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Official from Warner Brothers: David Yates to Direct Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2005, 10:01 AM

Though there have been conflicting rumors on the Web from different spokespeople, and Yates said a few times that it was true, today, Warner Brothers made the official announcement that David Yates would be directing the film version of Harry Potter and the Order ofContinued...

Restaurant Story Debunked

Posted by: Melissa
January 18, 2005, 09:00 AM

(This was pulled from our original post to demarcate it as separate news.)
A representative from Jo Rowling's agency has informed TLC that plans to make an HP restaurant are false, and that there has been no contact between the restaurateur and Jo Rowling, contradicting an article that appeared yesterday. No permissionsContinued...

HP References

Dinner for Two at a Harry Potter Restaurant ?

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2005, 02:19 PM

Would you like to go out to dinner at a Harry Potter themed restaurant? Well, according to the Business Journal, you might be able to make those reservations in the future. This article says that a new Harry Potter themed restaurant is in the works and will open in the future. Steve Schussler, who hadContinued...


Prisoner of Azkaban Receives British Academy Awards Nomination

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2005, 08:02 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban received four nominations today from the Orange British Academy Film Awards. It was nominated as a contender for "British Film of the Year". The third Potter film was also nominated for "Best Achievement in Special Effects",Continued...

HP Fanfic a Top Search on YAHOO

Posted by: Melissa
January 16, 2005, 09:17 AM

Yahoo's BUZZ reported yesterday that Harry Potter fanfic regularly pops up into the top searches list on Yahoo, but on January 14, it spiked 147% (this editor wonders if that was because of LiveJournal being down for much of Friday and Saturday).


New Interview with Jamie Waylett

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2005, 08:34 PM

Australian Potter site Harry Potter Fan Zone has a new interview with actor Jamie Waylett (Crabbe). In the interview Jamie talks about what it's like to work with new Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell, and has this tidbit of information about the upcoming film.

HPFZ: So Jamie, what's the deal? Could youContinued...

Floo: French HP Lexicon Debuts

Posted by: Melissa
January 14, 2005, 12:00 PM

We are very happy to announce that the official French version of our Floo partner, The Harry Potter Lexicon, called 'Encyclopédie Harry Potter is live and ready for perusal by our friends in France.
The site was translated from the English version by no fewer than 20 fans, and joins the Spanish version,Continued...


Entertainment Weekly Preview on Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
January 14, 2005, 06:21 AM

Entertainment Weekly has their new 2005 preview issue out. In the magazine there is a short preview of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film, due to be released on November 18th. Says the magazine:

"He's faced giant snakes, ghastly Dementors, and the minions of the villainousContinued...

PoA Film

Oscarwatch: Prisoner of Azkaban on shortlist for Best MakeUp

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2005, 07:53 PM

Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short list of films to be considered for the Best Makeup Awards at this year's Oscars. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of seven films listed. The others are The Aviator, De-Lovely , Hellboy,Continued...


Interview with Actor David Tennant

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2005, 12:42 PM

The Edinburgh Evening News has a new interview with actor David Tennant, who will play the role of Barty Crouch, Jr. in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. While the article does not have much information about the film itself, it does give some background about the actor, and addresses his experience about beingContinued...


Followup: Marko-Grinch Responds

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2005, 08:08 AM

A few weeks ago, we posted a story about a columnist for the Tribune Review named Jack Markowitz, who wrote a rather unflattering column about the popularity of the Harry Potter books, calling them "the most over-praised, over-publicized and marketed books ever printed." Many of our readers wrote in toContinued...


Half-Blood Prince Plot Speculation Continues

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2005, 07:23 AM

With the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book due to be released this year, the speculation grows on what the plot will be, and which character may die. The Star-Telegram newspaper has an article that says possible clues to Harry's future may be found in Lord of the Rings or fromContinued...


Hi-Res of Previously Released GoF Photos

Posted by: Melissa
January 12, 2005, 11:29 PM

Here you go, the GoF images in small, medium and very large format, no watermarks. Enjoy! (For all our GoF pics, check out the Hogwarts Gallery.)




The two other previously reported on photos are here:

gofharryhermionhiresa.jpg - Harry and Hermione (pre-first-task - the person in the backgroundContinued...


Alfonso Cuaron to Direct "The Memory of Running"

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2005, 09:19 PM

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron has a new project lined up. According to CNN, he will be directing the adaptation of the book "The Memory of Running" by Ron McLarty. The novel, which is "the story of a 42-year-old alcoholic's quest for redemption on a bicycle trip acrossContinued...

HP Car on EBay Block

Posted by: Melissa
January 12, 2005, 10:06 AM

An HP-airbrushed car is going for about 10,000 GBP on eBay right now; the car was custom painted and airbrushed by Darren Horton with a plethora of Azkaban images. The item says the airbrushing took eight weeks to complete. Thanks to everyone who emailed!

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