DAME HELEN MIRREN has a new autobiography out titled “In the Frame.” She’s in talks to do a new version of Racine’s play “Phaedra” at the National Theater in Britain. But first she delivered a blast against fashionista editors and designers using young skinny anorexic models on the runways and in their pages, endangering their health … England’s new Prime Minister Gordon Brown now turns to matters of celebrity. He labels drug-taking celebrities as having “unacceptable behavior.” They are not above the law, the PM says. People think he was talking about Kate Moss, Pete Doherty, Jodie Kidd, Amy Winehouse, George Michael. (Is that the entire list?) … Paul Newman came in first at the last race at the Lime Rock Auto Speedway in Connecticut. He drove a Corvette GT1 with “82” inscribed on it. (His age.) Barbara Walters was there filming for an upcoming ABC special. He took her around the track at 150 mph. “My heart was in my mouth!” Barbara said. There’s a dance in the old guy yet, even if he does say he has stopped “acting.” … Demi Moore has finally given up on her dream to produce, direct and star in a feature film about Coco Chanel’s life. Demi looks as if she could still interpret Chanel’s early years, but financing is difficult to come by, especially with three — count ’em three — biopics in the works on Coco.
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, who stays as “green” as he can, has just closed a deal with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Leo owns acres of land in Belize, in the Caribbean. After much negotiation DiCaprio and the hotel group will join to create a “green hotel.” Groundbreaking comes next year, and he is said to be hands on and seriously involved in all eco-matters to ensure the environmental friendliness of this spot in paradise. … Megan Fox shot to attention early this year with Shia LaBeouf in “Transformers.” She’s a beauty, with a great figure, but sources on the set of her just wrapped “How To Lose Friends and Alienate People,” reveal that Fox has one of those hideous metabolisms that seem to shrug off junk food. Her co-stars, including Kirsten Dunst, were astonished — and jealous — to watch bucket after bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken arrive for Megan. She never gained an ounce. And didn’t spend suspicious time in the bathroom, either.