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Yates Interviews

David Yates on OotP: "Most Important Thing on Screen is the Actors."

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2006, 07:59 AM

Newsweek Magazine has a brand new interview with Order of the Phoenix director David Yates. In this article, Mr. Yates discusses the fifth Harry Potter film, saying he is "having the time of my life...It's like being at filmmaking gym. You're working every single muscleContinued...

Happy Birthday, Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2006, 07:55 AM

Gather round and join us as we wish actor Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) a very Happy 46th Birthday today! Cheers!


Wizard Rockers Host Yule Ball

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2006, 03:03 PM

Are you celebrate the holidays, Harry Potter rocking style? Then perhaps a gathering in Massachusetts is the place for you, as the Boston Herald reports, "Harry and the Potters and fellow Potter-crazy musicians are banding together for an afternoon of ‘‘wizard”Continued...


CoS Corner Booth Movie Chat in the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2006, 11:50 AM

It's movie time in our Leaky Lounge as tonight we will be watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets together via a group chat session. Pop in your DVD and then head over to the Corner Booth to join in with fellow Potter fans for an online chat session as we watch the second Harry PotterContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.R on Forbes Top-Earning Author List

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2006, 11:35 AM

It's that time of year for lists, and author J.K.Rowling has made an appearance on yet another list from Forbes Magazine, this time of the Top Earning Authors. The magazine says our favorite author came in second behind Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, and claimed that Jo had earned "$75 millionContinued...

OotP Film

First Look: New Harry Potter OotP Toys

Posted by: sue
December 08, 2006, 07:10 AM has our first look at the brand new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix toys coming next year. This first look shows the Harry Potter action figure, with one version showing Harry conjuring his Patronus. One photo shows the regular toy, others show Harry with the Stag Patronus accessory.Continued...


IGN: Harry Potter #14 Movie Franchise of All Time

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2006, 04:08 PM

Entertainment website powerhouse IGN is running a "Top 25 Movie Franchises of All Time" list, and the Harry Potter movies are now ranked at number fourteen. Factoring in items such as "commercial and artistic successes, as well as their impact on pop culture and how many ancillaryContinued...


Avast! There be Pirates and Goblets and Snape and Jack Sparrow Yo Ho!

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2006, 11:31 AM

Avast ye! The release of the brand new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest DVD has seen Jack Sparrow and company try to make off with the record once held by our own Harry Potter. Variety reports that sales of this new DVD "tallied nearly 5 million sales in itsContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Attends AFI Awards in Australia

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2006, 07:14 AM

Actor Dan Radcliffe attended the Australian Film Industry Awards today. The Age reports the Harry Potter actor "stole the show" as he was met with an "almighty cheer as he arrived to present an award. The actor, who earlier this year shot scenes for the Australian film December BoysContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

New Video Interview with Actor Dan Radcliffe in Australia

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2006, 07:26 AM

Actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is in Australia for the AFI Awards where he will be a presenter tomorrow night, and has appeared in a new interview broadcast today on "A Current Affair." In this new video interview Dan discusses his upcoming film "December Boys,"Continued...


Dan Radcliffe News Roundup

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2006, 06:58 AM

There are several tidbits relating to actor Dan Radcliffe in the news today.
The Sunday Times has released their annual "Rich List" in the UK, and Dan Radcliffe is the youngest person on the list this year, with according to this report " a £14 million fortune.The 17-year-old's performancesContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Hagrid

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2006, 07:58 PM

The calendar for December 6 on now reads "Happy Birthday Hagrid" Cheers Hagrid!

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe, Melbourne Man

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2006, 10:09 AM

The Herald Sun newspaper has a new interview with actor Dan Radcliffe today who is in Australia for the AFI Awards that are being held on Thursday. The Harry Potter actor discusses his love of the city of Melbourne which he apparently has grown fond of, noting:

"We just came here for a holiday a few years ago andContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince a Kids' Pick for 2007

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2006, 09:41 AM

The results of a new poll are in which show Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, is the top read for children in the fourth through sixth grades. Over 2,800 children voted recently in the Scholastic "Kids' Pick For 2007" poll, which was held as a prelude to their annualContinued...


Harry Potter Conferences Updates

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2006, 04:52 PM

As this year draws to an end, many fans are looking forward to next year and all the Harry Potter Conferences 2007 will bring. The Chicago Sun-Times has an article that features one such convention, Phoenix Rising, which will take place next May in New Orleans, Louisiana. The article notes that these conventionsContinued...

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