12 Celebrities Who Love 'Honey Boo Boo'
Every once in a lifetime, a great TV show comes along that transcends the boundaries of culture, age, gender, race, religion, and economic status.
That show may just be TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
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"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has earned a healthy share of fans. Little Honey Boo Boo — whose real name is Alana Thompson — has endeared herself to millions of viewers, including several popular musicians, movie stars, reality TV personalities and journalists.
Here's just a few of the celebrities who can't get enough Honey Boo Boo:
"I'm a little frightened of the show," replied Johnny Depp when asked if he watched "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." "They're probably great people, but there are bits that happen that … I am mesmerized by," he said in a recent interview with Extra TV. "So yeah. I guess I could be called a fan."
Miley Cyrus appeared on "Chelsea Lately" where she discussed her love of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," and how she cranks the episodes extra loud while watching at home. "Since you saw me last, I put in a home theater at my house, and then it wasn't quite loud enough, so we got sub-woofers," Miley explained to host Chelsea Handler. "When I hear her go, ‘Holla for a dolla," it's like, the whole house shakes."
La Toya Jackson
When La Toya Jackson ran into Mama June and Honey Boo Boo, she had to share the event on Twitter. Along with a photo of the momentous occasion, Jackson wrote, "Me and #Honeybooboo at the #upfronts! She is Simply Adorable!!! And her mother June, loving them!"
Miranda Lambert first learned about Alana Thompson on "Toddlers and Tiaras" and said to herself, "That girl's gonna have her own show." Plus, since the entire "Honey Boo Boo" family is a bit country, Lambert told Jay Leno that she understands them better than others might. "They have all the subtitles, and I understand everything without 'em. I don't need 'em at all," she laughed. Leno then showed Lambert's Twitter picture from the time she dressed as Honey Boo Boo for Halloween, complete with a tiara, a sash and a wiglet.
Comedian and television personality Rosie O'Donnell jokingly offered to buy a house for the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" clan. "I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs. I love 'em all," she told People magazine. She even compared little Alana Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo Child) to Shirley Temple, saying that "she has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years."
While working on the finale of "30 Rock" with her writing team, Tina Fey claims they tuned into reality TV for inspiration. "Every day at lunch our writers take a little break and watch a TV show," Fey told The Huffington Post. "And most times it's 'Honey Boo Boo' or 'Breaking Amish' and I was like, 'Guys, maybe we should start watching some classic TV finales.'"
Anderson Cooper is a big fan of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," and he's interviewed Mama June and Alana on a few occasions. (Alana also appeared on his New Year's Eve special in 2012. When Cooper was a guest on "The Wendy Williams Show" in September 2012, Williams even gave him a life-size cardboard cut-out of his favorite reality star.
"Dancing With the Stars" alum Bristol Palin, also the daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, once confessed her love for "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to Inside Edition. "I’m a Honey Boo Boo fan, definitely,” she said. “More power to her for having such a successful show."
Jennifer Lawrence once got into a traffic accident because she's such a big fan of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." On "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Lawrence explained that she accidentally rear-ended another car because she took her eyes off the road when she thought she saw Alana. There was no damage to the other driver's vehicle, but Lawrence still felt bad about the accident. "I was like, 'I'm sorry that I hit your family. I thought I saw Honey Boo Boo.'" (She didn't, in case you were wondering.)
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
"I honestly love the family Honey Boo Boo has," tweeted "Jersey Shore" cast-member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi in September of 2012. She later told Access Hollywood that the show was her "guilty pleasure." Polizzi and co-star Jennifer "JWoww" Farley also got the chance to meet Mama June at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Jennifer "JWoww" Farley
And speaking of Jennifer "JWoww" Farley, she's been a huge fan of Honey Boo Boo since she first appeared on TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras." "Nicole knows, even before [the show] even came out, I was like, obsessed with her," she told Access Hollywood. JWoww also compared Honey Boo Boo's family to her own "Jersey Shore" bunch. "They’re kind of like us in a sense — they don’t care, they’re a big family, they love who they are," she said.
Country singer Brad Paisley shared some "really exciting" news on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" when he debuted his new (fake) theme song for "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Sample lyrics to "The Ballad of Honey Boo Boo" include: "An American hero down to the core/She eats her meals right off the floor," and "She's roamin' the country — she's on the loose/Filled with balls of cheese and go-go juice."