Jon Gosselin has been keeping a low profile these days….well, at least ever since he attempted to take custody of his daughter. Yeah, looks like that didn’t go so well. And believe it or not, Gosselin actually enjoys his life now – away from the chaos of Kate Gosselin and all of the cameras following him around. Instead, Gosselin is busy with his girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, who he has been dating for the past year.
But exactly how serious are things getting between the two? I mean, after all of the drama surrounding his split from Kate Gosselin, topped with all of his custody battles with her, we can’t imagine Jon Gosselin ever thinking of getting married again. But guess what? He is thinking about it! However, whether or not he will actually do it – well, that’s a whole different story.
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Jon Gosselin loves the limelight (and scandals) so it’s no surprise that the former reality star is considering a run for public office. However until his political career takes off (*snort) the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star is satisfying his quest for fame an attention by working as a DJ.
Jon recently played a gig at Boston’s Julep Bar where he claims it was so packed “they had to turn people away.” They wanted to gawk at reality TV’s biggest failure? Of his new passion for music, Jon gushes, “I love it!” It’s no surprise that serial relationship failure Jon found his newest “occupation” through an ex-girlfriend, who worked for the music company Eclipse Entertainers, which has now signed Jon.
To perfect his craft, he’s taking working with Wyomissing DJ Koolie Kirk because he needs to “learn so much more.” Ahhhh… that’s commitment Jon! “It’s hard,” Jon insists. “It’s not easy or everyone would do it.”
Calling any reality television casting agents and the rulers of all messy canned drama (Mona? Andy Cohen?)–I promise if I’m ever paid copious (or not so copious) amounts of money on a reality show, I won’t blow said fortune on tanning beds (I’m looking at you, Situation!) or Ed Hardy. I’ll pay down my student loans and maybe buy a car that isn’t over a decade old. Granted, I’d be boring as all get out to watch, but I do have some entertaining friends. I certainly wouldn’t run through whatever money the reality gods wanted to pay me only to continue digging a deeper financial hole for myself. Pinky swear!
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’d strive to be the exact opposite of Jon Gosselin. After the success of Jon & Kate Plus 8 followed by a nasty divorce from Kate, the two competed for fame whoredom, and blew through their money in the meantime. While Kate seems back on track with Celebrity Apprentice and Kate Plus 8 Jon just can’t get his bank account on point.
If you cannot get enough of Kate Gosselin‘s monotone and completely devoid of emotion voice narrating the latest happenings in her life, then you are in luck because Kate Plus 8 returns soon. Why, TLC?! WHY?!?
Like always, the show focuses on Kate and her eight kids, Mady, Cara, Leah, Alexis, Aaden, Hannah, Collin, and Joel, on fun trips and wacky adventures. Only … this is Kate we’re talking about … so erase the fun and the wacky. On the trailer, Kate and the kids travel to Maine, celebrate the twins 14th birthday, smash pumpkins for Halloween, and kick off a home renovation. Also, the best part, Mady and Cara imitate Kate in all her uptight glory. See the Kate Plus 8 trailer below. The new episodes kick off January 13 on TLC.
Jon Gosselin wins our Thirsty Thursday award this week. Jon, who is broke as a joke, told Kate Gosselin, whose reality TV career is on the upswing, that he’d be willing to go on Couples Therapy with her. What a kind soul. I’m sure he has only her best interests at heart.
“I would consider appearing on Couples Therapy with Kate,” said Jon. “We are divorced, but why can’t we co-parent? I was thinking Kate and I could do a televised sit-down with a doctor and work out our differences, because our kids are suffering. She’s still so angry at me.”
Well, we have not seen the last of Kate Gosselin and her eight kids just yet. After the success of the Kate Plus 8 summer special that aired in June, yesterday TLC announced they filming again and the new special will air this December.
The news comes more than three years after the cancellation of Kate Plus 8, which had morphed from Jon & Kate Plus 8 after Jon Gosselin left the show in 2009. At the time, Kate was very public about her inability to care for her kids without her reality show income. Well with these specials, perhaps she can worry no more.
Oh!Kate Gosselin and her bodyguard Steve Neild have gone their separate ways! Awww. I guess all good tacky and unnecessary things really do come to an end. TLC hired Steve in 2008 to protect the Gosselin kids while filming Jon & Kate Plus 8. But Kate, in all her selfish and delusional glory, has dominated Steve’s time and attention for the past six years.
Rumors surrounding the nature of Kate and Steve‘s relationship have swirled for years… as far back as 2009 when Kate’s marriage to Jon Gosselin fell apart. Most recently, Kate and Steve were caught sharing a hotel room in New York City while Kate filmed Celebrity Apprentice. Um, did Kate need Steve to protect her from scary room service? Bed bugs?
In the latest issue of In Touch Weekly, Jon regales us with tales of what a terrible mother Kate Gosselin is and now wants to fight her for custody of their sextuplets. This all comes weeks after Kate dropped a lawsuit against Jon claiming he stole information from her that was later used in a purported tell-all expose that accused her of being obsessed with fame and abusing her eight kids.
"They live in fear of Kate,” Jon claims of the nine-year-old sextuplets. “Every time I see them, they tell me they want to live with me.” In a recent Today Show interview, Jon and Kate's twins Mady and Kara refused to answer questions and displayed some serious animosity towards their mom. “It was horrible to watch,” recounts Jon.