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Honey Boo Boo fakes sleep to avoid Dr. Drew interview


Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson tries to get out of an interview on "Dr. Drew."

Being a reality TV sensation can be downright exhausting -- at least that seems to be the case for 7-year-old Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, who tried to squeeze in a nap during a recent chat with Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Actually, the pint-size personality wasn't really sleeping. In a preview clip from Tuesday night's episode of "Dr. Drew," the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star fakes a few Zs just to get out of answering Pinsky's questions.

"Honey Boo Boo, you all right?" Pinsky asked when the tyke stretched and turned away from him. "Let me ask you some questions."

But she had other plans. After letting out a long groan, she shut down -- eyes closed, head down.

"Is it difficult to be on TV?" a persistent Pinsky asked. When snores were his only answer, he took a different approach. "Is there something exciting you'd like to talk about?"

The sleep act continued, even after Honey Boo Boo's mother, better known as Mama June to fans of their TLC show, chimed in.

"Alana, come on so we can get this done and go," she urged.

Honey Boo Boo kept up the act, and frankly, who can blame her? The kid's been on a madcap media tour lately that's seen her visit dozens of shows, including a stop to "Jimmy Kimmel Live," where she even  made a presidential pick. So, while she was faking the snooze with the good doctor, she has plenty of cause to feel tuckered out and plain tired of TV.

Maybe that's why she didn't have anything good to say about the experience once Pinsky finally roused her.

When asked if she likes being on TV, she shot back a cranky, "No!"


"Because fans come up to me, and I hate it."

Or maybe just because she really needed a nap after all.

Find out what else -- if anything -- Honey Boo Boo had to say when "Dr. Drew" airs Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on HLN.


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