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Shaquille O'Neal and ex-wife Shaunie faced-off in court yesterday over Shaunie's plans to feature their children in a new reality show [click here if you missed that].

Score one for Shaq...

The judge denied Shaunie's emergency request to begin filming before the court gives their final decision on the matter in January.

According to TMZ Shaunie says Shaq was fine with the idea as long as she was willing to pay him $1 million to let the kids appear on the show, but she refused.

Shaunie also says Shaq is just upset because his own reality show with the kids was not picked up and that Shaq's faux concern for the kids is laughable considering he's only seen their children 8 or 9 times this year.

Shaunie argues she needs the reality show because she doesn't get alimony but sources tell TMZ she receives $100k a month in child support for their four children.

The next hearing is set for January.