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Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are NOT broken up or on the rocks, contrary to reports -- but they could very well be breaking up a turkey wishbone very soon ... TMZ has learned. Sources tell us ... rumors that Khloe and TT have split or are no longer talking in the wake of his cheating scandal are simply false -- they're still together and going strong. We're told the reason Khloe hasn't been in Cleveland lately is that she's filming a new season of 'KUWTK.' Meanwhile, he's in the middle of his NBA season with the Cavs. Our sources say Khloe was supposed to fly out to Cleveland last week but stayed in L.A. on account of the fires that were ravaging hers and surrounding communities. And besides, would a couple on the verge of a split be spending time together on Thanksgiving? Probably not ... which is exactly what we're told Khloe's doing for the holiday. Sources say Khloe's going to Cleveland next week to be with Tristan and baby True as a family. (TMZ)

Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Reveals He's Relapsed Over the Past Year. AJ McLean is opening up about his struggles with addiction. In a new interview with People, the Backstreet Boys star revealed he's relapsed over the past year. "You know, it's interesting about sobriety with family and with kids -- you still have to put yourself first, and that's been a real big struggle for me," the 40-year-old singer said in an interview published Wednesday. "Look, I have no shame in saying, I've relapsed over the past year. It's no secret that this is a disease, and that it's a daily struggle." While the artist said his children and wife are a "huge support," he admitted it can be difficult to not put their wellbeing before his own. "Because in my mind, that's what you should do, you should put family first," he told the magazine. "You should put your kids first. But because I'm still very codependent, I'm Mr. People Pleaser -- and I think a lot of that comes from being a performer, and wanting to see the crowd happy, and seeing everybody around you, and loving the attention -- I want to make sure everyone's cool." Still, he knows not tending to his own health can cause him to "get lost in the sauce," which he admitted has "happened to me numerous times." According to the publication, the boyband member entered rehab in 2001, 2002 and 2011 for depression and excessive alcohol consumption. While he doesn't expect his battle with addiction to ever be completely over, he's willing to put in the work. "One of the best things I was told, from my sponsor, from my friends, is the only way around is through," he said. "And sometimes, you're just going to have the worst days possible. But if you surround yourself with a good support group, if you go to meetings, if you talk to other addicts ... you have to make it a lifestyle, you truly do." To read his full interview, check out the latest issue of People -- on newsstands Friday. (Eonline)

Hayden Panettiere's Pals Worried About Her Over New Relationship With Brian Hickerson. Those close to Hayden Panettiere worry her relationship with Brian Hickerson "is not a healthy situation," a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. There appears to be cause for concern: During an October 25 trip to Brian's native South Carolina, police were called to his father David Hickerson's home after an altercation that left David with "what appeared to be blood on his face," according to the incident report (David told cops he fell). The Nashville star, 29, answered the door and "appeared to be frantic." She and Brian, 28, were first linked in August, after Panettiere split from former pro boxer Wladimir Klitschko, 42, who's raising their daughter, Kaya, 3, in Ukraine. (UsMagazine)

Beyonce buys back Ivy Park from Topshop amid Philip Green sex scandal. Girls run the world, and Beyonce now runs her company in full. The singer, 37, has bought back Ivy Park, the fitness brand she helped launched two years ago, from British billionaire Philip Green. The tycoon, 66, owns fast fashion giant Topshop and is currently facing allegations of sexual harassment, bullying and racism. "After discussions of almost a year, [Beyonce's] Parkwood has acquired 100 percent of the Ivy Park brand," Ivy Park said in a statement. Green's Topshop, whose parent company the Arcadia Group reportedly owned half of Ivy Park, will fulfill any existing orders for the brand, which offers hoodies, leggings and other athleisure staples. Moving forward, fans can continue to purchase Ivy Park clothing on the label's website, but it's unclear whether Beyonce will shop her brand around to other retailers. The Financial Times was the first to report the deal; no financial information was released. (PageSix)

Channing Tatum's post about Jessie J's infertility struggles will give you goosebumps. So much respect. Infertility is a hot topic right now but luckily more women are speaking out about their struggles to bust the taboo. The latest woman to weigh in on the topic matter is Jessie J, who has revealed she was told four years ago that she wouldn't be able to have children but hopes to become a mother through other means. According to Metro, Jessie revealed the news in front of thousands of fans at her Rose Tour at the Royal Albert Hall this week. Taking the mic, 30-year-old Jessie said: "I was told four years ago that I can't ever have children. "I don't tell you guys for sympathy because I'm one of millions of women and men that have gone through this and will go through this." Jessie, who is currently dating Channing Tatum, also offered her advice to other women going through the same struggles as her, adding: "It can't be something that defines us but I wanted to write this song for myself in my moment of pain and sadness but also to give myself joy, to give other people something that they can listen to in that moment when it gets really hard. "So if you've ever experienced anything with this or have seen somebody else go through it or have lost a child, then please know you're not alone in your pain and I'm thinking of you when I sing this song." The sweetest part? Channing Tatum showed his support for his new girlfriend by sharing this super sweet Instagram photo... Sharing a photo of Jessie on stage, he captioned the snap: "This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow." All the feels! It comes after Michelle Obama revealed in her new book that she had IVF to conceive her two daughters. We have so much respect for women speaking out about their fertility struggles and we hope it will help other ladies going through the same. (British Glamour)

J.R. Smith just copped a sweet deal in his cell phone throwing incident back in July ... TMZ Sports has learned, and if he stays outta trouble for 6 months ... he's totally in the clear. ICYMI -- Swish allegedly took a fan's cell phone and threw it into a construction site ... after the guy tried to snap a pic of the Cleveland Cavs star outside of The Park, an NYC hotspot. Smith -- who appeared before a judge in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday morning with attorney Alex Spiro -- had his case adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. Plain talk -- as long as he buys the fan a new cell phone ($600) AND doesn't screw up ... the case will be dismissed. Spiro told us ..."He was issued a ticket, paid for the cell phone upgrade, and the case is being dismissed and sealed - this is a non event." (TMZ)

The Weeknd accused of ripping off 'Starboy' from comic book creator. The Weeknd has been accused of stealing a comic book creator's idea for "Starboy" and making it his own. Eymun Talasazan, who has been in the comic book industry for more than 10 years, states in court documents that he came up with an idea to create a new type of comic book superhero characters centered on the rap/R&B music industry, The Blast reported. Four years ago, Talasazan created the concept for his comic book and worked on it for years and claims he discussed it with the late Stan Lee. He reportedly planned to fill his comic book series with real-life musicians, as well as fictional characters inspired by the music industry. One such musician would be The Weeknd, with whom Talasazan claims he discussed the idea of a character named "Starboy" based on the crooner's song. After pitching the idea to The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, and his people, Talasazan claims all conversations ceased. He planned to proceed without the musician and file a trademark the name. In 2018, however, Talasazan claimed The Weeknd published his comic book series named "Starboy" that had a "near-identical premise" to his original pitch. Talasazan is seeking an injunction against The Weeknd to prevent him from selling his comics. He also wants The Weeknd's profits to be turned over and to receive damages. Earlier this year, The Weeknd, through his company XO Trademarks LLC, filed docs to oppose Talasazan's trademark application for "Starboy." The singer demanded the trademark application be denied. The case is still pending. The Weeknd's attorney didn't immediately return Page Six's request for comment. (PageSix)

Nelly's facing new legal trouble -- a woman is suing him for an alleged sexual assault after one of his shows in England. The woman, who's filed as a Jane Doe -- claims Nelly masturbated in front of her multiple times after the December 2017 Essex concert. We broke the story ... Nelly was under criminal investigation back in February after the woman came forward with the allegations. In docs, obtained by TMZ, she says they met during a meet-and-greet and he whispered in her ear to stay behind. She did, but that's when she claims he dropped his pants and started masturbating while saying, "You want this d**k don't you." Doe claims she rebuffed him several times but Nelly would not back off, and told her he wanted to ejaculate on her. She says she told him something to effect of ... "You may have more quid in your bank than I do. But this doesn't make you any more special. Pull your trousers back up and f*** off." The woman claims Nelly got aggressive and clenched his fist -- and when she asked if he was going to hit her, he allegedly said ... "No I'm just frustrated. I'm not used to not getting my way, just do it." She claims he forced his penis into her mouth, and that's when she jumped back and was able to flee the room. She's also suing Nelly's GF, Shantel Jackson, for calling her a liar on Twitter. As we first reported ... Nelly and another woman, Monique Greene, reached a mutual settlement after he was accused of raping her on his tour bus in October 2017. (TMZ)

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