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OUT OF CONTROL?
Nicolas Cage won an Oscar for playing an alcoholic in Leaving Las Vegas
, but his recent booze-fueled antics are no act. On April 16 Cage, 47, who's in New Orleans filming the thriller Medallion
, was busted for domestic abuse and disturbing the peace, causing a scene when he grabbed the arm of his wife, Alice Kim, during a heated argument. (Oddly, his $11,000 bail was posted by reality TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, with whom he shares an attorney.) In March Cage was escorted out of a Big Easy restaurant after smashing a glass door. It's the latest mess for the actor, whose massive overspending resulted in multiple foreclosures to meet a $6.3 million unpaid tax bill. But apparently, Kim, with whom he has a son, Kal-el, 5, stands by him. "They support each other," says a source. "This was an unfortunate incident."
& Sean Penn
'HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE!'
A romantic rendezvous in Mexico, cozy dinner dates and now meeting Mom-Scarlett Johansson
, 26, and Sean Penn's relationship is on the fast track. "They are totally head over heels in love," says a source of the pair, who have been linked since January, a month after the actress's split from her husband, Ryan Reynolds
, 34. Penn, 50, "has introduced her to his mom, Eileen, and she absolutely loves Scarlett," says the source. "This [relationship] is for real." Despite their 24-year age difference, things just seem to click for the duo, who are not living together, according to an insider. "They make each other feel good. They're both kind of unique and a little bit dark, but together they're a good match."
& BROOKE MUELLER
Charlie Sheen continues to fight for custody of twins Max and Bob, 2, after their mother and his estranged wife Brooke Mueller's recent relapse. The two faced off in court April 19 in L.A. Meanwhile, their sons have been cared for by a series of relatives of Mueller, 33, who is continuing treatment. Sheen, 45, vowed in his recent road show that he would prevail "because that's how I roll!"
JILL ZARIN's Brand New Face
THE N.Y.C. HOUSEWIFE DIDN'T GET A NOSE JOB, BUT SHE DID SOMETHING...
BEFORE: Nov. '10
AFTER: April '11
Her slimmer nose was painless: "My makeup artist put two lines of brown contour on either side." The rest of her new look smarted a tad more. Zarin, 47, had a "liquid face-lift," she tells PEOPLE, which is recontouring the face with Restylane and Botox injections. The Real Housewife of N.Y.C. loves visiting her skin doctor. In fact, "I can't wait to go back!"
Using the marshmallowy birds and bunnies as props, contestants in The Washington Post
's annual Peeps Diorama Contest paid homage to memorable moments from the past year. While "Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue" was this year's winner, finalists like Peter and Susan Hmel of Gaithersburg, Md., spent roughly 20 hours on their version of the game Angry Birds. How many Peeps were sacrificed in the making? "About a dozen. Only minor makeup was needed and a few stand-ins graciously laid down their Peepselves for modeling purposes," quipped the duo.
"THE KING'S PEEP"
"CHILEAN COPEEPAPO MINE RESCUE"
There are some familiar faces on this season's Idol
. Check out the final seven's famous alter egos ...
SCOTTY McCREERY & CLAY AIKEN
They both grew up in North Carolina-only eight miles apart!
LAUREN ALAINA & MIRANDA LAMBERT
The blondes both have dimples.
CASEY ABRAMS & ZACH GALIFIANAKIS
These funnymen both play piano!
JAMES DURBIN & TAYLOR LAUTNERIdol
's resident rocker and the hunky actor share a love of spiky hair!
JACOB LUSK & TERRELL OWENS
Owens scores touchdowns, but Lusk brings the Idol
judges to their feet.
STEFANO LANGONE & OSCAR DE LA HOYA
They've got dark eyes and sexy smiles.
HALEY REINHART & CACEE COBB
Haley and Jessica Simpson
's BFF have enviable curly locks and wide grins.
"I ACTED CHILDISHLY" David Arquette said his separation from wife Courteney Cox
caused him to act out. "My way of dealing with it was to just blow it all up."
MARIAH'S X FACTOR Simon Cowell
told a radio station that Mariah Carey
will be involved in some way with his talent show.
ALL ABOUT HER BUM Minka Kelly told Scoop her workouts "are mostly about the booty" at Gatorade's G Series Fit Launch event in L.A.
NEW COUPLE ALERT American Idol
's Paul McDonald is officially dating actress Nikki Reed.