October 30th, 2009
01:25 PM ET

Please save Jon Gosselin from himself!

From: "Showbiz Tonight" producer and mother of two

Date: October 30, 2009

Jon Gosselin is troubled. He is troubled that, “the media has accepted as true the scurrilous rumor that (he) would appear in a reality television program with Nadya Suleman” - aka Octumom. You remember her, the woman who had 8 kids! She already had 6 kids before this spectacular birth. She’s getting ready for her docu-reality show to make some cash to raise her brood of 14.

Anyway, I digress! Back to Jon Gosselin! In this brand new press release, released to, well, the universe, Jon says this “scurrilous rumor” is “utterly false”. False! Thank goodness Jon! We really hope you are keeping your word on that one, because doing a reality show with Octumom while you are trying to reconnect with your, “spiritual, more altruistic self with regular study sessions and counseling with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach” might get a little hairy!

Oops I jumped ahead! Jon’s brand new press release includes a bombshell! The reality show says he is going to change his ways! Jon says that he will publicly apologize to Kate, and his 8 kids with the help of Rabbi Boteach, at a forum inside a New York City Synagogue.

But here’s why I think Jon needs saving from himself! Once again Jon is going through public channels to do something that should be private. Jon says he wants to reconnect with his kids. Jon, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist or a Rabbi for that matter to advise you that there are easier ways to reconnect with your kids!

Get on the floor with them, roll around with them and for heaven’s sake, ask YOUR KIDS how THEY have been feeling since you and Kate called it quits! No spiritual adviser on the planet will be able to tell you how your kids are feeling! By golly, Jon! Save yourself and get back to Pennsylvania and start bonding with those adorable kids. You want them to smile?! You want them to love you?! Do yourself a favor, and dress up in some ridiculous Halloween costume and make them laugh at you because you are a fun daddy, and not because you have become a laughingstock.

soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Liya

    Jon and Kate obviously have fell in love with the attention. They have every right to be celebrities like so many others that try. If they want to keep in the spotlight so be it, the kids will suffer either way. Why should kate have to stop her life and become a frumpy suburban stay at home PTA mom. Even Michelle Obama works and her kids arent suffering. I hope Kate finds some kind of media job, you can tell she likes it. Jon I don't care what he does because he's neglecting his kids.

    November 4, 2009 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Clare Angelico

    Kate matured (grew up) and Jon didn't. Poor Jon. He quit his job (lots of $ from reality show) and changed diapers and fed babies...things you expect a wife to do, he reports. I am very tired of Jon and am now turning off/changing channels when he appears. It would be best for his children if he stayed out of their lives and the news.

    November 3, 2009 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cindy

    Jon and Haileys media publicity blitz is the biggest farce in the history of television. Obviously he cares more for his girlfriend then he does for his childre. The scam tonight on ET pretty much shows what a scam both Jon and Hailey are pulling on the media and the public. Please can't we beg mercy and no more publicity for these two idiots by the name of Jon and Hailey just like the block put on Speidi and Heidi? Please, please no more. Jon's children are going to be damaged beyond repair if he continues this publicity game he is determined to complete. The only end will be his total annihalation of himself and his family. There was an article today on Fox411 where it states very clearly that this sham of Hailey breaking up is only for publicity and it was all Jon's idea. Please make them go away forever for the sake of the children involved.

    November 2, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. missyRose

    I don't think he EVER wanted kids, or to be a dad. It's pretty evident to me. Kate probably railroaded him into it... wow, she's really awful. But living with him & having all those kids would turn any woman into a miserable shrew.... they just couldn't stop at 2, why? Why do people feel the need to breed & breed & breed when their genes are obviously NOT that great to begin with? (Octo-ho, talking to YOU!)

    November 2, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lauratheresa

    Jon & Kate should "pray' for one another-Jon should get a real job.Kate should just be the best mom she could be,not worry about hairdo's& fancy sun glasses. back to reality:be who you were from the beginning–keep it simple!!

    November 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. regina

    Rebecca Pierce said it best We all need to pray for John and Kate plus 8.

    November 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. k. brennan

    I ,don't think Jon is apologizing for Kate and the kids, he's doing it for himself. He has to have the public on his side if he want's to continue to be in the public eye. After all this attention and money do you really think he could go back to a regular joe job as an IT person.

    November 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Debra R

    Puh leeze...Hailey is not an innocent bystander here...if she is willing to eat the crumbs from another woman's table then she cannot be too choosey what she gets...

    November 2, 2009 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kristen

    For those worried about Jon's "girlfriend"-who cares? It's like dating a Kennedy and thinking a trip to the compound is for drinks. You know what you are in for, deal with it. Even tho she says she never watched the show, did she not notice the press that followed him everywhere? Did she think maybe he had done something important not just stupid reality tv? She is just pushing her career like he is pushing his. BORING. Meanwhile, Kate is stuck making the tough single working mother choices. She has been the bread winner of the family for awhile but at least Jon would occasionally step up and watch the kids (HIS KIDS). Now even that is gone. IF they are ever in IL I would love to have the kids over for a play date while Kate gets a break. My 5 would love her 8.

    November 2, 2009 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dave

    After watching Hailey Glassman being interviewed on TV the othernight i want to literally kick the living crap out of Jon. How dare he take his frustrations out on a very inexperienced young woman like that. Do not cross my path Jon!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 1, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. rain.here

    Ya know...there was a time when people like this were hung as witches or horse whipped and run out of town tied backwords to a mule!

    November 1, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rebecca Peirce-M

    I will never forget when I picked up on the show, and the interview with both Jon and Kate, and will NOT forget the sincerety with which Jon stated, "NO MATTER WHAT I WANT MY KIDS TO GROW UP AND BE TREATED AS NORMAL" -Kate agreed, but Jon's words stayed with me, and as time passed and the show became a blockbuster reality show [bringing in the big bucks] Everyone including MOM [Kate] 'in particular' lost site of what it means to "be seen and treated as 'NORMAL' for their kids". When there is a special on about your family, it is a special surprise and a compliment, for you are struggling to keep the ship afloat, believe me, in the face of the costs of living just to mention multiple challenges to ones way of dealing with day to day issues. Let us not be too hard on them, and particularly Jon. The draw and pressures they have been under, and temptations the media present can be overwhelming for the average Joe, let alone a family beset with all kinds of worries over their tomorrows. It is easy for us to point fingers, but who is casting the first stone. If you are, shut up! I just pray that Jon will realize when he made that statement just a few years ago, what that entailed. If either one of them really want their children to grow up and be treated as "NORMAL, LIKE ANYONE ELSE THEIR AGE"; they will do their best to take their family out of the spotlight, resign from any contract with the media [and they will not be made to feel they owe the public [us] any explainations, but instead KNOW IT IS THE CHILDREN'S WELFARE THAT IS AT STAKE, DESPITE THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF ALL THE FAME OR MONEY! GET BACK TO BASICS JON AND KATE, REMEMBER , as it is your children will never quite be the same ..But, take hold of the ship [your family]; and put first things first,and make the Faith and commitment you once had to God and family come first, and then you will see how the God of Abraham , Isaac and Jacob will bless you! Forget the camera, forget us-the public, and look deep within for the power to reconcile and turn your focus where it ought to be if you want the best for the children Messiah blessed you with.
    In sincerety, forget the greenback, forget all the excuses of a so called better life or "chances for them to do and see things they never would Kate" Enough of that balogna..! Give them a chance to live like that nice youngster next door, you remember their name? Oh, but that is right, I forgot, the kids need a bodyguard now is it? This is NOT NORMAL KATE, AND YOU HAVE TALKED JON INTO A VERY ABNORMAL SITUATION WITH EVERY EXCUSE YOU COULD FIND.
    You both are guilty of giving into temptations, you probably never saw coming. Get down on your knees, and keep that vow you both once made to allow your children and what is left of their childhood years to be 'NORMAL'. I will be praying for you... Rebecca

    November 1, 2009 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  13. angry carolyn

    The name of his game is MONEY...he never imagined the money river would likely dry up. GET RID OF THEM ALL.

    November 1, 2009 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. DAVID

    After all the years of verbally being degraded by Kate. A man needs outside stimulation. Has he done some stupendous things? Yes. If I had to deal with Kate and her Reality / Put me in a movie dreams, rather than real life, lets go back to the kids are our no. 1 priority. I guess I wouldn't really know how to handle this situation either. Jon is not totally responsible. TLC and Kate need to look at themselves and know they have created alot of the turmoil. TLC stands for $$$ not The Learning Channel. Kate should lose her kids, for abuse and neglect. No Child Should have to deal with this s–t. These children needs the courts to come and save them, Because its obvious that only one parent had the gumption to put his foot down. Jon write a book and let your written truthful words speak. No interviews, no paparazzi.

    November 1, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  15. DrGreene

    I've never watched the now defunct Jon & Kate show and had no clue what it was until they split and were suddenly everywhere. The thing that kills me is this Jon guy is not physically attractive. And now, he is proving to be shallow on the inside, too. I mean really, people...he hasn't done anything of significance with his life thus far. And how does he finance all of his trips, eating at top restaurants, his designer clothes, etc (it's not ALL comped.) The only good thing is that the kids are too young to be mortified and embarassed to the extent they would've had they been tweens or older. Maybe he could be on a new series called: Jon Gets a Job. or Jon Pays the Mortgage. or Jon Goes Back to College cuz He Is Still Stupid. That, I would watch!

    October 31, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  16. BJ

    A real man wouldnt need to apologize publicly. From day one it should've been all about the family not the fame or the money.
    So i feel this would be the cowardly way to do it.

    October 31, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  17. denise

    Why do we even mention this guy? Why is he on TV at all, be it Larry King (how far has Larry fallen!), CNN, Extra, ET (Mary Hart are you kidding me) or Access? He is a nobody. His poor children. Truthfully, his poor exwife!

    October 31, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. sam

    Please stop reporting on this individual. It's been going on for some time now and we're as bored as old get out hearing about his little life. He's not that important. Drop it!

    October 30, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Louise K

    I am appalled that the media and pop magazines like "People"give any attention to Jon or Kate. We need to stop giving attention toreally unhealthy materialistic noboby's such as these. Their 8 children are in an abusive situation with these 2 whacko parents-and the public sits back and allows it by watching. Folks I challenge you to stop buying the magazines, stop talking about them and stop watching any TV shows that support the insanity.... and turn the channel. Think of the kids.It's all for money. This is crazy folks!!

    October 30, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  20. SamiP

    I used to think Kate was the bad guy in the relationship. But after watching Jon completely crumble in the face of adversity, I'm rethinking my original opinion. No matter what else he has done, I can't forgive him for how he has hurt his kids. And if he doesn't think that the kids will hear how he "despises Kate" and how sleazy he's been acting these days, he's dead wrong. They will know, if they don't already, and they will suffer for his actions. I just feel bad for those adorable kids. They did ask for any of this.

    October 30, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  21. T. G.

    Save Jon Gosselin from himself??? I think that ship has sailed!

    October 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jean

    I think that jon turned into a sleeze....He's trying to recapture his youth...he needs to grow up and get a real job...he is definately not STAR material...As for Kate, she is just as pathetic...from the first few years of being on the show jon had to show her what to wear,if he didn't then she was in sweats and a shirt...As the show became bigger so did kate's Head...I can't believe she wants to be in the movies."she feels as though this is what she should do"....come on kate, it's just a reality show...You need to stick with that, REALITY....And you need to get yourself a real job and take care of your kids....everything is suppose to be for the kids yet the only thing i hear coming out of your mouth is ME ME ME ME ME, I I I I I....Enough...Go back to a $200,000 home, join the PTA and get on with the rest of your life...

    October 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jake Steed

    John was at a celebrity boxing match in Vegas getting prepped for his upcoming fight at EllisMania 5. He had women hanging all over him.

    October 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  24. sparky

    He needs to grow up and learn to deal with matters on his own and not someone coaching him. He's not a man, he is a little boy doing what everyone says. Its apparent that he does not have a mind of his own, no wonder Kate treated him like one of the children. If I was married to him and he didn't have the balls to stand up for himself, I would have kicked his butt out long before this.

    October 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Debra R

    **Yawn*** is this idiot's 15 mins of fame over yet?

    October 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Christy

    I AGREE with this one hundred PERCENT! There should be absolutly no reason for him to announce publicly that he wants to apologize and reconnect with his family. Go ahead and do that, but you don't need to tell us Jon. No need to prove yourself to us, we don't even know you. But to your family? Yes...prove yourself to them!

    October 30, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |

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