Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
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Exclusive: Jon Gosselin's Mom Speaks Out For First Time -- And It's To Star
As Jon Gosselin, star of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, continues to deal with allegations of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage, there's one person he can count on for support: his mother! In an exclusive interview with Star, Pamela Gosselin breaks her silence for the first time since the JK8 scandal broke.
"I don't think he will ever be portrayed fairly," a frustrated Pamela tells Star of Jon's relationship with wife Kate Gosselin. "It's always twisted."
Reached at her Pennsylvania home, Pamela says, "I don't think it's fair, and it never will be."
Pa. probing 'Jon & Kate' complaint
AP – In this publicity image released by TLC, reality TV stars, Jon Gosselin, right, and his wife Kate Gosselin, …
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press Writer –
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. – Jon, Kate and their eight children have attracted a huge TV audience, screaming tabloid headlines and, now, a state labor investigation.
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor says it's looking into whether the hit reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with child labor laws.
The TLC series follows Jon and Kate Gosselin as they raise their eight young children, including 8-year-old twins and sextuplets who just turned 5. The show drew nearly 10 million viewers for its fifth-season premiere Monday following reports of trouble in the Gosselins' marriage.
Labor Department spokesman Justin Fleming tells The Associated Press that the department is looking into a complaint against the show.
TLC says it "fully complies" with state laws and regulations.
AP Television Writer Frazier Moore contributed to this story from New York.
The brother and sister-in-law of Jon & Kate Plus 8's Kate Gosselin, Kevin and Jodi Kreider, said in an exclusive new interview with RadarOnline.com that, despite the fact the couple is sporadically seen attending church on their reality show, it's really not much of a priority to them.
"When [the children ] were little, that was like, the outing," "Aunt" Jodi said, referring to the episodes which showcased the family in their Sunday best. "They're not [going to church these days], cause they're obviously away."
Kevin was less condemning, as he said, the couple tries "to make an effort to get there" but he wasn't sure it was a priority for Jon or Kate. In response, Jodi simply shook her head, gesturing "no."
Barry Knoltnow from the OC Register, asks, "Who cares?" when it comes to Jon and Kate:
"...I really don't care what happens to these people....If it turns out that Jon has eight more children with a secret wife in New Jersey, I won't watch.
If Kate leaves Jon and moves in with the Octomom, I won't watch.
If Jon and Kate go on "Dancing with the Stars," I won't watch.
If the sextuplets audition for "American Idol," I won't watch.
If they attempt to save their marriage by installing a stripper pole in their bedroom, I won't watch.
If Jon and Kate go out on a double date with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, I won't watch.
If it is revealed that Jon and Kate are actually deep-cover spies for an unfriendly regime, and agreed to have eight children and be on an American reality show as a cover for their intelligence work, I won't watch."
Dennis Miller slams the Gosselins on Fox News. Apparently, Hollywood isn't as impressed with Kate as she thinks they are.
O'REILLY: OK. But we're seeing a rolling trend of Americans accepting this kind of stuff. Look at the Octomom. We have real-live children in situations that are damaging to them emotionally. Now it used to be, when you grow up, Miller, tell me. In my neighborhood, if a parent was harming a child, I've got to be careful here, because it was a different time. I'm not talking about spanking or anything like that. But if a parent was harming a child in my neighborhood, the other adults would rally around and tell that parent to knock it off or they'd do something about it. It doesn't happen anymore. In the American community, we're not rebelling against the Gosselin family or the Octomom or this nut in Canada. We're letting it go. And therein lies the problem, I think. But I don't know exactly what we can do. Do you?
MILLER: Yes. We've got to bring back shame. We have to shun people from the herd. We don't do that anymore, because we don't want to step on anybody's toes. Now, I don't know who the Polynesian kid is there. Is he the oldest son, and — or is he the guy who's married?
O'REILLY: He's the husband. The Polynesian kid is the husband. They had six babies at once through in vitro. It's almost kind of like the Octomom thing. But the problem is that these children don't know what's going on there. Every other kid in the neighborhood knows their parents are loons. And wherever they go for the next 10 years, they're going to be freaks. People will be pointing at them and doing all of this stuff. And I mean — what is the responsibility of TLC? What is the responsibility of society for this?
MILLER: The responsibility of TLC is to look for a family with nine kids for next year. They're a constant. They're just going to do television. What we have to do as a society is very simple. All you can do is a one on one basis. If you run into these two, just turn your back on them and walk away. They should be shunned. We've got to start outing people from the herd when they do creepy stuff like use their kids to get a TV show. I don't know. We seem to celebrate people. They should be shunned.
Bonnie Fuller from the Huffington Post slams the Gosselins as Slumdog Millionaire parents:
"...And here's my next big question: Are any of the bags of money earned by Jon & Kate and the hardworking Gosselins being set aside in trust funds for each of the kids? Or are Jon & Kate free to use it all for her French manicures and his frequent bar-hopping?
If not, these adorable tots aren't much different than the little stars of Slumdog Millionaire, which has grossed over $400 million, while they're back to living homeless in the Mumbai slums. A bunch of adults made enormous bucks from the work of these kids in front of film cameras, yet the little ones didn't end up with much more than a few nice, new outfits.
Hey, the Gosselin kids are always well-dressed too. At least in front of the cameras!
Who's going to intervene?"
Entertainment Tonight is hosting a video from the show in which Jon says they don't call each other when they are apart. That is one of you biggest issues, dimwit. If you want a happy marriage, you have to be around each other.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
A video of Kelly's Court discusses options for Jon.
All this week's juicy juice scans, courtesy of "My Case against Kate Gosselin".
The brother and sister-in-law of Jon & Kate Plus 8's Kate Gosselin, Kevin and Jodi Kreider, said that the reality TV mother has a history of skillfully manipulating others to do her work, in an exclusive interview that can only be seen at RadarOnline.com.
"She always had [Kevin] do her chores, cause she hated to do chores," Jodi said. "And he just did em, sweet thing."
Kevin, who said he was especially close to Kate because of their closeness in age, characterized his sister as "type-A" personality -- with a penchant for telling other what to do.
"Kate was always good at delegating," he said. "When I was younger, I'd help her out, I'd do her chores for her ... she would always try to get me to do her share of the chores or part of the chores."
Jon and Kate didn't spend Memorial Day weekend together. Jon was getting drunk and skirting around. Kate was panting around with the kids. See the story at TMZ.
Us Mag tells us Kate's cookbook will be released Oct 13, 2009. People are already slamming her previously released recipes as unorginal and plagiarized from food products and websites. I believe that. This bitch can't write her way out of a plastic bag!
Philly.com Arts and Entertainment had this to say about Jon, his freebies and the end of the show (scroll down if you click the link):
E!'s Ted Casablanca spoke with Jason Hummel, brother of the alleged girlfriend of Jon Gosselin, and he said, "[Jon] is a liar, cuz he did cheat, and unfortunatley [sic] I had to hear him cheating."
"Him n Kate are just trying to save their show, which pays for their livelyhood [sic] by the way," Hummel wrote in a poorly spelled e-mail. "I would love for him to call me a liar on the show. As far as I'm concerned f--- Jon, Kate, my sister and TLC. I hope misfortune finds all of them in the near future."
Oh, that must be some nurturing environment for the children.
Life & Style, meanwhile, reports "Jon and Kate never came near each other," said an observer who witnessed a recent day's shooting. "The whole time the cameras were rolling, Jon looked really uninterested."
Jon's friend Brian Sep told Life & Style, "There have been some perks to the fame," including free trips, plastic surgery for Kate, clothes and, a custom-built motorcycle for Jon, but Jon seems to be rethinking the fame thing now that his cute little family show has morphed into a tabloid feeding frenzy.
"I think this will be the last season," Sep said. "Jon wants it to end."
(That makes two of us.)
But, "If [Jon] has a contract with TLC to do more seasons of the show, having marital problems with his wife wouldn't automatically let him out of it," entertainment lawyer Quinn Heraty told Life & Style.
When, Tattle wonders, does TLC become culpable for its help in destroying a family? Being that it's far and away TLC's most popular show, will anyone at the network exhibit a willingness, at some point, to simply turn off the cameras and let these fame-created Frankensteins try to salvage . . . something.
Who would have figured when this intrusive show began that dealing with their eight kids would be the least of Jon and Kate's problems?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
We'll say this for the disgruntled brother of Jon Gosselin's alleged mistress: At least he ratted out his sister free of charge.
But when it comes to the Jon & Kate Plus 8 clan's own family, prepare to open the checkbook.
E! News has learned that as recently as this morning, Kate Gosselin's brother Kevin Kreider has been shopping his tell-all take on the situation to media outlets for $30,000.
Ironically, Kreider—unsurprisingly estranged from sis Kate—appeared today on CBS' Early Show with his equally outraged and camera-ready wife, Jodi, complaining that the strained reality couple's eight children were being "exploited" and treated as "a commodity."
The Kreiders, on the other hand, insist they're now coming forward not just to fill their bank account, but out of concern for the kids.
"We're speaking out now because we want to be the voice of our nieces and nephews," Kevin told the morning show. "We're seeing it turn tide, that they're being viewed as a commodity."
The Kreiders claim that the TLC show, which set a new ratings record with its fifth season premiere Monday night and with which the Kreiders themselves were once on-camera participants, started off innocently enough.
"It quickly turned into more and more demands of Jon and Kate from the network," Jodi said. "There were cameras in the children's bedrooms at one point. And they were filming all year round. These were very huge concerns for us.
"They're being exploited," she said of the twins and sextuplets. "There are signs already…They would say, 'Aunt Jodi, I don't like the cameras on every vacation with us. I don't like them.'
"You know, kids have bad times, bad moments, they cry—and having the camera zoom in on a crying child, I mean, this is just—this should not be a form of entertainment."
As for Kevin, he claims that he has spoken with his sister and brother-in-law but admits that "our relationship has definitely been strained now."
"We haven't seen the kids in a while, which is hard…What we hope is that they will kind of come around, see the effects, see what's most important."
No immediate word from CBS News on whether it shelled out for the Kreiders' account.
Meanwhile, TLC confirmed this morning that the show's fifth season will run for a monster 40 episodes, double the typical order.
—Additional reporting by Ken Baker
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"Jon & Kate Separate...and Head to Divorce Court!"
That could be the title of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s next reality TV show, as those close to the scandal-plagued pair say they’re heading for a nasty $10 million divorce.
Not only is the twosome tussling over their bank account, according to sources close to the couple, both of them have also consulted high-powered lawyers behind each other’s backs.
“Jon said their goal is to be legally separated by July 15 because Kate wants to move on quickly,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.
“Jon is going to push for half of their money, but Kate is determined to hang on to as much as she can — and they’re worth more than you think.”
Based on a reported paycheck of up to $75,000 for each episode, plus $20,000 per speaking engagement and additional income from book and autograph sales, the Gosselins are rolling in the dough.
“Needless to say, there’s a small fortune at stake here — easily $10 million,” said a family member.
“And Jon and Kate will be fighting over it like cats and dogs!”
Jodi and Kevin have now allowed Gosselins Without Pity has a PO Box to forward well wishes to them. (I smell a little mail reading in the mods future.)
Per the GWOP website:
P.O. Box 16222
St. Louis, MO 63105
All appropriate mail received will be bundled into one package and forwarded directly to Kevin and Jodi. Mail must be postmarked no later than Monday June 15, 2009. Questions regarding this message may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Although the Star calls her a nanny- she's actually a nurse who watched the kids- THE nurse that Kate lobbied PA so hard to get an extension for because she couldn't do it alone....and "society owed her")
In perhaps one of the most heart-breaking moments of the fifth season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8, five-year-old Alexis tells her father, "Daddy, I don't want you to leave anymore." The harrowing plea comes as the littlest Gosselins worry that their dad will be pushed out of their lives. And the Gosselins’ nanny talks only to Star about the impact on the children.
While Jon and Kate Gosselin's marriage crumbles, their eight children are realizing it's over. And in the midst of all the madness, the Gosselin kids (twins Mady and Cara, age 8, and sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah, age 5) are finding it hard to weather the storm.
“The boys have been acting out since the scandal started,” a source tells Star. At the same time, Mady and Cara have become withdrawn. “They’re having trouble at school,” says the source. “They’re old enough to know what’s going on, and not a day goes by that they don’t ask Jon if he’s moving out. They say, ‘Daddy, don’t go!’ They’re scared they’ll lose him.”
Jon has long been the primary parent to his kids, even quitting his job to be a stay-at-home dad. "They would be heartbroken if he left them,” the Gosselins’ former nanny Angela Krall tells Star. “And he would be heartbroken too.”
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Here is the text of what they said.
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Kin: "Jon & Kate" Kids Being "Exploited"
Her Brother And Sister-in-law Call For Laws Protecting Children In Reality Shows
CBS) The eight children of Jon and Kate Gosselin are being exploited and viewed as commodities, all in the name of ratings, Kate's brother and sister-in-law charged on The Early Show Wednesday.
Kevin Kreider, Kate's younger brother, and Kreider's wife, Jodi Kreider, told co-anchor Harry Smith they're speaking out now because they think it's high-time for laws protecting children who appear in reality shows such as TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8." They say they want to be the "voice" of the Gosselin youngsters.
They say they're already seeing signs of adverse effects on the Gosselins' sextuplets and twins of having TV cameras constantly capturing the lives of all the Gosselin family members.
Tabloid reports claim the show is also impacting the Gosselin marriage. Both are said to be having or have had affairs. Both deny it.
The new issue of Us Weekly has even more details on Kate Gosselin's tight leash on husband Jon, and the long, strange private dynamic between the deteriorating couple.
"She used to give him only $5 to spend, and if he was out and needed more money, she would give him hell," his former employer at Style Craft Corp, David Rothermel, tells Us.
Rothermel, who fired Jon for misusing company resources and remembers college dropout Jon looking online all day for freebies for the sextuplets, also recalls a very-pregnant-with-sextuplets Kate storming into the office one day.
"She came in raising hell because Jon's father was supposed to bring her lunch and he was late," Rothermel recalls. "She got up out of bed rest to come in and yell at anyone who would listen!" (The Gosselins later publicly concocted a story that Jon was let go by Rothermel because the company didn't want to insure the sextuplets.)
Also during that time, when a friend of Jon's father donated a 14-passenger van to the family, Kate "never thanked him," says a source close to Jon. Instead, "she traded it in because she hated the color burgundy."
RadarOnline talks about the damage of the show on the kids:
"..... While the family gets many perks -- from free trips to free clothes -- the eight kids are being subjected to an environment that could inflict potentially long-term emotional damage.
“I don’t care if the father goes out and gets run over, or the mother shoots herself, that’s their choices. They’re adults. These poor children are being televised. It’s outrageous. Of course it has an effect.” Dr. Michael Brody, Media Chairman of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry said. He believes that the scrutiny, attention, and responsibilities placed on the children “is child abuse.”
“It creates a family situation where things are not genuine. This kind of behavior makes people into great actors and actresses, living this double life.” he added, commenting on the potential disparity between what is caught on camera versus the actual reality of Gosselins’ day-to-day lives.
“Here you have a situation where there is no privacy. The worst parts of their lives are probably picked up for the TV show because that makes good drama. [The kids will] learn how to deal with each of the parents in a certain way that is scripted and false and then they develop a false sense of themselves. They will not have real relationships with either parent.”
Brody -- who has never spoken with the Gosselins -- wrote Messages: Self Help Through Popular Culture and teaches a course on Children and Media at the University of Maryland. Even in normal situations he notes that “family life has become nothing more than career development - in terms of what camps the kids go to so they can get into a better college.”
In the extreme case of the Gosselins, that concept is taken to a whole different level. “This is just too much enhancement and these kids are too young, they’re helpless. They’re not given any choice in this. Some of the kids might like the attention but this just doesn’t work. This show is just outrageous.”
So five seasons in, Brody only sees one possible solution to help better the children’s lives: “The only way to help these kids is to get them off television. Somebody should intercede, some organization. The show should stop, aren’t there child labor laws? Can’t these kids have some protection?”
Click here to see what the kids’ uncle has to say about the situation.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
And Julie talks a bit more about the whole Gosselin situation.
Any sheeple out there still saying she's doing what is best for her family?
Read about it at the VS.
Jon and Kate Plus 8 - Marriage counseling if TV deal is extended: Kate
Unconfirmed reports emanating from the blog world suggest Kate Gosselin, star of Jon and Kate Plus 8 and What Hairstyle Is That?, has asked for two more seasons of the TV show that documents her life to be agreed to by cable station TLC.
The price she'll have to pay for that deal? Agreeing to go to marriage counseling with her seemingly estranged husband Jon, according to the National Enquirer.
The Florida-based tabloid is reporting TLC insiders say Gosselin initially refused counseling completely, despite the shambolic state of her marriage, but agreed to the sessions only if she would get another two seasons of TV fame.
Negotiations to get TLC's cameras in on the sessions for use on the show itself are reportedly underway.
The new season of Jon and Kate Plus 8, in which Kate complains about all the attention her family gets from the press while being paid $75,000 per show to parade her family on television, starts Monday night.
See it here.
Kevin and Jodi Kreider, the in-laws of Jon & Kate Plus 8 couple Jon and Kate Gosselin, did not stay as silent (as the TV couple did in their season premiere Monday night on TLC) when asked if they think the reality TV parents of twins and sextuplets are headed for splitsville, in an interview only on RadarOnline.com.
"I would hope they never get a divorce," Kevin, who is Kate Gosselin's bother, said.
Jodi Kreider, who has been outspoken about her differences with sister-in-law Kate, said if both are willing, then the marriage can be salvaged.
"Do I think they will get a divorce?" Jodi said, followed by a silent pause as she gathered her thoughts. "Only time will tell."
Critics Pan Season 5 Premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8
Tuesday May 26, 2009
Despite all the tears on the dramatic season five premiere of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, critics weren't so sympathetic toward Jon and Kate Gosselin.
At one point in the show, Kate complained that her life was "just so hard" due to media attention and pressures on her marriage.
"Is it really, Kate?" sniped the Baltimore Sun's David Zurwik. "Tell that to a family in which the breadwinner has just lost her or his job, you silly, self-absorbed fool."
New Jersey's Star Ledger also calls out Kate for her hypocrisy over the paparazzi. In a voiceover on Monday's premiere, she says that she tells her kids to call the paparazzi "the P-people" because "I don't want them going to school being like, 'Well, the paparazzi is following us, like, that's so creepy.'"
Says the Star Ledger: "What's creepy is having your children followed around by a camera crew. Any camera crew. Period. It's exploitation, whatever cutesy name you want to give it."
Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly notes that Kate made it a point to say she was "alone" about six times on Monday's premiere. (At one point on the show, she complained that "Jon decided he needed a weekend off," so she had to organize the 5-year-old sextuplets' birthday party by herself.)
Says EW: "You just wanted to say, 'We get it! You feel you're the Wronged Woman! Aren't you savvy enough by now to know you're not winning us over?' This was especially true when she noted that 'all of a sudden, your kids are calling you your babysitter's name.' I could almost hear millions of viewers shouting, 'So stay home!'"
Sarah Kickler Kelber of The Baltimore Sun also takes aim at Jon -- who clearly did not want to be on the show -- for not opening up about his marital problems. On the show, he denies cheating on his wife but vaguely apologizes for his "actions."
"It would be so much clearer if they would just say their version of what happened," Kelber writes. "This is just more complicated than it needs to be. It's not like they aren't used to sharing the details of their lives, you know? We saw Jon's hair-transplant surgery as it happened, and Kate recovering from her tummy tuck, and the kids going through potty training. Most of that was probably too much information, but now we aren't quite getting enough."
What was most evident after Monday's premiere is that the tone on the TLC show has changed. The Philadelphia Enquirer. even goes as far as to declare that the show is "adding up to disaster."
Zurwik of The Sun echoes that sentiment.
"For all the nasty and stupid reality shows I have seen over the years, I have to say this one did leave me feeling like I was looking in on something that I shouldn't be watching," he writes.
"What I saw was two people in over their heads, with one of them trying in her incredible arrogance to act like she knew what she was doing -- and an off-camera voice playing the melodrama of these lives for all it was worth," says Zurwik. "The kids mostly got lost in all of that."
Says EW's Tucker, "It's going to be interesting to see how the series settles back into its weekly half-hours of family outings and squabbles -- to see if that's even possible."
Monday, May 25, 2009
They start the train wreck by saying that they are two different people and it’s hard. They are on a new confessional couch, but not at the same time (until much later, and it was for a short time).
Kate: immediately bitches that she can’t control the paps.
Jon: whines he didn’t sign up for this. Jon said he never read a tabloid magazine until he was in one- Right.
Kate: whines that it affects your privacy.
Jon: denies any wrong doing- he never cheated and he was just hanging out and he doesn’t care who believes him- very defiant. And he says Kate only, “knows what she knows”. Whatever that means.
Kate: What makes Kate most pissed off is that Jon made mistakes and while she’s doing “what she’s supposed to do” with bodyguards and working --- no one is going to “take her down” because of that. What this really means is that no one is taking her gravy train away over a piece of ass that she couldn’t keep her hands off of.
Jon: says that one day the kids are going to Google him and he hopes they understand it is crap. He apologizes to his family.
Kate: is pissed and angry. She says she’s been dealing with it for at least 6 weeks if not longer.
Jon: resents the duties of taking care of the kids.
Kate: says he does have help and he isn’t doing it alone.
Jon: is angry at her. Yet he doesn’t feel great about her and wants her to travel (meaning he doesn’t want to be around her).
Kate and Jon: No one knows what the solution is.
Kate: admits being a bitch, er “hard” over the last 10 years. She regrets it. Did she push him to this? No, because everyone is responsible for his own actions. She doesn’t know what the solution is--- uh, end the show maybe? None of this is what Kate envisioned for “us, him” “he’s made some very poor decisions”. Yes, Kate, we realize you’re playing the martyr card. It isn’t working.
Then it is on to the 5th birthday party. The day before the party (which is a week late, btw) she takes them (by herself) to pick out decorations. If we remember, she still had the bodyguard with her that day. We see the kids at the table belching before shopping. They are going to have a bouncy party. We see them throwing away breakfast dishes… more landfill for paper plates, and cups. No recycling present!
Kate went “by herself” because Jon needed a weekend off. Sorry, Kate, but we saw those pictures and your body guard was right there with you!
The furniture in the house is hideous, by the way- Goodwill rejects. Now, TLC seems to think we want some cute kid time. Problem is that these kids are past cute and on to monsters and disrespect. Jon says the boys wrestle and are the three stooges. The girls roam around and so do the boys. Where the hell is a parent? We get to hear one kid call another a “butt pooper”. Nice.
They finally get to the store. Kate says she stops Joel from saying Paparazzi… but that isn’t true. He didn't say "there's the paparazzi." She said, “Be quiet, the paparazzi are watching us,” and he said, "What are paparazzi." Kate says she won’t let them say paparazzi--- they have to say the “p people”. Whatever, we know it is all lies, Kate.
I noticed we didn’t get to see much shopping. Methinks it was much more stressful than Kate lets on. They finally get everything and go home. Kate actually seems to bring in everything alone…
Kate blabs about the book tour. She calls it a combined book tour—bullshit- she had 2 book tours. No publisher combines tours. She is appreciative of fans—because they pay her salary. She even likes us nay-sayers. I feel strangely sullied.
Kate says Jon wants to “bust out and make everything go away.” She said it isn’t. At least Jon admits it is a business. He did all this because he loves his kids and family. Not one mention of loving his wife, Kate.
Kate whines that she’s being called the baby sitter's, er no-no-nanny's name. News flash—interact with your kids more often. But are the kids happy, healthy, safe and loved? If yes, Kate can keep raking in the cash. Are they safe when Jon is whoring? If yes, Jon can go whoring and Kate can continue to ignore the situation.
Kate gives the kids candy for being good at the store. I see Runts and other assorted, non-organic food stuffs on the table. They stuff the bags and Kate whines about the assembly. I am surprised they are having friends over—must be paid extras.
They had to get “crafty” to ditch the paps….. As we know, the paps were on it and found them anyway. Danny and Clark, part of the TLC staff, were helping, so Kate didn’t have to do it alone (or pay anyone extra). Just like I am sure she didn’t do the kids hair or clothes.
So the kids and paid extra children show up. With other moms that must have been paid too. Mady and Cara get to invite one kid. One of the bouncy things had water in it-“someone” was going to take care of it—more help for Kate. Jon played the bitch and did Kate’s cake finding for her. Kate bitches because the kids aren’t playing enough—“should we just have a party with food next year”. Again, she threatens the children because she doesn’t think they do things the way they should. Bitch.
Kate says she’s “dying of freezing”. Love her backwoods Pennsylvania speech.
Kate is shudders with an orgasm over the paps in the woods. As much as she says she shuns them, she sure spends enough time strutting for them.
Jon asks one of the kids who she invited. She said, “Graydon” and he is her “buddy”. Jon looks so checked out- or high. She says “Daddy, I don’t want you to leave anymore” Where was he? Surely not spending the night with Deanna or his mother! Jon made a lame excuse about taking about work—what work? He’s at loose ends, remember?
So then a magician is coming. Kate kisses all the kids—a birthday kiss—thanks mom! Ick. Nast.
Kate farts with the chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. And she fakes a cry about her kids being 5. Jon is trying to light the candles and it is windy. He’s getting them but she says “Light the 5, PLEASE light the 5”.
Now come the piñatas…. Jon tells a girl to hit it hard like her brothers—positive reinforcement. Wonder if the candy is organic? One kid says “thank you for my birthday mommy” and she didn’t hear him until another mom said “oh that’s sweet” and the nice Kate face came on….
Then for the 5 year montage……..And then commercial before the real drama….
They don’t know where they are. Kate says she’s into everything she’s doing for the kids. She works, breathes and wakes up because of her kids. She won’t let any of this harm them. You can’t stop it dumb ass. Jon quit his job to stay home 2 years ago. He does what he does for his kids.
What the future holds? Kate says she’s here every minute working doesn’t require her to be away. Jon says he’s there for his kids.
Kate cries and doesn’t want to ruin her makeup. What a great priority. The birthday photo could be the last family picture. Trying to be the martyr. Looking back and realizing that parents with multiples have triple the divorce rate and knowing they were going to beat it- she doesn’t know if she can say that now. They are two different people- they weren’t before? She’s tried for 6 months to fix the problem and she doesn’t know. “It’s so complicated”. They pulled off the party if nothing else. No Kate, it isn’t complicated. Stop the show and work on your marriage or shut the fuck up and get a divorce and try to keep a “family” show as a single mom and a so called “Christian”. WHICH, BTW, NOT ONE MENTION OF GOD. BY EITHER OF THEM. NOTHING. WHERE WAS GOD IN ALL THIS GARBAGE? I call bullshit on their Christian act.
Jon says they love their kids and it doesn’t matter if they are married. All of that is between him and Kate. As long as they are safe, taken care of and loved- it doesn’t matter- it is their business. So then get out of the public eye and keep your dick out of skank vagina!
Kate needs to go to bed knowing she has done her best. Then stop the show and work on your relationship, you dumb fuck.
The final scene makes zero sense in this episode. They are having a cookout at the house now. The kids are eating hot dogs while he’s grilling a TON of chicken and scallops. Why? Feeding the crew? Imaginary friends?
Jon says he can’t picture the future. So they put up the family show for the kids. Kate continues to wear the hideous dresses. Jon says if you can be friends whether you’re married or not, it benefits them in the long run. Kate claims that there isn’t the kid’s fault and they deserve the best from both of them- “doing the best for the kids.” That’s right, make sure the kids don’t get sick so that you can’t pimp them anymore.
They are clearly separated and pimping the kids (still) and the new situation for ratings. Next week where Mady and Kate have mommy-daughter time must have been torture for Mady. Hint: Jon and Kate- if you are supposed to work on your marriage, you need to be together. If you aren’t going to work on it, just separate and don’t rape the public by keeping them guessing. If it is between you and Kate, Jon, then stay off the show. Don’t be a part of it. Grow some balls.
Kate’s life is full of choices, as Jon said his mother told him life was. Kate chooses to be a bitch, to pimp her kids and to keep the gravy train rolling. She has no one to blame but herself.
Jon chooses to voice his opinions through Kevin and Jodi and will not stand up for himself much. He chooses to stay with Kate or to work with whatever arrangement they have. He has no one to blame but himself.
The kids choose to be cooperative; because I am sure there is hell to pay if they don’t. They have no one to blame but faulty laws and bad parents. I am sure they will each write a fantastic book about their lost childhoods.
All in all I think this season will blow. They will try to make their marriage drama into something more than it is, since Jon has a contract that lets him screw anyone he wants. They are doing a lot of crossovers- Emerill, Ace of Cakes, American Chopper-- probably to try and cut the awkwardness of this season. Additionally, I wouldn't be surprised to see a marriage counseling session that tells them to be together, so this is what they do. Kate's book tour has to be winding down, she has another book to get out. Which will mean more travel. Overall, I give this a big yawn.
I found this article one of the better ones that didn't just rehash what's already been said.
You can read it below or at The Washington Post. My comments are below as well.
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'Jon & Kate Plus 8,' TV's 10-Passenger Family Train Wreck, Returns for a Fifth Voyeuristic Season
By Hank Stuever
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 25, 2009
Jon and Kate Gosselin come back to television tonight for a fifth season of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" (TLC at 9), trying like crazy to keep up appearances and hold fast to the essential myth they've projected: We're just a normal suburban family with a bunch of matching children, and gosh, it's insane sometimes, but faith and love -- and free merchandise and trips -- will see us through! (If it truly is another season of freebies-I'll have to seriously reconsider tuning in- they may be fast forward recaps!)
Meanwhile, a growing audience ravenously awaits the couple's marital immolation in the burbs of Berks County, Pa. The schadenfreude circle of manufactured celebrity is nearly complete, as "Jon & Kate" (forget the pitiable eight) now becomes a very different TV-watching experience. It's as if a mean genie lives in the tube, making our worst wishes come true. (This author gets it- shadenfreude indeed!)
Jon stands accused of having an affair (which he denies, despite the usual telephoto-lens paparazzi evidence and the anonymous dog pile of quotes from acquaintances who've dished to Us Weekly, et al.), and while technically evasive on details, he is quite open about his overall unhappiness: He doesn't want to be a TV star. He never got to sow his oats in his 20s, as he was too busy submitting to the fertility specialist's beaker. He's a prisoner in the $1.1 million home that reality TV forced him into. He is withered by the succubus he married, a shell of a man, staring at the camera with dead eyes. (Ain't it the truth? Jon hates his life and he doesn't have the balls to leave. Jonny boy LOVES the money- just not the smelly, fishbait cunt he's married to!)
Kate, the unapologetic and sometimes deeply cutting nag, now tours the country, relentlessly promoting books of her feel-good, quasi-spiritual, best-selling parenting advice. She wears that bizarrely unattractive soccer mom hair helmet (asymmetrical in front, spiky in back) that should be anyone's cue to give her wide berth, lest she claw you to death. The Gosselins' neighbors bad-mouth them to the press. Rumors recently went around that Kate is too close to her handsome bodyguard. (Security detail: In just two short years, it's come to that.) From this bunker crouch, she recently poured her heart out to People: She doesn't know what to believe about Jon. She's not as bad a person as people say. The glare of celebrity is all too hot, but she's doing this for the children. (I'll give it to Kate, she is unapologetic, but those incessant lies are just too much. Let's be frank, Katie Irene. You aren't doing it for the kids, you're doing it for you and you alone. So you don't have to be like the rest of us. So you can be "special".)
The children. This is what got us here -- our strange preoccupation with people who have litters. A nation of former latchkey children raised on "Brady Bunch" reruns and the unshakable feeling that bigger families were always the happiest, now ask: Can the Gosselins find peace? Of course they can, but to do so, they would have to unplug the fame machine and give back the freebies: They've reportedly made millions from the show, starting with an estimated $25,000 to $75,000 fee per episode, plus DVD and book sales, plus speaking engagements. They've received everything from a tummy tuck (her) to hair plugs (him), and a variety of gratis trips and goodies.
Which means this is not a documentary in any true sense nor is it reality. In searching for a word that describes "Jon & Kate Plus 8," the subtlest forms of the word "abuse" spring to mind, which, alas, is why the show is so alluring. (I'd disagree here. The overt forms of "abuse" come to mind as well. Large, glaring, and on a multitude of levels.)
The Gosselins have twin daughters (Madelyn and Cara), 8, and sextuplets (Alexis, Hannah, Leah; Aaden, Collin and Joel), who will turn 5 in tonight's premiere at a screamy chaotic party. (Which was filmed a week after the fact because Kate was too busy tanning and primping to spend any time with her kids.)
"I cannot believe they are 5," Kate tells the camera (in the same tone of voice most of us would say "I cannot believe what Bernie Madoff has done"). She is deadly serious about the intensity of what she perceives to be extraordinary motherhood. The experience of starring in a TV show about her world has given her the horrifying validation of her brood's importance. "It gives me, like, a heart attack thinking about it. My youngest kids are 5 years old. It's not just a birthday; it's a celebration that we have made it five years. . . . You never get their fifth birthday back again. It's huge. ("that we have made it five years..." WTF? These are kids, not a business... oh wait, yes they are. My bad!)
"We've all known (or read the blog of) an intense mother who cannot shut up about every banal detail of the household, who (as Kate does) surrounds herself in the minutiae of the mundane -- the trips to Gymboree, the perky Bible verses on her kitchen wall. Of the unanswered mysteries in "Jon & Kate Plus 8" (what does he see in her? what could the sex possibly be like?), the most disturbing mystery is why we are compelled to watch. A typical episode serves up the sort of thing most of us would do well to avoid, especially if we already live it 24-7: temper tantrums over toys, screaming fits over sharing, toilet mishaps, minivan voyages to nowhere and back.
"Jon & Kate Plus 8" debuted in 2007 as TLC shifted from home-makeover shows (we're a long way from the quaint voyeurism of "Trading Spaces") to explorations of the domestic extreme. When it's not "Jon & Kate Plus 8," it's "18 Kids and Counting," the epically backward (and eerily sweet) story of the pious, home schooling Duggar clan in Arkansas or "Table for 12," which similarly chronicles the unremarkable Hayeses, a policeman and his wife who've two-upped the Gosselins in head count. This amounts to a lot of family time, which America, inundated with a decade or more of "family values" culture disputes, apparently hungers for. As to the relative ratings successes of TLC's "multiples" shows, prevailing theses involve some untreated, deeper loneliness in us, a fascination for the crowded house and the soothing effects of belonging to the pack. (Huh? I just like to snark on idiots.)
Also there's the anachronistic, psychological freak show: Daddy is a sure-shooter and Mommy's body is a clown car; we have no purpose other than to eat, sleep, argue, reproduce and grow. Perpetuation of the family gene pool is our only purpose, and all costs (material or emotional) are beside the point. Biologically this makes some animal sense, and it's no accident, at least on my dial, that these shows play out so close to the travails of the Serengeti.
"Jon & Kate Plus 8" rarely takes time to show any activity that would suggest an intellectual or unselfish pursuit. The focus is on structured play, adhering to the schedule, wearing matching outfits, eating matching food. It's like a holiday update letter that never ends, in which the Gosselins are mainly seen consuming resources. (Hip to this, a recent "Jon & Kate" special focused on "going green.")One look at Jon, and you know he's ready for it to end. TLC did not provide the usual preview episode to critics, as it surely scrambled to recut the season opener to address what everyone at the checkout line now knows: The Gosselins have moved again, this time to another planet. (The first sentence of this paragraph says it all. The inane business of being the Gosselins shows zero sense of intelligence.)
I realize children are involved -- and I await eight separate and contradictory memoirs, years from now -- but the producers err seriously in trying to stick to the original, cutesy story line. This thing has evolved into something Greek, something Shakespearean, something corrosive that we in the chorus (example: see the Web site called Gosselins Without Pity) love to agonize and scream over. "Jon & Kate Plus 8" should be avoided at all costs, which means the DVR should be set to capture every moment.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 (75 minutes) airs tonight at 9 on TLC.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Read full article here.
Watch the video.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Kate Gosselin: Tabloids Are Turning My Life Into Hell
By Kate Coyne
Originally posted Wednesday May 20, 2009 02:25 PM EDT
As scandalous headlines continue to surround Kate Gosselin, her husband Jon, and their eight kids, the fed-up reality star is wondering when people will stop attacking her.
"Before this, I'd never stood on line at the grocery store, looked at the people on the cover of magazines, and thought about what they're going through," she tells PEOPLE. "I'd never thought, 'Oh my god, this is totally doing them in.' But now, I understand what they live with: Everywhere you go you're being stalked, you're being followed – it's hell, on the cover of a magazine."
Kate admits she's often been an easy target for those who want to make her out to seem like a monster. "In the first two and a half years that we were doing the show (Jon & Kate Plus Eight), I felt very ugly towards fans," she says. "The gawking, that sort of response creeped me out. I was not willing or ready to accept what you get back when you put your life out there.
"But over time, Kate learned to embrace the attention. "At some point, I turned around and I realized, 'Okay, people are pulling for us, the feel inspired by us, they love us. It clicked: without the fans there is no show, without the show, there is no job."
A Breaking Point
Though the Gosselins have gotten used to interest in their lives, the scrutiny of Jon and Kate has become increasingly intense since reports of the couple's alleged infidelities hit the newsstands. It’s tough to escape when the job that keeps their family afloat is also keeping them in the tabloid glare – and even the tough-minded mama has her breaking point.
"It's so scary," she says of the lengths to which some go to cover her family. "It's like one of those movies where you have to change your identity and go underground. I've been saying, 'Let's find a country where our show doesn't air, and let's just go there until this all dies.' I have to laugh about this, or else I'll cry. It's a matter of, when will they stop?"
No matter what might be said about her, Kate says if anyone really wants to see her bare her fangs, they only have to go after her kids. "I don't want them dragged into this. It kills me," she says. "I'm far from perfect, but I've started to prioritize what is important, what has to change, what I can live with, and what I have to live with. My children are important. My attitude is important. My marriage is important, and though I don't know where that's going right now, I know I can definitely choose my attitude. And I know that I will never give up, I will not stop, I will not fail my kids. Everything else I can't control, I'm just going to have to learn to live with it."
Call it Jon & Kate Plus One Angry Brother
Jason Hummel, the brother of Jon Gosselin's alleged mistress, Deanna Hummel, is refusing to be quiet about her relationship with the reality star.
In a new interview with E! News, Jason claims that his Reading, Pa., home was the rendezvous spot of choice for his 23-year-old sister and the 32-year-old Gosselin, both of whom have emphatically denied that their relationship has gone beyond the realm of platonic.
The elder Hummel is also fuming over his sister's claims that he has been making up salacious details after her headline-grabbing public outing with Gosselin.
"I am not a liar," Jason insists. "The rumors are true. It feels good to let people know that I am not the liar."
And despite the ramped-up tabloid attention and continued production of the Gosselins' TLC show, Jason says: "Personally, I do think they're going to continue seeing each other. I think they think they can get away with it.
"I hope she is not in love with him."
He also offers more details of the purported affair.
"He'd pick her up at least three times a week," says Hummel, beginning in January or February of this year.
"She told me she was having a friend over that night and I was like, 'OK,' " he continues, recalling his first encounter with the married reality show father.
"She's never telling me she's having anyone over and, lo and behold, a couple hours later, here's Jon Gosselin in my living room…I didn't like him from the start."
Hummel also admits that he videotaped and leaked footage of Gosselin leaving Hummel's home early in the morning because he was "sick…of seeing all these rumors going around when you know what's the truth.
"It's literally going on right in front of my face."
Hummel later recalled one of his final encounters with Gosselin.
"My sister says to me, 'Oh, Jon's going to get you tickets to the Phillies game, he has season tickets.'
"He goes, 'Yeah, I have season tickets behind home plate to the Phillies.' So I'm thinking to myself, is this like my hush money right here?"
Meanwhile, the entire scandal is turning into a family affair for the Hummels, as Deanne's other brother, John, is also breaking his silence and backing Jason's account.
"[Jason] is telling the truth and they paint him in a bad picture and that's why I'm here—to let people know, he's telling the truth," John tells E! News.
As for Gosselin, there's apparently no love lost.
"His wife is crazy," says John. "I guess I would cheat on her too."
As it happens, Kate Gosselin's side of the story will no doubt be heard when the fifth season of the reality show premieres on May 25.
"My kids are the reason I do everything," she says in a solo interview in a sneak peak of the show.
Jon, meanwhile, seems to be doing his best to keep things in perspective.
"The world isn't about ratings and TV. It's about happiness and love. Compassion and intimacy. Family and God. I think we all got caught up in everything. Kate and I have obviously been going through a lot of stuff and discussing what's best for our kids," he said. "It's a crazy life, but it's our life."
US Mag article
COVER STORY: Kate Gosselin Fired 40 Staffers in 3 Months Wednesday May 20, 2009
Baby nurse Angela Krall, who watched the sextuplets as infants for more than a year, tells Us that the short-fused Kate fired 40 nurses and nurse's aides in the three months before she was hired. A 2005 AP story reported that a pre-TV Gosselin had petitioned the state to extend payments for Krall, whose fees were first paid by Medicaid (Jon was unemployed; Medicaid provides limited assistance to premature babies). "Kate Gosselin said she feels society has a responsibility to help with the children, since modern medicine promotes the use of fertility drugs, which can lead to multiple births," the AP reported.
While Kate praised Krall in the same story, Krall reveals that Kate posted "demeaning" signs in every room detailing rules, and fired one woman on the spot for washing her hands in the kitchen instead of the bathroom. "Kate flipped," says Krall. "She thought it was cross-contamination."
That level of perfectionism also tore her apart from her father, Kenton Kreider, a pastor, after he gave her cribs donated by his parishioners. "They didn't match and Kate rejected them," says a family source. "Things like that caused a rift." Krall, who says all six babies ended up with matching cribs, tells Us Kate "thought they were owed stuff. The money factor was huge."
Indeed, a now-famous Gosselin has spent 21 out of the last 30 days on the road at paid speaking engagements; after she made news last week admitting that she might leave Jon, she continued on her book tour for five days as her husband tended to the kids.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Although Aunt Jodi says that they've spoken with Jon and Kate and they know exactly where they stand, the self distruction of this family shouldn't be "used for entertainment". All they know is what Jon has told them which is that he can "do his own thing" and have girlfriends as long as he shows for filming. Kevin said Jon said the kids are too young to know about any of this but that the twins might "have an inkling". Yeah, right.
Kate Gosselin gave husband Jon a contract saying he could date others as long as he showed up for filming of their hit reality show, Jon & Kate Plus Eight, her brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Jodi Kreider said in an explosive new interview, exclusively with RadarOnline.com.
Kate Gosselin has told Jon their relationship is over and they should begin dating others, according to Jodi Kreider. She said Kate had presented Jon with a contract that laid out the aforementioned circumstances in explicit detail. She said Jon was taken aback by Kate's bluntness in terminating the relationship.
Kevin Kreider said Jon has told him he can have girlfriends, do his own thing and has the freedom to do what he wants [on] certain days -- so long as he fulfills his professional obligations in regards to the show.
Jodi said both ignored their marital problems to keep the show's ratings high, and that it takes many people to pull off the ruse of showcasing their dysfunctional marriage as a happy one for the cameras.
"This is a train wreck," Jodi said.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Kate Gosselin appearance at Ronald McDonald House fundraiser postponed
by NANCY ESHELMAN, For The Patriot-News
Monday May 18, 2009, 4:58 PM
GARY DWIGHT MILLER, The Patriot-News
An appearance by Kate Gosselin, scheduled for Saturday in Hershey, has been postponed indefinitely.
The mother of the Gosselin sextuplets and a set of twin girls, had been scheduled to speak at the Milton Hershey School's Catherine Hall in a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House.
Kate Gosselin and her husband, Jon, used the Ronald McDonald House facility after their sextuplets were born in the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She had been scheduled to appear to raise funds for an expansion of the Ronald McDonald House, which serves as a home away from home for families of patients in the medical center.
A spokeswoman for the house said the fundraiser was canceled because the confirmation of Kate Gosselin's appearance came too late to give the organization a chance to properly promote the event. Tickets were being sold for $45, $35 and $25. She said ticket sales were slow, a fact she attributed in part to the event falling on Memorial Day weekend.
The Gosselins, who star in the TLC reality show, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," have been the subject of rumors of infidelity. Jon Gosselin, who was photographed with a 23-year-old school teacher, called the photo unfortunate, but not proof of infidelity. Last week, Kate Gosselin told People magazine she was horrified by rumors that she was having an affair with her family's bodyguard.
The spokeswoman for the Ronald McDonald House said the decision to postpone the appearance came from Hershey and not from the Gosselins.
Let's just be really honest here. As one commenter stated, "late confirmation" and slow ticket sales mean no one wants to see her sorry ass. I applaud HMS for cancelling this appearance. Hopefully they never reschedule. Who the hell would want to pay one thin dime to see this stupid selfish witch pedal her children and her orange ass for cash?
All that has changed. Below are links to the belated birthday celebration of the 'tups. It will be interesting to see what spin the Gosselin's and TLC put on it.
US Magazine (picture and some text about attitudes)
RadarOnline (video of the fiasco)
RadarOnline2 (still photos, obvious product placement in these. Jon looking like a thug and brandishing a bat, Jon and Steve Neild having a conversation)
Jon & Kate: the movie?
Parents of 8 may turn their scandals into a book and film
May 18, 2009
BY BILL ZWECKER Sun-Times Columnist
Just when we thought we'd heard enough of reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin, their eight kids, the hoopla over those affairs and the reported breakup of their marriage -- there's now more.
I've learned the couple are not feuding as much as they are putting on and are quietly negotiating yet another deal.
The Gosselins supposedly are going to work with a ghostwriter to pen a book about their very public leap into the nation's consciousness -- a book that will then be turned into a TV movie.
Think about it: A small-screen flick, inspired by a small-screen reality show.
No word on who would be considered to play Jon and Kate, ''but it's likely it will be two unknown actors, picked for physical similarities to the Gosselins," said a source at TLC, the cable channel that airs the couple's hit show ''Jon & Kate Plus Eight.'
"Unknown," quipped the source, "kind of like Kate and Jon were before this all started."
Friday, May 15, 2009
The eight children of Jon and Kate Gosselin, of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8, are already subjected to absentee parenting and severed family relationships, and the situation could worsen if the couple decides to split, relatives tell RadarOnline.com in an exclusive new interview.
Kate Gosselin's brother, Kevin Krieder, and his wife Jodi, were featured on the reality show until a falling-out caused a rift that has yet to be patched up. Now, they have broken their silence in response to recent reports that Jon and Kate's marriage is all but over.
"It's a very sad situation," Jodi said. "This is going to affect these children terribly, if she goes for a divorce. I think right now Kate is very lost and very blinded by her actions and what she is doing -- she is not being a mother that is nurturing and hands-on."
Kevin Krieder, said that his sister's June Cleaver-esque onscreen persona, showing her cooking and cleaning for the eight children is just a show for the cameras. Krieder and Jodi said that the couple's reported problems could have a terrible impact on the young children, though, out of respect for the kids, they declined to specifically mention issues they claim to have witnessed in the past.
The couple's twins, age 8, might have an inkling of the changes going on, but their 5-year-old sextuplets have no idea, according to Kevin.
The Krieders said that their time on the show came to an end after TLC officials told them they were working on getting them a contract for an undisclosed amount.
The couple said, when Kate found out, she was furious about the development and put the kibosh on it with TLC officials.
Kevin said, in retrospect, he feels he and his wife were used as a vehicle to get Kate's agenda across, and discarded once their goals were out of sync with hers.
"If they're wanting to pay us, great," Kevin said. "I just can't believe my sister would stop this ... it wasn't about money, just control."
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Kate Gosselin, the highfalutin matriarch of TLC's hit show Jon and Kate Plus 8, shows more interest in her fame as a TV personality, speaker and author than she does as a mother, her brother and sister-in-law said in an explosive new interview exclusively on RadarOnline.com.
Kevin Krieder, the 32-year-old brother of the reality TV mom, said that his sister has a selfish agenda focused more on boosting her career than her family. He said that the show's depiction of Kate as a do-it-all mother who cooks and cleans is "all for the cameras," and the reality TV couple's claim that they are raising their family all by themselves is a "snow job."
Jodi, who was also prominently featured in early episodes of the show, said it takes the work of many to take care of the children, and Kate is too busy to pitch in unless the red light is on.
"Kate is very good at designating jobs," her sister-in-law, Jodi Krieder said. "As the years have gone on, Kate has become the designator to the people that have those jobs going on."
The Krieders said they have not talked to the Gosselins in more than a year.
The fallout, according to Kevin, came over money. He said that members of the production crew told them that TLC was planning on compensating the Krieders, a fact which drove Kate ballistic and led to the family rift. They said that Kate is obsessive over control.
"It's a very sad situation," Jodi said. "This is going to affect these children terribly, if she goes for a divorce. I think right now Kate is very lost and very blinded by her actions and what she is doing -- [she] is not being a mother that is nurturing and hands on."
Read about it here.
Or you can look at the scans here. (This site also has a lot of the other scans here.)
Teaser of the National Enquirer article, for those who just want a little.
INSIDER: KATE'S VIOLENT RAGE GOSSELIN DIVORCE SECRETS
The marriage of Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Kate and Jon Gosselin is headed for divorce, sources tell The ENQUIRER - and Kate's prone to such violent rages that an expert says she'll lose all eight of their children!
The two are already living apart, and while Jon's reported affair with a pretty young school teacher has sparked a media firestorm, The ENQUIRER has learned that behind the scenes of their reality show, Kate's behavior is even more shocking.
"Kate isn't the mother you see portrayed on TV, not even close," a source close to Kate tells The ENQUIRER. "She's physically and mentally abusive, and she's prone to violent fits of rage. Her children have witnessed her fits and become frightened to the point that they run away and try to hide.
"She goes ballistic," the source divulged.Mealtime with the Gosselin brood - 8-year-old twin girls and the 5-year-old sextuplets - is often punctuated by violent outbursts from Kate, says the source.
"It doesn't take long for the kids to notice that Mommy is mad, and all of a sudden, the happy kitchen full of noisy, laughing kids changes to a room of frightened teary-eyed children."
And that violent temper could mean that in a divorce, 34-year-old Kate will lose custody of the children to Jon, 32, says an expert.
Read it online mlive.com.
Kate Gosselin wows Frauenthal crowd, addresses rumors
by Teresa Taylor Williams The Muskegon Chronicle
Wednesday May 13, 2009, 10:30 PM
Kate Gosselin's visit to Muskegon Wednesday was bittersweet.
Gosselin, the star of the wildly popular "Jon & Kate Plus 8" TLC series, strayed from her script Thursday night during a scheduled appearance at the Frauenthal Center, to address rumors about her relationship with husband, Jon.
During the past couple weeks, she and Jon have been the object of media speculation and Internet rumors about extra-marital affairs. In April, he admitted "poor judgment" for partying with friends. This week, she responded to tabloid reports that she was having an affair with a bodyguard. People magazine reported that both admitted strains on the marriage of late.
The reality TV star drew hundreds to downtown Muskegon for her talk.
"This week I'm on the cover of four magazines. One is true, three are not," she said, citing People magazine as the most accurate. The statement brought nervous laughter from fans, some of whom shouted, "We love you!"
"This is certainly not what I envisioned I was signing up for. I joke about the current events but -- and this is probably the realest and rawest speech I've given -- when I see magazines in stores it's really difficult. It amazes me there is an industry that follows you around and writes stories about you. It destroys peoples' lives. I need you to know, don't believe what you read unless you hear it from that person.
Dave Raczkowski/The Grand Rapids PressKate Gosselin, who stars with her husband, Jon, in the reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" Kate Gosselin speaks at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday.
"The last couple weeks have been interesting," she said with a sigh. "I had to address that, now back to the regularly scheduled program."
Just as the Gosselins invite millions into their home via the show, a casual and personable Kate Gosselin easily drew in the Muskegon audience.
Micki Sweet of Muskegon was elated that she won tickets from a local radio station. She brought her mother, Norlyn, who is a dedicated fan. "I've watched since they were babies. I don't think I've missed a show," she said.
Western Michigan University seniors Page Cioe of Muskegon and her roommate, Cari Puska, said they've allowed the show to "consume their lives."
Elegant in a flattering sleeveless dress and high heels, she sat cross-legged and comfortable on stage. Soft-spoken with lots of wit, she told of the personal trials of trying to get pregnant, the success of fertility treatments and she and her husband's concerns of being able to provide for their newly huge family, and her journey of spiritual maturity.
Gosselin gently and consistently shared her faith, which has been stretched since motherhood of multiples.
"I realized how much God must really love me to reward us with six babies, born at 29 weeks with no (health) issues," she said.
Wednesday's appearance was the last stop on her travel schedule "for awhile," she said, adding that she planned to spend more time at home. Speaking engagements, along with the TLC show, have been a boon for the family. The couple that was once unemployed, who swallowed their pride and haggled with utility companies, is now afforded opportunities they could only dream of before.
Gosselin encouraged parents, particularly mothers, to do their best in raising their children. "You can't let mommy-guilt pile up. Just do your best and never give up.
"I don't feel at all inspirational. I don't feel like an expert, I'm just a parent who tries to do my best," said Gosselin.
Dozens of people filled the Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery for a pre-show meet and greet book signing. After speaking for an hour, Gosselin took questions from the audience for about 30 minutes afterward.