Friday, May 29, 2009

TLC Complies With Child Labor Laws For Jon & Kate

Via The Associated Press Click HERE For The Entire Article

The Labor Department received a complaint against the show and is "gathering information" from its representatives, department spokesman Justin Fleming told The Associated Press. Fleming would not say when the complaint was filed or who filed it.

The fact a complaint is being investigated doesn't necessarily mean the department believes the show did anything wrong. TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said in a statement Friday that the network "fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations" for all shows.

"For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor," Goldberg said.

Child labor laws vary by state. Pennsylvania law permits kids who are at least 7 to work in the entertainment industry, as long as a permit is obtained and certain rules are followed. Kids can't generally work after 11:30 p.m., for example, or perform any place that serves alcohol. The law allows performers younger than 7 to have "temporary employment ... in the production of a motion picture," and spend up to eight hours a day and 44 hours a week on set as long as their "educational instruction, supervision, health and welfare" needs are being met.

Various Fan Bites:

Kevin Kreider Shopping Tell-All Book For $30,000?

Do Jon & Kate Break Child Labor Laws?

Jon & Kate Continue Tabloid Domination

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Jon & Kate Plus 8 Madness: Why do we care about this family?

Hello Gosselin fans! Well I am so happy to hear how much everyone is loving the new site. A lot of negative articles and revelations have made even the most die hard fans like myself feel a bit depressed. I'm going to try to pick up the mood a bit. Hopefully the teaser here for this weeks show might make us feel better. Hey at least they are on the same couch! (lol)

A few of those new to this site were wondering who is the person is behind the curtain here. This site is mine and mine alone. I have dedicated a bit of my life since July 31st, 2008 to blogging about this family. It's truly a labor of love. I welcome any suggestions and comments, as well as giving you the re-assurance that this site will continue to stay a positive fan site for those that love to talk about the show. There are also 200 posts on the old site, that will give you a sense of why I'm a fan. And why I will always support Kate and this family. xoxo Baby Mama (Photo from Hollyharsh)

Next Week's Episode Teaser Coutesy of Entertainment Tonight

The Jon & Kate Plus 8 Madness: Why do we care about this family? From NY Daily News

“When people watch ‘Jon & Kate’ they feel better about their own lives,” says Dr. Debbie Magids, author of “All the Good Ones Are Taken” (St. Martin’s Press). “A lot of TV shows make people feel worse about their own lives since people on TV are happier and sexier and better able to work through their relationships. But with Jon and Kate, it’s what’s going on in everyone’s home. It’s not always perfect and smooth, and up to now, it was about a marriage that was making it.”

The couple’s highly publicized spats aren’t dimming our devotion to Gosselin family, Magids says, at least so far.

“With the new scandal, now there’s a wrench and it’s not working,” she says. “But affairs also happen in many homes. A lot of people are trying to get past an affair, whether it is physical or emotional cheating, because they want to work it out to keep the family together. They look at Jon and Kate and say, this is what it’s like for them and in many other households where people are struggling, too.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

E! Online Exclusive: Kate's Brother Kevin Kreider Next in Line to Sell Out Gosselins

E! Online Exclusive: "We'll say this for the disgruntled brother of Jon Gosselin's alleged mistress: At least he ratted out his sister free of charge. But when it comes to the Jon & Kate Plus 8 clan's own family, prepare to open the checkbook. E! News has learned that as recently as this morning, Kate Gosselin's brother Kevin Kreider has been shopping his tell-all take on the situation to media outlets for $30,000. Ironically, Kreider—unsurprisingly estranged from sis Kate—appeared today on CBS' Early Show with his equally outraged and camera-ready wife, Jodi, complaining that the strained reality couple's eight children were being "exploited" and treated as "a commodity." The Kreiders, on the other hand, insist they're now coming forward not just to fill their bank account, but out of concern for the kids. "We're speaking out now because we want to be the voice of our nieces and nephews," Kevin told the morning show. "We're seeing it turn tide, that they're being viewed as a commodity."
To read the rest of this sickening mess you go to E!Online here....Don't want to say told ya so..

Jodi & Kate In Better Times: No More Pacifiers (Watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 On Fancast.com)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jon And Kate Season 5 Premiere Shatters TLC Records, Watch The Turning 5 Review And Episode HERE!

Hello Gosselin fans! Thank you so much for all the positive reviews on my new site! I am so happy and excited to be here for all of you! As promised, those that do not have cable will be now able to watch the episodes here! I appreciate all the kind words not only for the fan site but for the Gosselin family. Having them in our homes for these past few years have been a joy. Whatever happens, it was the best time spent on my Monday nights!

Entertainment Weekly: Jon & Kate SHATTER TLC Records!

"The heavily promoted fifth-season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8 posted record ratings for TLC on Memorial Day. The hour-long episode -- in which tabloid cover queen Kate Gosselin admitted, "I have a lot of anger...this is not what I envisioned for us" -- attracted a whopping 9.8 million viewers, which more than doubled the audience that tuned into the show's season 4 finale in March (4.6 million). Early estimates also reveal that the premiere, which lured unprecedented numbers of women aged 18-34 and women 18-49, was TLC's (and Jon & Kate's) most-watched episode ever. It also trounced the broadcast networks, which aired mostly repeats because of the holiday (an original episode of The Bachelorette on ABC drew 6 million). Final ratings are due Wednesday."

Jon & Kate Plus 8: Turning 5 And The Future

This is a review from Jessica Carlson from Examiner.com since my reviews of the show are WAY TOO biased! ;) Thanks to Emma for the videos.

"The show opens with Jon and Kate lamenting their fame, as Jon and Kate Plus 8 continues to shift away from focusing on the kids to being more about life as a celebrity couple. Both Jon and Kate seem surprised that being on television with millions of people watching has brought unwanted attention from paparazzi, who Kate has the kids call "The P People". Both of them seem to be unaware of the irony of complaining about people with cameras following you all day to the people with cameras following you all day. Kate expresses her anger at Jon's poor decisions and how the media is treating them.

But those things need to be put aside a bit as Kate prepares for the sextuplets 5th birthday party, and she reveals that because she's been so busy lately she hasn't been able to do the "year long" planning for the party this time around. She says Jon has abandoned her to take a weekend off, and she's stuck doing everything for the party herself even though in the next scene we see several people helping her set up all the decorations.

Jon arrives to the party after having to make a couple trips back and forth to their house, and there's an uncomfortable tension between him and Kate as they occupy the same space but hardly acknowledge each other's presence. The guests begin arriving to the party, presumably hoping to get their money's worth as they each have to bring 6 gifts. Everyone seems to be having a good time, despite paparazzi hovering in the woods. Fortunately the magician hired for the party managed to bring a real rabbit with him to close the show, otherwise he would have had to endure a few terse words with Kate. After singing "Happy Birthday" six times and cracking open some pi├▒atas, the party ends without incident and even Kate, forever the perfectionist, deems it a success.

The episode ends with another tense moment of Jon and Kate sitting together on the couch, neither really sure what the future holds for them. Kate is upset as she says she realizes that parents of multiples are more likely to divorce, but she thought they would beat those odds -- suggesting that the subject of splitting up has at the least come up in conversation. They both reiterate their commitment to their children, and the show closes with a family cookout and a feeling of ambiguity about the future of their relationship."

Monday, May 25, 2009

Jon & Kate Plus 8: Turning 5 And The Future


"When we last saw Jon & Kate, they were on a different page. Where are they now? In this one-hour, up close and personal season premiere, side by side Jon and Kate address what the future holds for their family."

Feel free to post and comment while the show is on. It's an hour and 15 minutes and no doubt there will be lots to discuss!