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January 4th - In the first of what will be several photo ops for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park this year, Tom Felton spends a day with his girlfriend at Universal Studios Orlando.
January 7th - The MPAA gives Half-Blood Prince a PG rating for "scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality." It surprises fans because Order of the Phoenix received a PG-13 rating in 2007.
January 18th - A Half-Blood Prince trailer leaks via a Japanese fansite. Lots of new scenes are revealed. We later learn that the trailer was an incomplete version.
January 24th - In a period of just over one month, MuggleNet's Harry Potter social network MuggleSpace passes the 10,000 member mark. The quick growth exemplified the power of the fandom!
January 28th - The Associated Press reveals that David Holmes - a stunt double for Dan Radcliffe - is seriously injured on the set of Deathly Hallows, just days after testing shooting started. We later learn that David could return for work.
February 3rd - JK Rowling is inducted into France's prestigious "Legion d'honneur" (Legion of Honor), in which the honorary title of "Knight" was bestowed upon her. The event took place in the Elysee presidential palace and France's president Nicolas Sarkozy was there to welcome the author into the Legion.
February 6th - A Warner Brothers representative confirms that Deathly Hallows will begin filming in mid-February and will run through Spring 2010.
February 8th - Dan Radcliffe completes his role in Equus as Alan Strang. Dan says he hopes to return to theater in the future.
February 9th - Mary GrandPre opens up an exhibit of her work at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. It includes over 100 sketches by the Harry Potter US book illustrator.
February 11th - Goblet of Fire composer Patrick Doyle speaks at the University of Syracuse about his work with the franchise. He talks with MuggleCast in an interview conducted after his Syracuse event.
February 11th - Dan Radcliffe and Tom Felton visit injured stuntman David Holmes in the hospital.
February 12th - JK Rowling has her handprints placed in Edinburgh's City of Chambers next to Ian Rankin's. The honor came after receiving the city's Edinburgh Award.
February 24th - Warner Brothers announces that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 will be released in theaters on July 15th, 2011.
February 25th - Harry Potter: the Exhibition's time in Chicago is extended to early September due to high demand.
March 3rd - Tom Felton creates his own Twitter account, marking the first time a major star in the Potter franchise connects with fans via social media.
March 4th - The killer of Robert Knox - the actor who played Marcus Belby in Half-Blood Prince and tragically died last year - is convicted of murder. The killer receives a life sentence.
March 5th - Warner Brothers releases a Half-Blood Prince trailer exclusively to fansites. The trailer is a surprise to fans.
March 7th - Mary GrandPre speaks to MuggleCast in her first fansite interview. In it, she discusses the inspiration behind each cover, the most challenging design, her future work, and much more.
March 9th - The first photo from the set of Deathly Hallows appears online. It depicts Dan Radcliffe shooting scenes in a forest.
March 15th - Reports reveal that Dan Radcliffe's stunt double David Holmes is paralyzed.
March 31st - It is revealed that JK Rowling will attend a dinner with First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.
April 1st - MuggleNet releases a series of fake news stories for our 2009 April Fools Day prank.
April 8th - JK Rowling decides to step down from MS Society Scotland after seeing changes in the Society that she can no longer support.
April 8th - Jamie Waylett is arrested on charges of drug posession after being caught with cannabis in his car. An investigation of his home revealed more cannabis and machines to cultivate the substance.
April 9th - MuggleNet's own Emerson Spartz gets engaged to girlfriend Gaby Montero. Emerson proposed in front of 21,000 people at the Chicago Bulls/Philadelphia 76ers game.
April 16th - The final trailer for Half-Blood Prince is released online. Plenty of new footage is revealed!
April 25th - The first shots from inside Harry Potter: the Exhibition are released online. The images show what fans can expect when they attend.
May 5th - MuggleNet announces its second book, MuggleNet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died.
May 6th - The Healthy and Safety Executive of the UK tells the production studio behind Harry Potter to improve safety. The message comes after stuntman David Holmes was seriously injured on set.
May 26th - The running time for Half-Blood Prince is revealed: 153 minutes.
June 7th - The IMAX release of Half-Blood Prince is pushed to July 29th due to agreements already in place with Paramount for IMAX showings of Transformers.
June 9th - Michelle Obama and her children visit the Potter set after being personally invited by Dan Radcliffe.
June 21st - An acting troupe produces and releases a Harry Potter musical on YouTube. It goes viral for several months and is a huge hit with Potter fans for its great music and funny dialogue.
June 24th - Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry sets a new one-day record of 19,995 attendees thanks to Harry Potter: the Exhibition.
June 26th - The first review for Half-Blood Prince appears online from Hollywood.com. They noted it had Oscar potential.
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