“How did two average parents from rural Pennsylvania with an outsize brood rise to such dizzying heights of stardom and tabloid infamy? The author peers behind the curtain of the biggest celebrity story of the year….”
Vanity Fair contributor Nancy Jo Sales tackles those tabloid darlings, Jon Gosselin and his soon-to-be ex, Kate.
As a long-time reader of Vanity Fair, I was interested to see their take on the Jon & Kate saga. For some, Vanity Fair has the reputation of being a somewhat cultured magazine (whatever that means), but I have found they like to dish the dirt as much as the next tabloid. It’s just that the dirt they are dishing is usually about some rich socialite you may never have heard of, such as Tamara Mellon, co-founder of Jimmy Choo. Ms. Sales gives the impression that she is investigating a story that is perplexing to her elite readers – that is “who in the heck are Jon & Kate Plus 8 and why are they taking over every outlet of mass media with their sordid mess of a story?”
Ms. Sales apparently had some limited access to Kate during a couple of her appearances in New York City. As expected, there are a couple of Kate quotes that I am positive will make Kate-haters do a happy jig. Because I am convinced nothing makes them happier than seeing Kate seemingly uninterested in the boy’s toys section of FAO Schwartz (“she hates the boys, you know”) or greedily contemplating a dinner at the New York location of the chain restaurant, Nobu.
Overall, I didn’t learn anything new from this article, but it wasn’t a hachet job either. I didn’t care for the fact that the writer dredged up the Steve Neild affair rumor while offering zero proof. My heart goes out to Gina Neild having to put up with this nonsense. Also, Sales asserts in the article (with no apparent citation) that Jon “never wanted to do it (the show), but Kate was the boss.” Kate the she-devil strikes again! Yawn. Haven’t heard that before.
So if you haven’t already, hop on over to Vanityfair.com, read the article and share your thoughts with other IW readers. You would be insane not to!