Honey Boo Boo's Huge Raise Won't Change the One Thing It Should

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honey boo booLike it or not, Honey Boo Boo is big news. Everyone wants to know what the little beauty queen is up to -- and with good reason. The things that come out of her mouth are pure entertainment gold. Literally. Parade magazine has revealed that Alana Thompson will receive a huge salary bump when the new season begins later this year and it's more than anyone expected.

Honey Boo Boo will reportedly pull in a whopping $50,000 per episode. No word yet on how many shows TLC will produce, but if 10 air, that comes to $500,000. That's a half million dollars. Can you believe it? That's almost as much as Blake Shelton earns for The Voice. In fact, there are a ton of sitcom stars that don't pull that kind of cash in. It may seem a little unfair to all those starving actors and musicians -- but you can't deny that Honey Boo Boo is one of the most memorable TV personalities out there.

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She deserves every penny. Everyone knows how fleeting fame can be -- and I think her mom June Shannon is aware of that too. She has said that she is putting just about everything they make away for Alana's future. Smart move. I am sure she will need it. Though, now that their salary has essentially tripled, I don't think the family should be afraid to spend a little.

Mama has said that a bigger bank account hasn't changed their lifestyle. In fact, she scoffs at the kind of lifestyle Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie live. So don't expert her to have a chateau anywhere or a private jet. But when I say the family could make some serious upgrades, I am not talking about buying Porches and mansions. I mean, why keep eating Sketti when they can afford to eat so much better, so much healthier. And maybe even fix up their little house. That salary, after all, is for everyone. Yes, Honey Boo Boo is the bigger star, but they all make the show a crazy, can't miss hit.

Do you think the family should splurge more?



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