If Jon, Kate, and TLC want to keep this money train rolling, they’re going to have to find a way to cull a few more seasons out of the debacle they call family life. Reports are surfacing that the two may be seeking marriage counseling in a desperate attempt to salvage their relationship, and that TLC might film the counseling sessions and use the footage in a new season of Jon and Kate Plus 8.
“The big question is whether they’ll allow cameras into their therapy sessions. TLC would want to film at least portions of the sessions, but obviously Jon and Kate would have to agree.”
Both Jon and Kate have denied having affairs, and family members have been urging them to seek professional help.
“But Kate didn’t want any kind of marriage counseling,” her brother Kevin Kreider told The ENQUIRER.
A source close to the couple added: “Jon was all for counseling, but Kate thought their marriage might be too far gone. She would do it for the sake of the children, if nothing else.”
But camera-loving Kate is also determined to wring two more seasons out of Jon & Kate, sources say.
“Kate wants a future in showbiz, and airing their counseling sessions will shoot the show’s ratings through the roof,” added the insider.
Now, let me mitigate these reports by pointing out that they’re coming from The Enquirer. But it seems plausible to me, especially given that all the other sensational rumors surrounding the Gosselins seem to have turned out to be true. This one is mundane and believable by comparison, although I question how you could have a legitimate counseling session while you’re trying to project an image of perfect family life with cameras recording your every word.
Don’t forget to take some time out from the John and Kate Plus 8 marathon TLC has been airing all weekend to char some meat and veggies over a combustible heat source and spend some quality time with you own family. The season premiere airs tomorrow night at 9/8 central and I am inexplicably looking forward to it.
May 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm by Kelly
Their latest cover reads “Mom to Monster,” and then lists all the reasons why Kate is a horrible, evil person. Man, does anyone know where I can find Us Weekly‘s circulation numbers? I wonder if all this hateful coverage of Kate is boosting their sales, because they sure do seem set on milking it for all it’s worth.
Listen: I don’t like the way Kate Gosselin treats her husband any more than you do, Us Weekly. I don’t want to be her friend. I don’t think she’s a nice person. But I continue to believe that she loves her children and puts them first, and this headline crosses the line.
May 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm by Evil Beet
I think Kate Gosselin’s next book needs to be called Separate Couches. Because that’s the thing that stands out most in this teaser for their season premiere. No matter how badly Kate and Jon hated each other before, they always did their interviews sitting together on a couch, even though their body language indicated that they wanted to be far, far away from one another.
For the season premiere, they’re totes being interviewed separately. They won’t even sit on a couch next to each other! Ouch!
“The world isn’t about ratings and TV. It’s about happiness and love and companionship and God,” Jon tells the camera. “And, you know, I think we all get caught up in everything. Too much of anything is bad. Because I love my kids, I love my family and that’s what it is … Kate and I obviously have been going through a lot of stuff and discussing what’s best for our kids. What we said in the beginning — it’s a crazy life, but it’s our life — that’s so true.”
I hope VH1 is already talking to Jon about doing Jon Minus Nine. I’m thinking some manner of Rock of Love-style dating show. Except instead of knowing all the lyrics to “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” the girls will have to name and spell all his children. I, for one, will be tuning in, if not competing.
May 21, 2009 at 11:26 am by Evil Beet
Us Weekly continues on its endless stream of Gosselingate stories with new “revelations” that Kate Gosselin is a difficult employer. No kidding.
Baby nurse Angela Krall took care of the sextuplets for over a year during their infancy. And because everyone except the Gosselin’s dry cleaner (and come to think of it, he probably has sent Jon Gosselin’s pants out for DNA testing) is granting interviews, Krall had lots to say about Kate and what a controlling shrew she is.
According to the caretaker, prior to being employed by the Gosselins Kate had fired forty nurses and assistant nurses in a three-month span of time. She also applied for extended Medicaid benefits to pay Krall’s salary since Jon was unemployed and they hadn’t landed their TLC deal yet. “Kate Gosselin said she feels society has a responsibility to help with the children, since modern medicine promotes the use of fertility drugs, which can lead to multiple births.”
The nurse also states that Kate had condescending signs posted in every room and flipped out when employees “cross-contaminated” by washing their hands in the kitchen instead of the bathroom.
The ex-employee also shares what happened that led to Kate being estranged from her father. When Kate was pregnant her dad, pastor Kenton Kreider, gave her cribs that were donated from parishioners. Gosselin rejected them because she wanted six matching cribs and this caused a rift.
Kate is a controlling, neat-freak who can’t hold onto help and has spent twenty-one of the last thirty days on a book tour while Jon has been at home with a twentysomething eight kids. How much longer until People snags the “Split!” cover?
May 20, 2009 at 8:41 am by Wendie
At least they can be civil for the kids. They haven’t been seen together in two weeks, but Jon and Kate Gosselin were in the same place on Sunday, to celebrate the fifth birthdays of Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel. As Us Weekly bitchily notes, “The celebration was a week late: Kate spent the afternoon of the sextuplets’ actual birthday — Mother’s Day — at a tanning salon instead of with her kids.” (How does one spend an entire day at a tanning salon? Shut up, Us Weekly.)
J&K barely spoke a word to each other, although Jon chatted with Steve Neild, Kate’s bodyguard who she’s rumored to be sleeping with. The camera crew was, of course, on hand.
I can’t believe the sextuplets are already five years old! They’ve been famous since they were born! I sure hope Kate’s saving some of this TLC money for their therapy sessions later in life, and not spending it all on tanning.
May 18, 2009 at 2:17 pm by Evil Beet
Remember how last year Aunt Jodi’s sister started that blog, Truth Breeds Hatred, that basically bashed Kate Gosselin into little tiny pieces before it was uber-hip to do so? Well, a few months ago, I was helping a reporter do some stalking, and I added that blog to my RSS feed. I never removed it, and I never noticed that I never removed it because she hadn’t written anything in months and months. But it just popped up in my RSS feed again — Aunt Jodi’s sister is back on the warpath, talking trash about Kate.
Some lovely tidbits from the last few days:
I just wanted to thank all of those who have already voiced their support for Kevin and Jodi. They would not have spoken out unless they felt that it was absolutely necessary in order so save the Gosselin children from a horrific situation. I’m sickened to hear that Figure 8 is continuing to film and TLC and everyone else involved will profit off of the destruction of a family. Kate will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She has a team of people protecting her and helping her spin her lies to keep this nightmare going. She is focused on her new “career” and she won’t let anyone stand in her way, including her husband and children.
I’m hoping that the upcoming stories will help connect the dots and shed some light on why I came forward last year to voice my concerns for the situation. Although the revelations are sad, and in some ways unbelievable, the children are living a life that is much worse than will be printed in any publication.
And then this:
Just when I think that Kate has stooped to the lowest level possible, she outdoes herself. Has she completely lost touch with reality?
So much for “handling it privately”, as she stated late last week. I am disgusted that she is continuing to spread her lies, and discussing very private matters to the media. She completely throws her husband under the bus in order to pursue her own agenda. It is becoming more obvious that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is setting herself up for sympathy and letting everyone know that the show must go on.
It’s true that Kate’s focus hasn’t changed. Doing the show was never about “just making ends meet” or “just paying for college”. Kate did her research and set her plan into motion before the sextuplets were even born. She is using the show–although it’s far from reality–as a means to other opportunities–her new “career”. Kate will never be satisfied. It will never be enough for her. They have reportedly made millions so far and she will keep going without any thought of what this is doing to her family.
When the things your own family blogs about you are worse than anything the tabloids print, you have a very serious problem.