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Harry Potter and Lord of

Posted by: Leaky
October 23, 2002, 11:11 AM

Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings will battle it out for Best Feature Film at the children's equivalent of the Bafta Awards. (From Yahoo news.)

Japan Today reports that the Japanese translation of the fourth installment in the wildly popular Harry Potter series debuted Wednesday in Tokyo. Some large Tokyo bookstoresContinued...

Again, a whole rumor-squash note

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2002, 10:25 AM

Again, a whole rumor-squash note - that Yahoo bit is a tiny bit irresponsible, and here's why: The "how many movies will the kids do" question was asked repeatedly yesterday, and I'm sure everyone answered differently at different times - but one thing was very, very, clear. No casting decisionsContinued...

Interviews with David Heyman, Chis

Posted by: Melissa
October 23, 2002, 09:01 AM

Interviews with David Heyman, Chis Columbus, Dan, Rupert and Emma have been uploaded, again with much thanks to Counting Down for giving us backup tapes.

Our interviews with David Heyman and Chris Columbus were done at a roundtable, with about 15 other journalists. The Dan, Rupert, Emma transcript is from a pressContinued...

Adam has put up the

Posted by: Leaky
October 23, 2002, 05:25 AM

Adam has put up the audio of Tuesday's MTV Total Request Live interview with Daniel Radcliffe - and he sent us a screencap too!

According to Yahoo news, Chris

Posted by: Leaky
October 23, 2002, 12:12 AM

According to Yahoo news, Chris Columbus is of the opinion that "the young stars of the blockbuster Harry Potter films will probably call it quits after the third installment of the series." (Thanks to Dark Mark for the link.)

"His voice is deeper, his manner more assured and he engages in more adolescentContinued...

I'm going to wax a

Posted by: Melissa
October 22, 2002, 11:26 PM

I'm going to wax a little sentimental for a minute here, so bear with me. We're working on the interviews from today and will have them up as soon as our webbed legs can carry us. But first, a note.

Being a part of the press event was a milestone for this site, and I want to be sure that WB knows the extent of our appreciation.Continued...

Regarding the supposed "Dumbledore scar"

Posted by: Melissa
October 22, 2002, 06:26 PM

Regarding the supposed "Dumbledore scar" we get mail on eight times a day - someone asked Christopher Columbus this today, and he said that he has no idea about why Richard Harris has a scar that looks like lightning bolt over his right eye. "Must have been a rugby match," he said. I,Continued...

Attention all press: There was

Posted by: Melissa
October 22, 2002, 03:08 PM

Attention all press: There was never an eighth book! Geez Louise. Nothing has changed about the number of HP books there will be since JKR announced very early on that there would be seven. Please stop reporting this as if she suddenly decided to write less. Thank you. Back to your regular news.

I've just come back from

Posted by: Melissa
October 22, 2002, 01:55 PM

I've just come back from the press thing and have to say one thing: if you thought these kids were cute - times that by ten. Yeah. Then you might come close to how wonderful they are in person.

That's all I can post for now, as I have real work to do - but come back tonight for goodies. And I want to take this momentContinued...

ABC News brings us a

Posted by: Leaky
October 22, 2002, 11:17 AM

ABC News brings us a bit of the backstory behind why Warner Bros registered those extra "Harry Potter" trademarks: "The trick is, [they] were intended merely as decoys to protect the title of one of the as-yet-unfinished books in the series ..."

From Hoover's Online comes this report on how Harry PotterContinued...

Lots of new pictures! Along

Posted by: Melissa
October 21, 2002, 10:06 PM

Lots of new pictures!

Along with a press event comes a press kit. And along with a press kit comes boo-tiful pictures. Now, with the hundreds of pictures WB has released of CoS thus far, we expected the press kit to contain everything we've seen before, perhaps a tad bigger than we've ever seen it.

Nope. We haveContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Also check out JKR's exclusive

Posted by: Melissa
October 21, 2002, 12:26 PM

Also check out JKR's exclusive comments to BBC Newsround. As she says: "No one, literally no one, not in my family or anybody, knows the titles to Book Six or Seven. And I'm going to keep it that way for now." Yeah, you go girl.

CNN reports on the upcoming

Posted by: Leaky
October 21, 2002, 12:15 PM

CNN reports on the upcoming releases of Chamber of Secrets and The Two Towers: "The fantasy films featuring the child wizard Harry and Hobbit Frodo Baggins are to be released within weeks of each other in a Hollywood Blockbuster Battle, Part II."

The BBC has debunked the

Posted by: Melissa
October 21, 2002, 12:07 PM

The BBC has debunked the bunk about an eighth book, and we're very grateful to them for doing so.

Dan, Rupert and Emma will

Posted by: Melissa
October 21, 2002, 10:41 AM

Dan, Rupert and Emma will be hosting HBO's First Look for CoS on Monday, Nov. 4 (10:15pm EST, check local listings). Here are the Eastern times (for the rest go to HBO.com - we can't post all the show times! :-)

Mon 11/4 10:15 PM HBO - EAST
Tue 11/5 05:40 AM HBO - EAST
Tue 11/5 12:15 PM HBO2 - EAST
Wed 11/6 10:45Continued...

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