It’s kind of a bittersweet day for fans of History’s American Pickers series as the network announced this week that one of the original cast members is retiring and being replaced on the show.
American Pickers’ Danielle Colby reveals she was sexually molested as a child, in abusive relationships as an adult
Just after announcing she was launching the first annual Iowa Burlesque Festival, American Pickers star Danielle Colby (who dances burlesque under the name Dannie Diesel) responded to criticisms received online with a lengthy heartfelt response explaining why she finds burlesque dancing beautiful and empowering. Although she obviously has no problems “shaking her sugar” on stage, Danielle doesn’t usually like to share details about her personal life, but her reservations seem to go out the window as talks openly about her Jehovah’s Witnesses upbringing, being sexually molested as a child (along with her sister), and being in abusive relationships as an adult.
History’s blockbuster treasure hunting travel series American Pickers is making some major changes when it returns for its sixth season this October. In addition to moving from Monday nights to Wednesday nights at 9/8c, the new season will feature Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz exercising their picking (and language and currency conversion) skills on the backroads of England and Italy!
We here at Starcasm have made no qualms about pronouncing our affinity for American Pickers office manager (and burlesque dancer, and roller derby vet, and tattooed beauty queen, and music aficianado, and internet haters silencer, and…) Danielle Colby, but although we have covered her activities and endeavors quite extensively over the last few years, there’s one little fact that managed to slip under our radar: Danielle is married! Keep reading to meet Danielle’s bushy-bearded beau — and I really mean beau, because Alexandre is from France!
In addition to being a burlesque dancing office manager for Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe’s Antique Archaeology, American Pickers star Danielle Colby Cushman is also a shop owner herself, opening the doors to 4 Miles 2 Memphis right around the block from Antique Archaeology in LeClaire, Iowa on December 3, 2012. But it seems her shop, which features Danielle’s handmade clothes, printed t-shirts, and artwork as well as some of her own “picks” from flea markets and back yards around the country, had big city dreams because Danielle revealed in January that she was closing the doors and relocating it to Chicago!
It’s been a little while since we’ve provided an update on our favorite burlesque dancing, roller derbying, tattoo loving enterpreneur and reality starlet Danielle Colby Cushman! The Antique Archaeology office manager from History Channel’s hugely popular America Pickers has apparently been a bit off the radar thanks to her acquisition of a second home in Logan Square, Chicago, just outside of Chicago. But, her move and splitting time between the LeCalire, Iowa and Nashville, Tennesse locations of Antique Archaeology didn’t stop Danielle from taking time out for an interview and photo shoot with Pretty In Ink magazine!
American Pickers star Danielle Colby Cushman is already one of the most colorful characters (both literally and figuratively) in all of reality television, but the 36-year-old recently added even more color in the form of a huge tattoo of one of her heroes, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo!
In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, American Pickers star Danielle Colby Cushman posted a photo of herself topless and draped in a weathered American flag she had salvaged from the trash. She later announced she would be auctioning off the flag on eBay to benefit a veterans charity. Keep reading to see the photo, find out which charity Danielle plans to donate the proceeds to, read Danielle’s perfect response to the angry comments made about the photo, and listen to Johnny Cash’s moving description of Danielle’s choice of attire.
While other reality starlets wind up on the covers of tabloids caught in various scandals or victimized by close friends looking to make a fast buck by ratting them out, America Pickers star Danielle Colby Cushman finds herself on the cover of the current issue of Pin Up America on her own terms, or at least on the terms of Dannie Diesel, her burlesque dancing alter ego. Keep reading for the pinuptacular cover shot, a glimpse of her centerfold spread, and a video interview with Danielle by Pin Up America‘s Rachel Dee from the 2011 Muddyroots Music Festival!
American Pickers office manager Danielle Colby Cushman is one of our favorite reality stars thanks to a wonderful mixture of intelligence, self confidence, and badass good-heartedness. But, it appears that not everyone shares our opinion of Danielle, especially when it comes to her burlesque dancing alter-ego, Dannie Diesel. Keep reading for what some haters had to say on Facebook and read Danielle’s lengthy responses, which are chock full of the intelligence, self confidence, and badass good-heartedness that we love so much!