NewsWire: 'Ring' Bearer - Entertainment Weekly
"Minister of Lord of the Rings" Cabinet Position.
The issue also had a brief bit about the price of the first printed editions of LOTR (which is just a bit out of my range...):
The Enthusiasm for the new Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, is Hobbit-forming. Prices on hardbound first editions of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth trilogy are now out of this world. The three volumes, in their original dust jackets, are priced between $30,000 and $60,000, depending on condition (London's Peter Harrington Antiquarian Books, 44-207-591-0220). For those with more elfin budgets, opt for the beautifully packaged 13-disc BBC audio book ($69.96 Random House) conarrated by Ian Holm, who plays Bilbo Baggins in the movie.