August 26th, 2009
05:44 PM ET

Jon and Kate: Time to stop!

I feel like a broken record. Every time I write a Jon and Kate blog I say the same clichéd things: Are you kidding me?! Seriously?! You have GOT to be kidding me!! But really Jon and Kate, you are putting me in this position. You are stifling my literary creativity. You just don’t stop! And when you don’t stop, you make me a little hot under the collar and I feel the need to vent my frustrations to my Marquee Blog peers and tell them how I feel and then read their responses and see how they feel- and I do read every one!

Kate went on Larry King Live last night to talk about her and Jon’s divorce. She dodged a lot of the questions that Larry asked her claiming they were things that she didn’t want her kids to have to hear about in the press. Kate, I have a question for you: why do these interviews at all? I know you have contractual press obligations to TLC but I have to believe that they would let you out of those due to these extenuating circumstances. So what gives? Do you really need the attention? I only ask because you are also on the cover of the new issue of People magazine talking about your divorce- or rather, talking around your divorce.

Ok Jon, now it’s your turn. Stop talking to the paparazzi. Walking outside of your front door and chatting it up with the constant stream of onlookers at your front gate doesn’t help the situation. First of all, aren’t you supposed to be inside watching your 8 kids? Secondly, these people are not your friends and confidantes, they are tabloid reporters. They make their money, their livelihoods, off of you; they aren’t there to schmooze.

Jon and Kate, listen closely please. Stop waging a publicity war in front of America. You may think that by not saying hurtful things about each other you are sparing your children hurt down the line but in a way this is worse. Just stop.

For all of the latest developments in the Jon and Kate divorce drama be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm ET/PT on HLN- Don’t miss it!

August 26th, 2009
09:14 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's going on in the world of entertainment this morning:

  • The A&E network is moving forward with a reality series about the Jackson brothers, which was originally planned prior to Michael Jackson's death, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will show the brothers dealing with their loss.
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  • Variety reports that a movie based on the classic music show "Soul Train" is in the works, with Malcolm Spellman on tap to write the script for Warner Bros. Don Cornelius, who hosted the show for 35 years, will produce the film.
  • "A Life in the Day," a movie about Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles from 1961 to 1967, is in the works, on the heels of an announced remake of "Yellow Submarine," according to Variety.
  • Vin Diesel will reprise his role as Xander Cage in the third installment of the "XXX" franchise, to be directed by Ericson Core, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Diesel did not appear in the previous film.
  • In a humorous video on Youtube, Ben Stiller meets with Ryan Seacrest to ask him to spare some of his Twitter followers.
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