Rapper and actress Eve was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed her gold Maserati on Hollywood Blvd. around 2:45 AM this morning, when she hit the center divider, totaling the front of her car.
TMZ, of course, was on the scene, and observed that after cops arrived, they placed her in handcuffs, and a "visibly upset" Eve was put inside a squad car.
The multiplatinum-selling Grammy winner, who starred with Vin Diesel in "XXX" and had her own self-titled sitcom on the UPN, posted bail and was released from Los Angeles County Jail a few hours ago.
Hard time couldn't have been that bad for Eve, though - she got an early morning celebrity visit from... Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn! Talk about getting special treatment!
But seriously, what the f*%k is Sean Penn doing visiting Eve in jail? That is up there with Suge Knight professing his support for Britney Spears and berating a Kevin Federline look-alike.
Okay, not quite. But same ballpark.
Penn arrived shortly after the rapper was booked by police on suspicion of driving
like Nicole Richie under the influence. After his jail house visit, Sean Penn was seen leaving in a taxi cab close to 4:00 am.
Police sources tell TMZ, "He came to see how Eve was doing."
Right, of course he did. No word yet if Sean and Eve had been hanging out together before her accident, but we do know she was seen at a club with the likes of Nicole Richie, Kimberly Stewart and Lindsay Lohan.
Once we learn more, we'll share it with you. And once we come across an Eve mug shot, we'll post it in our gallery along with that of Sanjaya Malakar's mom.