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.
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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.
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.
'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.
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'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.
Shows Up at
Mama June's House
10/24/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Not long after word came down that their show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," was cancelled ... Sugar Bear showed up at the home of Mama June, perhaps to offer support.
Sugar Bear and Mama June broke up last month and it was Mama June's new relationship -- with a convicted child molester -- that lead to TLC's decision to ax the show.
Sugar Bear does have a dog in the fight ... the plan was for him to remain on the show.
We Got Our
10/24/2014 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Backstreet Boys have finally scored legal victory ... snagging the rights to the master recording of one of their biggest songs in a battle that raged on for years.
The "Boys" have been battling ex-manager Lou Pearlman's bankruptcy estate ... and it was agreed this week they'd get the masters to some of their songs -- including "I'll Never Break Your Heart."
The Boys claimed they were owed nearly $3.5 mil ... but the bankruptcy trustee for Lou's case said they lacked the proof to back up that claim. A judge ordered both sides to work it out earlier this year ... and according to court docs, they did just that.
So the boy band will receive $99K ... as well as possession of some master recordings -- including a few lesser known songs and live recordings.
They also received a VHS copy of "Star Trek Adventure" ... whatever that is.
Good luck finding a VHS player.
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Child Services and Police Alerted
For Dating Child Molester
10/24/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June is now in the crosshairs of children's services and local police ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to law enforcement tell TMZ ... children's services was alerted shortly after we broke the story that June has been secretly dating Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old relative of June's.
We're also told the local Sheriff's Dept. has been notified.
As we first reported ... TLC cancelled the popular show just one day after learning she was secretly dating the child molester, who is now a registered sex offender.
June continues to deny she's dating the guy.
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Would You Like to Buy
My Imaginary Friend?
10/24/2014 9:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This video exists in a magical world where imaginary friends are real -- and imaginary slavery is also a thing -- but it's still really cute to watch.
Our photog encountered "Six Feet Under" and "24" star Eric Balfour on the streets of Venice Thursday afternoon … when the topic turned to imaginary friends.
Balfour copped to having one as a kid -- a 30" tall Mexican named Carlito. After introducing us, Balfour and our photog discussed the recent trend of people selling their imaginary friends on eBay.
After a little coercing, Balfour agreed to put Carlito up for sale and the two (Eric and Carlito) even posed for an eBay photo.
As if this whole ordeal couldn't get more ridiculous … our photog actually did post the listing on eBay, but it got taken down because apparently you cannot sell intangible things on the site.
When Carlito gets wind of all this, Balfour is going to have some explaining to do.
'Honey Boo Boo'
TLC Cancels Show
After June Dates Child Molester
10/24/2014 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TLC has CANCELLED "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" TMZ has learned, in the wake of our story that Mama June is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives.
The decision comes one day after TMZ broke the story ... June has been secretly dating Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old.
We've learned June has denied she's seeing McDaniel, despite a photo we posted showing the 2 of them at a small party in a hotel room. TLC clearly did not believe her and cancelled the show because they felt she was putting her children at risk.
TLC has shot an entire new season of episodes but will not air them. Although the show has fallen off its ratings high, we're told it's still very profitable, so TLC is taking a financial hit.
But the network is not turning its back on the kids, telling us, "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being." Our sources say the network will pay for tutors and counselors for the kids.
Mama June just responded -- she continues to deny that she is dating McDaniel ...