Blair Bids And Rowling Reveals

October 23, 2007

Tony BlairBidding for Blair

Yesterday saw the auction for the rights to publish Tony Blair’s book, with as many as many ten publishers entering the scramble.

Blair, who has recently held meetings with publishers from the United States and the UK, has said that no formal proposal had been confirmed, although attorney Bob Barnett stated that a short list of topics and themes that will be addressed in the book was put out to potential bidders.

The UK trade press has been circulating the notion that the meetings leading up to the auction are a sham and that there is already a deal in place to add Blair to Rupert Murdoch’s collection of political figures. Barnett said: “Contrary to poor reporting and inaccurate conclusions, there is no deal of any sort. This is a wide-open and fair competition.”

No announcement has yet been at the time this blog post was made, over who has won the contract.

JK RowlingDumbledore is Gay

During a question and answer session at the Carnegie Hall, New York, last Friday, author J.K. Rowling confirmed to delighted fans that “Dumbledore is gay.” She added: “If I’d known it would make you so happy, I would have announced it years ago.”

It was reported that this particular character’s sexual persuasion had to be underlined for producers of the sixth book movie. She added: “Dumbledore is in love with Grindelwald, and that, added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was – was Dumbledore’s tragedy.”

Rowling also went on to announce a string of magical tid-bits for her audience, including the news that Hagrid never does marry or have children, but that Neville Longbottom marries Hannah Abbott, who becomes landlady of the Leaky Cauldron, above which the two of them live.

Snape finally gets his portrait on the wall among other Hogwarts headmasters, even though he “abandoned his post,” said Rowling.

Rowling also confirmed for an adult questioner, that the Death Eaters were inspired by the Nazis, and she noted that the Ministry of Magic has “broader parallels to regimes we all know, and love.”

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