CLEANING UP ON EMINEM'S CLOSET: Score one for rich people bilking celebrity kin.
Bidding for one of Eminem's boyhood homes has skyrocketed on eBay.
"It's just amazing the response we're getting," said Sebastian Lucido, a Utica attorney who bought the house with Roland Fraschetti, a Macomb County commissioner and real-estate developer.
They bought it from Eminem's uncle, Todd Nelson, this month for $45,000. Nelson is likely kicking himself in the ass at this very moment.
The 1,300-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is reportedly where Eminem started writing his music.
Built in 1940, it has been in Eminem's family for at least 50 years, said Fraschetti, who also said he believes the eBay bids are legit.
Bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. Dec. 14.
BIRTHDAY BASH: The dress code was strict, the security tight and the champagne free at a celebrity-studded birthday bash for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
The party Monday night at The Supper Club, a posh Times Square nightspot, was in honor of the music executive's 33rd birthday.
Among the stars on the guest list were models Carmen Electra, Tyra Banks and Gisele Bundchen, rappers Ice Cube and Ice-T, singers Ashanti and Craig David, and actress Drea de Matteo of "The Sopranos."
Male guests were required to wear suits, while women were asked to wear dresses, said Rob Shuter, a Combs spokesman.
HEY YOU GUYS: Former child star Corey Feldmans married his fiance on the set of his new TV series, "The Surreal Life."
Feldman, 31, married Susie Sprague s on Oct. 30, nine months after he met her at a nightclub. A rabbi and rapper MC Hammer, an ordained minister, married the couple, publicist Lori De Waal said in a Nov. 13 news release. Whoville repeats: a rabbi and MC Hammer.
Hammer also stars in "The Surreal Life," set to debut in January on the WB. Feldman, who co-starred in '80s movies including "The Goonies," "Stand By Me" and "License to Drive," will appear in the David Spade comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" next year.
HOW DOES IT FEEL? Grammy-winning R&B singer D'Angelo had to be subdued with pepper spray after he resisted arrest on misdemeanor charges of aggressive driving and other counts, including "curse and abuse," police said.
Chesterfield police said they went to D'Angelo's suburban Richmond, Va., home after a confrontation he reportedly had with a woman at a gas station Sunday. The singer allegedly cursed at and spit on the woman after he cut her off in his sport utility vehicle, police said.
D'Angelo resisted police as they tried to arrest him Monday and had to be subdued with the spray, Maj. James B. Bourque said. The 28-year-old singer was released on his recognizance.
BRANCHING OUT: Michelle Branch says her collaboration with Carlos Santana on "The Game of Love" was unlike any song she'd recorded.
"It was the first time for me to sing somebody else's song," the 19-year-old told AP Television News. "Usually I'm like, 'Oh, I want it this way,' and I'm in charge." (Talented and humble.)
Santana seems happy with the result.
"Her voice, it's like from an old soul [that's] been around this planet for a long time," he said.
WHOA THERE: Now that Nick Carter has released his solo album, he wants to be a serious musician.
"I'm learning to play the guitar. I've been playing for a year now, and now I'm getting to a point where I can play with my band," the Backstreet Boy told The Associated Press in a recent interview.
"I play drums, and I want to develop into a really respectable artist, as a writer, as a producer."