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2008-09-15 09:00:33

By Fiona Gray THE release of Hari Puttar, a children's Bollywood film, has been postponed after Warner Bros complained its name was too similar to Harry Potter.

2008-09-08 18:00:28

British author J.K. Rowling says a New York judge has granted her request and halted publication of a lexicon based on her "Harry Potter" books. Rowling filed a lawsuit against RDR Books in U.S.

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2008-09-08 13:00:00

Harry Potter fans are getting used to waiting. In addition to the delay of the release of the sixth Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Electronic Arts Inc has postponed the latest Harry Potter video game.

2008-09-07 12:00:13

By Hillel Italie Associated Press NEW YORK -- On Sept. 9, the U.S.

2008-08-27 06:00:33

While Bollywood films often borrow liberally from Western movies, producers of Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors say their movie, parts of which were filmed in the Yorkshire Dales, bears no resemblance to any film in the Harry Potter series, based on books by British author J K Rowling."There is absolutely nothing to link Hari Puttar with Harry Potter," said Munish Purii, chief executive officer of Mumbai-based producer Mirchi Movies.Hari is a common name in India and "puttar" is Punabji for...

2008-08-24 15:00:24

By MATTHEWS, Philip Kate Mosse talks to PHILIP MATTHEWS about good plots and inspiration. . Kate Mosse. No, not Kate Moss. Not the supermodel most famous for coke- snorting snapshots and cavorting with rock star Pete Doherty.

2008-08-22 15:00:51

By MONAHAN, Kate Who needs Trinny and Susannah, when we've got Tamsyn and Michelle? The model and makeup artist have put their pretty heads together to shake up Waikato women with makeover workshops, reports Kate Monahan. ------------------------- Work with what you've got.

2008-08-18 21:00:20

By David Germain LOS ANGELES - It's summer school for Harry Potter. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth installment in the blockbuster film franchise about boy wizard Harry, is moving from its planned Nov. 21 release to July 17, 2009, distributor Warner Bros. said .

2008-08-18 15:00:43

By ALISON CAMPSIE ANGER was brewing among Harry Potter fans yesterday after the announcement that the release of the latest movie from the boy wizard series has been delayed by eight months.

2008-08-14 18:00:29

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has moved back the release date of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" to Summer 2009. The sixth installment of the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise will now open day-and-date domestically and in the major international markets on July 17, 2009.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.