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Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Pomona Sprout

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2006, 07:04 PM

Lift your mugs
and give a shout
Let's celebrate the birthday
of Pomona Sprout!

The calendar on has been updated to say that May 15th is the birthday of our favorite Herbology Professor, Pomona Sprout! Gooooo Hufflepuff!


Alan Rickman Signed Hat for Charity Auction Now Online

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2006, 06:26 PM

A few weeks ago we first told you that several actors from the Harry Potter films had contributed hats for a charity auction. The autographed hat and photograph from actor Alan Rickman (Snape) for this auction is now online, which you can see here. Bidding for this ends May 21. All proceedsContinued...


"Driving Lessons" Given "15" Rating in UK

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2006, 11:44 PM

Driving Lessons, the new film starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), has been given a "15" rating by the British Board of Film Classification for "strong language." Driving Lessons will screen next at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17. International releaseContinued...

Actor Interviews

Interview with Roger Lloyd Pack

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2006, 05:08 PM

There is a new interview today with actor Roger Lloyd Pack who discusses his role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the Ministry of Magic offical Barty Crouch Sr. Mr.Pack reunites with David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) for a two- part episode of Doctor Who called Rise of the Cybermen. On working with DavidContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Robert Pattinson

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2006, 05:02 PM

Although Cedric may be gone
In our memory he remains strong
So let us pay homage this happy day
and wish actor Robert Pattinson
Cheers to Robert as you celebrate your 20th Birthday!


LeakyMug #7: LeakyMug Returning to NYC for Jo's Visit

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2006, 03:04 AM

Surprise! The LeakyMuggers have returned, with a big announcement about the week of Jo Rowlng's visit to New York. We're celebrating with another live podcast - it's four days after our Vegas live podcast but there was no way we could let this momentous event go by without some celebratingContinued...

OotP Film

Composer Nicholas Hooper Confirmed for OotP

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2006, 01:20 AM

Film Music Radio is reporting tonight that Warner Brothers has officially confirmed Nicholas Hooper will indeed be the new composer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As previously reported, Nicholas Hooper will replace Patrick Doyle for Potter Five. A BAFTA winner in 2004, Nicholas HooperContinued...

Rickman Interviews

New Rickman Interview and "Snowcake" Review Posted Online

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2006, 05:52 PM

CBS News has posted a review of Alan Rickman's new film "Snowcake," as well as a clip of an interview with Mr. Rickman and director Marc Evans (yes, really!) from the TriBeCa Film Festival. There is no mention of the Potter films, but Mr. Rickman does discuss acting, autismContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Appearance on Richard & Judy Show in June

Posted by: sue
May 12, 2006, 03:20 PM

A few months ago we told you that author J.K. Rowling was confirmed to appear on UK talk show "Richard & Judy." New episodes of the show are set to begin next month on June 19, and Jo is to be one of the early guests. This time frame is a few days before JKR is due to appear at the Queen'sContinued...


Japanese HBP Ready to Hit Bookstores Next Week

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2006, 02:48 PM

The Japanese translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is ready to hit bookstore shelves on May 17. Translator Yuko Matsuoka, dressed in witches' robes, ceremoniously packed the first box of books for shipment at Amazon's Ichikawa distribution center. The book is being soldContinued...


Arthur Levine Talks J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
May 12, 2006, 07:38 AM

Earlier this week, Scholastic kicked off their summer reading program with a panel discussion in New York called "The Next Best Seller: The ABC's of Creating a Children's Book." Hosted by Deborah Norville, this panel featured Arthur Levine, editor of the U.S. edition of the Harry Potter novels,Continued...


Harry Potter Books to Remain on Gwinnett County Library Shelves

Posted by: Melissa
May 11, 2006, 10:41 PM

The Gwinnett County, Georgia Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to allow the Harry Potter books to remain in public school libraries there.
Last month, a parent (who said she had not read any of the Potter books in their entirety) brought a complaint before the BoardContinued...

HP Cast

Rupert Grint, Phelps Twins In Celebrity Football Tournament

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2006, 01:25 PM

Actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George) are set to be in a celebrity football (soccer) tournament this weekend in the UK. 160 celebrities are taking part in Celebrity World Cup Soccer Six to be held this weekend , airing on Sky One Friday throughContinued...

Grint Interviews

New Video Interview with Rupert Grint at Tribeca

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2006, 10:50 AM

Another new video interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Wealsey) is now online. let us know they were able to speak with Rupert at the premiere of his film "Driving Lessons" at the recent Tribeca Film Festival in New York. You can watch this new interview via this link.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

More JKR Reading Ticket Info; Age Requirement for Children

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2006, 09:55 AM

We have some additional important information about the tickets for the upcoming JKR, Stephen King, and John Irving charity reading event in August. If you are considering taking your children to this event, according to the event FAQ, they "must be 8 years of age or older, no exceptions."Continued...

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