Posts Tagged ‘think of the children’

Bones, Hugs and Harmony

Posted by BRADY in Bones

May 3rd, 2012, 10:16 AM

Move over, Parker, there’s a new cute kid in this family!

The latest Bones episode, ‘The Warrior in the Wuss,’ was not terribly eventful or exciting for anyone who wants to casually tune in and watch an investigative crime show. Then again, they can just turn two channels either way and they’re bound to find another one. But for Bones fans interested in the characters it was a bit more revealing, as it focused heavily on the long-awaited Parker reunion.  10 episodes in to this 7th season and we FINALLY get to see how Parker is going to adjust to his new family. First off, Christine is so adorable. Way more adorable than anything on a show about studying dead bodies has any right to be. Now I don’t have any step brothers or sisters, I don’t have any sibling for that matter, but are kids always so accepting of a new member of the family? Seems like he should have at least used the opportunity to score some sweet toys, but maybe a younger sibling is exciting.

The episode begins with a murder, of course, and Booth in a hurry to pick up his son, Parker.  Hodgins buys a ton of new tech toys for the lab and despite all his money he cannot keep them all. Poor Hodgins. Then it cuts to Booth and Parker holding Christine in Parker’s new room. Naturally Dr. Brennen (aka Bones) and Booth are worried about how Parker is adjusting to the new family. As it turns out, Parker loves his little step sister. He’s probably just excited to have someone else to share the emotional scars of being raised by parents obsessed with corpses. But at the beginning of the episode you suspect things will go differently. He locks himself in his room, lies about where he has been, steals stuff and takes apart his favorite toy (seriously Parker, this was the perfect opportunity to bribe a new toy out of your folks! Come on!).  By the end of the episode Booth and Bones decide to have one of those serious talks with Parker to see what’s up. You know the kind of serious talk where your parents grill you until you confess your sins. Try sitting through one of those with trained Federal Agents. Turns out that Parker had a surprise for his new family. I won’t ruin the ending but it was a certainly a pleasant surprise.

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Photoshopped Jon Gosselin Tired of Being Blamed!

Posted by KAT in Jon & Kate Plus 8

August 5th, 2009, 03:59 PM

Gross!  What in tarnation happened to Jon Gosselin’s face?  Witness a serious case of Photoshop-gone-wrong on the cover of this week’s In Touch Weekly:

In Touch: Jon Gosselin Cover

I bet that wonky left eye follows you around the room like one of those creepy paintings.  I can also picturing it popping out, falling into a bowl of soup, and swimming around like a goldfish.  DOUBLE GROSS!

Oh, besides that, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star had a whole lot to say about his break-up with wife Kate Gosselin and new gf Hailey Glassman.

Silent no longer!  Some of the highlights:

What is the biggest difference in your life now, compared to a year ago?
Let’s go back to October of last year — that’s when all of this happened. Kate basically came to me out of the blue and said, “I am done. You are going to live your life, and I am going to live my life.” I was like, “What?” I didn’t really know what was going on. When she said that, I was really upset and nervous.

Why did she want to break up?
I think she initiated the split because she wanted a career. Maybe I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, and she was going to move on regardless. I said, “Are you sure about this?”

Did you want to work it out?
Yes, I asked, “What do I have to do to mend the relationship? What did I do wrong?” I was beating myself up about it. So I read a lot of books about personalities, like The Five Love Languages. Throughout the marriage, I felt like my personality had changed a lot. In December, I went to therapy. I asked Kate to come, but she didn’t want to. She said, “If you have a problem, go fix it.”

When did you and Kate start living separate lives?
We went to Utah on January 1. On January 12, she flew back with security and I stayed. That’s when I started to just hang out and meet people, and feel free. Not too many girls, just with my guy friends. I couldn’t do that for nine years. When I came back on the 17th, Kate and I weren’t talking. So I just said, “I’m moving out of the house,” and that was it.

What was your first relationship?
Hailey — it started around May. She is the polar opposite of Kate. It’s really different. I feel good about myself and people see my good qualities. I’m not being put down. If I want to go out with my friends, Hailey says, “Oh, go out.” I’m not used to that. I was used to, “No, no, it’s your fault.” Sometimes I ask Hailey permission, like I used to do with Kate, and she says, “You don’t have to ask permission.” I was used to living like that, and now it’s like a breath of fresh air. You can have a balanced relationship but also spend time with your friends.

There you have it, folks!  I’ve gotta admit, I sort of believe the guy.

But the bit about Hailey?  He likes her cuz he doesn’t need her permission to go out?  Pshaw.  What is he, twelve years old?  Loser.

Jon Minus Kate & 8 Plus Hailey… in St. Tropez!

Posted by KAT in Jon & Kate Plus 8

July 13th, 2009, 10:09 AM

Barf!  Photos have surfaced this morning of Jon & Kate Plus 8’s Jon Gosselin traipsing about in St.Tropez, hand-in-hand with new girlfriend Hailey Glassman.

Glassman is supposedly the daughter of Kate Gosselin’s former plastic surgeon.  She’ll be helping Gosselin with the children’s clothing line he’s working on with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier, who they were meeting with in St. Tropez.

Here’s a picture of the happy couple:

Hailey Glassman & Jon Gosselin

Grody!  The cigarettes, the Ed Hardy, the wrap-around shades, the extramaritalness… I think they’re def in the running for world’s trashiest couple.

And think of the children!

Gosselin will be back home on Tuesday to start filming new episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8, which returns on TLC August 3rd.

[Source: People]

The Fate of Jon & Kate: DIVORCE!

Posted by KAT in Jon & Kate Plus 8

June 23rd, 2009, 11:54 AM

No surprise here: the big announcement that Jon and Kate Gosselin had to make last night on their TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 was that they are in fact separating.  Take a look at this bummer of a segment:

The pair then went on to put out a couple o’ statements to the press.  Sheesh:

From Kate:
“Over the course of this weekend, Jon’s activities have left me no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. While there are reasons why it was appropriate and necessary for me to initiate this proceeding, I do not wish to discuss those reasons at this time, in the hope that all issues will be resolved amicably between Jon and myself. As always, my first priority remains our children.”

From Jon:
“This afternoon, Kate filed for divorce. Our kids are still my number one priority. I love them and want to make sure they stay happy, healthy and safe. My job is being the best, most supportive and loving father that I can be to my kids, and not being married to Kate doesn’t change that…This will be a difficult transition for all of us, but Kate and I will work out a schedule that enables our kids to have plenty of quality time with both of us at home in Pennsylvania. In terms of my marriage, it’s no secret that the past six months or so have been very difficult for Kate and me. We are no different than other couples and parents who are facing a crossroads in their marriage. I am of course deeply saddened that we are divorcing.”

Things are sounding pretty terrible, no?  Props to Jon for taking the high road and not bad-mouthing Kate.  Really, Kate?!  Was it really necessary to cite “Jon’s activities” as the source of the problems?  Keep it classy next time, girl.

A retrospective of Jon and Kate’s 10-year marriage will air June 29th, but after that, Jon & Kate Plus 8 will be on hiatus until August 3, to give the family some time off, and for TLC to figure out how the heck they’re gonna continue on with the hit series.

I suspect we’ll be seeing a whole lot of Nanny & Kate Plus 8 with a dash of daddy visits.  Eek.

All the best to those poor babies from Square Eyes!

‘Jon & Kate’ Separate? Divorce Rumors Bum Us Out

Posted by ERIN in Jon & Kate Plus 8

June 19th, 2009, 08:54 AM

Sigh. There’s much ado about something on the Jon & Kate Plus 8 front. TLC has released a teaser ad where Kate Gosselin announces the couple has “made a some life-changing decisions” that will hopefully bring everyone some “peace”. They’ll (naturally) announce this news in a “very special” 1-hour episode this coming Monday.

The obvious rumors and gossip from RadarOnline are that the parents of the cutest little brood of sextuplets and twins are finally getting a divorce. Whoop-a-dee-doo?

Are we supposed to be salivating over this scandalous episode while eating popcorn on our couches? I’ve been a fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8 for many seasons, but this is just becoming depressing. I hate to jump on the cliched “Think of the children!” bandwagon, but seriously, think of the children and how handling their parents’ divorce (even speculated) in the public eye will affect them. TLC is getting pretty low, milking this for everything it’s worth. Too bad the Gosselins can’t just unplug from the show and find this “peace” in private - away from the cameras.

So the dilemna: will you watch the episode on Monday or have you had enough?

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