'Honey Boo Boo' and her kinfolk took a redneck road trip to our nation's capital -- and instantly became the most likable people in the entire city.
Politicians ... watch and learn how to git 'er done in D.C.!
Hits the Beach
I'm Just Like Pam Anderson!!!
6/12/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Eat your heart out, David Hasselhoff!!!
For the first time in her life, Mama June splashed around in the Atlantic Ocean ... during a family vacation to Tybee Island in Georgia this week.
June posed for some Baywatch-inspired photos ... helped bury Uncle Poodle in the sand ... all while keeping an eye on Honey Boo Boo, who went crazy with an inner tube.
After the outing, June facebooked about her day in the waves ... writing, "Omg had a blast on tybee today a first time ever at a beach for pumpkin katilyn and alana and my first time going in the ocean."
Mama June Wedding
The Pig Who Stole the Show
5/8/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Just how redneckish was the Mama June wedding hootenanny?? TMZ has learned the "Honey Boo Boo" stars didn't just serve up a whole roasted pig (with the head intact) ... they also gave away HUNTING KNIVES to the male guests!
And it only got more gluttonous from there!
Our well-placed wedding spies tell us ... when June Shannon and Sugar Bear unofficially tied the knot, guests feasted on pulled pork sandwiches and ribs (ya know, from the dead pig), corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, rolls and sweet tea ... basically your cardiologist's worst nightmare.
And don't forget dessert ... which included a frickin' gourmet candy bar -- i.e. a bar full of candy -- which offered Airheads, Sour Patch Kids, Twizzlers, Swedish Fish ... you get the idea.
As for the gift bags -- women got red candles ... the men got small hunting knives ... and EVERYONE got diabetes!!!
Kidding ... instead they got wine glasses made from mason jars ... and also probably diabetes.
"Honey Boo Boo" Wedding
In Hog Heaven
5/6/2013 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Honey Boo Boo' stars Mama June and Sugar Bear finally tied the knot in the redneck wedding of the century -- an event worthy of its own theme song. You're welcome June. Yee-haw!!!
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Here Comes the Bride
All Dressed in Camouflage
5/5/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mama June is on a show on TLC -- home of shows like "Say Yes to the Dress" and "I Found the Gown" -- but clearly she did not enlist the help of either of them to pick out the dress for her wedding today.
As TMZ first reported, Mama (aka June Shannon) and Sugar Bear (aka Mike Thompson) decided to tie the knot today in Georgia.
Our sources had said that the people working the wedding were told to dress in either hot pink or camo clothing ... but we didn't think that extended to the participants as well!
I'M GETTIN' MARRIED!!!
5/5/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry gentlemen, Mama June is officially off the market ... 'CAUSE SHE'S FINALLY GETTING MARRIED ... TMZ has learned.
In just a few hours, the "Honey Boo Boo" star is gettin' hitched to her special man friend Sugar Bear ... for a special Cinco de Mayo wedding fiesta!
FYI -- Mama (real name June Shannon) and Sugar Bear (real name Mike Thompson) met in an online chat room 9 years ago ... hit it off, shacked up, popped out a now-famous kid -- Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.
But this ain't gonna be no private small shindig -- according to the wedding invitation, obtained by TMZ, cameras will be rolling during the ceremony ... and will most likely air on TLC.
In fact, wedding guests have been warned -- "No cell phones, cameras, or outside video taping will be allowed."
Fun Fact -- we're told the people working the wedding have been instructed to show up in full redneck attire (either hot pink or camo clothing).
Picks a Winner
3/21/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo's mother "Mama" June Shannon flaunted her sexy new curves -- after recently losing 100 pounds -- while filming her hugely successful reality TV show in Georgia Thursday.
Now, we ain't sayin' she a golddigger ...
Rob Kardashian & Mama June
Only One Has Lost 100 lbs.
3/7/2013 3:45 PM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Reality stars Rob Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo's Mama June have guts ... to be so public with their weight battles.
Rob -- who has been working out hard trying to lose the 40 lbs. he gained since his breakup with Rita Ora -- showed off his manly curves in a clingy white t-shirt at the Clippers game in L.A. last night , while Mama June proudly showed off her slimmer physique on Wednesday ... after dropping 100 lbs. from not dieting and not hitting the gym.
Rob better redneckognize that sketti may be the new protein shake.
Honey Boo Boo
Girl Scouts Cookie Sale
Must Go On!
3/4/2013 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo and Mama June kept their word -- after getting shut down online -- and took to the Milledgeville Mall in Georgia yesterday to help a local Girl Scouts troop sell some delicious, delicious cookies.
As TMZ first reported, the Girl Scouts of the USA had a big problem with HBB using her Facebook page to peddle the delicious, delicious cookies -- because it was cheating.
But the Boo Boo clan promised to keep on helping and they did just that, with the whole family in tow -- Sugar Bear, Chubbs, Pumpkin, Chickadee and baby Kaitlyn.
Alana even made a deal with customers ... agreeing to pose for a pic if they bought five boxes of those delicious, delicious cookies.
Honey Boo Boo
Sugar Bear's Nightmare
No More Fried Food!!
3/1/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Honey Boo Boo's dad is in danger of getting his redneck card pulled -- 'cause TMZ has learned Sugar Bear's health is forcing him to cut out ... FRIED FOOD!!!
Sugar Bear was released from the hospital on Thursday after checking in last week with severe chest pains. Doctors diagnosed him with pancreatitis.
Mama June tells us Sugar's “feeling pretty good, for the most part” -- and doctors say if he takes his meds he should be able to keep flare-ups under control.
But June says doctors also advised Sugar to lay off fried and spicy foods -- no small feat for anyone living in the deep south.
June says the family plans to eat the same stuff they'd normally eat -- which ain't exactly Lean Cuisine -- and Sugar will just have to sit out on fried chicken nights.
At least sketti ain't fried.
Mama June & Honey Boo Boo
You Can't Stop Us from Selling Girl Scout Cookies!!!
2/28/2013 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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.