June Shannon is Making a Workout Video!

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has come and gone, and Mama June Shannon has lost a massive amount of weight.

That doesn't mean that she's done with reality TV. Rumors have been swirling about what exactly June Shannon's weight-loss spinoff will be.

And now, at last, we have some details about what June has planned to inspire fans to follow her example: a workout video.

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America could not tear it eyes away from the bizarre sideshow attraction that was Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Some reality shows are about something. Somebody's journey or romance or career.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was "about" the life of child beauty pageant winner Alana Thompson and her family.

It ran for five season (well, four seasons — the fifth season aired later as "lost" after June Shannon was accused of engaging in a relationship with a registered sex offender … yikes).

But Mama June didn't let that keep her from being a reality star.

She came back as the star of From Not to Hot, getting a total makeover.

Mama June went from over 400 pounds to well under 200, losing 300 pounds in the process.

If you're thinking "well, some people are just bigger," keep in mind that while that's true and while, say, football players might be in the 300 to 400 pound range, Mama June is only 5-foot-4.

We're not out to body-shame anyone, but it was Mama June who decided that she wanted to change her weight and her whole body, and that definitely sounds like the better decision for her health.

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But now that June has had multiple surgeries to aid weight loss and then to remove the excess skin …

(That's the secret downside to massive weight loss, folks — that skin doesn't magically go away, and needs to be surgically removed)

… What is she going to do next?

HollywoodLife reports that she wants to pay it forward and help inspire other women to transform themselves and their lives.

With a workout video.

"June is looking into making a workout video, she thinks her dramatic slim down could be great motivation for other women struggling with their weight."

Though Mama June had help and resources that most people don't, she managed to lose, well, more weight than most people have to begin with. She could really be an inspiration.

And she did more than just go under the knife. She can share what she's learned.

"June’s lifestyle habits have undergone a drastic turnaround since she decided to get in shape, and she now eats super healthy, in addition to working out every day."

That is so important for losing weight — with or without surgery.

It's also important for maintaining that weight loss.

"June is fully committed to maintaining her weight loss, she’s worked really hard to drop the pounds, and she intends to never go back to her previous size."

You might think that her surgeries, which included limiting the capacity of her stomach, would totally prevent her from regaining weight.

But your body tends to try to keep its largest size, and we imagine that hers is in starvation mode and working overtime to store every calorie that she consumes.

She needs to be constantly vigilant if she wants to stay the way that she is.

"June feels like a completely different woman now, she has so much more energy, and for the first time in years she actually really likes what she sees in the mirror."

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Obviously, weight loss is a personal decision, not an obligation.

But a lot of people who do choose to lose weight, whether it's a little or a lot, find that having a peer group can be helpful.

That's why spin classes exist. And Weight Watchers. And so on.

But that's not necessarily feasible for everyone. A workout video about weight loss, on the other hand, with a reality star to bring it attention and recognition, could work wonders for a lot of people.

Mama June sounds particularly interested in helping to inspire other women to lose weight.

She's not necessarily being sexist. She, herself, is a woman.

Also, we live in a society that values men by their wallets or sense of humor while it values women by their attractiveness and bodies.

Sure, there are exceptions, but the social conditioning is powerful. You still see men in their 50s paired up with 25-year-old actresses in films.

And you're still more likely to see that kind of gap between age and gender in everyday life than you are to see it with the genders reversed.

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In the video below, you'll see June Shannon talk about the sorts of lifestyle changes that she's made.

Don't worry, folks — she still has cheat foods available.

That's something important for people who want to follow her example to keep in mind — just because you want to lose weight doesn't mean that you have to give up on ever being happy again.

Honestly, the difference in Mama June's figure from how it was just a few years ago is wildly staggering.

She really could be an inspiration. But … when, we wonder, will this workout video actually happen?

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Michael Jackson, Remembered: August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009

Fans around the world are remembering the late, great Michael Jackson (1958-2009) on June 25, the anniversary of his untimely passing.

A man whose personal eccentricities matched his incredible talent in terms of sheer amazement, he remains controversial to this day.

Gone but not forgotten, his unique legacy lives on through his music and his children, though not without sizable bumps in the road.

Here's a short photo tribute to a true entertainer, and an individual, who was as close to peerless as a human being ever has been.

1. The Moonwalk

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Michael Jackson pioneered so many dance moves, he pretty much is in his own category. No one ever moved like this guy.

2. Off the Wall

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Michael Jackson’s album cover for Off the Wall. What a superstar he went on to be.

3. The Jacksons

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Michael Jackson and his brothers recorded six albums between 1976 and 1984. Michael was the lead song writer.

4. Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

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Michael Jackson was truly one of a kind. The King of Pop’s musical success and innovation may never be equaled.

5. Vintage MJ

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Michael Jackson during his career heyday of the mid-1980s. The guy was unparalleled and peerless, for better or for worse, both professionally and personally.

6. An MJ Pic

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Michael Jackson performs in 1988, near the height of his career. Bad and Thriller remain two of the best-selling albums of all time.

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June Shannon Weight Loss Spinoff: Who Will It Star?

June Shannon has lost A LOT of weight over the past several months.

But she has not lost her desire to make money off reality television.

The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo mother disappeared from the spotlight for many years after TLC canceled the series that made her and her family into D-List stars back in the day.

But she popped up again in early 2017 as the anchor of Mama June: From Not to Hot on WEtv.

Although, to be fair, “anchor” may be an unfair word to use here.

The program centered on how Shannon went from weighing over 400 pounds (i.e. NOT) to weighing under 200 pounds (i.e. HOT).

She did so by going on a very strict diet and also by going under the knife on multiple occasions.

In April, Shannon showed off her svelte figure on an episode of her new reality show, blowing away ex-husband Sugar Bear and every viewer who had followed Mama June since her days as… well…

… as an extremely fat person.

We’re not trying to be mean. Shannon was simply overweight and unhealthy by any objective measurement.

Over the course of about six months, however, underwent surgeries that includes:

– The insertion of a gastric sleeve.

– A breast augmentation.

– Skin removal on her “turkey neck,” “bat wings,” and stomach, the latter being area where doctors removed about nine pounds of loose skin.

Shannon now weighs approximately 160 pounds.

It’s a pretty amazing transformation, but it has also created a problem for the star: What does she do now?

Having already gone from “Not” to “Hot,” how does Shannon ride this momentum to another season of reality television?

Easy, according to OK! Weekly: she brings children Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon into the weight loss picture.

“The girls are up for it, because the show will be all about them, and they’ll have their own big paydays,” a source tells the tabloid, adding that filming is already underway on the untitled spinoff.

Like their mother, Alana and Lauryn both share an enjoyment of junk food, along with “sketti,” a pasta-covered-in-butter-and-ketchup concoction that became famous back during the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo days.

Thankfully, neither young woman will undergo any surgery on this upcoming show.

They will instead stick to a healthy diet and be made to exercise on a frequent basis.

Is there something creepy and seemingly inappropriate about a TV show that focuses on the unflattering bodies of two children? Yes.

But it’s hard to find too much fault helping kids eat well and work out often. 

“I don’t want them to end up like I did at 460 pounds,” June has previously said of her daughters’ health. “Who would want that?”

And if this series rates well, we really may never stop seeing June Shannon on television.

The same tabloid claims a dating show starring the mother of two could be on tap, depending upon the success of this spinoff.

“Mama June loves fame, and audiences love her,” says the insider.


June Shannon: Where is She on Her Weight Loss Journey?

Yes, that really is a photo of June Shannon down below.

You’d be forgiven if you did a quadruple take upon looking at it, however, considering the formerly obese reality star has gone on a diet, gone under the knife and lost about 300 pounds as a result.

Yes: 300 pounds!

The mother of Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson rose to fame on the WE TV series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but she was mostly seen just sitting around the house and giving her kids a hard time on that program.

Fast forward a few years and Shannon signed on for Mama June: From Not to Hot.

About two months ago, she debuted her new, incredibly svelte figure, blowing away her ex-husband and every single viewer in the process.

“I’m in the 160s. I’m probably four or five pounds off from being there,” Shannon told Entertainment Tonight at the time of how she’s dropped down from a high over well over 400 pounds, adding:

“I’m happy that I went through with it and got what I wanted. I’ve been wanting it a long time.”

Last week, Shannon once again showed off her body while attending the premiere of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.

She’s on her way to that event in the photo above, posing alongside young Alana, who recently said of her foxy mama:

“She looks great. I’m really proud of her.”

Of course, it hasn’t been a breeze for Shannon.

She underwent skin removal surgery this spring and shared a number of horrifying photos from the experience.

Altogether, the gastric sleeve surgery, a breast augmentation and this skin removal procedure – to get rid of her “bat wings” and her “turkey neck” – cost about $ 100,000.

It’s unclear whether Shannon shelled out all this dough or if WE TV covered the costs, but Shannon is thrilled with the results either way.

“I’ve worked my ass off, working out, getting healthy, and now I feel like becoming the person on the outside that I always felt like on the inside,” she tells E! News.

Will Shannon star on another reality show at some point?

Nothing would surprise us at this point.

Appearing as a guest on The Wendy Williams Show a few weeks ago, however, June seemed more focus on her personal life than her professional life.

“I guess I became what you could call a ‘scale whore,’ because I was constantly kind of beating myself up,” she confessed, adding:

“I hate to say it, but Alana kind of started to be like that [too]. So I had to back off the scale, because she’s been kind of looking [at the scale, too.]”

At her heaviest, Shannon weighed 460 pounds.

She says she grew determined to change her life around make a splash at the wedding of her ex-husband, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, to some woman named Jennifer.

She came right out and admitted this on the finale of From Not to Hot.

“My goal when I first started this weight loss journey was to make Sugar Bear kind of jealous,” Shannon told the camera, explaining:

“But it’s no longer about revenge. Doing all the surgeries really took a toll on me – not just physically, but emotionally.”

And yet here she is!

Take a look back at Shannon’s amazing weight loss journey below and go ahead and marvel. This is very impressive:


June Shannon & Honey Boo Boo: We Want Another Reality Show!

June Shannon, aka “Mama June,” aka “the worst mother in the history of reality TV with the exception of Michelle Duggar, which is really saying something” has been back in the news lately.

As you may recall, June and her family had a TLC series entitled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo that was canceled in the wake of one of the ugliest reality show scandals in recent memory.

(Again, the Duggars claim the number one spot.)

The Shannons were given the boot after it was revealed that June wad dating the man who molested her daughter and served ten years in prison for the crime.

Not the sort of thing that’s easy to come back from, but Shannon (or, more likely, Shannon’s PR team) is aware that there are two things the public loves as much as the downfall of a widely-reviled celebrity:

A comeback story, and an inspiring “weight loss journey.”

So June lost a ton of weight, and her transformation was featured on an insultingly-titled WeTV series entitled Mama June: From Not to Hot.

Unfortunately for Mama June, the show was a limited-run thing.

(You can’t really center a multi-season reality show around a quick series of medical procedures.)

Even more unfortunately, June reportedly has a plan to extend her second stint in the spotlight – and of course it involves her youngest daughter, Alana, better known as Honey Boo Boo.

Multiple outlets are reporting today that June is trying to negotiate a deal for her Alana to star in her own weight loss series.

June has publicly vowed that her daughters will not “end up” like her in terms of the obesity that’s plagued her adult years, and apparently she sees reality TV stardom as the great motivator.

It’s somewhat ironic, as June’s horrendous habit of plying her daughter with Mountain Dew and junk food is one of the bizarre quirks that drew audiences to the Shannon family in the first place.

Now, Shannon is hoping to use her daughter’s weight and health problems as leverage to get her back on the air, and not surprisingly, she’s already being slammed on social media for what many are calling an appalling act of child exploitation.

Hopefully, June will quickly realize that she’s overplaying her hand and slink back into obscurity.

But something tells us she won’t give up that easily.


Mama June: Does Sugar Bear Want Her Back?!

The love story of Mama June and Sugar Bear is …

Well, it’s about as strange as you’d imagine a love story between people named Mama June and Sugar Bear to be.

Though they’re no longer together, they’ve been through a lot together.

They brought Honey Boo Boo into the world, they became famous together after a particularly scandalous appearance on Toddlers and Tiaras.

And later, they tried to save their failing relationship, even though Sugar Bear had cheated on June with multiple people and June had dated a child molester at one point when they were broken up.

They gave it their best shot — or a shot, anyway — but things didn’t work out.

These days, Sugar Bear is married to Jennifer Lamb, and Mama June has unsuccessfully dated a couple of guys.

Although it seems like they’ve made up their minds, that their love story is over, that may not be the case.

Because another important fact about these people is that Mama June has spent the last several months completely transforming her body — she’s lost a massive amount of weight.

And it seems like Sugar Bear might be kicking himself for losing her.

According to a new report from Hollywood Life, Sugar Bear got a glimpse of that new Baywatch photo shoot June did — the one where she’s showing off her new bod in that iconic red swimsuit.

And it’s making him feel all kinds of ways.

“Sugar Bear is freaking over the pictures of her as a hot Baywatch babe,” a source claims. “He’s kicking himself for messing things up with her.”

“If he had any idea she was going to wind up losing all that weight and looking like a supermodel, he would have worked harder to keep her happy.”

Sad as it is, “He can’t believe the woman he let go is the same one in those sexy pictures. Now he feels like a doper for letting her go.”

Yeah, “doper” is one word we’d use to describe Sugar Bear.

But the fact is that even if Sugar Bear does feel this way — and we have our doubts, considering that he’s always shown a preference for bigger ladies — it really doesn’t matter.

June has made it beyond clear that she wants nothing to do with him anymore.

According to her, he’s been mentally and physically abusive, towards her and towards the kids. And he’s admitted he’s a cheater.

Poor Honey Boo Boo says that he’s body-shamed her in the past, and that he rarely talks to her, let alone sees her.

Throw in that horrible Mama June: From Not to Hot reunion show, the one where Sugar Bear tried to physically fight with June’s older daughter … a reconciliation doesn’t look all that likely.

Hope you find comfort in that photo shoot, Sugar Bear.

It’s probably the most of the new Mama June you’ll ever see.


Mama June Hits 137 Lbs., Celebrates With Baywatch Photo Shoot!

If you've been anywhere near social media in the past month then you've probably heard about June Shannon's remarkable weight loss.

The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star has undergone several surgical procedures in order to slim down by more than 300 pounds!

Shannon has posed for a number of racy photos in the weeks since unveiling her trim new figure, but her latest photoshoot could be her most eye-catching to date.

It's not that Shannon is showing a lot of skin in her latest pics.

Rather, it's that she's highlighting just how far she's come in her weight loss journey.

Before she began the long process of shedding all those pounds, "Mama June" posed for a Baywatch-themed photoshoot in July of 2015.

At the time, Shannon was in on a joke at her own expense.

These days, she's having the last laugh.

After $ 75,000 in surgeries, June has now gone from a size 18 to a size 4, and she wouldn't look so out of place running in slow motion next to David Hasselhoff.

(Or The Rock and Zac Efron, for that matter.)

When discussing her dramatic transformation, June is careful to note that it wasn't just medical intervention that allowed her to make such a radical change in her appearance:

"I've worked my ass off, working out, getting healthy," she recently told E! News.

"And now I feel like becoming the person on the outside that I always felt like on the inside."

Check out June in full Pamela Anderson mode in the video below:


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