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November 2, 2002

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Parker, Broderick name new son after grandpa

New York "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and her actor-husband, Matthew Broderick, have named their newborn son in memory of Broderick's father.

The 6-pound, 8-ounce boy, who was born Monday at a Manhattan hospital, has been given the name James Wilke Broderick, in honor of actor James Broderick, Parker's spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, said.

James Broderick, who died in the early 1980s, starred in the '70s TV series "Family."

It is the first child for Parker, 37, who plays sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on the popular HBO show, and Broderick, 40, who recently co-starred with Nathan Lane in the hit Broadway show "The Producers."

Kelly wins right to leave state

Chicago R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography charges, can leave the state to appear later this month at a concert in New York, a judge ruled Friday.

Judge Vincent Gaughan granted Kelly's request to leave Illinois Nov. 12-19 over objections from prosecutors.

Kelly, whose first name is Robert, was indicted in June by a Cook County grand jury on 21 counts of child pornography stemming from a videotape authorities say shows him having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

Kelly has said he is not the man on the tape.

Blondie faces hairy legal battle

New York A record producer has sued Blondie, claiming the band and its record company have cheated him out of more than $130,000.

Craig Leon, who helped produce 1999's "No Exit" album, filed suit Thursday in Manhattan charging that Blondie and California-based Left Bank Records had failed to pay royalties due him.

The papers charge an audit of Left Bank's books showed "the sum of $130,357.06 was due" for sales up to the end of 2000.

Left Bank referred telephone calls to the band's lawyer, Michael Guido. He didn't return calls for comment.

Blondie's hits include "Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," "Rapture" and "The Tide Is High." The band's lead singer is Deborah Harry.

Spielberg bound for Cuba

Los Angeles Director Steven Spielberg will travel next week to Cuba for a festival showing eight of his films, including "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Jaws."

Spielberg will meet with Cuban filmmakers and visit the International School of Film and Television, spokesman Marvin Levy said Thursday.

Levy said he couldn't provide specifics about when Spielberg would arrive in Havana or how long he would stay in Cuba.

Spielberg is making the trip at the invitation of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industry.

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