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Shaunie O'Neal

Races to Court Over Reality Show

Shaq Says No Way!

12/19/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shaunie O'Neal
is rushing to court this morning for an emergency order allowing her to put her kids on her new reality show ... but ex-hubby, Shaquille O'Neal, is saying, "Over my dead body."

Shaunie has a deal for a new reality show for VH1 -- "The Shaunie Project."  It's about life with her and her kids.  But we've learned Shaq has put his big foot down, saying there's no way he'll allow their 4 kids to appear.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Shaunie has tried convincing Shaq that her show is just like "The Cosby Show" -- good, wholesome, family fun.  She told him one of the episodes will focus on Shaunie's aversion to working out.  The kids will convince her that working out is good and they'll all run a 5K together.  Forgive our cynicism, but it sounds like this show may be scripted.

Shaq is not buying it and feels there are too many pressures imposed by producers -- to be able to keep the show wholesome.  He's convinced the show will end up showcasing a dysfunctional family that will hurt his kids, some of whom are already struggling in school.  Shaq believes no good can come from cameras in the home.

We're told Shaunie will tell the judge she needs an emergency order so she can meet her deadlines -- filming is scheduled to start the first week of January.

Shaq is also leery of Shaunie ... who once proclaimed she would no longer tolerate violence on her show, "Basketball Wives," because it damages the image of Black women ... yet she quickly changed her mind and the cat fights continued.

We'll be in court, so stay tuned.

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JAHKUSTO    

Take care of the kids and watch them grow.

205 days ago
17.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

If her kids are struggling in school maybe it's time for her to give reality TV a rest and focus on being a mom. She could produce some other family show without it being her family. I'm with Shaq on this one.

205 days ago
18.

Skins    

Why on earth would anybody want to watch a show about Shawnie (or whatever the hell her name is) and her kids. Go away famewhore!

205 days ago
19.

Biebersgranny    

reality TV is an outlet for talentless individuals to showcase their utter lack of talent and obvious mental/psychological issues. Apparently the world is gracious enough to welcome all kinds of reality tv as we live in a society of moronic humans who breed other moronic beings by not understanding the simple concept of condoms and birth control.

205 days ago
20.

MGFunk    

Shaunie is the African American Kris Jenner now apparently.

205 days ago
21.

Crunkatlanta    

They need to take out the word "Reality" because its far from that if its all scripted..

205 days ago
22.

Raarrr    

Oh I get it! Basketball Wives is sinking and she wants to exploit her children to keep the finances flowing.... BUT isn't she getting alimony/child support from Shaq??? She needs a reality check, not a reality show!

205 days ago
23.

Nickylala    

It's ridiculous that a judge should even be able to rule on this. Shaq is absolutely right that "reality" TV is terrible for kids and their families. It should require both parents to sign off and if they don't, thats that

205 days ago
24.

Jessica244    

If TI and Tiny can do it with their kids, then she can too. But my child is two and can already read. I did it by going to www.teachmybaby.weebly.com. Trust me it's guaranteed to work for your child.

205 days ago
25.

Mimi    

I'm totally with Shaq on this. Parents should not be allowed to exploit their kids on "reality" TV, especially if they're already having issues with schooling, etc. and especially if one parent is opposed.

Good grief. What a fame "ho" she is.

205 days ago
26.

LuckeeD    

I'm with Shaq on this. Let her find another way to get richer.

205 days ago
27.

Ebony L    

I'm riding with Shaq on this one! Checkout thegrandreport, they have some good viral videos on there

205 days ago
28.

Greg    

who's gonna watch that show any way? I quit watching BBW because of thank skank Evelyn

205 days ago
29.

John    

I know Dr. O'Neil has to be sorry he ever said hello to this woman.

205 days ago
30.

makeupqueen    

Does everyone have to exploit their family to make money?

205 days ago
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