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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Starts Tonight on Discovery Health

The controversial show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo starts tonight on Discovery Health at 8pm. The show is about Honey Boo Boo who was a pageant star in Toddlers And Tiaras but it showcases her whole family in their home town.

It has attracted criticism about her about child exploitation, as people are laughing at their redneck ways. However it is enormously  popular and there are Honey Boo Boo special and a new series commissioned.

One interesting thing to note is that the mother is not taking any of the now quite large sums of money but it all goes into trust for her kids education. Very unKardashian like.

If you watch it can you tell me what you think, as I have yet to see an episode, however will give it a look see next week.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on Discovery Health on 8pm Thursdays with repeats throughout the week.

January 31, 2013   11 Comments

Kris Jenner Could Take Some Parenting Tips From Honey Boo Boo’s Mum

Kris Jenner who has probably already written a list on ways to exploit her unborn grandchild from Kim Kardashian’s might want to take some parenting tips from Honey Boo Boo’s mother June.

The Daily Mail reveals that June does not take any money from the family’s reality TV show but places the payments all in trust for her four daughters which they will be able to access when they are adults.

The only time they can get the money before then is if they require it for educational or health purposes.

Considering they are now rumoured to get between $15,000 and $20,000 an episode it could be a sizeable chunk  in the future.

The Daily Mail writes:

‘I want my kids to look back and say, “Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,”‘ she told website TMZ.

And Mama June, as she is known, has ensured she won’t be tempted to take the money for herself by asking TLC to pay it straight into the trust funds.

‘TLC puts the money into the girls’ trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets,’ she explained.

‘You’re never gonna see me drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes. I’ll drive one if someone else pays for it. Never gonna live above my means.’

Have to confess I have new found respect for her trying to ensure her kids futures without being greedy herself.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo starts on Discovery Health on It will be on Discovery Homes and Health from Thursday 31 January at 8pm.


January 7, 2013   2 Comments

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Coming To Our Screens

Australian viewers will be able to judge for themselves if Here Comes Honey Boo is exploitative TV when the show hit our screen on the 31 January.

Honey Boo is Alana Thompson who was a star on Toddlers and Tiaras and courted controversy when her mother gave her go go juice on the show to amp her up before a pageant.

The show is about their home life where they eat road kill and basically shown to be a white trash. The question is whether the audience is laughing at them or with them or whether it is the Thompson’s laughing all the way to the bank.

It will be on Discovery Homes and Health (yeah go figure) from Thursday 31 January at 8pm.

November 22, 2012   15 Comments