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Word of the Day

Posted by: Melissa
August 26, 2005, 09:16 AM

Today's Miami Herald notes that rhapdophobia is an unreasonable fear of magic wands.
Guess that explains the Dursleys?


Special PotterCast/MuggleCast Edition!

Posted by: Melissa
August 26, 2005, 02:14 AM

There's a new, surprise edition of Leaky's PotterCast and MuggleNet's MuggleCast available tonight. After the latest kerfuffle (the iTunes outCast episode!), we decided to join forcesfor a special tell-all in which we reveal some big secrets: what really happened with iTunes and what we - gaspContinued...

Felton Interviews

Felton Says He'll Work on Potter As Long as Possible

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2005, 03:12 PM

Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy, took part in a carp fishing tournament this weekend (video interview here at the site of the World Junior Carp Tournamnet, pictures here), in which he said he'll do the HP films as long as they let him:

"I'll keep doing it as long as they wantContinued...


Direct Download Links to International Trailer Available

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2005, 02:24 PM

Laurent has sent us download links for the international trailer at the official WB site:

SuperHi Quality (.mov)
High Quality (.mov)
Medium Quality (.mov)
Low Quality (.mov)

Celebs on HP

Joss Whedon on Directing Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
August 25, 2005, 12:57 PM

whedonthumb.jpgJoss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity mastermind who many Potter fans have said they'd love to see direct a Potter film) - recently took part in a chat with Empire Online in which he addresses the question (transcript on the Australian Serenity site):

Iaamond: Joss, what can a BrowncoatContinued...


iTunes Takes Potter Podcasts Off-Air

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2005, 10:31 PM

Update: FIXED! You can subscribe again. Looks like it really was just a glitch - THANKYOU guys for writing Apple, and thanks Apple for taking care of it!


WB Site Posts International Trailer

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2005, 10:30 PM

The official Goblet of Fire site has posted the international trailer in high quality - check it out!


New GoF Clips

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2005, 05:06 PM

A Spanish site has some new behind-the-scenes footage of GoF that shows the Yule Ball, the burrow and more; thanks HarryLatino for the tip!


Paolini's "Eldest" Upsets HBP

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2005, 04:17 PM has a new top seller, and taking HBP's spot is....Eldest, the latest from young Christopher Paolini, whose first book, Eragon, broke all sorts of records. Check out the Eragon series at our Cauldron Shop's recommended books section; also, if you're an Eragon fan check out our friends at Shur'tugalContinued...


More Pics of Katie and Robert at Dukes of Hazzard

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2005, 12:06 PM

Thanks so much to RupertOnline.Net for sending us the following Katie Leung and Robert Pattinson pics from the duo's appearance at The Dukes of Hazzard premiere in London!

Leung and Pattinson (1)
Leung and Pattinson (2)
Leung and Pattinson (3)
Leung and Pattinson (4)
Leung and Pattinson (5)Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday Rupert Grint

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2005, 09:06 PM

Today is the 17th birthday of our favorite gingerheaded actor, Rupert Grint! Have a happy day!


Help Getting PotterCast on iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2005, 01:06 PM

First of all, thanks for your incredible response to our podcast. We never expected to get to the top 10 on iTunes in the first 12 hours of broadcast; we're just having a blast, and can't wait for future shows. We've got a lot planned (and yes, the sound levels will continue to improve).
We know a lotContinued...

Book Translations

French HBP Cover Online

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2005, 12:29 PM

The cover for the French version of HBP has surfaced here. Thanks Alain!


Katie Leung and Robert Pattinson Attend Hazzard Premiere

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2005, 09:34 AM

Katie Leung, who plays Cho Chang, and Robert Pattinson, who plays Cedric Diggory, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, recently attended the Dukes of Hazzard premiere in London; Leigh sent us pics of Leung, so check them out below:
Katie Leung (1)
Katie Leung (2)
Katie Leung (3)



PotterCast TidBit Wrapup: Kids to Return for HP5, says Craig

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2005, 05:00 PM

At popular demand, here's a small wrapup of the interview tidbits that were released in the interviews in this week's PotterCast.
-Bonnie Wright spoke about filming movie four and Mike Newell's tendency to explain the big picture and make the very large cast feel part of theContinued...

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