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Harry Potter Number One in Australia

Posted by: sue
April 16, 2007, 01:45 PM

The Courier Mail is reporting about a new survey where Australian readers were asked to list their top 100 favorite books. The Harry Potter series by author J.K. Rowling was ranked at the number one spot. According to the newspaper, 75,000 people took part in this survey and according to one bookseller theContinued...

OotP Film

New High Res OotP Photos of Draco, Crabbe, Neville, Weasley Family

Posted by: sue
April 16, 2007, 01:21 PM

WB has now sent us two new photos from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in glorious high res. The first new photo,which you can see here in our galleries, shows Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) and Vincent Crabbe (Jamie Waylett) as part of the Inquisitorial Squad holding NevilleContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

PotterCast 85 Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
April 15, 2007, 10:01 PM

We are back to normal this week, on our 85th PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. In the show this week:
-A fan interview with Gracie, who made a cake that looked like the Deathly Hallows coverContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy, Happy Birthday, Birthday Emma, Emma!

Posted by: Edward
April 15, 2007, 12:57 AM

Double the birthdays, double the fun today for Harry Potter actresses Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawny) who celebrate their respective 17th and 48th birthdays today! Many happy birthday wishes to them both!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

First Ads for "There Will Soon Be 7" Scholastic Campaign

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2007, 08:05 PM

The first of the new ads for the Scholastic "There Will Soon Be 7" Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release campaign has now been spotted. The new issue of "Entertainment Weekly" magazine contains a full page ad bearing this new logo for book seven, which is part ofContinued...

Rumor

Another Rumor on Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2007, 09:24 AM

Yet another rumor has surfaced online about a possible Harry Potter attraction at a major theme park in Orlando, Florida. As we reported back in February, persistent rumors abound regarding this issue (Jo denied the Disney park rumor last year), including this new report about the Universal parkContinued...

Movies

ABC Family Harry Potter Weekend Again

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2007, 08:54 AM

Many of you let us know that cable channel ABC Family is running another "Harry Potter Weekend." Starting today, the popular family station is rebroadcasting Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets two times in a row starting at 3pm (EDT), then tomorrow they will do the same for Harry Potter andContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday Julie Christie!

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2007, 08:52 AM

Actress Julie Christie who plays Madame Rosmerta, the landlady of our favorite Three Broomsticks Inn in the Harry Potter films, celebrates her 66th birthday today. Happy Birthday Julie! Cheers!

Leaky

Image Gallery Updates

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2007, 01:03 AM

We have a host of awesome changes to report tonight about our massive Harry Potter Image Gallery, which will change the way you use them entirely:
1. You can now log in to the Gallery using the same login and password you have for the LeakyLounge or Fan Art Galleries. If you don't currently have an account you can registerContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Presenting: The Ultimate Deathly Hallows Predictions Test

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2007, 11:04 PM

To celebrate having less than 100 days to go until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits shelves, we are launching our longest and most interactive and most important competition EVER. The one that could make or break your whole fandom reputation. The quiz that will earn you your HarryContinued...

Books

New Court Date for Potter Critic Mallory's Appeal

Posted by: Edward
April 12, 2007, 12:24 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Superior Court of Gwinnett in Georgia will hear the appeal of the State Board of Education's ruling against longtime Harry Potter critic, Laura Mallory, and her claim that the fictional book's spot in the school district's librariesContinued...

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe Attends Theatre Book Prize Awards

Posted by: sue
April 12, 2007, 11:48 AM

Actor Dan Radcliffe attended the Theatre Book Prize Awards today in London, England. We now have some new photos of the Harry Potter actor at these awards, which you can see here in our galleries. Dan presented this award to John Heilpern for his book John Osborne: a Patriot for Us. This award isContinued...

Lynch

New Interview with Evanna Lynch

Posted by: sue
April 12, 2007, 06:56 AM

The Drogheda Independent newspaper has a lengthy new interview with actress Evanna Lynch where she discusses things such as working on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, her role as Luna Lovegood, as well her feelings on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She described working on the fifth Harry PotterContinued...

Video Games

With a Wave of the Wiimote

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2007, 09:06 PM

Swish and Wiimote!.. Well it's not quite what Professor Flitwick would have taught at Hogwarts, but tonight, in addition to those new screenshot photos, IGN.com now has a feature online regarding the special Wiimote wand for use with playing the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game on theContinued...

Products

New Images from "Order of the Phoenix" Video Game

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2007, 04:46 PM

There are a few more new images from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game now online. Courtesy of Jeux-france.com you can now see some new images from the game here in our galleries, including one still of Professor Dumbledore fighting Lord Voldemort in the Ministry ofContinued...

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