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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

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PHOTO: Honey Boo Boo's Mama June Loses More Than 100 Lbs.!

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Star Mama June Loses Over 100 Lbs.

Originally posted 02/06/2013 01:30PM

You better redneckognize Mama June's weight loss!

The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch says she has shed more than 100 lbs. – without dieting or ever setting foot in a gym, TMZ reports.

"I haven't done any surgeries ... no diet pills ... never went to the gym," June says. "But with the show I've been more active."

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Brad Paisley Performs an Ode to Honey Boo Boo

Originally posted 01/10/2013 03:30PM

Brad Paisley is a Grammy winner and country superstar – but the singer's latest tune just might be his most memorable.

The musician, 40, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week to perform the little number, titled none other than "The Ballad of Honey Boo Boo," dedicated to the TLC reality show about 7-year-old star Alana Thompson and her family.

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Mama June Isn't Touching Honey Boo Boo's Money

Honey Boo Boo's TV Earnings Go Into Trust Fund: Report

Originally posted 01/07/2013 12:00PM

Honey Boo Boo's Mama June says she won't squander the payoff from her family's hit television show on pricey Hollywood splurges.

She may seem like a redneck on TV, but Mama June tells TMZ.com that she's using her hillbilly common sense to put most of the show's earnings in a trust fund for her four daughters and granddaughter – and it won't be available to them until they turn 21. The only allowances are for medical emergencies and school.

"I want my kids to look back and say, 'Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people,'" Mama June said.

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Honey Boo Boo Reveals Her Celebrity Crush – It's Justin Bieber!

Originally posted 12/17/2012 11:25AM

We asked – and she answered!

Talking to PEOPLE TV, pint-sized reality star Honey Boo Boo (a.k.a. Alana Thompson) offered a glimpse into her small but decisive world, sharing her celebrity crush on Justin Bieber – as well as many other favorite things.

What's her favorite item of clothing? "My jeans," she offers. If she could be anyone else in the world, she tells PEOPLE, it would be singers Pink or Nicki Minaj.

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Who Did Barbara Walters Find Fascinating in 2012?

Barbara Walters Names David Petraeus Most Fascinating of 2012

Originally posted 12/13/2012 06:00AM

Barbara Walters's annual 10 most fascinating list always features an eclectic mix of captivating people – and this year is no different.

The special, which aired Wednesday night, highlighted the achievements and antics that kept fans enthralled. Among Walters's picks were Ben Affleck, who won critical acclaim for his political thriller Argo; Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas; Prince Harry; and even pint-sized beauty pageant star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.

And her top pick as the Most Fascinating Person of 2012? Gen. David Petraeus, the decorated U.S. military hero and director disgraced by an affair that forced his resignation as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Honey Boo Boo Is Back with HOLLADay Specials

Originally posted 12/12/2012 09:00AM

Need a Honey Boo Boo fix? You're in luck!

The outrageous Alana and her "craaaazy family" are back with four HOLLADay specials, beginning Jan. 6.

As the family prepares for Christmas, they shared their all-time favorite gifts with PEOPLE. Mama June names her Crock-Pot as her fave, while 7-year-old Alana says "my tent that goes over my bed" is her pick.

But what many people may not know is the Thompson family's dedication to charity – especially during the holidays.

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You'll Never Guess What Honey Boo Boo Named Her Pet Chicken

Honey Boo Boo Gets a Pet Chicken

Originally posted 11/06/2012 11:30AM

Honey Boo Boo loves her chicken nugget – and her chicken, Nugget.

That's right, 6-year-old pageant princess Alana Thompson has found a BFF in her new pet bird.

"Meet Alana's new pet NUGGET," reads a message on Thompson's official Facebook page, which is run by Honey Boo Boo's mother, June Shannon, and a friend named Bobbie.

The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star's new chicken seems to have filled the void left by Glitzy the pig, the pet she was forced to give away recently because he was interrupting the her beauty sleep by waking her at dawn for food. Like the tiny pig, Honey Boo Boo and Nugget have been spending a lot of time together.

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Anderson Cooper Meets Glitzy the Pig

Anderson Cooper Meets Glitzy the Pig

Originally posted 11/02/2012 04:35PM

Glitzy's moving on up!

After saying goodbye to Alana Thompson, a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo, and her family in McIntyre, Ga., the petite pig paid a visit to New York City this week, compliments of Anderson Cooper and his daytime show.

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Rosie Is Ready to Renovate Honey Boo Boo's Home

Rosie O'Donnell Ready to Renovate Honey Boo Boo's Home

Originally posted 10/18/2012 12:00PM

Since Rosie O'Donnell told PEOPLE she wants to buy a new house for the stars of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, matriarch Mama June has said her family doesn't need a new house but sure could use some renovations on their McIntyre, Ga., abode.

"We're in! Are you kidding me? Of course," O'Donnell – who compared the show's 7-year-old star, Alana Thompson, to Shirley Temple – told PEOPLE Monday at her Annual Building Dreams for Kids Gala to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids.

And she insisted she'd head to Georgia herself to help do the work.

"They do that Extreme Makeover show – hello! I will call David Zaslav [President and CEO of Discovery Communications] when I get home. I will say [the family is] very into an addition, maybe we get Home Depot to chip in, and we make it the Christmas special: Rosie O'Donnell and Honey Boo Boo's Renovation."

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Honey Boo Boo Eats 'Sketti' at Beverly Hills Restaurant

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Honey Boo Boo and June Visit Lisa Vanderpump's Beverly Hills Restaurant

Originally posted 10/17/2012 11:30AM

Her compliments to the chef!

Honey Boo Boo got a taste of fine dining in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, sampling the upscale "sketti" at Villa Blanca, the restaurant owned by one of the town's Real Housewives, Lisa Vanderpump.

And while the 7-year-old reality star's table manners might not have been impeccable, Honey clearly enjoyed the cuisine, happily dangling strands of pasta into her mouth as mom June Shannon tasted pizza.

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