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Amazon Posts First Review of Beedle the Bard Tales by JK Rowling

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2007, 02:05 PM

Yesterday we first told you that Amazon.com bought "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" for an astonishing $3.98 million dollars. Today, the online retailer has posted the first review of the tales contained in the special handwritten book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The first onlineContinued...

HBP Film

Official WB Description of "Half-Blood Prince" Film

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2007, 12:11 PM

In addition to the first official photo from the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” movie, Warner Bros has also released their official description of the sixth Harry Potter movie as follows:

“Fantasy Adventure. Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the MuggleContinued...

HBP Film

First Official Picture from Half-Blood Prince Film

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2007, 04:58 AM

The first picture of Half-Blood Prince has been released with a WB 2008 preview today. The picture of Dan Radcliffe as Harry Potter also features a glimpse at the Half-Blood Prince’s potions book, and a visual of the Marauder’s Map. This image is in our galleries; click here to see it.

Charity

Amazon.com Buys Beedle the Bard for $3.98 Million

Posted by: Melissa
December 13, 2007, 11:17 PM

UPDATE: It has now been revealed that Amazon.com bought this book, and will be adding pictures and reviews of each of the fairy tales soon. The permanent link will eventually redirect to http://www.amazon.com/beedlebardContinued...

HP Cast

Golden Globe Nominations for Harry Potter Cast Members

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2007, 11:10 PM

Actors seen in the Harry Potter films received Golden Globe nominations today for their work in a variety of movies. Actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) was nominated in the "Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television" category for his performance inContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Translation Published in Bulgaria

Posted by: Edward
December 13, 2007, 01:54 PM

The translated edition of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final novel in author J. K. Rowling’s series, was released this Thursday in Bulgaria. The Novinite News Agency reports, this translation will have an initial printing of 40,000,Continued...

Cauldron Shop Update: New Solemnly Swear Mugs

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2007, 02:22 AM

Just in time for last minute holiday gift-giving the Cauldron Shop has a fun new mug in stock. Using the famous lines from the Marauders in "Prisoner of Azkaban," and based on an idea from one of TLC's readers, this is a new thermal mug when filled with a hot drink turns from "I Solemnly Swear ThatContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Film "Ballet Shoes" To Air in New Zealand and Canada

Posted by: Edward
December 12, 2007, 10:48 PM

Emma Watson’s official site has been updated with a note for fans in New Zealand and Canada regarding a future broadcast of her new film, “Ballet Shoes.” While an air date and time are not yet known, the site does note that the film will be broadcast on CBC in CanadaContinued...

Movies

Luke, I am Not Harry's Father

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2007, 08:08 PM

Gotta love fandoms…especially when they collide, for the official Star Wars.com website now has a fun list online, comparing the Star Wars series with Harry Potter. Long debated here in our own fandom as well, this article lists ten ways the series are similar as follows: (Spoilers, so scroll down!)

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PotterCast

Leaky and PotterCast Present: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Fan Commentary

Posted by: Edward
December 12, 2007, 04:09 AM


To celebrate today’s release of the OotP DVD in America, The Leaky Cauldron and PotterCast present to you the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” Fan DVD Commentary. Once you have your copy of the “Order of the Phoenix”Continued...

Film Awards

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Award

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2007, 04:03 AM

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixhas been nominated for an award given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Nominated in the category of “Family Film (live action),” OotP is recognized along with “August Rush,”Continued...

Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley!

Posted by: Edward
December 12, 2007, 12:00 AM

Author J.K. Rowling has updated the calendar on her website to wish a Happy Birthday to Charlie Weasley. Three Cheers for you, Charlie!

Pattinson

New Role for Robert Pattinson in "Twilight" Film

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2007, 10:07 PM

Robert Pattinson, who portrayed the character of Cedric Diggory in the “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” film has been cast in a new role for the film adaptation of the first book in Stephenie Meyer’s series, “Twilight.” It was announced today via a press releaseContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Evanna Lynch and Katie Leung Talk "Deathly Hallows" Fates in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2007, 09:29 PM

Actresses Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang) speak on their characters’ fates, as well as the fates of others, in a new interview from MTV. Appearing at the recent premiere of “The Golden Compass, pictures from which you can see here, KatieContinued...

HBP Film

New "Half-Blood Prince" Footage on OotP DVD

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2007, 03:16 PM

There is new footage from the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film included on the US Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD. Readers will recall that when the UK saw the release last month, there were two special sneak peeks at the sixth Harry Potter film includedContinued...

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