Jon Gosselin was photographed introducing his 23-year-old girlfriend to his kids just two weeks ago, and according to a new report, Ellen Ross was not that eager to meet them.
The latest issue of Us Weekly reports Ellen, who has been dating the Jon & Kate Plus 8 dad since mid-April is simply using Jon to “be famous” and that “she hates kids.” Another source reveals it was Ellen who “pushed Jon to finally meet his kids because she knew it would get her attention.” A source close to Jon however denies Ellen is using him for fame.
And as for how Jon’s ex-wife Kate Gosselin is dealing with all this? An insider tells US Kate, 35, “was heartbroken to see a stranger hugging her kids.”
Kate’s heartbreak will however likely be short lived as her new show, Kate Plus 8, premieres on TLC this Sunday, June 6.
Jon and Kate Gosselin were photographed together yesterday, for the first time in months.
The big event was the birthday for their sextuplets, as the six kids turned 6 years old yesterday. According to UsWeekly, later that day, Jon took Alexis, Aaden, Collin, Leah, Hannah, and Joel and his twins, Mady and Cara, out for a few hours to celebrate. He was later spotted shooting Silly String at photographers.
Kate, 35, is reported to have thrown her sextuplets a pool party at their $1.1 million Pennsylvania home on Sunday.
In other news, TLC also announced recently that Kate’s new show, Kate Plus 8, will premiere June 6 on TLC. As we previously reported, Kate Plus 8 will be similar to the old show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, but without Jon of course.
Jon also reportedly wants back on the show as a means to earn more money. According to numerous reports, Jon, who is currently jobless, is going broke and cannot afford to pay his $22,000-a-month child support. TLC is however not too keen on having Jon back on their network.
The book titled ‘I Just Want You to Know: Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith, and Family,’ has only sold 10,084 copies since its April 13th release reports UsWeekly. The non-fiction title debuted at #11 on the New York Times’ non fiction bestseller list, and at #103 on USA Today’s bestsellers chart.
Compared to the huge success of her previous books, including Multiple Blessings which sold 523,000 copies in 2009, the sales numbers for the new book is down right disastrous. According to experts, it is on par to sell only 50,000 copies, despite her recent media blitz.
There is however some good news for Kate. According to TMZ, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor has approved and cleared her eight children to continue to appear on reality television. As we previously reported, Kate has two new upcoming reality shows with the TLC network, including Kate Plus 8, which will continue to follow the lives of Kate and her eight children.
Despite having been saved for five consecutive weeks with low scores, the Jon & Kate Plus 8mom ran out of luck on Tuesday night. Kate found herself in the bottom two alongside Pamela Anderson and her partner Damian Whitewood.
Once it was announced that she would be the one going home, Kate looked a bit stunned. “I need a minute,” she said as she wiped tears from her eyes. While emotional and speechless, her partner Tony Dovolani, who was shown fighting quite a bit with Kate this season, stepped in, saying: “You know what? I’m very proud of Kate.” He continued, “I know she gets a lot of criticism I give her all the credit in the world for showing up. As exhausted as she was, she still showed up every single day.”
Kate, 35, then added, “I had the opportunity [to do this show]. I’m very, very honored to have been here. I love everyone that I met. It was a great experience.” When asked what she had to say to her fans who kept her on the show for five weeks despite her low scores, she added, “Wow, thank you for believing in me, probably more than I believed in myself.”
In a later interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kate shared that though she is okay with leaving the show, her eight kids however “will be upset, definitely,” she said. “They will be shattered, in fact.” She said she is not “letting them watch” her elimination episode, so that “they’ll be OK. They’ll be glad to have me back. I’m thrilled to have been here and obviously going back to my kids is always a wonderful thing.”
Allrighty then Kate. UnFortunately this will not be the last we see of Kate. As we recently reported, she has two upcoming reality shows with the TLC network – Twist of Kate and Kate Plus 8.
TELL US – WAS IT THE RIGHT TIME FOR KATE TO GO? WHO SHOULD BE THE NEXT TO GO?
The vile interesting character we have all come to know as Jon Gosselin is back at it again. The latest is now that Jon wants back on TLC with ex-wife Kate Gosselin.
TLC officially announced last week that Kate Plus 8, former known as Jon & Kate Plus 8, will go on without Jon. However, Jon’s lawyer revealed to TMZ this week that the 32 year-old broke reality star is “definitely open” to co-starring with ex-wife Kate on a new TV project.
Jon’s lawyer Anthony F. List, tells TMZ that “under the right circumstances” Jon would do a show with Kate, but “the contract would have to be tighter.” He failed to elaborate on what he meant on the having a “tighter” contract.
As expected, TLC is not interested in having Jon back on the network. A source tells RadarOnline that Jon is not welcome at TLC or the Discovery network. “The show will go on – without Jon,” the source added. “Nobody wants him back on the air.”
In other Kate news, her own brother Kevin Kreider, whom she is estranged from, testified at a Philadelphia hearing on child labor laws and reality shows today, and he did not have nice things to say about Kate or the TLC show.
Kevin said he believes the 8 Gosselin children suffered psychological damage while filming Jon & Kate Plus 8. According to Kevin,the kids had no privacy during the taping — even their potty training was captured on video. Kevin also claims the kids were manipulated by producers who wanted drama.
TLC however denies Kevin’s claims, telling TMZ, the allegations are “either completely inaccurate or a distorted representation for maximum attention.”
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE SHOWS ARE DOING ANY DAMAGE TO THE KIDS?
According to the network, Twist of Kate, set to debut this summer, will be a 12-episode series that will feature Kate responding to fan letters from those who are inspired by her story as a way to profile the personal challenges her fans face. Kate will then travel the country to meet her fans’ families and to try their jobs.
“I look at it as a loose concept,” Kate, 35, told USA Today about her new show. “I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don’t consider myself an expert on anything.”
On to reality show number two, thanks to the settlement TLC was able to reach with Jon Gosselin earlier this year, Kate Plus 8 will also be making it’s debut this year. If you recall, Jon & Kate Plus 8 was canceled last year after Jon declared he had an epiphany and no longer wanted his kids to be filmed anymore.
The Kate Plus 8 series will be in the form of specials focusing on her new life as a single mom to her eight children.
Jon has also made headlines as he filed a motion this week in an attempt to gain primary custody of his eight children. His lawyer revealed earlier this week that he is having to pay Kate $22,000 a month in child support. He is accusing Kate of being an absentee mother due to her DWTS gig. There are also rumblings that Jon is going broke, which might explain a motive for taking Kate to court.
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO KATE’S REALITY SHOWS?
TLC and Jon Gosselinhave finally come to terms in their lawsuits against each other.
TLC released a statement today confirming it has reached a settled with theJon & Kate Plus 8 dad. “TLC has reached a settlement with Jon Gosselin and will be undertaking procedural steps to conclude the litigation. All terms of the settlement are confidential. The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC,” TLC said in a statement released Wednesday.
This all started when Jon decided to ban TLC from filming his eight children last year citing an epiphany that she show was hurting them. Coincidentally this epiphany just happened to occur days after TLC announced it would no longer have Jon on the hit show, thus changing the name of the show to Kate Plus 8.
TLC alleged Jon had breached his contract and sued him. Jon in return filed a countersuit against TLC for millions. TLC won the first round as a Judge banned Jon from doing any interviews or paid appearances last December. We reported weeks ago that Jon was willing to allow TLC to film his kids again if they would drop their suit against him.
TLC’s Wednesday statement adds that “The whole Gosselin family remain under contract with TLC.”
Jon’s ex-wife, Kate Gosselin’suntitled show is still set to debut sometime later this year on TLC. The program will not focus on the couple’s eight kids. No word yet on whether TLC will now continue with Kate Plus 8.
Jon’s attorney, Mark Heller, released the following statement -
“Jon has expressed his desire to close the litigation chapter of Jon & Kate Plus 8 and although all terms are confidential, he is hopeful that TLC will move forward with the best interests of the Gosselin family. Sometimes litigants that kiss and make up find their relationship is better the second time around. As Jon’s attorney I truly hope that this new adventure for TLC and the Gosselins is a much more joyful journey.”
RadarOnline obtained information from the Montgomery County, MD which reveals TLC’s lawsuit against Jon. The court paper reveals many of the terms of Jon’s contract with the network, and details showing numerous breaches by Jon. And though Jon claims that he didn’t have adequate representation, the court reports clearly states that Jon signed the contract in June, 2008 “after extensive negotiations, during which the Gosselins were represented both by an attorney and their manager.”
Radar is also confirming that Michael Lohan has been subpoenaed and will testify against Jon. “He did deals with me,” Lohan told RadarOnline in an exclusive interview. “I was working on a deal with him for a Nutrisystem endorsement and a book deal. He got a paid a lot of money for different promotions, clubs, magazines, and by a TV network.”
What’s sad about this story is that it seems TLC was willing to look the other way regarding Jon’s deals with other companies, but that wasn’t good enough for Jon. It wasn’t until he decided to ban the network from filming his children, that TLC then decided to take action against him, hiring one of the best law firms in the country. It’s safe to say Jon has screwed himself with this situation.