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WB. release new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ trailer WB. release new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ trailer

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David Heyman says they will shoot the epilogue David Heyman says they will shoot the epilogue

heymanMTV News contacted Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who confirmed that the epilogue will be included in Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart II. “We will shoot it,” he promised. In his conversation with MTV News, he also stated that the original cast will not be replaced.

Emma Watson still undecided about university plans Emma Watson still undecided about university plans

emma-watson-4Emma Watson updated her official blog yesterday, saying “thank you” for her birthday wishes, as well as commenting on her university plans.

“I really can’t believe I’ll be at University in September. Still haven’t decided where to go, it just doesn’t seem real. When I do decide you will hear it here first!”

In other words, although rumours have been circulating that Emma has chosen a particular university to attend in the fall, for the record, she’s hasn’t yet.

Why ‘Half-Blood Prince’ was moved up two days Why ‘Half-Blood Prince’ was moved up two days

hbpAccording to the Associated Press, Warner Bros. head of distribution’s Dan Fellman reports that the release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was moved to July 15th from July 17th in the US and UK because: “Every day the kids are out of school in summer is just like an extra Saturday.”

How very true!

Happy birthday, Emma Thompson and Emma Watson! Happy birthday, Emma Thompson and Emma Watson!

emmathompsonemma-waston-6Today, both Emma Thompson (“Professor Trelawney”) and Emma Watson (“Hermione Granger”) celebrate their birthdays. The very best wishes to them!

‘Half-Blood Prince’ release date moved up to July 15th ‘Half-Blood Prince’ release date moved up to July 15th

gofposter2Warner Bros. has confirmed that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will now be released two days early, on July 15th, in the United States and the United Kingdom. If you guys remember, Order of the Phoenix was also released two days early in 2007.

Jason Isaacs updates on his island vacation Jason Isaacs updates on his island vacation

Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) visited the island of Mauritis for vacation. He posted about his amazing experience on the Daily Mail.

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Two new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ photos Two new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ photos

Potterish has received two new photos, seen below, from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Harry Potter at the piano – new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ photo Harry Potter at the piano – new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ photo

Thanks to Scar Potter, we now have a new and very interesting photo of Daniel Radcliffe and Jim Broadbent, where Daniel, as Harry Potter, is playing the piano… possibly a talent he perfected during his time on Broadway?

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J. K. Rowling quits as patron of MS Society Scotland J. K. Rowling quits as patron of MS Society Scotland

jkrDue to having witnessed “resignations of immensely dedicated people within MSSS and the increasing demoralisation of staff whom [she has] come to know and admire over the ten years of our association,” J. K. Rowling has stepped down from her ‘patron’ position of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland. However, she still supports the cause, stating that her financial support of a research project at Edinburgh University would continue. She also stated:

“I also remain committed to financing future research into the treatment and causes of Multiple Sclerosis, and to campaigning for better care and treatment of people with MS in Scotland, which is the MS capital of the world.”