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Tuesday, 10 September, 2002, 16:53 GMT 17:53 UK
News in brief: Spiteri gives birth
Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri has given birth to a daughter at a London hospital, her spokesman has confirmed.

Misty Kyd Heath was born on Monday night at 2328BST at the St John and Elizabeth Hospital in St John's Wood, weighing 8lb 7oz.

Her spokesman said: "Both mother and baby are doing well."

Spiteri announced last year she and Texas - famous for hits like Black Eyed Boy and Summer Sun - were taking a break from touring, and spoke about how she and partner Ashley Heath wanted to start a family.


Posthumous Harrison album revealed

The final songs recorded by late Beatle George Harrison are to be released on an album on the first anniversary of his death.

Brainwashed, recorded two months before his death, will be released on 18 November.

Harrison, who died aged 58 after a long battle with cancer, has already had a posthumous chart-topper.

The single My Sweet Lord was re-released earlier this year and went straight to number one.


Brookside star injured

Brookside actress Jennifer Ellison is recovering at home after being injured by a glass on a night out.

The actress, 19, was having dinner with friends in central London when, according to onlookers, she was hit on the back of the head with a wine glass.

Ellison, who plays Emily Chadwick in the Channel 4 soap, was taken to St Thomas's Hospital by ambulance in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Some friends from her party of six went with her and she was released several hours later. No-one else was taken to hospital following the incident.


Taiwanese pop star feared serious injury

Taiwanese pop singer Chang Hui-mei has said she feared she was seriously injured when she was involved in a car crash following a concert in Wuhan, China.

The singer, also known as A-mei, was wearing a neckbrace during a news conference in which she thanked the doctors who treated her.

She said she was optimistic she would recover quickly and had no plans to cancel her 5 October concert in the Chinese city, Najing.

She said she would perform with the neck brace on, if necessary.


Soundtracks released for video game

The launch of highly-anticipated video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, in the US, will be marked with the simultaneous release of seven album soundtracks.

It is thought to be the first time a video game has had an accompanying soundtrack.

The soundtracks will feature music played on fictional radio stations within the video game with music drawn mainly from the 1980s.

The game itself will feature 80 different tracks from bands including Judas Priest, Blondie, Flock of Seagulls, Kool and the Gang, Hall and Oates, Grandmaster Flash, and Cutting Crew.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for the PlayStaton 2 is the next instalment in the franchise that has sold more than 12 million copies to date.


Friends star explains sex scene

Friends star Jennifer Aniston has said she has done her first sex scene in a movie because she "wanted to try something different".

The actress appears in the scene in her latest movie, The Good Girl, in which she plays a shop assistant who seeks escape from a boring marriage via an affair.

She told a magazine that her husband Brad Pitt had no objections to the scene with 21-year-old actor Jake Gyllenhaal .

She said: "Brad was just like, 'Be nice to the guy. He's only a kid'."


Lopez looks forward to motherhood

Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez has said she wants to become a mother.

She told a UK magazine: "I definitely want to have children, I just don't know when."

She added: "It will just happen naturally, I guess. When it happens, it happens. I'm not going to think about schedules and planning for it, taking time off or whatever."

She recently split from second husband Chris Judd and is reportedly dating American actor Ben Affleck.

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