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sk9tingfan
07-10-2011, 08:55 PM
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43703220/ns/today-entertainment/

She and Kristen Johnson from Third Rock From the Sun got into an argument on a flight from NYC back to LA because her octuplets were out of control before the plane could take off. Sulemon appeared with her octuplets on Friday. I guess NBC paid the freight for business class! I wonder what she got paid for her appearance and what the total cost of the trip + fee cost NBC. Given her estimate of $15,000 a month to sustain her family, I doubt that their fee did that much good. Or for that matter, whether or not she merited that fee.:(

numbers123
07-10-2011, 09:15 PM
I think that Ann Curry specifically asked the question - you are not getting paid for this appearance, NBC is not paying for this interview. And Nadya answered that was correct, not getting paid.
I could be wrong or didn't hear it correctly because I was doing something else at the time and was half paying attention

Beefcake
07-10-2011, 09:31 PM
I will always be baffled and amazed that these octuplets were born, and appear to still be, healthy and normal.

No thick glasses or worse blindness, no breathing aids, and no other appearance of mental handicap or developmental problems. Looks like one has a stitched up lip, but otherwise those are eight perfectly normal looking and acting children.

So :kickass: to Nadia, or the man upstairs, or who/whatever enabled this rare miracle.

Kristen Johnston. Meh, big deal, even if it's true. Kristen's a hothead. Headphones exist. Unless they're climbing on me, I'd make due. At least she was allowed to disembark and go get another flight back.

nypanda
07-10-2011, 09:31 PM
Dude....after reading that story, I can't believe I'm siding with the Octomom... :slinkaway

BigB08822
07-11-2011, 02:26 AM
NBC may have not paid for the interview but they may have promised her really nice rooms and business class travel so she would come. I can't blame her, if I wasn't going to be paid and I was going to have to travel with 8 kids (did she bring the others? so maybe more) then they better make it worth my while, somehow!

Japanfan
07-11-2011, 03:28 AM
What a noisy, busy bunch of toddlers. I found them grating on my nerves just a few minutes into the interview. No matter what you may say about Sulemon, she deserves full points for patience. She's potty training eight little ones at the same time.:eek:

orbitz
07-11-2011, 04:15 AM
What a noisy, busy bunch of toddlers. I found them grating on my nerves just a few minutes into the interview. No matter what you may say about Sulemon, she deserves full points for patience.

What choice does she have? Why should she get a pat in the back from the public for doing something that she's supposed to do anyway for a situation that she put herself into.

Japanfan
07-11-2011, 05:31 AM
What choice does she have? Why should she get a pat in the back from the public for doing something that she's supposed to do anyway for a situation that she put herself into.

I give credit where credit is due: the fact that she can manage eight toddlers without losing her mind day in day out and be committed to raising her nine kids in total as a single mom is pretty impressive.

As to what choice she has/had, I'm not sure. The doctor who provided her IVF procedure has lost his license, so maybe his practices are questionable and she had a case to sue him? Women who receive IVF don't expect to have eight babies.

It was also her choice and right not to have an abortion, which might have been sensible or desirable to other women given the cost and responsibility of having so many babies.

Perhaps she could have put some of them up for adoption as well. That would have made some childless women or couples very happy and arguably, been better for the children as well.

mysticchic
07-11-2011, 05:40 AM
She might not have been "paid" for the interview, but she could have been paid for use of photos or loss of work.

genevieve
07-11-2011, 06:57 AM
On another forum there was a story recently about airlines that are adopting a "no children" policy for business and first class. The discussion...lively to say the least. I can only imagine how the idea of flying with Octomom and her funny car kids would impact that debate. :lol:

Sasha'sSpins
07-11-2011, 07:38 AM
Dude....after reading that story, I can't believe I'm siding with the Octomom... :slinkaway

I am too.

Those kids are here and I'm just tired of people beating up on Nadya. I hope she finds a way to make a good living for herself and her children. I hope she finds a nice guy who will love her and the children too but that's sadly a tall order I think.

One of the children has a cleft lip I think but other than that they seem a happy, rambunctious bunch of kids. Perfectly normal. I feel for the older siblings of course.

Sasha'sSpins
07-11-2011, 07:43 AM
She might not have been "paid" for the interview, but she could have been paid for use of photos or loss of work.

I agree. She was compensated imo one way or another. :shuffle:

It's like some of the jurors from the Casey Anthony case-I believe I heard on one news feed that apparently one juror had his/her whole family flown to Disney World all expenses paid. I hope Sulemon can work out some deal with an interested network to at least help her out with some of her household expenses.

my little pony
07-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Why should she get a pat in the back from the public for doing something that she's supposed to do anyway for a situation that she put herself into.

ita

she chose to use her uterus like a clown car over and over when she had no job and no partner, i am tired of seeing people on tv whose only talent is their scientifically enhanced fecundity.

milanessa
07-11-2011, 09:35 AM
It's like some of the jurors from the Casey Anthony case-I believe I heard on one news feed that apparently one juror had his/her whole family flown to Disney World all expenses paid.

Not to derail this thread, but...why would they fly? It's less than a 2 hour drive.

Japanfan
07-11-2011, 09:56 AM
she chose to use her uterus like a clown car over and over when she had no job and no partner, i am tired of seeing people on tv whose only talent is their scientifically enhanced fecundity.

How did she pay for the IVF treatment? It doesn't come cheap.

And, it's not her fault that the media started following her around and treating her like a freak show.