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Saturday
Jul062013

Johnny Depp: I’m Mesmerized by "Honey Boo Boo"

Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra(NEW YORK) -- When Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is on television, Johnny Depp can’t look away.

In a recent interview with Extra, The Lone Ranger star admitted he has a polarizing relationship with the sometimes controversial program. “I’m a little frightened of the show,” Depp said. “They’re probably great people, but there are bits that happen that just I am mesmerized by.”

The acting vet of almost 30 years laughed and added that when push comes to shove, he could be called a fan of the 7-year-old Alana Thompson, who first gained fame as a child beauty pageant contestant on Toddlers & Tiaras.

Depp, who’s linked romantically to his The Rum Diary co-star Amber Heard, also discussed the possibility of calling it quits in the next decade.

He was a little torn when asked about his comments in Rolling Stone on how he contemplates retirement “every day” and would like nothing more than to concentrate on “really living life.”

“Naw, I don’t know about retirement,” Depp told Extra. “I really do love making characters and making movies.”

But.

“Yeah, I mean sometime in the next 10 years, you probably just want to kind of be able to look around a little more, wander a bit and maybe experience some degree of anonymity somewhere.”

Not possible.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Friday
Mar012013

Girl Scouts Ask 'Honey Boo Boo' to Take Down Facebook Banner

TLC(NEW YORK) -- The 7-year-old girl known as "Honey Boo Boo" has been selling Girl Scout cookies through Facebook, and upsetting the organization in the process.

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, the star of TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, posted a banner on her Facebook page advertising Girl Scout cookies.  It featured a picture of her, and listed pricing and contact info for her 700,000-plus fans on the site.

"Honey Boo Boo," whose family lives in Georgia, is selling the cookies on behalf of a friend -- and that's a problem for the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, which asked her to take down the ad.

Debbie Caballero, a marketing and communications officer for the Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia, explains to ABC News Radio, "What we felt was inappropriate is that it appeared that 'Honey Boo Boo' herself was selling the cookies, and she's not a Girl Scout."

Though the ad has been removed from the Facebook page, Honey Boo Boo's mom, June Shannon, indicates that her family will continue to sell the cookies.

Shannon, a.k.a. "Mama June," tells TMZ.com, "If I can raise more money for a troop, whoever they are, especially in an area where they don’t get a lot of money, and parents can’t afford to buy a ton of cookies, why wouldn't I help?"

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