Like his rap elders Snoop Dogg and Ice T before him, the metal-mouthed "King of Crunk" is starring in his own XXX-rated DVD, "Lil' Jon's Vivid Vegas Party." While Jon does not have sex on camera, he wrote the bass-heavy score and pops up throughout the flesh flick during intimate scenes - at one point exclaiming, "I love my job!" The Sin City smutfest - the first of two the platinum-selling rapper will appear in for adult industry giant Vivid - was "directed" by Jon's grateful buddies C-Mizzle and Shy Dawg.
HE wasn't nominated this year, but Josh Hartnett is looking to put together an Oscar-worthy project of his own. Guests at the Sunset Marquis were shocked to see him and director Oliver Stone lunching together. "Josh was loudly pitching Oliver a movie project he wanted to do," said our spy. "He kept saying, 'I've got Hilary Swank signed on. She'll play a prostitute named Madeleine and my role is the lead role - a guy who gets in trouble and falls down a rabbit hole.' " Stone "seemed interested, and then the two made plans to meet up later for dinner with Josh's girlfriend, Scarlett Johansson."
TENNIS superstar Serena Williams seemed a little overserved at a Vibe magazine Oscar pre-party in L.A. Our spywitness spotted a wobbly Williams being helped out of Republic nightclub by two friends. "They were literally holding her up and keeping her steady so she could walk out," clucked our spy. Serena - who'd been indulging in free-flowing Moet Champagne - stumbled out early from a party that drew the likes of Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Kimora Lee Simmons, Ludacris and Nia Long.
At one point, Page Six introduced much-arrested actor Mickey Rourke to L.A. Police Chief Bill Bratton - though they didn't exactly hit it off.
"You're a cop, right?," squinty-eyed Rourke asked suspiciously as Madonna and Guy Ritchie looked on. Informed that Bratton, New York's former police commissioner, was, in fact, L.A.'s "top cop," Rourke
skulked off toward the exit.
Other amusing guests at the VF gala:
* Joaquin Phoenix, who showed up with two "dates," his mother and sister - leading one there to quip: "Well, that's good. He's got one girlfriend in New York, one in L.A., and another one that floats. I guess this got him out of asking any of them to the party and p - - - ing off the others."
* Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, who arrived at the party separately but were inseparable once inside. Vaughn stroked Aniston's arm and only left her side to chain-smoke after Will Ferrell arrived to relieve him.