Thursday, May 14, 2009

Aunt Jodi and Kevin continue speaking out

Aunt Jodi and Kevin have more to say. (Read below but there is video on RadarOnline.)

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
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."

The National Enquirer takes it further....

National Enquirer is ante-ing up on the Jon and Kate divorce and Kate's rage:

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.


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.

And it is more Kate fluff at Frauenthal

Obviously Teresa Taylor Williams is a bit biased- and the article reads more like a society/fashion column than real reporting.

Read it online

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.