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Mama June

Forget Santa ...

I'll Save Christmas!

12/16/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mama June Donates MoneyChristmas in the town of McIntyre, GA was almost cancelled, but Mama June ponied up out of her own pocket to save it.

The Shannon family has hosted a toy drive for the last 5 years ... with great success. Sometimes 500 people a night would show up at their well-decorated home, where adults deposited toys and the kids would sit on Santa's -- AKA Sugar Bear's -- lap.

But the fallout from the collapse of the Honey Boo Boo empire has taken its toll ... only a few hundred people showed up so far, and it looked like some kids would get nothing next week.

So Mama June says she personally forked over $2,000 for toys and says she'll ante up more if need be. She tells us, "No matter if one or one hundred came out, I was going to make sure the kids here in the county will wake up to something at Christmas."

So she's been naughty and nice.

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'Vanderpump Rules' Star

We Deserve $10k an Episode

12/16/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Vanderpump Rules" star Peter Madrigal thinks he and the rest of the supporting cast are getting short changed, and he wants Lisa to DOUBLE their salary.

Peter told us he doesn't care that Vanderpump flies first while everyone else is crammed in coach. But on the salary front, he thinks the ratings justify $10K an episode, not the $5K they're currently pulling in.

Here's the thing ... the $5K represents more than a 1000 percent increase. They were only getting $5K for the entire first season.

Tis the season ... to ask for a big fat paycheck.

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Chris Pratt

Pays Tribute to Lil Sebastian

At 'Parks and Rec' Party

12/16/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Pratt gave an emotional performance Saturday at the wrap party for "Parks and Recreation" ... all to pay tribute to one of Pawnee's finest treasures -- Lil Sebastian.

There was no hologram horse -- but Pratt belted out the Mouse Rat song "5,000 Candles in the Wind" with Ron freaking Swanson playing the guitar ... and just like you'd expect, it was awesome!

Everyone in attendance was stoked -- and since the show finished filming it's final season this week ... it will probably be the last time anyone hears it in person.

Treat yo self ... and watch the video.

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Teresa Giudice

I Got a Bum Rap

I'm Not Paying for Gia's Music Videos

12/16/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Teresa Guidice may be a criminal, but she's not as bad as people are making her out to be in the restitution department.

There has been a torrent of criticism that Teresa funded her daughter's 2 music videos when she still owes the government hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution and she stiffed her creditors by declaring bankruptcy.  

But we've learned ... Teresa didn't ante up a red cent for the 3KT videos. Gia Guidice's manager, Xhist Entertainment, tells TMZ the videos were funded by the management company and private investors ... not Teresa or Joe.

There are reports Teresa blew 5 figures on the videos. We're told they were way cheaper -- $5K-8K a pop. 

She's bad, but not that bad.

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Daymond John

Undercover Santa Hawks 'Shark Tank' Shades

12/16/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Daymond John Santa "Shark Tank" Investor Daymond John is a shameless Santa who walked the streets of NYC in disguise to hawk some wacky sunglasses in which he has HEAVILY invested.

John blended into the crowd during SantaCon, and unlike most of the other Santas, his mission was not to get wasted. Instead he tried to make a go of Sunstaches -- novelty glasses with attachments that can turn you into a pirate, a cowboy, a Rosta, and even a devil.

The FUBU CEO owns 30% of the company after anteing up $300K on Shark Tank.

Watch the video ... you gotta hand it to him, he's an ace of a salesman.

Mama June

Sex Tape Biz Is Just a Fantasy

12/15/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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121514_tv_tune_mama_june_sex_launch_v2Mama June's turning her back on more than a million bucks to shoot a sex tape with Sugar Bear -- which is a huge shock! Or a huge relief.

Really depends on what you're into. No judgment. 
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'Love and Hip Hop' Star K. Michelle

Bodyguard KOs Fan

It's Her Greatest Hit

12/15/2014 12:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love and Hip Hop" star K. Michelle had a close encounter with a touchy-feely fan ... that is until her bodyguard knocked the guy out cold.

Sources close to K. tell us the fan -- who they say appeared to be drunk -- approached the reality star at her hotel early Sunday morning, but when the guy got rude and too close, she warned him to back off.

We're told the fan wouldn't leave and continued trying to touch K. Michelle ... so her bodyguard punched the guy in the face and it was lights out.

Cops were called, but before they arrived the fan came to and then bounced, so authorities will take no action.

Ex-Red Ranger

Go Go Away ... Power Ranger!

Wife Wants Split

12/14/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Power Rangers DivorceBrandon Jay MClaren, who used to kick ass as the Red Ranger, ain't feeling so mighty right now -- his wife has filed for legal separation.

According to court docs, MClaren's estranged wife, Mieka Tennant, is seeking a split after nearly 3 years. They don't have any kids, but Mieka -- a big time Hollywood publicist -- is demanding spousal support during the separation.

MClaren's "Power Rangers S.P.D." days are long gone, but he's nabbed roles on "The Killing," "Falling Skies" and "Graceland." 

Tennant will disagree, but BJ's still Zord of the Manor to us.

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Teen Mom Star Ryan Edwards

Severe Bleeding After Head-On Crash

12/13/2014 12:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1213-ryan-edwards-car-crash-TMZ-01"Teen Mom" star Ryan Edwards was involved in a scary car crash Friday in Tennessee that left him bloody on the side of the road -- and despite the gory scene ... he managed to avoid any major injuries.

Chattanooga PD officials tell TMZ ... 2 vehicles crashed into each other head-on last night -- and right now the cause is still under investigation.

However multiple witness tells us they saw Ryan swerve across double yellow lines -- while apparently speeding -- and smash into another woman's vehicle.

The other driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Ryan refused ... instead opting to have a friend pick him up at the crash site.

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Casper Smart

Screw J. Lo

I'm Fully Booked

12/13/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Casper Smart doesn't need Jennifer Lopez to make it in Hollywood ... he's been working with big stars like Nicki Minaj and he's not even banging them.

We're told Casper just booked a co-starring role as the bad guy in an upcoming movie, "Wild for the Night" ... a flick about electric dance music. He's also choreographing all the dances.

Casper and J. Lo broke up in April and most people thought his face would end up on a milk carton -- not so by a long shot. Here's how he's been filling his time: 

-- Choreographed Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" music video
-- Appeared on "The Big Bang Theory
-- Choreographed the opening act at the MTV VMA's
-- Starred in a film called "Street
-- Choreographed Jessie J's music video for "Burnin' Up"
-- Bought a new home 

We got Casper out this week at Venice Beach ... he says he has a secret to success post J. Lo.

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Ex-'Housewife' Carlton Gebbia

The Wicked Witch is Dead

So I'll Return to 'Housewives'

12/13/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-"Real Housewives" star Carlton Gebbia says she may have been fired, but she won in the end because Bravo secretly came back to her on hands and knees, asking her to return.

Carlton got her walking papers from "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... because the audience didn't connect to her Wiccan ways ... something the show wanted her to do.

We're told Bravo execs had a meeting with Carlton, asking her to make a few appearances. She made it clear ... she had NO interest in returning.

But fast forward to this week, when Andy Cohen went on his show and publicly apologized to Carlton, saying the show screwed up by portraying her as a wicked witch when she's actually a devoted mom, a fun wife and a savvy businesswoman. 

That did the trick. Carlton tells us she's now open to returning to the show.  

To be continued.

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Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife

I Know You Got Money, Bitch ...

I Saw Your Contract!

12/12/2014 5:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrence Howard just got busted making too much cash ... according to his ex, who says even though he's getting big paychecks for a new TV show -- he still refuses to pay up the $500k he owes.

Michelle Howard says she filed a subpoena to get Terrence's contract for his new series "Empire" -- and found out he's making $125k per filmed episode.  Then she went to imdb.com and found out he's shot 3 so far ... did the math ... and figured he's got a cool $375,000 to put toward his tab with her.

In the docs, Michelle says Terrence owes the cash to her, her attorneys, and also for late fees since he continues to stiff her. As we previously reported ... Terrence filed docs back in July, claiming he was broke as a joke and couldn't make the payments.

"Empire" debuts next year on FOX -- and obviously, at least one person will be watching. Very closely. With a calculator.

John Schneider

Marriage is a Hazzard

Wife Files for Divorce

12/12/2014 12:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider is headed for divorce court ... and it's all his wife's doing.

Elvira Schneider filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences.  

The couple married in July, 1993. They have 2 adult kids.

Elvira is asking for spousal support.

As for John ... it will be his second divorce. He was previously married to former L.A. news anchor and Miss America Tawny Little.

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