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Actress Mischa Barton was busted at 2:45 a.m. yesterday in West Hollywood for DUI, possession of narcotics and driving with a suspended license, and report.


Mischa Barton

was busted at 2:45 a.m. yesterday in West Hollywood for DUI, possession of narcotics and driving with a suspended license, and report.

Barton, whose bail was set at $10,000, was still in custody yesterday morning.

The thesp, best-known for her former role as the bad, naughty, punishment-worthy Marissa Cooper on

The O.C.

, is seeking her destiny in movies. reports she has parts in three forthcoming flicks:

St. Trinian's


Virgin Territory


Closing the Ring


No further details were available yesterday.

Paris' family money

In an announcement that may make

Paris Hilton

blanch, her grandfather,

Barron Hilton

, 80, says he will donate nearly all his fortune to charity.

Barron, whose father,

Conrad Hilton

, founded the hotel chain in 1919, will give away 97 percent of his estimated $2.3 billion net worth to his father's charity, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the L.A. Times and USA Today report.

Barron said his father also had left 97 percent of his fortune to the foundation he founded in 1944, "and I am proud to follow my father's example." The foundation now has $1.1 billion in assets.

Barron's publicist,

Patrick Barry

, told USA Today that the remaining 3 percent of Barron's fortune would be distributed among his eight children and numerous grandchildren.

Josh proposes to Fergie


"is the happiest girl on Earth."

So says an anon source, who tells People mag that the Black-Eyed Peas singer has become engaged to her boyfriend of three years,

Las Vegas'

studly, all-American star,

Josh Duhamel


Josh's rep confirmed the engagement but would not specify the date the blessed event took place, saying only that it was not on Christmas Day.

Fergie had been spotted sporting a rock at the American Music Awards last month, but her rep denied she was engaged.

Judge to Connery: Cool it!

New York State Supreme Court Justice

Marcy Friedman

is sick and tired of a series of lawsuits and countersuits between

Sean Connery

and his Manhattan neighbor,

Burton Sultan,

over a years-long series of renovations that Connery, 77, has been making to his half of a six-story 1869 town house he and his wife share with the Sultan family.

Sultan, who says he is sick of the noise, fumes and other nuisances caused by the work, alleges in one of his suits that Connery is "a bully who ignores norms of neighborliness and decency."

Connery and his wife say Sultan's whining has delayed needed roof repairs.

Friedman has thrown out most of Sultan's claims, but also has chided the Connerys for their part in the ongoing dispute. She has barred both sides from filing any more lawsuits without her permission, saying they "have engaged in a 'slash-and-burn' litigation strategy."

Films to be added to registry

The Library of Congress is adding 25 films to its national registry, an act that will ensure they will be properly preserved for posterity.

The films, which include

The Naked City


In a Lonely Place




12 Angry Men


The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

, bring the registry's total to 475.

Librarian of Congress

James H. Billington

, who announced the additions, stressed the importance of preserving great films. "Few are aware that up to half the films produced in this country before 1950 - and as much as 90 percent of those made before 1920 - are lost forever," he said.

Those Bette Davis eyes

Ten-time Oscar nominee

Bette Davis

is being honored on the 100th anniversary of her birth with a commemorative stamp. Davis, who won two Oscars, for


(1935) and


(1938), will be the 14th star in the Post Office's Legends of Hollywood series.

Holiday box office

Christmas weekend belonged to Disney's

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

, which opened Friday and went on to gross $65.4 mil over the five-day holiday weekend (Friday through Tuesday).

Will Smith's

I Am Legend

placed second, earning $47.6 mil, and the animated

Alvin and the Chipmunks

finished third with $38.6 million.

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

beat out the other four films that opened Christmas Day, making $9.5 mil for the day, followed by

The Great Debaters

($3.6 mil) and

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

($2.4 mil).

Gere gala on TV

Tomorrow at 7 p.m., Philly TV station 6ABC (WPVI-TV) will broadcast a star-studded gala held in honor of the 2007 Marian Anderson Award winner,

Richard Gere


The event, taped Nov. 12, also featured

Diane Lane


Patti LaBelle

, the Philadelphia Orchestra with

Thomas Wilkins

, jazz trumpeter

Jon Faddis

and ABC News'

Cynthia McFadden


The award, which honors artists who have made a contribution to a humanitarian cause, was presented to Gere for his work with the International Campaign for Tibet.