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Dog Chapman's Show Is On the Firing Line

2/10/2010 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Duane "Dog" Chapman's two sons are 24 hours from being fired on "Dog the Bounty Hunter."

Dog Chapman's Show Is On the Firing Line

Sources tell TMZ the sons -- Duane Lee and Leland -- claim Beth Chapman recently fired them from the family business -- Da Kine Bail Bonds -- because she was enraged that the boys started a side-business -- an apparel company called CHAPBROS.

But the company that produces Dog's show sees it very differently. Our sources say the production company claims the two boys quit the bail bond business and cut all ties with their family. The production company's lawyers fired off a letter yesterday to the two boys -- they have 48 hours to come back into the fold ... or they're fired from the show.

It's like a grown-up version of "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

UPDATE:
A rep for Dog and Beth Chapman tells TMZ Dog and Beth never fired Duane Lee and Leland from the family business ... they quit. The rep adds the two sons also refused to show for the TV tapings.

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Betsey    

Yes I do agree the show won't be the same without Leland and Duane Lee, but they still have Bobby, Justin and Baby Lyssa!!
Who knows Leland and Duane Lee may come back, they are on the new show starting March 17th, 2010.
I will still love the show no matter what!!

1651 days ago
2.

DOODAD    

Another dysfunctional white trash family making the rest of us Caucasians look bad.

1684 days ago
3.

Mikey    

Where da black women?

1684 days ago
4.

maggie mae    

He never should have been allowed to come back to tv after the potty mouth he displayed!!!! He is a low class person who thrives on the publicity. The network should cancel his show for good. He is worth nothing and should not be given kudos for bad behavior,. GET HIM OFF THE AIR!!

1684 days ago
5.

L    

Why is she enraged that they started another business? Because she's not getting a cut of the profits?! WTF?

1684 days ago
6.

kajetboat    

What in the world is going on with these families. You would think that Beth would want her family members to be successful!! If this is true, everything we see on this show in regards to family, how important it is to Dog and Beth, is a fraud.

If the boys did indeed cut all ties with the family, something must be terrible wrong. Leland and Duane Lee really seem to have their heads on straight

1684 days ago
7.

balls    

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1684 days ago
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Ed    

Typical hick's,white trash at it's best and of course krackers love the show..

1684 days ago
9.

Randall    

So sad.Dog and Beth are money grubbing asses.Button up your shirt "Dog".You dress like a mexican low budget pimp. And why the spurs? They may be for riding that cow he calls a wife. If it were'nt the two sons his marlboro cigarette smoking so called "native american" ass. If he's native than i'm the prince of persia.But anyway,he would'nt be able to catch the perps.

1684 days ago
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Kai    

On the Christmas special Dog lives in a big mansion, and the brother drives a 15 year old neon? Dude share some love with the
fame.
Dog and the Wife are fake praying fraud, who always want the lime light.

1684 days ago
11.

vivian    

who cares,hate the show!!

1684 days ago
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imdaman    

That woman disgusts me. Dog needs to man up and take control back of HIS family. Beth SMITH isn't Chapman blood. She is a greedy fat pig who is tearing up the family. Duane Lee and Leland are the two risking their lives out there NOT an old man who chain smokes and the fat cow wife who is all talk and no grabs. Without the two boys, the show is going to sink and lose fans. That's the end of DTBH.

1684 days ago
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jlette    

Beth and Dog are users. They would stab both Leland and Duane Lee in the back for cash. Beth and Dog's heads have gotten way too big for their britches. TLC better watch it becuase when I watch Dog the Bounty Hounter I only watch it because of Leland and Duane Lee. Beth is the biggest B**** ever and Dog is so full of himself it's insane. Best wishes to Leland and Duane Lee. I hope they are successful with their colthing line and that Beth and Dog both lose their show becuase they are two of the biggest phonies right along Kate and Jon.

1684 days ago
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mangomary    

This just goes to show you what greed and fame can do to a family. Beth is a delusional fat bitch who thinks the show is Beth the Bounty Huntress not Dog the Bounty Hunter. She could care less if any of the Chapmans (including DOG!) were on the show anymore. She has completely lost her mind by firing the Leland and Duane Lee. She is a horrible person for ripping the family apart. I hope she gets what she deserves in the end - to be alone. Utterly and pathetically alone.

1684 days ago
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rando    

Good riddens to the whole bunch... They Can set there and pray one minute then cuss up a storm in the next breath......Give em all the boot.

1684 days ago
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