LOS ANGELES - Mayberry fans, the rumors are true. Andy Taylor, sage, widower father and sheriff of Mayberry, is gay. Leonard Sheldon, creator of the hit television series that ran for eight seasons in the 1960's outed the character at a charity ball for impoverished former child stars.
After discussing Ron Howard, a successful director and former child star who played the sheriff's son on the sitcom, Sheldon was asked by a guest why Sheriff Taylor had never remarried. "Andy Taylor is gay," the writer and executive producer of the show responded to gasps and applause.
---okay, I was wrong, and Rowling was serious. I really should not comment on books that I have not actually read.