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BIKER BARBIE: Barbie's got an attitude - and a nose ring.

In 45 years, the quintessential plastic doll has visited Malibu, run for president and was crowned queen of England. Now Barbie's a tattooed, pierced, guitar-toting rock star.

The new ``Hard Rock Cafe Barbie'' sports a black faux-leather miniskirt and lace-up tank top. Accessories include black fishnets, thigh-high black boots, a stylish biker cap, crocheted scarf, silver jewelry and pink electric guitar. Plus, of course, the 12-inch-tall rebel doll has a tattoo on her upper arm and a silver nose ring. The limited-edition doll sells for $70 at Hard Rock Cafes and online at www.hardrock.com.

ONE NATION, UNDER GODZILLA: Godzilla, the fire-breathing movie monster born in a nuclear accident, is finally getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A ceremony will honor the giant lizard in front of Hollywood Boulevard's Mann Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Nov. 29, the world premiere of ``Godzilla: Final Wars.'' The pic is the 28th in the series and marks 50 years since Godzilla emerged from the sea.

Featuring a showdown with 10 monsters, old and new, bashing through Paris, New York, Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia, the film will be the last time that Godzilla - played by an actor in a rubber suit - stomps through miniaturized sets before retiring.

HE'S NO GAGNE: Tom Cruise is in the big leagues, but he'll probably stick to acting.

The ``Collateral'' star threw out the honorary first pitch at Game 3 of the Japan Series and saw the throw go nearly 3 feet wide of the strike zone.

``That was a terrible pitch, but I love being here in Japan,'' Cruise said.

Alex Cabrera was the bigger star on the field. The slugger hit a grand slam in the seventh inning Tuesday at Japan's Seibu Dome to lift the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions to a 10-8 win over the Chunichi Dragons. Cruise, who's hugely popular in Japan, was in town to promote ``Collateral.''

THEY GET GOTHAMS: Don Cheadle and ``Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'' will be honored with Gotham Awards from the Independent Film Project.

Cheadle will receive the Gotham Actor Award on Dec. 1 for his body of work, which includes ``Swordfish,'' ``Traffic,'' the TV movie ``The Rat Pack'' and ``Boogie Nights.''

Meanwhile, ``Eternal Sunshine'' will get the organization's inaugural Celebrate New York Tribute.

``Don was such an obvious choice,'' IFP/New York President Michelle Byrd said. ``He's someone who very seamlessly goes between smaller independent productions to larger commercial movies. He's a consummate actor's actor.''

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(2) Jamie Foxx and his girlfriend, Leila Arcieri, arrive at the premiere of ``Ray'' in Hollywood Tuesday. The movie is based on the life of musician Ray Charles and stars Foxx in the title role.

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