Brittany Murphy is thrilled her latest movie Little Black Book features music by CARLY SIMON - because the singer has long been her idol.

The 26-year-old actress grew up listening to Simon hits YOU'RE SO VAIN and COMING AROUND AGAIN, and is delighted her latest romantic comedy contains the singer's songs, as well as a Simon cameo.

Murphy says, "I have always been acquainted with Carly's catalogue, to say the least.

"She's the most tremendous woman. She's a force of nature. She's just a delight."

Murphy also loved working alongside OSCAR-winning actresses Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates in the film, which was "an incredible learning experience" for her.

08/08/2004 21:07