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Rumor

Purported First "Deathly Hallows" Poster Fake Says WB

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2008, 03:39 PM

Bah Hum, the fake poster elves are hard at work this season it would seem. Scores of owls arrived today bearing news that this was the first purported poster for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film, but thanks to WB we can confirm that this is fake!

Thanks to WB and all who emailed!

Wizard Rock

Liner Notes: Updates on Wrockstock, UK Yule Ball

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2008, 05:26 PM

There are a couple of wizarding rock events to update you on today. First: Wrockstock the Third, a wizard rock festival, will be held November 6- November 9, 2009 in Potosi, Missouri. As this is always a popular event, early bird passes have now been made available at a $25 discount off theContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Looking Forward to Filming Ron/Hermione Scenes from Silver Doe Chapter for "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2008, 01:32 PM

Actress Emma Watson has given a new interview to MTV, where she discusses the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows movie. Noting she has not yet discussed with co-star Rupert Grint the romance and kiss their characters share, Emma WatsonContinued...

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Attends Premiere of his Film "Good" in NYC, New Video Interview Online

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2008, 01:08 PM

Actor Jason Isaacs attended a screening of his new film "Good" last night in New York City along with his co-star Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings). You can see photos of both the handsome actors here and here via Wire Image, as well as these from the AP. Be sureContinued...

Contests

Winner of Fat Friar Story Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2008, 10:22 PM

The winners of our November Fat Friar Story Contest have been chosen by our Contest Crew and are ready to be announced.  Last month we asked you to pen an original, 600-word story about how the Fat Friar became a ghost at Hogwarts.  After receiving many splendid entries, we now have for youContinued...

PotterCast

Live PotterCast Recording

Posted by: Melissa
December 11, 2008, 07:25 PM

(Update: We're done, and had a ton of fun. Thanks, guys! We'll give more warning next time.)

Hey guys: We're trying a new thing on PotterCast this week using TalkShoe so that you can listen as we record the episode. We're live right now, so here's what you do:

If you would like to listen via the Internet, clickContinued...

Honors/Awards

Golden Globe Nominations for Thompson, Gleeson, and Fiennes

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2008, 07:24 PM

The nominations for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards were announced today, and a number of actors from the Harry Potter films were among those honored for their work in various film and television projects.  Actress Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) has been nominated in the categoryContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2008, 07:06 PM

Birthday wishes are now going out to Charlie Weasley, for the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark his December 12th birthday.  Cheers to you, Charlie!

Movies

Photos and Video Online of Phelps Twins at Harry Potter Exhibit Announcement in Chicago

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 03:48 PM

Video is now online of James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) at the announcement of the Harry Potter Exhibition that will be opening April 30, 2009 in Chicago. Thanks to the Fox station,who let us know about their photos and video of the announcement,Continued...

Movies

Tickets Now Available for Harry Potter: The Exhibit Opening April 30, 2009 in Chicago, Props from HBP Included

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 11:16 AM

Earlier this morning we told you Harry Potter: The Exhibit would be opening at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry on April 30, 2009. Concept Art is now available in our galleries: Great Hall, and the Gryffindor Common Room, with theContinued...

Movies

Harry Potter Exhibition to Open in Chicago April 30, 2009, Phelps Twins Due at Announcement Today

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 08:20 AM

Great news today regarding the Harry Potter Exhibition. The traveling exhibit of props and sets seen in the Harry Potter films is due to open April 30, 2009 at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The print edition of the USA Today has an article that states tickets for this are now availableContinued...

DH Film

Heyman to Kloves on Deathly Hallows: "times I think we could have done three movies"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 08:19 AM

IESB.net has a new interview with David Heyman, producer of the Harry Potter films. David Heyman spoke about the decision to split the film of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two movies and also mentioned recently speaking to screenwriter Steven KlovesContinued...

Watson

Video of Emma Watson on NBC's Today Show (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2008, 06:31 AM

As a follow to the post below, Emma Watson is making many media appearances as part of the promotion for her new film, The Tales of Despereaux. Yesterday, Emma appeared briefly on NBC's Today Show, where she went through the crowds collecting for the program's annual toy drive for charity. Emma wasContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Official Website Updated with New Sunday Times Style Magazine Photos, More

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2008, 10:32 PM

Several bits of news tonight, having to do with actress Emma Watson, as her official website has been updated with new photos that appeared in the UK Sunday Times Style Magazine. Things have also taken on a festive air over at the website of the Hermione GrangerContinued...

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe Takes Part in Broadway Cares Charitable Event

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2008, 03:39 PM

Playbill.com is reporting that actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) took part in a charitable event this past weekend in support of the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS which raised a total of $3,061,148 for the charity.  The 20th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition was held atContinued...

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