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Chris Soules Enters Not Guilty Plea Early ... To Avoid Court Spectacle

5/16/2017 2:39 PM PDT

Chris Soules might have just saved himself from showing his face in court for a while -- he entered a plea of not guilty on paper, instead of in person.

Chris filed a written plea Tuesday, waiving his right to an arraignment in open court. He pleaded not guilty to one charge of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death. 

Chris was arrested in Iowa last month after he left the scene of the fatal crash with a farm tractor. Prosecutors say he bought booze before the crash.

Interesting delay tactic, but one way or another Soules WILL eventually have to show up in court.

Ex-'Deadliest Catch' Star Wanted in Phoenix Drug Case

5/16/2017 10:39 AM PDT

Jake Harris failed to show up in court to face drug charges, so now he's a wanted man ... TMZ has learned.

The former "Deadliest Catch" star was already facing 2 felony drug possession charges when he skipped a hearing Friday in Phoenix. According to court docs, the judge immediately issued a bench warrant for Harris' arrest.

We broke the story ... Harris was busted last month after he took off with his friend's car and was found the next day with Xanax and crystal meth.

Jake left the "Deadliest Catch" cast back in 2012.

Antonio Sabato, Jr. Divorcing Wife ... She Alleges Drug Abuse

5/15/2017 12:20 AM PDT

Antonio Sabàto, Jr.'s calling it quits with his wife and the divorce is getting nasty ... with her making allegations of drug abuse as he launches a run for Congress.

The former soap star filed docs on December 27 to split from Cheryl Marie after a 5-year marriage. They have a 6-year-old son together and in docs, obtained by TMZ, she says she's concerned about the kid's safety due to Antonio's drug addiction.

Cheryl claims Antonio has struggled with prescription drugs ... specifically benzodiazepines -- a class of drugs that includes muscle relaxers, anti-anxiety meds and sleep disorder meds.

In her divorce docs, she says Antonio's admitted using crystal meth before they got together in 2009. She does, however, concede the birth of his daughter from another relationship motivated him to get sober.

Antonio tells TMZ ... he admits going to rehab for issues with sleeping pills. He's not trying to hide it, and says he's an outspoken advocate on addiction issues. However, he added, "Whatever else she says is just a bunch of lies."

A staunch Trump supporter ... Antonio filed docs last week to run for Congress and his platform will reportedly include dealing with the opioid crisis and drug addiction.

As for custody of their son -- he wants joint, but she's pushing for sole physical and joint legal.

Jon Jones to Cormier: 'I Beat You After a Weekend of Cocaine'

5/12/2017 3:20 PM PDT
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It wasn't a little slipup after all ... Jon Jones says he blew lines all weekend long before beating Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 back in 2015.

Jones said the drug bender was part of something he called "a month for the ages" -- explaining how he did a "weekend of cocaine" and then beat Cormier the following weekend.

FYI, Jones had previously admitted the cocaine use after the positive drug test was revealed back in '15 -- but played it down as a one-time slipup saying, "I'm not a cocaine addict by any means or not even a frequent user."

Cormier called Jones a junkie and accused him of also "sandblasting prostitutes" the same weekend. Jones denied sandblasting any prostitutes.

They will fight in July.

Can't wait.

Rolando McClain Arrested Drugs, Gun and Window Tint

5/12/2017 1:44 PM PDT
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Ex-Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Rolando McClain, was arrested in Alabama on Friday after a routine traffic stop went south real fast. 

Officials in Hartselle, AL say the 27-year-old former University of Alabama star was pulled over in a 2017 GMC truck around 1 PM for having illegal window tinting.

During the stop, the officer smelled weed and searched the vehicle -- turning up marijuana and a pistol for which he did not have a permit. 

McClain was arrested and booked for possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon. He was also cited for the window tint. Cops say he was cooperative during the arrest.

Bond's been set at $2,000. 

McClain was the 8th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He's played for the Raiders and the Cowboys. 

'Love & Hip Hop' Star Tommie Lee Kicked Off Flight

5/11/2017 10:05 AM PDT

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Tommie Lee got her ass booted off a plane, and it seems booze might be to blame.

The incident went down Wednesday night in Atlanta, and according to witnesses, security and flight attendants approached Tommie shortly before takeoff. We're told she was calm during the 10-minute convo and ultimately got off without a fight.

We're told Tommie had a wine glass in her hand when she boarded, and at least one witness says she was asked to leave it in the terminal. She didn't and breezed onto the jet anyway ... until it became a thing.

The incident delayed flight 1949 to Miami for 34 minutes. A rep for Tommie insists she was NOT drunk, and adds ... Tommie was kicked off for crying about a friend's recent death ... which would be a weird move on the airline's part.

We've reached out to airport security and the airline to get their side.

Much more peaceful ending this time, compared to the last Delta flight we covered.

Scott Disick Drowning in Alcohol Needs Rehab, Friends Say

5/11/2017 1:00 AM PDT

Scott Disick's hitting the bottle HARD again and his friends think he's so far gone the only solution is rehab.

Our Scott sources tell us he's been in a downward spiral since learning baby mama Kourtney Kardashian is banging 23-year-old model Younes Bendjima.

Scott's been trying for a long time to resurrect his relationship with Kourtney. As we reported, he feels betrayed because he says she's been dangling a carrot that she'd get back with him if he stopped drinking -- which he did. When he found out about the model, he lost it. Scott hit up TAO on Cinco de Mayo and he was at The Peppermint Club Monday night.

On the surface it seems Scott's just fine ... because he's been hooking up with 19-year-old Ella Ross, but his friends say it's just a get-back relationship ... getting back at Kourtney.

We're told his house has been a non-stop, alcohol-fueled party for weeks ... a party he sometime takes to the clubs.

We broke the story, Scott is starring in a home-flipping pilot executive produced by Kris Jenner. As for how his drinking mixes with shooting a show, his friends say he's been doing that for years.

Rande Gerber More Tequila, Please! My Daughter Is My DD Now

5/4/2017 1:15 PM PDT
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Rande Gerber's 15-year-old daughter was responsible for getting them home Wednesday night ... which is great news for Dad.

Sources close to Rande tell us, Kaia has her California learner's permit now, so Rande let her get behind the wheel after dinner at Nobu in Malibu. It's the kinda thing most parents stress over, but we're told Rande's actually stoked she's able to drive.

Think about it ... Kaia driving means Rande can enjoy more Casamigos tequila at family meals.

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo!

Street Ball Legend Fly Williams Alleged 'Kingpin' In $20 Mil Brooklyn Heroin Ring

5/4/2017 8:27 AM PDT
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Street ball legend Fly Williams -- considered one of the greatest street ballers of all time -- was arrested in NY after cops say he was running a multi-million dollar heroin empire.

The 64-year-old -- who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round of the '74 ABA Draft -- has named the "kingpin" of the operation by the Brooklyn District Attorney.

He's facing 10 felony charges related to the alleged ring.

Law enforcement sources tell us prosecutors believe Fly was running a team of street dealers who were moving 2 million glassines of heroin at $10 a pop.

Cops have recovered $180,000 in cash and 2 KILOS of heroin.

18 arrests have been made in connection with the ring and face charges of conspiracy, operating a drug ring, drug possession and more.

Chief Keef About That Arrest Warrant Tell the Po-Po to Come Get Me!

5/4/2017 7:49 AM PDT

Chief Keef doesn't think he's going to jail despite there being a warrant out for his arrest in Miami after he was a no-show this week in court.

We got the "I Don't Like" rapper out in L.A. Wednesday night where he seemed unfazed about the chance he'll be thrown in jail. Keef clearly ain't sweatin' it because it's "just a DUI."

He even urges the cops to come get him.

We broke the story ... Chief Keef failed to show up Tuesday for his arraignment on DUI and weed possession charges, so an arrest warrant was issued in his name.

He's supposed to perform at the sold-out Rolling Loud Festival in Miami Friday, so he might wanna get this sorted out -- or an onstage arrest seems like a real possibility.

X-Pac Pills Were Not Meth ... I'm No Drug Dealer

5/2/2017 12:42 PM PDT

WWE legend X-Pac says the capsules he was carrying at LAX were NOT crystal meth -- it was medicine to treat a yeast infection -- and he's 100% confident lab tests will back his story. 

TMZ Sports spoke with X-Pac -- real name Sean Waltman -- who says he understands why people might not believe his explanation ... but insists he's neither using nor selling narcotics, period. 

The 44-year-old admits he's had issues with meth in the past -- "I was one of the worst meth heads ever" -- but says he's a changed man and prides himself on living a clean life. 

"I know the truth will come out," X-Pac told us on the set of his show, "X-Pac 1,2,360," on AfterBuzz TV ... "In the meantime, oh what a mess man."

X-Pac Suspected Of Dealing Meth After Sniffed Out by Drug Dogs

5/2/2017 9:46 AM PDT

X-Pac had so much meth on him when he was busted at LAX this weekend, officials say they believe the intent was to sell it overseas ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

As we previously reported, the WWE legend was arrested on April 29 before boarding an international flight to the U.K. -- and now, we've learned it was the airport drug sniffing dogs that did him in. 

Turns out, X-Pac -- real name Sean Waltman -- was on a Customs and Border Patrol watch list for narcotics (presumably due to his history of drug-related arrests). 

When the wrestler went through customs, his name was flagged and a drug dog was dispatched to search his bags. The dog alerted the humans to a hit and his bags were searched. 

According to the police report, officials found a whole bunch of drugs -- including 3 Cannibis chocolate bars, 2 THC liquid cigarettes, 38 meth/Amphetamine capsules. He also had $736.10 in cash.Officials determined "the large quantity of pills plus the large quantity of U.S. currency are associated with narcotics sales."

He was booked for possession of narcotics with intent to sell -- a felony. If convicted, he could face up to 4 years in prison. 

We reached out to X-Pac's camp. So far, no word back.  

Chris Soules Bought Booze Before Accident ... According to Prosecutors

5/2/2017 9:05 AM PDT
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Chris Soules bought booze before his fatal accident with a tractor, and was possibly drinking it at the time of the crash ... according to prosecutors in Iowa.

Prosecutors made that bombshell revelation in new docs filed Monday in response to Soules' request to dismiss the felony charge. As we reported, Soules' attorney is arguing he shouldn't be charged for leaving the accident because he identified himself to a 911 operator and stayed until EMTs arrived.

But prosecutors say Soules did attempt to dodge several facts around the accident, including "an explanation of the empty and partially consumed open alcoholic beverages located in and around his vehicle that he was seen purchasing at a convenience store shortly before the accident."

It's unclear if prosecutors have surveillance video or just an eyewitness who saw Soules at the store.

The Buchanan County Attorney adds ... Soules fleeing the scene made it impossible for officers to determine his "level of intoxication."

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