After the Mark McDaniels saga, Mama June spoke out to clear the air.
Looks like the turmoil at the Honey Boo Boo household is finally coming to an end. Well, according to Mama June it is, anyway. The Thompson/Shannon family matriarch has been doing press lately, sharing her side of the story with anyone, who will listen. And according to her side, she is single, not dating former flame and convicted child molester Mark McDaniel.
Mama June and TLC's professional relationship might be over, but the girls are well provided for.
She is also, in her words, being taken care of by TLC along with her three youngest daughters Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, 9, Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, 14, and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon.
Continue reading: Mama June Speaks Out, Denies Relationship With Child Molester
Is this the end of Honey Boo Boo? Looks like it.
Sorry, folks, no more Honey Boo Boo. After three productive and educational (*cough cough*) years on TV, TLC has cancelled the polarizing series, after co-star “Mama June” Shannon reportedly started dating a convicted child molester. TMZ reported earlier this week that Mama June ha started seeing Mark McDaniel, who was convicted in 2004 of aggravated child molestation of an 8 year old.
Members of the Shannon clan denied the rumor after it was made public – according to their statement, the pair had not dated in over 10 years, and Shannon was “all about the kids” after her separation from Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.
Mama and Papa Honey Boo Boo tied the knot this weekend, but apparently the family who sell themselves to a TV show may have only had the wedding to make some money.
The people responsible for bringing in Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson into the world finally walked down the aisle and exchanged vows after nine years together on Saturday (May 4) in what was a great day for forecasters of TLC's viewing figures. But it turns out that June 'Mama June' Shannon and Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson may not have married for love, but for the money that comes with airing your wedding on television.
A few pictures of the ceremony have emerged, with Mama dressed in what looks like the cover from an old sofa. It also looks as though the whole thing was a local affair, with the family's hometown in rural McIntyre, Georgia, taking up the background.
June 'Mama June' Shannon and Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson will be back soon!
Honey Boo Boo's mother has married Sugar Bear!
Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo is returning to TLC in June for a very special episode of her hit reality show. Thompson's mother June 'Mama June' Shannon has reportedly married long-time partner Mike 'Sugar Bear' Thompson and the ceremony - set to be aired in the July episode - sounds anything but ordinary.
The bride, 33, wore a camouflage gown with sparkly tennis shows, while the 41-year-old matched a matching set of trousers and orange vest. Young Honey Boo Boo donned a ruffled bright pink and peach dress for her mother's big day. The couple held their nuptials outside their famous Georgia home on May 5, 2013 with the reality TV cameras on-hand to catch the action.
Alana's big sisters Pumpkin, Chickadee and Chubbs were also in attendance for the ceremony and BBQ. "The day was very special mostly because my girls were able to take part in it," June told People magazine afterwards, "I felt like it was important for them to see this moment and celebrate my love for Sugar Bear." The bride said the special day was a family effort that stayed true to the family's roots. "Never settle for a man who doesn't treat you right," June said if her new husband, "If a guy doesn't love everything about you, move on! There are plenty of other fish in the sea."
Continue reading: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Again! (And This Time There's A Wedding)
GLAAD Media Awards are used to celebrate the parts of the world's media that responds best to, and represents most accurately, the LGBT community. 2012 has been another major year in the quest for gender and sexual equality for all, particularly in the ongoing campaign for gay marriage. This year's nominations have thrown in a couple of surprises, and it seems that increasingly the impact of children and the importance of raising children in an open and accepting framework has become more important, as both Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Paranorman are included in the lists.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has been criticised by many as an exploitation of 'trailer trash' and for Honey Boo Boo's (real name Alana) involvement in child pageants. However, Mama June - Alana's mother - is definitely doing something right. Raising her children to be accepting and loving of their 'Uncle Poodle' who is openly gay in the show is integral to see for other youngsters whose own parents may not have the same liberal view points.
Likewise, the animated chidren's movie ParaNorman has also been nominated in the category for Outstanding Film (wide release). It tells the story of a boy (Norman) who is bullied and ostracised for his special abilities. The triumph of Norman, against the odds, is precisely what GLAAD hopes to preach.
Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo child shot to fame and brought her family along with her when her successful turn in 'Toddlers in Tiaras' spun off into a show of her own. Her Uncle Poodle is one of the members of the family that appears on the reality show, and tragically it has now been reported by Fenuxe that he has tested positive for HIV.
Uncle Poodle, real name Lee Thompson, said that he has always been fastidious about HIV testing. Although in March 2012 he tested negative, by May of the same year the result came back positive. Thompson's boyfriend, it turns out, was also HIV positive, knew about it, had been neglecting to take medication and chose not to tell Thompson. "[People who have unprotected sex] are damn fools!" Thompson says, "They are playing Russian roulette; they are playing with their lives and that of their sexual partners."
While the diagnosis obviously comes as a crushing blow, Thompson wants to make the best of a bad situation. "I can help and I want to." He said, "I know what it is like to be bullied. I know what it is like to live with HIV... I want to have my own television show and highlight what it is like being gay in the south. I think I have a good story to tell."
When you get a Honey Boo Boo ban, and when, like Crazy Tony, the word 'crazy' has entered your name on a seemingly permanent basis, you should be aware that maybe not everything is going well as it could do.
Crazy Tony was posited as Honey Boo Boo's family - a cousin - in the run away hit reality TV show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'. As it turns out, Tony is not a cousin, or related at all... but he is crazy. "Crazy Tony's just a family friend ... who is just crazy," Mama June told TMZ. After an incident that ended up involving the police last year, she has also decided that Tony will not be appearing in the show anymore. "Not trying to be mean, but we want to keep it family oriented." She said, adding: "We love him as a friend."
Last November Tony was involved in a crazy prank (crazy by name, crazy by nature) in which it is thought he dressed up in a giant gorilla costume and wandered around beside the freeway, scaring people into thinking that he was going to walk right out in front of the traffic. This was just one crazy antic too far for the woman who feeds her 6 year old caffeinated drinks.
Continue reading: Honey Boo Boo Ban: Crazy Tony You're Outta Here!
We'd just managed to forget about it, when bam! A Honey Boo Boo song hits the internet and revitalises the interest in, who has to be, the strangest child in America.
With her TLC hit show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson well and truly made a name for herself and her family. Some people think it's wrong to feed a child a concoction of Mountain Dew and Red Bull - two of the most sugar-based caffine-infused drinks on the market, while some people think it's really fun, weeeeeeeeeee. We're not sure which category Brad Paisley can be filed under, and we're not sure if his Honey Boo Boo song - revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live - is actually going on the show either, but it exists. "She'll sing a song / Whistle a tune / Make ketchup sketti with her mama June / She's roamin' the country / She's on the loose / Filled with balls of cheese and Go-Go juice" trills paisley, in what has to be (please say it is) a horrible joke.
Honey Boo Boo's mother - June Shannon - gave an insightful defence Go Go Juice, saying, (via Inquisitr.com), "There are normal people who give their kids this. Why is it such a big issue with us pageant moms that do it all weekend to keep our kids energized and awake? There are far worse things... I could be giving her alcohol." Good point.
Continue reading: Honey Boo Boo Song: What Is HAPPENING!?
Honey Boo Boo’s mother, Mama June might have some dubious parenting techniques on the go but at least she’s got her head screwed on when it comes to looking after her children’s finances. A TMZ article reveals that Mama June divides the family’s earnings from their reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (an impressive sum, of $15,000 - $20,000 per episode, in case you’re wondering) between their four children, who now have their own trust funds set up.
“I want my kids to look back and say, 'Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,” says the woman who became known for feeding her young daughter a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew (dubbed ‘Go-Go Juice,’ for its energizing effects on the toddler). Apparently, the TLC network out the money into the trust fund accounts and Mama June insists that she never gets close to the cash, herself. “You're never gonna see me drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes. I'll drive one if someone else pays for it. Never gonna live above my means.”
According to the matriarch of the bizarre family, her fella, Sugarbear still works as a contractor and that’s how they pay the bills. The only major purchase they’ve made since Honey Boo Boo made them famous is a 2005 Ford Expedition. Well, those kids may grow up with a skewed sense of propriety but hey, at least they’ll be rich. Right?
Yahoo have released the results of 2012's most searched items. Bing released their's last week with Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and the iPhone 5 were among the most searched for terms. Yahoo's list is a little more political, with the top search item being the American Election.
News stories, as opposed to celebrities, are rarely found at the top spot, as Yahoo themselves said, and in the last twelve years only the BP Oil Spill and Michael Jackson's death have managed to do it. So, depending on what way you see it, the election is certainly one of the only positive news stories to come in at number one.
In at #2 is the iPhone 5, with #3 is Kim Kardashian, whose search profile has been raised by her relationship with Kanye West and her ongoing divorce from the man who was her husband 72 days, Kris Humphries. Kate Upton is #4, Kate Middleton is #5 and the late Whitney Houston at #6. More respectable searches for the Olympics and 'Political Polls' take #7 and #8 respectively, while the queen of celebrity dramas Lindsay Lohan takes #9th and the whole list rounded off by Jennifer Lopez at #10.
Rightly or wrongly, many people maintain Honey Boo Boo is made of trash, in a metaphorical sense, referencing the stereotype of 'white trash', but now an art piece, which embodies the star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Alaina Thompson, has been made entirely out of rubbish, Reality TV Magazine reports.
Has a portrait ever represented its subject more accurately? We're not sure, but Jason Mecier's piece comes damn close. "Highlights include two cans of hair spray, three tiaras, make-up, mascara, fake eyelashes, coupons, sketti, butter, ten cheese balls, two Red Bulls, one Mountain Dew, a McDonald's chicken nugget, a pink Snuggy box, an empty toilet paper roll, one cabbage patch doll and a jar of Pigs Feet," he said, explaining the make up of the piece. "No roadkill was injured during the making of this portrait!" he added, assuring possible suitors of the piece, who might be put off by a possible smell. In this innovative version of recycling, Mecier may just have created a masterpiece, but then again, he may have simply rearranged bit of garbage to make more garbage, but we're not here to judge.
Honey Boo Boo Child cuts a controversial figure; some think her antics are hilarious, even bordering on cute, while some condemn the stardom she has received at such a young age, especially when her mother is reported to feed her a concoction of Mountain Dew and Red Bull - a caffeine kick unsafe for even adults.
ROSIE O'DONNELL expressed her adoration of Honey Boo Boo, the pre-teen 'go go juice' addict, a couple of weeks ago when she offered to buy Honey Boo Boo and her family a new house. Having been graciously turned down, O'Donnell hasn't given up in her plight to help the family out, and she has now offered to renovate their existing house instead after Mama June mentioned that it really needed some work doing to it.
O'Donnell originally likened Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, to Shirley Temple, and added "She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years." With the initial offer of an entirely brand new house rejected by HBB's Mama June, O'Donnell agreed to do renovations, saying, with a degree of excitement, "We're in! Are you kidding me? Of course...They do that Extreme Makeover show - hello! I will call David Zaslav [President and CEO of Discovery Communications] when I get home. I will say [the family is] very into an addition, maybe we get Home Depot to chip in, and we make it the Christmas special: Rosie O'Donnell and Honey Boo Boo's Renovation', reported People.
O'Donnell really wants to muck in and help the with the house's renovations personally. Plus, she'd love to meet the family and has praised the show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' with realism and humanity. "They're taking a family that is supposed to be perceived as 'less than' and showing them [to have] humanity and value," she said. "I don't watch that much TV anymore - some of the shows like the Real Housewives, I never got into that. People are mean to each other. It's not my thing." 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is looking forward to some upcoming specials for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Honey Boo Boo has given her full support for Barack Obama as the presidential race heats up, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
There you go Obama; a young girl who’s mother fuels her with enough caffeine to raise the dead has come out in support of you and your policies. "So now I'm going to ask you who you're going to support for president,” asked Kimmel, to which a bewildered Honey Boo Boo offered "Barack Obama," in a weird, subtitle-worthy voice. We’re not sure how much the support of a seven-year-old means to Mr. Obama as he takes on Romney, in fact we’re sure he was more appreciative of Jay-Z and Beyoncé jumping on board, but nevertheless, Honey Boo Boo reckons Obama’s the man to lead the country. In 11 years, we’ll see where her political allegiances lay when she can vote.
Earlier on in the interview, Boo Boo’s mother assured worried human beings, that her supercharged toddler is fine. "I am the agent, the manager and all," Shannon said. "I know what's best for my kids. ... That's why I chose to put money in the trust funds. This journey may last six months, it may last a year. But ten years down the road, I don't want Alana or any of the kids to be thinking, Oh my god, I have nothing to show for it." Hopefully they get the chance to have money problems.
Whilst filming a press junket interview for the actor’s new film, the trio of stars were asked to read lines from a mock-audition for the Honey Boo Boo Movie, with all exceeding in their roles. The show, which airs on The Learning Channel, teaches viewers how a Georgian family go about their daily lives and struggles, with the actors reciting some awe-inspiring lines lifted directly from the show including: “My momma has told me in the past that if you fart 12-15 times a day, you could lose a lot of weight, so I think I'm gonna lose a lot of weight.”
7-year-old Honey Boo Boo may have been mocked on a recent episode of South Park, though millions across America appear to have fallen in love with the beauty pageant 'veteran'. Honey and her family are pulling in around 2.2 million viewers every week on their popular reality show, and it appears comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL is one of those who tune in.
O'Donnell, 50, told People magazine, "I'd love to meet them....and buy them a house." So there you go Honey, if you're looking to put your first payment down on a new home, Rosie's your woman. It seems the television star is a genuine fan of the 7-year-old, saying, "She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years." Network TLC had previously volunteered to buy Honey and her family a new home, though matriarch June Thompson reportedly refused because the clan's Christmas decorations are a staple of the community in McIntyre, Georgia. It's unlikely that Honey and co require any charity these days anyway - according to the New York Daily News, the family recently got a salary bump from $5,000 to $20,000 per episode of their show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.'
In South Park's recent episode 'Raising The Bar', Cartman comes to accept that he is obese though rather than resolving to lose weight, he uses a mobility scooter for transportation. His attitude is shamelessly embraced by other obese Americans, including one Alana Thompson, aka, Honey Boo Boo.
It appears as though comic actress Rosie O’Donnell has a soft spot for Honey Boo Boo, and wants to buy her and her family a house.
There are many things to do after a heart attack; go on that trip you’ve always wanted to go on, see the sights of the world, spend more time with your loved ones, read War And Peace, or even maybe have a little rest. Rosie O’Donnell doesn’t want any of those things, no; she loves Honey Boo Boo and wants to buy her a big old family house. "I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs," she says referring to some of the family members by their nicknames in an interview on People TV "I love 'em all." O Donnell’s tongue in cheek appraisal doesn’t stop there, as she compares the show's 7-year-old star, Alana Thompson to Shirley Temple. "She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years," she explained, somehow managing not to burst into tears before asserting: "I'd love to meet them, and buy them a house."
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has come under close scrutiny of late, with some claiming that feeding a toddler a concoction of Red Bull and Mountain Dew (affectionately coined Go Go Juice) which is tantamount to two cups of coffee per serving, is wrong. “There are far worse things… I could be giving her alcohol,” her mother explained to Fox News.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! Again… Don’t worry; if those words would normally fill you with dread, then you might want to tune in tonight’s episode of South Park (October 3, 2012). The show’s creator’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone have decided that if seven year-old Alana Thompson is old enough to enter beauty pageants and have her own reality show, then she’s old enough to become the butt of a South Park joke.
Comedy Central have released a statement revealing that “Honey Boo Boo goes to a pig farm to pick out a spunky pig heart that knows how to work it,” in her animated cameo. The network also released an 18 second teaser clip, showing her being held over a pig pen by her father, whilst she says “I want that one… No, wait, that pig over there gave me the evil eye, I want that one, I want that one.” According to New York Daily News, the voice behind the comedy character sounds “suspiciously like Matt Stone’s.”
Of course, anyone wanting the real Honey Boo Boo will be delighted at the news that the TLC network recently commissioned a second season, as well as a series of seasonal specials of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show. Alana and her family will be able to buy all the pigs they please when they get their salary increase from $5-7,000 per episode to a whopping $15-20,000 per episode next season. It’s enough to make you squeal.
Love her or hate her, Honey Boo Boo will be gracing your screens once more. In fact, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will be gracing your screen several more times, as the TLC network has ordered three seasonal specials of the show. The young pageant princess and her family will be returning for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to USA Today and Amy Winter of TLC said in a statement that they are “excited to share even more of Alana and her family's unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo debuted in August 2012 and followed the activities of Alana Thompson, 7 and her family. Each episode so far has averaged around 2.3 millions, according to the report. In fact, it was so successful that the show even bested all individual network and cable coverage of the Republican National Convention when it aired on August 19, 2012.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alana’s family are being pretty shrewd about their precocious daughter’s success and have demanded that TLC up their fee for Season 2. For season one, they received $4,000 per episode and have now demanded $10,000, given what a success the Honey Boo Boo show turned out to be. However, insiders reckon they’ll get closer to 8k. That’s still pretty much double what they were getting before; most people would kill for that kind of pay rise! TLC haven’t commented on their terms of the family’s new contract.