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Charity

Harry Potter Cast Members Support Big Book Auction

Posted by: sue
November 17, 2004, 12:53 PM

Actors from the Harry Potter films are once again lending their support to charity. Cast members have donated their signatures and a book for "The Big Book Auction" with proceeds going to LEPRA, a UK medical charity which helps fight leprosy and HIV/AIDS world wide. Contributing toContinued...

Movies

Goldenberg to Write Script for OotP

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2004, 01:27 AM

HP Executive Producer David Heyman told a group of reporters, incluing TLC and MuggleNet, a week ago that writer Michael Goldenberg (Peter Pan) will pen the script for Order of the Phoenix. Heyman says Steve Kloves, who adapted the first four films, made the decision to move on completely on his own, in orderContinued...

HP Cast

Chris Rankin to Attend PoA DVD Launch

Posted by: sue
November 16, 2004, 03:13 PM

Actor Chris Rankin(Percy Weasley) has posted on his website that he will be attending the launch of the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD on Thursday, November 18th. As we told you previously, the launch will be attended by many HP film cast members, and will be held at The Honourable Society of Middle Temple in London,Continued...

Books

Corman, Potter Publicist, Dies at 65

Posted by: Melissa
November 15, 2004, 07:40 PM

The Associated Press reports that Judy Corman, head publicist for Harry Potter's US publishers, Scholsatic, has died at age 65 of cancer. She passed away in her home, a spokesperson for Scholastic said.

"She was so strong and had such a strong spirit, I never thought she would lose a battle withContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Flips the Switch on Christmas

Posted by: sue
November 15, 2004, 03:30 PM

Today, Harry Potter actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) took part in the official lighting of a Christmas light display in London, England. Flipping the switch on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights, Miss Watson was thrilled to take part in the festivities. She told CBBC Newsround :

"I have wantedContinued...

JKRowling.com

Clang! Door Shuts on JKRowling.com

Posted by: sue
November 15, 2004, 08:03 AM

Clang! The door to J.K.Rowling's office on J.K.Rowling.com is closed once again, and the "Do Not Disturb!" sign is back.
Thanks Di and Bel!

News

DVD Town Review of Prisoner of Azkaban

Posted by: sue
November 14, 2004, 08:30 PM

DVD Town has posted their review of the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD. In a longer piece, the reviewer has much to say not only about the new look of the 3rd film, but the story as well.

"I enjoyed the first two "Potters," mind you, but I thought they were mostly aboutContinued...

Books

King: Potter is for Grown-Ups, You Dweebs

Posted by: Melissa
November 14, 2004, 12:54 PM

The November 19 edition of Entertainment Weekly contains another bit of HP-championing by one of the series' most famous fans, thriller mastermind Stephen King. King has been very vocal about his love for Potter, and very eloquent about it - and this time is no different:

"I'm thankfulContinued...

GoFFilm

CBBC Newsround: New Daytime QWC Campsite Photos

Posted by: sue
November 14, 2004, 08:47 AM

CBBC Newsround has added some very clear daytime photos of the Quidditch World Cup Campsite set for the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. There are 5 photos which you can see here. Also, CBBC Newsround has redesigned their Harry Potter page which you can check out here.

HP Cast

Weasley Family Invades Ministry of Mayhem

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2004, 10:29 AM

Members of the Weasley family are due to appearing on the UK television program "Ministry of Mayhem" . TLC reader Emmy wrote to tell us that the cast members from the Harry Potter films are due to appear on the show which airs in the UK on Saturday, November 20th. The listing for the programContinued...

News

Rolling Stone: JKRowling Interview on PoA DVD is Best Surprise

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2004, 10:16 AM

TLC Reader Christophers let us know that Rolling Stone Magazine has posted their list of the year's best DVDs and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is ranked #9. In the Nov. 25th issue of the magazine, Peter Travers says that the "the interview with author J.K. RowlingContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Lights Up Christmas in England

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2004, 04:59 PM

Actress Emma Watson ( Hermione Granger) will take part in the lighting of the Oxford Street Christmas Lights on Monday, November 15th. Miss Watson will be one of the celebrities to take part in the switch- on of the famous light display in London, England. Sponsored by the Harry Potter and the PrisonerContinued...

GoFFilm

New Quidditch World Cup Campsite Photos from GOF

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2004, 10:13 AM

Marcus from Winkelgasse.net let us know about 13 new photos they posted from the filming of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. These are like the nightime photo posted by The Snitch, only there are several more, and there some close up shots of the tents. This is apparentlyContinued...

Contests

New WB " Time Turners Sweepstakes" for Adults!

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2004, 09:25 AM

Warners Brothers must have heard us, for they have now launched a second "Time Turner Sweepstakes" for adults to win a chance to meet JKR and Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Just like the other "Time Turner Sweepstakes"(for children ages 7-17), this grand prize forContinued...

News

Prisoner of Azkaban DVD News

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2004, 08:53 AM

Today there is some news about the soon to be released Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD. First, IGN has posted their review of the disc. Scoring it an 8 out 10 overall, the highest marks went for the audio and sound.

"The dynamic range is rich and wide. The house shudders during the QuidditchContinued...

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