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NEWSMAKERS: Dude, Where's the Magic Wand?

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

Those darn Muggles are just so serious about everything.

Drug paraphernalia was found at the movie studio where "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is filming outside London, Warner Bros. confirmed to Reuters on Sunday.

No word on what exactly is the drug instrument in question. Warners Bros. issued a statement saying that the items in question were not found on, or near, any of the sets being used by the production. The studio also said that law enforcement was immediately notified after discovery of the paraphernalia.

MORE 'HARRY POTTER' NEWS: Reuters also reports that "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is saying today that she plans to publish two special edition of the fantasy series aiming to raise $33 million for deprived children.

The two new tales are named "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through the Ages" -- which are both mentioned as textbooks at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the "Harry Potter" books.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS: Taiwanese director Edward Yang's "Yi Yi (A One and a Two)" was named best picture by the National Society of Film Critics on Sunday, while Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic" and Terence Davies' "The House of Mirth" were runners-up in the same category.

Despite losing in the best film column, Soderbergh was named best director for "Traffic."

"Before Night Falls'" Javier Bardem was named best actor, and "You Can Count On Me's" Laura Linney nabbed best actress.

Best supporting actor went to Benicio Del Toro for "Traffic," and Elaine May took the best supporting actress nod for her role in Woody Allen's "Small Time Crooks."

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