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December 1, 2002

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Rosie's girlfriend gives birth

New York :quot; Rosie O'Donnell's girlfriend has given birth to a baby girl.

Kelli Carpenter, the comedian and former talk show host's longtime partner, gave birth to Vivienne Rose O'Donnell Friday at an undisclosed New York hospital, O'Donnell spokeswoman Cindi Berger said Saturday.

"Mothers and baby are just great," Berger said.

The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and is 19 inches long, Berger said.

O'Donnell has adopted three children :quot; Parker, 7, Chelsea, 5, and Blake, 3.

Actor avoids the poverty line

Los Angeles :quot; Actor Michael Caine says even after 48 years in the entertainment business, with more than 130 films and television shows, poverty remains his greatest fear.

In a recent talk to members of the Screen Actors Guild, Caine said a childhood horror of returning to his poor roots drove him to make some less-than-inspired career choices. Among them, he said, were roles in "Jaws: The Revenge" and "On Deadly Ground."

"I never thought I was going to get another (movie), so I always took 'em," said Caine, 69. "If you come from a very poor family, everybody around you is poor. It's the old cliche, he's a young boy, he's got to buy his mother a house. I bought everybody a bloody house."

Caine's latest movie, "The Quiet American," debuts this month.

De Niro, troops to 'Analyze That'

New York :quot; Robert De Niro will show his new comedy, "Analyze That," to 1,500 troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., two days before the movie opens in theaters.

Before Wednesday's screening, De Niro will join Gen. Tommy Franks, head of the U.S. Central Command, in meeting with troops involved in the war on terror in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

"Analyze That" is the first in a series of screenings for military personnel planned through the Tribeca Film Institute, which De Niro co-founded with his business partner, Jane Rosenthal.

De Niro reprises his role as mob boss Paul Vitti from the 1999 hit "Analyze This." Billy Crystal also is back as Paul's neurotic therapist, Ben Sobel. The movie comes out Friday in theaters nationwide.

Shedding name no big deal

New York :quot; When Courteney Cox Arquette went back to being just Courteney Cox, people wondered whether something was wrong with her marriage to actor David Arquette.

But the "Friends" co-star says she started going by her maiden name in some situations out of respect for her father, Richard Cox, who died of cancer last year.

"When I was a kid, I wanted to change my name so badly because I didn't like it. Now that my dad's gone, I don't want to lose it," the 38-year-old actress tells InStyle magazine for its December issue.

"It's not an issue for David. I am an Arquette, but I'm also a Cox."

Cox and Arquette, 31, married in June 1999.

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