Honey Boo Boo will be the Shirley Temple of the 21 century.
Reality TV star Alana Thompson is best known as the adorable child beauty pageant participant Honey Boo Boo. Alana, her mother June Shannon and their family star in the hit TV show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has averaged 2.3 million viewers per episode and has become one of TLC’s reality TV hits.
“Honey Boo Boo is an American phenomenon that will likely be forgotten when Honey Boo Boo grows up” said Joseph McKay, a PHD Research Candidate studying the career of being a celebrity. “Only 3 Million people watch a single episode, but hundreds of millions know who Honey Boo Boo is.”
“Celebrity is becoming an official job that many people want to aspire to. It takes a lot of hard work to reach celebrity status, and once it’s achieved the hardest part is maintaining celebrity relevancy within the daily lives of fans. I think Honey Boo Boo has a short window of opportunity to make a lasting impact and I’m excited to see her capitalizing on it by revitalizing the outdated Shirley Temple series.”
This will be Honey Boo Boo’s first official acting role and already stars such as Barbara Walters and Rosie O’Donnell have expressed their support for her. “She has a presence and an intellect that goes beyond her years” O’Donnell tells People magazine.
Honey Boo Boo was not reachable for a comment but inside sources say she’s been making a big happy fuss over what kind of tiara the princess will wear.
“We don’t want Honey Boo Boo to be like Shirley, we just want Honey Boo Boo to be herself.” Said Rob Patel, a spokesman for Second Entertainment Productions. “If viewers love The Little Princess then we can expect to remake all of the Shirley Classics and maybe some original films too.”
“Honey Boo Boo isn’t going to tap and sing like Shirley, she’s going to spin, jump and shout like Honey Boo Boo on Go Go Juice” said Patel.
Production is set to start next April with the theatrical release set for Christmas 2013.