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Mama June

Goodbye Multi-Meals, Hello Multi-Vitamins ...

Put Me On Biggest Loser!

3/13/2015 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June Biggest LoserMama June's hungry for the spotlight ... but sheddin' pounds may be what gets her back on TV.

June was spotted at a Hollywood park Friday puttin' in the work ... TMZ has learned she's got her eyes set on being a contestant on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and she's hired celebrity personal trainer Natasha Kufa to get the ball rolling. 

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She may be in compromising positions but she's definitely on a mission ... she says she's determined to drop 100 lbs.

She's already shopping show ideas around ... maybe a workout tape too?

Fingers crossed. 

Mama June

TLC's in My Rear View

Back in L.A. Pitchin' Shows

3/13/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mama June does not scare easily ... she's back in L.A. pitching new TV shows starring her and her brood, scoffing at veiled TLC threats.

It's June's second trip to La La Land after "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" got the ax, despite TLC's warning she's not allowed to pitch new shows until May.

June -- who is fresh out of the hospital after a bout with pneumonia -- blew into LAX Thursday and told us she's meeting more producers. We're told 2 projects include a relationship show involving her and Sugar Bear, and a "Beverly Hillbillies" type show.


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Mama June

HOSPITALIZED

For Pneumonia

3/8/2015 2:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0308-mama-june-tmz-01Mama June was rushed to a hospital Friday in Georgia after her temperature went through the roof ... and doctors said she has pneumonia.

Sources close to June tell TMZ ... she was having trouble getting out of bed Friday morning. Turns out she had a 103 fever,  so a family member immediately drove her to the ER.

In addition to the pneumonia ... she also had extreme dehydration.

Mama June was at the hospital all day and eventually got some shots and meds ... then doctors sent her home, but told Honey Boo Boo's mom to stay in bed for a few days.

We're told Sugar Bear pitched in to watch the kids while June was getting treated ... and he's gonna hang around for a few days to help out while June is stuck in bed.

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Honey Boo Boo

Family Calls BS on TLC Ultimatum

You Breached Our Deal!

3/3/2015 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Honey Boo Boo and the brood are laughing off TLC's legal threats ... because they say their contract was breached by the network -- and they have no obligation to fulfill their old deal.

Sources close to Mama June and co. tell us the family claims their health insurance hasn't been paid since November -- which was part of their contract -- so they no longer believe they should answer to TLC.

But our network sources claim the deal only required TLC to pay through 2014 -- which it says was covered in full. For extra generosity, the network claims it agreed to pay for the family's insurance this year too, up until May -- and we're told THAT is June's beef.

We're told TLC intends to make the payment ... it just hasn't yet. 

As we previously reported ... TLC sent the family an ultimatum saying they can't work for another entertainment company until their contract runs its course at the end of May.

The Honey Boo Boo clan says because they haven't gotten the money, they believe they're free to play let's make a deal all over Hollywood. 

Honey Boo Boo

TLC Ultimatum to Family

Stop Pitching Yourselves, Or Else

2/24/2015 11:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Honey Boo Boo's hopes of being a pop diva may have just been shattered ... the star's former network says they'll come down on her like a ton of bricks if she releases a song.

Sources close to the family say TLC sent the family an ultimatum ... they can't work for another entertainment company until their contract with the network runs its course at the end of May.

Mama June, Honey, and the fam were in town last week shopping a reboot of their show to other networks and HBB recorded a song, "Movin' Up," with Pumpkin and Adam Barta, produced by LA On The Track.

Our sources say the network would ultimately take them to court if the family tries to make money before June. TLC has paid the entire family their money for the season that never aired, plus tutoring and health insurance.

Apparently the family isn't scared, because they've lawyered up. 

'Honey Boo Boo' Family

Sweating Like Pigs in L.A. Hotel Room

2/19/2015 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0219-honey-boo-boo-splashHoney Boo Boo and her family may look like they're enjoying the sun while sitting poolside in L.A. ... but TMZ has learned it's actually been more like a vacation FROM HELL!

Sources close to the family tell us ... when the Shannon clan got to their hotel room Tuesday night, the AC was busted -- so the hotel gave them some fans to cool off for the night.

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Even worse for Mama JuneSugar Bear and the fam -- their toilet wouldn't flush.

When they switched rooms Wednesday morn, the toilet was working ... but the AC was still kaput. Which is why the Shannon clan hit the pool to cool off -- then pulled up stakes and switched hotels.

Welcome to glamorous Hollywood.

Honey Boo Boo

Here She Comes Again ...

But There's a Speed Bump

2/18/2015 2:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Honey Boo Boo is far from done ... the fam is back in L.A. meeting with producers this week ... but convicted sex-offender Mark McDaniel could derail everything.

Sources say several networks believe the world has been Boo-deprived for too long ... TLC cancelled the show back in October. The idea being shopped is a "Beverly Hillbillies" theme with a new house, money, and drivers while they adjust to being famous around town.

But here's the problem ... we're told producers want to drudge up Chickadee's molestation business with McDaniel and use it to inaugurate the series, but the family says they're dealing with it privately in therapy and want to move on.

But people love it when couples reunite ... por ejemplo Mama June and Sugar Bear ... we're told producers are pushing to see them fix things and co-parent for the show.

Decisions ... decisions.

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Mama June

Rear-Ended

Driver Flees

2/17/2015 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June was rear-ended by a hit and run driver Monday ... and her brood is badly shaken.

June tells us, she and the girls were leaving a gas station close to their new home in Hampton, GA when a minivan rear-ended their Suburban. She called 911 but the other driver sped off before she could write down the plate number. 

No one was hurt but it scared everyone, especially Pumpkin ... who was badly injured last year in a another family car wreck.

The damage was minimal, so good luck finding the hit and run driver. Nevertheless, June says she'll file a police report.

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Mama June

I Don't Want Money From Sugar Bear

But I Do Need ...

1/25/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June Sugar Bear Child SupportMama June knows Sugar Bear is broke as a joke ... so she's willing to cut him a break on child support -- but she tells TMZ she's demanding something more important from him. 

Mama June says she and Suge aren't squabbling over money because she's flush right now, and realizes he's strapped for cash. However, she's putting her foot down when it comes to him spending time with Alana.

She says daddy-daughter time will be tricky once she moves to her new house 90 minutes away from McIntyre, GA ... where SB is living. June says they're working out a plan for regular visitation.  

We're told Sugar's determined to see his daughter -- and June says they've kept things very civil when it comes to Alana.

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Mama June

Couples Therapy Still an Option ...

If Sugar Bear Shows Up

1/19/2015 9:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June might give Sugar Bear one last chance to work things out -- and she might get PAID to do it ... on a reality TV show.

Sources connected to the now ex-couple tell us they've been contacted by 2 different shows -- one of them being "Marriage Boot Camp" on WE tv -- looking to cast them for an upcoming season.

We broke the story ... June kicked Sugar Bear out of their home last week ... claiming she found out he was two-timing her with several women he'd met online. We're told the marital strife is the real deal -- not created for TV -- but June intends to follow through and meet 'Boot Camp' producers.

She's just not sure Suge will do the same.

As for their relationship right now -- watch the video. June brags about torching a bunch of Sugar Bear's stuff ... if that tells you anything.

Chickadee

Signs First Promotional Deal

I'm Making LiLo Money!

1/18/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chickadee Sponsorship DealChickadee can stop hawking snake oil ... the former reality star has landed a legit money-making deal sorta -- getting paid to tweet like other big celebs.  

We've learned Anna Cardwell signed a deal with 310 Shakes to send out promotional tweets for its product ... similar to deals brokered for Lindsay Lohan, JWoww and Kyle Richards

We're told Lindsay is paid around 5K to tweet for the company ... but it's unclear how much scratch Chickadee is getting.

Calls to Anna's rep went unreturned.

Sugar Bear

This Is How I Dew ...

The Single Life

1/17/2015 3:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0117-sugar-bear-kicked-out-TMZ-01Sugar Bear was drinking heavily the night Mama June broke up with him ... but he wasn't dipping into the hard stuff -- the reality star was just hitting the Dew.

Sources connected to Suge tell us he spent the night at a relative's house on Wednesday after MJ kicked him to the curb. Then he drowned his sorrows in Mountain Dew and chili.

We're told S.B. vented to his family about his frustrations with June ... including his belief that she is still talking to Mark McDaniel. He also argued with his ex on the phone for hours following the meal.

An earful of June and a bellyful of chili -- not enough antacid in the world. 

The next day Sugar Bear rented a new double wide with his bro.

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Mama June

Kicks Sugar Bear Out

Claims He's a No Good Cheater

1/17/2015 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June Kicks Out Sugar Bear

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 has kicked Sugar Bear to the curb again ... and it's the same old story -- she thinks he's just too horny.

June tells TMZ she told him to leave after finding out he's continued engaging in online romances. She says Sugar Bear insists it's harmless ... he just does it for the thrill, but she's not buyin' it.

Sugar Bear and June have been trying to rekindle their relationship after she promised to stop seeing convicted child molester, Mark McDaniel.

As for Sugar Bear ... we're told he's sick of June's accusations, and he's done with her.

And June's not the only one that recently made a big home purchase ... we're told SB quietly rented a 4-bed 2-bath double wide with his brother ... so he can stay close to Honey Boo Boo.

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