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.
Bravo Star Geneva Thomas
Suing Co-Star for $25M
I'VE BEEN FRAMED!!!
10/30/2014 12:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Blood, Sweat & Heels" star Geneva Thomas is suing her co-star for $25 MILLION ... claiming the woman got her falsely painted as a violent criminal.
Thomas claims Melyssa Ford defamed her after an ugly fight on a boat last week while shooting their show. Ford claimed Thomas grabbed a glass bottle and shattered it over her head. Ford had to get 3 staples in her head to close the bloody gash.
We have video of the fight -- it's not clear who started it and we don't see the bottle smash ... but Thomas is pretty confident she's in the clear.
Apparently authorities disagree ... Thomas was arrested after the fight and she's been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Sorry Gloria ...
This Split Ain't Amicable
10/30/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our sources tell us ... Matt was the one who called things off with the "Basketball Wives" star -- and he's still upset and hurt about the things that led up to the split.
The Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan break-up isn't as friendly and happy and cheery as she says it is ... this according to sources close to Matt, who tell us this thing is pretty damn far from amicable.
As we previously reported, Matt believed there were major "trust issues" in the relationship -- and now we know reconciliation is the last thing on his mind.
Meantime, Gloria insists the two are working things out -- and have a "dope" relationship and are working together to co-parent their twin sons.
We're told that Matt is 100% committed to the children -- he just has issues with their mother.
Blood Clots Torpedo 'Housewives' Trip
10/30/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NeNe Leakes had to make a choice, which was ultimately simple -- "Real Housewives" or her life.
Our NeNe sources tell us ... she just canceled a flight to the Philippines for a RHOA shoot because of her recurring problem with blood clots that form around her lungs ... the same condition that landed her in the hospital last November.
Flying long distances is potentially fatal for people with a propensity to develop blood clots ... and the 20-hour flight from Atlanta to the Philippines was just too risky.
The rest of the cast is already there. She's still part of the cast, but won't be on this particular episode.
Too bad ... the only other person in the Philippines with that kind of heat is Imelda Marcos ... and she's way old ... fact is, we thought she was dead.
Mama June, Sugar Bear, Honey Boo Boo
United We Stand
10/29/2014 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's a curious pic indeed. Sugar Bear, arm-in-arm with Mama June and Honey Boo Boo.
The pic was taken Wednesday in Milledgeville, GA. It's obvious ... they wanted to be photographed, and June looks especially happy to see the paparazzi.
For June, it's a big deal that it LOOKS like she has an alliance with Sugar Bear, who has been extremely upset that she's been dating convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
As for Sugar Bear ... he's walking a tightrope. He has no plans to fight June for custody, because his life isn't stable enough to care for Honey Boo Boo. He doesn't even have his own place to live.
Given that he's not fighting for custody ... Sugar Bear needs June because she controls access to their daughter.
Bringing a child molester into your life can really complicate things.
Nails in the Clear
10/29/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner showed his true colors in Malibu Wednesday.
Bruce 86'd the fire engine red nail polish he sported just a day earlier. It's unclear why ... the polish looked professional and usually lasts a lot longer than a day.
Maybe it was part of a Halloween costume. Or maybe he just wanted it for a day. Lots of maybes.
'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'
Producers Take Sides
FIRE 2 Castmates
10/29/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Benzino and fiancee Althea Eaton think "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" should air on Animal Planet ... because they think producers are making them scapegoats.
Production sources tell us the couple was given the boot Wednesday AM ... with no explanation.
Benzino says it's obvious he and Althea are being blamed for the fight between them and castmates Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J ... a brawl that proved irresistible for other cast members.
TMZ broke the story ... Althea sued Joseline, claiming she started the fight while she was high on crack.
Although Althea got her ass whooped ... producers sided with Joseline, even though other castmates felt Joseline should have gotten the boot.
VH1 wouldn't comment, but it's pretty obvious. Joseline's better TV, and that trumps everything.
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.
Sprung from Jail
Craving 5 Guys
10/29/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Love & Hip Hop" star Rich Dollaz is returning to the scene of the crime ... he's headed back to a Five Guys burger joint after getting sprung from a NJ jail.
We broke the story ... Dollaz was popped by cops Sunday night as he came out of Five Guys carrying a bag of burgers. Police say he was wanted because he owed $10,500 in unpaid child support.
A rep for Dollaz calls the whole thing a misunderstanding ... and tells TMZ Dollaz had been trying to resolve the child support case.
Hudson County jail officials say Dollaz was released after paying his debt in full ... and walked out of jail a free -- and hungry -- man. He even took the time to take a pic with fellow inmate Jason Rios, who was released at the same time.
The rep tells us ... Dollaz never even got to eat his expensive burgers -- they were confiscated by cops -- but he's headed right back to Five Guys ... so he can ketchup on what he missed.
For 65th Birthday
10/28/2014 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner treated himself to a fresh coat for his 65th birthday.
Jenner was tooling around Malibu Tuesday when he lit up a cigarette, revealing the fire engine red nails.
It looks like he nailed up to celebrate the milestone ... his nails were unpainted earlier in the day.
What's really weird about this ... we've never seen Bruce -- a die-hard health fiend -- with a cigarette before. He's been in shape his entire adult life ... formerly known as the greatest athlete in the world.
Split from Matt Barnes Is Amicable
... 'We're Dope'
10/29/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan says a reconciliation with L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes is NOT out of the question ... telling TMZ Sports the split with her estranged hubby is "definitely amicable."
We broke the story ... Matt separated from Gloria earlier this summer with sources telling us "trust issues" played a part in the split. So far, neither Matt nor Gloria have filed for divorce.
Now, Gloria tells us the two are still on pretty good terms -- "we're dope" -- and says they're working together extremely well to co-parent their twin boys.
It's an interesting turn of events ... considering Gloria is being sued for allegedly forging Matt's name on official documents to take out a secret $150k loan.
Gloria also says she expects to get together with Matt this weekend to help the kids celebrate Halloween.
Stay tuned ..
Battle Lines Drawn Over LSU vs. 'Bama
10/29/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A civil war is brewing inside the "Duck Dynasty" family -- a war that threatens to tear them apart from the inside out ... and it all has to do with one of the biggest rivalries in sports ... LSU vs. Alabama.
The family lives in Louisiana ... so you'd think they'd ALL be diehard Tigers fans, especially since Bama folk are so bitterly despised in the Pelican State.
But when Korie and Sadie were leaving Craig's in West Hollywood this week -- we asked if they were all pulling for the Bayou Boys when they take on Alabama on Nov. 8th ... and were SHOCKED at what we heard.
Listen closely to Sadie's answer ... it'll make any Tiger fans' ears bleed.
And to make matters worse (or better if you're a Bama fan) ... turns out Sadie has been supporting the Crimson Tide for a while -- and even sent some "Roll Tide" love to A.J. McCarron last year.
No word on how or why she became a Bama fan ... but we put some pieces together and it seems like it might be the same reason teenage girls all over the country piss their families off ... a boy ... who happens to live in AL.
Families have been torn apart for less.
'Duck Dynasty' Star Jep Robertson
Out of Hospital After Seizure
10/28/2014 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Duck Dynasty" star Jep Robertson is back home after being laid up in a hospital for a seizure he suffered while deer hunting.
Jep was released Monday, though doctors still haven't figured out what triggered the attack last week. In the meantime, we're told they'll be keeping him on meds, and he may need further testing.
We're told Jep doesn't have much energy, but he's still feeling much better than he was over the weekend. TMZ broke the story ... Jep was hunting with his brother Willie Robertson and some friends when he collapsed.
We're told producers are gonna let him get more rest before returning to filming.