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J.K. Rowling Confirms Title

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2004, 07:44 AM

As we said yesterday, the book six title is indeed behind the door on JKR's site.
It's official and right from the lady's mouth, from her News section.

There's a great and lengthy update about the sixth book and whether she'd hoax us all. (No, thank goodness.)

We're taking the spoiler warning offContinued...

Movies

Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort?

Posted by: Kristin
June 29, 2004, 07:31 AM

Yahoo, which reports that principal photography for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now underway, also reports via the Daily Mail that actor Ralph Fiennes is under consideration for the role of Voldemort.
As always, please remember that Fiennes as Voldemort is an unsubstantiated rumor - we'll update you asContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Book Six Title Behind Brick Wall

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 05:45 PM

We've got it in that the title behind the brick wall on JKR's site is the title of the sixth book, says a trusted source (because so many of you asked). Click below to read it (in case you are still valiantly trying to get through the door and find it for yourself, and in which case we say, 'good forContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Behind JKR.com's Brick Wall

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 04:12 PM

Thank you to everyone who wrote in to let us know that there is a book title behind JKR.com's brick wall, and how to get to it.
If this is the title of book six (and really...it's anyone's guess...), JKR has used an old working title for a new book.

For more info, the title and how to get to it, read belowContinued...

Movies

Lexicon Receives JKR's Fan Site Award!

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 01:24 PM

We're very proud to add our Floo Network partner, The Harry Potter Lexicon, as the next site recognized by JKR as worthy of a Fan Site Award:

"This is such a great site that I have been known to sneak into an internet café while out writing and check a fact rather than go into a bookshop andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Confirms Hoax; Updates All Around Site

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 12:02 PM

Check out her Rumors section.

"I am trying very hard not to feel offended that anyone thought this was possible. 'Storgé', for crying out loud. Come on, people, get a grip."

She also creates a rather funny new title rumor. Go to her site to get a chuckle.
(If you ask me, she'sContinued...

J.K. Rowling

U of Edinburgh to Honor JKR on July 8

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 12:01 PM

As previously reported, JKR will soon receive her honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh. The ceremony will take place on July 8 (another special day for Rowling; the four-year anniversary of the publication of Goblet of Fire) and while JKR is not slated to speak, there is expected to be a photoContinued...

Movies

Pics of Rupert, Emma and Cuaron in Japan

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 11:36 AM

Check out Getty Images' pictures of Rupert, Emma and Alfonso Cuaron in Japan, pre-premiere there. Dan is visible in some pictures via satellite.

J.K. Rowling

Rowling Spokesperson: Book Six Title Rumor "Definitely a hoax"

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 11:20 AM

Newsround got the official word from a Rowling spokersperon; also, JKR is expected to update soon.

Movies

Happy Birthday Matthew Lewis

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2004, 10:19 PM

We're hitting it a little late, but we want to wish a happy 15th birthday to Matthew Lewis, a.k.a. Neville Longbottom, one of the best sports we at TLC ever met. (For more, see the NYC premiere video.)

J.K. Rowling

JKRowling.com Update: Why the Book Title Is Almost Positively Fake

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2004, 05:54 PM

I was fooling around with the links from the old "hack" of JKR's site and the links people have been sending us to the door without the "Do Not Disturb Sign" - and came up with this. Go here (if nothing happens, right-click and press "Play").
TheContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKRowling.com and the Book Six Title?

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2004, 11:33 PM

We were going to wait for confirm/deny before posting this, but as these things do, it's spreading around the net at the speed of, well, of Harry Potter fans, and we'd rather keep you informed. (We also need to stem the flood of emails...)
The rumor goes thus: a fan was fiddling with JKR's site andContinued...

Movies

Pics of New GoF Additions

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2004, 05:59 PM

Here are some pics of our new GoF cast members, thanks to reader Ashely:

David Tennant as Barty Crouch Jr.
Jeff Rawle as Amos Diggory
Pedja Bjelac as Karkaroff
Roger Lloyd-Pack as Barty Crouch

Movies

New GOF Cast Members

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2004, 04:00 PM

Warner Brothers has just released a list of confirmed new cast members for the Goblet of Fire film. Joining the cast are:

Roger Lloyd- Pack as Barty Crouch
Pedja Bjelac as Karkaroff
Jeff Rawle as Amos Diggory
David Tennant as Barty Crouch Jr.

Confirmed are those that we told you previously: Clemence Poesy as Fleur Delacour, RobertContinued...

Books

Bloomsbury News/OOtP Paperback Reminder

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2004, 11:40 AM

In an article in The Scotsman, Bloomsbury, the U.K. publishers of the Harry Potter series, says the success of the third film has helped book sales. Bloomsbury, which announced a 38% rise in profits in March, said schoolboy wizard Harry Potter continued to be hugely popular with readers, boosted by the “unprecedentedContinued...

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