Kris Jenner wants to manage Honey Boo Boo’s family, could be a ‘gold mine’

What’s that saying – if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em? The last we heard of narcissistic momager Kris Jenner, she was secretly seething over the stars of the new TLC hit, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. A source told Radar that “She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family and can’t understand why America is so fascinated by them.” Well Honey Boo Boo and her kin are wildly popular and here to stay, and Kris hopes to get some of that cash money. Star Magazine [via Hollywood Life] has a new report that Kris wants to meet with the Thompsons to tell them how much money they could be making if they would only give Kris 10%. (It could be more, I’m just guessing.) Here’s that story:

According to a recent report in Star magazine, Kris is trying to convince the Thompson family to meet with her to discuss her big plans for them. “Kris realized that they could be a gold mine,” an insider tells the magazine. “The Thompsons don’t really have any professional representation outside of TLC, and Kris thinks she can get them some serious endorsements and more money from the network. They’re getting a fraction of what Kate Gosselin got.”

[From Hollywood Life]

It could only help the Thompsons to get representation so that they’re fairly compensated by TLC, but they should stay away from Kris. She obviously has a vested interest in keeping her family on top of the reality show food chain. We recently heard that the Thompsons got a raise from TLC up to $15,000 to $20,000 an episode from the $5-7 thousand they made in their first season. TMZ reported that the family turned down the TLC network’s offer of a larger, more secure home, preferring to stay where they were. TLC is also covering “various expenses, including a bodyguard/driver for [dad] Sugar Bear, who was incapacitated after [an] ATV accident.” TLC knows that they have to keep the Thompsons happy, but they’re going to low-ball them, relatively speaking, until they start advocating for themselves. I believe that Jon and Kate made $75,000 an episode at the peak of their fame so it does sound like The Thompsons could be pulling in more.

In other news about Kris Jenner, she’s reportedly really close to getting a daytime talk show on Fox TV. We saw how well that worked out for Sharon Osbourne’s solo show, and Sharon is far more interesting. Obnoxious, but interesting.

Kris is trying to upstage her daughter at a Midori event on 9-25-12 credit: Honey Boo Boo and her mom are shown out in Georgia in early September. Credit: FameFlynet

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  1. KellyinSeattle says:

    This is too much. Using a little girl on a reality show isn’t right. She’s not even cute (ducking as tomatoes are thrown at me)

  2. Mimi says:

    Run Honey Boo Boo!!! Run!!! The first thing Kris would do – diet pills endorsement.

  3. Happymom says:

    Why in the world does anyone care about these trashy people??

  4. Relli says:

    Gawker had an article posted recently about one for their writers spending a day with the family. This particular writer had formerly worked at VH1 specifically with reality stars. They came off as a very nice typical family that were well aware of their shelf life. This was my favorite part:

    “Reality TV don’t last more than three years,” June said. “People have a good run for about three years. Some people fizzle out within a couple of weeks. We’ve had about 10 weeks and if it stays for the next three years, great.”

    I hope she stays far from Kris Jenner aka the 4th sister.

  5. JH says:

    The reason people like Honey Boo Boo’s family is the fact that they are the polar opposite of the KarTrashians. I can’t stand Kris.

  6. Bubbling says:

    Kris J. is the devil, I swear!

  7. Eleonor says:

    “She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family”

  8. emmieapricot says:

    Kris is a disgusting money hungry fame whore. It’s bad enough how she pimps out her own family. Imagine what she would do to Honey Boo Boo!! But I think June is smart enough to stay away from evil forces like Kris.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    Sit on PMK, Mama June! Then drag her through the mud behind a tractor.

  10. Anon says:

    You know, June’s family may be over-the-top-ugh but you can tell she loves her kids. That June isn’t as dumb as one thinks either, I think that is one Mama Bear that I wouldn’t dare cross. Wonder if Kris has ever used a coupon in her life? It is June who could teach Kris many things, imho…on how not to suck the life out of your kids.
    That said, all reality TV needs to go bye-bye forever.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Isn’t that exactly what it looks like she’s doing to KK in that photo below Honey Boo Boo? I can actually hear the sound, something like the Death Eaters (or whatever they’re called) from Harry Potter movies, like she’s feeding on KK’s soul.

      Or would be, if KK had one left.

  11. palermo says:

    Doesn’t Kris have enough to do pimping her own kids? I can’t picture her with a talk show, she will be like Oprah, constantly talking over the guests

  12. lem says:

    I get the draw to this show is that while they don’t (or didn’t) have much, they made it work and they all truly love each other. What now bothers me is that they’re making a lot of money, but I’m guessing what is going to be shown on the show will not be an improved quality of life. I’m not saying that they need to splash money out for unnecessary luxuries, but cleaning up their diet and taking better care of themselves is something that they SHOULD do since they now have the money. My guess is that they won’t or won’t be “allowed” to by TLC b/c that will detract from why lots of people watch the show.

  13. Hakura says:

    I don’t watch the show (Honey Boo Boo), but have seen a few episodes. They genuinely do seem to care about their family’s well being in a way Kris obviously never has. Hopefully they’ll see right through her.

  14. the original bellaluna says:

    I thought I read that Honey’s family’s raises were “each.” Like, each one of them gets the new amount now. (Can someone let me know if I’m wrong?)

    So no wonder PMK’s voicing her interest, now that their raises have been announced. What a bitch!

    • KC says:

      That’s what I heard too. The $5-7 thousand dollars an episode were per family member. (I’m assuming Honey Boo Boo and June got the most.) And that the $15-20 thousand per episode now was also per person. With six family members that adds up to a lot of money per episode. Although since both figures are being quoted, and neither are confirmed, it’s hard to know which one is true. Also The Hollywood Reporter said that they get a location fee in addition to their salary.

  15. bluhare says:

    I’ve not seen Honey Boo Boo’s show, but from what I’ve seen of June (who seems pretty down to earth, especially if you give her a pass on the “sketti”, it wouldn’t take long for a smackdown and my money’s on June.

    June wouldn’t move out of her house, and refuses to do appearances because it would take her away from her family. I give her props for that.

  16. LeslieM says:

    I can’t believe this horrible woman might host a talk show. I stopped watching The View when the started letting Kris and Kate Gossling co-host. I thought The View was supposed to be better than that but now it’s just pandering to the least common denominator. They also fawn over the Jersey Shore girls when the town where they wanted to shoot their show banned them. American just doesn’t have any good roll models anymore.

  17. e.non says:

    that unfortunate little girl; she’s on the fast track to morbid obesity by the time she’s 10.

    mom sounds like she’s got some smarts; hopefully she’ll be able to beat back the hustlers and come out of this financially secure and the family still intact.

  18. Memphis says:

    Momma K would try to turn each sister into a little Kardashian clone. They would all look Armenian hookers with over sized lip injections by the end of next season.

  19. Kimlee says:

    Kate Gossling also started out as a loving mother, but the money and attention went to her head. We’re that became more important then her kids and family.

    And yes Kate was alway a controlling b*tch but then again June is also the same person who give her young daughter RedBull and mountain dew and sexy her up for a Beaty pageant.

    So we will see if June lets the money and attention gets to her.

  20. Moana says:

    Her own family is a bigger freak show. She needs to keep her talons to herself.

  21. Belle Epoch says:

    Up until now I thought I was repulsed by Mama June. Ever since Satan put herself in the picture I realize she’s not so bad. June is ten times the mother Monster Kris is.

    What is this endless greed all about? Why do the K’s need more money? What has it really gotten them? Do they have actual friends?

    June is frightening but she has love in her life. The K’s are spiritually bankrupt.

  22. Kim says:

    The ‘Honey Boo Boo’s’ are disgusting trash…I can’t imagine why anyone would that crap, other than it must be similar to watching a train wreck. Kardashian’s are attracted to trash so I guess it makes sense…

  23. Jaxx says:

    Why are they letting that little girl get so heavy? Isn’t she in pageants all the time? Do they think she’ll win crowns if she gets big?

  24. dorothy says:

    The fact that Honey Boo Boo is a popular show just screams how low our society has fallen.

  25. GirlyGirl says:

    I guess draining the life and blood out of her own hell spawn isn’t paying off like it used to

  26. Kim says:

    Dear Kris Jenner,
    you already are managing Honey Boo Boo’s family. The same train-wreck schadenfreude fixation that makes us watch you makes us watch them…

  27. JudyK says:

    Kris, I want to know how many years you’re going to be “56.”

  28. dcypher1 says:

    I hope kj show is a bust. I wont watch it. Kj is a money grubbing monster honey boo needs to stay away from her. I would rather watch honey boo than the those kuntrashians. They have more class than the kunts rednecks do it better. I never thought I would say that.

  29. xxzeon says:

    As much as it sickens me to say so…the honey doo-doo family has MORE class than all the Kardashians/Jenners put together! I know that’s a bold statement but consider this before you laugh me off the ‘comments.” In spending less than 10 of my lifetime minutes observing the doo-doo clan in their element, it’s blatantly obvious, to me anyway, that the entire family is s,low, retarded or to be politically correct: CHALLENGED . Therefore, they cannot be held 100% responsible for their???? behavior???? slovenly or otherwise???? The Kardashians, although probably considered slow by some, have had every possible social and economic advantage to better themselves….and look what they’ve come up with????LMAO…CLASSLESS TO THE NINTH (power)…sad, no matter which side of the coin you choose.