Rap hard man Eminem has shocked fans by coming out as a massive fan of children's hero HARRY POTTER - and has sent a note to author Jk Rowling to thank her for writing "such a great read".

The foul-mouthed hip-hop star is enjoying reading the five books about the schoolboy wizard to his seven-year-old daughter HAILIE, and is hoping to meet up with Scottish writer Rowling one day.

A pal says, "He reads all the books to his daughter before bedtime. He wanted to get a signed copy of the new book and also a picture of him with JK Rowling, but he didn't manage to meet her."

20/07/2003 11:15