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Happy Birthday, Molly Weasley!

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2006, 08:28 PM

The calendar on has been updated to recognize the birthday of Molly Weasley. Cheers, Molly -- put on your sparkly midnight blue hat and take a turn with Arthur to "A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love!" We at TLC hope ALL your children are celebrating with you. :)


PotterCast #61: The John and Sue Show

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2006, 03:25 PM

Our 61st edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is live: to listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) More notes:
-This week, Melissa has a ghoul in her computer, so it's just John and Sue
-Canon Conundrums: John, Sue,Continued...


Say What? A New Quiz in the Quizzes Section!

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2006, 11:02 AM

Yes, really, it's true: We have a new quiz in our Quizzes section: The "SAY WHAT? Harry Potter quiz" was written by reader Amanda Crosier and tests your knowledge on who said what in the Harry Potter books.
Those of you who've been writing, begging, cajoling, etc., over the past monthsContinued...

OotP Film

Empire OotP Preview with Yates Quote and More

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2006, 09:09 PM

Yesterday we first told you about the comments Order of the Phoenix director made about the length of the fifth Harry Potter film which appeared in the December issue of Empire magazine. We now have scans of the article containing his remarks and more, which are part of a three page preview of theContinued...

PoA Film

Prisoner of Azkaban to Air on ABC Tonight

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2006, 12:13 PM

Just in time for all those early Halloween parties, ABC will be airing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban tonight at 8pm (ET). In addition to the regular network premiere, according to the press release, the film will also "be broadcast in HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround sound andContinued...


Something Wickedly Fun This Way Comes

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2006, 09:11 AM

Mystery, Mayhem, and Magical Fun
are the order of the day; it has just begun!
Something wickedly fun comes your way,
make haste to the LeakyLounge without delay!

Your Haunted Happening agenda for the day includes:
  • Tricks and Treats: Goodies appearing now until 9 pm tonight

  • The Haunted Hunt The hunt is on from 1pm-4pmContinued...

OotP Film

OotP Director David Yates: "I've Shot a Movie That's Probably Over Three Hours"

Posted by: sue
October 27, 2006, 06:55 PM

A TLC reader let us know today that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates is quoted in the December issue of Empire magazine regarding the length of the new movie. Quotage (from page 33 apparently):

"The book's huge, but it actually distillsContinued...

Grint Interviews

Strike! Rupert Grint Gives New Video Interview in Dallas

Posted by: sue
October 26, 2006, 01:46 PM

Continuing the media blitz in Dallas, Texas to promote his current film "Driving Lessons," Rupert Grint has appeared in another new video interview, this time featuring the actor...bowling. While this interview with the Star-Telegram does not really contain much new informationContinued...

JKR Interviews

"60 Minutes" Video Interview with J.K. Rowling Now Online

Posted by: sue
October 26, 2006, 07:45 AM

Back in October of 2002, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was featured on the news magazine program "60 Minutes." This interview is now online at Yahoo, and while this is an older piece with JKR, it is a good opportunity to watch a rare video interview with our favorite author.Continued...

HP Cast

BIFA News for Frances de la Tour, Jason Isaacs

Posted by: sue
October 26, 2006, 07:15 AM

Actress Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxime) has been nominated as "Best Actress" for her role in the film "The History Boys" at the British Independent Film Awards. Readers will remember that earlier this year, Ms. de la Tour won the Tony Award for her performance in the theatricalContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling-Autographed Copy of Half-Blood Prince Auctioned Online for Charity

Posted by: Melissa
October 25, 2006, 09:26 AM

A copy of the British adult edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is up for auction on eBay, with 100% of the funds raised going to benefit the Helen Ritson Trust Fund.

"The book has been autographed by J.K Rowling, and is accompanied by a letterContinued...

Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter Remarks on Bad Bella

Posted by: sue
October 25, 2006, 07:53 AM

The Daily Record has a new interview with actress Helena Bonham Carter where she briefly mentions her part in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. While most of the article focuses on her past career, Ms. Bonham Carter refers to the new Potter movie, calling author J.K. Rowling "aContinued...

OotP Film

HBO Contest to Win Tickets to "Order of the Phoenix" Premiere

Posted by: sue
October 24, 2006, 07:29 PM

In conjunction with the premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on HBO next month, the cable channel has now launched a contest to win tickets to the US premiere of the upcoming film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which is due to be released July 13, 2007. While noContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to Reflect on "The Royle Family"

Posted by: sue
October 24, 2006, 07:21 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be among the celebrities who reflect and pay tribute to the BBC Comedy series "The Royle Family" in a new special to air on BBC One Sunday, October 29 at 10:15pm . Thanks Andy!
Update: The Independent has the comments from Jo now online, here.


PotterCast 60 Ready for Download

Posted by: Melissa
October 24, 2006, 09:14 AM

Long-delayed but finally here: Our Harry Potter podcast for this week is liveTo listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) More notes:
-We're late, we're late, for a very important date. Blame Melissa's Canon Conundrum fileContinued...

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