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Monday, 13 May, 2002, 17:23 GMT 18:23 UK
McCartney reveals childrens' anxieties
Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that his children are finding it hard to accept his forthcoming marriage to Heather Mills.

The former Beatle told the Sunday Telegraph magazine: "They find it difficult to think of me with another woman.

"But it's how it is and how it must be, and I think that more than anything, they want me to be happy - and this is what makes me happy."

The couple announced their engagement in July 2001, and there have been rumours that the marriage will take place in the United States in early June.

Britney shoots ad with Austin Powers

Britney Spears has recorded a television advert with Mike Myers, star of the Austin Powers films.

The commercial, for Pepsi, comes after the singer made a cameo appearance in Myers' new film, Austin Powers in Goldmember.

Spears' mother, Lynne, wrote in her diary on her daughter's website: "It went great, and Britney's excited to be involved with such a fun project."

The advert will be shown later in May, she wrote.

Maguire 'buys $4m mansion'

Actor Tobey Maguire, star of the new film Spider-Man, has splashed out $3.7m (2.5m) on a house in Beverly Hills, according to US reports.

Maguire, 26, earned $4m for the film, according to the Los Angeles Times, with another $23m (16m) guaranteed for two sequels.

Spider-Man broke box office records when it was released in the US, taking $114m (78m) in its first three days of release.

It was Maguire's first role in a major film, and is likely to catapult him onto the Hollywood A-list.

Perry Como museum hits snag

A planned museum dedicated to late singer Perry Como may not go ahead if more than 1,500 items from his home are auctioned, fans have said.

Como's family are auctioning the contents of the crooner's Florida home in a three-day sale at the end of May.

But authorities in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, where Como was born, said they could miss out on one-of-a-kind items if the action goes ahead.

"Perry would not approve of this sale if he had known about it," according to Manuel Pihakis, president of the Canon-McMillan School Board.

Englebert's tribute to karaoke singers

Englebert Humperdinck has said his career is being kept afloat because so many karaoke singers like his songs.

The star, whose biggest hit was Release Me, said: "A lot of people sing my songs on karaoke and I consider that a flattering situation."

He is still touring the world, and said he would rather die on stage than stop performing.

Humperdinck also admitted to being a fan of Robbie Williams and his rival Tom Jones.

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