Sugar Bear Threatens to Take Mama June to Court over Visitation Rights with Honey Boo Boo

Mama June Shannon didn’t see this one coming.

The Mama June: From Not to Hot reality star’s drama with her ex, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and his new wife, Jennifer Lamb, is far from over. During Friday evening’s new episode of the WE tv series, Sugar Bear and Jennifer threaten to take Mama June to court if she doesn’t give him visitation rights to spend time with their daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, 12.

“We got to talk about Mike having some visitation with Alana,” Jennifer told Mama June, 38, as she stood on her front lawn. “I come here today to talk to you like a woman, mother to mother. We need to figure out how we can work this where Mike can see Alana.”

But Mama June is far from ready to give Sugar Bear visitation rights, and reminded Jennifer about the “explosion” Sugar Bear had during the season 1 reunion. “He has very bad anger issues and it really scared the s— out of myself, Alana and everybody else. Why would I allow him to see her unsupervised?” she asked.

“Unsupervised? Um, I’m a human,” Jennifer reminded her. “I’m not going to do nothing to the child.”

Though Mama June attempted to tell Jennifer that her children endured “emotional abuse” as a result of Sugar Bear, Jennifer disregarded it and asserted that she doesn’t have “blinders on.”

“You’ve got to understand — people do change,” she told Mama June. “I tried talking sense into the bobble head, but there’s no reasoning with that woman.”

But until Sugar Bear gets help, Mama June said that “he will not see his daughter.”

“He will have some kind of visitation to see her,” a confident Jennifer told her. “But if not, we’re going to court.”

Jennifer’s confrontation may have come as a surprise to Mama June, but Sugar Bear said that he’s “been wanting to take a little action for a long time. I was hoping June would actually come around.”

After researching multiple attorneys, the couple met with the Brodie Law Group’s Ashley Brodie, with whom they sought professional legal counsel to help with the matter.

“The situation is, I want to be in my daughter’s life and her mama ain’t letting me be there,” Sugar Bear told Ashley.

“June quit communicating with Mike and letting Alana see Mike after we got together,” added Jennifer.

According to Sugar Bear, who split from Mama June after a stint on Marriage Boot Camp in 2016 (she accused him of physical abuse, but he denies the allegations), the former couple separated on Christmas Eve 2015 — and he never signed an acknowledgement of paternity and legitimation after Honey Boo Boo was born.

“In the state of Georgia, if you’ve not been declared her legal father, you have no rights to her. You have just as much rights to her as I do,” Ashley explained.

Sugar Bear, who last saw Honey Boo Boo at his wedding in early 2017, said all he wants is visitation, not custody. Up until the time of filming, Sugar Bear had not been paying child support; but if deemed the legitimate father, Ashley said “there will be a child support award that goes along with that.”

When Ashley inquired about any negatives that Mama June could potentially use against him in court, Sugar Bear brought up his “anger issue problem,” which he denied having.

“I don’t see no anger issue problem,” he said. “I mean, you can ask my wife, you can ask my stepson, they don’t see it. I mean, I don’t have no problems.”

Still, Ashley recommended that he get anger management. “It is going to be much more cost effective for us to attempt an informal mediation to see if she will agree at all to sit down with you and see if y’all could work out any of these details,” she said.

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Back at home, Sugar Bear called Mama June to discuss potential mediation: “I mean, I told you I wanted to see my daughter, so I talked to a lawyer about mediation.”

“You want me and you to sit down in front of a lawyer? What are you going to tell them?” Mama June asked. “I’m a deadbeat father?”

When Mama June inquired about how he will pay for the mediation, Sugar Bear said he’ll “spend every cent I have to be able to see my daughter. I will take your ass to court! If I have to take your ass to court, I will take your ass to court.”

“Your threats no longer worry me. Good luck honeybuns,” said Mama June, who hung up the phone.

“Jennifer and Sugar Bear can huff and puff all they want to, but they don’t have the balls to do nothing,” Mama June said. “Threatening to take me to court? Psh. Sugar Bear does that s— all the damn time.”

But Mama June just might have underestimated Sugar Bear’s seriousness in the matter.

Later, she received a knock at her front door from a man with a yellow envelope.

“Hello, I’m looking for June Shannon,” he said. “Sorry about your day,” he told her as he handed over the envelope. “Have a good one.”

“What the f— is this?” she rhetorically asked. “Who the f— does he think he is?”

“Sugar Bear sent me a certified letter telling me that he could take me to court if I don’t show up for this mediation,” she explained.

Though Mama June was potentially open to going to mediation, she said that “after a stunt like this? Hmm, I don’t know if I’m going to go or not” and proceeded to throw the envelope in the trash.

And just when the reality star may have assumed her problems were behind her when she stuck the envelope in the garbage, she received a call from Sugar Bear’s attorney, who was confirming the appointment for mediation.


“Good luck with that one,” said Shannon, who hung up on the lawyer. “I don’t see that happening.”

Still, Mama June doesn’t appear to be concerned about Sugar Bear’s threats.

“I guess all these little threats that Sugar Bear made wasn’t empty and he got himself a lawyer,” she said. “Does Sugar Bear think that he can force me into doing whatever he wants me to do? Good luck with that, little man.”

Mama June: From Not to Hot airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WE tv.



Why Demi Lovato Has Stopped Dieting: ‘I Put on Couple Pounds’ but ‘Given Up the Chronic Stress’

Demi Lovato has declared she will no longer be “food shaming” herself – and wants her fans to do the same.

The singer, 25, took to Twitter Friday to reveal she has given up dieting, explained to her Lovatics how it is improving her self-esteem in the hopes it will inspire them.

“Feeling gross today at a photo shoot but I’m choosing to accept what I see because I love myself for who I am and your love and support gets me through moments like this if you’re struggling as well, don’t forget.. if I can do it, you can too!” Lovato tweeted in one of two tweets about her dieting.

In a follow-up message, the Simply Complicated star vowed to continue enjoying her food regimen.

“No longer depriving myself of treats (in moderation) and I’m not gonna lie, I put on a couple lbs since I’ve given up dieting BUT I’ve given up the chronic stress of what I eat because I don’t want to set that example for my fans. No more food shaming myself!!” Lovato said.

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Earlier this month, Lovato opened up about the ongoing challenges of recovering from an eating disorder and her determination to break free from the need to be perfect.

“So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism,” she captioned a swimsuit photo of herself on Instagram.

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“Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life. #EDrecovery #happyAF,” the former Disney Channel star concluded.

Though Lovato has abstained from drugs and alcohol for nearly six years, she admitted in her YouTube documentary that she has yet to effectively treat her eating disorder.

“Food is still the biggest challenge in my life,” she said, explaining she had relapsed and purged as recent as early 2017.

“I don’t want to give it the power that it controls my every thought but it’s something that I’m constantly thinking about,” Lovato shared. “Body image, what I wish I could be eating, what I wish I could be eating next, what I wish I didn’t eat, you know it’s just constant. I get envious towards people who don’t struggle with an eating disorder because I think my life would be so much easier.”


Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Had Morphine In His System at Time of Deadly Plane Crash: Autopsy

Former All-Star MLB pitcher Roy Halladay, who died last year when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, had traces of drugs in his system during the accident, an autopsy report released Friday revealed.

Halladay perished after his two-seater airplane crashed 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Florida, on November 7. The legendary pitcher — who played for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies before his retirement in 2013 —was seen flying “aggressively” before his plane violently plunged into the water, killing him.

An autopsy report released by the Pinellas County Medical Examiner more than two months after Hallaway’s death shows the former MLB player had amphetamines and morphine in his system on November 7, reports TMZ, citing the autopsy’s findings.

The report also said the 40-year-old had ingested 72 milliliters of a generic-form Ambien, which is more than enough to impair someone’s ability to drive, according to the FDA. The discovery of morphine can indicate Halladay used heroin, the Daily News reports, but the coroner found no definite indication he had used the drug.

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The two-time Cy Young winner’s official cause of death is listed as blunt trauma and drowning, and he experienced a fractured leg, subdural hemorrhage, multiple rib fractures, and lung, liver and spleen injuries in the accident.

Halladay spent 16 years in the major leagues and set many historic milestones during his career, throwing just the second no-hitter in MLB post-season history, and becoming just the 20th player in MLB history to pitch a perfect game. He was often known by his nickname, “Doc,” which was given to him by Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek, as a reference to the notorious gambler and gunslinger, Doc Holliday.

After his retirement, Halladay took up his passion for flying, following in the footsteps of his father, a corporate pilot.

“I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was a boy,” Halladay told Seaplane Magazine a month before his death, “but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball.”

In October 2017, Halladay bought a 2018 ICON A5 plane, an amphibious aircraft touted for its ability to take off from land or water. Piloting his own plane was a dream come true, and Halladay didn’t shy away about posting about it on his social accounts.

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ICON and Halladay teamed up for a promotional video for the A5 where Halladay and his wife, Brandy, were interviewed about his taking up flying, where they touched upon Brandy’s reluctance to let her husband go through with it,

“She’s fought me the whole way,” Halladay said in the video.

“Hard. I fought hard. I was very against it,” Brandy replied. She was eventually convinced once she went on a flight with along with her husband.

Halladay is expected to be a first-ballot MLB Hall of Famer when he becomes eligible in two years.


NeNe Leakes Reacts to Controversial Roach Comment in Drama-Filled RHOA Season 10 Trailer

There’s a lot more drama in store for the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

In a new trailer for season 10, the women — Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Buruss, Shereé Whitfield, Porsha Williams, NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore — can be seen taking on Spain together, welcoming newcomer and America’s Next Top Model winner Eva Marcille and addressing the controversy involving a roach comment between Leakes and Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s eldest daughter, Brielle.

The 20-year-old posted a now infamous Snapchat video in October from Leakes’ home in which she said she allegedly found “cockroaches” in the bathroom. Leakes then accused Brielle of being racist, and the incident sparked an Instagram feud between her and Zolciak-Biermann.

“She don’t know what the f— she mother——- talking about,” Leakes says in the E! clip after hearing Brielle’s comments. Leakes can later be seen dressed up as a roach exterminator at a big Halloween party that Zolciak-Biermann is also attending.

WATCH: NeNe Leakes Slams Kim Zolciak-Bierman Over Daughter’s Snapchat Video, Calls RHOA Costar ‘Racist’

And this isn’t the only feud Zolciak-Bierman gets into. Tensions are high between her and Buruss in the trailer; the two recently got into a Twitter war over last week’s episode.

Moore, who married husband Marc Daly in June 2017, can also be seen finally introducing her fellow Housewives to her “mystery man” after slamming a door and saying, “That’s why Marc want to be a part of this because every time you’re trashing his wife.”

Judging from the final moments of the trailer, an explosive fight between the ladies will erupt over dinner.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.


Ewan McGregor Files for Divorce From Wife of 22 Years Eve Mavrakis

Ewan McGregor has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Eve Mavrakis.

 McGregor filed Friday citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. The star, 46, has asked for joint custody of their three children: Clara, 21, Jamyan, 16, Esther, 15 and Anouk, 6.

Mavrakis’ filed her response  states that she is asking for sole custody with visitation for her ex, according to the website.

The documents list the date of separation as May 28th of last year.

The couple announced their split last October, and at the time a family source revealed to PEOPLE that the couple had been separated since last May. The announcement came amid news that McGregor was spotted kissing his Fargo costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

The Golden Globe winner, 46, – who thanked his wife and Winstead, 33, in his acceptance speech – took his romance with the actress public in November when he and Winstead were photographed walking hand in hand in Los Angeles.

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Winstead split from her own husband, Riley Stearns, in May of last year. They were married in 2010.

McGregor met Mavrakis on the set of the British TV crime series Kavanagh QC and they were married in 1995.

Mavrakis is a production designer who was born in France and raised in China. She also served as production interpreter on the Chinese set of Steven Spielberg’s 1987 movie Empire of the Sun.


Elsa Pataky Opens Up About Her Matching Tattoo with Luciana Damon (Matt’s Wife) and Working with Husband Chris Hemsworth for the First Time

Elsa Pataky and husband Chris Hemsworth have recently become close to another famous family — Matt and Luciana Damon. The two couples met through mutual friends and now vacation together with their kids.

“Chris has been a big fan of Matt Damon, me too, and then when I met his wife I’m even more a fan of his wife,” Pataky, 41, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “They are such amazing people. We have three kids, they have four kids, so we ended up making the same plans because everything we do we do with the kids, so it’s easier to do things with people that understand you. And they’re very adventurous too, so we were just on holiday in Costa Rica. We told them about it and they went and loved it and then we went together and had a great time and we’ve become really really good friends.”

Adds the Spanish model and actress: “ is an amazing dad and an amazing person, he’s so easy. And his wife is Argentinian so we speak Spanish. So for me it’s a relief, yes, somebody I can speak Spanish with! We’ve become very good friends.”

Pataky and Luciana have become so close that they recently got matching tattoos.

“The came here for Christmas and we were all together and it was a really inspirational time,” recalls Pataky. “We created a lot of things and a lot of ideas. A few friends, we got together and we felt like we had to have something to remind us of those great moments we stayed together, and we decided to get a little tattoo all together and we say ‘We’ll have to do one every year.’”

Workwise, although Pataky and Hemsworth, 34, are both actors, they have never appeared in the same project together — until now.


In the new movie 12 Strong — about a successful anti-terrorist mission in Afghanistan led by a group of Special Forces soldiers — Pataky and the Thor: Ragnarok star play husband and wife, which the actress says was a great experience and provided the couple a mini-vacation.

“We never had the experience to work together so you never know how it will go,” Pataky says. “You hear so many stories of other married couples, some are really great working together and then some other can’t work together so, we were excited.  It was kind of like a work holiday for us, about 10 days away from the kids which was hard for both of us, but at the same time we had a great great time working with each other. I think we made each other better because we ask for more and more from each other and I think that helps a lot. I had a great experience working with him.”

Pataky, who has a very busy career as a model and actress, says that when it comes to working away from the family, she and Hemsworth have an agreement not to be away for more than two weeks.

“It’s hard to be away from the other person, it’s important for us not to be away for more than two weeks,” she says. “If it’s more than two weeks, we travel as a family and go together. We prefer to be together as a family and try to be in touch everyday, talk to each other, check in and see what we’re doing. It’s hard, but we make it work. We both do it, it’s equal and balanced, so it’s our way to survive together.”

12 Strong is now in theaters.


50 Cent on the Enduring Power of ‘In Da Club’ 15 Years Later: ‘Every Day Is Someone’s Birthday’

Since its release in 2003, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s “In Da Club” has gone on to rival “Happy Birthday to You” as the most popular song to celebrate another lap around the sun. While speaking to PEOPLE about his new film, heist-thriller Den of Thieves co-starring Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber, the multi-talented artist and entrepreneur reflected on the 15th anniversary of his career-launching smash.

“Simplicity is a big key to hit music,” Jackson says of its staying power. “Don’t overthink things, just organically see what you feel when the production comes in. Like, ‘Go shorty, it’s your birthday.’ It’s not rocket science. It’s a simple statement.” More importantly, the track has a built-in premise that ensures practically infinite relevance. “Every day is someone’s birthday so it sticks around, right?”

Jackson’s debut long player, the Dr. Dre and Eminem-produced Get Rich or Die Tryin’, would become one of the best-selling albums of the decade. It also provided the title of Jackson first acting vehicle in 2005, built largely around experiences from his own life — including the 2000 attack in which he was shot nine times. From there he consolidated his status as a bankable star of action flicks and tried his hand at screenwriting, penning the crime noir Before I Self Destruct (2009), shoot-em-up thriller Gun, and All Things Fall Apart, a drama that saw him lose more than 50 lbs. to play a cancer patient.

He says that it was the “endless possibilities” in movies that drew him into his second act as leading man. “I’ve been doing music since 1997. It’s first nature for me. The challenge of being part of a film project is really exciting. There’s no constraints in film; you can be anything.”

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To read more about Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s new movie Den of Thieves and his hip-hop legacy, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

The endless series of rewrites and reshoots required to craft a movie are at odds with his open-ended method of making music.

“If you used the process they use in filmmaking in music you would destroy the song,” he says. “ put the best possible musicians in the room, start the drum sequence, and before you know it it’s a jam session. But if you said, ‘Let’s just do it and do it and do it and do it…’”

As evidenced by the deceptively simple refrain of “In Da Club,” the best ideas often come quickly.

“People think the more they work on the song the better the song is, but that’s not necessarily true. You could have written the right verse to the song three passes ago, and now you’re still doing some other s— to it and it’s not getting better. You’re just wrecking your brain coming up with things.”

Den of Thieves is in theaters now.