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Reality TV and controversial, OMG moments go hand in hand. They're the primary reason you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online (for example).

In the early days, though, such moments weren't nearly as common or explosive. The Real World has nothing on some of the scandals of modern times.

Lately, it seems like we're dealt one jaw-dropping reveal, moment or conflict after another. So many it's almost become a struggle to keep up with them all.

That said, here are 19 of the biggest reality TV scandals of all time:

TLC Cancels Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Give the network credit. It pulled the plug as soon as rumors spread of June Shannon dating her daughter's former molester. EWWWWW!

Not all shockers take place with the cameras rolling, of course.

Jon and Kate Gosselin imploded off camera, while TLC just canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo because of June Shannon dating a child molester.

That never made it to air ... and the show likely never would have if producers had known the tawdry extent of the Georgia matriarch's past relationships.

Bottom line? Don't expect an end to the madness anytime soon.

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Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue Season 1 Episode 7, the finale of Lifetime's spinoff series staring Abby Lee Miller, saw her embark on her toughest task yet.

Toughest task on the spinoff, that is. Nothing will compare to the Dance Moms reunion that also took place last night, and was even more intense than usual.

Our protagonist/antagonist traveled to California to meet the owners and patrons of a family run hip hop studio, and by any measure the place is kind of train wreck.

Perhaps more than any place in the first six installment, Abby's Studio Rescue Season 1 Episode 7 featured an establishment nearing the point of no return.

E-Baby, the husband who runs the studio, is concerned about wife Michelle, who becomes emotionally invested in the clients and lets them go without paying.

Abby Lee will not stand for that, and you don't need to watch Abby's Studio Rescue online to know that much. They are also dealing with mom in-fighting.

"Have they seen Dance Moms?” Abby says rhetorically.

“I don’t think they should be too excited that I’m here.”

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Tuesday night on Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 33, Abby Lee Miller found herself under heavy scrutiny as some of her previous actions were called into question.

That's pretty much what a reunion show is all about, right?

In the wake of the two-part season finale that saw the team travel to Hollywood, Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 33 sought to pick up the pieces somewhat.

Not surprisingly, there was plenty of shouting involved ...

When you watch Dance Moms online, you know the moms are all out for blood, and that Abby isn't afraid to show them who the boss is, like it or not.

This is the premise of the show, basically, but nevertheless, this reunion felt like one giant fight waiting to happen from the opening moments last night.

Hilariously, they are dressed to the nines in evening gowns, completely belying the absurdity of the behavior that follows for an entire hour on Lifetime.

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Former Abby Lee Miller student Paige Hyland, 13, has alleged some awfully serious misconduct in a lawsuit filed against Lifetime's Dance Moms firebrand.

As we reported last week, Paige Hyland is suing Abby Lee Miller for making her life a living hell, and in court documents, she goes into shocking detail.

Miller, she claims, “engaged in conduct that caused Plaintiff….to reasonably believe she was about to be touched or harmed in an offensive matter."

As a result "of Defendant’s wrongful conduct, Plaintiff has suffered emotional distress, anxiety, frustration, anger, humiliation, post traumatic stress and anguish.”

Among the specific allegations of abuse? That Miller threw a chair during an argument with the teenager, pushed Paige's mother Kelly Hyland and more.

According to Paige, Miller pinched another student until she bled. That's only the physical abuse too. The mental side of things was even worse, supposedly.

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Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is being sued by Paige Hyland for causing her panic attacks and extreme anxiety as a result of mistreatment on the show.

Paige is not one of the Dance Moms, mind you ... she's a 13-year-old student!

Abby Lee Miller, Kelly and Paige Hyland

In her new lawsuit, Paige alleges that Miller is not only emotionally abusive but will physically hurt her dancers, sometimes pinching them until they bleed.

Paige, the daughter of Abby's nemesis Kelly Hyland, says she feared being legitimately assaulted, having seen Miller actually attack others on the set.

According to the younger Hyland, Abby Lee's goal is to make the girls cry.

That we know, since we watch Dance Moms online. It's obvious. But it's worse than tough love motivation, Paige says. This is full on abuse and evilness.

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As usual, Abby's dance studio reclamation project of the week on Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue Season 1 Episode 6 proved to be challenging.

Hey, that's why you call in the big guns, of course.

Whereas that mission to Indiana found her dealing primarily with the studio owner and her daughter, Abby's Studio Rescue Season 1 Episode 6 was different.

Abby Lee Miller headed to Apple Valley, Calif.

Her situation there was not as pleasant as that town's name might imply. In fact, it was quite a bit more complicated than it had been the week before.

Abby recently remarked that Dance Moms are worse than studio owners when it asked which groups give the Lifetime reality stars the most trouble.

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Tuesday's Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 32 unofficially marked the end of an era, and the relocation of Abby Lee Miller and her Dance Company to L.A.

Oh yes. Like Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the signs were there from the onset, but Abby officially turned to the Dark Side last night.

This isn't to say that L.A. is a morally bankrupt place by definition, but that Abby has bought into her own hype, and her ego has swollen beyond repair.

The City of Angels was just a fitting place to complete the transition.

As we saw in the first half of the season finale last week, Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 32 saw Abby grow more and more invested in her own image.

Dance instructing? Being a leader? Setting a positive example?

Who needs it when there's PR and buzz to generate. Besides, the ALDC obviously bested Cathy's Candy Apple's Dance Center anyway. SERVED!

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Dance Moms is set to return to Lifetime’s airwaves for Season 5, and it will reportedly take place not in its star's native Pennsylvania, but under the lights of Hollywood.

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Following last night's Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 31, titled "Hollywood Here We Come, Part 1," rumors and speculation began to arise as to the show's future.

Season 5 will apparently begin at the Sheer Talent special edition competition in Niagara Falls, N.Y., October 11, and it won't be based out of Pittsburgh.

There are several signs the team is headed for Hollywood, not the least of which being the season finale title (part two has no confirmed air date yet).

Also, while attending her student Maddie Zieger's Dancing With the Stars performance in L.A., Abby Lee Miller dropped a big hint on her Instagram.

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Tuesday evening's Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 31 marked the beginning of Nationals, and things were predictably intense for Abby Lee & Co. on Lifetime.

The Abby Lee Dance Company and the Candy Apples Dance Studio both faced competition - and stalkers - that made the trip to the West Coast challenging.

The upside of heading to La-La Land for Abby? A possible ALDC expansion.

The downside? Former Dance Moms troublemaker Jeanette showed up!

Vowing revenge on the ALDC as she stalked the team 2,500 miles from its Pennsylvania home base, this felt like a classic ruse to bring in ratings for Lifetime.

If you watch TV online - specifically reality TV - you know you need a good villain and an unpredictable source of conflict to really invest people in the plot.

Often, it must be manufactured.

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Abby's Studio Rescue Season 1 Episode 4 saw the charismatic but combative Lifetime star take on another reclamation project on the Dance Moms spinoff.

Not unlike the previous week, the Dance Legacy studio in Indianapolis is in shambles, as management woes might send the business into bankruptcy.

The studio owner and the director featured on Abby's Studio Rescue Season 1 Episode 4 are so fired up about fighting each other that ... well, that's what they do.

They're bleeding dancers - also known as income - and may have to close their doors sooner rather than later if Abby can't get the place back on track.

Owner Dawna started the studio after her daughter had to give up a career on stage to have a baby of her own. Daughter Dawn wants to run things her way.

A little different than the issues we saw on Abby's Studio Rescue Season 1 Episode 3, but similar in that things tend not to get done ... like at all.

On the plus side, when Abby Lee Miller came to the studio, at least the dancing was being done right; the students are learning technique and skill.

In that regard, Abby believes the possibility exists to attract new students to the studio, which will be key to bringing this place back from the brink.

But ... there's a BUT coming.

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