The retired athlete and one-time movie star has struggled to keep up with his ex-wife Michelle's alimony and child support payments over the last few years, and he reportedly owes his former lover a combined total of $860,376 (GBP537,735).
Rodman has since claimed he doesn't have enough money to cover the bill, insisting he's "broke", but on Tuesday (29May12) Orange County Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson held Rodman on four counts of contempt and ordered the 51 year old to log 104 hours with an appropriate charity and serve three-years probation.
According to TMZ.com, the star, who was previously married to model/actress Carmen Electra, must also find a way to honour his back payments.
The couple, who separated in 2004, share two children, ages 10 and 11. The pair's divorce was finalised earlier this year (12).
The couple announced plans to wed in 2008, but Electra has since ended her relationship with the Filter musician, although they remain close and are still living in the same house.
A source tells Life & Style magazine, "It's off. She hasn't been wearing her ring for a while, but they're good friends and it's been really hard for them to fully separate."
News of the split emerges a day after the beauty was unveiled as a celebrity contestant on new U.S. TV dating show The Choice.
The insider adds, "Carmen's really nervous about getting back into the dating pool, so keeping Rob around makes her feel less anxious about being single. It's not like they'll get back together. The romance part is dead. They're done."
Electra was previously married to former basketball star Dennis Rodman and Jane's Addiction rocker Dave Navarro.
The Choice sees famous faces sitting in spinning chairs - like the judges on the popular singing series - as non-famous suitors attempt to win their affections, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Model Tyson Beckford, singer Taylor Hicks and Jersey Shore stars Pauly D and Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino have signed up for the show, and actress Carmen Electra and singer/actress Sophie Monk will appear on the female episode of the series.
The Choice, hosted by Cat Deeley, debuts in the U.S. on 7 June (12).
The flamboyant sports star's financial troubles hit headlines last month (Mar12) when court documents revealed he was struggling to keep up with monthly payments of almost $5,000 (£3,100) to his third wife Michelle because he was "sick" and "broke".
An arrest warrant was activated this week (begs23Apr12) after he failed to turn up for a hearing over a $179,000 (£111,875) debt to Michelle.
However, Rodman's attorneys Bradford Cohen and Vanessa Prieto headed to court with their client on Tuesday morning to explain that he was unaware of the date as he was never properly served with legal papers, according to TMZ.com.
They explained the mix-up to the judge and succeeded in getting the arrest warrant revoked after revealing that Rodman is in the process of fighting the child support order.
Rodman, who once dated Madonna and was briefly married to model Carmen Electra, allegedly owes over $800,000 (£500,000) in child support and more than $51,000 (£32,000) in spousal support.
The sportsman's third wife, Michelle, initially filed for a legal separation back in 2004, but after several years of negotiations and an attempted reconciliation, the papers were re-filed this year (12) and the marriage has now been dissolved, according to TMZ.com.
The former couple has yet to settle a number of financial issues stemming from the split - Michelle recently accused Rodman of owing her $800,000 (£500,000) in child support for their two kids and more than $51,000 (£32,000) in spousal support.
They wed in 2003 on the star's 42nd birthday and are parents to a son and a daughter.
Rodman was previously married to model/actress Carmen Electra.
While we were ecstatic about the news that 98 Degrees might be reuniting for a 15-city tour this summer, there's one woman who was much less amused by the rumor. And no, it's not because she's a die-hard ‘NSYNC fan. Vanessa Lachey is set to give birth in the fall, and thus a tour would take her husband Nick Lachey away from her in the final weeks of her pregnancy.
Vanessa tells E! that her husband will remain by her side — for now, at least. "They broke up about 10 years ago and they've always talked about a reunion," she explains. "As of now, he will not be on tour." Of course, after the baby is born, there's no reason that the Lacheys couldn't go on the road together.
And if Vanessa does decide to join her husband on tour, she'll be in good company. For some reason actors and musicians are the peanut butter and jelly of the entertainment world. Just take a look at these other high-profile groupies.
Beyonce is fond of saying that she hadn't really dated anyone before Jay-Z, but there are rumors that she had a relationship with rapper/former B2K member Marques Houston. Even if they never hooked up, she deserves a place on the list just for those adorable videos of her rocking out at Jay-Z concerts.
Gwyneth is living the groupie's dream. She met Chris Martin backstage at a Coldplay concert and they went on to get married and have two kids. However, remember we're not talking about a mere mortal here. This is the same lady who dated both Ben Affleck and Brad Pitt.
Kate Hudson got her first big break playing groupie Penny Lane in Almost Famous and it turns out the role wasn't too much of a stretch for her. Both of her children were fathered by famous rockers. Ryder is the son of ex-husband Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes — and last year, she and fiance Matthew Bellamy of Muse welcomed a boy named Bingham.
Anderson was married to both Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Kid Rock. Plus, just to round out her rock star resume, she made a sex tape with Bret Michaels of Poison.
Tommy Lee's other ex, Heather Locklear, has a soft spot for musicians too. After she divorced Lee, she married Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. They divorced in 2007, and she moved on to fellow Melrose Place alum Jack Wagner.
The most surprising thing about Carmen Electra's short-lived marriage to Dennis Rodman: The fact that he wasn't a musician. Electra has dated Tommy Lee, Prince, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. She was also married to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Dave Navarro and is currently engaged to Rob Patterson of the bands Otep and Filter.
If Ryder's exes banded together, they'd make up the weirdest musical group ever. Just picture Beck, Ryan Adams, Soul Asylum's David Pirner, Helmet's Page Hamilton, Jamiroquai's Jay Kay, Mystic Valley Band's Conor Oberst, Rilo Kiley's Blake Sennett, and Green Day's Tre Cool rocking out on stage. And don't forget Johnny Depp on the tambourine.
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The fallen sports star, who once dated Madonna and was briefly married to model Carmen Electra, cannot keep up with payments to his third wife Michelle Rodman.
According to her attorney, Jack Kayajanian, Rodman owes her over $800,000 (£500,000) in child support and more than $51,000 (£32,000) in spousal support.
But Rodman's lawyer, Linnea Willis, maintains her client can barely cover his living expenses, and cannot afford to hand over almost $5,000 (£3,100)-a-month to his ex.
He can't even pay his legal fees - Willis has revealed she is working for free.
Rodman faces 20 days in jail for failure to pay spousal and child support.
In a post-Harry Potter Avatar and Lord of the Rings world the descriptors "sci-fi" and "fantasy" conjure up particular imagery and ideas. The Hunger Games abolishes those expectations rooting its alternate universe in a familiar reality filled with human characters tangible environments and terrifying consequences. Computer graphics are a rarity in writer/director Gary Ross' slow-burn thriller wisely setting aside effects and big action to focus on star Jennifer Lawrence's character's emotional struggle as she embarks on the unthinkable: a 24-person death match on display for the entire nation's viewing pleasure. The final product is a gut-wrenching mature young adult fiction adaptation diffused by occasional meandering but with enough unexpected choices to keep audiences on their toes.
Panem a reconfigured post-apocalyptic America is sectioned off into 12 unique districts and ruled under an iron thumb by the oppressive leaders of The Capitol. To keep the districts producing their specific resources and prevent them from rebelling The Capitol created The Hunger Games an annual competition pitting two 18-or-under "tributes" from each district in a battle to the death. During the ritual tribute "Reaping " teenage Katniss (Lawrence) watches as her 12-year-old sister Primrose is chosen for battle—and quickly jumps to her aid becoming the first District 12 citizen to volunteer for the games. Joined by Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) a meek baker's son and the second tribute Effie the resident designer and Haymitch a former Hunger Games winner-turned-alcoholic-turned-mentor Katniss rides off to The Capitol to train and compete in the 74th Annual Hunger Games.
The greatest triumph of The Hunger Games is Ross' rich realization of the book's many worlds: District 12 is painted as a reminiscent Southern mining town haunting and vibrant; The Capitol is a utopian metropolis obsessed with design and flair; and The Hunger Games battleground is a sprawling forest peppered with Truman Show-esque additions that remind you it's all being controlled by overseers. The small-scale production value adds to the character-first approach and even when the story segues to larger arenas like a tickertape parade in The Capitol's grand Avenue of Tributes hall it's all about Katniss.
For fans the script hits every beat a nearly note-for-note interpretation of author Suzanne Collins' original novel—but those unfamiliar shouldn't worry about missing anything. Ross knows his way around a sharp screenplay (he's the writer of Big Pleasantville and Seabiscuit) and he's comfortable dropping us right into the action. His characters are equally as colorful as Panem Harrelson sticking out as the former tribute enlivened by the chance to coach winners. He's funny he's discreet he's shaded—a quality all the cast members share. As a director Ross employs a distinct often-grating perspective. His shaky cam style emphasizes the reality of the story but in fight scenarios—and even simple establishing shots of District 12's goings-on—the details are lost in motion blur.
But the dread of the scenario is enough to make Hunger Games an engrossing blockbuster. The lead-up to the actual competition is an uncomfortable and biting satire of reality television sports and everything that commands an audience in modern society. Katniss' brooding friend Gale tells her before she departs "What if nobody watched?" speculating that carnage might end if people could turn away. Unfortunately they can't—forcing Katniss and Peeta to become "stars" of the Hunger Games. The duo are pushed to gussy themselves up put on a show and play up their romance for better ratings. Lawrence channels her reserved Academy Award-nominated Winter's Bone character to inhabit Katniss' frustration with the system. She's great at hunting but she doesn't want to kill. She's compassionate and considerate but has no interest in bowing down to the system. She's a leader but she knows full well she's playing The Capitol's game. Even with 23 other contestants vying for the top spot—like American Idol with machetes complete with Ryan Seacrest stand-in Caesar Flickerman (the dazzling Stanley Tucci)—Katniss' greatest hurdle is internal. A brave move for a movie aimed at a young audience.
By the time the actual Games roll around (the movie clocks in at two and a half hours) there's a need to amp up the pace that never comes and The Hunger Games loses footing. Katniss' goal is to avoid the action hiding in trees and caves waiting patiently for the other tributes to off themselves—but the tactic isn't all that thrilling for those watching. Luckily Lawrence Hutcherson and the ensemble of young actors still deliver when they cross paths and particular beats pack all the punch an all-out deathwatch should. PG-13 be damned the film doesn't skimp on the bloodshed even when it comes to killing off children. The Hunger Games bites off a lot for the first film of a franchise and does so bravely and boldly. It may not make it to the end alive but it doesn't go down without a fight.
The actress' dad Eduardo Cruz, Sr. and his second wife Carmen Moreno became parents to daughter Salma last Friday (24Feb12), according to Hola! magazine.
Cruz, Sr. is also the father of Penelope's younger siblings, Monica and Eduardo Jr.
Little Salma already has a playmate - the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star gave birth to a son named Leo, her first child with husband Javier Bardem, last January (11).
Carmen Electra will step in to cover British TV presenter/actress Amanda Holden on the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent this week (begs06Feb12). Holden is taking time off from the show following the traumatic birth of her second daughter last month (Jan12) and Electra will take her place - alongside Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon - at the London round of auditions from Monday (06Feb12).