Jon and Kate Gosselin, of the infamous series “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” still make headlines with their vicious legal battles. We rarely hear much, though, about the kid that got them on TV in the first place. Thirteen-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 9-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Alexis, Collin, Leah, Aaden and Joel grew up with camera crews in their home from 2007 to 2011. When Jon spoke with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night on her series “Where Are They Now,” he admitted to what viewers had long suspected — growing up as a pint-sized celebrities impacted his children’s sense of character.
“Yes, they have trust funds, and they’re taken care of educationally. Great. But developmentally, they have problems with their peers, and they have problems with talking to other people.” Keep reading »
Casual racism is really having a moment these days. The next pseudo-celeb to stick their foot in their mouth is Kate Gosselin, of “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ fame. Take a gander at this picture. It’s confusing, I know, so let me break it down for you. Kate Gosselin, white woman, mother of eight lovely multi-racial children, is wearing a plastic geisha wig and pulling her eyes back in the manner of playground idiots since time immemorial. What gives, Kate? Maybe she felt her star slipping, and, seeing the “success” Paula Deen is having a of late, was inspired to attempt a curated controversy. Maybe she’s just not the brightest star in the sky. Naturally, the brouhaha she created necessitated a response, so Gosselin took to her personal blog with a response, writing:
Evidently, a fan sent [the wig] for me to wear so that I too could “be Asian” like the rest of my family. At that time, a common topic of our show was “everybody’s Asian” — except for mommy, so a thoughtful fan figured she’d help me look Asian too! It’s normal to talk about and even “exaggerate” the feature differences between family members of a biracial family as they are noticed by curious growing children within the family. These types of discoveries and at home discussions are a normal part of being a loving accepting biracial family and it does not make any of us prejudice!
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Well, here’s a big reason to give thanks this week: Last night TLC aired the final episode of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” Holla! In it, both Kate and Jon individually spoke directly into the camera about ife as a single parent and what they had to say was markedly different. For his part, Jon spoke about his bachelor pad in Manhattan, saying:
“Although I live there, it’s not like I’m at my house. Now it’s like I have a place to go. When I get sick of the city and all the press and the media, I cross the [George Washington Bridge], I go back to my country place and I can just chill. I’ve got the best of both worlds right now.”
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Kate Gosselin, whose hair keeps getting bigger and waistline continues to shrink, sat down with “Today”‘s Natalie Morales for a one-hour interview set to air tonight on TLC. The “Today” Show aired a few minutes of the interview this morning, during their daily dose of Gosselin. We learned that Kate is still sad and Jon, who spoke out in a New York City synagogue last night with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a spiritual adviser to the stars, “is sorry” for his bad-boy behavior in the months since he and Kate announced their divorce. He explains: “It’s hard for a man to stay home for two years and change diapers and make meals and deal with, like, doctors appointments and all the stuff you expect your wife to do.” So, naturally, when he got a taste of freedom, he had to, you know, do what a man has to do — neglect his kids and boink 22-year-olds! Clip above. Keep reading »
In a tear-filled, two-part interview airing on “The Insider” tonight and tomorrow night, Jon Gosselin‘s girlfriend, 22-year-old Hailey Glassman, breaks down while talking about how her life has changed since she began seeing Jon. The above clip aired on “Good Morning America” earlier, with Hailey crying that Jon is abusing her by taking out his frustrations on her:
“He’ll call me and take his anger out on me. He has ‘mantrums.’ I shouldn’t have to put up with being emotionally abused. I cry and say, ‘Why are you so mean to me?’ He takes it out on me.”
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