Kate Gosselin Gets Her Own Show; Jon Sues Kate for Custody

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  1. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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  3. soxxy

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    Poor Tony. Is he obligated to say these things:

    :lol:

    As for Kate, I've not seen her take criticism well, constructive or otherwise.
  4. Aimless

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    I'm sorry but I just can't see why anyone has any interest in this family. I wish they would go away. Utterly mundane and trashy. Is it only the media that keeps them in our faces? There must truly be a vacuum of meaning in our society if this is pulled into the popular culture. They got a divorce and are squabbling about custody. So what.
  5. nubka

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    Her new book is due to hit the streets on April 13th "I Just Want You to Know." Actually, the title reminds me of OJ Simpson's book "I Want to Tell You." :yikes: :yikes:

    Oh what joy is ours... :rolleyes:
  6. screech

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    Ugh, why won't she just go away?

    Her DwtS popularity astounds me. I get that she's a single mother, but hey, so is Pamela Anderson. Niecy Nash is a mom too. Her being a mom shouldn't be a reason to keep her around on the show where she shows no talent or redeeming qualities that we can really see. Frankly, in pop culture, I'd rather hear or watch shows with Octomom than her.
  7. orbitz

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    Kate looks more like your typical next door neighbor than Pam and has been on the national consciousness lately way more that either Pam or Niecy. I can totally see how some mothers identify with her.

    Just like some people are now regretting that Samantha was replaced by Brooke Burke, be careful what you wish for, LOL. Have you seen Octomom when she was on The View? :scream:
  8. danceronice

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    What about a Kate vs Octomom cage match?
    tlk and (deleted member) like this.
  9. personwhoishere

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    Her poor children, having to go through all this :(
  10. Lacey

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    I still don't think Kate is as bad as her ex, Jon. Someone's gotta make the bucks to feed, clothe and educate all those kids. He doesn't seem to be earning anything, nada, just bouncing from one girlfriend to another. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, Kate hired an agent to get her story out, out, out, so that it has become boring to hear again and again.
  11. Prancer

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    He's supposed to be paying $20000 a month in child support.

    The cynic in me thinks that might have a lot to do with the custody claim.
  12. nerdycool

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    Apparently Jon has allowed the kids to be filmed again. In June, Kate + 8 will start being shown on TLC. Maybe he finally realized that their show was their money-maker. US Magazine

    And kind of related to all this, is that Micheal Lohan is now engaged to Jon's ex, Kate Major. Apparently Lindsey is less than enthused. Radar Online
  13. overedge

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    More on Kate's book:

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20342494,00.html

    Seeing as her previous books for the same publisher were also prayers and letters to her kids, I'm thinking there can't be too much new in this one. Unless she's going to 'fess up about her challenging life as a single mom with the nanny/nannies, personal assistants, housecleaners, and personal organic chef :lol:
  14. attyfan

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    ITA!! I just wish that there was a sensible relative to get custody of the kids away from both of them, and, raise the kids properly.
  15. Wyliefan

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    What would you call that, an un-epiphany? :D
  16. agalisgv

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    So Kate is going to be supernanny and supervise stressed-out mothers in their homes for days at a time? That's a lot of time to not be with her own children.
  17. silverstars

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    I don't even want to think about how screwed up those kids are going to be in ten years.
  18. skatesindreams

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    Kate said (in an interview) that she was estranged from her family.
    Did they try to step in?

    I definitely won't be watching.
    Why would anyone want to see Kate again, after watching her on DWTS?
  19. lise

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    from what i've read and heard, Kate's family stopped talking to her when she wanted to get all these freebies for the kids. Jon still talks with his family.

    Although not the best situation but why not let Jon try having all 8 for a bit? Kate's not doing much anyways (how is being on a dancing contest and her own show helping others going to help her kids if she's away all the time?). i say let him take care of them the best way he can and let the chips lie where they are. It's better for him to step in as their dad and raise them rather than all the nannies.
  20. Prancer

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    Do you think the same of other single moms with TV shows? Should they lose custody of their children because they aren't home enough?
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    I don't see why they don't just give the nannies custody :lol:
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    Most of them don't wander around trying to act like they are "entitled" to stuff.

    Kate's brought this backlash on herself... her claims of "I have to make enough" to support the kids would not sound so bad is she wasn't having hair extensions, going to "preimers" and otherwise trying to play "celebrity" and "Saint" at the same time. She claims the kids come first... Yeah right! The kids come first becausae without 8 kids she's just a nobody. But if the kids came first thier Easter Egg hunt would have been in the BACK YARD where the press couldn't see them, not the FRONT YARD, with mom dressed up like a "wannabe" star so the press could get photos! :eek:


    I am never found of people who want me to belive the end of thier marraige was ALL the other persons' fault.
  23. DianeO

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    We don't have to wait ten years. They are pretty screwed up already. That's the saddest part of all of this. :(
  24. Prancer

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    But that would be a completely different issue.
  25. nubka

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    Yes. They should all be chained to a cliff so that a giant bird can come and peck out their internal organs... :drama:
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  26. Wyliefan

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    I'm still convinced that if it ever began to look like Jon might have an actual chance of getting custody of all eight, he'd run like mad.
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    From the article:

    The 35-year-old mom adds: "It's not my lack of ability, but lack of presence."​


    Sorry, Kate, it's a lack of your ability.
  28. agalisgv

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    I think he would dump the kids on someone else while he sits back and cashes the child support checks.

    I think it's all about money and using child custody proceedings to leverage things from Kate.
  29. overedge

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    I'd like to see him explain to the judge how he plans to fit them all in his one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Because I would guess it's kind of hard to be a celebrity-for-hire if you're away from the "action" living in rural Pennsylvania.
  30. lise

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    that's an easy fix; he can move in the house with the kids and Kate can come by on her visitation time. While she is there, he can go back to Manhattan.
  31. uyeahu

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    Wasn't Jon a stay-at-home dad when they were married? So it would be just like before, only he wouldn't have to deal with Kate and he'd get paid. Doesn't sound like such a bad plan to me.
  32. dancefan17

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    sorry to be the cynic, but maybe this is all just a publicity play to gain sympathy for Kate and keep her on DWTS a little longer (the custody ploy)??
  33. PDilemma

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    As for single moms who are on television...the majority of them didn't use their children to get famous. I can't think of an actress or other celebrity single mother on a television show who has done so. So I would say that's a big difference.
  34. bek

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    How many of them as others mentioned put their kids on tv. Plus, I'm pretty sure that in any scenario if you have one parent who says that they will be the stay at home parent/primary giver. Thats in a lot of cases considered better than the kids being left with overnight nannies.
  35. skatesindreams

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    What was Jon's job before TLC came calling?
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  36. lise

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    Jon was an IT specialist.
  37. overedge

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    Well, that's what they're sort of doing now. But if his "career" depends on the things he seems to be doing now - e.g. being a guest DJ at C-list clubs in Las Vegas - it's kind of hard to get that sort of work if your primary responsibility is based in rural Pennsylvania.
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    I thought he was in that field.
    He wasn't/isn't penniless; or without a marketable skill, then.

    During the few times I've seen him, he seemed to lack "initiative".
    I don't know whether that could be the reason for; or as a consequence of, Kate's behavior.
  39. euterpe

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    Jon doesn't live in Manhattan any more---couldn't pay the rent. Last I heard, he was living in the Gosselins' 'old' house (which hasn't sold and is still on the market).

    As to Jon's IT career: he was 'let go' from his job several years ago, and that's why he was a stay-at-home dad. Maybe if Jon had been more of a go-getter, he wouldn't have lost his job. I don't see how you can blame Kate's behavior for Jon's job performance.
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  40. Prancer

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    Except Jon didn't like being a stay-at-home dad and has said so many times.

    That may or may not be, but that was not something that was said in the comments that I addressed. Those comments were about how much time Kate is spending doing something other than being with her kids.

    But not a skill that is going to allow him to pay $20,000 a month in child support.

    I believe both Jon and Kate are still getting money from TLC, and will continue to do so when the show goes back on the air, so in spite of Kate's tears and Jon's complaints, neither they nor the children are lacking financial resources.

    Someone suggested that here, but last I heard, that house was off the market and Jon was still living in New York.

    Considering that Jon never attended college, he was lucky a friend gave him a job as an IT specialist to begin with. And then his friend fired him because he was spending too much time on the internet, looking for freebies for the kids.