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Honey Boo Boo and her family proved yet again that their approach to life is piloted by their own unique and quirky brand of American values.
In an upcoming episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Anna “Chickadee”, 18, and Lauryn “Pumpkin”, 13, are seen crashing into each while holding giant balls as Mama June eggs them on and Honey Boo Boo delights in the carnage.
In a clip from the episode, the reality show family from McIntyre, Georgia is seen enjoying a picnic in the park.
While June Shannon, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson and Honey Boo Boo relax in the shade, the two sisters face off in the potentially dangerous game.
They are seen standing apart before charging at each other with large rubber balls in an attempt to knock the other down.
“Y’all are supposed to hold the balls,” shrieks Mama June, clearly enjoying the action.
Anna “Chickadee” and Lauryn “Pumpkin” are seen crashing into each while holding giant balls as Mama June eggs them on and Honey Boo Boo delights in the carnage
“I did pretty good, I knocked Anna down on the first try,” says Pumpkin.
“Knocking Pumpkin down is like knocking a rhino down,” says sore loser Anna.
“I thought my sisters’ heads were going to fall off,” Honey Boo Boo gleefully exclaims.
Anna then pretends to be a bull and Pumpkin a sumo wrestler. As they start to charge each other for the umpteenth time, Mama June yells: “Hold your balls!”
The girls are both seen toppling to the ground.
“You just knocked the livin’ p*ss out of me,” says Pumpkin.
“I knocked Anna down because of my momentus. It’s science,” continued the reality star, displaying her admirable grasp of the English language.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo new episode airs tonight 8/9c on TLC.
Honey Boo Boo visited the White House as her family made their way from their hometown in rural McIntyre, Georgia to Washington D.C.
The breakout Todlers and Tiaras star dressed in head to toe pink and her trademark blonde curls wrapped away in tight cornrows as she sashayed her way along the National Mall.
Honey Boo Boo and her family travelled to Washington D.C. as they cross the country on a promotional tour for their new book
Honey Boo Boo, 7, picked up a milkshake as the family toured the nation’s capital by foot, passing by the Washington Monument and stepping inside the Air and Space Museum for an air conditioned respite.
Taking in the sights with Honey Boo Boo was mother June Shannon and sisters Lauryn “Pumpkin” and Jessica “Chubs” – who dressed up for the occasion in a patriotic starry tee and jeans.
Also joining the pack was father Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson and his brother Lee “Uncle Poodle”.
Earlier in the day Honey Boo Boo attended her very own book signing in McLean, North Virginia, taking centre stage at Tysons Corner Mall to promote the new book, How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide on How to Redneckognize the Honey Boo Boo in You.
Honey Boo Boo was determined to track down some chocolate at an Easter egg hunt on Friday in McIntyre, Georgia as she came prepared with a flashlight and an empty basket.
Honey Boo Boo, 8, patiently waited for the hunt to start, looking more subdued than usual as she chose to keep to herself rather than interact with those around her.
The hunt appeared to be another Girl Scout event, as Honey Boo Boo and other attendees wore neon green T-shirts printed with the group’s logo.
Honey Boo Boo had on black sequined UGG-style boots and tied her blonde hair into a cute ponytail using orange ribbon.
As always, Honey Boo Boo was supported by her family members, including her Mama June and sister Lauryn Shannon.
Honey Boo Boo’s reality show is set to take over the world as the beauty pageant queen and her colorful family have their show broadcast internationally, it was announced today.
Honey Boo Boo, aka Alana Thompson, has become famous in the US for her TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo features the antics of the charming 7-year-old and her mom June Shannon, dad Sugar Bear, three older sisters and gay Uncle Poodle at the family home in McIntyre, Georgia.
The family has already been popular with viewers in Eastern Europe, leading the TV network to broaden the show’s reach.
In the next few months, Honey Boo Boo will appear on screens in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and Latin America.
Honey Boo Boo’s reality show is set to take over the world as the beauty pageant queen and her colorful family have their show broadcast internationally
Luis Silberwasser, executive VP at Discovery Networks International, told the New York Post: “In Poland, where it just started airing, it’s already No. 3 in terms of viewers.
“This is a slice of Americana – not typical America, but of a particular family in the South, and the international audience knows that there are many facets to American lives.”
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo follows beauty pageant enthusiast Alana Thompson taking part in contests but also the family’s life in general including one disastrous Thanksgiving dinner, quad bike rides and her sisters bobbing for pig’s feet at the Redneck Games.
However, Honey Boo Boo’s unique catchphrases – including “a dolla’ makes me holla” and “you’d better redneck-ognize” – might prove a challenge for foreign viewers.
Discovery said that it is working on ways to overcome the lingo that might be lost in translation – as the show already subtitles for English-speaking audiences. Other options include dubbing voiceovers and developing a more in-depth glossary of terms.
June Shannon has hired a 24-hour bodyguard to protect her youngest daughter, Honey Boo Boo.
The security measure is believed to be in response to an alleged plot to abduct seven-year-old reality star Alana Thompson.
While the network behind the hit show, TLC, has denied any suggestions of a kidnap plot, June Shannon, confirmed the full-time protection via Facebook.
June Shannnon wrote: “Alana doesn’t go anywhere without her bodyguard! We have one 24/7 everywhere we go ALL the time!”
According to The National Enquirer, Honey Boo Boo’s school received abduction threats from an anonymous caller.
June Shannon has hired a 24-hour bodyguard to protect Honey Boo Boo
A source told the tabloid: “June is terrified. With the threats on Alana’s safety increasing, security is being provided for her around the clock.
“There was a meeting with all the teachers at Alana’s school. They have been instructed to keep an eye on Alana, and they know to report anything suspicious immediately.”
An attempted break-in at the Honey Boo Boo household in rural McIntyre, Georgia on August 27 is also believed to have triggered concerns over their safety.
The source added that police told the clan it “may have been casing the place for a future kidnap attempt, by someone convinced that TLC would pay a huge ransom for their newest little star”.
Despite Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality show attracting huge ratings since airing on August 8, the family has remained in the same neighborhood.
The National Enquirer reveals that the family has thought “about moving, but the problem is that TLC has them locked under contract to keep their lifestyle”.
However, TMZ previously reported that the network wanted to help the stars relocate to a larger and more secure home, but June Shannon declined the offer.
It also described that TLC boosted the family’s wage from approximately $5,000 per episode, to a sky-high $20,000 after seeing the success of the series.
Honey Boo Boo got stuck into the attractions at a local country fair in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alana Thompson, 7, especially enjoyed herself as she ran around in a giant inflatable ball positioned on water, laughing as she threw herself on the floor of the see-through orb.
The youngster sported a practical outfit of jeans and a red and white top as she hit the fair with her famous family.
Sisters Anna “Chickadee”, Jessica “Chubbs” and Lauryn “Pumpkin” strolled alongside mother June Shannon, although there was no sign of Alana’s father Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.
Sugar Bear is currently recovering after undergoing an operation on his leg to treat an infection.
Honey Boo Boo ran around in a giant inflatable ball positioned on water
Earlier, Honey Boo Boo was spotted keeping herself entertained outside the family’s house, playing with a wheelchair which Sugar Bear has been using while his leg recovers.
The family home in rural McIntyre Georgia, has already been decorated for Halloween, with a plastic orange pumpkin set out on the outside stairs.
The family is having to get used to their new found fame, after their reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was a ratings hit for TLC.
TMZ have reported that TLC boosted the family’s salary from approximately $5,000 per episode, to a sky-high $20,000 after seeing the success of the series.
It added that TLC also offered to cover a number of additional expenses for the family, including a driver and bodyguard figure for Sugar Bear who was hospitalized recently after a “mud-boggin” crash.
The site also reports that the network wanted to help the clan relocate to a larger and more secure home, but June Shannon declined the offer as she likes to decorate the property over the holidays for the local community.
June Shannon has also refused to sign with an agent, despite numerous offers, TMZ says, for fear that a publicity schedule would keep her away from Sugar Bear and her girls.
TLC offered Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, and her self-proclaimed redneck family their own spin-off series this year after she appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras.
The début season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo enjoyed an average of 2.4 million viewers per episode.
In response to the show’s success, TLC has ordered three HOLLAday specials (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas) and additional episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become a pop culture phenomenon,” said Amy Winter, general manager of the U.S. network.
“What you see is what you get and we are excited to share even more of Alana and her family’s unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers.”
Cheeky Honey Boo Boo appears to have the troublemaker gene, as she was seen running around a police car while sticking her tongue out.
Fortunately there was no officer behind the wheel that she was caught goading, as the reality star spread her arms in an airplane stance while swooping around the parked law enforcer vehicle.
The little blondie, real name Alana Thompson, was seen wearing a red Piggly Wiggly T-shirt, complete with “See You At The Pig!” slogan across the back, while getting up to mischief.
Honey Boo Boo, also wearing a pair of floral cycling shorts, was free to roam across her front yard barefoot while larking around in her hometown of McIntyre, Georgia.
Despite playing during the school hours on a Tuesday afternoon instead of sitting at a desk in a classroom, Honey Boo Boo’s mother June Shannon insists that she is not exploiting her daughter.
Speaking to Radar Online, she said: “I don’t exploit Alana. I would never exploit my kids. Critics are critics and everybody has their opinions but I am not doing anything wrong.
“It’s always been about fun and it’s an experience in life that they can look back at.”
June Shannon added: “We watch the show and wish they put in more stuff!”
Honey Boo Boo originally found fame on Toddlers & Tiaras, before landing her own spin-off.
It is no wonder the lure of the small screen has enticed June Shannon to sign on the dotted line, with the family reported to earn an estimated $2-4,000 per episode, expected to soar for a new series.
And while the seven-year-old playfully ran rings around the police car, June Shannon has had a real run-in with the law, with the coupon queen arrested in January 2008 for theft and contempt of court.
Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June Shannon, has stated that her granddaughter Kaitlyn will not be having surgery to remove the extra thumb on her right hand anytime soon.
Kaitlyn, whose mother is June Shannon’s 18-year-old daughter Anna “Chickadee”, was born on July 26 and shortly after the bone abnormality was detected.
But it has been revealed that doctors do not want to operate on the two-month-old infant, as they would rather wait until her digits are fully developed.
Kaitlyn, whose mother is June Shannon’s 18-year-old daughter Anna “Chickadee”, was born on July 26
Talking about the possibility of her grandchild having her extra thumb amputated, 33-year-old June Shannon, from McIntyre Georgia, told RadarOnline.com that corrective surgery has been delayed until a later date.
“The doctor doesn’t want to do anything right now because they don’t know the full function of the other thumb or if they’re both connected,” she said.
“They just have to wait and see. They don’t want to do it too early, if they cut one off the other could have paralysis or it could make the other fingers not work, so they don’t want to make any rash decisions.”
Reports surfaced shortly after Kaitlyn’s birth that June Shannon had made inappropriate comments about the physical abnormality, which she denied.
Talking about her first grandchild, the mother-of-four exclaimed: “She’s just special; I would never make fun of her.
“That is not right. It makes her more unique and special to us. We don’t even pay attention to it. We don’t make a big deal about it.”
June Shannon and her family shot to fame on TLC’S Toddlers & Tiaras.
They currently star in the spin-off series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, with the season finale set to air this Wednesday.
Caleb Clark, 19, from Griffin, Georgia, previously came forward as Kaitlyn’s father. He claimed he fathered the child after dating Anna Shannon for two years during high school.
June Shannon added that her grandchild “may or may not ever” get surgery to remove the double thumbs and they will wait for a while before returning to hospital.
June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, attempted to give her first daughter, Anna “Chickadee”, away for adoption after becoming a parent at 15, it was claimed today.
The 33-year-old reality star from McIntyre, Georgia, now a mother-of-four, first asked relatives if they would take the baby while pregnant, sister-in-law Janice Shannon has apparently said.
June Shannon is said to have then “abandoned” Anna, then seven, at the home of her mother, Sandra Hale, in order to “move into a trailer with a boyfriend”.
According to the National Enquirer, Janice Shannon, who was married to June’s late brother, Jimmy, had been prepared to take Anna, but June did not want to lose her parental rights so the adoption failed to take place.
June Shannon attempted to give her first daughter, Anna Chickadee, away for adoption after becoming a parent at 15
The magazine says that child welfare officers eventually gave custody of Anna to Sandra Hale, and it was only this year that the teen moved back in with her mother.
But the current arrangement is just for the cameras, it claims.
A source told the title: “Anna lived with Sandra until earlier this year, when June bribed her with $500 a month to move back in with the family and be on the TV show.
“They thought that Anna’s illegitimate teenage pregnancy would make for good story lines for the show.”
Anna is now a teenage mother herself, to two-month-old Kaitlyn, who was born with an extra thumb on one hand.
She is no longer in a relationship with the baby’s father, Caleb Clark, 19, who she dated for two years.
Caleb Clark says he is now fighting to gain access to Kaitlyn and told the tabloid that he wants to get the child “out of that house and away from that family”, but is unable to take action because Anna apparently refuses to let him take a paternity test.
Caleb Clark told the Enquirer: “Anna was in her grandmother’s custody, but she was still desperate to get away from June officially. June was a lousy mother to Anna.”
He insisted that the happy cohesive family that appears on television is a far cry from reality.
“You can see it,” he continued.
“Anna still resents June and stands apart from the rest of the family. When the cameras are turned off, Anna doesn’t have much to do with any of them.”
Caleb Clark told the tabloid that he had every intention of marrying Anna until she admitted that she had cheated on him.
Anna, who does not have a relationship with her own father, ex-con David Dunn, supposedly sent Caleb Clark an email when she discovered she was pregnant.
It apparently read: “I kinda had sex with someone the week before we did, but I trusted him to wear a condom, but I don’t think he did, and that’s what scares me.”
Toddlers & Tiaras star Honey Boo Boo, a second grader from McIntyre Georgia, is in high demand after her TLC reality show drew more viewers than vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention.
Yesterday the seven-year-old pageant queen learned the heavy price that comes with fame as she busily signed head shots at a local amusement arcade before rushing off to a TLC press junket.
In an interview with The Associated Press this week, Alana Thompson said that filming the show was fun because she got to do things she doesn’t always get to do, like going to a water park.
And sure enough, the Here Comes Honey Boo star managed to squeeze in a little bit of me time at the local amusement arcade The Fun Zone in Milledgeville.
Honey Boo Boo signs autographs at the amusement arcade in Milledgeville
After a quick game of PacMan, followed by what looked like a quick telling off from mother June Shannon, the canny kid and her bagful of tokens headed straight to the Skee Ball machine.
The bowling game, known by arcade aficionados to pay out the most tickets, delivered, and Alana Thompson, known for her outrageous catchphrases “a dolla makes me holla!” and “you better redneckognize!”, could not contain her delight.
But there was little time to cash in her tickets, as the mother and daughter were spotted not much later leaving home with wet hair and Honey Boo Boo changed into a pink t-shirt with the words “We Dream” with a pair of denim shorts and sparkly high heeled shoes.
Critics have accused the Thompson family of everything from child exploitation to glamorizing redneck stereotypes.
But June Shannon has said: “Life is all about experiences and this is one of the experiences on the journey of life, and if it continues, fine, and if it doesn’t, then we move on to be the same people we were before the show even started.”
The season finale of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo airs Wednesday, September 26 on TLC.