Kate Gosselin‘s Kate Plus 8 show tanked after her marriage to Jon fell apart and the twins Maddie and Cara got too old for their bratty ass attitudes to be cute anymore, and so we all said goodbye to the family and hoped the kids would grow up with some sense of normalcy.
That was not to be, of course, since Kate became obsessed with turning herself into a walking Barbie and trying to exploit every chance for fame she could get, and Jon went off the rails and became a gun-toting woodsman. It’s all very sad, but here’s what’s sadder: Kate is bringing the kids back to TV.
TLC has commissioned a one hour Kate Plus 8 special to air in June, which will apparently catch us all up on what the family has been doing since the last show got canceled. Maddie and Cara said during that extremely awkward interview in which they embarrassed Kate horribly that they do miss being on TV (of course they do – they’re kids!), so apparently they’re thrilled with the news… and so are the rest of the tribe, says Kate. Jon, of course, is not so thrilled.
“They cheered like crazy. It was like I announced that it’s Christmas tomorrow,” Kate, 38, tells Us. “Our crew walked in and it was like they had never left.”
Dad Jon Gosselin, however, is not cheering. “He thinks it is a really bad idea for his kids,” a source tells Us. “Jon feels he has his kids’ best interest at heart.”
Well, OF COURSE it’s a bad idea for his kids. As if they’re not damaged enough from growing up on TV and being the children of two INSANE PEOPLE. I mean, come on!
However, this shit is happening whether we like it or not, so how about no one watches and that’ll ensure that TLC never wastes broadcast money on them again?
March 21, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Jon and Kate Gosselin always had a bit of a weird marriage that was destined to explode, so no one was all that surprised when it did and they got divorced. The years following their split have been weird. Kate grew out her Sonic the Hedgehog haircut, got a ton of plastic surgery and tried to keep the fame machine going, which has ultimately failed. Meanwhile, Jon took on menial jobs like plumbing and… shooting guns at paparazzi.
Well, now Jon has spoken out against Kate, basically saying she’s awful for continuing to exploit their kids and spreading the family’s personal business on the likes of Twitter. Jon was never into all the weird fame-y stuff, but for Kate, it was all very exciting so it kinda makes sense that she’d be clinging to any amount of notoriety for dear life.
Here’s what Jon said about it in Philadelphia magazine:
We finish eating and head outside so Jon can have a smoke. We’re discussing the shooting-your-pistol-in-the-general-vicinity-of-a-tabloid-photographer incident when the issue of privacy comes up. “Yeah, Twitter,” he says in between drags. “I deleted it last year. Best thing I ever did. I can disappear. Nobody knows where I am.” @Kateplusmy8, meanwhile, is going strong at 174,000 followers. This enrages Jon. “She tweets everything. To the world, all about my children. I think it’s disgusting and awful. They can’t even have a normal life.”
I feel compelled to remind him he volunteered those same children for a five-season stint on prime-time television; Collin, Aaden, Joel, Hannah, Alexis, Leah, Mady and Cara’s formative moments are currently stacked in a pile of DVDs on my coffee table. He thinks this over for a few seconds. “Right. So I made a mistake.”
Ha. Yeah, you did, man. But even on the show, you could always tell it was Kate who was running things and that Jon kinda went along with it like a derpy derp derp until he got his shit together. I don’t know the reason why he walked out, but maybe because it was bullshit? Maybe because he realised it wasn’t going to be all that great for the kids in the long run? (Don’t forget, he recently claimed that the lifestyle forced upon them has given pretty much all the kids developmental issues!)
Either way, Jon has kinda gone off the deep end, living in the woods and shooting things all the time. They’re both not all that great, and I feel bad for the kids, to be honest.
December 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Ed Hardy was one of the worst fashion trends to ever happen. Thankfully, the company is pretty much dead now. And the founder, Christian Audigier, may blame Jon Gosselin, because apparently Ed Hardy does. When Jon Gosselin was super famous, he wore Ed Hardy all the time and became BFF with Audigier. Now Gosselin is a waiter in the middle of nowhere when he’s not shooting paparazzi off his property. Here’s more from TMZ:
Gosselin and Audigier were best buds during Jon’s reality show heyday … and even vacationed together while planning a children’s clothing line.
But that’s all changed according to Audigier … who had nothing but bad things to say about Jon while cruising out of Bootsy Bellows in Hollywood last night.
Christian doesn’t explain his sudden hate — but Ed Hardy himself recently spoke out saying he’s also not too fond of Gosselin … because after associating with Jon, the company’s sales TANKED.
I think we’re all thankful that Ed Hardy and Jon Gosselin are gone. Those were dark years.
October 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Gosselin thought he was escaping media attention when he moved to Pennsylvania to live in cabin and work as a waiter, but it seems to have the opposite effect. When a female photographer tried to take his photo, he shot at her. Well, it was a “warning shot.” I guess the warning was, next time I will shoot at you instead of near you? Here’s what he told TMZ:
I am licensed to carry a concealed handgun, which I withdrew and used to fire a warning shot AWAY from the paparazza. It is well within my rights under Pennsylvania law when someone is trespassing on private property.
I’m guessing she’s still going to try to press charges. It’s not like she’s going to get Kanye money out of this, though.
What a weirdo.
September 24, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Jon Gosselin is being sued by ex wife Kate for being some sort of computer hacking wizard, but if she wins the lawsuit she’s not gonna get millions of dollars considering Jon Gosselin’s dramatic new lifestyle. He works as a waiter in Beckersville, Pennsylvania. And he’s okay with it. As he told Entertainment Tonight (via Daily News),
At first I was nervous because I was like ‘How are people going to react?’ But then I’m thinking ‘Well it’s fun and I get to talk to people.’ And they technically already know me … they’re like ‘Are you the guy?’ I’m like ‘Yeah, I’m the guy.’
I’ve hit rock bottom like 20 times, and then I bounce back again.
Honestly, this all makes me dislike him a little less. Not that I had particularly strong feelings against him to begin with. Because, really, it’s just Jon Gosselin. Oh, and he also lives in a cabin without internet. He says he has “no regrets.” He makes poor Gaby Hoffmann look like a freaking billionaire.
The restaurant where he works is called the Black Dog and I think I found it on Yelp. It has good reviews for food and bad reviews for service. Hopefully Jon’s turning that around! Pro tip, Jon, from an angry customer review: “For the love of God people, if you are going to take an order, WRITE IT DOWN!”
September 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Kate Gosselin isn’t the most beloved reality celeb, but her ex husband, Jon, might be even more hated. It was the post-divorce head-to-toe Ed Hardy wardrobe that gave him that special “ugh” edge. And no one hates him more than Kate. She’s suing him for millions. It sounds like she’s basically accusing him of being a supervillian. From Radar:
The one-time face of television network TLC launched her legal action in the United States District Court of Pennsylvania on Monday, alleging Jon conspired with Robert Hoffman, author of Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, to illegally tap and access her bank accounts and computer without her authorization.
“After the couple was separated, Jon illegally hacked into Kate’s email account and her phone and bank accounts,” the suit alleges.
“Jon also stole a hard drive from Kate’s house, which contained private and confidential material. Jon the gave them the contents of Kate’s email account and the hard drive, all of which were acquired illegality, to his friend and business partner, tabloid reporter Robert Hoffman.
“Hoffman used the illegally acquired data to publish a defamatory book about Kate … the book was removed from large distributors like Amazon.com because the information was obtained illegally.
[...] Kate, 38, said Hoffman, at one point, even ”bragged” that he was in possession of 5000 family photos, personal documents, tax and business records, plus contracts. [...]
Hoffman used the information obtained from Kate’s computer largely verbatim in his scathing e-book, which contained third-party contracts, emails and what was billed as Kate’s private journal.
Specifically, this Hoffman guy is the biggest issue, but Jon’s not innocent. Really, they sound like dicks:
“I’ll be back soon grabbing Kate’s computer before she gets home. I need that hard drive,” read a text, dated October 14, 2009 from a number anti-bullying activist James McGibney said he confirmed belonged to Jon.
Fame does CRAZY SHIT TO PEOPLE. Divorce can do that too.
I don’t think Jon Gosselin is smart enough to do all of this on his own. I think Kate Gosselin is also an awful person. But few people deserve this invasion of privacy. Kate is not one of them.