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Hats Off For Dumbledore!

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2008, 12:37 PM

Thanks to Oclumencia who owled regarding new scans from a sticker book they have, which show some new images from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Among items of interest is this rare photo of Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) without his hat, a shot of the Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement, Hermione (EmmaContinued...

Felton

Video of Tom Felton Swimming With Sharks, Bungee Diving and More (Updated)

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2008, 10:35 AM

As readers will recall, actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) is set to be featured on a new installment of the UK reality program Jack Osbourne's Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie. ITN now has a new video preview of the program where we can see new footage of  in the water with a shark,Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 172: The Subway

Posted by: Edward
November 11, 2008, 08:40 PM

The 172nd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is now online (along with an entire new week of vlogs) with the start of our three part series where we examine Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's The Beedle the Bard stories prior to its release. As always, Sue starts off the show with the latest news, whichContinued...

RDR Books Files Notice of Appeal

Posted by: Kristin
November 11, 2008, 04:08 PM

As we reported in September, Judge Robert Patterson ruled in favor of J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers in the copyright case against RDR Books, publisher of the book version of the Harry Potter Lexicon website. RDR Books has now officially filed a notice of appeal. An actual appeal will follow.


Past Leaky coverage of theContinued...

Thompson

Emma Thompson will NOT return as Professor Trelawney for Deathly Hallows films.

Posted by: sue
November 11, 2008, 03:56 PM

Actress Emma Thompson has given a new interview to MTV where she states she will NOT return in her role as Professor Trelawney for the remaining Harry Potter films. Instead she will be making a second Nanny McPhee film, noting "I’m making my own ‘Nanny McPhee’Continued...

Felton Interviews

New Interview with Tom Felton

Posted by: Edward
November 10, 2008, 08:45 PM

Actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) was interviewed on a radio program earlier today and spoke very briefly about the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film as well as his upcoming appearance on the ITV2 program Jack Osbourne: Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie.  On the subject of the upcoming sixth Potter film, theContinued...

HBP Film

New Photo of McGonagall from "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 08:13 PM

A new photo from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has now surfaced online. Bearing an official WB logo, this looks to be a new still of Professor McGonagall, as portrayed by actress Dame Maggie Smith. You can see this photo here in our galleries.


Thanks to ScarPotter for emailing!

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe Nominated at People's Choice Award

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 08:05 PM

Entertainment Tonight and Reuters UK are reporting that actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is among those nominated at the People's Choice Awards, in the new category "Favorite Star Under 35." Voting is now open for these awards, and if you would like, you can register then play a brackett gameContinued...

Books

Borders in London to Hold Midnight Release Party for "Beedle the Bard," Waterstone's Planning Day Release Events

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 04:43 PM

TLC has received word of what we believe is the first midnight release parties being planned for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Thanks to TLC reader David  we now know of two parties being held at book stores in the UK. Borders at Charing CrossContinued...

Radcliffe

Video of Dan Radcliffe Today Show Interview Now Online

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 12:15 PM

As we reported previously actor Dan Radcliffe was to be a guest on NBC's The Today Show this morning, and the video of this new interview (Update) is now available here in our video galleries.  In the short interview (runs approx 4:21) Dan discusses working on the play Equus, where heContinued...

Books

Scholastic to Publish 3.5 Million Copies of "Beedle," Ads Planned for NYT, USA Today and More

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 07:15 AM

Publisher's Weekly has a lengthy new piece online regarding the upcoming The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling where it notes that as this is the first new Harry Potter novel due out at the height of the holiday season, retailers are hoping for goodContinued...

HBP Film

New Image of The Burrow from "Half-Blood Prince" Sticker Books

Posted by: Edward
November 09, 2008, 08:41 PM

There is a new image online this evening giving us a glimpse at The Burrow surrounded by flames from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  This image, scans of which can be viewed right here, shows the Weasley home in the background with the characters of ArthurContinued...

GrandPre

New Sketches from Beedle the Bard and more in Mary GrandPre Iowa Exhibition

Posted by: sue
November 09, 2008, 01:32 PM

An exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work for magazine covers, posters, and notably pieces done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. A report has surfacedContinued...

Wright

Original Bonnie Wright Artwork Sells at Charitable Auction for 600 Pounds

Posted by: Edward
November 09, 2008, 01:00 PM

As readers will remember, actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) contributed original artwork to a charitable auction benefiting the Prince's Trust Charity in the UK.  We have a follow up for you, as our Order partner Bonnie Wright Online is now reporting that Miss Wright'sContinued...

Products

Noble Collection 2008 Harry Potter Catalog Scans

Posted by: sue
November 08, 2008, 05:21 PM

A few weeks ago we first told you about the new Half-Blood Prince products due this holiday season from the Noble Collection. Today, this editor received her new catalog from the Noble Collection which contained 9 pages of their Harry Potter products. While we have seen all of these products now,Continued...

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