Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son Chet is coming clean about his longtime addiction to drugs and shared a video to Instagram to announce that he is currently clean and sober. “I’ve been struggling with substance abuse since I was 16 years old,” said Hanks. “Finally at the age of 24 I decided to get some help.” The reason for admitting his struggles? He says a tabloid reporting he is in rehab for cocaine is due to come out. “This is true,” said the aspiring rapper of the story.
REVISITING THE PAST
Also speaking out: Joan Collins. In a new film about sexual violence, Brave Miss World, the Dynasty legend reveals that she was drugged and raped at age 17 by her boyfriend, late Irish actor Maxwell Reed. “It was what is called in those days a Mickey Finn. Which I think today would be Rohypnol,” Collins tells the camera. The 81-year-old actress, who also wrote about the harrowing experience in her autobiography, explains how her guilt about the devirginizing incident drove her to marry the alleged perpetrator. “I really hated him,” she says.
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If you’ve marveled over Alfonso Ribeiro’s moves on Dancing with the Stars (he won the mirrorball trophy Tuesday night), you’ll be happy to know you can see them in the flesh. The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star announced he will join the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Tour, along with his dancing partner Witney Carson. Tickets for two Jan. 3 shows at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater are on sale at www.dwtstour.com
CALLING A TRUCE
Bette Midler isn’t that great at apologies, but hey, she’s trying. In U.K.’s Telegraph earlier this week, the Divine Miss M had some harsh words for fellow singer Ariana Grande. “You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead,” she said in the article. Midler backpedaled slightly on Twitter after Grande’s fans complained: “She does have a beautiful voice, on a couch or off.”
It worked! Bleona Qereti is getting press just like she assumed she would when she stepped onto the American Music Awards red carpet in a fish net ensemble over a thong and pasties that left zip to the imagination. The Albanian F*** You I'm Famous singer tells to UsWeekly the couture gown was sewn onto her body hours before.