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Sep
12
2009

I receive a lot of important emails in my inbox every day.ย  And of course, I try to take the time to read each one thoroughly.

For example, I got an email from “In Touch” magazine letting me know the insanely heartbreaking news that Hailey is dumping her boyfriend, Jon Gosselin. You know, the guy who has 8 kids.

Amazingly enough, it isn’t the 8 future step kids or enraged soon-to-be-ex-wife that has soured Hailey on Jon.

She is just tired of her boyfriend cavorting with bikini clad women.

Frankly, I think it’s a bit short sighted. She should really hang in there until she gets her own reality show. Or at least a solid booking to appear on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.”

So here I am, really torn up about the Hailey’s future and how she’s clearly sabotaging her TV career when I see the latest breaking news from E! that the couple is still very much in love.

If fact, they are spending time together in Pennsylvania.

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Ah… sweet, new love. It’s so romantic.

By the way, I’ve never understood the lure of “Jon and Kate, plus 8.”

Other than the obvious fact that we’d all love our name to rhyme with the number of kids we have. Like if my name was Sue, my family could be Rick and Sue, plus two. That would be so fun. So that, I totally get.

But I don’t get who is actually watching this show.

Because if you have kids and you’ve finally gotten them to bed (after multiple books, songs, trips to the bathroom, one more sip of water, another kiss, another hug and please just one more song), then why would you turn on the TV to watch someone else’s crying, whining children?! Didn’t you just get rid of yours?

And if you don’t have kids, wouldn’t all those sextuplets be even more tedious and annoying to watch?

So back to Hailey and Jon….

I guess “In Touch” just got it completely wrong when it reported the lovebirds had split.

Which makes me think maybe I should unsubscribe from the magazine’s email alerts.

Except what if Nicole Ritchie and Joel Madden’s relationship hits a rough patch? I’d hate to be the last to know.


31 Responses to an entire post about a show i’ve never watched

  • Jordana says:

    I love the rhyming name comment! Michael feels exactly the same way – he finds it stressful to watch it. I like it because it kinda makes my life seem more managable by comparison. We pretty much have the same conversation about my absolutel favorite show “Intervention.” BTW, Kelce. I was shocked that you had no post about the new Melrose Place. Did you catch the premier?? I thought of us and our nights watching at the Normandy. Oh, sweet sweet Sydney. How I missed your evil scheming ways.

  • Kathy says:

    I’ve never watched it either but I think some do cause misery loves company. It validates that raising kids and marriage is hard. But now they live in a mansion and have nannies and trainers and free this and that…life’s not so tough living large like that. Plus I think Kate had free plastic surgery …I hate her I’d take that freaky looking belly button over the belly I’m sporting in a heart beat. I’m just saying….

  • christy says:

    I can’t think of a show name to rhyme with mine. Oh well! I watched a few episodes back way before they had problems – two years ago when I was pregnant. My rationale for watching was: hey if these two can handle eight, I surely can handle one! I don’t get why they still have a show these days. Hope it ends soon!

  • Grace says:

    My husband and I say the same thing. Why would we want to watch kids after a day of dealing with them. That is why we watch Rescue Me together. So not kid friendly

  • Dixie Chick says:

    I watched it with my children home (except when they showed her tummy tuck) and my older daughter liked seeing all the kids and then ALL of the places they got to go for free. I would not waste prime time kids free watching on them. Those kids are going to need SO MUCH therapy. It was bad for them before they split.

  • mandy says:

    if we had our own reality show, i dont think the name of our show would have the allure of jon and kate plus 8!. our’s would be dan and me plus 3 and our senile old pug!!! and by the way rick–we saw you on tv last nite!!!!

  • Tracy says:

    I used to watch them before the show turned into a large product placement event. It was hard to watch all the places these kids went and then think how I can’t possibly afford to take my kids to any of these places. Now, I can’t imagine tuning in, every time I see a photo of Jon I want to hurl. What a role model. I think he should stop blowing all the cash and start saving it for the kids therapy.

  • ErinB says:

    I actually was a big fan of this show back in they day before it got ugly…it was kinda facinating seeing how they made it through the day with 8 …and gave me a nice reality check that one isnt really that hard. But they went from parents to money whores and pimping their children for fame. Its all too sad now- I feel for those kids. hello therapy.

  • shay says:

    I feel exactly the same about the show. I have 4 kids, two of which are the same age as their twins and 8. I just can’t watch it. It’s like watching my own life x 8 and I can’t handle it. Plus I think they’re all kind of sick for letting people film them that way. I understood the odd special and a trip to Oprah, I mean we all have to pay for diapers right and why not, but every day??!?!?! I think not!!

  • Jennifer H says:

    But if I was married to Clive Owen, I’d be so willing to have five kids with him. And you’d totally watch our reality show, I bet. Jen and Clive Plus Five has a nice ring to it.

  • anna see says:

    Too funny! I watched the show at the beginning and loved it. I stopped watching when all this drama happened. I must admit it’s hard for me to watch Nanny 911 or The Nanny at night b/c I want a BREAK from kids. I don’t usually judge, though, b/c I’m glad we have no film crews recording what goes on over here.

  • Amy says:

    For me, sometimes it’s the fact that after my two whining and crying kids go to bed, I can watch someone who has to listen to the whining times 8, and laugh because they are MUCH worse off than me. Is that really mean?

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Actually I loved the show, used to watch it all the time when the kids were still cute and the parents were together. Little by little I saw what a crazed controlling bitch Kate was, and watched Jon take his ‘balls’ back. I saw the split before it even happened. Now it should be ‘Jon and Kate and how They Hate’…The kids aren’t ‘cute’ anymore…one of the twins is already a ‘Bitch in Training’…guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • Amy says:

    I liked that show when it was first on. It was rather fascinating watching them deal with ALL THOSE CHILDREN! I have twins so that is what got me watching it if it happened to be on (I watch probably an hour of tv a week, maybe.)

    Then it became interesting to watch what a bitch Kate is and how Jon would deal with being treated like a dog. Yes, lame of me I know but it was rather interesting wondering how long Jon would put up with it.

    Then! We hear the last season was pretty much a lying joke! Ahh I confess I got caught up in the drama of it all! Had to read up about it (thanks Star! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Time for the cameras to pack up and leave these people alone. But you know, Kate really is pining for a talk show or something. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Shana says:

    Yeah, that show must be on cable. Which we don’t get. And every now and then? Shows like this remind me why. Then again, I am so *out of the loop* when it comes to pop culture and children, I actually thought “octomom” had given birth to a baby with eight arms. No lie. Which? Would have been kind of cool.

  • Lisa says:

    We can’t go out in public without hearing “Aren’t you glad you don’t have six?!” (we have twins) I am just glad I am not married to a chain smoker who likes 20 yr olds.

  • Becky says:

    Actually my nine year old and I get the shows on Netflix and um, we LOVE IT! The kids are hilarious. So cute and just so many of them.
    I started watching them after all this hub bub to see what it was all about and now I’m addicted. Hook Line and Sinker!

    You should totally change your name to Sue.

  • Nap Warden says:

    I have never watched the show…and I think these folks are all nuts:P Agreed, I have had enough of my own kiddos by 8 o’clock. No interest in watching other kiddos on TV. Not when the new Melrose is on!

  • Lanie says:

    When we first had the twins so many people asked if I had seen the show so I broke down and watched it once. It was pretty stressful just watching I can’t imagine living it. Great post!

  • Meredith says:

    True confession: I watched the show first bc I just couldn’t believe the way Kate treated Jon. Now, I watch bc I just can’t wait to see what tremendously asinine thing Jon will do next to ruin is public image.

    That’s the truth. Not very wholesome or kind or kidcentric, but, there it is.


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