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It's more of a sure thing than Lindsay Lohan's next arrest: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will return to TLC for a second season.

That's what happens when you rate higher than the Republication National Convention.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, the family at the center of this ridiculous smash hit won't come cheap: the Thompsons are negotiating with the network for a sizable raise.

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With Honey Boo Boo's 17-year old sister having recently given birth, expanding the show's cast for next year, sources say the Thompsons are seeking $10,000 per episode.

Here Comes Honey Boo - which is a spinoff of Toddlers & Tiaras - will air its Season 1 finale on Wednesday, September 26.

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Sugar Bear has been injured in a mud boggin accident.

The father of six-year old Honey Boo Boo is on crutches today after hurting his foot in what the family of this TLC hit describes as a redneck version of mud-racing. Basically, it involves an off-road vehicle and mud.

That's pretty much the entirety of the sport.

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Cameras caught Sugar Bear leaving the doctor's office this week, accompanies by baby mama June and a body guard.

He should be good to go for the rest of the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo season, however, as a new episode airs this Wednesday on TLC. Let's face it: we'll be watching.

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo taught viewers a valuable life lesson: Never play "Guess Who's Breath" when you really need to urinate.

We can only hope all readers repeat that mantra as they read through our weekly +/- rundown of this surprising/nauseating/ridiculous TLC smash. Are you paying attention, Kris Jenner?

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Life can be a drag in the Georgia country, so Alana comes up with a genius idea. Let's play Guess Who's Breath, the most self-explanatory game out there: you wear a blindfold, you take a whiff and you guess who just stunk up your nostrils. PLUS 9 for sheer ingenuity here.

But MINUS 19 for the way the contest came to an end: With Anna peeing herself and earning the nickname "Wet Wet." Tough break there.

The Thompsons make $25 from a lemonade stand ("How do you spell lemonade?" Pumpkin asks?), earning PLUS 6 in the process because we were sure they were ticketed for a loss after Pumpkin screamed at passing motorists: "I'mma bust ya damn windows out!"

Elsewhere, Alana assessed Chickadee's expecting state with "Kaitlyn's coming out of Anna's moon pie any day now!" MINUS 37 because.... ugggh. Come on, Honey Boo Boo.

June cooks up her special dinner of "sketti" (MINUS 12) covered in "ketchup-butter mix" (MINUS 27). She also brags that can feed her family on $80/week, which would earn PLUS 14 points in this economy, but MINUS 15 must then be tacked on because they will also have Diabetes in a decade. Think of the medical expenses then!

Sugar Bear takes Alana to the Fun Factory, where they go roller-skating and engage in legitimate father/daughter time. PLUS 7 because we're softies. Says Sugar Bear: "My favorite part of spending the day alone with Alana is I actually got to see her play, have fun, and she had a big smile on her face."

Awww. PLUS 4 more!

We'll give the final word to Pumpkin: "I'll be honest with you. I don't brush my teeth but on special occasions." You just had to go and ruin it, didn't you, girl? MINUS 10.

TOTAL: -70.  SEASON TO DATE: -130.

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Man. Kris Jenner is good.

The Kardashian matriarch, who allegedly believes June Shannon ought to be ashamed of herself for exploiting her family on reality TV, spoke to E! News this week and said she never insulted the mother of Honey Boo Boo in such a way.

Because - new insult alert! - she's scarcely even heard of Honey Boo Boo!

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"I would never criticize her, because I don't even really know who Honey Boo Boo is," Jenner said of the six-year at the center of the TLC program watched by over three million people per week. ""I've never seen the show."

Jenner, meanwhile, is at the center of another controversy, although this one isn't really of her making.

The Today Show, unfathomably, chose to air an interview with the reality star yesterday instead of observing a moment of silence in honor of the victims of 9/11. NBC then defended the decision.

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June Shannon, the mother of six-year old Alana Thompson, knows there are haters out there. She's aware of the scorn aimed in the direction of her family due to their antics on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

But Shannon is also familiar with the ratings, as the show draws around three million viewers per week.

And, during an appearance on the season premiere of Anderson yesterday, the unit's matriarch was asked to explain her program's popularity. Turns out, the Shannons are just keep it real, folks!

On the same episode, host Anderson Cooper touched on his public admission this summer and why he came out as a homosexual.

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June Shannon may not come across as the sharpest knife in almost any drawer, but the matriarch on Here Comes Honey Boo can at least do some basic math.

So while the criticism against TLC, this series and the family at its center may grow stronger by the week, the ratings do the same.

Indeed, "for every person that's hating on us, there's three people that love us," Shannon tells TMZ when asked about her critics. "It's weird that haters know more about our show than our amazing fans."

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Shannon believes "a lot of people relate to" the Thompsons, a unit comprised of six-year old Alana, her three sisters and Alana's biological father, Mike.

But not many out there can relate to the salary this family rakes in for each episode. Shannon has shot down reports that put her weekly take-home at $4,000 and simply says in this latest interview:

"We're very well compensated."

How do you feel about the Thompsons?

 

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo? More like Here Comes the Pot Calling the Kettle Black...

With June Shannon and her eccentric brood racking up ratings for TLC, sources tell Radar Online that Kris Jenner is fuming. She's supposed to be the only money-making Mom-ager out there!

“To say Kris is not a fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an understatement,” an insider says. “She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family, and can’t understand why America is so fascinated by them."

It's true. When you think of Kim Kardashian, the first word you think of is class.

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Reportedly "threatened by [Shannon's] success," Jenner allegedly claims Shannon is "exploiting" her children in a "ploy to make money."

We'll give you a moment to stop laughing over the irony of those remarks...

... all good? Read our latest Here Comes Honey Boo Boo recap and weigh in: When it comes to June Shannon, Kris Jenner is...

 

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June Shannon may dominate the world of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but Sugar Bear stepped in to the spotlight on last night's episode of this nauseating TLC hit.

Yes, it was Mike's time to shine, as the birth father of Alana Thompson surprised his brood with a pool. Find out a lot more in our following patented +/- recap of the action down south...

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The family goes shopping at a store called "Shh! It's a Wig!" (PLUS 4 for the name) because June believes fake hair is the key to her child's pageant success. But Sugar Bear steals the show, trying on a mullet because he wants to be taller and getting turned on by June going blonde. ("It makes me feel a little frisky and I kind of wanted to jump some bones.")

MINUS 27 because... ewwww!

Even though his "putting-together skills ain't that good," Sugar Bear builds the aforementioned pool for his family. PLUS 6 because that's actually a nice gesture and then MINUS 6 right back for June later showing how appreciative she is of her man by referring to him as "emotionless."

At dinner, the gals grill June on why she won't marry Mike, seeming the only decent man among her many baby daddies, despite being with him for eight years. Says Shannon: "Relationships come and go, but my kids will always be forever. Family is always first, period." MINUS 12 for not counting your child's father as part of the "family."

"We're not fat, we're pleasingly plump." - Sugar Bear earning himself PLUS 7 points.

The Thompsons go dumpster diving and then watch fireworks, as we give Alana PLUS 5 for declaring it the "best day of my life!" We can't reign on a kid's enthusiasm.

TOTAL: -23.  SEASON TO DATE: -60.

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June Shannon may have four daughters by four different men, but the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch scoffs at the notion that her family is only pulling in $4,000 per episode.

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TMZ spoke to Shannon not long after reports surfaced online that she and her kids were earning in the love four figures each week for their wildly popular TLC reality show.

June denied the figure, actually laughing at the claim. How much has she banked off her embarrassing eccentric brood? June would merely say:

"We're making memories to last a lifetime."

We doubt she was being coy. She just probably can't count that high.

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Viewers of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are familiar with the show's six-year old star and her dad, David Mi­chael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, who is also featured on the tragically popular TLC series.

But what of Honey Boo Boo's three siblings and their biological father? The National Enquirer has learned that June Shannon conceived all of her kids via different sex partners - and the three she can name all possess criminal records.

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First there's Thompson, who served five years in a Georgia prison in 1998 for a string of robberies.

Then there's David Dunn, the fa­ther of June’s oldest daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Shannon (who just gave birth to a baby girl herself). He was sentenced to jail in 1995 for stealing a handgun and again three years later for swiping several cartons of ciga­rettes.

Dunn tells the newspaper of June: “She took my vir­ginity and I took hers... Anna looks just like me. They want­ed me to sign away my rights to Anna, but I refused. I don’t know who my own daddy is, and I always want Anna to know who her father is. But June won’t let me see her.”

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