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Honey Boo Boo’s Mother Opens Up About Past

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Honey Boo Boo’s mother is coming clean about her past, which she says includes her involvement with a second sex offender.

In an exclusive interview with “Entertainment Tonight” to begin airing Thursday, reality TV matriarch June “Mama June” Shannon explains why she was seen in the company of Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and who is a registered sex offender.

Shannon also says the father of two of her children is another man who was convicted of a sex crime.

“Shannon also revealed for the first time her claim that Pumpkin’s biological father is also the father of her 18-year-old daughter Jessica,” according to ET online. “His name is Michael Anthony Ford, he is a convicted sex offender who served time for sexual exploitation of minors after being caught on ‘To Catch a Predator’ in 2005.”

Her rumored involvement with McDaniel — who was recently released after serving a 10-year sentence — touched off a firestorm that resulted in the cancellation of the popular TLC reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” in October. The show centered around Shannon and her family, including 9-year-old daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, who came to fame competing in child beauty pageants.

TLC ends production on ‘Honey Boo Boo’

It was announced in September that Shannon had split with Alana’s father, longtime love Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.

Shannon’s oldest daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, 20, has said McDaniel molested her when she was 8.

Shannon told ET’s Brooke Anderson that she does believe “that something happened” between her daughter and McDaniel and that she’s “told Anna not to bring up the past again. It would be hard for me.”

She said she’s seen him only twice since his release, once coincidentally and once at an arranged meeting for her 14-year-old daughter, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, who grew up believing McDaniel was her father.

“Since 2 months to almost 6 years, she knew nobody but him,” Shannon said. “She was starting to resent Anna, and she was starting to ask me questions. I can’t answer those questions for Pumpkin.”

But Shannon now says Pumpkin’s biological father is actually Ford.

“Jessica and Pumpkin have the same dad, but Jessica’s dad has had nothing to do with her over the years,” she said. “So, why the hell would I open up that can of worms until today? I lied to my family and told them it was somebody else.”

Shannon said she wanted to do the interview to clear the air.

“I have nothing to hide. I have nothing to lose,” she told ET. “I just want, honestly, to tell my side of the story, and let’s move on.”

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The Walk of Shame 4 The Rise to Fame-Pt 1 BY TIFFANY L. RILEY

On April 21, 2014 the world was taken by surprise; two reality stars made their debut in the sex tape game.  Who am I talking about??  Hint…..they both are on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta….

MIMI FAUST & NIKKO SMITH

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Now I know what you guys are probably wondering: What the hell is going on with Mimi?  Why would she “lower her standards” to be in such a movie?  Who “leaked” the video?  Is she trying to compete with Joseline Hernandez?  These are all very good questions, but y’all are missing the bigger picture here.  SHE IS TRYING TO BE EVEN MORE FAMOUS!!!  So far it seems to be working for her.

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First of all, Steve Hirsch, the founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment, somehow got the tape in his possession (you will see more on Love and Hip Hop Season 3).  It’s rumored that Mimi herself leaked the tape, but she strongly denies doing so.  Whatever way the tape got there, it’s been working in her favor….well somewhat. Pre-sales of the “Scandal in Atlanta” raked in right around $400,000, making it the best pre-debut in history.  But Mimi and Nikko only got about $225,000 a piece before signing off on it…..OUCH.  So will they cash in on any more money from the sales?  We will have to stay tuned for that.

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Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith are not the first reality star couple to make a sex tape.  So….WHY DO SOME PEOPLE WANT TO DO SOMETHIN’ STRANGE FOR SOME CHANGE?  IS IT EVEN WORTH IT AT ALL?  Some of the people mentioned below made sex tapes and their careers went to the next level while others were not as fortunate.  So get ready for this special review as we take a stroll down the WALK OF SHAME 4 THE RISE TO FAME!

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Motley Crue band member Tommy Lee and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson were a hot married couple in the late 1990’s. The two were married in 1995 after only knowing each other for three days…(BLANK STARE).

In 1998 a sex tape of Tommy and Pamela surfaced.  The couple said the tape was stolen from their house and that it was of them being intimate while on their honeymoon.

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The sex tape titled Stolen Honeymoon was released in 1998 by a distribution company.  Later on it was bought out by Steve Hirsch from Vivid Entertainment with Tommy and Pamela’s consent.  This was Tommy Lee’s first sex tape but Pamela Anderson’s second (she had a sex tape with Poison lead singer Bret Michaels which leaked in 1998).

Tommy and Pamela made $1.5 million dollars from a lawsuit they filed against the distribution company who released the tape without their consent.  The couple later divorced in 1998 due to a domestic violence incident . Their sex tape is still very popular today.

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Paris Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels.  She had a modeling career at age 19 and was a well known socialite.  In 2003 Paris and her former friend Nicole Richie were finishing their reality show The Simple Life when news of a sex tape surfaced. The sex tape was of Paris and her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon.  Paris said that she was under the influence of alcohol and doesn’t remember the video being filmed.

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Rick Salomon sold the tape to the Red Light District distribution company and the movie titled 1 Night in Paris was officially released in 2004.  Paris took Rick to court over the tape but they were able to reach a settlement out of court for about $400,000.  When Vivid Entertainment bought the rights to the video it was rumored that Paris made $14 million dollars.  She said that was not true and that she donated some of the money awarded in the settlement to charity.

Paris went on to become a big reality star from shooting several seasons of The Simple Life.  She also has her own perfume line, apparel line, and has recorded two studio albums.  Paris is currently signed to Cash Money Records and has been deejaying overseas making $100,000 per show.

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Former video vixen Karrine Steffans a.k.a Superhead was a notorious groupie in the entertainment/hip hop world known for sleeping with numerous stars including Ja Rule, Jamie Foxx, Puff Daddy, Shaquille O’Neal, Vin Diesel and Usher.

Karrine released a book in 2005 titled Confessions Of A Video Vixen.  In the book, she described her sexual encounters with these men, and others, while explaining what was expected of a video girl in the hip hop world.  Karrine however had a dark secret she had not revealed.  She filmed a sex tape under the stage name Honey with porn star Mr. Marcus.  She had a couple of scenes in Mr. Marcus’ DVD titled Cool Spot.  Mr. Marcus said that he hadn’t realized who Karrine was until he saw her appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show where she was interviewed about her book.  He said he knew he was sitting on a “gold mine” and had to re-release the movie to expose her.  Karrine tried to block the tape from being released but was unsuccessful.  The tape released in 2005 and was titled Superhead.

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Mr. Marcus said that Karrine had excellent oral skills and that she earned the name “Superhead”.  To date Superhead is the best selling African American porn tape of all time.  Karrine is not in the public eye much anymore but she still writes from time to time.

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Kim Kardashian got her start in 2006 in the entertainment world as a stylist to the celebrities.  Around this time she was in a relationship with R&B singer Ray J and was spotted hanging around Hollywood, CA with Paris Hilton.  Kim was starting to get into the limelight but was not quite there yet even though her father, Robert Kardashian, was famous for representing O.J. Simpson during his murder trial.  Kim, according to close friends, was desperate for her own fame.  So what would be a good way to increase her popularity???  MAKE A SEX TAPE!!!

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Kim Kardashian and Ray J made their sex tape while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico.  They both said that the tape was stolen, but sources close to them said that the pair made the tape on purpose to increase their fame.  Kim claims she was “horrified” by the leak of the tape and did not give consent.  Ray J, however, had a different story.

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He said that Kim did give consent and that the tape was her idea.  There was documentation that revealed that Kim gave her consent for the movie to be distributed through Vivid Entertainment.  She was paid $5 million dollars for the movie while Ray J only received $1 million.  The couple, who broke up before the tape was released in 2007, has the highest selling movie ever in the history of Vivid Entertainment.

Kim Kardashian moved on and is now a reality star powerhouse.  Keeping Up With The Kardashians has aired for 10 seasons on E!.  She has a daughter, North West, with fiance Kanye West, and the couple are rumored to wed in May 2014.  Ray J went on to star in his own reality show For The Love Of Ray J which aired for two seasons.  He is set to be on the next season of Love and Hip Hop LA.

 

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Dustin Diamond a.k.a Screech was a popular character on the 1990s hit TV show Saved By The Bell.  In 2006, after not being seen in the public eye for a while, Dustin re-appeared and had a surprise for everyone…HE MADE A SEX TAPE!!!!

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The tape, titled Screeched: Saved By The Smell, was supposed to be of him and two women in a bathtub engaging in a lot of different hot and raunchy acts.  People close to him were saying that it was a publicity stunt because he needed the money.  Apparently those people were right.  In an interview on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network in December 2013, Dustin admitted that he leaked the tape.  He also said that he used a body double with the two women and that it’s actually not him.  He hoped to make lots of money off of the tape and get back into the limelight.  DID Y’ALL WATCH SCREECHED OR WAS I THE ONLY ONE WHO DIDN’T CARE???  LOL!

Now this is only the beginning, stay tuned for the scoop on more celebs who have taken the infamous WALK OF SHAME 4 THE RISE TO FAME!!

Tiffany LaShonda Riley

tiffanyriley84@yahoo.com