Mama June Custody Battle Brewing Over Anna's Daughter ... Vows To Fight In Court

Mama June is being dragged to court in a custody battle for Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell's oldest daughter ... and Mama says she's prepared to duke it out.

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the biological father of Anna's youngest daughter, Kylee, is suing Mama June for custody of Anna's 11-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn.

Michael Cardwell already took custody of 8-year-old Kylee, who he had with Anna, after her recent death ... and he says he's taken a parental role in Kaitlyn's life over the years despite not being her biological dad.

In the docs, Michael says Anna fostered and supported his relationship with Kaitlyn when Anna was still alive ... he says he behaved as though he were Kaitlyn's dad and claims Anna was on board with him continuing to spend time with Kaitlyn even after he and Anna separated. He also says he's paying for Kaitlyn's education.

Mama June tells TMZ … she hasn't been served with any legal papers yet but said she "can see him in court." The reality TV star says Kaitlyn wants to stay with her and her husband, Justin, and insists a change in custody "would be going against her wishes."

As we first told you ... Mama June took custody of Kaitlyn in the wake of Anna's death and was planning to try to become her legal guardian.

Mama June tells us Anna, who died from cancer, wanted Kaitlyn to live with MJ ... and she claims Michael knew the plan beforehand.

Michael claims Kaitlyn's biological father has never been involved in her life ... but Mama June says that means she should be the one to step into the parent role.

In the docs, Michael opens up some old family wounds, saying ... "Anna has had a very sorted [sic] relationship with her mother throughout her life and went various periods of time without speaking to her." He says Mama's presence in Kaitlyn's life has also been inconsistent.

But, Mama June's ripping the brewing custody battle, telling us ... "At the end of the day, the girls have lost their mother so why put them through this."

Mama June's Daughter Anna 'Chickadee' Cardwell Dead at 29 ... After Cancer Battle

Mama June's eldest daughter -- Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell -- has died after a difficult cancer battle.

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Cardwell passed away Saturday night due to complications from her stage 4 adrenal carcinoma, which had previously been described as terminal. Mama June broke the sad news online, writing ... "With the breaking heart, we are announcing that @annamarie35 is no longer with us. She passed away in my home last night peacefully at 11:12 PM."

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MJ adds, "She gave one hell of a fight for 10 months she passed away with her family around her like she won’t and we will will be updating y’all with more information as we get it today. We love y’all and continued prayers and thoughts for our family doing this difficult time."

Cardwell's passing comes not long after her mother asked the public for prayers on Friday ... when she signaled Anna would be leaving this world soon.

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June had told her followers in a video that the family was going through a transition, and that while Anna was still technically with them ... her life was in God's hands.

Anna had been diagnosed with cancer in January -- this after doctors did tests and found her lung, liver and kidney had been affected. She's said to have undergone chemotherapy in March, and was documenting her journey as recently as October on social media.

It sounds like things took a turn for the worse, though ... and Mama June's family is gutted.

Anna was a big part of their popularity in reality TV -- she'd appeared in several episodes of their hit shows "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Toddlers & Tiaras." She was very much so online, and had a fair amount of followers of her own ... upwards of nearly 250,000, in fact.


The last time we saw Anna was on the TMZ Tour, where she was riding like a normie and bantering with our camera person ... spitballing on what nickname she'd give Harvey Levin.


Anna is survived by her mother, June; her husband Eldridge, her two children, Kaitlyn and Kylee; and her three sisters: Lauryn, Alana and Jessica. She was only 29 years old.


'Toddlers and Tiaras' Kailia Posey Died by Suicide Family of 16-Year-Old Says

"Toddlers and Tiaras" star Kailia Posey tragically took her own life at the age of just 16, her family says, in a gut-wrenching statement.

Posey's family tells TMZ, "Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life."

The family is devastated, listing everything Kailia had ahead of her and her accomplishments during her 16 years, saying, "She won countless crowns & trophies after competing on the pageant circuit her entire life ... Her highly acclaimed talent as a contortionist had already led to professional touring job offers, and she had recently been selected to be a cheerleader at her high school next fall.

Not only that, Kailia's family says she had a love for aviation, and had plans to continue to work in the entertainment industry while pursuing her goal of a commercial pilot's license.

TMZ broke the story, the 16-year-old who first found fame on the popular TLC show -- even becoming a popular GIF as 'Grinning Girl' -- died Monday in Washington. At the time, her mom posted, "I don't have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever".

Her family has set up a fund, at the Whatcom Community Foundation in her name with the goal of providing resources to help students in crisis.

If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK.

'Toddlers and Tiaras' Star Kailia Posey Dead at 16

"Toddlers and Tiaras" star, Kailia Posey, has died at the age of 16.

Her mom shared the tragic news in a FB post ... "I don't have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone. Please give us privacy as we mourn the loss of Kailia. My baby forever".

As of now, it's unclear what lead to her death ... but there are reports, she may have been involved in some sort of incident in Washington.

You might recall Kailia as a young star on TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras". The show ran from 2009 to 2013 and covered the lives of families as they prepped their children to compete in beauty pageants.

She became popular as an online GIF after her time on the show as the "grinning girl" ... an image that's still used a lot today in online forums.

She was pegged as a natural talent ... winning several competitions. From the looks of her Instagram, she continued to compete over the years.

Kailia was not only a competitor ... she was a sister and a daughter.


Mama June Arrested for Crack Cocaine ... Manic Conversation

Mama June's drug arrest was more serious than we knew, because cops say she admitted the white powder they found was crack cocaine, and she was also caught with a needle and a pipe.

TMZ broke the story ... Mama June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, were arrested at an Alabama gas station on Wednesday after someone called to report a domestic incident between the two. Cops busted her for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Doak was also arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, in addition to domestic violence/harassment.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, after arriving at the gas station cops were about to pat down Doak when he told them not to reach inside his pocket and said, "I don't want you to get sticked or nothing." Cops found a needle and then set their sights on Mama June.

She said she was the owner of the vehicle and claimed ownership of everything inside. Cops found a needle on the driver's floorboard. Police then patted June down and found a glass pipe with white residue inside the pocket of her jogging suit. They also found a green pill bottle containing a white controlled substance in the glove compartment. June said the white substance was crack cocaine.


And, check out the audio of a conversation between Mama June and the tow truck driver after she was released -- she was trying to get her car out of impound. June sounds manic as she describes what she says went down.

'Former 'T&T' Star Isabella Barrett I'm the New Donald Trump!!!


Isabella Barrett -- the former "Toddlers and Tiaras" star who got famous by calling a pint-sized competitor a hooker -- was out in New York City Friday with a swagger that rivals The Donald.

Bella told our photog she has a shoe collection that could have given Imelda Marcos a run for her money. And speaking of money, Bella brags she's a millionaire, with a clothing and jewelry line that makes tons of cash.

You gotta see how the 8-year-old makes it rain. Pretty epic.

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Star My Dead Bunny Is Back ... Stuffed!

It's clear from the photos ... Paisley couldn't be happier with Bun Bun's undying presence.

Why does this sound so familiar?

Nelson Mandela Loves 'Toddlers and Tiaras'?

Everyone has their guilty pleasures and it seems former South African President Nelson Mandela has one of his own ... the TLC show "Toddlers & Tiaras."

Yes, the revolutionary leader has a soft spot for child beauty pageants ... at least that's what his granddaughters say. Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini, who are promoting a reality show of their own, told the AP, "You'll be interested to know that he loves 'Toddlers & Tiaras'. Because of the kids, he just loves children."

Another grandchild told the Guardian he's never actually seen Mandela watch "Toddlers" and that he's more of a National Geographic kind of guy.

That sounds more like it.

'Toddlers and Tiaras' Kid My Dead Bunny Deserves the Crown

Adorable "Toddlers and Tiaras" star Paisley Dickey suffered a devastating loss when her little pet bunny died -- and now the little fur ball's getting STUFFED for posterity.

It's pretty sad ... 4-year-old Paisley -- who first made headlines for wearing the Julia Roberts​' "Pretty Woman" hooker outfit -- only had little "Bun Bun" for two weeks ... when he died of a heart attack.

Paisley's mom Wendy tells TMZ they tried to bury Bun Bun, but when Paisley refused to say goodbye ... they decided to take the taxidermy route -- and videotape the whole thing.

In the video ... Paisley and her parents hit up their local animal stuffer in Georgia, so Paisley can choose Bun Bun's eternal resting position -- inside one of her pink-jeweled tiaras.

In case you're wondering ... Wendy says Bun Bun suffered the cardiac arrest when a balloon-popped. She says they didn't realize pet bunnies commonly die that way.

RIP Bun Bun.

Vanessa Williams RIPPED By 'Tiaras' Mom Over Abortion

Those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones ... especially when that house is an abortion clinic ... so says a "Toddlers & Tiaras" mom who's PISSED Vanessa Williams went off about pageant parents in a recent interview.

FYI -- Williams recently appeared on "Anderson" and when asked about the child pageant world said, "When the child is screaming and saying, ‘I don’t want to do this. I don’t feel like doing it.’ When they are using special juice to get them hyped ... that’s not my world and I would never have my kids do that.”

The comments didn't fly with "Tiaras" star Wendy Dickey -- aka Paisley's mom -- who says she was personally offended ... and lashed back:

"Posing nude and having an abortion is 'not my world' and I would never have my kids do that ... so easy on the judging Vanessa!"

Dickey is clearly referring to the revelations Williams makes in her new book -- in which she admits she got an abortion in high school ... and explains how she appeared in Penthouse.

We reached out to Williams ... but so far, no response.

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Mother Lashes Out Over 'Hooker' Insult -- Blame the Mom, Not the Girl

The mother of "Toddlers & Tiaras" star Paisley Dickey is firing back after 5-year-old Isabella Barrett accused her daughter of dressing like a "hooker" -- claiming Isabella's mom is to blame for filling the girl's head with garbage.

Wendy Dickey tells TMZ, "No blame is to this sweet little girl [Isabella], not her fault. She's just listening to her mom!"

Wendy's referring to a video TMZ posted this afternoon, in which a freshly spray-tanned Isabella (right) says, "Last time I was here, Paisley was trying to copy me ... but MY mom doesn't dress me up as a hooker" ... a jab at Paisley's recent "Pretty Woman" costume (left).

But Wendy's unfazed -- telling us, "I am used to this kind of behavior now from jealous moms. Doesn't even bother me anymore ... This is Isabella's mom's way of trying to get attention for her daughter."

You don't say!

5-Year-Old 'Tiaras' Star RIPS Fellow Toddler -- You Dress Like a Hooker!!!

Humanity reached a new low last night ... when a 5-year-old "Toddlers & Tiaras" star TRASHED a rival 3-year-old beauty queen ... saying she DRESSES LIKE A HOOKER ... seriously.

5-year-old Isabella Barrett was leaving a spray tanning sesh in NYC -- again, she's 5 -- when she went off on 3-year-old Paisley Dickey for allegedly copying her spray tan ways.

Barrett (presumably with her mother's coaching) told TMZ ... "Last time I was here, Paisley was trying to copy me ... but MY mom doesn't dress me up as a hooker."

Barrett (and her mother) are referring to the infamous "Toddlers" episode ... when Paisley dressed up like Julia Roberts as a prostitute in "Pretty Woman" for a beauty pageant (below).

But Barrett's insult raises some questions -- namely, how the hell does a 5-year-old know the word "hooker"?

Based on how Isabella looks to her mother for approval throughout the video, you'd think her mom coached her to say it ... but that's ridiculous, right?

What mother in her right mind would teach her 5-year-old daughter ... to say another little girl dresses like a sex worker? Good thing these people have standards.

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Moms And You Thought the Kids Were Inappropriate ...

The show "Toddlers & Tiaras" is often criticized for sexualizing young children -- but what you see on TV is nothing compared to what happens when their moms get together for a party.

TMZ has obtained a video of two of the mothers featured on the season premiere of the show ... dirty dancing with a guy during a viewing party attended by several of the moms.

In the video, Lauren (who hosted the party) can be seen straddling a guy named Blake Woodruff, a talent manager who is also featured on the show. Then Blake hops on the back of Crystal and proceeds to ride her, while Lauren dances on a chair behind them.

We're told the dancing all came about when the moms were talking about the criticism the show gets and how it is oversexualized.

What is particularly ironic ... Crystal was featured on the show teaching her daughter Anna Maria how to "booty bounce" (see below).

Clearly the apple does not fall far from the tree.

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Star From Baby Hooker Costume ... to Biker Vixen

The mother of "Toddlers and Tiaras" star Paisley Dickey has done it again ... dressing up her 3-year-old daughter in a questionable outfit -- this time a motorcycle biker chick Halloween costume.

While Paisley's mom thankfully left the baby hooker "Pretty Woman" getup at home this time, she did deck out her baby girl in a very adult little black mini dress and motorcycle boots.

So, we gotta ask ...

'Toddlers and Tiaras' Mom Baby Hooker Outfit Is Harmless

The mother of the 3-year-old girl dressed as a prostitute on "Toddlers and Tiaras" tells TMZ, she's a good mom -- and insists "no harm was done to my child" by dressing her as a hooker.

Wendy Dickey tells us, her kid had no idea what she was dressed as anyway -- and the costume was "less revealing than gymnastics wear and swimsuits."

According to Wendy, the hooker outfit (below left) -- based on Julia Roberts' character from "Pretty Woman" -- "is a lot less harmful."

Wendy says she dressed her daughter as the "classy" Julia Roberts from the end of the movie as well (below right) -- but TLC edited that part out.

Wendy says, "I'm raising my child just as well as any mother does ... I take my kid to church every week ... at least I'm not forcing them into sports and getting my child injured like some parents."

Wendy adds, "People need to look at their own family and what they're doing. I don't know why people are focusing so much on pageant moms when there's much more harmful things people are letting their children do!"

Parents Group RIPS 'Toddlers and Tiaras' Stop Sexualizing LITTLE KIDS!!

A powerful parents group is BLASTING the people behind the TLC reality show "Toddlers and Tiaras" -- after a parent dressed a 3-year-old girl as a prostitute for a beauty pageant.

The show has been under fire over a promo spot, featuring a pint-size beauty queen dressed up like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" -- during her street-walking hooker phase.

But the Parents Television Council is LIVID -- claiming, "We have a serious problem when a network formerly known as The Learning Channel features a toddler, who probably hasn't even learned to read, dressed as a prostitute showing off her sexy strut."

The PTC adds, "There's no question, TV executives are complicit in robbing these small kids of their childhood."

"For years we've seen adult sexuality being inappropriately and aggressively foisted on innocent young children, but children today are being sexualized at younger and younger ages. All available data suggests they will suffer for it later in life."

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