was busted at 2:45 a.m. yesterday in West Hollywood for DUI, possession of narcotics and driving with a suspended license, TMZ.com and Hollyscoop.com 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
, is seeking her destiny in movies. People.com reports she has parts in three forthcoming flicks:
Closing the Ring
No further details were available yesterday.
Paris' family money
In an announcement that may make
blanch, her grandfather,
, 80, says he will donate nearly all his fortune to charity.
Barron, whose father,
, 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.
, 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,
studly, all-American star,
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
is sick and tired of a series of lawsuits and countersuits between
and his Manhattan neighbor,
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
is being honored on the 100th anniversary of her birth with a commemorative stamp. Davis, who won two Oscars, for
(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).
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
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,
The event, taped Nov. 12, also featured
, the Philadelphia Orchestra with
, jazz trumpeter
and ABC News'
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.