While her ex-husband of over a year, Jon Gosselin, has had numerous girlfriends since their divorce, Kate has yet to be linked to any man other than her married bodyguard. According to Popeater, Kate, 35, is now trying to put her dramatic year of 2010 behind her, and is focused on finding a new man in 2011!
“No one wants to be a single parent,” a friend of Kate reveals. “So much of 2010 has been about the children that Kate forgot to look after herself. Now, in the New Year, Kate is determined to start dating again and hopefully find a new man.”
The source however makes it clear Kate is not willing to look for love on TV. It was rumored a while back that ABC offered Kate a chance to be the Bachelorette.
“Kate has learned her lesson about love on camera,” an insider adds. “Any dates that she goes on will be strictly private with no cameras around. It’s going to be hard enough to find a man who is willing to take on Kate plus her beautiful eight children; asking someone to do all that on camera is impossible.”
Good luck to Kate. Not that we think she needs it or anything.
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It seems NYC Housewife Jill Zarin is back at it again! Well, we’ll just let you read this story and be the judge.
A new report by Popeater’s Rob Shuter reveals Jon Gosselinhas finally landed himself a job! Yes, a job, a real job with no relation to reality television. And according to Popeater, we all have one Bravolebrity to thank.
“Jon is very close with Jill Zarin from ‘Real Housewives of New York,’ ” an “insider” tells Popeater. “It was Jill who told Jon to stay out of the spotlight and get himself a real job. Fame is fun but doesn’t pay the bills.”
So what exactly is Jon’s new job? Apparently, Jon is now working for a real estate developer. A source adds that Jon has gotten his life together and now sees his children three to four times a week.
“Jon is in a great place,” a friend of Jon’s reveals. “He is happy and knows what a fool he made of himself after his split from Kate. He has been getting a lot of TV offers, including interest from ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and has turned them all down. If he never sees a TV camera again in his life it will be too soon.”
Meanwhile, the report adds that we should not expect to see Kate Gosselin off our TV screens anytime soon. Despite the fact that the ratings of her show Kate Plus 8 continue to drop, the show is still doing well enough for the TLC network. Her show continues to remain in the top 10 for TLC and the network reportedly isn’t looking to part ways with her anytime soon.
“Even if her show did get canceled, Kate would find a way to still be famous,” a friend of Kate states. “She addicted to it.”
Who would have thought we would see the day when Jon would become the “normal” parent. Also nice to see Jill is still as crafty as ever.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON JON GETTING A JOB? SHOULD KATE QUIT REALITY TELEVISION AS WELL?
Days after PEOPLE magazine (a very reputable mag) reported that two of her kids were expelled from their private school, TLC star Kate Gosselin went on national television and lied denied her kids were expelled, simply stating she decided to withdraw them from their school for some home tutoring.
Kate admitted that her kids were indeed acting out but blamed it on her divorce. Well RadarOnline is now reporting today that not only were Kate’s two kids – Alexis and Collin Gosselin – both age 6, kicked out of school for rage issues and bullying other kids, but also for harming an adult.
According to Radar, one of the expelled kids physically harmed an adult at the school not once, but twice! This reportedly created a situation that caused school administrators to believe they had no choice but expel the kid.
While the nature and extent of the adult’s injuries are unknown, the situation was severe enough that it contributed heavily to the school’s decision to expel the children.
Radar also reports that Kate’s decision to go on national television and lie about her kids’ expulsion has caused an even bigger rift between she and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin, as Jon knows the truth.
“Both Jon and Kate were sent a letter from the head of school explaining that despite their best efforts, staff had reached a point at which they had to request the children enroll in another program,” a source close to the school told Radar. “It’s clear Kate did not tell the truth.”
As for the kids, sources reveal that they need to be integrated back into private school as quickly as possible because “Alexis and Collin could go to a public school but they would be photographed and harassed.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? ARE YOU SURPRISED KATE LIED?
According to a new RadarOnline report, reality ice queen Kate Gosselin is feeling sad and lonely these days despite having a successful reality show and eight kids.
A source close to Kate, 35, tells RadarOnline that at the end of the day, Kate feels she has no one to confide in. “The truth is Kate is really sad and lonely with few true friends,” the insider said.
The source adds that Kate, who is usually photographed going to the nail spa, tanning salon or shopping alone, considers her bodyguard Steve Neild to be the closest person to her, though he is married with two kids.
“Steve lives in the basement of her home and he accompanies Kate everywhere, but they strongly deny that there is anything going on between them despite the fact that they have taken trips to Alaska and to Mexico together… Apart from Steve she does not have many true friends to confide in or just go out and have fun with while she does not have the best relationship with her family either.”
It seems Kate also has a hard time making friends with the locals in her home town due do her over domineering personality. “They don’t think greatly of her and she is not popular at the local stores, post office or car wash, because she cannot win people over and comes across as cold and aloof,” the acquaintance said.
“Kate’s life revolves around her kids and the reality show… when have you ever seen Kate photographed having fun on a girls’ night out?” adds the insider.
While Kate’s ex-husband Jon Gosselin has publicly dated numerous women since their divorce, Kate has yet to be romantically linked to anyone with the exception of the romance rumors involving her married bodyguard. The two were photographed on vacation in Mexico back in September, fueling the affair rumors even more.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE KATE IS LONELY? DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR HER?
Kate Gosselin is making the press rounds today, giving new interviews to the Today Show and PEOPLE magazine. And no, she has nothing to promote. She is simply wanting to set the record straight on some issues.
Issue #1 being that two of her kids were expelled from their private school in PA due to bad behavior. Despite the report made by several media outlets, include the reputable PEOPLE magazine, Kate still denies her kids were expelled though she admits they “were having anger issues, acting out, having behavior things.”
“The school would never use that word,” Kate, 35, tells PEOPLE. “[Collin and Alexis] were not expelled. [The school] did not feel like they could meet their needs anymore, so it was decided they should leave, for now.” (Um isn’t that expulsion?)
Kate also tells PEOPLE the kids were acting out because they missed their dad Jon Gosselin. “They’ve been the ones to verbalize the most that they miss Daddy,” she says. “I could see that they’re the ones struggling the most.”
And it wouldn’t be a Kate Gosselin Today Show interview if she didn’t manage to take a shot at her ex-husband. When asked by host Meredith Vieira about a Tweet Jon sent last month, apologizing for his actions in 2009, Kate said she found his words to be insincere.
“I have never personally been apologized to,” she said showing frustration and adding that she doesn’t consider “an interview on TV or a tabloid” the appropriate venue to issue an apology.
While Kate claims to have forgiven Jon “for the sake of my kids,” she still wants us to know she is a victim. “I am angry — I’m hurt and I’m angry,” she said of Jon’s past actions, adding she does not like to dwell on the past because she doesn’t “have time to waste being upset.”
When it comes to the status of her kids today, Kate tells PEOPLE Collin and Alexis are seeing a therapist and “doing much, much better.” She adds, “I’ve kept the stability, the income – everything that they know and love – I’ve been the parent to come through on that.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON KATE’S INTERVIEWS?
Days after In Touch weekly first reported the news, PEOPLE magazine is now confirming that two of Jonand Kate Gosselin’skids have been expelled from their private school in Pennsylvania.
Why you might ask? According to In Touch, the kids – Alexis and Collin Gosselin – both age 6, were kicked out for “rage issues.”
“They’ve fought with their peers, called them nasty names and made fun of other kids,” a source told the magazine. In fact, the In Touch report suggests the kids’ filming schedule might have caused the trouble at school.
“Collin had such bad issues that he refused to get his picture taken at school because he’s tired of being on-camera,” the source said. “The things they are saying are not words they should know,” the source continued. “They are learning them somewhere, but Jon doesn’t know where.”
PEOPLE magazine also confirms the kids are now being homeschooled while a source close to Kate claims the reports of violence and bullying is being exaggerated (um no it’s not if it got them expelled).
“The situation is being grossly overstated,” the source says. “The kids are going through a challenging time, but Kate doesn’t feel this is something that should be discussed publicly. It is a private matter.”
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? WHO DO YOU BLAME? SHOULD THE KIDS BE TAKEN OFF TELEVISION?
Actor Eric Roberts, who is set to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Rehab, recently exploded on the Kate Plus 8 mom on his twitter page, even calling her a “child abuser.”
“I know she’s fading from the news, but hopefully someone’s still got their eye on the wellbeing[sic] of her kids. Kate Gosselin is a child abuser,” Eric wrote before expanding on his opinion this weekend in an interview with the Small Town Gosselins blog. Excerpts from Eric’s interview below -
Small Town Gosselins: Your tweet about Kate Gosselin was quite passionate. What exactly precipitated it?
Eric: Simple, really. Thank goodness there is footage of Gosselin hitting her kids, and apparently feeling fine about it. I say thank goodness, because behind closed doors makes it that much tougher to stop… This trend to document life as it happens, and to have the documentation studied by strangers, is not going away any time soon. I don’t think it’s inherently bad. I think the Gosselin kids’ private lives are their problem, not the fact that their private lives are public. They have an awful mother, and a father who doesn’t stop her.
STG: TLC states that it has earned $200 million in the past five years from Gosselin-related shows. TV Guide reports that Kate Gosselin is paid $250,000 per episode. The eight children split 15% of that income, so each child gets 1.875% while the mother gets 85%. Comments?
Eric: The number of kids Kate and Jon have are the reason Kate and John have money. It would be awful if financial stress was added to those kids’ problems. But the money should be divided 10 ways.
STG: Jon Gosselin has stated emphatically that he does not want his children to be filmed anymore, that they have said they don’t want to do it, and that they are now having behavioral problems as a result of having grown up in front of the cameras. Yet Kate Gosselin refuses to stop the filming. What do you think this is all about?
Eric: I think Jon is being unrealistic. How is that family going to live? The kids could have a great time doing the show if their mom wasn’t a cruel horror who is clearly repeating generational abuse. Jon’s got his eye on the wrong ball. The kids, however, should not be forced to do anything.
STG: Do you feel differently about the Kate Gosselin than you do other reality TV parents, and if so, why?
Eric: Can’t stand Kate. Most of the other reality TV parents seem gentle and loving. I have a feeling David Charvet’s wife, Brooke, isn’t all that nice either, unfortunately.
STG: What advice would you give Kate Gosselin, and why?
Eric: My advice to Kate Gosselin would be to get out of denial and receive anger management with Dr. Richard Green in Woodland Hills, California. Next time she feels herself lifting a hand to harm one of her children, she should instead make a call to her local 12-step program. Those programs help with patterns of violence, among the more expected things they treat.
STG: What advice would you give her children?
Eric: I would want the Gosselin kids to know that their parents’ rage is not their fault, and to please do therapy to keep themselves from continuing the pattern.
STG: Advice to Jon?
Eric: Make a legally binding arrangement whereby Kate loses her financial security any time she hits those kids. She’s playing the role of good mom. When she stops playing the role as it’s written, she should be fired.
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The latest was an attempt by Jon to keep his eight children off the TLC network. Despite his claims that his children are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues due to being on television, a judge shot down his request last week.
Following the lost court case, Jon took to his twitter to explain why he went to court, why he has yet to find a job, and admitting the filming rights of his eight children have been granted to Kate. Jon’s full statement below -
“As you may or may not be aware, I have been working for some time to remove my children from television. I do not believe being on TV is beneficial to any of them. They are no longer toddlers that are oblivious to what is going on around them. They are now six and ten, in school and desperately in need of a normal life.
Each of them has experienced negative effects of having their lives so public. Some are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues. My goal for my children is for them to have a normal childhood, and gain back their much deserved privacy. This is not about money, this is about my children. No amount of money is worth the price my children are paying. You cannot put a price on childhood. Money comes and goes, but you only have one childhood.
For those questions about money and support, I can say I am supporting my children to the best of my ability. All parties involved know the truth about this. I am and have been actively seeking employment. I have been barred from accepting entertainment deals that would generate income for my family due to contractual obligations. I am also actively looking for a job outside of the entertainment industry and so far, have not secured a position. In the mean time, I have been focusing on spending time with my children and providing a safe, stable, normal and private environment for them!
On October 13, 2010, I went to court to act in the best interest of my children- to remove them from television. The judge respectfully denied my plea, and granted filming rights to their mother. I honor the judge’s decision, but I do not support it. I will not stop fighting to remove my children from television. It is not a child’s job to support themselves, or a lifestyle, they need to be kids. I would like to apologize to my friends, family, and especially my children for not taking a stand earlier in my life and not questioning my decisions to have our lives documented and displayed. I will have to answer to my children for the rest of my life. I will have to live with this guilt the rest of my life. I am truly sorry!”
Jon’s motives in wanting to remove his children from television have been widely questioned as he only decided being on TV was detrimental to his kids after TLC removed him from the hit show Jon & Kate Plus 8, changing the name of the show to Kate Plus 8.
RadarOnline is also reporting that Jon violated a court order by going public with this news. Kate’s lawyer, Mark Momjian, tells Radar that “the court has previously entered an order restricting the parties from commenting on the underlying custody proceedings.”
A source tells Radar that the October 13 court case was a six-hour hearing, and that Jon’s arguments were ridiculous and the judge certainly wasn’t impressed – hence giving Kate the right to make the decision about the kids appearing on TV.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STORY? IT IS HARMLESS TO HAVE THE KIDS ON TV?