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Wizard Rock

Wizard Rock Winners Include Two Songs from "Jingle Spells"

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2008, 12:54 AM

Wizrocklopedia has now announced the winners of their People’s Choice Awards, which included two songs found on Jingle Spells, our Get a Clue Charity Fundraiser Holiday CD. Selected as “Best Holiday Song” was “Christmas with the Weasleys” by The Remus Lupins (alsoContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

New UK Harry Potter PaperBack Set, Half-Blood Prince 2009 Calendar, Cauldron Shop Update and More

Posted by: sue
March 06, 2008, 05:59 PM

We have several updates today regarding some books and merchandise from Harry Potter series.

First UK publishers Bloomsbury have announced that a special new box set of all seven of the Harry Potter books in paperback will be available in October. WithContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Included on 2008 Forbes Billionaire List

Posted by: Edward
March 06, 2008, 12:52 AM

Forbes Magazine has released their annual list of the world’s billionaires and, once again, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been included as part of their 2008 ranking. Named among the Celebrity Billionaires, Ms. Rowling is the only author on their list. Forbes notes the following:Continued...

Radcliffe

Radcliffe "Death Threat" Reports False, says WB

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2008, 03:45 PM

UK tabloid The Sun, and now Yahoo! movies, are reporting that Dan Radcliffe has been receiving such serious death threats that SAS men have been using dummy cars to get the actor to and from the studio. WB says this is a “complete lie. There is no security problem. There have been no death threats.”Continued...

HBP Film

Helen McCrory Filming This Week as Narcissa Malfoy for "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2008, 04:48 PM

Actress Helen McCrory is filming her scenes this week in her role as Narcissa Malfoy in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". Actor Damian Lewis, the husband of Helen McCrory, appeared on ITV's This Morning television program, and said his wife was "extremelyContinued...

Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes: Not in "Half-Blood Prince," Has Not Signed Yet to Return as Voldemort for "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2008, 03:31 PM

While promoting his new film "In Bruges" actor Ralph Fiennes gave a new interview where he discusses his role as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series. Ralph says he will not be appearing in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," andContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 141: Oh Frak!

Posted by: Edward
March 04, 2008, 06:59 AM


Tonight we bring you the 141st episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, with none other than Frak subbing for our academically involved John this episode. In the news this week, Melissa, Sue, and Frak talk about Dan Radcliffe’s win for his role in “Equus” at the WhatsOnStage Theatre Awards alongContinued...

HBP Film

Streaking is Believing During "Half-Blood Prince" Filming

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2008, 04:01 AM

With news a bit slow on the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film front, UK paper The Sun has a doozy of a story tonight that just might get your attention. The tabloid is reporting that location filming for the sixth Harry Potter movie is currently taking place in Farnham, Surrey, England,Continued...

Legal

Wyrd Sisters Continue Legal Battle Against WB

Posted by: Edward
March 03, 2008, 10:45 PM

The Toronto Star newspaper is reporting Canadian folk group The Wyrd Sisters, are once again pressing further legal action against Warner Bros. in the continuation of a $40 million lawsuit now seeking the “destruction of DVDs, compact discs, video games and other paraphernalia” which containContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Writing New Children's Book in Cafes Again

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2008, 01:21 PM

As readers will recall, author J.K. Rowling has stated several times recently that she is at work on two new projects, one for adults and one for children. The Telegraph has more today on Jo’s efforts with the new book for children, with a brief interview where Jo says she is returningContinued...

Charity

Thompson, Grint, and Watson Donate Clothes for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2008, 10:46 PM

Several actors from the Harry Potter films have donated pieces of clothing to a new charity auction, where proceeds will help the deafblind. Among those who have donated to the Sense charity auction currently open on eBay, are: Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney), who donated this autographedContinued...

Scribbulus

Twenty-Second Issue of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: Edward
March 01, 2008, 05:04 PM

As it is now officially March 1st, we have for you the latest issue of Leaky’s premier essay project, Scribbulus. This Issue covers the complex and mysterious world of Horcruxes, offering new ways to look at the objects and how they came to be. The first essay covers this topic with a case studyContinued...

Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley!

Posted by: Edward
March 01, 2008, 12:02 AM

Ron Weasley is our King for today! The calendar on author J. K. Rowling’s website has now been updated for March 1st to celebrate the birthday of Ronald Weasley. Cheers to you, Ron!

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