Donald Trump does have his money problems. Not only has he fallen behind on his Taj Mahal payments, he now owes his private detectives and they are suing. The State Federal Reporter, a Washington-based newsletter covering the Southwest, is reporting that Trump hired the Information Bank of Texas Inc., a Houston-based private investigation firm, last year to keep an eye on the famed private eye Clyde Wilson, whom his estranged wife, Ivana Trump, had hired to watch Donald. Everybody was obviously watching everybody.

According to the newsletter, Trump hired his detectives last May, saying that because of Wilson's reputation for hardball, he wanted someone on the scene in Houston to monitor anything that could affect his pending divorce, which became final in December. A spokeswoman for Trump said yesterday that she wasn't aware of the suit filed Jan. 31 in Houston seeking $5,394.90 plus attorneys' fees. With the kind of other debts Trump has, it's not surprising such a lunch money expense might go unnoticed by the one-time big spender.

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Donald Trump has another dubious distinction to his credit -- he made his film debut this year in a cameo role in Bo Derek's "Ghosts Can't Do It," and earned two Golden Raspberry Award nominations for the year's Worst New Star and Worst Supporting Actor. Derek's little-seen movie led the field of Razzie nominations for the biggest bombs of the year, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress. Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky V" also took a Razzie battering, including nominations for Worst Picture, Worst Actor and Worst Original Song. Stallone and Derek share the dishonor of having been named by the Razzies last year as the worst actor and actress of the 1980s. Maybe they should be retired to a Razzie Hall of Fame to give other performers a shot at the annual titles. Razzie winners are to be announced March 24, the day before the Academy Awards. The Oscar nominees are to be announced this morning ...

Former mayor Marion Barry, out of the local spotlight, had a big weekend on the town in New York. According to the New York Daily News, Barry was seen at the Broadway show "Once on This Island" and was photographed flashing thumbs up ringside at the Sugar Ray Leonard-Terry Norris fight at Madison Square Garden Saturday night ...

Superstar Shirley MacLaine finds her elusive brother, superstar Warren Beatty, difficult to know, even for her. In an interview in the March Vanity Fair, the 57-year-old actress says of her younger brother (by three years): "I don't know him. But I'd like to." Open and easy to interview, MacLaine says she hasn't been able to crack Beatty's armor because "his phone always rings. I've been on hold for 30 years." Beatty avoids interviews and when he does give one, as he did last year to Barbara Walters, little is revealed. She contends that if her brother had had a more typical experience of having children he would have been forced to share himself. As it is, she adds, "Warren can't even commit to dinner" ...