They're all shady

Eminem's ex-wife arrested with mysterious white powder; Witherspoon gets fiesty; and Mariah Carey can't sleep. Plus: Drew and Tom retie the knot, and "Sopranos" creator sticks up for the stickup kid!

Published July 11, 2001 4:36PM (EDT)

Family Mathers are getting a little dicey again. But this time it's Eminem's estranged wife, Kimberley Mathers, who has landed in legal hot water.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Mathers and a female friend were arrested in Harrison Township, Mich., over the weekend on outstanding warrants after police initially questioned them about a possible jet ski accident.

The two women, both of whom police said "appeared to have been drinking" -- the officers couldn't legally try to prove it -- were hauled into the clink once the warrants were discovered. Both were later released, but it seems that after searching the back seat of the patrol car they rode in, police found a baggie containing a "white powdery substance of suspected cocaine." Lab results are expected within a few days.

I suppose there's a slim, shady chance it's powdered sugar.

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Mr. Piggy speaks

"I bet you wish I was a puppet so you could stick your hand up my ass and make me do what you want."

-- Marlon Brando to Muppet master Frank Oz, who directed him -- with considerable difficulty -- in the film "The Score," in Time magazine.

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Von trapped!

If you go to one of those "Sing-a-long Sound of Music" shows and see someone who looks like Julie Andrews in a wacky get-up, ask for an autograph. It just might be the original "Hills are alive" declarer herself.

Andrews tells the Calgary Sun she's been longing to go to one of the campy evenings of participatory nostalgia in which the audience, aided by subtitles, sings along with the flick.

"I'd love to be a fly on the wall. I briefly thought I'd go wearing a Liz Taylor wig and sunglasses," Andrews admitted, "but then thought how horrified I'd be if people still recognized me."

I suppose she could always solve the problem like Maria and wear a nun's habit instead.

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As anyone who's seen "Election" will attest

"I'd pretty much beat the pants off everyone. I'm a lot tougher than I look. I may be 5-feet-2, but I am tough."

-- Reese Witherspoon on her chances of triumphing in the celebrity version of "Survivor," should she choose to participate in it, on

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Someone needs a nap

If Mariah Carey acts a little strange sometimes, it may be because she's chronically sleep deprived. The popstress tells the U.K. Sun she usually sleeps only about three hours a night.

"I stay up thinking about all the loose ends," she shares. "When I get these flashes of nerves, I'll call a friend or type on my pager or watch a movie or write lyrics or sit in the kitchen with my dog and cat. If I'm feeling comfortable I could sleep for 10 or 12 hours, but generally I get about three."

To which we can only reply, "Zzzzzzzzzz."

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Juicy bits

Anyone out there kept count of how many times Drew Barrymore and Tom Green have gotten married? Well, if anyone still cares, it apparently happened again ... over the weekend ... in Malibu. As before, Drew's "Charlie's Angels" costars, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, are said to have been in attendance. Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is reported to have been the flower girl. Adam Sandler, Jared Leto and some other famous people were there, too. No word, however, on whether Flossie the wonder dog, who saved the couple's lives in a fire a few months back, was in attendance. Or whether the happy couple's car said "Just Married ... Again."

Looks like "Sopranos" creator David Chase has learned a thing or two about keeping legal scuffles in the family. After Robert Iler, who plays young A.J. Soprano, was arrested for robbery in New York last week, Chase released the following statement to the media: "Robert is a really great kid. I'd be proud to have him as my son. As it is, he's a friend and a colleague. If he says he didn't rob anybody, then he didn't. It's as simple as that for me." So if you expected him to sing like a canary, you can just fuhgeddaboudit.

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By Amy Reiter

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