Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jon's new digs

Jon moved into his new apartment in Reading this week. He has also reportedly hired a new lawyer, Philadelphia based divorce attorney Mary Vidas.

28 sediments (sic) from readers:

Kelly said...

Jon changes attorney's everytime I change my socks. Are we to believe that she is better than the last one? Why would anyone want to represent Jon after he trashed Anthony List the way he did?

List, according to most statements, was a friend of Jon's father and was approached by Jon's father prior to his passing, with a request to help Jon if the need arises. Maybe Jon's father knew there was more devil in the details than we all know today. Nonetheless, Anthony List had impressive credentials, filed the necessary paperwork and was subsequently trashed by Jon, not only to the tabloids but on his twitter account.

Jon is a no balls user and the way he denigrated Anthony List over Jons proported defense of Kate is pure hogwash.

If Kate and Jon are supposedly working things out, why another high priced attorney? Karma is a bitch and it's just around the corner from Jon with some really knarly teeth.

Tonight, Jon is headed from Reading PA to Frederick Maryland to host a charity event for an as yet, unknown charity. Jon will be allowing others to be photographed with him at the Greene Turtle in Frederick Maryland for the low low price of $10.00

All of the proceeds will go to a charity of Jon's choice. Yeah, we'll believe that when we see it. I've got a heads up for Jon. The roads between Frederick Maryland and Reading Pennsylvania are vigorously patrolled by the Frederick County Sheriff's office as well as the Maryland State Police.
Jon, watch your alchohol consumption this evening because your tolerance for booze, being the short stubby guy you are is much lower than it would be for someone my size, 6'6" tall and a slender build.
The DWI task force is very aggressive in Western Maryland and there is ZERO tolerance for over the limit. It could be pretty dicey this evening on the trip home and you don't want to mess with the Maryland State Police.

SchmeckyGirl said...

Hopefully it's a new (better) start for Jon. I don't hold out much hope though since it seems he is allowing his children to be filmed again and since it also seems he is going to be part of the new Gosselin kids show. We'll see.

I'm hoping there is no more Gosselin news for the next few weeks. I also think our keeping the Gosselin discussions alive when there's nothing "Gosselin" really going on in the media etc just gives them attention they don't deserve.

What could Jon or Kate possible do now that is worthy of our attention... unless Kate starts her book tour. Is she even having one? I'm not interested in that anyway unless Steve manhandles another "fan" at the signings.

Hopefully Jon will be with the kids if she is away.

Kelly, let us know how Jon's bar fund raiser goes. I hope Jon still donates that money to his brother's team, even if the church said it isn't sanctioned by them.

Oh and what did Jon hire a lawyer for?

just.me said...

WHAT is Jon thinking?

Other than the gum chewing on national television, I really liked List. At the time I believed Jon was trying to pull his life together.

Now he seems almost as bad as Kart.

Tina said...

Wow Kelly

So glad you let us know that if you so desired, you could drink a lot more than Jon before you got drunk. Nice.

My understanding is it is a charity event to help raise money for the athletic department at Mount St. Marys University. Jon's brother, I believe, works with the women's soccer team.

Since you assume he will be drinking, perhaps he will stay overnight at his brother's house rather than drive home.

PatK said...

I wonder if TLC recommended this new attorney to Jon, since he's back under their control?

NancyB said...

Kelly - I am anxious to get your detailed recap tomr of this gala @ the bar for charity!

AuntieAnn said...

Kelly,
Bring along a stool for Jon to stand on when you get your pic taken with him. Otherwise the top of your head's going to get cut off. Better yet, just pick him up and hold him off the floor. Ten bucks huh? That's nine dollars too much.

DeKonstruction Zlogger said...

Jon is thinking about Jon all the way to the bar.

I used to have mercy on the dummy. Forget it. He has the sense that God gave a billy goat. (and I know that is being cruel to the goats)

My take is the new lawyer is TLC born & bred. With all the drama of these parents it is to keep Jon appeased so that the minor children can have their summer taken for filming.

mommyinca said...

I have lost my faith in Jon but I will say that he has done charity events in the past. He is willing to give back a little more than Kate is (imo)

Anonymous said...

I thought List was a mistake the second he asked for full custody and agreed to go on Nancy Grace -- two huge mistakes. This new attorney is the real deal and if all Jon really wants is more custody/visitation time and a more reasonable monthly child support payment, he needs her to accomplish those goals. The worst thing he could ever do is try to work those things out without a lawyer, while Kate is represented. That is how people get screwed. Hopefully there are greater restrictions on how much TLC can film the gets and where, etc. I would rather see them not filmed at all, but a few specials, with restrictions, is better than filming all the time and everywhere.

CJ said...

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NancyB said...

I think that TLC & Kart were furious when List refuted Kart's (TLC) false innuendo and subtle claims that Jon was not paying child support and that's why "poor Katie" had to work so much to feed her 8 kids. Kart & TLC were livid, I believe, that List made public that Kart's monthly salary is $100,000 and that Jon's is $5,000. List also refuted Kart's false statements that Jon sees the kids when he does, and it's up to him and I would love it if he did more, which were totally false since she had total control of when and if he could see them. I think TLC mandated the lawyer change and let's see if any court filings this time will be public.

dee3 said...

"WHAT is Jon thinking?"

just me~

Here's what I think. TLC, realizing that 1) the new shows were likely to tank with so many people becoming disgusted with the glamorous, blatantly narcissistic Kate and 2) that the show tanked when Jon left and Kate didn't have what it took to keep the interest in the show going.

SO...IMO.....they offered Jon a really sweet deal. And included is 1) he will have a role in the specials featuring the children (kinda back to the good old days), they cleaned him up, he can do a charity event, and she has to play mommy and dress like a mommy.

And this is ALL in preparation, they HOPE to make the new shows which debut soon....bring in great ratings.

And to be honest, I really don't think the blogs are keeping her front and center. I believe it all falls on the ratings of any TV SHOW she is in. If she can't bring in the ratings and advertising dollars, they'll drop her, no matter how many blogs are discussing the Gosselins.

Administrator said...

This SCREAMS TLC I would bet a million bucks on it. Her website URL is even "amicable divorce" GIMME A BREAK.

It was a calculated move to appease Jon and make it seem like although the divorce goes on, they're going to work together now. Jon has to have a lawyer, TLC knows that, to keep up appearances--they can't have it look like they're COMPLETELY taking advantage of him. So they bought off the most softball divorce attorney they could find. That's my take.

Administrator said...

It's kind of funny the sheeple will scold me for having a blog about her how it just keeps her famous, then when I try to point out how Kate reacts to things we've said, such as the Kalendars, I'm told, no one cares about your blog! lol. Can't have it both ways, sheeple. Even though you always try to.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Anon. at at 2:49.

It would be crazy for Jon not to have a lawyer during this point in time when they are trying to fine tune custody and child support. This woman looks like she knows her custody law and Jon needs that.

I would love to know what agreements Jon made with TLC lately. Something definitely went down. I bet Jon signed a three month lease on that apartment and the whole train wreck is headed out to LA when school lets out.

Oh yeah, those kids don't carry lunch boxes. Kids don't put their lunch in their backpacks. The whole lunch issue charade is bugging me.

NancyB said...

I don't think Kart's book is even going to lead to major book tour this time.

Former "Jon and Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin has had a difficult time so far with her new book I Just Want You to Know. Despite a lengthy publicity tour (which included stops talking to Jay Leno and Ryan Seacrest), the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant is now struggling to sell copies (or even pull in positive reviews on Amazon).

In a new interview with Us Magazine, book sales expert Jim Milliot proclaimed that Kate's sales numbers to this point (which were not even enough to crack the top ten on the New York Times' nonfiction bestseller lister) are "unimpressive:" He also went on to say that books have the majority of their success "in the first month or two of publication, which means that Kate will have "a very tough time getting to 50,000, let alone 100,000...I think it will be a disappointment in the end."

Reviews of the book from the average reader have been decidedly mixed. While some people praise Kate for her courage in speaking out and publishing letters written to her children, others feel that the tone of the book suggests that Kate spends too much time complaining about her current situation when she should be counting her blessings.

Kelly said...

Hey Tina,
Yeah, I can drink Jon under the bar. I crap each morning BIGGER than Jon. I can not only stand taller than him, I can walk taller than him and can feel proud that I'm a better father than he will ever amount to. Sorry I got your panties in a wad.

Just so you aren't mistaken, the charity event tonight WASN'T a CHARITY event. It initially was said that the event was to benefit the college soccer team at Mt. St. Mary's and Jon was doing this out of the goodness of his heart.

First of all, Jon doesn't have a heart. Any father that would pimp his kids like Jon has done has a heart of stone.

Secondly, I went to the Green Turtle tonight along with a couple of my other cop friends and the crowd was invisible. Jon was scheduled to be their till 10pm and when we got there and saw the usual happy hour group, we decided to leave.

We did notice an increased presence of unmarked Crown Victoria's and three "Marked Units" I can fully attest that those cars weren't there as Jon's bodyguards.

Finally, Jon's attendance there initially was to benefit the school soccer team but the school disavowed any participation in this sham. www.wbal.com
www.wjz.com

Any money that was paid to have a picture of Jon will most definetly end up in Jon's pocket.
The Gosselins are pigs and they care nothing about anyone, including their kids unless there is a dollar sign attached.

They are lower than the hookers that advertise on Craigslist. Anything for a dollar.

susan said...

I really hate to buy into any conspiracy theories, but one question has been nagging at me...if the split is permanent, and Jon can afford a luxury apartment, why is he renting? Why not buy a home near his children?

barbee said...

love the picture of Jon and all of his worldly possessions lighting up his ever present cig. Who would want a picture of themself with Jon EVEN if he was paying THEM $10?
Love your post Kelly. Always did like smarta$$ cops.

JonandKatesuck (fka Katesucks) said...

Kelly,
So you didn't even see Jon then? Dang. Was hoping that you would have been able to give him an earful from us all.

just wondering said...

The ratings are better with both Jon & Kate on the show together. Plus I think Jon wants to go on all the summer vacations. I see Europe or Korea planned for this summer. I don't think they will spend any more time in PA then necessary. All speculation, but once a grifter, always a grifter. Both J&K will ride this out as long as possible and from every conceivable angle. BOTH of them have sold their souls forever.

Anonymous said...

Since Jon appears to now have a friendlier relationship with TLC, could they be footing the bill for his new apartment, like they did for his NYC digs? The timing of his finally getting a place near his kids is suspicious. Just saying ....

Lynn said...

Jon Gosselin defies description and is not worth commenting on. NEVER have I seen two parents who continue to use their children to make a living. TLC and the Gosselins are one and the same - people who enjoy making money off the backs of 8 innocent children. Kate's latest "book" of letters to her children, which should have remained private, has tanked. Guess the public is finally realizing what these grifters are all about.

dee3 said...

To Administrator~

I've thought this over and I truly do not believe that it is the blogs (including yours) that are responsible for keeping Kate relevant.

For one thing, there are thousands and thousands of blogs and message boards on the internet...on every possible topic imaginable. Only someone interested in anything connected to J&K or the Gosselins would even go looking for these blogs.

Secondly....the bottom line is $....how well these two upcoming shows will do....and will they bring in the big ratings and the big advertising dollars. Because as a practical matter, the blogs (including yours) could help as well as damage Kate's celebrity. Yes, they may contribute to keeping her relevant longer but they also provide tons of info that could easily bring over many who might be on the fence regarding these issues. (They can simultaneously create fans but can also decrease the number of fans)

And finally, regardless of the above, the most important thing, IMO, is that we are standing strong on behalf of the children. When the children grow up, they will be able to see that many cared about them and that they should be able to enjoy their childhood...and that we were working towards changing the laws so that there are more protections for children in reality TV.
Basically.......that the cause is RIGHT

Kelly said...

I noticed in the news today that Jon had more paps there last night than fans. There weren't too many people there when we went but then again, hanging around waiting for a Gosselin is like sitting around waiting for a heart attack. No one wants either one.

Jons brother said last night that the proceeds were going to go to his kids little league team. Today, he says the money will go to a Family trust or something like that. Interesting! None of them can get their stories straight.

StoryLady said...

Somebody mentioned the whole train wreck probably moving out to LA.
I certainly hope so. There are laws to protect those children out here.
People would be watching Kate. No Big Wooden Spoons allowed in California.

NancyB said...

I don't think Kart's book is even going to lead to major book tour this time.

Former "Jon and Kate Plus 8" star Kate Gosselin has had a difficult time so far with her new book I Just Want You to Know. Despite a lengthy publicity tour (which included stops talking to Jay Leno and Ryan Seacrest), the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant is now struggling to sell copies (or even pull in positive reviews on Amazon).

In a new interview with Us Magazine, book sales expert Jim Milliot proclaimed that Kate's sales numbers to this point (which were not even enough to crack the top ten on the New York Times' nonfiction bestseller lister) are "unimpressive:" He also went on to say that books have the majority of their success "in the first month or two of publication, which means that Kate will have "a very tough time getting to 50,000, let alone 100,000...I think it will be a disappointment in the end."

Reviews of the book from the average reader have been decidedly mixed. While some people praise Kate for her courage in speaking out and publishing letters written to her children, others feel that the tone of the book suggests that Kate spends too much time complaining about her current situation when she should be counting her blessings.