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Update: Emma Watson on ‘David Letterman’ tonight

090708 emma2Just a reminder to those of you in the US: Emma Watson, who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, will be a guest on the “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight to discuss the new Harry Potter movie, out July 15.  The show just began, so you can expect Emma to be on shortly.  We will let you know when a video of her segment appears online for those of you who missed it or live outside of the US.

Update: You can see photos of Emma outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC, where the show is taped, over at Getty Images and WireImage. You can also see a photo of Emma on the show (it is pre-recorded, not live) at Yahoo! Images.

Warner Bros. launches Muggle Hub with new downloads

Warner Bros. has launched a new site called “Muggle Hub”, which is exactly what it sounds like – a hub for us muggles where all sorts of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince downloads are housed. There are videos, screensavers, buddy icons, web banners, wallpapers, posters, and even a profile picture generator.  Check it out by clicking here.

Coverage from the HBP London premiere

dan-londonPhotos are now appearing online from the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jessie Cave, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, David Yates, and J.K. Rowling attended the event.

Photos can be seen at WireImage, Yahoo, and Getty Images.

Thanks to HPANA!

A video from the event can also be seen at the official Harry Potter website.

Reminder: London HBP premiere tomorrow at 6 pm GMT

The London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a little over 15 hours away!  The premiere will be held in Leicester Square on Tuesday, July 7, with arrivals beginning at 6 pm GMT (1 pm EST).  According to the press release:

Talent and film-makers attending include: DANIEL RADCLIFFE, EMMA WATSON, RUPERT GRINT, Helena Bonham Carter, Helen Mccrory, Robbie Coltrane, jim broadbent, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters, bonnie wright, jessie cave, evanna lynch, matthew lewis, hero tiffin feinnes, David Thewlis, producers David Barron and David Heyman, director David Yates, and author JK Rowling.

If you are not going to the event, do not fret – you can watch a live stream of the premiere here beginning at 6 pm GMT, courtesy of LiveStream.com. Stay tuned to HPFZ throughout the day for extensive coverage of the event.

Recap of HBP Tokyo premiere

090706 tokyoReuters has published an article about the Tokyo premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Although none of the cast or crew members were present, that didn’t stop fans and Japanese celebrities from coming out in droves to attend the first of three premieres (the London premiere is Tuesday, July 7, and the US premiere is Thursday, July 9).

Thousands of fans, some dressed as wizards in long gowns with pointy hats, lined up in Tokyo to catch the sixth in the blockbuster “Harry Potter” film series on Monday, kicking off a string of such events around the world.

You can read the article here and see some photos of the event here courtesy of the Associated Press.

Coverage from the HBP press conference in London

090706 pressIn addition to doing a photocall, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince cast members spoke with press in London today about their new film. Some early reports have popped up and can be seen below:

Print Articles: AFP, Press Association
Videos: Associated Press, CBBC Newsround

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day. Please let us know of any other coverage we may have missed!