“I felt really bad. I mean, I didn’t care too much for Kate or whatever, but I felt really bad for [13-year-old twins] Mady and Cara because I love them and they’re just put in this situation. It was like deer in the headlights. It just kind of proves my point of Kate bringing the kids out instead of her just sort of doing it herself. It all blew up in everyone’s face and I feel horrible for my children because now they’re going to have to deal with the public. By body language they were probably like, ‘What’s the moral thing to do and what does my mom want me to do?’ They were torn and they just shutdown. It was just a classic case of being silent. You get to a point where you are like, ‘I don’t know who to please. Do I please myself or do I please my parents — or my mother? [When asked if the twins were manipulated] In my heart that’s what I believe, that’s how I feel. Can I prove it? I can’t prove it, but you can’t take my feelings away from me. I feel that way.”
It’s been a few years since anyone cared about “Jon & Kate Plus Eight,” despite Kate Gosselin’s impassioned effort to shove herself and her children in the spotlight. After Kate dragged the couple’s twin daughters on “The Today Show” yesterday [second item] to parrot how ‘normal’ they are and both girls, tellingly, clammed the fuck up, Kate’s ex Jon Gosselin has actually emerged as the saner parent. Jeez, these poor kids. Can’t they just have a truly normal life and get off our TVs? (I’m sure Jon thrilled to see his ex-wife humiliated on live TV, though.) [US Weekly] [Photo: WENN]
Kate Gosselin has probably been working harder than she ever has in her entire life to promote her ridiculous cookbook, but it hasn’t been working out too well for her. According to current sales information, the book (titled “Love Is In The Mix”) is at #3,105 on the Amazon Bestseller List, and the reviews for the book are horrible across the board. Read more at Celeb Dirty Laundry…
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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It’s a big week in the world of celebrity cruises. Royal Caribbean is now offering us plebeians the chance of a lifetime: to board the Allure of the Seven Seas with none other than THE Kate Gosselin. Yes, you can now purchase your tickets to join Kate for seven nights, as the cruise travels from Ft. Lauderdale to Jamaica to Cozumel and back. On board perks include a Kate Gosselin meet and greet, a commemorative gift, a photo session and a private BBQ with Kate as the guest of honor. Whomever conceptualized this cruise is a goddamn genius. A genius, I say! I wonder if the kids are coming or if Jon is watching them that week. I guess I’ll have to book my cabin to find out. Click through for some more fabulous celebrity cruises you can take this year. You know, just in case you already have plans in August. [Buzzfeed (image also via Buzzfeed)]