PAUL McCARTNEY UNEASY AT COURTNEY LOVE'S HOUSE

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After secretly renting rock queen Courtney Love's BevHills mansion for a hush-hush Hollywood visit, Paul McCartney FREAKED when a mysterious fire destroyed Drew Barrymore's house just two doors away -- and the ex-Beatle believes it was deliberate arson by a WACKO FAN! Grim Sir Paul has no solid evidence to justify his raging paranoia -- just "an uneasy feeling," says my spy. But even before boarding a U.S.-bound jet in London, he hired a small army of armed guards to lock the Love estate drum-tight 24/7. During his two-week LA stay, gun-toting gorillas will hover a heartbeat away as he discusses promoting the two-hour TV movie about his group "Wings" that airs here in May -- backed by a 40-song CD release!