Sugar Bear is standing up for himself in the break up with Mama June ... insisting he has not been online dating and has NOT cheated.
As TMZ first reported, Mama June kicked Sugar Bear to the curb after finding out he has a profile on the dating site plentyoffish.com
This weekend in Georgia ... Suge was asked about his online dating adventures and stood up for himself. He's tight-lipped on details, but adamant he's not a cheater.
He also says he's "not allowed" to talk. Question is ... who's trying to muzzle him -- producers or June?
Honey Boo Boo
Single Dad Day
9/21/2014 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo is handling her parents break up by gripping a paintball gun and spending the day with newly single dad Sugar Bear.
HBB and her pops hit up a local paintball park with Pumpkin and Chubbs Saturday. Mama June was noticeably absent following the split.
Probably better June doesn't have a weapon around Suge. As we previously reported ... June reportedly caught him trolling dating sites -- and now plans on moving the kids out of their home once they're done filming this season.
Not surprisingly, the reality show's cameras were rolling at the paintball park.
Won't Be Fired
From 'Honey Boo Boo'
9/20/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear will not get a pink slip from TLC in the wake of his separation from Mama June ... but TLC is now scrambling to make sure "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" doesn't implode the way "Jon & Kate Plus 8" did.
Sources close to the show tell TMZ ... they have made a decision -- Sugar Bear is the father of the show's star, and the story line would be "ridiculously incomplete" without including him. The separation itself will become a significant part of the show.
Producers are not looking to exploit the split, and haven't yet decided how to cover it, but one source was candid, "To tell the truth it's good for the show. It had hit a bit of a lull and now there are tons of story lines ... dating, single parenting, breakups."
That said ... TLC wants to make sure the kids are not "emotionally bleeding" on camera because their parents broke up. TLC watched one of their signature shows -- "John & Kate" --- go down the toilet because of the strife over the kids.
TLC wants to give Mama June an even higher profile on the show, following her life as a newly-single woman. They don't want to portray her as an emotional wreck ... she'll remain the rock of the family.
TMZ broke the story ... June kicked Sugar Bear to the curb after she found out he was trolling an online dating site.
More Fries for Me
9/19/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Now that Mama June's given him the ole heave ho, Sugar Bear slipped off his ring and sought the comfort of an old friend today in Georgia.
Suge was outside the 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' family home sans wedding ring, but he did have the male version of bon bons and boxed wine -- a fountain soda and fries from McDonald's ... supersized, of course.
If he's looking for a silver lining -- nobody likes sharing their fries, right?
Bachelorhood has its privileges.
Rihanna Still Close to His Heart
9/17/2014 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Brown may be necking with Rihanna again ... with his current girlfriend right by his side.
CB and Karrueche Tran were all over L.A. Tuesday promoting his new album. Chris has been wearing a necklace with an angel on it ... that looks exactly like Rihanna's.
Our photog asked Chris if the necklace was a gift from Rihanna ... but he was mum.
But sources close to Chris tell us the necklace has no connection to Rihanna. We're guessing Chris knew exactly what he was doing -- getting people to talk about him just as his album drops.
Trina's a Hypocrite
She's a Homewrecker Too
9/16/2014 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Trina has some nerve hating on Khloe Kardashian for stealing French Montana away from her ... because Trina did the exact same thing to French's wife ... so claim friends of French (FOF).
Trina's blasting French and Khloe in a new song "F*** Love" ... "You can keep that purse, you can keep that whip, you can have that bitch."
But FOF say the song should have been called "Karma" ... because she started banging French while he was still married.
We're told French had feelings for Trina ... but she was never "his main girl" ... so it's a case of no harm, no foul.
Final shot ...FOF say Trina's new song is a lame attempt to jump start her career off French and Khloe.
French Montana's Ex Calls Khloe a Bitch
In New Diss Rap
9/16/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rapper Trina is on the attack ... BLASTING her ex French Montana and Khloe Kardashian for screwing behind her back -- and TMZ obtained a snippet of her new anger filled track about the affair.
Trina never mentions either French or Khloe by name in the new song called "F*** Love" feat. Tory Lanez ... but sources close to the rapper tell us their tryst last year was definitely the track's inspiration.
Trina doesn't pull punches ... insinuating French tried to play her for a fool -- and referring to Khloe with the line, "You can keep that bitch!"
As we previously reported ... Trina and French were living together in New Jersey when Khloe came on the scene. Sources close to the couple said Trina was devastated by the break-up.
So, what does Trina think now that Khloe and French are done? We reached out to her about the break-up and the track ... no word back yet.
Khloe Kardashian & The Game
9/16/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With French Montana on the outs, Khloe Kardashian was reunited Monday night with the guy she always seems to turn to during breakup times ... The Game.
Khloe and Game have been BFFs for a while and dating rumors swirled when she and Lamar Odom split ... but they insist it's strictly platonic.
Our photog spotted the pair leaving the Topanga Mall where Game said he loves Khloe's new cornrows.
But then we asked Khloe about the new song by Trina (French's ex) where she calls Khloe a bitch ... Khloe found a way to turn it into a compliment.
Shreds Ex-Fiancee Naya On New Track
9/15/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Big Sean is so damn happy Naya Rivera is out of his life, he rapped about it on his new single ... and the track is pretty vicious.
"I Don't F*** With You" is all about how infrequently Sean thinks about Naya after their nasty break-up ... even though the whole track is about her. So ... irony?
The song was produced by Kanye West -- and in the spirit of a good Yeezy rant -- Sean calls Naya a ho, a bird brain, and lays down the instant classic ... "I just dodged a bullet from a crazy bitch."
That's just a taste. Enjoy the rest ... especially if you're Lea Michele.
Some Marriages Aren't Worth Saving
**cough cough Janay **
9/12/2014 8:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Toni Braxton says she believes in "standing by your man" ... but when it comes to Ray Rice, it's clear the singer thinks Janay Palmer should make an exception.
Toni and her sister Towanda were leaving Mr. Chow in Bev Hills last night when she told us how she sympathizes for Janay for having to deal with her situation in the public eye ... but strongly implies that she should leave her NFL husband.
Braxton's not the only one who feels that way -- "Couples Therapy" host Dr. Jen Berman strongly suggested Janay divorce Ray ... explaining, "I think you can forgive someone and not have to be in a relationship with them."
Breaks Up With French Montana
I'm Not Over Lamar
9/11/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe Kardashian has called it quits with rapper French Montana ... because she still hasn't fully recovered from her disastrous breakup with Lamar Odom.
Sources close to Khloe tell us ... she ended the relationship, telling French she can't emotionally handle it.
Khloe filed for divorce from Lamar back in December after the former NBA star's long battle with cocaine ... then started dating French in April.
We're told Khloe felt she and French had gone way too far, too fast. He bought her a Jeep for her birthday.
She and French still get along and will hang out here and there ... but that's about it.
Threatens Porn Star
I'm So Rich I'll Destroy You!
9/10/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Britney Spears' people are trying to bully the woman with whom her boyfriend cheated ... by threatening she's so rich and powerful she'll destroy the woman if she blabs.
It's pretty shocking ... Britney's legal team sent a nasty letter to Cali Lee ... warning her that Brit's former BF David Lucado signed a confidentiality agreement with Britney, and anything he told Cali during their affair must be kept secret.
Here's the thing ... it's BS. Cali is NOT bound by some confidentiality agreement David signed. Period. And Cali's lawyer has told his client she can say what she wants.
In the letter, obtained by TMZ, the lawyer writes, "Rest assured that our client has the resources and the resolve to pursue this matter no matter what the financial cost or outlay in time."
Translation ... her lawyers are gonna get rich off of this.
Katy Perry Stole My Dancers
And I'm Pissed
9/10/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Taylor Swift believes Katy Perry is a thief ... and we've learned that's the basis of their feud.
The girl-on-girl war ignited when 3 of Taylor's dancers jumped ship and joined Katy's tour. Taylor felt betrayed because she became very close to the dancers and considered them family.
But here's the thing. The 3 dancers had actually worked with Katy first, but when Katy's tour ended several years ago they needed work. So they signed up as dancers during Taylor's tour.
We're told the dancers told Taylor up front ... they did not want to sign for the full tour -- they wanted a 30-day out, and we're told it's because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour.
When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.
All of this went down a year ago but we're told Taylor held a grudge, which boiled over when she wrote a song -- "Bad Blood" -- alluding to Katy screwing her over.
It's turned into a full on war, with Taylor not-so-coyly talking about the alleged betrayal -- and Katy responding on Twitter by calling Swift ... Regina George in sheep's clothing.