Because TLC seems to enjoy finding the most interesting characters to profile on their reality shows, they now have a new series featuring a little girl who goes by the name “Honey Boo Boo.”
If you’re unfamiliar with who she is, “Honey Boo Boo” (her real name is Alana Thompson) is a beauty pageant queen who has previously been on Toddlers & Tiaras. In her new show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, TLC will follow the six-year-old’s home life with her family. In the first episode, it appears that she will be spending it in a farm-like setting that seems to have huge pits of mud.
I’m not much for reality series, but this particular show is a little concerning and horrifying to me. A six-year-old definitely doesn’t need a reality show or be subject to this much exposure. I mean really, didn’t anyone learn from Jon and Kate Plus 8?
But for good measure, remember her stint on Toddlers & Tiaras?
Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus 8 fame is writing a book, Perez Hilton reports. Written with the help of his life coach, Sylvia Lafair, the book is to be titled A Slice Of Life: Jon Gosselin’s Story.
“The book is about having eight kids all at once when he was under the age of 30,” Lafair said. “It includes some of the lessons that Jon has been learning with helpful hints on how he is working to re-frame his relationship with his family including his two brothers and his mother … It also explores how the death of his father affected him.”
Lafair, who reportedly works with Jon for$10,000 (U.S.) per session, said Gosselin is working towards his rebirth.
“Jon called because his life was not working,” she said. ”I think sometimes people have to get to their worst place to find out what they need in order to climb out of it. This past year has been like that for Jon.”
“Watching him is like a vaccination that’s taking effect,” Lafair continued. “I hear it in his voice … He has a more thoughtful way of stopping and asking questions … He wants to be the most effective father. He wants to find a way to speak for his generation in terms of getting married, divorced and raising kids and finding a better way to live his life.”