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If you consider yourself art smart, you won’t want to miss the upcoming Los Angeles Antiques Show. The four-day event kicks off April 28 with a flower-filled champagne gala at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The art extravaganza is now in its 10th year. The opening night bash benefits the Women’s Guild at Cedars-Sinai. With more than 66 art dealers, galleries and artists from around the world, this show has something for everyone from Art Deco furniture to Americana, Picassos to porcelain, vintage posters to glittering estate jewels. The event is open beginning April 29 until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday; so don’t miss out.

TOP SECRET

Will Pierce Brosnan be back as Bond? After months of speculation about who’s going to step into the suave super spy’s luxurious loafers, there’s talk that Brosnan could be back in the picture. Insiders say Brosnan may return to play 007 in the upcoming Bond flick “Casino Royale.” With blockbusters like “Golden Eye” and “The World is Not Enough” under his belt, why mess with success? Stay tuned.

HIGH NOTES

Diva Barbra Streisand and Bee Gee Barry Gibb are making music once again. Gibb has agreed to write and produce 12 songs for Streisand’s upcoming disc that is due to come out in September. The duo first worked together on the “Guilty” album in 1980, which sold 5 million copies and included the mega-hit “Woman in Love.”

HIGH LIFE

What do Malibu notables Britney Spears, Charlize Theron and Kate Hudson have in common with Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston and Helen Hunt? Sure, they’re all blonde and a few are even Oscar winners. But they’re also creating a buzz at High Times magazine. The local lovelies are among this year’s Top Ten Stoner Starlets. Far out!

DON’T PANIC!

Speaking of far out, Hollywood will be cranking out plenty of sequels and remakes in the months to come, but one of my intergalactic favs is finally coming to the big screen. If you’re a lover of the late comic sci-fi author Douglas Adams, you might be in for a treat. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is hitting theaters on April 29. The campy low budget BBC original starring Simon Jones as well as Marvin the Paranoid Android will be hard to beat. But I always wondered how the cult classic would translate with some major dollars behind it. So bring on the Vogons, the pan galactic gargle blasters, Slartibartfast, Arthur Dent and double-headed hipster Zaphod Beeblebrox, I’m ready to rediscover the answer to life, the universe and everything!