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Goblet of Fire DVD Menu Stills

Posted by: sue
February 19, 2006, 11:43 AM

Harry let us know they have some photos of what the menu and scene selection screens will look like on the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD. You can view them here. The Goblet of Fire DVD will be released here in the US on March 7th. Thanks El Cronista!

J.K. Rowling

JKR to Host Charity Ball at Stirling Castle March 17

Posted by: sue
February 19, 2006, 09:58 AM

Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling will be hosting a very special charity ball at Stirling Castle on March 17 in order to help raise funds in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. The Sunday Mail is reporting today that this annual fundraiser held by Jo will enlist the help of actor Robert CarlyleContinued...

Fiennes Interviews

Ralph Fiennes' Inside the Actors' Studio Appearance Available Online

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2006, 04:54 PM

Ralph Fiennes' appearance on Inside the Actors' Studio was rerun today, and has posted the clip of his discussion of Lord Voldemort and GoF.
Thanks, Oliver!


New GoF Character Promo Photos

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2006, 11:47 AM

Some new promotional photos from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire have surfaced, which you can see here. They include some great shots of some of the less prominent characters, including Seamus, Padma, Mr. Crouch, Crabbe and an especially gorgeous one of Angelina Johnson. There are also terrific shots ofContinued...


Book Aid Auction Catalogue Online; No Additional JKR Material Shown

Posted by: sue
February 18, 2006, 08:58 AM

For the past few weeks we have been telling you about the upcoming charity auction for Book Aid International that will feature a new piece of work from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling depicting the Black Family Tree. This auction will be held this week on Tuesday, February 21st,Continued...


JKR and Evanna on Luna

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2006, 10:26 AM

In response to many of your inquiries yesterday, we asked a representative if Jo Rowling was aware of the coincidence that she had once written Evanna Lynch, the new Luna Lovegood, a response regarding her low hopes of being cast as Luna because she was from Termonfeckin (Ms. Lynch's mom said the response read, "Don'tContinued...

Happy Birthday, Bonnie Wright!

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2006, 07:39 AM

Today, actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) is celebrating her 15th Birthday! Happy Birthday Bonnie!


The Lynches Discuss the New Luna

Posted by: Melissa
February 16, 2006, 12:33 AM

At this link, at about 44:37 minutes in, you can hear an interview with the mom and sister of recently cast Evanna Lynch, who was recently cast as play Luna Lovegood. Some bits:
-She has read each book at least six or seven times; her mom says she is 'absolutely obsessed'
-Bodyguards were placed at her schoolContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe Coming February 23

Posted by: sue
February 15, 2006, 12:44 PM

Previously we had told you that the Spanish language edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince would be released on February 23. Today, Scholastic and Lectorum, a division of Scholastic announced more details about the release of "Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe."Continued...


More Goblet of Fire DVD Release Dates

Posted by: sue
February 15, 2006, 12:30 PM

We now have a further batch of International release dates for the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD. They are:

  • 10th March Uruguay/Peru/Mexico/Colombia/Argentina/Chile
  • 17th March Singapore/Thailand
  • 23th March Eygpt
  • 25th March Iceland
  • 27th March Greece/Russia
  • 29th March Finland
  • 31st March South Africa
  • 14thContinued...


More on the Gary Oldman as Sirius Black Situation

Posted by: sue
February 15, 2006, 09:06 AM

Over the past week or so, we have been reporting on the situation regarding actor Gary Oldman and the status on whether or not he would return to the role as Sirius Black for Order of the Phoenix. Yesterday, we reported on comments made by film producer David Heyman saying that they have everyContinued...


Goblet of Fire Receives Eight Saturn Award Nominations

Posted by: sue
February 15, 2006, 07:50 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire received eight nominations from the 34th Annual Saturn Awards. Goblet of Fire was nominated in the "Best Fantasy Film" category, and actor Daniel Radcliffe was included in the "Best Performance by a Younger Actor" category. MikeContinued...


Exclusive Leaky Reader Designed S.P.E.W. T-Shirts Now Available, More Noble Collectibles

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2006, 02:30 PM

The spew - that is, S.P.E.W. - shirts that Leaky readers designed are here! You can get them in hoodies, adult tees, kids' tees and women's fitted tees sizes.
Last year, you all created an "I Solemnly Swear" shirt with a WB rep in our CauldronContinued...


Oldman Update

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2006, 09:25 AM

As we have been reporting, speculation about Gary Oldman's involvement (or lack thereof) in OotP has been running rampant lately. Although the actor has not signed a contract yet, negotiations are continuing. This led to wide concern that Mr. Oldman would not be returning and the part of Sirius Black would have to be recast.Continued...


PotterCast #26 Now Available for Download

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2006, 08:19 AM

PotterCast #26 is now available for download - Happy Valentine's Day!

In this show:
-It's our Valentine's Day episode! Your called-in Valentine's, your 'ships, your song parodies and lots of love talk in a show so gooey it drips out of the screen (yech).
-John corrects Sue and Melissa inContinued...

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