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The marital woes of Jon and Kate Gosselin have gone from mere tabloid fodder to something much more serious.

Earlier today, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor confirmed that an investigation is underway to determine whether or not Jon & Kate Plus 8 is violating child labor laws, following a series of complaints against the program.

Grating Kate

"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 said. "We're not saying that there was or was not a violation, just that we're conducting an investigation."

Earlier this week, Kate's brother and sister-in-law specifically called for such an investigation, as Kevin and Jodi Kreider wondered why there were no "laws protecting children in reality TV shows."

In a statement, TLC says:

“TLC fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. ‘Jon & Kate Plus 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.”

A new episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 airs this Monday. If you really have a problem with how Jon and Kate Gosselin treat their children, you won't watch.

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It's not enough to help us take Kate Gosselin's side in her messy marriage to husband Jon, but it's one thing to have random TV critics and celebrity gossip readers question your motives as a mother.

It's another thing to be sold out by your own family.

Kate Gosselin Stizzyle

Earlier this week, Kate's brother Kevin Kreider and his wife Jodi laid into their relative on CBS' The Early Show. They said that Kate and Jon were exploiting their children and exposing them to an unhealthy environment.

While Kevin told the morning show "we're speaking out now because we want to be the voice of our nieces and nephews," and insisted that there was "no payment at all" exchanged for the interview, there still appears to be plans for him to profit off all this ugliness

According to E! News, Kate's sibling has been shopping his revealing take on the situation to media outlets for $30,000.

This development isnt likely to help Kevin and Jodi in their relationship with TLC's most famous couple, which Kevin admits is "definitely been strained now." He added:

"We haven't seen the kids in a while, which is hard... What we hope is that they will kind of come around, see the effects, see what's most important."

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The following is great news for Kate Gosselin. She'll soon be able to write a book titled Love Is in No Longer in the Mix: How to Recover from a Failed Marriage Via a Series of Book Signings.

According to The National Enquirer, the marriage between Kate and her husband is over. A divorce is imminent.

Kate Gosselin, Runner

“Jon said their goal is to be legally separated by July 15 because Kate wants to move on quickly,” a source said. "Jon is going to push for half of their money, but Kate is determined to hang on to as much as she can - and they’re worth more than you think.”

How much more?

The couple allegedly earned between $50-75,000 per episode of their show, while Kate takes in approximately $20,000 per speaking engagement. Moreover, let's not forget the hordes of free items that TLC has handed out to the family.

“Needless to say, there’s a small fortune at stake here, easily $10 million,” said an insider “And Jon and Kate will be fighting over it like cats and dogs!”

Or, to be accurate: Jon will be sitting quietly, stewing over the cash; while Kate will continually nag him about being greedy and lazy.

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If this didn't involve eight adorable children, it would be hilarious.

Despite the fact that she makes up to $75,000 for every episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, and despite the fact that she's considered a fame-obsessed "monster" for spending more time at autograph signings than with her family, Kate Gosselin is releasing yet another book.

According to amazon.com, Love Is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories, will be released on October 13.

The back cover reads: "Fans... won’t want to miss this inside look at one of America’s most famous close-knit families," as the book also promises to teach readers "how to craft family traditions that create happy memories" and "how to feed a large family on a budget."

See, we told you it was funny.


Critics are already jumping all over Gosselin; they wonder how a woman that once said "real cooks don't need recipes" could be qualified to write a cookbook. (This, of course, implies that she was actually the person who wrote it.)

Other comments on amazon.com accuse Kate up "plagiarism" and point out that she's pretty much never once cooked a meal on the show.

But, hey, it's another chance to make money and headlines, while avoiding time at home with those eight pesky kids. How could she turn it down?!?

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There's a real life family feud brewing. But this one isn't over cash and prizes; it's over the mental health of eight innocent children.

On this morning's CBS Early Show, the brother and sister-in-law of Kate Gosselin said Jon & Kate Plus 8 has devolved from its original intent of simply documenting the kids' lives.

"We thought it was very innocent at the time," said Kate's sister-in-law, Jodi. "It quickly turned into more and more demands from Jon and Kate from the network. It turned into 40 episodes in a six-month span."

Jon, Kate, their kids and their extended family of cameramen celebrated the sextuplets' fifth birthday as one, giant, awkward group on this week's season premiere.

Moreover, Jodi and her husband Kevin say there are sometimes cameras in the children's bedrooms and the tykes are "being exploited... it's time for America to see the situation for what it really is."

Based on the ridiculous ratings for Monday night's season premiere, America is definitely tuning in at least.

"Unfortunately, there are no laws protecting children in reality TV shows," Jodi said. "These children are very aware of the cameras in their homes. The home is their workplace. This is not a healthy environment for kids to be raised in."

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This is all your fault, people.

We really don't wanna keep writing about Jon Gosselin and Kate Gosselin, as these below-average parents seem more interested in attention than their children these days.

K. Goss

But there's clearly interest in this couple, as 9.8 million people tuned in for Monday night's fifth season premiere; that's twice as many viewers as the show's previous high, and more than the number that watched this year's Lost finale. Sheesh!

So, what's the latest on Kate, who complained on the episode that her life was "just so hard," due to the media and pressure on her marriage.

(To which The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik aptly replied: "Is it really, Kate? Tell that to a family in which the breadwinner has just lost her or his job, you silly, self-absorbed fool.")

According to David Rothermel, Jon's former employer at Style Craft Corp, his wife had him on an allowance; a miniscule one, at that.

"She used to give him only $5 to spend, and if he was out and needed more money, she would give him hell," Rothermel told Us Weekly.

Rothermel - the latest in a long line of friends and relatives to either sell out the Gosselins or go along with their publicity-seeking strategy - also recounted a story in which Kate stormed into the office because Jon's father failed to bring her lunch; while also detailing Kate's lack of gratitude over the donation of a van for the family.

Isn't this fascinating stuff?!?

We beseech you, readers: stop watching this show. For the sake of Jon and Kate's children - as well as our sanity - it's best if this family is kept off TV for awhile.

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Did you watch the fifth season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus a Few Possibly-Contrived-Infidelity-Rumors-Meant-to-Boost-Ratings 8 last night?

Those that did noticed that Jon and Kate Gosselin didn't appear on camera at the same time until 45 minutes into the episode.

Kate Gosselin's Hair

Once they finally shared a screen together, the pair pretty much laid into each other.

"Slowly, I've seen him almost resent the duties [of being a parent]," Kate said to viewers. "I know it's a lot to take care of eight kids. I'm traveling a lot, he's frustrated a lot. I think he's angry at me. He doesn't really feel great about me.

"Have I been hard on him for almost the last 10 years that we've been married? I would never deny that. I've always regretted it. Have I pushed him to this? I don't feel like I have. I feel like everyone is responsible for their own actions."

Note to couples: when a television crew captures your renewed wedding vows on camera, this is not the sign of a healthy marriage.

Meanwhile, Jon lamented that the series has "become a business" (which paid for their house and almost everything in it, he conveniently forgot to add), while giving his wife a guilt trip for always going on book tours.

In response to the episode, New Jersey's Star Ledger rightfully called out Kate for her hypocrisy over the paparazzi.

During a voiceover, the diluted, self-absorbed mother mother said she tells her kids to call the paparazzi "the P-people" because "I don't want them going to school being like, 'Well, the paparazzi is following us, like, that's so creepy.'"

Replied the Star Ledger: "What's creepy is having your children followed around by a camera crew. Any camera crew. Period. It's exploitation, whatever cutesy name you want to give it."

Do you think Jon and Kate will get divorced?

 

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The Hollywood Gossip staff is proud to bring you Tale of the Tape, in which we break down prospective matchups within the celebrity gossip world.

The following battle is one involving two notorious celebrity moms we are really sick of, yet can't get enough of. We know. It's a strange relationship.

With twenty-two kids between them and many more celebrity news headlines than that, Nadya Suleman and Kate Gosselin have become tabloid staples renowned for both their scandalous personal lives and remarkably prolific vaginas.

THG NOTE: Kate's private area has pumped out many children, as well! THG NOTE: That was a "Jon Gosselin is a vagina" joke. Is this thing on? Oh forget it.

Anyway, pitted against each other, which of these celebrity moms will emerge victorious in a grueling, 10-round battle? Let's find out. Ding, ding!

Which ever-present celebrity mom will reign supreme?

1. NUMBER OF OFFSPRING ...

Kate Gosselin: 8
Nadya Suleman: 14
Edge: Octomom

2. REALITY TV STATUS

Kate Gosselin: Jon and Kate Plus 8 entering fifth season
Nadya Suleman: Coming soon!
Edge: Kate

3. BEST NICKNAME

Kate Gosselin: Grating, raging b!tch
Nadya Suleman: Octomom
Edge: Octomom

4. FATHER OF HER KIDS IS ...

Kate Gosselin: A d-bag
Nadya Suleman: Unknown
Edge: Tie

5. CHEATED ...

Kate Gosselin: With Steve Neild
Nadya Suleman: California taxpayers
Edge: Tie

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"I will not give up. I will not lay down and die."
- Kate Gosselin, reacting to rumors of her and her husband's infidelity, on tonight's season premiere of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

While reality TV's most annoying wife won't off herself in response to a series of rumors surrounding her marriage, she'll gladly risk her life on a motorcycle. In front of her children, no less!

During the taping for an upcoming episode, Kate and Jon met up with American Chopper host Paul Teutul Sr. The reasons why are unclear, though we'd imagine it has something to do with the fact that neither half of this couple has ridden the other in a long time.

They need to feel something between their legs, and the paparazzi barrage make it impossible for either to run off and get with their respective mister and mistresses. We almost feel bad for Jon and Kate. Except we don't. At all.

Click on the photos below to enlarge pics of this couple soaking up the spotlight:

Rough Rider
  • Bitch on a Bike
  • Kate Gosselin and Paul Teutul
  • Bad Role Models
  • Vroom!
  • Taking a Ride
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In the least surprising piece of entertainment news this month, Jon and Kate Gosselin have started seeing a marriage counselor.

As cheating rumors - and sex tape rumors and infidelity contract rumors - swirled around the couple, Kate initially refused to seek counseling.

Peace Out Kate

However, with the future of her TLC show (and related fame) on the line, she's changed her mind.

"It's make-or-break time for Jon and Kate, and counseling may be the only hope they have to repair their shattered marriage," a source told The National Enquirer. "The big question is whether they'll allow cameras into their therapy sessions. TLC would want to film at least portions of the sessions, but obviously Jon and Kate would have to agree."

Jon and Kate Gosselin almost seem like normal, loving parents in this photo.

Meanwhile, the attention-loving monster wants to wring two more seasons out of Jon & Kate Plus 8, others say.

"Kate wants a future in showbiz, and airing their counseling sessions will shoot the show's ratings through the roof," said an insider.

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