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J.K. Rowling

JKR May Visit Romania This Month

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2006, 02:29 PM

As was reported yesterday in the Tatler interview with J.K. Rowling, our favorite author is involved in a project to help impoverished Eastern European orphans. Today's Bucharest Daily News reports that Ms. Rowling is expected to take part in charity dinner on January 25 in Bucharest, as part of the charityContinued...


Official: Goblet of Fire DVD Coming on March 7

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2006, 12:25 AM

As previously rumored here, the Goblet of Fire DVD will be released on March 7, as announced by Warner's Home Video today. It will be available as a single-disc, a two-disc special edition, and as part of a collector's set of the first four films.
The single disc edition will sell forContinued...


Potential Goblet DVD Cover Art Available

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2006, 05:58 PM

Coming in a bit higher on the "believable" scale than previous versions is this piece of DVD cover art that just may be the cover art from Goblet of Fire. Thanks, Dan!

HP Cast

Castwatch: Fiennes, Thompson on TV This Week

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2006, 04:26 PM

Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) will be a guest on "The Tonight Show" this Thursday, January 12 (NBC, 11:35 p.m. ET), to publicize her new film, Nanny McPhee.
Also, as we told you last month, Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) will be a guest on "Inside the Actor's Studio" thisContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Scans and Pics of Jo Rowling in The Tatler; Title Tidbits and More

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2006, 04:26 PM

Thanks Tom, for sending us scans of The Tatler article featuring Jo Rowling, which include some stunning new pics of the author.
The article sugests a title is decided upon for the seventh book ("I so nearly told you the title," she tells the reporter, "it almostContinued...

OotP Film

WB Opens Casting Call for Luna Lovegood

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2006, 12:05 PM

Despite reports that the role had been cast and was close to being announced, Newsround is reporting that WB has opened up a casting call to try and find a Luna Lovegood for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The call will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Central Hall Westminster, Storey'sContinued...


PotterCast #21: The Muggle Invasion

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2006, 11:36 AM

PotterCast #21, in which we get invaded by Andrew and Ben from MuggleCast, is now available for download.

In this show:
-Special guests Andrew Sims and Ben Schoen from MuggleNet and MuggleCast
-Goblet in Hi-Def
-Info on the Goblet sets, and the Edinburgh interview
-Andrew and Ben come out of the Harry Potter closetContinued...

JKR Interviews

J.K. Rowling Confirms New Children's Book Written; Will Host New Charity Ball in March

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 11:47 PM

In the new interview published in the February edition of Tatler magazine that we told you about below, author J.K. Rowling confirms again that she has written a new children's book and more. In extended excerpts now posted online from the magazine, Jo talksContinued...

J.K. Rowling

New J.K. Rowling Interview in Tatler Magazine

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 09:11 PM

The Telegraph newspaper has posted brief excerpts from a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that is published in the new issue of Tatler magazine. In this interview, JKR speaks about losing her mother to multiple sclerosis, and the impact it had on her.

"I know I was writing HarryContinued...


"Goblet of Fire" Sets IMAX Box Office Record

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 07:22 PM

Warner Brothers announced today that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now " IMAX's highest grossing digitally re-mastered 2D release. With total grosses of more than $16 million on 89 IMAX(R) screens worldwide, it passes the record set by Batman Begins: The IMAX Experience, which grossedContinued...


"Goblet of Fire" in Consideration for Sound Editing Oscar

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 06:13 PM

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent out a press release announcing the list of films in consideration for an award in the category of sound editing, and this list included the newest Harry Potter movie. In the category of "Achievement in Sound Editing," HarryContinued...


"Goblet of Fire" Award Nominations from Visual Effects Society

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 12:58 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has been nominated by the Visual Effects Society (VES) for five awards this year. These awards are in the categories of:

  • * Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture
  • * Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion PictureContinued...


Goblet of Fire DVD Cover Art from China

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2006, 12:47 PM

Yesterday we told you about a sneak look at the possible cover art for the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD. Today, reader Jane sent us this look at the art work for the Chinese edition of the Goblet DVD that has the same photo as the one yesterday. We are still waiting for an official confirmationContinued...


Happy Birthday, Imelda Staunton!

Posted by: Melissa
January 09, 2006, 10:28 AM

Imelda Staunton, the actress widely rumored -- though as yet unconfirmed by WB -- to be playing Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix turns 50 today! Happy Birthday, Ms Staunton, and thanks to incubo!


GoF is #1 in Worldwide Box Office Receipts

Posted by: Melissa
January 08, 2006, 11:05 PM

Box Office Mojo reports that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire overtook Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith to take first place in worldwide 2005 box office receipts, with a total gross of $850 million.
Thanks to Ashton and Jamie!

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