Ex-Spice Girl lists Murphy as baby's father


NEW YORK -- Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown has listed Eddie Murphy's name on the birth certificate of her infant daughter, her publicist said Friday.

Brown, known as Scary Spice when she was in the megahit group of the '90s, gave birth to the child April 3 in Santa Monica.

Brown's publicist, Nadine Bibi, didn't respond Friday to an e-mail from the Associated Press asking for details.

Arnold Robinson, a spokesman for Murphy, declined comment.

Brown has said ex-boyfriend Murphy is the father. The "Dreamgirls" star has said he isn't sure, while Brown has said there is "absolutely no question that Eddie is the father."

Brown has an 8-year-old daughter, Phoenix Chi, from her marriage to Jimmy Gulzar.

Murphy has five children from his marriage to Nicole Mitchell Murphy.