Yesterday on the Today Show Kate contradicted herself. At first through fake tears, she told us that Jon has left her penniless without a roof over her children’s head, Then we quickly discover in the second segment of her interview (this time without tears ) and a chirpy tone, that not only were the children very well set financially, but that Kate is excited about getting a brand new show on TLC without Jon and the kids, called Kate.
Now, I watched how Jon contradicted himself of ET as he sat with Mary Hart telling her how he forked over $7500 a month for the kids and bills. Then he makes the statement in an emphatic voice “”right now my kids are coming off the TV”- the operative words being “ right now” . But what about later? Will they make appearances on Kate’s new show? Now this same man who told the word and Chris Cuomo on 20/20 a week ago that he “despised” Kate makes the statement “If you can fix the relationship, everything else will come. You won’t have to worry about anything else.” Excuse me? “fix the relationship”. Why such a sudden change of heart? It’s going to take a lot more than a superficial visit with Dr. Phil to fix that relationship. What is the reason for the 90 day delay he wants in terms of going ahead with the divorce? Did he have a change of heart?
Did he simply want a breather from the relationship because he got sick of Kate’s belittling him and slapping him, their lack of sex, and his being Mr. Mom to the kids while Kate was getting fame and fortune through lectures and book signings? Did he want some of the action too? Is that why one day “out of the blue” he told Kate he wanted a divorce? Is that why he broke loose like a wild stud on a stud farm having sex with as many mares as would have him?
Then when Kate actually filed for divorce and started hanging out with the married body guard and his kids, Jon got a little jealous. Suddenly what was good for the goose, was not so good for the gander. He wanted back in, but Kate was angry and let him know it.
Being the passive aggressive type, Jon sulked and mumbled and reluctantly agreed to participate in the show. He even told us on the show where they revealed they were getting a divorce, that his life was the show and his show was his life. It was all too confusing for him. He did not have his heart in the show. We clearly saw it in his body language.
‘So when he was off camera, as most passive agressives do, he went to the other extreme -partying hearty and hooking up with different women. He did not even think about the consequences, the hookup’s feelings, or the feelings of his children. He was definitely not thinking about TLC and the show. That was the last thing on his mind as he was acting out.
But Jon was the first thing on TLC’s mind as they told him to shape up or ship out. What confirms my thought here is that Jon told us when he appeared on Larry King, that the TLC executives told him to “behave”. If he was good he could have the motorcycle they promised him. John expressed his anger at TLC treating him like a child and in telling him to behave. But TLC had a lot at stake. Jon and Kate Plus 8 was their cash cow and Jon was messing up in their eyes. They didn’t want to lose their investment.
So Jon, not a fan of being in the public eye back then, kept his mouth shut while Kate moaned and groaned on TV and in magazines. Jon still partied and TLC had enough of him. They warned him to shape up. He didn’t so they shipped him out with fewer and fewer appearances.
Those fewer appearances, no doubt, meant fewer dollars in his pocket and as angry. He was so angry that and most likely on his own or through a friend , he contacted 20/20 so that he could tell his side of the story. He was raw, real and genuine. No PR agent would allow him to go on the air and say what he said so there is no doubt that this was Jon’s doing. His tears were real and so were his harsh words that that he let loose as Chris asked him if he was going to be taped separately from Kate. Then Jon dropped a bomb. He boldly stated “I despise” Kate. I can’t sit on the couch next to someone I despise.” Chris couldn’t believe what he heard and his body language reflected it. He warned Jon to be careful about what he was saying because Kate was still the mother of his kids.
Well TLC didn’t like what Jon said either. They had enough of him and true to their word they did what they said they would, He didn’t shape up so he was shipped out of the new show which was quickly renamed “Kate Plus 8” about a single Kate coping with her 8 kids.
Jon was really mad now, so he pulled the plug on the kids having anything to do with the show and dropped that bomb on Larry King.
Kate quickly does the Today Show and suddenly she reveals she has her own show as John does ET and the Insider with now Jon wanting to apologize not only to Kate but to the fans. Why should he care what the fans think unless he will have to be dealing with fans in the future? Remember Jon used to hate all the attention (which has changed dramatically as now he can’t seem to get enough of it).
What? Why? Jon wanted out in the first place. But TLC just can’t get rid of Jon without a price, So, and I’m just asking here, Did they give him a piece of the “Kate” show to make him go away? Does he have a big financial stake in the new show as well. Is that why all this back and forth is going on in the press right now? Does this allow Jon to still make money and still give him the freedom to do his own thing without the daily grind and hassle of being on the air? Is all of this back and forth now contrived so that people will watch the Kate show now that he doesn’t have to be on but can still earn the money without being on camera? Remember he was sick of being in the fishbowl and wanted a private life back. He even mentioned that on Larry King last week.
Is Jon’s softened tone due to a behind the scenes deal with TLC? I’ m just asking. Is all of this back and forth between the two simply media fodder to increase their visibility so people will tune in when Kate get’s her own show in the very near future? Remember on the Today show she told us that her show was being worked on as they spoke. Will Jon be making some big bucks if Kate’s show succeeds? Is all of this recent back and forth now designed to make sure they are kept in the public eye so when the show does come on, it will be watched and will people pay attention to it ? Just asking?
Do you know how much time and effort it takes to book someone on a show? Who is booking Jon and Kate so quickly on all of these major shows? It is the people from TLC? Did the Today Show contact Kate or did her PR people feel that because she already got to an ABC audience with the spending a week on the View, they didn’t need to contact ABC’s Good Morning America. Did they put her on the View to help her get some “chops” for her own talk show? Is that why they also put her on the Paula Deen show?
The bottom line is that now it is sounding very suspicious to me. They are being booked too quickly. They are both pointing fingers and making over the top accusations about one another with children not having a roof over their head and Kate’s firing 50 people in a month ), They are fake tears (Kate’s). There are too many contradictions on both of their parts. And most important of all, there are words of love. Kate is nostalgic for the Old Jon which she revealed while Jon wants to apologize and “repair the relationship”.
First there was Kate wanting to reconcile and Jon’s not wanting to do so. Now it seems like Jon wants to repair the relationship while Kate doesn’t want to. Yet Kate speaks lovingly on television of wanting the “old Jon back”. Maybe the “old Jon” will come back and forth and the new Jon will come back and forth until Kate gets her show. That will certainly keep people interested. May the old and the new Jon will serve as fodder for Kate’s talk show in order to continue to keep the audience interested. What do you think?
Perhaps it didn’t start out this way, but knowing that Kate will be getting her own show soon, can all of this “he says she says” back and forth between Jon and Kate be nothing more than a media ploy? Just asking .