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"Honey Boo Boo's" 'Uncle Poodle' Reveals He Is HIV Positive

TLC(NEW YORK) -- Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle, whose real name is Lee Thomson, has revealed in an interview that he was diagnosed HIV positive last year.

Thompson, who is the openly gay brother of little Alana's father, Sugar Bear, told the Atlanta magazine Fenuxe how he contracted HIV.

Thompson said he got checked regularly for HIV and in May of 2012, he learned his test results had come back positive.

"I knew it had been my boyfriend who infected me.  I later learned he had been HIV positive and was not taking medication and had not bothered to tell me about it.  I was advised that I should press charges and, hesitantly, I did.  It was the right thing to do," Thompson said.

Thompson's now ex-boyfriend is serving a five-year jail sentence for infecting him. 

Thompson's advice for anyone not practicing safe sex is simple.  He said, "They are damn fools!  They are playing Russian roulette; they are playing with their lives and that of their sexual partners."

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"Honey Boo Boo" Cast Voted Least Desirable Neighbors of 2012

TLC(NEW YORK) -- More than 21 percent of Americans found Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and the cast of her reality television show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to be among the least desirable neighbors of 2012, according to the sixth annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey.

The survey asked a group of U.S. adults which celebrities they would most like to be their neighbor, and which ones they wouldn't want to share a fence with.

Other worst neighbors of 2012 include Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- 18 percent of respondents found the celebrity couple to be the worst neighbors -- while 12 percent would least like to live next to Donald Trump. 

Two percent would stay far away from disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, and another two percent would not want to have Clint Eastwood in the house next door.

Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon was voted one of the most desirable neighbors for 2013, earning nine percent of the vote, along with Taylor Swift. 

Jon Stewart was voted the third-most desirable neighbor for 2013, with eight percent wanting to share a fence with the talk show host.

Country music couple Blake Shelton, who's a coach on The Voice, and Miranda Lambert topped the "most desirable" list, at 10 percent.

Forty-five percent of surveyed adults said they would not want to live next to any celebrities listed in the poll, up slightly from 42 percent last year.

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Report: "Honey Boo Boo" Co-Star Arrested for Going Ape

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(LOS ANGELES) -- "Crazy" Tony Lindsey, a cousin of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, was arrested in an apparently drunken prank on a Georgia highway earlier this month, reports.

Lindsey, who has appeared on the TLC hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! was reportedly involved with a group of people who were scaring passing drivers by donning a gorilla suit.

Unfortunately for the pranksters, Georgia Deputy Joe Rozier was one of those drivers, and after swerving to avoid the fake ape, he stopped his patrol car and spotted the group running away.

After prepping to send a K9 cop into the darkness to fetch the pranksters, five men and two juveniles reportedly surrendered.

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Miss America Slams TLC’s "Toddlers & Tiaras"

Maddy Jackson dresses up like country star Dolly Parton in the "Toddlers and Tiaras". (TLC)(NEW YORK) -- Don’t expect Miss America to “redneck-ognize” episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras or be rubbing elbows with Honey Boo Boo.

Laura Kaeppeler, who was crowned Miss America in January, is not one of the three million fans hooked on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras and its  spin-off, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Laura Kaeppeler says it takes a lot more to be crowned Miss America than it does to dress up and parade around a stage like the young girls on the TLC hit.

“There’s a misconception that pageants are beauty pageants. … Miss America is a scholarship provider,” she told E! News Wednesday. “We compete in talent and community service, so there’s a lot more to it.”

Miss America is “more about being a well-rounded, young woman” than the kiddie pageants are, Kaeppeler said.

The 24-year-old from Wisconsin hinted that the parents on the TLC shows may be the real problem.

“I don’t agree with those sort of programs,” she said. “I don’t think it’s the child who wants to do that necessarily. … I think it may come from an outside source. I think if you’re going to do something like [competing in pageants], you should do it because you want to.”

Kaeppeler is the most recent Miss America to speak out against Toddlers & Tiaras and its spin-off. Vanessa Williams, who won the Miss America title in 1983, spoke out  n May, saying she would never let her children compete in such pageants.

“I think they don’t know what they are doing,” she said on an episode of Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show, Anderson.  "But when the child is screaming and saying, ‘I don’t want to do this, I don’t feel like doing it,’ when they are using special juice to get them hyped …”

Cooper interjected and explained that “special juice,” also known as “go-go juice,” is a mix of Mountain Dew and 7-Up.

“Yeah, that’s not my world,” Williams said, “and I would never have my kids do that.”

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