French Government Trying to Ban Child Beauty Pageants

A bill seeking to outlaw child beauty pageants—arguing that they hypersexualize minors—has passed in the French Senate 196 to 146 votes. If the bill is passed by the National Assembly it will officially become law, leaving hordes of purposeless stage mères to drift the narrow French lanes in feral packs, hawking used… »9/18/13 6:00pm9/18/13 6:00pm

Pageant Mom May Lose Custody Over Conscientiously Stuffing 4-Year-Old's Bra for Toddlers & Tiaras

A mother of a little girl featured on a 2011 episode of Toddlers & Tiaras—in which she padded the 4-year-old's bra and rear end for a Dolly Parton routine—might lose custody of her daughter over the televised stage costume. Bill Verst has petitioned the court in Campbell County, Kentucky for full custody of his… »8/21/12 10:50am8/21/12 10:50am

Honey Boo Boo Child Gets Her Own Series, Becomes the True Ultimate Grand Supreme

Praise the Lord for America is truly blessed. Breakout star of Toddlers and Tiaras, Go-Go Juice connoisseur and angel on Earth Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Thompson has been given her own spinoff series on The Learning Channel set to air this August. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child will give viewers "an inside look into… »5/31/12 6:15pm5/31/12 6:15pm

The Final Two Tributes From District Lil' Fancy Will Now Fight to the Death

Human Barbie Sarah Burge—you know, the one who stuffed her 7-year-old kid's Christmas stocking with a liposuction voucher and gifted her with a breast implant fund for her birthday—is coming stateside with daughter Poppy with two specific goals in mind: winning Toddlers & Tiaras and competing together in pageants all… »5/05/12 11:30am5/05/12 11:30am

Pageant Moms Resolve Feud, Are Still Terrible Parents

There are certain experiences of growing up that we all share: Feeling powerless because you don't get to make the rules, feeling powerful because your imagination can create anything, picking on someone and being picked on. Then, of course, there's the time when one mother gets her daughter to say that your mother… »4/11/12 11:00am4/11/12 11:00am

JonBenet's Dad Calls Toddlers & Tiaras 'Unhealthy'

Part of what made the story of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey so salacious and tabloid-worthy is that — back in 1996 — it was the first most of us had even heard of the competitive world of high-glitz child beauty pageants. Today, seeing a heavily made-up 6-year-old parading around a stage in little more than false… »3/13/12 3:10pm3/13/12 3:10pm

Pageant Mom Has the Audacity to Sue Blogs for "Sexualizing" Her Daughter

Susanna Barrett—mother of child pageant queen Isabella Barrett, who's appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras—is suing TMZ, Huffington Post, and London's Daily Mail to the tune of $30 million for "brazenly attempt[ing] to sexualize" her daughter after the media outlets posted a video of the 5-year-old Isabella's performance of… »1/26/12 4:30pm1/26/12 4:30pm

How to Give an 8-Year-Old an Eating Disorder

On last night's episode of Toddlers & Tiaras, one pageant mom admitted that she regularly puts her 8-year-old daughter Ever Rose on a calorie-counting diet leading up to competitions. There's nothing wrong with teaching your kid about making healthy food choices, but making a little girl so aware of her weight and… »1/26/12 12:35pm1/26/12 12:35pm

My Best Friend Was on Freaking Toddlers & Tiaras

Last night's episode of Toddlers & Tiaras was extra special because this particular episode featured "one of us." Rich Juzwiak—co-creator of Pot Psychology and owner of Winston the cat—was asked to judge the Universal Royalty Hollywood pageant, so he donned a tux and became something of a Greek chorus for the… »1/19/12 1:15pm1/19/12 1:15pm

Toddlers & Tiaras' MaKenzie Struggles With Newfound Fame

Now that she's been on several episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras, Anderson Cooper's talk show, and even had a Funny or Die video parodying her, child pageant contestant MaKenzie is truly famous, and with that fame comes a bunch of bullshit hassles, like dealing with hangers on—literally, as her "fans" cling to her neck,… »1/12/12 12:20pm1/12/12 12:20pm

New Toddlers & Tiaras Family Channels Drag Queens

When you first heard that Eden Wood was quitting pageants, and by extension, the TLC show that launched her into the pop culture vortex, you may have been wondering what another season of Toddlers & Tiaras would be like without her. Well, good news! They've casted your new favorite TV family, who look to drag shows… »12/07/11 7:00pm12/07/11 7:00pm