Here Come The Hollywood Hillbillies!
If you chuckle over the antics of Honey Boo Boo and the Duck Dynasty clan, then you’ll love The Hollywood Hillbillies. This new ReelzChannel show follows Michael Kittrell—he caused a sensation ranting on YouTube as “The Angry Ginger” four years ago—his grandmother Delores “Mema” Hughes, Aunt Dee Dee and Uncle “Big” John (plus their goat Bella), as they move from Grayson, Georgia, to Hollywood. OK! spoke to the family—Scroll down to read!
OK!: Why did you move to California?
Mema: We went out there to help my grandson Michael become a rapper. Of course, I’d rather him sing. I hate rap!
OK!: What is your relationship like?
Michael: Mema is my everything. I lost my mother at a young age and my father was unable to cope, so Mema raised me. I could never begin to repay her for all she has done for me. She keeps me in line — and I need it!
Mema: When my children were young, I was a divorced mother working three jobs and never got to spend quality time with them. I luckily have the opportunity to spend lots of time with Michael and have enjoyed every minute of it.
OK!: Is it hard to compete with Michael for Mema’s attention?
Big John: I would never get jealous! Michael lost his mother [my sister] at a young age and it makes me happy to see my mom doing such a great job raising him….Sometimes she babies him, but I am there to “man him up” if things get too fufy.
OK!: What was your most glamorous moment on the first season?
Dee Dee: We went to a real fancy salon in Hollywood. I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. I had sympathy for those girls as they had to make my 1970s, B-movie hairdo look posh. It is the beginning of many Hollywood experiences. I will boldly go where no chubby girl has gone before!
OK!: What was the biggest adjustment to living in Hollywood?
Dee Dee: This town has got to gain some weight — and it just did!
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