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Paris Hilton with her 2005 Continental GT Bentley.
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updated 5/2/2006 2:45:24 AM ET 2006-05-02T06:45:24

Does Paris Hilton have a gambling habit?

The partying heiress is apparently a poker aficionado, and says she always wins the game in Vegas. But the buzz is that she doesn’t always win — and actually lost her beloved Bentley — valued at over $150,000 — in a recent game, according to various reports. But now an online poker company is offering Hilton a chance to win a new Bently. “If she goes heads-up online in a no-limit Texas Hold'em challenge against poker legend Mike Sexton and wins we’ll hand her the keys to a brand spanking new Bentley,” PartyPoker.com spokesman Warren Lush told the Hamilton Spectator. “Forget one night in Paris, we're offering her one night to win her wheels back.”

But Lush may be overplaying his hand. Hilton’s rep admits that his client “does enjoy poker” — but he adds, “Her Bentley is in her garage.”

Trust no one
Michael Douglas isn’t taking any chances with reporters. The “Wall Street” star is so furious about an interview in which he was quoted as making snarky comments about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie that he’s taken to taping all his interviews.

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Douglas made a point of speaking into his own microphone while answering reporters’ questions while promoting his new film “The Sentinel.”

“I’ve learned my lesson,” he said at a recent press junket. “I have to protect myself.”

Douglas was quoted in GQ magazine last month as saying that he couldn’t understand why Brad Pitt would leave Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. He has denied making those comments — most of the interview was on tape, and he says he was told that the disputed part of the conversation wasn’t taped — but says he decided against suing the magazine because he didn’t want to bring more attention to the controversy. Douglas says he did, however, write letters explaining the situation to Pitt, Jolie and Aniston.

“It's just not the kind of thing I would ever say,” he said, “and even after the piece was published, people called me up and said it just didn't sound like me.”

Separately, Douglas says he may have a found a film to do with his wife, Catherine Zeta Jones — and unlike “Traffic” the two would actually appear in scenes together. The film is called “Racing the Monsoon” and is reminiscent of the romantic comedy he did with Kathleen Turner, “Romancing the Stone,” — although the romance wouldn’t be between the two of them.

“[It’s] possibly something Catherine could do, although I would be the villain,” he said. “She’d have a different love interest.”

Notes from all over
With ticket prices topping out at $385, Madonna stands to rake in $200 million from her upcoming tour, according MonstersAndCritics.com. It means that the Material Girl could beat out Cher, who on her marathon 273-show farewell tour, grossed $192.5 million... Jane Fonda is hoping to hook up with a handsome man she met on her paperback book tour... Sounds like Eva Longoria doesn’t respect the career of her sweetie San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker — or her own. The “Desperate Housewives” star thinks acting is “silly.” She told DarkHorizons.com: “I think what Tony does is silly, too. He plays basketball, as a form of entertainment so he's basically playing a game.”

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