Is Tom Cruise trying to keep up with the Beckhams? The “MI:3” actor has reportedly snapped up a $35 million, 1.3-acre Beverly Hills estate — which wasn’t even for sale — just minutes away from his pals’ just-purchased manse. The home Tom shares with wife KatieHolmes and their family is a rental.
Tabloid says Lohan caught doing coke
After completing a stint in rehab, hard-partying actress Lindsay Lohan was caught on camera snorting cocaine in a nightclub, according to a British tabloid.
News of the World published grainy photos, allegedly stills from a nightclub security camera, that it claims show the “Mean Girls” star and a pal using the drug in a bathroom. A source reportedly told the U.K. paper that La Linds “does not care who sees her do coke and where she does it.”
Within a week of exiting rehab, the insider says, the 21-year-old scene queen was back on the Hollywood party circuit. On one binge, “she was still up doing drugs at 11 a.m. even though she had started about 8 p.m. the night before.”
The source also says the AA attendee “carries ’round a water bottle … refill[ed] with vodka and soda.”
We can’t tell what’s really going on in the photos, but we sure hope mom Dina will sit Lindsay down and find out the truth.
APB For Paris?
In one of those delicious cosmic ironies, Paris Hilton is set to appear on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in prisoner-esque zebra stripes, just weeks before she serves a 45-day jail sentence. Inside, the heirhead, who was busted for driving with a suspended license, laments that police target her — to pick her up.
“I think I get in more trouble just because of who I am,” grouses the “Simple Life” star (who appears on the cover with BFF, co-star and fellow DUI bustee Nicole Richie), according to published interview excerpts. “The cops do it all the time. They’ll just pull me over to hit on me. It’s really annoying. They’re like, ‘What’s your phone number? Want to go to dinner?’
“They just pull me over, and the paparazzi, of course, take a picture,” the not-exactly-press-shy celebutante huffs. “All the time. I have so many cops’ business cards.”
Paris made her comments to Bazaar prior to her conviction, which her wealthy parents plan to fight.
“Kathy and Rick [Hilton] are exploring ways to try to get her sentence reduced,” a source told the New York Daily News. “That includes approaching politicians, including Gov. [Arnold] Schwarzenegger.”
Paris Hilton as political prisoner? Now we’ve heard it all.
Back From the Brink
Marilyn Manson admits he sank so deep into depression during his failed marriage to Dita von Teese that he considered suicide.
“Did I want to kill myself? Yes,” Marilyn confesses to “MTV News.” “Did I come close to doing that? More than I’d like to think.”
Along with working on his new album “Eat Me, Drink Me,” which he calls his “salvation” and “rebirth,” the goth rocker says that meeting now-girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood, 19, helped restore his will to live.
“Finding someone who’s willing to drown with you creates a situation where you no longer want to drown,” he explains.
Romantic sentiment, Marilyn … but it might not be a bad idea to chat with a professional.
File under “We should all have such problems”: Jessica Biel is complaining about being a famous sex symbol.
The “Illusionist” star laments in the June issue of Elle that her celebrity “makes everything hard because you can’t even go to pick up a prescription without somebody trying to snap a photo of what you have in your Longs Drugs bag.”
“Thank goodness I’m a nice person,” the magnanimous actress adds.
And being named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire was more a curse than a blessing, she claims: “I thought the Esquire cover was going to be really positive for my career. But it wasn’t, really.” Instead, one director told her, “I’m not looking for the sexiest woman; I’m looking for the girl next door.”
Doesn’t your heart just bleed for poor Jessica?
Five Quick Takes
– Reports claim Killers frontman Brandon Flowers and wife Tana expect their first son in July.
– Co-stars (and exes) Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz hugged at a “Shrek 3” photocall Sunday.
– “Borat” star Sacha Baron Cohen’s rep denied buzz Cohen would play Freddie Mercury in a biopic.
– Brittany Murphy and screenwriter Simon Monjack were quietly married recently, Us Weekly reports.
– Actress Kim Fields and her fiancé, actor Christopher Morgan, welcomed their first child Friday.
Happy Birthday for May 8
» Actress Julia Whelan (“Once and Again”) is 23.
» Model Josie Maran is 29.
» Singer Enrique Iglesias is 32.
» Singer Darren Hayes of Savage Garden is 35.
» Actress Melissa Gilbert (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 43.
» Blur drummer Dave Rowntree is 43.
» Director Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) is 44.
» Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen is 54.
» Musician Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads is 56.
» Musician Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire is 56.
» Glam rocker Gary Glitter is 63.
» Singer Toni Tennille of Captain and Tennille is 67.
» Author Thomas Pynchon is 70.
» Comic Don Rickles is 81.
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