PAUL McCARTNEY MAKES COURTNEY LOVE AN OFFER SHE CAN'T REFUSE

MEMO TO DREW BARRYMORE:

Curtsy sweetly if Sir Paul McCartney drops by to borrow a cup of sugar, because he just bought your pal Courtney Love's house for $4 million-plus -- which makes the ex-Beatle (sque-e-eal!) your NEW NEIGHBOR! Last week I reported exclusively that Sir Paul had tiptoed into Hollywood to rent Love's estate -- and hired a small army of gun-toting guards to lock it down 24/7. Seems he had an "uneasy feeling" that the mysterious fire at Drew's house two doors away was a torch job by a firebug fan! But, hey . . . Sir Paul's jiggy wid it now, as we say in America!! After two weeks, his paranoia passed and he surprised Courtney with his generous offer to buy on two conditions -- she had to vacate in one week flat AND leave behind choice items of Kurt Cobain memorabilia (no, not the teddy bear filled with dead hubby's ashes . . . where do you GET these ideas?) Courtney cashed in and split quicker than you can say "Band on the Run"!