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Shaunie O'Neal

Shut Down in Court

Score one for Shaq

12/19/2013 9:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shaunie O'Neal was unconvincing this morning in court ... a judge just rejected her bid for an order allowing her to put her kids on a new reality show ... something ex-hubby Shaquille O'Neal is vehemently against.

Shaunie wanted the judge to rule in her favor without a hearing, but Shaq's lawyer, disso-queen Laura Wasser convinced the judge there was no rush and a hearing was only fair ... but that takes time.

TMZ broke the story ... Shaq -- who has joint custody -- has been warring with Shaunie over the reality show, insisting ubiquitous cameras at home would be a terrible distraction for their 4 kids ... some of whom are already struggling in school. He's also worried the show will portray Shaunie and the kids in a negative light.

Shaunie has insisted the show will be wholesome family fun, but with scandal-hungry producers breathing down Shaunie's neck and her own cat-fighting track record on "Basketball Wives" ... Shaq isn't convinced.
 
Filming for the reality show is scheduled to begin in January ... so Shaunie's really under the gun.

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29 COMMENTS

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1.

Carl    

Maybe you shouldn't sign a contract unless you are positive you can deliver on your promises.

206 days ago
2.

bernergirl    

Good for Shaq! But why do they call Laura Wasser a disso queen?

206 days ago
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cluesarethere    

Kids don't need to be exploited on TV. It's not like they need the money like Honey Boo Boo's family.

206 days ago
4.

Tarington    

Shaunie QUIT trying to pimp out the kids like Kris Jenner did with her kids . . . it's despicable and shameful. Shaq kudos for standing up to Shaunie trying to exploit her kids for profit. Good grief, let kids be kids -- they have their whole adult lives to do what they want, including being in entertainment, if they choose.

206 days ago
5.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Good!

206 days ago
6.

Brien    

Considering one of their kids is in a special needs class at the Buckley school in LA it's a terrible idea.

206 days ago
7.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Shaunie is acting like trash

206 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

I am Team Shaq. If Shaunie wants to be in front of a camera, fine - tell her to get a ..... dare I say it...... a JOB and some training as an actress. Let the kids be kids and not a part of her inflamed self important ego. I can't imagine what she can remotely entertain and hold an audience with anyway.

206 days ago
9.

nof    

If you're going up against Laura?

...Have low expectations.

206 days ago
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nof    

Laura comes at you from so many different directions?

...You think she's the wind.

206 days ago
11.

nof    

...Like Shaq's not invincible enough as it is.

Let's see, Shaq and Wonder_Woman.

Vs. Shaunie and a public defender, hmmm.

"Think I'll go to bed early tonight..."

206 days ago
12.

CLINT    

Maybe they should do the ruling at the freethrow line. Pretty sure she would beat him there.

206 days ago
13.

TheBestHeEverHad    

Score 2 for Shaq, she couldn't bash him in her current show, hence her barely making appearances.

205 days ago
14.

Bubbie    

Another wannabe publicity wh*re. Why would anyone give a rat's a** what this woman does day to day? Even Shaq got tired of her.

205 days ago
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AllieHughes    

I think she has fifty percent of the rights to those kids so she can have them on television if she wants too. They are her children. People plaster facebook showing off every little thing their child does, she just has a bigger forum for it. If she is a reality star she has the right to include her kids. End of story.

205 days ago
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