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April Jones, Child Brides and Us

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Victoria A. Brownworth

Women have been working to stop these crimes against girls for years. But until men stop providing the client base for child porn and child sex tourism and child brides, nothing will change. And millions more girls will be lost forever.

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," ...

Unleashing Momsters: It's a Small World of Pageant Reality

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Celebrity
Hilary Levey Friedman

Heather Ryan, former manager of 34 beauty pageant clients (some of Toddlers & Tiaras fame) came out with a tell-all book, Unleashing a Momster: A Peek Behind the Curtain at the Tragic Life of America's Most Successful Child Pageant Star. She accurately describes it as a "Labor of Loath."

Lil Poopy: The Male Honey Boo Boo?

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Hilary Levey Friedman

Do we care more when a male is the subject of exploitation? For example, viewers have been particularly outraged that Lil Poopy's shirt is lifted up by an older woman who grinds up against him while dancing. But this type of thing happens all the time with young female performers.

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...

It's Out: Gays Are Behind Hurricane Sandy

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Lorraine Devon Wilke

it seems The Gays have reached far beyond terra firma to grab old Mother Nature and whip her into a megastorm frenzy. Yep, turns out the gays are behind Hurricane Sandy.

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.

How Much Does 'Honey Boo Boo' Make?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.05.2012 | TV

When seven-year-old Alana Thompson first uttered, "A dollar makes me holler, Honey Boo Boo," she probably had no idea that it would not only become he...

Summer's Hottest Show? 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'!

Ed Martin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

It's a perfect train-wreck diversion at the end of a punishing summer of record-breaking heat, roaring wildfires and increasingly nasty political confrontations.

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Toddler Feud Between Kayla And Kailia Gets Real

Posted 09.10.2012 | TV

Competition has always been fierce on the pageant circuit, and that goes for the girls of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on TLC) as well. Never ...

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Mom Slams Show

Posted 06.14.2012 | TV

TLC is getting slammed for “Toddlers & Tiaras” again, but this time, it’s by pageant mom Susanna Barrett, who was previously featured on the sho...

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Sneak Peek: Pageant Prince Traven Throws A Fit

Posted 05.23.2012 | TV

On "Toddlers & Tiaras," everyone has a flair for the dramatic, including the pageant boys. Meet 6-year-old pageant prince Traven, who's been compe...

EXCLUSIVE: 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Mom Has Spent $500K On Pageants

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 05.08.2012 | TV

We've seen some ridiculousness on "Toddlers & Tiaras," but this week's episode (Wed., May 9, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) is a shocking reminder of just how muc...

Moms vs. Judges On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) the tots were competing at the StoryBook pageant. However, off-stage the scenes...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': The Most Shocking Thing Yet?

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 04.25.2012 | TV

Has "Toddlers & Tiaras" gone too far? We've got an exclusive sneak peek at this week's new episode (Wed., Apr. 25, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) featuring what w...

Burning Eyes With Dye On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.12.2012 | TV

Most adult women don't dye their eyelashes, but one mom did just that to her young pageant daughter on "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC). I...

EXCLUSIVE Sneak Peek: A 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Smackdown

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

"Toddlers & Tiaras" rivals Alaska and Gabby are going head-to-head this week (Wed., Apr. 11, 10 p.m. ET on TLC), and HuffPost TV has the exclusive sne...

F-Bombing Our Kids

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

When are we going to let children just be children? When are we going to stop dressing children up in adult get-ups for adult entertainment or amusement or shock value?

'Toddlers' Star Sings 'Sexy And I Know It' At Club

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.11.2012 | Parents

What ever happened to "Itsy Bitsy Spider," or "Mary Had A Little Lamb"? Are those days gone forever? No? Oh, good. Because this video of 5-year-old...

Li'l Lady Gaga's Big 'Toddlers' Mistake

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 01.04.2012 | TV

If you're going to impersonate Lady Gaga, you've got to go all out -- no matter how young you are. When eight-year-old Laci dresses up as Lil' Lad...

What "Toddlers & Tiaras" Got Wrong

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.29.2011 | TV

While many youngsters are getting into sports like soccer or gymnastics, Shian Ingram is participating in another type of extracurricular activity. ...

Maggie Furlong

The King of Bling: 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Tackles Elvis

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 12.20.2011 | TV

Can a seven-year-old capture the hunka-hunka burning love charisma of The King? Sure, if that seven-year-old is a "Toddlers & Tiaras" pageant contesta...

Eden Wood Lands Own Show On Logo

Posted 12.19.2011 | TV

The six-year-old girl who had the pageant world petrified is moving on up... to Logo, according to Wetpaint Entertainment. Eden Wood, a former "Toddle...

'There Are Normal People Who Do This,' Say 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Family

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

Forget toddlers and tiaras -- try infants and tiaras. For Ellie Granda, the pageant life is all she's ever known. She won her first competition at six...