Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Rumor: And now Kevin Kreider is shopping HIS story

Before you send in those letters of support, take the following into consideration. If you still want to support them great. If you don't, send in your comments- tell them what you think!

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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

Read about it.

Kevin and Jodi talk to RadarOnline again

The've talked more about their frustrations today.

See clip here.

NE reports divorce is imminent


"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!”

Send your support to Jodi, Kevin, Julie

Although Julie says the best thing we can do is not watch the show, she is sharing emails with Jodi. Per her profile, you can reach Julie at

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

Star magazine: Nanny speaks

We've got the teaser for the article. Will post links to scans if/when available.
(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.”

Early Show update: What Kevin and Jodi had to say.

Text about what they said follows.

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Here is the text of what they said.

Read about it here.

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.

Us Magazine: $5/Day allowance for Jon!

Us Magazine is saying that Kate doled out a $5 daily allowance.

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."

More juice today: RadarOnline: Damage to the kids

The backlash isn't stopping. Despite the 9.8 M viewers (let's see if they can keep that up!) the tide is turning against the Gosselins. Highlights below.

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.