18 April 2009 at 01:36 GMT
Warner Bros. has kindly passed on a number of new promotional stills from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The photos come from yesterday’s theatrical trailer.
17 April 2009 at 09:28 GMT
Remember when J.K. Rowling stepped down as patron of Scotland’s MS Society last week? Her actions were a wake-up call for Multiple Sclerosis Society leaders. According to local Scottish journals (The Press and Journal, the Scotsman, and John O’Groat Journal), a campaign has been sparked following her resignation.
Specifically, the Caithness group of Scotland has written to all the other MS Society branches of Scotland requesting an “extraordinary general meeting,” proposing that the society in Scotland break away from the UK-wide organization.
Mrs. Patricia Stanley, chairwoman of the Caithness group, suffers from multiple sclerosis herself. She explains she believes J. K. Rowling resigned because of unexplained suspensions of council members, adding:
“…We are as much in the dark as the public as to what exactly has been going on, but note that Ms Rowling has said that she has resigned because of the imposition of decisions upon Scotland by London.”
The possibility of the MS Society of Scotland’s independence from the UK-wide society may seem promising; the organisation can potentially be an excellent charity. We can only hope that all turns out well.
17 April 2009 at 03:41 GMT
Happy birthday today to David Bradley, who turns sixty-seven. He does a phenomenal job playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films. Best wishes!
16 April 2009 at 13:51 GMT
16 April 2009 at 11:40 GMT
MTV News contacted Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who confirmed that the epilogue will be included in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II. “We will shoot it,” he promised. In his conversation with MTV News, he also stated that the original cast will not be replaced.
15 April 2009 at 22:25 GMT
Emma 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.
15 April 2009 at 19:50 GMT
According 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!
14 April 2009 at 22:52 GMT
Today, both Emma Thompson (“Professor Trelawney”) and Emma Watson (“Hermione Granger”) celebrate their birthdays. The very best wishes to them!