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'Honey Boo Boo' Star Chickadee

Shameful Money Grab

Fans Revolt

11/30/2014 8:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1130-anna-chickadee-shannon-TLC-01"Honey Boo Boo" star Anna Cardwell mistakenly believes charity begins at home.

Chickadee was soliciting money over the weekend on a GoFundMe page. She said she needed help with money and her goal was $20K.

Them's fightin' words for her fans, who immediately went on the FB attack. They were incredulous that someone on TV was asking THEM for loot.

Cardwell finally saw the shame in what she did and deleted the page -- explaining, "I'm deleting my fund me cause everyone thinks I'm money hungry"

Chickadee goes on, "And I have been think about everyone's opinions and I got alot of chooses and I have done there idea and I get the s*** end of the stick."

We would translate ... but we just can't. 

Uncle Poodle

Getting Naked With Fiance

... For HIV Awareness

11/29/2014 11:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Uncle Poodle
is lathering up his fiance in the shower for a good cause -- besides the obvious one.

Poodle is taking part in a new online campaign -- similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge -- only this requires you to take a selfie in the shower to help support those diagnosed with HIV.

The campaign is not-so-cleverly titled the "HIV Shower Selfie Challenge" ... and there's a big push for people to make the photo their profile pic on December 1st -- World AIDS Day.

Poodle is HIV positive ... but Alan is negative. They hope posting the pics online will spread awareness to fans of Honey Boo Boo.

Check out the full gallery of pics. Apparently it's otter season.

Mama June's New Man

Kicked Off Facebook

No Child Molesters Allowed

11/18/2014 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mark McDaniel Facebook Profile DeletedMama June's boyfriend has been booted from Facebook ... because he's a child molester. 

Mark McDaniel was active on Facebook until Tuesday ... when his profile was yanked from the site. Turns out Facebook has a policy of rejecting sex offenders, but apparently they didn't know until recently ... presumably after we posted the story that McDaniel did time for molesting Mama June's child.

McDaniel's profile pic showed him cradling his granddaughter. There were various "welcome home" posts ... presumably from friends who found out he had been released from prison.

It's interesting ... June was absent from McDaniel's profile page, and we're guessing it's because they both knew it was wrong for her to hook up with him after he abused Anna.


Mama June

Mark McDaniel May Not

Be a Molester Anymore

11/18/2014 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June lives in a perpetual state of denial, telling Dr. Phil her boyfriend Mark McDaniel may have been rehabilitated and therefore not a danger to children.

It's pretty incredible ... June appeared on Phil's show Monday and pooh-poohed his question about her choice in men, saying McDaniel had no issues when she met him in 2000.

She also trashes her own daughter who was forced to perform oral sex on her boyfriend, saying Anna tends to lie.

You gotta see it to not believe it.

Mama June

Prosecuted for Not Paying Child Support

For Molested Daughter

11/14/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June Child Support

Mama June stiffed the woman who took care of June's daughter after she was molested by June's boyfriend ... this according to Georgia prosecutors who filed a criminal case against her.

June's mother, Sandra Hale, became the guardian of Anna/aka Chickadee in 2003, a year after Mark McDaniel forced the girl (who was 8 at the time) to perform oral sex on him.  

When the guardianship was created, June was required to pay her mom $100 a month in child support. But fast forward to 2009, when the Henry County D.A. filed criminal contempt charges against June, claiming she was way behind on her payments -- $4,144.62 behind.

According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- June was behind "due to willful and continuous refusal to comply."

The D.A. threatened her with jail if she didn't pay. The mug shot was taken in the contempt case.

The D.A. dismissed the contempt charge 3 months after it was filed ... presumably because June belatedly paid.

Mama June

Claims Child Molester Hotel Pic is Fake

11/13/2014 12:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1113-june-in-bed-tmz-wm-6Mama June did a sit-down with Dr. Phil Wednesday and claimed TMZ doctored the pic showing her in a hotel room with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.

Phil gets heated with June ... calling her out on her allegation.  As we reported, we were told June was sneaking away from the production of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to have secret rendezvous with McDaniel.


June made a bunch of claims during the interview -- which will air Monday -- including TLC allegedly folding and paying her full salary for the cancelled season. As TMZ reported ... TLC sources told us they blamed June for the cancellation and decided to pay her only a portion of her pay.

Our TLC sources say June lied on Dr. Phil's show ... she did NOT get payment in full because of her misconduct.

BTW ... we didn't doctor the pic.


Uncle Poodle

I Want a NYC Spinoff!

11/4/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
1103-uncle-poodle-fb-01Mama June got the whole Honey Boo Boo clan booted from television ... but Uncle Poodle says he hopes Hollywood comes a callin' again -- because he's gunning for his own show in NYC.

Poodle says he saw the petition online calling for him and Sugar Bear to star in their own spin-off show ... and he's game. We're guessing Sugar is not as interested -- if yesterday's Poodle attack was any indication. 

Uncle P says he'd only be interested if H.B.B. is allowed to make guest appearances ... he doesn't want the girl punished because of her mom's misdeeds.

Poodle says he and his fiance already have a pitch for producers -- they'll move to New York City in kind of a reverse "Green Acres."

This time around we know who could play Arnold Ziffel.
11:25 A.M. PST --  Poodle posted on Facebook that he has no plans to move to NYC ... we've learned he and his fiance have moved to a new apartment in a nearby city in Georgia.


Sugar Bear, Mama June

United ... Poodle Gets Custody

Over Our Dead Bodies!

11/3/2014 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sugar Bear and Mama June could not be more clear ... they can't stand Uncle Poodle and will fight to the death if he tries to wrestle custody of Honey Boo Boo away from them.

TMZ broke the story ... Poodle is privately vowing to go to court for temporary custody if Mama June does not sever all ties from Mark McDaniel, the guy who did time for molesting her oldest daughter.

Sugar Bear and Mama June were together and in lockstep Monday in the parking lot of a Georgia mall ... as they went to get their hair did.

Uncle Poodle

I'll Fight June for Boo Boo Custody, Unless ...

11/3/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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.

Sugar Bear

Passes Out at Mama June's House

... Ambulance Called

11/2/2014 8:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details
Sugar Bear fainted at Mama June's house Sunday afternoon ... and EMTs were called to the scene to treat him during a scary incident.

Sources close to the family tell us Suge has been staying at Mama June's house for a few days -- and it's unclear if the couple were arguing when he took the header.

We're told Sugar Bear regained consciousness before the ambulance arrived ... and was able to walk outside and greet the EMTs before they ran a bank of tests.

Our sources say EMTs diagnosed the problem as high blood pressure.

Sugar Bear walked back inside afterward. We're told he's feeling better ... and still staying at the house with June.

Mama June

She Won't Get Paid in Full

But Kids Will

11/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
1024-shannon-thompson-family-tlc-getty-01Mama June is not going to get her full salary from TLC for the un-aired season, because TLC squarely put the blame on her for the show's cancellation.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... TLC's biggest concern is the welfare of Honey Boo Boo and the other kids and show execs are deeply concerned and upset that June has put them at risk by dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.

The network does not believe June deserves full payment, so they have deducted a significant amount from what she would have gotten if the show aired.

As for the kids ... we're told they will ALL be paid in full.

Ditto Sugar Bear, who will also get his due. And Uncle Poodle has already received his loot.

Our sources say TLC is hanging its hat on a morals clause in her contract -- and cavorting with the guy who molested one of her daughters ... well, it seems to qualify.

'Hollywood Hillbillies'

Hicks Divided

On Mama June Scandal

11/1/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hollywood Hillbillies Mama June ScandalThe women of "Hollywood Hillbillies" are standing firmly behind Mama June ... saying she's a good mother ... but the men on the show say June's a crappy mom.

Our photog got the cast as they headed into House of Pies in Los Feliz with their manager David Weintraub ... and there was a clear gender divide over the Boo Boo situation.

Mema was quick to defend Mama June ... but Michael (aka "The Angry Ginger") seriously bashed her.

Which hicks take the cake ... and the pie? You decide.

Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle

We're Getting $crewed

Because of Mama June

10/31/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Uncle Poodle Sugar Bear Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Cancellation
Sugar Bear and Uncle Poodle say they're getting screwed over by the cancellation of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," because they haven't been paid a cent for an entire season that's in the can ... but we're told their payday is imminent.

Sources connected with the show tell us ... Sugar Bear is bitter because he did nothing wrong, and because June decided to start dating her child molester boyfriend again he can't even afford a place to live ... he's been staying with a friend.

Production sources say payment was tied to the airing of the shows, but TLC has 86'd the entire season which was shot over a period of 6 months. We're told Sugar Bear hasn't gotten a dime.

What's especially galling to S.B. ... he doesn't have a reserve. We're told June hoarded all the money the family got and doled out an allowance for him -- that's it.

As for Uncle Poodle ... our sources says he's extremely bitter because he says TLC has not contacted him and he has no idea if he'll end up with goose eggs.  But we know Poodle has NO contract with TLC ... his deal is through the production company, and he's going to get paid.

Our production sources say ... the check's in the mail -- literally -- for both Sugar Bear and Poodle.


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