Mama June admits a ‘To Catch a Predator’ sex offender is the father of 2 of her daughters

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Mama June admits a “To Catch a Predator” sex offender is the father of 2 of her daughters
The “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star tells “ET” that Pumpkin thought the newly released child molester Mark McDaniel was her father – when, in fact, it was a man named Michael Anthony Ford, who served time for sexual exploitation after he was caught on “To Catch a Predator” in 2005. Mama June says Ford is also the father of her daughter Chubbs. PLUS: Mama June says she”s only seen the newly released child molester twice, once by coincidence.

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Explaining “The Cult of Connie Britton”
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Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch nearly gave “The League” co-creator a heart attack
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Jon Stewart defends “SNL,” calls himself the “Clay Aiken of late-night television”
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Why do female lawyers make great TV characters?
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Watch the trailer for VH1″s ’90s-set drama “Hindsight”
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Watch Wil Wheaton”s beer ads
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