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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:03 PM
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TV's Jon and Kate Gosselin Say They're Divorcing
I guess it's official if the New York Times is announcing it.



By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 22, 2009
Filed at 10:19 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Celebrity parents Jon and Kate Gosselin say they plan to divorce.

In a statement, Jon Gosselin says he and wife Kate filed for divorce Monday afternoon.

The co-stars of ''Jon & Kate Plus 8,'' who are parents of sextuplets and twins, spoke of their decision to separate during Monday's episode of the TLC reality series.

The network had promised a major on-air decision from the couple, whose increasingly troubled 10-year marriage has dominated the series in recent weeks as well as fueling a firestorm of tabloid coverage.



TV's Jon and Kate Gosselin Say They're Divorcing
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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:07 PM
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1. Does this mean their marriage is getting cancelled
before their stupid show is?
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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:12 PM
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4. Of course it is.
In fact, if they were smart, they'd get back together next season.

or something like that....

i dunno, i never even heard of these twits until a couple of weeks ago.
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robertpoe Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 07:20 PM
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13. Jon and Kate
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:11 PM
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2. How long can the media and producers get out of this story
How long will we have to hear about this bull shit?

How long before this is out of our news cycle?

Not soon enough.

Even though I should never have heard about these people, I feel badly for the children. They are victims here.

All for corporate media profit.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:12 PM
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3. Yawn
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waiting for hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:14 PM
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5. Wow - Really?
Like this train wreck wasn't seen five miles down the track before it happened? :wtf: If they were so damn concerned about the kids, they wouldn't be having a discussion about their splitting up on TV ... attention whores, both of them. If it was about the kids, they should have just issued a statement and called a halt to the show. Guess Jon needs the dough for that Trump apartment in NYC he was looking at....
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:15 PM
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6. I watched a show today to see what the hype is all about
I still don't know what the hype is all about. Totally pointless.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:17 PM
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7. Who are these people? And why do we care about them?
I don't mean to be unkind, but I don't understand why we need to concern ourselves with their personal problems.

Can somebody explain?
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:18 PM
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9. The media annointed them. It was up to us to buy it or not. Long live WC Fields.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:30 PM
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11. She's a woman that was able
to pop out 6 kids in one pregnancy, after having twins. That's about it. She treats her husband like a piece of shit, and he apparently cheated on her. She's gone on book/speaking engagements - he's left at home being Mr. Mom, while she takes the credit for birthing the herd. Oh - and she got caught beating one of her kids the other day.

/story
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:18 PM
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8. this is entertainment?
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:25 PM
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10. I never heard of them until about two weeks ago.
First of all, the children seem like good kids. So maybe something was going right.

But I do have to say that I feel bad that any family ends up broken up by divorce. Neither of them seem like bad people, so I don't think we should judge them.

Frankly, I don't know how they stayed on the air for five years. It's really like watching boring videos of other peoples' families.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-27-09 05:47 PM
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18. Same here. But there was a marathon of the shows, so NOW I know waaaay too much
about them.

Still and all....I'm hooked on the family dynamics. Very interesting.

Yes, the kids are good. But the oldest girl has some issues. They are evident already.

Yeah, Kate bossed Jon around and wasn't always nice. But she gets a bad wrap, IMO. There's 8 kids to get dressed in the morning, meals to prepare, house to maintain, events to go to, shopping and errands to run. And Jon just stands around like one of the kids. Someone has to take charge. They have 8 kids, for gosh sakes. I mean, in the marathon of episodes I saw, I don't think I saw Jon discipline the kids once. I suspect Jon likes Kate taking charge. Life is so much easier when someone else does all the thinking and planning, and all you have to do is show up. Isn't it? He only had a problem with it when it was on TV and the male audience starting ripping him about it.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 10:34 PM
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12. The reality is were sick of them and they of themselves.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 08:34 PM
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14. I had no idea who they were until this morning
I feel so left out.
Not.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-23-09 08:35 PM
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15. And this is traditional marriage?
This is what all the anti gay marriage people say they want to preserve?

:eyes:
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 02:16 AM
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16. how much you bet they vote republican ? LOL
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-26-09 06:06 AM
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17. Who?
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