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Published: 2010-08-14T12:40:41-08:00


Deathly Hallows cliffhanger revealed


When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I premieres this November, audiences will get all juiced up with no pay-off when the film breaks for Part II, set to be released eight months later in July, 2011. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly details, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows director David Yates describes where they have made the cut.

New photos from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Now available on the internet are three brand new behind the scenes photos from the upcoming film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. The include Harry, Hermione and Ron in dramatic, outdoor scenes from the movie. The first of the final two Harry Potter films is due to be released in theaters on November 19.

Matthew Lewis announces Harry Potter exhibit


Matthew Lewis, Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, was on hand earlier this week to announce that Seattle would be the final stop in the traveling tour known as Harry Potter: The Exhibition. The exhibit is currently in Toronto, and will makes its way back to the States to reside at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle from October 23 until January 30, 2011.

Harry Potter stars ready to move on


Think of what it must be like to leave high school after 10 years, happy, yet melancholy. That, at least, were the mixed emotions coming from Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as deduced by Entertainment Weekly earlier this summer, as the acting trio wrapped up the final two Harry Potter adventures.

University to run Harry Potter course


Durham University in England is to run a Harry Potter course. The university will offer a second-year undergraduate module entitled Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion from the next academic year. The course's professor says study of the social and moral issues raised in the children's book series has great relevance to today's society.

Universal or Disney considering Lord of the Rings theme park?


Middle-earth wouldn't be the first place I'd think of to fashion a theme park around, but that's not stopping Universal Studios from considering the idea. They must be having a lot of success with their recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter, because they're now trying to test the waters with a potential Lord of the Rings attraction.

Japanese audiences to get exclusive Deathly Hallows preview


It is being reported that on August 11, fans at several movie theaters across Japan will be able to see an exclusive preview to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The preview will be shown as part of a marathon event, in which all six Harry Potter movies will be shown. No word yet on whether a similar event will take place in the States.

Rumor: Daniel Radcliffe to star in comedy horror movie


Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is reportedly in talks to star in comedy horror movie Jay and Seth vs the Apocalypse. Knocked Up star Seth Rogen and The Sorcerer's Apprentice actor Jay Baruchel are remaking the short they made in film school for the big screen, and Radcliffe is said to have asked to audition for the lead role.

Behind the scenes photos of Forbidden Journey ride


Last week when The Forbidden Journey ride malfunctioned at the Harry Potter theme park, a reader at the Theme Park Review website was there at the time, and she has provided some amazing behind-the-scenes photos taken from her iPhone while stuck on the ride. She said, "Was weird to see see how it all worked, but fascinating at the same time."

Dan Radcliffe to guest on Simpsons next season


The Simpsons is set to feature the voice of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe in the upcoming season. Radcliffe will provide a voice in their annual Halloween special. Homer Simpson was last month named the greatest character created for television and film in the past 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Radcliffe was No. 2.