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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!

J.K Rowling writes piece on Gordon Brown J.K Rowling writes piece on Gordon Brown

Time Magazine released its list of the 100 most influential people of the world. U.K. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, came in second place on the list. Harry Potter author J.K Rowling wrote a piece on the Prime Minister for the magazine, describing him as “a kind and loyal friend.”

David Yates, Steve Kloves on ‘Half-Blood Prince’ David Yates, Steve Kloves on ‘Half-Blood Prince’

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves recently gave an interview in which they discuss the challenges they face when making a new Potter film. The full interview can be found here.

New ‘Half-Blood Prince’ character posters New ‘Half-Blood Prince’ character posters

Warner Bros. has released four new character posters from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The posters show shots of Dumbledore, Snape, Harry, Draco, Hermione, Slughorn, Ron, and Greyback.

John Hurt to return as Ollivander in ‘Deathly Hallows’ John Hurt to return as Ollivander in ‘Deathly Hallows’

In a recent interview at the Tribeca Film Festival, John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) confirmed that he will be reprising his role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Trio talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’ Trio talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’

Over the past week, Wizard Universe conducted interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films). In the interviews, all three comment on the making of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.