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Scholastic on Book Six: "Summer of 2005...more likely summer 2006."

Posted by: sue
February 28, 2004, 07:55 PM

Financial advisor Smith Barney Citigroup recently downgraded the Scholastic(SCHL) stock from "buy" to "hold" citing concerns about the companies continuites business and worries about the government's "do not call" registry affecting Scholastic business.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Forbes Cover Girl

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2004, 06:17 PM

Check out the cover of Forbes magazine, featuring everyone's favorite cover billionaire, J.K. Rowling (who, it must be said, brings much better hair to the billionaire club than her fellow, Donald Trump). Thanks very much to Sirius Kase for sending this in!

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at New HarryPotter.com

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2004, 10:09 AM

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be shown a sneak preview of the redesign of HarryPotter.com that's debuting in about a month - it's darker and cooler and dispenses with most of the notion that these are kids' movies deserving a kids' site. Here's what you can expect:

The Marauder'sContinued...

Movies

Sirius "spotted" all over the world

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2004, 09:47 AM

Since its debut about three months ago, Azkaban.com has received over 300,000 sightings of Sirius Black, WB tells us. Maybe they'll find him soon...

Movies

Wormtail Pic Update

Posted by: Melissa
February 27, 2004, 09:45 PM

Just in case you weren't positive, we've had confirmation from official channels that the pic of Wormtail is indeed from the movie. :) In related news, reader Rob tells us that today Timothy Spall's birthday - so have a Happy 47th, Wormtail!

Movies

Cho Chang update

Posted by: sue
February 27, 2004, 08:13 PM

Today an interview in Bexhill Today was published about a 15 year old named Natasha Neeson who was in the final group of girls auditioning for the part of Cho Chang in the "Goblet of Fire" movie. Matthew from Veritaserum interviewed her, and she says that the part of Cho Chang has been cast, but she was not chosen forContinued...

Movies

Exclusive: Wormtail Pic

Posted by: Melissa
February 26, 2004, 11:12 PM

A reader sent us a first look at Wormtail! While this hasn't been confirmed through the studio it looks spot-on with the tone and style we've seen. Ew, wow, and thanks!

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Makes Billionaire List

Posted by: Kristin
February 26, 2004, 07:01 AM

J.K. Rowling personal fortune of $1-billion has earned her the place as the 552nd richest person in the world on Forbes magazine's billionaire list.
UPDATE: Karen has sent us the direct Forbes link - thanks, Karen!

Movies

Yes to Screening, No to Krum

Posted by: Kristin
February 26, 2004, 06:49 AM

Warner Brother sources confirmed to BBC's Newsround that a screening of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban did take place in the United States recently.
The same source shot down the rumor that Victor Krum has been cast.

Movies

Watson, Branagh on UK Film Council Panel

Posted by: Melissa
February 25, 2004, 12:50 PM

Empire Online reports that the UK Film Council has honored filmmakers between the ages of 7 and 18 for their digital short films. The panel of judges included two faces familiar to Harry Potter fans - Kenneth Branagh and Emma Watson.

Movies

Cho Chang hopefuls down to 36 girls

Posted by: sue
February 25, 2004, 10:06 AM

Matthew from Veritaserum.com is reporting that the list of would be Cho Changs for the part in the movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" has been narrowed down to 36 girls. He has an interview with one of the girls on this list, whose name is Valerie- from Glasgow, Scotland. Posted are an interviewContinued...

Movies

Happy Birthday James and Oliver Phelps

Posted by: sue
February 25, 2004, 09:48 AM

Today James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) turn 18.
Happy Birthday guys!

Movies

POA review-SPOILERS

Posted by: sue
February 24, 2004, 05:57 PM

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!
Ain't it Cool.com has posted a rather postive review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Caution to parents: the site has mature content.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

Movies

Viktor Krum part has been cast for GOF

Posted by: sue
February 24, 2004, 04:12 PM

Novinite.com is reporting that the part of Viktor Krum has been cast.
A Bulgarian boy currently living in London was given the part, for which over 600 boys turned out to auditon for in Sofia.

Until the last moment, British casting directors hesitated whether the part should go to the London-living teenager,Continued...

Floo Network page update

Posted by: sue
February 24, 2004, 01:57 PM

Steve Vander Ark of the Lexicon has updated the Floo Network Page. Be sure to check your trivia answers from last time, and check out the new questions too!

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