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News articles from May 2009

Rade Serbedzija cast as Gregorovich in ‘Deathly Hallows’ Rade Serbedzija cast as Gregorovich in ‘Deathly Hallows’

radeCroatian-born actor Rade Serbedzija has announced that he has secured the role of Gregorovich, a “small and very interesting” role, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He commented, “I am going to play the role of a wizard who makes swords with special power. I will soon go to London to try on my costume.”

Kinepolis.com release new HBP featurette Kinepolis.com release new HBP featurette

Belgian site Kinepolis.com has released a Half-Blood Prince featurette which includes new clips and interviews from the cast – specifically, lots of emphasis on Harry, Dumbledore, and some on Professor Slughorn. Watch it here (click on “Featurette”)!

Trio to introduce new HBP clip during MTV Awards Trio to introduce new HBP clip during MTV Awards

MTV has reported that, via telecast, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe will introduce a new, never-before-seen clip from Half-Blood Prince. The MTV Movie Awards will take place live at 9 PM ET on the 31st of May.

J.K. Rowling prevents charity home from closing J.K. Rowling prevents charity home from closing

‘The Braendam House’ is a charity that allows less fortunate families to go on vacation together. The charity was said to shut due to financial issues, however, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s Volant Charitable Trust has saved the charity from coming to a close.

‘Half-Blood Prince’ TV spot now online ‘Half-Blood Prince’ TV spot now online

The first television commercial for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now online.

New photos of ‘Harry Potter’ theme park now online New photos of ‘Harry Potter’ theme park now online

Several new photos of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park have surfaced online. The photos show construction of the Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade area.

‘Half-Blood Prince’ soundtrack to be released July 7th ‘Half-Blood Prince’ soundtrack to be released July 7th

The soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on July 7, 2009. The soundtrack, scored by Nicholas Hooper, is available for pre-order on Amazon right here.

J.K. Rowling honoured with lego mosaic J.K. Rowling honoured with lego mosaic

J.K. Rowling was recently named the “ultimate hero” of the past decade. A 48,000 piece lego mosaic was built at Legoland Windsor in the author’s honour.

New hi-res photo of Dumbledore from HBP New hi-res photo of Dumbledore from HBP

Warner Bros. has passed on a high-resolution photo of Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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London sweepstakes: NY, NJ, CT, CA, FL, TX, IL London sweepstakes: NY, NJ, CT, CA, FL, TX, IL

We now have updates on the London sweepstakes competition. And the verdict? Unfortunately, only some Americans are eligible to enter. But if you reside in certain counties of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Florida, Texas, or Illinois, here are the rules and regulations (see if you’re in an area of your state that makes you eligible for this sweepstakes!)
Basically, you need to watch certain shows (specifically the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Bonnie Hunt Show, and Extra) and during commercial breaks, a “magic word” will pop up. Memorize this word and head over online and enter here. You may enter up to 10 times per day.
Good luck!

We now have updates on the London sweepstakes competition. And the verdict? Unfortunately, only some Americans are eligible to enter. But if you reside in certain counties of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Florida, Texas, or Illinois, here are the rules and regulations (see if you’re in an area of your state that makes you eligible for this sweepstakes!)

Basically, you need to watch certain shows (specifically the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Bonnie Hunt Show, and Extra) and during commercial breaks, a “magic word” will pop up. Memorize this word and head over online and enter here. You may enter up to 10 times per day.

Good luck!

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