midnight and morning events.

A Fort Smith, Arkansas, school board has delayed their decisionContinued...

JK Rowling, being as caring

Posted by: Mischa
May 21, 2002, 05:05 PM

JK Rowling, being as caring as she is, sent a small gift and hand written note to a girl who underwent a heart transplant.

Abbey Cape was given two weeks to live after a virus attacked her heart, leaving just eight per cent of it able to function. But the youngster is now making a good recovery and today her parents thankedContinued...

Media Week has posted a

Posted by: Leaky
May 21, 2002, 12:05 PM

Media Week has posted a very funny and somewhat satirical account of all the media hoopla surrounding the release of Book 5. (Note: The article is intended for mature readers, due to language content.)

A recent AP story out of London shocked and saddened the world -- and even Media Person -- when it revealed that the newContinued...

In response to this morning's

Posted by: Leaky
May 20, 2002, 11:43 AM

In response to this morning's Ananova rumor that said HP5 would be delayed until 2003, CBBC Newsround reports that the next Potter book is "still set for 2002":

Rumours the latest Harry Potter book has been delayed till 2003 are wrong, according to the publisher's website. Some reports over the lastContinued...

TWW points us to this

Posted by: Leaky
May 19, 2002, 11:35 AM

TWW points us to this hilarious article from The Scotsman:

Sad to report that the first Harry Potter film has been conclusively proven to cause a violent reaction in youngsters.

Staff at the giant Asda store in Livingston nearly had to break out the firehoses last week when faced with a horde of angry ankle-biters who’dContinued...

Young readers in East Lancashire

Posted by: Leaky
May 12, 2002, 01:53 AM

Young readers in East Lancashire have voted Harry Potter their favourite in a survey by local libraries.

From CBBC Newsround: "If you can't wait for the next Harry Potter film and you're on the edge of your broomstick waiting for the next spell binding book, then don't worry. Harry Potter and theContinued...

More on Ian Hart's (The

Posted by: Mischa
May 10, 2002, 06:55 PM

More on Ian Hart's (The late Professor Quirrell) next movie:

The Hound of the Baskervilles is set to prowl once more as Tiger Aspect Productions are shooting a new Holmes film to be broadcast on BBC television this Christmas. The new project (reportedly budgeted at £3.5 million) stars Australian actor Richard RoxburghContinued...

Rex Features have posted new

Posted by: Leaky
May 10, 2002, 03:06 PM

Rex Features have posted new stills taken from the Chamber of Secrets set, including a shot of Christian Coulson in what appears to be his Tom Riddle costume. (Thanks to Counting Down for the head's up.)

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