The 8-year-old girl who was molested by Mama June's new guy is June's own daughter, Anna ... and Anna wanted us to tell everybody.
TMZ broke the story ... June is dating her ex, Mark McDaniel, who was released in March after serving 10 years in prison for forcing a girl to perform oral sex on him. June has been dating McDaniel since his release -- something she denies despite photos and other evidence -- and that's why TLC cancelled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
Sources tell TMZ ... Anna Cardwell -- who is now 20 and married with a child -- believed her mom earlier today that she was not dating the man who molested her. But we're told Anna has now received a lot more info, and is now convinced June betrayed her by seeing McDaniel again.
Anna -- known on the show as Chickadee -- wants it known she's the victim because it makes what her mom is doing all the more egregious. We're told Anna feels her relationship with her mom has been destroyed, and the only way June can see her granddaughter is if McDaniel is nowhere to be seen.
We're also told TLC reached out to Anna today to offer her counseling.
Goes to FBI
The Transsexual Extorted Me!
3 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Kendra Wilkinson's husband Hank Baskett has gone to the FBI, claiming the transsexual who has blabbed to the media she had an affair with him illegally recorded and extorted him.
Hank's camp tells TMZ ... he now acknowledges he "hung out with her." His people say Ava London secretly recorded the conversation in which he begs her not to talk about their relationship because he's married. That audio made its way to several tabloids.
We've learned Hank's lawyer went to the FBI this week, complaining not only was the recording illegal ... she tried shaking him down to the tune of $5K in return for silence.
We're told Hank's lawyer will go to court next week in an attempt to get her iPhone records, which his people believe will fully document an extortion attempt.
We now also know what Hank claims happened between him and Ava. He says he met her and one of her friends in a grocery store and they invited him to go to their apartment to hang out. They began partying, which somehow led to Ava taking her clothes off, and the deal breaker was when Ava revealed her basket.
Stephen Collins' Wife
He's Unemployable Because
He's a Pedophile
13 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins' estranged wife is indignant he's bellyaching he can't get work because of that audiotape in which he confesses he sexually abused children ... Faye Grant says the real reason he can't get work is because he's a pedophile.
Collins' lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, filed legal docs saying, "Faye's decision to parade that recording ... has resulted in Stephen having no income other than investment income and pension income."
Now Grant's lawyer, legal pitbull Marty Singer, tells TMZ, "The tape has nothing to do with Mr. Collins' plight. It is Mr. Collins' horrific conduct and actions that have caused him damage."
Singer calls Collins a pedophile, adding, "It is also unfortunate that Mr. Kaplan is attempting to justify his client's conduct by diverting blame onto third parties."
10/24/2014 12:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Barry Bonds is a single man again ... no asterisk needed ... because his marriage is officially over, TMZ Sports has learned.
The breakup between Barry and Elizabeth Watson Bonds has been going on for YEARS -- she first filed papers in 2009, then they reconciled ... only to split again in 2010 for good.
Now, after 4 years in the court system, an L.A. County Superior Court judge has signed off on the divorce ... meaning 50-year-old Barry is back on the market.
According to the docs, filed in L.A. and obtained by TMZ Sports, Barry and Elizabeth struck a private deal that presumably covers everything from money to custody of their 5-year-old daughter.
The two were married back in 1998 ... many, many hat sizes ago.
TMZ's Sexy Halloween
18 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
With Halloween just days away... get a little taste of what's to come by indulging in some of the stripped down snapshots in our Sexy Costume Contest!
Be sure to check back on Monday to vote for which sexy snapshot should score the $250 prize and some seriously spooky gifts from TMZ!
**Click HERE for contest rules and regulations!**
I Slacked Off With Khloe
But Now I've Got Some Serious Abs
23 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
French Montana admits he packed on a few lbs while he was dating Khloe Kardashian ... but now that they're history, he's transformed his oversized gut into rock-hard abs.
French saw Khloe turn into a fitness machine after their breakup in early September, and he followed suit ... hitting the weights with producer Mally Mall at CrossFit in Sherman Oaks.
We're told Khloe's appearance in workout videos and her obvious weight loss the last couple months has been French's inspiration.
Another motivation ... French also has a new album set to drop in December.
Rob Kardashian, your move.
In other news...
Kate Hudson hit the red carpet in a shiny, strapless, metallic dress with some very, very noticeably different hair!SEE MORE »
Getting Our Name Back Isn't Easy
33 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
The Commodores have commandeered their name back ... from an ex-member who tried to jack it.
A judge has decided founding member Thomas McClary relinquished his right to the Commodores brand 30 years ago when he left the group.
As we first reported ... the remaining members of the Commodores sued McClary in August claiming he illegally hijacked their name -- touring as "The Commodores featuring Thomas McClary."
For what it's worth ... there will be a full-blown hearing later, so the judge could change his mind.
But really, does it matter? Lionel Richie has nothing to do with either group.
What's The Big Frigin'
42 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
Drops Vine Criminal From TV Show
10/24/2014 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rainn Wilson has just 86'd a controversial Vine star he signed to a TV deal earlier this week ... after getting trashed online for hiring the felon.
TMZ broke the story ... Curtis Lepore pled guilty to felony assault after he was initially charged with raping his ex-girlfriend and fellow Viner, Jessi Smiles.
Rainn chose Curtis as 1 of 5 Vine stars whose lives would be chronicled on his upcoming show "Hollywood and Vine."
But relentless online outrage forced Rainn folded like a cheap suit in the wake of online outrage ... and his company kicked Curtis to the curb, although Rainn called it a mutual breakup.
'Sons of Guns' Stars
Stephanie and Kris ARRESTED
For Cruelty to Their Child
10/24/2014 2:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Sons of Guns" stars Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford were arrested Friday in Louisiana ... for allegedly hitting a 9-year-old boy with a belt so hard he bruised.
Parish of Livingston officials tell us Kris abused Stephanie's son from another relationship last month ... by striking the kid on his lower buttocks area.
Stephanie was also taken into custody ... because her son told cops she was present in the room. She's not being accused of hitting her kid.
As we previously reported ... Stephanie's dad Will Hayden was taken into custody back in August for allegedly molesting his other daughter -- and since then, he's been charged with another rape.
The show has since been cancelled.
Gwyneth & Chris
The Gold Standard of Hollywood Separations
10/22/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In other news...
Blake Lively slipped into this tight yellow dress that showed off her growing baby bump and some voluptuous side boob!SEE MORE »
Burns the Snoop Bridge
to the Ground!
10/24/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation
is On Wheels
10/24/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TLC has plenty of evidence Mama June has been dating a convicted sex offender who molested her 8-year-old relative ... including the fact she went car shopping for the con.
As we first reported ... Mama June bought gifts for Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years. We're told last month June went shopping for a used car ... a car we're told she was getting for McDaniel.
We know she went to at least one dealership near her home and said the used car was for her daughter. But sources say she was secretly car shopping for McDaniel.
Our sources say TLC also got wind of this. The car, the photo we posted, and other "compelling evidence" led the network to cancel the show ... despite June's denials.