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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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ajc22    

"Forgive our cynicism, but it sounds like this show may be scripted." ......Really, what about Harvey's fav scripted show with his boss Kris

275 days ago
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alex    

i woder if shaq bothered to get his child support reduced being she's a successful producer now. and shame on her for wanting to include her kids on those horrible reality shows that shows the worst behavior & makes it & the idiots on these shows famous. how about guideing your kids towards a meaningful career with philanthropy involved.

273 days ago
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