Rosie O'Donnell Loves Honey Boo Boo: 'She Is Like Shirley Temple'

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Rosie O'Donnell, Alana Thompson -- TLC
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Rosie O'Donnell, Alana Thompson -- TLC

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and her family have earned yet another famous fan - Rosie O'Donnell.

"I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs," Rosie told People, referencing the "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" family member's nicknames.

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The comedienne and talk show host says the 7-year-old pageant princess-turned-reality star has a special sparkle, reminiscent of (arguably) the most famous child actress of all time.

"[Alana] is like Shirley Temple," Rosie said. "She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years."

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Rosie hopes to someday get acquainted with the family and would like to give them an impressive gift - new digs!

"I'd love to meet them and buy them a house," she said.

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