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January 9, 2019 - 6:15am

THOMAS RAVENEL SAYS SON'S DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES ARE EX KATHRYN DENNIS' FAULT: Thomas Ravenel is accusing ex Kathryn Dennis of drinking alcohol and using drugs while pregnant with their son, People reports. In court documents, the 56-year-old Southern Charm alum claims both of their children, Kensington Calhoun, 4, and St. Julien Rembert, 3, have developmental and behavioral problems that stem from her "lack of bonding" and "drug and alcohol consumption." "For ethical reasons, I'm not going to comment on her case in the media," Dennis' attorney told People. "However, I am preparing an appropriate reply that will be filed with the Court denying defamatory allegations made by Mr. Ravenel." (People)

ROSE MCGOWAN TO PLEAD 'NO CONTEST' TO DRUG CHARGES: Prominent #MeToo activist Rose McGowan will enter a plea of "no contest" to a drug possession charge in a bid to avoid jail, The Blast reports. The charges stem from her 2017 arrest. Her attorney told the site: “The Commonwealth and Ms. McGowan have reached a plea agreement in her case. The Commonwealth has agreed to reduce the current felony charge to a misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance. Ms. McGowan will enter a plea of no contest to the reduced charge when she appears in court on January 15, and the Commonwealth will recommend a sentence that requires Ms. McGowan to pay a fine." Lawyer Jim Hundley added that she will comment on the day of the plea. (The Blast)

RAMI MALEK TALKS NICOLE KIDMAN DIS: He won big at the Golden Globes, but Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek also made headlines for the snub Nicole Kidman handed him onstage. The 37-year-old appeared on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he got to watch the clip of the dis with Kimmel's viewers watching him watch it (AWKS). But he handled it like a Champion. “I've known her for many years, despite as it may seem from that video," he said, laughing. “So I thought I could easily go up and say hi. But in a moment like that, it was very awkward. I have a feeling it was probably haunting me on the Internet." Malek takes the snub in stride, saying: “I got love from Keith [Urban] that night, her husband. He's a massive Queen fan." (ET Online)

REGINA KING REVEALS WHO REACHED OUT TO HER AFTER STIRRING SPEECH: While accepting her award at the Golden Globes Sunday, Regina King called for more diversity in representation on and off screen in Hollywood. The If Beale Street Could Talk star told ET how people responded after the speech went viral. “[People have told me] that to take the risk of saying something like that and putting something on myself [like] that was too big,” King shared. “I don’t feel like it is. I feel like it’s possible, and the reality is all I had to do was say it.” Still, many people embraced her message. “[Producer] Bert Salke has [reached out], Tyler Perry, immediately, and those are men. Those are just a couple of the men,” King told ET. “I haven’t even finished going through all my congratulations emails, so I’m sure there’s a couple of others.” (ET Online)

MARIO BATALI DODGES CHARGES: Celebrity chef Mario Batali will not be charged for allegedly sexually assaulting two women, Page Six reports. In March, an accuser filed a police report accusing Batali of rape in 2004. He was also under investigation for assaulting another woman at his restaurant the Spotted Pig in 2005. (Page Six)

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