Anna Cardwell from Honey Boo Boo cries in first tv interview discussing abuse

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Yesterday we covered a new interview that June Shannon, Mama June from the now-canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, had conducted with paparazzi outside her home. It was the first interview that June had done since the news broke that she had rekindled a relationship with the man recently released from a 10 year prison sentence for sexually abusing her oldest daughter, Anna. June was spotted purchasing a car and house hunting with the perp, Mark McDaniel, although she has repeatedly denied seeing him. In the interview conducted by paparazzi, Shannon was extremely inappropriate given the gravity of the situation. She laughed, joked around and kept saying “it will all come out” when questioned as to why she would put her children at risk. June has three underaged daughters still at home: Alana (Honey Boo Boo), 9, Lauryn (Pumpkin), 14, and Jessica (Chubbs), 17. She is currently under investigation by Child Protective Services.

Right around the time that June was laughing in an interview, her oldest daughter, Anna, was trying to get the message out about the reality of the situation. Anna, 20, now married with a two year-old daughter, told People that her mother has never apologized to her for what she went through as an eight year old left in McDaniel’s care. She added that her mother has never told her once that she believed her. In fact her mother asked her “why would you do this to me?” when Anna revealed to her at the age of eight that she was being sexually abused.

Entertainment Tonight aired part one of their interview with Anna last night, and I was touched by how heartfelt and brave she was. Anna has consistently been upfront with the press about a very painful part of her childhood. Here’s some of what she said. Anna broke down when asked if she would like to say anything to McDaniel.

I feel betrayed and I feel very hurt. That’s the main thing. I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around.

It’s like, you know, she’s happy. She was smiling and laughing and giggling when he was around. It’s like ‘he’s a child molester mama. He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did?’

What she’d like to say to Alana
The only thing I have to say to Alana is don’t get too close, don’t get too attached. Don’t get all lovey dovey on him because you never know what will happen.

Asked if she’d like to say anything to him
[Cries] She let him get around Alana and Pumpkin, knowing that she’s going to get the kids taken away. Why let him? You should have told him to leave. You need to leave, Mark. Leave or I’m gonna call the cops because if that was me and I was there. I would tell him ‘you did to yourself, you’re not supposed to be around kids… either you leave or I call the cops and your ass will go back to jail…’ If that was me and people ask me ‘what would you do if Mark was in front of your face’ I would look at him in disgust, either spit in his face and say ‘you f’ing leave, or I’m going to call the cops.’ You’re not supposed to be here knowing what you did. Why would you be here, knowing you’re not supposed to be.

How she heals from this
I just go day by day. I just try to go day by day. It’s mama’s fault. It’s her fault. She has to live with it… she has brung the past back and now she can’t get the past away now.

[From Entertainment Tonight, aired 10-30-14]

Tomorrow on ET they’ll have an interview with Anna’s grandmother, Sandra Hale, who raised Anna and advocated for her after she was abused. (I believe Hale is June’s mother because they also said that she’s Honey Boo Boo’s grandmother, and Alana has a different dad. All the girls have different fathers.) You can see a clip of Hale’s interview below. She was very matter-of-fact and her interview was chilling. Hale said that she wanted to kill McDaniel after learning how he hurt Anna, and that she’s worried for Alana (Honey Boo Boo) because “that’s the same age he likes.” She also confirmed that CPS contacted her recently and that she asked them to “please look into this carefully and closely.

On ET they also showed paparazzi footage from June’s outing to Walmart with her ex husband, Sugar Bear, and their child Alana (Honey Boo Boo). The paparazzi asked June if she’d seen Anna’s interview (clips had been released online at that time) and June stayed silent. What is she going to do, laugh and say her daughter made it all up? She’s despicable. Radar has some insight as to June’s twisted thinking. A source tells them that June “insists that [McDaniel] only wanted to apologize for what happened with Anna. She felt bad for [McDaniel], and wanted to help him get back on his feet.” Until now, I’ve never heard of a mother “feeling sorry” for someone who molested their child.

I mentioned yesterday that McDaniel is technically allowed to be around children despite his past as a convicted pedophile. I was basing that on TMZ’s report that McDaniel is “doing nothing wrong” by being around June’s underaged daughters and that he “is allowed to mingle in society.” I did a little research and this is true. Georgia did have laws on the books prohibiting offenders from “living within 1,000 feet of a child-care facility, church, school or playground,” but that is dependent on when the crime was committed, and McDaniels’ crimes predate that. Plus Shannon’s home is a private residence, that statute wouldn’t protect her children.

Here’s part one of ET’s interview with Anna:




Here’s a preview of the interview with Anna’s grandmother:


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Wendy Williams SLAMS Bruce Jenner in Transphobic Tirade: His Poor Kids!

Talk show host and despicable human being Wendy Williams has a long history of shouting offensive BS in order to help her remain relevant.

For example earlier this month, Williams told Jennifer Lawrence to “shut up” after the actress spoke for the first time about the nude scandal that affected hundreds of female celbrities.

Classy stuff. On Monday, Williams set her sights on another celeb in the midst of a traumatic crisis, and she has yet to respond to the outrage that’s resulted from her latest comments:

As you’ve likely heard, reports that Bruce Jenner is undergoing a sex change seemed to be verified this week after Jenner was spotted wearing what appeared to be red nail polish.

Williams addressed the Jenner rumors and the delicate issue of gender identity with her trademark tact and compassion:

“Thank God he waited for his kids to grow up before making this transition or whatever it is he’s going through,” Williams said on her talk show today.

“Can you imagine how awful it would be for those kids if he showed up with a blowout, a shaved Adam’s apple, pink nail polish, smoking a cigarette at a PTA meeting?”

As you might have guessed, LGBT rights groups were less than thrilled with Wendy’s commentary:

“To suggest that a person’s nail polish or hairstyle would inflict harm on their children is just ludicrous,” said a spokesperson for GLAAD. “What does inflict harm, however, is gross and invasive speculation about a person’s gender identity.”

Yes, Williams exposed her ignorance in many ways through that comment. Come on, as if Bruce Jenner would ever attend a PTA meeting! Kendall and Kylie quit school years ago!

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June Shannon Admits to "Spending Time" With Mark McDaniels, According to New Report

Last week, the world learned that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester by the name of Mark McDaniel. 

Shannon claimed she’s cut ties with McDaniel at the time of his arrest 10 years ago. Initially, Shannon’s family corroborated her story.

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Shortly after the scandal broke, however, the already shocking story took an even more appalling turn as June’s daughter Anna Shannon revealed that she was McDaniel’s victim and stated that she no longer believes her mother’s story. 

Now after a week of denials and a mountain of evidence, June has reportedly confessed that she has been spending time with the man who molested her daughter, but insists she only did so because she “feels bad” for McDaniel:

Anonymous sources claim that following the release of photos showing McDaniel in the company of Shannon’s youngest daughter, Alana, “Mama June” finally admitted to contacting McDaniel and allowing him into her home.

“June insists that Mark only wanted to apologize for what happened with Anna,” an insider tells Radar Online. “She felt bad for Mark and wanted to help him get back on his feet.”

“Alana did spend time with June and Mark, but she insists he was never alone with her.”

Given that McDaniel served ten years in prison for sexually assaulting one of her daughters, and June initially lied about being in contact with him, her justification seems unlikely to win her much sympathy. 

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Juan Pablo Galavis to Nikki Ferrell: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell just called it quits, or so we’re told, but that didn’t stop him from flat out gushing over his former (?) girlfriend online.

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“Happy BIRTHDAY to one of the women with the BIGGEST and most CARING hearts I have ever MET,” Juan Pablo wrote on Instagram. “Besitos @Nikki_Ferrell”

A nice sentiment, but the timing is just plain bizarre.

Earlier this week, we learned that Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell broke up, to the surprise of literally no one who knows anything about the gruesome twosome.

If anything, the surprise was that Nikki seemed to only recently realize just what kind of character she’s dating if you watch Couples Therapy online.

While not exactly endearing herself – Nikki BEASTING on fools because there are cameras on her or she doesn’t get her way is hard to swallow – he didn’t deserve her.

Never did. Yet she stuck with him for a long time.

Last night’s big episode seemed to reinforce what the rest of us have been thinking for some time, as Nikki realized she gives and Juan Pablo just takes.

Add to this a slew of reports that he was using her for fame and relevance while she just wanted a guy who would tell her he loves her … which he never did.

In any case, it’s no surprise who dumped who.

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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell kiss in a cute photo.

What did come as a shock was his birthday shout out. If she’s one of the biggest and most caring hearts he’s ever known, why treat her the way he did?

Is he honestly, seriously trying to win her back, publicly?

It’s either that or he’s making a desperate bid to salvage his reputation – in the eyes of Nikki and the public – despite how much he protests that he doesn’t care.

If he was using her for relevance and to remain in the public eye (to bolster his changes of representing pro athletes and other celebs, supposedly), well …

Where does the breakup leave him now? Eees over.

Here’s hoping Nikki gives him the cold shoulder she should have offered up almost a year ago on The Bachelor finale. Better late than never, right?

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Mama June is inappropriate, laughs & jokes in first interview since news broke

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E! News had the first exclusive interview with Mama June since the story broke that she’s dating the man who molested her daughter. It was actually conducted by paparazzi outside her home, so that sort-of explains why she was smiling and laughing, but I still found it incredibly inappropriate and offensive. It was a glaring example of poor crisis management. (Excuse the quality of these photos, they’re just pictures I took from my TV.)

I don’t want to recap this at all, but I should give some background. Earlier this year, the man whom Mama June used to date got out of prison for a ten year sentence for molesting her daughter, Anna, now 20. (Some reports claim that the perp, Mark McDaniel, was jailed for molesting Anna. Other outlets state that he was convicted of molesting another little girl. Court documents state that he molested Anna, who has given her permission to be named as the victim. It’s possible there were more victims.)

Around the time that McDaniel was released, June split with her husband, Sugar Bear. June’s daughter, Anna, told the press earlier this week that her mother promised her that she was not dating McDaniel, but that she was hearing from other sources that was the case. Anna stated that McDaniel sexually abused her when she was a child of just 8 and that when she told her mother about the abuse, June refused to believe her and asked her “why would you do this to me?’” Anna said “Mama, he did that to me and I can’t do anything about it. You were never there to see it you were always at work.” Anna has repeatedly said that she feels betrayed and hurt by her mother continuing to see McDaniel. That just makes my heart break for her.

We know that June bought a car for McDaniel, and has been photographed with him several times in the past few months. June has young daughters that are around this convicted pedophile, including Alana (Honey Boo Boo), 9, and Lauryn (Pumpkin), 14. In fact Pumpkin may have witnessed the abuse of her older sister, according to the disturbing documents in McDaniel’s case. So what did June say when she finally decided to comment? She laughed, joked around and repeatedly said “that will all come out.

Do you have like, an agent
[laughs] I am the agent. Whatever.

How is Honey Boo Boo
As a family, we’re handling what happened privately

Have you talked to Anna lately
I talk to all my kids

Do you want to say anything to the people who say ‘you’re crazy and how can you let your child around that man’
No, but that will all come out.

Are you sad that the show is cancelled
I mean, you’ve been around for a while. I will miss smiles of people. [To the paparazzi] I will miss you. Can’t say anything bad about the show, can’t say anything bad about TLC.

Has she talked to Mark lately
No. That will all come out. I don’t want to say anything about anything.

A lot of people who love you say you would never be so foolish as to let that man around your children
Well let me say, that is all going to come out.

We are handling this as a family matter. I love my family. The [unintelligible]… my kids are my number one priority.

[From E! News, aired 10-29-14]

E! also revealed that June is being guarded by a bodyguard hired by TLC, but that the bodyguard will only be there for a week. TLC is also offering the children tutoring and therapy, but it’s unclear if June will take them up on their offer. Throughout this all Alana’s dad, Sugar Bear, has remained quiet. It’s unknown whether he will fight for custody of Alana, his daughter with June. TMZ reports that it’s unlikely that Sugar Bear will try for custody as he doesn’t have his own place and is not “equipped to take custody of the 9-year-old.” A source tells E! that Sugar Bear “hasn’t decided yet if he is going to try for full custody of Alana, but he is weighing his options.” E! read a statement from a source close to Sugar Bear stating that he is “torn apart by this. He is very concerned for Alana and the girls and he has no idea what the hell June is thinking right now.”

A source also tells E! News that “Mama June’s daughter Pumpkin looks to Mark as a father because he raised her from a few months old to five. Alana only likes Mark because Pumpkin likes him, but her older sister Chubs is not a fan.”

Given how many times June said “it will all come out,” it’s possible she’s planning a tell all interview soon. I doubt she’ll come clean about dating that excuse for a human being who so horribly violated her child. I also doubt she’ll lose custody of Alana, sadly. As we’ve heard, McDaniel is allowed to be around kids now. It’s up to family and friends to protect children against predators, and we’ve seen what a piss poor job June has done. I just hope Sugar Bear steps up. He was seen out with June and Alana yesterday so it’s likely he’s trying to keep an eye on her.

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Benedict Cumberbatch talks equality, marriage, babies & ‘trysts’ with Elle UK

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This is full-on Cumberp0rn. Elle UK is our supplier, our dealer, our enabler of all of our Cumberfixes. I showed everyone the Elle UK special cover featuring Benedict Cumberbatch weeks ago, but Elle UK has finally released more of their editorial, plus some quotes, plus TWO videos. I can’t even describe how beautiful Benedict looks in this editorial. And the videos take the hotness to the next-level. HIS HAIR IS SO GOOD. His skin looks great too. And whoever styled him knows what they’re doing – I would even suggest to Cumby that he should hire this stylist full time for his Oscar campaign. First, here are some interview highlights:

We spent the day with Benedict, 38, rambling around Hampstead Heath, riding his motorbike (a little recklessly) through London, and drinking cocktails at the Chiltern Firehouse. And we talked to him about everything: his work, his childhood, his friendships, his family, love life, Sherlock (of course) and babies. We’ve had better days at work. We just can’t think of them right now.

On his next film The Imitation Game, in which he plays WW2 code-breaker and founder of modern computer science Alan Turing, he says: “It [genius] is a very rich canvas to work with as an actor. Turing is so different to Sherlock. There’s a real subtlety about him; his flourishes aren’t flamboyant, he doesn’t think of himself that highly.”

On his love life, he is sweetly candid. “It’s a really double-edged sword,” he says, about dating post-Sherlock fame. “You know, you discover why people find you attractive – in a relationship or a tryst – and if it’s just to have a go on you or try you out, then I can smell that a mile off.”

It hasn’t made him cynical though. He is most definitely looking for the fairytale: “I hope I’m looking back and going: ‘Oh, that was the moment I got on with life and realised things beyond myself.’ Without using words like ‘marriage’ ‘children’ and ‘family’ – although I have just used those words – put it this way: I hope I’ve got other people to look back with me at that point. I hope I’m surrounded by family.” He’s a feminist too, you know.

[From Elle UK]

Of course he uses a word like “tryst” to describe some sexy one-night-stands or flings. Sigh… a tryst with Bendy. Lovely. As for the “fairytale” of real love, otter-style… he’s actually learned to speak in more opaque terms. I remember a time when he would just come right out and say “I want to married, I want kids, hopefully soon.” He’s changed a bit there. But he still made my heart flutter. You can see more of Elle UK’s package here.

This is my new favorite video – it’s Benedict looking gorgeous and playing a word-association game with Elle. Otter? “Me.” Hiddleston? “Tom.”

And this is the behind-the-scenes video of his photoshoot. This is just straight-up Cumberp0rn.

LOVE THE FEMINISM, CUMBER.

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Breaking News: Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin Split

jennifer lawrence & chris martin (1)We never even got an official confirmation they were dating (although Jennifer Lawrence was spotted at some Coldplay events), but now the word is that ‘The Hunger Games‘ star and Chris Martin have split. Both People and E! News are reporting on the breakup. RELATED: Jennifer Lawrence opens up to Vanity Fair about the nude photo scandal.

A source claims the two were together as recently as October 21. There’s no word on what caused the split. Neither Jennifer’s nor Chris’s rep have responded to requests for comment.

I can’t say I’m too shocked, though. Jennifer had just split from Nicholas Hoult (again), and Chris had just “consciously uncoupled” from Gwyneth Paltrow. This relationship screamed “rebound.” They just seem to be in very different places in their lives: Jennifer’s at the height of her acting career while Chris has two kids.

Then again, maybe this is just some kind of spat that they can get past. We’ll see…

UPDATE: A source told Us Weekly that their hectic work schedules are the cause of the split.

They really like each other, but it’s just so complicated with so much going on.”

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Corey Gamble: Getting It On with Kris Jenner?

According to recent reports, Bruce Jenner is now dating Ronda Kamihira, the long-time personal assistant and best friend of his ex-wife.

Kris Jenner has allegedly responded to this unexpected hook-up by crying herself to sleep every night, but TMZ now claims that she’s been doing something else in bed every night as well.

Or someone else, we should say: Corey Gamble.

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As depicted in the Instagram photo above, Gamble (who works as a road manager for Justin Bieber) accompanied Kris and her family to Las Vegas this weekend in order to celebrate Kim Kardashian’s 34th birthday party.

Insiders tell TMZ that the relationship between Gamble and Jenner is “not serious,” though they do acknowledge that some kind of romance is in the air.

“I wouldn’t say they’re dating yet,” a source says of Gamble and Jenner, clearly implying that there’s something going on.

How could there not be? Look at the others in that picture: Kanye, Kendall, Kylie, Kim, etc. This was very much a family affair and Kris felt it proper to include Corey Gamble as part of her family.

Hmmmmm.

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Amy Adams Family Fun!

Amy Adams & Family Out Shopping In West HollywoodHere’s Amy Adams spending a low-key day with long-term partner, Darren Le Gallo, and their daughter, Aviana. We don’t see much of this Hollywood family. They keep a pretty low profile. RELATED: Amy Adams rocks the red carpet at the Oscars.

It’s rather surprising how rarely we see Amy when you consider that she’s in some pretty high-profile movies. She’s the latest Lois Lane in the rebooted Superman franchise! We’ll get to see her in ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ and I’m guessing she’ll be in the Justice League movies, too, in some capacity.

It just goes to show: celebs can keep a low profile if they really want to. I think it helps a lot to be settled down with a family rather than out on the dating scene, too :).

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Mama June Why TLC Didn’t Believe Her Denial About Dating A Convicted Child Molester

Exclusive... 'Honey Boo Boo' Signs Up For Another PageantThis was what surprised me about TLC’s decision to cancel ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘: TMZ published a picture of Mama June cuddling with a convicted child molester on Thursday. Mama June denied dating the guy (who was an ex-boyfriend of hers), but on Friday, one day later, they cancelled the show, despite having an entire season filmed but unaired? Here’s why they did that. RELATED: TLC cancels ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’

TMZ reports that TLC had already heard about Mama June dating her ex-boyfriend. She reportedly has been buying him gifts since he got out of prison last March. Last June, she supposedly bought him a car, although she claimed the car was for her daughter. So it turns out TMZ’s picture was just one piece of evidence; it sounds like it was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

However, Mama June continues to deny she’s dating this guy. She posted this “truth video” on Facebook.

If it’s true, this makes me feel sick. The guy was convicted of forcing an EIGHT-YEAR-OLD child to have oral sex. This child is related to Mama June. DISGUSTING. I’m just relieved to hear that the police and child protective services have been alerted  to the relationship, so they can protect the children.

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