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How can a show Adam Levine once called “the decline of Western Civilization” end up being one of the highest-rated cable shows this fall? Well, how many other shows feature an adorable kid, non-stop farting, extreme couponing and a pet chicken named Nugget? As far as we know, just Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. At this rate it would have been criminal not to make Honey Boo Boo star Alana Thompson and her family into a reality show. At least that’s what TV viewers 18-to-49 seem to think. Love them or love to hate them, you can’t possibly be surprised that Honey Boo Boo is number four on our 12 Celebs That Dominated 2012 list.
We don’t really have much to say about this, except that Jimmy Kimmel is kind of a genius. He’s really good at spoofing things people love in a way that makes even the most devoted fans laugh. So we hope you agree that the above Breaking Dawn – Part 2 video, about Edward and Bella’s real daughter, Honey Boo Boo, is funny in the best non-mean-spirited way. Also, don’t watch her sneeze while you’re eating. We just hope her endearingly uncouth ways don’t put off the Denali clan from rushing to her defense.
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Everyone has been all a-twitter (and a-Tumblr and a-Facebook) about how TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo got better ratings on Wednesday than the Republican National Convention. To which we say: of course it did. Have you seen Honey Boo Boo? Despite what critics might think, the fact three million people tuned it to watch Alana Thompson (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo) and her family tumble around Georgia this week is not the first sign of the Apocalypse. (The first sign was Courtney Stodden naming her birthday puppy…Dourtney.) Personally we can think of five great reasons that more people might have watched Honey Boo Boo than the RNC, such as:
Summer’s nearly over, and what do we have to show for it? Some tan lines? A big dent in our reading list? A new fitness routine? Hardly. We do, however, have a whole new roster of celebrities we’ve been obsessing over for the past three months. We’ll count that as an accomplishment! Some, like Olympians McKayla Maroney and Ryan Lochte, were brand-new to our radar when they came on the scene in London. Others, like Miley Cyrus and Channing Tatum, have been around for a while, but this summer just seemed to be when they reinvented themselves into bigger stars that would not be ignored. Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn and TLC’s favorite beauty queen Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson made our TV screens come to life, while Tom Hardy and Joe Manganiello made us have some pretty good dreams. Model Claudia Romani made her mark on this very site via the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards, and singer Carly Rae Jepson etched her song into our ear canals forever. Who made their way permanently into your hearts this summer? Peep our gallery, vote in our poll and give us your write-in candidates in the comments!
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