Author Jk Rowling was shocked when fans cut her off in an internet chatroom, because she was attempting to reveal secrets about her next HARRY POTTER book.

The wealthy writer signed onto a chatroom under a fake name and dropped hints about the plot of her forthcoming novel but was spurned by her devoted followers.

Rowling complains, "Nobody was remotely interested in my theories about what's going to happen."

While she tried to give secrets away, movie bosses were desperately trying to keep the plot of the latest Harry Potter movie a closely guarded secret, ahead of its world premiere in New York tonight (23MAY04).

A copy of HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN was even flown from London to America where it was locked away in a bullet-proof cabin.

23/05/2004 14:21