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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Paltrow to sing at CMA Awards

Paltrow to sing at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Actress Gwyneth Paltrow will be taking the stage at next month's Country Music Association Awards -- as a performer.

She'll sing the title track of her new movie, ''Country Strong,'' and will be joined by Vince Gill.

Paltrow stars in the film with Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester. She plays a washed up country singer who gets romantically involved with a rising singer-songwriter (Hedlund). They try to resurrect her career with a major tour, headed up by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester.)

Kim Novak treated for breast cancer

LOS ANGELES -- Actress Kim Novak is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Novak's manager said the 77-year-old ''Vertigo'' actress will receive ''minimal'' treatment, as the cancer was caught early by a routine mammogram and that she is in ''fantastic physical shape.''

Manager Sue Cameron said Novak works out with a trainer three times a week and rides horses daily.

Cameron said Novak is expected to ''be just fine.''

Jury to choose winner of piano contest

WARSAW, Poland -- A jury of the world's leading pianists will decide Wednesday if one of the 78 contenders in this year's Chopin Piano Competition award deserves the top prize in one of the world's oldest and most prestigious classical music competitions.

Held only once every five years, the competition involves three grueling weeks of performing the works of Poland's beloved 19th century composer, Frederic Chopin. It culminates in concerts of the 10 finalists performing with an orchestra.

The contest is known for its tough judging -- in 1990 and 1995 none of the contestants was deemed good enough for the top prize. This year's winner will receive a gold medal and $41,500. Winning the title opens the doors to the best concert halls around the globe and deals with recording companies.