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The Duggar Lesson: Stop This Reality Exploitation

Columnist: We beat a familiar path from entertained to horrified

(Newser) - Boy, those Duggars were fun to watch—even hate-watch—until things got creepy . Same with Honey Boo Boo . And Duck Dynasty . Enough already, pleads Kevin Fallon in a post at the Daily Beast whose headline advocates the "end of hicksploitation on TV." When doling out blame to the... More »

Why the Duggars' Show Shouldn't Be Canceled

Post's Hank Stuever: What's the point if 'reality' shows skip reality?

(Newser) - TLC has yanked episodes of 19 Kids and Counting off its schedule amid the molestation scandal of family member Josh Duggar. It remains, unclear, however, whether the reality show is gone for good. At the Washington Post , TV critic Hank Stuever hopes that's not the case because the show... More »

Honey Boo Boo Canceled After Child Molester Claims

TLC says it's ending show after reports of Mama June canoodling with ex-con

(Newser) - Little Alana Thompson's reality-TV career is over, at least on TLC. A TMZ report yesterday claimed that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester who abused one of Shannon's own 8-year-old relatives—and now TLC has officially axed the hit show.... More »

The Real Honey Boo Boo: 'A Tiny, Dimpled Monster'

Reality TV is to blame: Christy O'Shoney

(Newser) - If you watched Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson on the Tonight Show last week, you saw what you've probably come to expect from her: a sassy little girl who refused to give Jimmy Fallon a friendship bracelet and showed off her cheerleading moves. But Christy O'Shoney attended... More »

Honey Boo Boo, Family Injured In Car Crash

Truck reportedly ran into their SUV

(Newser) - The cast of TLC's hit series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was reportedly injured in a serious car accident Monday night, including little Alana Thompson, AKA Honey Boo Boo. Multiple sources report Mama June, Pumpkin, and Jessica, or Chubbs, were all also in the SUV that Sugar Bear was... More »

Honey Boo Boo Brawls With Girl Scouts

Did we mention Honey Boo Boo isn't even a Girl Scout?

(Newser) - Honey Boo Boo is in hot water with the Girl Scouts ... even though she's not a Girl Scout. The tiny reality star started hawking Girl Scout cookies—on behalf of a friend who actually is a scout—on her Facebook page, until the organization shut the whole thing down,... More »

Oxygen Show on Rapper's 10 Baby Mamas Rankles Critics

But Shawty Lo defends his life to MTV

(Newser) - Move over Honey Boo Boo , a new reality show is coming along to rile up critics. Oxygen is developing one called All My Babies' Mamas, featuring rapper Shawty Lo along with the 10 women with whom he has fathered kids, and, of course, the 11 kids themselves. The Parents Television... More »

Honey Boo Boo, DNC in Ratings Tie

RNC fell short of child beauty queen's reality show

(Newser) - There's only one real way to tell which party's convention was the bigger success: Stack it up against Honey Boo Boo . By that measure, at least, Democrats come out victorious. Bill Clinton's speech to the convention tied TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in ratings, while... More »

'Honey Boo Boo' Might Get $40K for Whole Season

Family gets a modest $2K to $4K per show from TLC

(Newser) - Here Comes Honey Boo Boo might be the newest smash hit reality show, but 7-year-old pageant contestant Alana Thompson and her offbeat family in rural Georgia aren't exactly getting crazy rich. The TLC show registered a strong 3 million viewers for its last episode— more than any network got... More »

Honey Boo Boo Beats RNC Ratings

Well, by one measure at least

(Newser) - Mitt Romney has another opponent to worry about—and she's only six years old. Wednesday night's episode of TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo pulled in almost 3 million viewers, scoring a 1.3 rating among viewers 18-49—more than any other cable show that evening... More »

America, Brace Yourself for 'Honey Boo Boo'

New TLC show is 'horrifying' yet 'sweet': Hank Steuver

(Newser) - A new TLC show called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo debuts tonight, and Hank Steuver at the Washington Post finds himself "powerless to look away." The main reason is 6-year-old Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, a beauty pageant contestant from rural Georgia who all but stole the... More »

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