Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jon Gosselin Violated Court Order By Revealing Battle Over Kids, Kate's Mom Slams Jodi

E!Online: Looks like somebody is starting to feel a wee bit guilty about putting his kids on TV.
Jon Gosselin (remember him?) must have sensed that the world was dying to know what he's been up to lately, so he took to Twitter today to share the latest and greatest…In fact, he reveals that, as recently as Wednesday, he actually tried to make it happen by going to court. However, "the judge respectfully denied my plea, and granted filming rights to their mother," Jon says. "I honor the judge's decision, but I do not support it." And then the regret really starts to kick in.

Well, they do say hindsight is 20/20. Although, in this case, that's probably an understatement.
Anyhow, Jon's tweetfest isn't sitting well with Team Kate. "The court has previously entered an order restricting the parties from commenting on the underlying custody proceedings," her lawyer, Mark Momjian, tells attorney says Jon's outburst could land him in contempt. And we shouldn't expect any similar tit-for-tat Twittering from Kate. "We will respond to it through the court, as that is the appropriate forum to deal with these issues," Momjian adds. "The court was very clear in its orders to maintain privacy for this couple and their children and the issues they are dealing with."
Except, of course, when the cameras are rolling. Jon Gosselin says he recently lost another court battle to keep his children off TLC and says some of his children are struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. In a wide-ranging and surprising message that the ex-reality TV star Twittered on Friday he revealed that he went to court on October 13, to remove his children from television."The judge respectfully denied my plea, and granted filming rights to their mother," Jon wrote. Jon settled a court case with the Discovery network last year after they sued him for breach of contract. At that time he also said he wanted his children off TV, even though just months earlier he had they enjoyed being on TV. Now Jon has let loose, claiming he can't find a job, partially blaming TLC's contract for that, and charging that some of his children are suffering emotional problems from having their lives made public.

Jon's children appear on Kate Plus 8, a series of specials that replaced Jon & Kate Plus 8.
Here is Jon's entire Tweet: "As you may or may not be aware, I have been working for some time to remove my children from television. I do not believe being on TV is beneficial to any of them. They are no longer toddlers that are oblivious to what is going on around them. They are now six and ten, in school and desperately in need of a normal life. "Each of them has experienced negative effects of having their lives so public. Some are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral issues. My goal for my children is for them to have a normal childhood, and gain back their much deserved privacy. This is not about money, this is about my children. No amount of money is worth the price my children are paying. You cannot put a price on childhood. Money comes and goes, but you only have one childhood.

"For those questions about money and support, I can say I am supporting my children to the best of my ability. All parties involved know the truth about this.  I am and have been actively seeking employment. I have been barred from accepting entertainment deals that would generate income for my family due to contractual obligations.  I am also actively looking for a job outside of the entertainment industry and so far, have not secured a position.  In the mean time, I have been focusing on spending time with my children and providing a safe, stable, normal and private environment for them! "On October 13, 2010, I went to court to act in the best interest of my children- to remove them from television. The judge respectfully denied my plea, and granted filming rights to their mother. I honor the judge’s decision, but I do not support it. I will not stop fighting to remove my children from television. It is not a child’s job to support themselves, or a lifestyle, they need to be kids. I would like to apologize to my friends, family, and especially my children for not taking a stand earlier in my life and not questioning my decisions to have our lives documented and displayed. I will have to answer to my children for the rest of my life. I will have to live with this guilt the rest of my life. I am truly sorry!

Kate's Gosselins Mom Slams Jodi Saying She's Jealous & Greedy:

Kate Gosselin’s mother rushed to her defense, defending her daughter from vicious attacks on the Internet and slamming Kate’s sister-in-law 'Aunt Jodi' [Jodi Kreider], Posting on a website that had a large number of Kate detractors (and supporters), Kate’s mom Charlene Kreider blasted Aunt Jodi and her sister Julie for their criticism of Kate. Many people questioned if the person posting the comments was indeed Kate’s mom, but has confirmed that it is. A person extremely close to Charlene told “Yes, it’s her. She posted the material and couldn’t stand to see Kate attacked any more.”

Kate’s mom jumped into a discussion about Aunt Jodie and her sister Julie attacking the reality TV star. Jodie once was on the show but was let go. She wanted to be paid for her appearances, but that didn’t happen. Jodie then began blasting the show as exploiting the Gosselin children, and she was joined by her sister Julie. Jodie “and Julie are not nice people,” Kate’s mom wrote. “Jodie just loved being on tv and milked it for all that it was worth. When she couldn’t be paid to be on the show her next move was to claim it was harmful to the kids to be on TV!” She also blasted her son, Jodie’s husband Kevin, who joined in the shut-down-the-show movement. “Since they couldn’t be on tv anymore, they tried to get the show shut down—that’s called jealousy,” she wrote.Charlene continued that Kate is a “great mom” who always puts her kids first.

"Regarding Julie and Jodie I can tell you that they would NEVER say they were wrong–I know them personally of course–Jodie being my daughter-in-law and i have been around Julie MANY times over the years. I will defend my daughter, Kate before my daughter-in-law. Jodie has been very unkind to me over the years. She and Julie ARE NOT nice people. The GWOPers think Jodie hung the moon–they are very misinformed. They have said that SHE should raise Kate’s kids because she is SO wonderful!! Jodie just LOVED being on tv and milked it for all it was worth!! When she couldn’t be paid to be on the show her next move was to claim it was harmful to the kida to be on tv!! Hmmmm..funny how it wasn’t harmful to the kids during the time SHE was on the show!! Suddenly it was harmful so she (AND my son) found another way to get in front of the camera and make money–be a child advocate!! And since they couldn’t be on tv anymore, they tried to get the show shut down–that’s called jealousy!!
OK I guess my rant is over–the whole thing still makes me very mad. Kate is a great mom–loves her kids more than anyone or anything and would do anything for them. I know this firsthand, people, so please stop tearing her down!! I am not saying this to the people on IW–I know you are on Kate’s side. I guess I am just venting! If people like Pennmommy would use all that energy for a GOOD cause, just think how much better our world would be!!! Just sayin’….. “

Jodi and Kevin Kreider were the first to reveal that Kate and Jon’s marriage was over. But they then made a few other national appearances, slamming Kate and the show and were widely criticized as hypocrites. Many of the other people on the site immediately sided with Kate’s mother, typified by this one comment: “Mom of KT, thank you for sharing some of your feeling with us. You have opened up many people’s hearts here to what has been a very difficult journey for you. We do hold all of you in our prayers, but you put your troubles in the God’s hand and he always has the right answers for all of us.”

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One Year Evolution of Kate Gosselin, More Kate Recipes From The 2009 Bag Lunch Campaign

Hello Gosselin fans! I was thinking about the 2 1/2 years I have been covering all that has happened to the Gosselin family. And some things seem like they were a lifetime ago. And even though for the past few weeks it has been quiet in Gosselin Land, we forget that that was EXACTLY what Kate told us she wanted a year ago for the Fall of 2010...peace. And while I'm sure she is not there yet, overall things have been relatively great for Kate Gosselin in the year 2010. And since we can only speculate that is so much more to come before December, I thought I would take a look at the past year and more importantly the evolution that has become the hair icon known/celebrity mom known as Kate Gosselin.

June 12, 1999 -- Jon and Kate Gosselin marry.
October 8, 2000 -- Kate gives birth to twins Cara and Madelyn.
May 10, 2004 -- Following fertility treatment, Kate gives birth to sextuplets Alexis Faith, Hannah Joy, Aaden Jonathan, Collin Thomas, Leah Hope and Joel Kevin.
Sept. 2005 -- Discovery channel airs the first of two one-hour specials about the Gosselin family.
April 2007 -- "Jon & Kate Plus 8" begins its series run on Discovery, later moving to TLC.
2009: April -- Kate releases her book, " Eight Little Faces," and embarks on book tour. Tabloid reports surface linking Jon to various women. The over-coverage begins.
May -- Allegations of an affair between Kate and bodyguard Steve Neild hit the tabloids.
May 28 -- Jon is photographed spending Kate's 34th birthday in Park City, Utah with supposed then-girlfriend Deanna Hummel. Hummel's brother characterizes the relationship thusly: "Ick. Nast."
June 22 -- Jon and Kate announce their plans to separate to an audience of 10.6 million viewers, a ratings record for the show. July -- Jon starts dating 22-year-old Hailey Glassman, the daughter of Kate's plastic surgeon.
July 17 -- Jon moves into a two-bedroom Manhattan apartment.
July 24 -- Jon denies romancing Star magazine reporter Kate Major.
July 26 -- Jon is spotted hanging out in the Hampton's with noted deadbeat dad Michael Lohan.
Aug. 29 -- Jon is paid to host a pool party at Las Vegas's Wet Republic.
Sept. 15 -- Kate Gosselin appears on "The View", saying it is "difficult" to watch Jon with Glassman.
Oct. 13 -- Judge orders Jon to return $180,000 he'd withdrawn from a joint account to Kate.
Oct. 29 -- In an "Insider" interview, Glassman claims Jon emotionally abused her. A source later claimed Jon himself scripted Glassman's statements.
Nov. 2 -- TLC announces plans to change name of show to "Kate Plus 8."
Nov. 11 -- Jon claims TLC violated child labor laws in filming his eight children.
Nov. 23 -- After ratings continue to drop, Final episode of "Jon & Kate" airs on TLC.
Dec. 11 -- A Maryland judge bars Jon from making any TV appearances in violation of his TLC contract.
Dec. 18 -- Jon and Kate's divorce is finalized by a Pennsylvania court.

Revisiting the 2009 Bag Lunch Campaign: More Great Kate Recipes

On September 8th 2009 I POSTED HERE a great bag lunch campaign hosted by PUR Water to get kids to start "brown bagging" their lunches again for school. What I wanted to bring back was some great additional recipes developed by Kate Gosselin, on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation.

Fall Harvest Sandwich2 slices honey ham,1 slice cheddar cheese,1 T honey mustard½ Granny Smith apple, sliced thin (optional)2 slices whole wheat bread. Place on one piece of bread in the following order: mustard, cheese, ham, apple slices. Top with the remaining piece of bread. Cut on the diagonal and serve.

PB & Banana
2 slices of whole wheat white bread (also good with oatmeal bread)1 banana, thinly sliced Peanut butter
Spread each slice of bread with peanut butter. Place thin banana slices on one slice. Close sandwich and cut into triangles.

Cream Cheese Roll
1 slice bread (all breads work well)Light cream cheese½ cucumber, sliced length-wise1 slice smoked turkey
Trim the crusts of the bread and gently roll out the slice so it resembles pastry. Spread with light cream cheese. Place the turkey slice in the center of the bread. Add cucumber slices. Roll the bread similar to a sushi roll and cut into mini rolls.

Cream Cheese Roll – Option #2 for adults
1 slice bread (all breads work well)Light cream cheese½ avocado, sliced1 slice smoked salmon
Trim the crusts of the bread and gently roll out the slice so it resembles pastry. Spread with light cream cheese. Place the smoked salmon in the center of the bread. Add avocado slices. Roll the bread similar to a sushi roll and cut into mini rolls.

Handy Hummus Wrap
1 whole wheat (or whole wheat white) wrap2-3 T Hummus2-3 leaves of lettuce½ cucumber, sliced length-wise½ red pepper cut into long strips
Place lettuce leaves in the middle portion of the wrap. Top with hummus. Add slices of cut vegetables. Roll and cut in half.