We can always count on Barbara Walters to redneckognize greatness. On the short list of her”Most Fascinating People” of 2012 is 7-year-old Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo. Walters called her reality show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” a loving story:
“The relationship between Alana and her mother — that’s the story, the two of them. It’s very touching … Honey Boo Boo is not an obnoxious little girl. She’s sweet and loving with her mother and loving with her sisters… And now Anna has a new baby, and the baby has [three] thumbs — but so what? It’ll make you smile.”
No mention of all the farting and burping, but we’re hoping Babs will get around to that during the sit-down interview, airing December 12 at 9:30 p.m. I suppose I should mention that other guest will include Hillary Clinton and Gabby Douglas.
But, we know who will steal the spotlight. After the jump, some imagined moments from what has the potential to be one of the most amazing Barbara Walters interviews ever. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
Happy HOLLAdays from Alana and the gang at “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” Guess what Sugar Claus wants to stuff in your stocking? A special HOLLAday nickname! You may have received your regular “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” nickname this summer, but in Boo Boo land, I guess they update nicknames seasonally. From here on out we’ll be referring to the Royal Baby as “Razzle Dazzle Butter.”
What will we be calling you this HOLLAday? [TLC]
Ladies! Has it really come to this? Mikey Day and Trevor Moore of “The Whitest Kids U Know” appeared on “The Tonight Show” and challenged each other to pick up a girl using only lines from Masterpiece Theatre mini-series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” And sadly? It worked! I guess all a girl really wants is for a guy to talk about vajiggle-jaggle with her. We have really lowered the bar. [YouTube]
How horrible, right? How could you hate an innocent little child like Honey Boo Boo? If you don’t like her, fine, or if you think she’s trashy, whatever. I see you up there on your high horse, I get it. But hate? That’s just sad.
It’s because she has a pet chicken. See that photo up there? The chicken’s name is Nugget. And PETA thinks that is the least cool thing to name a pet chicken. They want her to rename the chicken “Not A Nugget,” which for some reason just isn’t as catchy, and they want Honey Boo Boo to teach her family and all her friends that “they should be nice to chickens by not eating them.” Read more…
On the season finale of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” Alana was briefly reunited with her former pet pig Glitzy, which was sadsies because we knew the petite pig wasn’t going home with her. Looks like Alana has moved on. She has a new bestie — a pet chicken named Nugget. Clever!
According to Honey Boo Boo’s official Facebook page, “her and nugget have [become] very attached this weekend … and it [is in] the house but has a outside house too but Alana refuses to let her sleep outside lol she sleeps inside at night in her inside cage.” I hope this best friend lasts. But I’m doubtful that Nugget will like wearing dresses as much as Glitzy. [People]
I’ve been following Honey Boo Boo’s delightful, Los Angeles publicity blitz this week. The highlight for me, besides the “Merock” Obama endorsement, was this “Inside Edition” clip where Alana and Mama June dined at Villa Blanca (the restaurant owned by Lisa Vanderpump of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) and then visited the Sprinkles cupcake ATM. “Cupcakes in an ATM Machine, Mama!” Alana screamed. My thoughts exactly! You don’t see this in the clip, but at some point she stuck her head inside the cupcake ATM. She’s my spirit animal. Yes, she is.
Dammit! Why wasn’t I invited? I have modest hopes and dreams for my life: to go to the cupcake ATM, preferably with someone who likes cupcakes as much as me (ahem, Honey Boo Boo) and to be a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” How do I make these things happen? [LAist]
Last week, the Screen Junkies Show convinced actor Christopher Walken to read lines from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” and the video went viral. This week, Alana and her mom June returned the favor, reading lines delivered by Walken in movies like “True Romance” and “Pulp Fiction,” as well as his infamous call for “more cowbell!” on “Saturday Night Live.” Hilarious, all around.
As you already know, Alana was in Hollywood this week for an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which aired last night. She was hilariously adorable throughout and I couldn’t bring myself to clip just one moment. So, above, see it all, from Mama June repeatedly reminding Alana to keep her legs closed and Alana explaining her sisters’ nicknames, to a decidedly unscripted and somewhat NSFW hand/mouth gesture and an endorsement of “Marack Obama” based mostly on the fact that Mitt Romney said he prefers Snooki to Honey Boo Boo. It’s all the best, she’s so cute, and I love her so much. The end!
My favorite Southern beauty queen, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, arrived in Hollywood this week to film appearances on “Extra” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and basically seemed to have the best week of her life. Let’s see how she spent her time in Tinseltown.
There are some who think there is no value in reality TV, but I dare those haters to say as much come Halloween, when these stars of the small screen are the first people we think of as costume inspirations. While you could certain recycle last year’s Courtney Stodden or “Toddlers & Tiaras” costumes, why not consider dressing up as one of unlikely reality TV heroines who entertained the hell out of us in 2012?