Breaking News.... Kate Plus Eight and Jon halts the divorce

It was just announced that as of November 2, 2009 the show will be renamed Kate Plus Eight. Jon will no longer be a part of the weekly show, however he will make sporadic appearances. The show will focus on single mom Kate and the eight children. As an added bonus it was also announced that TLC is working on a "Kate project" for 2010.


It's a busy day in the Gosselin world it seems. Right after the reports of the show being renamed came out, Jon's lawyer announced that Jon is putting a 90 (oops, not the 60 I originally wrote) day hold on the divorce proceedings.

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I love animals said...

not surprised at all. This is what she wanted all along. So far everything has fallen into place. I would say she is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Niki said...

:rolls eyes:

Like no one saw this coming. Personally, I think this will probably make people even less likely to watch and will hopefully speed up the show's demise.

wondering? said...

So I just read that Jon's lawyer has delayed the divorce for 60 days. Is that so they can figure out how much family money he's entitled to now that he's not earning an income from anywhere?

Snap! said...

the madness will never end....save the 8

Michie said...

I see this ending in 5...4...3

Sarah said...

Yay, more kate...

Excuse me while I puke!

I haven't watched this crap in ages, and have zero intentions to watch. I hope the next format change is listed as "Open time-slot".

Ali said...

Nope. That's it. I'm DONE.

Steph said...

Good! This means the kids will get a break from filming when they are with Jon.

KateminusJonmaybe8 said...

Darn! I was really hoping for the name Kate minus Jon maybe 8.

Really, who couldn't see this coming?

Is this show still on the air? When will then be now? SOON!

S. Moore said...

I wonder how long this was planned.

KaitiebugandBrayBray'smommy said...

Barf.... everyone here called it. Poor kids. The only reason they got to be with the arent who was kinda okay is now gone Kate will make it hard for him to see them or he won't want to who knows.... like I said earlier barf.

Angie said...

Oh, whoa is Kate! Let's throw a pity party for the single mom. You know, I've been watching Table for 12 lately. I think that mom could give Kate some lessons on "normal lifestyles".

Audrey said...

wow just wow. How did jon come out looking sooooo horrible on this one. If you asked me a few months ago I would not have predicted this type of outcome. Hope the kids still get to see him.

Missy said...

So Jon is now just a guest in his kids' life? TLC wants us to think that Kate is the Mom of the Year and Jon is an absent father. I'm not buying it and I still won't watch it.

Jon and Kate are both making mistakes equally. I wonder what the other new project is that TLC is working on with Kate for 2010. TLC just WILL NOT let her go, huh?

I wish they would let the kids go to lead a normal life. Their cuteness is starting to fade. They are good kids, but the adorable toddler phase is gone. They deserve some privacy now.

BookNMusicNerd said...

ANOTHER "Kate project"?! Come ON, TLC, enough is enough!

I'm glad Jon finally got out of his contract - it seems like something he's wanted for a long time. And I hope the ratings tank.

Ugh.

Jessica said...

Wouldn't she have to pretty much "do it alone" to be considered a single mom? Having nannies, babysitters, and camera crews all around all the time does not a single mom make.

LAK in Wisconsin said...

Ugggh! She will NEVER go away, will she? At least the kids won't have to film at the orphanage on Jon's time....

Mommytobe said...

Ugh... I so won't be watching that. Watching her interact with her kids is just so painful.

zoey said...

Hopefully, Jon will be bitter we TLC and demand those kids be taken off the air.
not only will he get respect from the public and win the PR war, but he will also be Zinging Kate by doing so AND bonus, the kids will have a chance to heal

Sarah Gold said...

TLC is disgusting.
I am shaking my head.

kd_2b_kk said...

I relayed this to my hubby

Me:"Guess what! They are changing the name of the show"
Hubby:"To what? '8 kids and no parents around?'"
Me:"'Kate plus 8'...but really it amounts to the same thing you just said"

Laurie said...

So all was for naught. kHate wins in the end. However, she will always only be a big fish in a small pond and will always be a D lister. She will never achieve the fame and status that she wants - what she has will never be enough. Once Jon goes away the tabloid stories go away and so does her notoriety. The kids will continue to be filmed and Jon will not say a thing because I'm sure that the deal TLC & kHate cut with him will provide him a nice income. Such a sad, sad situation.

shelbysmom said...

Kate is getting everything she ever wanted at her family's expense. I doubt this show will be renewed for another year if the numbers continue to fall. Our family has not watched in over 2 months and will not even watch reruns. Jon will still get his money whether he is on or not. I am sure they had contract for the whole season. Either way I am glad to see the show going away a little at a time. I could care less if Kate gets her own show. I would not watch. I just want to see the kids off the TV.

Anne said...

Well Kate - it's all on you now. You can be the center of attention and if (WHEN) it fails, you will have no one to blame but yourself.

Mae said...

JUST CANCEL IT ALREADY

NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS SHOW

SAVE THE KIDS

LP said...

Maybe the tryout on the Paula Deen show was a ploy by K8 to get TLC off their collective a$$es and give her a special K8 project. Hmmmm....both Jon & K8 have "exclusive" agreements with TLC. Unless the Paula Deen show is on TLC it doesn't look like K8 will be doing anything with her. Maybe the special project is a talk show.....

Javin said...

Sweet... Jesus... There is simply no end to her greed. It's already destroyed her marriage, and her family, but she absolutely will not let the money train come to a halt.

quincy mackenzie said...

:-/ Boy, this really WAS predictable, wasn't it?

She just won't let go, no matter the human cost.

100% disgusting.

~dab said...

I just saw this on People's twitter page -- I can't say I'm surprised. It's obvious how they're trying to spin this.

Suzi said...

Ugh. It would be great if the "new project" meant a reprieve for the children, but something tells me Kate will still be using the project as a way to exploit her children and snark on their father. Does she really have that kind of a following, anyway?

DonnaMarie said...

"Oh lordy be..."

Amber said...

Hopefully this is the beginning of the end for this show

NeverLikedKate said...

Are they completely stupid or what?

They can't figure out that these falling raties are due almost solely to how boring and annoying Kate is?

Just...wow... Hopefully the kids won't be involved in the "Kate project".

Judy said...

It's also being reported that Jon wants to put the brakes on the divorce and is wants to change his ways. This would all be laughable if it weren't so pathetic.

Pilgrim Soul said...

This smacks of desperation. What were the numbers for last night?

Natalie said...

YUCK!

sickofthiswomenalready said...

Pretty soon it will be just : KATE Just ME ME ME!

Mom_2_Meg_n_Liv said...

Say what you will about Jon, but he made the show interesting. I don't agree with how's he's conducting his life, but out of the two of them, he IS the better parent. I HATE seeing those kids with Kate. You can tell they aren't happy.

I did see a preview on TLC for next week's show where Kate says she's finally found the love of her life, the lablemaker. Oh, Kate, even joking about loving someone other than YOURSELF doesn't go over well.

My only hope is that Jon pulled out of this "project" for the right reasons....those poor kids....

Ortal said...

here is a full article:

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/tlcs-jon-kate-is-soon-to-be-kate-plus-eight/28666?nc

moi said...

I have an idea: CANCEL THIS SHOW ALTOGETHER. It's become a freak show and these children do not have normal lives. Their poor excuse for a mother boo-hoos about all the "single parent" stuff while strutting around in stillettos and designer clothes, not to mention the pink iPhone ever-present on her ear.

TLC disgusts me. What a joke. Anything for a buck, eh?

Cheetah said...

Kate probably lobbied for it to be called "The Kate Show".

Jon will make sporadic appearances

Wouldn't that be "sporadic and often"?

ScarySkierNewJersey said...

I just read this on my TV Guide twitter feed. I guess she is fighting tooth and nail to keep the $$$$ rolling in. TLC is changing with the family and will will focus on Kate as a single mom. Lots of $$$$, big house, all kinds of staff, Jon still taking care of the kids and this is a "typical" single mother? Yeah right. I haven't watched since last year, and just come to GWOP for recaps and newsy news, but have lost interest like people are losing weight on the Biggest Loser!

I wonder if Jon signed off on this to avoid paying child support? He has turned selfish and I guess if he gets a small $$$ to appear on the show in a smaller role and continues to allow the kids to appear (WORK) on the show, I guess everything is OK by him! He was my last ditch effort to really save the kids, but young girls, earrings, expensive trips and cars beckon, so let the kids work on. I guess he feels a smaller role will keep his butt out of the spotlight, but I doubt it will. So sad, these two are both self centered.

Kate is still looking for another venue for herself......God Help Us!!! Enough is enough......

MilitaryMom said...

I think that this is a last ditch effort by TLC to revive a dying show and generate more interest. Someone please slap a DNR on this!

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...

I hope he fights for and gets custody now....then it can be Kate plus 0. This show needs to end.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

"THUD!!!"

(Sound of the ratings falling now that it's just Kate...)

Ms.Peach said...

Here's the REAL reason according to David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun TV critic:

September 29, 2009
'Jon & Kate' no more - Jon out in effort to save show
UPDATE: Starting Nov. 2, Jon Gosselin will be gone, and the new show will feature only Kate Gosselin and the divorcing couple's eight children, TLC announced Tuesday. TLC says they are making to move to reflect changes in the Gosselin household, but in truth, this is a last gasp to save the show.
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That's it, Z! If you read his column regarding last night's show which I copied under Tea Party thread, he said TLC would do something in the next week or two. Personally, this spells the end of the show. Kate cannot carry it off. I also suspect the Paula Deen show didn't work out for her, thus Jon is out, Kate is in, and TLC has some special "project" for her next year. Who in the world is she fu***** at TLC?

Well, now I really want to watch Larry King Thursday night to see if Jon comes clean. I knew something was brewing once the ratings numbers came out.

Momof1 said...

Kate has to try to keep the gravy train rolling as long as she can. Her kids are growing up rapidly and the cuteness factor is starting to wane. She has no other way to support those kids in the lifestyle to which she's become accustomed except to stick them in front of the camera as long as she can get away with it. That's probably not much longer. I hope she's saved some of the money. It's going to have to last a long time after the camera crews leave and her 15 minutes are up.

Joy said...

First Jon, next up Mady will be "released" from the show, then the boys one by one. Finally it will be The Kate and Hannah show!

givemeabreak said...

The program now include a deeper focus on Kate’s journey as a single mother. TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis.

Read more: http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/09/29/kate-plus-8/#comment-15603632#ixzz0SW1iJ5ZO


So we all can hear Kate's pity party? You could almost hear the judgment from Kate about single/divorced mothers in her statement or attitude, especially when she spoke about Octomom. Perhaps it is why she doesn't take off the wedding ring? Is she embarrassed or another manipulation tactic by Kate?

Pilgrim Soul said...

I really don't think Kate can carry the show by herself. The kids are aging out of their cute stage, like all kids do. TLC will, no doubt, find some other litter, still in diapers to exploit. Half the voyeuristic interest in the show was watching Jon and Kate's marriage unravel on national television. Now it's over. The show is done. Can Kate made a career as a television personality on her own. Doubt it. She's nothing without her uterus.

Free the 8 said...

At least they won't be filmed, when they're with Jon. . .

hate4kate said...

So that makes 18 episodes with Jon for the start of season 5. Didn't they say that 40 had been ordered?

That's why they had to use up the tea party episode - premise change!

The last 10 episode descriptions started with "kate." I don't know if they can make it any more obvious.

can't take it any more said...

Somehow, some way, I have a gut feeling that Kate Plus 8 will be kaput pretty soon.

It is just not cute watching people screech and hit and complain.

The real, building issue is the poor behavior of both mother and children.

It's "elephant in the room" and it will not be solved by giving less airtime to Jon.

They aren't bad kids, but they ARE allowed to have tantrums, hit, cry, and whine on international television. It's heartbreaking, especially the way they are ignored.

Kate is just unpleasant and constantly makes strange comments. Is she really worth the investment, even as someone the public loves to hate?

I think even people who claim they watch because the kids are "adorable" are going to wake up at some point because of their behavior.

So, TLC, because I know you are paying some intern to read this: I hope you bring this up at your next strategy meeting. You are either going to have to confront Kate about her parenting style
AFTER....
You sit the whole family down and make them watch happy Duggar children DVDs. Peace and harmony IS possible in a large family. (Not that I approve of reality shows featuring children, but seriously, do you watch your own programming? The difference is night and day.)

And by the way, re: your future project with Kate:

She bores me.

nanb said...

Jon has done plenty questionable things in the last couple of months but recently all he did is hang with his Mom in NY and go to the Autism Speaks Walk. I'm wondering what pushed TLC to do what he has wanted since last season.

Could it be he scheduled an interview with Larry King without approval? Or is he just the scape goat for this weeks ratings?

My guess: they said cancel the interview, he said no. They said your fired. TLC was probably going to do it soon anyway, Jon already has said that he wasn't filming anymore.

I think Jon did it and postponed the divorce to show he has some control over the family. I think its the work of PR rep. Heller and his Dad Heller, Esquire.

I think its a good move for Jon. If Jon doesn't want a new contract for the kids, can he stop Kate & TLC.

tired of gosselin b.s. said...

Sorry but all of this is so predictible. Mark my words now people, in that the next announcement will be that they have called off their divorce and are working on their marriage. Ratings are struggling and viewership was up when Jon & Kate were "together". Other than this show, they have no other gravey train because all other avenues they pursue turns out to not pan out. Again, mark my words that an announcement will be issued soon regarding their reconciliation.

Vanessa said...

I bet Khate did some real butt kissing with the TLC execs. Money is money...for EVERYONE involved. I bet they renegotiated the contract because both parties (k8 and tlc, not jon) still want to milk as much out of this as they can. I'm sure the "paycheck" they were getting at the beginning of the series looks a lot more appealing now when the option is NADA $$$. Man, does she ever need an intervention! She will NEVER
see the harm/abuse/havoc this is causing her family. How much is money worth to a person, I just don't get it!!??

An AZ Mom said...

Stick a fork in me becasue I'm done! I imagine that they'll initially have a jump in ratings as they promote, promote, promote. However, I think that it will decline rapidly. I think that the reason they're working on a special Kate project is becasue they know that the show (as we know it) is going away. If they give something to Kate they'll still be able to exploit the kids when the ratings on her show drop. I am disgusted!

Ms.Peach said...

I did see a preview on TLC for next week's show where Kate says she's finally found the love of her life, the lablemaker.
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Kate doesn't have one ounce of originality. The label maker is Martha Stewart's thing.

Meems said...

Bet it's a cooking show of her own where she will finally reveal her secret recipes and will get to talk to camera all she wants. Maybe I will finally learn how to make Monkey Munch. The Paula Dean thing apparently did not pan out and I am guessing we will see Jon on Divorced Dads Club. Does anyone know if this show is actually on and is so where? If they wanted to get the viewers back they should have named it Gosselin 8-JK. I would be there faithfully once again for that.

Ms.Peach said...

Well, I could be wrong about Jon. This just out.

Interesting timing, don't you think?
Only moments after TLC released the news this morning that Kate is moving on with without Jon, In Touch Weekly is reporting that Jon has submitted court papers to suspend his split with Kate for 90 days.

Today, says In Touch, Jon submitted a document to a Pennsylvania court-approved arbitrator asking for the delay. “Even though we were heading for a divorce, it appeared that Kate had been suffering from this divorce as much as I had. That’s why I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family — not destroy it.”


Jon and Kate were due to be officially divorced by the end of November, but now he says, “I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated [on June 22]. I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon.”

Jon's attorney Mark Jay Heller insists that Jon wants the document to be a sort of peace treaty: “He is hoping to inspire his wife to become less rigid, inflexible and controlling and open up. We’re hoping Jon and Kate can sit down together and start exploring what to do about their situation. Once they do that, the rest will fall into place.”

By Mark Arbeit, AP


Posted at 12:07 PM/ET, September 29, 2009 in Celebrity News |

organizedblogroll said...

Sounds like Kate got deep 6'xd from the Paul Deen show. TLC, BAIL ME OUT!!

marsneeze said...

Does Kate and her "people" REALLY read this blog? I don't see how it would be possible for her to read our comments and not feel bad about yourself. I know that someone close to her has to be fully aware of what is going on here.

Ellas Mum said...

I have already noticed that in the last week or so less tabloid/online stories about them and less comments on the few stories they do have posted. If Jon goes away and leads a quiet normal life the interest in her is no where near as much as it has been she has no talent (except bitching) and the kids or older (not as cute) BYE BYE Kate. You are at about 12 and a half minutes of fame. TICK TOCK

EmilyH said...

Two words: RATINGS PLOY

wildflowers said...

I just heard that TLC release Jon from the contract this morning. His final will be November 2. Now is it Kate Plus 8. Yuck.
'Due to Jon's recent antics' he no longer considered a 'doting dad'

Frances said...

I imagine the reason Jon is postponing the divorce settlement is as a strategy to negotiate the most money for himself for his appearances on the show, and for signing some kind of agreement not to write (well, okay, collaborate with someone literate who will write) a tell-all book.

Can't See Sheep said...

BookNMusicNerd said...

ANOTHER "Kate project"?! Come ON, TLC, enough is enough!
=======================

That could be one for Jon & the extended family to be in, 'Enough of Kate'

Jenn said...

This announcement seems like a ploy from TLC to show their "innocence" when Jon and Kate announce they are getting back together.

amy said...

Jon finally won and got out of that horrid woman's life... well, except for their eight little poker chips. Poor kids...

Are we sure it's not called, "Kate + 8 (oh, and the invisible babysitter... oh, and when I have custody... oh and I guess when I'm not tanning... mmm, oh yes, and when I'm not banging the bodyguard)" ???

PA Woman said...

What is this about Jon delaying the divorce Please explain.

Hil said...

Kate's poor-poor-pitiful-lonely-single-mom spiel is downright insulting to those of us who are or have been a single mom. It's sickening.

And haven't we noted that the ratings are slightly higher on the Jon-centric episodes? Wouldn't TLC have noticed this as well? I wonder which one party (TLC or Jon) wanted out?

Betsy said...

One down, nine to go.

Iguana said...

I wonder how she will explain this to the kids? Will they be forced to say " On this episode of Kate Plus 8 " How traumatizing :-(

Can't See Sheep said...

Laurie said...
Once Jon goes away the tabloid stories go away and so does her notoriety.
===============

Yep, no one there to be the 'bad guy' anymore, just Kate. Hopefully Jon will retreat far enough that it will turn out that she kinda shot herself in the foot by getting rid of him. Who can she blame then, the icky boys?

Mary said...

Yeeeeeeah...

All I can think of to say is that I find it disgusting that everything this woman wants gets handed to her on a silver platter.

Very sad. TLC should be pulling the show, not revamping it for that witch.

Can't See Sheep said...

NeverLikedKate said...
the "Kate project".
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Sounds toxic and ominous. More frightening than the Manhattan Project

Can't See Sheep said...

Why don't they just give in & do the show she really wants to do so they can get it over with & cancelled. 30 minutes of Kate rolling around in money & laughing like she's lost her mind.

Huh said...

Steph said...
"Good! This means the kids will get a break from filming when they are with Jon."

****

Hopefully! If it's true about him trying to get the kids off tv, at least this should cut down their time being filmed. It would be a big improvement if those poor kids got some breaks from the constant filming.

Kate probably thinks the show will focus more on her while the kids are with Jon, and that viewers will be riveted watching her travel for her "career" and make spa trips and get Starbucks. She hated sharing the spotlight with Jon, Beth, Kevin and Jodi, and even guests like Emeril and Steve from Renovation Nation. She hates sharing it with the kids too. I'll bet her master plan is to lose the kids next and just have the Kate show.

Jacsamic said...

No surprises here....saw it coming....but, did anyone look at the pictures on radar and jj today of Kate taking the children to the dance store?

That is the saddesst, most depressed, overwhelmed, fearful, resigned looking group of children I have ever seen.

Laine said...

The announcements today have left me feeling like everything over the last few months has been a big scam just for the sake of trying to increase ratings.

They will do anything to keep the gravy train rolling. There is no way Kate can carry that show by herself. Can you say reconciliation? Think of the ratings that would pull.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Smart guy Jon's new lawyer. He's now putting Kate on the defensive. You know Kate will never do this - she is incapable of this.

“He is hoping to inspire his wife to become less rigid, inflexible and controlling and open up. We’re hoping Jon and Kate can sit down together and start exploring what to do about their situation

Ms.Peach said...

I never played into the reconciliation thing, but if that happens, Jon and Kate Gosselin are the devil.

So, TLC once again attempts to pump up ratings by getting the Gosselins in the tabloids. So, so predictable. I wonder if Jon is getting paid by TLC to delay the divorce? I really believe that's a possibility.

Can't See Sheep said...

givemeabreak said...
The program now include a deeper focus on Kate’s journey as a single mother.
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It's not a journey, it's a trip to the spa

chesterctymom said...

I wonder if the kids were asked if they want to continue the show without their father...and does this mean that the money earned is split differently? I hope that Jon's new attorney will ask Khate and Eileen O'Neill these questions...

Color me Shocked said...

I don't know if he was fired or if TLC and he came to an agreement that he will no longer be on the show...

But I predict this is so he can carry on with other projects (Divorced Dads Club, anyone?) and no longer be associated with the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" brand, which was his problem to begin with. He wanted off this show, he wanted to not be "Jon & Kate Plus 8" Jon, and so on.

His statement about regretting being seen with women so soon after the divorce is damage control.

Insert joke about Jon not being able to or wanting to keep a job.

I hate these two so much.

Aunt Chris said...

I hope no one gets the bends when the ratings nose dive so quickly. I have not watched in awhile and certainly have no interest in watch poor little Kate trying to do anything, with or without (hopefully) her kids.

Shari said...

“He is hoping to inspire his wife to become less rigid, inflexible and controlling and open up."
______________________________________
Hasn't he known her longer than that? I think the timing is perfect. TLC announces the official exit of Jon just as Jon puts the brakes on the process. I hope he realizes that cleaning up his act publicly will cut her off at the knees and take away her little 'act' as the victim. Now he just needs to start publicly fighting for the kids rights against being filmed and that will be the demise of Khate. Game Over.

Color me Shocked said...

I also want to mention that I don't think him pulling out of the show is good for the children (even if it means they won't be filmed on his custody time)

Whether he pulled out or was fired, I still think it came from a selfish place within him. HE didn't want to do it anymore, HE didn't want to be filmed, HE was tired of all of the cameras.

The only way Jon could EVER redeem himself even slightly for me is if he says no more filming the kids and doesn't allow Kate to continue. Even then I would wonder if it's just to spite Kate or if he really cares about the kids' wellbeing. Because he didn't seem to care all this time.

Neither of these two idiots care about their children. The things they do that are good, to me, are outshined by the fact that it's being filmed. If they actually cared, they'd stop the filming, and would have a long time ago.

She Better Watch What She Wishes For... said...

If the kids aren't filmed when they're with Jon, just think how much they're going to resent the time they spend with Kate. I give them one month to determine that they LOVE having a private life w/o cameras in their faces all of the time. They're going to revolt and refuse to film w/ Kate. Watch what a witch she becomes then.

Can't See Sheep said...

Ms.Peach said...
So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family — not destroy it.”
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Can't you just hear the sheeple singing about saint Kate now. She takes back that horrible, horrible womanizing man. Was called on here sometime ago.

amy said...

I can see it now... "on the next episode of Kate minus Jon minus 8, she takes a trip to the local strip mall! Watch as hilariousness-ish things ensue as Kate does fun activimibobs like wearing heels to the grocery store, illegally parking her empty, wooden spoon carrying giganto-van in front of Fedex, crying into a camera, and getting her toes, tips and reverse mullet done! She tops off the frolic and fun by prancing about on her front lawn in her bathing suit. Another fun day in Central PA!

Ms.Peach said...

This is too much of a coincidence. Doesn't anybody find it odd that Jon just a few weeks ago would say publicly that he was "abused" and "despises" Kate but now he has filed to delay the divorce within hours after the TLC announcement? It just doesn't add up. Anybody?

John and Kate who cares said...

So how many people here called the original divorce statement a ratings ploy and to watch for the reconciliation??? I think these two morons and TLC will stop at nothing to keep the gravy train rolling.

Ratings are way down since the announcement and tabloid covers are becoming far and few between.

Bingo! Let's rename the show, Wait let's go for reconciliation! Brilliant! Ummmm NOT!!!

Someone please just send these two to another planet, better yet galaxy so I don't have to see them when looking for other entertainment news/info!

livnluv said...

TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis.
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If this is true, it sounds like Jon has signed on with TLC again, just in a lesser capacity. I'm totally disappointed. In effect, he's agreeing to keep those kids on the air.

I just want to take kate and slap her silly. She is so undeserving and almost criminal in her treatment of other human beings.

Eileen O'Neill is sub-human IMO and not much better than kate. I can't stand to read her egotistical blurbs about how great kate and TLC are. ("TLC is not just a one-hit wonder." barf,puke) Makes me want to re-visit the relationship between these two ladies. hmmm

And, finally I don't think the public is going to be able to stop this farce. There are family members that I think have a responsibility to make every effort to protect those children, and maybe they're trying...but I don't see it.

I guess you can tell I'm just sick and furious over this announcement. I hope kate tanks BIG TIME with her big mouth, and takes TLC with her. We can dream.

Can't wait til Khate fades away! said...

I bet Khate forced TLC to do this...she just wanted Jon cut off from the money.

Sue H. said...

The 2010 project they are working on for Kate will probably be about Kate looking for an new relationship and will be called "Kate Plus Eight With Uncle ____" (you fill in the blank with whomever Kate is dating at the moment).
They should just end the show...Jon is and always be the better parent and thank goodness any time they have with Jon probably won't be filmed.

Renee said...

Does that mean Kate will get more of the TLC's money than Jon?

ihatefrogs said...

Kate plus 8 = Kate did NOT get the co host spot on the Paula Deen show. Kate's ONLY fall back is remaining true to her narcassistic 'it's all about me' mentality and continue down the 'career' path of exploiting her children as a means to HER own end !!!

Sami said...

I’m impressed with TLC’s decision. Clearly one parent has been putting the kids first and that is Kate. She isn’t perfect, as she often admits, but she is doing the best she can. Aren’t we all? Jon should take a lesson from her and be a grown up.

HA! HA! Jon, welcome to the real world of having to get off your butt and GO TO WORK LIKE THE REST OF US!!!! WAY TO GO KATE!

Wow. What some people think of Kate is freaking amazing. So if Jon works on the reality show (which he said he hadn't wanted to almost a year ago) he's a leech. He needs to get a real job. But if Kate wants to she's awesome? How does that pretzel logic even work?

Jake said...

I hope he realizes that cleaning up his act publicly will cut her off at the knees and take away her little 'act' as the victim. Now he just needs to start publicly fighting for the kids rights against being filmed and that will be the demise of Khate. Game Over.

Game won't be over until Jon gets a job. He is not going to pull the kids off the show until he has a way to support them. I will not be impressed with Jon Gosselin until there is an announcement that he has taken a job that will allow him to focus on raising the kids off TV. As it stands now, he looks like a man who wants to live off the money his wife (EX) and kids make.

Anne said...

"The Nannies Plus 8"

That's a Gosselin reality show, TLC.

Kelly said...

This will make the show more boring. More viewers will drop out.

just wondering said...

My feeling is that TLC is promoting Kate and has thrown Jon under the bus. Jon doesn't like to play by their rules and is a liability to them. They don't want him, but they don't want anyone else to film him, either.

But why are they sticking out their necks to give Kate a new show? Is it a way to cancel out the present contract, renegotiate the pay and then toss her out on her ass? That's my best hunch.

Kannie said...

Good riddance.

Jon getting canned is a desperate move on the part of TLC to try to save this sinking ship by focusing on the seemingly less despised Kate.

Won't work. The ratings are tumbling. Time to knock this beast on the head for good.

PJ said...

But I predict this is so he can carry on with other projects (Divorced Dads Club, anyone?) and no longer be associated with the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" brand, which was his problem to begin with.

TLC indicated they have retained rights to Jon. He can't go do another show for a different network without their sign off. I think TLC had something big on Jon that they used for leverage.

anotherPAmom said...

This from the MSNBC web site-TLC's president Eileen O'Neill stated “We hope for the sake of the family that things are more manageable. I don’t think anyone asked for that amount of attention.”

Who are they trying to kid? From the "wish lists" posted before the 'tups were born, through the "love offerings" and $20.00 photos, and recently, the "photos on the school bus" scene, these dingbats have ALWAYS been ALL about the attention and freebies! They're young enough to walk away with what they have if the attention truly bothers them, and yes, parents concerned about their kids do it all the time. Can you name Bruce Springsteen's kids? When was the last time you saw them in a faked paparazzi photo op?

livnluv said...

From news release:

"Jon's going to be involved in the show," she said, adding that he will be seen less often than before. TLC retains an exclusive arrangement with him, as well as the rest of the family, O'Neill said."

What is meant by "the rest of the family"? The kids, or extended family?

justridiculous said...

Seems like Jon was the "sperm donor" who Khate just happened to marry. This whole situation stunk from the very beginning!

Gross said...

From what I read Jon will remain "exclusive" with TLC. Meaning he is still under contract and still on the TLC payroll. I don't really see how this is better... still exploiting his kids for $$$$, just not willing to show his ugly mug to get it.

PA Woman said...

ok, when I first read the article about Jon delaying the divorice I was shocked. I may have been influenced in my interpretation from people blogging on another site that Jon wanted to get back with Kate now that he's "kicked off" the show.

But, now as I look clearly at the article, that's not what I see at all. He talks about doing what is best for the family and hoping that Kate can learn to be more flexible, etc. I think there is something Kate put in the agreement that he will just not accept,and she will not compromise, so he is delaying. Could be just about anything like custody of the kids, etc.

I feel better now. I was thinking OMG how can he possibly want to go back to that woman!!

ManicNarcissism said...

They will reconcile before November 2nd. There will never be a Kate plus 8. It will remain as it is. I can't believe this has all been for ratings.

All the girls have been in on it. I can just feel it. I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist (and I'm certainly not the first to suggest this idea, so don't think I am saying that) but I am just now buying into it. That is why it has been the girls it has been.

They will get back together and people will watch to see if they can make it.

livnluv said...

Dunwoody Mom said...
Smart guy Jon's new lawyer. He's now putting Kate on the defensive. You know Kate will never do this - she is incapable of this.

“He is hoping to inspire his wife to become less rigid, inflexible and controlling and open up. We’re hoping Jon and Kate can sit down together and start exploring what to do about their situation
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ha,ha,ha...I agree. If Jon can hold this posture, kate will have to play nice, and I just don't think she can do it for very long. I would love to be around for the explosion.

Color me Shocked said...

Jon wants to work things out with Kate? Trouble in Hailey paradise, or just contract negotiations to see who can pay the least amount of child support or who can make the most money outof all of this?

Nothing these two do is genuine!

PA Woman said...

She Better Watch What She Wishes For... said...
If the kids aren't filmed when they're with Jon, just think how much they're going to resent the time they spend with Kate. I give them one month to determine that they LOVE having a private life w/o cameras in their faces all of the time. They're going to revolt and refuse to film w/ Kate. Watch what a witch she becomes then.

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I think you are right, at least about the twins. I'm not sure if the sixtuplets are old enough yet to figure that out.

Anna said...

nanb said...

I think its a good move for Jon. If Jon doesn't want a new contract for the kids, can he stop Kate & TLC.


He can if he is willing to forego the income and find another way to support his kids and his lawyer.

Huh said...

Color me Shocked said:

"The only way Jon could EVER redeem himself even slightly for me is if he says no more filming the kids and doesn't allow Kate to continue."

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There was a recent poster here who said they had a brief conversation with Jon when he was at some event. They said Jon said he was doing good and couldn't wait to get his kids off tv. I'm not sure if it's true or not, and it could just be wishful thinking, but if Jon really did say that and intends to finally make his move, then more power to him. Kate would never end this, but Jon does seem ready and willing to remove himself and the kids from the spotlight.

jibberjabbers said...

Looks like TLC is looking for a new Audience. After keeping tabs on all her "guest" at every public event Kate attended, I think it's safe to say that the women following her are all single women.

So this "Kate +8" name change will be directed at these new market.

The ratings won't be high, but TLC can still keep the show running with just a million or so viewers.

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"Kate Plus Eight" will continue to focus on the eight Gosselin children — 5 year-old sextuplets and 8 year-old twins — but now "include a deeper focus on Kate's role...and her journey as a single mother."
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LOL. Don't they know why the ratings are tanking? No one wants to see a show "focused" on Kate. All she does is talk about herself and how she came up with these "great" ideas.

A Journey as a single mother. With 3 nannies and a crew of TLC employees to watch the kids as mommy hides in the kitchen to down a couple of vodkas.

She isn't fooling anyone here. But sorry to say, there are hundreds of people falling for this act.

One women in a previous meeting with Kate said, "If you can do 8, I can surely do it with 1". LOL

SORRY Miss, but Kate can't do it alone with 8. She has hired help, and she's only with the kids 3-4 days a week.

It's a pretty weak analogy from these sheeples.

I can see these sheeples celebrating this news of the name change. Thereby printing in image of the main priority of these women. They want Kate to win.

Who cares about the kids. Kate is winning.

And in Kates own word, "its called a paycheck".

mikemom said...

maybe this is wishful thinking, but now that Jon is no longer part of the show and delayed divorce proceedings, maybe he is trying to get the kids off the show too?

A said...

I'm sure this has all been planned for months...just like the big "reconciliation surprise" that we'll see mid-2010. That's the reason for the divorce delay. Don't you love "reality"?

Huh said...

Ms.Peach said...
"This is too much of a coincidence. Doesn't anybody find it odd that Jon just a few weeks ago would say publicly that he was "abused" and "despises" Kate but now he has filed to delay the divorce within hours after the TLC announcement? It just doesn't add up. Anybody?"

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I always look to love or money for the first reasons. I really doubt Jon delayed the divorce for love, so it's gotta be the money. I'm wondering after TLC announced Jon will have a smaller role and that the show will be more about Kate plus another new show for her, Jon's team thought they could get child support and alimony for Jon. After all, she's the one with the career now, not him. She also, as it looks now, seems to have more earning power than Jon. I agree with other posters. Jon's new lawyer seems pretty smart.

are they for real? said...

I wish the TLC camera crew was in Eileen O'Neill's office when she got the news that Jon issued a press release of his own.

"Whaaaaat????????!!!"

They were supposed to be in court at the end of October, so that the divorce would be in the news and Kate's ratings would be lookin' good for the grand premiere of "Kate Plus 8" on Nov 2.

But Jon upstaged her with a nonsensical statement that postpones the divorce (and hints there may not be one at all!) implying that Kate is "suffering" from the divorce as much as Jon, and manages to insult her in the next paragraph. (Hoping she'll be less rigid, controlling, inflexible.....we get it, already!)

Who talks like that?

This is CRAZY. Stay tuned for a statement from the Kate camp.

Suzi said...

Game won't be over until Jon gets a job. He is not going to pull the kids off the show until he has a way to support them. I will not be impressed with Jon Gosselin until there is an announcement that he has taken a job that will allow him to focus on raising the kids off TV. As it stands now, he looks like a man who wants to live off the money his wife (EX) and kids make.
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I'm no Jon fan, but this doesn't seem very fair. If the roles were reversed and it was Jon who insisted on going around doing a media blitz to try to make more money in his "career," we wouldn't criticize Kate for asking for alimony.

Allie said...

I love how they describe the show as Kate "raising" the kids. Like we have ever seen her do anything that constitutes "raising." She simply parades those kids around like paper dolls.

Brummygirl said...

She will not be satisfied until it is Kate minus 8. I wonder what this special Kate project is?
Wish it could be Kate being psycho analized!!!

Lucy said...

I refuse to watch Khate abuse her kids on tv anymore but I will watch Jon on Larry King Live. His suspending the divorce action is, I hope, a negotiation ploy by his lawyer, to change something in the divorce proceedings that is not going Jon's way or in the kiddies best interests. Jon would have to be disturbed to ever reconcile with that woman.

Charlie Rose said...

Kate may be able to kick Jon to the curb in her "reality" show BUT Jon will forever be the father of their children.

The woman has no shame.

anonymouse said...

How does delaying the divorce equate to Jon wanting to get back with Kate?

The lawyer and Jon are just seeking more time to see what they can get out of this new arrangement with TLC.

The day Jon gets back together with Kate, is the day Kate says "I love you" to her kids and say it with a straight face.

Never going to happened.

Vanessa said...

Whoever metioned Jon is delaying the divorce because there's something in the settlement that doesn't work for him, I think is bang on. It's NOT a coincidence Jon just recently got a new lawyer and now this announcement. Who knows, maybe this lawyer approached Jon? Maybe he/she is a K8 hater? But I'm sure he's going to get the best deal for his client and if that means they need more time, kudos to them.

nanasez said...

Can't wait til Khate fades away! said...
I bet Khate forced TLC to do this...she just wanted Jon cut off from the money.
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Bingo! Jon's been spending money like crazy, and spending lots of it on Hailey. Kate gets TLC to squeeze him out, and succeeds in punishing him by cutting off his access to cash. The show and income are now "Kate's, all Kate's." Well, Jon will likely get a token amount for those rare times when he appears onscreen. TLC also gets to punish him for all the times he's nowhere to be found when it's time to film. Plus, by keeping him "exclusive" to them, while only using him a tiny bit, they keep him from pursuing other opportunities. Someone at TLC must be a pretty big Kate fan. Guess they think she's the big draw, and they've decided to hitch their wagon to her ample hindquarters.

Too bad for them the horse's ass isn't going to be able to salvage a thing when it comes to ratings.

Cheri Mercer said...

I am sick to death of hearing how great Kate is as a single mother. What about Jon? Isn't he a single dad now too? They have joint custody and therefore, shouldn't his time be equally as important as Kate's? This is total bias by TLC.

If Jon has any brains at all, he will pull those kids off of TV faster than Kate can flash her pearly whites and hit Kate where it hurts the most. Her pocketbook! Without the kids on tv, Kate doesn't have a "career."

konspiracytheory said...

ManicNarcissism said:

All the girls have been in on it. I can just feel it. I'm not usually a conspiracy theorist (and I'm certainly not the first to suggest this idea, so don't think I am saying that) but I am just now buying into it. That is why it has been the girls it has been.
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Your post touches on something I had just been thinking: I picked my GWoP screen name last year based on the rumors (at the time) that they had scamming people since the tups were in utero. I had no idea how relevant it would still be over a year later!

nanasez said...

This hasn't all been for ratings. Delaying the divorce is simply something that Jon needs to do in order to try to put himself in a better position in a financial settlement. With him being effectively cut out of the show and cut out of the income stream (AND cut off from the TLC-sponsered benefits...such as his rent in NYC, which likely would have been paid by TLC if he was going to be filming in his 'camera-ready' pad), Jon needs to regroup in order to fight for a piece of the financial pie. Otherwise he might have to do something as mundane as actually get a real job.

I'll bet he ends up living off of Hailey til she dumps him, and then he goes back to his mother. I've never before seen someone who started in such a sympathetic position manage to self-destruct so quickly and completely. Amazing.

Free'm said...

Kate plus 8? I think Jon is better off without the Show. His kids will totally resent him less then Kate when they grow older.

Let Kate film all she wants during her custody. Her kids (if they don't hate her now) will tire of it someday.

Jon go for alimony!!!!! You were the one taking care of those kids while she was away "working."

Taking care of 8 kids has got to be a lot harder then standing in front of a room of asinine ladies who have come to here you talk about you and your litter.

TEAM JON!!!

P.S. I love Perez but it's obvious he never watched the show and only kisses Kate's huge cottage cheese B-hind b/c his fans love it too.

Tyra said...

Ewww! I don't think Kate is going to like this. It will mean twice as much "work" for her and we all know how she tries to con her way out of "work".

livnluv said...

Ms.Peach said...
This is too much of a coincidence. Doesn't anybody find it odd that Jon just a few weeks ago would say publicly that he was "abused" and "despises" Kate but now he has filed to delay the divorce within hours after the TLC announcement? It just doesn't add up. Anybody?
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It sounds to me like Jon's lawyer is applying some fancy footwork on Jon's behalf, as well he should. I think the gloves have come off, but instead of using brute force, he's finessing kate into a corner. I'm hoping there's rhyme and reason and a solid plan to secure Jon's future with the children. I DON'T see Jon and kate together again at all. Jon's had the experience of life without kate's abuse and I don't see how he could go back to that. Somewhere in the negotiations kate's not getting her "mine, all mine" way, and I don't think Jon's going to let her get away with this anymore. I hope Jon's lawyer sticks it to her big time. kate brings out the worst in me...and I'll have to ask for forgiveness tonight.

ManicNarcissism said...

Huh said...


I always look to love or money for the first reasons. I really doubt Jon delayed the divorce for love, so it's gotta be the money. I'm wondering after TLC announced Jon will have a smaller role and that the show will be more about Kate plus another new show for her, Jon's team thought they could get child support and alimony for Jon. After all, she's the one with the career now, not him. She also, as it looks now, seems to have more earning power than Jon. I agree with other posters. Jon's new lawyer seems pretty smart.

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I would agree but it is going to be in InTouch on Thursday and he told them that he was postponing divorce last week. But, of course, TLC might have told him last week. But, I think in TV it pretty much works as a blindside so TLC controls the story and not Jon on Twitter or Larry King.

MomOf4InPA said...

“Given Jon’s recent antics, there was no way the show could continue to portray him as a doting Dad, not while all this other crap was going on,” a source close to Jon Gosselin tells PEOPLE.

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In my opinion, Jon was the only doting parent those kids really had. Doting doesn't mean extravagant trips or smiling for the camera all the time, but it does mean being there for your kids, and helping them explore who they really are. Maybe it is just me, but when do the kids learn how to be themselves, instead of 1 of 3 or 1 of 6 of 1 of 8? Kate's need to dress the kids in matching (and I would be willing to bet brand new) clothes is more of her controlling nature. They let the twins start to be themselves in what they do and how they dress, but the poor "little kids" have to be dressed all the same (ok most of the time) when they are with Kate. On Jons time, he pretty much lets them choose how to dress, and it is quite refreshing to see him letting them make choices for themselves.

I can only hope that this new lawyer of Jon's will make sure that the kids come first, and that any contract issues involving the kids allow Jon to have an equal say in what goes on, and what filming is allowed with his children. Perhaps there wont be any more massive trips for Kate and girls vs boys.

Or maybe Jon will get more say in who the boyguard is around their kids. No more Steve?

lalaland said...

It's a longshot, but might be worth an email. CNN Larry King Live is taking email questions for Jon Gosselin, appearing Thursday.

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.lkl.html

ToTheMoonAlice said...

Kate will never reconcile with Jon...She's had a taste of "the good life" as she defines it, and Jon will hold her back from getting more, more, more!!! So, ratings ploy maybe, but don't expect anything to really change...

It could happen...maybe said...

Here are my hopes for Jon:

1. Get custody of kids

2. Get rid of ALL frivolous gifts to himself--cars, apts., force sale of McMansion, etc.

3. Move to Colorado/Utah w/ kids and live in MODEST 4 bed home. (Not ski-in/ski-out, right on the mt.)

4. Teach skiing/snowboarding (he loves it) while kids are in school

5. Go to college online. Get degree.

6. Let everyone live in relative obscurity.

I think... said...

TLC will still pay for the NY apartment however now it will be ki's apartment because she'll have to be in the city to film the new show (her project with TLC). Jon will be at the house with the kids unless ki is there to film - then he'll be above the garage until she's through. He'll do the bulk of the child rearing and he will collect alimony and child support.

MomOf3AndLovingIt said...

This sickens me.
TLC sickens me.
Jon and Kate both sicken me.
The people that continually defend them sicken me.
I wrote letters to sponsors, to TLC, to Figure 8, to the churches that had these two come speak...
Why did I even bother, it didn't do a damn bit of good.
Kate and the idiots at TLC are PURE EVIL!!!
I just hope that those poor children are able to live a normal life someday, but I seriously doubt it.

CrazyK8 said...

Here's what makes me irate about the whole divorce thing: Jon is a real person, Kate is not. The whole family is suffering because of Kate, and people are STILL on her side.

I think the family could still be salvaged if Kate went to Jon on her knees and begged forgiveness and started setting things right.

Jon is an idiot. But he did NOTHING to deserve the way she treated him. He did NOTHING to deserve the divorce. He's acting like a big playboy now, which is stupid, stupid, stupid. But if Kate had been a loving, supportive wife from the beginning, he probably would have never entertained those thoughts.

It's obvious to me that Kate may still be able to save the marriage, but is choosing not to. Jon can't. It's not in his power to change Kate.

Ugh! said...

Oy vey!

Ukborn said...

I'd like to say that they are getting what they deserve, but the poor kids are being pulled under as well. I hope they can reach a friendlier relationship with each other. It looks as though they are both worshiping the almighty dollar and that won't end pretty. It never does. If either of them says it's all for the kids one more time. I think I will scream.

johnsmom said...

Wow - wait until the kids want to go with Jon because they won't be filmed. Kate better practice her tap dancing skills if she wants to have a show left.
Good for Jon, he was honest and wanted to stop filming - so it happened. I hope he still gets to see the kids and I really hope they all get to live a "normal" life while they are with him. I must admit, I will miss him. He gave my bleeding eyes and ears a break.
If I hear Kate play the "poor me" card one more time, I'd tell her to stop her book tours, guest hosting, womens' conferences, and Kate+8 show, stay home and raise your babies (ooops), I mean toddlers (ooops), I mean children, soon to be teenagers....you are running out of time dear.

nanasez said...

"Given Jon’s recent antics, there was no way the show could continue to portray him as a doting Dad, not while all this other crap was going on,” a source close to Jon Gosselin tells PEOPLE."

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Why not? They continue to portray Kate as a doting supermom, when she's never been anything of the sort. Jon has spent more time with the kids in the past year than Kate did. He spends just as much time with them NOW as she does. She just turns her time at home into photo-ops, while he garners attention when he's away from the kids. It's all perception, not reality. TLC could portray whatever they wanted to portray. They're just over Jon, and I think Kate's desire for retribution AND her hunger for money had a hand in her helping TLC to 'get over' him.

Leigh said...

Disgusting. Totally disgusting. I've never commented here before but this whole "single mom" bull is awful. She doesn't know what single mom means. She has nannies and Jon has split custody.

It should be "single mom while it's convenient (*cough*the cameras are rolling *cough*)".

KB said...

Ugh! Just saw the Poll they posted about it on People.com. Not much of an option in the vote, it's either "Yes, she's bestest" or "No, Jon's their father and should be included."

How about the choice "Hell No! They've have had more than their 15minutes and need to be taken off the air and kept from further exploting their children."

momtotwins2 said...

I think he delayed the divorce because if he is married, isn't the money she makes HIS also. Not sure how divorce goes in PA but that is what came to mind.
If they divorce, it is all her money, right?
If they are legally married, he gets some of it!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

*palmface* TLC! When will you learn?

I can only hope that without Jon it will tank.

ErinKate said...

My husband has said all along this was a scam. He even mentioned that the divorce was filed in 3 different counties in Pa. He thought it odd that a couple who lives in tabloidland would want to protect their privacy? He also thought all these tabloid girlfriends were just a ratings ploy. He did not believe any of it and has been telling me for a while now that he thinks after Kate's new venture is announced, they will reconcile. He said he thought it was all planned as a way to get Kate's name out in the big leagues as a dedicated single mom struggling with her kids, and to gain sympathy and more fans. I had to fork over $5.00 for our bet!!! He even thought the apt. in New York is for her when she films her new show. Makes sense because it is a one bedroom and will be used for business, not the kids. Brilliant and devious at the same time. Bravo TLC and the Gosselins.

Jerzy Girl said...

Divorce delayed for 60 days? Hmmm, Merry Christmas kids mom and dad are getting back together!

Like all those evangelical preachers who have strayed in the past and been caught...Jon & Kate have seen the light! They are sorry for their past sins....

Not only will people watch to see if it will work out for them, they'll get the Christian viewers back. Everyone love a good repentant sinner!

KB said...

Thankfully in People's little online poll blurb, there was this women:

While Patty, a Team Jon member if anything, takes a different view: “And pretty soon the viewership will be down to ZERO, and maybe these kids will finally get a chance to be kids!”

Whoever you are Patty, well said!

I'm shocked that People.com even posted that, how anti-Kate of them, although it may soon change, will have to watch and see

rural mom said...

Kate plus eight will tank and then Jon's publicist will announce that he and Kate are reconciling and Kate will go on the talk shows talking about her hurt and reservations and need to mull things over with God through prayer... and if that doesn't kick the ratings up, they'll then have the fake engagement show and the second fake vow renewal show.. in Alaska of course, because that is on Kate's wish list and she won't even note the irony of hell freezing over.

SO Done With the KON said...

Is anybody else surprised that neither announcement was made yesterday? We know how KON and TLC will do whatever it takes to boost their ratings, so I'm shocked that this wasn't announced on the day that the show airs so that people would tune in in droves and give them the record numbers that they love.

Wow, just wow!!! The ratings are tanking and instead of cancelling the show, they decide to go in another direction, with just Kate and the kids. I will be very interested in seeing what happens with the ratings after Nov. 2nd, but I know that I can guarantee that I will NEVER watch the show again (haven't watched since the end of Season 4). As I've said before, I can't stand the sight or sound of Ms. Kate, and I'm sorry, but the kids just aren't as cute as they used to be.

I'm now starting to wonder just who Ms. Kate knows that keeps her star shining so brightly.

KB said...

"and she won't even note the irony of hell freezing over."

Thank you rural mom, that made me laugh and I needed one!

ohnoshedidn't said...

Can you all see the itsy bitsy violin I have playing "Hearts & Flowers" for Kate... NOT!!!

*hurk, gag, hurl*

I can only hope that the kids lives become somewhat normal when they are with Jon starting next month.

Kate looks & sees nothing more than dollar signs, eight of them to be exact. As for a "new Kate project in 2010" god help us. Just what we need more of that screeching shrew on TV.

Wonder what this "project" could be, she doesn't have a doormat husband to berate any more. What sort of constructive advice could she possibly offer other mothers?? She depends on the PAs, not-the-nannies, camera/sound techs, etc. to care for hers.

NewWester said...

So Jon &Kate plus Eight now becomes Kate plus Eight. Jon wants to delay the divorce to come to a working relationship with Kate because of the children. My question is this: Does Jon have a job lined up or a reality show in the works? When "Kate plus Eight" is cancelled he better have some way of supporting those children and Kate better dust off her resume as well. The two made a fair amount of money off the children, but their lifestyle I would guess has eaten through a fair bit of that money.
I am not surprised at Jon doing this and I would not be surprised if the two of them get back together for the "children". But in reality it is because Jon and Kate can not afford to let this gravy train leave the station without them on board

silimom said...

The program now include a deeper focus on Kate’s journey as a single mother.

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Or in other words, this is what we have to call it when we can't film the kids because it's Jon's turn with them and Kate's all we got. Can't WAIT to see the Kate solo episodes - hmmm...let's see...Kate at the spa....Kate at Target...Kate at the spa...Kate having dinner with Steve...Kate at the spa....Kate having dinner with Steve and Gina to squash rumors...Kate at the spa...Kate at FedEx....Kate at the spa...Kate on vacation...Kate at the spa...Yawn...Kate at the spa...

Rachel said...

This is all a sick, disgusting sham. kate seems floundering to grab attention for herself, when she's done nothing to deserve it. If she acted like a normal mother, taking care of her kids, and setting aside ten-to-twenty minutes a day to work on a real book, then she could have something to be proud of.

It's empty. It's fake. She's trying to get attention for WHAT? WHAT?? She doesn't deserve any praise or glory. >:(

Denise said...

The truth of the matter is when it comes to reality shows bottom line is ratings.
And for whatever reason the executives do not want to cancel the show. Not yet. They might like Kate. Viewership declined when the public learned the truth about this family. I do not think that people are going to continue to watch. I used to be a loyal watcher until...the drama hit the supermarket aisle. Then I thought it was too much. I do not care which parent thinks who is right or wrong. It doesn't matter. Those kids are forever scarred from their parents antics. If the show is canceled it would be a blessing. They lie to further their individual lifestyles. What kid needs that?

silimom said...

If they divorce, it is all her money, right?
If they are legally married, he gets some of it!

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Not sure, but I think that only works up to the point they filed the initial paperwork. Anything that happens after that point (future earnings, etc.) doesn't fall into the marital assets category. I could be wrong, I'm not a lawyer.

Man I truly hope that the man is not planning on going back to her. Even if it were only for the kids. Nobody deserves to be married to Kate. She hasn't changed in any of this. She's still the same narcissist she always was. I know many people have theorized that the whole divorce was a ratings ploy, and maybe it was but I really don't think so. I'll be the first to pay my $5 to A Minor Consideration if I'm wrong (I'll pay them $5 even if I'm right).

ErinKate said...

Anybody wonder what happended to Jon's playboy lifestyle lately? He went from a whirwind summer of 3-4 girlfriends plus he was in the tabloids every day, ending around Labor Day and then Kate went into high gear with her TV appearances? Has Jon taken a vow of chastity? Where are the women and visits to the bars? College is back in session so he should have a lot to choose from. Where are all the paps following him around his estate? Where are all his chicks declaring their undying love for him? Does anyone believe Jon is as much a dolt as he has been portrayed? Does he deserve the Emmy, not Brian Cranston?

They're really desperate... said...

I don't care if one of the episodes is Kate running buck naked after Steve down some Pennsylvania highway, with the white chair stuck to her ass. I'm not watching.

Single MOM? said...

BookNMusicNerd said...

ANOTHER "Kate project"?! Come ON, TLC, enough is enough!

I'm glad Jon finally got out of his contract - it seems like something he's wanted for a long time. And I hope the ratings tank.

Ugh.

9/29/2009 9:33 AM


I don't think Jon is out of his contract. I read that he is still going to be on the show just not as much...and being still under contract to do any shows they want him to means he is still obligated.

JaxMom said...

I'm not surprised in the least. I don't think Kate + 8 will be successful, because part of the appeal of the original show was watching them parent together... work off of each other. One of the big draws was to see an involved, caring father.

I hope whatever project TLC is working on with Kate does not include the eight. They need their freedom, just like Jon.

I wish her nothing but success in a single venture. As long as her kids are free to be kids, and can spend plenty of time with their Dad who obviously loves them, that's fine.

Single MOM? said...

zoey said...

Hopefully, Jon will be bitter we TLC and demand those kids be taken off the air.
not only will he get respect from the public and win the PR war, but he will also be Zinging Kate by doing so AND bonus, the kids will have a chance to heal

9/29/2009 9:35 AM


Doesn't look like it...looks like he is asking for a postponement of the divorce. I'm thinking Jon is afraid his money train is running out.

All about the ratings said...

So just when the ratings are circling the bowl about to be flushed two more BIG announcements - it will now be kate +8 and Jon is trying to delay the divorce for another 90 days. What next?

Disgusted said...

ErinKate - I agree with your husband 100%. Should I send him my $5!!!

MeltDown said...

Seriously? Does anyone actually believe that Jon wants to get back with Kate? Seriously?

I think Jon is listening to his new attorney and the announcements are quite clever and "messing" with Kate.

My bet is this: Kate has had a plan, and a lover, all along. Ditching Jon and having him act out was part of her plan. He rebels, acts out, spends money, plays the fool . . . . all of which worked perfectly . . . for Kate.

She is almost free. But . . . wait . . . now Jon decides to put a hold on all Kate values! Money and the ability to film when ever she wants!

He doesn't want to get back together!

He wants to watch Kate melt down.

Ms.Peach said...

David Zurawik from the Baltimore Sun says on his blog that Jon will be paid his salary for the remainder of his contract, so he's not out in the cold just yet. He can't go on other reality shows per his contract, but he can most certainly go on Larry King.

I hope that his attorney's statement was just timed to give a punch back to TLC. Now that I have had time to soak this all in, it does make sense that Jon is circling the wagons to get the best settlement he can from Kate. They are not good actors, so I don't buy into them reconciling. They really can't stand each other and it shows. Jon is looking for alimony and custody. Too funny that the statement called Kate out:
RIGID, INFLEXIBLE AND CONTROLLING

Like another poster said, that doesn't sound like someone who wants to reconcile. I say, stick it to her, Jon!

silimom said...

Oh man, I just read the press release from his lawyer (the one that was in In Touch Weekly).

I owe A Minor Consideration $5. It sounds like he's setting things up for a reconciliation. Well, if that's what he wants, then bully for him. Good luck with that Jon. You and Kate have wasted enough of my time. I'm done.

Button Button said...

Well, looks like The Kate Worshippers will still get their fix once a week, at least for a while.

YUK! I am so disgusted by all of this. Please, TLC, let dead dogs lie.

VA Lawyer said...

I don't think it is unusual that the court date has been postponed given that Jon has a new attorney representing him. There may be lots he wants and needs to do before they get started in court. This really is not that unusual. I don't think Jon suddenly (gag me) came to his senses and decided he wants another chance with old tree-trunk square-bottom. I say this as an attorney who has seen her share of delays.

Megan said...

Have we heard anything from Julie, Aunt Jodi's sister recently? I was so proud of Jodi and Kevin for speaking out earlier this year on the children's behalf.

.....wish they would continue to do so

minka's tail said...

So Kate reads this blog?
Good.
Kate--go to counseling and work on your marriage. You have that awesome hairdo, that hot figure, those sexy clothes. You can win Jon back. I seriously doubt he did half the stuff he is supposed to have done, anyway. My guess is that he flirted with most of those girls and didn't have sex with them. Anyway, most promiscuous people aren't happy. Most people want to be married to their true love. You are his true love. He doesn't despise you, you just broke his heart. Get him back.

Now--take your family and move to LA or NY, somewhere filled with people more famous than yourself. Work really hard with a voice coach, acting coach, etc. and become the best show host you can. Jon can work as a D-list celebrity (on game shows or something) once in a while. The rest of the time he can play in the pool with the kids. You can mention them occasionally on your new show, or even film them every now and then. Maybe you can even have a family Christmas special! But you don't want them stealing your thunder, so it's best not to follow them around with the cameras, filming their every move any more. Remember, girl, you are a star!

Ms.Peach said...

Radar says:

Their relationship has become so acrimonious that Jon never told Kate in person or on the phone. One source says that Jon sent a letter through an arbitrator, who was supposed to deliver it to Kate.

But another source close to the situation claims: "Kate learned about Jon wanting to slow down the divorce the same way everyone did, by reading about it. She was shocked and surprised."

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So he doesn't tell Kate he wants to slow down the divorce. I bet she's PO'd. She's about to have it all, and now Jon wants to drag things out.

amymo said...

November 2...just in time for the 'sweeps' ratings! ! Great planning TLC.
New Show Ideas:
"Kate + 8 Life is Great (without Jon)"
"Kate + 8 on a Date"
"Kate + 8 Dinner on a 'real' Plate"
"Kate + 8 Gains Weight"
"Kate + 8 Roller Skate"
"Kate + 8 fight the Hair Hate"
"Kate + 8 Gains Weight"
"Kate + 8 join the Welfare State"

AnneMarie said...

No surprise. She was signing stuff filmed BEFORE the divorce announcement, the pink scooter, KATE PLUS EIGHT. All planned.

Tired of K8 said...

My Opinion - long ago it was a Blind Gossip item mentioned on GWOP, that a Reality TV couple would break up, do some tabloid antics and then reunite all for ratings.

I think Jon wanted off the show eventually or at least reduced tv time. This was given to him by TLC if he would play the game and do the tabloid antics. This whole thing has been cooked up by JK8 and it has succeeded well... at first... but now their little train of fun went off a cliff so they have to do some other behavior to keep their game going.

The script is going as planned. Nothing new or unexpected here.

nitebloomer said...

Well, not really surprised that they have cut Jon out. He does care about the childern. My only hope now is he will fight for total custody of the childern. How anyone can call him bad is beyond me. They must never have watched the show to see the real Kate's badgering and constant controlling of everything. If Jon had a whold network behind him covering for him he's look like a saint....I just do not understand why members of Kate's family don't come out from hiding and defend Jon in his fight for a normal life. They have been amoung the missing right from the start.....evil thy name is Kate!!!

I personally have not watched the show since all this started and I would really want to know the names of all the crew members who have been in all of their homes (which kate just had to have) shame on them for continueing to allow this woman to use these defence less childern for personal gain...

Jane said...

I think I spit up a little when I read this quote from TLC prez Eileen O'Neill: "I think there's an opportunity for Kate beyond her role as a supermom to explore her other interests."

Supermom? What do they smoke over at TLC?

MayDay said...

Maybe Regis was right all along...we all laughed when he said that to her on LIVE but maybe there is something here...

mamaK said...

I don't think that delaying the divorce means that they are going to get back together. I think it's because the divorce is getting ugly and Jon is trying to avoid that. After the "babysitter" scandal--real or not--I think that their agreed upon custody arrangement (and sharing the house) is toast and Kate is pushing for full custody and the house. (cuz w/o it, Jon can get those kids off tv) As Jon's lawyer says, they are trying to play nice to get her to come to the table and work with them. Not gonna happen.
As for Jon being off the show, I think that was his idea--that he does not want to be filmed--and that they went along with it. It's not about money. He's under contract for season five and TLC will fullfill the details of that contract with him on the show or not, but this way they hope that they can boost ratings and not have to cancel it. Just my two cents.

Single MOM? said...

She Better Watch What She Wishes For... said...

If the kids aren't filmed when they're with Jon, just think how much they're going to resent the time they spend with Kate. I give them one month to determine that they LOVE having a private life w/o cameras in their faces all of the time. They're going to revolt and refuse to film w/ Kate. Watch what a witch she becomes then.

9/29/2009 10:51 AM

I think they will be filmed with Jon. Just not as much...but even IF that were true how can anyone be sure if the kids like not being filmed?

They are kids. Give them the choice of going wonderfully fun places with Kate or sitting around the house while Jon is out on the 4 wheeler, talking on his phone etc.

Honestly I don't think the kids will choose to *revolt*.

Mona said...

PA Woman said....

But, now as I look clearly at the article, that's not what I see at all. He talks about doing what is best for the family and hoping that Kate can learn to be more flexible, etc. I think there is something Kate put in the agreement that he will just not accept,and she will not compromise, so he is delaying. Could be just about anything like custody of the kids, etc.


******

We don't know Jon's reasons, and we could specualte all day long - and STILL be wrong.

But I do have to say I think your comment has some validity to it, PA Woman. Jon may be trying to negotiate how much film exposure his children get from now on, or how much of the income goes into a trust fund for the children (not to be touched by ANYONE until they are college age). He may want to get that into the divorce agreement, which will take some time. If he's off the show, he may not be able to designate how paychecks are issued and he may feel the children will be left out in the cold even more now.

He did say he could not wait until his kids were off the air, which led me to think he might be trying the legal angle to get that accomplished.

Then again, Jon may be battling out how much of the pie is HIS, ALL HIS! Who knows what goes on in the minds of Gosselins?

If you have ever been embroiled in any legal situation (either side), you know that delays are common and
can happen just as you think you see the light at the end of the tunnel. The system makes sense to only a few. (But I wouldn't trade American law for any other country's law, so that's my dilemma)

tori said...

This is a couple who had faking wedding to renew their vow while their marriage fell apart. If you believe they will get back together for real not for ratings and $, you are a loser.

Like Bush said "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, you can never be fooled again."

Seriously, America! Are you really going to be fooled again by the vilest couple in America. These two will lie and cheat to make a dollar as long as it doesn't involve doing real honest work. They will team up to lie and cheat even though they hate each other's guts.

she's not all that said...

I went to the In Touch website and it implied that her breakdown during the talk show pilot showed Jon that she is suffering from the stress of the divorce.

Whatever.

She really wants this career, and there are no good reviews of her stint on "The View." Actually, other than the blitz of promo that she had been selected to "guest host", it was crickets after that.

She was ignored. She was not "discovered."

I think TLC's announcement today is a last ditch effort to validate their "star". They are as delusional as Kate if they think she's got what it takes to carry 2 shows.

ashamom said...

Kate plus 8?
They will milk that cow with fake utters for as long as they can. They will produce fake shows for the sheeple.
This is real life "Truman Show" They needed this "divorce drama" to boost the ratings. Hailey was hired. Ratings are down.Time to miraculously "save the family" The whole affair with Hailey Glassman looks so staged These POOR KIDS- I hope I'm WRONG!

amc said...

Ah, it's as if everyone has forgotten about Jon's appearance on ABC Primetime. He told Chris Cuomo that he would still be filming. He certainly didn't sound like he hated it. Guess why? BECAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE A JOB. He didn't want out, but let's face it: Whoring around with girls under 25 isn't really TLC's thing.

SaraWestUS said...

I don't understand why so many bloggers have been "Team Jon" through all this. Jon has been behaving like a sleaze with all the womanizing and not considering how his children would feel when hearing about it. I think his behavior has been immature and idiotic.

I agree that Kate is a controlling nut case and that she definitely exploits her children. But this latest action of Jon's - postponing the divorce to "benefit the family, not destroy it" - is only because TLC has booted him from the show and he's worried about his reduced income.

Neither parent is worth much, IMO.

Just Curious said...

shelbysmom said...

Kate is getting everything she ever wanted at her family's expense. I doubt this show will be renewed for another year if the numbers continue to fall. Our family has not watched in over 2 months and will not even watch reruns. Jon will still get his money whether he is on or not. I am sure they had contract for the whole season. Either way I am glad to see the show going away a little at a time. I could care less if Kate gets her own show. I would not watch. I just want to see the kids off the TV.

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What makes you assume that Jon will be paid for not appearing? He may have had his contract bought out, or he may been fired.

pinkdiamond611 said...

Call me stupid, but I don't see the difference with the new show and the show they had on yesterday. Khate can't do it alone should be the name of the new show. The ratings are not going to go up. The ratings are tanking and there is nothing that will change that. Kons you are done, stick a fork in it.

Yo!Philly said...

People.com wants to know if you will watch the new incarnation.

I voted NO. How about you?

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/09/29/poll-will-you-watch-kate-plus-8/?xid=rss-topheadlines

Blueberries said...

Really? This is beyond pathetic. I just feel bad for these kids. No one truly cares about their well being. How sad they must be with a mother that only interacts with them when cameras are there. A mostly absent father. In & Out nannies.

How will the Gosselin 8 look back on these times? On their childhood..?

I HOPE this show fails and fast. There is NO REASON what-so-ever that it should be on air. Its simply pathetic and disugsting to see these children taken advantage of, not only by TLC but by their "parents" who are suppose to protect them.

ToTheMoonAlice said...

IMO, Kate+8 will be as exciting as watching paint dry...but a LOT more irritating!

Jo Ann said...

Kate plus 8..The sure way to put a end to this train wreck. It couldn't have come fast enough.
Kate Irene grab your plastic throne . It's all your yours as far as your greedy eyes can see.
I can not wait till the day it all comes back and bites you on the plastic imprint on your behind.

ErinKate said...

MayDay, my thoughts exactly. Regis didn't buy the BS maybe?
I think they will reconcile with the help of their faith, then write a book about it, go on all the shows like Oprah, Today, the View, Regis, etc., and all will be good in Gosselinville. Kate will be a big TV star and Jon will be home with the kids. No more college girls.(notice there are no pictures of him with these new college girls and you know they all have camera phones). The money will be rolling in. The dogs might even be back. Who knows, maybe Jodi, Kevin and Dad's mom will return too. Those poor kids are going to be so f'd up.

Maybe it was all a dream?

verbalassassin said...

Jon said he wanted out in the last episode of Season 4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp60gDe9leo

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