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.
Honey Boo Boo has been left with a headache after a car accident that left her family shaken.
Honey Boo Boo and her family have narrowly escaped serious harm after getting involved in car accident on Monday (January 6th 2014) in Milledgeville, Georgia.
The 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' reality stars; including Honey Boo Boo herself, her mother Mama June, her sisters Pumpkin and Jessica and her father Sugar Bear; were nearly all injured after a speeding truck with no lights on crashed into their Chevrolet Suburban as Sugar Bear went to turn left at a traffic light according to TMZ.
8-year-old Boo Boo (real name Alana Thompson) is reportedly suffering from a headache after banging her head on the window, while her father has a bruised back, her mother has a sprained neck and back and her sister Pumpkin has bruises on her chest and is having panic attacks. TMZ did not report that Jessica suffered any damage and neither of the other two sisters, Anna and Kaitlyn, were in the vehicle at the time.
While filming their new season, the family from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo were involved in a serious crash in Georgia.
The family who became famous on the TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo were involved in a car crash, but it looks like they are all okay.
Honey Boo Boo, or Alana Thompson, along with her mom, Mama June
Mama June Shannon, the matriarch of the family, said the crash happened Monday night in Georgia.
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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)
Honey Boo Boo is returning to screens in July!
Is this good news or bad news? We're not sure. Honey Boo Boo is returning on July 17, 2013 - she's back, and more terrifying than ever. The 7-year-old television star returns with a new episode on TLC this summer, though it may not all be about the beauty pageant kid this time.
According to the Los Angeles Times, it's possible that Honey Boo Boo's mama will marry her long-time beau Sugar Bear in the latest instalment. In fact, the couple married in a May 5 ceremony, with Us Weekly running photographs of the newlyweds wearing camouflage and driving off into the distance in a yellow ATV with cans tied to the bag. It is believed that the nuptials were filmed, probably for the July episode.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is one of TLC's biggest shows, averaging 2.3 million viewers last fall. It puts it on par with the channel's other big-hitters like Sister Wives, Breaking Amish and Long Island Medium. However, June 'Mama' Shannon and Alana 'Boo Boo' Thompson have become targets across the media, while the family were parodied on South Park. The show has also drawn unexpected praise, particularly for Alana's endorsement of her gay uncle Lee. In a piece for the Los Angeles Times last August, writer Ada Calhoun called the "ritual stoning" of the family "a little ludicrous."
Continue reading: 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' To Return With Mama and Sugar Bear Wedding
Mama June and Sugar Bear's wedding should make for some excellent television material.
There’s finally a Honey Boo Boo wedding on the way, as the tiny beauty queen’s parents – June Shannon and Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson are getting married. The unusual couple met nine years ago in an online chatroom and got together soon afterwards, according th The Daily Mail. Alana or Honey Boo Boo, as viewers of the show know her was born two years later.
It’s been confirmed that the wedding will definitely be filmed and broadcast on the family’s reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show itself came about after Honey Boo Boo and her… eccentric mother gained enormous popularity, when they appeared on the TLC show toddlers and tiaras. Seeing the pageant mom and daughter’s success with audiences, TLC created the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo series, which is currently filming its second season.
Meanwhile, Honey Boo Boo still competes in pageants and she recently returned home from New York where she picked up yet another crown – that of Miss Trump Hotel New York 2013. Seeing as how Donald Trump is the owner of the Miss Universe pageant, maybe this title will give Alana an edge, should she ever compete for the ultimate crown. If success continues to stick to her and her family like it has so far though, she definitely won’t have to.
Continue reading: Honey Boo Boo Wedding On The Way - Mama June To Wed Sugar Bear
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' reality beauty queen star Alana Thompson also known as Honey Boo Boo dons a crown and a sash emblazoned with the words Miss Trump Hotel New York as she poses for photos outside the Trump Hotel in Central Park, New York.
You can come out from behind the sofa now, folks. It turns out that one of the most disturbing TV rumors of recent months is NOT true. Honey Boo Boo’s Mom, Mama June will NOT be appearing on DWTS. Those rumors began when an ABC insider informed New York Daily News that June Shannon would be appearing on the forthcoming season of the celebrity dancing show. A rep for TLC, however, have told Huffington Post that those rumors are false. Huge breaths of relief being sighed the nation over, we wouldn’t wonder. The very thought of Mama June’s brash voice bellowing across a dance rehearsal space was filling us with a sense of unprecedented dread.
Mama June made the headlines recently for her massive weight loss. She dropped her weight by 115 pounds, despite her love of fried food and ‘sketti’ (a worryingly calorific mix of spaghetti with a ‘sauce’ comprised of ketchup and melted butter) and insisted that the loss was down to the hectic schedule that her daughter’s reality TV show (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) places on her. Sketti’s still on the menu, it would appear, but she’s just a bit more active than she used to be. How many calories does ‘bellowing consistently at your family’ burn up, we wonder?
Continue reading: Honey Boo Boo Mom DWTS Rumors DENIED... You Can All Rest Easy Now
News just in: Christmas isn’t officially over. Oh no. Not until we’ve all watched the Honey Boo Boo Christmas Special, which airs on Sunday night (February 10, 2013) at 8pm. Not only do we get to see the new lightweight Mama June (well, she’s lost 100lbs already – perhaps ‘lightweight’ is pushing it a bit) but we also get to see the Thompson family decorating their artificial Christmas tree, as only the Thompson’s know how.
After a lot of wrangling with white spiky branches and a cringe-worthy exchange of double-entendres between Sugar Bear and Mama June (in front of the children no less!), the tree was eventually erected (and no, that wasn’t actually one of the double entendres – that’s actually a bit more highbrow that what you’ll get to see on screen) but when they couldn’t find the tree topper, Alana, aka Honey Boo Boo had a novel idea of what they should they should put on top of the tree instead: a live farm animal (we won’t completely spoil it for you by telling you which type of animal it was). Needless to say, the end result was something of a catastrophe, leading Honey Boo Boo to remark “this is a family secret,” for fear that Sugar Bear might find out and punish them.
According to TMZ, Mama June says she lost 100lbs since the series began, but mainly due to her hectic TV schedule. “They have me running around and going different places ... I guess it's paying off,” she explained.
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!