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Scholastic

Wall Street Already Anticipating Book Seven

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2006, 09:57 PM

Wall Street is already anticipating the release of Book Seven as stocks of Scholastic rose today after a positive review of the company. The AP reports that Stifel Nicolaus reviewed several book publishers, and Scholastic stocks were rated as "buy," as they eye the future for the publishersContinued...

Contests

WB Italy Contest to Win Phoenix Set Visit

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2006, 08:06 PM

We told you about the contest, sponsored by Warner Bros. France, to win a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and meet the cast and crew of the film. The same prize is being offered on the Warner Bros. Italy website. Good luck to contestants!
Thanks to Mrs. Weasley for lettingContinued...

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs, Viggo Mortensen are "Good"

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2006, 03:54 PM

Actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) is now set to star in a film version of C.P. Taylor's award winning play "Good." Coming Soon now reports that actor Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn, Lord of the Rings) will also join the cast of this new movie, due to start filming in Potsdam and Berlin later thisContinued...

OotP Film

WB France Contest to Win OotP Set Visit

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2006, 03:41 PM

Warner Brothers France has now launched a contest to win a set visit to the filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Open to residents of France and Corsica, winners will receive a four day, three night trip to London August 1- 4 to meet the cast and crew of the new Harry Potter film. More infoContinued...

Galleries

"Dracorex Hogwartsia" Photos in Gallery

Posted by: Melissa
May 23, 2006, 12:05 PM

Thanks to The Children's Museum in Indianapolis, we have six photos of the newly named dinosaur, "Dracorex Hogwartsia," in the gallery. Photos include the display, the dinosaur itself, and the quote from J.K. Rowling, the full text of which is below:

"The naming of Dracorex hogwartsia isContinued...

Gambon

Autographed Gambon, Fry Photos Being Auctioned for Charity

Posted by: Melissa
May 23, 2006, 09:43 AM

Michael Gambon has donated a signed photograph of himself, in full Dumbledore regalia, to a charity auction on eBay. Among the other signed photos in this auction is one of Stephen Fry, narrator of the British Harry Potter audiobooks, in his "V for Vendetta" costume. Funds raisedContinued...

Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes Will Present at Tony Awards

Posted by: Melissa
May 22, 2006, 08:58 PM

The first list of presenters for the June 11 Tony Awards ceremony has just been announced, and includes Harry Potter cast member Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), along with Julia Roberts, Eric McCormack, Cynthia Nixon, Martin Short, Alfre Woodard and Anna Paquin. As we told you last week, Mr. Fiennes isContinued...

Honors/Awards

Dale, Griffiths, de la Tour Win Drama Desk Awards

Posted by: Melissa
May 22, 2006, 01:14 PM

We told you when the Drama Desk nominations were announced. The Awards were presented yesterday at Lincoln Center in New York, and the winners included Potter audiobook narrator Jim Dale, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, for "The Threepenny Opera;" Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon),Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast #40: Bag of 'trix

Posted by: Melissa
May 22, 2006, 11:29 AM

PotterCast #40 is out and it's a special one:
In this show:

-Lordy lordy, we're 40! (Billionaires, send your corvettes to the PO Box!)
-A celebratory highlight reel of the previous 39 PotterCasts, made for us by the lovely Kyrane (it's at the END, not in the beginning like we originally said)
-In Canon ConundrumsContinued...

Thompson

Emma Thompson "Plants Pink" for Breast Cancer Care

Posted by: Melissa
May 22, 2006, 10:36 AM

Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) attended a private viewing of the 84th Chelsea Flower Show today, and unveiled a pink rose to kick off the "Plant Pink" campaign for Breast Cancer Care. As she presented the flower, Ms. Thompson said,

"It seems to me there are more and more womenContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Jurassic Hogwarts

Posted by: sue
May 22, 2006, 07:05 AM

A recently discovered species of dinosaurs will bear a name given in honor of the Harry Potter novels. Approved by J.K. Rowling, "Dracorex Hogwartsia" is being unveiled this morning at The Children's Museum in Indianapolis. This new species was discovered at the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota, and PaleontologistsContinued...

Grint

Driving Lessons to be Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics

Posted by: Melissa
May 21, 2006, 01:49 AM

When we last updated you on Rupert Grint's latest movie, Driving Lessons, the film had not been picked up for distribution in North America. Now, comingsoon.net reports that Sony Pictures Classics has acquired those rights. No distribution date has yet been announced, but we'llContinued...

LeakyLounge

WOMBAT Review Course Now Open

Posted by: Melissa
May 20, 2006, 01:13 PM

The WOMBAT review center at the LeakyLounge is now open! Get your wits about you, and prepare for the next pop quiz from JKRowling.com!

Book Awards

Half-Blood Prince First Entry in Audio Book Hall of Fame

Posted by: sue
May 20, 2006, 07:45 AM

At an awards ceremony last night, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince became the very first entry into the brand new Audio Book Hall of Fame. Narrated by Jim Dale, this honor for the HBP audio book was presented at the Audie Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Continued...

Books

Harry Potter Brings Magic to Book Publishing

Posted by: Melissa
May 19, 2006, 11:24 AM

The New York Times reports that a Book Industry Study Group report, being released today, found that 2005 book sales were up by 5.9% at $34.6 billion (USD). The "strongest growth niches" were juvenile books, religious books and elementary and high school textbooks.

"[T]he children'sContinued...

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