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Capoeira Dancer = Durmstrang Extra

Posted by: Melissa
April 29, 2005, 09:33 AM

Publication Folha de São Paulo interviewed Ponciano Almeida, a capoeira dance master (capoeira is a mix of Brazilian street fight with African dance moves), about his role in GoF, reports Dark Horizons. In the interview, the dancer said one of his scenes is a fight scene, and that "I don't knowContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Audio Book to Go on Sale July 16, Read by Jim Dale

Posted by: Melissa
April 28, 2005, 11:56 AM

The Scholastic version of HBP will go on sale July 16 in America and Canada, according to a press release by Listening Library, the division of Random House that has published the previous five HP audio books.
The book will be read by the Grammy winner and MBE Jim Dale (read TLC's last interviewContinued...

Actor Interviews

New Alan Rickman Interview

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2005, 03:59 PM

Actor Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) has given a new interview to a local paper while up in Canada filming his new movie "Snow Cake". While he does not talk about the upcoming Goblet of Fire film, Mr. Rickman does speaks briefly about the popularity of the Potter films, and his role as the Hogwarts PotionsContinued...


Potter DVD Game Mention in Newsweek

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2005, 02:32 PM

The new Harry Potter DVD game gets a mention in the new issue of Newsweek Magazine. As part of their "Tip Sheet" section featuring new products for this summer, the magazine shows a photo of this game "Scene It?" DVD games, and notes the Harry Potter version of this interactive boardContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Amazon: 700,000 Copies of Half-Blood Prince Pre-Ordered

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2005, 10:55 AM

Amazon has announced that they have received 700,000 pre-orders for the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book, which is due to be released on July 16. Amazon also said that HBP has been the top selling book for 18 straight weeks. Previously Amazon announced that the ordersContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling and The Roald Dahl Museum

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2005, 09:21 AM

Today, the Daily Telegraph is reporting that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is one of several authors possibly to attend the grand opening of the Roald Dahl Museum in June.

Johnny Depp could be making an appearance at the long-awaited opening of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire onContinued...


New Goblet Harry Potter Costumes

Posted by: sue
April 23, 2005, 01:32 PM

We now have our first peek at some of the Harry Potter costumes that will be available this fall as a tie-in with the new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. Rubie's Costumes, who make a full line of Potter costumes and accessories, have posted two photos of the new Goblet costumes that will beContinued...


Tom Felton News

Posted by: sue
April 22, 2005, 01:21 PM

Actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has updated his site to say that he will be attending Collectormania on April 30th. He will be available for autographs (fee involved), and notes that he can only sign photos and posters bought at the show. Collectormania runs Friday April 29th through Monday, May 2nd in Milton Keyes, England. TomContinued...


Snape on Trial!

Posted by: sue
April 22, 2005, 12:48 PM

Accio 2005, the UK Harry Potter Conference, sent us a press release today that included some news of interest for all you Snape fans out there. The conference will be holding a "Trial of Professor Severus Snape" which convenes as part of their Potter convention to be held in July. Those charges which the err distinguishedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling helps Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser

Posted by: sue
April 22, 2005, 09:11 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is lending her support for a Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser in England. The author donated a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for auction at a charity fundraiser to support the Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis. The fundraiser takesContinued...


GoF Trailer to Kick and Scream into Theaters

Posted by: Melissa
April 21, 2005, 06:05 PM

When the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire teaser trailer debuts in its full form in theaters on May 13, as we reported yesterday, it will be in front of the film Kicking & Screaming, sources have said.


Job Openings: TLC Seeks Editors

Posted by: Melissa
April 21, 2005, 11:42 AM

Have you ever wanted to work for TLC? Now's the time! Leaky is looking to expand its news-posting team. In this period of movie and book releases, all our editors are working on so much around the Floo Network that we're running a bit thin, and we've decided it's time to find some more enthusiasticContinued...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

GoF Theatrical Teaser Trailer to Debut May 13

Posted by: Melissa
April 20, 2005, 07:45 PM

hpgofteasercardthumb.jpgTLC is happy to report to you that the first Goblet of Fire teaser in its entirety will appear in theaters May 13 - more info soon.
(The whole trailer will not air on the ABC special, at least not in the traditional sense when one says whole trailer: all the parts will be shown, at different times,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince HBP Audio Book News, Redesign

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2005, 04:37 PM

The Harry Potter section of has a new look and some news for us today.
First the news. The U.K. audio books of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince are set to be released on August 25th. While we do not yet have any news about the release dates of the US versions from Scholastic, thereContinued...


Harry Potter '06 Calendar News

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2005, 01:02 PM

The new Harry Potter calendars for 2006 are now available for pre-order. There are two new Literary ones which feature artwork by illustrator Mary GrandPre, and will be available July 1st.
* Mini (Literary) Calendar

* Wall (Literary) Calendar

The other calendars, which have a release date of September 1st, will featureContinued...

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