Rosie O'Donnell wants to buy Honey Boo Boo and family a house

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.

Following TLC's decision to order additional episodes and holiday specials of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," she show's mid-season finale earned the series' highest ratings yet.

A record 2.8 million people tuned in to watch Alana, the former "Toddlers & Tiaras" star, and her family on the reality show's one-hour episode, according to TV by the Numbers.

"Honey Boo Boo," which was the source of controversy even before it premiered, has averaged 2.4 million viewers since its August 8th premiere.