Your Daily Jon and Kate

Well get ready to hear for the next five or six months about the Jon and Kate Gosselin scandal. I have a feeling that it’s going to be dragged out at least for one more season of their show and no, this thing is just not going away. With every new day comes at least 3 more Jon and Kate stories. Here are the latest.

The first comes thanks to TMZ and show how Jon and Kate both spent their Memorial Day holidays. Separately. Jon was photographed with two lady friends sipping a beer in the hot sun while Kate was seen shuttling their children alongside her bodyguard whom she’s also said to be sleeping with. Well things seem hunky-dory here. 

The next story comes from Star and this time, it’s Jon’s mother that’s speaking out. Apparently her baby’s been wronged in all of this and she’s doing what she can to protect his good name. From Star,

“In an exclusive interview with Star, Pamela Gosselin breaks her silence for the first time since the JK8 scandal broke.

“I don’t think he will ever be portrayed fairly,” a frustrated Pamela tells Star of Jon’s relationship with wife Kate Gosselin. “It’s always twisted.”

Reached at her Pennsylvania home, Pamela says, “I don’t think it’s fair, and it never will be.”

Ooohh…it’s so unfair…that’s so insightful. The only problem is that the only people it’s not fair to are those eight children. Everybody else has made their own choices. And as for Jon not being portrayed fairly, I think at this point Jon’s gotten things pretty easy. People are so busy raking Kate over the coals for being a controlling psychopath that they’ve almost completely forgotten that he cheated on her. He needs to fly under the radar and keep his mouth shut because Kate’s doing a pretty good job of burying herself. Moving on…

This one is a bit more serious than the rest and might be the most serious part of the whole scandal – including the fact that their marriage is falling apart. Just when Jon and Kate both thought that they couldn’t deal with anything else on their plate, now they’re being investigated for being in violation of child labor laws. According to US, as it stands now there was a complaint and it’s being investigated. From US,

“On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor confirmed that an investigation is underway to determine if the hit TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 is violating child labor laws after receiving a complaint against the show.

“We’re not saying that they are not complying with child labor laws. We’re investigating a complaint,” Troy Thompson of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor tells Usmagazine.com. “We’re not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we’re conducting an investigation.”

In a statement, a TLC rep said: “TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Jon and Kate + 8 is no exception. For an extended period of time, we have been engaged in cooperative discussions and supplied all requested information to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor. We will continue to engage the appropriate officials and meet any standards or regulations that are applicable to TLC productions.”

Being on the show means the kids might be exempt from standards such as how many hours they can work per day. Ellen Dannin, law professor at Penn State Dickinson School of Law, tells Us: “It’s not like acting. They’re just going about their regular lives.”

Earlier this week, Kate’s brother and sister-in-law said they fear the emotional toll the show is taking on the children.

“They’re being viewed as a commodity,” Kevin Kreider, Kate’s younger brother, said on CBS’ Early Show Wednesday.

Added his wife Jodi, “They’re being exploited, and it’s time for America to see the situation for what it really is.”

Despite Kate’s claims, Jodi said the kids do not like the cameramen in their home all the time.

“They don’t want the cameras around. They have told me personally,” said Jodi. “They would say, ‘Aunt Jodi, I don’t like the cameras on every vacation with us.'”

I think Aunt Jodi has been bottling things up for quite some time and now doesn’t know when to just STOP TALKING. We get it. You’re disgusted. We’re all disgusted. I do agree with everything she’s saying about the kids being a commodity and maybe having all those cameras around all the time isn’t such a great idea. But as far as the child labor laws go, I don’t think these kids were working. They really were just going about their lives – eating, playing, sleeping, snacking. It was fine as far as that aspect of things go. I do certainly hope that someone’s making sure that they see some of the financial gain from that show in their future. I also wonder why all the speculation now? Why weren’t there complaints that needed to be investigated before the scandal broke? The kids are still doing the same stuff, it’s their parents that are falling apart. It makes no sense to me.

And lastly, Kate is publishing a cook book. See here for the full story but, this just seems in bad taste to me. Does she really think it’s a good idea, at this point in time, to tell the public that she wants more money? And to have just one more thing that will take the focus off her marriage? And it’s called…wait for it….”Love is in the Mix.” Bahahahaha! That just makes it so much more inappropriate! It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong and I hope she doesn’t sell one copy.

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