Eve has issues. Successful rapper and actress, but one that hasn't been around too much of late.

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She's been wearing an ankle monitor for about month, but rapper Eve said she can't get used to the hefty device that's been attached to her since her DUI bust.

"It's the most annoying thing," she said Tuesday at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas.

"When they told me I was getting it on, I thought it was going to be like a beeper, but it's like a pair of Bose headphones."

The 29-year-old Eve was made to wear the Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) after striking a plea agreement for her DUI arrest in April.

Eve will be allowed to remove the device September 8.

At the Signature Apparel party for the Rocawear, Bellarock, and relaunch of Fetish, the SCRAM was hidden by her long, flowing pants.

Having to deal with a DUI in the public eye was "disgusting" enough, Eve said, but the hardest part: Telling her mom.

"I'm still scared of her ... [I] had to tell her before someone else told her or she saw it or heard it."

"I definitely learned my lesson," she added. "It was a stupid situation, stupid decision. I did something dumb and now I'm paying for it ... Don't drink and drive, kids."

One thing's for sure: you won't see Jordin Sparks wearing one of those.

Another thing: It's just a matter of time before Britney Spears does.

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Busta Rhymes was released back into the world after his DUI arrest about 36 hours ago, our celebrity gossip spies have learned, but he'll have to head right back to the courtroom for his arraignment next week.

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All over a shot of Hennessy.

A source says when the rapper was accosted yesterday by cops, he told officers that he'd only had "a shot of Hennessy" before he took the wheel of his GMC Denali.

The cops - in the arrest report obtained by TMZ - said Busta Rhymes had "watery and bloodshot eyes."

After he failed a field sobriety test, the police arrested him, but at the station, he actually blew a 0.067, below the legal limit of 0.08.

He was still charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and one count of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

After his release on $7,500 bail this afternoon, Busta is expected next Tuesday, when he'll also have to face assault charges on two separate incidents from last year.

Elsewhere on the DUI front, Eve has been officially charged with driving under the influence, stemming from an accident in L.A. last week.

Eve was arrested after she crashed her Maserati into a divider in Hollywood around 2:45 AM. Police sources say her blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit.

And, like 50 Cent, she had no car insurance. But at least Sean Penn paid her a jail house visit. Eve is due back in court May 17. She could face a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Alec Baldwin won't attend a court hearing in which a judge will decide if he should win back the right to contact his daughter.

Baldwin's right to interact with Ireland was nixed after the judge heard the now-famous voicemail tirade the actor left for his daughter.

A Baldwin source says Alec won't be at the hearing because the lawyers, not the parents, are the ones who will speak. The source added that Ireland is "of paramount importance to him."

Sources also say Kim Basinger will be in court for the hearing.

Alec had a "great two-week visit with Ireland" back in March, a friend says - and after that visit, Baldwin suspended a motion to charge Kim with contempt for allegedly interfering with his parental rights.

Baldwin suspended the motion as a show of good faith. The upshot? He could resurrect the contempt charge in the wake of what went down recently.

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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.

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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.