Jon Gosselin’s on Twitter: It’s the end of the world as I know it

Stop the world, I want to get off.  Jon Gosselin is on Twitter.

Jon Gosselin gets wet and wild at the Weet Republic pool at MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas yesterday./Credit Just Jared

Jon Gosselin gets wet and wild at the Wet Republic pool at MGM Grand Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas yesterday./Credit Just Jared

Naturally, I started following him as soon as I heard. Great. As if I haven’t already wasted enough time in the last six months following pretty much everything Jon and his bitter wife Kate have been saying about one another (most of which is not very flattering). Now one of my few Jon-and-Kate-free refuges has been infected, and you know darn right well I’ll be reading each and every one of Jon’s posts.

Sigh. But really, I guess it’s only fair. Jon has remained pretty close-mouthed… well, at least compared to Kate. Several weeks back he canceled an interview with E! Entertainment, which was never rescheduled. In the meantime, Kate has flapped her gums all over the place, including “Larry King Live” and another People cover story, both in the last week alone.

And, I feel the need to point out, Jon (thus far, anyway) isn’t using his tweets to put down/talk smack about his soon-to-be ex-wife. Instead, he’s so far focused solely on general comments about his time this weekend poolside in Vegas (surrounded by a bevy of babes… and his mom) and his children. His latest tweet?

“Definitely watch the show tonight and tell me how you like my red dress (thanks leah and alexis, daddy looks great)!”

While some might consider the above comment dull, I disagree. After months and months of animosity and anger (fueled once again by Kate’s latest comments to People that “Aliens have taken (Jon) away”), it’s refreshing to see Jon refrain from pettiness and focus instead on his children.

However, that doesn’t mean their TLC show should do the same. With all of the reports and rumors swirling in the press, I think it’s important “Jon & Kate Plus 8” morph to accommodate how the Gosselins’ lives have changed. They are not the same 10 people who started out doing a little slice-of-life show. Like it or not, they are celebrities (however loose the definition) and viewers want to know what their lives are like now. Avoiding or dancing around the issues – as distasteful as they may be – is not going to help viewers relate to them or want to watch.

Sometimes I wonder if TLC has ever heard the phrase “fiddle while Rome burns.”


  1. September 4, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    […] recently hung with a bevy of beauties poolside in Vegas, and “Good Morning America” is helping him tell his side of the sordid “Jon & […]

  2. bridgeout said,

    September 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    It is just all a big muddy mess! There are two things that destroy any failed marriage… one is the 1 spouse… and the other is the 2nd spouse. (Or maybe it was all the chicks in the pool above). I recently became acquainted with the show via reruns. It was sad to see the couple unravel on TV

  3. lena said,

    September 1, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I really think that Kate has run the gauntlet and is really intending to hurt Jon any way that she can. My daughter and I have watched this show since the beginning and my daughter is heartbroken over the way that Kate has attacked Jon. I realize that maybe Jon was in the wrong, but, consider this, would you please, during most of all of the shows–Kate had to be in absolute control and even when trying to placate Jon for her rude and interrupting ways at every turn. She is an utter and complete control freak and really needs some professional help. She has no compassion for what her kids are really going through. But, I suspect that the kids blame their mother for making everything in their lives fall apart and instill in them a sence of insecurity that will likely not end for many years to come. But, ny dear friends, once they do, they will make the best of a really bad situation. And really, who would blame Jon for finding comfort in someone else’s arms, when Kate’s heart is as cold as ice–that no one, not even any of the children can break through that tough exterior, to an interior that is just as cold. I greive for Jon and the children and think that he should be the one to gain full custody of them as he is the one who manages the money and has the most stable inviornment, as well as, the earnest wish to do the best for that he can for his most wonderful children. It is really tooo baad that Kate is such a overbearing, egotistical, spoiled and horrible personality to boot! How he ever ended up with her, I will never understand. And, I think that the renewal of the vows in Hawaii, were the last ditch effort on Jon’s part to salvage a train wreck of a marriage to the completely overbearing woman. One who undoughtedly thinks that she sould weild so much power. And, dear friends, that is the crux of the matter entirely, Kate is power hungry and the sheer luck in her brain, is the way she had been searching for to gain her (much to my dismay) her more than 15 minutes of fame. I really don’t think that she is really upset at Jon’s infidelity as the publicity that she is gaining from it to boost her career—when the real stars are the children themselves—not the parents. Jon is trying to stay out of the comment sections to keep from hurting his children. While Kate is for all intents and purposes–trying desparately to ruin the lives of her children and make them take sides in this most horrible of divorces. I have more to say on the subject, but, I am going to refrain for now. Until later, ~Lena~

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