October 20, 2005
GOSSIP 2 GO 10/20LATIFAH SETS IT OFF IN STRIP CLUB
Queen Latifah and her posse enjoyed lots of lap dances at Scores early yesterday in the topless temple's famed Champagne Room. "She is so nice," a buxom, red-headed dancer named Logan told us. "She treated me like a friend. It's great when someone who you are a fan of turns out to be a good person." Latifah — who has visited Scores several times in recent weeks — drank only mineral water, even after a high-rolling customer sent a magnum of Cristal to her table.
WANNA BUY TRUMP'S HOUSE...IT'S ONLY 125 MILLION
THE world's priciest house is about to hit the market in Palm Beach.
And the seller — who's never slept in any of its 17 bedrooms in the year he's owned it — is none other than Donald Trump.
The Post's Braden Keil reports that the real-estate mogul and TV star is asking $125 million for the estate, comprising more than 60,000 square feet of interior space, which he bought at a bankruptcy auction last year for just over $40 million.
"This is the most amazing land and house in America," Trump said with characteristic modesty after he bought the excessive estate last November.
It's not clear if he was counting his 117-room Mar-a-Lago estate, located a short distance away, much of which he's converted into a country club.
The asking price for his Palm Beach project just tops a listing of $122 million for the 103-room Updown Court outside of London.
At the time he bought it, Trump said he planned to redevelop the mansion, then sell it. "I got it for the right price, and I will fix it and make it the American dream home."
Sources say "The Apprentice" star/producer has sunk millions into the project. The estate, on North County Road, is on six acres, with 475 feet of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. In addition to its bevy of bedrooms, it has 16 baths, a 4,100-square-foot conservatory, a media room, a library and a 94-foot-long pool. Also on the property are two other pools and three large guesthouses.
TRASHY SIMPSON GETS LOVE AND MORE LOVE AT CD RELEASE PARTY
ASHLEE Simpson is generous with her affection. On Tuesday at P.M. lounge, where she launched her new CD, "I Am Me," the affectionate singer was seen first kissing one young man and then another. When P.M. owner Unik got up to sing "Happy Birthday" to the newly minted 21-year-old, the mike went dead so he played it on the conga drums. Singing along were record exec Jermaine Dupri, heiress/model Lydia Hearst and bleach blond designer Richie Rich of Heatherette.
NBA LEGEND ADMITS FAULTS
NBA superstar Michael Jordan admits he is a competitive junkie whose gambling has at times reached "stupid" levels, but insists he never put his career or personal life at risk.
In a rare interview, set for broadcast this weekend on CBS' "60 Minutes," Jordan, 42, acknowledged being embarrassed after losing control of his betting.READ MORE
WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS?
The good news for fans of Friends is that five cast members are ready to do a reunion show. The bad news is that the TV special is in jeopardy because Jennifer Aniston refuses to be a part of it!Insiders say Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox need the reunion to give their careers a jump-start — and they're putting the pressure on Aniston to participate.But the 36-year-old — whose star has risen far higher than the others — remains the lone holdout.Said an insider: "Although the rest of the cast has been pleading with her, Jennifer has snubbed them so far. She's got so much going personally and professionally that she just doesn't have the time or inclination to think about a Friends special.
ALICIA DOES IT AGAIN...
The nine-time Grammy-winning R&B songstress--known for such hits as "If I Ain't Got You," "You Don't Know My Name" and "Fallin' "--took over the top spot on the album chart with Unplugged. The album, which features those hits along with collaborations with Common, Mos Def, Damian Marley and Maroon 5's Adam Levine, sold 196,000 copies for the week ended Sunday, according to the latest Nielsen SoundScan numbers.
Unplugged, recorded in July at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gives the singer her third number one debut in three tries.
IS THIS WHERE TV IS GOING??
David Arquette's brother Alexis is going to become a woman live on tv.The Arquette family - including David and actress sister Patricia - are also set to star in the two-hour special, broadcast by A&E. An A&E spokesperson saidd: 'In becoming a woman, Alexis is going through what I'd call the ultimate life transformation. 'We have exclusive access to Alexis as he goes through the process.' Friend of Alexis, Craig Chester, added: 'As far as Alexis getting his sex change, I have been hearing that for years. If he does, I want his penis surgically implanted on me. It's pretty huge.'
CUBAN LINKS WITH “LAW AND ORDER”
Rapper Cuban Link broadens his rap connections by scoring a role in NBC’s "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." On the show, Cuban plays a man bent on justice for his brother, who is injured in a racially motivated crime. The episode airs on Oct. 23.
T-MOBILE AND MISTER CARTOON BECOME “SIDEKICKS”
Mister Cartoon has tattooed the skin of 50 Cent, Eminem and Bow Wow, but now he’s taking his ink to T-Mobile’s Sidekick II. The limited edition Cartoon Sidekick features custom-made art around the screen of the popular mobile device.
"I am a gadget freak and my Sidekick II rolls everywhere with me," Cartoon said. "I was happy to partner with T-Mobile to customize a Sidekick II to reflect my style and give young art collectors the opportunity to carry a piece of my work around with them."
T-Mobile is also working with Juicy Couture, another designer that has created a pink crystal encrusted Sidekick II. Both designs will be available on Oct. 24 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami.