Honey Boo Boo will have a safe, stable home free of all convicted child molesters ... so vows Uncle Poodle, who says he'll file for custody if things get bad at Mama June's.
Sources connected with the family tell TMZ ... Uncle Poodle and his fiance Alan have researched the ground rules for winning temporary custody. They say they have the financial wherewithal to support Honey Boo Boo, and they're getting a new, larger apartment with a spare bedroom.
Our sources say ... Poodle and Alan are ready to file for temporary custody if June does not completely sever her relationship with Mark McDaniel. They will not ask for permanent custody because they'd like to see Sugar Bear eventually care for Honey Boo Boo ... when he gets back on his feet financially.
They are talking trash about S.B. ... calling him "an idiot" for hanging out with June.
As for 14-year-old Pumpkin ... they have no desire to get custody of her -- she hates them.
Halle to Gabriel
How Can You Not Get Modeling Jobs
I Pay Your Gym Bills!
11/2/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gabriel Aubry is fighting Halle Berry's attempt to slash his child support by more than 75% ... because her husband beat the crap out of him so bad he can't get work, but the photos tell a different story.
TMZ has obtained documents filed in their never-ending custody and support war. We broke the story ... Halle is trying to reduce Gabriel's child support for 6-year-old Nahla from $16K a month to around $3,800 a month.
Gabriel refers to the Thanksgiving day fight in Halle's driveway back in 2012, in which he accuses Olivier Martinez of a sneak attack that pulverized his face. He says it took him 6 months to heal before he could possibly work again, and since then he's only gotten 3 gigs.
But we checked out photos of Gabriel, and just 6 weeks after the fight there's barely a sign of injury.
Halle attacks Gabriel as a deadbeat who is using child support to avoid having to work. She says, "There is no case, no law, no logic that says a healthy, active man gets to simply live off child support that the wealthier mother earns."
And in Halle's docs, her lawyer, Steve Kolodny, says Gabriel uses monthly child support for his own needs, including:
$740 a month for Gabriel's "Fitness"
$940 a month in clothing (Gabriel lists Nahla's clothing expenses separately -- $675 a month)
$700 a month for Gabriel's health insurance
$1,975 a month in car expenses
$1,100 a month in furniture and electronics
Halle splits custody with Gabriel 50/50. She wants to convince a judge ... during her 50% custody, Gabriel should get off his ass and get a job.
Won't Fight for Custody UNLESS ...
10/29/2014 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sugar Bear will NOT make a play for custody of Honey Boo Boo unless things escalate between Mama June and convicted child molester Mark McDaniel and the child is materially harmed.
Sources connected to Sugar Bear tell TMZ ... as of now he will not fight for custody, and it's not just about June. We're told he does not feel equipped to take custody of the 9-year-old. He doesn't have a place of his own right now -- he's been living with a friend since he and June separated.
It doesn't mean Sugar Bear is not concerned. We're told he stops by June's house daily to check on the kid, but so far he has not sensed anything that has damaged her.
As we reported ... Sugar Bear is not happy that June is back with McDaniel. It was a source of friction in their relationship -- she refused to 86 the pics of the man who molested her older daughter -- and ultimately became a significant reason for the break-up.
Arrested During Illegal Burger Run
10/28/2014 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love and Hip Hop" star Rich Dollaz just bought the most expensive burger of his life ... it cost him thousands of dollars and his freedom.
Here's what we know. Dollaz and his pals double parked outside the Edgewater, New Jersey police HQ Sunday night ... so they could make a quick burger run to a nearby Five Guys. Cops went over to write Dollaz up when they ran his plates and discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.
Turns out ... the 43-year-old music exec owes $11K in child support ... so cops busted him burger in hand.
Dollaz was hauled off to Hudson County jail ... where he's still in custody.
Black Flag Founder
Creepy Concert Footage
Fuels Custody Battle [VIDEO]
10/20/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn is not to be trusted with his 2 daughters ... which his ex-wife says is obvious to anyone who watches this video of him perving out with a young chick on stage.
Ginn performed with Black Flag in July at a Butte, MT music festival. A young woman jumped on stage and gotta say ... what he does with her is pretty shocking.
The guy who shot the video says it was so creepy ... he contacted Ginn's ex-wife because he feared for the safety of the couple's daughters, ages 10 and 7.
Marina Ginn says her ex has become increasingly erratic, and in court docs she accuses him of going off the rails with drugs around the kids. She says he neglects to feed them when they're with him and disciplines them by throwing water in their faces.
Marina says they currently have joint custody ... she now wants sole custody.
Greg's lawyer calls BS ... telling us the concert video is not what it seems, insisting it's harmless. He says Marina has her own emotional issues -- pointing out her online adult entertainment profile. He says what's really behind this is jealousy ... he's in a new relationship.
Meets Baby Daughter
Gunning for Joint Custody
10/16/2014 5:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Paul George has a new lady in his life ... his 5-month-old daughter Olivia ... who he met for the first time Thursday -- and now TMZ Sports has learned the NBA star is gunning for joint custody of the child.
As we previously reported, George swore that he would "do the right thing" if a paternity test proved he fathered a child with a woman named "Daniella" who he had a relationship with in 2013.
Now, we've learned George is convinced he IS the daddy ... and his attorney is currently in the process of hammering out a joint custody arrangement with the mom.
Paul's attorney tells TMZ Sports ... "Paul has always wanted to accept responsibility and play a role in his daughter’s life -- and wanted to make sure it was handled properly through the legal system."
We're told Paul is "very excited" about having a huge role in his daughter's life -- "He can't wait to be a dad to her."
Breakup with GF
Triggers MASSIVE Fight Over Miniature Dog
10/11/2014 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ray J and girlfriend Princess Love broke up Thursday night and things went nuclear when she tried to leave with their dog Boogotti ... and a huge custody battle for the pup is now underway.
According to our sources, when the "Love & Hip Hop" stars called it quits, Ray offered to leave while she packed her belongings. But we're told when she started to pack up Boogotti's things, Ray J went off.
Our sources say the two went at it over the three-pound Maltese puppy, to the point where Ray J's security had to step in.
We're told Ray J's security guard eventually got hold of Boogotti and the dog is with Ray J now ... but our sources also say Ray J knows this won't be the the end of the battle.
Princess Love took the fight to Instagram and posted an old photo of her with Floyd Mayweather.
Baby Daddy Surfaces
And Demands Custody
10/5/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fantasia Barrino says her baby daddy who is suing for custody of their teenage daughter is nothing but a deadbeat sperm donor.
Brandel Shouse claims in new legal docs he's a better parent than Barrino and he should be the primary parent for 13-year-old Zion. So he's gunning for physical and legal custody.
The former "American Idol" winner is incredulous ... claiming Shouse has NEVER had a relationship with or cared for Zion. She also says he's never given her a dime of financial support.
So Fantasia has decided if he wants to fight, then fight it is. Now she wants him to ante up child support. She says he's able bodied, employed and capable of earning substantial amounts of cash.
The two were high school sweethearts, but he was abusive to her and ended up pleading guilty to beating and choking her.
Accused Of Ditching Son ... For Girlfriends
10/5/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
French Montana is a lousy dad who abandoned his wife and child for months at a time so he could gallivant around the world with his girlfriends ... so says his ex-wife.
Friends of Nadeen Kharpouch tell TMZ ... French once went 7 months without seeing his 4-year-old son ... and spent a grand total of 4 days with him this year ... so that he could hang with famous women, including Trina and Khloe Kardashian.
She says it was especially galling that French never bothered to take his kid to kindergarten -- Khloe was way more important to him.
And in the money department, we're told Nadeen is fuming because French was draining the marital assets by showering Khole with Jeeps and jewelry.
The divorce became final this week. French's camp has denied our stories that he settled up with her for $2M ... but actually we're told it was more like $3 MIL.
Ain't Worried 'Bout Nothin ...
10/3/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
French Montana was banging Khloe Kardashian and Trina while he was still married, technically ... so imagine how the dude's gonna go off now that his divorce is final.
Nadeen Kharbouch filed to divorce French more than 2 years ago in NJ -- citing irreconcilable differences -- and a judge just put a fork in it this week ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
Sources close to French tell us the divorce dragged on so long because they were battling over custody of their 4-year-old son. We're told they finally hammered out a plan that gives French the ability to see his son whenever he wants -- and the exes are now on good terms.
Our source also says reports FM shelled out $2 mil to Nadeen are over blown.
I WANT JOINT CUSTODY!
9/26/2014 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Wiz Khalifa drew the battle lines in his divorce with Amber Rose ... challenging her move to get full custody of their one-year-old son ... TMZ has learned.
Wiz has filed his response to Amber's divorce petition ... he's asking for JOINT CUSTODY of Sebastian. Fact is ... in California it's advantage Wiz because there's a presumption joint custody is in the best interests of a child ... and when a parent asks for sole custody it's often a sign of vengeance.
Wiz also is agreeable on the prenup ... like Amber, he wants it enforced. TMZ broke the story ... Amber is the one who demanded a prenup and she's getting a lump sum payment north of $1 million.
According to the docs, filed by disso queen Laura Wasser, Wiz is also willing to pay Amber spousal support, because we now know the prenup provides that. Sources connected with Wiz and Amber tell us the agreement gives her upwards of $5K a month.
Sherri Shepherd's Ex
She NEVER Sent Me Nudes
... But I Wish She Did!
9/7/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Sally insists he's NOT trying to hawk naked pics of his soon-to-be-ex Sherri Shepherd ... but tells TMZ if he did have nude pics of her, they might not be getting divorced.
Earlier this week a report came out that Sally had compromising pics of Shepherd and was willing to share them -- for a price -- but Sally tells TMZ that's complete BS.
In fact, he says ... "If Sherri would have been more sexual with me and sent me things like nude pictures, we'd still be married."
Sources close to the ex-couple tell us Sally hasn't heard a word from Shepherd since their surrogate gave birth last month to the baby boy they planned to raise together ... back when they were happily married. We're told the baby is living with Lamar in L.A. and Sherri's never met him.
We're told Sally rejected a $150K settlement offer from Shepherd in their child custody dispute ... because he crunched the numbers. That works out to $694/mo. over 18 years, and according to our sources ... Sally thinks the court will order Sherri to pay more..
I'm Not Done
Fighting for My Kids
8/29/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kelly Rutherford plans on doing what you'd hope any mother would do when faced with losing her kids ... she's going to keep fighting.
As TMZ first reported, Rutherford's two children were ordered to live with their father, Daniel Giersh, who happens to live in France. The "Gossip Girl" star has been fighting to have that order overturned, but lost her latest attempt to do so earlier this month.
When our photog spotted Rutherford at LAX Thursday, she was surprisingly upbeat and vowed the battle's not over as far as she's concerned.