PHILADELPHIA'S own rapper-actress,
, has joined Hollywood's DUI brigade.
She was arrested about 2:45 yesterday morning for investigation of driving under the influence after she crashed her gold Maserati into a center divider in Hollywood.
According to TMZ.com, the front of the car was totaled.
Eve (aka Eve Jeffers) submitted to blood-alcohol testing, said Police Officer Martha Garcia, but the results weren't available at Tattle press time. There were reportedly two people in the car with Eve.
She was booked on misdemeanor drunken driving and posted $30,000 bail. She is scheduled to return to court May 17.
Here's where the story gets weird.
TMZ.com reported that Eve received a celebrity visitor at the police station in the wee hours of the morning:
TMZ saw the Oscar-winning actor leaving the station in a taxi about 4 a.m.
"He came to see how Eve was doing," said a police source.
NBC to Alec: Long live 'Rock'
Alec Baldwin, caught haranguing his daughter on a recent voice-mail message, acknowledged Wednesday that he asked NBC to let him out of his "30 Rock" contract so he can devote his time to the issue of "parental alienation."
"If I never acted again, I couldn't care less," Baldwin said in a pre-taped appearance for ABC's "The View," scheduled to air today.
NBC, however, quickly shot down the idea.
"Alec Baldwin remains an important part of '30 Rock.' We look forward to having him continue his role in the show," the network said in a statement.
According to the partial transcript from "The View," Baldwin said he intended to take "three years or five years, it doesn't matter," and focus on the problem of divorced parents and their children. He has a book coming out about divorce litigation, possibly this fall, he said.
"There were bills that were proposed [by California lawmakers] that were killed which were about equality and co-parenting and divorce litigation and . . . this is work that I've been creeping up on, but I've been busy," he said.
Acting has lost its importance to him, he said.
"I've had enough of this, quite frankly, to last me a lifetime, especially in the modern tabloid world and . . . there's a bigger thing I want to do, there's a more important thing I want to do," he said.
She wishes she was Jesse's girl
Some days it just seems like people are getting wackier by the minute.
Orange County, Calif., police told TMZ.com that Marcia Valentine, who is obsessed with Sandra Bullock, tried to kill Bullock's husband, Jesse James, during an attack at their home Sunday night.
As Sandra and James' 10-year-old child from a previous marriage watched, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia repeatedly tried to run James over with her silver Mercedes.
Fortunately, she kept missing him.
By the time sheriffs arrived, Marcia had fled. She was found early Monday morning and arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
* Knowing Nicolas Cage was a
big comic-book fan, CN8's Tim Estiloz, who interviewed Cage for tonight's "Backstage with Barry Nolan," brought one of his own "Luke Cage" comics to a recent interview with the "Next" star.
Seeing the comic, Cage said, "I had that comic book. I thought he had a really cool name, Luke Cage."
Cool enough that Nic said he took the name when he started acting.
* Hugh Grant was arrested in
London Wednesday night and Divine Brown was nowhere in sight.
Grant allegedly threw a container of baked beans at a photographer, police said.
Photographer Ian Whittaker told London's Daily Star that Grant had kicked him and shouted abuse before hurling the beans at him.
It could have been worse. Hugh could have actually hurled the beans at him.
* Snoop Dogg (aka Cordozar
Calvin Broadus Jr.) has been refused entry into Australia because of his extensive criminal record, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said yesterday.
It's the second time this year Snoop has been barred from entering another country, and now the MTV Australia Video Music Awards needs a new co-host.
According to Andrews, Snoop failed to pass the country's strict character test.
Hey, there's an idea for illegal immigration, a character test. You pass, you're in.
Said the surprisingly honest Andrews about Snoop to Sydney's Macquarie Radio, "He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country."
* Viva la voom Las Vegas.
In what could only be called a two-for-two trade, "Extra" says Pamela Anderson will replace Carmen Electra in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino's new show, "The Beauty of Magic."
She will play Hans Klok's busty assistant in a four-month run, for which "Extra" says she will be paid approximately $1 million a month.
Wow! Maybe we should get big, fake boobs. *
Daily News wire services contributed to this report.