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Rowling gives hope for eighth Potter book

Rowling gives hope for eighth Potter book
December 23rd, 2007 - 3:20 pm ICT by admin

Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Millions of Harry Potter fans have a reason to celebrate, after author J.K. Rowling hinted of plans to add an eighth book to the boy wizard franchise.

The author, who has been ranked third in Time magazine’s Person of the Year list, brought the series to an end earlier this year (07), with the release of the seventh novel, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

However, the 42-year-old author has admitted to having felt the temptation to revisit the world of Hogwarts just one more time, although the story may no longer be built around the title character.

“There have been times since finishing, some weak moments, when I’ve said, ‘Yeah, all right’, to an eighth novel, Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

“But if - and it’s a big if - I ever write an eighth book about the wizarding world, I doubt Harry would be the central character,” she added. (ANI)

Quidditch scenes are a real pain in the butt for Harry Potter cast

Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Filming Quidditch scenes in the sixth Harry Potter movie is turning out to be a real pain in the butt for the young cast.

Actor Rupert Grint, who plays Harrys best friend Ron Weasly in the movie, reveals that sitting on a broomstick for hours has left them all with numb butts.

You sit on a broomstick for hours and it starts to hurt. It gives you a numb bum, The Sun quoted him, as saying.

However, his bottom is not the only one that Grint is bothered about, for he recently got a good look at those of two streakers in Farnham, Surrey, where some key scenes were being shot.

We had two streakers down there, he said.

The actor also revealed that the sixth movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is almost completed, and that the cast and crew will soon be starting work on the final adaptation that has been split into two movies.

Well be finished filming in a few months. Then well be making the final ever one. I think Ill miss it, he said.

Id like to do a comedy movie next but well have to see what comes up. (ANI)

Fans to get double dose of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, is being split into two parts because the edited version of the final instalment of the 7-part series will leave out too much information about the boy wizard’s final adventures.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film in the series, is due for release in November.

J.K. Rowling has wrapped up the story in just seven novels but the fans will be given an extra treat with a double dose of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

“There’s so much to fit that the view is the last movie should be in two halves. There is a huge battle when Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, takes on (evil wizard, Lord) Voldemort (played by Ralph Fiennes) that needs to be done really well,” Contactmusic quoted a source, as saying.

Potter author admitted that there was a lot of information to include into the last film.

“It is simply impossible to incorporate every storyline into a film under four hours long,” she stated on her website. (ANI)

Latest pictures of The Harry potter and the half blood prince

Latest pictures of The Harry potter and the half blood prince

Potter cast believe final film is cursed

London, March 15 (IANS) The actors working on the final ‘Harry Potter’ film “The Deathly Hallows” believe it is cursed after a series of mishaps and troublesome incidents. Shooting recently had to be halted due to storms, reported. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry, also received death threats from a stalker.

Filming at Surrey also had to be halted due to streakers and other mistakes involving special-effects fog.

“Actors are feeling the movie is jinxed. As this is the final Harry Potter film, dark forces are at work to prevent us (from) finishing,” an inside source said.

Real life romance blossoming for Harry Potter and Hermione?

Real life romance blossoming for Harry Potter and Hermione?

Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson are dodging rumours that cupid has struck them after they were spotted getting cosy on a secret Valentine’s Day date.

According to reports by the Mirror, the young stars were seen while they were visiting the Imperial Arms in Fulham, west London , at 10pm on 14 th Feb.

“They arrived quite late at the pub - about 10pm - and sat outside, using each other’s bodies for warmth, Contactmusic quoted a source, as telling Mirror.

It was also revealed that Emma, who was wearing a black top and pashmina, kept looking around “nervously” and at one point cloaked her face with her scarf.

“The pair seemed totally absorbed in one another’s company, though - they were chatting and joking easily until just before closing time,” said the source.

The couple know each other since seven years, after they first met on the sets of the first instalment of the boy-wizard series Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.

While Emma was seen hanging out with Razorlight front man Johnny Borrell recently after a London Fashion Week Vanity Fair/Burberry event, she denied any romantic link-ups saying: “I only met him at that was all”.

Radcliffe also recently called it quits with his former-girlfriend and Equus co-star Laura O’toole, thought they remain friends. (ANI)

Madges daughter Lourdes not to star in next Harry Potter movie

Madges daughter Lourdes not to star in next Harry Potter movie

Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Harry Potter producers have denied rumours that music icon Madonnas daughter Lourdes will be starring in the next flick in the series.

A source had earlier revealed that the studio has asked Lourdes, nicknamed Lola, to join the cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

It was also reported that the little girl was very eager to accept the part.

However, an insider at studio Warner Brothers insists that the casting for the film has been completed, and that Lourdes is not part of the cast.

“Casting is complete on the film, and she is not a part of it,” Contactmusic quoted the source, as saying.

The sixth movie in the franchise will see Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson returning as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger respectively.

Also joining the cast will be actor Ralph Fiennes nine-year-old nephew Hero Fiennes Tiffin who has already signed to play the child version of Lord Voldemort. (ANI)

Forbes reveals the Top 20 Earners Under 25

New York, Dec 5 (ANI): The Harry Potter trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint have made it to the Forbes list of Top-Earning Celebs Under 25.

Radcliffe, who plays the famous boy wizard in the blockbuster film franchise of JK Rowlings novels, has earned the sixth place on the list, with an annual earning of 15 million dollars.

Watson, who plays Harrys cerebral friend Hermoine and has 4 millions in earnings, bagged the 15 th position, followed by Rupert Grint, who portrays the character of Ron Weasley, at the 16 th slot with the same amount.

Topping the list was Ohio basketball player LeBron James, who raked in 27 million dollars in a single year, reports the New York Post.

Other sporting celebs followed James for the next three spots. New Orleans American football player Reggie Bush, 22, bagged 23 million dollars and landed the second position.

Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova, aged 20, was third with 23 million dollars, while American professional golfer Michelle Wie came fourth with 19 million dollars.

Pirates of the Caribbean star Keira Knightley featured tenth on the list, with yearly earnings of 9 million dollars.

Among the youngest on the list was Dakota Fanning, aged just 13, who got the 14 th place with 4 million dollars.

Other under 25 celebs featured on the list included actress Scarlett Johansson - 5 million dollars, troubled star Lindsay Lohan - 3.5 million dollars, singer/actress Hilary Duff - 12 million dollars, Canadian rock singer Avril Lavigne - 12 million dollars, and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen - 17 million dollars each.

Top 20 Earners Under 25 are:

1. LeBron James, 27m dollars

2. Reggie Bush, 24m dollars
3. Maria Sharapova, 23m dollars
4. Michelle Wie, 19m dollars
5. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, 17m dollars each
6. Daniel Radcliffe, 15m dollars
7. Hilary Duff, 12m dollars
8. Avril Lavigne, 12m dollars
9. Carmelo Anthony, 10m dollars
10. Keira Knightley, 9m dollars
11. Carrie Underwood, 7m dollars
12. Scarlett Johansson, 5m dollars
13. Mischa Barton, 4.5m dollars
14. Dakota Fanning, 4m dollars
15. Emma Watson, 4m dollars
16. Rupert Grint, 4m dollars
17. Miley Cyrus, 3.5m dollars
18. Lindsay Lohan, 3.5 m dollars
19. Mandy Moore, 3.5m dollars
20. Frankie Muniz, 3m dollars

Rowling to attend 2008 British Book Awards

Author J.K. Rowling will attend the 2008 Galaxy British Books Awards in association with the Richard & Judy Show on April 9th. The announcement was made on the show this past Friday after a short piece officially announcing the awards.

Thanks to Fi for sending this in!

J K Rowling considered suicide

New details have emerged from the interview an Edinburgh University student conducted with JK Rowling in which she openly discussed the depression she dealt with earlier in her life.

“Mid-twenties life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted,” said Rowling. “The thing that made me go for help . . . was probably my daughter. She was something that earthed me, grounded me, and I thought, this isn’t right, this can’t be right, she cannot grow up with me in this state.”


"We're talking suicidal thoughts here, we're not talking 'I'm a little bit miserable',"

Rowling to appear in NYC court

Rowling to appear in NYC court

As mentioned previously and as many of you are well aware, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. are involved in an ongoing lawsuit with RDR Books over a companion novel seeking publication by Harry Potter Lexicon owner Steve Vander Ark. The Associated Foreign Press is reporting this evening that Jo is expected to appear in court in New York City next month.

A New York Federal District Court Judge ordered today that the case go to trial beginning April 14th and Rowling's presence has been requested by RDR Books.

"We asked for her and they said they would provide her," said lawyer David Hammer. "I would say it would be very unlikely that she would not appear," he added.

The witness list must be submitted by April 4th. We will keep you posted as this story continues to develop. Thanks to Matt for sending this in!

Emma Watson Embarrasses Harry Potter Co-Stars With Ping Pong Skills

Emma Watson Embarrasses Harry Potter Co-Stars With Ping Pong Skills

Emma WatsonBritish actress Emma Watson has left her Harry Potter co-stars red-faced - after beating them at ping pong. The 17-year-old - who plays Hermione Granger in the boy wizard franchise - has left stars on the set of Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince too terrified to challenge her to a game.

Rupert Grint - who plays Ron Weasley - says, "I've got a table tennis on set and we're always playing between scenes.

"Dan (Radcliffe) has been have a few lucky months and we've both been getting really good but Emma is brilliant. We rarely play her now because it gets quite embarrassing."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)