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Two pics have come our

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2002, 08:43 PM

Two pics have come our way in the past few days (click on 'em for larger photos): The first, from CKSLON, is a nice pic from the upcoming video game of Dumbledore.

The other is from a reader whose name I lost! I apologize. But it's the front of the HP 2002-2003 calendar, and it's pretty nifty.

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Thanks, readers!Continued...

An administrator on the discussion

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2002, 08:34 PM

An administrator on the discussion thread at Tom Felton's official site confirms that Tom will appear in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Woo hoo hoo indeed! Thanks muchly to Francis for the link!

In response to the many

Posted by: Leaky
July 24, 2002, 12:36 AM

In response to the many emails which we received regarding Daniel Radcliffe's birthday; in a "Today" show interview which took place on 12 November 2001, the actor stated that he turned 12 on July 23. The rumour that his birthday was 31 July (the same as Harry Potter and JK Rowling) was later revealed to beContinued...

Thanks to Lisa, who sent

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2002, 11:57 AM

Thanks to Lisa, who sent this in from TVGuide.com:

THE WAIT CONTINUES...: J.K. Rowling's fifth Harry Potter book, The Order of the Phoenix, won't arrive in bookstores until June 2003, USA Today reports. Rowling apparently is still writing the novel. Hurry up, already!

And yet another Potter-inspired craze comes toContinued...

Happy birthday to Daniel Radcliffe

Posted by: Leaky
July 23, 2002, 10:32 AM

Happy birthday to Daniel Radcliffe who turns 13 today!

The Cuaron info below is

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2002, 10:23 PM

The Cuaron info below is indeed official. TLC received word from sources all over the place (all at one time...hailstorm of owls...), including an official press release from the press release wires. The text Heather sent us, we've just found out, is from ComingSoon - though ComingSoon's text is the press releaseContinued...

Heather sends us this: Alfonso

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2002, 04:36 PM

Heather sends us this:

Alfonso Cuaron has been signed to direct Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third movie in the Harry Potter series for Warner Bros. Pictures, it was announced today by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Motion Pictures, Warner Bros. Cuaron is best known forContinued...

News on the hunt for

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2002, 04:32 PM

News on the hunt for extra scenes on the DVD:: Minibreakthrough. They don't exist.

Any scene on the DVD would have to be certified by the BBFC, the British equivalent of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The BBFC's Web site is here. The only scenes certified are those we all know about - anything elseContinued...

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2002, 09:53 AM

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Alfonso Cuaron is indeed the new Harry Potter director. Quotage:

Branagh tells Entertainment Weekly he is now out of the running. ''There was a little talk about it, but now it's definitely not going to happen,'' he said on Friday. ''I don'tContinued...

Dark Mark is carrying this

Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2002, 07:12 PM

Dark Mark is carrying this rumor from CountingDown:

I was just browsing through yesterday's news on Counting Down when I found this article about book 5: Despite all the signs that the fifth Harry Potter book was set to arrive in the first quarter of 2003, it appears that fans may be looking at an August release.Continued...

GameSpot has posted a review

Posted by: Leaky
July 20, 2002, 01:20 PM

GameSpot has posted a review of the Chamber of Secrets video game. (Thanks to Hani for the link.)

Although it's nothing we haven't already heard, both Newsday and Bloomberg are carrying stories regarding the release of Book 5:

Scholastic Corp. may not publish the next installment in the Harry Potter book seriesContinued...

Movie News: BBC Newsround reports

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2002, 03:59 PM

Movie News: BBC Newsround reports that the PoA movie won't be out until 2004, as reported by us in December 2001 (the reasoning given at the time: A film of this grandeur normally takes 18 months to film. CoS is being rushed through to make it out on time. PoA refuses to be rushed, and will take the full 18Continued...

CNSNews reports on the continuing

Posted by: Leaky
July 19, 2002, 12:07 PM

CNSNews reports on the continuing attempt to ban certain children's books -- including "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and "Harry Potter" -- from a Cromwell, Conn. middle school.

A letter to the editor in response to the same issue had this to say: "'Books Being Targeted', regardingContinued...

Well, this official Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
July 18, 2002, 04:00 PM

Well, this official Harry Potter Newsletter came out today, and it has a bit of juicy info.

Apparently, there are rumors of twenty deleted scenes on the DVD. The exact wording on the email is this:

MEMBER QUOTE Jawapodracer says "I found something!!!" and wants to know if anybody has been able to translateContinued...

Congratulations to Leaky Cauldron reader

Posted by: Leaky
July 18, 2002, 03:18 PM

Congratulations to Leaky Cauldron reader Nigel Ravenhill, whose Hemmingway parody, Harry Potter and the Gimlet on Fire was selected as first runner up in the annual International Immitation Hemmingway Contest. Nigel tells us that he was inspired by the idea of what Harry might choose to do after seven booksContinued...

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