I’ve seen every incarnation of the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” trailer, as I’m eagerly awaiting the forthcoming TLC show (premiering tomorrow night!), which features Alana from “Toddlers & Tiaras” and her clan. I’ve accepted her family’s nicknames (Sugar Bear’s not such a bad thing to be called), pondered the purpose of tummy jiggling (it’s fun!) and tried to understand how mud pit diving works (kind of like swimming?). But now that the extended one minute and three second trailer for the show is out, I have some serious questions about the Boo Boos (whatever the family’s real last name is, I am choosing to refer to them as the Boo Boos). Please help me understand the following: Keep reading »
Pregnancy. Something mothers and daughters should experience together or … not so much? We find out all the unique issues of mother/daughter co-pregnancy on TLC’s new show “My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I” (which I’ve dubbed “Tears at the Sonogram”) that premiered last night.
Things don’t seem to be going so well for Melissa and her teenage daughter Kristen, one of the preggo mother/daughter duos featured on the episode. “Me and my mom don’t really talk about our pregnancies,” says teenage daughter Kirsten. “She’ll talk about hers, but I won’t talk about mine because I know she’s still not over the fact that I am pregnant.” Yeah, that doesn’t sound very fun. If only Bristol Palin had gotten knocked up just a little bit sooner, this could have been the premise of her reality show. And then we wouldn’t have had to sit through episodes of “Life’s A Tripp.”
The preview for TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” featuring “a dollar makes me holler” Alana and her family, is upon us. We already know the go-go juice guzzling beauty queen and her gaseous mother June from “Toddlers & Tiaras,” but we have much to learn about the rest of her Georgia clan. Here’s what we know so far: They like to jiggle their tummies, are into competitive mud diving, may have a lice infestation, have all their teeth and have names like Sugar Bear, Pumpkin, Chubbs and Chickadee. Oh, and they are NOT rednecks. Or are they? The August 8th premiere can’t come soon enough. Check out the preview after the jump. Keep reading »
“I’m one in a million. Always imitated but never duplicated.” That’s how Annie, the Guinness World Record holder for the largest natural breasts, refers to her her exceptionally curvaceous physique. I say natural because she hasn’t gone under the knife, but the size of her breasts isn’t necessarily … normal. Annie suffers from a condition known as gigantomastia, which causes the progressive growth of breast tissue. But she has no intention of getting a breast reduction. “Why fix something that’s not broken?” she asks.
I wasn’t sure that TLC’s “Strange Sex” could top itself after the erotic breastfeeding episode, but I must tip my hat. Just to give you an idea of what 102ZZZ equates to weight-wise, together, Annie’s girls weigh almost 85 pounds. This, of course, has made her famous in the adult film industry. You may know her as Norma Stitz. (Brilliant name!) She’s a fantasy model who has produced and directed over 250 videos. No hardcore. And no sex. Enjoy a full clip of Annie and her twins after the jump. [Gawker] Keep reading »
The third season of TLC’s “Strange Sex” is back this Sunday and will include a segment about a man with a breastfeeding fetish. Yep. Jeff is sexually aroused by getting his wife Michelle pregnant and drinking her breast milk. He has been “feeding” off of her for the last year-and-a-half and claims that milk straight from the source cured his erectile dysfunction. (Wait. What!?)
“The first time I breast fed from Michelle, I just latched on and the milk started flowing and it was just such a huge turn on that I had to stop because I would have just finished right then and there,” Jeff confesses. Keep reading »
Put a flipper in her and call her a reality star, because “Toddlers & Tiaras’” Alana (aka Honey Boo Boo Child) is getting her own show. Ms. Alana’s spinoff — working title “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” — will be coming to TLC late this summer and will follow Alana in her pageant pursuits and her day-to-day life in rural Georgia doing normal things like picking up roadkill for the family cookout. Best part: The show will also feature family members like belching mom, June Shannon, chalk-mining dad, Sugar Bear, and sisters Lauryn “Pumpkin,” Jessica “Chubbs,” and Anna “Chickadee.” OMG yessssss, please! Congrats to our little tummy-squeezing, dollar-hollering, Go-Go juice guzzling spirit animal muse ! There are various celebrations going on here in the Frisky office. I am playing with my stomach fat as we speak. But dare I say it? What about Makenzie? [Us Weekly]
As someone who is some small percentage Gypsy (my mother swears we’re Russian from the Caucaucus mountains), I’m more than a little bit fascinated by Gypsy culture. I’ve watched the UK version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” and have been blown away by the elaborate wedding ceremonies Gypsy families participate in, passing off their often very young daughters into marriage. Gypsy communities seem to be tightly knit and in some ways highly traditional (despite the short skirts that many of the young women wear to their friend’s weddings, Gypsy girls are expected to remain very, very chaste until marriage.)
Gypsies aren’t just a European phenomenon, either. A new TLC series documents the similar Gypsy culture in the U.S. — a people who also fight against immense prejudice and stereotypes, who love fiercely and who really seem to love a big, froofry, extravagant wedding dress. Check out the American version of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” on Sunday nights at 10 pm EST, and check out some of the girl’s wild dresses here.
Tupac isn’t the only artist experiencing a resurrection: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will appear with her TLC bandmates in an upcoming reunion tour, despite the fact that she died 10 years ago, the group’s rep tells TMZ. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas are currently planning the tour, which will take place this year in the US. Lopes’ vocals will be incorporated into the live show, and her image will be projected onto a large screen. Read more…
TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” is everything I could have longed for in a show and more. I am like a kid in a candy store grappling with toilet paper consumers, rock eaters, compulsive nail growers, and even pee drinkers. OK, so the pee drinking episode was really hard to watch. But most of the others … absolutely compelling. So many odd obsessions, so little time. What are the chances they’ll start airing the show ’round the clock? Maybe they could feature Scarlett Johansson next season. Now that she’s off her strict “Avengers” diet, she’s going buck wild … with buffalo wings. “Oh my good [I am obsessed] with buffalo chicken wings, I am addicted to them … You will have to roll me down the red carpet next time you see me … I can’t stop eating them, I just can’t get enough.” That sounds like the makings of a great “My Strange Addiction” episode. I’m picturing ScarJo making covert excursions to sports bars and eating her wings secretly in the parking lot. Keep on clicking to see other celebs’ strange addictions. [Celebitchy]