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Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Emma Thompson

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2009, 08:02 PM

Birthday wishes are also in order today for acclaimed actress Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney), who is turning 50 years young. Cheers, Emma!

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Emma Watson!

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2009, 11:25 AM

Everyone, please join us as we toast the lovely Emma Watson who is celebrating her 19th birthday today! Cheers to you Emma, Happy Birthday from TLC!

Also the Hermione Granger actress has posted a new entry in her blog via her official website where she notes (contrary to the raging rumors) that she has not yet selectedContinued...


One More Release Date Change: Half-Blood Prince Now Out July 15th, Confirmed by WB

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 05:06 PM

Here we go again: Erc box office is reporting (now picked up too by that Warner Bros has changed the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yet again, this time two days earlier than stated before to Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Update: WB has confirmedContinued...

HBP Film

New Half-Blood Prince Deluxe Gift Book, Post Card Book, Coloring Book and More Due in May

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 05:05 PM

New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tie-in books including new post card books and more are due out next month. Previously, we thought these were to be released last year, however given the delay of the film, Penquin is now releasing these new booksContinued...

Companion Books

New Cover Art for Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch Through the Ages Due July 31, 2009

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 04:43 PM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, has announced they are re-releasing two of the companion books this summer: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. Due to be released July 31, 2009, you can seeContinued...

HBP Film

Galleries Updates: New Half-Blood Prince Items from Japan, More

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 04:26 PM

Update time: Our galleries crew have been hard at work catching up with all the new products and images from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

First, we can tell you that the official WB shop in Japan has released new items such as bookmarks and key chains for Half-BloodContinued...

HBP Film

New Trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Due Thursday

Posted by: sue
April 13, 2009, 05:29 PM

Good news everyone, WB has just announced a brand new trailer for
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is due this week, specifically Thursday, April 16th.
Update: Thanks to WB, who let us know we will be getting the
 links to the trailer at 9:00pm here on the East coast,Continued...

HBP Film

Two More HPB Pics: Quidditch Ginny, Harry, Katie Bell

Posted by: sue
April 12, 2009, 09:39 PM

Two more new photos from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have now surfaced online. Tonight we can see Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), sporting her Quidditch sweater, and this photo of Harry Potter and Katie Bell having a conversation in the Great Hall.

Thanks to Daniel and Potterish!


Trailers for Robert Pattinson's "How To Be" and "Little Ashes" Online

Posted by: Edward
April 11, 2009, 05:25 PM

The trailers for two films actor Robert Pattinson  (Cedric Diggory) will be appearing in this year have recently appeared online.  The first, an independent feature entitled How To Be, features the actor as a young art student suffering from a quarter life crisis, attempting to find his true self. Continued...

HBP Film

Small Photo of Slughorn and Harry Potter from Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2009, 07:16 AM

UPDATE: At the request of WB, this photo has been removed. 


Platform 9 3/4 Discovery Named Best-Loved Scene by Oreo Poll

Posted by: Edward
April 10, 2009, 02:49 PM

The moment when Harry crosses the magical gateway onto Platform 9 3/4 in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone film has been named the "single best-loved scene from a family film" in a new poll conducted by the Oreo cookie company.  The Telegraph is reporting that the scene was chosenContinued...


PotterCast Follows The Prince: Summer Tour 2009 with The Remus Lupins and The Whomping Willows

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2009, 05:48 PM

Question: What do a Werewolf, a Willow Tree, a burrito, a bottle of Pellegrino, a cup of coffee, and a mug of beer have in common? Answer: A summer of podcasting and wizard rock fun aka the PotterCast Lupins Willows North American Tour 2009!  We areContinued...


Deathly Hallows Filming Update: Location Shoots Possibly in Midlands and London

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2009, 03:26 PM

There is word today from several sources regarding location shoots underway for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Thanks to the now private blog of Half-Baked Brownie Guider, we know location shoots are reportedly taking place in the Midlands area of the UK.Continued...

HBP Film

Half-Blood Prince Trailer News: Clean Version of Japanese Trailer, More

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2009, 01:33 PM

*Update: The trailer is now available for download here in our galleries.

Several pieces of news relating to trailers for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First up, owled regarding the trailer that aired previously on Japanese television. A clean (no subtitles)Continued...

Video Games

Review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Soundtrack

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2009, 01:11 PM

Thanks to for letting us know about their review for the video game soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The music as reported several times previously was released last month, however the HBP video game from EA  will not be out until JulyContinued...

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