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‘Half-Blood Prince’ DVD reportedly due out on Dec. 7

The film isn’t even out in theaters yet, but that’s not stopping anything.  DVD Times is reporting that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 7.  Of course, this is more than five months away and is therefore prone to change, especially until an official press release comes our way.  The article itself even says, “As always with news like this, the dates that follow are subject to change (and almost certainly will the further we get into the future) but should give you an idea of what’s on the horizon…”  Read more here.

NYC Premiere: Video of fans gearing up for HBP premiere

A new video from the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has surfaced on My Fox New York.  The video was taken before the cast and crew arrived, and includes interviews with many of the fans – both young and old – who waited up to two days just to get a glimpse of their favorite stars!  Listen to them cheer!

NYC Premiere: First photos from HBP premiere

Getty Images and WireImage have begun uploading photos from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince premiere in NYC.  The photos show cast, crew and other non-HP celebrities arriving inside the theater. Check them out: Getty Images and WireImage

Some previews of what you can find at the links above:

DH filming: Part I 85% complete; Part II 10% complete

090709 dhdoneComingSoon.net was at the Harry Potter press junket in New York this morning and has posted a fabulous article summarizing what cast and crew had to say about parts one and two of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the event, as well as what they said in exclusive interviews with ComingSoon.net after the press junket. Do not read the article if you have not read the book or do not want to spoil the movies! Otherwise, you can read it by clicking here. An excerpt with no spoilers:

Director David Yates and the cast are about five months into shooting the two halves of the film, scheduled for November 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011, and he mentioned that they would have very different looks even though he’s using the same crew. He told ComingSoon.net in an exclusive interview after the press conference that they’ve shot roughly 85% of Part 1 and 10% of Part 2, the latter due to the availability of the actors.

HBP producers, director to ring closing bell for stock market

090709 yatesIn an interesting new press release, we learn that David Heyman and David Barron, producers of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and David Yates, the film’s director, will be ringing the NASDAQ stock market closing bell tomorrow (Friday, July 10) between 3:45 and 4:00 pm EST.  They will be ringing the bell “to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” A live webcast will be available for fans to view at this link. For more information, go here.

Pics of Daniel Radcliffe visting ‘Letterman’

090709 danDaniel Radcliffe will appear on the “Late Show with David Letterman” this evening.  Some photos of Dan outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC, where the show is taped, can now be seen over at WireImage.  We will let you know when a recording of his segment, which airs tonight at 10:35 pm EST, is available to download or view online.

NYC Premiere: Red carpet, live stream done

090709 premiereAll of the cast and crew have walked the red carpet and are now going inside of Ziegfeld Theater to watch a special screening of the new Harry Potter film.  However, even though our live coverage is done, we will still be posting plenty of videos, photos and news articles in the hours and days to come.  Special thanks to HPANA and Leaky for providing us with live coverage to report on.

NYC Premiere: Final red carpet pics of Rupert, Emma

Rupert Grint and Emma Watson headed up the rear of the cast and crew on the NYC premiere red carpet this evening, and we have two lovely pictures of them giving interviews below thanks, again, to HPANA.