Wednesday, May 6, 2009

War Of The Tabloids: People (says no) vs. US Weekly (says yes) You Decide Part 2: Will Jon & Kate Divorce?

Hello Gosselin fans! Figures, today is a beautiful day..wish this weather was yesterday! At first I was going to blow past all this but I had to comment about a few things. There have been many people commenting about posts they thought I made on magazine articles. I DO NOT (and haven't in some time) posted on articles such as People, Just Jared & US Weekly. It's been hard dealing with people that use your name, include a link to your page, and then write hurtful things. The jealousy at this point is insane.... While I continue to contact the sites and investigate, please know that you are not reading anything I have personally wrote or said. Now on with the show.(lol)
UPDATE: Jon& Kate Plus 8 will all be on the Today Show THURSDAY!
ALSO: Kate to appear on Larry King THURSDAY Night!

From Today's People.com

Deanna Hummel says she is sickened by the reports circulating about her relationship with Jon Gosselin. Hummel continues to deny any sort of romantic relationship with Gosselin, and the elementary school teacher admits that there's been bad blood between her and her brother for a while now. "My brother is very shady," says Hummel. "He has no job. He has a criminal background. He was charged for drug distribution. He's on probation right now."

And though the siblings live together, she says she was in the process of buying their home – and asking him to move out. "He wanted to get back at me ... he knows he's getting kicked out of the house."

From Today's US Weekly.com

"She's a nice girl, not a home wrecker," Jason tells Us Weekly. "He is a bad liar. This isn't healthy for her. But she is refusing to help herself, so here I am trying to help her myself. I hope this clears the air.

At the Hummel house, Jason says Deanna and Jon would "pretty much stay locked away like two teenagers. It was weird. He's a grown man."

EW.COM Jon & Kate Interview: I did NOT cheat On My Wife


Jon: It's really upsetting. I may be guilty of choosing the wrong time and place to hang out with my friends, but I am not guilty of cheating on my wife. It hurts me to see what it's done to my family, and it's scary to know that these tabloids are in town constantly following us and even paying locals large amounts of money to contribute to these negative stories. It's even gotten so bad that [one tabloid] has reached out to a youth pastor from our church, which in my eyes is completely unacceptable.
Kate: It's disturbing and unfortunate that these tabloids have gone as far as they have to try and bring us down. Jon's poor judgment and irresponsible behavior has also without a doubt caused some added tension and stress between the two of us.

UPDATE: Today's Rachel Ray Interview To Air Tuesday

"It's one of those things that we're just handling privately," Kate said on Wednesday's taping of The Rachael Ray Show. "We're just taking it one step at a time and I'm trying to walk through it." She added: "The focus remains on our kids. It has always been there and will continue to be there. One day at a time, like we've always done. One hour at a time, one minute at a time, and my life's been like that."

36 comments:

The*GosselinGarb*Finder said...

I'm happy that Jon was with Kate on the book stop, I think it's a good idea for them to be together on the road instead of separate but there is no compromise in their specific situation, at least one parent should always be with the little kiddies. It is very difficult to not have that other spouse to support you even if they just rolled in the door at 6pm or something, there are single parents that do amazing jobs but with the amount of kids they have it must be challenging alone or even with a nannie (nannies aren't mom or dad) I understand 100% that Kate needs to work, it's to her discretion how much time needs to be focused on her author and speaking career. I have always been a supporter of Kate and Jon. I don't pay attention to tabloids, tabloids do their jobs well or else it would be a non-existent industry. Pictures of girls, girls,girls is all they're painting, it's my opinion that Jon just needs to be in public with only his wife, let them take pics of that, they don't have any pictures if he stops giving them some LOL I'm sure he got it through his head and probably a lecture from his "people" that the same mistake should not be made twice. Point is: There are no pictures of Kate with any mysterious men (alone) that people have to investigate the identity of. And as far as Jon goes it's between him and his wife what is or is not hurtful to the other spouse when it comes to female friends or male friends without the presence of the other spouse. I'd be upset if Pink Bikini girl on the grass was less than a few feet from my hubby without me, but that's just me. Great post babymama, it was great to hear you had a special day with your daughter!

Emilysmom said...

Kate is supposed to be on the Today show tomorrow. Is she supposed to be on Larry King tonight (Wednesday) or tomorrow night?

Kelly said...

Let me tell you how much I hate reading the Tabloids. They make me so crazy, I wish they could just leave the family alone to be happy with themselves. I do not believe Jon would ever cheat on Kate. Married men are allowed to have friends, which i'm sure is exactly what this woman is. I was just sitting here reading this when on my local news station the second headline of the day was "Is Jon and Kate + 8 turning into Jon and Kate + 9". It's rediculious that now news stations are talking about this gossip. I can't stand that the paparazzi is now all over them, they are just a normal family. . . which I know is how you and I both feel.

Jen Santos said...

Who knows what to believe. Goodness knows the tabloids are paid good money to do smear campaigns whether or not their true is another issue. They only care about selling their rag. It's sad though. Can't help to think of the little ones getting teased about this at school. It's time for this family to reassess if this is really the life they want to live.

fadingnebula said...

Tonight is Wednesday. Kate will be on Larry King tomorrow.

3KMOM said...

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=91e13905-161c-4ab8-ae35-f4bad410fca9

Though a rep, Jon told us, "These allegations are false and just plain hurtful. As I adjust to the the attention that comes from being in the public eye, I need to be more careful and aware of who I am associating with and where I am spending my time. But the bottom line is, I did not cheat on Kate. I am sorry for putting my family in this awkward position, given some poor decisions and bad judgements I've made recently. I am working through this difficult time with my family. My family is my top priority."

Dina said...

I am so over this already. It really makes me sad that people want to hurt people for no reason.
:(

I'm ready for season 5 to begin, get back to watching my favorite show.

eightlittlefacesfan said...

Hi there!

I just thought you and your fans would want to know that Kate Gosselin is scheduled to be on The 700 Club (on ABC FAM) this Monday, May 11th.

Thought you may be interested.

Baby Mama said...

Thank you for telling me I mad a mistake with the Larry King Date. She will be on THURSDAY and I changed my post to correct that. I'm getting so confused trying to keep up right now with all this!

She will also be on the 700 Club on Monday and Rachel Ray on Tuesday. These dates were apparently made prior to all that has happened. So I feel for her that she has to go on these shows now and deal with this mess.

gosselinreporter said...

I'm with others who don't know what to believe. I mean, obviously you can't completely reject photo evidence, but the printed stories one can take with a grain of salt. However, what would you argue is the reasoning behind this supposed "brother" coming out and sharing all of this? I mean, if there is no brother, the article would quikcly be debunked, so there has to a brother of that girl. So again, what reason would he have to share this, aside from the assumed "omg, my 15 minutes of fame!!"

I'm not flaming anyone, but Jon's behavior does not surprise me. He has admitted that he was out with a female friend at a club/lounge/w.e it was, through his statement of "it showed poor judgement on my part", etc. I just don't know with what intentions he is partaking in these events.

All I know is that I hope those kids are well taken care of and always remembered, because they are so awesome and they shouldn't have to deal with this whatsoever, so I just hope they are kept away from this stuff as best as possible. and the puppies too :)

3KMOM said...

So the interview will air next tuesday the 12th not yesterday?

Baby Mama said...

Sorry 3KMOM if I am confusing everybody. These are all upcoming appearances. Tomorrow May 7th all the Gosselins will be on the Today Show. At night Kate will have a special interview with Larry King. This coming Monday Kate will be on the 700 club. Tuesday she will be on Rachel Ray. I hope that helps!

3KMOM said...

Yes it does BabyMama, thanx. I am also w/ Gosselinreporter that I just don't know what to think. I want to believe the best, and you wouldn't think there would be all this w/ out some sort or part or aspect of it having some grain of truth, if not full blown than a thin portion. The way US Weekly words their take on the Kate interview w/ rachel ray, it makes it look like Kate is saying he did when Jon is still denying cheating. This is still confusing. I hope some clarity comes out tomorrow on where is stance is w/ all of this.

Baby Mama said...

Below is the video TMZ took yesterday when I met Kate. You could see it was really bad outside, and there's a nasty TMZ reporter egging Kate on. You have to watch the clip, shes as calm as a cucumber and DOESN'T take the bait. Its sad that she can't even go to FAO Schwartz to buy gifts for the kids without being harassed.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/05/06/jon-and-kate-plus-8-affair

Kat said...

Watching Kate this morning on the Today show reminds me again how much I respect this family. I don't know what the true story is but I do know that tabloids are the true exploiters of this family.

Is it a coincidence that when the family is gaining such a wide audience and the passionate conversations the public has about them that all of a sudden these stories surface? The tabloids are all about making money they see the people who love or hate Jon & Kate as another target audience of people they can market their magazine too. Working in the marketing field I know the audience demographic of this show is a very powerful one that all kinds of businesses want to reach to get them to spend money on their products. All the people at the tabloids need to dois publish a few pics that could or couldn't be innocent pics (doesn't matter in their eyes) and get a few people to say something could be anything doesn't get much to get people to exagerate to story with some journalist and viola you have a story to splash on the cover of your magazine so people all over the country now our referencing their magazine as the source of the story and now they have all these readers buying the magazine. The more publicity this gives the magazine and the more people buy it the more stories this will create and other tabloids will follow.

dancnmommy said...

Just watched the today show with Kate. She was very professional.

I dont know, she seemed a little distant. Very humble in her speaking. Not herself. But, I think with all that is going on I would be the same way. I even think I saw her get a little emotional towards the end when she was talking about her kids. And I agree with her. Even though we as fans and those who are not want to find out the latest about what is going on they should be keeping it private. They may be "tv stars" but they are humans too and some things should be kept between them until they are ready to address the issues, if ever, in more depth.

Very Good Kate!

amycornwell said...

Here's the link to Kate's Today Show video. She did a wonderful job during the questioning and her tearing up at the very end regarding her kids being the most important thing in their lives was heartwarming. Pray for this family!

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/

Baby Mama said...

Thank you so much Amy for posting the link. I set the DVR and didn't realize the Today Show is 4 hours! It was great to just watch her clip.

I'm happy that Jon& Kate will deal with this privately. I was sad that the kids weren't there, but I can understand why they chose to get the elephant out of the room. And let Kate address what she feels is still "hard to believe". Kate is happy to be still living her life with our without cameras, and will continue to do so. She said the kids are "very much loved and cared for". Everything she does is for her kids.

She also said "(rumors), it goes with the territory. Take it with a grain of salt. People are being paid a lot of money to talk. We WILL weather the storm. You will see how we will deal with this on the show, but not give credibility and lay it out. It will be healthy, comfortable and safe from from their child's perspective.

I also loved the topic today on how mom's THINK they can judge other moms. It was based on a new book called good moms vs. bad ones. This was the best relatable topic to Kate Gosselin and really pertained the most to this site.

Tatyana said...

Thank you for the update. I missed the TODAY show this morning and they had not posted it yet when I checked online.

I am proud of Kate for being able to face the press and discuss the issue. I do agree that she does seem more quiet and humble with her answers. I am sure her support for Jon will pull this family through. I wish the best for Kate and the children.

Dina said...

I just watched the today show w/my coworkers. Kate was very professional and I like that they are dealing w/this privately. Way to go Jon & Kate.

gosselinreporter said...

Kat, I agree that the tabloids are usually out there trying to create a fire where there isn't even smoke. However, they're not out there simply fabricating and photoshopping these pictures that they print, and that is what bothers me. Perhaps they are taken WAYYYY out of context, and in that case, shame on them. But the fact of the matter is that the girl was sunbathing on the grass near Jon and some other male, he WAS in a car w/some other female, as they left the bar, etc. So I'm more ticked off by the fact that these events are occurring, however I hope that the magazines are perhaps taking them out of context.

And of course we can't believe everything published in them, but didn't the one mag. which had the brother's story claim they did not pay the brother? I've heard, but have not found, that tehre is video out there of Jon leaving the girl's (and bro's) house, so some are rumoring that the brother came out with the story not so much to hurt the family (which came w/the story), but more so to 'expose' Jon. I don't know anything anymore, lol

I do believe things are not the same at home as they were back when we first met the gosselins, and once again, i can only hope that those kids are well taken care of and don't suffer damages from all of this controversy. :)

CBB said...

Kudos to Kate for her courageous, respectable and strong interview on the Today show this morning. For being thrown into the world of trashy tabloid exploitation, she has strength and it shows. Wishing only good for their family.

A.E. Wallace said...

I just watched the video clip of Kate's interview with Meredith on the Today show...my heart is so heavy. I pray the allegations are not true, I tend to think they aren't, but it looks like it is very tiring and stressful for her and their family. I hope they can get through this and stay focused on their children as she said. I really like Jon and I really like Kate. My thoughts and my heart go out to them and their family.

3KMOM said...

I think Kate really came across in the Today show interview showing how strong she is. I also saw her get emotional at the end but quickly overcame it. I admire her thick skin. I need to toughen up more and I admire that in her. I think w/ kate's determination and jon's relaxed demenour to counter her along with obviously their faith in God they will overcome everything the world is throwing at them. God bless them and I wish them all the best!

Pearl Bridal Boutique said...

I believe she did a great job of keeping it together this morning in light of everything.

Two questions on the timing. US video says that it was shot on 3/13, I don't believe Kate was on the road at that time. Baby Mama can you confirm from the scheduele you have as it doesn't show previous engagements anymore. And, wouldn't somebody think that if Jon was spending the night out, that the Nanny or 6 small kids might have said something to Kate, "Like Daddy didn't come home last night?"

The story just has holes all over it.

Kiki Nakita said...

I watched the clip on msnbc.com as it had also come up on the msn homepage. I think Kate was very professional in her style and presence. I could sense a bit of emotion, I don't think its fair she has to now 'pick up the pieces' by herself from the tabloids. But understand Jon and Kate's decision to keep the children away from interviews right now. I can only imagine how hurtful this will be on the children, Cara and Mady can read and friends at school will probably have read or heard. In the end Jon's judgment has affected his whole family. It is apart of 'fame' and that’s why 'if' he wants to hang out with friends he should go with Kate too. That way it would be more appropriate. Also he's in his 30's and hanging out with a 23yr old (hum). I really like Jon, he's such a handy husband, but he shouldn't have put his family in this situation. I honestly feel for the family at this time.

gosselinreporter said...

Ok, hypothetical question for everyone...

Rewind in time to before this whole controversy of Jon and another female, before these interviews and before the bar. We there? Ok, good. Do you, at this point in time, believe that Jon and Kate's marriage is as strong as it used to be when they first started as parents (first started the show, w/e)? Are they as happy as they weer back then and do you see them holdign to their renewed vows and lasting 90 years together?

Ok, fast forward to where you were before answering. Perhaps it's just me, but they do not appear to be the same in the newer episodes as they were back then. I mean, sure, Kate has always been rough with Jon, but things just feel really different in the newer episodes. I get that they are stressed, and their family will suffer, and they are tired, etc. But they dont show the same emotions toward each other as they have in the past. Perhaps it's just me though

It's a shame too because Kate is such a lovely wife when she is all lovey dovey and all over Jon!! I love watching their old footage of them during that one Xmas morning, when Kate has that pony tail and she gets really happy and giddy over a present she just opened, and she kisses Jon. Heck, even at their vow renewal she LOOKED like she was all in love with Jon. I noticed it most during their reception, she has a look of love and admiration(?) for Jon, and she's all lovey dovey, asking for a kiss and Jon being his anti-pda self and just pecking her.

But then you watch some of the latest episodes from season 4, and she is just mean! She yells at him for interrupting her, and she just looks like she is down to her last thread with him, which I do not get whatsoever. Perhaps they do love each other just as much, but just reflect it differently, i dunno. perhaps some of you might be willing to share

Baby Mama said...

Pearl B~ I was wondering the EXACT same thing. Was Kate even away at this time? (March 13th) With all the stuff going on with her in the past 3 months its hard to backtrack. (I only know for sure that Kate's trip to Canada for her first appearance there was March 22nd.) But that would be interesting for sure. Nothing would make me happier than to see that this was some guy looking to score rent money. Just because someone says he wasn't paid you know he WAS. He just has to lie about it. Trolls everywhere are rejoicing. I want nothing more at this point for Kate to make millions, the kids secure for life and them either being married for 50 years with a hit show or Kate doing the "Kate Plus 8" solo.

If anyone could clarify the dates let me know.!

3KMOM said...

I know some are saying that her facing this alone isn't fair and Jon should be cleaning up his own mess. However, I can see how it was better that he wasn't there. He might have said something she didn't want him to say or appeared in a way that people would misinterrpret. I mean people would analyze facial experssions, how they interacted, and they would dissect everything he said. So personally I can see how even though there is no great way to do this, i think it was a good decision to have just her, I mean I personally wanted to hear from her anyway, he has said his statements already and she hasn't said much. I've been wondering all along how she is feeling.

gosselinlover said...

Thanks for posting the clip! I was happy that I could see it since I missed it this morning. I think that Kate did a great job, and showed that she is doing everything she can for the kids.

Here is a good article:


http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20276983,00.html?xid=email-peopledaily-20090507-20276983

Beth said...

I just watched the TMZ video of Kate at FAO and it made me feel sick! I don't know how she deals with comments like that...definitely a strong woman! I have to wonder if deep down she really wants to get out of the public eye??

amanda32690 said...

i am tired of seeing these tabloids its sad to see people waste their time talking about such a wonderful inspirational family.

3KMOM said...

http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/07/lkl-blog-exclusive-jon-kate-plus-8-commentary-2/

Liz said...

This all makes me so sad. My 6 year old daughter and I watch the show together, so when I saw the headlines on the rags at the grocery store I flipped them over before she could see them.

I've watched the interviews with Kate and I agree that she's strong. The one thing that bothers me in all of these interviews or Jon's statement is that they do not affirm their love for each other, they seem to only talk about the kids. To me, the best gift you can give your kids is a strong marriage. Saying the kids are the most important doesn't always sound right to me.

I pray that God will continue to bless Jon & Kate and their family and that they will rise above this storm stronger than ever.

Baby Mama said...

I want to clarify something. When US Weekly states on their articles that they DO NOT pay for their interviews, this is true. But what we're not aware of, is that it pays up to six figures for damming video and photos of celebrities.

Deanna's brother was the one that took that video. Same with the pics. So in actuality he WAS paid a tremendous amount of money. What we see may be Jon but were not sure of the time. Regardless it only goes to show what people who are struggling will do for money, including hurting families and selling out his sister.

Debi said...

I also wish Jon and Kate the best. I agree w/ Brett. They need to walk away from all this and work on their relationship. As they both agree their family IS the MOST IMPORTANT thing. They need to get away from they children for a week and take time for them both to reconnect with each other. I would hate to see Jon as a part-time father and Kate being a part-time mom. Counseling wouldn't hurt either. Don't be so hard on each other and stop criticizing each other because someday these kids are going to see all the retaped shows.Good Luck to both of you I will be praying for all...:)