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(CNN) - TLC's breakout star Honey Boo Boo has caught the eye of a famous comedian.

Rosie O'Donnell told People magazine that she is a huge fan of the show and the whole Thompson family that appears on the show. She also says she wants to meet them and buy them a new house.

O'Donnell calls Alana, best known to viewers as Honey Boo Boo, as a modern-day Shirley Temple.

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