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MTV's TRL GoF Intern Story Screencaps and Video

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2004, 07:53 PM has screencaps of the MTV Goblet of Fire intern feature that aired tonight on TRL. Check it out! Also, MuggleNet now has the video up from the show as well. Thanks much to Jenna from Dan and MuggleNet!

OotP Film

Yates: "I will be directing" HP5

Posted by: Melissa
November 29, 2004, 05:09 PM

Director David Yates said in British Newspaper "This is Wiltshire" that he will be directing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

"I will be directing the film but there are a few more details to be finalised on the deal over the next week."
This goes with what sources have been saying allContinued...


GoF Set Report: Virginia Waters

Posted by: Melissa
November 29, 2004, 04:08 PM has managed to snag a report from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire set during shooting at Virginia Waters for external shots of the second task. We're told pictures are coming tomorrow.

"First of all we saw Barty Crouch (who was dressed as though he had stepped out of a Dickens novel),Continued...


Harry Potter Movies Make "Ultimate Film" List

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2004, 12:57 PM

The British Film Institute has compiled a list of the 100 "Ultimate Films" based on UK Cinema admissions estimates. The first two Harry Potter films made this list. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was ranked at number 11, with an estimated attendance of 17.56 million. Harry PotterContinued...


ADMIN: Job opportunity: Floo-Wide Programmer Needed

Posted by: Melissa
November 29, 2004, 11:22 AM

Calling all techies! The Floo Network is looking for a PHP expert to work for all four Floo sites and more. We don't want much, just someone who will devote his or her life to our bidding.
Just kidding. Here's what we actually need (beware techspeak imported right from BK). The person willContinued...


Best Film of the Year: Vote on BBC

Posted by: Melissa
November 29, 2004, 09:47 AM

BBC is running a best film of the year vote; pick your favorite (we wonder which it'll be...).


Exclusive: TRL's Goblet of Fire Contest Winner Chats to TLC

Posted by: Melissa
November 29, 2004, 02:44 AM

Today on MTV's Total Request Live, barring last-minute scheduling changes, we expect a report from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire featuring TRL's contest winner and his week on the set. TLC spoke with the lucky winner in July, the night before he flew off to start hisContinued...

NYT: Kids Moving from Quiet Reading to HP Madness

Posted by: Melissa
November 28, 2004, 07:14 PM

The New York Times has an article today about childhood toys, playtime and imagination..

As toys change, has play itself fundamentally changed? For that matter, does the early attachment to grown-up toys in some way shorten in the imaginative world of childhood, with its pretend tea parties andContinued...

Happy Birthday Bill Weasley

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 06:37 PM

J.K. Rowling has updated her website and today (already in the UK) is Bill Weasley's birthday! Cheers!

PoA Film

Prisoner of Azkaban wins Children's BAFTA Award

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 05:23 PM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban won BEST FEATURE FILM at the Children's BAFTA Awards. The children's version of the British Academy of Film and Television Awards were held tonight in England. Shrek 2 however beat Prisoner of Azkaban to win the fan's favourite film award.Continued...


ADMIN: Add avatars to your TLC comments

Posted by: Melissa
November 28, 2004, 02:29 PM

We're happy to announce that we've implemented Gravatar into our comments system, a feature that allows you to add an avatar of your choosing to your comments (see B.K.'s example here).
Here's how it works. Go to Gravatar and sign up for a free account. Upload an 80x80 pixel avatar into theirContinued...


Australian Bonus PoA DVD

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 09:11 AM

Several readers have let us know that with today's Australian Sun-Herald newspaper, there was a free promotional bonus Prisoner of Azkaban DVD. TLC reader Vicki reports that this bonus DVD includes the International trailer, "The making of" special that aired on television, scenes from the movie, and someContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's "Big Issue"

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 08:40 AM

J.K. Rowling is lending her name to charity once again. In a fund-raising effort called "What's Your Big Issue?", the Harry Potter author is donating a specially designed t- shirt for auction. This unique t-shirt, among many donated by celebrities, will be autographed and designed to highlight an issue thatContinued...


Rupert Grint: One of England's 16 Best and Brightest Teens

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 07:43 AM

The Guardian newspaper has an article listing 16 of England's best and brightest 16 year olds, and actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is on that list. The article notes how the young actor saw that they were casting for the first Potter film, and put together a video of himself actingContinued...


Happy Birthday Alfonso Cuaron

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 07:35 AM

Today film director Alfonso Cuaron turns 43! Happy Birthday Alfonso!

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