UFC champ Jon Jones is finally speaking out about his positive cocaine test ... saying he's NOT a cocaine addict ... or even a frequent user ... but admits he made a "really dumb decision."
Jones -- who checked himself into a rehab facility for substance abuse after his UFC 182 victory -- sat down with Fox Sports 1 and said the whole thing was a "really embarrassing situation."
"I think a coward would sit here and try to come up with this elaborate reason ... or try to blame something. I'm not gonna do that," Jones said during the interview set to air Monday night.
"I'm not gonna blame my friends. I'm not gonna blame pressure or stress. I'm not gonna blame anything ... but what I will say is that I messed up."
Jon's mother says the UFC star checked out of the rehab facility after one night -- unclear if he'll address that during the interview as well.
The UFC has finally dished out punishment to Jones -- fining him $25k for violating the code of conduct policy.
'Grown Ups' Star Nadji Jeter
For Allegedly Driving High
1/18/2015 7:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Grown Ups" star Nadji Jeter was arrested Saturday night in Burbank after he was caught driving like a maniac ... and cops believe he was under the influence of drugs.
Jeter was pulled over around 7:40 PM after cops say he was driving aggressively while weaving in and out of traffic ... and when they approached the vehicle, officers caught a whiff of grass.
We're told the actor performed poorly on more than one field sobriety test ... and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
He's still behind bars.
Colorado Bud Got Me So High ... Wait!
Are Those Cops? (TMZ TV)
1/16/2015 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
I Was So High During Colorado Concert
They Called the Cops!
1/16/2015 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ralphie May was a mile high during his concert in Colorado Thursday night ... so wasted the cops had to step in.
The concert started out well ... the opening acts were great. But things went South when Ralphie tried to take the stage ... he was so slow it took forever.
When he got the mic things got worse. Audience members tell us he couldn't string a sentence together, couldn't finish jokes, couldn't remember what he had just said.
Audience members started yelling at him to start telling jokes, then demanded refunds. Some die-hard supporters yelled back at the hecklers and it went all Cosby.
Ralphie finished the show, but by then cops had come to maintain order.
Ralphie's camp tells TMZ ... "He was like a kid in a candy store, being in Colorado for the first time since pot became legal." They add, "We believe in conspiracy theories, we think Cosby snuck in and drugged him. We're pressing charges because we're within the statute of limitations."
We're told what really did Ralphie in ... edibles.
On Aspen Tear
1 Month After Child's Birth
1/16/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Disick left baby duty to Kourtney last weekend ... choosing to take his boys to Aspen where we're told he drunkenly trashed a hotel room.
Sources at Hotel Jerome tell TMZ ... the first night Scott and his crew -- which included famed artist Alec Monopoly -- went out on the town, and when they came back one of his buds jumped over a counter at the bar in the lobby and stole a bottle -- which we think is Johnny Walker Black Label -- which they took back to the room. The hotel didn't call the cops, but charged him $400.
But that was just the beginning of alcohol consumption. Scott and posse then ordered $840 worth of booze. The next night they ordered $600 in booze up to the room.
Management sent staffers up to the room during the weekend because other guests complained about the smell of weed.
When Scott left, the hotel staff found the room littered with bottles and cigarette butts. It was a no-smoking room so the hotel added $500 to the bill.
Scott's sobriety has been an ongoing issue. His girlfriend threw him out of the house last summer for partying and it's become a serious issue in their relationship.
Puff, Puff ...
Pass the Skinnygirl Weed!
1/15/2015 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Like smoking weed but hate packing on the extra Funyun-induced pounds? Then Bethenny Frankel is about to become your salvation.
Yes, the woman who built Skinnygirl products into a multi-million dollar empire is now branching out into weed. Our sources confirm Frankel is working on selling a kind of pot that does NOT give you the munchies.
Frankel seemed to be doing market research last month in the Rockies when she was seen walking out of the famous Green Dragon Dispensary in Aspen. It's kinda like the Barney's New York of pot sales.
BF later tweeted, "OMG it's the craziest thing to see marijuana legal in Aspen. People walking into pot stores like it's the @Gap #prohibitiondone"
As first reported by Us Weekly, Frankel plans to peddle her buds in states where recreational marijuana is legal ... like Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
Snoop Dogg's Son
I Don't Smoke Weed
... I'm Focused On Football
1/15/2015 8:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
His father is one of the most famous pot-smokers on the planet ... but Snoop Dogg's football star son says he doesn't touch the sticky icky ... because his body is a smoke-free temple.
Cordell Broadus -- one of the top high school wide receivers in the country -- appeared on ESPN's new documentary series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" ... and addressed the green elephant in the room.
"I don't mess with that at all," Cordell said ... "If you're an athlete, you shouldn't cheat your body."
As for Snoop, the Doggfather says he goes out of his way to keep his weed habit away from Cordell ... saying, "I don't want him no where near it."
Cordell has yet to announce where he's heading to college next year -- but you gotta imagine this topic was on the mind of every major coach recruiting him.
Booted 'Bachelor' Contestant
They Knew My Weakness
But Still Handed Me Drinks
1/13/2015 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Freshly booted "Bachelor" contestant Jordan Branch -- who got bombed on Monday's episode -- is claiming she told producers she was worried about boozing on the show, but they did nothing to address it.
Branch tells us ... it was hard to watch last night because she blacked-out the night of that taping. She claims her cringe-worthy behavior was fueled by non-stop drinks provided by producers.
Branch says during the casting process ... she raised concerns about the amount of alcohol in the "Bachelor" house. Once taping began ... she believes producers manipulated contestants by constantly refreshing their glasses.
But sources close to the show tell us … while they do provide booze, plenty of past and present cast members have done the show without touching a single drop. We're also told all contestants are free to make their own decisions about drinking, and sometimes those decisions are "not good ones."
Fact is, anyone who watches the show knows most women don't get black-out drunk.
Branch thinks the show should have a booze babysitter for future contestants ... to cut off buzzed women, much like a bartender would. For the record ... she admits overindulging frequently, but insists she's not an alcoholic.
Fun Fact: She offered "Bachelor" Chris Soules shots when they first met.
Jon Jones' Mom
He Left Rehab After 1 Night
1/13/2015 5:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
UFC champ Jon Jones left rehab after one night ... this according to the fighter's mother.
Camille Jones spoke with WBNG in Binghamton, NY -- and said Jon will attend the Colts vs. Patriots game this weekend to watch his two brothers (who are on separate teams) battle it out on the field.
Camille did not explain why Jones made the decision to leave the rehab center so soon -- especially after testing positive for cocaine after his UFC 182 fight against Daniel Cormier.
His mother told WBNG she's glad he got caught in the first place.
"This stopped him in his tracks, this let him know that he may need to change some friends ... because everyone is not for you for the best," Camille said.
"Me and my husband considered [the positive test] a blessing from God that our child was able to be helped and know that he need to stop and know that he needed the assistance to stop before it came to something worse."
According to Camille, the unannounced drug test came the day after Jon was hanging with friends and "did something he shouldn't have done."
Camille says she spoke with Jon right after the positive test -- "My first question was, do you have a problem, a serious problem? And then he told me what happened. Jon is usually very honest with me, so he told me what happened. I was like, good for you ... good. You needed to be caught, it was just timing."
'The Hills' Jason Wahler
Sober and Soaring
Lands Nearly $1M Pad
1/12/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's a pretty amazing turnaround ... Jason was living on booze and coke, raking up 6 drinking-related arrests since appearing first on MTV's "Laguna Beach" and then "The Hills."
He hasn't gone far from his roots. Jason snagged this 2,250 square foot home in Laguna Niguel for $875K. As for how ... for starters he's off drugs and booze, with the help of his 2010 appearance on "Celebrity Rehab."
And paying the mortgage is doable, because he works as a big wig at a rehab facility.
Jason married model Ashley Slack back in 2013 and they are happily sunning themselves around their pool in their gated community.
That's a pretty nice reality.
Whitney Houston Biopic
Bobby Brown Actor
'It's a Love Story' ???
1/10/2015 8:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who plays Bobby Brown in the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic says the movie chronicling the singer's life and marriage is "a love story" ... a love story presumably mixed with drugs, booze and allegations of domestic violence.
Arlen Escarpeta was leaving Coral Tree Cafe in L.A. and was clearly bummed that Whitney's family boycotted the recent premiere of "Whitney."
The actor says the entire cast and crew did their best to portray the late singer's life respectfully ... and he hopes the family and Bobby will eventually watch it.
If it's anything like the Aaliyah movie ... don't hold your breath.
Charged with Wedding DUI
1/10/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Xzbit -- who was arrested for DUI after his wedding reception -- will now have to tell a judge either "I do" or "I do not" plead guilty.
Xzbit has just been charged with 2 counts of DUI, for a bizarre arrest last November. He left his Laguna Beach wedding reception, presumably with new wife Krista Joiner, and was stopped by cops who say they saw him speeding. They said he reeked of booze and was cuffed and taken to jail.
According to the charging docs, the rapper blew a .14 ... nearly twice the legal limit.
Next time, tie those tin cans to an Uber.
Man in the Middle
... of Drunken Cat Fight
1/9/2015 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Two women got into a knock-down, drag-out fight over a big male star ... and if we asked you to guess who the male star was ... how many guesses would you need to get to David Cassidy?
Alas, that's exactly what happened back in September (sorry, our David Cassidy sources are slow) in Boca Raton, FL ... and it ended with cops and doctors.
According to police ... when they showed up, they found one of the women, Maura Rossi, with a bloody nose, trying to leave the scene. Rossi told police she tracked her boyfriend, Cassidy, to another woman's house using the "Find My Phone" feature on the iPhone.
Both Rossi and the other woman, Georgina Zahran, had the same story ... Rossi knocked on the door, they argued and eventually came to blows. Zahran had blood on her face and a few cuts and bruises from the dustup.
The women eventually talked it out and neither was arrested ... though Rossi did get taken to the hospital.
David is still with Rossi.
In the end, it seems like David said "I think I love you" one too many times.