Jon & Kate Plus Over-Exposed?


TMZ reported today that cable channel TLC is beginning to grow tired  of Jon’s antics and that he’s becoming uncooperative on their hit show, Jon & Kate Plus 8.  Despite this they may still give him his own show…

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I’m still amazed at how this basic cable reality show has gotten so much media attention. Ever since their marriage hit the rocks, they’ve been a permanent fixture on just about every single grocery store tabloid cover.

But with the divorce rate over 50% in America, why should I care that their marriage is falling apart?What makes them so special? So what if they have 8 test-tube born kids? Octopus-Mom has 14. This is really a prime example of a media creation. At least with nut-cases like Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan, they’re capable of occasionally making interesting music or decent movies when they’re not coked up or in rehab.   Whereas if Jon & Kate completely disappeared off the face of the earth, my life wouldn’t change one iota. They don’t contribute to the Arts in any way and they’re certainly not role-models for other test-tube families.

At best, you could say they are a cautionary tale for when nobodies stay in the spot-light too long beyond the typical 15 minutes of fame.

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