Thursday, August 18, 2011
Jon Gosselin "Relieved" His Kids Won't Be On Tv (File this one under DUH) RadarOnline.com
Jon Gosselin has responded to the cancellation of his ex-wife Kate's reality show, Kate Plus 8. He is "very relieved" that his kids will be away from the cameras, he tells RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. "I hope they can have more private family moments," he added. "I hope that this will bring more privacy to my children and that they can get the proper attention they need for any personal issues they might have in the future." Gosselin confessed that he learned of the cancellation via a "press release," but that he wasn't surprised by it."Contracts have to end at some point. I think everything had run its course and it was time to come to an end anyways."
Jon and Kate Gosselin burst into the national spotlight with their original reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8 which premiered in April, 2007. It featured the Gosselin family -- mom, dad, a set of twins, and a set of sextuplets. It became a ratings blockbuster for TLC, soaring as Jon and Kate's marriage imploded in front of the cameras. They announced their separation in June, 2009. A tortured divorce proceeding followed. The couple share custody of their eight kids. Jon has a steady girlfriend and lives in an apartment not far from his ex-wife's large house. "I have no clue what her next move is," Jon said. "I hope she dedicates more time to the kids now and I wish her the best as she goes forward with whatever career she wants to pursue."
Kate Gosselin Already Planning Her Comback (Or Take THAT Haters!) HuffingtonPost.com
After news broke that TLC would be bringing down the axe on Kate Gosselin's show, "Kate Plus 8" upon its 150th episode, no one was more shocked than Gosselin, herself. But anyone that thinks America’s most famous mom is going away needs to think again. “Kate is already planning her next career move,” a friend of Jon Gosselin's ex tells me. “For sure she’s not looking to find a 9-5 job but instead, [she's] looking to start up her own production company.” Just a few weeks ago, Gosselin told me that she had her eye on producing, saying, “I know when things translate into TV. I’m good at it 'cause I live this life. I have had people come to me and say ‘I have this great idea for a reality TV show.’ I actually, in my mind, can play it out and see it happening ... for me it's like writing a living book and I really love to write.” In addition to reality shows, Gosselin is also looking to write another book, get into acting and is even interested in having her own fragrance. “As far as Kate is concerned, she is TV gold,” a friend of Gosselin's tells me. “What is TLC's loss will be another networks gain.”
Sunday, August 14, 2011
“TLC canceled it. I’m sorry,” Kate told her nearly 30,000 followers. “We’ve had a great run! Six years of whirlwind fun-filled adventures. Thanks to TLC and our many, many supportive and diehard fans! While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!), we are we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future!”
“As is very typical for me, I am choosing to see the positive in this situation and I am excited to consider the many more invigorating opportunities that may come my way,” she added. “I poured my entire self into the last six years of Kate + 8 and I can’t wait to have the chance to challenge myself again with future endeavors!”
“In the meantime, I hope to have more time for motivational speaking, book writing and other fun work opportunities that come my way,” she wrote. “And maybe even some dating? We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not ‘goodbye.’ I prefer to say ‘See you around!’”
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