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Saturday, July 3, 2010
Camp at Penn State mixes learning with Harry Potter magic
Wizards and Cauldrons camp at Penn State Worthington Scranton campus is an interdisciplinary camp that incorporates math, science, physical education and more with elements of the Harry Potter book series. During the camp, children conduct basic science experiments and play quidditch and chess.
Source:  The Times-Tribune, Scranton  
Video: Being goofy on the set of Harry Potter
With all of the wizardly drama going on in the Harry Potter film series, it's easy to forget that making hit movies can be totally fun. The Collector's Edition of LEGO Harry Potter includes a fun featurette of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and their castmates goofing around on the set between takes.
Source:  Celebuzz  
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Friday, July 2, 2010
Video: Second Deathly Hallows trailer now online
Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which will be released in theaters nationwide on November 19 and will be followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II on July 15, 2011. This trailer was released with the new LEGO Harry Potter video game and features new footage from the film.
Source:  Movieweb  
Official Deathly Hallows teaser poster is released
The official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows one sheet has now been made available by Warner Bros. "It all ends here," the familiar Lumos script reads, above an image of Hogwarts like you've never seen it before. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 will be in theaters on November 19, 2010.
Source:  MTV News  

Julie Walters
Julie Walters sad over end of Harry Potter
Julie Walters found herself close to tears during her final days of filming Harry Potter, realizing that she had watched the young actors grow from children to adulthood. Walters, who plays Molly Weasley in the series, said, "It was sad. They were all little tots when we started and now they are great big blokes and girls."
Source:  Hollywood News  

Tom Felton
Video: Tom Felton talks about final Harry Potter scene
When MTV News caught up with celebrated villain and MTV Movie Award winner Tom Felton, they asked him about the movie's big final scene. "I had a monologue prepared, but time was short," he joked. Felton convinced his real-life girlfriend, Potter stunt assistant Jade Olivia, to appear with him in the final shot. "She was at first reluctant," he said.
Source:  MTV News  

Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis recounts the final day on Deathly Hallows
Warwick Davis has played Professor Flitwick since 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and told MTV what the final day of shooting was like. "It was Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, as it should be. The three of them. I was lucky to be there for the last day. I think I was the only other cast member in on it."
Source:  Reelz Channel  
Monday, June 28, 2010
Video: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer debuts
I'm finding it difficult to type, because I've just watched the first full trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and my entire body is currently riddled with goosebumples. I daresay this trailer lives up to Warner Bros.'s descriptions of the films being a "worldwide phenomenon" and this two-part finale being "the motion picture event of a generation."
Source:  EW Pop Watch  
In Pictures: Special hidden treasures at Harry Potter World
Author J.K. Rowling packs her Harry Potter novels full of secrets. The new theme park that brings the boy wizard's magical world to life is similarly loaded with hidden gems. Crafty designers have filled the park with little details designed to reward observant fans. Some are almost impossible to miss, but others require a keener eye to spot.
Source:  Wired  

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe stuns Potter co-stars with singing skills
Daniel Radcliffe stunned his Harry Potter co-stars during a recent karaoke party. Dan has been taking vocal lessons since signing up for a Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying that will hit the New York stage next year. He said, "Ive been having singing lessons for two-and-a-half years. I'm not amazing, obviously, but I'm all right."
Source:  Real Bollywood  
BBC 1's Harry Potter broke BBC rules
A Harry Potter themed day on Radio 1 broke the BBC's own guidelines after it gave blanket coverage to the film on the day of its release. The BBC Trust ruled yesterday that the coverage broke rules on 'product prominence' after critics accused the broadcaster of acting like a publicity machine for the Half Blood Prince film with its on air marathon.
Source:  The Daily Mail, UK  
Percy Jackson author to write more Olympian books
The publisher Disney Hyperion said on Monday that it would release The Lost Hero, a new work by Rick Riordan, the author of the hit Percy Jackson & the Olympians adventure series. "I knew already that there was more to the story that I wouldn't be able to fit into the arc," Mr. Riordan said. The Lost Hero will go on sale Oct. 12.
Source:  NY Times  

Percy Jackson
Percy Jackson DVD in stores tomorrow
Modern and mythical worlds collide in a heroic epic adventure when Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief arrives on Blu-ray Disc and DVD June 29. Based on the popular book series by Rick Riordan and directed by Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films, the DVD includes over an hour of special features and 10 deleted scenes.
Source:  Edge, Boston  
Friday, June 25, 2010
Daniel Radcliffe to star in WWI movie remake
Daniel Radcliffe has lined up his first major film role after Harry Potter, as the lead in a Hollywood remake of classic war movie All Quiet On The Western Front. Dan will play a young German soldier, Paul Baumer, fighting in the trenches in France in the First World War, in an update of the 1930 Oscar-winner.
Source:  The Telegraph, UK  

Robert Pattinson
For Real: Robert Pattinson distantly related to Dracula
Genealogists believe Twilight star Robert Pattinson is related to the notorious 15th-century ruler Vlad the Impaler, widely considered to be the inspiration for the title character in author Bram Stoker's classic tale of darkness, Dracula. Researchers discovered that the English actor and the world's most famous vampire are related through, of all people, the British Royal Family.
Source:  People  
Merlin to add some Potter magic next season
In a recent interview, Merlin star Colin Morgan gave away a few details about the upcoming third season, which Harry Potter fans may find interesting. Miriam Margolyes, who features as Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films, and Warwick Davis, Professor Flitwick, will both appear on the show next season. Merlin can be seen on the SyFy channel.
Source:  Hollywood News  
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer debuts Monday
Fans will get their first glimpse of the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, which will be told in two full-length parts. The trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on June 28, according to Warner Bros. Pictures. Deathly Hallows Part 1 will be released worldwide beginning November.
Source:  News Room America  
New casting news for final Harry Potter film
Thanks to Harry Potter fan site Snitchseeker, we now know the name of the young actor who was chosen to portray an interesting role in an important scene in the final installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Potter fans seem to think he does look very much the part. Deathly Hallows Part II will be in theaters one year from now, July 15, 2011.
Source:  Hollywood News  

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson might direct The Hobbit after all
Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is in negotiations to officially take over directing duties on the long-delayed, two-part adaptation of The Hobbit. Jackson is reportedly now hammering out his deal, according to Deadline.com, before meeting with potential cast members in London and Los Angeles during the first two weeks of July.
Source:  News In Film  
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lucius Malfoy
Daniele Radcliffe helped Jason Isaacs create wizard look
Jason Isaacs says Dan Radcliffe helped convinced director Chris Columbus to approve Jason's ideas for Lucius Malfoy. He told Columbus, "I want to look like a wizard... can I have a cane or walking stick, I can get the wand out of it, and they said, We can't do that, wands come out of people's sleeves. Daniel, who was standing there, said, I think it'd be really cool!"
Source:  Teen Hollywood  
Fans excited once finally inside Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Hardcore theme park and Harry Potter fans made it into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter after many hours of long lines through Islands of Adventure and CityWalk. The long lines continued the day after. It may be a while before it's an easy walk into Hogsmeade. The park opened at 9 am, fans began arriving at 5:30.
Source:  Attractions Magazine  
Daniel Radcliffe at opening day in Orlando
Daniel Radcliffe was on-hand yesterday, as well as many of his Harry Potter co-stars, for the opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You can view photos of Dan at yesterday's festivities, Daniel walking through Hogsmeade, as well as riding Flight of the Hippogriff along with some younger fans, and video of Dan at the opening ceremony.
Source:  Daniel Radcliffe Examiner  
Friday, June 18, 2010
Emma Watson throws Potter farewell cast party
Emma Watson hosted a dinner at her British home to mark the final week of shooting last Harry Potter movies, but guests are remaining tight-lipped on the secrets they revealed as they reminisced. James Phelps said, "We spoke about the best moments of filming, our secret crushes on set. But all the answers to these questions will stay in that room!"
Source:  Bloginity  
Tom Felton wanted co-stars to get Harry Potter tattoo
Tom Felton has revealed he tried to get the Harry Potter cast to have the boy wizard's lightning bolt tattooed on their bottoms, so that he and his fellow actors could have a lasting memento of their time on set. He said, "I did try and talk them into it. I thought it was a nice idea. We talked about it but all wimped out."
Source:  Belfast Telegraph  

Rupert Grint film Wild Target opens today in the UK
Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy and Martin Freeman star in new comedy Wild Target, a British remake of a French farce about an assassin who falls for his latest hit, and tries to protect her instead. Nighy has worked with Grint before, playing Rufus Scrimgeour in the final Harry Potter film. Wild Target opens today in the UK and in North America on October 8.
Source:  Euronews  
Butterbeer tops souvenir list at Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The most overlooked aspect of Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure theme park has so far been its wide array of custom, exclusive souvenirs. The park's creators have invented a huge array of of new stuff to buy, most of which springs straight from the series of books by author J.K. Rowling.
Source:  Wallet Pop  
Video: Art director on recreating Harry Potter's world
Harry Potter World has had its grand opening in Florida, after five years of planning and construction. The park gives fans a chance to experience life in the village of Hogsmeade, with everything from butterbeer to ear wax-flavoured jelly beans. BBC News spoke to art director Alan Gilmore about what it took to recreate Harry's world.
Source:  BBC News  
Crowds, stars at Harry Potter park opening in Orlando
Daniel Radcliffe and other stars from the Harry Potter movies greeted visitors Friday at the official grand opening of Universal Orlando's new minipark, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Also on hand were Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis, James and Oliver Phelps and Sir Michael Gambon. Dan said, "It really is incredible."
Source:  CBS News  
Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride is spectacular
The attention to every detail in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is truly mind-blowing, as is the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride! On the ride, you encounter a dragon on the attack, the Whomping Willow tree, and some pretty scary Dementors. At the end, you join Harry in a death-defying, speed-of-light Quidditch game.
Source:  iVillage  
Saturday, June 12, 2010
That's A Wrap! Harry Potter filming ended today
According to the Twitter account of Warwick Davis, who played both Flitwick and Griphook in the films, the final day of principle photography for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows took place today, Saturday, June 12th. Davis tweeted, "The end of an Era. I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time."
Source:  /Film  

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