iOS app Android app

Toddlers and Tiaras

The Tragedy of JonBenet

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2016 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The day after Christmas will mark the 20th anniversary of a Colorado six-year-old's death, due to head trauma and asphyxiation by strangulation. I'm referring, of course, to JonBenet Ramsey.

The French Government Bans Child Beauty Pageants and I Hope it Catches On

Deborah Cruz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Deborah Cruz

The French Senate voted this week to ban beauty pageants for children under 16 and to impose up to two years in prison and steep fines of up to $30,000 euros for adults who try to enter children into illegal pageants or run illegal/underground pageants themselves.

Miley Cyrus: A Blurred Red Line for Culture

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Celebrity
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I've been tracking the reactions to Miley Cyrus's performance - some might use the term spectacle - at the MTV VMA Awards. Speaking of terms, the Oxf...

The Little Miss Plastic Fantastic Pageant

Posted 08.16.2013 | Comedy

Turns out, the only thing "Toddlers & Tiaras" needed to actually be entertaining was some plastic. In this compelling episode of "Toys & Tiaras," ...

Honey Boo Boo Retires

Posted 07.17.2013 | TV

Honey Boo Boo has retired from pageants. June Shannon -- Mama June to "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" fans -- told In Touch that her daughter, Alana "H...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Choosing Pageants Over Having A House

Posted 07.04.2013 | TV

Maddi's parents made a decision about their 2-year-old daughter on "Toddlers & Tiaras." They decided that it was more important to have her competing ...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': One Million Dollars Invested In Pageants

Posted 06.20.2013 | TV

Viewers of "Toddlers & Tiaras" have seen pageant moms spend extravagant amounts of money on their daughters, but it's unlikely they've seen anyone qui...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Mom Not Into Drama, Then Creates Tons Of It

Posted 06.13.2013 | TV

On "Toddlers & Tiaras," viewers were introduced to Trystian. She was a pageant mom who said she wasn't like all those other pageant moms on the show b...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Soda, Sweet Tea And Pixie Sticks Blend

Posted 06.06.2013 | TV

It must be really important to keep those kids hopped up on sugar for the beauty pageants on "Toddlers & Tiaras." Fans have already been introduced to...

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Ups The Pizzazz | Posted 08.04.2013 | TV

In an exclusive Toddlers & Tiaras clip, Brooke’s dad adds some pizzazz to her performance by joining her onstage — in an outfit that leaves little...

What Happened to Little Girls?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

If at 4 or 5 years old, you are getting a full weave to make you "cute," what will be your fix at 20? Nothing, it seems, is off-limits.

Disturbing 'Toddler & Tiaras' Allegations

Posted 04.25.2013 | Celebrity

You've heard of "momagers," but how about "momsters"? Former "Toddler & Tiaras" star Eden Wood's mother Mickie Wood is being called just that and ...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Mother Spray-Tanned Daughter As A Baby

Posted 01.31.2013 | TV

Lana has been looking forward to getting her two-year-old daughter into pageants since before Bella was born. On "Toddlers & Tiaras" it became clear v...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Mom Breastfeeds 3-Year-Old 'To Win'

Posted 01.24.2013 | TV

Natali was fighting for her independence on the latest "Toddlers & Tiaras" despite being only three-years-old. She'd decided she no longer wanted her ...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': $40,000/Yr. On Pageants

Posted 01.17.2013 | TV

With the investment they'd put into her four-year-old Paettyn had better do well. The tot was featured on the latest installment of "Toddlers & Tiaras...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Jordan Would Rather Eat Worms

Posted 01.10.2013 | TV

"Toddlers & Tiaras" introduced viewers to a very unique mother-and-daughter pair this week. There have been plenty of colorful characters over the run...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Daughter Practices Until She Cries

Posted 12.27.2012 | TV

Practice makes perfect, which must mean that a lot of practice will make even more perfect. Ashley's mom, Christie, believed in the value of constant ...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Daughter Not Allowed Outside

Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

There have been some extreme mothers on "Toddlers & Tiaras," but the latest episode featured one that certainly got viewers on Twitter all riled up. S...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Daughter Thinks Money Should Go To College

Posted 12.13.2012 | TV

Everybody knows all about pageant moms, but on "Toddlers & Tiaras," it was a pageant dad who stole the show. And saved it for his daughter, Hailey. Ch...

Honey Boo Boo's Secret Origins Revealed

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 12.10.2012 | TV

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has an origin story, just like your typical superhero. After Alana Thompson captured the attention of "Toddlers & Tiaras" p...

The Controversial "Models" At An Autoshow In China

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents

The idea of bikini-clad models posing next to cars at an autoshow isn't an altogether surprising one, but when those "models" are 5 years old, well, t...

WATCH: Artist Makes 25-Pound 'Honey Boo Boo' Junk Portrait

Posted 11.19.2012 | TV

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been called trashy before, but now it's literally been re-imagined as a pile of garbage. Artist Jason Mecier recentl...

Former Child Pageant Star: Don't Put Your Children Through It

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.14.2012 | Parents

Brooke Breedwell, a former child pageant star who had a full-time modeling coach by the age of 3, is once again speaking out against the pageant circu...

How Dumb Must You Be to Watch Honey Boo Boo?

Jen M.L. | Posted 11.06.2012 | TV
Jen M.L.

There is a new TLC hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. WTF, TLC? Just when I thought TLC couldn't sink any lower, they have shown us that they can. In case you haven't heard of this show, let me enlighten you.

4-Year Old With Cigarette On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 08.30.2012 | TV

Another week of "Toddlers & Tiaras" and another potentially controversial decision by one of the pageant moms. This time, though, it wasn't just the v...