A few lucky DMX fans working at a Maryland gas station were among the first people to see the rapper after he got out of prison, and when they asked for a photo he replied … “X Gon Give it to Ya!”
Folks at the Royal Farms store in Frederick tell TMZ … DMX and his crew of about 20 pulled in Friday night around 7 PM to gas up and grab some goodies. We’re told everyone immediately recognized him and he was super friendly to the staff … agreeing to snap several pics before they took off.
We broke the story … DMX became a free man again Friday after he was released from federal prison in West Virginia. He completed a one-year sentence for tax evasion. He was first seen out in public post-prison with his son and fiancee, grabbing breakfast at a local spot.
As we’ve told you … the rapper is planning on dropping a new album and tackling some new movie projects in 2019, including a possible biopic. So, stay tuned!
Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife, Beth Chapman, aren’t letting her cancer diagnosis keep them from making a living, or from being in front of the camera … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the couple tell us Dog and Beth are committed to a recently inked deal with the TV network WGN America for a new reality series called “Dog’s Most Wanted” — where they’ll track down some of the country’s most dangerous fugitives.
And, by committed … we mean they’re moving forward with filming, even as Beth continues to receive chemotherapy for her throat cancer. In fact, we’re told Beth will be front and center for the show … and that her chemo will likely be a storyline.
Our sources say, if they do choose to focus on Beth’s cancer, it will capture her diagnosis and chronicle her journey. Production starts within a month.
Kevin Spacey getting into character to address his real-life sexual assault allegations was a bad move, both in culpability and name-smearing … so says a fellow Underwood.
We got Sheryl Underwood of “The Talk” Sunday at LAX, and asked what she made of Spacey’s bizarre Christmas video, in which he delivered a monologue as Frank Underwood from “House of Cards,” and suggested he was owed due process before a rush to judgment.
Considering the seriousness of the subject, Sheryl’s got a pretty humorous take on the whole thing … telling us Spacey has ruined the Underwood name for herself and other real Underwoods in Hollywood. She says this weird video of his definitely didn’t help the cause.
As we reported, Spacey has been criminally charged in Massachusetts for allegedly groping an 18-year-old’s privates in 2016 while at a bar in Nantucket. Spacey’s lawyers tried to sink the charge by claiming no sexual assault victim would allow themselves to be groped for 3 minutes … which is what they say the alleged victim told investigators much later.
His legal team failed in their bid to get the charge dismissed.
Spacey’s set to be arraigned in court next week. He’s resurfaced in the East Coast, and is clearly trying to lay low ahead of his hearing.
As for Sheryl … she says regardless of how things turn out for him in a court of law, she’ll never be able to watch another movie of his the same way again. Ditto on that.
Bebe Rexha is calling out a married football player in a big way … telling him to stop hitting on her.
Bebe doesn’t say if he’s an NFL player, but the intimation is certainly there — she says he has an obligation to be a role model, so presumably he’s somewhat famous.
The singer posted, “Do you ever have that one guy that always comes in and out of your life … And they are cheaters waste your time.” This makes it sound like she’s hooked up with him before.
Bebe makes it clear the guy has a family — a wife and 3 kids. She says he texted her, “When will I see you my friend!” … to which she responded, “I’ll be performing on new Year’s Eve. On NBC. Happy New Year’s my friend.”
Apparently the NFL player asked when he could see her again in person, and she said, “I’ll be performing in San Jose in January.”
Short story … she’s one step from naming the guy if he doesn’t back off. We’re guessing he got the message.
Former Miss USA Tara Conner had no idea the ravaging Malibu fire would turn her into a hell of a wedding planner … ’cause the natural disaster forced her to plan it again from scratch with only 24 hours to spare.
We’re told Tara and Eli James got married on November 11 … just 3 days after the Woolsey fire barreled down the hills and scorched nearly 100k acres, destroyed more than 1,500 structures and displaced nearly 300k people.
Tara and Eli were supposed to get married in Malibu that weekend but with mandatory evacuations in order, the fire literally growing by the minute and threatening their venue … Tara says they abandoned EVERYTHING that was prearranged for the shindig, and came up with a whole new setup in Burbank … at the home of her maid of honor’s mother.
Tara — crowned Miss USA in 2006 — put family members on flower detail while a friend built an altar in the living room. Tara’s father, John, gave her away and her sober mentor, Eric Proctor, officiated the ceremony. 50 guests cheered her and the groom on.
Tara tells TMZ … “This experience proved that everything works out, no matter what, and has taught me to look for those blessings in disguise. It was perfect.”
Travis Scott is working OT these days … performing in front of thousands, and then performing in front of hundreds … all in the same night.
The rapper hit up OHM Nightclub in Hollywood late Thursday night for an after-party following his INSANE concert at The Forum. Fans at his concert we so crazed, Travis asked at one point … “What y’all ate for breakfast? Oh my geez.”
The crowd at the concert were subdued compared to the die-hards at the after-party. They roared, jumped and damn near lost their minds … especially when Kodak Black‘s “Zeze” featuring Travis blared through the speakers.
It was a big day for Travis. TMZ broke the story first thing Thursday … he’ll be joining Maroon 5 for the Super Bowl halftime show. It’s not without controversy … some want Travis to drop out as a show of solidarity for the NFL boycott … while others are saying carry on and shock the world.