The world's Harry Potter fandom is atwitter with the news released last night that J.K. Rowling, author of the second most famous book series, considers Dumbledore, the central father-figure wizard and headmaster, to be gay. She confirmed her opinion last night while kicking off her US tour at Carnegie Hall in New York City, according to a Reuters news story posted at the washingtonpostonline.com site.
"Rowling said she had read through a script for the movie adaptation of the sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and corrected a passage in which Dumbledore was reminiscing about past loves by crossing it out and scrawling "Dumbledore is gay" over it.
"Rowling, a mother of three, is now estimated to be worth $1.12 billion, making her the first dollar-billionaire author.
""Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" -- the seventh and final book in the boy wizard series -- became the fastest-selling book in history when it was released in July.
"More than 11 million copies were sold in the first 24 hours in the United States and Britain."
Aside from all the anti-gay bashing and jokes that'll ensue, the most interesting line in the story for me was the one detailing her net worth. Pretty good for a woman who couldn't find a publisher for her first book...