Not surprisingly, Kate and Jon Gosselin have had a hard time bouncing back in terms of their public image after their nasty divorce. Jon’s image is much worse – the public hates him to the point where no one will work with him. He’s a nightmare. It seems like someone’s always willing to put a hated “celebrity” on some show or another, but Jon Gosselin is so thoroughly reviled that everyone knows he will just cost them viewers and/or clients. Kate, on the other hand, hasn’t been as annoying as Jon throughout their divorce, but she was more annoying during their marriage. I’ve sort of forgiven her just because Jon is such an extreme wang, but the general public has not. As a result, she’s having a hard time hawking her wares as well.
Granted, this may be wishful thinking, but there are indications ”Gosselin-mania” may finally be waning.
Besides the show ending, I’ve learned both Kate and Jon Gosselin’s separate pitches to keep their money machines churning have mutually hit big roadblocks.
• Kate Gosselin’s proposals to several toy manufacturers — for a line of ”eco-friendly” playthings — have not been met with any enthusiasm. Ditto for her idea for a ”mom-friendly” (whatever that means!) line of beauty products for busy mothers.
• Meanwhile, despite lots of chatter — generated by Jon Gosselin himself — none of the rumored new reality shows he would front are gaining any traction with cable network honchos, who likely see the Gosselin phenomenon has run its course.
[From the Chicago Sun-Times]
I love the idea of “mom-friendly” makeup. That’s like Kate coming up with an idea of female-oriented lipsticks. Talk about reinventing the wheel. Jon’s proposals have mostly been for reality shows, like his idea for a show with former BFF Michael Lohan called “Divorced Dads Club.” I feel smarmy even thinking about it. I honestly would bet that people boo Jon when he walks by on the street. What a waste of space.
Kate’s cookbook, which was completed before the divorce and scheduled to be released this month, has been put off indefinitely. It was to be called, “Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories” and had instructions on how to pray before dinner from the mom of one of “America’s America’s most close-knit families”
I don’t really care about either Kate or Jon and certainly don’t want them to get anymore of the fame they so dearly crave. But I do seriously worry about how they’re going to support those eight little kids. Kate seems to have a better chance of doing so – not only because she has two brain cells to rub together, but also because she’s a little better liked. I doubt they’d be able to make enough cash to support eight children in regular jobs – so something tells me we’ll still be hearing about them for a long while.
Here’s Kate with the twins in Reading, PA this weekend. Images thanks to INF Photo.
You know the best way to turn me off of a product, or ANY product? Have a douche bag celeb or pseudo-celeb endorse it. You are sure to not get my business.
Yeah, I know, no one cares if I will buy it. Just my personal philosophy, that’s all,
This is how has-beens are made. All of you reality show “stars,” take notes of WHAT NOT TO DO. If you want to extend your 15 minutes of fame, the Gosselins are NOT your business model. Kuh-PEESH?
schadenfreude is my favorite thanksgiving dish.
this is what happens when a couple of talentless hacks, whose only accomplishment was not doing selective reduction, are thrust on the american public. their sense of entitlement and self-reverence is astounding.
haha hee hee!
‘America’s America’s most close-knit families” Thts a good one! I swear, with all the bull that she sprouts, she could always go into politics!
My Christmas wish is to have both Kate and Jon return to the obscurity from whence they came, never to be heard from or seen again.
Please, Santa? I’ve been really GOOD all year…
I have no idea why but for some reason I’ve started to like her. I hope she can find something to do that can support her childern.
Maybe they should have not put all their financial eggs in one reality basket when planning the future of their eight kids…or maybe they shouldn’t have had eight kids if there was a question of not being able to afford them. Anyone who implants that many kids inside them knows its a possibility they will have them all.
How about they get a freakin job and work for a living?
wow. I must be a horrible person. I still feel no sympathy for either of them. The kids yes, but the parents? They are a pair of teenagers and disgust me. At least the money the kids earned was put away into trusts or something-or i hope to god it was because if not….
Obvious…I to also hope that money was put aside for the kids.
If Kate quit spending all the kids money on tans, shoes, coffee, spas and designer clothes, she would have plenty of money. If they also sold that house they would also have plenty of money. They made millions, do not worry about their future. Families make it with 1/10 of their wealth. Big deal they have 8 kids, quit feeling sorry for a bad mother that is pathetic.
Why eco-friendly?! Kate and Jon are not really that eco-friendly , I don’t even want to know how much , energy ,water and trash this family produces and waste. Thats a mockery.
I don’t think I would like her lipstick , does she even wear any?
Maybe if they stopped after the twins , they would not habe this problem right now and we would not have to even know who they are, win-win situation.
Regarding the children’s trust fund that is fine and good for when the children reach of age or go to college , but what about now?
Also if the public can not stomach buying any product or watching any show featuring Jon and Kate. Can you imagine if either one of them went job hunting? I bet there are many employers who would not want to hire them or even bother to interview them. Can you imagine the backlash or media coverage? I worry about the children
u know what? u dont need a million dollars a year to support eight kids…both my grandma’s had more than eight kids, one had 12 and they did fine….they just use that as an excuse to try to make so much money off these kids..
She could put out her own special Kate brand contraceptives!
She could call her line of birth control something that is loosely based on her TLC program, ‘Jon & Kate plus eight.’
Suggestion for product name:
Just Kate, no eight!
Kate’s cookbook, which was to be called, “Love is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories”
ROFLMAO They can still release it, just change the category to FICTION.
Awww, the girls have learned to scowl just like Mommy. How sweet.
This is what I don’t get: why ANYONE would worry about how they are going to support their kids!
First of all, they CHOSE to have that many kids. When she was hospitalized because her ovaries were so overstimulated and the doctors said SKIP THIS CYCLE, what did they do? Went home and had sex. Ta-da, six babies at once! When they already had two! Whoooo!
So yeah, if you can’t support your family without whoring them out on TV, you had TOO MANY KIDS.
Secondly, there are families who did nothing to deserve their bad fortune, families who do NOT live in million dollar homes and get flown everywhere on luxurious vacations and I’d save your worrying for families like that.
Take a trip to a children’s hospital and get some priorities re-organized. This family is not worth worrying about.
The Gosselins need to come off their high horses and get into the “realist reality” as Kate called it. Get real jobs, other parents of multiples do it. They just don’t want to…fame, fat paychecks, freebies and all the perks have made monsters of these two. The kids will adjust to down-sizing as the kids of divorced parents do, put the mansion up for sale, pay her outstanding water bill and move back to the smaller house. Oh, and dump Steve…even the wife is manipulating Kate at this point, they have their own gravy train to ride. Reality has set in and Jon and Kate best get on board.
Anastasia, totally agree with you 100%
I used to watch the show, before all hell broke loose, and Kate was definitely the worst parent out of the two. I obviously don’t think jon is an angel, but i really believe Kate has done more damage to those kids.
You’re right, the doctor told them to skip the cycle, and Kate wanted to do it anyway! Jon has said repeatedly that he was happy with his 2 girls and he didn’t want more kids–it was all Kate’s doing, and I honestly believe that she KNEW EXACTLY what she was doing.
If she lays off the designer clothes for her and the kids (hello, they don’t always have to wear matching outfits, the kids are all their own little person) and sell their house with how many acres on it, skip getting a brand new kitchen when you already had a very decent kitchen, stop with the highlights and self tanning, the list goes on and on….
I’m just saying there are ways to raise the kids without being “famous”. But that’s what she wanted.
She never wanted to be a mom, she wanted to be famous.
She needs to call Octomom so she can find a way to work the welfare and charitable donations/sugar daddy thing.
I really don’t care to see or hear from either one of them ever again. I wish they’d just put their energies into the kids… fame whores suck!
If they couldn’t take care of their kids on their own, then they shouldn’t have had them. There are millions of kids already here who need a good home.
But then again I wouldn’t wish innocent kids on Khate.
I just laugh because now she will have to seriously take care of and raise her own kids…without the financial support of sponsors OR nannies. Now THAT’S reality.
What is this BullSh&# I hear that KHate’s new show on TLC will come out in April? Oh, Heaven help us all. I agree with all the comments on here…Move back to the house that you can’t sell anyways, stop with the designer clothes, let go of the bodyguard (he’s married anyway), let the kids wear jeans and shirts that (oh, no!) may not all match, and by all means, get rid of the fancy-schmancy cars. I’ve said it a million times before, KHate thinks she is relevent and she is NOT. I shudder to think what these twins will be like (especially Madde (sp?) who has one of the worst attitude problems I have ever seen a child have. She certainly overshadows Cara, who seems more on the quiet, sweet side. I, too, feel for the children, but I am a Mom and I know I would never have used my child the way they have used all 8 of theirs. Get them BOTH the hell off my radar!
Another thing: Kate recently renewed her nursing license. She needs to be a nurse. Jon was once in IT or something. He needs to go do that.
Sell the million dollar house (because you can’t keep up with the taxes, insurance and upkeep on a house like that even with a nurse’s salary and an IT salary these days) and buy something modest but doable with eight kids and then go from there.
They’d have to scale down on their jet-set life considerably, though, so they would consider it a huge come-down. Oh well! Be happy you can pay the bills, grifters.
She did renew her nursing license and mentioned she may go back to that–if any hospital will have her.
Actually, they did not CHOOSE to have that many kids. She was implanted with the fertilized eggs and normally you would loose one or two but instead two of the eggs split and that’s how she wound up with 6 babies. She’s nothing like Octomom, the doctor in her case actually had his license revoked because he implanted 6 fertilized eggs in her which were far too many. I think you all are being cruel about Kate, she’s not badmouthing Jon, or making a public spectacle of herself, she’s just trying to make a life for her family. Jon is the one who ruined it for them by cancelling the show which was their major source of income.
Squirtle, for as big of a fan as you are of Kate, you’d think you’d know they never did IVF. Her ovaries were hyperstimulated via drugs and monitored by ultrasound each cycle. At one point her eggs were so overstimulated, she was *hospitalized* and they were advised to skip that cycle because too many follicles were present, meaning a higher order multiple birth was a very real risk.
She chose not to skip that cycle. I say “she” because you know Jon wasn’t allowed to have any say in the matter.
Go read her book, get your facts straight.
Kate has you snowed.
Who would want to buy toys branded with fail. No one wants to see Jon’s pouty face.
That’s right, they still do have their old house they never sold. There you go, bingo. And you know it’s big enough–they lived in it for the first four years.
Another thing: as someone who underwent fertility procedures herself, you always are CHOOSING when you choose to pursue treatment. No more of this victim BS.
I was warned time and time again about the dangers of higher order multiple births and all I took was Clomid! (Clomid only causes twins sometimes at worst.) She was taking far stronger drugs than that, injectibles. I never moved on to injectibles, because neither me nor my husband wanted to take a chance on getting pregnant with too many babies.
In other words, we employed common sense about it. And we knew the risks. So did she. And went ahead with what she wanted anyway. I feel zero sympathy for her.
LOL at “Just Kate, No Eight!” That being said, even with a catchy slogan I’m pretty sure Kate branded birth control would be a surefire way to get yourself uuber knocked up.
comments 1-5 are rich.
See the delicate little necklace she is wearing in these photos–the same necklace she held onto and played with during the entire last interview. Gift from Steve?
The movie Wall Street had a scene with Daryl Hannah and Charlie Sheen. I am not certain what led up to this exchange, but she said that it is much more difficult living ‘without money, once you have had a lot of money’ than if you had never had that much.
So, J & K got used to a lot of money, and now they are faced with going back to their old lives.
Tough luck. I hope they enjoyed the ride while they had it. Now get back to being a nurse and an IT guy. The had the passel of children before the network came calling. What was the game plan then?
The only thing I would consider buying from Kate at this point would be some type of daily planner system. She comes across as quite organized, so I would believe that it would work. The other things mentioned in the article, I wouldn’t believe, because of what was seen on the show and now in the tabloids.
Quick question: Why, unless there is a SERIOUS MEDICAL REASON, does a woman of 22 need fertility treatments?
Also, Jon is no angel in the “spending the kids’ money department” either. He pays for his bachelor pad ($5K per month), when he has a perfectly good house they’re still paying for in the same state as his children. He also spends on his 2-seater sports cars (very child friendly, you tool), his booze, “entertainment”, and tarts. Not exactly a fiscally responsible parent with his children’s best interest at heart.
Not saying I’m for Kate, either, but let’s not just bash on her about the spending.
Kate was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is one of five children. She became a registered nurse after completing the Registered Nurse diploma program at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Kate then worked as a labor and delivery nurse at The Reading Hospital until 2004. She gave birth to twin girls, Cara Nicole and Madelyn Kate “Mady” on October 8, 2000. The couple used fertility treatment to get pregnant because Kate was initially unable to conceive, due to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). After further treatments, Kate became pregnant. She gave birth to sextuplets on May 10, 2004, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and hospital staff nicknamed them Hershey Kisses. She gave birth just shy of 30 weeks, short of the full term (40 weeks), which required the sextuplets to be placed on ventilators. The sextuplets (in order of birth) are: Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, Aaden Jonathan, Collin
BEEBEC: Why the wikipedia entry?
I can’t blame these people for trying to cash in on whatever easy money schemes they think might work. I’m sure I’d do the same in their situation (as for having all of the babies in the first place, no, that was a bad decision– to put it mildly).
I still think that if they just take on regular jobs and budget their money well, they’ll still be fine. Maybe not living large, but comfortable.
Is there reality after reality tv?
And Mady and Cara are very pretty– they could model kids’ clothes and save that money for college.