Jon Gosselin gets mocked at Vegas pool party; claims media is exploiting his kids

Jon Gosselin hosts a pool party at the Wet Republic Pool at MGM Las Vegas
Jon Gosselin hosted a pool party at MGM Grand in Las Vegas over the weekend. He brought his mother and four friends along, but didn’t hesitate to collect phone numbers from the women inexplicably storming his private cabana. The reality star dad faced some backlash from the crowd, though. People reports that one woman shouted “Team Kate,” and Radar has a better account of some of the heckling that Jon endured. Some guys at the pool loudly criticized Jon’s weight, his douchey fashion, and his bald spot. Unfortunately Radar’s video of the incident wouldn’t play audio for me, so I’ll have to be satisfied with their written account for now:

Jon Gosselin hosts a pool party at the Wet Republic Pool at MGM Las Vegas

Jon Gosselin hosted a party at the MGM Grand Hotel’s Wet Republic pool nightclub Saturday night and has the only video from inside the bash.

Most of the 2000 party-goers were girls in barely-there bikinis but the few guys who braved the crowd had themselves a field day at Jon’s expense.

They heckled the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star about his bald spot, asking him about the cost of hair plugs; his weight; his pecs, or lack of; even his clothes — and he wasn’t even wearing Ed Hardy!

Jon had his mom Pamela plus four friends with him but that didn’t stop him from mixing and mingling with as many women as possible.

He had the welcome mat out at his cabana in the club’s VIP section and even took phone numbers from several girls as he downed a glass of Veuve Clicquet Champagne.

Not all the women there were Jon fans however. Some came just to get out of the 115 degree Vegas heat. One woman even held up a Team Kate sign.

[From Radar Online]

While Jon may have completed a scheduled appearance with only some minor setbacks, he’s still managing to sabotage his meal ticket. E! Online reports that Jon taped an interview on “Good Morning America” last week to air sometime this week. He’s said to have complained that his show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” is exploiting his 8 kids. When E! asked him for comment, he backtracked a little saying it was the media and the tabloids that were exploiting his children, not the show or TLC.

In response to our earlier report, Gosselin explains to E! News: “I’m not saying TLC is exploiting my children. But I do believe the media and tabloids covering my family and the show for their own financial gain are the ones exploiting them.”

The father of eight refutes claims that he’s biting the hand that feeds him, saying: “I have said on numerous occasions TLC has afforded my kids a better life and has helped provide a better roof on their heads…”

E! News has learned exclusively that Good Morning America scored the first post-split interview with the new man about town. On Friday, Gosselin sat down with GMA’s Chris Cuomo and chatted about Kate Gosselin, the network that started it all and his future in showbiz.

Since Kate has remained fairly neutral when it comes to comments about Jon in her interviews, does he reciprocate the courtesy?

A source on set during the taping tells E! that Gosselin was “very open and honest” about his feelings toward Kate and even delved into his thoughts on the future of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

“TLC has had him on a gag order and he’s sick of it,” says the source. “Jon basically comes right out and says he’s worried the show is ‘exploiting’ his eight children.”
He might be sick of the cameras following his family around, but that doesn’t mean Jon’s ready to leave the spotlight…

“Jon says he doesn’t see himself as a celebrity, but because the public does, it will make it hard for him to go back to a normal life and a normal job,” spills the source. “He wants to stay in the TV industry and has a lot of ideas.”

[From E! Online]

We’ve heard several reports that TLC is hoping to kick troublesome Jon off the show, and it sounds like he’s more than happy to oblige. Many of you have been calling for less Gosselin coverage, and we hear you and will knock it back a notch. It’s hard to avoid talking about the guy when he’s making such a public ass of himself. In this case we’re more than happy to report that people are calling him on it – loudly and to his face.

Jon Gosselin hosts a pool party at the Wet Republic Pool at MGM Las Vegas

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  1. maddie says:

    Yes TLC with the help of Jon and Kate has exploited the kids, he keeps missing the fact that it’s only with the help of those kids that anyone even know who the hell he is, so he is living off of his kids, hell they both are.

    Like hosting some pool party at a posh hotel, do they get some one who did a movie or an up and coming star or starlet?

    No they hire Mr. “Summer’s Eve” Jon, who when the divorce is done will be of no importance to anyone with the exception of his kids, extended family and his ex when she bitches about some thing she can no longer control.

  2. gg says:

    “No they hire Mr. “Summer’s Eve” … ”

    lmao !! 😆

  3. tess says:

    the media isn’t exploiting the kids, kate is.
    they have a MASSIVE backyard. why does kate always take the kids by the garage/front yard on at home days? because that’s where the paps can take pix of them.
    and let’s not even talk about the decision to continue on with the show. what does kate’s friend dr phil have to say about that?

    maddie – loved your reference to jon as “summer’s eve”. v. v. cute.

  4. Just a Poster says:

    “Mr. Summers’ Eve”


  5. Firestarter says:

    I cannot tell you how much this man disgusts me!

    THEY ALL EXPLOIT those children.

    Who in the hell does this man thin k he is and why does anyone give him any attention at. He is disgusting, stupid and a blight on society!

  6. Victoria says:

    THE MEDIA is exploiting his kids? Not him and his wife? And WHO would go to a party hosted by this DOUCHE?!

  7. Shelly says:

    I think it’ll soon come out that he’s actually gay and all these pool parties and 10 different women in 20 minutes is a cover up. Either way – the man’s slime. Let’s see Hailey be okay with all of girls going into his room, etc.

  8. Really... says:

    Why did he bring his mom and the memaws to a “Spring Break”-type pool party?
    Loser. Even at his own party.

  9. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Yuk yuk yuk enough with this guy already.

    And you gotta give MichaelK the ‘Summer’s Eve’ props – he’s been using it for ages.

  10. RubyKaur says:

    Wow, I can see the resemblance his daughters have with Jons mother!

  11. OXA says:

    Jon is not such a bad guy, just dumb because he is not as underhanded and manipulative as kate. He does not think of his image or the ramefications before he speaks.

  12. the original kate says:

    who gets into a pool wearing a long sleeve ruffley shirt? what a jackass.

  13. N says:

    He certainly doesn’t LOOK like he’s enjoying himself at his own pool party. Were these pics taken after being heckled?

  14. For Sooth? says:

    They should heckle his mom too for being an enabler. I bet Kate is fuming that Mom shows up to endorse her son’s poor behavior and subsequently ride on his coattails. Tack, tack, tack, tack, tacky

  15. Statler says:

    ‘Many of you have been calling for less Gosselin coverage, and we hear you and will knock it back a notch.’


    If people don’t like it, they don’t have to click on the link.

    Friggin’ babies.

    N- Pretty sure he’s stewed in those pics. And thus, enjoying himself just fine.

  16. cojo says:

    He creeps me out. This is insulting to people with Down’s (and for that I apologize) but he looks like he has a chromosomal abnormality.

  17. hater from siloam springs says:

    Somebody should be throwing rocks at this bastard. Is his wife a prize? Not so much. But he’s just a mooch and a loafer.

    He’s like Paris Hilton, only more offensive.