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Clip of Tom and Emma at Disney Awards

Posted by: Melissa
September 24, 2003, 10:18 AM

Thanks to Molliee and Ix for letting us know about the clip of Tom Felton & Emma Watson at the Disney Channel awards. Spring Fairy has collected a number of pictures in addition to the ones we posted earlier this week at


Potter Available in Portuguese

Posted by: Melissa
September 24, 2003, 08:28 AM

The Portuguese version of OotP will be released on October 25th. Anyone interested in obtaining a copy can do so from bookstore FNAC.
Thanks, Ana!


Potter: No Longer Just For Kids

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2003, 05:21 PM

According to the AP, Scholastic is finally embracing the fact that Harry Potter isn't just for kids and, in fact, has quite a large adult audience.

The ad shows a tattooed biker, scowling and shaggy-haired, against a harsh backdrop of blue and black.

"Flying cars. Fire Whiskey. Death Eaters," reads theContinued...


Photos From OotP Release in China

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2003, 10:21 AM

Thanks to, we have a few pictures of the release of OotP in China!
To view the pictures, scroll down the page until you come to the first one (a man in glasses reading OotP), then click on Noticia completa below the picture.

Comic Features Harry

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2003, 10:11 AM

Harry Potter was featured in today's Zits comic.
Thanks to Lila and K-Lo!

Potter Fan Gives Impressive Showing on Mastermind

Posted by: Kristin
September 23, 2003, 07:13 AM

A 19-year-old student has put an impressive performance on TV quiz show Mastermind thanks to her knowledge of the Harry Potter films.

Jacqueline Brocklehurst got 13 out of 19 questions correct in the "specialist subject" section of the quick-fire quiz.

Our congratulationsContinued...


French OotP

Posted by: Kristin
September 23, 2003, 07:06 AM is accepting orders of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, giving Harry fans yet another cover to discuss.
Thanks to Winky for the link!

UPDATE: François wrote to tell us that the French editor did not release the official cover photo prior to publication of the fourth book, so it's likely that this coverContinued...

Gaiman Calls Bloom a "Twerp" - Potter Fans Cheer

Posted by: Melissa
September 22, 2003, 10:29 PM

Neil Gaiman, who I was lucky enough to see at a signing in Ft Lauderdale tonight, has some criticisms of Harold Bloom's criticisms. In short, Gaiman called Bloom "a twerp" and praised Stephen King's storytelling.

Happy Birthday

Posted by: Melissa
September 22, 2003, 11:54 AM

Here's wishing Tom Felton a very happy (and, if he wishes, somewhat fishy) sixteenth birthday! (And thanks to Ivy Blossom for the reminder.)


Cuaron Wins Emmy for Fish

Posted by: Melissa
September 22, 2003, 08:48 AM

PoA director, Alfonso Cuaron, joined Dame Maggie Smith as an Emmy winner when he took home the award for Fish. Fish, an advertisement for the Public Broadcasting System, was up against commercials for Volkswagen, Nike, Visa and Pepsi Twist.
Thanks, Sue!


CoS Wins Best DVD Award

Posted by: Melissa
September 22, 2003, 08:36 AM

CoS took Best DVD at the Disney Channel Kids Awards. There to accept the award were Emma Watson and Tom Felton. The Snitch has some great pictures of the two on stage.
Editor's Note: The page might take a few minutes to load. Once it does, just scroll down for a look at the pics! :) Thanks to everyone who brought thisContinued...


Maggie Smith, Emmy Winner

Posted by: Melissa
September 21, 2003, 10:56 PM

Thanks to everyone who let us know that Maggie Smith won an Emmy award tonight for her work in HBO's My House in Umbria. Congrats, Big McG!


Harry's Mum

Posted by: Kristin
September 21, 2003, 09:29 PM

The Times has an interesting 'day in the life' article with Marcia Gresham, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe's mother. You must register to view, but here are a couple of snippets:
Dan was never desperate to act and I wasn't keen to push him. He's been incredibly lucky. It sounds a cliché, but working onContinued...

Tom Felton Birthday Fundraiser

Posted by: Melissa
September 21, 2003, 11:24 AM

Just a reminder - today is the last day to participate in the fundraiser in honour of Tom Felton's 16th birthday, which is tomorrow. They're less than fifty pounds from the goal of 500 pounds!


Cuaron Also Up For Emmy

Posted by: Melissa
September 20, 2003, 09:43 PM

PoA director, Alfonso Cuaron, is also in the running for an Emmy.
Thanks, Michelle!

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