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!


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  1. Franky

    I despise these 2. A couple of idiots, marginally better than octomom who somehow managed to get a show. Why would ANYONE watch them? Don't you idiots ever wonder how these "parents" seem to have unlimited amounts of time to spend on the talk show circuit, vacations on the beach with 20 year olds, etc. Who does that? Who in the real world with kids has ANY time for selfish such stupidity? People worth of 8 children would have no time for anything other than taking care of them.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GO 24

    These 2 are the saddest excuse for parents that I have ever seen! Money is their motivaion not the children. It is so sad. TLC should be the "bigger person" and take the show off the air. They should ALL really be ashamed of themselves.... Jon, Kate and TLC.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. DonnaR

    Kate is a shrew! She ordered Jon around like he was a servant, degrading him all the way – no wonder he left. Now she wants to play the victim. All the press keeps saying is why isn't Jon home with his kids – HE IS when it is his time to be with them. It's shared custody – Kate has them some days and Jon has them others. It shouldn't be anyones business what he does when he is not with the kids. As for his dating, so what, although they only filed for divorce recently according to Kate they have been leading separate lives since last October. He's a young man there is no reason to lead a quiet celebate life as long as he doesn't do anything inappropriate in front of his children. His children will adjust to the divorce just like so many thousands, probably millions of other children of broken homes do. Is it ideal, no, but they will manage. Kate needs to get over herself feeling that she gets a say in who Jon brings in as a babysitter for the children – they are his kids too, she no longer gets a say in what he does. All the tears in the world aren't going to change that. Jon go out and enjoy life and your children – Kate – get over it! Maybe you are just jealous that Jon has a social life and you apparently don't.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Don't give them an audience, get them off the air.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. EnufisEnuf

    Jon and Kate Plus 8 are on TLC ("The Learning Channel"). What are they trying to teach us?? Ughhhh... I used to love channel, but frankly I have not watched one program on this station. Perhaps TLC should take them off!!

    August 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Aditi

    No question in my mind that Jon is a scum bag. Wish there was a basic requirements guide for people having kids, especially those having anything more than one. Should he not feel obliged to do the right thing by these kids. Kate first had to struggle with his irresponsibility, ineptitude, laziness and inability to grow up and be a Dad. And now this affair, breakup etc is the pits. While this public display is not doing them any good, it is very representative. People in similar situations should look within and see themselves and how their inability to be mature parents hurts their kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ken

    Are you kidding me? They have a $150 million dollar empire and you people are worried about the kids having college funds? Do you not understand that this is a television show? I don't remember people worrying that the Brady kids would have college funds. Just because it's in a different format doesn't mean it isn't scripted. That is unless you really believe poor Kate doesn't have a grounds crew caring for the 24 acre estate.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lisa

    I couldn't agree more! Since when have Kate's kids been her first priority? She just wants to get her face on TV and try and save her job. I hope TLC cancels the show.

    Let's all just ignore them and maybe they'll go away!

    August 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shannon Griffith

    Every photo I see of them, the couple is beaming while the kids all look miserable. Disgusting pandering their kids this way.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Anna

    Sick and tired of this duo and their kids, too.
    Wish they would just get off the air and maybe they can live normal lives....for the childrens' sake. Parading them around for money is low, disgusting, and will surely end up hurting the kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Amy

    I am so tired of hearing about Kate and Jon ! They both need to keep their mouths shut, stay away from the media and concentrate on taking care of their children !

    August 27, 2009 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Wanda

    I'm so sick of reading "I'm so sick of". Can't you think of something else to say. I quit reading after the first few comments because NO ONE SAID ANYTHING NEW. Quit reading bloggs and quit watching the show and quit reading the magazines. Turn you head when you walk by. I would never watch the View because I don't happen to care about anyone on that shows opinion especially that Joy person. Read a good book and not one of Kate's. Jon is the bad guy, come on we all know that. When I was 32 I had children and responsibilities and I did not run out on them. I worked harder and went back to school and got a better JOB. Know what that is. Its what both Gosslins need to get.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Drs

    It's funny that most of you say you won't watch the show but take the time to just keep grinding this topic to death.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dinahg

    Enough is enough.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Yolanda

    THANK YOU! I was thinking the same thing. Why if they had decided for the sake of their children not to air their divorce details to the media is Kate appearing in every other months cover of PEOPLE magazine?

    Isn't that created a false sense of security to their children pretending to be one happy family at home and then when they grow up and google mom and dad, see the truth aired out every week.

    I agree, Jon hates the questions, non privacy, etc., but why talk to the press at his gate every chance he gets?

    And, why are they a big interest still anyway? Every one goes through divorce and actors/actress with more celebrity status then they have avoid the press at all cost going through scandal like this, so why are they so in the Media and opting to go on every interview, tv show, magazine cover they are offered? If you wanted your privacy for the sake of your children, you could do ALOT better then this!

    August 27, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Lisa

    My daughter loved watching the show, so we were regular watchers, and obviously I don't let her anymore with all of the shananigans going on. But I do have to say this: We all know they shouldn't be on TV, and we all know that the kids are going to have this documented for their whole lives, blah blah blah. But they only reason they are TV to begin with, talking to paparazzi, doing interviews and what have you is because we all watch. If we didn't watch, they wouldn't be on TV or anywhere. So as much as you complain about what a louse Jon is and what a wretch Kate is, YOU as the viewer are empowering this behavior. You feed on it because it make you feel better about your lives.

    So just pointing out another obvious fact...if you all weren't so interested, they wouldn't be in the media to begin with.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bethany

    How do you stop an avalanche? I don't think either Jon or Kate had a clue that things would blow up so badly. More importantly, who knows what their real financial picture once TLC flies the coop? How many popular "stars" (and I use that term loosely) have lived it up, just to go bankrupt due to inexperience and/or mismanagement? Just because they have a McMansion in bumblefluck and take sponsored trips doens't mean they've built lasting wealth....

    Perhaps Kate understands the show is near and end, and she still has to support 8 kids for another 10-12 years. I don't blame her for milking every last drop. It's easy to say, "I would NEVER sell my kids out, etc." but if your money clock was ticking, and McMansion bills and the reality of a one-parent household stared you in the face, your tune might change. How far would you go for $100,000 if you had mouths to feed? Think about it before you judge.

    P.S. I also agree the show is way past it's expiration, but I'm glad to see Kate venturing out on her own. Supposedly, she had dreams of hosting, and now she's a guest host on the View. Now THAT's what I call making lemonade!

    August 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Kay

    They are nto the only family to have eight children at home. Only difference is that they had six at one time. Lots of people have raised more than eight children and did it without the money that the Gosslins make off the TV show. Lots of people have raised their children by working for a living.

    Jon is flaunting his girlfriends in front of everyone even his childern. If he cared about the children he would have done things differently.

    The show does need to be taken off the show and both need to work at being a family.

    The children will be the ones to suffer if not now it will affect ther adult lives.

    August 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Greg Watlington

    Thanks Steph.

    I hope they get an absolute flood of requests. I also hope they grow a backbone when they take the show off of the air and ensure these kids can be cared for through college education so that "income" is no longer an excuse for parading a family's tragedy through the public spotlight.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mel

    I saw one show about John and Kate and their eight, when I was sick in bed and TLC was doing a marathon of shows about miracle-slash-multiple births. A woman had seen Kate on a previous show, and convinced her plastic surgeon husband to donate a tummy tuck and stuff to Kate because her story touched her. They gave her surgery, and then took her to a salon and gave her a makeover, and put her up – all on camera.

    When I saw an ad run for TLC's newest show "John and Kate and Eight," I knew that Kate just got her nose opened by all of this attention and potential for money and swag. I never watched an episode.

    This was a train wreck waiting to happen. The poor kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  21. DR.RUTH

    IGNORE THEM........ EVERYONE NEEDS TO IGNORE THEM AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL GO AWAY.
    JUST REMEMBER JON AND KATE YOUR KIDS WILL GROW UP ONE DAY, JUST THINK OF ALL THE QUESTIONS THEY ASK YOU?
    HOPEFULLY THEY WILL HAVE SOME MORALS........

    August 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. LINDA

    I AGREE......PULL THE PLUG ON THE SHOW.
    PRAY FOR THE KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Karen J

    Who cares a flip about Jon and Kate. Take the show off the air which would force them to get real jobs and take responsibility of an average family. Stop subjecting those kids to a life under a microscope. They are already going to be messed up.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mike

    Here's a novel idea. Why don't you stop writing about them? Seriously. CNN is ostensibly a news site, but every single day for the last month, there's been some piece of pablum about these two nobodys. Just SHUT UP!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. John Q. Public

    I quit watching the show when the new season began. It just became too much about how much free stuff they can acquire and how many free vacations they can get.
    ...however, I love watching the train wreck this separation and pending divorce are becoming.
    Please TLC...Keep it up!
    It's much more entertaining than the show ever thought about being.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Emily

    Jon and Kate...please don't stop! I love it...all of it. It's the perfect mindless fodder I need for this stage of my life. I'm taking a break from my career to stay at home with kids and I need something to take my mind off of the economy and war on terror. I've always hated soap opera's because they're so fake. But, the Gosselin's divorce is CLASSIC...love it. You can't write stuff like this...fun, fun, fun. I'm on Team Kate...always have been.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Rose

    OK. I think I read where Kate saw Jon and she was determined to marry him. Then she was determined to have children right away...at any cost. I don't think Jon had any choices with that. A lot of people just "go along" because it's easier or because of the way they were raised. They got married too young, then the kids came, then the money came. I'm sure Jon would be much happier if he had a regular job. Kate wants the attention and the money. Let her do it by herself.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Deb

    The media needs to stop covering these two. It's giving them what they want. "Tho dost protest too much"

    August 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Gina, TN

    I'm sorry that this has happened to those children. It's hard enough raising 1-2 kids, but 8 without both parents under the same roof? Cheating isn't right, but bless Jon's heart...I can see why he did it. Kate was always putting Jon down and making fun of him or complaining about this or that. Nothing the poor man did was right! One kind word from another woman...and BAM...he was gone. It's a sad situation.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  30. monica

    I realize that we all love a little celebrity gossip...I'm the first to admit it! But why do we keep giving this story any attention? If you have ever raised a family...you know that this kind of heartache and chaos is the last thing you need. Let's stop giving unnecessary attention to the Gosslins and focus on more important stories....the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the end of an important era in our nations' history. Let's teach our kids that these are the kinds of events....

    August 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  31. maggie

    They are NOT "a special family." Just because this woman has a bunch of kids makes her special?? Why? Who cares? Oh, she "gets things done." Yeah, that's really unusual, everybody else is just helpless without watching this pair of idiots who didn't have sense enough to realize that subjecting their family to cameras 24/7 might disrupt their lives. If this is where you go for inspiration, you are in serious trouble. I submit that turning off the TV and not watching this claptrap will make it possible for you to get a lot more done in your own life.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Eva

    I think it is hypocritical of you to tell them to stop talking to the press when you and the press will not stop writing about them and getting paid to do so. If they are getting something from telling there story be it financial or emotional then, how are they, different than you who write about them.

    Nobody does something for nothing so obviously they are getting something out of this relationship be it money, vindication, adulation, spleen venting or they would not do it. The other option is that they are being given no other choice either way it is silly to get on your high horse and tell them to do something you are unwilling or unable to do your self. If you want them to stop I suggest you stop writing about them with out an audience who are they going to talk to.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  33. stacey

    Kate, go to your life with your kids and get out of the public eye. We are soooo tired of you and your whining. PLEASE disappear and have a great life being a mother not a wannabe "celebrity"......you are the most controlling person on the planet! Jon should have left you long ago.

    Just get over yourself....Jon has grown some backbone albeit late in life. He cannot be controlled by you any longer...GOOD FOR HIM!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Brad

    its people like you who take time out of their day to write up something like this, who cares? If you like them, you like them, if you don't, then you don't. YOU stop writing, you stop watching, you stop saying OMG Kate why do this, or why do that, Turn the fricken channel and get a life!!!! Do people know there is an outdoors anymore?

    August 27, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Lisa

    I think that Kate is doing a great job. She cares about her kids. This is how she is making a great living. She has said that they have college funds for all 8 kids. How many people with 1 or 2 kids can say that. In my opinion she is being a responsible mother. She is providing for her kids. Yes in the public but if you watch her kids they are not bothered by the cameras. If you read about them the camera crew is the same crew since they started the show. The kids know them like family. I would do this in a minute. Jon is the issue. He is a selfish child. Kate still loves him and it is a shame that he decided after 10 years of marrage and 8 kids that he wants something else. Some day in the future he will realize leaving Kate was the worst decision he could have made. I hope she can move on and find love for herself again. It is too bad she has to.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Kim

    You had me until the last paragraph – YOU are feeding the beast. Here is a novel idea: don't cover it. I believe EW did a poll, with 97% reporting that they want these two to just go away. Give the people what they want.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Fran

    I believe that if Jon would act like a person, instead of a who==master things would be very different. If he would act like a father of children, and stop saying that he's only 32 and has not lived life. Guess what Jon? Your decision was to get married at 22 and your decision to have children..Kate did not do all this by herself. So unless you can prove that you had nothing to do with either of her pregnancies, and had nothing to do with this marriage, Then SHUT UP, GROW UP, BE A MAN FOR A CHANGE AND ACCEPT YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES OF A WIFE AND CHILDREN.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Lynn

    MountainMama, did it ever occur to you that Kate behaved the way she did toward Jon because he was cheating or doing many of the things we're witnessing out of him now? Sorry, people do not just change overnight. He's very immature and she made the first mistake by marrying him, 2nd mistake by having so many children with him, and 3rd mistake by not divorcing him yrs ago when it became painfully obvious that he was weak and not father material.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Nadine

    OH PLEASE – Just stop this . . . the bottom line is MONEY. . . and Jon and Kate made ALOT of it and are still making ALOT of it. If they are so tired of all this, just QUIT the show and give their children a normal life. The MONEY and FAME are too great to leave behind. What a Joke they are! I feel sorry for the kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  40. ipubbhhh

    I agree as well. She is already filling in on The View. Who is going to be watching the kids then? Jon? Better yet, a nanny? They got what they wanted...a BIG house...new car...tummy tuck...and plugs. They already destroyed their marriage. They just need to stop.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Steph

    If you want to make a difference, visit Discovery Communications – Viewer Relations and send them a comment requesting they take the show off air.

    http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/

    August 27, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Will Withem

    money money money moneeeeeey!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. MTS

    Yes – I am so sick of them that I immediately clicked on the headline about "Jon & Kate", where Kate's evil mind control forced me to leave a comment telling the world I am sick of them.

    How dare they force me to read the same insipid articles over and over again. And the nerve of making me watch them on Larry King.

    If you don't want to read/hear about them, turn off the TV and put down the tabloids. Maybe considering spending the time with your own kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Kristine Kozlowski

    My friends and I USED to watch them when they were this cute couple trying to do the family thing and itwas cute and fun...now, after the drama sinks in and is obvious that theyneed to shutoff the cameras...we do not tune in anymore. Its time for them to turn it off, and deal with their real life crisis...its not entertainment when 8 kids have a broken home that needs to be fixed. TV and money won't help them!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Southern chick

    I vote that everyone should turn on TV Land & watch old "Andy Griffith" reruns. Such a simple time. Good morals & good lessons on the show for parents, good memories & clean fun for everybody.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  46. kat

    i like the caption at the end that points readers to watch more of the jon and kate divorce drama on HLN tonight...

    oh, and lady...learn how to write, ok? you sound like a child.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mary Anne

    They will keep "pimping out" the kids until everyone quits watching the show!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Kathy

    HERE! HERE!! I agree wholeheartedly. Good for you!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Christine

    Thank you! I'm SOOOO sick of hearing about them! Those children need to be made a priority and out of the spotlight!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Emily

    you know what, if you don't like them so much, don't watch them! Nobody's forcing you!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Lisa

    Oh dear God, can't we just get organized enough to STOP feeding into these two fools pathological need for constant attention/martyrdom?! The biggest favor we could do for those eight children (since their moronic parents haven't been able to figure this out on their own) is to STOP WATCHING THIS TRAIN WRECK.
    Ratings would then go down. TLC would drop them because they no longer bring in revenue. And then everyone would have to return to the real world (are you listening Kate & Jon?) and learn to behave like civilized chimpanzees.
    Actually, that may have been an insult to chimpanzees .... ...sorry ........

    August 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Molly

    If their relationship is this acrimonious and hateful on camera, I can only imagine what those children have witnessed off camera. While it must be very nice having the media bankroll your lifestyle, the Gosselin tale has turned into something so ugly it's hard to watch. I used to think Octomom was the most dysfunctional, crass, limelight-hungry person on the planet, but I think Jon Gosselin has taken that title. Just stop already before you damage your kids for life.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  53. L9

    What gets me is this.... why wasn't anyone talking about "those poor little children" when the show first started. I didn't read much of anyone talking back then. So riddle me this if anyone of you were in their place and offered a television show (75k a ep) You mean to tell me noone reading this would have taken the offer? (mind you, that you have cloth, feed take care of 8 growing kids which includes medical unitl the age of 18 and college).

    We all know that life is not a bowl of peaches and cream and this family is just like any other family in America some with less then 8 kids who are going thru divorce, ups and downs etc. It's a part of life. If these people were not on TV we would not even care.

    Why isn't anyone talking about the Duggar's (or whatever name they go by) with 18 kids and they still counting I am sure their life isn't all happy either, but we will never know until the media finds dirt. Then once again everyone with an opinion will chime in as to what they should have done or not done.

    At the end of the day these people chose to do these things (tv) and i'm sure for the Gosselin's they did not see divorce coming and I'm sure if they could they would have kept it out the lime light. Kate and Jon will get thru all of this mess.

    We will continue to watch our cable etc and look for another reality show to come in our livingrooms.......waiting to judge...SMH :-)

    August 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Diane

    I have stopped watching. What drew me to the show in the first place no longer exists. It was nice watching this family deal with everyday issues. They have become the rich and famous and should be taken off the air. It's time to let the circus end so the kids can have some peace.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Marie Michaud

    Enough.. I thought CNN was a reputable news source... If I see one more thing about these people, and I am changing my home page.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. shel

    Why are these people even on the news? Seriously our media is a joke...

    August 27, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  57. jmw

    PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE TAKE THE SHOW OFF THE AIR!!! It is never just one person fault when a marriage ends. It is very evident that Kate loves the attention and is in it for the money. CANCEL THE SHOW NOW!!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  58. HP

    Wait a minute....you tell them to stop, but then the last line of your blog says to tune in tonight so we can see the rest of the drama. Slightly hypocritical, aren't you?

    August 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Sam

    Why are these people even "famous"?!?! UGH give me a break.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Tune In to Life!

    Jon is a typical male PIG! After he ties Kate up like the Old Woman in the Shoe, he decides he'd rather have his freedom in order to party and play with younger women. Nice that he can just walk away and stick her with all of the drudgery of being a single parent. Jon, stop thinking with your 'other' head and go home where you belong! You can't just walk away when the going gets tough, you stupid wimp! Be a man for once in your life. Did you think it was going to be all fun and games having such a large brood?! Stop being a media whore and concentrate on your family.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Pam

    I have only watched a few episodes on Jon and Kate plus8, and stopped after the second episode. It was clear to me that Kate was always humuliating Jon and never with him of anything else for that matter. What man would ever want to put up with that, especially on TV. I believe the marriage fell apart because of Kate. But what do I know, after watching only two episodes. Though I have a good feeling I am right! She is simply impossible and is responsible for ruining their marriage.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Pat

    Message to Kate:

    You have been exploiting those kids since the six were born. You will be lucky if they ever have any kind of a life after you get through with them. Turn off the cameras already! You will have to go back to paying the bills the way that the rest of us do....by our own work....not our kids. Your divorce is really not that interesting. Most of us have been there and done that. We have stories of our own to bore you with.

    Message to John:

    Oh grow up! You ruined the brand. The kids were the whole thing for Kate and the rest of us.....get over it. You, your tee shirts and your girlfriends are not that interesting.

    Message to the producers:

    Most of us are disgusted with this whole thing by now. I long ago stopped watching and more and more will stop watching the trainwreck eventually. Why not use some moral authority and end this nightmare to spare the kids. Are you going to keep this going until one or more of them end up in rehab or a mental facility? As long as you are giving the parents money, they will not get off the stage and let the kids get try to cobble together some kind of normal life.. Being one of a litter of kids was never going to be easy, but all this publicity is dangerous. Every little mistake, every little argument filmed, stored and available to be brought out in a new product.....best of....worst of.....outtakes from.....their lives. It was never a good idea and now that the parents are feuding and creating tabloid fodder.....it is time for someone act responsibly and pull the plug.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  63. TinaLove

    Why is it that when a reality show becomes too real, every one flips out? This is life, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. Plain and simple. Sure, if they weren't on TV, no one would care, but the fact is they are on TV. So what do we do when it get's too real? Yeah, you can turn them off, you can listen objectively, you can take sides or you can hound them until they break. I do feel for them as far as the paparazzi goes, I think it's terrible. Not for Kate and Jon, but you'd think the American public would stand up for the kids being harassed. As I watched the 5 year birthday show and saw the paparazzi climbing over hill and through the trees to get a shot. I could have cried. They had to sneak around, split up and try to outrun them and that's not fair to the kids. I know, a lot of you are saying that they shouldn't be on the air at all but if that's the case, then why did you start watching at all? It was fine to watch them with it was a happy little family but when it gets too real, everyone is quick to judge.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Kit

    Kate clearly plans a career in the media. She's going to be guest hosting on The View soon, and obviously relishes the spotlight and the money that go with this type of career. To that end, it behooves her to 1) polish her image, so we all forget the abusive, berating, belittling Kate of the first four seasons, and 2) stay in the public eye as often and as for long as possible. While I don't like Kate, and don't for a second buy her image of "I'm just a mom," I respect her right to pursue whatever career she chooses. Most Hollywood stars have nannies and spend a great deal of time away from their kids. That's clearly where Kate is intent on going. It may even be that her kids will benefit from all this, because they will be raised by people who don't turn into shrieking zombies at the sight of a crumb on the table. If you want to help her, watch her shows, buy her books. If you don't, then turn off the TV and read a good novel or mow the yard instead. It's all about choices, people.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Steve

    Jon and Kate who?

    August 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  66. brad

    234 posts so far. You want these people off of the air?? Then stop watching. No one watches a show the goes away. Why are these people so popular?? We make them popular by watching the show. You hate what they do to the kids?? Then stop watching the show. If you want the media circus that travels with these village idiots to go back home?? Then stop watching. If no one watched this show, it would be cancelled quickly. For the people that hate this familty and want them off the air but still watch, you are the problem!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Adam

    I like how he tells them to stop but yet he continues to write about them. The media needs to stop being an enabler for Jon and Kate.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  68. tiff

    seriously the only people i feel sorry for. are the children... stuck with pitiful father and control freak mother... hello Kate, shut up, stay home and take care of your children...make up to them and ruining their lives forever...

    August 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Melina

    I agree...but this is partly why you'll keep hearing from Jon/Kate:

    "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!"

    Shrug.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  70. MsMHS

    Don't want to see Kate or Jon on magazine covers or TV shows, then don't watch their reality show, don't buy those magazines and tune out those obnoxious shows that interview or try to interview them. Jon and Kate will disappear quite quickly then.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Sel

    I think both are too hurt they cant think straight. I feel bad for those kids. Truth is the demise of that marriage comes from the wife being such a control freak and not respecting her husband...not realizing that the father has to lead and not the wife. It all boils down to $$$. KG has found a way to make good $$$ through a reality show and not thinking what after effects this might have on her kids years down the line. For someone who hates media attention, JG doesnt seem to mind a whole lot being photographed by papparazzos. It's a shame to see adults acting like their shoe sizes and bearing it all on TV. Each party wants to the "right" for their kids...the right thing is TLC pulling the plug on that show and letting them focus on their marital issues...for the sake of the "kids" stop this insanity!!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Connie

    TLC needs to help these folks make a decision; it is now to the point of becoming nauseous with the media commenting on every little thing they do = there are much more important things in this world! Quit the show and let them go back into the *working world* of real jobs and things to think about; like their 8 kids!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Josie

    I have a great idea....lets all stop watching and the WILL go away. Maybe Kate needs to earn enough cash to fix that god awful hairdo....
    That alone is enough for me to tune out !!!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  74. pat herchek

    Orginally I watched the show to see the kids – it brought back memories of my own 5 growing up. Nothing like rediscovering the world thru young innocent eyes and their excitement about common rights of passage-holidays, waiting for bid sis to come home from school , helping mom or dad. The logistics of dealing with so many the same age made me glad mine came one at a time, Never did like watching segments on parents, hair plugs,tummy tuck. Katie's brow beating of Jon got old what started as glimpses of frustration in dealing with so many over time became demeaning of Jon and old over time, I got the feeling Kat was to controlling and over organized to the point that she did not enjoy her kids as much as the rest of us and Jon. A monthly or quarterly hour long show centered on the kids reacting to the world and growing up would be more interesting – more like the orqinal sharing home movie feel. Must admit I hope to be able to see the younger ones start kindergarten. Viewers interest is in the kids ans has provided them a very nice lifestyle.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Kate Supporter

    For those that have never been the person that has been divorced and left, you really do not know how it feels. Does Kate not need to go on tv, no but everyone would talk about her anyway. As for her woe is me attitude, you are not in her shoes–so leave her alone. If you dont want to hear her, turn the channel!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  76. royalcolt

    What a pair of idiots. Both need to grow up and be parents to those 8 kids. Starting now.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  77. lisacar

    I am so sick of them I can't stand to even look at either one of them. Everyone needs to stop watching the show and hopefully it will drive it off the air. She is only out for attention – stay home and be with the kids. And oh by the way don't play with them outside in your front yard all the time to get your picture taken!

    August 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Vivian

    I never, ever, watched an episode of Jon & Kate, but I probably know just as much about them as if I had watched every second! I am sick of Jon & Kate! Go away! Try to live normal lives out of sight of the rest of us! Please! You keep saying "what's best for the kids"....I have four kids and I would never subject them to the stuff you have subjected your kids to. Disappear!

    August 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Susan

    Kate's interview on Larry King was a total FARCE, she answered none of the questions posed to her which made a mockery of the term "interview" just another self promoting moment in this whole nightmare that is the Gosslins. I hope Larry does finds more interesting subjects next time.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  80. pattyblueeyes

    Two pathetic losers at this point, they actually deserve each other!

    August 27, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Louise Thomas

    Like Michael Jackson-enough,already!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Jack

    I am so SICK of Jon & Kate I could just vomit. It is time for TLC to take them off of the air but instead they seem to not only be committed to new episodes but airing reruns of the show every day of the week. It seems like every time I turn the channel to TLC, there is a Jon & Kate rerun on. They are on during the morning, during the afternoon and during the evening. Enough is enough. It is time for TLC to stop running this show and let these poor children be kids. It is obvious that their parents don't care about them. All they are interested in is the almighty dollar and how much they can get out of the show's sponsors and viewers. Maybe it is time for the state of Pennsylvania to step in and look at the home situation to determine if the children are being provided a safe environment. Too bad that their production team doesn't care.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Lirpa

    Mike – thank you.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Lyndsay

    It's amusing how most of you are saying you don't care about Jon and Kate, and yet you are still on here reading the articles and taking the time to comment on them. Obviously you do care, and as long as you keep reacting, whether negative or positive, this story will continue to be in the headlines for months or years to come.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Reality TV bites

    I've never watched the show. I've never WANTED to watch the show. I don't want to watch ANY 'reality' show. So why is it I know every detail of these insufferable idiots lives!?? Easy... even if you don't watch this crap, the media is still intent on shoving them down your throats until you gag. Personally, I say the best revenge on these morons... turn it off. Maybe if they realize that we aren't watching the "hey-look-at-me!I'm-on-TV!" crowd, the tv producers might put on a quality television program once in a while (with actual PAID ACTORS!!! WOW! They still make them, you know!)

    August 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Kim

    I COMPLETELY agree. Just shut up.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Crystal B

    I think these people need some serious conseling. I feel for the kids. I don't like Kate from what I have heard of her and I don't watch these types of shows because they are dumb. As far as her saying she does it to help other people. Huh I guess the money doesn't mean anything to her. These people need to grow up.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  88. wordswork

    Was it supposed to be irony that the marquee blogger pleaded for Jon and Kate to go away, then ended the blog with this:

    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!"

    That's irony, right? I sure hope it was intentional because if it wasn't, the marquee blogger looks like a contradictory idiot.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jen Campbell

    Amen! The two of them have control over the whole situation and they are controlling it exactly the way they want it.... The kids as they get older ARE NOT going to want those cameras intruding, so wake up! And grow up....

    August 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  90. blahbla

    the kids are not their priority, money is their priority, who pays for the medical bills, neither one has a job, do they have insurance, who pays for it, money is their priority and as for jon well i used to have sympathy for me, he's shown that he thinks with the wrong head. kids their priority, no money is and i wonder how much of that money is being put into savings or whatever for those children when they are of age, i'm willing to bet none, because both jon and kate are living rich lifestyles.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Pat

    Jon and Kate are addicted to the attention they receive in the media. It's like being an alcoholic...they can't stop themselves. I feel bad for the kids. The kids didn't ask for this.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Missy M

    I loved Jon and Kate plus 8 when the show first started and iit was about the kids. Over the years it's become more about the drama between the parents and less about the kids, and like millions of others, I've lost interest. I find the Dugger family much more inspiring and enjoyable to watch - they just seem to handle their fame and family with more dignity.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  93. John

    Boycott reality television. This will bring a quick and merciful end to Jon & Kate, Octomom and anyone else who should either be out looking for a real job or staying home and taking care of their kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Mike

    This cracks me up.

    The article says stop talking to the media hounds and then ends with....

    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!

    Talk about irony....let's face it...there is no such thing as bad publicity

    Sheesh

    August 27, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  95. wtf

    But we eat this crap up. Clearly every one that has left a message on here saw the headline and read the article. I completely agree agree with the article 100% but it's people like us that keep them in the media. I wish TLC would call it quits on the show because clearly neither Jon nor Kate have the good sense to. Big deal they have 8 kids – why are they getting so much air time? Who really honestly gives a rats hind end about Jon and Kate? I could care less. They don't care about their kids enough to stop all of it....maybe the kids should be taken from them since they are both more worried about jet setting around. Make them get real jobs and get rid of the nanny. Support your own kids, take care of your own kids. They wouldn't last a day.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Blab

    I love Kate

    August 27, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Linda

    The show should be called Kate. As it is always about Kate. I used to watch the show to see Aaden, Cara and Jon. Kate just irrates the heck out of me. I have not watched the show for the past while, not since Kate started being more and more abusive towards Jon.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mike

    Kaplan, your indignation is as laughable as it is phony. A Media Circus Macabre is precisely what Jon & Kate were always about, from Day One. They decided to exploit their brood for all it was worth, and everyone was more than happy to join in the fun. Now, Oliver Sudden, you are going to get indignant about the potential 'harm to the children'? LOL!!!! What a crock! Anyone who ever cared a hoot for those children showed it by *never*ever* watching one second of one episode. (We know where that leaves you.)

    August 27, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  99. sritenour

    It is time this show is taken off the air. Jon and Kate, don't go away mad, just go away.

    August 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Carolyn

    I no longer watch the show. It is not entertaining to watch Kate complain and Jon act like a 16-year old slut. Those poor children. What are they going to think in 10 years when they go back and view this show and read about what happened?

    August 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Sonia

    I'm so over these people! I don't watch them, won't buy a magazine with their faces on them, and change the channel if I see them on TV.

    I say this with the utmost sarcasm-

    Octomom appears to be more of a fit parent!

    August 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Maria

    I never watched this show because I think it was irresponsible for prople who had kids already to have 8 more. If these two people really cared about their kids then they would stop doing this show. Eventually it will have a detrimental effect if it hasn't already.

    August 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  103. SilentBoy741

    Now to the Marquee Blog: STOP reporting on every little thing these people do, And then pleading with them to STOP playing up to the media. Every time one of them farts, you've got a half-page story on it, and probably a Twitter update too.

    You yourself dedicate your entire post beseeching them to just shut up and leave the media alone for awhile - except for the last line: "For all of the latest developments in the Jon and Kate divorce drama be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight". The very essence of bald-faced media hypocrisy. The supreme Irony of it is hilarious! I nearly fell out of my chair laughing.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  104. irene

    Are Jon and Kate the first people to get divorced?
    Does TLC not realize how stupid they look for even continuing with this?
    And now on the View? Kate can't even do an interview never mind being a co-host!
    Really, who really cares about either of them. I just wish" people" would be mindful of the kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Myndurown

    AMEN, AMEN I SAY!! I will not be watching Kate on the "View" but I am sure I will see a headline about it. And Jon, isn't there some clothing line your supposed to be working on? Or will none of your new, rich friends fund it? You two want to talk so much? SEE A COUNSELOR!!!
    You think your kids are protected from all of this? Your egos are over ruling any sense you were blessed with. I don't care who did what to who anymore. I don't care about your show. GO AWAY!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  106. CJ

    They will keep doing this show as long as the powers that be will keep them on TV. Jon said hmiself on video the other day that he just wanted to "make as much money as I can" WHILE he can. They have created a lifestyle that neither of them together nor separately can afford to maintain unless they continue to expolit their children, and they both know it. Jon was just the one to admit it.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Chris W

    I just wish these two would just STOP TALKING. Neither have taken responsibility for the break-up of their marriage, that's obvious. But why do they, esp Jon, keep talking, and talking, and talking incessently? At least Kate isn't dissing him when she speaks. I always felt bad that Kate steamrolled Jon, but now I understand her frustration – he's a do-nothing who whines and complains. Furthermore, he's done nothing to merit the wealth and attention heaped upon him but accidentally father a large group of kids!! He looked absolutely ridiculous on that yacht in France – what in the world does he have in common with all those wealthy people? He comes across as insincere, ungrateful and ungracious. I mean, does he ever say thank you to anyone? Removing him from the show certainly wouldn't be any big loss! News flash Jon – you won't be missed.

    I'm not a huge fan of Kate's, but at least she seems more relaxed in her scenes with the kids now. And the kids are still cute! Everyone should just relax about the show – they are growing fast and as they lose that "cuteness" the show will not hold the public's interest for too much longer. I think they should just earn as much as they can from the show, because the plug will be pulled soon enough as a natural consequence of their growing up. And say what you will about the kids' "needing thereapy" or "being exploited" – they all seem fine, well loved and well adjusted little kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  108. teresa

    I can relate to Kate as a woman whose husband left her for another woman. My children were 2 and 5 when their father left and it has affected them their wholes lives (17 and 20 years old now). They dislike intensely the woman he left me for (they are still together). When my husband left, my daughter, 2, cried for her daddy every night. My son, 5, would hide in the bathroom at school. It was a nightmare that affects the children even today. I too drove to my ex-husband's house when he got a babysitter for the children that I didn't like. Like Kate, I left realizing that there wasn't anything I could do about it. All I can say to Kate is to get the cameras off the children so they can mourn the end of their family properly. Then, relax, the children will know the truth as they get older. They will still love their father but they will know his flaws and faults. Be the parent they can trust and rely on. Get the cameras out of the house. Then Jon wouldn't have the outlet for attention that he so desperately seems to need right now. His focus will be off the cameras at his front fence and back on the kids in the house. TLC, do the right thing, cancel this show.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Katherine

    Finally someone has the balls to tell them straight on! John and Kate, – you needed to hear this – you must surely realize that the tabloids are the only ones who are reaping the rewards of your actions – not you. If your PR people at TLC are behind all this media-hyped drama they should be fired – they are obviously not helping you your family and certainly not ratings. Get some professional help and air your word slinging in private.. After all – being a media personality does have some responsibility – there are viewers out there who look up to what you have accomplished – eight beautiful and healthy children. Dont loose sight of the what's important – tabloid fodder for one should not be on the list of priorities.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  110. rand

    ho hum.

    if you are not interested in having your life blown apart in the media – well, stop inviting their interest.

    your life is so garden-variety trash.

    so, cry a very sad story to someone who gives an iota of concern.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Judy Purdy

    I think what bothers me the most about this whole mess, is the fact that during the time they are saying their marriage was in trouble, they repeated their vows in Hawaii and took two or three episodes to show how happy they all were. I have not watched the show since the split up and probably never will again.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Lal

    What gets me is, Jon says he is tired of the paparazzi , wants a 9-5 job and wants out of the spotlight, yet he can throw a bash in Las Vegas inviting other stars and knowing the tabloids will there as well as other camera crews etc......get over yourself!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Shelley

    In the beginning, when I first started watching the show. I was very uncomfortable with the way that Kate treated Jon. She was very overbearing and talked to him like he was one of her children. I kept waiting for him to step up and tell her to back off and let him do it his way. Now I wonder if maybe he really was someone who had to be treated that way in order to get anything done. His actions since their break-up have not been very responsible. How can he justify what he has been doing.
    I really am leaning more toward the Kate camp now. I respect the fact that she is not slamming Jon in her interviews. Regardless of how any of us feel on the subject, I'm sure the Jon and Saga will have more to come.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  114. tlkc

    To djh:

    We are not "playing Dr. Phil", we are just stating what most people are thinking and we ALL don't put all of our energy into this subject. However, you have no room to talk because, you posted a comment too. So, this must be interesting to you as well.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Kim

    My friends and I have made a pact. We will never watch anything with Hate Gosslin!!!!! We will never buy anything associated with her!!

    Both of them have serious issues and their children are so SAD!!!

    Anyone who can not see that Hate Gosslin is a loser needs to pull their head out of their butt!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Cindy D

    I agree-It's time to stop all of this. I stopped watching the show and was an avid fan but get too depressed watching now. Enough is enough. Take the show off.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  117. tlkc

    The problem is John and Kate is that there are people out there who want to know what is going on in their lives! I could care less. I do worry about the children though. I mean it hard enough to go through a divorce in a "normal" life, but they can't stay out of the spotlight. I think Kate only does these interviews for the money! That's all that seems to matter to her. I remember when they moved into their new house, all she could say was "this is ALL mine, all of it". Shouldn't she have said it's all ours? I think the money and the popularity of the show has completely went to both of their heads. Both of them need to step back and think about their kids and stop with all the fighting because in the end, its just the kids that are getting the worse of the deal. Plus, is Kate and John are going to do interviews, answer the questions and stop beating around the bush and avoiding questions!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Steve

    Why America even cares in the first place about these two talentless boobs is beyond me. They're a perfect example of how America has become clueless when it comes to what to watch on TV. They don't deserve any single ounce of attention! So they had a lot of kids! Who care!?!?

    August 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Donna

    It's all about the money.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Deb

    Please oh please, will someone just make them go away and stop the madness.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Kelly

    These shows and the people portrayed in them are the reason I haven't plugged into cable for two years. I DO NOT MISS WATCHING TELEVISION! They need to go away and focus on raising healthy children...but I'm afraid it may be too late!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Charlotte P

    I am SO SICK of these two morons. WHY do people watch them? Or care?

    August 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  123. mtanne

    Who are Jon and Kate and why should I care?

    August 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Christi Pitts

    To TLC.......Please cancel Jon & Kate plus 8 and find another family to show-case! Everyone I know is sick and tired of both of them. They both wanted the children so now raise them in private and move on!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Meri

    Brittany – You also have the ability to stop blogging about it. You are contributing to feeding the machine. If you quit talking about it, it will eventually go away.

    You also are part of the tabloid press making your $$ off the continuing interest in Jon & Kate – and of course, not a friend either, right? You don't get it both ways, so drop the pretense that you're so tired of it; it's an easy paycheck for you. As long as you remember to hit the spell check, this isn't much of a journalistic challenge, is it?

    August 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Chris

    Why are we STILL talking about these people.....????

    August 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  127. susan

    I wonder what the kids will do without the cameras around, it's pretty much all they know at this point. There was a scene in the Vow renewal epsiode where one of the boys grabs a leaf and proceeds to use it as a boom mic.

    Parents will never be perfect, divorce is a horrible thing and someone should get those kids in counseling!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Kelley

    I agree enough is enough.......Jon grow up, you can say all you want that this not a "mid life crisis" but you actions have proved the opposite. You state your kids are the most important thing to you really??? You moved to New York, what's wrong with an apartment close to your family? Guess no night life in Wernersville, PA. also wanted to state that your quote yesterday in People magazine......."A fan asked me, 'Don't you sometimes wish you could go back to a 9-to-5 job?' [And my reply was,] 'Yeah, because this is 24/7 and 9-to-5ers punch in and punch out and you have no responsibilities.' "
    Well I am a 9-to-5er and I do have responsibilities after 5, because you are no the only person raising a family. Grow up Jon being a parent will always be 24/7

    August 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Mel

    There are just some people who should never be allowed to speak or be seen in public again. Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, and Jon & Kate Gosselin immediately come to mind.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  130. bluorangefyre

    They just prove that Andy Warhol was right when he said people would one day be famous for fifteen minutes. But if I get my Warhol-mandated fame, I'm donating 14:55 to somebody else that is starving for attention.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Whitney

    TLC, Jon, Kate, and the media just needs to stop the madness. Listen to the PUBLIC who's basically the bottom line when it comes to the fate of these show...WE ARE SICK OF YOU. Apparently, the allure to this show was seeing how this middle-class family struggles with 8 kids to raise. Maybe I'VE been living under a rock but WHERE and WHAT is the attraction of that? Last time I checked people have been having broods of kids WAYYY before Jon and Kate came along and no one felt the desire to be nosy and put their lives on display. The show is crap. TLC are moneymongers and the major networks(and mass media in general) need to refocus the attention on serious issues. And I'm not talking about who burgularized Lindsay Lohan's house either....

    August 27, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Evangelene

    You nailed the article!

    May Jon and Kate should ask themselves:
    – Is it really in the best interest of my kids or is it for me and my acquired lifestyle?
    – If they are striving for privacy, they should be a little more low key. it sure beats publicizing every detail.
    – Is making $75k an episode is not worth it? If yes, then accept the fact that this is the price of fame.

    Perhaps TLC should take the higher road and pull the plug on their show for their children's sake, rather than go for ratings? Probably not.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Deb

    I think Kate sees the end of her TLC show and is making inroads to another area to make a living and if that is show business so be it. At least she is being much more dignified than her soon to be ex by not trashing him and his pop tarts. I do hope TLC cancels the show and Jon has to get a real job and support his kids and if Kate wants a job in show business so what; at least she is making a living off herself and not her kids. I think she is a lot more classy than Jon and will have a lot less to answer for when the kids are older and start asking questions than Jon will.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Wendy

    AMEN Brittany!!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Caleb

    Who cares. Im tired of lookin at these two people. Divorces happen everyday. It wouldnt bother me if they were never on tv again.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Beau

    At least two headlines a day on CNN.com about Jon and Kate for the last 3 months, and now an editorial about how enough is enough? I'm sorry, but your "news" organization is a joke.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Melissa

    If you stop watching and talking about it then no one will want to put them on TV.

    remember, if you build it, they will come.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Rich

    I agree wholeheartedly with the message and the tone of this piece; I am sick of the whole Jon and Kate circus. In fact, I'm pretty sick of the whole "reality" genre. Why in the world is anyone interested in every petty detail of these fame whores? Sadly, after Jon and Kate are gone from the screen, we'll be "treated" to more exploits of someone else, like Octomom (SHE REALLY makes me sick!) or whoever the latest patsy is.

    Worse still, what kind of effect will the public scrutiny with which Jon, Kate and their kids' lives are playing out have on these innocent children as they grow older?

    But the biggest hypocrisy is at the bottom of the editorial itself. After taking Jon and Kate to task for their constant public sniping at one another, the author has the audacity to invite the public to "be sure to tune in to Showbiz Tonight at 11pm ET/PT on HLN- Don’t miss it!" If these people are as fed up as we are, why are they continuing to hype this overblown crapfest?!?

    August 27, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  139. SMCobweb

    These clowns are the biggest reason I still cling to for NOT EVER watching reality tv. How pathetic those people are just keeps becoming more obvious. Not everyone gives a crap but it's thrown in our faces no matter what website we go to, what magazine we pick up, the news in every way, shape and form has to put EVERYTHING about them out there. ENOUGH ALREADY FOR GOD SAKES!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  140. docg

    I just waiting to win the mega bucks so I can do this full time

    August 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Chris

    These two are complete idiot. And we the people are idiots for paying attention to this crap. There are hundreds of Jon and Kate situations across the nation, who's issues are much worse. Just because they were televised we have to watch it. WHO CARES!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  142. djh

    Really world, get a grip and quit playing Dr. Phil by giving your opinions on what this family should do! Spend your energy on raising money to help those in need. This family will be just fine, give them time and they will know what is right for them. The children are well taken care of and loved even if mom and dad are not living in the same house all of the time.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Val

    John, you did the same thing,

    August 27, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Sheila

    Jon and Kate have become pathetic excuses for mature adults. Kate doesn't know why her marriage broke up? She needs to sit and review all the past shows where she has belittled and berated Jon in front of millions of people. Jon finally got fed up with her and wanted to end the marriage. That's fine, but his behaviour is like a teenager on the loose trying to capture all the thrills that he maybe missed out on? Bottom line....there are eight children who need to be taken care of, not only with material things, but with good role models. All this drama being fed to the media is pretty sad.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  145. steven

    seriously people. All of these commentors think they are great and better than these people.
    If you have 8 kids to support and go through a divorce now, tell me you can do better than her.
    You all are hypocrits not kate ok. I have seen and met MANY worse parents before and they have maybe 2 kids. And I am sure many of you are worse than her.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  146. vegasGirl

    Jon & Kate – your 15 minutes are over...

    August 27, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  147. cjr

    take their kids away! both are unfit parents. I'm tired of this "keep the family together stuff. = it doesn't work and the kids are the ones who pay big time! Get them out of the home and give them therapy and a chance for a better life. When they are l6 then they can decided if they want to live with one or the other.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Tara

    Jon & Kate just make me want to vomit. They've made complete fools of themselves. Ok, we're going to keep this private, no wait, let's air it all out for everyone to know. These 2 are stupid, plain & simple. Take the friggin show off the air....no one cares anymore!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Rob R

    PLEASE STOP reporting on this story. It is not news, and it certainly shouldn't be on your homepage.
    NO MORE CELEBRITY GOSSIP/GARBAGE please!
    CNN.com is becoming US Weekly.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  150. conrad

    Eric – I totally agree with you.

    I was so sick of reality shows after the first year they began to air that I got rid of my TV and haven't had one for more than 7 years. My life has vastly improved (bet CNN wont post this one).

    Reality TV brings out the ugly in people, makes a mockery of our lives, and seems to have eroded any sense of meaning in our culture, and our moral integrity.

    That this guy John thinks being 32 is too young to take responsibility for his own kids ... says a lot ... he a full on adult, just happens to be narcissistic and delusional.

    Never seen the show, but get a full dose of it on CNN.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Christine

    I'm so glad we are all above Jon & Kate and know all about them and their lives. It's so lovely that we can all take time out of our busy lives to inform them that they are aweful people who should or shouldn't do something. Instead of worrying about what they do or do not do.. let's pray for the whole family. NO ONE knows what really has gone on in their house. We don't and won't ever know. So let's stop pretending that we have any clue whatsoever. And when was the last time we took a moment to get our own lives in check? I know I'm not perfect and have lots of work to do... I can't be the only one. C'mon people.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Dan

    Americans feed on this garbage, so as long as there is a hunger for it, there are going to be people like the Gosselin's around to feed it, with the celebrity obsessed media there to provide the spoon.

    In the meantime, Rome continues to burn.

    Only question, will the citizenry ever take notice?

    My guess, probably not and the fire will consume all.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Kelly

    Please for the love of god, GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't care anymore about these two 'people', if they did have the kids' best interests at heart, the show would've been stopped back in May. But they don't, maybe the courts should step and take the kids away from them! They would be better off in a loving home than those two souless people.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Alice

    Jon is a User, Kate is a loser! Enough is Enough.
    They only care about themselves , If they cared about their children, they would stop putting their children in the spot light of the camera's...
    Such a waste of time.

    Jon looks like a baby monkey to me.. UGLY!!!!!!....... pleaseeeeeeeeee get a life and stop watching this TV show....euhhhhhhhhh

    August 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  155. John

    Everyone who has posted a comment here is part of the problem. Each of you saw the headline of a blog posting about Jon and Kate and you just couldn't WAIT to read it. You pretend to be disgusted and exhausted by all of the attention being given to Jon and Kate, yet you throw gasoline on the fire with every news article and blog that you gobble up.

    At least be honest and admit that you can't get enough of Jon and Kate and their dysfunction.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Val

    They're both idiots and poor excuses for parents, but given these last couple of months, Jon is definitely the more selfish moron. He's spending money hand over fist that he made off of his kids, and he's a womanizing scumbag who is a horrible role model for his children.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Tammy

    Don't blame Jon. Don't blame Kate. First of all, almost 50% of marriages end in divorce. To that statistic, add the fact that they have sextuplets. Then add the fact that they're both selfish and greedy enough to exploit those children and their family life on TV for the world to see. I wonder how they could have had any other objective BUT divorce. Everyone should have seen it coming and, instead of watching their show and cheering them on every week, they should have been lamblasting them much earlier, as I was.
    With that in mind, the REAL person to blame is the American viewing public, my friends. If one does not watch these ridiculous shows, then networks such as TLC do not invest money in them. People do not get rich and become paparzzi fodder for doing what everyone else does...have children. Wow. They sure are special.
    My advice? Viewers need to stop arguing over whose fault it was and take a look in the mirror. Stop watching, stop talking about it, which only fuels the media to keep chasing these people down so THEY can make more money off of them. YOU are ruining the lives of these children.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  158. nuttyphilosopher

    AMEN to the millonth power! They deserve what they get from this with their continual feeding of the press. Idiots!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Lisa

    Donna R. and her agree-ers need to wake up.

    How can you say anything to defend this woman. I don't see her like you like you seem to see her. She is hardly the role model on being a Mom. I see most agree with me. By the way, you are right we don't like your comment.

    Jon is no better. I never watched this show or will I. I can say I had zero to do with the 'pimping out' of these kids.

    Many of you can't say that. I'm very curious WHY anyone would want watch this crap TV to begin with, let alone help them get ratings to continue this circus.

    I hope they save enough money for the therapy sessions for those kids.......a lot of money.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Chris

    Just wait until she goes on The View....it's gonna get even worse! I feel so badly for those children! Where's CPS when you really need em!!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  161. lmb

    It is all our fault...America. You can't blame Jon and Kate because if we weren't such voyers watching the crap they call reality tv, there would be NO Jon and NO Kate. So, if you don't like it, don't watch it and don't talk about it.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Shell

    Very sad! The show was good in the beginning now it is a nightmare. Kate says it's all about her kids? She needs to get over herself! If she cared about them she would stop the show but she loves the $$ and fame. And Jon is a joke! Very sad...

    August 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  163. joe blow

    How about all you sheep stop watching thier stupid antics and maybe w/o an audience, they'll fade away. Ever thing of that?

    August 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  164. JulieR

    Enough already with these two. This isnt their fault. All of this America's fault. Stop talking about them – they will go away back to whatever small town they came from. Stop interviewing them – no one cares what they have to say. Stop printing stories about them – they are unimportant people. America indulged their curiosity and need for living vicariously through other people. There is nothing remotely interesting about two vaguely tolerable average looking people with 8 children. There are millions of families with multiple kids – get a life America!! Kate is vacuous and insipid; Jon is shalow and arrogant. Their children are suffering and America is watching. They are nnot talented celebrities, sports icons, musicians or newsworthy people. They are nobodies. Shut them down, send them back obscurity and let them live out their uninteresting little lives back from whence they came. I have never watched a single episode of their show and am uninterested in any part of their lives - but I AM tired of having to sift through REAL news (or entertainment news) because of all this garbage about two people being paid an obscene amount of money to exploit their boring lives and ruin their children. Get a life America!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  165. rick

    as long as the public is into this story the public will get it crammed up our wazoo. do you think it's really jon and kate running this show? nope it's us as the public. look as long as there are people willing to pay $3 for gossip rags, spend hours a day checking internet gossip sites and read time consuming blogs like this it will never stop. You can blame Jon and Kate or any tabloid or media source but come on folks it's really our never ending laziness that keeps these people front runner in the media. we have become a society that is more intent on filling our heads and chattering about the most unconstructive information to mask the real issue that we are too lazy, dumb or disinterested in dealing with real issues such as war hunger or disease. don't be offended I'm not preaching just giving an opinion. I'm just as guilty as you but It took me 2 minutes to relfect upon that and i'm hoping that maybe that 2 minutes of self reflection will deter me to select that link giving me more Jon and Kate info next time and go straight to the more newsworthy stories.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  166. docg

    jon and kate – you had your 15 minutes of fame-which is 14 minutes and 59 seconds more then you should have! get alife and a real job like the rest of us

    August 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  167. bored with it all

    Come on – we're TIRED of both of you. Pack up your tents, sit down, shut up and tend to your children. Leave the rest of us out of your lives and we'll keep you out of ours!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Sarah

    Kate has class – Jon needs to go and I'm not clicking on anymore Jon & Kate articles because when we do it gives them attention that should go to someone else!

    August 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  169. A

    They're totally marketing themselves. It's all about $'s

    August 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Ardith

    This family had a unique happening and it was perhaps newsworthy when all of these children were babies and toddlers. It was interesting how family and friends pitched in to help them through those impossible years. The 6 are now 5 years old and the twins are like 8 or 9...... Every kindergarten teacher in America deals with more than 6 5-yr-olds every day and often without outside help. These kids are no longer a novelty but the parents – now that's a different story!

    They talk about how they have to do this "job" to provide for their family. How much does it take to provide for 8 children? We had 6 and raised them fine on about $30,000-$40,000/year. We never took welfare or food stamps or free lunches and our kids always looked nice. Rumor is they get about $75,000/show. One show a year would be enough to "provide" for the family but the truth is, it wouldn't be enough to provide for the insatiable desires of these parents, both materially and emotionally.

    Both TLC and this family should shift gears and move on now maybe.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Lisa Libra

    Her children are hardly her concern. If they were she would have thrown the producers out of her house in the first place.

    The old mighty dollar sucked them in! I bet they wish they could take it all back now. Disgraceful.

    There is a side of me that thinks she probaly has no idea how to procede at this point.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Frank

    I for one am not stick of Jon and Kate plus 8. I think it’s a cute show and Kate is a awesome woman. If she has to do a reality show to support 8 kids so be it. Who wouldn’t want the best for their kids. The fact a bunch of people are complaining that they had enough of them but still continue to talk about them just shows they like the drama too. If you really were sick of them you wouldn’t be reading about them so take a look in mirror complainers because you’re just fueling the fire.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  173. DEE

    BRAVO!!! Well said!!! I'm so sick of the Jon & Kate BS and how they claim their chilren are more important...it sure doesn't seem that way.

    August 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Wesley

    Enough with the over-population Jon & Kate. Get your tubes tied-both of you-for the benefit of all mankind!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  175. jeanne

    BOYCOTT TLC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  176. Terri

    These two just need to pack it in. They (and TLC) should pack that show up and put it to rest. It is embarassing.

    You know it is all ultimately about money and that's it. Both Kate and Jon should be embarassed at the mockery they made of their family. If it were truly about "the kids", that show would be OFF the air and they would tending to their family IN PRIVATE. I won't even let anyone in our home put that show or TLC on our tv. I am embarassed for all of them.....

    August 27, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  177. Marion

    I enjoy watching the show and what the kids are doing. I used to side with Jon, but no more. I really do not blame Kate for all her appearances. I hope they keep the show on the air. I really enjoy seeing the kids. For all those that are sick of the show, turn the channel. No one is forcing you to watch. Give Kate a break. I am sure taking care of 8 children is very stressful. Seeing what a jerk Jon really is explains why she talked to him the way she did. I hope TLC continues the show and I will watch. As for the rest of you who do not like the show, oh well, turn the channel.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  178. sheri

    has the world forgotten the truman show???

    holy crap.

    the gosslin kids might know they are on television, but its pretty much the same damned thing.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  179. IM

    To Donna R. – get real. Kate was the shrew in the relationship. Sure she carried the children for nine months and went through the delivery but Jon was there to raise them – with her barking orders in the background. What exactly is she teaching others about raising kids? That it is okay to deliberately produce multiples and milk the situation for all it's worth? She definitely inspired Octomom to sell her kids on TV.
    People require a license to operate a vehicle shouldn't there be some guidelines for parenting. Besides if these kids grow up disfunctional and go on a Columbine like spree I think both these buffoons should be put away for life.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  180. Nana

    They both failed as parents.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  181. Jen

    First and foremost...For all those barking about being tired of reading about Jon & Kate...might I suggest NOT reading the entertainment blogs? You screaming to stop writing about them means nothing when you not only read the story you posted comments as well. Seems like a no brainer to me.
    Neither Jon nor Kate are blameless in this train wreck that has become their marriage. She was fueled by money and ego and his layed there like a spinless wimp and got drug along. Kinda funny that he said he didn't want the fame and now you can't get him to shut up when a camera is around.
    I quit watching the show when it became obvious that the show was no longer about the children and the happy sense of family that it was in the very beginning.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  182. ktaylor

    its funny how people kept saying stop and finish the show, then why do you guys keep talking about it and of all places CNN. dont you think your just adding fuel to the fire of publicity for the show. in addition, i have nothing against the show (but jon gosselin is a different story), i dont think the kids are not exploited and abused, its the media specifically the paparazzis who exploit these kids. the people who criticize the show now does not care before about this family family having a show documenting their lives before, but as soon as the media overplayed the whole issue, these people had a change of heart and now felt concerned. people these family are having the same problems that we have its just that theyre in the spotlight. i think the family found a way to satisfy the financial needs of the family, these people have 8 kids in total and its not their fault that they have it not like octomom. if kate does listen to the people whos saying finish the show, will these same critics help the family financially, I DONT THINK SO!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  183. Matt T

    Jon & Kate Exploit Eight.

    God help their children.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  184. Linda

    I feel sorry for Jon & Kate. They are both immature and have been consumed by the"greed" bug. She wants it all her way and he wants it his way. He wants a good-looking model type babysitter when he has the kids and Kate wants to be the one who picks the babysitter when Jon has the kids! She wanted the million dollar home and lifestyle, not the kids. Jon wanted the playboy lifestyle, not the kids. Life is hard, but these kids will have it harder than most. Thanks Mom and Dad!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  185. SammyKitty

    I have enough of the crap from Kate – and also Jon – do yourselves a big favor and go and live your lives out of the media – Kate you are just money fiend – from your boobs to your awful hair style (80's look it is 2009) your vacations etc., Jon the same from expensive apts to your cars – You both say you only think of the kids – Sure does not show it – if you did care that much give them a normal life and stay out of the media.

    Kate I do not think you are a great mother you claim to be – just watch your self on TV – also I don't blame Jon for leaving – again watch yourself on TV you never gave him any credit, never let him talk, now that he is gone you seem to be taking it out on the Kids – Watch yourself on TV –

    Kate you ask for the press to follow you and start problems so you get your "2 minutes of Fame" believe me not Fame – Everybody Is Laughing At YOU!!!!!

    Kate you wonder why your ratings have plumetted? Take a good look in the morror – you need some counseling – before you make your beautiful kids like YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Second thought they probably need it too.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  186. kerry

    these people are irrelvant in our society. why is anyone paying any attentiion to them. kate is only interested in money. she is annoying and needs to get off of tv.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  187. Ginny

    Really folks, did you see the episode at Walt Disney World? So much for "the happiest place on earth'. I for one wanted to slap the you know what out of that woman! So what if one of the kids ends up wearing ice cream! It's a kid! That's what they do!

    After that episode, which was the first one I watched, I decided that Kate was a shrew, a control freak and just out there for the money. As for Jon, I'd probably be throwing a ticker-tape parade at the thought of being rid of Kate! Oh, and it was the last episode I watched!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  188. David

    hEY Media...stop covering these people...as soon as you do that they will no longer be of value to TLC, the show will be cancelled and then they just might be able to have honest conversations with each other and not have to posture for the press. You're as much to blame as they are...find some real news and stop covering nonsense.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  189. karen

    kate: stop.
    you nagged incessantly .... you were always the one who was right... you were demanding, and you wore Jon down. Granted, occasionally he needed a nudge or 2, but kate – you're basically responsible for this divorce. deal with it – silently
    you say you bought the house for the kids. yeah, right.
    stop
    the show
    the interviews
    appearing on magazines
    we're tired of hearing you and seeing you.

    i can't watch your pity-me show any more.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  190. Derek

    Using "off of" is never proper in the English language.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  191. kathy

    These poor kids. They never asked for any of this and they will be the ones who suffer most. I have never seen the show but unless you live under a rock, you now know the ridiculous saga. If all forms of media stopped the coverage, the kids might have a chance.

    I think Elizabeth stated it best.

    Narcissists 1) can neither see nor acknowledge others’ viewpoints of their own behavior; and 2) must always have the last word. Perhaps the best advice is for editors and producers to heed their own pleas and stop themselves from discussing the Gosselins, publishing others’ stories about them and conveying outrage about the situation. Attention is attention is attention, whether it be positive, negative or neutral. Both Gosselins have insatiable appetites for attention, and by producing this type of writing, you are simply feeding the beast.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  192. ted

    I can't help but note that you watched the interview, you've bought the magazines and followed this story closely enough to be annoyed by it. As long as you tune in and throw money at it this story stays alive. If you don't want to be bothered by it, ignore it and it will go away.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  193. David

    Ironically, this blog begs for Jon and Kate to stop the show and the media shenanigans, yet at the bottom of the piece is a reminder to tune in to a CNN entertainment show for all the Jon and Kate updates. Mmhmmm...

    August 27, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  194. connie

    It's time to get off the show...Focus on your family and not about yourself. Both Kate and Jon need to grow up and get out of the public eye.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  195. LisaR

    I 100 percent disagree. Why can't you let these people live and have a happy family?? No family is perfect and just b/c they are putting it on TV doesn't mean they should be getting hate remarks from people who are jealous of them. Why not be jealous?? They make a lot of money for just having the cameras see their everyday life. Everybody would love to quit their day jobs for an eaiser way to stay close to your kids and get paid for it. I hate all these people who are just JEALOUS. It's so annoying. This poor woman crys all the time b/c of these mean things that people have to say when you don't even know her. Enough is enough. How much can someone take before they break?? Give it a REST PEOPLE!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  196. Arthur White

    Its only a matter of time before Kate is in a porno movie.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  197. Rachel

    An American tragedy? Kate has to go on TV to defend herself? Please!!

    What is wrong with everyone? This kind of thing happens in the world every day – granted not every has 8 kids, but that is all the more reason to stay home, focus on each and every person in that overbloated household and take care what's important.

    Divorces can actually be civil and not forever emotionally scarring for everyone involved. It's about time something like THAT is shown on TV. It can be mind boggling in itself and far more useful to society.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  198. Robin

    This is such a sad situation and I believe it all started about the almighty dollar. Fine! They have made so much money that they do not work, and own a million dollar house and I'm sure their bank account is padded nicely. But as a parent I can assure you they are not putting those 8 fabulous children first in all of this. It is blatantly obvious from Jon and Kate's behavior in front of the cameras. Their words and their actions do not not mesh! THE WORLD DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THOSE 2! They need to shut up and put up! Meaning they need to get the cameras out of those kids faces and move on and live like a normal family. For Christ's sake Kate is an RN and I'm Jon had a career/job at one time. Be an example for your kids and get real jobs! The kids are in school now and need YOU 2 to be the best examples as adults that you can be! Something you are not doing now! We are tired of hearing their boohooing about the paparazzi and how hard it is to live like this! HELLO! You chose this life so again, SHUT UP! We all have problems in life that we have to deal with and we are tired of hearing about Jon and Kate! And TLC...you are enabling them and just watch where the ratings of this show go now!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  199. Chuck

    Here's a thought: Stop writing about them. Stop reporting about them. Stop the senseless Larry King interviews. Stop wasting space on the Web site's main page with links to blogs about "the same clichéd things." Simple, no?

    August 27, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  200. David C

    If MTV ever brings "Celebrity Death Match" back, I would watch it if these two were contestants.

    Neither of them is fit to be a parent and the quicker that the kids can be removed from this fiasco the better. I hope they have a trust fund set up for future mental health services for the kids. They are going to need it.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  201. Ellie

    I think it was not nice of Jon to not let Kate stay with the kids that day he needed to hire a stripper for a babysitter.

    As in a normal divorced family if one was going away for the day or weekend, they would ask the other parent to take care of the kids and vice versa. Jon should have given Kate the option to say yes or no. That way when he hired the babysitter Kate could not say anything.

    I felt bad for her because she cherishes each day she has with the kids and that would have been a nice thing for her to get that extra day to spend with the kids.

    I can see the divorce will be messy.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  202. Ken

    Snore.......

    August 27, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  203. Judy Mudgett

    HURRAY!! I watched the Larry King program with Kate and, if possible, liked her even less than before.....and wondered why she was on the program with her smug expressions and evasive answers. John may not be the ideal mate, but I can certainly empthasize with his decision to leave her.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  204. sydney

    You have stated that perfectly. They need to stay out of the spotlight and concentrate on their family.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  205. Seriously?

    So, you say "enough" but then you shill for where we can see more of this inane non-story? You're as bad as any of the other vultures. Everyone: please boycott anything with either of these two featured. It's something you can do for their kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  206. Deb Ruiz

    I agree with your commentary. Those two are out of control sickening! Take them off the air so they can start taking care of their kids. I don't watch, but I'm sick of seeing their pictures everywhere. Enough already! GO AWAY!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  207. hank

    stop talking about them. It's old. Who cares. That goes with Michael Jackson too. He's dead. Leave him alone.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  208. robin

    FINALLY!!! Someone hit the nail right on the head. Talk about 2 grown adults that are hung up on themselves. Enough is enough and I used to be a big fan. Save your money for the kids counseling down the road. You used to be nobodys so go back to that please.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  209. Amy

    Jon and Kate think America cares about them and their family.

    But don't tell them that all we really care about is prying into the royal failure that they are as parents and as adults. What fame whores!

    I hope they never stop parading themselves on TV and in interviews, I can't get enough of their circus. They are better than any scripted comedy on the air.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  210. Josephine Sciortino

    I TOTALLY AGREE. SUPPORT THIS 100% – they should get off TV and start living their lives.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  211. kevin

    I like it cause Jon is super cute.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  212. kgeukes

    OMG!!!! Don't you people have anything better to talk about???? This show needs to die!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  213. Anti Pop Culture

    These attention-whores need to be stamped out by being totally ignored by this society. Each time the press, including CNN write about them, these articles should be ignored completely. TLC should ignore the scum who drive their ratings and abandon their show. Anyone who spends too much time with insignificant bits of pop-culture like this need to get a life themselves. Oh – and by the way, I didn't ready this article. I just saw the opportunity to post.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  214. jake

    This would all go away if people like you would stop wasting your "literary creativity" writing about it ALL THE TIME. CNN/Foxnews/MSNBC have created this mess by turning these idiots into celebrities and fueling the fire.

    Stop writing about them and maybe they will stop abusing their children. If CNN really cared about the kids, not ratings, they wouldn't cover this train wreck beyond calling it what it is . . . televised child abuse.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  215. Lori

    I couldn't have said it any better.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  216. jackie

    Do not believe the kids are either ones top priority. Jon and Kate are not the epitome on how to raise children. I believe they are poster children for stiffer regulations on fertility treatments.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  217. Chi-Town

    Get a life people ... who cares

    August 27, 2009 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  218. Philip

    I think the whole situation with John and Kate is laughable. If this couple truly cared about their marriage/ relationship they would have immediately halted filming the show and taken a year out to work on their issues – they didnt. It was more important to them to continue cultivating their public images. Now all they seem to care about is their continued tv careers. Where are the kids in all this? Is this really appropriate parenting? I don't buy the argument that the kids need their family life on tv to help fund their rearing – I am sure there is enough money now, enough friends/ family to help. And also.....John and Kate had more kids than expected.....it was bedlam while they were very young....I think we all get the plot. Its time for this stupid show to go away and its time for Johnand Kate to be parents now.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  219. Kathy

    That's not all!!! Now she is going to be a guest host on the View September 14/15!!! I also believe the show should be taken off the air. Enought of this nonsense!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  220. KS

    Sing this to the tune of The Addams Family:

    They're selfish and they're greedy
    Dysfuntional and needy
    They're altogether seedy
    The Gosselin Family

    Their family is a side show
    They're famous – why? I don't know
    It's time to let it all go
    The Gosselin Family

    August 27, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  221. Scott

    Seperation and divorce...who isn't seperated or divorced? The difficulty involved within seperation is that couples BUY into the illusion that Love is forever. Nothing is forever....let me repeat that Nothing is forever. Contrary to any song you may have heard....Love does not conquer all, There are some Mts. that are too high, The power of Love is subject to wear and tear.

    LOVE makes the sex better.
    MARRIAGE is a binding contract that focuses on the financial, cohabitational and child rearing legalities.
    DIVORCE means the sex is gone and the MARRIAGE contract now comes into full play
    Children now run the show!
    Take note of what I am suggesting...and watch as Jon and Kate's children mature, how they learn to manipulate the parental division.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  222. Sophie

    If they care so much about their kids, why expose them to millions of people every week. I mean come on, she's a media whore, she's doing it for herself.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  223. Tired Of it ALL

    I don't know why I read about John and Kate anymore...this crap that it is all about the kids...BULL!!! Where are the kids when Kate is doing all these interviews? These kids are being raised by someone else while Kate says she is a mom. Kate is only a parental figure, she is not a mom to those kids. I have 4, and know what it takes. Great exmple that is setting for the kids...take on responsibility for having kids and then avoiding it.

    Kate and the Octomom should have their kids taken away from them, and give them to married couples who can not have, but want kids. How many of these kids are going to end up in rehab, with their brains ruined from drugs/alcohol? How many are going to end up being taken care of by tax dollars.

    Our society needs to stop glorifying people when they make bone headed mistakes...mistakes yes...Octomom has already admitted that it was a mistake. Too bad her poor judgement affected the innocent kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  224. Carrie

    I think Kate has a right to speak up on her behalf. She has the right to decide what's best for her family, we don't. Most bloggers are saying that we don't care about what goes on with them, and that we're sick of hearing it, yet we all know every dirty little detail, don't we? Because we DO keep paying attention. So much so in fact, that we feel compelled to respond through this blog. Yet we are APPALLED that Kate feels the need to respond...hypocritical we are, at best. Jon and Kate are not the problem here...the bloggers on this site are the ones with issues. If you don't like it, keep your opinions to yourself and move on, find something else to focus on. Most preferably, YOURSELF. That's what I plan on doing....

    August 27, 2009 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  225. Alan

    Kate was obviously the strong personality in the marriage, and Jon resented it. After years of putting up with this, he finally left! Now Kate can't stand it and is lashing out any way she can. My suggestion to both of them is simple: Get Counseling! It will certainly help with your post-divorce lives, and who knows, the two of you may actually realize you still like each other!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  226. karla

    If Kate wants a career in media, which she obviously does, fine.

    But forcing her kids into a career move that they can't possibly agree to with informed consent is completely wrong. Jon and Kate have already ruined their kids...for life. They will be forever media fodder. Forever the target of "where are they now" type shows. Their classmates not only have embarrassing video of them regarding vomiting, fecal impaction, potty training, etc... but they also have video of their mother's unstopable rage and belittling their father time and time again. They have pictures of their father's floozies, as well.

    Perhaps not enough attention was paid to the Gosselin Sextuplets when these deals were made. The Gosselins were no better than Octomom... having kids through IVF that they couldn't afford. They were on aid from the State...and Kate said in a pubic interview that she felt the State owed them help. Heck, the Gosselins had been married for less than a year, when they started IVF for the twins. All against protocol.. especially for two parents in their early twenties.

    Child Abuse Watch and A Minor Consideration have both spoken out about the abuse of the children. It's time for it to end. Kate should go back to being an RN... or pursue her own dreams... but protect her children's privacy. Jon needs to go back to college or figure out how he's going to support his eight children... rather than spending all of their money on Bimbos. Each of the kids should have a guardian ad litem appointed to protect their emotional and financial issues.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  227. HLRodin

    I agree, however, you are one of the reasons this story still lives. STOP! writing these blogs and if all the other reports decide this story is dead and old, it will go away. Just like Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag and all the Michael Jackson stories. No when to say when on your end too!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  228. EricLR

    For those of you bad-mouthing Jon, keep in mind that (according to him) it was KATE, not him, that ended the marriage (last October, long before he started seeing anyone else or acting so "juvenile," as some of you have called it). TLC is obviously trying to reinvent the show without Jon and they've sent Kate on a press junket in an attempt to win sympathy and subtly imply that SHE'S the victim, while keeping him muzzled (they've let Kate make the rounds, but refused to let Jon do any interviews). Jon is getting the shaft, with people thinking that it was his cheating that ended the marriage, when in fact the "marriage" has been a TLC-engineered sham for almost a year now.

    Jon wasn't cheating on his wife. She had already ended the marriage long before he started "stepping out."

    August 27, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  229. b lee

    I couldn't disagree any more. She can work whenever she wants, and the money they get!! It's a no-brainer. I believe if any of us were in the same situation we'd be doing about the same thing. They can't go back to 9-5. Could you imagine the childcare expense, they'd have to lose the house, relocate again, and see the children less. I say leave them alone, divorce is messy, they'll figure it out and everything will settle down.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  230. Tracy

    As much as we are sick of seeing either one all over the media, I honestly think Kate is thinking about her kids and making all the money she can while it lasts. She is not stupid as soon as the show ends so does the money and really what kind of jobs can Jon or Kate find that will be able to support 8 kids. If I were her I would be freaking out about how I was going to support my family.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  231. LaBellaLuna

    I have been saying this from the get-go – TLC, Discovery, Fox, et al., need to stop showcasing mega families – J&K+8, 18 kids and counting, Nadia Suleman and the rest. These shows do nothing but glorify people who have done absolutely nothing for society except bring more children into the world. Showcase someone who is actually bettering society, not just replicating themselves.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  232. Adam

    I love the last two paragraphs of this article:

    "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!"

    *hypocrite*

    August 27, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  233. PK California

    Definately!!!!! Time to stop feeding the egos of these two who have totally forgotten about their kids! I wish the media would get together, for the sake of the kids, and agree not to cover either parent. Let the kids have a closer to normal life and the parents should go behind closed doors with lawyers and psycologists to hash out their problems. Putting Kate on Larry King and the View was WRONG!!!! CUT IT OUT!!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  234. kathy

    oh, the irony.

    "Just stop.

    For all of the latest developments in the Jon and Kate divorce drama be sure to tune in..."

    why don't you "just stop" blogging about this?

    August 27, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  235. pitt

    Jon & Kate....JUST. GO. AWAY.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  236. Hooper

    So... Who are Jon & Kate again?...

    August 27, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  237. LBW

    Cut her some slack! On national tv her heart was broken and she is trying to keep a stiff upper lip while raising eight kids. He is a stupid baffoon trying to be twenty again and he feels he has the right to just walk away. "They came out of your body, you raise them". She is a registered nurse, but that still won't give her enough money to raise that many children. What is he? A stupid baffoon who wears stupid tee shirts and thinks he looks cool.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  238. YEC

    Every time I see a Jon & Kate headline I want to scream. I don't watch their show, I don't care, I don't care, I don't care, I don't care. And I resent that the media thinks it's worthwhile to cram it down my throat. When you do that to a person they throw up. ANd I want to throw up every time. So STOP WRITING ABOUT THEM AND THEY WILL GO AWAY.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  239. Wes

    Like others have said before, the point of this article is lost with the final line. You want them to stop, but at the same time, you use their personal lives to promote your show?

    "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 27, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  240. Donna

    Do these parents (Jon and Kate) realize they are only prostituting their children for the sake of attention for themselves? They need to get family counseling for the kids, get real jobs and grow up! They need to get out of the spotlight and get the media focused back on the real news in the world!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  241. Clinton

    Those poor kids! What an unbelievably sad thing to have so many kids be stuck between two parents who act in such a transparently manipulative and juvenile manner.

    If the producers had any sense of ethics, they would simply pull the plug on J&K+8 and let those two jerks wallow in their shameful behavior privately while raising those kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  242. Chris

    When the demand for this kind of tabloid style reporting decreases this type of behavior will stop. There obviously is a demand for this trash, there are enough programs on television about this under the guise of 'reporting'. Either the media outlets need get a conscious or the general population does but until one of the other happens this trashy, mean, spiteful, hurtful and generally useless fishmonger-wife style reporting will continue. Everyone in this situation is making money and so the dollar wins out above all.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  243. Bob Camp

    I've stopped watching. They both ruined the marriage equally. She was so demeaning to him and treated him like a child. He then started to behave like one.

    I'm also tired of the "kids are first" mantra. That's what killed their marriage in the first place. And they aren't even really following it anymore.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  244. Lauren

    Let's be clear about something... Kate is NOT some stunning example of a mother of 8, at least not recently. Has no one noticed that she has a retinue of nannies to help her and has for a while now? The only time she does any one-on-8 parenting is when the cameras are rolling. This show used to be about a young family with a whole lot of kids and just how does one go about managing a family of that size, all so close in age. It hasn't been about that in a LONG time.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  245. katie

    Have you noticed how many people agree with you and agree that the show must end!!! What a bunch of money hungary parents!!!! Everyone quit watching the show!!!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  246. Lindsay331

    Finally! Someone has told the truth about these crazy people who claim to be parents. The only vicitims in this whole thing are their children! Kate is an obsurd woman who only wants her press time, afterall isn't it really about money!?! And Jon, what IS he doing? I don't get it, he got caught romping around with some chick and the whole happy family cover got blown!

    One piece of advice, no one cares about your situation and who is cheating on who or the politics of divorce. Just be quiet, take care of the matter privately and the most obvious point, make sure your kids are ok, taken care of and their needs are being met.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  247. Joy Sexton

    Jon is no better than Kate. He is acting like an irresponsible child, by dating, excess money spending, trips, cars, penthouses! THE KIDS SHOULD BE FIRST!!!!!!!! With Jon and Kate both. TLC needs to pull the plug on this show. I watched it in the beginning, now, it makes me sick to hear all the bickering between the 2. It is not about the children anymore. I WILL NO LONGER WATCH THIS SHOW.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  248. Mary

    Kate avoided every question on the show and it was like she was coached by her lawyer. I agree, If your children are your main concern then step out of the limelight.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  249. K

    If you all want to stop hearing Kate talk you should tell people to stop paying her to do interviews. This is how she makes a living. When the news stops paying her, she will stop talking.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  250. jennifer

    I agree take them off. People have enough problems in their lives to worry about now Jon and Kate. I feel like we have been lied to by them for so long now anyways Their show should have been called Get rich off of America because that is the one thing they did do. I feel sorry for their children and these two Don't even care Just sign the book deals and Get there faces on TV put on their fake faces and hand over the check please that is their priority not their children.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  251. jlette1958

    Please stopping watching this train wreck of a show. If Kate and Jon really card about their 8 kids they would stop doing this show ans get jobs like the rest of us. Spending all that money on million dollar houses, fancy cars, and such doesn't show anyone that they truly care about their kids. They both need to get into counseling and working on saving their marriage and helping their kids cope instead of living a celebrity's life.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  252. Sherri

    I agree! Why don't the both just be still! Be parents to your kids instead of their pimps! Keep the press exposure to the show- and here's a thought- take the kids off TV. Get jobs, get some stability and consistency in your childrens lives.

    They snipe at each other about the choice of baby sitters- stay home, take care of your kids! They are not babys, nor fledgling toddlers.

    Actions speak louder than words- their actions tell me that the spotlight and the perks are far more important to them than their kids.

    It's time they had to deal with 'reality' like most of us do- no mansions, no fancy toys, no expensive trips. Just the day to day.

    If the media would not take pictures, not ask for interviews, not promote appearances- and if appearances were not requested- then maybe they would have a lightbulb moment and realize that they made choices which carry large consequences, and must be addressed.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  253. John

    Why are people demonizing Kate. The show has been on for years and until this seperation no one really had a complaint. So leave her and the kids alone already.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  254. diana

    I have quit watching.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  255. Melanie

    Is there ANYONE out there that ACTUALLY CARES about Jon & Kate anymore?? I know I don't, and frankly I am sick & tired of hearing and seeing it EVERYWHERE!. Get them off TV and let them be covered in the papers that post "human has alien's baby!" Because that is where it belongs now. Those poor kids! Enough is enough. It is time for this to come out of the media and...it is NONE of our business if they have marital problems....half the country does! Those children will need counseling for years if this continues! Time for them to settle all their differences between themselves, divorce attorney's and counselors.
    ENOUGH ALREADY!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  256. Melanie

    Who cares who is at fault, or who should be happy they are sticking up for themselves. The only people that are going to get hurt in the long run are those kids. Parents are suppose to protect their children at all costs but I do not see either one of them doing that. Stopping talk to the media, cancel the show and go about your life raising your children and protecting them for the horrific tabloid news that they are going to endure if this continues.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  257. Brad

    The kids will end up hating the parents when they're grown for exploiting them like this. Truly an American tragedy.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  258. kAITLYN bEANS

    YOU ARE SO RIGHT..THEY SHULD JUST STOP...THANK YOU FOR MAKING THAT STATEMENT..IT NEEDED 2 BE SAID BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD SAY IT..
    THANKS

    August 27, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  259. CB

    TLC = The Learning Channel; I'm sure (at first) it was a good idea of a peek into the life of a family trying to make it, however, it's morphed into the next ugly reality show with no regard for FAMILY VALUES.

    Please take this show off the air. I don't watch it and i'm sick of seeing those two "adults" milk their drama and children on air.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  260. Yvonne

    I enjoyed the show before all of the scandal. Now? Who cares? I have enough going on in my own life than to worry about someone else's. What Jon & Kate do is their own business. As long as they're good parents...why should it be our business who they are or are not dating? They're adults...they can do whatever they want to do, as long as it's not harmful to the kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  261. enough already

    Who cares anyway, all this attention from (us) the public is what keeps them in the spotlight. Who are they anyway–> nobody, just because they had a tv show with there 8 kids. Its there means of a living.
    My mother & father have raised 8 healthy, educated children.
    So enough about them already, there are real & more important issues in this world then Jon & Kate.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  262. Anna Novak

    I agree, ENOUGH. Stop the show, get real jobs and save your kids lives. At this rate, they're going to grow up so screwed up, everyone will know them, know their problems and know what idiots their parents are! I quit watching the show, I'll watch reruns, but Kate now acting pathetic and hurt and the victim makes me sick to my stomach and Jon finally growing a set is made to look like he's the jerk. Watch the old shows and remind yourself how much crap he put up with from her. I know, it's because she was exhausted ALL THE TIME. Go have a personal life, we're sick of it.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  263. MCIB

    This show should continue without Jon. Once he is out of the picture all this divorce stuff that is sidelining the show will stop. Let's get back to watching what we like and that's watching these kids grow up and deal with each other everyday. They are adorable and happy. Kate can certainly handle them alone. She has her act together. Jon was never be much of a parent anyway. If Kate didn't constantly put her foot up his arse he wouldn't do anything but be one of the kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  264. Jules

    So stop writing about Jon and Kate! If the media (Showbiz included) would stop airing/printing stories about them, they'd fade away. I don't watch Showbiz Tonight anyway. This show has no important content whatsoever and only has debates on celebrity stories. Geez. What a waste of air space.

    August 27, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  265. Sanford

    You know it's pretty hypocritical to write such a overwrought plea and then end it with:

    "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!"

    We're all just feeding the fire...

    August 27, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  266. Media

    It is the media that is giving them their forum. Just say NO don't write about it !!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  267. Rosy

    AMEN TO THAT!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  268. joseph l

    Well, to both these parents, you two Jon and kate need to wake up and realize its not about you all the time. You two have 8 children that look at you both in discust. You both are sandbaging each other constantly, for God sake stop. Obviously it was totally about money and neither of you showed control. I dont know if it would have been different without TLC, but i suspect it would have been easier to deal with each other. You two need to sit and talk about the kids, not you. As for Jon, your girlfriend needs to stay out of this she is a home wrecker and it will come to her too. you are only a piece of the pie that she is bitting into. meaning, you are not the only man she gets wowed with money from. think its not worth loosing your family over. Geezz, where are people head now days.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  269. Scott

    You need to STOP writing about them, too. You're just adding fuel to the media fire.......... Enough !

    August 27, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  270. Bonnie

    The only ones I feel sorry for is the children

    It the media would leave them alone maybe they would shut up and they would not have a way to put their dirty laundry on the news every night so we have the hear about them. It has gotten to the point when one of them comes on the TV I change the channel.

    I love watching "The View" but I will be sure to miss it when Kate shows up.

    Jon is a male getting older and is just trying to regain some of his youth.

    Does anyone remember watching the show and feeling sorry for Jon with a wife like Kate. All she every did was complain and nag. I got tired of it after watching it 3 times

    August 27, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  271. emily

    You all want them to shut up but you are cackling like a bunch of fools all about them, do not respond to any of it and maybe all this will die down. We all need to SHUT UP about them as well!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  272. LOLZ!!

    You know what would be great???

    If everytime there was a link to a Jon and Kate story, you get rick-rolled everytime you click on it!!

    btw, reality t.v. exists because "TV stars" want $1,000,000 per episode for a "good show" and only do like 5 shows a year

    August 27, 2009 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  273. Donna

    You know what would make a great reality show...........People who work 2 jobs to support their 8 kids and don't hire help to do the lawn, cook,clean and to take care of their own kids. That is the real world...I am tired of seeing Kate priss around enjoying the good life when there are people out there working their butts off.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  274. Suzanne

    What an absolutely stupid article. Why doesn't the media stop writing and interviewing them????? I know the media isn't very bright and all but they're the ones who just keep going on and on and on. Jon and Kate cannot write their own articles, journalists do that, so how dumb to write an article about asking them to stop. Why doesn't the writer of this article STOP writing about them?!?!?!?! Idiots

    August 27, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  275. Barb

    huh.... I have to wonder.... If we all agree we are sick of them and their sniveling..... why are we still talking about them!!????

    August 27, 2009 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  276. Renee

    I agree! Do we REALLY need more Jon & Kate. The fact is they are victims of their own greed/stupidity....what started out as a way to help make ends meet has turned into the media circus we have today! Honestly, why do so may people care about this? Also, if Kate or Jon think they are sparing their children–get real - do they realize just how much 'gossip' is out there?

    August 27, 2009 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  277. Aud

    If they really cared about what was best for their children, as they both constantly say that they do, they would opt-out of the contract, get off TV and try to find some way to raise them children that doesn't involve pimping them out to TLC. Enough already!

    August 27, 2009 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  278. jackay

    When the show first aired, Kate said she was quitting her job (as a nurse) to STAY HOME WITH THE KIDS. What happend ... she is never home ... always out doing interviews ... sayint that's her job! Yet she says her main priority is the kids. I think it's time to forget about the fame and the money it's bringing and stay home and tend to your children.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  279. Donna C

    Absolutely Britanny! It is apparent by the interviews Kate is doing that she loves the attention she is getting and the show is not about the kids anymore – it is all about her! And all of John's interviews portray him as a dim bulb, nothing more...poor children! this is what they have to guide them through life? manipulative, conniving and self-centred parents...these children deserve much better. I say that we the public stop supporting their selfishness – don't buy the mags that have their faces on them, don't watch their show, don't buy their books...their 15 minutes are up! They need to all get in counselling, go back to being parents through working hard like everyone else and give these poor children whatever would be left of a normal childhood.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  280. Thomas

    For years we endured Paris Hilton and the like. Now it's these people. Who can we pay to forever remove "celebrity" gossip from the airwaves? It's beyond sad that anyone pays attention to this tripe.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  281. Craig

    Get a life.

    All of you.

    There are bigger fish to fry than what Jon and Kate are doing.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  282. Kate

    Don’t you get it?? By blogging about them YOU are keeping them in the media!!! YOU are a hypocrite! Let’s put your parenting skills and marriage on TV and judge you! Back off. They are only human. That television show pays for their children's future college education, puts food on their table and clothes on their children's backs. Sure they are spending some of the money on themselves but they are doing the show too. You try putting 8 children through college on two 9-5 jobs. YOU CAN'T!

    August 27, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  283. Bob Zanis

    I wish these blogs would stop. Nobody cares about what you have to say about kate and jon. Its funny how you critque them and ask them to stop, then at the end of your post you advertise a TV show featuring the topic of kate and jon.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  284. Claudia

    If these people bother you so much, why don't you just stop watching? Just change the channel. Don't read the magazine articles. Eventually the lime light will fade and the press will move on to someone else. You will no longer be tortured by them.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  285. RC

    I agree that they just need to shut up, grow up, and take care of the kids.
    It's time to pull the plug on the whole bunch.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  286. Tom

    The only thing worse than these media whores are the people that spend time and energy talking the following:

    1) Jon and Kate are hypocrites.
    2) Jon and Kate are pathetic.
    3) I am sick of Jon and kate.

    If you agree with any of the above statements, stop complaining and quit watching. When people stop watching people on TV, they tend to go away.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  287. Lisa

    Please, stop the madness. These two people should be taken off the air, given parenting classes. Really, they do. They both say, "blah, blah blah, it's about the kids, blah blah blah" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

    August 27, 2009 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  288. Scooby doo

    We are all cult members. This show is all an evil, satanic cult.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  289. K Riddell

    I also am sick to death of Jon and Kate, but mostly Kate. She has 8 kids, she needs to be home taking care of them. She screams money loud and clear! I already posted on The View's message board what I thought of Kate being a guest co host and on all the message boards the opinion overwhelmingly is for Kate and Jon to go away!!!!!!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  290. Sean W.

    I am so sick of hearing about these people. I cant even go ONE day without hearing something about Jon and Kate, Chris Brown, or Michael Jackson. How about you people blog about something that actually matters... GET A LIFE

    August 27, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  291. allison

    come on....if you were offered a lot of money to put your life on TV, you would do it.

    If you needed the money, you would do it.

    She is not evil, what they are going through seems to be the norm for this kind of thing. Who cares and WHY am I even commenting:)

    August 27, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  292. Al

    I am sick of Jon and Kate complaining about their lives. They put themselves in this reality TV show for profit. They have a nice big house that in a private gated community. They have money to support their kids. At least they have kids. Many people their age are envious of the kind of 'success' that they have had with even having kids. I no longer watch the show or even care. It is very clear that Kate needs to get what she wanted. Clearly, she didn't even consider Jon in the situation. I hate the complaining that Jon is 'immature'. He's a grown man who is finally standing up for himself and living his life. Remember in the earlier shows, Kate's the one who wanted more children. He was very reluctant.
    It's all about what Kate wants. Keep your drama to your mama people!

    August 27, 2009 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  293. joanna

    I agree, stop giving into these people's egos. Their both horrible people and if they truly have their kids best interests at heart, they would stop the show.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  294. ALISHA TURNER

    I FEEL SORRY FOR THE KIDS AND WHILE THEY JON AND KATE ARE DOING THEIR THING, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH ALL THOSE KIDS......THEY NEED TO STOP AND FOCUS ON WHATS REALLY IMPORTANT THOSE CHILDREN....ALSO I AM TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THE BOTH OF THEM ON A REAL TIP

    August 27, 2009 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  295. MJR

    I am sick and tired of Jon & Kate airing their dirty laundry on TV, magazines and interviews. When will they stop and when will TLC realize that we DO NOT CARE about the show???? I quit watching the show long before they decided to divorce because I could not stand Kate and all her attention seeking. Now I see it on magazine covers but I do not purchase the magazine either. How many people divorce and not make total fools of themselves like Jon & Kate???

    August 27, 2009 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  296. Alex Straley

    Someone stated that the show has become all about Jon and Kate and less about their kids, which is false. During their break-up TLC chose to focus on them for a few episodes, but since the split it has been all about the kids. One entire episode was dedicated to the boys and Kate on a battleship. I think Kate has done an impressive job at keeping the kids the main priority of the show and of her life, while her ex-husband has surely not. Lastly I think she is a commendable woman for her strength and refusal to lie down when others would attack her.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  297. Eric

    Hey here's a thought lets not talk about them at all. I don't know if I speak for the majority of Americans and Canadians but I am SICK and TIRED of reality shows. I barely watch TV now because of it. I think it's time to bring back the sitcoms and the regular tv series as oppose to this trash TV crap that the networks have been forcing down our thoats.

    Enough already!!

    August 27, 2009 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  298. Karen

    Listen America - this is what happens when you make people into celebrities just because they have kids! One kid, twenty kids, I don't care ... it's not a public matter, and it's certainly not entertaining. The reality shows should stop! And women should stop becoming news just because they are having babies.

    August 27, 2009 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  299. Sam C.

    I agree. If Kate doesn't want the kids finding out, why go so public with everything in the first place? All they will have to do is turn on the t.v. or read something that is ALWAYS talking about these two. Give it up already. I could care less about your divorce after 3 months. What happened to news covering the issues on our taxes, war, money, unemployment? Half the time it's never there but rather gossiping about their divorce or what star looks fat today. Come on, people, stop it already.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  300. Ortizimo

    Take them out of TV already...she wants all the attention and they both want the money this is why they keep coming in the tabloids to make sure they dead show is at least known. One thing though...I want to make clear that just because I guy has a penis doesnt mean that he doesnt have feelings. When a man pushes a woman to the side she will feel left out and alone and will 1. look for someone to give her what she needs or 2. go on with her life...and the man is the bad guy...well what happens when its the other way around?! She pushes her husband to the side and nothing is more important than herself. I'm not justifying what he does now but GOD! I'm so p!$$ed off at woman saying she's the hero just because he left her...what happen to a man's feelings?! Not all guys are dead beats!

    August 27, 2009 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  301. marjorie

    You "just Stop" Brittany. There's nothing else to write today so you write this crap.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  302. Beth

    The show Jon & Kate plus 8 needs cancelled. The parents need to work out their issues in private and let their 8 childen be out of the spotlight and try to live a normal life.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  303. PENNY NOEL

    Has anyone noticed pictures of the kids lately. It is so obvious how sad these children are. Jon/Kate: For the sake of your children stop the media circus.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  304. MountainMama

    Does no one remember how Kate treated Jon on the show? How she would jump down his throat if he interrupted her or disagreed with her? While I think he went about it the wrong way, I can't say I blame him for leaving her. She was an anal-retentive control freak and a shrew!

    August 27, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  305. Wendy

    It's so sad what fame has done to this family! Money is the reason this show goes on and I can't blame them. The world has a interest in this family but it's so sad to this mess continuing on a program. It needs to be taken off and maybe go to a once a year updated show.They all seemed sad and who needs to watch this. I feel sorry for them all! This is not by any means a normal life and should be corrected.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  306. Nobody likes trash

    I totally agree. This show started off as being a very honest depiction of their lives as a middle class family struggling with 8 small kids. Unfortunately with the help from the media and TLC, Jon and Kate became more greedy personally and financially. This show needs to be canceled and the media should stop paying attention to them. I am sick and tired of having their faces plastered everywhere.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  307. Melissa

    I completely agree. I'm so sick of hearing about them and their whining.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  308. Debbie

    Why are we still watching these weird people? I have stopped, I don't care about Mady's temper tantrums or the boys' haircuts after viewing the ship, like they really cared. Kate needs to stay home and be a mom instead of worrying about how she/they are viewed. Take a hint from Jon and stop filming, go back to nursing, get a real job.....for the sake of the kids.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  309. gingerpeachy

    Stop this trainwreck...the kids are not the Gosselins biggest priority; if that were tru they would have cancelled the show and spent some quiet quality time with them. It's all about the MONEY and nortoriety.

    August 27, 2009 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  310. Christina S

    Preach Donna R.! I'm re posting her response because I believe it is spot on:

    I know that you do not want to hear this, but good for Kate!! She had been pasted as this horrible women for so long, she has a right to speak up as much as she is able to defend herself. There are millions who watch their show and care for this special family. Kate has empowered many women with her strength to carry on and get things done with eight children, all close in the same age. Because of the uniqueness of her family and how she is able to run a happy home for with many little ones has made her a household name. She has a lot of knowledge to pass down to help so many families. If you have watched their shows you would understand why so many love to watch this family. Kate has the right to find a way to make money to support her family, while not having to be away from them all the time.

    As for her husband, he is one reason why Kate has to go on TV to defend herself. He seems to have run out of control since leaving his family. He continues to make statements that have only hurt his family. His actions with other women while still being married has cause the respect that many have had for him to just go down the drain. I have notice that when he is not doing these actions which brings out so many question, that is when we do not hear from Kate. So Jon if you want the media to leave you alone back off on trying to tear your wife down!!

    August 27, 2009 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  311. Mike

    Uh, Brittany, did you even bother to check the circularity of this article? Really?

    Time to stop Jon and Kate, this is ridiculous, oh but don't forget to watch our Jon and Kate drama on Showbiz Tonight! Do you think you have a shred of believability after folks get to the end of this article?

    August 27, 2009 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  312. Heather

    Elizabeth.....you hit the nail on the head!

    August 27, 2009 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  313. Sarah

    Jon is the biggest sleazebag . I cannot understand why people find an immature, pudgy. amoral person someone to idolize. Kate may be a lot of things but at least she teaches the kids stability and how t obe good people. Jon keeps saying "I am only 32." So what! You have 8 kids so take care of them. Your libido has to wait. He is such a joke!

    August 27, 2009 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  314. Cindy

    Donna I totally agree with you. Good for Kate. She HAS been painted as the bad guy for far too long and people have to see by now that Kate actually had 9 children except that the name of the ninth one was Jon. I admire Kate for wanting to refuse to answer questions that she might not want her children to hear about. Bravo for her. At least she is acting like a loving parent. Jon is spouting off left and right and sniping at her every chance he gets. He makes sure he gets as far away from his children as possible and moves to a luxury apartment in the most expensive building in New York. Then he is off with one sleezy woman after another and begging for the press. Now he is teaming up with Lindsay Lohan's father? Now that's really sick. The guy Jon is a creep and Kate is lucky to get rid of this overgrown child. At least now everyone is seeing the true Jon and seeing that Kate wasn't so bad after all. Of course she is lonely. What's wrong with that? It will take her time but one day she will thank the Good Lord for getting that creep out of her life. Hopefully Jon will be so busy pimping himself he will spend less and less time with the children so he can't corrupt them and turn them against their mother.

    August 27, 2009 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  315. Karen

    Kates words have been alot nicer to Jon then Jons have been about Kate. Jon should remember he is a father first, and keep his negative comments (along with his girlfriends) to a min.

    August 27, 2009 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  316. Ginger

    Thank you!!! We are sooooooo tired of this family. Reality? Give me a break. Larry King last night, co-hosting the View in the near future? I certainly won't be watching that!!!!! Why won't they just go away???? I've become very adept at channel surfing!!!!!

    August 27, 2009 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  317. BLC

    Kelly , your statement about Jon being the only one waging a publicity war is incorrect. Kate has been doing interviews for several months.. she went on Larry King immediately to do damage control (more than a couple months back) when the photo of Jon and the 3rd grade teacher was first published. She stumbled and bumbled thru that interview too - because it was obvious to anyone with half a brain that they were already split up at that point.. but viewers didn't know it. Didn't anyone wonder why she went on LKL without Jon?
    She had to watch what she said lest it be TOO obvious that Kate/Jon and TLC were presenting a false image of this family to the viewers of the show. Once their cover was blown by Jon's shenanigans.. she went into damage control on Larry King, Today Show, etc, etc.. in addition to 2 interviews with People within a couple of weeks announcing 'We May Split Up'. Oh Really?
    All this from someone who claims to not want to be a 'celebrity'. In her interview with Meredith Viera, she sidestepped the question about when Jon moved out.. claiming not to remember. I'm guessing she didn't want to give a date because it very obviously would not match the orchestrated timeline of the show episodes and public image they were trying to present up til then.
    No input anyone gives will impact these too self-centered louts.. and TLC is more than happy to play along.. all the way to the bank. If Jon and Kate had a clue (or an ounce of decency) they wouldnt be in this situation or at least STAYING in this situation. They would be taking their broken and embarrassed and humble selves out of the public eye and trying to salvage something of their family relationships and future. They are greedy jerks who are living off their kids. Kate has convinced herself that this show is 'her job'. She's so thrilled with her semi-celebrity life that she doesnt give a rip about how it impacts her children or care that the rest of us don't want to watch her sorry life! She also repeatedly states that one of the main purposes of the show is to film 'memories' for her kids of their family and childhood. Has she looked at the last 4 seasons? Why is she not mortified that her kids will have this permanent record of this train wreck of a marriage and family and why on earth would she want to continue... except for the money of course. I am boycotting TLC and will not watch any of their shows unless this thing goes off the air. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

    August 27, 2009 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  318. Elizabeth

    Narcissists 1) can neither see nor acknowledge others' viewpoints of their own behavior; and 2) must always have the last word. Perhaps the best advice is for editors and producers to heed their own pleas and stop themselves from discussing the Gosselins, publishing others' stories about them and conveying outrage about the situation. Attention is attention is attention, whether it be positive, negative or neutral. Both Gosselins have insatiable appetites for attention, and by producing this type of writing, you are simply feeding the beast.

    August 26, 2009 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Kelly

    I dont see anyone waging a publicity war but Jon. Kate has kept a low profile, taking care of the kids and only now has started to do interviews. During those interviews, she has never said a bad word about what Jon is doing other than to say his behavior has been disappointing. Why would you want to punish Kate and the kids for what Jon is doing? Regardless of what Jon does, Kate still has to support her children. Way to often after a divorce, it is up to the woman to maintain the stability and provide the income and it appears it is going to be the case in this situation also. Jon is clearly all about Jon. He has destroyed his family, destroyed the show that has given him the income to become the monster he has become and he has taken every opportunity to make it hard for Kate to protect the kids as well as herself from the negativity of his bad behavior. I applaud her for her courage and her strength. She has a job to promote the show just as any other person with a show must do. This is her job, the job that provides the income that supports her family. She gets paid well for that, just as alot of people with a job do. As the only responsible breadwinner in the family, she uses that income to provide for herself and her kids the same way that all of us use the income from our jobs to provide for our family. We should all be so fortunate. I for one do not begrudge her one bit for her good fortune and wish her and the kids only the best. If Jon wants out, let him get out and go away! He should stop visiting the fence to talk to the paps that hang out there just waiting for him to cause more harm with his irresponsible words and behavior. What a sorry excuse for a husband, father and man he has turned out to be. To have put his family in this position is beyond contemptable.

    August 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Grammi

    Kate will stop when we stop watching the charade!! I feel so bad for the children. She was terrible on Larry King last night. I will not watch the show any longer. It has taken a turn that just makes me sad. Kate and Jon need to stop the show and get counseling for the 10 of them...sad, sad.

    August 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Eileen Cilli

    These 2 parents (?) need to grow up. This is no longer about their children. Its about them wanting to keep their celebrity status. For God's sake, get real jobs, (like everyone else in America does), to support your brood, and, keep your dysfunctional troubles out of the media. Jon and Kate are both thriving on all of this publicity. Its sickening, and, they're not doing those kids any favors either. I, for one, will no longer watch anything on TLC because they are allowing this madness to continue. Neither one of them has any talents or skills to make them stars. They're just two immature whiners who want to keep themselves in the spotlight. Give it a rest and take care your children like normal parents.

    August 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  322. catherine wilson

    john and kate plus puke....sick to death of these people. enough please.

    August 26, 2009 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Seriously.

    I TOTALLY AGREE!!
    Kate keeps saying she won't talk about Jon, but that is all the wench does! It goes with out saying my heart goes out to those kids (how's that for cliche?). Do these people not have ANYONE around them offering up some common sense advice??
    She's awful, he's awful, the kids are ruined.
    Can you imagine watching this circus when they are grown? Who wants to bet at least two of these kids never talk to either parent again, three of them end up in re-hab and the rest just spend whatever money they get on shrinks?
    Sad, sad, sad, sad. And, it's all for nothing.
    There ought to be a law.........or something.

    August 26, 2009 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Donna R.

    I know that you do not want to hear this, but good for Kate!! She had been pasted as this horrible women for so long, she has a right to speak up as much as she is able to defend herself. There are millions who watch their show and care for this special family. Kate has empowered many women with her strength to carry on and get things done with eight children, all close in the same age. Because of the uniqueness of her family and how she is able to run a happy home for with many little ones has made her a household name. She has a lot of knowledge to pass down to help so many families. If you have watched their shows you would understand why so many love to watch this family. Kate has the right to find a way to make money to support her family, while not having to be away from them all the time.

    As for her husband, he is one reason why Kate has to go on TV to defend herself. He seems to have run out of control since leaving his family. He continues to make statements that have only hurt his family. His actions with other women while still being married has cause the respect that many have had for him to just go down the drain. He claims that it is not a midlife crisis, but everything that he has done has pointed in that direction. I have notice that when he is not doing these actions which brings out so many question, that is when we do not hear from Kate. So Jon if you want the media to leave you alone back off on trying to tear your wife down!!

    August 26, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Whatever

    I agree. I'm tired of Kate going on her woe-is-me, i'm lonely, self-pity, anti-media and paparazzi parade while at the same time she goes on The Today Show and Larry King talking only about herself and only herself. She says she is "in it for the kids" but at this point, it is pretty loud and clear that she is really in it for herself and for the almighty dollar. What does being on Larry King and the Today Show have anything to do with the children? If it is "for the kids" why can't she just raise her children and stop caring about what people think and stop airing out her dirty laundry to the public? If it is "for the kids" why is it that she is putting the attention more on herself when really we should be hearing/seeing more of the kids. Even with the show slipping in ratings, she is still determined to keep the show going, and i highly doubt that the kids even have a say in that. Both Jon and Kate seem to have their head in the clouds and just don't seem to really care about how the children really are taking their divorce and just how they feel about their overall celebrity with being on tv and all. Both of them are greedy, money-grubbing parents who are basically using their children for money. Enough with this "we are in it for the kids" crap, we all know now that it is no longer about the kids since we never see, hear, or read about them in the tabloids, we never see them in interviews, they are basically overshadowed by such poor excuse for parents. Enough is enough, they both need to get a grip, grow up, and be responsible.

    August 26, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  326. Carol Dixon

    You are right on...............Thank you!

    August 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Barbara

    I agree! Kate says "the children are the biggest priority." Well then, take them OFF TV and stop sniping at each other in the press. You two stated you were going to keep it private. With all the interviews and sniping and public appearances and everything else, I just wish these two would SHUT UP!!

    August 26, 2009 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
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