First, TMZ reported that Lee "Uncle Poodle" Thompson and his fiance Alan are researching Georgia law to see if they can gain temporary custody of Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. The article said that they intended this to be a temporary effort if Shannon continued to expose Alana to Mark McDaniel. The article also noted that they were specifically seeking temporary custody in this hypothetical situation until Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson got back on his feet financially. After all, he's reportedly pennyless and living in someone else's trailer.
So then TMZ goes to Mama June and Sugar Bear and asks them about this hypothetical situation. Once again, the two are hanging out together. "Over our dead bodies!," was their collective response.
Then TMZ reported today that Uncle Poodle wants his own reality TV show set in New York City -- but only if Honey Boo Boo is involved!
Anyway, Uncle Poodle finally called bullsh*t on TMZ this morning:
He also clarified in another post (which he's since deleted) -- indicated that he's not actively seeking custody of the girls. But he's researching his options just in case the authorities actually remove the girls from their mother's care -- because she's exposing them to a convicted child molester. You remember his, right? He's the guy who went to prison for nearly a decade for forcibly molesting her oldest daughter when she was the age of her youngest daughter.
So concerned about the possibility that the DHS (or whatever Georgia's child protective service is called) might remove the girls and knowing that Alana's father has no money to care for her, he would prefer to have things set up so that he could be an option to temporarily care for his nieces if it came to that.
Frankly? If I was Uncle Poodle right now, I would wash my hands of the entire family.
Updated on 11/05/14: So here is the latest from Uncle Poodle. The National Enquirer published a story stating that Uncle Poodle saw Honey Boo Boo sleeping in the same bed as Mark McDaniel. He outright denies making this claim with the following statement:
Click on the images if you have bad eyesight like me.
For what it's worth, I had a brief online encounter earlier today with Uncle Poodle. Check this out: