In the never ending drama for the Jon & Kate Plus 8 family, comes a new report that Jon & Kate Gosselin are being investigated the Pennsylvania Department of Labor for possibly violating child labor laws by having their children on the show.
No we’re not kidding. The the Pennsylvania Department of Labor confirmed yesterday that an investigation is being done to determine if the hit TLC show is violating child labor laws after receiving a complaint against the show. So all it takes is one complaint to waste tax payers money on a ridiculous investigation such as this one?
Troy Thompson of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor says, “We’re not saying that they are not complying with child labor laws. We’re investigating a complaint. We’re not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we’re conducting an investigation.”
The reality show – for which Jon and Kate earn $50,000-$75,000 an episode – features their eight children, including 8-year-old twins and sextuplets who just turned 5.
TLC has released a statement denying any wrong doing. This whole witch hunt on the couple has now gone a bit too far in my opinion. To say they are violating child labor laws seems to be a very big and rather unfair reach to me.
The stars of TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8, Jon and Kate Gosselin continue to spend time apart as a couple.
TMZ obtained the following photo on the bottom left showing Jon with 2 women, drinking a bottle of beer. This photo seems to be in poor taste as a lot of cheating allegations have been leveled against him lately.
Could it be that Jon simply doesn’t care anymore? There are lots of rumors that their marriage is all but over. The photo of Jon was taken on Monday, the same day the new season of their show premiered to 10 million veiwers.
Kate was also photographed with the kids sans Jon, getting off a ferry on Bald Head Island, NC, Wednesday morning.
Update – The women picture above with Jon are family friends according to him. “The two women with whom I’ve been photographed are family friends – Lauren Glassman andLauren’s daughter, Hailey,” he tells PEOPLE. “Lauren’s husband, Dr. Larry Glassman, performed Kate’s tummy tuck surgery, and since the surgery we’ve become friendly with the Glassmans.”
Jon & Kate Plus 8‘s new season premiered on TLC this week, making it the most watched reality show episode of all time on TLC. Almost 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the couple discuss their martial problems. Us Weekly had reported Jon had an affair with a 23-year-old teacher, and Kate is “inseparable” from her bodyguard.
The ratings were excellent in comparison to the season finale of Lost which attracted less viewers, at 9.2 million. The premiere doubled the Season 4 finale of Jon & Kate, which had 4.6 million viewers.
On Monday’s show, both Jon and Kate who have been married for nearly 10 years, admitted they weren’t sure about their future.
“I don’t know…parents of multiples have, like, triple the divorce rate, and I was thinking we were gonna beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore,” Kate said on camera.
It seems to me that the couple needs some sort of family counseling away from the spotlight, and time to work on their marriage.
Jon and Kate Plus 8′s latest season premiered last night in what seemed like one of the worst train wrecks to ever hit reality TV. The show was rather painful and quite awkward to watch. If it wasn’t obvious before that these two were headed towards the Big “D” word also known as a divorce, it is now from watching their show.
Kate continued to be her typical controlling self and made it a point to let we the viewers know that she was doing everything all by herself, six times to be exact. We also learned that Jon needed a weekend off (to visit his alleged girlfriend perhaps?) leading to Kate planning the kids’ birthday party all by herself.
Kate confirmed that she feared she and Jon might be separating saying, “I am thinking this possibly could be our last family picture together,” she says of a photo taken at the sextuplets’ 5th birthday party. “I don’t know…parents of multiples have, like, triple the divorce rate, and I was thinking we were gonna beat that. I don’t know if I can say that anymore. Very swiftly, we turned into two different people, and that’s just hard. I’ve tried for six months to figure out what the problem is, or remedy the problem. It’s so complicated.”
Kate tried to play the role of the victim/scorned woman, failing miserably because she continued to come of as bitchy controlling. Perhaps she should stop ordering her husband around, or maybe she should try treating him as an adult sometimes instead of her 9th kid.
Overall, this is all very sad, mainly because there are 8 kids involved in this mess created by the adults. While one can only hope they can find a way to make it work, it seemed very apparent from last night’s episode that they have both thrown in the towel.
Following all the rumors and controversy surrounding the Gosselin family, Kate Gosselin is finally admitting to “everything’s falling apart” in her marriage. Hopefully, the season 5 premier of Jon and Kate plus 8 tonight on TLC will shed more light on the truth. Kate says, “I feel like the world is sitting on my shoulders.” Several tabloids and blogs have painted Kate as a being a monster even though pictures have shown her husband cheating with a younger woman.
Both Jon and Kate, who have been married for about 10 years now speak to the camera separately on the show. In previous shows, they have always given their testimonials as a couple. Kate has vowed not to give up.
UsWeekly has reported that Jon Gosselin now lives in an apartment above the garage of their $1.1 million home. Short-tempered Kate has reportedly fired 40 staffers in three months. She is also accused of being in an affair with her bodyguard.
The premier clip which carried the tagline, “There are two sides to every story,” urges fans to watch the fifth season premiere to see Jon and Kate face each other for the first time.
Tell us what you think following the show tonight.
The drama is never ending with Jon and Kate Gosselin, the latest being a rather wild accusation by Kate’s brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Jodi Kreider stating that the two have an open marriage.
Kevin and Jodi gave an exclusive paid interview to RadarOnline where they leveled a few accusations against Kate. The main one being that Kate gave husband Jon a contract saying he could date other women as long as he showed up for filming of their hit reality show, Jon And Kate Plus Eight.
Jodi claims Jon was taken aback by Kate’s bluntness in terminating their relationship. Kevin goes on to add, “Jon has told him he can have girlfriends, do his own thing and has the freedom to do what he wants [on] certain days — so long as he fulfills his professional obligations in regards to the show.”
Jon and Kate Plus 8‘s new season premiers May 25 on TLC. Recently, there have been several scandalous stories surrounding the couple’s relationship. All these controversies have led people to believe and think that viewers may stop watching the show. From experience, drama such as this seems to increase ratings so I guess time will be the judge.
Both Jon and Kate have been married for ten years now, and both speak to the camera separately unlike previous seasons when they gave their testimonials as a couple (during the happier times).
According to US weekly, Jon now lives above the garage of their million dollar home and was in an affair with a 23 year old. Several reports have reported that Kate is very difficult to please. Over the last 3 months, she has fired about 40 staff members, and maybe having an affair with her bodyguard. What’s sad is no one seems to know how the kids are going to be affected.
Jon and Kate Gosselin‘s marriage is over according to Kate’s brother, Kevin Krieder. Kevin says in an explosive new interview with RadarOnline that Kate shows more interest in her fame as a TV personality, speaker and author than she does as a mother, her brother and sister-in-law.
The 32-year-old brother of the reality TV mom, said that his sister has a selfish agenda focused more on boosting her career than her family. He said that the show’s depiction of Kate as a do-it-all mother who cooks and cleans is “all for the cameras,” and the reality TV couple’s claim that they are raising their family all by themselves is a “snow job.”
Krieder also claims that Jon fears his wife of nearly 10 years was having an affair with her married bodyguard, Steve Neild, as we reported earlier. (Kate confessed she and Jon might split in a new interview with People, in the same interview she says she is “horrified” by any allegations suggesting she and Neild are romantically involved; TLC refused comment.)
Kevin continues on saying, “Jon came to our door one day and told [Krieder's wife] Jodi he suspects it’s Steve the bodyguard, and he feels that he’s getting the bad rap,” Krieder says. “He feels that Kate’s not being faithful either.” Nothing nicer than your own family member throwing you under the bus, Kate must feel super about her brother’s comments to the press.