Basketball bad boy-turned movie star Dennis Rodman is ready to stage a comeback after giving up booze.

The fallen sports star and former husband of BAYWATCH babe Carmen Electra is sick of being portrayed as a partying wildman, and he wants to turn his back on his booze-fuelled arrests.

A competitor on new reality TV show CELEBRITY MOLE, which began in America tonight (07JAN04), Rodman is also planning to return to the basketball court with AMERICAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE team the LONG BEACH JAM.

And he says he's now sober, insisting, "I haven't had a drink in three months. Honestly. And I've never done drugs. People might find that hard to believe but I've never done drugs."

Rodman's fellow Celebrity Mole contestants include actors Stephen Baldwin and Corbin Bernsen and former THE COSBY SHOW star Keshia Knight Pulliam.

08/01/2004 02:25