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PEOPLE: Honey Boo Boo Admits She Has a Crush on Her DWTS: Juniors Partner: ‘Oh My God, So Cute!’

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has a new crush.

In a sneak peek from the upcoming season 3 premiere of Mama June: From Not to Hot, Thompson meets her Dancing with the Stars: Juniors partner for the first time — and is immediately smitten.

“Oh my god, so cute!” Thompson says after seeing her partner Tristan Ianiero, 14, and mentor Artem Chigvintsev, 36, dancing. “Wow, you do that with your body. How does it move like that?”

When Ianiero starts asking Thompson about her favorite style of dance, the usually outspoken 13-year-old reality TV star finds herself getting shy.

“What if he wants to go out, like on a date?” she asks Mama June Shannon during a confessional.

“You’re 13!” her mom, 39, shoots back, implying she’s too young to date.

When Thompson competed on the show last year, she admitted she was definitely stepping out of her comfort zone. But while she was “nervous” to embark on the journey, her excitement overruled her fear.

“I’ve never even watched the show before, to be honest,” Thompson told PEOPLE. “I wanted to do it because when they asked me, I thought this is something that I’ve never done and it’d be super fun and a great experience. So I figured, let’s do it!”

Thompson said she was able to push through any nerves or frustrations she felt during training with the support of her family.

“It meant a lot to have most of my sisters there because they both flew in from Georgia, which is like a four-hour flight,” she said. “It meant so much to have them there. And it meant a lot to have my mom there. She was so supportive. Just knowing they’re there to support me means everything.”

Season 3 of Mama June: From Not to Hot premieres Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. ET on WEtv.

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PAGE SIX: Honey Boo Boo is almost driving

Honey Boo Boo is all grown up.

Reality star Alana Thompson, 13, shared with Page Six at WE tv’s “Bridezillas” event in New York City how excited she is to be able to drive soon.

“I cannot believe it,” Thompson said. “Next year!”

In August 2020, Thompson will turn 15, which is the required age to apply for a learner’s permit in her home state of Georgia.

The former pageant queen, who stars with her family in “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” said she already has an idea of what kind of car she wants.

“It’s definitely not going to be a Lamborghini,” Thompson said. “I mean, if I get offered that, I’m definitely going to take it. But I’m down to earth, so maybe a Honda.”

Kelly Bensimon, who was also at the event, tried to sway Thompson to get a pickup truck because “it’s the most fun thing and all the cool girls drive [one].”

However, before Thompson starts visiting dealerships, she must learn to drive first. Her sister, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, told Page Six she hasn’t let Thompson practice in her car yet because the teen “doesn’t know how to drive.”

Thompson responded with annoyance, “I’ve got to learn to drive to know how.”

Season 3 of “Mama June: From Not to Hot” premieres Friday night at 9/8c on WE tv.

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IN TOUCH: ExclusiveTrouble in Paradise? Mama June Gets Into a Heated Fight With BF Geno in ‘From Not to Hot’ Sneak Peek

Uh oh, is everything OK between Mama June Shannon and her boyfriend, Geno DoakOpens a New Window.? In the season 3 premiere of Mama June: From Not to Hot, the 39-year-old tells her man that she doesn’t want him coming to L.A. with her because she wants to spend time with her daughter Alana Thompson. In response, Geno flips out. So, will these two be able to work things out? Be sure to tune in to the episode to find out what happens.

Mama June: From Not to Hot airs on We TV Fridays at 9 p.m. ET.

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INQUISITR: Mama June Shannon Battles Ex-Husban’s Wife in New Season of ‘From Not to Hot’

Mama June Shannon, star of WE tv’s From Not To Hot, will battle ex-husband Mike “Sugar Bear’ Thompson’s new wife Jennifer in a weight loss challenge during Season 3 of the popular reality series. The new season will also cover her relationship drama with longtime boyfriend Geno Doak.

This all-new season promises to bring new challenges for Shannon as she attempts to lose some of the weight she has gained since famously losing over 100 pounds back in 2017.

The show released a trailer on its official Facebook where Shannon meets with Thompson’s wife Jennifer in the gym. The women have repaired their relationship since Jennifer wed Sugar Bear in 2017.

“You just got competition,” Jennifer quips to June, who replies that she will “beat the hell out of your a**.”

Doak and Shannon continue to butt heads after their relationship reached a climax in Season 2 when June asked him to marry her during her daughter Pumpkin’s wedding ceremony in Las Vegas. In Season 3, it appears he still cannot make a lifetime commitment to June. In turn, June travels to Hollywood where daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson was slated to appear on Dancing with the Stars Jr. During her absence, she asks Doak to think about their relationship and whether or not he still wants a full-time commitment to her and her daughters upon returning.

According to Shannon’s Instagram page, it appears the couple is still together. She recently posted her sentiments honoring their third dating anniversary.

“Geno Doak thanks so much for everything u do everyday n being here to help me with all this that’s been going on with me I love u more today then [sic] yesterday n we will continue to this crazy journey life together,” she wrote.

The Facebook trailer also touches on the possibility that the 39-year-old Shannon could potentially be pregnant with Doak’s baby. The trailer suggests the reality star could be eating for two. Shannon has mentioned in the past that she would love to become pregnant again, so this could also be a potential storyline for the show’s latest season.

Shannon is a mother to four daughters — Alana Thompson, Lauryn Shannon, Jessica Shannon, and Anna Shannon. She is a grandmother to Kylee, Kaitlyn, and Ella.

Cheddar spoke to Alana Thompson regarding the new season, and she also has made some big changes. She no longer wants to be known as “Honey Boo Boo,” as the reality star told the outlet that she prefers to be called by her real name.

Mama June: From Not To Hot Season 3 premieres Friday, March 15, at 9 p.m. on WE tv.

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: ‘Mama June’ Season 3 Spoilers: June vs. Jennifer Showdown, Geno’s Commitment Drama

Mama June Shannon and Jennifer Lamb are going to have a weight loss showdown while Honey Boo Boo’s mom questions boyfriend Geno Doak’s commitment in “Mama June: From Not To Hot” Season 3.

Mama June and her family are back to gracing the small screen starting this Friday. From the looks of things, the all-new season will be another roller coaster ride for the mom of four as she is about to go battle Sugar Bear’s wife, Jennifer, in a weight loss showdown. She’s also going to experience some relationship drama with boyfriend Geno while she accompanies daughter Alana in the latter’s Hollywood journey.

In the sneak peek WE tv released on the show’s official Facebook page, Mama June is seen packing on the pounds again by eating a lot of food. Though she said that she’s careful not to return to her 400-pound self again, she may be having a hard time in maintaining her figure.

To motivate Mama June, Jennifer is stepping in to join her in the gym. The teaser says there’s going to be a showdown between the two. “You just got competition,” Jennifer tells Mama June in the clip. But then Mama June warns Alana’s stepmom that she’s going to “beat the hell out of your a—.”

However, Mama June may be getting the shock of her life because the trailer hints at Jennifer getting her sexy, revenge body at the end of their showdown. The sneak peek even ends with Mama June saying that she’s “pissed as hell right now.”

Meanwhile, Mama June is eager to walk down the aisle with boyfriend Geno. She actually informed Geno about this during their Vegas trip in the previous season. Unfortunately, Mama June’s beau is not at all considering this because he’s not ready for a commitment.

In the first look at Season 3, it was already revealed that Mama June is going to confront Geno about this. Since he hasn’t popped the question and appears to not have the drive to marry Honey Boo Boo’s mom, Mama June has decided to not include Geno in their planned trip to Hollywood. She said that this should give Geno time to think if he’s ready to commit or not.

Speaking of Hollywood, Alana is excited to join “Dancing With the Stars.” Her journey on ABC’s hit ballroom dancing competition is over since the new season was filmed last year, but fans will get to see some behind the scenes of her “DWTS” stint. Mama June will also be there for her daughter to provide moral support.

“Mama June: From Not To Hot” Season 3 premieres Friday, March 15, at 9 p.m. on WE tv.

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MONSTERS & CRITICS: Mama June: From Not to Hot Season 3 premiere exclusive: Pumpkin and Josh are enjoying married life

Mama June: From Not to Hot is headed back to WEtv and this season is jam-packed with drama. While June Shannon has quite a bit on her plate, it looks like Pumpkin and Josh are living it up as newlyweds and new parents while enjoying the perks of still living at home.

In this Mama June: From Not to Hot exclusive clip, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon talks about how great things are going between her and Josh with their new marriage and raising their baby.

One of the reasons things are going well because “we’re still living with mama, which is okay because we’re not having to pay rent.”

How does Mama June feel about that though? We see her reaction to the couple’s antics in the clip as well.

The From Not to Hot matriarch confronts Lauryn and Josh as their daughter, Ella Grace, continues to get into everything. Mama June is planning a trip to L.A. and she’s worried about the state of her house while she’s gone.

While she’s trying to talk to Josh about baby-proofing the house, Ella gets into something else and makes a mess all over the floor. So Mama June tells Josh that she doesn’t know how long she’s going to be gone but the house better be babyproofed before she gets back. She also asks the couple to clean up while she’s gone.

Will Lauryn and Josh do what Mama June asked while she’s out of town or will she come back to an even bigger mess? Or is this what leads to Lauryn and Josh moving out of Mama June’s house?

This is just the tip of the iceberg for Mama June on Season 3 of Mama June: From Not to Hot, as she has so much to deal with including a slip back into some old bad habits coupled with some unexpected pregnancy news and more legal trouble for her boyfriend Geno.

On this WEtv series produced by Thinkfactory Media, Mama June will be facing her arch nemesis, Jennifer Lamb, as the two compete to see who can slim down the most.

To get caught up on Mama June: From Not to Hot, WEtv will be kicking off premiere night with the special, Mama’s Most Outrageous Moments, which airs tonight at 8/7c on WEtv.

Mama June: From Not to Hot Season 3 premieres on Friday, March 15 at 9/8c on WEtv. 

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*Sadly, we have reached the season finale of “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition,” and after 10 days of Boot Camp, the couples must decide; will they stay together or leave apart?

Has Lil’ Mo finally had enough of Karl’s lies? Will Soulja Boy pop the question? And after Jessica’s deception, will she and Shawne leave engaged or enraged?

Find out when the season finale airs Thursday, March 14, at 10/9c on WE tv.

In the meantime, in our exclusive clip above of the finale episode, Tiffany and Lil Fizz face the judge — famed Judge Lynn Toler to be exact, and Lil Mo notes how she hopes the couple “make it” because while she doesn’t ever see them fighting, the singer has observed how “it just gets weird” between them.

This season, some of the biggest names in Hip Hop moved under one roof to put their relationships to the test, including Soulja Boy and Nia Riley, Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera, Lil’ Mo and her husband, boxer Karl Dargan, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Jessica Dime and her NBA fiancé, Shawne Williams and Lil’ Fizz of B2K and his lady-love Tiffany Campbell from “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.”

Catch up on all the episodes of this season on We tv!

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HOLLYWOOD LIFE: ‘Marriage Boot Camp’: Lil’ Mo Threatens to Embarrass Karl After His Cheating Scandal

After 10 days of ‘Marriage Boot Camp’, the couples must decide, will they stay together or leave apart? Has Lil’ Mo finally had enough of Karl’s lies?

In this EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the March 14 season finale of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop EditionDr. Ish and Dr. V tell Karl Dargan that he “should be worried” about Lil’ Mo leaving him. Especially after he lied about who he was Facetiming with in the kitchen late one night during boot camp, while Lil’ Mo was upstairs sleeping and unaware of the situation. As the married duo stands face-to-face for the final ring ceremony, Lil’ Mo tells Karl, “Every time I forgive you, you get mad at me when you get caught.” And then she asks, “What did I do?”

According to Karl, Lil’ Mo’s done “nothing.” But he also says, “I’m not worrying about you going anywhere.” And when she asks, “Why?”, Dr. V insists that he “should be worried.” Lil’ Mo then says, “Like I can really, in front of these cameras, embarrass you in front of the whole world [if I were to dump you right now].” Karl then says, “I ain’t got nothing to say.”

But once Dr. Ish comes down on Karl, he changes his tune. Dr. Ish tells Lil’ Mo, “You can make your relationship change by just changing you, and I see that change in you tonight. And I’m listening to a woman who’s tired of the foolishness, she’s tired of the mess, she’s tired of the intrusions.” He then turns to Karl and says, “It’s time for you to level up, Karl,” and he seems to agree. Karl then admits to Lil’ Mo, “The problem you have with me is me being to accessible. So, I’m going to have to shut it down. I love you. I’m going to change.”

To watch the full season finale of Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, tune into WE tv at 10pm on Thursday, March 14.

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BOSSIP: “Marriage Boot Camp” Exclusive: Waka Flocka Admits He Was Failing At Wife Life And Tammy Talks Trust Issues!

It’s no secret that Waka Flocka and Tammy Rivera have come a long way in their marriage. We’ve got an exclusive first look at Thursday night’s episode of “Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition” and it looks like the couple really got to the bottom of their issues. Check it out here:

Here’s more of what to expect from the episode:

After 10 days of Boot Camp, the couples must decide; will they stay together or leave apart? Has Lil’ Mo finally had enough of Karl’s lies? Will Soulja Boy pop the question? And after Jessica’s deception, will she and Shawne leave engaged or enraged?

Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition – “Re-Lit Or Quit”- Airs Thursday, March 14 at 10:00pm ET/PT on WeTV

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CHEDDAR: Mama June, Honey Boo Boo, and the Whole Family are Back in New Season of ‘Mama June: From Not to Hot’

It’s been a busy year for the family as Mama June struggles to keep the weight off after her dramatic transformation two years ago, and Alana competes on ‘Dancing With the Stars Junior.’ Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson and Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon stop by Cheddar with an inside look at the show’s new season, which premieres Friday, March 15 on WE tv.
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