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Chickadee to Mama June

I'm Pregnant!

And This Time I Call the Shots

4/25/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Anna Chickadee Cardwell Pregnant AgainAnna Chickadee Cardwell is pregnant ... but this time around grandma won't be in charge.

Chickadee tells TMZ, she and husband Michael are 6 weeks pregnant. If Mama June reads this it will be the first time she'll learn she's going to be a grandma 2 times over.

June was calling the shots after Anna's first baby, Kaitlyn, was born, but this time June will be allowed to visit when Anna's around, but that's it. 

Anna says she doesn't trust her mom's judgment anymore, because when she was younger, June would leave her with various people for long periods of time. One of them was child molester Mark McDaniel

Anna says the only men who she'll trust with the new baby will be her husband and Uncle Poodle.

But Anna knows the value of a buck ... she says that there's one thing Mama June will come in handy for ... diaper coupons. 

The woman loves a good bargain. 

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Mama June

By the By ...

I'm Bi!!

4/24/2015 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June wants the world to know ... "I'm bisexual."

The "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" matriarch tells TMZ she had 3 experiences with women in her life but says, "It's no big deal, I was young and experimented with it, never went pro though just played the minor leagues."

While she and Sugar Bear are currently broken up, June says she is working things out with him. But if they don't get back together ... "It's open season. I will keep ALL my options open."

Standby ladies (and guys) ... Mama's about to run wild.

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Sugar Bear's Brother Billy

I Was Never Missing

I Just Didn't Wanna Talk To June & S.B.!

4/15/2015 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sugar Bear Missing BrotherSugar Bear's brother Billy is alive and well, which is hardly news except June and S.B. thought he wasn't.

As we reported, Sugar Bear and June filed a missing persons police report Tuesday, because they hadn't seen or heard from Billy since Saturday. They were especially worried because Billy was going through hard times ... unable to find a job and in the middle of a contentious breakup with his baby mama, who supposedly was not letting him see his kids. 

But now Billy has resurfaced and doesn't understand all the fuss. He says he was just working with a friend and didn't feel like returning phone calls or texts from them. He says he was in contact with other family members.

Billy also says he was with his kids last week, so June and Sugar Bear were making a big deal out of nothing.

Sounds like there's some bad blood, because Billy says he won't be talking to June anytime soon.

Sugar Bear

Brother Billy Missing

Police Report Filed

4/14/2015 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0414-mama-june-billy-sugar-tmz-splashSugar Bear's brother is missing, and Sugar Bear and Mama June are so worried we're told they've filed a missing persons report.

Billy Thompson was last seen 3 days ago in McIntyre, Georgia. He's gone off the radar, not returning phone calls or texts.

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The last time Billy was seen was Saturday, at Sugar Bear's home where Mama June's daughter Jessica was getting ready to go to prom.

Mama June's people tell TMZ, they're especially worried because he's been going through hard times lately. He's unemployed and unable to find work. He's also having a hard time seeing his kids in the wake of a bad breakup with his baby mama.

Mama June's people say they've gone to the local police department and filed a report, but so far no luck in finding him. 

Mama June

'My Mom is a Money Hungry Bitch'

4/9/2015 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June is angry and clear ... her own mother has driven a wedge between her and Chickadee, because she's "a money hungry bitch."

June flew into LA Wednesday and told our photog, it's Chickadee's own fault she's run out of cash ... June says she's given her plenty.

June then made it clear ... the gravy train has left the station, so Chickadee needs to fend for herself.

As for June's mother ... June squarely blames her for the fracture in her family. 

Mama June

Chickadee Threatens

Cut Me In, Or Else

4/6/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chickadee Mama June MoneyMama June has been quite the cash cow recently ... which is why her daughter Chickadee is fighting for a cut in the action. 

June has found a way to make a lot of money post "Honey Boo Boo" ... we're told it's in the 6 figures. She's scored cash from paparazzi shoots and made a bundle doing various TV interviews. 

Now the tricky part ... we're told Chickadee feels entitled to some of the money because June's only claim to fame is the TLC show, of which Chickadee was a big part. Yes, it's a thin argument at best.

And our sources say June has told Chickadee to pound sand ... her money is her money. 

Blood may be thicker than water, but cash reigns supreme. 

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. 

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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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