Mama June and Honey Boo Boo are going full steam ahead with their Girl Scout cookie campaign ... despite stern warnings from the Girl Scout organization.
As we reported, the Girl Scouts of the USA contacted HBB today to remove a banner she had put on her Facebook, in which she solicited sales for Girl Scout cookies from her 700,000 fans. (FYI -- HBB's not even a Girl Scout. She just agreed to help a Girl Scout friend of hers.)
A rep for the GSUSA told us they had the banner removed because it was unfair to other Girl Scouts trying to sell cookies.
But Mama June tells TMZ, she's going to continue selling Girl Scout cookies any way she can ... even if she's not allowed to post advertisements on HBB's Facebook ... because it's for a family friend.
June tells us, "If I can raise more money for a troop, whoever they are, especially in an area where they don’t get a lot of money, and parents can’t afford to buy a ton of cookies, why wouldn't I help?"
She added, "We're doing nothing wrong."
June says she's already sold 400 boxes and the orders keep pouring in.
Honey Boo Boo
Girl Scouts SHUT DOWN
Online Cookie Campaign
2/28/2013 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo hawking Girl Scout cookies to her hundreds of thousands of fans online is UNFAIR ... so says a rep for the Girl Scouts of the USA, so the organization shut down her campaign.
HBB posted the ad on her Facebook page -- which has 701,000 likes. She also got in the girl scouts' faces by posting pictures of stacks of boxes that she sold. FYI ... she's not selling the cookies for herself ... she's doing it for a friend.
It didn't go down well with the organization. A rep for GSUSA in Georgia tells TMZ ... they contacted her site's administrator and explained online selling is off-limits, because it defeats the whole purpose of selling the cookies -- to teach girls all sorts of things, including goal setting, people skills, etc.
So HBB's people took down the ads, but get this ... the sales she's already made will be counted.
If HBB wants to help her friend, she's gotta stand outside a whole bunch of Piggly Wigglys.
Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle
Naked Photos For Sale
to Highest Bidder
2/18/2013 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle is sending pics of his schlong to random men on the Internet and name-dropping HBB -- all in the name of getting laid -- this according to a man who is now shopping the dong shots to media outlets.
TMZ was offered the pics which show a naked man who appears to be Uncle Poodle ... in the shower. According to the seller -- a man who lives in Georgia -- Poodle sent them earlier this week on the gay social app Grindr.
Poodle -- real name Lee Thompson -- is frequently featured on "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and is openly gay.
The man selling the pics claims Poodle dropped HBB's name almost immediately during a chat ... saying,"So you know who honey boo boo is? That's my niece."
The seller claims there was no hookup.
We called Poodle to see if he's planning to take legal action, but haven't heard back.
Weight Loss Program Ever
2/6/2013 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June has lost an incredible 100 pounds in the last two years -- in the absolute laziest way possible ... making her the best/worst example of fitness in America.
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'Honey Boo Boo's' Mama June
I Lost 100 lbs
2/6/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June tells TMZ ... she's dropped more than 100 POUNDS in the past 2 years -- and claims she did it all WITHOUT DIETING OR A GYM!
The TLC reality superstar says she weighed in at 365 lbs when she first starting taping the show back in January 2011 ... but has since slimmed all the way down to a trim 263 lbs.
So what's her secret? June says she credits the whole thing to her active production schedule ... because she sure as hell hasn't cut back on the 'sketti, Ramen noodles and cheese puffs.
"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."
She continues, "They have me running around and going different places ... I guess it's paying off."
'Honey Boo Boo'
Co-Star BANNED from Show
... The Man Is NUTS!
1/15/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is puttin' her foot down ... BANNING Crazy Tony from appearing on future episodes of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" -- all because he's TOO DAMN crazy ... even for reality TV.
TMZ broke the story ... Tony was arrested in Nov. for taking part in a dangerous prank -- which involved a man scaring people on the side of a freeway in a giant gorilla suit -- a move Mama June was none too pleased about.
The "HBB" matriarch tells TMZ ... as of now, she's not comfortable having Tony appear on the TLC mega hit in light of the stunt, saying "We love him as a friend ... but that was a crazy story."
She continues, "Not trying to be mean, but we want to keep it family oriented."
Mama also makes it clear ... despite people calling him "cousin" on the show ... Tony's not related to the family, saying "Crazy Tony's just a family friend ... who is just crazy."
We reached out to Crazy, who told us he's super bummed out by the news ... adding, "TV's changed that family."
Honey Boo Boo
TRUS' FUND BABY!!
1/6/2013 4:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo is already the most famous redneck, and now she's set up to be the richest when she hits 21 ... courtesy of a trust fund set up by Mama June.
June tells TMZ ... the lion's share of earnings from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (a cool $15k - $20k per episode) is being equally divided into funds for all 5 girls ... Alana "HBB" Thomson (7), Lauryn (12), Jessica (15) and Anna (18) and baby Kaitlyn.
June says the little stars can't touch the cash until they turn 21 -- except in case of medical emergencies or using it for school -- saying, "I want my kids to look back and say, 'Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people.'"
In fact, June tells us she never even sees the coin ... "TLC puts the money into the girls' trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets."
June added ... "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."
As for their means ... Mama June says Sugarbear still rakes in cash from his contractor job, which is how they pay the bills.
The family's only major purchase since suddenly becoming famous is a Ford Expedition ... a 2005.
You can check out the whole fam Sunday night on TLC for the Honey Boo Boo HOLLaday Special.
Honey Boo Boo
Rednecks on Ice ...
1/1/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo won't be trading child beauty pageants for figure skating anytime soon -- not based on the giant face dives she took during a recent ice rink adventure.
TMZ obtained the first pics of Alana Thompson struggling on her blades last week in Conyers, GA. Mama June and Sugar Bear were along for moral -- and sometimes physical -- support while HBB tried to make her way around the rink.
We're told reality show cameras were there to capture all the black and boo boos Alana suffered -- but she did eventually make it around the rink ... with some assistance.
Too much go-go juice.
Honey Boo Boo's House
Redneck Xmas in Progress
12/25/2012 3:00 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Honey Boo Boo and family recently transformed their home for the holidays ... and it's a full blown fire hazard of epic proportions.
Inflatable Santa, inflatable Frosty, inflatable Rudolph -- pretty much every Xmas character ever makes an appearance in their yard (sorry Jesus). The reality TV stars also strung up enough lights to ensure their redneck haven will finally be seen from space ... an Xmas miracle!
The house is SUCH a scene, it even had to be surrounded by caution tape ... you know, just to make sure no one thought they were actually at the North Pole instead.
'Honey Boo Boo' Star
Hell Yeah, I Wanna Do
a Redneck Porno!
12/18/2012 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star "Crazy" Tony Lindsey is so dang excited by the recent redneck porn boom ... he's ready to make a hillbilly skin flick of his own!
We broke the story ... sales of redneXXX films are surging -- increasing 250% in the last two years -- thanks in part to the redneck reality TV craze and shows like "Honey Boo Boo."
"Crazy" Tony -- HUGE hillbilly porn fan -- tells us ... he's "honored" to have sparked the trend and is gunning to get in on the action -- by bumping uglies with another bumpkin in his very own porno!
His lone concession: he doesn't want any crazy porno names ... claiming "Everybody already knows me as 'Crazy' Tony, so why change it?”
No word on whether his gorilla costume will make an appearance.
Honey Boo Boo
By 'Dancing' Star
12/6/2012 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo should stay the hell away from "Dancing with the Stars" ... even if producers lowered the age to make her eligible to compete ... this according to "Dancing" pro Karina Smirnoff.
Smirnoff was leaving the Dream hotel in NYC last night -- the same place where Lindsay Lohan was arrested back in Sept. -- when we asked her if "Dancing" would be better with a little Boo Boo in the ballroom.
But Karina wasn't laughing ... telling us, "I don't think that should happen."
As for Mama June -- Smirnoff doesn't think she should get a shot on the show either ... saying, "No ... I think we're pretty good with the people we have on the show."
'Honey Boo Boo' Star to Cops
GIVE ME BACK
MY GORILLA SUIT!!!
12/5/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
No, it's not Bigfoot -- it's the gorilla suit confiscated by police last month following a dangerous prank involving "Honey Boo Boo" star "Crazy" Tony Lindsey ... and now, Tony's demanding the suit back, insisting cops are overreacting about the whole thing.
TMZ broke the story ... Lindsey was arrested last month for taking part in a prank that involved a man scaring traffic alongside a Georgia highway ... in a gorilla suit.
Lindsey wasn't wearing the suit, but cops arrested him anyway for taking part in the stunt -- along with the other adults involved. Meanwhile, the gorilla suit was booked into evidence while police investigate the incident.
But Lindsey -- who loves the suit and uses it often to scare his buddies -- is pissed, telling TMZ, "It's wrong of them to keep my gorilla suit ... they're treating me like I killed somebody!"
Lindsey adds, the arresting officer "could have just told us all to knock it off and go home."
TMZ spoke with the Wilkinson County DA, who says the suit is part of an ongoing investigation and it can’t be released from evidence until the case is closed.
'Honey Boo Boo' Star
'Sir, Where's the Gorilla Suit?'
11/30/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
File This Under ... THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS GORILLA SUIT!
TMZ has learned ... one of the stars of "Honey Boo Boo" was arrested earlier this month after cops say "Crazy" Tony Lindsey (Boo Boo's cousin) was part of a group wreaking havoc on a Georgia highway ... with a gorilla suit.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Deputy Joe Rozier says he was driving along Highway 20 around 11 PM ... when he noticed someone carrying out a very stupid, and dangerous, prank:
"I observed a white male dressed in a gorilla suit acting as if he was going to jump into my lane of travel. I swerved into the left lane to avoid an accident with the person."
Rozier claims he immediately stopped the car, whipped out his flashlight and went searching for answers ... and "observed several white males run up the embankment and into the woods."
Rozier says he shouted at the group that he was going to release his K-9 on the perps ... when someone yelled back, "You don't have to do that, we're coming back."
The officer says he eventually made contact with 5 adults and 2 kids ... but NONE of them had a gorilla suit. Eventually, Dep. Rozier says they 'fessed up to stashing the suit in the woods.'
After recovering the suit, Dep. Rozier says he arrested all of the adults for reckless conduct -- and booked them all into the local jail. The gorilla suit was taken into evidence.
Oh, and one more shocker ... cops say booze was involved.
The men have since been released from custody. A rep for "Honey Boo Boo" had no comment.