Dennis Rodman, Trying to Stay Sober

Dennis Rodman has fallen off the wagon. The former NBA star has admitted to drinking again, but says he is now focused on cutting alcohol out for good.

The 57-year-old was arrested for a DUI back in January and checked himself into rehab shortly after. He has slipped up in the past 2 weeks and was seen drinking at bars in Newport Beach, California. According to TMZ, Dennis is back in AA and trying his hardest to stay sober.

He added that “It’s a long process and it’s gonna take time to get over the hump,” but that is what he wants to do.

Dolly Parton’s Brother Has Died

Dolly Parton’s brother has died.

Floyd Estel Parton passed away on Thursday December 6 at the age of 61. No cause of death was revealed.

He is remembered as an “avid outdoorsman” and “an incredible cook.” Floyd shared in his family’s love of music and even wrote the song “Rockin’ Years” which was recorded by his sister, Dolly.

Lil Xan’s Day Out

Lil Xan checked himself out of rehab on a day pass to lock down his post-rehab living quarters.

The rapper left his treatment facility on Saturday to sign papers for the new house he bought in Redlands, California.

Xan will move into the home once he has completed his in-patient treatment and will have round-the-clock care to keep him on the straight and narrow.

Nicki’s New Man Is an Ex-Con

Nicki Minaj fans are concerned about the new man in her life.

Over the weekend, the rapper announced that she is dating 40-year-old Kenneth Petty, who happens to have quite a rap sheet.

According to court records, Kenneth was convicted of attempted rape in 1995, when he was in his teens. The female victim was also in her teens at the time. He was sentenced to 18-54 months in a state prison and served 48 of those months. Kenneth also served time for a shooting someone. He pled guilty to first-degree manslaughter in 2006 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He served seven of those years.

None of the crimes are news to Nicki as it has come out that the couple dated as teens. The 36-year-old has given him another chance because she believes he is a changed man and will be faithful. Her friends say they have never seen her so happy.  

Courtney Love’s Protection Order

Courtney Love took out a restraining order against her former manager Sam Lutfi.

The singer-actress claims that Sam has been harassing her and her family, demanding money and incessantly trying to contact her via email, texts and phone calls.

Frances Bean, Courtney’s daughter with the late Kurt Cobain, and Courtney’s sister are also included in the restraining order.

Single Nikki

Nikki Bella is enjoying the single life.

The “Total Divas” star ended her six-year relationship with WWE star John Cena this past spring and has yet to rejoin the dating scene.

E! News caught up with Nikki and twin sister Brie Bella at the Jingle Ball in NYC over the weekend and asked about the reality star’s dating life. Nikki said, “I’m enjoying being single, but I’m not really living up to the perks of a single life.”

There was, however, at least one attempt at dating for the 35-year-old. In a promo video for the upcoming season of the E! show “Total Divas,” Nikki got set up on a date with “The Bachelorette” contestant Peter Kraus. When asked about it, Nikki played coy saying “You know, you have to watch the show to see if there were sparks or not.”

Thomas Ignores Meghan’s Plea

It appears that Thomas Markle has chosen to ignore the ultimatum that his daughther, Meghan Markle has given him.

According to Vanity Fair, a source close to the Duchess said that Meghan has had one–and only one–conversation with her father since her royal wedding, and it was to give him a final offer of having any sort of relationship with her. Meghan said that the two could work on rebuilding their relationship, but he needed to stop speaking to the media. She also said that he needed to cut off contact with his other daughter Samantha Markle, who is to blame for much of the drama that has been stirred up in the family.

By continuing to speak to the press and most recently, releasing letters that Meghan has written him over the years, Thomas has clearly made his choice.

Kim Investigates Secret Marriage

Kim Kardashian-West appeared on Busy Philipps’ E! show “Busy Tonight” and was grilled about whether her sister Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are married. Kim answered, “I honestly don’t know. They’re the cutest and I think they’re so in love and they have the cutest little family. I would say like no, they’re just being cute and posting that, but they posted it a few times, so I am going to ask in our group chat today when we leave here.”

Kylie and Travis have shared multiple posts referring to one another as “hubby” and “wifey,” giving fans the impression they secretly tied the knot.

Emilie de Ravin Welcomes Son

Emilie de Ravin and Eric Bilitch have welcomed a son. Theodore Kubrick de Ravin-Bilitch was born on Sunday. The “LOST” actress and Eric both share the news on their Instagram pages.

Theodore joins 2-year-old big sister Vera Audrey de Ravin-Bilitch.

True’s Mom & Dad Are So In Love

It seems that Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are doing more than just making it work. According to Entertainment Tonight, the parents of True Thompson are “fully in love again.”

A source told the news outlet that Khloe’s “relationship with Tristan is so good. They made it through some really dark times, but she’s happy that she gave him a second chance because he’s stepped up and is not only an amazing father to True, but he’s been such a rock for Khloe.”

Even though it appears Khloe has forgiven Tristan for his transgressions, the rest of the Kardashian family is not as ready to forgive and forget.

Maverick On Location

Tom Cruise is on location in Lake Tahoe, shooting scenes for the sequel to “Top Gun.”

While the specifics of the film have been kept under wraps, some shots have been revealed. According to TMZ, Tom has been shooting scenes running through the forest and on top of mountains that look down at the local airport. Military aircraft has been spotted flying in and out that airport too. 

Scenes for the film have also been shot in San Diego and Nevada.

Offset Trying To Save His Family

Offset is determined to win Cardi B back.

Sources told TMZ that the rapper was desperately trying to save his marriage before Cardi made the announcement that they were done.

The 26-year-old believes that what he wants may be impossible because of all the haters out there commenting and blogging about the failed relationship. He added that Cardi reads all that is written and takes it to heart.

Friends close the couple said that the rapper only has love for his daughter Kulture and Cardi and that he will take every chance to save his family.

Tyra Drops Some Beats

Tyra Banks is a supermodel-turned-MC. While hosting the Altus Foundation Gala in Houston on Sunday, she unexpectedly took the stage for some freestyle rapping. The 34-year-old was pretty good at it too.

The surprise rap performance comes on the heels of her being compared to the likes of Cardi B and Nicki Minaj after dropping her new “Life Size 2” music video, in which she is in full on rap mode.

Rapper Showers Mom In Love and Cash

Jaquees dropped some serious dough at his mom’s wedding over the weekend…all over the dance floor. During the reception, the rapper took the mic to profess his love and appreciation for his mom. He then opened a Louis Vuitton duffel and poured $100k all over the floor.

While many guests were shocked, none more so than his mom, Rosie Broadnax.

Bhabbie Disses Iggy

Danielle Bregoli aka Bhad Bhabbie aka Cash Me Outside Girl just took another hit at Iggy Azalea. While answering questions—in Iggy’s native land of Australia—the 15-year-old told fans that Iggy can’t be on her current celebrity s**t list because she’s “not even really a celebrity.”

Just last month, Bhabbie was in a bar where she threw a drink at the 28-year-old. She also dissed Iggy in her song that she shared to kick off 2018.

Ty Dolla $ign Facing 15 Years

Ty Dolla Sign is facing a possibility of more than a decade in prison. The rapper was recently indicted on drug charges that included felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of THC and misdemeanor possession of less than 1 ounce of weed.

This past September, Ty and his crew were in Atlanta when their limo was pulled over and searched. Drug dogs were called to the scene and got a hit on Ty’s bag. The rapper was arrested, while the others who had been riding with him were let go.

Ty was in town for a concert. He was supposed to open for Lil Uzi Vert and G-Eazy.

Royal Aide, Out

Meghan Markle is losing another aide.

Samantha Cohen—Meghan and Prince Harry’s private secretary—has stated that she does not intend to make her job permanent and “has let it be known that she intends to leave after Meghan’s baby is born next spring.”

Samantha has worked with the royal family for 17 years, starting  out as Queen Elizabeth’s former assistant private secretary.

The news of yet another of Meghan’s aide’s leaving, comes on the heels of reports that the Duchess is “difficult” to work for.

Meghan’s personal assistant, Melissa Touabti, quit her job after only six months, claiming that she and the Duchess had a difficult relationship.

Melissa played a key role in making Meghan and Harry’s wedding day as spectacular as it was.

Kensington Palace has not commented on Samantha’s departure or the negative reports about Meghan.

Weekend Box Office: 12/10/18

10. Widows: $3.1 Million (down from
9th)

9. The
Possession of Hannah Grace: $3.2 Million (down from 7th)

8. Robin
Hood (2018): $3.6 Million (remained at 8th)

7. Green
Book: $3.9 Million (up from 10th)

6. Instant
Family: $5.6 Million (remained at 6th)

5. Bohemian
Rhapsody: $6 Million (remained at 5th)

4. Fantastic
Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $6.8 Million (remained at 4th)

3.  Creed II: $10.3 Million (remained at 3rd)

2. Dr.
Seuss’ The Grinch (2018): $15.2 Million (remained at 2nd)

1. Ralph
Breaks the Internet: $16.1 Million (remained at 1st)