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December 9, 2001

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Country duo add to posse

Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again.

Hill, 34, gave birth Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., to Audrey Caroline McGraw, said her spokesman Paul Freundlich. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie.

"To be blessed with a beautiful healthy baby girl what a way to kick off the holiday season for us," said Hill, whose hits include "This Kiss" and "Wild One."

McGraw, 34, said he "couldn't be happier." His latest hit is "The Cowboy in Me."

"I'm still king of the house, and my girls will always keep me in line," he said.

Wedding plans moved up

Ashley Judd and Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti are to marry Dec. 12 in Scotland, a registrar said.

The pair had originally posted their notice of intent to marry on Jan. 31 at the town of Bonar Bridge, but they moved the date forward and changed the location to Dornoch, near Skibo Castle, where Madonna and Guy Ritchie were married last year.

The exact location of the ceremony has not been revealed.

Judd, 33, has starred in the films "Kiss the Girls" and "Double Jeopardy." Her mother, Naomi Judd, and her sister, Wynonna Judd, are country singers.

Wanted: Spielberg stuntman

Steven Spielberg is recovering from minor injuries sustained in a scooter accident last week, his spokesman said.

The 54-year-old filmmaker, whose famous image from "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" involved a bicycle flying from a cliff, toppled off the scooter several days after Thanksgiving near his home in the Hamptons in New York.

He twisted his knee but did not suffer any broken bones or head injuries, spokesman Marvin Levy said Friday.

Spielberg has a brace on his knee, but is otherwise in good health and no surgery is believed necessary to repair the joint, Levy added.

The director is currently in post-production on his Tom Cruise sci-fi adventure "Minority Report" and in preproduction on the con-artist drama "Catch Me If You Can."

Oscar winner receives honor

Rod Steiger received a lifetime achievement award from the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival during a screening of his latest work, "A Month of Sundays."

The film, in which Steiger stars as a dying man who goes on a nationwide tour with his teen-age granddaughter, was shown Thursday at the Vogue Theatre in Los Angeles.

He won the Best Actor Academy Award in 1967 for his role in the film "In the Heat of the Night." Other film credits include "On the Waterfront" and "The Player."

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