It looks like Honey Boo Boo’s reality TV career is stone cold dead due to the fact her mother, June Shannon, is now dating a child sex offender.
Yes it is a reality TV is about southern red necks and viewers are prepared to put up with them eating road kill, but having the mother of the child star dating a paedophile is just way to icky.
June, Honey Boo Boo’s mother separated from Honey Boo’s father earlier this year and she has now hooked up with Michael McDaniel who just completed a ten year prison sentence for forcing oral sex on a 8 year old child. Props to the US who appear to give out decent sentences for these crimes.
And the plot takes a stranger twist because June was dating Michael at the time of the offence in 2004. All very bizarre.
Needless to say don’t expect TLC to be signing them up for another season any time soon and Honey Boo’s dad, Sugar Bear, should be considering going for custody of the kid.
October 24, 2014 6 Comments
Sam Frost and Lisa Hyde appear to be trying to distance themselves from The Bachelor and they have been excoriated in an article called Sam Frost and Lisa Hyde Are A Piece Of Work.
The two girls who were at The Who Most Beautiful Launch did not want to talk about The Bachelor, strange considering they were on The Project still talking only earlier this week.
The article states:
Ironically though, the pair didn’t want to be associated with the show that earned them an invite to one of the hottest events of the year.
“It is not about the Bachelor tonight,” Hyde snapped at this Confidential scribe.
“It is about sexiest people and we’re on the list. I’m a fashion designer, that’s what I do.”
Really? Talk about milking it. Hyde was even offended to be asked about The Bachelor, for which she has been doing the rounds of media interviews slamming Blake Garvey as dishonest.
Frost was equally as dismissive despite flying from Melbourne to Sydney to frock up for the event and her moment in the spotlight.
“This is not about the Bachelor,” declared Frost. “This has been dragging on for so long it is ridiculous, it is getting messy and complicated so we are here to celebrate being together.”
The full article is here.
Sam hit back on Twitter:
October 24, 2014 6 Comments
It was rather amusing that after all the bitching about Cat and Lawson that Lawson the one with the actual girlfriend was not up for nomination this week. The same could not be said for Cat who is copping the brunt of the blame.
There was a lot of tears tonight. Priya was sobbing when Jason left the house as her main ally had gone. Jason also felt the same way about her as he mentioned her in his exit video. He also mentioned that he was close to Aisha as well because he thought she was pure and innocent. Jason also said that Cat and Lawson were causing the most disharmony in the house because of their relationship. Lawson was not happy that it was called a relationship. Jason did go very hard saying “there is a girl out there whose heart has broken”. Cat put her head down into her hands and yes she was a bit teary.
But Cat was more upset that Jason lied to her face. She told Marina she had asked him what he thought about it and he said at the time he did not have a problem with it.
Cue to Lawson sitting in the shower crying.
Aisha was in the diary room and was laying into Cat about being happy and that whilst “poor Lawson is fighting this battle in is brain she’s in the kitchen having a laugh with the boys”.
She then went on to say when you have “what you want being dangled in your face what are you supposed to do?” But isn’t Lawson also being dangled in Cat’s face? She said that Cat has broken someones heart and she does not care. Her last disparaging remark was “Her morals are gone and she is an older woman”. So essentially Aisha is laying all the blame on Cat and that she should have been eliminated.
Lawson also god Cat that there is “something wrong with what we are doing” and then Cat wept saying “when you have affection with me and you feel guilty you will eventually associate affection with me with those feelings”.
Then she wept in the diary room say “we know someone is hurting”.
The show got much more interesting when Leo and David were discussing Aisha’s and Travis’s relationship. They did not think it was going to last. Leo said she only likes to date famous footy players. Travis had a go at Aisha about her saying he has a flirtatious relationship with Marina. He got rather strident and said said I am not going to sit here and take it.
David thought once Travis is out he won’t be able to resist temptation of all the girls due to his new found popularity.
It was nomination time and this is how it went down:
- Skye nominated David for three points because essentially she hates him. She said he is a big player in the game and he is rude at times. She nominated Ryan as he was the most saved in the game.
- Leo gave Priya three points because she is only forming relationships to get far in the game. He gave Marina two points as she is only connecting with people in the house that will get her far. She has not talked to him much.
- Ryan nominated Travis for three points for constantly hooking up with Aisha at every opportunity he gets and he gave two points to Aisha for the same reason.
- Cat gave Travis three points as he has a lot of traits that are unpleasant to live with – talking really loud when people are trying to go to bed, overly affectionate nature he has with Aisha. She gave two points to Priya due to Jason’s farewell video and whether her responses to Cat about Clawson have been accurate.
Lawson gave Skye for four points as he thinks she is getting too big for her boots and one point to Priya as when I say something to her that is negative she ttys to get back at you.
David is nominating Priya for three points as she is annoying and two points to Marina as she is all talk no action.
Marina nominated Leo for three points as he is quite picky with who he wants to have conversations with and she finds him very difficult to talk to and two points to Lawson as he is very up and down, and also is playing the game very well.
Aisha nominated Cat for three points as her morals are selfish as she is not allowing Lawson to grieve. She is just always there. Then she nominated Leo for two points because it takes him forever to tell a story. I note she did not nominated Lawson for doing the dirty deed on his girlfriend.
Travis nominated three points to Leo for lying to him. He told him he had not told Skye that he thought they were flirting but he had. He nominated Cat for two points for the Clawson scenario. Big Brother asked him why he was not nominating Lawson when he was the one with the girlfriend on the outside. He said that Cat was the one initiating the contact with him. After prompting Travis said she was a temptress.
Priya had the power play. She paid a point to see where she was. When she saw that she was on the top. She asked whether that meant she had zero points. She gave points to Travis, Skye, Leo, David, Lawson her aim to have as many housemates nominated to give her a better chance of survival. Priya was shoved that Lawson was safe this week.
The points were:
Leo – 9 points
Priya – 9 points
Travis – 7 points
Skye – 6 points
Cat – 5 points
David – 5 points
Marina – 5 points
Surely Marina will be one of the housemates to go.
October 24, 2014 38 Comments
It is rumoured reality TV careerist Dicko might be signing on for TEN’s new show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Network TEN should sign up his former Australian Idol colleague Mark Holden as well.
Mark Holden has shown on his short but iconic turn on Dancing With The Stars that he holds the TV machine in contempt and is not going to be controlled by producers and more importantly he gets people talking. He put a much needed jolt of adrenalin into a lacklustre Dancing With The Stars.
Since he has been eliminated he has said his bizarre acts were to subvert the constraints of the reality TV show and also he is saying how inappropriate it was for him a 60 year old male to be paired with a 25 year old girl. As he said “I am no Edelsten”.
Also he raises the issue that there must have been other more age appropriate dancers to be paired with him. He is one 6o year guy who is happy to have his hands on an over 50 year old woman.
But despite the backlash, Holden says the whole crazy act was a deliberate attempt to subvert the restraints of the reality show and rebel against two things he doesn’t agree with.
One, that two men can’t dance together – “it’s discriminatory” he said – and two, that at 60-years-old he was paired with a 25-year-old female partner and asked to dance in a sexualised manner.
“I raised that from day one,” he said of dancing a sensual dance with his much younger partner. “I’m not Geoffrey Edelesten”.
“They expected me to do a (sexual) dance like the paso doble seriously, so I made a decision to make the most revolting character I could possibly come up with, along the lines of Les Pattinson to make it clear to everyone that there was no sex involved at all, not even a touch. I wanted to make it like Julie Bishop vanquishing the Russian beast. They didn’t want me to stray, they wanted me to stay in their box, but it’s my right not to.”
He said he decided to rebel against the show by making fun of it, despite the fact no one really got the joke.
“There are so many ageless beauties like Helen Richey who are fabulous, why was I not dancing with a 55-year-old?”
But he stressed he was full of praise for his partner Jessica Prince, who he says was treated unfairly by the judges in their scoring.
“To give us four ones was utter disrespect to a young woman who was dealing with a has-been that can’t dance. It annoyed me to the back teeth. To give her no credit was not fair and not right.”
Producers have got to realise that if reality TV becomes too sanitised and safe the viewer is going to turn off.
Mark Holden is perfect for I’m A Celebrity as he is unpredictable, creates publicity and people will tune in to watch the frission between him and Dicko because the are NOT BFF’s. These two oldies both know what needs to be done to give good TV unlike some of the other D list celebs and former reality stars clamouring to get sent to Africa for TEN’s series.
Who would you like to see on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here?
October 23, 2014 19 Comments
Did not see Jason being eliminated at all. In the last week his footage has been good including tears as he wept for wanting his partner to be recognised by his family, and he has been funny. Sure his singing ability was not as good as he thought it was and he has been bitchy but which of the housemates has not been.
Maybe it was the Priya and David fans voting frantically to save them.
When he was on the couch Sonia asked him about Clawson and he was all it is all wrong and they are cheating, but we already knew that is what he thought. For some reason the interview did not revealed very little about the dynamics in house or the housemates.
His parents were there and saying how much they loved him and came on stage. Though there was no sign of his partner who has been seeing for four years.
Since Jason was eliminated this meant Aisha and Travis after a night in the Sanctuary, decided not to take the $50,000. They both seemed to think that since they did not take the money out of the prize pool that the others should not nominated them now. This means Aisha should not nominate Lawson either as he gave her $20,000.
Travis seems to think that he is a winner with “baby Aish” on his arm. They do look like their relationship could have more legs then most other Big Brother ones. Yes looking at you Cat and Lawson. Though I think it is unfair that they keep on showing that kiss over and over.
The other weird thing that occurred in Big Brother last night was Marina being taken into the diary room with Leo and told that her dog had died by Big Brother. He said it in a tone of voice like he was taking her coffee order in a cafe. She broke down and sobbed very upset. Was it really necessary for us to see this? We have seen so little of Marina it is hard to have an emotional connection with her but this was just uncomfortable.
Were you surprised Jason was eliminated?
October 23, 2014 65 Comments