Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Season 1, Episode 4: The Chitlin' Strut

TLC is airing a new Toddlers and Tiaras episode tomorrow night (Tuesday February 17th) -- a 60-minute feature starting at 10:00pm Eastern titled The Chitlin' Strut:
This pageant in South Carolina may be held in a very small town, but it draws girls from many states who have big dreams of stardom. Last year's winner, Madison, has stiff competition in glitz girl Aubrey, and both have a Mom eyeing the prize.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Season 1, Episode 3: Universal Royalty State Pageant

TLC is airing a new Toddlers and Tiaras episode tomorrow night (Tuesday February 10th) -- a 60-minute feature starting at 10:00pm Eastern titled Universal Royalty State Pageant:
Austin, Texas is home of Universal Royalty's state pageant. Texas is a staple in the pageant world and the competition is sure to be fierce. The judging happens on stage while the drama ensues off stage as each mom tries to prove their baby is beautiful.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Original One-Hour Special: An Inside Look

This is an article that was written on September 2008 regarding the airing of the original one-hour special Toddlers and Tiaras that spawned the new series:

Lexi Teaff, 5, of Cisco, struts her stuff to Christmas tunes, a beatific smile never leaving her cherubic face as light streaming into the Starlite Dance Studio in Merkel highlights her spun-gold hair.

Dark-haired Karlee Hunt, 8, of Merkel, dances next to her, flashing a practiced grin with more than a hint of a dancer's grace.

The two girls are fast friends and on occasion travel together with mothers Jennifer Hunt and Jaime Teaff to beauty pageants for young girls, mostly in Texas. The pair, and their parents, are to be featured in a TLC documentary, "Toddlers & Tiaras," on Sunday.

Click here to read the full article.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Season 1, Episode 2: Miss Georgia Spirit

TLC is airing a new Toddlers and Tiaras episode tomorrow night (Tuesday February 3rd) -- a 60-minute feature starting at 10:00pm Eastern titled Miss Georgia Spirit:
This first annual pageant (held on November 1, 2008 at the Georgia Mountain Center in Gainesville, GA) brings in girls of all ages from all over Georgia, and range from full glitz to au naturale. All natural Kayleigh, competes with pageant pro Story, for the title, and it's not over until the recount!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Mummy's Little Lolita

She wore her first set of false eyelashes at eight, and her beauty treatments cost £300 a month. A sick abuse of an 11-year-old? 'No', insists Sasha's mother, 'I just want her to be famous...'

At 11, Sasha Bennington is too young to remember the days when Jordan was just a country and being branded 'fake' was something to be ashamed of.

But maybe the youngster's biggest tragedy is that her mother, Jayne, 31, is in no hurry to paint a picture of how it used to be.

Click here to read the full article.