Wednesday, April 7, 2010
NEW SHOW TWIST OF KATE, Where's Jon Gosselin Been? New Excerpts From Kates Book, Jimmy Fallon Is Nuts
“He didn’t see the kids for weeks and the only reason was that he wanted to hang out with his girlfriend,” a source familiar with the situation told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “He’s claiming that Kate is an absentee mother when the truth is she’s a working mother. “What he’s saying is an insult to every mother who has to work to take care of her family. Jon went to court Wednesday to file papers trying to obtain primary physical custody of his eight children.
He is claiming Kate’s appearance on Dancing With the Stars makes her an absentee mother who leaves her children with an army of nannies. But Jon has not addressed the fact that until recently he didn’t see his children at all because he wanted to be with his girlfriend. Kate is making $200,000 for her appearance on the hit ABC show and flies from Pennsylvania to Los Angeles and back again every week, rarely missing more than a few nights with the children. Jon, however, didn’t see the kids at all until Morgan dumped him. “When they compare who has spent more time with the children Jon is going to be embarrassed,” “He’s doing this because he blew through all his money and has no place to live.
'Twist of Kate': Gosselin's new TLC series!: USAToday.com
Kate Plus 8 was scuttled last year when her ex-husband raised concerns about filming the kids, but the first in a series of specials will air in June, focused on Gosselin's new role as single mom. (Jon has sued Kate for primary custody of their children.) Gosselin is a true reality-TV superstar and a source of fascination for tabloid magazines that chronicle her mothering skills, her marital woes and her every dance step. Good or bad, her appearance on ABC's Dancing has helped the show earn its biggest season start yet, beating American Idol for the first time two weeks in a row.
"The fact that people really support me and want the kids and I to do well ... is flattering," she says. "I never understood the importance of fans until we struggled and went through tough times." And those fans are keeping her dancing on ABC despite withering comments from the show's judges. The contest "is very much more mental than physical, willing my mind to be able to withstand the pressure and pull off what I do in rehearsal," she says. Does she think the judges' criticisms are fair? "No, but it's their option to say what they're going to say."
Exclusive Excerpts From Kate Gosselin's New Book: Popeater.com
Kate Gosselin is a busy woman. She flies from her Pennsylvania home to Los Angeles regularly to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars,' she mothers her eight children, may have to fight another custody battle with her ex-husband and is set to release a book of letters to her kids.
Not doing enough for the family: "I also didn't focus on the fact that much of the responsibility for our children, the finances, the schedules and the decisions about the future was on me." To daughter Alexis: "I'm willing to help you." To son Collin: "I will never leave you. I know that all the recent events in our family structure have greatly upset you, maybe you most of all. When I leave for work, I will always come back." Spending time on herself to look good: "Is there a law that says once you have kids you have to look frumpy?"
Kate is THAT Famous: Jimmy Fallon Takes A Stab? Thoughts?