by Free Britney at

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.

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by Free Britney at

The Hollywood Gossip is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity world that you might never have considered. Because they are pointless, and above all, not real.

Our inaugural edition is a rare three-person showdown of Sean P's. Who will emerge victorious when Sean Preston (first spawn of Britney Spears), reggae / rap star Sean Paul and actor Sean Penn collide in a 10-category battle? Let's take a look:

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Sean Preston: Sean Preston Federline
Sean Paul: Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques
Sean Penn: Sean Justin Penn
Edge: Paul


Sean Preston: Trailer park
Sean Paul: Mostly Jamaican, some Chinese/British
Sean Penn: European, Jewish/Roman Catholic mix
Edge: Even between Paul, Penn


Sean Preston: Whatever Britney chooses
Sean Paul: Cool dreads, ill threads
Sean Penn: Porn mustache, circa 1986 shades, suits
Edge: Preston


Sean Preston: He just turned one!
Sean Paul: In full effect
Sean Penn: Long gone.
Edge: Paul


Sean Preston: Is actually smarter than dad Kevin Federline
Sean Paul: Former member of Jamaican national water polo team
Sean Penn: Studied auto mechanics and speech at Santa Monica Coll.
Edge: Paul


Sean Preston: Sutton Pierce Federline (2006- )
Sean Paul: Only child
Sean Penn: Michael (1958- ), Chris (1965-2006)
Edge: Preston


Sean Preston: Needing to be changed
Sean Paul: Getting properly crunked
Sean Penn: Ending any and all wars
Edge: Penn


Sean Preston: Esquire's Worst Dressed Man of the Year 2006
Sean Paul: 2004 Grammy for Best Reggae Album
Sean Penn: Married Madonna, won 2003 Academy Award for Best Actor in Mystic River
Edge: Penn


Sean Preston: God help him
Sean Paul: More platinum records
Sean Penn: Arrests for non-violent protests, smoking in public
Edge: Paul


Sean Preston: "Waaaaaah!"
Sean Paul: "Legalize it"
Sean Penn: "F**k you"
Edge: Penn

THE SKINNY: Despite a late surge by Penn, Sean Paul takes it with 4.5. Sean Penn claims 3.5 and little Sean Preston brings up the rear with 2. Bet you he wants a rematch.

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by Mischalova at

Smoke 'em if you got 'em? Not in Ontario.

Well, unless you're Sean Penn.

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The actor has created quite the stir in Toronto by blatantly breaking the city's no-smoking law. He puffed mightily on a cigarette during a hotel press conference there to promote his Oscar contender, All the King's Men.

Maybe Stephen Baldwin wants to save Penn now, too.

But this is no laughing matter. If you're Health Promotion Minister, Jim Watson.

"He should be charged," Jim Watson. "It was such a flagrant breach of the law."

Perhaps Penn can share time in pokey with Jason Wahler.

Michael Perly, executive director of the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco, told the Toronto Star that the actor "absolutely should be a target."

This controversy fuels critics that believe anyone rich and important can simply skirt such a law. But don't worry, folks, Mary-Kate Olsen can still be arrested for the offense.

She isn't important.