Nicole Richie gives birth to daughter

LOS ANGELES - 'The Simple Life' just got more complicated for Nicole Richie: She's a first-time mom.

Richie, 26, gave birth Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to a daughter named Harlow Winter Kate Madden, People magazine reported on its Web site.

The father is Richie's 28-year-old boyfriend, Joel Madden, of the rock group Good Charlotte.

'We are very blessed she's healthy and beautiful and so good already,' Madden told People on Saturday. 'We are very happy.'

Ex-Beatle helps start concert in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, England - With a little help from his friends, ex-Beatle Ringo Starr returned home Friday to kickstart Liverpool's year in the spotlight as a European Capital of Culture.

Starr joined Eurythmics frontman Dave Stewart in headlining a huge outdoor concert, featuring around 600 local musicians, acrobats and children performing from rooftops and on construction cranes - a symbol of the industrial city's regeneration.

From a platform above the neoclassical St. George's Hall, Starr belted out his latest single 'Liverpool 8' to the 40,000-strong crowd.

Autopsy fails to find cause of Bowman's death

LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials might need to six to eight weeks to determine the cause of former figure skating star Christopher Bowman's death.

'The cause of death has been deferred pending further investigation,' Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Richard Hanna said Saturday following an autopsy.

The 40-year-old Bowman was found dead Thursday in a motel room in the North Hills area of the San Fernando Valley. Authorities have said prescription medication was found at the scene but they have not said what kind or in what quantity, and will have to wait for toxicology tests to determine whether there were drugs in his body.

Police have said there was no sign of foul play or illegal drug use.