Love them or hate them, the Shannon Thompson family has catapulted to international stardom for nothing more than being their normal, everyday selves. Sure, the majority of people think that their normal, everyday selves are unhealthy and a bit gross, but nonetheless, they truly seem to love and accept one another.
Now the crew from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is facing some sad news, but something tells me the family is going to pull through it even stronger. Sugar Bear's brother and Alana Thompson's beloved Uncle Poodle, Lee Thompson, has just announced that he is HIV positive. In an interview Poodle explains that he wants to use his diagnosis as a platform to put an end to bullying.
Bonnie BlossmanandWhitney Whatley, my favorite Big Rich Texas mother/daughter duo, recently dished about reality TV stardom, their fans, and their favorite Big Rich Texas moments. About the show, Bonnie said, "I think we are an eclectic group of mothers and daughters. We all bring something new and different to the table and our interactions are unique – yet something that most people can relate to."
Whitney said her favorite moment is Booger's proposal, adding, "It was one the best nights of my life." Bonnie's favorite moment: "My vow renewal ceremony in season two. It was a gothic ceremony. Even though we had our struggles in planning it around the cameras, it was a perfect day."
The home in question was designed in 1925 by famed Miami architect Walter DeGarmo famous for the popular Mediterranean-Revival style of historic Miami. When historic preservation groups got wind of the Hochsteins' plans they immediate swung into action and fought to deny the demolition.
Lenny and Lisa bought the home in a foreclosure auction sight unseen. No inspection was done at the time of purchase. Lenny claims they had initially planned to renovate the existing home but then discovered serious structural damage including a sinking foundation and decided it could not be salvaged. The home was NOT zoned a historic property at the time of purchase.
Preservation groups believe Lenny and Lisa planned to tear down the house all along and they are standing up to wealthy homeowners to protect their city.
On the latest episode of Mob Wives, Renee Graziano let a not so shocking bomb drop when Carla Facciolo accused her of being a junkie. Instead of threatening to shank her former friend (I'm sure that will come later in the season), Renee admitted that she had been struggling with addiction. We all know as well that Renee checks herself into rehab this season.
In a recent interview with Joy Behar, the outspoken, ridiculously dramatic Renee chatted about her situation with ex-husband Junior Pagan, her struggle with prescription pills, and her over the top personality.
Bethenny will essentially be playing herself. Entertainment Weekly reports that the episode titled “Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems” is shooting this week. Bethenny will star as a business mogul who helps launch Debbie Weaver’s handbag business.
Last night's Dance Moms was not fun to watch. Sure, the girls were as cute and talented as ever, the moms are as crazy as ever, and Abby Lee Miller was over the top hateful. I have to keep reminding myself that it's scripted, but those poor girls were treated so badly. I am so sick of watching Abby take out her frustrations with the mothers on her dancers. They are nothing but sweet…well, I'm not so sure about the new squeaky voiced one.
The replacement team is still in place, and while Abby isn't thrilled with their second place finish last week, she feels that this group is much easier to work with than the originals. However, the old moms (or "real dance moms" as Christi calls them) are back having a pow-wow in the parking lot. Kelly has returned because, although she hates how Abby treats her daughters, the girls miss the studio and their friends. In the studio, Abby calls Shelly to find out where her daughter Ally is…and she's back in New Orleans. Shelly wasn't going to have the other moms blaming her daughter for the group dance coming in second, and Abby understands her frustration. She's now livid with the other moms, and she is going to let the remaining new moms know, and she kicks out the two mothers who blamed Ally for the finish. Their daughters are in tears, and I hate it for the girls. Abby doesn't care. She's fine just having Sophia on her team.
The OG moms have finally gotten the courage to enter the studio, but Kelly stays behind so as not to piss off Abby anymore. Since Abby now has some openings, she invites the moms to quit loitering in the parking lot and come in and dance. Holly says that she's got God on her side…"and God on your thighs" says Abby under her breath. Glass houses? She gives the moms an ultimatum about signing the contract and being loyal to her and not to Kelly. Jill and Melissa quickly cave, and Christi and Holly agree to sign as long as Abby will entertain Kelly's girls rejoining the team. Kelly comes in to speak with Abby and ends up (kind of) apologizing, and she signs her contract. Jill is shocked to see Jacqueline and her daughter Sophia. Abby puts all of the original team on the bottom of the pyramid, with Sophia at the top.
X Factor season two winner Tate Stevens has officially signed a record deal.
Tate beat out Carly Rose Sonenclar, one of Britney's Teens, for the $5 million prize after dominating the leaderboard most of the season. Following his X Factor win, Tate said of his first album, "It's gonna be country, and it's gonna be a lot of fun. I'm excited."