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Updated: May 9, 2012 10:13AM



Demi Moore is lucky to have attentive daughters — especially Rumer Willis — and several longtime friends who are really there for her as the actress struggles to face alleged drug problems and an eating disorder.

Yet, it’s clear Moore has a long way to go if she’s truly going to get well.

Two sources, long close to Moore, say the key problems for the actress, once the highest paid in Hollywood, are her dual obsessions with remaining young and being ultra-thin.

“She’s more obsessed with it than anyone I’ve ever seen, and this is Hollywood! Where everyone is nuts about dieting and staying young,” said a veteran agent and Moore pal. Apparently, Ashton Kutcher’s estranged wife’s recent daily diet has been “Red Bull for breakfast. Red Bull for lunch. Red Bull for dinner, with a lettuce leaf and a tablespoon — yes a tablespoon! — of tuna fish thrown in. … That’s it.”

A second source close to Moore and her family described her intense focus on remaining young as being “insane. … Demi got so she’d almost talk about nothing else than finding ways to keep young and pretty. … For a long time, it was clear she was doing it all to keep Ashton interested. Then, when she found out about his cheating, her world really spiraled out of control.”

While Kutcher has called and checked in pretty regularly since Moore’s collapse and hospitalization last week, both sources stressed that ex-husband Bruce Willis has appeared far more concerned.

“Bruce has been very worried about Demi for some time — like many of us — and he’s truly stepped up to the plate in the past week,” said one source.

SPLITSVILLE: After saying they planned on an “amicable” divorce, Seal and Heidi Klum are taking their breakup in an ugly direction.There seem to be issues over money and child custody issues — plus it’s rumored the public statement by Seal’s ex-girlfriend, Tatiana Patitz, about his “uncontrollable temper” may have been urged by the Klum camp to help strengthen her negotiating position as the couple hammer out their divorce.

Patitz, like Klum a German model, told InTouch magazine Seal “is not a nice person. He has anger issues … definitely not someone who I think of fondly anymore.”

SAD END: Though Leslie Carter’s exact cause of death awaits toxicology test results in a few weeks, people close to the singer and 25-year-old sister of Nick and Aaron Carter say it’s likely she died of an overdose of prescription drugs — an addiction she had been battling.

MOVING ON: A George Clooney pal told me the Oscar winner thinks it’s “hilarious” ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis is dating “Jackass” star Steve-O. Yet Clooney, lately linked to Stacy Keibler, reportedly admits, “But, hey! I’m dating an ex-wrestler!”

NEW HOME: James Cameron is said to be amused by headlines screaming “Cameron Abandons America!” or “Titanic director sails away from USA.”

First of all, the director is a Canadian, and he merely is moving his family to a gorgeous farm in New Zealand, where he plans to shoot much of the “Avatar” sequel over the next couple of years.

GREAT TRIBUTE: To mark the first anniversary of the death of Broadway and Hollywood star Betty Garrett, the Columbia College Chicago Department of Theatre has organized “An Evening of Cabaret: Journeys & New Beginnings.” Chicago cabaret favorite Beckie Menzie and arts philanthropist Allen Turner, Columbia’s board chair, will co-host the event Sunday in Studio 404 at Columbia, 72 E. 11th. Performers also will include faculty and students — plus Sharon Carlson paying homage to Garrett with “Broadway Baby” from “Follies,” which Garrett sang in the 2003 Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical.

Money raised will support the Garrett scholarship for Columbia’s musical theater program, coordinated byAlbert “Bill” Williams. The fund was established in 1998 from proceeds of a Garrett show at Columbia, when she was here promoting her memoir, co-written by former Sun-Times man Ron Rapoport.



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