Hello Gosselin fans! It's Monday, the week before my kids go back to school. So we are at a fever pitch trying to get ready for next week. I am sitting here laughing as I look at the photos of Jon's mom in Vegas. For a quiet woman that didn't like to be shown on TV she sure looked like quite the spectacle out there in Sin City!
Jon Gosselin Heckled At Bikini Pool Party: Radar.com
Jon Gosselin hosted a party at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool Saturday. 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 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 Cliquot 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.
Does Anyone Want To Hire Jon Gosselin? EOnline.com
Actually, Gosselin and his kids were selling lemonade for charity, at a local Pennsylvania fire department. Photogs and reporters caught him out there a few days ago while he was filming a new episode of his reality show. The firefighters might be the only fans Gosselin has left, though, if what everybody is telling me is any indication...
During the lemonade extravaganza, Gosselin complained to reporters that he wished he could quit Jon & Kate, but that he can't because he has bills and, in case you haven't heard, eight kids. If that sounds desperate, that's because it genuinely is.
Gosselin had a paid appearance lined up this week at the Shrine club at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods—on which he bailed—and he has one other in the offing, at a club called Wet Republic in Vegas, for which sources tell me he will be paid $15,000. But beyond that, I could not find a single booker willing to deal with him. Including the very people who were seeking him out just days ago.
"We offered $5,000 for an unadvertised appearance," Randy Greenstein, partner at Shrine, tells me. "Jon is not really in demand because of his negative image. Who would want to advertise 'come hang with the world's biggest scumbag'? "No, we would never book him again." Other talent bookers tell me there's plenty of demand for soon-to-be-ex Kate Gosselin, but none for Jon.
"Kate is doing three upcoming events for me," talent wrangler Glenn Rosenblum of Celebrity Access tells me. "She is lovely and a hard worker." As for Jon, he could garner an estimated $10,000 per appearance if anyone wanted him, but "especially with the economy, it would be hard to find a group that would want him right now." Other talent bookers, including Huff Events in New York, Queenie Donaldson in Los Angeles, and Leverage 8 in Chicago, all tell me they see no current demand for Jon, only Kate.
And oh, just in case you're wondering whether clubs outside of Los Angeles, New York and Vegas would like to hire Gosselin, the answer is, not likely. At least not for money. Shane Brennan of the San Diego nightclub Stingaree tells me, "Even with the big hype surrounding Jon Gosselin's pending divorce and personal drama, he's still not the caliber of celebrity we'd pay big bucks for. He doesn't appeal to our demo of young and hip partygoers. Although Stingaree would not pay an appearance fee, we would likely offer complementary bottle service to his party."
Kate Spends Weekend With Steve Neild & His Wife: EOnline.com
Want to know the quickest way to put those bodyguard affair rumors to bed? Just ask Kate Gosselin. While her soon-to-be ex-hubby, Jon Gosselin, was off having a pool party in Vegas, the mom of eight hosted her own get-together with loyal protector (and rumored beau) Steve Neild and his family. Kate's security detail arrived at her Pennsylvania home with his wife, two teenage sons and a cooler full of goodies in tow.
"The kids all went swimming," an eyewitness tells E! News. "They were splashing around in the pool and having a really good time." The gang spent the rest of the day picking apples on Gosselin's property. But Neild, the consummate bodyguard, kept one eye on Kate plus the eight's safety the entire time, patrolling the perimeter on Jon's ATV. Wonder how the patriarch will feel about that?
After over five hours of fun, the Neild family departed, and Kate and Steve's wife even hugged good-bye. So, like we said, affair? What affair?
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