April 16th, 2010
09:52 AM ET

What kind of job does Jon have? Don't ask Kate

Kate Gosselin One more time, for the cheap seats in the back: Kate Gosselin is a single mother, and she does what she’s gotta do to take care of her 8 kids, as she told Jay Leno last night on “The Tonight Show.”

“I feel like I say this a lot, and for whatever reason, I feel like I have to defend myself,” Gosselin told Leno. “The truth is, moms work - single moms work. I travel and work and that's my job, and I’m very grateful and fortunate to have a job. When work comes my way I only do it so I can literally put food on the table and send my kids to school.”

But what about her ex-husband, Jon? What does he do for a living? Gosselin’s response: a confused look followed by “Ummm…I don’t know.”

Leno pushed a little harder - does Jon have a job? “Not that I’m aware of,” she said.

But he is around to take care of the kids when Gosselin is away. Right now, Gosselin spends three days a week in Los Angeles for her "Dancing With The Stars" job while the kids stay home in Pennsylvania. “The beauty of my job, it’s very varied. I’m an author, I’m a TV person, I’m a dancer, [DWTS fans: she did say this with uncertainty] so a lot of it I can build around my schedule,” she told Leno. “A lot of the time Jon will be there with the kids or some of the time taking care of the kids while I’m gone.”

However she may feel about her ex-husband, Gosselin doesn’t reveal it in her book, “I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Life and Family.”

“One of the things I like about your book is that you’re reasonably fair and quite kind to your husband because he’s still the dad and the kids will read it,” Leno said.

“I won’t ever write anything nasty because the book to me is like a print interview. I don’t want my kids to be able to get a hold of that and [read] bad things,” Gosselin said. “I came up with the title because I say all the time; I’m a traveling, working mom that brings a certain amount of guilt. I always say, I just want my kids to know that I love them.”


Filed under: Jon & Kate Plus 8 • Jon Gosselin • television

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  1. michele

    1st for the people who are saying they wish she would be run over by a car, train or just die. You need to think before you speak to wish some one to die just shows how stupid you really are. 2nd. she was a nurse so if she was working as a nurse now and trying to suport them she wouldnt be home except to sleep and maybe a few hours. I have a friend who is a nurse and she works 10-12 7 days a week. then maybe gets a weekend off once a month. so she would be gone just as much. I do agree not news worthy as much she is in it but all the kids are cute

    November 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bored

    She's constantly trying to get all the single moms out there on her side, but she isn't a single mom! A single mom is someone who was basically deserted by a kid's father, but Kate is merely divorced and the father is still in the picture. The kids weren't abandoned. Nice try though!

    September 16, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. reptar

    As stated in her original show with Jon, Kate is a NURSE...they are in much demand, and she could make a very decent living and support her kids without going all over the country.

    September 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MOBADTHANGOOD

    90% of you women(if you really are women) on here are jealous that you don't look anywhere near as good as Kate does and really wish you could be like her. Some you cows have only had 0 or 1 child and you got bodies like a bovine.

    98% of you men putting her down wish you could have a woman that looked that good knowing that you never will. You are probably married to or dating the afore mentioned bovines.

    April 20, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Jon and Kate's saga began with them needing a source to provide for their large family. But, during the show Kate evolved into the classic, demanding, modern wanter. She will keep on wanting, no matter what. Enough will never be enough for Kate, which in a sense may drive her to a degree of success.
    On the other hand, Jon is the clueless one. He really believed the TV deal was just about providing for the kids. But, when it morphed into something quite different.... fame, money, celebrity, no privacy, he freaked. Probably doesn't help his job chances right now. But, I'm sure all will work out well in the future, so long as he stays away from the media and lawyers, and goes back to living the simple life.

    April 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fed up with reality

    Really?....The problem here is that we as an audience have lowered our standards of what appears on the "Idiot Box" to such and extent we might as well be watching paint dry. I hate all reality Tv , why you might ask ? because it stupifies us. Look here we have 200 Plus posts on poor Kate Gosselin. Who cares ? Really ? dosent everyone reading this have thier own problems ?People wake up ,the broadcasters keep putting this S&*% on the tube because its cheap to make , the production costs for an episode of Sienfield or Friends are what TLC spends on a season of Jon and the B*!@# plus 8. This brings us to why is the channel called TLC , For those of you who do not know its an abbreviation for The Learning Channel , Really ? lets go over thier line up: LA Ink , Say yes to the Dress , Hoarding :Buried alive,19 kids and counting ,Little People Big World...BLah Blah Blah..whats there to learn here except to turn to a channel that might have something worth watching on and hey you might even really learn something .

    April 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gloria

    Kate Gosselin is a cow.

    April 19, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Barb Bruns

    I for one think Kate is doing just fine!!
    For "Ya All" that don't just go back to watching Oprah

    April 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dawn

    Ok-she is not the first single Mom out there working and she won't be the last!! I'm a single Mom of 5 and no one cares at the end of the day what I had to do support my kids an dI'm sure I'm talking for the rest of my single Mom sisters and even my single father brothers out there. Who cares and I don't think she'll be getting sympathy from us.
    If she feels like she has to defend herself maybe its because she feels guilty for something.

    April 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ThaoVy

    she's nobody, all she does on TV so she can have a fancy lifestyle like holywood...She doesn't have any talent at all...

    April 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MJ

    "when work comes my way I only do it so I can literally put food on the table"? really?? She in no way, should compare herself to the many single mothers who reall do have to work for food on the table....where is her money from exploiting her kids??

    April 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. babak

    She is sort of hot... couple of martinis and ...yeah not bad

    April 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bart barth

    Here we go again. Writing on Kate and Jon and who really cares/????
    Only the TV shows ratings. So come on America dont respond to trash at its greatest moment. Lets watch the real news of the world and comment on that World wars, starving children people without insurance and having medical bills more than years of salary earned. Lets be more interested in these things of life than Kate and 8 tooooo many children that somewere down the line our taxes will be helping out.

    April 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Warhammer

    Kate is where she's at right now because she is a 100% B***H. I watched Jon and Kate Plus 8 for a few seasons and I was always angered by how she treat Jon. NOTHING he did was ever good enough for her. So...what would any logical human being do if they were in a bad situation...they would run for the hills or at least move on. Kate deserves everything that is being thrown at her right now because SHE made it that way. I don't feel sorry for her in the smallest degree. Maybe next time she's married; if ever, she'll actually take care of her man and actually treat him with respect. Heck, if my wife always treated me like the way Kate treated Jon, I would probably go out and find some hot A$$ to bone to at least make ME feel better.

    April 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. deb0155

    Talk about "dumbing down" Americans! Generally, I do not pay attention to this woman – but today I decided to read this article on her! Doesn't anyone get it? This woman and her ex-husband are nothing but scam artists. While most Americans are having a difficult time financially – these two are laughing at us all the way to the bank! We should all just forget about them! The woman is talentless along with her freeloading ex-husband!

    April 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. the man in the rubber suit

    Do you think her womb is wore out?

    April 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Cyprus Miles

    Jon isn't capibily of keeping a job.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  18. C. Miller

    @Karla. We are ignorant?You support a woman who has no skills whatsoever. She basically browbeat her husband into divorce and now is being just as rude to her partner on DWTS. That is who she is. She isn't a good mother. Before they got divorced she screamed at the kids and acted like they were a nuissance. They are a prop to her. She was traveling then and never home. The kids called their nanny "Mom." The work excuse might fly if she wasn't crying and complaining all the time about her privacy. Make up your mind, are you wanting all the attention that goes with it or do you want to be home for your kids. If it is the latter then she should stop selling out to do more shows were she is constantly on the road. Just because Jon is no winner doesn't make Kate better. The woman is a bad mother, bad wife and a rude person who has no skillset to mek herself a person of interest. Only pathetic people with no life support this shrew. It shows how ignorant this country is when a person like Kate becomes a pseudo-celeb.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. MOBADTHANGOOD

    I wish Hef would call her back and put her in Playboy myself.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Callo

    Just because she doesn't know what job her ex-husband has, doesn't mean he doesn't have one. It just shows the level of involvement she has in her ex. As long as the checks keep rolling in, she doesn't care if he's alive or not.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  21. DJ

    Lori Bibeau....

    Looks like you insulted your own intelligence. LOL

    "insult our intelligance" – uh huh.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  22. ashley

    All you kate haters, leave her alone. She is doing what every woman and mother would do and that is to work and support her family. I dont know why so many people are that ignorant. Yes she was not a celebrity but through her show on tlc she now is and wants to enjoy her fame as well as make money for her familys upkeep. Just let her be. Seriously if it wasnt for her i wouldnt be watching dancing with the stars.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ALISHA

    THEY ARE BOTH SORRY PARENTS.....THE KIDS SUFFER MAN BIG TIME IN THIS GAME....

    April 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Lor

    I hope they have both saved enough money to start therapy for those 8 kids who are living thru all this!

    April 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Motley99

    Kate Gosselin = Paris Hilton with 8 kids

    April 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Delores Nickel

    Jon is a slug...always has been. You'd have to light a fire under his butt to get him to do anything!! He needs to be ordered by the Court to get a job and support his kids!! He is the one living off of them with his expensive apartment and "toys." Kate is a controller because she had to be....enjoy her or ignore her...but quit blaming her!!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Annie

    I wish these two parents would have figured out how incompatible they are BEFORE they decided to bring 8 children into this world. Most of us are content with messing up the lives of one or two with a nasty divorce.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  28. the man in the rubber suit

    Why you hatin' on the man in the rubber suite (sic) Mary?

    Guy slike Rusty Shackleford want her to get ashed. I just wonder if her innards are working correctly?

    Don't worry Rusty, I know your secret....

    April 19, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jo-Ann

    Who cares! She's a self promoting, self important, attention seeking opinionated bully.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  30. Mary

    the man in the rubber suite, pull it up over face and sufficate LOL
    look I use to think this women needs help but what is she going to do for a living to take care of her kids and what would you do to take care of your kids , 8 count them 8 kids , so all you shut up

    April 19, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  31. Guest

    So she does everything but be a mother?

    April 19, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  32. sue

    Shes an insult to all the single parents out there who are working mutiple jobs and still managing to make it to every football, wrestling match, every lacrosse game and every dance recital. And manage to put food on the table. Don't justify her actions. And certainly don't compare her to me a hard working single parent. I have no sympathy for either her or Jon

    April 19, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  33. Rusty Shackleford

    Get on a plane and fly thru the ash cloud.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  34. h8meatchkn

    When will Kate and her uberovaries go away?

    April 19, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  35. Scott

    Jon Gosselin?

    Probably hustling his body..........for men.

    April 19, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  36. the man in the rubber suit

    Everyone of you is right, she is a great mother and an outstanding American. Why hate on this cow?

    Mmmmm... plastic surgery face/hips/ass/breasts......

    April 19, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  37. J

    Enough of Kate..I am so tired of seeing her...She claims she wrote the book for her children to read...Then why have it published if it was just for them...Answer: Keep her in the public eye and of course money...I heard she is going to have a show Kate plus 8...Again using her children to make money...and then she complains she does not have any privacy...She is a woman without talent in any area...She certainly will not be on Oprah' book of the month...The sooner Kate disappears from the airways the better for her children...

    April 19, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  38. the man in the rubber suit

    mmmmmm. Wide berthing hips........

    April 19, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  39. Big Joe

    Good for you Kate!! I think you are gorgeous!! I think you were overwhelmed with the TV show and 8 kids. You were rude to your husband and you regret it. That's good. I hope you and Jon sort it out and get back together. It would be the best thing to happen to you two.
    You both made mistakes, bad things were said and done. Move on and forgive each other. Try to patch it up. It would be tough at first but no tougher than anything else. Give it a try. What do you have to lose!!!
    Everything to gain. Once you do stay off the tabloids for a while!! Raise your family as a mother and father should, because first and formeost that is what you's are. Parents!!! God Bless and Good Luck!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  40. UNREAL...

    THIS IS NEWS?????

    April 19, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  41. dectom

    PLEASE GO BACK TO YOUR HOLE, from which you came. YUCK, YUCK, YUCK

    April 19, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  42. MOBADTHANGOOD

    I've noticed several saying Kate has no talent and stuff like that.
    I hope you arent' the same people that follow what that useless, talentless, golddigging, "famous by association" Kim Kard-ass-ian does.

    April 19, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  43. KARLA

    Every one of you that post negative words about Kate is so ignorant, not one of you would turn down a chance to do what she is doing and i'll bet that you couldn't pull off what she does and still be the good mother that she is. So STOP HATING ON HER...LOSERS!!!

    April 19, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  44. C. Miller

    This is why our society is so screwed up. I'm all good with people being enamored with real Hollywood stars and with the movies, etc. But we have become a society where a woman like this is in the news EVERY day. It is pathetic. She has nothing to offer. Sh ehas no talent and isn't a good wife or mother overall. So why is she giving advice or geting attention?We would be better off to not give her the attention and just let her fall into obvlivion. She is a pathetic role model and had no skill set that makes our lives better. Go away Kate.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  45. Tee

    sto hating ..haters..it take money 2 support kids and survive let her do her thang and worry bout your issues

    April 19, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  46. christy

    you know, this is the entertainment section...yes, there are certainly more important things going on in the world...but you won't find them here. you people that complain that there are more important things going on and that you don't care...then why even click on the entertainment section of this website and read the article? it would be just as easy to bypass these types of articles instead of taking the time to complain that you don't care or this is so unimportant. The beauty of these sites is you have a CHOICE on what you want to read and don't read.

    And to the people that say that they have already had their "15 minutes"...well, you are just adding to it by reading these articles and taking the time to post.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  47. Wow

    Please stop... they have had their 15 min. of fame. That was more than either deserved. Both of them are very wrong when it comes to their kids.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  48. John

    I think John and Kate should get back together.

    April 19, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  49. Horn Dog

    Kate has a hot face. Aren't there any guys out there who want to splooge all over it?

    April 19, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  50. iamcanadian!

    You people that know so much about these attention seeking idiots, do you have a life? I didn't bother to read the article, I just scrolled all the way to the bottom to enter my comment....if you want these people to go away, STOP WATCHING ANYTHING ABOUT THEM!!! I will not even watch a commercial that shows either one of them, especially her, she turns my stomach. These shows are all interconnected because they're all in some way owned by the same companies...entertainment shows, DWTS, CNN, MSN, ABC...whatever. I saw the heading about her breaking down during an interview, it's all crap, she's just keeping herself in the limelight to increase her so called value...why do you think she hasn't been kicked out of DWTS?...the channel wants her in there, it's good for them. And people that admire her, because she's trying to provide for her kids, she has plenty of money for that...she's doing this for herself...PERIOD. If not, she wouldn't be spending so much money on Botox, fillers, boob jobs, hair extensions, etc.. and would be saving her money instead...for her CHILDREN!

    April 19, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  51. jae

    Jon doesn't have a job, he has a profession – being a lowlife. Both Jon and Kate have had their 15 minutes of fame and now they should both concentrate on taking care of all of the children they chose to bring into the world.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  52. Joanne

    Why is the TV industry giving this woman a platform? People who believe anything this woman says needs mental health care. She is fooling a lot of people and that is amazing to me because she is very transparent in her manipulations.
    Its all about kate and her wanting fame. It has nothing to do with being a "good single mother" or her kids. First off, she is not a single mother. They do have a father who is involved. She isnt even a "mother" because nannies are raising those kids while she is off playing like she is angelina Jolie.

    As for the kids, they are her 8 cash cows. Thats it folks. I see a tragic ending for the kids.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  53. Dee

    If people would quit responding to any and every article printed about them, then the news would quit reporting about them. The media does not care whether the response is positive or negative. They just want to know there is some type of interest.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  54. S More

    Lets be fair. We might not like Kate, but she does have a family to raise. I'm sure in time Jon & Kate will go away in time.

    April 19, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  55. Jess

    John's support money was in escrow account from the money earned from the TLC show at the divorce proceedings because he was wiping out the bank account from TLC earnings and living high and partying with women in NYC and buying cars and motorcycles.

    Its up to Kate to support them and its what she is doing the best she can. If some of you people don't care then why do you get on here to make your nasty comments. A lot people do care, which is why the ratings skyrocketing on the dance show for the first time. And her books are big sellers.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  56. catjax

    why do people decide other people's fate? Let Kate be Kate, and you be you. To each its own. I really think these haters don't have any life other than bashing others. If we are all the same, life can be boring, so God also created these contraversial people to make life more colorful and interesting. Enough said. PS, I happen to admire what Kate is doing. An example of a strong woman.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  57. Jess

    That is easy..he doesn't have a job and has been sleeping on the couch at his brothers in Maryland and he has a new girlfriend. His old girlfriend says he has "mantrums."

    A tantrum thrower is something to avoid for the women. I dated a guy like that. He hid that at first.but it came creeping out and they cannot handle life when it gets tough or some simple problems.

    April 19, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  58. Eumir

    EUMIR HATES KATE & JON!

    April 19, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  59. Davestar

    too bad she was rejected by Playboy...naked is about the only way I'll have any interest in seeing or hearing from her at this point...

    April 19, 2010 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  60. Get off Kate's back

    Why is everyone so down on Kate?

    Most women with kids work, so why is Kate any different?

    The only difference here is that people are jealous that she gets to make millions of dollars doing fun work instead of being a single mom who's a cashier or receptionist or a teacher and barely scraping by.

    What's the problem with making millions of dollars? She's not hurting anyone and she's providing for her children.

    Whenever anyone types a negative comment about her, it just reveals their envy at having a boring life with a mediocre paycheck.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  61. mysteree

    Not impressed. She is not just another working single mom doing what she must for the benefit of her children; don't insult the integrity of those who really live in those shoes. She is a self centered publicity hog out for herself. Anyone with half a brain can see that.

    April 19, 2010 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  62. dean martin

    i agree – this type of "news" is mindless dribble – i feel more stupid for reading it. lets all commit to spending more time at "theeconomist.com" or "nationalgeographic.com" where we get serious content and not this mindless garbage. bye bye CNN.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  63. Billie

    Why are the people posting negative comments wasting their time to post anything at all? At least she's working to provide an honest living for 8 children...I have 3 children and it is very hard. Good for you Kate to work and support your children. It is also nice that she doesn't drag their father through the mud in her book.

    Anyway, stop hating people. Would you prefer that she didn't work? I wish success to her, Jon and the children. Geez, how depressed some of you people are.

    April 19, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  64. Wendyjo

    Charles, Walmart greeters have more talent than Kate.

    April 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  65. inyoface

    He is a wanna be Pimp.

    April 18, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Chris

    How about this, spend less time trying to be famous and get a real job , get your crap together and take care of your kids. If you want to be in show business fine, explore that option once your kids are taken care of.

    April 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Greedo

    I'd make her moan like a rusty door hinge.

    April 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  68. cmel

    From one working mother to another ... go Kate go ... we respect you.

    April 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  69. barbara myers

    Jon is paying support from a trust- but that won't last till they are 18-he worked at home before.Maybe he can do tht again-He's better that having a nanny with the kids-they aren't family-Why doesn't her family (Mother) help out-never hear anything about her-is still alive???

    April 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  70. sewjourner

    I Have to chuckle..... all you out there bashing Gosselins... I have never seen such a long line of folks lining up to respond to a piece. All this did was cement in the execs. belief they are news...hahaha... the proof is in the response. Folks that are bashing and "tired of seeing them" just read the article. If you stop responding, they could go away. You guys crack me up !! :)

    April 18, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  71. gyro captain

    i think she is hot...

    April 18, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jade

    So you want her to go away; and you think there are more important issues in the world,(and I agree); and her 15 min of fame are up; ect. What I don't get is why your looking for important issues under the Entertainment section of this web site. And if you want her to go away, then why did you read the article and post a comment? You added to the attention and gave her your time.

    April 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Mar

    JO o - Just because Jon CHOOSES not to work doesn't mean he has the right to take the kids and mooch off Kate. Such should never be the case with ANY parent in divorce - mother or father.

    April 18, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  74. steve

    Her 15 minutes of fame are up

    April 18, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  75. jo

    Here's what i don't get– Jon doesn't have a job, Jon's taking care of the kids while she's working and making millions, and yet Jon's still paying around $25K a month in child support???? Um, shouldn't the person with the JOB pay the child support, and not the person taking care of the kids? It just doesn't really make a lot of sense to me.

    April 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  76. sean

    peopel i could care less about anybody that is famous or is a like to say only made famous by a bunch of losers that have know life. but i have to ask why do people even care about the so called famous people the only difference between somebody famous and your average joe is money. but i seem to forget there is a ton of celerbity watchers aka losers that dont have a life. so keep on watching you bunch of losers

    April 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Madi

    I wonder if Jon or Kate realize what an impact all of their fighting has on their kids. It's sad that these children were conceived out of love (supposedly) and now these so called parents are all over the media basically saying they hate each other. They need to grow up and put those 8 beautiful children first.

    April 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  78. jayleno

    As a massive idiot and and out of touch moron, I really enjoyed interviewing a similar person.

    April 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Jer

    I agree, who cares.

    Who cares about either of them.

    April 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Janet Aston

    There is something strange in Kate's life. Is she an orphan or was put in foster care ? Her "parents ' are never seen or talked about. Very very peculiar as they could help her. The show should go off the air,and put us out of our misery !!!!!!

    April 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  81. ifshoefits

    It's been said you either love or hate Kate. Def. a Kate Hater: I'm -so- tired of seeing her 'woe is me' tears every week – YAWN. She says, "And this has all been unfolding in the public eye." Apparently, you said it's your job, so suck it up, and stop crying because you're setting an example for your children, & the public's tired of seeing it. Divorce and coping happens everyday to families in America. Welcome to -reality-. Your husband -should- obtain more custody: you're gone, he doesn't have a job...it makes sense for him to contribute his time to caring for your brood. Now you're going to travel MORE for 'Twist of Kate'? Word to your 'agents'/producers: find something positive for Kate to tap into and portray to the world and her children, instead of whining about exactly what she wanted: babies – like that really takes talent since everyone can breed (don't fret, TLC will bail you out regardless by offering up paying reality shows); most mothers have to suck it up big time and set a positive example to their kids and -really- work (which includes additional stressors of flying to meet with clients, producing deliverables on time/on budget, dealing with upper management, training workers, then juggling being a wife and mother on top of all that). Really, the nerve, to say your brother is jumping on the media bandwagon claiming the kids were overexposed in your reality frenzy: you've done the same damn thing.

    April 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Kim

    For all of you that say "who are you to judge" or "the public is unfair" or "you have to walk in their shoes blah blah blah". I say, these people chose to put their lives in the eyes of the public just like the Duggars, the Roloffs and all the other TLC families out there and along with movie stars, actors and whoever else chooses to be in the eyes of the public deserve to be judged and talked about. Whether you think it is fair or unfair is not the issue. The families did it to themselves and us, the American people, still have freedom of speech and are still free to comment and judge and be fair or unfair. So agree or disagree people, you all have the right to your opinions, you may be right, you may be wrong, but as long as they are in the public eye they deserve whatever comes their way...

    April 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Kateand8istoomuch!

    I've tried to hold back and stomach Kate plus 8 is TOO MUCH! How can the media consider this non- talented woman a celebrity...when all she had was 8 kids....okay if that's the case ALL women whom has had children should have the oppurtunity to get on "Dancing with the Stars". I wanna be next!
    If she's soooo teary eyed and torn up from being away from her children...then go back to her "true"profession as a nurse. Kate is trying to be something that she's not and that is a STAR. I want her eliminated from the "DTWS" so I can go back to enjoying the show with the true celebrities.

    April 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Maria

    We all choose different paths in life to follow. A lot of us have family, kids, and the wonderful thing about this country, is we can choose what we want to do for a living. I'm married, have 5 kids, and do childcare to support my family. My husband works full time. We have a tough time financially. So the comments, "stay home, take care of your kids, and get a job" are ridiculous! What "normal" job provides you with enough income to support a family with a large number of kids? I'd like to know! A lot of actors are away doing "their stuff" without their kids! Why constantly pick on this one? What wife doesn't get stressed at times w/her hubby? There are other actors/celebrities out there that don't see their kids much at all but you don't hear much about them. I think some of you are being unfair and unrealistic. I don't think getting a job at McDonalds, and moving all her kids into a trailer park, collecting medicaid, childcare assistance, and welfare is the answer.......do you? Try supporting her for a change! It takes a village to raise a child! Not just a mother!

    April 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Yzma

    Truthy spoke the truth: "Are you people who keep saying "go away Kate and Jon" actually too stupid to understand why so many enjoy watching them? Do you never read fiction, never go to the movies, never watch TV other than the news and PBS? Or are you just such jerks that you whine incessantly about everything that you don't happen to like..." So whine on all you like. Your'e still reading the articles, aren't you.

    April 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  86. azezel

    This is part of a reductionist policy designed to destroy the family and limit general fertility in times of a debt crisis in order to crush the population in the name of sustainability.

    April 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Truthy

    Hey idiots ... CNN didn't run this story because people aren't interested. Millions of people were fascinated by the original J&K+8 show. Some (not all) of them still follow the soap opera that continues, while others that didn't care about the original story are now following along. Are you people who keep saying "go away Kate and Jon" actually too stupid to understand why so many enjoy watching them? Do you never read fiction, never go to the movies, never watch TV other than the news and PBS? Or are you just such jerks that you whine incessantly about everything that you don't happen to like and everyone that you don't happen to agree with?

    April 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Fred

    Who is this lady?

    April 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Shanice

    Why is she still on Dancing with the Stars? And why is she even considered a "star"
    ...i'm just saying

    April 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  90. DC

    Ha ha ha ha ha! Jon and Kate are much more important than Global Warming or any of the top stories, don't cha know???

    April 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  91. lauren in pa

    she would get more support if she stopped with this act about "poor me I have to put food on the table for my kids" and just be truthful that she now loves the money, attention, freebies and opportunities that being on TV has given her. She, the two networks (TLC & ABC) are only cashing in more & more with all the press. Any press is good press, right? Do you really think ABC is going to have her get voted off this soon? No way, she brings ratings.

    Kate needs to make big bucks to keep the Kate train going. The agents, security, nannies, assistants, sytlists, personal shoppers – not to mention the $$ private school all the kids go to – at 18k a head for one year, she needs to and has publicly stated over and over that she intends on staying in the entertainment industry no matter what.

    Just be honest Kate and move the brood to LA, live in the gated community and embrace the lifestyle. We here in Berks/Lancaster county are quite tired of the circus.

    April 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  92. joni

    I agree with what 'Ann10:25am' said.......

    April 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  93. geri P.

    WHO CARES one way or the other?!?! I am so sick of seeing her whiny self on TV all the time.
    Shame on Jay Leno, Joy Behar, Meridth Viera on TODAY show, etc., etc., etc., for all giving Kate G. her 15 minutes of FAME.
    She needs to get off TV and give us all a break. Please go home this week from DWTS and take care of your kids.
    I won't buy your book and every time I see your face on TV , I refuse to watch that show.

    You are so ridiculous! and controlling and a real BIOTCH.

    April 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  94. CdB

    When will these people go away?

    April 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Ptolomaeus

    Listen America. Kate and Jon are not news. The News Media are forcing this mindless, useless drivel on us, telling us it's news, that it's important to our lives. This, vomit of the keyboard, that CNN keeps spewing out about these people whose only claim to fame is that they have 8 children. The only reason we even know their names is because some TV producer, who didn't want to spend the money for skilled writers and actors, threw these two people onto a "reality show" for the mindless to watch and drool over. You want reality? What about the men and women in uniform fighting overseas? What about the men and women in uniform who keep our streets safe? That's reality! Not "Jon and Kate plus 8" or "Kate and 8 minus Jon". A show like that is suitable for the intellect of 11-year-olds, and that is about it. If the news media would quit throwing people like this in our faces on a daily basis, then people like "Octomom" wouldn't get the bone-headed idea of pumping out 8 babies to try to make a "reality" show.
    CNN, I am truly ashamed of you for putting these people in our faces constantly. CNN used to be a NEWS channel, hence the name "Cable NEWS Network". Now, you give as much mindless drivel as the other "news" outlets who are looking to "entertain" the masses, kind of in the spirit of MTV's switch from videos to "reality TV". Quit trying to entertain us, and start informing us again!
    Jon and Kate Goslien, remove the a**hats, go out and do what any other parent would do; Get a job and raise your kids without having cameras around, just like "normal folks".

    April 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jana

    The Gosselin's are THE last thing I'm interested in. Stop printing this trash.....they both make me want to puke and I feel sorry for their kids.

    April 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  97. wxyz123

    I have to laugh at all the people who make negative comments on stuff like this......"who cares" and "go away". I was just wondering.....why are you taking the time to read articles like this and then actually comment on them? Go do something else instead of wasting your time. Just wondering......

    April 18, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  98. NSH

    Kate is a beautiful woman and I wish her success. However, the crock about just wanting to put food on the table is just that. There are many ways for Kate to earn money. She is in my opinion money hungry and just riding the gravy train. It's not about the kids, it's all about Kate.

    I envy her. She has accomplished what many have tried or hope to do. She just needs to stop lying to herself.

    April 18, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  99. relieved

    I am relieved my tax dollars do not have to pay for these 8 kids.

    April 18, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  100. john Sonpull

    that's funny....i thought they both had jobs as professional media wh0res...

    April 18, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  101. Reside near the Gosselin's

    GooberNoid April 18th, 2010 10:06 am ET
    Good for her... she's making money to support herself and her children!
    That whole reality show was probably a mistake for both of them though. More or less they were paraded around like some kind of freak show. STUPID reality TV!-– It's more like "Stupid people who parade themselves – AND THEIR CHILDREN – around on reality television and the stupid people who watch them."

    April 18, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  102. GooberNoid

    Good for her... she's making money to support herself and her children!
    That whole reality show was probably a mistake for both of them though. More or less they were paraded around like some kind of freak show. STUPID reality TV!

    April 18, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  103. susan Munro

    Poor Kate. Not. I am a Single mother, A real single mother whose husband died leaving me with my son to raise alone with no help. My son is also disabled. I work full time and am always there for my son at all times. So I have no sympathy for Kate. Yes being a single mom is overwhelming but she should be thankful she has what she has. I wish I could have the nice house and the money that she makes. Maybe she needs to walk in someone else shoes to see how tough it really is.

    April 18, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  104. KC

    Standard for a single mother - damned if you do, damned if you don't. Would you people rather that she and her 8 kids go on welfare so she doesn't have to work and can be with them 24/7?

    April 18, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  105. Talley

    Why is she really that important?? I mean people all over the world have many children and you dont see their dirty laundry all over television. When i found out she was on dancing with the STARS i couldnt believe it shes a star becuase shes a mother and happened to have a reality show about it!! COME ON!! I feel sorry for those kids who have to someday grow up knowing that mommy and daddys divorce was all over television, its a sad thing i wont want my daughter to go through that.

    April 18, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  106. Jersey Gary

    Kate . . .

    Your 15 minutes ARE OVER!

    April 18, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  107. Reside near the Gosselin's

    We are so sick of the Gosselin's. As neighbors of theirs, we have endured the papparazzi, being told when we can and cannot mow our lawns (due to filming), had our country roads in the area clogged with traffic... Kate pushed out a litter of children (honestly, nothing against those beautiful kids, but the Gosselin's get all this attention for what, exactly?). There are a lot of honest, hard working, good people in our area who could use just a little bit of the help that the Gosselin's have had over the past several years – but they go without. All the while, Jon and Kate act like idiots and are doted upon by rubber necking tabloid news reading nimrods. Actually, I am ashamed of myself for even reading this article and am now going to take a shower. I feel dirty.

    April 18, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  108. elleG

    I just don't get it, why would ppl see her as a celebrity in the first place? She's a normal mom who SHOULD be fully focused on her kids and wellbeing, not promoting herself.

    Kate, best you lead a normal life. And i hope Jon's being a doting dad like he was.

    April 18, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  109. Iamoldat50

    I am sick and tired of everyone feeling sorry for Kate....boo,hoo she has to work. what a crock of crap. She can sell her million plus dollar home then! I am a working mom and have NO sympathy for her. She is an insult to hard working moms. If TLC puts a show back on with her in it, I for one, will refuse to watch any part of it. She so loves the limelight, she so loves the crockadile tears.

    April 18, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  110. mar

    I CARE! I don't understand why people hate her and then read this??? Obviously you care enough to take the time to read the articles. I am a fan of Kate & very much interested in her & her childrens lives.

    April 18, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  111. ha808wn

    everyone is tired of hearing about this family drama already! wake up everyone, it is the media who made this family a sensation! there are other families that deserve better attention than this family so wake up!

    April 18, 2010 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  112. Bill

    Wow! I recall first watching this individual on the original show, and was aghast at the cutting comments she made toward her then husband and her kids, I commented to my wife that I hope her kids don't see her when they grow up. She is indelibly burned into my mind as a sharp tongued, miserable harpie. Please just go away!

    April 18, 2010 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  113. Gloria Roebuck

    we care, because we had the pleasure of watching 6 babies grow and learn. i am sorry about the marriage problems...Jon is selfish and a jerk...

    April 18, 2010 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  114. Suzette

    Whatever Jon's "job" is – or was – it's enough to pay his reported $21K per month in child support. You can bet Kate would be boo-hooing on every tv show if he missed a payment. Seems to me they both have plenty of money from their JK8 days – plus residuals, books, other appearances, etc. – and could live modestly without her gigs as a "tv person" or dancer!

    April 18, 2010 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  115. skip

    Kate and Jon both appear to have a significant number of "fans" who either like or dislike the both of them or each one individually as attested to by the number of comments generated by this article. Only in America could these dysfunctional people receive fame and noteriety and in Kate's case money. If Jon doesn't currently have employment he sure as hell should get off his duff and find a job (or is Kate supporting this bum?)

    April 18, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  116. P4F

    Next!

    April 18, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  117. murf

    What is Jon's job?? Its real simple. He's being a father while his octomonster exwife goes Hollywood with a tissue box in hand saying that she is doing what she can to take care of her kids. Funny how the shoe is on the other foot!

    April 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  118. mitch 47

    Jon is not baby sitting his children....it's called parenting! You don't babysit your own kids. For those of you who think they had too many kids, which ones would you chose to kill? How could you chose? They wanted 1 more and got 8. Fertility issues/problems are not controlable. Sometime you try and don't get any babies ever.

    Kate has a sitter with her kids when she is working. Jon is out hunting down a new girl to support him.

    April 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  119. bevvie

    One more comment. Other men and women have been on DWTS that have children. How many wrote that they should stay home and work mundane jobs. At least be unbiased when you make idiotic comments. Brook Burke has children, so by most of the reasoning here, she should be at home working some job as a secretary.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  120. bevvie

    TEAM KATE!! Too many hypocrites commenting here. What about other women who work and have to be away from the children in order to support them? Why are you complaining about them? There are actresses who film away from their children. And why focus on a woman anyway? I would wager that more men leave their children for long lengths of time to work. Most of the haters here are probably away from their children working to support them. But they show up here to be hypocrites and biased against women.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Kareen

    Kate, go home. Sell your million dollar mansion and live like most people do without gardeners, nannies, cooks and your security guy and leave us alone. Your 35,000 makeover is hardly for the kids like you always claim. Everything is for the kids? RIGHT
    Stop whining on every show you are on, we are all sick and tired of you and your crying spells.
    You made enough money of your kids and your talent is defiantly not dancing.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Pedro

    I had to scroll really far down so I could post a "I don't care" comment. My favorite response is, CNN should be reporting on more serious stuff... because A) Putting it in the Entertainment section isn't a good enough indicator this wasn't intended to be "big news," and B) why stop reporting on Kate Gosselin- her stories get so many hits as is evidenced by forum posts. If 1 out of 50 people posts- this Leno / Kate Transcript got a lot of hits.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  123. mitch 47

    Why did we start watching Jon and Kate plus 8 in the first place? We wanted to see how a couple handles all those kids! Then Jon decided he couldn't work out of the home anymore and he wanted more face time with the camera.....loser.....we wanted to see the kids and how Kate handled the kids on a daily basis. He brought nothing to the show because she was the one having to till him every move to make. All he did was get in her way and become the 9th child. She and the kids are what I wanted to see.....not Jon the ham!

    April 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Sally Hoohoo

    OMG, those that defend this star child exploiter, claiming she's being responsible and is supporting her children. Give me a break. You make it sound like she's such a great woman for doing what is EXPECTED of a parent. She's not some martyr or saint because she works to support the litter of children she so selfishly created (2 wasn't enough, I guess). She doesn't even COMPARE in the LEAST to "single Moms." This opportunist has every perk you could think of, a ton of hired help.....now how many single Moms have that? – plus free tummy tuck, free teeth whitening, free boob job, free hair extensions? She's nothing even CLOSE to being the poster-child for single Moms in America. She has done nothing but exploit her children, from the day they were born (how disgusting). Her children will need decades of therapy as a result. You call this a good parent? She's as phoney as a 3 dollar bill. She can't dance, she can't act, she can't write. The only thing she's good at is talking incessantly and looking for the next spotlight. She's a very sad role model to her daughters; look at "fake" Mommy and all her free fake parts. Niiiiice. What a sad and pitiful woman and mother.

    April 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Susan - Canada

    Jennifer....it's MORONS...not MORANS, which is what you are....

    April 17, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Cherie

    I certainly wish Kate would stop having so many parties PITY PARTIES that is. I have never heard a woman whine and complain and boo hoo about everything all the time everywhere with everyone in my life. Get a life Kate All mothers have to take care of children and all single mothers that work have time away from them. Hello did you think you are the only working mother in America. You're the one who had eight children. The greatest majority of woman don't make in a year what you made in a month so stop making real hard working struggling mothers sick to their stomach listening to you and watching your consistent drama. I must say you are good at it, unlike you're absolutely horrible dancing . You should feel awful that others who are far better dancers are getting voted off just because you suck in a sympathy vote from God knows who. Be happy you are not one of the thousands of mothers fighting our wars who do not see their children for years and do not have money to fly back and forth after their so called job to see them. Some of them will fly back home in a coffin. Get a life and stop being so nauseating and pitiful. You are a disgrace to real hard working mothers. Poor poor poor Tony. Be happy he gets paid to be nice to you. He probably has to take gravol before your rehearsals..

    April 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Brian Griffin

    I love how the majority of posts here start with "who cares"....well, apparently a lot of people care, including the people who took the time to read the article and post. You may not like either one of them, but if you posted here, then you most certainly care...so get over yourselves.

    April 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Fred Evil

    What idiot continues to believe she's got a market? I don't know anyone who cares. The only reason i am writing is so perhaps CNN will GET A CLUE, and stop writing about the uninteresting.

    April 17, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  129. tish

    this is for jon and kates brother,what a discusting pair you are, kate is out working to support her children because a deadbeat father wont get a job to support his kids,he had it good didnt he when he was getting all that money to spend on his bimbo girlfriends and expensive hotel rooms, and where did it come from, why his kids of course,now that the money is gone that should have been spent on his kids, he wants to live off them again,thats all the custody is about isnt it jon,living off the kids and kate. How bad i feel for her and the kids to have such a disfunctional father.I am a grandmother and the stories about kate are discraceful,she is doing her best to survive and is being torchard by the tabloids and jon as well as her brother.How sad.

    April 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Martin

    She saying that Jon doesn't work but that he's home watching the kids so that she can go on "dancing with the stars".

    Most single moms don't travel around the country looking for work – they put their kids first and see what they can get locally.

    April 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  131. HI-Stairical

    I worked in child welfare for years. Protective services, call it what you will. I had never heard of this woman having retired a few years back. A friend was hooked on this show and when staying with her for a visit, I saw this show and was aghast. My thoughts then and more so now was these kids need to be removed and mom and dad need parenting classes. This woman is now going to have a show where she advises moms? Please. If this had been my case, I'd have removed the kids from her, if for no other reason than she is not there–a lot. To see how she talks to her kids and her now ex, sheesh, give me a break. Kids who are "multiples" can have lifelong issues and this woman is just not there even when she is. She's the most @nal control freak I've ever seen and now seeing her with Tony and the way she questions/criticizes everything, dances like a stiff, just backs that up. With my professional hat off, this woman has a huge stick up her backside and everyone must dance to her tune. She is a world class attention "hoor" and when I had the misfortune to see her on Jay Leno the other night it was all "me, me, me." I really do not want to see this woman but she is EVERYWHERE and then she turns around and gripes about the papparazzi? She lives for it. Those kids should be living normal lives and she can't live on $20 grand a month? I know people with kids who live on that a year. Memo to TLC,: You've been party to child abuse. I'm willing to bet some mental health professional will be seeing most if not all of these kids as they get older. There are going to be decades of consequences for these 8 kids. This woman is nothing short of a puppy miller in human form, she produces them, then neglects them. I can't believe she has minions voting for her sorry butt on DWTS. She's ruining it.

    April 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  132. David

    Why do we care s much about this? I am so sick of reading about the Gosselin's and how both, but especially Kate are using there fame and kids to for themselves. Please both of you just go away

    April 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Chi146

    This woman is an absolute idiot. When is her 15 minutes of fame going to be up and we don't ever have to hear another thing about her. She does not care for anyone but herself.

    April 17, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Bob

    Make it go away PLEASE!

    April 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  135. pdx

    zzmook is right. For whatever we might feel about Kate (not a fan myself), Jon has his hands full as primary caregiver if that fact can be substantiated. What I don't get is, allegedly he pays an exhorbitant amount of child support each month and his lifestyle seems fairly glam up north. Where does he get the money?

    April 17, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Nunya Bidness

    Would it be possible to use Kate Gosselin to plug up that volcano in Iceland?

    April 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Trystan Greenfield

    june, if it were in it for the kids, then it would be home with the kids.

    I just used what is called common sense and logic.

    Try it sometime.

    It's amazing!

    April 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  138. junebug2b

    Wow we have some really judgemental people on here...!! Who are any of us to say how this mom makes a living. I would rather have her making millions off of people that actually do like her than to have her living on welfare. Like she stated her ex doesn't even have a job so what does everyone expect her to do. Why do you all trash talk a single mother that travels to support her family but never a father that travles to do the same. Give he a break. I don't care for them much myself, but she seem like a strong women that is truely in this for her kids.....Go Kate......she is only a celebrity because AMERICA made her that way....let her live her life and grow up people!

    April 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Trystan Greenfield

    She got famous by using her box as a clown car, by the way. You know, in case any of you were wondering. Since you all continuously ask the question.

    Same goes for octomom. Clown car elasto-crotch.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Trystan Greenfield

    CUZZ, nothing is worse than someone who complains about other people complaining.

    You have reached the bottom of the barrel. So long! Bye Bye!

    April 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Trystan Greenfield

    I hope she ends up worse off than Corey Haim.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  142. jeng

    why are we paying these people to be "celebrities?" i wonder if my cable feels will be lower if we do not sponsor people like kate and jon as well as octomom. they thrive on other peoples hard earned money. not fair to the responsible ones that have intelligent family planning and not dump their responsibilities on others.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Nola Lady

    so far there are 412 reasons they keep her in the spotlight. Let the lady make the money. She has a lot of mouths to feed. At least she's not home collecting a welfare check.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  144. aaron

    I clicked on this story and the comments because I am a pop culture junky. And you should all be impressed – brevity is a sign of high intelligence.

    April 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Tony

    How is this family going to raise 8 kids? You think Jon's making any money? She's making money so you all don't have to pay for Food Stamps and with a little luck, enough for most of them to get thru college.

    April 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Rose

    When is this woman's 15 minutes of fame going to be over!

    April 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  147. lizard

    Oh brother!! I can't stand either of them!

    April 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Wendy

    Unless you are a single working mom of multiples, all under the age of 10, you should keep your opinions to yourself.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  149. llw

    BLAH, BLAH, Who cares about these 2 IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  150. JUSTJOE666

    who is this person anywyas? and why do I have to give an email to reply when on the REAL news site from cnn I have an account and dont have to?

    April 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Jenny

    Aaron, such a clever comment. And hmmm, I wonder why you clicked on the story and read thus far. Probably so you could leave your earth shaking comment. We're all impressed.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Rick Johann

    Who cares is right. Why do we even pay attention to those two. If I were a family court judge, I would be concerned for those poor children. They are both self absorbed, worthless news.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Jeff

    Jon could quality as the worlds biggest Tool since that about all he knows how to be.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Jenny

    By the way, I posted into this link not to read the article but to do my part in alerting everyone I can as to what's going on. The reason I did it is because this obnoxious woman is ruining all my favorite tv shows and magazines with her constant presence, but more importantly is leaving her kids when she doesn't need to and lastly because she & TLC are perpetuating something that's not true, and doing it all just for the millions of dollars it brings in. She is just everywhere and won't go away. So I figure the more people who actually get what's going on, the more they will stay away, thus giving her less exposure and hopefully lower ratings on her upcoming show. This woman needs to come back down to reality and go home, fire all the nannies, cooks, gardeners and bodyguard that TLC is currently paying for and be a present mom to her kids and actually cook them a meal once in a while and spend time with them.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  155. aaron

    Jenny get a life.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Joe Aniston

    I hope she wins DWTS just to smack that loser of an ex, Jon, in the face. Keep up the votes people. The longer she stays, the more $$ she wins.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Cuzz

    Uh JR, did you read my previous post and do you have any clue why Kate is "famous" without talent? And how could you possibly know how much time she is spending searching for fame...quite possibly she was approached for DWTS and all of the interviews she's been doing. And how do you know how much time Jon actually spends "raising" the kids? Would you rather Kate be the jobless homemaker or are you just bothered by the fact that Kate is the breadwinner and has the gall to travel as well?

    April 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Jenny

    This is long but here's the REAL story. The reason this woman sticks around is because she has a fan base mostly comprised of women who have absolutely no idea what the REAL Kate is like because they didn't watch the show Jon & Kate +8 from the beginning. Many of us did and we loved her and Jon...then we all started to see how mean spirited she was to her husband, cutting him down on national tv, treating him like a dog. Then we saw how she treated her family and friends, eliminating them one at a time for the slightest infraction. When TLC offered her brother payments to ensure they'd stay on the show since they were becoming a larger part of the kids' lives, Kate was furious and let them know that NO ONE outside of her would make money off her kids! The brother & wife were then kicked to the curb. Same thing happened when TLC offered payments to Kate's best friend, Beth Carson, who did most of the writing on her first book. Same deal, Kate was furious so then Beth was eliminated from her life and her kids' lives. Then Jon wanted to stop filming since he began to see it as an intrusion on the kids' lives and it was taking its toll. Kate said no way! This led to the downward spiral of the marriage. Jon wanted to go to counseling, Kate refused and filed for divorce instead and end the marriage. Afterwards, since Kate was open to continued filming with the kids which in turn led to millions in profits for TLC, they managed to stomp Jon to the ground financially so he finally gave in. That's why he currently gets a monthly salary from TLC (which is how he's able to pay the huge mthly child support payments) but in return, he has to keep quiet and not say a word and he won't be included in any future filming when "Kate+8" starts which will be an occasional special that includes the kids. Jon's part of the contract with TLC will end and he will then no longer be getting their huge paychecks each month so will be unable to keep up the huge support payments to Kate.

    Kate continues her pursuit of fame & fortune, is a wealthy millionairess many times over and still puts on the act of being, "just a single mom who needs to work to put food on my kids' table." It's all a snow job on the public... especially on genuine single moms who are struggling financially, just so she can increase her fan base, which will translate to ratings, which will translate to millions more for her and TLC. We all know Jon made some horrible personal judgment calls after the marriage was over but he appears to have learned his lesson. We kind of attribute his bad judgment calls as a disproportionate reaction to being totally beaten down & stifled for 10 years of marriage to a very controlling Kate. Hate him if you want to but he has ALWAYS adored his kids and been there with them when it was his turn and Kate allowed him to visit (that's a whole other story of how she tries to keep him away). And the kids absolutely light up when they see him come through the door. Now you know what's REALLY going on. Watch her if you want to. Buy into her act if you want to. But those of us who know the real Kate and the real story refuse and that's why the disparity between those who adore her (they're buying the re-invention of Kate) and those of us who are onto her act. Contrary to the stories, we do not hate her...we hate her use of her kids to make money, her ongoing & unnecessary absence from them to pursue even more millions of dollars, and we hate her behavior and her many ongoing lies that, apparently, many moms out there are buying into and that in turn keeps her on tv and magazine covers. End of story.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  159. papa-san

    the only thing most others care about, is not to see her face or hear her name again. go way kate, and take those ratty kids with you!

    April 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  160. aaron

    Love Kate, Hate Jon.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  161. JR

    With her spending most of her time in search of fame without talent, it's a good thing that Jon is around to actually raise the kids.

    April 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  162. BrainFreeze

    Just more tripe to put in front of the mass of eyeballs to distract us from important things.

    April 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Cuzz

    You people ask over and over why CNN bothers to cover this mindless circus that is Kate and Jon. Well, maybe it's because YOU PEOPLE KEEP ASKING OVER AND OVER WHY CNN BOTHERS TO COVER THIS MINDLESS CIRCUS THAT IS KATE AND JON. You insist that Kate has no talent and doesn't deserve the money and attention she's getting on DWTS. Well, maybe it's because YOU KEEP WATCHING HER ON DWTS WEEK AFTER WEEK. You criticize her for spending too much time away from her kids, which she says is necessary to make a living and support her kids. Well, maybe it's because SHE ACTUALLY DOES NEED TO MAKE A LIVING AND SUPPORT HER KIDS, WHICH YOU FACILITATE BY COMPLAINING ABOUT HER INCESSANTLY AND MINDLESSLY WATCHING DWTS WEEK AFTER WEEK. You people need your collective heads examined for being even more mindless than Kate and Jon.

    April 17, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Sandy Ramos

    I would like someone to interview Jon Gosselin and ask him when he and Kate decided to have 7 or 8 children, how did he plan to support them? Did they have a plan?
    I all for IV fertilization, but when multiple babies, will be born, is there a plan for taking care of them?

    April 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Arlene

    All John is good for is to make Kate's life as miserable as he possible can!

    April 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  166. michael

    i guess all of the people making comments about her and how this is not news and who cares reveal how hypocrytical they are otherwise they would not be informed as they are. they cant admit they also follow this crap. idiots

    April 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Sandor Johnson

    WHO CARES?!?
    THIS PERSON IS FAMOUS FOR WHAT? SQUIRTING OUT 8 KIDS AND HAVING A DIVORCE?
    I think America is scraping the bottom of the barrel for "entertainment". You can be famous for nothing these days. Paris Hilton. Kardashians. What have any of them done that was noteworthy?
    NOTHING.
    Please stop dumbing us down with "reports and gossip" of their lives.

    April 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Sheila

    Many families care for large numbers of children – even when they are divorced – by working regular jobs, some overtime, cutting back and making due. How about Kate goes back to nursing, and Jon goes back to computers, and everyone goes back to real life and gets off the airwaves?

    April 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Pennsylvania

    Seriously, I want to know how Jon is making $20,000 a month child support payments?? We know Kate doesn't know what job he has but how can he be paying that much and not have a job?

    Having watched the show, you can tell he has no personality and she was the driving force and sorry, but having that many kids, someone needs to be at least somewhat organized and that is Kate......not wimpy Jon. I always got the impression that if it was up to him he would be sitting there just letting the kids run wild.

    The double standard is also there as far as these two are concerned. If it was Jon making the money and being absent, it would be fine. But it's not. Kate is the breadwinner. At least she isn't collecting welfare to take care of these kids.

    However with how these two act, they shouldn't have had kids to begin with.........

    April 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  170. giggity75

    Only in America can someone become famous for popping out a few kids. People have been having kids for millions of years. (5,000 if your a Christian).

    April 17, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  171. colin

    C'mon people! In NO WAY is she doing this for "the benefit" of her children. Most single working moms that I know, and I know a few, don't go rushing about trying to extend their 15 minutes of fame with televised acts of desperation. The "she's doing it for the kids" shtick is a nice candy coating but under that shell this is all a narcissism fueled desperate grab at the spotlight. If she cared about her kids, truly cared, she wouldn't leave them for weeks at a time to appear on television. She's trash. She uses her kids to garner sympathy while she roles around in the millions gained from her television show, her book, and the myriad of talk-show bookings that she lands. She's a crap mom, with a crap story that's juicy enough to hook all the mental wizards that reside in this country. F her. Case Closed.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  172. Jennifer

    Instead off all of your MORANS bashing Kate for "not" working why dont you bash the rest of the United States for being on Welfare!!! She is doing whatever it takes to make sure her children are cared for. More then half of this country can say for themselves. She is not on welfare, she is not living off of state funds she is out there everyday making money so that her family can survive, god knows Jon has no plans on helping with that. If you do not like her then STOP reading about her and then you will have NOTHING to complaing about!!!!

    April 17, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  173. Cheryl Clemmons

    Who are these people? I'm so tired of hearing about their tragic lives, I could scream. I wish they would go away.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  174. Jon&KateEvaporate

    Pure Trash! Both of them.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  175. Gadsden

    The only people that have jobs in this family are the kids.

    April 17, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  176. SaraH

    Totally agree with Sheena.... we all would most certainly take an opportunity like Kate has been given. As much as I'm not a fan of Kate... she IS going with what she's been given. I'd much rather see the kids being cared for (in a sense) by her "jobs" than knowing our tax dollars are going towards them. She made her bed & now she's lying in it. She may not be the greatest Mom out there – since the most important thing to a child is the love & attention of their Mother... which with her crazy schedule, I'm sure she hardly has time with them.... but she's making it. She chose to have them & now she's choosing to support them in this way. It's definitely sad that our society oogles over situations like this.... but it is what it is.

    April 17, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  177. middle of the road

    Who cares, the kids are the one suffering.

    April 17, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  178. Sandy

    O.K., lazy father...working mother.......
    zzzzzz...................

    April 17, 2010 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  179. cm

    If Kate is abandoning her children by being on DWTS, then all of the celebrities on the show who have children must be doing the same thing! Face it, these children have a dead beat father who to my knowledge does not work, so if Kate can get jobs that pay good, then why not take them. I consider learning to dance, traveling back and forth and taking care of children a very hard job. And yes, they chose to have another child, but God chose to give them 6 more. Their option would have been to KILL some of those babies. THEY chose life for all six, now KATE has the job of supporting them. At least she is willing to work, not sit on her butt and collect welfare. Good job Kate. You are doing great.

    April 17, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  180. andrew

    The only way that they could not give birth to all 6 was to abort them. How does one decide who to abort. Looking at those children now..what a wise choice that was made. Kate is a good mother and the children are adorable normal kids and not like some kids that are out of control. I came from a family of 6 and I am glad my parents did not abort one of us. We even like each other.

    Her books have been sold out in the past and Kate does have a big following and even with her on the dance show has skyrocketed the ratings.

    Jon always sat around like a bump on a log and sometimes it was like if he put on one more shoe on one more kid or had to get up tomorrow and do this all over again that he was going to go ballistic. He was good for sulking too if he didn't like something. Instead of growing up he choose to go from the disinterested parent to the cheater. Jon wants the kids so he can have his own reality show with them is what some claim he wants. I guess she is not able to have a show with them without him. At least not on the network they were on.

    You can see both these parents love their kids just I don't think Jon could do the hard work. The hard work that goes with raising kids or the hard work when marriages have their big bumps in the road.

    April 17, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  181. Char

    I think she has been kinder to Jon than he deserves. He's a worthless, pathetic, immature loser! Doesn't anyone remember when he went on Good Morning America and stated emphatically that he hated Kate!

    April 17, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  182. Diane

    I think I dislike Kate so much because of her stiff affect. She doesn't speak or even show body language like a normal person would. She's starched. I think a lot of the time she fakes tears. She has a robotic way of talking. These are the reasons I don't like her.
    I don't care that she has 8 kids ,I don't care that she's divorced, I don't care that she's a working mom.
    But her personality is disturbing.

    April 17, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  183. Groucho

    I think the state should take the kids so neither one will have them. Then their careers as professional children collectors will be over and the whole thing will go away...

    April 17, 2010 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  184. That's right

    I heard he's a gardner working for Madonna–he helps trim her bush.

    April 17, 2010 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  185. Jeff

    Puuuuuhlease Kate. "Literally put food on the table"? Where does the tax free $22,000 monthly child support from Jon go...to hair extensions, boob jobs etc.? You don't have to spend time away from home to provide for your children, you receive plenty in the form of child support and could get a local job....if you really put the children first, that is.

    You can do what you want, it is a free country but DON"T continue to try shoveling that foul smelling stuff down our throats. You will pay for it when the children are old enough to see things for what they are...mark my words.

    April 17, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  186. Kenny

    Its basicly like this....Kate is basically a glorified welfare mom and jon should be in jail for non support of his kids. I blame the state of PA for all this.....they should take the kids away from them and order both Jon and kate to get their S#*T together. in a few years Kate and Jon will be a has been and we will be supporting them once more.

    April 17, 2010 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  187. LostPassWord

    So Jon has to spend 3 days a week taking care of the kids while Kate is 'working' a continent away. And they try to make Jon the bad guy for being an unemployed bum. Why don't they make Kate the bad gal for being an absentee mother?

    April 17, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  188. matthew

    HAHAHAHAHA 99% OF THE COMMENTS ARE ABOUT HOW EVERYONE HATES THIS WOMAN. I CAN NOT HELP BUT LAUGH

    April 17, 2010 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  189. Quinn

    I think it's amazing that there are SO many comments with, "Who cares?!" and, "Why does CNN report this dribble?!"

    Because they know you're clicking on it, and you obviously clicked on it for a reason. And more hits means more ads means more money.

    Get over it, people, it's popular celebrity news whether you like it or not. You know, I've never understood the thousands of weekly comments blasting news organizations for printing 'stuff you don't care about' that OBVIOUSLY (looks at comments above) have your interest.

    I can't really stand her, either, but as long as we keep talking about it, she's not going away very soon.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  190. tiddle

    Has this country come down to this? That someone with 8 kids at home that s/he loves exposing on TV, can become celebrity? Truth be told, her "job" with the 8 kids is more like a pimp to me.

    April 17, 2010 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  191. Stop

    CNN stop. Please. Not another Gosselin article.

    April 17, 2010 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  192. My opinion

    It's often mentioned in comments about Kate Gosselin that people pick on her for being a single mom away from home but not on the other woman on Dancing with the Stars and what about Angelina Jolie? Here is my take on why comments aren't made about those moms...its because they don't cry and carry on and mention at every opportunity how they have to be away from their children to put food on the table. Not knowing the Gosselin family personally but having read reports of how much was made with the tv shows, the books, and Jon paying child support ...added to the fact that Kate herself has apparently said college educations are banked...I have to ask, does Kate really need to be away from her children? If she really wants to be with them more than anything, and in her mind she is always home baking and being with them, then I suspect she could make that work. I don't have any problem with moms that work, or stay at home moms...what I have a problem with is a person who cries and carries on that she wants to be home with her kids but is actually choosing not to be. And I certainly have no problem with stay at home dads, sometimes that is what works best for the family...and it seems to me, from watching Jon & Kate Plus 8 that Jon is a loving, very much hands on, dad...so if Kate wants to travel and be on tv, do interviews, etc, why not let the supposedly out of work dad take care of the kids. Wouldn't they be better off with their dad then a rotating schedule of nannies...which I have to assume is the case since reports put the nanny count anywhere from 3 to 5.

    April 17, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  193. Tom

    In the end, Jon will have come to his senses and let Kate run free around the country making a buck, while Jon sits at home like a good Mr. Mom.

    April 17, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  194. Timmy

    While I really don't care, I think Kate looks extremely good. I am really glad she has been able to put Jon behind her and start the process of moving on. Jon is probably upset that the cameras are not on him any longer. Kate is working, she is not asking for financial assistance from the govt. and if she can survive for 20 more years getting paid for showing up for t.v. appearances, dance contests, reality t.v. then I am all for it. This is the hand she was dealt and she is taking advantage of it.

    April 17, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  195. Joe

    Kate closes her eyes and believes she is a 'star' ....people continue to write stories about her life daily.....the truth is she knows that she screw up big time in both her personal and business affairs....She has to be very concern because I believe that she truely loves her children but there are Eight of them and she needs money so she will do whatever to earn money....I would do the same to protect and provide for my family. Is she a 'star'? No...she isnt but I am not either. She needs to grow up and as soon as possible learn to say the word 'sorry' when she screws up....maybe then America will eye her in a different light.

    April 17, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  196. Jim

    the end of western civilization as we know it

    April 17, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  197. babydoller

    kate would never be able to make enough money as a nurse to pay for the child care for 8 kids that she would need while she worked her 10 to 12 hour shift. She is better off on television. Does anyone know if Jon is paying child support??

    April 16, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Justin

    I think Jon's job is to milk this for all it's worth and to be a good enough father to his kids so they don't hate his guts when they grow up a bit as they begin to understand more of what's going on. Jon seems to be concerned for his children and that I think this is as positive as it can get. The woman he was married to has changed into a star and she outshines Jon. She's lucky he was there during her pregnancy working I might add and the primary earner at the time. He was also there during the toddler years supporting his wife and putting up with whatever abuse; without this support I do not think she would have reached the level of celebrity that she enjoys today. They once were a team. Fame and money change people for better or worse.

    April 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Susan - Canada

    I think it's kind of funny, that this is the 3rd comment on this story that I have posted and not one of them has been moderated, because any time I post on here, commenting on stories, especially anything to do with politics, they always get moderated....and are never posted!!!!

    You can tell that the moderators just love and thrive on all the buzz that this article is creating. Also, they have not yet closed comments on this article....just goes to show you, we as a whole, are pretty, for lack of a better word, shallow. It's almost like a train wreck that we can't turn away from.

    April 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Mel

    Can we please have a Gosselin free week?????? Enough already!

    April 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Susan - Canada

    @ singlemom April 16th, 2010 11:52 am ET

    "Just because Jon was ordered to pay child support of $20,000.00 doesn't mean he does pay. Anyone wonder how he is to make that much money when he doesn't even work? Last time I made that much money in a month for sitting around on my butt was...............never."
    ______________________________________________________________

    I'm sure he's also receiving money from TLC ...after all, the show is still in reruns....and trust me, if he wasn't paying that $20,000.00 a month, Kate would be on every talk show that she could, to make sure everyone knew that he wasn't paying it....especially these idiots who all seem to love her.

    April 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Toshi

    I don't get all these comments that at least Kate is working and isn't on welfare. Since when are those the only choices? The woman used to be a nurse: let her go back to nursing–or if she doesn't want to do that any more, she could train for a different job. She's earned millions from the reality show, books, etc. (I just read this.), so if she isn't earning mega-bucks, she STILL wouldn't need to go on welfare. Please, let's stop applauding her for trying to be in the spotlight: it is NOT her only career choice and is NOT necessary to keep her off welfare

    And the reason she isn't going away is...look at the number of comments this story generated! That's evidence to the media that people are attracted to stories about her. Maybe if her new reality show is a bust, she'll fade into obscurity. Let us hope.

    April 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Susan - Canada

    @ Taylor Hodge – April 16th, 2010 11:48 am ET

    "TLC should not even give her a shot at another show". Well....get ready, because she will be having, not a shot at only one show, but two shows. They will be called "Kate + 8" and a "Twist of Kate" or something like that. I heard this on some entertainment show tonight. So, trust me, her 15 minutes of fame will stretch into several years....she isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

    April 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  204. lorilyn

    There were 8 people (6 kids) in my family growing up. In our neighborhood, there was a family of 18 (16 kids). Amazingly, no one had to appear on national television ten times a day to support them all. One parent worked outside the home. One parent REALLY worked inside the home. We all survived. We even went to private school. And had a boat. And went on vacations. Imagine!

    April 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  205. rando

    I don't care that she has 8 kids. That's HER problem, and it IS a problem or she wouldn't keep using that as an excuse to support her real problem: Fame grubbing. I just wish she'd stop being such a fascination to people who need a life, and "news" web sites to stop "updating" us all on this non story. I guess my problem is not with Kate, but with the poor lifeless that can't seem to get enough of her. If they would stop that, I wouldn't have to keep seeing "Kate Gosslin" articles everytime I open a web page or turn on the news.

    April 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  206. clyde1234

    What has two thumbs and hates these pathetic, media hungry people?

    This guy.

    F.O. Kate...

    April 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  207. rando

    I care....that she goes AWAY. I'm tired of seeing articles about her on every website. You CAN'T ignore her. She keeps shoving herself in front of you. People take the high and mighty "who are YOU to judge?" when they judge her of being worthy of "supporting her children." Tired of that excuse for fame grubbing. People that support her reality shows need a life.

    April 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Lady Di Florida

    It's not about dancing, singing, appearing on talk show, news shows, etc. The only thing she is about is working to support her family. Just because she doesn't do it in a traditional way doesn't give all you nasty people a reason to judge her. Her husband was told by the court he must pay $20,000 a month in child support! Hello, he's never even had a job & I gather has no skills to get one. Someone has to bring home the bacon to pay all the bills and feed the kids. What the heck do you care how she does it?? Why does it bug you so much?? All it does is make you look small, mean & spiteful, and I just don't believe that most of you are that kind of person.....

    April 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Sabor72

    I thought her 15 minutes of fame was up 30 minutes ago? I still hope she goes bye-bye. Won't watch her worthless shows, not even DTWS until she is booted off.

    What's next? Lets make her an American Idol judge. She is more than qualified for who she is and what is isn't.

    America will come to its senses and she will go the way of the do-do.

    April 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  210. ell

    Look I am as tired of these two as the rest of you however I feel that I must say I think that it is ok for Kate to work and travel if thats what she wants to do. Jon has a job too he is caring for the kids. If the tables were turned would people be upset that Jon was always gone and kate stayed home full time? I dont think so.

    April 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  211. PW

    Kate is doing what she needs to do since Jon pull the plug on the family bus. So if he wants to get out there work to makeup the diff in money coming in let him. If not someone has to and it's not like she can go back to being a nurse. Who would hire her? and what a drop in salary no way to pay for that million $ home or those 8 kids. Kate do your thing!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Shanna

    I couldn't agree more with "Foodie" I don't care for Kate but at least she is supporting her kids unlike some people in this world....

    April 16, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Chit

    I think Kate is doing her best to become a provider to her 8 kids. It doesn't cost the tax payers like Nadya Suleman. I mean where the heck is Nadya Suleman will get money to take care her 14 kids? Any idea? of course Welfare.

    April 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Mike

    WOW........What a bunch of loosers. If you hate her so much why do you waste your time reading articles about her? Make all the money you can Kate and when you have a condo on the beach with your kids you can lol at these idiots.

    April 16, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  215. calvis

    What makes her any more of a "single mother" than he is a "single father"?

    April 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Shelby

    You say "who cares?" but obviously people do if first of all, you are reading and taking the time to comment on it, and second of all, if no one cared and it didn't sell they probably wouldnt be putting any of their time or money into it. For those of you who say she is a nobody and "wannabe star", well guess who made her into a celebrity?! Hey that would be all of you wouldn't it?! Anyone who watched their show, bought a magazine that her family was in, paid even a second of attention to their family plastered across the front of a tabloid, anyone who spent their time to read an INTERNET article about her. Americans made her famous and made her a celebrity. Last time I checked paparazzi don't just follow around someone who is a "nobody". There are plenty of other "celebrities" that have literally done absolutely NOTHING other than be the daughter of a rich man, or accused an actual celebrity of having an affair. So how about next time, you attack someone a little more deserving of your pathetic and rude accusations.

    April 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  217. kids1st

    I love Kate. You try raises 8 kids, laundry, shopping, Dr visits, keeping your head above water and finding work. Jon is a loser. Find another bimbo Jon no one is interested in you. His jealousy of Kate is over coming him. Kate is the strongest woman and makes people accountable. Most of you posters I'm positve are lazy nobody wants Men living off of someone complaining about everything with no job. Leave Kate alone and get a job! Kate you are a hero to every woman out there with Kids! You are amazing in all you do!

    April 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  218. 4cryingoutloud

    All you haters secretly love Kate, what else would you do with your lame lives if you didn't have articles like this to post hate messages on. I say go for it Kate, I respect the woman that stands up for her kids, tries her very best to shield her children from the raunchy things their dad was doing and who steps in and makes sure that their children can continue to live the life they have become accustomed to. Jon certainly did nothing to help secure the financial future of the children. What is Jon's job? His job is trying to latch onto the coattails of his ex-wife and children and try to mooch off of them because he is a loser that screwed up any opportunities he might have had by being an idiot.

    April 16, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  219. alumette

    author and dancer? about major delusional, untalented middle-aged mother of a litter who uses any opportunity to appear in public as a single freak show so she can make a "living" ? Please.....

    April 16, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Denise

    For the sake of our sanity, PLEASE!!!!! do we have to see this no talent wanabee on every channel. She ruined DANCING WITH THE STARS with her PITY ME BS ..even her dance partner can't stand her! She is just making the rounds inhopes she can get people on her side so she can sell that stupid book which I would not burn in my fireplace. For all you people who say ...she needs to work because she has eight kids to support ...I say, when you plan to have multiples you have to plan for the future. She is a nurse and KNEW how many children she could have had. They had no plan ..even with both together how did they plan to support these kids...Here is a thought How about selling that million plus house you bought onhte backs of your kids and buy one less grand...or right, you want it for your kids...Please,give me a break...PLEASE go back to cable and then IU never have to see you again you wining pain in the butt!

    April 16, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Nyckitty

    I find it so funny that most comments are negative about her and ppl saying how they dont care.Well then, why did you read this article and post a comment then. Well it seems like you do care and you do find her interesting..

    April 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  222. suzan

    sarah palin and kate would make a good team. they could call the show 'idiot vs idiot'. i might even tune into that dribble.

    April 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Rachel

    Sounds to me like there's a lot of jealousy out there regarding Kate's jobs...just because she makes a heck of a lot more than most of you, I don't see that that invalidates her need to work.
    I'm pretty sure most of you "long suffering saints" (in your heads) would jump at an opportunity to make the money Kate Gosselin makes; it's unfortunate for you that you don't have that opportunity, but it doesn't justify you hating her...
    And for those who claim that working a "regular" job would give her more time with her kids...what are you smoking? What sort of "regular" job do you expect her to get, such that she can support 8 kids (!!) and still have more time than she has now?

    April 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  224. suzan

    i read this article to see what jon actually does for a living (obviously nothing). at the same time someone please tell kate to just go away. that woman will put herself in the spotlight at every opportunity. think of what affects this will have on her kids now, and in the future. both of you, get real jobs and support your children like the rest of us do! and stop putting kate on talk shows, interviews, in magazines. i am sick to death of looking at her nappy face!

    April 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  225. babydoller

    Does anyone know if Jon pays child support? Does Kate have to pay him palimony? He does not seem to have any means of support.

    April 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  226. bdickinson

    Leave Kate G. alone, she is doing a great job. Let's really talk about that

    other DWTS Pamela Anderson who is a drunk, drug user, where the heck

    are her kids. Now that's an example of a bad mother. Just wait til they

    grow up. all HELL will break loose! Lock ur doors. No one talks about

    that!

    April 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Jenna

    Can't you media people come up with more interesting people
    than her? Please? Surely in a world of 800 million people there has to be at least one person more interesting. Why don't you ask your readers to submit "interesting people"?

    April 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  228. deb

    I think it's just sad on how much our society has changed since the internet and reality TV have taken over our lives. Too many people hibernate either in front of the boob tube or in front of their computers and never really interact with people any longer. People have become lonely, haters who do nothing but spew mean spirted crap about everyone and anyone. I long for the good old days when people were civil and enjoyed the company of one another. People actually got out of the house and lived life instead of watching other people live their lives.

    April 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  229. mrose61

    At this point, given the excessive amount of media exposure and attention the Gosselins have received, I am left to conclude...
    These two individuals brought more children into the world then they could afford to care for. As a result of the public's willingness to see the daily in-and-outs of a household full of multiples and their (God bless them, especially) older sisters, it seems this family is incapable of returning to private life. Now the mother defends her presence in the public eye as the means to sustain her brood. So these people cannot provide for their large family without showcasing themselves and the kids. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? In effect, without their "perceived" celebrity, this family cannot be sustained. This is very wrong, very sad and very ridiculous. And it speaks LOUDLY about the state of family in this country. It's a sort of weird public assistance.

    April 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  230. One of the Many People Wasting Space

    ATTENTION : Stupid People ... yes YOU !

    If you dont care about Kate + 8 + Jon ... I DONT CARE !

    You're sick of her ? Well i'm sure she's sick of you too

    I am

    April 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Hilda

    you care, you read it.

    April 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Mac1588

    Yes. Who cares indeed.
    Find something relevant and actually newsworthy to cover.

    April 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Helen

    It is really funny that there are some comments made to many of us for commenting about this (idiotic) story.
    Your commenting also by complaining about us commenting
    hahahahahahahahaha

    April 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Lola

    Has everyone forgotten that before Kate had kids she was an R.N.? Why can she not get a job working in a hospital or doctor's office like normal people. If she has to work to "put food on the table and clothes on her kids" then for gosh sakes get a real job. Just get the hell off of my TV. I'm sick of you!

    April 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Ak

    I just LOVE wasting time at work quite honestly.. and i like seeing WHAT people are going to say in response to articles.. my reason is pure waste of time and enjoyment! :)

    April 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  236. pwnupdanoobs

    Who would win in a fair fight....kate v. Grilled Cheeze?

    gotur mind thinkin.....

    April 16, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  237. working mom

    fascinating how many people actually took the time to leave a comment which means they obviously clicked and read the article..if you have so much hate, why waste your precious time reading the article?

    April 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  238. The Dude

    Kate should be beaten and hung.

    April 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  239. zippy

    She is just another hypocritical bee-ach. And Jon is an ass. I would bet that is why the two idiots got divorced. And why are you trying to over-populate the planet anyway?

    April 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Guest

    OMG Jon never worked, he swiped money out of the joint account because he was broke, no one will hire him he's a pig and ugly too!

    I'm cracking up, everyone here who has trash to say about Kate is just flat jealous that it's her and not them. I never watched their show, never knew anything about them until their scandle hit the internet.

    I started checking and found OF COURSE she was hard on him, he's a lazy good for nothing, it was the only way to make him move is a** and a pervert cheeting with girls 10+ years youger than him as well as tabloid photogs because he thinks there's something in it for him. OF COURSE he wants custody he figures the money is in the kids. SHE is the one going out there willing to make a fool of herself on DWS to EARN money to support those kids. EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO TAKES THE TIME TO READ THIS AND COMMENT CARES. IF YOU DID NOT CARE, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE CLICKED ON THE LINK READ THE ARTICLE AND POSTED YOUR UGLY TRASH. WHEN YOU HAVE CRAP TO SAY, HOLD UP A MIRROR, YOUR TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Ak

    Stop ta ta talking that BLAH BLAH BLAH.......

    April 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Lisa

    Yeah for SLH, great mom & Brian JM!!! You are soooo right!

    April 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  243. Mimi

    1. People are interested in Kate. Not those posting, so don't read about her if you don't want to know about her. 2. For those of you stating going against doctors orders. THERE ARE MANY OF US WHO SAYONCE YOU CREATE LIFE, YOU DON'T KILL IT!. Most of the time insemination only takes with 1 egg, not six. She choose not to eliminate a healthy baby. She is not living off of the system, and is a good hard working parent.
    3. JON is the big loser. He has no job, screws around all the time, and then says that Kate is the bad parent. He couldn't hold a job when he didn't have TV pressures.

    GO KATE!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Sam

    I agree with you exhausted totally! !!!!! These people that say "GO AWAY", why don't they just go away themselves. Just let Kate go do what she has to do and if you all don't like it, then go to another topic and complain about that one....

    April 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  245. bernaba

    You know, typically on this type of thing I really don't care what goes on in a celebrities personal life, if you can consider the Gosselins celebrities. But all that's been said about them I have to wonder how they take care of those kids. And although I'm not a fan of either parent here, I do have to say at least Kate has gotten off her butt and taken as many opportunities to work out some kind of paycheck for those kids. What has Jon done....except for fly around with much younger bimbos partying and spending money. Has he done anything to bring a paycheck home to those babies? Maybe he's going thru a premature/immature mid-life crisis?

    April 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Horn Dog

    Kate's HOT! But I read that John is a mongoloid, you know, Downs Syndrome. Anyone know if it's true? I mean, he does look retarded, and God knows he acts like a retard. Just wondering. I wonder if Kate had to instruct him in the bedroom..........."Now John, put your thingy in the place where I pee.............NO JOHN, NOT THE TOILET! GET BACK HERE YOU RETARD!"

    April 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Brian JM

    I see plenty of "who cares" posts. If you don't care THAT much...spend YOUR time doing something else. It looks more like you are mad that this is still "newsworthy". OK...so stop reading it, and then there will be no demad, but there still IS a demad and the folks that posted this story know it! I guess I'm on of 'um.

    April 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  248. great mom

    by the way, it is great to see her on DWTS. Not everyone is born dancer, but to have fun while making living for the kids, why not! are yourself a good dancer? would you want to say somthing to yourself like this?

    April 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  249. SLH

    Boy what a bunch of judemental people you are. Walk ONE day in her shoes and then you MIGHT have the right to judge her. She's not the one who needs to get a life...you all are!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  250. RJH

    Who cares! There are a lot better items to cover than this!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Georgie

    I hear she may be making a movie (or she wants to make movies)
    Who cares -

    April 16, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  252. great mom

    some people are so mean that I don't think they understand life at all. Just because Kate was not from a celebrity status, I think it is amazing how she can come to today's her. 8 kids, even how many guys can really feed so many kids. She is amazing especially given her poor background. People who don't like her must be very irresponsible ones. If you ever have kids in your life and you are a responsible person, you know she is doing the best she can and that is very admirable. this society needs to give more value education to those mean people who know nothing about life and only know to kiss ass those rich-born people.

    April 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  253. exhausted

    You know, for all the bloggers and commenters out there that claim to never want to hear about Kate or Jon anymore, why don't you go away? If you don't care, why are you reading articles about them and then posting comments that you don't care. You do!! You love to just hate on someone that you have absolutely no idea about. How about you try and support 8 children while going through a divorce because your husband left you? Really, go find a hobby.

    April 16, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  254. DGB

    Kate
    Please stay at home with your kids and stop exposing yourself on tv. The book will not embarrass you, but your dancing certainly will. You dance like the bride of Frankenstein.

    Ps Ditto what bigbill327 said!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  255. DGB

    Kate
    Please stay at home with your kids and exposing yourself on tv. The book will not embarrass you, but your dancing certainly will. You dance like the bride of Frankenstein.

    Ps Ditto what bigbill327 said!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Glenn

    I am over Kate.

    I have friends who worked a book signing for her last release and she was extremely rude and dismissive to the staff of the event... wouldn't sign any copies for the store or anything. She treats normal people poorly but expects to be admired and catered to. Guess she's forgotten that she was once an average joe too!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  257. dzarr

    Why no backlash on John, why does he get to have girlfriend after girlfriend and live off those woman, and we bash Kate for making a living, I'm sick of hearing about them also, but redirect the nasty talk people

    April 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Joe Momma

    This chick fulfills my mommy fantasies....

    April 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  259. Greek

    For anyone defending Kate (who is the same as Octomom)... don't you get it? Kate had these children for one purpose and one purpose only-- for her 15 minutes of fame. Admittedly she told nurse friends of her plan, everyone of us laughed thinking it was a sick joke. That's the only reason she has her minutes of fame. Believe that she is a brash, nasty, controlling woman who got exactly what she set out to do....oh and it also was in her plan to divorce Jon once she tricked the public and TLC, ABC that she is someone worthy of millions......all you little "soccer moms" thinking she's someone to defend...why change her looks?- – -other than continue fulfilling her quest for fame at the expense of the children she brought into the world for one purpose...her greed. I am from the PA town that initially donated money to assist with her needs in the beginning...till the people were duped by her ... Lets get her out of the spotlight.... finally.

    April 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  260. Max Wunsche

    From the land of Cher, Lady Gaga, Degeneres, Palin, Roseanne, Tammy Baker, that Vogue witch, Paris Hilton, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Vivian Westwood baglady, Lohan, Oprah, those two lizard sisters, Miley Cyrus, goofy dancing, singing, next star junk...she's perfect. Pop culture's pig trough is deep and wide.Party!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  261. kitty

    stay HOME...and back off of Jon...he worked so you could stay home...

    April 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  262. ALINA

    Why is there so much hatred towards a woman who is working in order to take care of her children and herself? Is it because she is on TV? So are many other women celebrities who are single moms. The only reason that she comments so much on the issue is because the media continually brings it up and continually trashes her. Of course she feels the need to defend herself! Anyone would!

    As for Jon...well, he doesn't seem to want to get a job and help support his children does he? So Kate is left to do the work. Leave her alone. Whether she can dance or not, write or not, is a celebrity or not, is nice or not is immaterial. She is trying to support her children financially. And she, without a doubt, loves her children. People...just leave her alone!

    April 16, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  263. Trish

    Good point whoever said that Angelina Jolie is not criticized for working instead of staying home with 6 kids. Good point. And she drags them all over the world. If Kate drug hers around people would be griping about that. And she knows she might just have 15 minutes of fame and she knows she has to make the best of it. I would hate to think about sending 8 kids to college or even buying shoes for 8 kids. Who of you would not take a free trip to Disney World for your kids?

    April 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  264. Trish

    I admire her. She has to make a living. She knows she can't dance but she gets paid big bucks to look foolish and does it. Any mom would do what they have to to support their kids. And if we were offered free hair styles and clothing and plastic surgery we would take it too. I have 3 grandkids that their parents can't support them and I do and would do whatever it takes to make their lives better. Sure she talked rough to Jon sometimes and she now regrets it but when it came down to tough choices, he made stupid ones and she did not. Go Kate.

    April 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Jackie Kennedy

    Kate is Great... Thought I'd put something positive on this blog, everything else is so negative :-)

    April 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Dolores

    I agree with kgsupporter-Kate has enough hardship without somebody reading articles incorrectly.. it was Hefner who was asked about Kate appearing in playboy. Kate had nothing to do with it.

    Kate you go woman!! keep on bringing in the dough for your wonderful kids!

    I love that you don't say anythig bad about Jon-he has good qualities too.

    You inspire me Kate.

    April 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Orville

    I like her hair. Doesn't she have nice hair? I wish I had hair like hers. Don;t you wish that you had hair like hers too? I do. I wish you had hair like hers. sheesh. What a circus. As long as she is making millions, she's winning and you are watching it. You also fuel her popularity and therefore her marketability.

    So keep up the good work America. Thousands of your unemployed lost their only lifeline and it is sickening to see more posts in this thread than in that one. A pity.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Lisa

    How can Jon pay child support if he doesn't have a job? HE is just as bad what is he doing everyday? why hasn't he worked in forever?

    April 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  269. CJ

    Kate is working and making a whole lot more $ than most of us
    She's not taking anything from any of us.
    She is well paid for being on DWTS.
    What do yo want her to do?
    What she is doing is legal and moral and pays big bucks.
    I'm sure that there are royalties from J&K+8.

    If you don't want to see her on DWTS, change channels!
    If you don't want to read her book, don't buy it!
    Let the lady live her life.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  270. Hard Times

    I heard Jon and Kate were worth 20 mill at the start of the divorce that will put a lot of food on the table without working !

    April 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  271. a Mom too

    I know Kate has been miserable in the past, but I completely understand that she must work. Everyone is so worried about the kids and what they are doing while she is working, but does anyone care whether or not John is working and helping support his kids? Obviously he is not working or Kate would know what he does. I think this is pretty important! Instead of judging Kate for working, why isn't anyone questioning why John is not? Why is she being judged differently than any other mom who works? I don't hear anyone questioning Angelina Jolie for working instead sitting at home with her 6 kids?

    April 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  272. jay

    You all are ridiculous!!!! What other occupation in the world would she be able to obtain without schooling? She's not going to make enough money to feed, clothe, raise 8 kids by working at Mcdonald's or being a nurse. This is probably the only thing she could do to get money. And DUH she didn't intentionally get pregnant with 6 more children, she was just merely trying to have another bundle of joy. I respect Kate for what she's doing. She's just trying to get by.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  273. Katie Bird

    This lady has 8 kids. Not many men are real handy with 8 kids or 2 kids If she goes back to nursing she would have to hire someone to keep the kids. Not enough money to go around. She is trying to make a living He was not able to handle the kids. No wonder she yelled at him. I only have one and still want to yell at the husband. Leave her alone

    April 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  274. IPOOW61

    Kate who?

    April 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Dianew

    EXPLOITED HER OWN KIDS! enough said

    April 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  276. LIZ

    mom' s do what they have to do, when they have a dead beat dad!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  277. Suz

    I guess I would have more respect for her "work" if she wasn't spending thousands of dollars on her hair and bodyguards and everything else. I mean a bodyguard? Really? And who spends $5000 and 16 hours on their hair? Go home and be a mom.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  278. igorknowsall

    Who is this person again?

    April 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  279. abe

    Wow! No one cares??? yet everyone who is bored by her and doesn’t care takes time out of their 'busy' day to read the article and comment on it – gimme a break. hypocrites!!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Lynn

    I take it none of you that have such hateful remarks about Kate, are single working moms with an ex-husband that does not work. Hummmm....what would you say if you were in her place. I think your thoughts would be so much different.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  281. LandofOZ

    While we all sit here and type our thoughts an opinions, as this is our right to freedon of speech, let the lady live out her 5 minutes of fame. They both chose to live their lives on camera and we chose to watch it. If she is able to provide for her children in some way, then so be it. At least she is not standing in a welfare line and taking from my pocket.....I am certain we would all have something to say if she was living on welfare...... Let her be....Let her live....Let her have her "fame" Just let it be.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Diane

    Love the people who "read and write about this" but don't care – are incensed " about whatever! Why are you here? Why read about it?
    Why respond?

    However it happened – this woman has 8 kids to support.
    Get off her case!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  283. Bobby

    really really hot

    April 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Bobby

    She is hot

    April 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  285. adri

    It is so easy for everyone to judge her and say what a horrible person she is. I personally don't like or dislike her but many of you speak of what an untalened person she is and yet you are still taking the time to keep up with what she does. I say let her do what she can to support her kids. Do you know how hard it is to be a single mother and even more be a mother to 8 kids!?!?!?! who are you to judge if she is a good or bad mother? In the end, she will only have to respond to her kids and to God. They are the only ones who matter.

    Hope you feel better now that you trashed someone else.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Richelle

    U honestly think Kate and Sarah could run the white house? This country would be so screwed up it would never come back! Sarah Palin is dumb and only wants fame and Kate Gosslin is only out ot have her face all over the television. Neither care much about this country or their families. ITS ALL ABOUT MEEE!!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  287. mike

    What is Kates Job? dancing with the stars? being on a reality show? She is just a personality and not much of one. Her job is to give the media some stupid crap to write about. Sort of those stories they post
    to distract you from the war .
    I think those kids are going to grow up very angry.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Tiffany Côté

    I find it interesting that the articles about the Gosselins receive the most comments. They are here because people still have an opinion, one way or the other. They still get attention. I must admit that my opinion changes. They have both made mistakes. Hopefully they will learn. Many of us enjoyed her openness and frankness when J&K+8 first began. TLC needs to accept much blame. The family featured in 'The Little People' seem to be having problems as well. TLC seems to enjoy the drama way to much. And why is everyone dumping on her for travelling and appearing on television for her job when we adore 'legitimate' celebrities? Why are they any different? No one rags on Jessical Alba, or Kelly Ripa, or even Angelina Jolie...there is not one starlet in Hollywood or elsewhere who also has children who is not gone from them a good portion of the time. And they don't have 8 children! She does do what she can to stay in the spotlight because it is giving her an income. I do not agree with her being away from her children, but to criticize her and laud all of the others is so hypocritical! Or what about regular working mothers who don't see there children much during the week because they work? Let's be fair, folks. If it's wrong for her to be away from her children, than it's wrong for any mother to be away from her children for work. If actresses have the right to be on screen to make a living, then Kate has just as much of a right. Everyone who goes on DWTS is doing it to get more attention. Anyone who is famous does it for money and honor.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Monin

    The job of a single mom in the real world is also varied. She has to:

    wake up her kids (in time so all can get to their respective destinations in time), make breakfast, pack lunches, get everyone dressed and out the door, drive to (some actually have to take the bus) their destinations, go to work (Heaven forbid there should be an emergency call regarding one of her children), leave work, go pick up children, come home, start dinner, check for homework, etc , etc, etc.... and all this is accomplished without a staff!!!! Amazing, aren't they!?!??! THAT is a single mom in the real world not on a self-pity trip!!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  290. El Jefe

    Whoever wrote KG should go away and take Sarah Palin with her was on to something. Gosselin should be the VP on Palin's presidential ticket. That would be a lock for the White House.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Elvin Prestley

    What would you have her do? Go away and go on welfare?

    April 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  292. MADVILLE

    WHEN DWTS IS OVER WHERE WILL SHE GO THEN AIN'T TOO MANY FAM ILIES GONNA WANT TO SEE HER COME AND TRY TO TELL THEM HOW TO RUN THEIR FAMILY..SHE CAN'T RUN HERS...

    April 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  293. KItty

    I agree with the question posed by dmd– What does Jon do for a living and how is he contributing ( monetarily) to the children?

    April 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  294. M.B.

    THE QUESTION NO ONE HAS ASKED HER IS.. "ISN'T 21,000$ A MONTH ENOUGH TO FEED, AND RAISE 8 CHILDREN?" She keeps on comparing herself to other single working moms but no one realizes that she gets that much money to raise her kids every month, she should just stay and raise them. She does what she call "her job" to get fame and be famous..thats all. ..

    April 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  295. MADVILLE

    JON AND KATE BOTH NEED TO BE MENTALLT EVALUATED!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Ben Dover

    Jon Gosselin is a handsome man. A man's man. A man who orders a tall glass of whiskey on the rock's. A man with large testicles. A man who can wear an earring, look you dead in the eye, and say, "son, get out of my face." And you'll do exactly what he says because you want none of the beating Jon Gosselin will serve up. He's wise, humble, yet stout.

    Yes, indeed. Yes, indeed. With large testicles, if you please.

    April 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  297. It's Funny

    According to Kate:

    "If I worked a normal job then I would be away from my kids more then I am doing what I'm doing now"

    DWTS show takes her away from her kids 3 days a week = 72hours away from home

    Normal 40/week job = 40 hours away from her kids.

    Maybe Kate should be on the show 'Are you smarter than a 5th grader' to buff up her math skills.

    I'm on Team Jon!

    April 16, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  298. Really?

    To all the ones basking the Kate Hater's. I really dislike Kate but I do get a kick of reading the stories about her and Jon. I can respond with a comment if I so choose to do so. The article was about Jon working and it turned into Kate's stint on Leno, Kate's DWTS, Kate's book – Kate, Kate, Kate.

    To write a book to tell your children that you love them is the sadest accuse for NOT being there to do it in person.

    I've been a single working mother; after my divorce my ex did not work so I was the sole support for my 3. Child support was not an option because he did not work. My point is that everyday I went to work and traveled a small amount when they were much older but I was in their lives.

    I'm not jealous of her at all, I feel pity for her small children who don't understand where mommy is. Jon is no better than her but all you Pro-Kate fans see her as a wronged woman by Jon instead of recalling the brow beating, control freak that is was on the show.

    I'm tired of seeing her on magazine's popping her child in the face or yanking one by the arm. That shows that she is stressed out and showing them who the boss is. She is abusive and needs some counseling or better yet anger management instead of dancing/crying.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  299. The Grim Reaper

    Jon Gosselin is a jet fylin', limousine ridin', earring wearin', hoochie mamma terrin' son-of-a-gun. And my hero. Wooooo! Jon Gosselin is the man; doing everything that he can; why isn’t you can’t understand? Jon Gosselin is a man’s man.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  300. PJ

    I didn't read this article. I just wanted to say that you should stop promoting both of these characters! And I agree with many that Sarah Palin is in the same category of trash.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Mike H.

    For so many people who do not care there sure are a lot of postings! Personally I think Kate is looking pretty hot these day!

    April 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Cindy

    Kate, which are you FIRST: Celebrity or mother?

    Because you're looking increasingly like a celebrity.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  303. BOB DOWLING

    Yes, I would like to know what the h–l Jon does besides bit-h all the time. Job?????

    April 16, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  304. ce

    Who cares? Obviosly, she's coached on what to say and what to do to gain more $$ into her coffer.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  305. joe

    Leave her alone, she is brilliant and an inspiration to all...just kidding. I can't imagine what inane drivel this moron had ghostwritten into he "book" regarding "Love, Life and Family". Yeah, she's a real great source for information on those three topics.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  306. AnnapolisDan

    ...and CNN was there.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  307. mike

    some of you are so bitter towards this lady, I know for some of you it's probably jealousy . She's making money, she's famous and she's doing her best to be happy and take care of her children. I agree with some of these comments , if you guys really don't care , why bother reading the article.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  308. Cathy

    People - if you hate Kate's publicity – why did you even click on this page to read the article? Almost 250 posts at last count - and most of them say how tired you are of reading about Kate–but you just did!

    Face it Kate is a bit overbearing - but how would you be if you had to care for EIGHT children. And she is a bit awkward on DWTS - she's obviously very self-conscious and not having much fun.

    And Jon? well he is just a sucker to pay attorney's fees to file motions that won't go anywhere in the domestic arena...foolish.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  309. MountainGirl

    Hate to break it to you, Kate, but what you have is NOT a job. You are supporting your kids, absolutely. But what you have is NOT a job.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  310. amy

    To: It's still a man's world: You took the words right out of my mouth. When women let men off the hook and allow bad behavior, it makes it harder for the rest of us. Regardless what anyone feels about Kate, I have respect for her. Flying back and forth from the east to west coast has got to wear a person out. She's doing it for the kids, not for fame. DWTS pays thousands of dollars, I heard even six figures. She'd never make enough money to support those kids going back to nursing. It's expensive enough to raise one kid let alone eight. People love to criticize women even when they are trying to do the best they can. Jon Gosselin is a bum. And to you people commenting "Who Cares?" Well YOU do, you would not be commenting otherwise!!!!!!!!!!! Besides whats going on with Kate is a reflection on our society. That's why we are so interested.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  311. Relax48

    I wish I had the same opporotunities to make the same kind of money for my children. Is it ideal, no but if she does this right the time that she will have with her kids in the future is priceless. Just relax people!

    April 16, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  312. sep

    It's interesting people are calling on Jon to get a job when he's looking after the kids. I thought that was work and kids are important. If he was the one running around, "dancing", getting interviewed , buying fancy clothes can you imagine the outcry by a certain segment of the population – "She's finding herself" – she is where she wants to be , she's making choices and they are exactly all about 'her' . It's always been about her. I don't blame Jon – you have someone ratting on you in private, never mind TV, the way she did....can't believe he lasted that long. Good for Him!

    April 16, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  313. real truth

    Kate = narcissistic fake. Jon = good dad who cares about his kids, unlike their mother.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Eric

    I love posts that claim "Go away!", "Nobody Cares", "Stop giving the Gosselins attention"! The fact is, these same people who are in such an uproar over a –GASP!!– gossip column are the cheif bloodhounds that soak up every useless bit of tabloid gossip and give CNN no other choice but to perpetuate further coverage. And, who are we kidding here? Gossip is fun. Those who click on the link know the type of story they're about to read. They're not on CNN.com to read about sub-prime lending or world events.

    What a bunch of phony whiners! Everyone on these posts just admit what we all already know: YOU'RE A Kate Gosselin junky!!

    April 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  315. lynne

    Easy solution, Kate, though you may not like it. Sell the very expensive house and land purchased before the implosion of your marriage. Buy something more reasonable, have plenty of leftover funds to supplement your income at a regular job. No nannies or entourage to pay for. Of course, you'll become a nobody again...

    April 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Elaine

    I believe Kate is one smart cookie... for those of you that say she is uneducated get your facts straight. She is a registered nurse.
    She could not possibly make as much money nursing as she can being an author or competing on DWTS. She shows her class by showing up everyday. And holding her head high. I'll bet those sweeties of hers are really proud of her.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  317. Bull

    I watch Leno,last night I forced myself to watch as Kate was a guest.
    Leno and Terry Bradshaw kept getting laughs.When Kate spoke or
    tried to joke,it was dead quiet . She is a total,self absorbed,fool.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  318. Karen

    Some of us do care. If you have ever found yourself a single parent with 6 or 8 kids and you are now the sole provider. It is very scary and it is inspiring to see how Kate is grabbing the bull by the horns and moving forward and not wallowing in self pity. She has to provide for her family. If not her then who... welfare like some unnamed mother of 14? I for one think she is getting a bum rap from the press and her *brother* and ex husband.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Warren

    Im from UK could someone please explain, what this persons function is and why she is all over the news all the time? I cant actually see that she contributes to society or the entertainment industry in any way shape or form. Why has she been made famous?

    April 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  320. garc

    Professional Celebrity, like anyone else on a reality show, or Paris Hilton. It's sad to think about what we Americans waste our time watching these days.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  321. Tabby

    Great role models we have on here...I have read some horrible comments and all I can think about it all the recent bullying and how all the negative comments are just the same! You should be ashame of yourselves!

    April 16, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Jona

    I'm pretty sure that CNN makes a lot of their decisions on what stories to post based on the number of visitors to the articles the have already posted. So if you don't care, don't click on the links. There is power in apathy.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  323. Seriously!

    I love watching all of you people who love to tell one another that they don't have a life. Everyone has a life, it's just up to the individual as to how they choose to use their life. If they want to take 5 minutes of their day to read an article that in the grand scheme of things means nothing, then so be it. I don't mind Jon & Kate; in fact I feel sorry that they think it's appropriate to bash each other, whether it be in print or verbal communication. I think they both are opportunistic people, and at the end of the day they can thank their supporters and haters for all of the attention.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Working mother

    Tell Daddy Jon to get a job then. If he does not like his ex-wife traveling and leaving the kids with him. He needs a job to do his part to support those kids, she did not make them on her own, but appears to me she is taking more responsibility to support them. All he does is drag her to court (wasting money & time) to fight her every inch of the way. GET A JOB JON.

    April 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Who cares

    I love them crazy Glosselins-Jon!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  326. lisa binstock

    If you left your 8 children in the care of your ex-husband would you not know what he does to supprt them?

    April 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  327. PRH

    While I'm no fan, I find it amazing how people are accusing her of abandoning her children because she travels to earn money. The article stated that she is away from home for 3 days a week to film the show. Ever ask a flight attendant how often they travel away from home? I've known several and they were away nearly half the month (3 days one week, 4 days another, etc) from their families (meaning spouses AND children). While we may not agree that what she does is a typical "job", at least she's doing something. With her reality tv "fame", what hospital is going to hire her as a nurse now? Do you think any typical employer is going to want paparazzi hanging around? Pretty sad that she's making a living the only way she realistically can now and her loafer ex is practically being praised when he was the louse who ended the marriage. She's making the best of a bad situation.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  328. John

    There are already dozens upon dozens of responses here and the irony is that many of them are asking, "Who cares!?!" Don't any of you get it, that by posting all of these responses, you are telling cnn and the world that YOU DO CARE. The way to get rid of this woman is to stop clicking on the articles about her. Cnn.com is mostly automated, they count the clicks more than they read the comments. Come, people, figure it out.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Anthony C

    no one should feel bad about Jon being belittled by his wife in front of cameras. in life people will do to you what you allow them to do. my wife wouldn't ever talk to me like that. its not a matter of "why? have you hit her and thats why she won't talk to you like that?". its about being a man and laying down how things are gonna be, which is what every woman wants. there is mutual respect in my house, my wife is my partner, but as a man i demand a certain level of respect. apparently Jon has no backbone to require the same respect from his ex-wife, thus he spent his entire marriage being walked over.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  330. Desi

    I like reading about the Gosslins, what I find interesting or actually funny, is it took me about 2-3 minutes to read the article and another 2 to write this comment.
    For all you haters out there that would be 5 minutes of your time YOU wasted on reading and commenting so you only have yoursleves to blame.
    Face it your the one who read the article, your the one who commented, and your probably the one complaining around the water cooler.
    Your the one without a life

    April 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Red

    I feel sorry for her for all the public, wide-spread trashing she takes. First, when she was married, she seemed to be pretty bossy and picked on her sweet, little husband. Now, we know better. He really was just like one of the children and needed to be poked and nagged to grow up and pitch in instead of waiting for his wife, who was already doing 100% of the parenting, to do it all.

    Now that we've learned more about him–he who took off when the marriage went south instead of staying to help take care of his 8 children, we can put this into perspective. but, hey. he didn't parent before unless ordered to by Kate, and he's not doing it now. He has no job and flops around looking for opportunities like the ones Kate is being offered now. without which, who would be supporting the children? Jon? not hardly.

    she has a massive job raising 8 children by herself. she's a single mother in a country that does not help single parent mothers. For the sake of those children, let's leave her alone or help her–not just cut her down for the recreational benefits of gossip and meanness.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Cherie

    I agree – if you don't care – why do you read the article? Trying to make yourself angry? I care and I think she is doing what she needs to do! I too am a mom and I'm glad she's not counting on child support from a loser....(my words – not hers)

    April 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Who cares

    I think Kate is a great mother but a bad wife. She takes care of her kids. She sees them 4 out of seven days a week. I know many mother who do not get to see there kids that much and work a regular job. Not only does she see her kids more than most moms that I know but she also provides for them better than most people I know. I have a degree in Psych and a TV show is not what turns kids into crazy adults. Things are hard in this economy. Technically she is a star she was on TV on a very popular show. Look at all these reality shows. The stupid bachelor for one. Who cares if you are single go find a women online like everyone else. Talk about crappy... that is a crappy way to become known and get 15 min of fame.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  334. The Amazing Bartholemew

    ...that would be awesome if she is a squirter

    April 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  335. E

    I understand it's hard raising kids, but c'mon, Kate! You've milked the celeb thing enough by now. My mom raised three kids, helped send a husband to college and law school and still managed to hold several jobs (one full-time, two part-time)! I won't even mention that she's managed to put those three kids through college without any TV support... so why's Kate getting all this attention when everything is basically done for her? I'm tired of it. You want a reality show? Show a normal mom with several kids for a month. Kate will look like a lazy woman at that point.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  336. Maryann Rose - Orlando FL

    I am literally LMAO at the 217 posts on this topic, with most of them saying 'who cares'.

    Oh, the irony!

    CNN and other media outlets will keep reporting on the Gosselins as long as they can get people to post 'who cares' on their websites!!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  337. It's true

    Jon has a job: it's called taking care of the kids while his ex-wife gets turned down to pose nude, goes dancing, milks her pathetic 15 minutes of fame, etc. Kate is a terrible mother and a bad role model for not only her kids, but for girls and young women everywhere!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  338. Penny

    Couldn't Jay Leno find anyone else to interview? Did he run out of interesting or more famous people?!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Jennifer

    My grandmother raised 8 kids...basically on her own because her husband was away working as a guide and had to be in the woods/on the river most of the year. This was back in the day when she milked her own cow, made her own butter, grew her own vegetables, knit until the wee hours to ensure her family had woolen socks and mittens in the winter. She worked all the time and still was able to raise 8 children who, with the exception of 2 who died at young ages due to pneumonia (no antibiotics when they were little), all grew to be productive members of society who loved their mom and their dad. I am sure many of their day-to-day antics would have made for great TV but thank goodness they didn't because those children probably would have grown up to be the basket cases that will most likely be the future of the Gosselin family.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Who cares

    Why cant my mom be on TV and share some wealth with me. I will agree she can not dance but the people are the ones voting. Hell I know I would not turn down 25,000 dollars an episode. Bring it on TLC offer me a show and I will be more than happy to except.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  341. josieboo

    I'm quite sure that Kate has made plenty of money off of those adorable children from the show. Both her and Jon are just plain money greedy. She will make even more $$$ off of them when her new show aires. No one made them have 8 children, it was a choice. She doesn't look hungry and she's not in the dire straights. Please get her off of DWTS she sucks really bad. Her constant whining and pity parties have gotten old quick.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Gary

    I cry for those kids.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Michelle

    I'm so sick of everywhere you turn there's Kate. She claims to be a working mother – please, she wouldn't know what a REAL working mother is. She focuses on getting herself on reality shows so she get can the big money, that's not work. She makes me sick and the way she treated Jon during their series, I would've left her too. Kate needs to quite focusing on herself and get out in the real world and get a real job!!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Who cares

    I say haters are always jealous. Do I really care about Jon and Kate? NO, but I am not going to hate on them. I really do not care about any famous persons life but that is how how world is. People love to hear about other peoples problems and people also love to hate on others who have more than them.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  345. Dave

    OMG, please go away. Haven't we watched this train wreck long enough? Lot's of single parents work, some of them are even responsible enough not to take fertility drugs to have EIGHT FREAKING KIDS!!!! Seriously, her and octomom are in the same boat...as long as my tax dollars don't have to pay for her kids, I could care less what her and her loser ex do...GO AWAY!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  346. REKKER

    Does anyone believe for one sec that this lady has written any of these books? Please, she is the living embodiment of what American pop culture has become, from Paris Hilton to Lohan, you are famous so you must be talented. It is absurd and why do we give then attention? It is a car crash we are waiting for them to fail so we can pat ourselves on the back and say “I told you so” we are as pathetic as they are.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  347. Natalie

    Makes me laugh how ppl are always complaining about the same stuff (why is this news, she's not a celebrity, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla)!!! You must be really bored with your life to take time to write these comments day after day! Oh well this is my only and last comment on this!

    Peace <3

    April 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  348. DrMabuse

    Please don't give this woman any more publicity. Just let her fade into obscurity, living the rest of her life as a cashier at Walmart–the only job she's suited for.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Who cares

    For the people who says who cares obviously you do or you would not read the junk. Second if anyone really has the time to hate someone so much that you do not even know than you really need to get a life. Kate is a mother like alot of people and as a mother you do what you have to do to provide for your family no matter what that is. A regular 9-5 job is not going to care for 8 kids and if you think that is what she should do than we will be the one paying for her kids with out tax dollars. So get over yourselves. Those kids seem very happy in life and that show did nothing wrong to those kids. Hell I wish I would have been on a show growing up so I could have went on all those fun trips. Go Kate do your thing and try to keep your sanity.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  350. Marie

    Why do I read the article and comments – I love the Kate-bashing comments and agree with all of them. I never was and never will be a fan of hers. To all her supporters – stop voting for her on DWTS so she can go home and take care of her children and give the rest of us a break.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  351. guest

    i am glad everyone lives in a perfect world and they are perfect parents.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  352. Traci510

    And to the person who made a comment about printing stories about Jon and Kate insults our intelligence.....hmmm,,,,,you read the article anyway didn't you!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  353. jenn

    Chill out on Kate already people. Jon is a loser parent who was busy going on trips with other females, but since he is male, the media didn't berate him. kate is trying the best she can and everyone is being so hateful and negative. Give the woman a break already.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  354. whippit

    All you guys who think she's hot...I have to wonder how supportive you would be if she weighed 300 lbs and had warts. Would you be urging everyone to stop picking on her then?

    April 16, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  355. Traci510

    Criticize her all you want. If any of you bashers were given a chance to get paid to be on TV and have the public see all your gory details, there is not one of you who would not do it. So if you hate her that much, only you have the power to not click on the story. You all just feed into the frenzy which is why it will never go away.

    April 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  356. dollar79

    lets all keep watching her so that she gets the millions of dollars that she deserves for exploiting her children. she needs to do something about that hair doo

    April 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  357. DC7

    i know a way to shut her up !

    April 16, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  358. Purple

    Kate...you were a nurse, but you say that nursing will take you away from your kids too much. Well, there are plenty of nursing jobs that will allow you that time with your kids! Go back to that!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  359. Laurel, Canada

    To all of the people who have been very critical of Kate, remember some day her kids or their friends will read this. You are hurting her kids not just her. Please remember that!

    April 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  360. mario

    get that money girl, hit me up sometime

    April 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  361. Munchy

    Foodie, most of us already ARE in the "same position." We are all working and trying to take care of our families. The difference is, most people have enough brains to realize that (a) having huge numbers of kids is going to make life difficult and (b) having cameras follow you around all day will intrude on your life to such an extent that it will ruin your marriage and rip apart the family. She wanted to be a "celebrity" and now she's finding out it's not all ballgowns and Nielsen ratings. An object lesson for anyone else out there who thinks the public needs to watch them change diapers and fight with their spouse.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  362. ACE

    Leave Kate alone, its John who is the bum and don't forget her pathetic jelous brother and his hag of a wife

    April 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Mike

    To DC7: only if I could make her stop talking.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  364. klil;

    So, all the money they made making that ridiculous show, is apparently gone, and she has to do all this other stuff to "literally put food on the table". Sell your estate home, buy a nice home in the 'burbs, and come back to reality. Don't tell me you don't have a nice little nest egg out of those years of exploiting your children. And please, please don't ever call yourself an author again!

    April 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Carebear

    It amazes me how everyone likes to shred Kate apart. It's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. Her husband is doing NOTHING and takes money out of the account which is suppose to be the house account for the kids and people want to pick her apart. She is trying to make a living and trying to support 8 kids. Obviously the people that are making these rude comments are not single parents and have never had to pay for child care. She is doing this to make a living. Now is she just decided to not do anything she would get picked apart for being lazy and living off govt assistance. People wake up and realize that she is trying to provide for her children. What she does is her business. It's funny how people don't pick fathers apart for traveling for their jobs but when a single mother does it she is a bad mother. She is getting paid good money and doing things so she can provide for her children. Geesh people it's her life and let her do what she wants.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Helen

    CNN & all other media need to stop glorifying this narcissistic idiot.
    Big deal she had 6 kids at once & has twins, there are thousands of families with just as many children and you don't seem them running to TLC to exploit their children & keep making money of them.
    I have seven children under the age of 12, I work part time, hubby works full time, we own our home, pay taxes and have happy children who have parents who love them, even with their little tantrums, haha.
    As a mother I would NEVER allow a fim crew to film my daughters undressing to thier panties or film them toilet training, and never would I belittle my hubby in front of the kids...need I go on?
    There is something wrong with this woman, no psersonality, nothing !!
    I feel sorry for those wonderful children. They should be loved & cared for... not exploited !!

    April 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  367. DC7

    ange , that would be even hotter

    April 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Woodbe

    PLEASE LEAVE KATE ALONE. SHE IS DOING HER VERY BEST TO PROVIDE FOR HER CHILDREN. IF YOU HAVE NOT WALKED IN HER SHOES, BE QUIET! SHE HAS A VERY GOOD EDUCATION. TRY NURSING YOURSELF. JEALOUSY STANDS OUT FOR MOST REPLY'S. IF YOU CANT SAY ANYTHING NICE, DON'T COMMENT.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  369. Hello?

    C'mon people... look how many comments there are on this 'story'. Why do you think she wont go away?? Hmmmm. She will never go away as long as she can draw this kind of attention.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Choconet

    I agree with a few poster on here who say to the Kate haters "GO AWAY". Why are you even reading the article if you want her to go away! Then you even take minutes out of your day to post a comment about her going away. Why don't you go away. It is haters like you that is giving her the attention in the first place. They do call her after all "The mom we love to hate." so with that in mind you are simply helping fuel the fire of her fame.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Marilyn

    I'm so sick of hearing her cry the blues! Three best sellers,another reality show in the works and on every show on TV..Give me a break..She can't dance but she can put on a good ast,,,How long is the public going to take her BS!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  372. DC7

    i agree with cassie, plus she's hot and with all that plastic surgery who knows wut that bods gonna look like !

    April 16, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  373. ange

    If Kate were a black woman in America with the same idiot situation, do you think she'd have this opportunity to become instantly famous and a millionaire too, just because she has 8 kids?

    April 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  374. pagan356

    Wow, all the people who took time out of their busy day to stop and read this article and then comment how much they hate Jon and Kate. I never watched the show but have read many of the articles since their divorce. What I see if you take away the "celebrity" status is a woman with a job who is supporting her kids. I see a man who immediately found a new girlfriend/girlfriends. I see a man who doesnt seem to have an income/Job at all and is not paying any child support. In America women have to work. We would not be able to provide for our families the way we want to if both parents did not work. Some have to travel for their jobs, some just work from early morning to late at night. I myself work a minimum of 10 hours a day. I leave before they wake up and I return after they have all eaten dinner and may be in bed already. Yes, Kate needs to grab all the limelight and Tv job's , books, etc while she can as I am sure she is smart enough to realize they are not going to last forever. She needs to milk her 15 minutes of fame.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  375. bandjammer

    PLEASE STOP PUTTING OUT ARTICLES ABOUT THESE LOSERS! THEIR 15 MINUTES WAS UP YEARS AGO!

    April 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  376. ugh

    HOLY CR@P BALLS!!!!! She won't "write" anything bad because the kids might read it...but they had tapes of that show playing in their house...ON the show...where she is berating the poor b@ast@rd...it's on FILM! She is freaking insane.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  377. cassie

    All these people make me laugh with the go away & who cares !
    Why why why do you read articles about her if you want her to go away & don't care ? Kate is not a professional dancer, she is a Mom just going out there & doing it ! I say kuddos to Kate for trying ! Just to appear on tv trying to dance is way more than most of us could do. They pay big bucks on that sjow I hear !
    So people lets be kind here & stop bashing Kate. She is just trying to live her life & support her 8 kids.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  378. DC7

    c'mon even at 2 am

    April 16, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Truth

    The only thing I would like Kate to do on television is self-immolation.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  380. DC7

    there must be somebody that wants to do her ... anyone ?

    April 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Anthony C

    i think the whole backlash about the Gosselins – and Kate in particular – is that no one forced them to have 8 kids. A rule of thumb is never to have more kids than you can handle. Life happens – people get divorced, people unexpectedly pass away leaving widows – anything can happen that would leave someone on their own to take care of their children. to willingly put oneself into a position where they have 8 kids to take of is negligence on her part. the backlash comes from her benefiting from this negligence with tv exposure (and all the perks that come with being a quasi-celebrity), free plastic surgery, etc. this is the same backlash with Octo-Mom – society doesn't like it when people put themselves in bad/difficult situations then immediately become famous or get rich from being in a difficult situation. no one should feel anymore sympathy for Kate than those crazy guys who stick their heads in crocodile's mouths for money.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Rachel H.

    In case no one has noticed you found this article by going to the ENTERTAINMENT Section. They are not displaying this as National News, this is simply for people who like to read about celebrite gossip. So for those of you that are mad that Jon and Kate are on CNN News, they are on CNN for those people that choose to read about celebrite gossip in the Entertainment Section. If you don't want to read about them do no click on the link for crying out loud!!!!!
    And give Kate a break. From someone who has followed her family from the beginning I have no doubt in my mind that she is a wonderful mother.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  383. workingmom91

    Carmen – Jon had a job when the show first aired. Kate stayed home with the kids during the day but as soon as he walked through the door at night they were his responsibility. She would throw her hands up in the air and say she was done for the day. He bathed them, played with them and put them to bed. Then on the weekends all of his time was spent taking care of the list of things that Kate wanted done – organizing the garage, painting, putting furniture together. Jon lost his job because he spent all his time making calls to sponsors to get free stuff because Kate was demanding it (that came from his boss). Jon wanted out of the show the second season but Kate wouldn't hear of it. She enjoyed the limelight too much. She then wanted a new house, bigger cars, more trips. The more she got, the worse she treated Jon. I cheered for him when he finally grew some b*lls and left. Just an FYI, Kate is always calling and setting up interviews, etc. I'm sure she (or her publicist) tips off the paparazzi when she's going to a gig. Unfortunately once they're following you they will catch doing other things like slapping your children for interrputing your telephone call (least we all forget what kind of mother she really is). As for Jon with younger women, he is younger than Kate and is only dating women a few years younger than himself. If you're going to give validity to rumors then you need to acknowledge that Kate has some sort of relationship going with her bodyguard. By the way, who needs a bodyguard? She hired him before her and Jon split, so what was up with that? She had no threats or bad publicity at the time. She said it was to protect the kids, but instead of staying with the kids he traveled with her everywhere while Jon stayed home and protected and took care of the kids. Hmmmm. Where there's smoke there's usually fire.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Levi

    All I see here is a marked double standard against males in this country: if a woman stays at home and watches the kids, she isnt criticized for "not having a real job", as she was in the past – our society now values the job of a stay at home mom. However, reverse the role with a stay at home dad, and suddenly he is a bad dad who "wont get a job".

    Sorry folks – but raising kids is a two way street, and since Kate is never home on a consistent or meaningful basis, one parent needs to be there to raise those kids and care for them. Maybe I am just being old fashioned, but I still believe in "real" family values, and not the ones all the fake "family values" people out there are currently screaming about at some tea-party.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  385. PA Local

    Being a local to the Gosselin family, I find CT's comment about typical trash from PA very insulting and thank you Elle for pointing out how ignorant of a comment it is.

    Like her or not (I am in the not group) but Kate is making money to support her kids. Last I heard Jon is now sleeping on the sofa of his brother's home in Maryland. Plus, I haven't heard that he has any kind of job....other than trying to hook up with younger girls and living off of them. Is that having a job??

    If you aren't interested in these people, don't read about them. I am not interested in the whole Tiger Woods and his lifestyle thing so I don't read about it. If I hear about it on the news, I may listen but he is certainly far from the focal point of my life.

    Point is, if you are annoyed by things (like the Gosselins), ignore them. Don't complain about them. YOU are the one that needs to get a life.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Jordyn

    Kate is truly clueless. Yes, all single mothers work, but single mothers don't sell their kids to keep themselves in the spot light. Her poor children have no privacy. Kate would set them loose, just like the 2 dogs that took too much of her time, if she could not make money off of them. Her reality show and reports from the crew and others show her to be into herself and her kids are left to be parented by the crew, nannies, and relatives, until she cuts them loose. She keeps the kids from their father. When she is traveling, Jon should be in the family home with the children. She is still a control freak and wll end up destroying her family. Kate is a waste of air. Kate is all about Kate and getting as much press as possible. Stop selling your children's privacy and dignity to make a buck.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Julie G

    Jill, you post was right on, and I couldnt agree more.

    The plain and simple truth nobody wants to hear...and especially Kate...is that she is hurting her kids more by her actions than she is helping them. Kids dont care as much about wealth and fame as they do about mommy (or daddy) being home and being there to share in their lives...you just cant do that on her schedule, no matter what anybody says, and that's the bottom line.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  388. Steve in PA

    Wow, you people are mean. If you don't like her, fine, that's your opinion, but what gives you the right to say the stuff you are saying, when she can't defend herself? This is exactly what she is talking about. People demeaning her for no reason at all, just to make themselves feel better? She is WORKING to take care of her kids. There is nothing wrong with that. She is so much better then the Octo-Mom who lives off Welfare and is so out of touch with reality.

    You people have way too much free time and have no right to complain about stuff you know nothing about. Are you in her shoes trying to live a normal life with 8 kids? Do you have any idea how much it costs to feed a family of 3, let alone a family of 9? I really doubt it. Most of you are probably sitting behind a computer for 16+ hours a day collecting Welfare with no desire to actually WORK for a living. You are the people I can't stand. You think you need to put your 2 cents into everything that is posted to get people to LOOK at ME.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Carmen

    Kate was a registered nurse. She was pregnant with 6 babies and chose not to abort some of them. Her husband did not much but act like a irresponsible child himself, very unmotivated with no job. Husband wants out and begins dating very young women while acting the single young life and Kate stays home, authors a book, continues filming with children to make a paycheck to provide for the children. NEVER did Kate say she had talent...Never did Kate call paparazzi or call DWTStars or call media for interviews. Print & video media call her and for $ she does interviews and dances. Note: Kate NEVER said she could dance nor did she say she was a talented star. Kate makes $ for her family and is away from her children no more than most mothers. How do you expect Kate to provide if she is the only making a living. So tell me WHAT HAS KATE DONE so wrong. Did anyone ever hear her pretend to be talented. Kate has said "I am only a mother trying to provide for my children". There are MANY stay at home mothers abusing, neglecting, and unproviding for their children subjecting them to welfare, filth, poverty and sometimes death. I wish I would have had her opportunities to provide for my children like she has. You go Kate ! I am proud of the example you are giving your children that women can provide and don't have to curl up in a ball and die without a man. You look great, speak knowledgeably and act like a lady.

    April 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  390. Ken

    Kate Gosselin is a self serving repugnant human being. Jon isn't far behind her either.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  391. brad

    I think it's hillarious, how much energy is put into these posts that no one "really cares" about.. the men cant stand her, and the women want to be like her.. pop out a bunch of kids and do what you want.... a womans dream come true

    April 16, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  392. Sherry Smith

    Old Idol Fan, we need more people like you in this world.
    Your compassion and understanding of the human experience is to be honored.
    and I totally agree with everything you said.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  393. sherrie

    Love the Gosselins. People, if you don't like them, don't read it. Plain and simple.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  394. Notorious BJC

    As I write this there are 157 comments. (probably more by the time I submit) If this woman is not newsworthy and is such a waste of space why bother looking at the article? You do have a choice in what you select to read. Why give her power by making ANY comment, positive or negative? If you truly do not care about her then prove it. There is only one thing that will send a powerful message for someone of celebrity status and it isn't love or hate. It is nothing. I dare you to "nothing" her and if enough people do it, she may just fade into the ether.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  395. R

    Jill, I'm so glad to hear that from a true single mother. I see so many other ones supporting Kate saying she is simply doing whatever she can to care for her kids. Give me a break – do they actually think that she is struggling to get by in her million dollar mansion?
    She is an attention-seeker, plain and simple. However, she has absolutely no talent or skill to warrant being called a celebrity, and will stop being relevant in the media the minute her self-caused drama stops. She's bringing her own trouble on herself and then whining about it.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  396. singlemom

    Just because Jon was ordered to pay child support of $20,000.00 doesn't mean he does pay. Anyone wonder how he is to make that much money when he doesn't even work? Last time I made that much money in a month for sitting around on my butt was...............never.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  397. km

    Ok, is it really worth it for the parent that the kids are with the most to also be gone out of there lives for days at a time? How strange it must be for those kids to be in that house with nannys there instead for the daily things A PARENT should be there for- like homework, bathtime, nighttime tuck-ins, ect. It's ok if you leave your kids with someone while you work, 8-10, 24 hrs even, but not for DAYS. I know it's only 3 days at a time, but still. She needs to cash out of the entertainment business for the reason she needs to be the parent that is home, because Jon sure the heck won't. I won't even go in to talking about her lack of talent.... she needs to be home with her kids, period.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  398. Sue

    For goodness' sake, leave the woman alone. She is doing the best she can with the situation she's in. There is no shame in trying to earn a living! Yes, she's annoying and shrewish. She's not any more "special" than anyone else. However, DWTS has high ratings, even higher than the long-time #1 show on TV, so someone is watching, likely due in large part to her participation on the show. So, like her or not, deserved or not, Kate IS a celebrity and pop-culture newsworthy. If you want her to go away, stop talking and commenting about her, and stop watching the shows she's on. With no hate-generated buzz, she'll fade into obscurity soon enough.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  399. Taylor Hodge

    TLC are the ones responsible for creating such a monster in this woman. She is absolutely pathetic and will do anything to gain attention. Her newest attempt at "putting herself" out there was denied by Playboy. My mother raised 7 kids and never complained about not having enough money. Kate can get a real job like other single moms. Go back to nursing. If she was such a great nurse, maybe should could teach and not have the "terrible" hours she says she would have if she actually nursed. The only ones to feel sorry for here are the kids. They didn't ask for any of this. TLC should not even give her a shot at another show. Kate thrives on all the attention and I think since none of us cares about them then shut the TV off and stop buying magazines she is in. She benefits from all this.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  400. Jill

    As a single mother myself, I think people like Kate do us a huge disservice, and cheapen the plight of the single mom.

    I am proud that even though I work that I still spend time at home with my kids, because this is far more important than milking some 15 minutes of fame. When I look at Kate I just cant honestly see someone who has her kids best interests at heart and I instead see someone who is more focused on self promotion and sadly, self pre-occupation than she is on her own flesh and blood children who just want to spend some time with their mommy.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  401. J Boyer

    I don't understand all the vitriol posted here. You have choice to read about them or NOT read about them. They are just as much a subject of news worthiness as most of the 'celebrities' in the news today–and thus it has ever been. Look at the Dionne quints in the 50's–what a media circus that was–look it up!!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  402. Eric

    Kate "Narcissistic" Gosselin.

    All the good people in our country trying to find a job and here you have a woman who gets paid a great deal of money to do nothing. Can someone tell me how this is possible??

    April 16, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  403. Lauren

    Hey...its okay...don't be ashamed...obviously we ALL care or we wouldn't waste our time posting a comment. I think its quite entertaining! At least she isn't on welfare. You should all be happy that YOU aren't paying for those eight kids! Who cares what she does for a living. Think about our economy! Happy Friday!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  404. R

    Ha! She doesn't want the kids to be able to pick up the book and read nasty things? That's okay, Kate, they can always watch the show on DVD on see/hear the nasty things firsthand – chastising Jon for not breathing the way you want him to, making fun of Joel's lisp and Mady's teeth, etc. Why talk badly in a book when you've already done it on national television???

    April 16, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  405. Donna R

    The REAL story: In the time it took me to read all the posts then refresh the list there was another 33 posts. People you are the REAL reason she continues to be in the NEWS. STOP reading and posting if you so not like her. SHE IS NOT WORTH YOUR TIME!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  406. Janice

    What is Carolae thinking? Kate is most definitely having to pay into social security right now. And, since social security payments are based on your earnings, I dare say Kate will draw quite a bit more that $500/month when she reaches retirement age. Think, Carolae, about the amounts she has earned from her reality show, book sales, DWTS, personal appearances, etc. As far as the kids college: did Kate now make it clear that all she does is for the benefit of the kids' future education? Don't be so critical and judgemental unless you can also think rationally.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  407. Brett

    I feel sorry for her dance partner, how would you like to put up with that wack job all day!!!. Maybe she will get clipped by a bus in L.A. My wife and I used to watch DWTS, but we can't stomach it anymore with that drama queen on the show. Vote her *ss off, I have seen 80 year old people who square dance with more talent than her. ha ha ha

    April 16, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  408. bob

    Everyone is sick of her and their are a 127+ comments to say so hehe.
    you people are to funny.
    You express your dismay and contempt by constantly talking about her
    and raising her tag status.

    I'm sure in the same situation everyone single one of you would say NO THANK YOU HOLLYWOOD I want to stay a poor nobody so I can rank on those achievers all day online about how much i hate them.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  409. Mike

    She's NOT a working mom. She is a leech who happens to be the negligent mother of 8 kids. She and the "Octomom" should live in the same sewer. All 16 kids should be adopted out to real parents, not these losers.
    BTW: Jon is no better.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  410. Texas Talk

    Canned Heat.....YOU HAVE NO HEART....How can you wish ANYONE death! Kate never asked to be on T.V., talk shows, magazines, DWTS or any other media the media asked her. Obviously she has fans. Give her a break she is earning a living. Even if we don't like Jon and Kate we can't let kids go hungry and I'm sure that once all this hoopla is over with Kate will get a "real" job. She is taking the responsibility of being a mom serious. Jon well he is another story. Only God knows what is really going on.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  411. kgsupporter

    she didn't ask to take her clothes off...Heff was asked if he would allow her to pose and he said no....get your stories straight

    April 16, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  412. newsreader

    I would rather read this than some of the news of violence towards kids and such, personally.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  413. jjjj

    It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that what she does is for her own fame and she definitely wants that spotlight. It does take money to raise kids, but you don't have to be on TV to do it. She has her standards for living set so high that it is all about supporting that standard, not about the kids.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  414. kaci

    Well, I see a lot of jealousy rearing it's ugly head here. Kate is doing the best she can with a difficult situation. Don't watch her if you don't like her. Being hateful just shows you want what she has. She's doing okay since she dumped the Jon. Go for it, Girl!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  415. Geoff

    Kate's a single mom....i guess my wife's a "married mom"... whatever.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  416. DMA

    It always amazes me how incredibly judgmental people can be. Kate has done nothing to anyone here, yet many feel the need to jump on the Hate Kate bandwagon and criticize her at every turn. How she chooses to live her life and raise her children are none of our business.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  417. Jessica

    I am so sick of this woman!! I pray that these children don't have serious issues because of these horrible parents.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  418. Joyce

    Wait! Let me tell you all about my life, kids, husband .... Oh yeah, nobody cares. Kate we don't care about what you, the kids or your ex does either.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  419. VAMike

    Although Kate has had a hard time with the media, she has some admirable qualities. She is loyal to her family, takes care of her children, and does not bad mouth her x-husband in public. I just wish her the best the when these kids are going through their rebellion phase in their teenage years. Good luck Kate you will need it.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  420. hippiechick

    I posted to another story that I have actually seen Kate close up in person. And Jon.

    Kate was shopping at The Grove in Los Angeles and was really giving the sales clerk a hard time. Poor girl was in tears. Kate wanted everyone to leave the store so she could have the place to herself. She was really adamant that the store clerks drop everything to cater to her.

    I saw Jon in an airport lounge. Quiet, stayed to himself. Offered to get a cold drink for an elderly gentleman who had a cane and had trouble walking. Very polite.

    From my own personal interaction watching these two, I would much prefer Jon's company to Kate's. I think the kids would all be better off with him as the primary parent.

    Just my opinion based on my observations and not gleaned from the press.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  421. Pam

    You are right on the money tje.
    If you hate her so much and there is no one pointing a gun to your head, why not just stop reading about her. Stop watching her on TV and stop blogging about her.
    Did anyone know that with cable there are now hundreds of shows to choose from. Ignore her if you don't like her.
    I guess jealous and petty people just have to have someone to blame.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  422. SayItAgain

    It is getting monotonous...the constant statements of "who cares, go away, FO" or what have you...you are reading the stories and making commments...you are helping to feed the machine. If you want it to stop, stop reading the stories and posting comments etc...like I have said before...it is a simple case of supply and demand...

    April 16, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  423. Mark Hates Kate

    Why drag Brett Farve into this Damion?? Brett got one step from the Superbowl last year.. a heck of a lot closer than all but 2 other quarterbacks, at least he is still relevant...
    Kate-neglects-8 is greedy,
    anyone who ever watched that show saw how she constantly complained about her kids and acted as if her life was ruined by having them.. but now she is cashing in and tossing the kids off on others...
    If Kate-neglects-8 cared about her kids at all the camera's would have been shut off a long time ago.
    Who was watching the kids when Kate-neglects-8 was cheating on Jon with her bodyguard?
    Jon is an MVP for putting up with her as long as he did..

    April 16, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  424. Timo

    Okay, now that's she made millions and growing. Maybe it's time to do work that allows her more time with the kids.
    She doesn't have to be on tv anymore. She needs to learn how to manage the money she has now and whatever royalties that are still rolling in and live off of that. She's just a narcissist. These are the times that kids really need their parents presence.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  425. BlueSmokeStudio

    -she does what she’s gotta do to take care of her 8 kids-

    Didn't I just read about how Kate inquired about taking off her clothes for Playboy? Seriously, you are careful about what you write in your books for the sake of the kids, but don't think twice about getting naked in someone else's book?

    Thank goodness, for your kids, that you're beneath Hef's standards!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  426. kathie

    who cares what john does as long as he continues to take care of the kids..we are all so sick of kate..get her off the air and back home where she belongs...she says she needs to support her kids, what the hell did they do with all that money they made while doing the show together?

    April 16, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  427. Stuart Robertson

    Dear God, please make her, him, their show, anything to do with them, go away..........forever. How can anyone who ever watched that show not remember what a monster she was!? And she dances like a beached whale!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  428. GabrielMarz

    Cnn, breaking news standard lows since obama came into office ;)

    April 16, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  429. john

    sick of kate gossin she would not have any entertainment endorsements if she did not have her 8 kids. How is traveling a job?????????????? how is dancing with the stars a real job??????????????? how is putting your home on reality show a real job ???????????????????

    April 16, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  430. Jess

    Well, I think that the past is the past and she really is doing what she has to do to make a living for her children. Alot of us who are single mothers have to work a less than glamorous job, and hey if one of us can get on tv or write a book its a good thing. You cant just sit around and feel sorry

    April 16, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  431. Damion

    Just like Brett Farve ... just go away! You are no longer needed.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  432. Paul

    Blonde+squirt out 8 kids=$ millions

    April 16, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  433. Dlishh

    Quite frankly, i'm not really sure what KATE does for a living. Loser.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  434. sc

    LOL!!! All you haters are ridiculous! If you think reading about her on CNN is a bunch of waste, then by all means, stop clicking on her articles. LOL!!! Would you rather she go on welfare to support her family or work hard to earn her keep? But you know what, whatever she does will be criticized...so I guess that's why she's famous. No one has the right to pass judgement on her. Please all the negative people–just GO AWAY!!! We don't need you.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  435. kgsupporter

    and "scottie" before the show aired they were taking care of all the kids....it's not like they decided "hey, we can have more kids since they are paying us more money!" quit bad mouthing people..if you are tired of reading about her then QUIT CLIKING ON THE ARTICLES!!!!! common people....find things to be happy about and quit tearing down others!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  436. Mari

    Some of these negative comments are ridiculous. She is a working mom. She is not the only woman out there who works to take care of her kids. There are parents out there who have jobs that keep them away from their kids 40 hours a week. No one knows how much actual time she is spending with her kids. Get a grip people, she is making a living. If she was on welfare, you guys would have a problem with that too. Get a life, and worry about your own problems. Kate is just a distraction from your miserable lives.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  437. me

    A) She gets $20Ka month from the ex and still complains how she has to"work" to put food on the table and keep her kids in school. hmmm, how much do these kids eat a month?? Isn't public school free?
    B) She has to be gone all the time and would rather have a nanny raising her kids than co parent with yes,a wimpy partner, not a crappy father. If anyone has ever been divorced you know there is custody agreement with sharing of time, so I don't believe the things printed in the media about him being an absentee father. I'd like to see what the agreement states. This is usually public record. Wonder if they had it sealed.
    C) Kate now says her kids are having issues. That's a joke. If anyone watched the episodes in the earlier years, you could see which ones of the kids who where already messed up; Maddie being the one who should be watched the closest.
    D) Kate does to know what Jon is or is not doing. She is a control freak and I guarantee you her and her attorney both know it. I have heard, although not confirmed, Jon is still under contract with TLC and can not do anything until it expires. He obviously has money coming in from TLC still as he is paying the $20K a month.
    E) As a single parent of 3 kids, two that have had medical issues along the way, and had to work two jobs to support them as the ex decided to work when it was convenient for him, wour little family made due with the little income I had. we were supported by great family and friends and my now adult children have learned the value of family and working hard to get what you want. Even though I had to work, (would have loved a $20K month support pmt), I made sure to go on those field trips with the kids, go to the park and picnic, go to the beach, things that did not cost much money at all. Kate is full of crap. She needs to back with the poor I am a single parent line as she is not. Its nothing but greed.
    F) Kids already have college funds set up from TLC. They had to put 15% of each shows earnings into these funds. Kids are set to go to Harvard or Yale if they want to.
    G) Kate states she wants to move to California. Just try to dispute custody here. There is a little law that allows parents "close and continuous contact with each other regardless of him having a job. dare you to into a mediator and say he is unemployed or he is wimpy and annoying. My ex had some major issues with depression and alcohol and was still granted visitation. Hmmm, maybe the ex will support your move here after all.
    H) Kate TLC – Go away. There is nothing interesting about you or you family anymore. Just another reality show casualty.

    D)

    April 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  438. Sandra

    If you are sick of these people, stop reading about them! I personally understand what Kate is doing. Divorce is hard and she needs to regain her independence and show herself and the world that she can do it on her own. Every single one of you complainers would do the exact same shows etc if given the opportunity to make the big $$$ so stop sitting in judgement! You GO Kate! I know you love the kids and I know you love the celebrity of it all....just dont forget to slow down enough to take care of yourself too.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  439. Mark Hates Kate

    Pardon me while I vomit!!
    Is this what Jay Leno WON the late night TV wars to do? Interview Kate-neglects-8 Gosselin?
    Oh My.. please Jay, there HAD to have been a REAL celebrity available last night.
    When does Conan's show start again? LOL.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  440. Yolanda

    If you don't care, but take the time out to COMMENT.......you care. You as an individual SAT/STOOD I do think it's great that she isn't telling the kiddies all the badness that is their father. Let the kids form there own opinion. Good or bad.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  441. Head Diva In Charge

    She is squeezing every minute out of her 15 minutes....and I can't hate her for that. She comes off as mean, rude, and trite, however, she IS just trying to take care of her kids. Is the over grown fratt house ex-husband any better? Nope.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  442. laney

    yes he is jealous because she has been working and no one wants him yet i do wonder how he pays her child support .everyone has to make a living u would do it to if you had too.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  443. Punky

    You go, Kate. You could be my daughter and I admire your spunk and motivation as well as your devotion to your children. You do NOT need to defend yourself. You need to protect yourself and your children. As long as the children are cared for and not left to fend for themselves, you are doing what any other mother would do. Keep doing the good job you are doing. You're talented and bright and a great mother.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  444. Kelli

    They keep on writing about them because you people keep on commenting about them. She's still on DWTS because people in the U.S keep on voting for her, not to sure why because she can't dance at all. All she does is cry to get sympathy votes.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  445. hawkeye

    Kate and Sarah for the white house in 2012, the ideal Lush Dumbaugh ticket. Go Tea Bags.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  446. Mike

    She can't be all bad if she's gotten this many people to say they hate her. I'm liking her more every day!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  447. Dan

    Wow so many people took the time to comment on this story saying t hey don't care, obviously enough to comment!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  448. momofthree

    this is America ...the land of free enterprise where anybody can be anything they choose to be...I don't agree with all of her decisions and raising children is hard...since her almost deadbeat skirt chasing ex husband doesn't seem to be pulling his weight in the child providing department I don't see why she can't do it...I think she's doing the best that she can and a hellva job too...she's making her way and using her "5 minutes of fame" to get the most money outta if...why not? she has a lot of mouths to feed...Jay Leno brings up a great point in what does Jon do?- besides look "beautiful," wear expensive clothes, chase women and sue his ex wife?...GET A REAL JOB JON!!...STOP LIVING OFF OF YOUR EX-WIFE..Oh and btw stop whinning to everyone who will put you in front of a camera for 2 seconds...I say good luck Kate ...thanks for not letting the taxpayers pay for your kids...after all i have my own to feed.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  449. barbara

    PLEASE- Kate is such a liar- claiming to do this for the kids- she is doing it for herself – she get 20,000 a month in child support and spent 7,000 for hair extentions- what kind of bull is that??? she stopped talking to her parents because their church had the audacity to give them unmatching cribs for the younger kids when they were born.bans her brother from the kids lives because they told the truth about her and her greed and concerns for the childrens safety and well being. she is a nurse and could support her kids on a nurses salary- I do – I supported 6 kids on my nurses salary- making sacrifices for my childrens sake not being GREEDy and having to live oin a mansion- GET OVER YOURSELF KATE- you are not a good mother nor are you a good human being. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  450. tony

    no one cares

    April 16, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  451. Tim

    Lori, how insulting to all Walmart greeters!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  452. Lauren

    Everyone here is so weird. Yall spend your time bashing a women you actually do not know, fighting with people you have no face to face contact with. Then you say what has society come to..well society you you guys and thats a sad fact. Also, to the person who said to stop putting kate on shows...well she is on a show because people like you take the time to watch her and this is proven with your comment. The media knows people who "claim they dont care" can hide in their homes and care...alot according to the ratings which is why people like you are rediculous.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  453. Frank Shumard

    Please..please..please GO AWAY

    April 16, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  454. The Amazing Timbo

    She is really hot to be sure. How did that Chinaman get her in the first place?

    April 16, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  455. kgsupporter

    I wish everyone would leave Kate alone. I have watched her show since it started and loved it. Yes, she could be overbearing and yes, she yelled at Jon alot. but, i'm not sure who posts these comments but i don't believe alot of them have kids and if they do..it's one or two. try raising 8. you have to have structure or it will be chaos. Kate is a woman who instead of falling apart when her husband decided he couldnt handle it, she picked herself up and kept going...it's hard when you get a divorce and she is showing that you can keep going...even when you have so much on your plate. she loves her kids unconditionally..that is why she is doing what she is doing.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  456. tojo6196

    Hey Carolae, before you come on her talking smack about folks maybe you should know what you're talking about. There is already a college funds for the kids you IDIOT. That was set up many years ago when they first came into the money. And for all you other IDIOTS who have nothing better to do than call a working mom and idiot and stupid get a life. You're just mad because camera crews don't follow you around and you don't make the money she makes. She is a nurse by trade you freakin whackos. Get a grip and leave her alone. At least she's trying, what's Jon doing looking for another piece of trailer trash to hang out with and exploit. Please people!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  457. Norm

    You gotta be kidding me. How about you tell us how much child support and alimony Jon has to give you every month.
    What a piece of work.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  458. Scottie

    I have never been so sick of one person in my whole life. I mainly blame the networks for putting this witch on tv all the time. I have never seem them push someone so hard that has so little talent. I have completely quit watching anything that refers to her. I'm sick of it.
    And didn't this woman have ALL these kids by invitro? She planned both of those pregnancies to have all those kids, why doesn't she stay home and raise them? Instead she is having others raise them and say "it's my job." Please.... she's a trained nurse, she should go back to her local hospital and be one. She would at least be in the same state as her kids.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  459. ms

    I love children as much as any mother can love, however, after having two (50 yrs ago) I knew that was all my husband and I could afford – i quit watching DWTS because of Kate and now when I find out these so called "talk shows" have her on I write them off also – buying her book will just add fuel to the fire – one of these days her fake tears will even give out – I feel sorry for her children....

    April 16, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  460. Lyn

    Joe, Typical liberal. It's an article on Kate Gosslin... why on earth would you bring Sarah Palin into this?

    April 16, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  461. Upala

    I didn't use to like her because of the way she did treat her husband. But I'm now on her side because he's turned into a total jerk. Other than that I really don't care. But kuddo's to her for being able to earn enough income to afford that house they built and put food on the table. I'm pretty sure that the ex is just jealous.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  462. Mikey

    I'd rather follow her career, through thick and thin, than the political theater these publicity machines churn out.

    There are a lot of bad people out there, politicians, organized crime, foreign threats and left and right-wing pundits; she is not among them. She is mostly transparent, self-effacing and quite aware of her limitations. Like anybody in our society she is doing well with what she has. She is pretty, even after having a bunch of kids, she handles the spotlight very well – could you? Would you get in front of millions without a dance lesson in your life and try to make it work? She has done quite well. Could you?

    Give the woman credit where it is due.

    You go girl.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  463. David

    No one cares. This woman is famous for nothing. Stop giving her more attention please.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  464. J

    Enough of Kate...She is a self center woman...Only cares about herself and no one else...I am so tired of hearing her play the same song...Feel sorry for me...and to call herself a "dancer" that is a joke...I do not understand why anyone would buy her book...She claims she wrote it for her children (again using the children to promote herself) and if that was true would not publish it but it keep private for them...I feel so sorry for these kids to have their lifes used in this manner so their Mother can stay in the spotlight...

    April 16, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  465. upstate-ny

    I don't understand why people keep having her as a guest on their shows. I can't stand her and I won't watch that particular show if I know she's going to be a guest. I guess the entertainment world is alot like politics...no matter what the people say or what the people want...no one is listening. They are going to do what they want and the voter and their viewers are the ones having to suffer. Yes, I can turn the channel but why should I have to. The number of people that dislike the Gosselins out weigh the number that do like her. It's seems that everyone that does watch her or vote for her are watching her so they can watch her make a fool of herself. She's not an actress, she's not a dancer, she's not an expert on being a mom or a wife ..she's a nurse and she's a mother of 8 kids. A real single mom wouldn't have $20,000.00 a month in child support. A single mom would have to work and support her kids WITHOUT ANY MONETARY SUPPORT HELP. She makes me sick and she should learn the proper definitions, a single mom would have the kids 24/7 without an ex taking her kids while she works, a single mom would have to pay a babysitter (non a nanny). Get over yourself Kate...you're making Jon look like father of the year. Oh, another thing WILL YOU PLEASE STOP WHINING AND CRYING for a situation you created and for the choices you made and please stop calling yourself a single mom, there are many REAL single mom's out there that are supporting their children 100%.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  466. LOL

    Yet everyone has clicked the link to the story!!! HA HA HA

    April 16, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  467. brad1001

    I've never watched any of these "reality" tv shows and probably never will. Doesn't seem to matter, many others do watch them and the machine grinds on, making more trash. Someone once told me that the "program" is there to fill time in between the commercials. I believe them now as each is as bad as the other. My tv is primarily used for Mario Kart and DVDs now as both network and cable channels are drivel.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  468. Philly Mike

    Dear Mainstream Media,

    Please let this story die. These people's 15 minutes expired long ago. For the sake of the kids stop talking about them.

    Sincerely
    John Q Public

    April 16, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  469. DPM

    Kate and Jon were never the celebrities – those great little kids were the stars....my family enjoyed watching them grow...

    April 16, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  470. Paul

    I don't want to flag anyone's comment for removal. Can I flag this ARTICLE for removal?

    April 16, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  471. BJ

    Yes we are tired of the Gosslin saga-she has exploited her children to make money. She is a nurse and could have a real job there are plenty of nurses out there who are single and have a lot of kids. She is not the only one in the country who is feeding 8 children. I do not watch anything that she is on, if she shows up I change the channel. I do not understand why CNN; MSNBC etc. feel she is news and throw it up on the front pages of their website. Enough of it already.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  472. hippiechick

    10 years from now when her kids are on drugs or in jail, she'll say "Gee, I have no idea how this happened? I always told them I loved them when I was away travelling cross-country doing my reality show!"

    There was a story in the news recently brought about by Michael Douglas' son facing prison for drug trafficking...that most of the kids of celebrities wind up in trouble because they crave their parents love...parents who are never there, parents who think that by being gone 24/7 making movies or TV shows they are providing such a good life for their families.

    Mark my words. Just wait and watch.

    I don't begrudge Kate making money. It's the American way. But good lord woman, let your husband have primary custody of the kids so at least one parent is with them. And pay the necessary child support to make sure they have what they need, since she says that is her primary motivation for doing what she's doing.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  473. laney

    kate is doing what she has to do for her kids trying to make a living i dont know why people are picking on her she has to work how else would the kids eat.being a single mom is hard trying to work and provide for them jon does need to get a job but i think jon wants kate back because he she her making money and he wants part of it so he doesnt have to work.

    April 16, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  474. Brenda

    Totally agree with KMA and others supporting a mom supporting her childern. No matter what anyone may think about her personally, you cannot blame her for eeking out every penny she can get now. When the kids get older, they won't be so cute and she won't have the opportunities she does now. Kinda like most professional athletes..they go for as much money as they can, cause their careers won't last forever. Don't like her, don't read,watch etc...pretty simple. But as a mom of multiples myself, IT IS NOT AN EASY JOB!!! But at least she isn't living off the taxpayers!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  475. dd

    Kate Gosselin is a strong, beautiful woman with values and she does have a story to tell. She in my opinion needs to be on the t.v. show the View, she has such good communication skills.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  476. CMR

    KATE YOU GO GIRL!!! I DOUBT THAT ANY OF THESE HATERS WOULD EVER DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT IF THEY WERE IN YOUR SHOES! IF YOU GOT IT, FLAUNT IT! AND IF YOU ARE GETTING ON THESE SHOWS, THERE IS A REASON FOR IT!!! GOOD JOB!!! IF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE HER, TRY CHANGING THE CHANNEL! OTHERWISE JUST ZIP IT! I AM CLEARLY WITHOUT A DOUBT IN MY MIND BEING AS ((I AM ALSO A SINGLE MOTHER)), I AM CLEARLY ON KATE SIDE!!!

    IF SHE SCRATCHES, CLAWS, CRAWLS, KICKS AND SCREAMS HER WAY PAST THAT GLASS CEILING, SO BE IT!!! YA GOTTA DO WHAT YA GOTTA DO!!! :-)

    April 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  477. jeff

    talentless mass breeder, that's all she is.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  478. Melanie

    Why are people still interested in this woman? What has she ever done to be famous except belittle her husband and treat her kids like crap. I have never seen a picture of her smiling when she is around her children. This is what her kids will remember, that their mom never smiled and always looked mad. How can you not smile when you are around children? I heard her say she isn't an absentee mother on an interview last night because she was always texting or phoning her "caregivers" to make sure everything was okay. I'm sorry, but how is that interacting with her children? Does she not know the meaning of absentee? These kids need their mother's hugs and kisses.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  479. Rick

    Reading articles and then posting comments about how you don't care is as transparent as calling an ex just to say that you don't think about them anymore.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  480. Rick

    please go away kate....or at least stop putting this on the news

    April 16, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  481. Charlie

    I think that all 8 kids should be put in foster care and taken away from both parents. Kate seems to revel in her "celebrity" status at the expense of the kids.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  482. jeanne

    oh, so when he is at home with the kids that you exploit to the fullest, and your all over the country crying boo, hoo, i'm single, it's considered "not having a job" .... great, you just took women back about 50 years.....jack-

    April 16, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  483. kms

    Kate is about as interesting and as smart and talented as Elisabeth Hasselbeck who also got her start on a reality show.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  484. Elle

    HeY debsters, maybe you should look at your comment, I don't think "is" should be in there.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  485. greg

    dumb......

    April 16, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  486. debsters

    Why is it that a large majority of the people leaving comments on the internet is incapable of spelling?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  487. HotdogHallway

    FAP FAP FAP FAP FAP

    April 16, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  488. the man in the rubber suit

    I hear that he tosses salad...!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  489. Carlos

    I will admit that while Kate is really attractice, all of that can't compare to her annoyability (not even sure it's a word). Good grief people: STOP PUTTING HER ON THESE SHOWS AND SHE WILL GRADUALLY DISAPPEAR FROM THE MEDIA!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  490. Elle

    CT – that's a pretty ignorant thing to say.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  491. dan

    took fertility drugs, had a litter and got divorced. Now on Jay Leno? He must be even more desperate than I thought.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  492. Steelertini

    so she will NEVER write anything mean about Jon because she doesn't want them to read it. How about them reading all the crap they spewed to each other VERBALLY ... they will be able to READ that online.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  493. Elle

    Hey GC, she's on your TV because you keep puttting her on, idiot!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  494. CT

    Typical TRASH from PA

    April 16, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  495. NealR2000

    Let's have a new approach to celebrity.

    No more of these 15-minute types. Only people who have talent.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  496. KLS

    SHE NEEDS TO STOP SAYING SHE IS A WORKING MOM WHO NEEDS TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE SHE SOUNDS LIKE AN IDIOT. WHAT SHE IS DOING IT IS NOT A JOB!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  497. MrKampret

    I do care. This is an important news. why is she so leathery?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  498. donna baker

    leave kate alone at least she is working to support her family and not jumping in and out of relationships like jon is. keep up the great work kate. we love u. cant wait for your new program.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  499. Mike

    "Reality TV Star": That says it all. There is nothing more we need to know.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  500. GC

    Go back to nursing and get off my TV!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  501. cb

    Are you kidding me?! Do we really care about this woman who just wants to be a star? This is so lame! Come on CNN... please quit with the stories on lame people like this kate woman and the jennifer Aniston's! Please!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  502. Lisa

    If you're so sick of reading about her and her ex, why are you still reading about her and her ex??, AND THEN, taking up your "valuable" time to post a comment about why you're sick of reading about her and her ex.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  503. Amused

    Wow alot of bashers saying please go away? Asking why is this news? Its news because you took the time yourself to click the link and read the article. You showed an interest in it. Then you even took more time out of your day to answer a post to this article. I bet you even stop when its on the news and watch. Im sure you complaining during all this wondering why it is even on there or saying how untalented she is. But she has outlasted a pretty famous tv actress and a national icon by popular public vote on DWTS. She must be more liked that you think. Maybe you even have some sick fascination with her to go to all the trouble you did.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  504. Elle

    Wow! what judgemental people, If you're sick of her stop reading about her. If she were on welfare you would be complaing. she's laughing all the way to the bank because she's making the money. She's making and made a lot of money on her books they've been poplular' she's making a lot of money on each episode of DWTS that she is on. The TLC show made a lot of money which some of it had to be put in seperate accounts for each child. I sure hope sh's hiding some of her money so her ex-husbands dirty little hands can't get any of it. I think you're all jealous because she's making money for doing what you perceive as nothing and you can't do it youselves. Good for you Kate, keep your head up high and keep doing what your doing, you're children will be fine, they know you love them, and one day they will see you did all of this for them.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  505. hillbillyboy

    All of these comments about hating Kate......but, they keep reading and posting in the articles about her.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  506. Steve

    Kate has no talent. She is a bitter shrew who henpecked her husband until he could not take it anymore and left. Her only claim to fame is that she has 8 kids and a husband who is now a deadbeat. Apparently Jon had a career before Kate decided to become famous for having babies..... These are two of the poorest excuses for human beings I have ever seen.

    Reminds me of Sarah Palin who is famous for having a big mouth and quitting her job.

    Welcome to America...

    April 16, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  507. chik4chiks

    she makes a lot of money from tv and public appearances that viewers have decided are worthy of watching since todays shows no longer offer the quality they used to i.e. desperate house wives, king of the hill...south park...the junk is endless.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  508. Sheena

    Oh like you all wouldn't jump on tv first chance you got for the kind of money she makes! Far more than as a nurse and not anymore of a time commitment so isn't that the better decision for the kids??? Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  509. Amanda

    This is not news. Stop reporting on these stupid people so that they will go away already... I am so sick of hearing about these type of non-celebrities. "Stories" like this just fuel their "fame."

    And Kate is an idiot... what does she do for a living... aside from parading her kids around or abandoning them while she runs off to dance with the stars or appear on tv and in magazines. Pathetic...

    April 16, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  510. Canned Heat

    MK, it's like a train wreck, sometimes you just have to watch even if you know you aren't going to like what you see.

    Speaking of trains, I hope Kate Gosselin get's runover by one. :-)

    April 16, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  511. MSL58

    If I didn't know where the neighborhood drug store is, I'd have 8 kids too. Big deal. This is not news.

    CNN: Stop pandering!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  512. Caral

    @shura – I agree. I may not like Kate, but at least the taxpayers aren't supporting those 8 kids. I don't watch anything she is on – never have, never will, don't like "reality" tv – but if she can make enough of America watch her so that she is marketable and can keep the bucks coming in, well good for her. She probably does not have a huge set of job skills, you know?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  513. eme

    I can't wait until one of her kids writes a tell-all book. *There's* a Gosslin book I'll be willing to buy!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  514. Dave

    I don't get it... why choose now to finally show some class?

    I wish she, and her ex-husband Jon, would just fade into our culture's distant memory.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  515. KMA

    Fame is a fickle thing. Here today, gone tomorrow. For the moment, Kate is making big money. I hope she has the wisdom to spend conservatively and invest wisely so that she and the children will always be provided for. From that point of view, it doesn't appear Jon will be a reliable contributor but I give him credit for being there with the kids as much as possible while she's away. It doesn't matter which parent brings home the bacon but it DOES matter that both parents are involved in actively raising the children, divorced or not.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  516. connie

    I think she's fake. I think he's a loser. I think they all need to get a life. They are no more special than the trash can sitting behind my house. I was single parent with 3 kids to support. Does that make me special? Don't think so .... you do what you have to do and I didn't do it from a million dollar home and dancing my way across the USA. Most all single mothers work their butts off so why has Kate Gosselin become such an icon?!!! Give me a break ... they both make me sick. I think from now, I'll just look the other way and not bother to read anything about this egotistical, holier than though single mom with the born loser for an ex-husband. They are both just nobodies.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  517. mark bavaro

    although she may be a pain in the ass as a wife, she still has every right to earn a living. all those people who say she's a bad mother because of DWTS are complete morons. Would she be better off staying home collecting welfare? serioiusly, i'm shocked by the staggering number of ignorant idiots out there. plus, i always thought she was kinda hot. get off her back.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  518. sunray14

    Obviously we care if we are reading this article and posting comments.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  519. anna

    This Gosselin Industry is a glorified daycare paid for by people who somehow enjoy this trainwreck family situation. Plastic and tragic.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  520. Sean

    It is a shame that she seems to be right about Jon, but what does she do?

    She's an author, a 'TV person' and a dancer?

    She writes about being dumb and irresponsible. As a 'TV Person' she is infamous for being dumb and irresponsible. And I don't watch that dancing stuff but it seems pretty clear that the show is only keeping her around for the train-wreck angle as everyone agrees that she cannot dance.

    So, again, what does Kate do?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  521. chik4chiks

    I love her....you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  522. shura mckinney

    i couldn't agree more....while i may not agree with everything she and jon have done ....HELLO....we (the taxpayers) are not funding their meals and entertainment. i was in line at the grocery store last night and a lady was trying to buy dog food with her food stamps..the cashier said she couldn't do that so.....she gets out of line goes and comes back with hamburger and said..oh...my dog loves hamburger...at least kate is choosing to work...whether or not we agree with what she does really dosn't matter...as long as she isn't getting any of my hard earned money...I DON'T CARE!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  523. zzmook

    He's the primary caregiver to your 8 children – I think that's enough of a job.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  524. tom

    @Lew: I think you mean "drivel"

    April 16, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  525. FEDDUPP

    "Old Idol Fan" you are a MORON! She is no different than THOUSANDS of women who have huge families. She went wrong when she thought it would be fun to not have to work, and get paid for letting idiots like you, who have no life and have to live vicariously thru others, watch her on TV. She is undereducated and didnt' bother to figure out (or didn't care..) how much it would actually COST to raise 8 kids. And by the way, all life is precious, not just the ones that make you feel all gooshy inside when you watch tv. Grow a skin!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  526. ann

    i will not blog about kate anymore by us all bloging and hating kate is only making her more famous. by not doing so she will then have to be the mom she should be. she really needs to check in a phyco hospital. she is nuts period

    April 16, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  527. diane fernandez

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!! She has been on every show I have turned on. Most mom's are not galavanting all over the country. They work ordinary jobs within easy reach of their homes and do not have their travels paid for by sponsors. Stop using the fact that you have 8 children as your excuse. You chose to have these children and you and your ex should have been more adult and tried to work on your marriage and relationship which, by the way, includes the horrific way you treated him in full view of the cameras.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  528. cdg

    I love how this nation of imbeciles glorifies socially irresponsible birood mares like Kate Gosslin and Octomom. Yet another B media created B list celebrity to follow, flitting from inane reality show to reality show in the vain attempt to prolong thier undeserved 15 minutes of fame. Author? Dancer? You have go to be f'ing kidding me.

    I'm sure with the declining IQ's of this nation, in 100 years people will be raving about the literary genius of Kate Gosslin while giants like Tolstoy, Fitzgerald, and Hemmingway will be footnotes to that dark time before "reality tv" existed. I can't wait to leave this place. I would rather squat in a third world jungle fishing for subsistance than be subjected to this nations standard of "news" any longer.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  529. 1krr

    Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please JUST GO AWAY.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  530. SD

    Work? What is her definition of work? Job? Her "Dancing With The Stars" job? I think her opinion of what "work" is and what a "job" is are a little different compared to the rest of us.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  531. manu

    Agreed. kate and Jon both make us sick.
    And Kate is doing for their 8 kids.

    Tell me one basic thing, if you didnt had that kind of obscene money, why the hell did you go for 6 more kids, or why would you go for even 1 more!!
    You had 2 beautiful twins and just to be in news, you ruined your marriage, you ruined your kids life, i am pretty sure of that.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  532. tje

    It just kills me that people are commenting on how much they hate Kate Gosselin. Why read articles about her then? If you hate her so much, IGNORE HER! Is it too hard for you all to do that? Or are you feeling so morally superior that you feel the need to make comments that deride, debase, and degrade her? Sounds to me like all the haters need to:
    PLEASE
    GO
    AWAY!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  533. It's still a man's world!

    Everybody loves to blame the woman!!
    The man only needs to say "sorry" and all is forgiven.
    But the woman is always left cleaning up the mess
    and looked down on.
    Women are stupid......we keep letting the men off the hook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    If she left and did not have a job...and he stayed with the kids.....
    he would be considered a SAINT!!! But its considered the least
    she could do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  534. 343GuiltySpark

    It's cute how she plays the "I don't know what he does, look at me though, I'm a single mom and working hard!!"...really?...Really?! I can't imagine she gets much time with her kids between Dancing with the Stars rehearsals and giving speeches to people. She should just go away. The world really doesn't need any more loud mouth, overly made over "celebrities". Take Sarah Palin, the cast of Jersey Shore and The Hills with you. Good Riddance!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  535. Debbie

    I'll bet she does not know what kind of clothes her kids are wearing today or what they ate for breakfast, or what the name of the kids teachers are either ..... because poor Kate has to travel to work! Poor baby.

    She is pathetic and why is everyone giving her 2 seconds of air time.
    GET A LIFE people!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  536. ann

    kate is a joke as her ex is. they should take lessons from the duggers. you do do is see kate cry and that feel sorry for me is getting very boring. take care of your kids . kate is only for kate. where is her family you sure don't see them backing her at all

    April 16, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  537. L. Johnson

    Only in America can someone with absolutely no talent and makes millions of dollars because people hates her.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  538. Josh

    Amen Joe!! man does she suck...

    April 16, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  539. Yul B. Sorrie

    LOL . hook up with Tiger Woods and go on tour ..

    "The Sk*nk and the Rank" Tour.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  540. Richard L

    Why is this considered "news"? No one else does. And no one else cares either.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  541. carboncow

    who is this?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  542. Old Idol Fan

    I think the public is unfair. Unless you walk a mile in her shoes, who knows what her thoughts are, her dreams are? Here's a young woman who CHOSE to carry those 6 precious babies when she thought her marriage was forever and she would be sharing those children and the enormous responsibility of raising them with her loving husband. It has to be an OVERWHELMING responsibility, and she's the type of person who shoulders that responsiblity – and as a mom, I suspect she would lay her life on the line to protect and care for those children. I recently saw a quote where she spelled out for the ignorant masses that she would be just as 'absentee' if she were to return to nursing and pull 10 hour shifts and work nights and weekends for differential pay to put food on the table and clothes on their backs. Granted, I think they could downsize to a more realistic (i.e., nice, but affordable) home, but kudos for her efforts. She has shown glimpses of her fragile emotional state on "Dancing", and it's easy to see that she's struggling to do the best she can. She will find her way.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  543. Carolae

    I agree....WHO CARES???? Does she actually think that her book will be a big seller thereby getting royalties for years to come???? Don't think so. If she's creative enough, she'll milk the system, TV appearances, etc. so she won't have to work much. Am wondering how she'll put the kids through college provided they go. Guess she's not thinking far ahead when she is eligible for Social Security. Without a work history, she'll be lucky to receive $500/month! Kate needs to settle down and get a reality check before it is too late.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  544. dmd

    Listen, I dislike Kate. I wish she would go away and do not feel that she should be on CNN or Dancing with the Stars or Entertainment Tonight, etc......but a good point is made here. What does Jon do? Any other man in this country that had 8 children, would work. Go to work Jon!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  545. Geoff

    Her and John will always just be the two idiots that thought it would be a good idea to disregard their doctor's advice and (unnaturally) bring six more lives into the world. The only sympathy I have is for those kids. Disgusitng situation that should never have happened. .

    April 16, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  546. Joe

    Can she please go away and take Sarah Palin with her?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  547. spark

    you're boring stop boring me!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  548. Foodie

    We all agree that we're pretty much sick of seeing Kate whether on DWTS, talk show circuit or just on the trash media; however, I do think that most of us are unfair towards her.
    Criticism comes cheap, in fact it is free...we go on criticizing her for wanting to be a "star" wannabe, but the bottom line is that she is making a living for the benefit of the kids.
    What if she were on welfare or some government program? I think we would criticize her anyway.
    So, for those of us that don't have anything else to do but meddle in other people's lives, I think we should all place ourselves in her shoes for just a while and then talk all you want. Remember, it is totally different when things are seen from the outside looking in.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  549. Lew

    Who cares! This story like all the others about the Gosselins is nothing but mindless dribble. Why does CNN and other news networks keep throwing this garbage at us? Ther must be better stories out there to report. Please stop!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  550. Charles

    Who really cares– This lady does not have any talent, or celebrity status. Is her real claim to fame a reality show about a family with 8 kids? Have we become that simple that she now has us watching her on Dancing with the Stars. Come on people - she should be greeter at Walmart- not jetting around the country with us watching her every move.

    April 16, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  551. Lori Bibeau

    Why do you continue printing material about the Gosselins? Aren't there more important things going on in the world than stuff about these two dysafunctional idiots? Please don't insult our intelligance by continuing to write about them. Who really cares?!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  552. M.K.

    If you don't care, why waste your time reading this article and then post a comment? Obviously, YOU care!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  553. Spitz

    PLEASE

    GO

    AWAY!

    April 16, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  554. AtlTvlnMan

    who cares?!?

    April 16, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |

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