Inside Move: It’s in the cards

Celeb misdeeds a hot hand in new decks

It was perhaps inevitable. If Hollywood liberals and Al Qaeda terrorists merit being plastered on playing cards, why not some hybrid of the two?

The result: Starz Behind Barz, cards that feature the mugshots of law-breaking celebs, along with details of their misdemeanors.

Michael Jackson holds rank as — surprise — the joker, because, as the deck’s creator Smokey Burns says, “You’ve seen his mug.”

Al Pacino is king of spades (his qualifications: being arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in a car when he was 21).

Tim Allen is the seven of clubs (drunk driving in ’97). (“Seventy-five percent of them are for drunk driving,” Burns says.)

Since January, a few hundred thousand Starz decks have been sold on the Internet and at Urban Outfitters. Soon they’ll be available at 7-Eleven stores.

While the deck includes most of the usual suspects — Hugh Grant, Dennis Hopper, Nick Nolte — there is one glaring omission: Martha Stewart.

“We’ve been unable to obtain her mugshot,” Burns says.

Seems the happy homemaker at least somewhat cleaned up after her mess.

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